Vietnamese referee Ngô Duy Lân (in red) has secured FIFA recognition as an elite-level referee. Photo zing.vn
HÀ NỘI The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has recognised Vietnamese referee Ngô Duy Lân as an elite-level referee.
To reach this level, Lân had to manage three important football matches which were selected and supervised by the Asian Football Federation.
The match between Thanh Hóa and HCM City in week 17 of the V.League 1 season was his final test.
Following the accomplishment, the Vietnamese referee is eligible to officiate football matches in the qualifying rounds for the 2022 World Cup and the AFC Champions League.
Nguyễn Hiền Triết was also recognised as an elite referee in 2017. VNS