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All India Football Federation president calls for referee meeting on December 31

Refereeing decisions have been a topic of discussion in the footballing world, and even more so in India, after seven players were sent off in the ISL-X match between Mumbai City and Mohun Bagan. Additionally, a total of nine yellow cards were also shown

Our Bureau And PTI New Delhi Published 26.12.23, 10:33 AM
AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey.

AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey. File picture

All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Kalyan Chaubey has called for a meeting with the referees committee and chief refereeing officer Trevor Kettle on December 31 to review the refereeing situation in the country.

A team of referee assessors will also attend the meeting which will also discuss the way forward on the matter.

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"AIFF president @kalyanchaubey is set to meet the members of the Referees Committee, AIFF Chief Refereeing Officer Trevor Kettle, and a team of Referee Assessors on December 31, 2023, to review refereeing issues and discuss a way forward," the AIFF wrote on X.

Refereeing decisions have been a topic of discussion in the footballing world, and even more so in India, after seven players were sent off in the ISL-X match between Mumbai City and Mohun Bagan. Additionally, a total of nine yellow cards were also shown.

East Bengal had also lodged a complaint about the refereeing decisions in their match against Odisha FC.

Earlier this month, Chaubey had called for better respect shown towards match officials, after a Turkish Super League match was suspended following violence directed towards the match officials.

"Refereeing is in debate this yr. We need to have frequent discussions with all," Chaubey had posted on X on Saturday.

In the meeting, Chaubey is expected to take stock of the situation and formulate appropriate steps for taking Indian football ahead.

"He has decided to meet the members of the refereeing community and find out what exactly could be the right way to improve upon the situation," a source said.

PTI

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