Moscow: The officiating level at the matches of the Russian Premier League is unsatisfactory and the entire refereeing system in Russia needs a radical overhaul, the head of the Russian football referees' corps said on Friday.
The former Italian referee Roberto Rosetti, who officiated at the 2008 European championships final, added that Russian football experienced lack of classy officials in each one of its divisions.
"There are only 3,000 professional referees in the huge country of Russia," Rosetti said. "It's too few. Russia needs much, much more referees to have a variety of the officials to choose from in every division."