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Copa America 2024

/ 20 days ago

Female referees to make historic debut at Copa America

CONMEBOL have made history by announcing that the 2024 Copa America would include female referees for the very first time. With this decision, soccer has reached a major turning point in its fight for gender parity. The tournament, scheduled from June 20 to July 14 in the United States, will include a total of 101 […]


/ 37 days ago

Conference League referee has history of match-fixing ban

Thursday brings Aston Villa to Athens to take on Olympiacos in Piraeus in Leg 2 of the Europa Conference League semi-finals. The English side trails by two goals after the first leg. Still, the club sitting fourth in the Premier League is rearing for a comeback in Europe. To advance to the championship match against […]


/ 43 days ago

PGMOL targets VAR change in Premier League next season

Following video assistant referee intervention, Premier League fans may finally find out next season why officials have altered their minds. PGMOL has suggested a significant modification to the VAR system. As things are, spectators have no idea why referees consult the pitchside monitor and then reverse their judgment. As a result, the Premier League officials […]


/ 49 days ago

Female referee crew to be in charge of Serie A for first time

According to Thursday's Italian Referee Association (AIA) announcement, a referee crew consisting of only female officials will oversee a Serie A game this coming weekend. After last Monday's Derby della Madonnina victory against AC Milan, Inter Milan was crowned Serie A champions. There was no more gratifying method for Inter to earn their 20th Scudetto […]


/ 50 days ago

Ligue 1 set for major changes that would impact referees

Referees in Ligue 1 are likely to use a microphone audio system method for the next season. We may now see the result of the matter that has been discussed for many months. When asked about the upcoming women's and men's French Cup finals, referee chief Antony Gautier told L'Équipe in March that a "complete […]


/ 96 days ago

Madrid release another video of referees' errors despite inquiry

Real Madrid were the subject of an inquiry that was disclosed earlier this week by the Spanish Football Federation. For one thing, they have been utilizing their TV station to air documentaries. In those videos, they criticize the ‘errors’ of the referees who will be in charge of their next matches. As the first team […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 111 days ago

Youth and college referees step in to officiate 2024 MLS games

The 2024 season of Major League Soccer has begun with a lockout of referees. Due to the failure of the Professional Referees Organization (PRO) and the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, MLS has used substitute referees in all of its games. Just as the season was about to […]

Inter Miami CF

/ 117 days ago

MLS to start 2024 season with replacement referees

MLS referees withdrew from the 2024 season's first week of the season after the rejection of a collective bargaining deal. In fact, it has since caused widespread confusion. The outcome is that the league has had to bring in substitutes at the eleventh hour. Almost all members of the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) voted […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 117 days ago

Premier League club hires ref analyst to help with VAR decisions

Nottingham Forest has taken a bold step forward by bringing in Mark Clattenburg to help them navigate the unpredictable world of soccer officiating. In elite-level refereeing, his name is almost a byword. The 48-year-old has a stellar 13-year Premier League career under his belt. He has also managed the complex dynamics of the Champions League […]

English Football

/ 132 days ago

Sheffield Utd coach claims officials ref bottom clubs differently

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has plans to hold talks with Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) regarding a perceived bias against his club. The organization is currently responsible for refereeing in English professional soccer. Wilder made the announcement during a recent press conference leading up to their matchup Aston Villa on Saturday. The coach […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 135 days ago

Premier League VAR rules undergo significant change for 2024-25

Premier League officials are contemplating a historic change that would usher in a new era of VAR in soccer. Officials in the Premier League would supposedly explain VAR decisions to spectators during gameplay. President Howard Webb of PGMOL is leading the charge on this project. It seeks to restore faith in the league's officials by […]

Carlo Ancelotti

/ 139 days ago

Endless conflicts: Ancelotti fires back at Barca with Negreira dig

Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona, made the assertion earlier this week that Real Madrid are often favored in La Liga and that others are not treated fairly, leading Carlo Ancelotti to respond, citing the Negreira case. In the previous matchday, Los Blancos were down 2-0 after the first 45 minutes. However, with the help of […]


/ 142 days ago

Real Madrid's VAR leak prompts Spanish FA to file complaint

The new week has seen the continuation of the aftermath of Sunday's contentious match between Real Madrid and Almeria. It is because a VAR audio from two distinct events during the La Liga encounter went public without authorization. Against last-place Almeria at home last weekend in the Spanish league, Real Madrid almost avoided a humiliating […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 182 days ago

Premier League beefs up diversity with new referee assignments

The Premier League announced its newest referee assignments for later in December. It is bringing the first female referee ever and the first black referee in 15 years. It marks a watershed moment in the league's history. A first for the Premier League, Sam Allison will become the first Black official to officiate a game. […]

Crystal Palace

/ 187 days ago

Hodgson hints at retirement after controversial loss to Liverpool

A loss to Crystal Palace has given former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson an opportunity to vent his displeasure with the sport. Despite falling down early on Saturday at Selhurst Park, Liverpool rallied to win the Premier League match 2-1. Thanks to Mohamed Salah's 200th goal for the club and an injury-time strike from replacement Harvey […]