Videos & Articles — Fri 13th June 2014

33 REFEREES & 57 ASSISTANT REFEREES appointed to 2104 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
OFFICIALS appointed for first four games, 1-4
2014 FIFA WORLD CUP REFEREES – click ‘All Related items’, bottom right, and then click on the referee’s name for a video on each of the 33 referees
Referee profiles
Referee statistics
Referee Daniel Bennett ( South Africa ) sent home, injured
Assistant Referee Ravinesh Kumar ( Fiji ) misses out.  Reserve AR Mark Rule (NZ) replaces him.
Vanishing Spray and Goal Line Technology will be used
FIFA : World Cup referees told to focus on protecting players
KEITH HACKETT : Let’s get a grip on grapplers
JOHN OLIVER tears apart FIFA and its World Cup preparations (13 min video – very funny – find time to listen!)
2014 FIFA World Cup – Group matches, dates, times, BBC/ITV
World Cup teams and squad numbers – click on country on map and scroll down
The squads in numbers — statistics
World Cup kits
‘YOU ARE THE REF3’ – available from www.theguardian.com/bookshop  for £9.99 postage free.  The book starts with the evolution of football, and then all the major Law changes from 1863, so readers can see how the field markings and Laws were introduced throughout the 150 years up to 2013 thus shaping the game as we know it today
YOU-ARE-THE-REF.COM launched 10th June 2014
YOU ARE THE REF

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