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UEFA Referee Development Programme 2012 Practical Information for Match Officials
General Terms and Conditions for Referees (edition 2003) A copy of these terms and conditions is given to all European international referees. The relationship between UEFA, the match officials and their national associations is described in these terms and conditions. Any referee accepting an appointment to officiate at a UEFA match agrees to be bound by and undertakes to respect these terms and conditions.
Appointments • R eferee appointments are prepared by the Refereeing Officers in cooperation with UEFA Administration under the responsibility of the Referees Committee. • A ssistant referees & additional assistant referees are, in principle, proposed by the referee’s national association. However, on occasions, the UEFA Administration may make assistant referee & additional assistant referee appointments directly e.g. to prepare refereeing trios or quintets for final tournaments.
FAME This is UEFA’s match administration database and all UEFA referees have access to it via a username and password. Referees may update their profiles in it, but more importantly, it is used for submitting documents/ reports and informing UEFA of availability (see below).
Availability Referees should inform UEFA directly via FAME of their availability as far in advance as possible. By default in FAME referees are not available; therefore the onus is on the referee to enter his/her availability. UEFA will make referee appointments based on who appears as available in FAME. Referees should not wait to be appointed for a match before giving UEFA this information. Referees should never referee a match with an injury.
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