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Alireza Faghani to Referee Jordan v Vietnam in 2019 AFC Cup

Alireza Faghani

Tasnim – Iran international referee Alireza Faghani has been chosen to take charge of Jordan and Vietnam match in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

He will be assisted by his countrymen Reza Sokhandan and Mohammad Reza Mansouri in the match, which will be held on Sunday in Round of 16 of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

It will be Faghani’s second match in the competition after he officiated Japan and Turkmenistan match in group stage.

In his impressive career, the 40-year-old has officiated finals of the 2014 AFC Champions League, 2015 AFC Asian Cup, 2015 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Football Tournament.

Faghani started his career in 1994 and became a FIFA referee in 2008. In 2009, he become an elite referee and went on to build his career by officiating in the AFC Cup, AFC Champions League and two years later, participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as a support referee.


Sokhandan has been an active FIFA assistant referee since 2003 and has overseen numerous AFC competitions as well as the Olympic Football Tournament and the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Mansouri also began his career about 20 years ago and has been an international referee since 2012.

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