Masaaki Toma

Masaaki Toma (當麻 政明, Tōma Masaaki), born Masaaki Iemoto (家本 政明, Iemoto Masaaki), is a professional Japanese football referee. He has been refereeing in the J-League since 2008 and has officiated a number of international club and country matches.

Masaaki Toma
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Full name Masaaki Toma
Born (1973-06-02) June 2, 1973 (age 47)
Hiroshima, Japan
Domestic
Years League Role
2008–present J-League Referee
International
Years League Role
2005–2016 FIFA Referee

CareerEdit

Toma's first J-League game was in 2008, when he officiated the match between Omiya Ardija and Jubilo Iwata.[1] Toma has also officiated in the Asian Champions League. In November 2011, Toma became the first foreign referee ever to be invited to officiate in a match in England's FA Cup when he was chosen to referee the First Round match between Brentford and Basingstoke Town.[2]

International Matches officiatedEdit

Since officiating his first international match in 2009, Toma has officiated 4 matches. His most notable fixture to date has been a friendly between England and Mexico in 2010.[3]

Date Home Away Result Competition
January 14, 2009   Vietnam   Lebanon 3 – 1[4] 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
August 12, 2009   South Korea   Paraguay 1 – 0[5] Friendly Match
October 14, 2009   Australia   Oman 1 – 0[6] 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
May 24, 2010   England   Mexico 3 – 1[7] Friendly Match
November 17, 2010   Poland   Ivory Coast 3 – 1 Friendly Match
Dectember 26, 2010   Malaysia   Indonesia 3 – 0 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup
September 2, 2011   Iran   Indonesia 3 – 0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
October 11, 2011   Lebanon   Kuwait 2 – 2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
February 29, 2012   Oman   Thailand 2 – 0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
December 19, 2012   Singapore   Thailand 3 – 1 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup - Final (First leg)
August 14, 2013   Singapore   Oman 0 – 2 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
November 15, 2013   Saudi Arabia   Iraq 2 – 1 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification
December 11, 2014   Vietnam   Malaysia 2 – 4 2014 AFF Championship Semi-Final Second Leg
September 8, 2015   Thailand   Iraq 2 – 2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round
October 8, 2015   Jordan   Australia 2 – 0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Second Round

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "J-League 2008 Matchday 16". Football Lineups. July 12, 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Japan's Masaaki Toma to be first foreign FA Cup referee at Brentford". The Guardian. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  3. ^ "More work to do for Lions". ESPN. May 25, 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Vietnam v Lebanon". AFC. January 14, 2009. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  5. ^ "South Korea v Paraguay". Football Lineups. August 12, 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Australia beat Oman 1-0". Brisbane Times. October 14, 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  7. ^ "England win but Fabio Capello finds more questions than answers". The Guardian. May 25, 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.

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