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HOME > SAMURAI BLUE > KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2014 9/5 TOP > NEWS > Kirin Challenge Cup 2014 – Referees for match against Uruguay held training


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Kirin Challenge Cup 2014 – Referees for match against Uruguay held training

05 September 2014

Kirin Challenge Cup 2014 – Referees for match against Uruguay held training

Group of referees for Kirin Challenge Cup 2014 against Uruguay, scheduled on Fri. 5 Sep, held training on Thu. 4 Sep. at Sapporo Dome. KIM Sang Woo, main referee, had refereed in the match against Bulgaria in Kirin Challenge Cup 2013 at Toyoda Stadium in May 2013.

Mark RULE, assistant referee, participated in FIFA World Cup Brazil and came to Japan since FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012. Another assistant referee Paul Cetrangolo and fourth official Christopher Beath came to Japan after one year when they had refereed in the game against Ghana in Kirin Challenge Cup 2013 in September

Referee Group

Main referee: KIM Sang Woo
Assistant referee: Mark RULE
Assistant referee: Paul CETRANGOLO
Fourth referee: Christopher BEATH

Referees Comments

Mr. KIM Sang Woo
I am much honored to referee the game between new Japan national team and Uruguay national team. As this is going to be first game for me to referee in the dome, I look forward to handling the game in the stadium of different atmosphere, wondering how will the spectator’s cheering echo in the dome.

Mr. Mark Rule
I’m New Zealand referee and look forward to refereeing the game in Asia other than FIFA-organized championship.

Mr. Paul Cetrangolo
I am much honored to referee this game. I really look forward to conduct referee in the game between two teams who had made it to World Cup.

Mr. Christopher Beath
It is my first time for me to referee the game in the dome stadium. I visited to see what the dome is like after holding training and I am really look forward to doing the game in the wonderful stadium. Both Japan and Uruguay are strong enough to qualify for World Cup and I wish for fair play and all the best.


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