AFC referee appointed for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021 Final
Moscow: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) referee Suhaimi Mat Hassan of Malaysia will add another feather in his cap after being selected to officiate the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021 Final between Japan and the Russian Football Union (RFU) on Monday.
This will be the first time Suhaimi will take charge of the Final in what is his fifth appearance in the global showpiece.
AFC referee programmes continue to provide unrivalled stage for Asia’s match officials
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s commitment to produce top level match officials remain stronger than ever as graduates from the AFC Project Future Referees programme and current AFC Referee Academy continue to shine on the world’s biggest stages.
Through the years, the AFC has launched various programmes to educate, train and enhance the knowledge of potential match officials who have gone on to represent Asia proudly in FIFA and international competitions.
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.