Ravshan Irmatov renews his own FIFA World Cup record after Spain vs Morocco match

11 - matches at the FIFA World Cup have been officiated by Uzbekistan’s Ravshan Irmatov, more than any other referee in the tournament’s history. He took charge of a World Cup fixture for the first time during the Opening Match of the 2010 World Cup between hosts South Africa and Mexico.

Four more games at that edition followed, including the semi-final between the Netherlands and Uruguay, before Irmatov added another four to his total at Brazil 2014, putting him ahead of France’s Joel Quiniou, Mexico’s Benito Archundia and Uruguay’s Jorge Larrionda, who have all refereed eight World Cup games each.

In the FIFA World Cup 2018, he was assigned referee for other two matches of the group stage as he took charge of the Argentine vs Croatia (0:3) match on June 21 and Spain vs Morocco (2:2) on June 25. A total of 11 matches were held under the refereeing of Uzbekistan’s referee Ravshan Irmatov in the last three editions of the FIFA World Cup.

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