Uzbekistan's Aziz Asimov to referee AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers match DPR Korea vs. Lebanon
Asian Football Confederation has announced the match officials of 2019 AFC Asian Cup (Qualification) match between DPR Korea and Lebanon take place at Pyongyang, reports Uzbekistan Football Federation.
According to the official media release, Uzbekistan-based FIFA rated referee Aziz Asimov will officiate in this match as his compatriots Alisher Usmonov and Timur Gaynullin will assist him in lines. Sherzod Kasimov has been appointed as the fourth official.
Lebanon won initial two matches earning six points after they registered victories over Hong Kong and Malaysia in Group B. DPR Korea disappointed to play a 1-1 draw with Hong Kong in an away match by gaining the only point followed by Hong Kong who also gathered one point, but in two matches during the competition.
Malaysia showed ‘not bad’ football in their first match against Lebanon at home, however, late goals from Lebanese Rabih Ataya grabbed a 2-1 victory from Eduardo Vingada’s side.