Louis Van Gaal stood accused of trying to psyche out Gambian referee Bakary Gassama with his comments ahead of Holland’s World Cup progression as winners of Group B.
The Dutch boss – appointed to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester … Continue
Praise for the restraint of World Cup referees will turn to criticism if they don’t tighten their control for the business end of the tournament.
That’s the view of You Are the Ref experts after what all consider to have … Continue
FIFA referees chief Massimo Bussaca is being hailed for wrestling one of the biggest blights on the world game into a state of submission.
Not only has Bussaca got a grip on grappling, he has also pulled together a formidable … Continue
England and Uruguay are being flashed a red card alert ahead of their crucial Group B clash on Thursday.
You Are The Ref’s top expert predicts “high odds” of players being sent off in a game where the losers will … Continue
European referees’ supremacy at the World Cup has fuelled the case for foreign referees in major leagues across the continent.
While players swap countries, referees have always been confined to their home nations. But You Are the Ref’s top expert … Continue
A masterclass from Bjorn Kuipers may still not be enough to earn him the World Cup final.
Only a superb performance from the Dutch master eclipsed an exciting game between England and 2-1 victors Italy.
And yet – in hitting … Continue
Brazil’s World Cup opening game raised more than just controversy over decision-making – with players’ hounding of referees back at the centre of global attention. Although Croatia were considered unlucky in the manner of their 3-1 defeat to the host … Continue
Brazil’s opening night victory in the World Cup left the referee sharing the spotlight after two controversial calls.
But You Are the Ref summariser Keith Hackett believes criticism of Japanese official Yuichi Nishimura should be tempered.
Hackett himself took some … Continue
Will this World Cup be a watershed for the game – as the last one to be staged without the use of replays?
That’s a debate urged by You Are The Ref expert Keith Hackett who believes a “referee in … Continue
Yuichi Nishimura from Japan has got the opening game of the World Cup. I wish him and his colleagues every success.
Officiating Brazil v Croatia will set the tone for the tournament and is for Yuichi the culmination of years … Continue