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.
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.
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.