The FIFA Beach Soccer Refereeing Course concluded in Tahiti last weekend following five days of intensive learning and insightful discussions. FIFA Instructor Neil Poloso of Solomon Islands said the course was very successful, with the participants fully engaged in…

New Zealand Football referees Anna-Marie Keighley and Sarah Jones and Samoa’s Maria Salamasina have been confirmed to officiate at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The FIFA Referees Committee has selected 27 referees and 48 assistant referees, representing…

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Laws of the Game

The new Laws of the Game came into force on Friday 1 June 2018, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ commencing in Russia in two weeks. A number of Law changes were approved at this year’s Annual General…

New Zealand referee Matt Conger has held a lifelong dream of being involved in the biggest football event on the planet and with his appointment to officiate at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, that dream has become a…

Oceania refs earn call-up

Two OFC referees and three assistant referees will join the world’s greatest footballers in Russia in June after being included in the list of match officials for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Tahiti’s Norbert Hauata and New Zealander…

With a constant shortage of referees in Oceania he says the opportunities for improvement are always there.“If you want to become a referee, there’s no shortage of games but there’s always a lack of referees.“We want to improve the…

The Football Advisory Panel and the Technical Advisory Panel, with representatives from Oceania sitting on both, met at the Sofitel Hotel London Heathrow for meetings on Monday and Tuesday to discuss a variety of topics, including proposals to amend…