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Laws of the Game 2016/17
Written by Scott Ferguson   
Friday, 15 April 2016 18:05

The International Football Association Board have released the text of the 2016/17 Laws of the Game document.

The new laws represent the biggest overhaul of the laws in many years, with a number of substantial changes being made particularly in the treatment of denying obvious goal-scoring opportunities.

2014 FIFA Match Officials
Written by FFA   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 14:32

Alan Milliner, Kirralee Andruschak & Casey Reibelt are the latest Australian match officials to receive their FIFA Refereeing badges after FIFA recently announced the 2014 international referees list.

Football Federation Australia Director of Referees, Ben Wilson, is very proud of Australia's latest additions and also the continuing members of the international refereeing panel.

Under-pressure video referees to explain decisions
Written by Dean Ritchie, The Daily Telegraph   
Friday, 30 August 2013 19:33

The NRL will revolutionise rugby league forever on Friday with under-pressure video referees to publicly explain their decisions to millions of Channel Nine viewers.

The Daily Telegraph can exclusively reveal that video refs will be called upon to explain each contentious decision to television fans for the next two NRL rounds and then throughout the finals series.

FFA takes a stand against its 'rebel' referees
Written by Val Migliaccio, The Advertiser   
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 13:14

Football Federation Australia issued a stern warning to uncontracted referees when rookies handled two A-League friendly matches over the weekend.

The A-League's top flight match officials shock match day omissions comes after FFA reportedly locked out 22 A-League uncontracted officials from last weekend's AIS-based referees preseason assessment in Canberra.

FFA made a strong stand when Jarred Gillett - the A-League's 2012 grand final referee - was scrubbed off officiating at the Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Heart clash on Monday.