Entries by Daniel Curcio

The Referees of the TA Referee Academy

Today we introduce to you the referees for the 1st edition of the TA Referee Academy, Europe’s newest and innovative referee development project. More than 400 referees applied for this great opportunity and, after a detailed selection process, 40 officials were selected to participate. They represent 18 different countries. 20 referees will take part to […]

First Tournament in Japan!

It’s now OFFICIAL. Tournaments Abroad will be heading to Japan next summer. European and American referees will have the opportunity of refereeing in yet a new edition of the Ibercup, the world’s most famous series of youth football tournaments. The Ibercup Japan will take place in Gotenba, near Tokyo and Mt. Fuji, from August 22nd […]

New: TA Referee Academy

Tournaments Abroad is delighted to announce the start of a new, innovative project for Referee Education that will take place at tournaments starting from next year: the International Referee Academy. Over the last few years one of the main goals of our network has been to help referees develop their skills to the next level, […]

Interview: Gordon Johnson, Ibercup Referee Manager.

I first visited the Ibercup in 2010 for its inaugural tournament which was then known as the Lisboa Cup. At the time it was more of a “Busman’s holiday” for my son Kieran and I. At the time Kieran was a young Level 7 referee and I thought the experience of him officiating abroad would […]

New: Tournaments Abroad Referee Levels

Time to announce the first of two new features “Tournaments Abroad” will be introducing in 2017: the new TA referee levels for all officials attending our tournaments. Over the past few years we’ve been working on developing a level scheme which was both equal and fair to referees coming from many different nations around the […]

Ibercup Revolution

The Ibercup is taking over the world. This would be the perfect way to describe the way the Ibercup, the world’s leading youth football tournament series, is expanding, country after country and continent after continent. In 2017 no less than 8 Ibercups will be organized in countries ranging from Portugal, where everything started, to Japan. […]

Daniele Curcio interviewed by “The Third Team”

When Mark Clattenburg blew the final whistle in Saint-Denis’ EURO 2016 Final between Portugal and France, he concluded what can be seen as the most successful tournament in terms of refereeing in recent history. Participating in such international tournaments as a referee or referee observer is only possible for FIFA match officials or international referee […]

New Features in 2017

Tournaments Abroad keeps innovating. This year we are proud to announce the launch of two new features at our tournaments, that will be nothing less than a revolution. 1)  The TA Referee Academy Tournaments Abroad will introduce a new International Referee Academy to which all referees between the ages of 16 and 23 will be […]