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Braamhaar talks about importance of refereeing

International referee Eric Braamhaar will visit Excelsior’31, the club I’ve always played soccer for, next Saturday. He’ll talk about the importance of the referee and how clubs can get more people interested in refereeing.

The Netherlands had a referee system with club referees, because they can’t get enough FA refs. In our country around 33.000 matches are played, confirmed Dutch FA KNVB. Their stats: 6.000 of the matches are officiated by FA refs, 17.000 by club refs and the other ones by coaches and parents of the kids.

Braamhaar just confirmed an interview. Looking forward to that. Have some questions about international refereeing or about officiating in general for Eric Braamhaar? Let me know.

Meeting info: Invitation of the referee meeting with Eric Braamhaar (Dutch)


  • SoaresKafe

    Today, Eric Braamhaar had turn football in a lie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Had made several errors, which prevented the football.

    A football game is a show that is paid by supporters who want to see two
    teams to play football and not intended to be misled by errors in the
    refree. These errors make football a lie.

    I paid to go watch a football game and watched a falsehood perpetrated by
    an refree.

  • dutchreferee

    I didn’t see the match. What errors did he make? Would video technology be a solution to prevent a referee from making these kind of errors?
    I also watch football to see two teams compete in a good match, but don’t you think a referee sometimes should say ‘it’s enough’ when players make it worse on the pitch?

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