Alejandro Hernández, from Lanzarote, has been placed on the VAR refereeing team for the upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Hernández was born in Lanzarote and trained as a referee in Arrecife – he currently referees in La Liga.
Mayor of Arrecife, Astrid Pérez, congratulated him stating that “it is a source of pride for Arrecife and sets an example for all the young people of the municipality that a local has been chosen to referee the biggest sporting event in the world”.
Councilor for Sports, Rosmen Quevedo, expressed that Hernández is “reaching the highest levels of officiating, leading him to participate in one of the most important sporting events in the world, giving prestige to the name Arrecife and Lanzarote. I wish him the best of luck.”.
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