Following reports from Asian newspapers and their transmission via Árbitro Internacional, two Asian trios have been confirmed for FIFA Confederations Cup 2013, the preparation tournament for the next World Cup, in Brazil.
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Thus, Uzbekistan's Ravshan Irmatov and Japanese Yuichi Nishimura have received a nomination for the competition to be played in six different Brazil venue cities starting on 15 June. It is quite sure that their regular pre-selected assistant referees Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan), Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan), Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagi (both Japan) will accompany them.
According to other news in the past weeks, FIFA has chosen at least twelve trios for this tournament.
The remaining names as well as the appointments for FIFA Under-20 World Cup 2013 in Turkey are expected and will be released in due course.