How football officials should prepare every week

Unsurprisingly, Serie A’s referees have been at the heart of multiple storylines throughout the season. Just two days ago, referee Maurizio Mariani found himself at the center of controversy during the Coppa Italia clash between Inter and Milan. He controversially waived-off a goal in the 66th minute scored by Milan’s Ismaël Bennacer, which would have […]

Referee designator Gianluca Rocchi: “There’s a lot of work to be done.”

Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi

The head referee designator of Serie A and Serie B, Gianluca Rocchi, met with the media outside of the VAR Center in Lissone. Rocchi, a former referee himself, discussed the refereeing performances so far this season following the promotion of several young referees to Italy’s top flight. “We’re satisfied with how the youngsters responded,” he […]