FIFA seminars for referees starts in Doha
DOHA: A FIFA referees seminar that will has the presence of Pierluigi Collina, Hani Ballan and Massimo Busacca opened in the Qatari capital on Monday.
The seminar will feature more than 115 delegates including officials of FIFA Referees Committee and QFA.
This is the fourth seminar on referees held in Doha in the last four weeks. Officials of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) are also in attendance.
The five-day seminar will end on March 15.
The earlier FIFA referees were held from Feb 3 to 15, Feb 13 to 17 and Feb 25 to Mar 1.
A total of 29 members of the FIFA and QFA referees committees and representatives of the AFC have joined 29 fitness instructors at the seminar.
The seminar was attended by distinguished international lecturers from various continental federations including Ismail Al-Hafi (Jordan), Issam Abdel Fattah (Egypt), Ali Ahmed (Somalia) and Nasreddin Shri (Algeria).
The first day’s activities, that were held at the InterContinental Hotel, included theoretical lectures and practical exercises. Morning sessions last from 9:30 until 12:30 followed by a lunch break. Afternoon sessions last until 5:15pm.
The starting lectures included a definition of the program of the symposium, an explanation of legal aspects regarding the laws of football and its latest amendments, and the role of technology (VAR)