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25/05/2011

Kirin Cup officials confirmed

English referee Howard Webb, who officiated in last year’s World Cup final, will be in charge of the Kirin Cup opener between Japan and Peru in Niigata on June 1 (7:20 p.m. kickoff).

He will be assisted by assistant referees Darren Cann and Michael Mullarkey, who also officiated in the World Cup final.
Martin Atkinson, who refereed this year’s F.A. Cup final, will take charge of the Japan-Czech Republic game in Yokohama on June 7 (7:30 p.m. kickoff), with the same assistant referees.
Atkinson will also take charge of the Japan Under-22 side’s friendly against their Australian counterparts on June 1 in Niigata, which will kick off at 4:20 p.m.
Japan’s Ryuji Sato will referee the Peru-Czech Republic Kirin Cup game on June 4 (3 p.m. kickoff) in Nagano, teaming up with assistant referees Haruhiro Otsuka and Kazushiro Miyajima.