Referees in the media will be published at the beginning of the week on the Dutch Referee Blog and provides remarkable or interesting quotes and links to articles worth reading.
The first quotes section of referees in the media in the new year has a new design. Hopefully you like it now quotes are shown better than just in italic.
AFC Quarterly: issue 1 2013
It was with great sadness that I received the news of Asian refereeing icon George Suppiah’s death. Mr. Suppiah was the face of Asian refereeing and made us all proud when he created history by becoming the first Asian referee to officiate a FIFA World Cup game in 1974 in then West Germany.- Zhang Jilong, China
AFC’s Acting President Zhang Jilong mourns over the death of George Suppiah in AFC Quarterly (pdf), a new magazine by the Asian Football Assosciation.
I know as well that referees are being lured by fixers who promise them a boost in their career when they get involved in match manipulation, because this fixer has good contacts in the federation.- Ralf Mutschke, Germany
According to FIFA head of security Ralf Mutschke gangs target 50 national leagues for match-fixing.
This project is part of the further professionalisation of refereeing in Belgium, and is intended to deliver better decisions, especially regarding crucial situations in and around the penalty area and in offside situations. Also, it will enable better judgement in match phases in which the ball did or did not cross the goal line.- Paul Allaerts, Belgium
Paul Allaerts, technical director for refereeing at the URBSFA-KBVB, supports Uefa’s policy by introducing additional assistant referees (AAR’s).
Enrico Wijngaarde: top referee in the Caribean.
My attitude is good and easily can make the big transition. It’s easy for me to adapt to big matches.- Enrico Wijngaarde, Suriname
The referee from Suriname says it’s easy for him to change between low-level matches in his home country and international Champions League matches. Enrico Wijngaarde hopes to get to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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