The FIFA Referees Committee, chaired by FIFA Vice-President Ángel María Villar Llona, selected on 22 October 2008 a group of 38 referees from which the definitive list of referees for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ will be chosen.
All of the preselected referees have attended various seminars organised by FIFA and officiated at FIFA competitions since the process began at the end of 2006.
The criteria applied for the selection included technical, physical, medical and psychological tests, as well as the referees' performances in international matches.
The same process will be used when making the final selection, which will take place in early 2010.
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