Ravshan Irmatov to officiate Asian Cup final

January 30, 2019

TEHRAN – Ravshan Irmatov of Uzbekistan has been chosen to officiate the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 final.

The final match will be held at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, where Qatar meet Japan.

Irmatov also officiated Iran and Iraq match in Group D, where the neighbors played out a goalless draw.

An international official since 2003, the 42-year-old ref has officiated in three World Cups in a row.

He was also involved in the London 2012 Olympics, the FIFA Club World Cup on three occasions and the Confederations Cup.

Irmatov has been named the Best Referee in Asia in four consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014).

Ravshan Irmatov will be assisted by Abduhamidullo Rasulov and Jahongir Saidov. The reserve referee will be Ma Ning of China.

Video assistants will be Paolo Valery (Italy), Muhammad Taki Bin Jahari (Singapore), Christopher Bit (Australia).

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