January 14, 2015

Asian Cup 2015 - Referee Appointments - Matches 13-18

Thank to our source Árbitro Internacional, these are the officials appointed by AFC for matches 13-18 of 2015 Asian Cup. Among others, Christopher Beath (Australia) will make his bow in the tournament.

15 January 2015, 08:00 CET
Group C, Canberra
Bahrain - United Arab Emirates
Referee: Christopher Beath (Australia)
Assistant Referee 1: Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Assistant Referee 2: Chun Kit Chow (Hong Kong)
Fourth Official: Yudai Yamamoto (Japan)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Najah Alhamaidah (Iraq)
Referee Assessor: Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)

15 January 2015, 10:00 CET
Group C, Sydney
Qatar - Iran
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Assistant Referee 1: Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzebkistan)
Assistant Referee 2: Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
Fourth Official: Mohd Amirul Yaacob (Malaysia)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Jeffrey Goh Gek Pheng (Singapore)
Referee Assessor: Cheung Yim Yau (Hong Kong)

16 January 2015, 08:00 CET
Group D, Melbourne
Palestine - Jordan
Referee: Kim Jong Hyeok (Korea Republic)
Assistant Referee 1: Jeong Hae-Sang (Korea Republic)
Assistant Referee 2: Yang Byoung-Eun (Korea Republic)
Fourth Official: Ammar Ali Abdulla Jumaa Aljneibi (UA Emirates)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Mohd Yusri Muhamad (Malaysia)
Referee Assessor: Hany Taleb Safar (Qatar)

16 January 2015, 10:00 CET
Group D, Brisbane
Iraq - Japan
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Assistant Referee 1: Reza Sokhandan (Iran)
Assistant Referee 2: Mohammad Reza Abolfazli (Iran)
Fourth Official: Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Palitha Hemathunga (Sri Lanka)
Referee Assessor: Farkhad Abdullaev (Uzbekistan)

17 January 2015, 10:00 CET
Group A, Brisbane
Australia - Korea Republic
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain) 
Assistant Referee 1: Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain)
Assistant Referee 2: Ebrahim Saleh (Bahrain)
Fourth Official: Muhammad Taqi Al-Jaafari (Singapore)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Jeffrey Goh (Singapore)
Referee Assessor: Farkhad Abdullaev (Uzbekistan)

17 January 2015, 10:00 CET
Group A, Newcastle
Oman - Kuwait
Referee: Fahad Al Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)
Assistant Referee 1: Badr Al Shumrani (Saudi Arabia)
Assistant Referee 2: Abdulla Al Shalwai (Saudi Arabia)
Fourth Official: Yudai Yamamoto (Japan)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Azman Ismail (Malaysia)
Referee Assessor: John Chia (Singapore)


  1. Anonymous14/1/15 18:17

    Christopher was a reserve referee, was promoted after Valentin Kovalenko suffering an injury during training

    1. Thanks for this info.

    2. Anonymous14/1/15 18:37

      Well, so I think you have the list of referees who were invited to the competition: Ben Williams (AUS), Nawaf Shukralla (BHR), Alireza Faghani (IRN), Ryuiji Sato (JPN), Peter O'Leary (NZL), Abullah Al Hilali (OMA), Abdulrahman Abdou (QAT), Fahad Al-Mirdasi (KSA), Kim Jonghyeok (KOR), Abdullah Mohammed (UAE), Ravshan Irmatov (UZB) and Valentin Kovalenko (UZB) (Replaced by Christopher Beath)

      Reserves referess: Yudai Yamamoto (JPN), Muhammad Aljaafari (SIN), Hetinkamkanange Perera (SRI), Ammar Aljneibi (UAE), Mohd Amirul (MAS), Christopher Beath (AUS) (promoted)

    3. The officials from Singapore are still missing, which I expect in Group C.

    4. Anonymous14/1/15 18:45

      According to this article from Singapore Federation, he is a reserve referee, and even he is with only an assistant there

    5. Ah ok. Thanks for the info.

  2. Prediction remaining matches:
    UZB-KSA: Sato, Sagara, Nagi (JPN), Kim (KOR)
    CHN-PRK: Hussain, Al-Marri, Al-Naemi (QAT), Yaacob (MAS)
    IRN-UAE: O'Leary, Hintz, Rule (NZL), Perera (SRI)
    QAT-BHR: Al Hilali, Al-Mayahi, Al-Amri (OMA), Al-Mirdasi (KSA)
    IRQ-PLE: Beath (AUS), Saidov (UZB), Chow (HKG), Irmatov (UZB)
    JPN-JOR: Williams, Cream, Cetrangolo (AUS), Shukralla (BHR)

  3. Beath is Australian, not Iranian (intro text) ;).

  4. Anonymous14/1/15 22:42

    Referees convened for the last seminar before the selection of referees who go to FIFA Womens World Cup: http://internationalreferee.blogspot.com.br/2015/01/arbitras-pre-selecionadas-para-la-copa.html

    Referees for the games 1-8 of AFCON 2015: http://internationalreferee.blogspot.com.br/2015/01/designaciones-copa-africana-de-naciones.html

  5. Anonymous14/1/15 23:25

    Faghani (IRN) has been appointed to his third match in Asian cup, He might have a chance for final if Iran team does not go far.

  6. Irmatov is again very lenient today. A YC for illegally using the arm in an aeriel duel would have been necessary though (around min. 24).

  7. What about this?

    1. A misunderstanding, it can happen sometimes.

  8. I don't know whether you have seen minute 85 of CHN-UZB. But a very clear penalty was missed, to be honest I have no clue how Mohamed could miss that offense.


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