Photo series: World Cup preparation for referees

Photo series: World Cup preparation for referees. The photo’s are made Lorenzo Fontani, a Sky Sport journalist. He published them on Twitter and I embedded them in the blog post below.

All referees doing their excercises.

Photo of Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura.

Nicola Rizzoli check the video screen during the world cup preparation for referees.

Björn Kuipers looks very happy during the Fifa training for referees.

Felix Brych on the sidelines.

The photo’s in this photo series “World Cup preparation for referees” were embedded from Twitter and made by Lorenzo Fontani.

5 qualities World Cup referees should have

Cover of Fifa Weekly issue 1 with info about 5 qualities World Cup referees should have.

Cover of Fifa Weekly issue 1 with info about 5 qualities World Cup referees should have

The anticipation is building among referees about who will go to the World Cup, says Massimo Busacca, Fifa’s Head of Refereeing in the new magazine Fifa Weekly.

Fifa confirmed to Arbitro Internacional that the referee committee will have a meeting on 14th and 15th of January to select the WC referees.

But what qualities do these referees need to have according the international referee boss to become a candidate for the world cup in Brazil? This are 5 key factors to become a top referee – things every referee should work on – 5 qualities World Cup referees shoul have:

  1. Impeccable performances and the fullest concentration in the matches in the period before the World Cup.
  2. Consistency. Be able to make decisions based on uniform and consistent criteria.
  3. Fast decision-making. Be able to make correct calls in a split-second
  4. Understanding different footballing cultures and mentalities. That means: watching and re-watching videos and writing down the differences.
  5. Good positioning to see exactly what has taken place.

Read the full magazine below or open it in a new tab via this link.

Fifa World Cup 2014 referee kits from Adidas

Fifa World Cup 2014 referee kits ware released by Adidas. You can already order them at refereeworld.com. The kits could be delivered from January.

Click to enlarge them.

And, do you like the Fifa World Cup 2014 referee kits by Adidas for football referees?