Welcome to REFEREE ABROAD

New season, new name and a whole new experience with our great range of tournaments. Tournaments Abroad has now become Referee Abroad to emphasise our focus on all things refereeing. And our 2020 tournaments are now online and open for applications (tournament list).  The tournaments have been enriched with a new all-in Experience package, you … Read moreWelcome to REFEREE ABROAD

Development Day in Portugal

Our President Daniel Curcio took part to the 18th edition of the “Encontro Nacional Arbitro Jovem”, Portugal’s yearly national meeting for young referees. The meeting, which sees the participation of 100+ young officials from all around the country, is a great development opportunity for younger match officials. This year’s meeting took part in Beja, in … Read moreDevelopment Day in Portugal

Referee Abroad and AXIWI Team Up to Drive Referee Development

Referee development is at the core of our beliefs at Referee Abroad: each tournament should act as a stepping stone towards becoming a more confident and skilled match official. This year Referee Abroad got together with AXIWI – specialists in communication systems across the sporting world – and thanks to this collaboration we were able … Read moreReferee Abroad and AXIWI Team Up to Drive Referee Development

The Winners of the 2020 Referee Abroad Awards

IBERCUP CASCAIS Best Referee – Lucian Diaconu (Romania) Best Assistant Referee –  Abdullah Al-Ameri (Sweden) Referee Talent – Cedric Marranita Livreiro (Belgium) IBERCUP COSTA DEL SOL Best Referee –  Ryan Morris (England) Best Assistant Referee –  Juan Vega (Gibraltar) Referee Talent –  Daniel England (England) IBERCUP ESTORIL Best Referee –  Sorin Costreie (Romania) Best Assistant Referee … Read moreThe Winners of the 2020 Referee Abroad Awards

UEFA Referee Observers at the Ibercup Estoril

Every year Referee Abroad invites some of Europe’s finest referee observers to attend its flagship tournaments, to offer referees the best feedback possible and support their development.  This year we had the pleasure of welcoming two of Europe’s most experienced referee observers to the Ibercup Estoril, which took place in Lisbon, Portugal, during the first … Read moreUEFA Referee Observers at the Ibercup Estoril

Referees selected for the Paris World Games

The 5th edition of the Paris World Games takes place July 7th-13th in Paris, France. It is France’s biggest international youth tournament, attracting around 200 teams from all over the world.  A great tournament requires great referees. For this year’s event “Referee Abroad” has selected a total of 95 referees, coming from 25 different nations. … Read moreReferees selected for the Paris World Games

Referees selected for the Gothia Cup China

The 4th edition of the Gothia Cup China takes place August 9th-16th in Qingdao, China. It is China’s and Asia’s biggest international youth tournament, attracting around 300 teams from all over the world.  A great tournament requires great referees. For this year’s event “Referee Abroad” has selected a total of 67 referees, coming from 19 … Read moreReferees selected for the Gothia Cup China

Ibercup Cascais Referee Awards

  The IberCup Referee Committee has met this past week to discuss this year’s tournament. Among the topics were the referee awards assigned to the tournament’s Best Referee, Best Assistant Referee and Referee Talent. This year’s tournament saw the participation of 70 referees from 20 different nations. Around 200 teams took part to the event, … Read moreIbercup Cascais Referee Awards

A game with Bobby Madley

During this year’s Ibercup Cascais, our elite refereeing experience that takes place during Easter in Portugal, we were delighted to count on the support of former Premier League and FIFA Referee Bobby Madley (England). Bobby, who attended as a referee observer, also refereed a game, assisted by Santiago Bedoya, a young Swedish referee from our … Read moreA game with Bobby Madley

Referees selected for the IberCup Cascais

The 3rd edition of the IberCup Cascais takes place in a little less than one month (14-19 April) in Estoril, Portugal. It will see the participation of teams and referees from all over Europe and the World. Clubs such as Real Madrid, Juventus, Benfica, Porto will be sending teams to this top-class youth tournament.  A … Read moreReferees selected for the IberCup Cascais