Uzbekistan's Valentin Kovalenko to referee Asian Qualifiers match between Saudi Arabia and Japan
FIFA has appointed the match officials for the 2018 FIFA World Cup – Asian Qualifiers Final Round match between Saudi Arabia and Japan which will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City on September 5, reports Uzbekistan Football Federation.
According to the official media release, Uzbekistan-based FIFA rated referee Valentin Kovalenko has been appointed as a referee for this match. His compatriots Ma’mur Saidkosimov and Husniddin Shodmonov will assist him in the lines and Dmitriy Pislegin will officiate as the fourth match official.
2018 FIFA World Cup – Asian Qualifiers Final Round
Group B | Matchday Eight
Match: Saudi Arabia vs. Japan
Venue: King Abdullah Sports City
Date: September 5, 2017
Kick-off: 05.30 (GMT)
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
Referee Assistant 1: Ma’mur Saidkosimov (Uzbekistan)
Referee Assistant 2: Husniddin Shodmonov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth Official: Dmitriy Pislegin (Uzbekistan)
Referee Assessor: Ismoil Adnan al-Khafi (Jordan)
Match Commissioner: Li Sangvun (South Korea)