A document 74 match officers have been appointed for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023, which is scheduled to be held from 12 January to 10 February 2024, throughout 9 venues.
A complete of 35 referees and 39 assistant referees – together with two standby nominees for every place – from 18 Member Associations have been chosen.
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For the primary time-ever, girls match officers are poised to make their debut at Asia’s most prestigious males’s nationwide crew competitors, with Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita – one in every of six girls officers who have been traditionally chosen for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – main the stellar ensemble of 5 feminine match officers appointed.
At the identical time, essentially the most skilled male officers embrace Alireza Faghan i, who might be officiating in his third AFC Asian Cup in addition to Qatar’s Abdulrahman Al-Jassim, who oversaw the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 third-place playoff between Croatia and Morocco.
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system makes its full debut in Qatar following its profitable implementation from the Quarterfinal stage within the final version within the United Arab Emirates.
The appointed referees will collect in Kuala Lumpur in October for a last seminar earlier than all appointed match officers assemble in Qatar for a seven-day preparatory course previous to the competitors.