FIFA Futsal Referee Franco Cachia has been included amongst UEFA’s Top 31 International Referees short-listed for EURO 2014 taking place in Belgium from 28 January to 8 February 2014.
This week between 12th to 14th November, Franco Cachia is joining Europe’s best Futsal Referees in Ghent, Belgium, for a three-day intensive course to prepare the match officials for UEFA Futsal EURO 2014, providing them with the latest technical instructions to enable them to reach a uniform interpretation and application of the Laws of the Game.
Participating referees shall be required to pass the full FIFA Fitness Test being held on Wednesday 13th November. This test will be under the supervision of members of the UEFA Referees Committee and their representatives.
Franco Cachia’s participation is the result of long years of commitment and dedication towards refereeing, and his selection amongst Europe’s best International Futsal Referees is undoubtedly a fitting reward for his consistency in first class refereeing, both locally and abroad.
Prior to his departure to Belgium, Franco Cachia remarked that: “I will do my best to keep the name of my country, my association and refereeing in Malta as high as possible. I know that I am not there yet and that I need to continue working hard. The tremendous support received by the Malta FA Refereeing Department and my colleagues enhances my motivation and gives me the strength to be at my very best.”
It goes without saying that Franco Cachia is making a name for himself, for the Malta FA and for our country.