Iranian referee Alireza Faghani was appointed to direct the game between Portugal and Uruguay, on Monday, of the second round of Group H of the 2022 Football World Cup, in Lusail, FIFA announced this Saturday.
International since 2008, Faghani, 44 years old, born in Kashmar, will referee for the second time in his career a game for the main team of the ‘quinas’.
On June 28, 2017, he refereed the meeting between Portugal and Chile, in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup, in Kazan, Russia, where the South Americans beat the Portuguese, in the shoot-out by penalties (3-0), after a ‘null’ (0-0).
On Monday, on the tournament’s biggest stage, the Iranian referee will be assisted by compatriots Mohammadreza Mansouri and Mohammadreza Abolfazli, while Abdulrahman Al Jassim, a native of Qatar, will act as fourth official.
The referee responsible for the VAR will be Abdulla Al-Marri, from Qatar.
In the current edition of Mundial2022, the ‘judge’ from Iran directed the Brazil-Serbia duel (2-0), of the first round of Group G.
At the 2018 World Cup, in Russia, he was present in four games: Germany-Mexico and Serbia-Brazil, both in the group stage, France-Argentina, in the round of 16, and Belgium-England, in which the third and fourth places were awarded.
Portugal and Uruguay will play on Monday, at 22:00 local time (19:00 in Lisbon), at Estádio de Lusail, in a match for the second round of Group H of the 2022 Mundial.
The ‘quinas’ team, which beat Ghana (3-2), in their debut, leads the group, with three points, ahead of South Korea, by Paulo Bento, and Uruguay, both with one point, while the Ghanaians , who face the South Koreans on the same day, follow the ‘zero’.
The 22nd edition of the World Championship runs until December 18th, in Qatar.