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Björn Kuipers retires as referee. That is what KNVB has confirmed. He’ll finish his career with officiating the Johan Cruijff Schaal, the Dutch Super Cup game between Ajax and PSV. After landing on Amsterdam airport after Euro 2020 Björn Kuipers still had doubts about continuing, but during his holidays he made the decision. “After the […] Continue reading...
Jan from Dutch Referee blog organises a webinar on the 2021-2022 Laws of the Game changes. This webinar will be held on 31st of July 2021 at 10 am CET. You can ask live questions in the Zoom session. Want to register for this event? You can sign-up here and tick the webinar box or […] Continue reading...
Anthony Taylor fitness tips and exercises for you in this blog post. The Premier League match official has given some insights in his training sessions on the Premier League website and below I’ll explain them to you Referee training exercise 1 One of the drills involves running four lengths of a football pitch continuously. “You […] Continue reading...
Referee Nathan Verboomen is carried by a positive flow: FIFA referee, officiating Belgium’s top-billing matches… “It appears I have not reached my ceiling yet,” he muses in an interview with Dutch Referee Blog. In addition to offering a glimpse into Nathan’s career, this interview will spill the details of the weekly training regimen of an […] Continue reading...
The Euro 2020 training preparation for referees is crucial to set a top performance during the tournament. And according to Werner Helsen it is, amongst other things, due to covid a season that we will not soon forget. With competition stops, preparations with restrictions and furthermore a packed schedule with postponed matches to be played […] Continue reading...
A match-simulation session for referees is way to replicate the physical demands referees need for a game. Werner Helsen was so kind to share an example of a session, which he created for Uefa referees at Euro 2020. Read the full interview with Werner Helsen, Sports Scientist & Training Expert at UEFA and professor and […] Continue reading...
Week 31 Laws of the Game Quiz 2020-2021 Video for question one Quiz (best of) Laden… Continue reading...
Referee Clément Turpin officiates the Europa League final in 2021 and will go to the next European Championships. In this blog post you’ll get a look into his career, plus some great insights in his fitness routines and match preparation. The quotes in this story come from the wonderful Uefa documentary Man in the Middle. You […] Continue reading...
Week 30 Laws of the Game Quiz 2020-2021. Laden… Continue reading...
Referee Riem Hussein officiates the Women’s Champions League final in 2021. In this story you’ll read some tips from this German top referee, based on an interview she gave to Uefa before the final. A dream comes true for her and she’s happy with the support of her team. “You can’t be successful as a […] Continue reading...
The 2021 UEFA Europa League final referee is Clément Turpin. His French team is assisted by Slavko Vinčić as 4th official and Pol van Boekel as one of the AVARs. Below the image the names of the full team. If quotes available, they’ll follow. Referee: Clément Turpin (France) Assistants: Nicolas Danos, Cyril Gringore (both France) […] Continue reading...
The 2021 UEFA Champions League final referee is Antonio Mateu Lahoz. He’ll lead a the refereeing team that officiates Manchester City – Chelsea. Below you’ll find the full details of the refereeing team. If quotes become available, I’ll add them too. Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain) Assistants: Pau Cebrián Devis, Roberto Díaz Pérez del […] Continue reading...
Week 29 Laws of the Game Quiz 2020-2021. Video for question 1 Laden… Continue reading...
How to improve acceleration as referee? Being in the right position is crucial for referees. If you want to get there, acceleration is a key physical factor. In this blog post FIFA Fitness Instructor Stephen Oduor and Polish referee and fitness expert Michal Bobrek share some great insights on how you can improve your acceleration. […] Continue reading...
Week 28 Laws of the Game Quiz 2020-2021. Video for question 1 Laden… Continue reading...
Week 27 Laws of the Game Quiz 2020-2021. Video for question 1 Laden… Continue reading...
Michele Scarpino is expert in sport business management and also officiates in San Marino and Italy at national level. The Calabria-born Scarpino lives in Bologna, where he started refereeing during his studies in 2007. It’s also the area where Italian top referees Pierluigi Collina and Nicola Rizzoli come from. In this interview you’ll learn how […] Continue reading...
High intensity exercise for referees Premier League. I got inspired by Vicky Smith, physical trainer for PGMOL, the professional referees’ organisation in the Premier League. Explanation of the test The exercises is easy. You change high intensity with jogging. Let’s begin: You’ll start at the arc of the penalty area. You run diagonally to the […] Continue reading...
Referee teams for UEFA EURO 2020. Teams announced by Uefa. Felix Brych (Germany) Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey) Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain) Andreas Ekberg (Sweden) Orel Grinfeeld (Israel) Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania) Sergei Karasev (Russia) Istvan Kovacs (Romania) Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands) Danny Makkelie (Netherlands) Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain) Michael Oliver (England) Daniele Orsato (Italy) Artur […] Continue reading...
Week 26 Laws of the Game Quiz 2020-2021. Video for question 1 Laden… Continue reading...
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