Referee Truong Quoc Dung selected for FIFA Futsal World Cup 2024

Ho Chi Minh City referee Truong Quoc Dung has been named among the 39 referees selected by FIFA to officiate at the Futsal World Cup 2024.

Born in 1982, Truong Quoc Dung is a familiar face in both grassroots and professional futsal tournaments in Vietnam. He became a FIFA-certified referee in 2009 and is currently a member of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) Referee Committee, responsible for futsal. Over the past two years, Dung has served as a referee supervisor at national futsal tournaments.

Dung’s high level of expertise has led to frequent assignments by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to officiate at continental and regional tournaments.

Initially, Truong Quoc Dung was not included in the preliminary list of referees considered by FIFA for the Futsal World Cup 2024. However, during an evaluation visit by the FIFA Referees Committee to Thailand for the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2024 finals, discussions with the AFC Referee Committee led to his nomination. The AFC Referee Committee proposed Dung, among other Asian referees, to FIFA.

Referee Truong Quoc Dung (in red, on the left) officiates at the Futsal World Cup for the second time.

Following assessments at the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2024 finals, Truong Quoc Dung impressed the FIFA Referees Committee, securing his selection for the Futsal World Cup 2024. This will be Dung’s second time officiating at a Futsal World Cup, having previously served in 2016.

In addition to Dung, Southeast Asia’s futsal referees will be represented by Pornnarong Grairod from Thailand, who has also been selected for the global futsal event this year.

The Futsal World Cup 2024 is scheduled to take place from September 14 to October 6 in the cities of Andijan, Bukhara, and Tashkent in Uzbekistan. Unfortunately, the Vietnam Futsal team will not be participating, as they did not finish in the top five at the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2024.

Dung’s inclusion in the roster of FIFA referees is a significant recognition of his skill and dedication to the sport, highlighting the growing reputation of Vietnamese futsal referees on the international stage.

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