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For officials, the road to the World Cup is as competitive and demanding as it is for players. (Shawn Thew / epa / Corbis)

How to Train a World Cup Referee

Just as the players on the pitch have trained for years, the referees for the World Cup are required to be physically fit for duty

For a long time, Tamberino’s motto has been “nothing dirty, nothing cheap.” “We let you play hard and physical, but nothing dirty, nothing cheap,” he adds. “That’s a successful game to me.”

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