Two trios are China-bound

Appointed to the Boy’s Youth Olympic Football Tournament is a trio led by Tahitian referee Kader Zitouni. His most recent FIFA appointment was to the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE in 2013 where he served as fourth official during a number of matches.
Joining Zitouni are assistant referees Paul Ahupu, also of Tahiti, and Terry Piri of the Cook Islands.
New Zealand referee Anna-Marie Keighley will lead a trio to officiate the Girl’s Youth Olympic Football
Tournament that is completed by assistant referees Nadia Browning, a fellow New Zealander and Lata Kaumatule of Tonga.
Keighley and Kaumatule recently returned from Costa Rica where they were match officials during the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The 2014 Youth Olympic Games is the second edition of the competition and follows a successful debut tournament in Singapore in 2010.
The event overall attracts 3,600 youth athletes from across the world who compete in 26 sports over two weeks from 16-28 August. As it was proved in the previous edition in Singapore 2010, the girls’ and boys’ football tournaments will catch their fair share of attention.
Each tournament features six teams, each side representing a FIFA Confederation, Oceania will once again be represented by Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.
Each qualified team features 18 players under 15 years of age, or born from 1 January to 31 December 1999.
As an integral part of the event, the football competitions will again serve as the prelude to the Youth Olympic Games with the boy’s tournament kicking off on 15 August and the girl’s a day earlier.


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