Futsal match officials strengthen fitness and knowledge ahead of busy 2020
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) reinforced its commitment to raise the standards of futsal match officials in Asia after successfully conducting the Futsal Referees Seminar and Futsal Referee Instructors Seminar.
The participants benefitted from the seminars in preparation for the upcoming season where a strong line-up of AFC futsal competitions are scheduled, including the AFC Futsal Championship Turkmenistan 2020 from February 26 to March 8.
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Referee Academy programme continues to educate potential match officials, with the initiative benefitting more than 100 aspiring referees from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations since 2017.
With the aim of producing more world-class match officials, participants undergo a structured programme focused on practical, theoretical, classroom sessions, technical education and fitness. They are also educated on the latest amendments to the Laws of the Game.
It was a successful year in 2019 with Batch 2017 completing five modules of the Intermediate Level, while Batch 2018 underwent the full Introductory Level and kicked off the first module of the Intermediate Level from December 8 to 12, 2019.
AFC match officials honoured at biggest-ever Refereeing Conference
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Tuesday celebrated the achievements of its leading match officials at the start of the biggest-ever AFC Refereeing Conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The opening ceremony honoured eight referees and assistant referees who were presented the AFC Referees Memento Award. The officials were recognised for their outstanding service in raising the refereeing standards in Asia.
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AFC Futsal Directors' Workshop 2019 concludes in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur: The Continent’s Futsal Directors were presented with the AFC’s latest development updates during the AFC Futsal Director’s Workshop 2019 that concluded in the Malaysian capital on Thursday.
With the 16th edition of the AFC Futsal Championship set to be staged in Turkmenistan next February, the workshop provided updates for the benefit of the Directors and their respective Member Associations.
Kuala Lumpur: With the transfer window open, business is being conducted at a furious pace as teams strengthen ahead of the 2018 AFC Champions League resuming and various national leagues kicking off. The-AFC.com picks out some of the biggest movers in recent weeks.
Islamic Republic of Iran international Saman Ghoddos has signed a five-year contract with French side Amiens SC.
The Swedish-born Iranian began his professional career in Sweden's Division 1 Limhamn Bunkeflo in 2011 and Trelleborg in 2013 before progressing to the Superettan a year later with Syrianska.