Seventeen match officials presented with FIFA Badges

The recent FIFA Badges Presentation 2024 saw seventeen match officials honoured for their dedication and skills in football refereeing.

This year’s ceremony was not just a celebration but a testament to Malta FA’s refereeing long-term strategy initiated in 2020, aimed at elevating the quality and quantity of match officiating.

This year, Malta celebrated a record-breaking achievement with 30 international appointments, underscoring the officials’ unparalleled quality and dedication.

Photo courtesy of Joe Borg

The officials who received the FIFA Badge are:

FIFA Referees: Ishmael Barbara, Matthew De Gabriele, Philip Farrugia, Trustin Farrugia Cann, and newly woman FIFA Referee Jo-Anna Vassallo.

FIFA Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, James Muscat, Luke Portelli, Mitchell Scerri, Duncan Spencer, Jurgen Spiteri, Duncan Sultana, and Roberto Vella.

FIFA Futsal Referees: Stephen Vella and Andrea Naudi.

FIFA Beach Soccer Referees: Stefania Bonnici and Luca Formosa.