Refereeing

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Teaching Material

Compiled by the FIFA Refereeing Department with help from FIFA instructors, the confederations and member associations, this teaching material is base...
    Laws of the Game
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      The Referees' Committee applies and interprets the Laws of the Game, can propose necessary rule changes to the Executive Committee and appoints refe...
        • Ausbilung der FIFA Schiedsrichtern im Home of FIFA. Zuerich, 27.03.2014. Copyright by: foto-net / Kurt Schorrer
        • FIFA refereeing course in South Sudan
        • Potential referees for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 14 May 2013
        • Potential referees for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 14 May 2013
        • FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and the potential referees for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 14 May 2013
        • FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and the potential referees for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015™ at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 14 May 2013
        • FIFA seminar for Brazil 2014 referees in Dubai
        • FIFA’s Head of Refereeing Massimo Busacca at the FIFA seminar for Brazil 2014 referees in Dubai
        • FIFA’s Head of Refereeing Massimo Busacca at the FIFA seminar for Brazil 2014 referees in Dubai