Full appointments here: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/78d35...a8-529ef820a8b3/19_GC_Referees_List_final.pdf Now that it's a 16 team tournament, 31 matches spread among 16 referees isn't quite as ridiculous as 25 spread among 17. That said, some interesting points: The big one is no VAR. This is likely the last major senior international tournament you will ever see without VAR. Given the two biggest audiences (US & Mexico) have grown accustomed to the presence of VAR as have several of the officials selected, that could prove jarring. Second, Elfath, Parker and Atkins will be in Poland for the U20 WC, potentially through June 15th. So the three of them are looking at potentially three full months off from MLS when you factor in the U17 CONCACAF event that just happened. Fernando Guerrero of Mexico is looking at a similar summer workload, but not his ARs. That leads to two additional points... Elfath/Parker/Atkins seems to clearly be an established trio. If there is a race between Elfath and Villarreal for the next trio after Marrufo's, Elfath seems to be winning at this moment. Also, Mexico is only sending two ARs with three referees. That seems strange. No @coreyrock . Must be taking a break. Al Jassim of Qatar is there with his trio, so the AFC-CONCACAF exchange continues. No Canadian referee, which isn't terribly surprising given Fischer is at the WWC as a VAR, but disappointing for Gantar. A big surprise in all this is the lack of Cesar Ramos from Mexico. He's 36 years old, just did a World Cup knockout match in Russia last summer, and seems to clearly be Mexico's #1. And there are no other tournament obligations for him. Does anyone know if he's injured? Otherwise this is something to keep an eye on. So is the lack of Ricardo Montero, from Costa Rica, who also was at Russia 2018 and is only 33. The biggest surprise of all, though, is the lack of Joel Aguilar. An era is over.