Source: Ma Dexing Dexing Society
According to the news from the Thai media on October 3, Thailand’s top referee Sivakon Buudong has received an invitation from the Chinese Football Association. He hopes that he can set off for China on October 4 and enforce the Chinese Super League until November 12. . However, the international referee has declined the invitation of the Chinese Football Association, but stayed in Thailand to continue to enforce the Thai Super League. It can be seen from this information that in response to a series of controversial penalties in the first stage of the Super League, the relevant parties still hope to invite foreign referees to enforce the second stage of the game. However, this news has not been confirmed by the Chinese Football Association.
The first stage of the Chinese Super League has ended smoothly. Whether it is from the organization or arrangement of the competition, it is worthy of full praise. The only regret is that the dispute surrounding the referee's penalties during the game has never been settled. Of course, some clubs hope to release and alleviate the pressure through referees under the weight of losing, but it has to be said that the professional capabilities and professional standards shown by some referees in the enforcement process deserve to be further improved. . It is precisely because of this that the call for inviting foreign referees to enforce the law will be heard again.
However, under the epidemic situation, reality determines the difficulty of inviting foreign referees. On the one hand, due to domestic anti-epidemic and anti-epidemic restrictions, all foreigners entering the country must first be isolated for 14 days, which makes it difficult for foreign referees to come to China to appear in the league match after being invited. On the other hand, international flights around the world have not yet fully returned to normal. Even if the invited referees are willing to enforce the Chinese Super League, they may be affected by international flights and cannot come to China. Therefore, it is obviously unrealistic to hire foreign referees to enforce the Chinese Super League.
According to Thai media reports on October 3, Sivakorn Pu-udom, currently recognized as the number one international referee in Thai football, has received an invitation from the Chinese Football Association. From January to November 12, go to China to enforce the Chinese Super League. Calculated from the time schedule, the Chinese Super League will start on October 16th. If it departs and arrives in China on October 4th, it should be a 14-day quarantine period, and then the quarantine will be lifted on October 18th, and then law enforcement can begin. Chinese Super League. Moreover, according to the Thai media, even during this 14-day quarantine period, the Chinese Football Association will pay work remuneration according to normal working days, which is 300 US dollars a day. However, Buudon himself stated in an interview with the Thai media that he has politely declined the invitation from China and will stay in Thailand to enforce the Thai Super League, because the Thai Super League will restart from mid-September and requires a large number of referees. Participate in law enforcement.
Chinese fans should be familiar with this Thailand's number one referee, because after he became an international referee in early 2013, he was invited by the Chinese Football Association to come to China to enforce some Chinese Super League matches. The first Chinese Super League game he enforced was the third round of the 2013 Chinese Super League match between Tianjin Teda and Zhejiang Greentown; then the sixth round of Beijing Guoan vs. Guizhou Renhe, and the 20th round of Wuhan Zall vs. Changchun Yatai The key battle of relegation is played by him. The most recent game he enforced related to the Chinese team was the third round of the East Asian Cup in South Korea on December 18, 2019. The Chinese team played against the Hong Kong team of China. At that time, the Chinese team won 2-0. Currently one of the elite referees trained by the AFC.
Although the news in the Thai media cannot be corroborated, and it is not clear whether the Chinese Football Association has contacted referees from other member associations besides the Thai referees, but one thing is certain, that is, to ensure the smooth progress of the second stage of the league. To avoid many referee disputes in the first stage of the league, the Chinese Football Association has been actively thinking of ways, even including the use of foreign referees. From this perspective, Chinese local referees still need to continue their efforts. When foreign referees are not in place, they should seize the opportunity to improve their business ability and level, and strive to ensure that there are as few mistakes and fewer mistakes as possible in the second stage of the league. Cause controversy to ensure that this year's league can be successfully completed.