UEFA and FIFA on the uniformity of refereeing standards

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The desire to create a standardised system of refereeing has meant that guidance has been issued to national associations and directives have been given to referees through UEFA and FIFA training events. The subsequent responses and reaction to these UEFA and FIFA directives and their success in the view of national associations and elite referees are considered in this chapter. The intention of these UEFA and FIFA guidelines, including the direction given to national associations is to promote greater standardisation of practices and uniformity in associated training programmes for elite referees and the associated difficulties are also discussed here.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElite Soccer Referees
Subtitle of host publicationOfficiating in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A
EditorsTom Webb
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781315656809
ISBN (Print)9780367231170, 9781138101616
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Football


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