Match officials appointed for the AFC U23 Championship

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Match officials appointed for the AFC U23 Championship

The referees will be playing various roles throughout the tournament, including VAR and Assistant VAR appointments.

The Asian Football Confederation has announced the 14 match officials for the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 opening matches on Wednesday.
Four China PR officials have been appointed for the Iraq-Australia match - referee Fu Ming (pictured below), assistant referees Shi Xiang and Cao Yi and Video Assistant Referee Ma Ning.
Ma Ning will be joined by assistants Liu Kwok Man of Hong Kong and Korea Republic’s Ko Hyung-jin while Sri Lanka’s Hettikankanamge Crishantha Dilan Perera is the fourth official.
Six Japanese officials have been selected for the Thailand-Bahrain match - Ryuji Sato and assistants Hiroshi Yamauchi and Jun Mihara alongside fourth official Ahmed Abu Bakar Said Al Kaf from Oman.
Hiroyuki Kimura of Japan (pictured below) will be the Video Assistant Referee, and he will be assisted by compatriots Jumpei Iida and Minoru Tojo.
Each referee will be accompanied by two assistant referees, and receive support from the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system, which is set to make its full tournament debut across all three cities in Thailand - Bangkok, Songkhla and Buriram.
The referees will be playing various roles throughout the tournament, including VAR and Assistant VAR appointments.