Singaporean ref Muhammad Taqi to officiate Iran v Vietnam

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Tehran Times – ABU DHABI, Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari has been chosen to officiate the match between Iran national football team and Vietnam in Group D of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

The match has been scheduled to take place at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE on Saturday.

Singaporean Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari has been a FIFA listed referee since 2012 and has also refereed a number of AFC Champions League matches.

 Taqi Aljaafari has also refereed matches in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

Iran sit top of the table after beating Yemen 5-0 in their opener on Monday.

Iraq are second thanks to a 3-2 late win over Vietnam.

Team Melli last won the Cup in 1976 and the Persians are looking forward to end their 43-year trophy drought in the UAE.

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup is being held in the UAE from Jan. 5 to Feb. 1.

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