Referees in the media (week 13 and 14)

‘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.

“That we feel good, says enough. The phone is constantly ringing, all with compliments.”

Referee Bjorn Kuipers is happy with his decisions in the Champions League match between Barcelona and AC Milan. He has given two penalty kicks to the home team.

“I can say with total certainty that the atmosphere took a turn for the worse after we beat them to the rights to host the World Cup. The referees didn’t have much sympathy for us.”

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has claimed that English referees have discriminated against Russian players after Russia won the 2018 World Cup bid.

I am rather skeptical, because in this respect, opinions differ yet.

Former German FA president Theo Zwanziger says that he, despite the plea of coaches and referees, does not favour goal-line technology.

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