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FIFA Head of Referees Massimo Busacca to visit Cochin

Posted on : Tuesday July 19, 2016

AIFF Media Team


NEW DELHI: FIFA Head of Referees Mr. Massimo Busacca will be visiting Cochin over the weekend on the sidelines of the AIFF organised FIFA MA Referreing Courses which kick-off from July 22 to July 29, 2016. All elite Referees, Assistant Referees and Referee Assessors/Instructors would be participating in the Courses.


“This is the first time ever that a FIFA Head of Referees will be visiting India,” Col Goutam Kar (Retd), Head of Referees, AIFF informed “His presence will boost the morale of the participants. He is a great motivator and we are all looking forward to attending his session,” he added.


Welcoming Mr. Busacca’s visit, Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF described it as a “great honour.”


“It’s a great honour for All India Football Federation that Mr. Massimo Bussaca, Head of Referees, FIFA will be visiting us for the FIFA MA Referees Development Course in India. I thank FIFA for their continuous support for development of Refereeing in India,” he told


“Mr. Massimo’s presence and inputs will further enhance the endeavour of our Refereeing Department in taking the next steps,” he felt.


Mr. Busacca who was adjudged the ‘Best Referee in the World’ in 2009 had supervised in successive World Cup editions in 2006 and 2010 respectively, and also in Euro 2008.


Besides, he has also supervised in 42 UEFA Champions League matches including the 2009 Final between FC Barcelona and Manchester United and several other high profile games.


Mr. Massimo’s presence reiterates FIFA’s support for the development of Indian Referees. We look forward to it,” Col Kar pronounced.