• Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jap ref to get WC rolling

Reuters, Natal

Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura, who showed Felipe Melo a red card as Brazil crashed out of the World Cup quarterfinals four years ago, will officiate Thursday's opening match of the 2014 tournament between the hosts and Croatia.
FIFA announced the match officials for the first four matches on Tuesday, handing the honour of blowing the opening whistle in Sao Paolo to Nishimura, who will be assisted by compatriots Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagi.

Published: 12:00 am Thursday, June 12, 2014

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