Could technology resurrect the dignity of the FIFA World Cup refereeing?

Dan Jerker B Svantesson*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

29 Citations (Scopus)


The 2014 FIFA World Cup is over and was in most senses a success. However, the reality is that from the perspective of fairness, the 2014 World Cup was off to a remarkably bad start. Like many major football events in the past, this World Cup was plagued by controversial refereeing. In this article, I will speculate about the role that technology may play in enhancing the great game of football. I will also draw some comparison between the rules of this sport and the rules of law. This will be done mainly from a legal philosophical perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-573
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Law and Security Review
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014


Dive into the research topics of 'Could technology resurrect the dignity of the FIFA World Cup refereeing?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this