Official Partnership with the Referees’ Association of Japan

Referee Abroad is happy to announce the official partnership with the RAJ, Referees’ Association of Japan. The RAJ represents football referees in Japan and will enter an agreement of mutual partnership with Referee Abroad which will see the two organizations arrange joint referee development events where both Japanese and European officials will be able to […]

Partnership with the Irish Football Association.

Today, 25th of March 2022, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Irish Football Association, the governing body of football in Northern Ireland, and their referee department. Following a visit to Belfast, it has been agreed that the IFA will select and reward four young referees from its referee academy, who will […]

A night with two World Cup Final ARs

Referee Abroad hosted for an on-line webinar on assistant referees with Darren Cann and Leif Lindberg on March 24th. Arguably two of the best Assistant Referees in history, they both officiated on a World Cup Final, among many other important games. This was probably the first time ever two ARs from two different World Cup […]

A meeting with Chris & Tori Penso

On the 9th of February we hosted a Zoom session together with American PRO referees Chris & Tori Penso. Chris Penso is a MLS referee since 2009 and previously refereed the Indian Super League in India. He joined the FIFA list in 2013 and his first international assignment was on January 30, 2013, when he […]

A night with Howard Webb & Darren Cann

On the other day Howard Webb and Darren Cann joined our international referee community to discuss the role of referees and ARs and the importance of their relationship. Howard Webb is probably one of the most famous referees of the last twenty years. He officiated in the English Premier League from 2003 to 2014 and […]