Referee Manouchehr Nazari bio

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A longtime international referee: from 1974 until 1991.

Mr Nazari sent us this bio:
I graduated with a degree in Physical Education from the University of Tehran, and worked as a professor for 34 years at Sharif University. I began refereeing from the year 1965, and in 1974 I became an international referee until 1991. I attended many matches in Asia, including three Asian tournaments (1974 in Tehran, 1986 in Seoul, and 1990 in Beijing). I also refereed the World Collegiate Student Olympics in Sheffield, UK. As well as several other tournaments and matches within most of Asia, including Japan, South Korea, North Korea, China, Malaysia, as well as all over the Middle East, and all countries surrounding the Persian Gulf, Turkey, England, Germany (2006 World Cup, accompanied by the Iranian Football Federation).
After retiring from refereeing in 1991, my farewell game was between the Iranian National Team and Cameroon, in the Azadi Stadium.
Afterwards, I attended and passed the International Football Inspection class in Malaysia, and became an International Football Inspector for FIFA and AFC for 14 years. Also, for 6 years I was the Head of the Referees committee in Iran, from 2002-2008.
In 2002, I obtained a Special Awarded Badge diploma from FIFA from Mr. Sepp Blatter himself.
In 2009, in Malaysia, I received a gold medal and special AFC shield for serving Asian football for 30 years.
In 2010, at the age of 68, I completely retired from all football activities, and I only still occasionally teach at Sharif University.

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