30 referees appointed for World Cup

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pretoria - The FIFA Referees Committee on Friday appointed 30 referees representing 28 different countries for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The referees were picked from an initial group of 54 trios of referees from across the globe in 2007 when FIFA's executive committee created the Refereeing Assistance Programme (RAP).

The group of 30 trios of referees selected will participate in a training seminar next month.

In May, a final assessment will be conducted and a decision made regarding the acting and support referees prior to the first match appointments being made for the World Cup.