GET Stock QuotesNews18 APP
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
1-min read

Uruguay Cancels Sunday Football After Referees Attacked

The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) cancelled all scheduled matches on Sunday after the country's referees decided they would refuse to officiate further due to increasing violence.

Reuters

Updated:September 24, 2017, 4:12 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Uruguay Cancels Sunday Football After Referees Attacked
Picture for representative purpose only. (Picture Credit: Getty Images)
Montevideo: The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) cancelled all scheduled matches on Sunday after the country's referees decided they would refuse to officiate further due to increasing violence.

"Given the resolution by the Uruguayan Association of Football Referees to not take charge of games, the AUF has suspended all activities for this Sunday (24/9) in all disciplines and categories," the AUF said in a statement.

The decision means the cancellation of five first division matches as well as others at lower levels.

The decision came after two officials, one of them a woman, were attacked by spectators on Saturday during an under-19 game between Platense and Basanez.
Read full article
Next Story
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp

Live TV

File is:/article-scroll-new.php