The Romanian Football Federation’s (FRF) Executive Committee approved on Wednesday the Professional Football League’s (LPF) proposal to use foreign referees in the case of some League I games, LPF President Dumitru Dragomir stated for Mediafax. “The Executive Committee has approved today the League’s proposal to use foreign referees in the case of some League I games. Foreign referees will not be used in the case of all games, with just seven legs to go before the end of the season. Foreign referees will be used when it comes to derbies,” Dragomir stated. Here are the games in which foreign referees will be used: Steaua vs. FC Vaslui, Rapid vs. Steaua, Otelul vs. FC Vaslui, Dinamo vs. Universitatea Cluj, Dinamo vs. CFR Cluj, Steaua vs. Dinamo and CFR Cluj vs. Steaua.
Craciunescu: It’s a defeat for FIFA regulationsIon Craciunescu, President of the Central Commission of Referees (CCA), stated after the decision was announced that using foreign referees is not a personal defeat, being instead “a defeat for FIFA regulations.” “Bringing foreign referees in League I is not my personal defeat, it’s a defeat for FIFA regulations. I’ve read FIFA’s regulations when it comes to organizing the activity of referees, dated June 2011, and it clearly says that referees are delegated only by the central commissions of the countries in which the competitions take place. But this doesn’t mean I consider myself superior to the Executive Committee. I am not, it’s this body’s decision and I respect it. But my duty was to inform them that by bringing foreign referees they are breaking the FIFA regulations,” Craciunescu stated.