World Cup referees continue preparations for the World Cup in Qatar

Cairo-Doha: The International Football Association Board (FIFA) held three seminars to prepare 36 referees, 69 assistant referees and 24 video referees from all six continental associations, who were chosen to manage the World Cup matches that will begin in Qatar next November. Today, Monday, the official FIFA website stated: “The three-day seminars saw the referees meeting in Asuncion, Paraguay (CONMEBOL and CONMEBOL), Doha, Qatar (the Asian Confederation, the Confederation of Oceania and the Confederation of African Football), Madrid, Spain (UEFA), under the leadership of Pierluigi Collina, President of the FIFA Referees Committee, and Massimo Busacca, FIFA Referee Director “. He said: “The match officials were tested every day in theoretical lessons and training sessions on the pitch, which allowed them to simulate and practice different situations in matches “. the use of technology, but technology is in act to reduce the possibility of an accident occurring. “Human error can affect the outcome of the match, as the best referee in the world can make a mistake, as the referee is human and we are aware of it.” The Dutch referee Danny Makelele said: “There is no doubt that my choice to participate in the World Cup is the realization of his highest professional dream. On top, I was dreaming of the World Cup. “As for wise assistant Karen Diaz (Mexico), she hopes she is one of the six pioneering women, along with referees Stephanie Frappart (France), Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda), Yamashita Yoshimi (Japan) and co-writers Newsa Pak (Brazil) and Catherine Nisbet (USA) Those selected to participate in the Men’s World Cup will offer opportunities for more women. In this regard, Diaz said: “I am very happy and I am very grateful. to all those who have given me this opportunity. We need to make sure this isn’t the only time in where women are chosen to referee World Cup matches, but rather one of the many times to come. (Dpa)