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Goal-line technology put on ice Print E-mail
Written by FIFA   
Friday, 07 March 2008 23:00

At its Annual General Meeting today in Gleneagles, Scotland, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) has decided to put on ice goal-line technology and to stop tests in this area until further notice. Amongst others, the questions of the human aspect of the game, the universality of the Laws of the Game, as well as the simplicity and efficiency of the technology were taken into consideration.

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Rudd rallies support for 2018 Cup bid Print E-mail
Written by AAP   
Saturday, 23 February 2008 23:00

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called on state and territory governments to support Australia's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

Mr Rudd said the federal government would support Football Federation of Australia's (FFA) bid to bring the tournament Down Under, while acknowledging that winning the hosting rights would be a 'Herculean' task.

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FFA says no to EPL plans Print E-mail
Written by Football Federation Australia   
Wednesday, 13 February 2008 14:51

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today said that it did not support a move by the English Premier League (EPL) to play a round in Australia.

"We said when this issue first arose last week that FFA's overwhelming priority is to promote the Hyundai A-League and to continue to invest in, and grow, the game in Australia," FFA Chairman, Frank Lowy, said.

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Sydney Football Stadium to host Grand Final Print E-mail
Written by Football Federation Australia   
Tuesday, 12 February 2008 14:56

Football Federation Australia (FFA) confirmed today that the Hyundai A-League 2008 Grand Final, presented by FOXTEL, will be held at Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday 24 February with kick-off at 5.00pm (AEDT).

This is the first time the Hyundai A-League Grand Final has not been played at the home ground of the first team to qualify for the showcase event.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 February 2008 15:02
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Boofhead mentality alive and well Print E-mail
Written by Philip Micallef, The World Game   
Tuesday, 05 February 2008 11:42
Football fans have turned out in droves to support the Socceroos and the A-League

Australia's long and arduous journey to the promised land of South Africa in 2010 starts this week with a tricky tie against tiny Qatar at Telstra Dome.

The intrepid Socceroos are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to reach their second World Cup in four years but are first to recognise that the road through Asia is as safe as a minefield.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 February 2008 12:14
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Platini still wants more refs Print E-mail
Written by The Daily Telegraph   
Thursday, 31 January 2008 23:00

UEFA chief Michel Platini today repeated his support for the introduction of two additional assistant referees, positions he said could be taken by referees obliged to retire aged 45.

"There will be trials this year, notably in Chile, regarding participation of two additional assistant referees who would be 'penalty area' referees," Platini told journalists.

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Farina fined for criticising ref Print E-mail
Written by AAP   
Tuesday, 15 January 2008 14:25

Queensland Roar coach Frank Farina has been fined by Football Federation Australia (FFA) for his criticism of the referee after his side's Round 19 loss to Melbourne Victory.

The FFA said it had fined the former Socceroos coach an undisclosed amount - understood to be $2,000 - for breaching the A-League's code of conduct.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2008 21:04
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Australian Referees Finish Year on a High Print E-mail
Written by FFA   
Wednesday, 19 December 2007 23:00

Australian referees have rounded out a fantastic calendar year with 25 match officials obtaining their FIFA refereeing credentials for 2008 Men's, Women's and Futsal internationals, whilst 19 match officials have been selected as part of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Elite refereeing panel for 2008.

Brisbane Physiotherapist Sara Hodson is a new recipient of the FIFA Referee badge (Women) whilst Wollongong school teacher Alex Glasgow is a new recipient of the FIFA Assistant Referee badge (Men).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 16:12
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Shield named AFC Referee of the Year Print E-mail
Written by FFA   
Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:00
Mark Shield

Mark Shield has made it a one-two for Australian match official's in 2007, after taking out the AFC Referee of the Year award at a glittering ceremony at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney overnight.

Australia has now produced the leading male and female referees for 2007, after Tammy Ogston, won the female equivalent last month. Tammy made history after refereeing the final of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, between Germany and Brazil in September.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 February 2008 11:21
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Shield aiming for another career highlight Print E-mail
Written by FFA   
Monday, 26 November 2007 23:00

Australian referee Mark Shield will be aiming for yet another career highlight on Wednesday night at the Asian Football Confederation Annual Awards Night that will be held at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 February 2008 12:06
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