Soccer / World Cup May 17, 2014

Blatter admits FIFA mistake in Qatar

Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a "mistake" and the tournament will may have to be held in the winter because of the heat, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said. "Of course, it was a mistake. You know, one comes across a ...

Nishimura, two assistant referees picked for World Cup assignment

Soccer Jan 15, 2014

Nishimura, two assistant referees picked for World Cup assignment

Referee Yuichi Nishimura and assistant referees Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagi have been appointed to officiate at this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil, world soccer's governing body FIFA said Wednesday. The FIFA referees committee, meeting in Zurich on Tuesday, appointed 25 referee trios and ...

Soccer / World Cup Dec 4, 2013

Japan assigned to Pot 3 for World Cup draw

Japan will be in Pot 3 for Friday's draw for the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, FIFA announced on Tuesday. Pot 3 is made up of the teams from Asia and the CONCACAF North and Central America zone: Australia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Iran, Japan, ...