Wollongong referee Strebre Delovski has joined the FIFA panel and is only one step away from taking charge of World Cup qualifiers and Asian Champions' League matches.Delovski, 33, was promoted onto the FIFA referee panel this week and hopes to be on the Asian elite panel by the middle of the year."I need to do a game in front of instructors to get passed on to the Asian elite panel before I'll be able to do full internationals and I might have to go overseas for that," Delovski said."It's a great honour to get on the FIFA panel and a long way from refereeing at Barrack Heights, where I started 18 years ago."I never thought I would get to this level back then."Delovski has been a member of the A-League panel since the rebirth of football in Australia in 2005 and will take charge of the important Adelaide-Queensland Roar clash next Wednesday.He has already refereed an international friendly between the Olyroos and New Zealand under 23s at North Sydney Oval, in the lead-up to last year's Olympics.There are four other Australians on the FIFA panel and Delovski said they had a good standing in international circles."Mark Shield, who has retired, and Matthew Breeze are among the top referees in Asia and are very respected," Delovski said."I'm looking forward to getting an international and hopefully having a long career."