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Iran releases final list of 2019 football referees

Tehran, Iran Football Federation Referee Committee has presented the final list of 33 soccer referees and international male and female assistant referees in football, futsal and beach soccer to FIFA to judge in 2019 tournament.

The list which includes Iranian top soccer referees is as follows:

Male referees: Alireza Faghani, Mohammad Bonyadi Far, Bijan Heidari, Payam Heydari, Hassan Akrami, Vahid Kazemi and Komeil Gholami.

Assistant referees: Reza Sokhandan, Mohammadreza Mansouri, Mohammadreza Abolfazli, Saeed Ali Neghadian, Ali Mirzabeigi, Hassan Zahiri, Arman As'adi, Saeed Ghasemi and Alireza Ildrom.

Female referees: Saltanat Nowruzi, Mahsa Ghorbani and Mahnaz Zokaei

Assistant referees: Ensiye Khabaz Mafi Nejad, Bahareh Seyfiyan Nahavandi and Habibeh Rabavi

Male futsal: Mohammadreza Nasirlou, Vahid Arzpeima, Ali Hafizai and Ebrahim Mehrabi Afshar

Female futsal: Gelareh Nazemi, Zari Fathi and Maryam Pourjafarian

Beach Soccer: Ebrahim Akbarpour, Hamid Matin Moghaddam, Ebrahim Kurd and Amir Fallah.

Alireza Faghani has refereed important matches such as the 2014 AFC Champions League Final, the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final, the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup Final, the 2016 Olympic football final match.

He has also refereed matches in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and World Cup 2018 Russia.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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