Cervellera and Di Bello promoted to Can A. Nicchi opens to spray cans: “They work”
Angelo Cervellera, of the Taranto section and Marco Di Bello, of the Brindisi section, are the two referees promoted from the Can B to the Can A: This was the information given today during the press conference held as usual in the FIGC offices at the end of the meeting of the National Committee of the Italian Referee Association for the approval of the new staff for next season. Mauro Bergonzi and Andrea De Marco are the two referees dismissed from the Can A for seniority limits, along with assistants Iannello, Liberti, Grilli and Giachero. Promoted to Can A assistants Fiorito, Gava, Pegorin, Ranghetti and Tegoni. “This was an intense and busy year – said the AIA president Marcello Nicchi during the press conference – a lot of good work has been done and the results were very good, in some cases even excellent. Now people are talking about ‘cantera’ (young talent). Not only do we have a “cantera” of referees, but also a high profile executive “cantera”. After having talked about the 580 thousand matches referees in the past season for a total of 1 million, 450 thousand designations, Nicchi underlined the fact that he is not in favor of instant replays on the field and is in favor of the eventual use of a spray can to respect the distances of the barrier during free kicks: “AIA is not against innovation and technology, we put into practice the rules and regulations that already exist. I had expresses my doubts about the spray can – said Nicchi – but I have to admit that it is working in the World Cup. And things that work must be kept in consideration. We are thinking about making it a part of our league season if the Federation and Leagues ask us to”. The National Committee meeting is scheduled for Frioday to appoint the new heads and members of the National and regional technical organs, with Stefano Braschi no longer Can A designator: “I think I am leaving a good job behind me – he said – the league season went well and the group is a tight-knit one. I am sure that whoever takes my place will know how to do even better”.