Referee Yoshitsugu Katayama has received a suspension until the end of the month along with two other match officials for an officiating blunder in a J. League first-division match between Vissel Kobe and Kashiwa Reysol on Saturday.

Japan Football Association officials of the referee committee said Tuesday Katayama will not be named to officiate J. League matches along with referees Hiroyuki Ajiki and Hisaharu Kitamura for their roles in a late substitution mistake at Kashiwa Stadium.

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