For West Wollongong football referee Srebre Delovski, the A-League game between Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory in New Zealand tonight shapes up as a career defining occasion.
This game will be Delovski's first A-League appointment as a referee this season.
He controlled a couple of games in the first season of the A-League in 2005-06 but none in the 2006-07 season.
"For me personally this is a massive game," Delovski said yesterday.
"If I have a good game, then this is an opportunity for me to cement a spot in A-League and then go on and get my FIFA badge. So this is a really important game as far as my refereeing career is concerned. You could say it is a career defining game. Hopefully everything goes well."
At 32, Delovski realises time is running out for him to achieve his FIFA badge.
"Now we are a part of Asia, you have to be nominated before you are 35.
"So if I have a good game on Friday night and can consolidate a position in A-League, there is a great opportunity if a position becomes vacant.
"I've been hoping for a break and it's come. Now it's up to me to make the most of it."
With only four games a week and 12 referees to select from, there is a lot of competition for limited spots.
Delovski has refereed in the Illawarra Premier League but had to give it away because of the time involved in the NSW Premier League and the A-League.