Jordan referee, Adham Makhadmeh, will take charge of the opening match of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics men’s football competition which gets underway on Thursday.
Makhadmeh, the only Arab referee at the Games, will be assisted by Ahmad Al Rweli and Mohammad Bakkar for the match between Egypt and Spain.
Jordan has sent a strong squad of officials who will be on duty in Tokyo including: Taha Mahjoub and Nabeel Abdulkareem (Boxing); Azzam Al Zu’bi (Paralympic Powerlifting); Adham Makhadmeh, Ahmad Al Rweli and Mohammad Bakkar (Football); Adam Amawi (Taekwondo); Eyad Maghayreh (Fencing); and Basel Al Nubani (Badminton).
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