The Iranian Alireza Faghani (photo) has been selected to officiate the 2015 Asian Cup Final between Korea Republic and Australia in Sydney, Australia.
The 36-year-old referee will be assisted by his compatriots Reza
Sokhandan and Mohammadreza Abolfazli in the match which will be played at
the Stadium Australia. Fahad Al Mirdasi from Saudi Arabia will be the fourth official. After having been a reserve referee at 2011 Asian Cup and also at 2014 FIFA WC, Faghani has already officiated three group stage matches and a quarterfinal in this edition. Thus, this will be his fifth apperance.
Nawaf Shukralla from Bahrain has been appointed to oversee the Third Place match, between Iraq and UA Emirates, to be played on 30 January in Newcastle at Newcastle Stadium. He will be assisted by his compatriots Yeaser Tulefat and Ebrahim Saleh, with Australian Benjamin Williams as fourth official.
We wish both crews good luck!
Final, 31/01/2015, 10:00, Sydney (AUS)
Korea Republic - Australia
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Assistant Referee 1: Reza Sokhandan (Iran)
Assistant Referee 2: Mohammadreza Abolfazli (Iran)
Fourth Official: Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)
Third place match, 30/01/2015, 10:00, Newcastle (AUS)
Iraq - UA Emirates
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Assistant Referee 1: Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain)
Assistant Referee 2: Ebrahim Saleh (Bahrain)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Williams (Australia)