Who is Chris Beath? Referee taking charge at the World Cup 2022 | The Sun

THE World Cup is upon us and Australian referee Chris Beath will be a part of the action.

Making up a total of 39 referees, Beath will be the only representative from Down Under to officiate in the tournament.

Here is a little bit more about him.

Who is Chris Beath?

Chris Beath was born in Australia in 1984.

He currently referees in the Australian A-League and was added to the FIFA International Referees List in 2011.

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He has since officiated international matches including the Kirin Challenge Cup contest between Japan and Iceland and an international friendly between Brazil and Argentina.

the 37-year-old was given the Referee of the Tournament award at the 2002 Kanga Cup.

More recently, Beath was selected to referee at the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

He also featured at the 2020 Olympic Games, taking charge of the Gold Medal Match between Brazil and Spain.

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This led to his appointment at the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup, where he officiated the final between Premier League side Chelsea and Palmeiras.

Beath certainly isn't shy of making big decisions, awarding Chelsea a penalty in extra time before showing Palmeiras' Luan Garcia a red card in the final minute.

The penalty incident was best-remembered for Cesar Azpilicueta picking up the ball and standing on the spot, facing a tirade of mind-games and abuse from the Palmeiras players – who thought he would take the kick – before handing the ball to Kai Havertz, who scored.

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