Bio
Mohamed Guezzaz
Born: 1962-10-01
Intl. since: 1997-01-01
Hometown: Kenitra
Country: Morocco
Speaks: Arabic, French, English
Occupation: School teacher
Hobbies: Sports, travelling, rowing and reading

A school teacher from Morocco, Mohammed Guezzaz started as a referee in 1997. Two years later he refereed in his first international match. He retired at the end of 2006.

Africa Cup

Mohammed led World Cup 2002 qualifiers as well as matches in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2002, 2004 and 2006.

And

Of course Guezzaz is famous for taking charge of one match in the World Cup Korea/Japan in 2002.

For World cup 2006 he was fourth official and a backup referee. In 2005 he refereed at the Club World Championship Cup in Japan.

Did you know
SCHOOL TEACHER

  • At the end of the qualifier Zambia-Togo in Lome (Togo), Mohamed Guezzaz needed police protection after Zambia's footballers tried to attack him at the end of their 4-1 loss. Guezzaz gave the home side two penalties which sent Togo to the top of their group standings and severely dented Zambia's chances of qualifying for Germany 2006.
  • Guezzaz was also previously involved in decisions that were found controversial involving Tunisian team Esperance.
    In 2002, midfielder Hossam Abdelmonem from Egyptian club Zamalek was banned for three matches after attempting to attack Guezzaz, who has been accused of biased refereeing in favour of Esperance when they met Zamalek in the African Champions League. Esperance have a long history of being accused of trying to influence referees, as was evidenced by Kaizer Chiefs earlier this year when they lost in controversial circumstances in Tunis.
  • Guezzaz was the referee of the Africa Cup quarter-final match in 2006 between Cameroon and Ivory Coast. 24 penalties were needed to decide who would go on to the semis. Only Eto'o missed, his second not his first.
Statistics
Statistics for MOHAMED GUEZZAZ
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 2 1 3
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 34 45 79
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 1 4 5
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.08 0.04 0.06
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.42 1.88 1.65
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.04 0.17 0.1

Based on 24 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR MOHAMED GUEZZAZ
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
African Nations Cup 2006
1/4 finalsCameroonCote d'Ivoire2006-02-041 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageCameroonAngola2006-01-213 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Club World Cup 05
3rd placeAl Ittihad JeddahDeportivo Saprissa2005-12-182 - 3 4 (2-2)1 (1-0)2 (1-1)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Africa
2nd stageRwandaAngola2005-10-080 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageCongo DRCape Verde2005-09-042 - 1 3 (2-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageSouth AfricaGhana2005-06-180 - 2 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageTogoZambia2005-06-054 - 1 6 (1-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageMaliSenegal2004-09-052 - 2 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageCameroonCote d'Ivoire2004-07-042 - 0 2 (1-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageBeninSudan2004-06-201 - 1 4 (3-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 2004
1/4 finalsCameroonNigeria2004-02-081 - 2 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSenegalBurkina Faso2004-01-260 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002
group stageSpainSlovenia2002-06-023 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 2002
1/4 finalsNigeriaGhana2002-02-031 - 0 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEgyptSenegal2002-01-200 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Africa
2nd stageTunisiaCongo DR2001-02-256 - 0 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageGhanaLiberia2001-01-281 - 3 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageCameroonAngola2000-07-093 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 2002 qualifiers
South AfricaLiberia2000-12-162 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1999 u20
round of 16Japan u20Portugal u201999-04-151 - 1 7 (2-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageHonduras u20Spain u201999-04-111 - 3 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageGermany u20Paraguay u201999-04-044 - 0 3 (1-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
King Hassan II 1998
FranceBelgium1998-05-271 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
BelgiumFrance1998-05-270 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)