AFC match officials appointed for Tokyo Olympics Men's Football Final
Tokyo: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s referees have been assigned to take charge of the Tokyo Olympics Men’s Football Final between Brazil and Spain on Saturday.
Australia’s Chris Beath will officiate the gold medal match alongside assistant referees Anton Shchetinin and George Lakrindis. The trio was also the match officials in the 2019 AFC Champions League Semi-final and Quarter-final.
AFC match officials appointed for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will be represented by four match officials at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021 from August 19 to 29.
The experienced Suhaimi Mat Hassan from Malaysia will be among the mix when he makes his fifth appearance in the showpiece.
He will be joined by Oman’s Turki Abdullah Said Al Salehi, who officiated in the 2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship Final in Thailand. This will be his second appearance in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup since 2015.
AFC match officials appointed to FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021
Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Republic of Iran female referee Gelareh Nazemi and the highly experienced Nurdin Bukuev of Kyrgyz Republic are among eight Asian Football Confederation (AFC) match officials appointed to the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021.
It will be another feather in the cap for Nazemi, who will be the first women referee from the AFC to be appointed to the FIFA Futsal World Cup. This comes after she was one of the first female referees to officiate in an AFC men’s futsal competition in May.
Iranian female referees create Asian futsal history
Kuala Lumpur: Asian refereeing marked a historic milestone this week when Islamic Republic of Iran match officials Fathi Zari and Gelareh Nazemi became the first female referees to officiate in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) men’s futsal competition.
Zari was the first to carve her name in the history books after being appointed as the Second Referee of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 Asian Playoff tie between Vietnam and Lebanon on Sunday, with Nazemi selected for the same position in the return leg on Tuesday, which saw the Southeast Asians clinch their spot for the global futsal showpiece.
Match officials gain valuable insights from AFC Refereeing STAR Programme
Kuala Lumpur: The first official AFC Refereeing STAR Programme successfully concluded on Monday with match officials from the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) benefiting from the innovative development project.
The AFC Refereeing STAR Programme, which was launched in March 2021, is a remote education initiative that provides all 47 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations (MAs) with exclusive and customisable refereeing resources.
Women VAR match officials benefit from latest online course
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Video Match Official Course, which ended on Thursday, is the latest initiative by the AFC to strengthen the knowledge of women Video Assistant Referee (VAR) match officials.
Attended by 11 match officials from 10 Member Associations (MAs), the five-day online course was conducted by instructors Ali Al Traifi of Saudi Arabia and Malaysians Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh and Widiya Habibah Shamsuri.
AFC Referees Committee strengthens development of Asia’s match officials
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Referees Committee underlined its determination to elevate the development of Asia’s match officials by approving the new criteria for the AFC Member Association (MA)’s International Referees Quota for 2023 to 2024 at its third meeting held virtually on Tuesday.
Led by Chairperson His Excellency (HE) Du Zhaocai, the committee members recognised the need to continuously enhance the foundations for AFC MAs through the new criteria and also paid tribute to the Continent’s match officials for their role in the successful and safe staging of the AFC Champions League (West) Group Stage.