Lesson

Injury prevention

After the success of the FIFA 11+ in football players, a specific injury prevention programme has been developed for referees and match officials. This programme is based on the original FIFA 11+, but also considers the specific injury profile of match officials and the experiences gained working with referees at FIFA World Cups and other tournaments.7 The modified injury prevention programme, the FIFA 11+ for Referees (referees and assistant referees) has been implemented within the FIFA referee selections. After a successful pilot, the programme has been disseminated worldwide through official FIFA refereeing courses.

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup™

    Referee selection warming up with the FIFA 11+

  • Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)

    Referee of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ final and a FIFA 11+ ambassador.

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