FIFA labels World Cup officiating a success

FIFA labels World Cup officiating a success

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FIFA labels World Cup officiating a success

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Refereeing has been a hot subject for debate at this World Cup, and while players, fans, coaches and media have been critical, FIFA believes the officiating has been a success.

Jose Maria Garcia-Aranda, FIFA's head of refereeing, said Saturday that a study of the 62 matches played so far shows that referees have gotten 96 percent of the calls correct. Garcia-Aranda labeled the officiating in the tournament a success, and not because of opinion but due to "facts".

Garcia-Aranda also said that the referees have not been spotless, but that the errors have occurred in only a few matches.

What do you think about FIFA claiming its World Cup officiating has been a success? Agree and think some of the missed calls are blown out of proportion? Believe the study was skewed?

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