Damon on 2010 WC refs’ list


Damon, Mohamed Benouza (Algeria), Coffi Codjia (Benin), Koman Coulibary (Mali), and Eddy Maillet (Seychelles) are the five referees chosen from Africa.

Uefa has 14, Oceania2, South America 7, Central America 5 and Asia 5.

Fifa Vice-President Ángel María Villar Llona chaired the Referees Committee meeting which selected the 38 referees, who have attended various seminars organised by FIFA and officiated at FIFA competitions since the process began at the end of 2006.

The criteria applied for the selection included technical, physical, medical and psychological tests, as well as the referees' performances in international matches.

The same process will be used when making the final selection, which will take place in early 2010.