37 year old Canberra referee Ben Williams flies out to Brazil tomorrow and goes straight into a referee camp in preparation for the game’s showpiece event.
Williams was selected as one of 25 referees from around the globe to officiate at the World Cup in Brazil which starts 12 June.
Williams will most likely only find out 2 days before each game as to who he will be officiating.
The World Cup kicks of on 12 June with host’s Brazil taking on Croatia. Australia’s first match is against Chile on 13 June.
We wish Ben the best of luck on the world stage. Do Canberra proud.
Ben Williams has just been given his first appointment for the world cup. He will officiate Honduras v Ecuador. Kick off at 8am on Saturday morning. Good luck Ben!
Ben Williams has just been given his second appointment for the world cup. He will officiate Korea v Belgium. Kick off at 6am on Friday morning.
Ben did a very good job in the first game. Good luck! Probably better than having Uruguay v Italy
Ben Williams has been given his third appointment for the world cup. He will officiate the round 16 clash between Costa Rica v Greece. Kick off at 6am on Monday morning.
Yep – Ben has done a great job as seen by his appointment for further games. Well done !
Ben Williams has just been assigned as the 4th official for the Argentina v Belgium quarter final match. Kick off at 2am on Sunday morning. Although not in charge, this is definitely recognition of the great job he has done at the world cup. Congratulations Ben.
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