Joel Aguilar

Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas (born July 2, 1975) is a Salvadoran retired football referee.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] He has been a FIFA listed international referee since 2002.[9]

Joel Aguilar
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FWC 2018 - Group F - KOR v SWE - VAR Penalty Kick
Full name Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas
Born (1975-07-02) 2 July 1975 (age 46)
El Salvador
Years League Role
2002–2019 FIFA listed Referee

Aguilar was selected as a referee for the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada, where he refereed the matches between the United States and South Korea on June 30, 2007, New Zealand and Gambia on July 5, 2007, and Austria and Chile on July 8, 2007. Aguilar was selected as a reserve official for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[10] Therefore, he did not officiate in any matches during the tournament except as a 4th official.

Aguilar was selected as a referee for the first leg of the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League Final, contested by Rayados de Monterrey and Real Salt Lake in Monterrey, Mexico. Also in 2011, he was selected for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup including the Final at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. On January 14, 2014, the FIFA Referees Committee appointed Aguilar as one of the referees to officiate at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.[11] He was once again selected to referee matches at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and for the third Gold Cup in a row, he was selected to referee the final match. On January 22, 2016, he was named CONCACAF 2015 Male Referee of the Year.[12]

Aguilar was named as one of the match referees for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[13]

Aguilar has officiated in various international tournaments at both the club and international level, such as:

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  1. ^ "Joel Aguilar Chicas debutará en la Copa del Mundo en el Suecia - Corea del Sur".
  2. ^ "Joel Aguilar Chicas irá al Mundial".
  3. ^ "Polémica por cambio de Joel Aguilar Chicas como árbitro del Audaz - Alianza".
  4. ^ "Joel Aguilar Chicas pitará la final del Clausura 2018".
  5. ^ "Afición cree que Joel Aguilar Chicas sería la figura de la final".
  6. ^ "Los 13 árbitros que tienen aval para dirigir el Clausura 2018 de liga mayor".
  7. ^ "Joel Aguilar está honrado de entrar en la historia del arbitraje de la CONCACAF".
  8. ^ "Los gustos futboleros de nuestros jugadores -". 16 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Education & Technical - Referees by Association". Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  10. ^ "List of prospective 2010 FIFA World Cup referees" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on April 19, 2009.
  11. ^ "Referees & Assistant referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 28, 2014.
  12. ^ "Javier Hernandez and Carli Lloyd Named 2015 CONCACAF Players of the Year". January 22, 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  13. ^ "List of match officials for the 2018 FIFA World Cup". Eurosport. 2018-03-29. Retrieved 2018-04-26.

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