FIFA names 10 Confederations Cup referees

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Rio de Janeiro, May 14 (IANS) England’s Howard Webb has been named by FIFA as one of 10 referees who will officiate at the Confederations Cup in Brazil next month.

Webb, who refereed the 2010 World Cup and Champions League finals, will be aided by his regular assistants Michael Mullarkey and Darren Cann. The 41-year-old from Yorkshire joins fellow European referees Bjorn Kuipers of the Netherlands, Pedro Proenca Oliveira Alves Garcia of Portugal and Felix Brych of Germany, reports Xinhua.

The other main match officials are Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan), Yuichi Nishimura (Japan), Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria), Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas (El Salvador), Diego Hernan Abal (Argentina) and Enrique Roberto Oses Zencovich (Chile).

The Confederations Cup, which will begin June 15 and is considered as an organisational warm-up for the World Cup a year later, will also feature goalline technology for the first time at a major international tournament.

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