Iranians to officiate Argentina vs France at 2018 World Cup

MNA – Iranian referee Alireza Faghani together with linesmen Reza Sokhandan and Mohammad Mansouri will officiate one of the most important matches of Round of 16 between Argentina and France football teams.

The match will be held on Saturday at Kazan Arena at 5 PM local time.

Faghani and his team have previously officiated Germany-Mexico and Serbia-Brazil matches in the group stage of 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Faghani is among those referees who hasn’t yet used video assistant referee (VAR).

His wise decisions during last two games have convinced the FIFA Referees Committee to select him for officiating one of the most distinct matches of Round of 16.

Born in 1978, Alireza Faghani has been on the international list of referees since 2008 and has officiated important matches like 2014 AFC Champions League Final, 2015 AFC Asian Cup Final, 2015 FIFA Club World Cup Final and 2016 Olympic Football Final.