SWEDEN: Syriac referee passes elite referee exam in futsal

STOCKHOLM —  Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian—Chaldean) referee Carlos Gawrieh Kali passed the elite referee exams in futsal in Sweden.

Kali is the only foreigner who has passed the elite referee exam in futsal in Sweden. Nearly two years ago, he was chosen as the best first-class referee for regular stadiums.

Kali hails from Zalin (Qamishli), North and East Syria, and holds a diploma in physical education. He immigrated to Sweden at the beginning of the Syrian crisis and settled in Örebro, Sweden.

He was a referee in Syria and led many first and second grade matches as a referee and assistant referee.