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    Following his performance in the opening game yesterday, you might be asking yourself what happens next for this team of officials.

    Well immediately after the game he will take on board food that will assist his recovery process plus appropriate … Continue

      England should be delighted that experienced Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers has been selected to officiate the England v Italy game in the heat of Manaus.

      He certainly reads the game well and is renowned for demonstrating a calm temperament with … Continue

        Will this World Cup be a watershed for the game – as the last one to be staged without the use of replays?

        That’s a debate urged by You Are The Ref expert Keith Hackett who believes a “referee in … Continue

          Yuichi Nishimura from Japan has got the opening game of the World Cup. I wish him and his colleagues every success.

          Officiating Brazil v Croatia will set the tone for the tournament and is for Yuichi the culmination of years … Continue

            The FIFA Referees Committee appointed 25 referee trios and eight support duos representing 43 different countries for the World Cup tournament in Brazil.

            Referee Profiles

            Noumandiez Doube will be the first referee from Ivory Coast to take part in the … Continue

              Since 2011 Major League Soccer referees have been using vanishing spray to mark the point on the field of play where the ball should be positioned at a free kick.

              Having made the mark on the field, the referee then … Continue

                Before we get to the appointments I’ll explain a little about the protocol involved at these major tournaments. I say “a little” because, believe me, there is loads of it!

                When you begin arriving in your refereeing teams into Frankfurt … Continue

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