Futsal refs benefit from international exposure (AFC)


The referees have so far performed well in the AFC Futsal Club Championship and can only improve with more international exposures, believes AFC Elite Futsal referee instructor Adel Shatti.

“The referees have performed well so far and met our expectations despite the fact that they come from different countries where level of futsal is different,” he told www.the-afc.com after the group stage of the inaugural AFC Futsal Club Championship.

“Considering that futsal is still in the development stages in the continent, the referees have performed well in general.”

“The referees attend daily discussions and watch video clippings after the matches to review their performance. This certainly helps them to improve,” he added.

“I think more international exposure will make them better.”

Hosts Foolad Mahan Sepahan will meet Port Authority of Thailand while Japan’s Nagoya Oceans will play Qatar’s Al Sadd in the semi-finals on March 11.

The final will be played on March 12.

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