November 25, 2014

Cüneyt Çakır has suffered a pneumothorax and was taken to hospital

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Turkish World Cup 2014 semifinal referee Cüneyt Çakır has suffered a pneumothorax during last weekend's Süper Lig match between Gençlerbirliği and Karabükspor in Ankara and was taken to hospital immediately.


After 28 minutes, Çakır started to feel pain in his chest and furthermore suffered from breathlessness for a while on the field of play. He continued to referee the match until the end of the first half and was then replaced by his first additional assistant referee.

His doctor, Mr Tevfik Ali Küçükbaş, explained it as follows: "Due to an unexpected airflow in his lung tissue, there was an accumulation of air in his chest. This prevented his lungs from enlarging in order to breath properly. After an operation, he is still in our hospital to make his lung recover and will stay here for a couple of days. Until the weekend, he will have recovered completely."

The medicine additionally suspected that Çakır's pneumothorax was due to an infection, influenza or something comparable. Often times, pneumothoraces are a consequence of smoking or drinking too much alcohol, which Çakır's father clearly excluded: "We thank the doctors and hospital, the Turkish football federation and everybody who reached us. I believe he is very strong. We all know that he (Çakır) has a very proper lifestyle, doesn't smoke and doesn't drink any alcohol. Now he just needs some time to return onto the field of play."

Cüneyt Çakır's career as top referee is clearly not in danger. As the doctors believe the pneumothorax has resulted from something acute and nothing chronical, "there is nothing that might adversely affect his refereeing career", as Zekeriya Alp (Head of Refereeing in TFF) said.

The Third Team wishes Cüneyt Çakır all the best!
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November 24, 2014

Europa League - Referee Appointments - Matchday 5

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for 2014-15 Europa League Group Stage Matchday 5.


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Champions League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 5 (Wednesday)

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Viktor Kassai has been assigned to take charge of Arsenal FC - Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday in form of UEFA Champions League's matchday 5, being observed by UEFA Chief Refereeing Officer Pierluigi Collina. Meanwhile, Wolfgang Stark will have his farewell match in Estadio Vicente Calderón taking charge of Atlético - Olympiakos, which will be his 51st UEFA Champions League tie. The full appointments will follow in a couple of moments.


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November 23, 2014

Champions League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 5 (Tuesday)

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UEFA has assigned the following eight referee teams for next Tuesday's Champions League Matchday 5 ties. Among others, Czech Pavel Královec will handle the game tie between Manchester City and Bayern München, while Slovenian Matej Jug will be observed by committee's member Jozef Marko in Paris Saint Germain - Ajax.



25/11/2014, 18:00 CET 
Arena Khimki, Khimki, Russia
CSKA Moskva - AS Roma (E)
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Marco Achmüller (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mehmet Murat Ilgaz (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Pavel Kolev (BUL)
Blog Referee Observer: Gino (BEL)

25/11/2014, 18:00 CET
Borisov Arena, Borisov, Belarus
BATE Borisov - Porto FC (H)
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hațegan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexandru Dan Tudor (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Costantin Coltescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Adrian Ştefan Ghinguleac (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

25/11/2014, 20:45 CET
Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine
Shakhtar Donetsk - Athletic Club De Bilbao (H)
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Beck (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Fourth Official: Simon Peter Bennett (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Jevgenijs Milevskis (LVA)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

25/11/2014, 20:45 CET
City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England
Manchester Cty - Bayern München (E)
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Slysko (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Radek Prihoda (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Michal Patak (CZE)
Fourth Official: Antonin Kordula (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE) 
UEFA Delegate: Dag Steinar Vestlund (NOR)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

25/11/2014, 20:45 CET 
GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus
APOEL Nicosia - FC Barcelona (F)
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA) 
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carmine Russo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Bernd Barutta (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Nikitas (GRE)

25/11/2014, 20:45 CET 
Parc des Princes, Paris, France
Paris SG - Ajax (F)
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mitja Zganec (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Balazic (SVN)
Fourth Official: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Joël Wolff (LUX)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

25/11/2014, 20:45 CET 
Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Schalke 04 - Chelsea FC G)
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vagner (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Cornel Cristian Bivolaru (ROU)
Blog Referee Observer: Mike (AUT)

25/11/2014, 20:45 CET
José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal
Sporting SP - NK Maribor (G)
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: William Conquer (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: David McGeachie (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Brian Colvin (SCO)
Fourth Official: Francis Connor (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: José Luis López Serrano (ESP)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)
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November 21, 2014

Youth League - Referee Appointments - Matchdays 5 & 6

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UEFA has chosen the following match officiating teams to oversee the last two group stage matchdays of UEFA Youth League's 2014/15 campaign. The assignments for Matchday 6 will be added in due course.

Czech Petr Ardeleanu to handle Schalke (U19) - Chelsea (U19)

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November 19, 2014

Weekly News: Hugh Dallas quits as Greek Referee Officer following Attacks on colleague

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At the start of August of this year, we reported about the appointment of Hugh Dallas to become the Chief Refereeing Officer in the Greek football associations. After only three months, the Scottish UEFA Vice Refereeing Officer has quit a part of his job in Athens following violent attacks on his colleague Christoforos Zografos.


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November 11, 2014

Weekly News: Mistaken Identity, The Invisible Clatts, EURO 2016 and Post-Match Suspensions

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These things bothered us during the last week(s). Besides presenting some news and statements, your opinion is needed this time as well!

Mistaken identity: Who has to get the yellow card?

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UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for November 2014 (MD4)

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These are the referees appointed by UEFA for MD4 of  EURO 2016 qualifying matches, to be played on 14, 15 and 16 November 2014.


Björn Kuipers will officiate Italy - Croatia

14 November 2014

Boris Paichadze Erovnuli Stadioni, Tbilisi (GEO), Group D, 18:00 CET
Georgia - Poland
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA), Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Luca Banti (ITA), Antonio Damato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancioglu (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)

Grundig Stadion, Nuremberg (GER), Group D, 20:45 CET
Germany - Gibraltar
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Assistant Referees: Aurel Oniţă (ROU), Octavian Șovre (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referees: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU), Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Fourth Official: Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Eggert Magnusson (ISL) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Emil Bozinovski (MKD)

Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO), Group D, 20:45 CET
Scotland - Republic of Ireland
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
Assistant Referees: Milovan Ristić (SRB), Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referees: Danilo Grujić (SRB), Dejan Filipovic (SRB)
Fourth Official: Dejan Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Petr Fousek (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)

Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE), Group F, 20:45 CET
Greece - Faroe Islands
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Renato Faverani (ITA), Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA), Davide Massa (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Leonid Kaloshin (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Plarent Kotherja (ALB)

Groupama Aréna, Budapest (HUN), Group F, 20:45 CET
Hungary - Finland
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Frédéric Cano (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Fourth Official: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Wolfgang Thierrichter (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR) 

Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU), Group F, 20:45 CET
Romania - Northern Ireland
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referees: Mathias Klasenius (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Eyjolfur Olafsson (ISL)

Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loule (POR), Group I, 20:45 CET
Portugal - Armenia
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referees: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE), Polychronis Kostaras (GRE) 
Additional Assistant Referees: Ilias Spathas (GRE), Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Christos Akrivos (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Zavrl (SVN) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)

Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB), Group I, 20:45 CET
Serbia - Denmark
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referees: Bahattin Duran (TUR), Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR), Barış Şimşek (TUR)
Fourth Official: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Dusan Tittel (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)

Friendly:
Stade de la Route-de-Lorient - Rennes (FRA), 20:45 CET
France - Albania
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referees: Ondřej Pelikán (CZE), Krystof Mencl (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Libor Kovařik (CZE), Michal Paták (CZE)
Fourth Official: Radek Kotik (CZE)

15 November 2014

Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX), Group C, 18:00 CET
Luxembourg - Ukraine
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL) 
Assistant Referees: Gunnar Gunnarsson (ISL), Johann Gudmundsson (ISL)
Additional Assistant Referees: Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL), Thorvaldur Árnason (ISL)
Fourth Official: Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Michel Pralong (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitalijs Liholajs (LVA)

Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT), Group G, 18:00 CET
Austria - Russia
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG) 
Assistant Referees: Darren Cann (ENG), Stephen Child (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referees: Michael Oliver (ENG), Craig Pawson (ENG)
Fourth Official: Peter Kirkup (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Jan Damgaard (DEN) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Zbigniew Przesmycki (POL)

Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA), Group G, 18:00 CET
Moldova - Liechtenstein
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referees: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN), Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Antti Munukka (FIN), Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Fourth Official: Matti Heininen (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dragutin Karlo Poljak (CRO)

Wembley Stadium, London (ENG), Group E, 18:00 CET
England - Slovenia
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR)
Assistant Referees: Ricardo Santos (POR), Rui Tavares (POR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Carlos Xistra (POR), Marco Ferreira (POR)
Fourth Official: Nuno Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Luis Cuervas Del Real (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Wilfried Heitmann (GER)

San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR), Group E, 18:00 CET
San Marino - Estonia
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referees: Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Felix Zwayer (GER), Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Marco Achmüller (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Ísak Mikladal (FRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Günter Benkö (AUT)

AFG Arena, St Gallen (SUI), Group E, 20:45 CET
Switzerland - Lithuania
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referees: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR), Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR), Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Coquard (FRA) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)

Estadio Nuevo Colombino, Huelva (ESP), Group C, 20:45 CET
Spain - Belarus
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
Assistant Referees: Lars Rix (DEN), Henrik Larsen (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Jakob Kehlet (DEN), Jens Maae (DEN)
Fourth Official: Derya Oguz (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Peter Lundström (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vítor Melo Pereira (POR)

Gradski Stadion Podgorica, Podgorica (MNE), Group G, 20:54 CET
Montenegro - Sweden
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referees: Damien MacGraith (IRL), Graham Chambers (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referees: Bobby Madden (SCO), Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alastair Mather (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Gunther De Saedeleer (BEL) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)

Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD), Group C, 20:45 CET
FYROM - Slovakia
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR)
Assistant Referees: Bertino Miranda (POR), Tiago Trigo (POR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Manuel De Sousa (POR), João Capela (POR)
Fourth Official: Paulo Soares (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Andrew Shaw (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)

16 November 2014

Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED), Group A, 18:00 CET
Netherlands - Latvia
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant Referees: David Elias Biton (ISR), Oren Borneshtain (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Eitan Shemeulevitch (ISR), Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
Fourth Official: Nissan Davidy (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Barry Bright (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)

King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels (BEL), Group B, 18:00 CET
Belgium - Wales
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referees: Roman Slyško (SVK), Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Radek Příhoda (CZE), Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Fourth Official: Antonin Kordula (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Ghenadie Scurtul (MDA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Domenico Messina (ITA)

GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP), Group B, 18:00 CET
Cyprus - Andorra
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Simon Beck (ENG), Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referees: Andre Marriner (ENG), John Moss (ENG) 
Fourth Official: Simon Bennett (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Ralph Aubry (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ioannis Tsachilidis (GRE)

Bakcell Arena, Baku (AZE), Group H, 18:00 CET
Azerbaijan - Norway
Referee: Ievgenii Aranovski (UKR) 
Assistant Referees: Aleksandr Voytuk (UKR), Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Sergii Boiko (UKR), Anatolii Adula (UKR)
Fourth Official: Sergey Bekker (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Mehmet Süheyl Önen (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)

Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL), Group H, 20:45 CET
Bulgaria - Malta
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Assistant Referees: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE), Joakim Flink (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Andreas Ekberg (SWE), Bojan Pandžić (SWE)
Fourth Official: Per Brogevik (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Irakli Nakaidze (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan (ITA), Group H, 20:45 CET
Italy - Croatia
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referees: Sander van Roekel (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Additional Assistant Referees: Pol van Boekel (NED), Richard Liesveld (NED)
Fourth Official: Mario Diks (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Jacques Antenen (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vagner (HUN)

Itztadion Sammy Ofer, Haifa (ISR), Group B, 20:45 CET
Israel - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP), Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alejandro Hernandez (ESP), Javier Estrada (ESP)
Fourth Official: Raúl Cabanero Martínez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Ionel Piscanu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bertrand Layec (FRA)

Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE), Group A, 20:45 CET
Czech Republic - Iceland
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER)
Assistant Referees: Mike Pickel (GER), Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Christian Dingert (GER), Daniel Siebert (GER)
Fourth Official: Markus Häcker (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Duncan Fraser (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Natri (FIN)

Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, Istanbul (TUR), Group A, 20:45 CET
Turkey - Kazakhstan
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Assistant Referees: Dmitrii Mosiakin (RUS), Valery Danchenko (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alexey Nikolaev (RUS), Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Nikolai Golubev (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Alan McRae (SCO) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Radoman (SRB)
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November 7, 2014

Video Training: Assessing the Level of Punishment and Advantage Rule - Solutions!

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The following match situations are both taken from the UEFA Champions League Matchday 3 tie between Atlético Madrid and Malmö FF and belongs to the category Advantage Rule & Assessing the Level of Punishment.

The official involved was Slovenian First Group referee Matej Jug.

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November 3, 2014

FIFA Club World Cup 2014 Morocco - Referees

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Following sure information provided by Árbitro Internacional, FIFA has chosen the following six referee trios to officiate at 2014 FIFA Club World Cup to be played in Morocco for the second time. Six World Cup 2014 referees or standby officials have received a call-up for the tournament joined by Real Madrid and several other intercontinental top teams.

Pedro Proença will represent UEFA in Morocco

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Europa League - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for 2014-15 Europa League Group Stage Matchday 4. 





Group F, 6 November 2014, 18:00 CET
Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)
Qarabağ - Dnipro
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Piotr Sadczuk (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Fourth Official: Konrad Sapela (POL) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Bujar Kasmi (ALB)

Group E, 6 November 2014, 18:00 CET
Stadium: Arena Khimki, Khimki (RUS)
Dinamo Moskva - Estoril
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Fourth Official: Matti Heininen (FIN) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Orrason (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Emil Ubias (CZE)

Group E, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Apostolos Nikolaidis, Athens (GRE)
Panathinaikos - PSV Eindhoven
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Siniša Premužaj (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Krmar (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ante Vučemilović (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Fran Jović (CRO)
Fourth Official: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rodger Gifford (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Ilja Kaenzig (SUI)

Group F, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
AS Saint-Étienne - FC Internazionale
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bojan Mertik (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Davor Drecnik  (SVN)
Fourth Official: Andraž Kovacic (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

Group A, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich (SUI)
Zürich - Villarreal
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolai Golubev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Igor Fedotov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Lebedev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Ivančica Sudac (CRO)

Group A, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP)
Apollon Limassol - Borussia Mönchengladbach
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA) 
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Annonier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Benoit Bastien (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Fourth Official: Stephan Luzi (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christer Fällström (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Paolo Rondelli (SMR)

Group B, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Helsinki Football Stadium, Helsinki (FIN)
HJK Helsinki - Torino
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Richard Storey (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Neeson (NIR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Raymond Crangle (NIR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mervyn Smyth  (NIR)
Fourth Official: Stephen Bell  (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: George Pirtskhalava (GEO)

Group B, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: FC København Stadium, Copenhagen (DEN)
København - Club Brugge
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Holger Henschel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tobias Stieler (GER) 
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Christoph Bornhorst  (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)

Group C, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium, Tripoli Arkadia (GRE)
Asteras Tripolis - Tottenham Hotspur
Referee: Javier Estrada (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: José Miranda (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2:  Javier Rodriguez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Fernando Teixeira (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Eduardo Prieto Iglesias (ESP)
Fourth Official: Angel Nevado Rodriguez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Sune Hellströmer (SWE)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

Group C, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium, Istanbul (TUR)
Beşiktaş - Partizan
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Aurel Oniţă (ROU) 
Assistant Referee 2: Octavian Șovre (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:  Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolai Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Gijs de Jong (NED)

Group D, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Marin Anastasovici, Giurgiu (ROU)
Astra Giurgiu - Celtic
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Serhiy Bekker (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2:  Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:  Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Fourth Official: Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Tuncer (TUR)

Group D, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
Dinamo Zagreb - Salzburg
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Karsiotis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Christos Baltas (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Pappas (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Anastasios Papapetrou (GRE)
Fourth Official: Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marinus Koopman (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Mike Appleby (ENG)

Group G, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam (NED)
Feyenoord - Rijeka
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Francis Connor (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Brian Colvin (SCO)
Fourth Official: David McGeachie (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Ronen Hershco (ISR)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

Group G, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville (ESP)
Sevilla - Standard Liège
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Graham Chambers (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Ross (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: John Beaton (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alastair Mather (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

Group H, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: VfL Wolfsburg Arena, Wolfsburg (GER)
VfL Wolfsburg - Krasnodar
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Davie Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Peter Janssen (NED)
Fourth Official:  Patrick Langkamp (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Georgios Bikas (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell (SVN)

Group H, 6 October 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool (ENG)
Everton - LOSC Lille
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Rob van de Ven (NED)
Assistant Referee 2:  Charles Schaap (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED) 
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kamphuis Jochem (NED)
Fourth Official: Mario Diks (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj (ESP)

Group I, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
Sparta Praha - Slovan Bratislava
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averianov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Valeri Danchenko (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1:Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sergei Lapochkin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Vorontsov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lutz Fröhlich (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Ixari (MDA)

Group I, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo, Naples (ITA)
SSC Napoli - Young Boys
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Rix (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: David Vang Andersen (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Henrik Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Dr. Rainer Koch (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Thomas (NED)

Group J, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR)
Dynamo Kyiv - Aalborg
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Vitali Malyutin (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Denis Scherbakov (BLR)
Fourth Official: Dmitri Zhuk (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Crawford Wilson (NIR)

Group J, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Rio Ave, Vila do Conde (POR)
Rio Ave - Steaua București
Referee: Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafal Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tomasz Musiał (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Myrmus (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dragutin Karlo Poljak (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Renata Tomasova (SVK)

Group K, 6 November  2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Roudourou, Guingamp (FRA)
Guingamp - Dinamo Minsk
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 1: Evgeni Belski (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 2: Anatoli Hodin (KAZ)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandr Gauzer (KAZ)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alexandr Aliyev (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Sergei Vassyutin (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paul Allaerts (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Krähenbühl (SUI)

Group K, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence (ITA)
ACF Fiorentina - PAOK
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Yves De Neve (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Bleyen (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Bart Vertenten (BEL)
Fourth Official: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Roy Cathcart (NIR)
Blog Referee Observer: Mike L. (AUT)

Group L, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Daknam, Lokeren (BEL)
Lokeren - Trabzonspor
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carmine Russo (TA)
Fourth Official: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mike Riley (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)
Blog Referee Observer: TBD

Group L, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warsaw (POL)
Legia - Metalist
Referee: Eitan Shemeulevitch (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oren Borneshtain (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ziv Adler (ISR)
Fourth Official: Shabtai Nahmias (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Alvaro Albino (POR)
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Champions League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4 (Wednesday)

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UEFA has assigned 6 Elite and 2 First Group officials for Wednesday matches of Champions League. Turkish Cüneyt Çakır has been assigned to the important Bayern Munchen - Roma while Tasos Sidiropoulos will oversee Manchester City - CSKA Moskva. Daniele Orsato will officiate Maribor - Chelsea on his 1st CL assignment this season.




05/11/2014, 20:45 CET
City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England
Manchester City - CSKA Moskva (E)
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Christos Akrivos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)
Blog Referee Observer: Thomas (NED)

05/11/2014, 20:45 CET
Fußball Arena München, Munich, Germany
Bayern Munchen - AS Roma (E)
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarık Ongun (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Barış Şimşek (TUR)
Fourth Official: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Donald McVicar (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Benny Jacobsen (DEN)
Blog Referee Observer: Nikitas (GRE)

05/11/2014, 20:45 CET
Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
Paris SG - Apoel FC (F)
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Santos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nuno Pereira (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Xistra (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Ferreira (POR)
Fourth Official: Rui Tavares (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Titcombe (ENG)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

05/11/2014, 20:45 CET
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ajax - FC Barcelona (F)
Referee: Pedro Proença  (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda  (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tiago Trigo  (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Manuel De Sousa  (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: João Capela  (POR)
Fourth Official: Paulo Soares  (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: William Campbell (NIR)
Blog Referee Observer: Nur H (ENG)

05/11/2014, 20:45 CET
Stadium: José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal
Sporting SP - Schalke 04 (G)
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marco Guida (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Davide Massa (ITA)
Fourth Official: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Lekov (BUL)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

05/11/2014, 20:45 CET
Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor, Slovenia
NK Maribor - Chelsea FC (G)
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Renato Faverani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Fourth Official: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Enrique Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Tis (BEL)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

05/11/2014, 20:45 CET
Stadium: Arena Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine
Shakhtar Donetsk - Bate Borisov (H)
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Christian Dingert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Siebert (GER)
Fourth Official: Markus Häcker (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Borislav Alexandrov (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Dumitru Mihalache (ROU)
Blog Referee Observer: Nikitas (GRE)

05/11/2014, 20:45 CET
Estadio de San Mamés, Bilbao, Spain
Athletic Club De Bilbao - Porto FC (H)
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Marco Achmüller (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: George Koumas (CYP)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)
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November 2, 2014

Champions League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4 (Tuesday)

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UEFA has assigned the following eight referee teams for next Tuesday's Champions League Matchday 4 ties. Among others, Clément Turpin will attend Emirates Stadium, while Viktor Kassai has been chosen to officiate the most sonorous encounter of the evening at Santiago Bernabeu.



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