Referee Toshimitsu Yoshida bio

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Born
1963-08-29
Intl. since
0000-01-01
Hometown
Ibaraki
Country
Japan
Speaks
Japanese
Occupation
Hobbies
 
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Technical error

2009-06-12

Toshimitsu Yoshida will be remembered by an error he made in the 2006 World Cup qualifier Uzbekistan - Bahrain.

mistakes and errors
In the 38th minute Yoshida awarded a penalty kick to Uzbekistan. A player called Server Djeparov scored, but Yoshida had seen another Uzbek player standing in the penalty zone. According to the rules the penalty had to be retaken, but Yoshida gave a free kick to Bahrain.
After Uzbek protests FIFA ordered the match to be replayed, another error according to the Asian Football Federation.
Bahrain went to the play-offs (and lost), Yoshida was never heard of.

From our reporter: James Ng