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FIFA Appointed 30 Referees from 28 countries

The FIFA Referees Committee, meeting in Zurich on 5 February 2010 under the chairmanship of Ángel María Villar Llona (Spain) has appointed 30 referees representing 28 different countries for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.

FIFA has appointed three major agenda for The Trios in order to preparation of Worldcup Match that would be held on next June 2010, that is :
  • Latest technology has been implemented in the preparation of the referees both within practical training, and interactive sessions, whilst performances at respective FIFA competitions were also analysed and evaluated.
  • Theoretical tests undertaken exclusively in English - which has been the lingua franca for FIFA’s referees for many years – to ensure appropriate knowledge of the Laws of the Game, the regulations for FIFA competitions and the directives of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) were also a regular feature during the last three years.
  • Participate in a training seminar next month (March 2010).

Note :

Among Referees, Simon Eugenio Carlos, nearly 45 years old, is the oldest referee on FIFA WORLDCUP 2010 and this is his third record in a row since FIFA WORLDCUP 2002. Meanwhile the youngest participants was Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas from El Salvador, 31 years old.

Source : fifa, nytimes, goal

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