FIFA approves panel of referees


The Pakistan Football Federation is conducting referees physical fitness test on Saturday (September 10) for the potential candidates, so as to qualify the laid down criteria of FIFA for the year 2012. The FIFA annually approves a panel of referees and assistant referees to supervise the international matches being organised by the AFC/FIFA.
According to an official of the PFF, it is a unique honour for any referees and assistant referees to be selected for the FIFA panel. The AFC Referee Committee and the AFC Executive Committee has included Pakistan in category five with Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Philippines and Sri Lanka for execution of physical test under the AFC arrangements.The Twenty potential candidates who fulfil the FIFA pre-requisites/physical standards have been selected to appear for the test. The successful referees/assistant referees will be finally selected by AFC for the FIFA panel which would be great honour for any one, who is selected as the FIFA referees/assistant referees.