Following the seminars for prospective referees and assistant referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ held in Zurich in September 2012, we are pleased to inform you that as part of the preparations for the World Cup, the selected match officials are now invited to  attend a second seminar.

The seminars will be held in the confederations and are scheduled as follows:

- CONCACAF in Fort Lauderdale (USA): 4 – 7 April 2013

- CONMEBOL in Asuncion (Paraguay): 9 – 12 April 2013

- UEFA in Zurich (Home of FIFA): 16 – 19 April 2013

- AFC & OFC in Dubai (UAE): 22 – 25 April 2013

- CAF in Casablanca (Morocco): 27 – 30 April 2013

The seminars will focus on the following:

- Protecting players and the image of the game and FAIR PLAY
- Guarantee of decisional consistency and uniformity
- “Reading the game” (technical/tactical approach)
- Understanding different football mentalities (knowledge of teams)

 Please find a list of the selected referees and assistant referees for the seminar in the confederation’s region on the right hand side.