The oldest FIFA match official in 2018: Kochkarov (KGZ)

At 48, Bakhadyr Kochkarov (KGZ) is currently the oldest match official on the FIFA List. Former assistant referee in Ravshan Irmatov’s team at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, Kochkarov (photo) was born in 1970 and, although still active, will not participate in his third World Cup. Martin Atkinson (ENG) and Ali Alsamaheeji (BHR), both born in 1971, are the oldest FIFA referees still active. On the Assistant Referees List there are five FIFA ARs born in 1971: Hugush Mohammed (ERI), Angesom Ogbamariam (ERI), Belachew Yetayew (ETH), Marvin Torrentera (MEX) and Konrad Sapela (POL). Interesting is that Torrentera, 47, has been selected for the 2018 World Cup. Finally, there is only one Futsal referee older than 45, Elchin Samadli (AZE) and also only one, Libor Kastanek (CZE), on the Beach Soccer List, both of them born in 1971.