Attended by 69 Referees and 37 Experts and Coaches
Inauguration of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Referees Seminar
Dubai / Monday, March 12th, 2018: UAE FA President, HE Marwan bin Ghalita has inaugurated 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Referees Seminar which is hosted by UAE FA from 12 to 16 March 2018.
The seminar will be attended by 69 referees, assistant referees and video assistant referees representing AFC, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF and OFC. the event supervised by 37 refereeing experts headed by Pierluiji Collina, UEFA Head of Refereeing and Massimo Bussaca, FIFA Head of refereeing, beside a pool of elite instructors.
Bin Ghalita exalted the unlimited support of UAE wise leadership to various elements of the game as well as the constant follow-up of HH Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the Executive Council for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Honorary Chairman of UAE FA and his wise instructions on paying attention to football. All these have made UAE an international destination for staging of sporting events.
In his opening speech, Bin Ghalita welcomed Collina, Bussaca and the prospective referees for 2018 World Cup Russia, including the Asian referees: Mohamed Abdulla Hasan, Fahad Al Mardasi, Ravshan Irmatov, Satu Ruji and Nwaf Shukralla. He pointed out that UAE FA will harness all facilities for the success of this event.
For his part, Collina thanked UAE FA for hosting this international seminar and providing all necessary arrangements. He wishes success for participants.
The seminar will comprise many practical and theoretical sessions, including VAR, situations analysis and fitness tests.