Taipei: Thirty-two participants including seven women started a FIFA Futuro III series of refereeing instructorship courses for the East Region in the capital city of Chinese Taipei on Friday.
Brasilia: Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura has been named as the fourth official for Saturday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup play-off for third place between host nation Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.
Naypyidaw: Myanmar is well on its way in improving its refereeing administration that will contribute to its dream of seeing more officials working in higher-level AFC competitions and becoming FIFA referees.
Kuala Lumpur: Four-time AFC Referee of the Year Ravshan Irmatov will set a World Cup record on Saturday following the announcement that he will be officiating the quarter-final match between Netherlands and Costa Rica.
Recife: Reigning AFC Referee of the Year Ben Williams will take charge of his third match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals having been appointed to referee Sunday's Round of 16 clash between Euro 2004 champions Greece and Costa Rica.
Sao Paulo: Reigning AFC Referee of the Year Benjamin Williams has been given his second appointment at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in a Group H concluding match between Korea Republic and Belgium at the Arena Corinthians on Thursday.
Brasilia: Nawaf Shukralla will take charge of his second appointment at the 2014 FIFA World Cup when the Bahraini referee officiates Portugal's clash with Ghana at the Estadio Nacional as the Group G campaign comes to a close on Thursday.