Esther Azzopardi for UEFA Women's EURO 2013

Esther-AzzopardiFIFA Referee Esther Azzopardi is currently at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon participating in a three-day preparatory seminar for her participation in the UEFA Women’s European Championship being held in Sweden between the 10th and 28th July 2013.

Esther Azzopardi is one of the twelve best female referees in Europe chosen to officiate at this Final Tournament, where twelve national teams will compete to win the title of European Champions.

Nine of the match officials will act as referees while three will act as Fourth Officials. Esther Azzopardi has been assigned the role of Fourth Official.

This preparatory seminar involves various types of preparation, namely technical, physical and psychological.

Presentations with important topics such as handball, offside and obvious goal-scoring opportunities are being delivered by Pierluigi Collina, Bo Karlsson and Dagmar Damkova.

The twelve top female referees are also being assessed physically and technically through fitness tests and video tests.

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