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Referees gear up for Euro2012


Referees gear up for Euro2012


It’s not only the players who have to get into shape for next month’s European championships in Poland and Ukraine.

Some 72 referees and assistants trained at a facility in Warsaw on Wednesday in preparation to oversee the tournament.

Refereeing legend Pierluigi Collina picked the teams of one main official, two linesmen, two goal line referees and one reserve assistant.

The refereeing surpemo ruffled some feathers when after being asked to pick the team of officials controversially omitted refs from the host nations Poland and Ukraine.

The tournament starts on June 8 when Poland play Greece at the National Stadium in Warsaw.

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