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Ravshan Irmatov

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Years  League
Name  Ravshan Irmatov
2000–  Uzbek League
Role  Football Referee
Years  League
Other occupation  Teacher
2003–  FIFA listed

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Full name  Ravshan Sayfiddinovich Irmatov
Born  August 9, 1977 (age 38) Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union (1977-08-09)

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Ravshan Sayfiddinovich Irmatov (Uzbek: Ravshan Sayfiddinovich Ermatov, Равшан Сайфиддинович Эрматов, Russian: Равша́н Сайфидди́нович Ирма́тов; born August 9, 1977) is an Uzbek professional football referee. He has officiated in the Uzbek League since 2000, as well as at international level since 2003.


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Biography and career

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Irmatov's father was also a referee, working in Soviet competitions. He has been a full international referee for FIFA since 2003. He is considered one of the elite referees in the world. He was selected as a referee for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, where he refereed the group stage match between Gambia and Mexico, as well as the match between Chile and Congo.

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He was named The Best Referee in Asia in four consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014), and he was selected to officiate the final match of both the 2008 and 2011 FIFA Club World Cup.

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Irmatov was selected as a referee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and was in charge of the opening match between South Africa and Mexico on June 11. His appointment is the highest accolade so far for Asian referees in that year's World Cup. Irmatov equalled the record for number of matches in charge in a single FIFA World Cup when he took charge of the Netherlands-Uruguay semi-final. He took charge of the World Cup 2010 Group C Fixture, where England met Algeria in Cape Town – thus becoming the youngest official to take charge of an opening World Cup match since 1934 and the youngest referee of 2010 FIFA World Cup. Irmatov also officiated at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup and was selected to referee the final between Australia and Japan.

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Irmatov was selected as a referee at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. In the Group A match between Brazil and Italy on 22 June, he blew his whistle to award Italy a penalty and was seen pointing at the penalty spot. A second later, as play continued, Giorgio Chiellini scored with a low shot, with Irmatov instead pointing to the half way line to signal a goal. Irmatov admitted to his mistake after the game saying: “While I was whistling for a penalty, out of the corner of my eye I saw the goal and I thought advantage should be played and gave the goal.”

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On 27 December 2015 at Globe Soccer Awards ceremony in Dubai Ravshan Irmatov was named as Best Referee of the Year in 2015. On 31 December 2015 president of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a decree “On awarding Ravshan Irmatov with the order Buyuk Hizmatlari Uchun” (For outstanding services). On 4 March 2016 Irmatov was named Referee of the Year 2015 in Uzbekistan by Football Federation for 10th time after survey results among sport journalists.


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  • Uzbekistan Referee of the Year (10): 2006, 2007 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • AFC Referee of the Year (5): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
  • Globe Soccer Award for the Best Referee of the Year: 2015
  • Order

  • El-Yurt Hurmati (Honour of people and Motherland) in 2014
  • Buyuk Hizmatlari Uchun (For outstanding services) in 2015
  • Matches

  • 2015 AFC Asian Cup
  • Australia vs Kuwait
  • Qatar vs Iran
  • Japan vs Jordan
  • Australia vs United Arab Emirates (Semi-Final)
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Switzerland vs Ecuador
  • Croatia vs Mexico
  • United States vs Germany
  • Netherlands vs Costa Rica (Quarter-finals)
  • 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup
  • South Korea vs Japan (Final Tournament)
  • 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup
  • Thailand vs Singapore (Final Leg 2nd)
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
  • Jordan vs China PR (Third round)
  • Thailand vs Saudi Arabia (Third round)
  • United Arab Emirates vs South Korea (Third round)
  • Iran vs Qatar (Third round)
  • 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Great Britain vs Senegal
  • Mexico vs Switzerland
  • South Korea vs Japan (Bronze medal match)
  • 2011 AFC Asian Cup
  • Iraq vs Iran
  • Saudi Arabia vs Japan
  • South Korea vs Iran (Quarter-finals)
  • Australia vs Japan (Final)
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • South Africa vs Mexico (Opening match)
  • England vs Algeria
  • Greece vs Argentina
  • Argentina vs Germany (Quarter-finals)
  • Uruguay vs Netherlands (Semi-finals)
  • 2008 FIFA Club World Cup
  • Al-Ahly vs Pachuca (Quarter-finals)
  • LDU Quito vs Manchester United (Final)
  • Personal quotes

    “AFC is now giving a lot of attention to refereeing. It will bear fruits soon. We had nothing like Project Future before. It is just a matter of time before Asian referees do AFC and the continent very proud.”


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