Tough Calls- My Life as Referee for UEFA and FIFAJonas Eriksson, Anders Cedhamre
Jonas Eriksson was one of FIFA’s top referees for eighteen years. Now he shares openly the lonely road to the top, why he quit and what goes on behind the scenes of international top football, characterized by corruption, nepotism and selfish world champions. He describes the enormous demands on top elite referees and how they are ostracized if they don´t maintain their weight or endure extreme physical tests.
If a professional referee conducts a perfect game, not a word is said about it. But if anything goes wrong, you instantly become everyone’s hate object, solely responsible for everything. With these premises in mind, Jonas entered the largest and most prestigious football stadiums in the world, again and again.