Stellar Performance: Referees Shine at IberCup Cascais

The recent IberCup Cascais tournament witnessed a display of exceptional officiating prowess as 77 referees took center stage amidst the action-packed matches involving over 300 teams. IberCup Cascais is an elite tournament with the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Juventus taking part and is held every Easter near Lisbon, before being followed up by […]

Former Premier League referee Roger East heading to IberCup Andalucia.

A former Premier League referee between 2013 and 2019, Roger East will join this year’s IberCup Andalucia in Spain! He will coach and offer his feedback, tips and advice to our group of referees. During his time on the Premier League Roger refereed 90 games in at the top English level, including games at some […]

Former UEFA Observer Zdravko Jokic at the IberCup Estoril

A former FIFA referee, for many years Zdravko Jokic, of Serbia, has been a staple in international football, having been of UEFA’s most respected referee observers for the past decade or so. Zdravko, who needs no introduction to the Referee Abroad community, will join this year’s IberCup Estoril in Portugal! He will coach and offer […]

Former FIFA Referee Peter Frojdfeldt heading to the IberCup

A guest who perhaps needs no introduction will join Referee Abroad’s 2024 summer tournaments: former FIFA and UEFA referee, as well an official on the EURO 2008 Final, Peter Fröjdfeldt will be with us for the IberCup Estoril in Portugal! He will coach and offer his feedback, tips and advice to our group of referees. […]

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) has landed at Referee Abroad

In the world of football, technology is playing an increasingly important role in ensuring fair and accurate decisions. And at Referee Abroad tournaments, our referees will soon be able to use Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology to assist in crucial decision-making thanks to a collaboration with AT4S and Spintso. VAR is a system that utilises […]

Adidas becomes Official Product Partner for Referee Abroad

RA and Adidas

Referee Abroad is delighted to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Adidas, the renowned sportswear brand. This collaboration aims to bring together the expertise and innovation of Adidas with our unique offerings for referees, creating a powerful synergy that will help revolutionise the industry. As our official product partner, we are pleased to be able to […]

Referee Abroad and AIA deepen alliances for Referee Erasmus Program

Referee Abroad is pleased to announce the renewal of the partnership with the Italian Referee Association (AIA) to launch the second edition of the Referee Erasmus Program in 2024.Following a successful first edition where Italian referees participated in international tournaments in Spain and Portugal, 2024 will see greater involvement of Italian match officials in events […]

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 […]