A soccer referee has been critically injured after being attacked by a 17-year-old player angry about a call made during the game, police said.
Match officials often face a torrent of abuse from angry players and on some occasions the attacks can turn violent.
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.
A Spanish National Police officer has been suspended after he allegedly assaulted a teenage soccer referee, beating him so badly he lost his spleen.
Hundreds of soccer matches at club and national team level have been fixed in a global betting scam run from Singapore, police said on Monday, in a blow to the image of the world’s most popular sport and a multi-billion dollar industry.
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.
UEFA wants the International Board, the game’s law-making body, to postpone Thursday’s expected decision authorising goalline technology and start further debate on the matter, general secretary Gianni Infantino said on Saturday.