“Their decisions can affect entire countries. Put yourself in the shoes of the judges.” FIFA chief Infantino defends referees ahead of 2022 World Cup

“Their decisions can affect entire countries.  Put yourself in the shoes of the judges.” FIFA chief Infantino defends referees ahead of 2022 World Cup

President of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Gianni Infantino on the eve of the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he said fans needed to be more lenient with the work of referees in tournament matches.

The World Cup will take place in Qatar from November 20 to December 18. Qatar and Ecuador will play the opening match of the tournament, the game will be served by Italian referee Daniele Orsato.

“I ask everyone to try to put themselves in the shoes of the judges for a moment. Imagine you are on the field in front of 80,000 people in a stadium, several hundred million people on television, and you have to take instant decisions that can affect entire countries.

We will have three million people watching matches in stadiums, five billion watching on television, and they will be carefully studying every decision made or not made by the referees.

The channel has become the exclusive owner of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Under an agreement with FIFA, was able to broadcast live, use fragments of matches on television, broadcast and use highlights on digital platforms, as well as sell advertising inventory in the shows. The 64 matches of the tournament will be broadcast on the platforms of the channels.

Official FIFA website

Source : MatchTV

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