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FIFA’s Collina: We’ve asked referees to calculate stoppage time more accurately!

At the FIFA referees media day prior to the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar, the Chairman of the FIFA Referees Committee, Pierluigi Collina, gave notice that time lost due to different specific events that transpire during matches would be compensated for. The aim of this move …

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Refereeing and VAR statistics at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup!

A few days after French referee Stephanie Frappart blew the final whistle at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, FIFA reflected with satisfaction on the performance of the referees and how the implementation of Video assistant referee (VAR) had contributed to the resounding success of refereeing at the …

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AFC’s VAR decision correct, says Pierluigi Collina!

When legendary Italian match official Pierluigi Collina speaks about refereeing, everyone has to listen. Collina was in capital of the United Arab Emirates during the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 group stage as part of the preparation for the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system from the competition’s …

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Pierluigi Collina: FIFA is happy to help with the growth of VAR!

At the end of the first-ever VAR Instructor course put on by FIFA in Madrid this past week, legendary referee and current Chairman of FIFA’s Refereeing Committee Pierluigi Collina spoke with about the importance of the event, the state of VAR and where the technology might go in the …

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Pierluigi Collina to be replaced by Roberto Rosetti as UEFA’s Chief Refereeing Officer!

UEFA has announced that Roberto Rosetti is to replace Pierluigi Collina as its Chief Refereeing Officer, after Collina announced his decision to step down for personal reasons at the UEFA summer refereeing course in Nyon. Pierluigi Collina, 58, was appointed as UEFA’s first-ever Chief Refereeing Officer in 2010, following his …

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FIFA Referees’ Commission chairman Pierluigi Collina: Referees can count on me!

During his career, Pierluigi Collina officiated so diligently and competently that he was voted the world’s best referee for six consecutive years between 1998 and 2003. The Italian redefined the role and became the first star referee. Collina set great store by working hard and meticulously preparing himself for games. …

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