Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas (born July 2, 1975) is a Salvadoran football referee who currently resides in San Salvador. He has been a full international referee for FIFA since 2001.
He was selected as a referee for the
2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada, where he refereed the matches between the United States and South Korea on June 30, 2007, New Zealand and Gambia on July 5, 2007 and Austria and Chile on July 8, 2007.
Aguilar was selected as a referee for the
2010 FIFA World Cup. However, he did not officiate in any matches during the tournament. He was one of the four so-called 'reserve officials' that would act only as 4th officials, and replace active referees if needed due to injury. [1 ]
He was selected as a referee for the first leg of the
2011 CONCACAF Champions League Final, contested by Rayados de Monterrey and Real Salt Lake in Monterrey, Mexico.
Also, Aguilar was selected as the referee for the
2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final in Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. This match featured Mexico against the United States. Mexico won the match 4-2.
On 14 January 2014, the FIFA Referees Committee appointed Aguilar as one of the referees to officiate at the
2014 World Cup in Brasil. [2 ]
The extensive curriculum for Joel Aguilar has led him to show in various international tournaments at club level and international level, such as:
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