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Anthony Taylor: South Korea vs Ghana referee,all you need to know about him



English referee Anthony Taylor has been selected to referee Ghana’s second Group H game at the 2022 World Cup against South Korea on Monday.

Here’s all you need to know about the 44-year-old.


Anthony Taylor, an English football referee from Wythenshawe, Manchester, was born on October 20, 1978.

Early career

Taylor began officiating in the Northern Premier League in 2002,[3] and in 2004 he progressed to the Conference North.

He was promoted to the Football League’s list of referees at the beginning of the 2006–07 campaign, and his first assignment was a 0-0 tie in a League Two game between Wrexham and Peterborough United in August 2006.

At Gresty Road, the home of Crewe Alexandra, he officiated an international friendly match between England’s under-19s and Switzerland’s under-19s in November 2006.

Professional career

The match between Fulham and Portsmouth in February 2010—which Fulham won 1-0—was Taylor’s maiden Premier League assignment.

During that season, he officiated one more game in the top division before being included to the League’s list of Select Group of Referees for the 2010–11 season.

He officiated over Blackburn Rovers and Fulham’s Premier League match in September 2010 to earn his fourth managerial victory. The score was tied 1-1.

Three players were dismissed by Taylor in the opening contest of the 2011–12 campaign. In a game that saw Leeds’ Jonny Howson, Max Gradel, and Tony McMahon all sent off for second bookable offenses, Middlesbrough defeated Leeds United 1-0.

That season, Taylor officiated 34 games and ejected eight players, including the three at Leeds.

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Beginning of international journey

Taylor qualified to officiate UEFA European and FIFA international competitive matches on January 1, 2013, after becoming a FIFA listed referee. He served as Andre Marriner’s fourth official during the FA Cup Final in May 2013.

Taylor officiated the 3-1 victory away to Arsenal by Aston Villa on the first day of the 2013–14 campaign. Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal was sent off and two penalties were given to Villa.

Taylor officiated the 2015 Football League Cup final as well as the 2015 FA Community Shield. [

Taylor was selected to serve as the primary referee for the 2017 FA Cup final on April 26, 2017.

He was selected to preside over the 2018 EFL Championship play-off Final on May 26, 2018.

Taylor was selected to serve as the primary referee for the 2020 UEFA Super Cup on September 16, 2020.

Refereeing the match Eriksen collapsed

Taylor supervised over the match between Finland and Denmark in the UEFA Euro 2020 group stage on June 12, 2021. Christian Eriksen, a Danish midfielder, fainted on the field in the 43rd minute and needed medical care there before being taken to a nearby hospital and stabilized. Taylor received acclaim for his collected yet prompt response to the circumstance, signaling for medical aid in a matter of seconds.

Later on in the day, as it became evident that Eriksen’s health had improved, the game was resumed. Chris Foy, Taylor’s mentor, noted that Taylor’s prior experience working in the prison system at HMP Manchester was beneficial in this circumstance.

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Taylor was selected to officiate the Spain vs. France UEFA Nations League Final in October 2021.

Taylor was selected as one of six English officials to handle matches at the World Cup that November and December in a FIFA announcement from May 2022.