17 Jan 2014

Three NZ football officials for World Cup

7:06 am on 17 January 2014

Three New Zealand football officials have been named for the Fifa World Cup in Brazil later this year.

25 referee trios have been selected with referee Peter O'Leary leading one trio that also includes fellow New Zealander Jan Hendrik Hintz and Fijian assistant referee Ravenish Kumar.

Tahiti referee Norbert Hauata and assistant referee Mark Rule of New Zealand have been named as a support duo.

It is the second straight World Cup appearance for O'Leary, who was the fourth official in six matches at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Hintz will also be making his second consecutive appearance at the World Cup after travelling to South Africa as a member of fellow Kiwi Michael Hester's trio.

Hintz was assistant referee during the Group B match between South Korea and Greece.