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.
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.
Jeb Brovsky of the Montreal Impact was only 19 minutes into Saturday’s match against Columbus Crew when he was sent off for striking an opponent with his elbow during a header.
Referees are using their best judgment to detect diving. In a Belgian amateur match between Templeuve and Quevy, Julien Lecomte takes an elbow to the back of the head as he goes for a header. He suffered a concussion and three displaced vertebrae from the collision and had to be carted off the pitch on a stretcher.
A Hong Kong youth match turned violent when one player from the English Schools Foundation Lions team was captured on video kicking a 12-year-old playing for Kitchee Escola team in the head during the game.
Perhaps no other referee in history experienced the solo pursuit of honesty that Esse Baharmast faced in the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. He faced global scrutiny for a critical decision that initially portrayed him as a villainous referee, but eventually led to his complete vindication.
Retaliation fouls may occur from a build-up of frustration over time, but they often occur immediately after contact where a player perceives such contact to be a foul.
When faced with a challenge in the Penalty Area, the Referee must make a decision regarding not only foul or no-foul, but whether misconduct has occurred.
Over 125 referees attended a special presentation by FIFA dignitary Peter Mikkelsen on July 19, 2010 in Culver City, CA. Mikkelsen shared insights from his spectacular career as a FIFA Referee and his latest experiences on the FIFA Referee Committee.