Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas (born July 2, 1975) is a Salvadoran football referee who currently resides in San Salvador. He has been a full international referee for FIFA since 2001.
He was selected as a referee for the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada, where he refereed the matches between the United States and South Korea on June 30, 2007, New Zealand and Gambia on July 5, 2007 and Austria and Chile on July 8, 2007.
Aguilar was selected as a referee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. However, he did not officiate in any matches during the tournament. He was one of the four so-called 'reserve officials' that would act only as 4th officials, and replace active referees if needed due to injury.
He was selected as a referee for the first leg of the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League Final, contested by Rayados de Monterrey and Real Salt Lake in Monterrey, Mexico.
Also, Aguilar was selected as the referee for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final in Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. This match featured Mexico against the United States. Mexico won the match 4-2.
The extensive curriculum for Joel Aguilar has led him to show in various international tournaments at club level and international level, such as:
- 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup
- 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup
- 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup
- 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
- 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup
- 2007 North American SuperLiga
- 2010 FIFA World Cup
- 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup (including the final)
- 2011 CONCACAF Champions League Final
- 2011 FIFA Club World Cup
- 11 Salvadoran League finals
- International Friendlies
- 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
Famous quotes containing the word joel:
“They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”
—Bible: Hebrew Isaiah, 2:4.
The words reappear in Micah 4:3, and the reverse injunction is made in Joel 3:10 (Beat your plowshares into swords ...)