Fifa made the World Cup 2014 referee appointments for first football matches Brazil.
Opening match: Brazil – Croatia
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
Assistant referees: Toru Sagara and Toshiyuki Nagi.
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Match: Mexico – Cameroon
Referee: Wilmar Roldan (Colombia)
Assistant referees: Humberto Clavijo and Eduardo Diaz
Match: Spain – Netherlands
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Assistant referees: Renato Faverani and Andrea Stefani
Match: Chile – Australia
Referee: Noumandiez Doue (Ivory Coast)
Assistant referees: Songuifolo Yeo and Jean Claude Birumushahu (Burundi)
Further appointments will most of the time be published first on The 3rd Team.