Referee Ravshan Irmatov bio

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AFC ref of the year
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Born
1977-09-08
Intl. since
2003-01-01
Hometown
Tashkent
Country
Uzbekistan
Speaks
russian, uzbek, english
Occupation
football school instuctor
Hobbies
tennis
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares

World Cup hero

2014-07-15

Ravshan Irmatov has been very busy in 2009 and 2010, officiating at youth tournaments, qualifiers, the AFC Champions League and the World Cup

2010
Ravshan Irmatov took charge of the first match of the World Cup finals, quite an honour. He did well and got 5 matches in all, including a quarter and a semi-final. Please go to "matches" and click on the matches, the Worldreferee reporters were quite enthusiastic about his performance.

finals
Irmatov whistled the final of the 2008 Club World Cup LDU Quito - Manchester United in (as always) Japan. He showed a direct red to Man U's Vidic.
The 2011 Asia Cup final between Australie and Japan.

future
There won't be important tournaments without him for a while: Irmatov is selected for the 2012 Olympic Tournament.

WC 2014
Ravshan Irmatov was selected for the WorldCup 2014 in Brazil in which he officiated four matches. He was regarded as one of the best referees active at this tournament.

From our reporter: Archie Rogers