Referees in the media (week 42)

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.

“In Berlin, there’s luckily everything: big, small, fat, thin, black, white, ugly, pretty. Nevertheless, a midget is still attracting more attention.”

Cem Yazirlioglu, with 1m38 the smallest referee in German leagues, who wants to climb up the German referee ranks.

“It’s nice with all the countries represented and the different thinking and different attitudes, it’s really interesting. It’s not always easy to get people from all these different backgrounds thinking along the same lines, but Sonia (Denoncourt, jth) does the job very well.”

Sports psychologist Esther Muller about Sonia Denoncourt, who coordinates the young female referees at the u17 Women’s World Cup.

Fifa World Cup 2014 logo.


“The road to Brazil started with a Fifa course in Zürich, for which 52 referees from the whole world, all from the shortlist, were invited.”

The road to get a place at the 2014 World Cup has begun for referees, says Bjorn Kuipers from The Netherlands.

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