FIFA World Cup Elite referees meet in Zurich

FIFA World Cup Elite referees meet in Zurich

Zurich – Switzerland, Sept 27, 2012: Elite referees, A select group of 52 referees from 46 different countries, all potential referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, have come together for the first time this week to take part in an initial referee workshop at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. Having undergone medical tests over the past few days, the 52 candidates were officially welcomed on Monday by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter.

“I would like to congratulate you for being selected for this trip to the World Cup at Brazil 2014,” said Blatter. “The preparations ahead of the tournament are incredibly important. You will form my team, which will be the 33rd team at the World Cup and one of the most important.”

During the week-long workshop, the referees have been treated to a varied programme designed to prepare them for their upcoming tasks and in particular for their work at the world’s foremost footballing tournament, the FIFA World Cup.

The coming months will then focus on communication and observation. All 52 referees will officiate at FIFA tournaments in 2013 and be monitored by the FIFA Referee Team in their national confederations. A second seminar will then be held at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, before a final one the following year. —- FIFA/Image © Zain ul Abedin

Zurich – Switzerland, Sept 27, 2012: A select group of 52 referees from 46 different countries, all potential referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, have come together for the first time this week to take part in an initial referee workshop at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. Having undergone medical tests over the past few days, the 52 candidates were officially welcomed on Monday by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter.

“I would like to congratulate you for being selected for this trip to the World Cup at Brazil 2014,” said Blatter. “The preparations ahead of the tournament are incredibly important. You will form my team, which will be the 33rd team at the World Cup and one of the most important.”

During the week-long workshop, the referees have been treated to a varied programme designed to prepare them for their upcoming tasks and in particular for their work at the world’s foremost footballing tournament, the FIFA World Cup.

The coming months will then focus on communication and observation. All 52 referees will officiate at FIFA tournaments in 2013 and be monitored by the FIFA Referee Team in their national confederations. A second seminar will then be held at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, before a final one the following year. —- FIFA/Image © Zain ul Abedin

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