Referees on track to joining AFC Elite Panel
Kuala Lumpur: 20 football and 10 futsal referees have completed the AFC Elite Referees Selection course which concluded at the AFC House in Malaysia on Sunday.
Centred around the theme of ‘Be the Elite!’, the referees are on track to joining the list of AFC Elite Referees, where if selected, they will be eligible to officiate at the most prestigious competitions at the Continental and international stages.
Throughout the four-day course, the football and futsal referees were evaluated on their technical knowledge and physical condition to officiate in high level matches through various assessments.
From a theoretical approach, the referees were updated with the latest amendments to the Laws of the Game and were tested through individual and group interactive practical evaluations. It also included video tests of match incidents and report writing.
The participants’ fitness level was assessed through the official FIFA Fitness Test, where the referees underwent practical sessions on the field of play at the Kuala Lumpur Football Association Stadium (football) and the Bandar Tun Razak Kompleks (futsal).