Monday, June 7, 2010

Sports News (07.06.2010)


FIFA names 30 referees for World Cup
JOHANNESBURG: The FIFA Referee Committee has named 30 Referees from 28 countries ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The FIFA Refereeing Department headed by Spanish former international referee José Maria García-Aranda who refereed at both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 UEFA European Championship was responsible for coordinating and organising all of the activities involving the candidate referees.

The RAP working group, a team of international experts in the fields of refereeing technique, fitness and psychology was set up by FIFA to monitor and analyse all of the information on the candidate referees, involving those responsible for refereeing in each confederation. The FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) were another key group in this process.

The latest technology has been implemented in the preparation of the referees both within practical training, and interactive sessions, whilst performances at respective FIFA competitions were also analysed and evaluated.
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Theoretical tests undertaken exclusively in English – which has been the lingua franca for FIFA’s referees for many years – to ensure appropriate knowledge of the Laws of the Game, the regulations for FIFA competitions and the directives of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) were also a regular feature during the last three years.

Messi wants to avoid England
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Fowler stays three clear at Memorial
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Sinkewitz learning to look the peloton in the eye
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Nadal reclaims French Open title
PARIS: Rafa Nadal reclaimed his French Open crown in emphatic style on Sunday when he battered Sweden’s Robin Soderling 6-4 6-2 6-4 to win t ... more
Ijaz Butt defends withdrawal of penalties on players
LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt defended the removal of bans and fines on players who were penalised just three months ago ... more
Strauss satisfied as England tame Tigers
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Haddin ruled out of ODIs against England
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ECB rejects Kaneria’s suspension
LONDON: Clearing the air over Danish Kaneria’s reported suspension from county cricket over his alleged involvement in spot fixing, England ... more
Five-star Finn finishes off Bangladesh
MANCHESTER: Steven Finn took five wickets as England thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 80 runs inside three days in the second Test to w ... more
More trouble for Pawar over IPL bid
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‘IPL an easy target for match-fixers’
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We were unconvincing throughout the series: Raina
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Farah wins 10,000m in Marseille
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Count Basso among my Tour rivals, says Contador
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Switzerland hold Italy as Serbia record thrilling win
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Winning more important than style, says Maicon
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Drogba has successful operation on elbow
BERNE: Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba has undergone a successful operation on his fractured elbow although his team did not say whether h ... more
England’s King ready to fill in for Rio Ferdinand
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Sharafi Mohammaden clinch 360 trophy
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‘Team is better than ’86 champions’
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S African president says country ready for kickoff
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Pedrosa lands Moto Grand Prix crown
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Murray relishes return to Queen’s after pain in Paris
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Italy united in heralding its first ‘Queen of France’
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Quieroz returns for unfinished WC business
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