ProReferee http://www.proreferee.com Gear, Tips & Training for Professional Soccer Referees Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:32:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Englishman Webb blows whistle on 25 years as a referee http://www.proreferee.com/2014/08/englishman-webb-blows-whistle-25-years-referee/ http://www.proreferee.com/2014/08/englishman-webb-blows-whistle-25-years-referee/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:18:24 +0000 http://www.proreferee.com/?p=141295 Howard Webb, the Englishman who took charge of the 2010 World Cup final, has retired from refereeing to become technical director of English soccer's match officials' association, it was announced on Wednesday.

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Premier League to use vanishing spray from this season http://www.proreferee.com/2014/07/premier-league-use-vanishing-spray-season/ http://www.proreferee.com/2014/07/premier-league-use-vanishing-spray-season/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:38:53 +0000 http://www.proreferee.com/?p=140020 England’s Premier League referees will use vanishing spray at free kicks from this season after officials saw the benefits during the World Cup finals in Brazil, chief executive Richard Scudamore said on Wednesday. Referees carry a small aerosol can with the spray, used successfully at a World Cup for the first time, to mark the

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Referee dies from soccer player’s punch http://www.proreferee.com/2014/07/referee-dies-soccer-players-punch/ http://www.proreferee.com/2014/07/referee-dies-soccer-players-punch/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:31:26 +0000 http://www.proreferee.com/?p=139839 The referee of an adult soccer game at a Livonia park has died after being punched in the head by a player. John Bieniewicz, 44, died overnight at a hospital, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office. Police said he was knocked unconscious during a game Sunday at Mies Park. He was in critical

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Help for Referees, in a Can http://www.proreferee.com/2014/06/help-for-referees-in-a-can/ http://www.proreferee.com/2014/06/help-for-referees-in-a-can/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:20:28 +0000 http://www.proreferee.com/?p=139720 Even casual soccer fans may already be familiar with the sport’s infamous “magic spray,” the ubiquitous mist that team trainers use on seemingly every type of injury to help stricken — or, as they are occasionally known, faking — players recover from grave maladies without missing a single kick.

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FIFA’s Blatter Proposes Allowing Coaches to Challenge Ref Calls http://www.proreferee.com/2014/06/fifas-blatter-proposes-allowing-coaches-to-challenge-ref-calls/ http://www.proreferee.com/2014/06/fifas-blatter-proposes-allowing-coaches-to-challenge-ref-calls/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:10:03 +0000 http://www.proreferee.com/?p=139717 Sepp Blatter proposed giving soccer coaches the right to challenge decisions during matches, with television replays used to get refereeing calls right.

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Referees at the World Cup will run 6 to 8 miles every game http://www.proreferee.com/2014/06/referees-at-the-world-cup-will-run-6-to-8-miles-every-game/ http://www.proreferee.com/2014/06/referees-at-the-world-cup-will-run-6-to-8-miles-every-game/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:00:40 +0000 http://www.proreferee.com/?p=139712 Soccer referees are certainly the fittest officials in all of sports. To be able to make calls, a referee has to remain close to the ball while it’s in play, which means 90 minutes of almost non-stop running.

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Goal-line technology to be used in Brazil http://www.proreferee.com/2014/06/goal-line-technology-to-be-used-in-brazil/ http://www.proreferee.com/2014/06/goal-line-technology-to-be-used-in-brazil/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:00:38 +0000 http://www.proreferee.com/?p=139709 Was it a goal, or wasn't it? The question shouldn't need to be debated in the next five weeks in Brazil, where goal-line technology will be used for the first time in a World Cup.

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Nishimura of Japan to referee World Cup opener http://www.proreferee.com/2014/06/nishimura-of-japan-to-referee-world-cup-opener/ http://www.proreferee.com/2014/06/nishimura-of-japan-to-referee-world-cup-opener/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:28 +0000 http://www.proreferee.com/?p=139689 Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura will handle the opening game of the World Cup between Brazil and Croatia as FIFA picked the same official who oversaw the Brazilians' elimination in the last tournament in South Africa.

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High interest in hosting FIFA competitions http://www.proreferee.com/2014/05/high-interest-in-hosting-fifa-competitions/ http://www.proreferee.com/2014/05/high-interest-in-hosting-fifa-competitions/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 17:30:41 +0000 http://www.proreferee.com/?p=139566 FIFA is delighted to see the impressive interest from its member associations in hosting a FIFA competition, after the bidding process was opened for eight tournaments including the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™.

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Referees continue World Cup preparations http://www.proreferee.com/2014/04/referees-continue-world-cup-preparations/ http://www.proreferee.com/2014/04/referees-continue-world-cup-preparations/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:48:00 +0000 http://www.proreferee.com/?p=139403 Referees and assistant referees from Africa, CONCACAF and South America have been meeting for a week-long seminar at the Home of FIFA in Zurich in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.

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