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FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021 – News – Referees preparation for FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021: ‘Road to Lithuania venture’ officially launched

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FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021 - News - Referees preparation for FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021™: 'Road to Lithuania project' officially launched

  • FIFA launched for the primary time a Futsal referees preparation venture for a World Cup
  • 76 potential candidates began their preparation
  • Final appointments for the FIFA Futsal World Cup™ to be made in August 2021

The Road to Lithuania 2021 has develop into a actuality thanks to the imaginative and prescient, and dedication of FIFA Referee Committee Chairman Pierluigi Collina and FIFA Director of Refereeing Massimo Busacca. Their management has empowered a bunch of Futsal refereeing specialists (one from every Confederation) to develop a strategic plan to develop, practice, and put together the highest Futsal refereeing prospects for the chance to work the top of the game – a FIFA World Cup.

Over a 12 months in the past, this group of specialists began the method by revamping the Futsal Laws of the Game so as to make them extra participant and referee pleasant. It is subsequently vital to underline {that a} competent group of futsal specialists (coaches and gamers) had been concerned on this course of too. This rewrite led to hours upon hours of conferences and evaluation of match conditions in order that there might be a uniform and constant interpretation of the Futsal Laws.

The last a part of the ‘Road to Lithuania 2021’ has been the engagement of the 76 FIFA Futsal Referee Candidates (10 ladies and 66 males) from 52 totally different nations and from all Confederations. Despite the obstacles introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, FIFA has been ready to provide digital programs to the cross-Confederation referee candidates with the target to guarantee right and constant software of the Laws. Using an in depth catalog of video clips, the skilled instructors have begun the method of offering the candidate referees with essentially the most up-to-date date coaching and knowledge thereby guaranteeing they excel if they’re referred to as upon to blow the whistle in Lithuania later this 12 months. Numerous and in depth programs (each just about and in-individual) are scheduled over the months previous the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™. The goal: To guarantee the chosen referees are completely ready and supply elite performances on the world’s stage.

“The Road to Lithuania 2021 is a first in the preparation of FIFA’s best Futsal referees and speaks highly of FIFA’s focus to provide the highest quality officials for their top Futsal competition”, says Brian Hall, member of FIFA’s Referees Committee supervising Futsal. “It highlights FIFA’s commitment to provide only the best referees for the Futsal World Cup. Every effort is being made to engage the pool of referee candidates almost nine months prior to the first match. As the referees begin their journey on the Road to Lithuania, they will be challenged both mentally and physically and they will need to earn the right to step on the pitch in Lithuania. The aim is to reach uniformity and consistency in their way of officiating games and in taking decisions”, underlines Hall.

In August, 38 referees will then be chosen. Those match officers will officiate video games throughout crucial Futsal competitors on the planet. The FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™ can be performed from 12 September to 3 October 2021 within the cities of Kaunas, Klaipeda and Vilnius.

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