Refereeing News

More International Appointments


Llongyfarchiadau / Congratulations to Vasilica Valentin CIUPLEA who has been appointed by the UEFA Referees' Committee to officiate in a Futsal Youth Olympic Games qualifying stage mini tournament.

Valentin will be travelling to Croatia next month with the teams involved in the mini-tournament Croatia, Spain, Kazakhstan…

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Pitch Inspections

With the park pitches called off for the first time this season - here's some timely advice that was first published on the site in 2012.

At this time of the year a lot of football is lost due to the bad weather. It is really important from a referees…

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The Referee is wrong....or is he/she?

You've heard it before 'Referee you are wrong.....' and even though it may well be the case. The referee applies the Laws within the ‘spirit’ of the game to help produce fair and safe matches with everyone respecting the match officials and their decisions.


But what about the…

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Members on International Duty


Congratulations to Jonathan Bryant and Lewiss Edwards who will be packing their bags this week for an international appointment.

UEFA Under 21 European Championship Qualifying - Group 7

Armenia v Austria

FFA Academy Stadium - Yerevan 

Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones

Assistant Referee: Lewiss Edwards

Assistant Referee: John Bryant

Fourth Official:…

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DGSO or Not?

The Laws of the Game were changed last year regarding the DGSO and the wording made clearer.

Where a player commits an offence against an opponent which denies an opponent an obvious goal-scoring opportunity and the referee awards a penalty kick, the offender is cautioned if the offence was an…

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