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Pioneering women’s officials hope historic achievement will be first of many for female AFC referees!

Having made history as the first female referee to take charge of an AFC Champions League match, Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita sees a future where such achievements are a regular occurrence throughout Asian and world football. Thursday’s Group G match between Melbourne City FC and Jeonnam Dragons took on extra significance …

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UEFA Youth League final to be refereed by Germany’s Harm Osmers!

Exciting career moments are lined up for German referee Harm Osmers in the coming period – starting with his assignment for Monday’s UEFA Youth League final. The 37-year-old, who gained his FIFA international badge in 2020, is relishing the opportunity to take charge of the big match between RB Salzburg …

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AFC women’s match officials poised to create history in AFC Champions League!

Asian football history will be made in the 2022 AFC Champions League – Group Stage later today as Yoshimi Yamashita from Japan is poised to become the first female referee to manage a tie in the Continent’s premier men’s club competition. Alongside Yamashita, Assistant Referees, Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi …

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Referee teams appointed for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022!

The UEFA Referees’ Committee has appointed the 12 referees and their referee assistant teams who will take charge of the 31 matches at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, which will take place in England from July 6 to 31. The full list of referees who have been selected (in alphabetical order): …

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Tahiti host FIFA Instructors for two referees courses!

The Fédération Tahitienne de Football (FTF) held two courses earlier this year in Papeete, which saw FIFA Instructors attend in person for the first time in two years. Perry Gautier was the instructor for the Futsal Referees Course in February, while Alain Lim led a football MA Referees Course in …

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AFC Referees Committee reinforces ambitions to build on Asia’s proud legacy!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Referees Committee held its fifth meeting today and applauded the world-class standards of Asian refereeing whilst reiterating its ambitions towards increasing the talent pool and opportunities for AFC match officials to maintain the Continent’s proud record on the world stage. In the virtual meeting, chaired …

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IFA – CRA Referee Academy launches their second batch!

The IFA – CRA Referee Academy on Saturday, March 26 launched their second year batch of referees in Kolkata. The Indian Football Association (IFA) honorary secretary Joydeep Mukherjee inaugurated the second year curriculum at the CRA tent on Saturday. IFA joint secretary Sufal Ranjan Giri, Rakesh Jhan, Nazrul Islam and …

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Match officials set for educational journey in the AFC Referee Academy!

The AFC Referee Academy on Monday welcomed its largest-ever intake of 50 match officials from 28 Member Associations (MAs) who will undergo a three-year educational programme that is specifically and carefully designed to produce more world-class referees in Asia. Batch 4 of the AFC Referee Academy will comprise of 41 …

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From Chemical Engineer to AFC Elite Referees Panel, Venkatesh Ramachadran overcomes tough challenges in life!

In a major boost for Refereeing in India, Venkatesh Ramachadran has been selected as AFC Elite Men Referees Panel 2022, having completed four years in the AFC Referee Academy successfully. “I feel very happy at this moment and I thank each and everyone who supported and helped to reach this …

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