During a meeting of the Council of the Malta Football Association, MFA President Norman Darmanin Demajo referred to Referee Observer Reports received by UEFA following Franco Cachia’s exceptional performances in the Futsal European Qualifying Group Matches held in Turkey.
In this tournament, FIFA Futsal Referee Franco Cachia officiated with the world’s best ranked referee Fernando Gutierrez Lumbreras from Spain and obtained outstanding marks as follows: an 8.4 in Turkey vs Slovenia, an 8.6 in Slovenia vs Ukraine and an 8.5 in Ukraine vs Turkey 8.5. The first two matches were described as “Quite Challenging” by the UEFA Observer and the third match was described as “Normal”.
In the three matches, Franco Cachia was praised for his very good physical condition, perfect positioning and excellent decision making. These reports augur well for Franco Cachia, who is currently in UEFA’s Category 1 List of International Referees.