Nishimura to referee the opening match of Brazil 2014

nishimuraJapan’s Yuichi Nishimura has been assigned as the referee for the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday 12 June. He will be assisted by compatriots Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagi, with Alireza Faghani of Iran designated as the fourth official.

Referee designations have been made for the first four matches of the World Cup and are available via accessing the PDF associated with this article.

Nishimura, 42, is set to become the third Japanese referee to have officiated at two World Cup finals after Shizuo Takada (1986 and 1990) and Toru Kamikawa (2002 and 2006). At South Africa 2010 he handled four matches, including the quarter-final encounter between the Netherlands and Brazil.

Since making his international refereeing debut in 2004, Nishimura has been assigned to numerous other finals tournaments: the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2007 (including the final between Spain and Nigeria), the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2009, the FIFA Club World Cup 2010 (including the final between TP Mazembe and Internazionale), the Olympic Football Tournament 2012 and two editions of the Asian Cup in 2007 and 2011. In addition, Nishimura was selected for the finals of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2008.

In 2012 Yuichi Nishimura was named AFC Men’s Referee of the Year. (fifa)

日本の西村雄一, 6月12日木曜日にブラジルとクロアチアの間で2014年FIFAワールドカップ™の開幕戦のための審判として割り当てられています。

西村雄一 (42) は Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagiによって支援されます。イランのAlireza Faghaniは第4の審判として割り当てられています.

Shizuo Takada審判(1986 and 1990) and Toru Kamikawa審判の後, 西村雄一はFIFAワールドカップ 決勝で第三日本人審判となっています。2010年に南アフリカでオランダとブラジルの準々決勝の出会いを含めて4試合を任されていました。
2004年に国際審判デビュー以来、西村雄一は数々の決勝戦のための審判として割り当てられていました。: FIFA U-17 ワールドカップ 2007 (スペイン、ナイジェリア間の決勝戦を含む),FIFA U-20 ワールドカップ 2009 , FIFA Club ワールドカップ 2010 (TP Mazembe, Internazionale 間の決勝戦を含む)オリンピックサッカー大会 2012 , 2007と2011にアジアカップ。また、西村は国連2008のCAFアフリカW杯の決勝戦のために選択した。


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