ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Three Mexican referees have earned the privilege of officiating the 2019 Asian Cup Semifinal on Tuesday, January 29 between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Cesar Arturo Ramos will serve as the Head Referee, while Alberto Morin and Miguel Angel Hernandez will work as assistant referees in what will be the final refereeing duties for the three at the 2019 Asian Cup.
Earlier in the tournament, Ramos became the first Concacaf referee to officiate an AFC Asian Cup match as part of the referee exchange program previously set up by Concacaf and the AFC.
For the Sinaloa native, Tuesday’s Semifinal marks the fifth match he has worked at the 2019 Asian Cup, while for Morin and Hernandez it will be their fourth match.
Ramos’ previous refereeing achievements include the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup Final between Real Madrid and Gremio and three matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia: Brazil-Switzerland and Poland-Colombia in the group phase, plus Uruguay-Portugal in the Round of 16.