Referees’ performance: practices and problems

Thomas Webb

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There are commonly held beliefs that the leagues in England, Spain and Italy are different. This chapter begins with a discussion related to these perceptions and particular associated cultural differences between the Premier League, Serie A and the Primera División. The chapter also considers the differences between domestic and European/international refereeing, the issues surrounding players ‘cheating’ and referees attempting to contend with ‘simulation’ across the leagues. In addition, the way that referees deal with perceived errors that they might make as well as how match officials are assessed are discussed here.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElite Soccer Referees Officiating in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781315656809
ISBN (Print)9781138101616, 9780367231170
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Football

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