Ravshan IRMATOV has been confirmed as the referee for the Argentina vs. Croatia match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
From Uzbekistan, the 40 year old referee was also in charge of the match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup when Argentina lost 4-0 to Germany. If you’re into superstition, it’s not a good omen for Jorge SAMPAOLI’s men.
In 2008 and 2009, IRMATOV was named as the best Asian referee by the Asian football federation. He has also taken part in the last two FIFA World Cup tournaments in South Africa and Brazil as well as the U20 FIFA World Cup in Canada where Sergio AGUERO lifted the trophy.