Decidedly, Clement Turpin is a precursor. After being the youngest referee to officiate in Ligue 1 and the first to be the star of a one-man show, it is the only French Tuesday to integrate Elite Panel of Arbitrators UEFA category for whistles best in Europe. A good sign to one year in Euro 2016.
Recall that the French arbitration, plagued by clan warfare, is damaged for several years to the point that no Tricolore has officiated at finals of Euro 2008 and World Cup 2014. In this context, the change in dimension of Clement Turpin allows the French football as a whole pushing a big “whew” of relief.
“This is a very good new. It’s been long since we had no referee in this group. But to go to Euro 2016, you have to be extremely careful. Of course, this is an important step. However, from today and announcement of referee teams will be a long month, “warns Eric Borghini, chief official in the executive committee of the French Football Federation (FFF), cited by AFP.
Still, the timing is excellent. Especially now that Clement Turpin will benefit thanks to this distinction, the advice of a former referee. In the event, Roberto Rosetti, elected four times better Serie A referee during his career. “I am confident, loose finally Mr. Borghini. Clement is not the tree that hides the forest behind because there Ruddy Buquet, with which it is almost hand in hand, and Tony Chapron, which is more old but very good too.
Note d Besides that Ruddy Buquet and Tony Chapron on his heels in the standings UEFA have them, built the “First group”, the equivalent of the second division referees in Europe. And that level yet below, called “Second Group” include Benoît Bastien, Amaury Delerue, Said Ennjimi Freddy Fautrel Antony Gautier, Benoît Millot and Nicolas Rainville
“It was also three more UEFA observers. Pascal Garibian Laurent Duhamel and Herve Piccirillo, who join Bertrand Layec, Michel and Marc Batta Vautrot, advanced further, Mr. Borghini. Last season, there have been controversies but generally less controversial than before and, above all, it has regained market share. “It’s nicely said.