University World Cup participation for Ishmael Barbara

Published: 24-10-2023 09:51

FIFA Referee Ishmael Barbara is currently taking part in the FISU University World Cup Football 2023, which is underway in Jinjiang, China, in accordance with the guidance provided by FIFA and UEFA.

He was in charge of the tournament's opening match, which pitted Hohai University (China) against the University of La Matanza (Argentina).  The hosts managed to secure a 1-0 victory by converting a penalty in the 90th minute of the game.

This game unfolded in front of a packed audience of 8,000 spectators at the Jinjiang Football Training Centre in China.

Assisting him in his refereeing duties were Assistant Referees Sumanta Dutta (India) and Freiker Colmenarez (Venezuela), with Songkran Bunmeekiart (Thailand) acting as the 4th Official.

The FISU University World Cup Football started on the 21st and will end on the 31st October 2023.  In the men's tournament, 12 universities will vie for the title, while in the women's competition, 8 universities will compete for the championship at the FISU University World Cup in Football.