|Referee Iida Jumpei (right) from Japan will work at the V.League in October. — Photo zimbio.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — FIFA referee Jumpei Iida will conduct a match in the national V.League’s round 21, which will be held from October 13 to October 15.
This was revealed by Việt Nam Football Professional Company (VPF), the national football tournament managing body.
Japan’s Iida has been recognised as a FIFA official since 2011 and has officiated in many tournaments held by the Asian Football Confederation, including the 2018 World Cup qualification event, the AFC Cup and the AFC Champions League.
The 36-year-old officiated in the match between Việt Nam champion Hà Nội FC and Kitchee of Hong Kong at the AFC Champions League qualifier in January.
Including foreign referees is one of the activities planned by VPF in recent year to ensure transparency in the tournament, which is running in its last round.
Iida’s game has not been released yet.
VPF is working with the Việt Nam Football Federation to invite more international referees for other matches. — VNS