The 2013 Gulf Cup committee has selected Khalil Al-Ghamdi to officiate the competition final between Iraq and United Arab Emirates on January 18th, 2013 at the Bahrain National Stadium in Riffa.
Khalil Ibrahim Al Ghamdi (Arabic: خليل الغامدي; born September 2, 1970) is a Saudi Arabian football referee. He has been a FIFA international referee since 2003. Outside of refereeing, he works as a teacher and lives in Riyadh.
He has a very prestigious palmares including a participation at the 2010 FIFA Wolrd Cup (he refereed the Group A match between Mexico and France, and the Group H match between Switzerland and Chile), AFCON 2010, 2008 Olympics, 2006 FIFA Club World Cup , 2005 Under 20 FIFA World Cup (Under 20), 2003 Under 17 FIFA World Cup.
For this final, he will be assisted by Abdulaziz Al-Asmari & Abdullah Al-Shalawi (Saudi Arabia)
The referee for the 3rd place match, between host Bahrain and title holder Kuwait will be Banjar Mohammed Al-Dosari (Qatar)