This week’s news and video updates

With thanks to Mal Davies for his findings from the news…

Alan Wiley discusses incidents from games last weekend

Webb calls for tougher racism stance

Mark Halsey to retire and join BT Sport and also here

FIFA : Referee trios for Confederations Cup : 15th to 30th June 2013 in Brazil plus more here and here

MLS : Paul Rejer comments on a difficulty an AR has in his role

MLS : ‘Referee Week’ — an introduction

FRANCE : Referee error in shootout. Team offer to replay the semi-final.  Replay granted.

HOLLAND : Player accidentally tackles referee

ITALY : Racist chants halt Milan game.  Roma fined £42,000.  Blatter unhappy.

SPAIN : Spanish shuffle officials as calls for higher standards get louder

“Football Referees?  You must be joking” — very good book of jokes about referees — laugh during the close season!


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