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    The referee, of course, takes the field in order to enforce the laws of the game. But how much responsibility does he have to ensure the quality of the spectacle?

    A boxing referee, it may be remembered, can haul the Continue

      Arthur Ellis

      Today’s ex-referees turned pundits are not the first media celebrities the profession has spawned.

      Britons of a certain age will remember Arthur Ellis, a top English referee who later traded his whistle for a dipstick, the measuring rod Continue

        By Tim Vickery

        South America’s version of the Champions League, the Copa Libertadores, plans to introduce video assistant refereeing (VAR) later this year in the closing stages.  One of the staunchest advocates of the video ref, outstanding Brazilian journalist Andre Kfouri, is concerned.… Continue

          Football Soccer - Cruzeiro v Corinthians - Brazilian Series A Championship - Mineirao stadium, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 11/12/16. Players observe a minute's silence as respect for the Chapecoense players and the victims of the Colombia plane crash. REUTERS/Washington Alves

          It can be a lonely task to be the man out in the middle – so how much support should referees receive from the football authorities?

          Brazil’s new refereeing supremo seems content to hang them out to dry.  “After every … Continue

            Author: Tim Vickery

            Football Soccer - Gremio v Atletico Mineiro - Copa do Brasil final - Game 2 - Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre, Brazil - 7/12/16 - A fan of Gremio pays tribute to Chapecoense players, who died in a plane crash in Colombia, before the game. REUTERS/Diego Vara

            On loan from Chelsea, Brazilian midfielder Nathan was on target for Vitesse Arnhem in their Dutch league game against Zwolle. He celebrated by taking off his shirt. The referee saw it – and did nothing. And he surely made the … Continue

              Author: Tim Vickery

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              After two and a half decades as a referee, twelve of them in Argentina’s top division, Pablo Lunati hung up his whistle and, at last, found himself free to fulfil one of the great father and child rituals; … Continue

                Author: Tim Vickery

                Heber Lopes
                Heber Lopes ‘made a mess’ of Copa America Final

                Mark Clattenburg got lucky towards the end of the Euro ’16 final when a free kick from Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro came down off the crossbar.

                TV replays made it clear that … Continue

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