The Japanese referee poe trade

  • The Japanese referee was at the centre of the first officiating controversy of the World Cup when he awarded hosts Brazil a penalty in their Group A clash with Croatia. The poe trade match was level at 1-1 when Fred hit the turf theatrically with Nishimura pointing straight to the spot and leaving Croatia coach Nico Kovac fuming.Z - Zuniga.Colombian defender Juan Zuniga became public enemy number one in Brazil when he carelessly thrusted his knee into the back of the hosts’ talisman Neymar, who suffered a cracked vertebra and was ruled out of the World Cup. --REUTERSAsian president reveals re-election bid | New Straits Times | Malaysia General Business Sports and Lifestyle News

     

    SINGAPORE: The head of Asian football has told AFP he will seek re-election next year as he tries to revamp regional soccer after previous scandals and a disappointing World Cup.Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said he wants to “set a new course” for Asian football and “restore our reputation.”He added that he will push for an extra World Cup slot for Asian teams despite a poor showing at the current tournament in Brazil, when all four representatives departed winless.

     

    Shaikh Salman’s re-election bid has been widely expected since he took over last year following the demise of Qatar’s tainted Mohamed bin Hammam, who was accused of bribery.“We are in the beginning stages of a long-term restructuring project and it would be great to personally see it through as I am confident it will greatly benefit the confederation,” Shaikh Salman said.“So yes I would be pleased to continue with the presidency with the support from the member associations,” added the Bahraini royal, in response to questions sent via email.

     

    Shaikh Salman won a landslide election last year to complete the third term of bin Hammam, who was barred from football after being accused of handing out cash-stuffed envelopes in a bid to be voted FIFA president in 2011.Bin Hammam has also been accused of giving delegates inducements during Qatar’s successful campaign to win hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup.Shaikh Salman will now seek poe market his first full, four-year term along with Asia’s FIFA vice-presidency, after he won an agreement to merge the two powerful posts at an extraordinary AFC congress last month.“Essentially we are working as one for the development of Asian football, and the merger (of the two positions) will complement our goal,” Shaikh Salman said.He promised to push ahead with a campaign, supported by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, to increase Asia’s World Cup allocation of four places plus a fifth available through a play-off.