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Minoru Tōjō (東城 穣, Tōjō Minoru, born August 30, 1976[1]) is a Japanese association football referee who currently officiates in the J-League, and Div. 2. Since 2007 he has been an international referee.

Minoru Tōjō
Full name Minoru Tōjō
Born (1976-08-30) August 30, 1976 (age 43)
Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
Domestic
Years League Role
2008–present J-League Referee
2008–present J. League Division 2 Referee
International
Years League Role
2007–present FIFA Referee

CareerEdit

Since becoming a professional referee in 2008, Minoru has been refereeing in the J-League and Div. 2. He has also officiated the 2008 AFC President's Cup group stage game between Dordoi-Dynamo Naryn and Nagacorp FC.[2] He has refereed in the 2008 AFC Cup, officiating 3 matches. He has also covered in the 2009 AFC Champions League officiating 3 games, likewise in the 2010 AFC Champions League. He also, as a guest referee, officiated the final game of the Polish Ekstraklasa between Legia Warsaw and Lech Poznan.

International matches

To date, Minoru has officiated four full internationals, as well as being a referee in the 2008 AFC U-16 Championship. He has also refereed three friendlies, and a 2011 Asian Cup qualification game.

He refereed the FIFA World Cup 2014 Third Round Qualifier match between Singapore and Iraq on 6 September 2011, making a controversial decision where he denied Singapore a blatant penalty.

He was the referee for the Southeast Asian Games final match between Malaysia and Indonesia on 21 November 2011 and was widely praised for his calm refereeing of the match between the two great rivals.

Date Home Away Result Competition
August 4, 2008   Syria U16s   Indonesia U16s 2 – 1[3] 2008 AFC U-16 Championship
August 6, 2008   Uzbekistan U16s   Iran U16s 1 – 2[4] 2008 AFC U-16 Championship
August 8, 2008   Syria U16s   South Korea U16s 1 – 1[5] 2008 AFC U-16 Championship
August 12, 2008   Australia U16s   UAE U16s 2 – 3[6] 2008 AFC U-16 Championship
May 29, 2009   Belgium   Chile 1 – 1[7] Kirin Cup
October 10, 2009   Australia   Netherlands 0 – 0[8] Friendly Match
November 18, 2009   Indonesia   Kuwait 1 – 1[9] 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
June 5, 2011   Australia   New Zealand 3 – 0 Friendly Match
June 7, 2011   Australia   Serbia 0 – 0 Friendly Match
September 6, 2011   Singapore   Iraq 0 – 2[10] 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
November 21, 2011   Indonesia   Malaysia 1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
3 – 4 (Penalties)[11]
2011 Southeast Asian Games Football Tournament Final
December 9, 2012   Iran   Saudi Arabia 0 – 0 2012 WAFF Championship
December 14, 2012   Oman   Palestine 2 – 1 2012 WAFF Championship
February 6, 2013   Iraq   Indonesia 1 – 0 2015 AFC Asian Cup qualification

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Japan Football Association (January 21, 2008). "東城 穣主審、松尾 一主審、村上 伸次主審の3名が新スペシャルレフェリー(SR)に就任". Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "AFC PRESIDENT'S CUP-2008 MATCH SUMMARY". The-AFC. April 16, 2008. Archived from the original on January 4, 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Syria U16s v Indonesia U16s" (PDF). The-AFC. October 4, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Uzbekistan U16s v Iran U16s" (PDF). The-AFC. October 6, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Syria U16s v South Korea U16s" (PDF). The-AFC. October 8, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Australia U16s v UAE U 16s" (PDF). The-AFC. October 12, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Belgium v Chile" (PDF). Japanese Football Association. May 29, 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  8. ^ "FFA Articles Qantas Socceroos break even with Dutch". Football Federation Australia. October 10, 2009. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Indonesia v Kuwait". The-AFC. November 18, 2009. Archived from the original on December 16, 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  10. ^ "Singapore downcast after Iraq defeat". ESPN Star. September 6, 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  11. ^ "SEA GAMES 2011: MALAYSIA RETAIN PRESTIGIOUS FOOTBALL GOLD MEDAL, TWO FANS DIE". aseanfootball.org. 21 November 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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Preceded by
  Kim Dong Jin
AFC Cup final match referees
2015
  Minoru Tōjō
Succeeded by
  Kim Jong-hyeok