Great news: Faghani may be the ref for the World Cup Final

Babr

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Nov 24, 2002
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#44
He so far has done something that no other Iranian referee ever achieved. I will be happy with a Saturday game also. Also this should be the first time maybe that we see a team of country in Asian level football to be the referee in World Cup. People made big deal of Fanaei because of WC final of 1994 but no one even mention Sokhandan and Mansouri two great assistant-refs.
 
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Zob Ahan

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Feb 4, 2005
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#45
He so far has done something that no other Iranian referee ever achieved. I will be happy with a Saturday game also. Also this should be the first time maybe that we see a team of country in Asian level football to be the referee in World Cup. People made big deal of Fanaei because of WC final of 1994 but no one even mention Sokhandan and Mansouri two great assistant-refs.
Sokhandan really knows what he is talking about.
 

mashtnaghi

National Team Player
Oct 18, 2002
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#50
Don’t forget there is American ref in the mix as well. He was poor in his last match, but don’t discount the influence of politics.
 
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#59
they announce the ref 48 hours before the match.so if he does not get meaningless match he is really screwed. because him getting the final is really a long shot.