Friday, June 12, 2009

FIFA Referee Meeting

Following lunch this afternoon the team met with representatives of FIFA's referee department. Led by former FIFA referee and U.S. Soccer official Esse Baharmast, the group gave a 45-minute presentation on the laws of the game and how referees were being instructed to call matches during the tournament. Using video clips, they demonstrated how certain incidents and game situations would be handled. Ultimately, this effort allows players and coaches to know what to expect from the officials throughout the event.

5 comments:

vicky said...

As far as U.S soccer is concerned, perhaps the most important news of the week, Jermaine Jones from Schalke
has expressed an interest to play for the yanks! Bob please call him.

sslack6 said...

What guys on the team have twitter? Want to follow any/all updates.

ThaDeuce said...

jermaine jones wants to play with us ASAP. Thoughts?

aggies for Garcia said...

How is the internet speed in S.A.?

vikramb said...

Is this something new FIFA is trying? or does it already happen at all tournies? Seems like a good idea.