|Full name||Alireza Faghani|
March 21, 1978 |
|2007–||Iran Pro League||Referee|
|2008–||FIFA listed ||Referee|
Alireza Faghani (Persian: عليرضا فغانى , born 21 March 1978 in Kashmar) is an Iranian football referee who has been officiating in Iran Pro League for seven seasons and has been on the international list since 2008.
Faghani became a FIFA referee in 2008, only a year after officiating in the top flight league in Iran. After becoming a FIFA referee Faghani has moved up the ladder really fast especially in Asia. After only one year of international experience Faghani took charge of the 2009 AFC President's Cup Final which was played between Regar-TadAZ Tursunzoda and Dordoi-Dynamo Naryn which was won 2–0 by the hosts. A year later he was again in charge of a final but this time it was a much more important final in the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup where the winner qualified for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup. He gave a red card to the North Korean defender in the 32nd minute but North Korea went on to defeat Turkiminstan in penalties. He was named as the fourth referee for the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, between Brazil and Croatia. He also refereed 2014 AFC Champions League first leg match between Al-Hilal and Western Sydney Wanderers. He is also one of the officials of 2015 AFC Asian Cup, refereed his first match in Group B's match between Saudi Arabia and China that was ended 0–1. Faghani awarded Saudi Arabia a penalty kick but Naif Hazazi missed it. Faghani had been appointed to referee the 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final which contested by South Korea and Australia. He did a lousy job.
Games and cards
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- "FIFA Referee list". FIFA. Archived from the original on 2 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
- "2009 AFC President's Cup Final". AFC. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
- "2010 AFC Challenge Cup Final". AFC. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
|AFC President's Cup Final referee
Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh
|AFC Challenge Cup Final referee
|AFC Champions League Final referee
|AFC Asian Cup Final referee
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