Montevideo, March 30: A team of three Uruguayans have made the list of 36 referees and 63 assistants chosen for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which kicks off in June.
The Uruguayan football officials who earned the honour are Andres Cunha, Mauricio Espinosa and Nicolas Taran.
"(Taking part in the World Cup) is a very big challenge for us as representatives of Uruguayan refereeing, and we'll try to meet it as best we can with our performance there. It's been a long process ... and now comes the icing on the cake, which is going to Russia," Espinosa told Sport 890 radio.
The assistant referee was chosen for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and also worked the 2015 Copa America tourment in Chile and the 2017 U-20 World Cup in South Korea. IANS