Costa Rica have submitted a letter of protest with FIFA in the wake of their 1-0 loss to the US national team in last Friday’s snowy 2014 World Cup qualifier at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park outside of Denver.
Former rugby player Glen Jackson refereed his first Test recently, just two years after he was playing in the Premiership final for Saracens. The idea of such a thing happening with a professional footballer seems absurd, but why?
Former FIFA Referee Tim Weyland sat down on September 29, 2012 with 2012 Olympic Referees: Kari Seitz, Veronica Perez and Marlene Duffy.
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Being a soccer referee is sometimes a thankless job. The ultimate responsibility is player safety, but they have to deal with much more than that — the elements, hot tempers, and fans.
A brawl broke out in a Brazilian second division match which showcased a collection of flying kicks, punches, slide tackles, injuries, and 12 red cards.
Violence broke out in a Campeonato Amazonense match between Iranduba and Sao Raimundo-AM in Brazil. Globo reports that Iranduba’s Derlan made an insulting gesture to the referee after he was given a yellow card. The fourth official alerts the referee and out comes the red card for Derlan. This incenses the player into a rage and he snaps.
Last week, we reported Antonio Vitale of Alliance, Ohio was the Youngest Referee in the United States. This generated a lot of comments from referees who started at age 9 or 10, lessening the credibility of Ohio’s Beacon Journal report.
A news crew filmed a violent assault during a girl’s high school soccer match between Chester High School and Lewisville High School on Monday evening in Chester County, South Carolina.
In Brazil this past Saturday, a police dog bit a player on the leg during a second-round match in the Rio Grande do Sul championship.