Suara.com – FIFA announced 18 referees, 36 assistant referees and 18 Video Assistant Referee (VAR) referees to lead the FIFA U-17 World Cup or the 2023 U-17 World Cup which will be held in Indonesia.
“We are looking forward to the first FIFA tournament being played in Indonesia, because this will be a tournament that is key for referees. Referees will also be part of the overall history that will be inherited from the U-17 World Cup in Indonesia,” said Chairman of the FIFA Referee Committee Pieluigi Collina reported by ANTARA from FIFA’s official statement, Wednesday (27/9/2023).
Legendary Italian referee Pierluigi Collina (AFP)
The selected referees will participate in a seminar held a few days before the tournament starts. The seminar preparation material includes reviewing and analyzing video clips of situations and taking part in live practical training sessions with players.
Collina said that the tournament taking place in Indonesia would be one of the tournaments that would provide an opportunity for the selected referees to show their abilities on the international stage.
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“Reflecting on the success of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina, this tournament also provides an opportunity for selected FIFA referees to show their abilities in an international class tournament while taking a crucial career path for the advancement of their careers in the future,” said the former national referee. the Italian.
Apart from the 18 referees, 36 assistant referees and 18 VAR referees, three Indonesian referees, namely Aprisman Aranda, Thoriq Alkatiri and Yudi Nurcahya, are included in the ranks of assistant referees at the U-17 FIFA World Cup.
The U-17 FIFA World Cup will be competed in four cities, namely Newsdelivers.com, Solo, Bandung and Surabaya. The U-17 World Cup takes place from 10 November to 2 December.