Referees in the media (week 44, 45 & 46)

‘Referees in the media’ will be published each Monday on the Dutch Referee Blog and provides remarkable or interesting quotes and links to articles worth reading.

This is the route for me to my personal destination which is officiating in the World Cup and Asian Cup. I think I’m on my way.

Chinese referee Wang Di after his promotion to the Asian referees Development Group.

“The referees should get much more help because their mistakes are seen all over television.”

Uefa president Michel Platini favours use of goal-line assistants. At the same moment he also stated that he’s against the use of technology in football.

“I will always remember Giulio not only as a great referee, a competent and passionate administrator, and a respected match and referee inspector, but also as a man of authority and character who left his mark on Italian refereeing and contributed to the development of refereeing at European and global level.”

Fifa president Sepp Blatter after Giulio Campati passed away on the age of 88. Campati was an international referee and was a member of both the Fifa and Uefa Referee Committee from 1968 to 1992.

“The fifth man opened his mouth, that’s not what they normally do.”

PSV Eindhoven player Keven Strootman was surprised that extra assistant Anthony Taylor advised referee Stuart Attwell to recall his decision to give a penalty kick. Correct call by the way.

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