March 3, 1982|
|Other occupation||IT Consultant|
|2012–||Major League Soccer||Referee|
Ismail Elfath (born March 3, 1982) is an American soccer referee for the Professional Referee Organization. He has been a referee in Major League Soccer since 2012 and a FIFA listed referee since 2016.
Elfath was the referee during an August 2016 match between New York Red Bulls II and Orlando City B where the worldwide first on-field Video Assistant Referee review took place as the system was being tested in USL.
On March 26, 2019, Elfath was selected to referee the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. Elfath along with American assistant referees Corey Parker and Kyle Atkins was selected by FIFA to officiate the final of the tournament, which Ukraine won 2-1 over South Korea.
- "Ismail Elfath: From Casablanca to FIFA Referee- Dreams Become Realities". MALA. July 18, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- "Ismail Elfath – Professional Referee Organization". Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- FIFA.com. "Education & Technical - Referees by Association". FIFA.com. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- email@example.com, NICHOLAS MURRAY- (August 18, 2016). "PRO's Elfath Part of 'Ever-Evolving' History". USL Championship. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- "Three U.S. Soccer Referees Selected to Officiate at 2019 U-20 World Cup". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- "Concacaf referees earn another distinction with FIFA Under-20 World Cup Final assignment". www.concacaf.com. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- "Match Officials Appointed for 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup". www.goldcup.org. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
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