Masaaki Toma

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Masaaki Toma
Full name Masaaki Toma
Born (1973-06-02) June 2, 1973 (age 41)
Hiroshima, Japan
Domestic
Years League Role
2008–present J-League Referee
International
Years League Role
2009–present FIFA Referee

Masaaki Toma (當麻 政明 Tōma Masaaki?), born Masaaki Iemoto (家本 政明 Iemoto Masaaki?), is a professional Japanese football referee. He has been refereeing in the J-League since 2008 and has officiated a number of international club and country matches.

History[edit]

Toma's first J-League game was in 2008, when he officiated the match between Omiya Ardija and Jubilo Iwata.[1] Toma has also officiated in the Asian Champions League. In November 2011, Toma became the first foreign referee ever to be invited to officiate in a match in England's FA Cup when he was chosen to referee the First Round match between Brentford and Basingstoke Town.[2]

International Matches officiated[edit]

Since officiating his first international match in 2009, Toma has officiated 4 matches. His most notable fixture to date has been a friendly between England and Mexico in 2010.[3]

Date Home Away Result Competition
January 14, 2009 Vietnam Vietnam Lebanon Lebanon 3 – 1[4] 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
August 12, 2009 South Korea South Korea Paraguay Paraguay 1 – 0[5] Friendly Match
October 14, 2009 Australia Australia Oman Oman 1 – 0[6] 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
May 24, 2010 England England Mexico Mexico 3 – 1[7] Friendly Match
November 17, 2010 Poland Poland Ivory Coast Côte d'Ivoire 3 – 1 Friendly Match
Dectember 26, 2010 Malaysia Malaysia Indonesia Indonesia 3 – 0 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup
September 2, 2011 Iran Iran Indonesia Indonesia 3 – 0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
October 11, 2011 Lebanon Lebanon Kuwait Kuwait 2 – 2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
February 29, 2012 Oman Oman Thailand Thailand 2 – 0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
December 19, 2012 Singapore Singapore Thailand Thailand 3 – 1 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup - Final (First leg)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J-League 2008 Matchday 16". Football Lineups. July 12, 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Japan's Masaaki Toma to be first foreign FA Cup referee at Brentford". The Guardian. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "More work to do for Lions". ESPN. May 25, 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Vietnam v Lebanon". AFC. January 14, 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "South Korea v Paraguay". Football Lineups. August 12, 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Australia beat Oman 1-0". Brisbane Times. October 14, 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "England win but Fabio Capello finds more questions than answers". The Guardian. May 25, 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 

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