Match officials for Thailand 2020 appointed
Bangkok: 62 match officials were appointed for the upcoming AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020.
Each referee will be accompanied by two assistant referees, and receive support from the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system, which is set to make its full tournament debut across all three cities in Thailand - Bangkok, Songkhla and Buriram.
The referees will be playing various roles throughout the tournament that includes VAR and Assistant VAR appointments.
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The AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 kicks off on Wednesday, with Iraq taking on Australia, before host nation Thailand play debutants Bahrain. The final is scheduled for January 27.
On top of Continental triumph, the top three teams of the tournament will also secure qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, joining hosts Japan in July.
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