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    Referee age limit abolished soon by Fifa

    The referee age limit will be abolished soon, announced the Fifa Executive Committee. Now international referees have to stop at the age of 45. Fifa regulations say that a referee “shall not have reached the age of 45 [born in 1967 or later]* on 1 January of the year for which they have been nominated”. Blatter announced the new measures after he heared he will be banned as IOC member when he turns 80. At a press conference the current Fifa president said that referees “shall be carefully evaluated”. “The executive committee approved the proposal from the referees committee”, a Fifa statement said, “that every FIFA referee over the age…