March 30, 2015

UEFA Youth League - Semifinals and Final 2015 - Referee Appointments

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UEFA Referees Committee has appointed the following officiating crews in order to take control of the 2014-15 UEFA Youth League semifinals, to be played in Nyon (SUI).

Serdar Gözübüyük to be in charge of YL Final 2015 source: telegraaf

Semifinal, 10 April 2015, 13:00 CET
Stadium: Colovray, Nyon (SUI)  
Anderlecht - Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR) 
Assistant Referee 2: Nissan Davidy (ISR)
Fourth Official: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: David Mcdowell (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

Semifinal, 10 April 2015, 17:15 CET
Stadium: Colovray, Nyon (SUI)
AS Roma - Chelsea
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Fourth Official: Stephan Klossner (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: David Mcdowell (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard Maxi (GER)

FINAL, 13 April 2015, 16:00 CET
Stadium: Colovray, Nyon (SUI)
Anderlecht / Shakhtar Donetsk - AS Roma / Chelsea
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Mario Diks (NED)
Fourth Official: Alain Bieri (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: David Mcdowell (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)
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Officials for 2015 FIFA Women World Cup

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FIFA has appointed 29 referees and  44 assistant referees to officiate at 2015 FIFA Women World Cup, in Canada. 

Bibiana Steinhaus (GER) was in charge of 2011's final (c) fck.de

Among the referees selected, 22 will handle matches, while 7 of them will work only as fourth officials. These names will be announced  10 days before the start of the tournament. 

AFC
Referees
Rita Gani (MAS, 1977)
Abirami Apbai Naidu (SIN, 1983)
Liang Qin (CHN, 1979)
Hyang Ok Ri (PRK, 1977)
Sachiko Yamagishi (JPN, 1973)

Assistant Referees
Yongmei Cui (CHN, 1979)
Yan Fang (CHN, 1979)
Allyson Flynn (AUS, 1982)
Sarah Ho (AUS, 1978)
Kum Nyo Hong (PRK, 1973)
Kyoung Min Kim (KOR, 1980)
Widiya Shamsuri (MAS, 1977)
Naomi Teshirogi (JPN, 1980)

CAF
Referees
Gladys Lengwe (ZAM, 1978)
Therese Neguel (CMR, 1981)
Ledya Tafesse (ETH, 1980)

Assistant Referees
Ayawa Dzodope (TOG, 1976)
Bernadettar Kwimbira (MWI, 191)
Souad Oulhaj (MAR, 1974)
Lidwine Rakotozafinoro (MAD, 1978)

CONCACAF
Referees
Quetzalli Alvarado (MEX, 1975)
Melissa Borja (HON, 1986)
Carol Anne Chenard (CAN, 1977)
Margaret Domka (USA, 1979)
Michelle Pye (CAN, 1978)
Lucila Venegas (MEX, 1981)

Assistant Referees
Elizabeth Aguilar (SLV, 1987)
Princess Brown (JAM, 1986)
Enedina Caudillo (MEX, 1984)
Marie-Josée Charbonneau (CAN, 1982)
Mayte Chavez (MEX, 1979)
Kimberly Moreira (CRC, 1986)
Suzanne Morisset (CAN, 1984)
Shirley Perello (HON, 1986)

CONMEBOL
Referees
Jesica Di Iorio (ARG, 1980)
Yeimy Martinez (COL, 1981)
Olga Miranda (PAR, 1982)
Claudia Umpierrez (URU, 1983)

Assistant Referees
Janette Arcanjo (BRA, 1980)
Liliana Bejarano (BOL, 1978)
Mariana De Almeira (ARG, 1982)
Luciana Mascaraña (URU, 1981)
Maria Eugenia Rocco (ARG, 1979)
Loreto Toloza (CHI, 1984)

OFC
Referees
Anne-Marie Keighley (NZL, 1982)
Tupou Patia (COK, 1984)

Assistant Referees
Lata Kaumatule (TGA, 1985)
Sarah Walker (NZL, 1990)

UEFA
Referees
Teodora Albon (ROU, 1977)
Stéphanie Frappart (FRA, 1983)
Katalin Kulcsár (HUN, 1984)
Pernilla Larsson (SWE, 1976)
Efthalia Mitsi (GRE, 1980)
Kateryna Monzul (UKR, 1981)
Esther Staubli (SUI, 1979)
Bibiana Steinhaus (GER, 1979)
Carina Vitulano (ITA, 1975)

Assistant Referees
Natalie Aspinall (ENG, 1981)
Ella De Vries (BEL, 1977)
Petruta Iugulescu (ROU, 1979)
Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE, 1977)
Angela Kyriakou (CYP, 1977)
Manuele Nicolosi (FRA, 1980)
Anna Nystrom (SWE, 1973)
Michelle O'Neill (IRL, 1978)
Tonja Paavola (FIN, 1977)
Yolanda Parga (ESP, 1978)
Natalia Rachynska (UKR, 1970)
Katrin Rafalski (GER, 1982)
Lucie Ratajova (CZE, 1979)
Sanja Rodak (CRO, 1983)
Maria Sukenikova (SVK, 1975)
Marina Wozniak (GER, 1979)

Official List (fifa.com)
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March 26, 2015

Referees for 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup

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FIFA has appointed 21 referee trios to be in charge of 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup which will be hosted by New Zealand. The tournament will function as a preparation and basis for the referees' selection for 2018 FIFA World Cup.  Moreover, six officials have been selected as "support referees".

Ivan Bebek (CRO) will attend his second FIFA U20 WC

AFC 
Referee: Fahad Al Mirdasi (KSA, 1985)
Assistant Referee 1: Abdulla Al Shalwai (KSA, 1975)
Assistant Referee 2: Abu Al Amri (OMA, 1982)

Referee: Jong Hyeok Kim (KOR, 1983)
Assistant Referee 1: Kwangyeol Yoon (KOR, 1976)
Assistant Referee 2: Byoung Eun Yang (KOR, 1976)

Referee: Ryuji Sato (JPN, 1977)
Assistant Referee 1: Akane Yagi (JPN, 1974)
Assistant Referee 2: Hiroshi Yamauchi (JPN, 1979)

Support Referee: Muhammad Bin Jahari (SIN, 1986)


CAF
Referee: Bernard Camille (SEY, 1975)
Assistant Referee 1: Zakhele Siwele (RSA, 1982)
Assistant Referee 2: Marius Tan (CIV, 1984) 


Referee: Ghead Grisha (EGY, 1976)
Assistant Referee 1: Waleed Ahmed (SDN, 1974)
Assistant Referee 2: Berhe Tesfagiorghis (ERI, 1975)

Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (GAB, 1976)
Assistant Referee 1: Elvis Noupue (CMR, 1983)
Assistant Referee 2: Yahaya Mahamadou (NIG, 1983)

Support Referee: Jospeh Lamptey (GHA, 1974) 


CONCACAF
Referee: Henry Bejarano (CRC, 1979)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavio Jara (CRC, 1981)
Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Fernández (CRC, 1987)

Referee: John Pitti (PAN, 1978)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Baynes (PAN, 1982)
Assistant Referee 2: Gabriel Victoria (PAN, 1973)

Referee: César Ramos (MEX, 1983)
Assistant Referee 1: Alberto Morín (MEX, 1980)
Assistant Referee 2: Miguel Hernández (MEX, 1977)

Support Referee: Armando Castro (HON, 1983)

CONMEBOL
Referee: Daniel Fedorczuk (URU, 1976)
Assistant Referee 1:
Nicolás Taran (URU, 1980)
Assistant Referee 2: Richard Trinidad (URU, 1978)

Referee: Ricardo Marques (BRA, 1979)
Assistant Referee 1:
Kléber Gil (BRA, 1977)
Assistant Referee 2: Bruno Boschilia (BRA, 1983)

Referee: Mauro Vigliano (ARG, 1975)
Assistant Referee 1: Ezequiel Brailovsky (ARG, 1979)
Assistant Referee 2: 
Iván Núñez (ARG, 1976)

Referee: Roddy Zambrano (ECU, 1978)
Assistant Referee 1: Luis Vera (ECU, 1980)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Macias (ECU, 1982)
 

Support Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (VEN, 1983)

OFC
Referee: Matthew Conger (NZL, 1978)
Assistant Referee 1: Tevita Makasini (TGA, 1976)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Lount (NZL, 1981)
 

Support Referee: Nicholas Waldron (NZL, 1982)

UEFA 

Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO, 1977)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrović (CRO, 1973)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgić (CRO, 1973)

Referee: Artur Soares Dias (POR, 1979)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Barbosa (POR, 1974)
Assistant Referee 2: Alvaro Mesquita (POR, 1980) 


Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (ROU, 1980)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Sovre (ROU, 1973)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU, 1976)

Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP, 1977)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP, 1979)
Assistant Referee 2:
Roberto Díaz Pérez (ESP, 1976)

Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA, 1975)
Assistant Referee 1: Mauro Tonolini (ITA, 1973)
Assistant Referee 2: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA, 1974)

Referee: Istv
án Vad (HUN, 1979)
Assistant Referee 1: Istv
án Albert (HUN, 1980)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Berettyan (HUN, 1984)

Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER, 1981)
Assistant Referee 1: Thorsten Schiffner (GER, 1975)
Assistant Referee 2: Marco Achmüller (GER, 1979)


Support Referee: Liran Liany (ISR, 1977)

Official List (fifa.com)
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March 24, 2015

Video Training - Co-operation in Offside Goals (Referee, AR, AAR)

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Reflecting a lot of high-stakes football and overall not completely satisfying refereeing in UEFA's club competitions, whose K.O. phases have begun a few weeks ago, two match situations serve as good video examples for how co-operation in potential offside goals should or should not look like. Both situations are placed and analyzed below.

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UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for March 2015 (MD5)

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These are the referees appointed by UEFA for MD5 of  EURO 2016 qualifying matches, to be played on 27, 28, 29 and 31 March 2015. Missing appointments will be added in due course. 


Elite referee Deniz Aytekin in charge of Montenegro - Russia ©sportsmole
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March 21, 2015

Weekly News: Red Card Records in UCL, UEFA's AR Course 2015 & European Qualifier Officials

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Once again The 3rd Team provides you with some news on the huge UEFA refereeing circuit. Today: a review of a record-breaking last 11 March, a first piece of information on the 2nd UEFA Course for International Assistant Referees 2015 and officials for European Qualifiers.
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March 17, 2015

2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship: selected officials

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UEFA Referees Committee has appointed the following (six) officials to handle matches at the 2015 European Under-21 Championship, to be held in Czech Republic from 17 to 30 June 2015. All selected officials belong to Category 1.  
Differently from the past editions, each selected team (including: main referee, assistant referees and additional assistant referees) will be composed by officials from the same nation. In addition to that, two fourth officials from the host national have been selected.  

Dutch Danny Makkelie is among the selected officials

France
Referee: Clément Turpin (1982)
Assistant referee: Frédéric Cano (1973)
Assistant referee: Nicolas Danos (1980)
Additional assistant referee: Fredy Fautrel (1971)
Additional assistant referee: Nicolas Rainville (1982)

Greece
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (1979)
Assistant referee: Damianos Efthymiadis (1973)
Assistant referee: Polychronis Kostaras (1983)
Additional assistant referee: Michael Koukoulakis (1975)
Additional assistant referee: Stavros Tritsonis (1977)

Netherlands
Referee: Danny Makkelie (1983)
Assistant referee: Mario Diks (1977)
Assistant referee: Hessel Steegstra (1978)
Additional assistant referee: Kevin Blom (1974)
Additional assistant referee: Jochem Kamphuis (1986, NO FIFA)

Russia
Referee: Sergey Karasev (1979)
Assistant referee: Anton Averyanov (1973)
Assistant referee: Tikhon Kalugin (1974)
Additional assistant referee: Sergey Lapochkin (1981)
Additional assistant referee: Sergey Ivanov (1984)

Spain
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (1976)
Assistant referee: Miguel Martínez Munuera (1986)
Assistant referee: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (1978)
Additional assistant referee: Alejandro Hernández Hernández (1982)
Additional assistant referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (1984)

Poland
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (1981)
Assistant referee: Paweł Sokolnicki (1980)
Assistant referee: Tomasz Listkiewicz (1978)
Additional assistant referee: Paweł Raczkowski (1983)
Additional assistant referee: Tomasz Musial (1981)

Fourth officials
Krystof Mencl (Czech Republic, 1975)
Ondrej Pelikan (Czech Republic, 1980)
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Europa League - Round of 16 - Referee Appointments (II)

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UEFA has appointed the following eight referee sextets to take charge of Thursday's UEFA Europa League Round of 16 return legs. Among others, Turkish Cüneyt Çakır and Martin Atkinson of England have been assigned to control two derbies.  



 19 March 2015
 
18:00 CET, Arena Khimki, Khimki (RUS)
Dinamo Moskva - SSC Napoli
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Rob Van de Ven (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Charles Schaap (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Blom (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ed Janssen (NED)
Fourth Official: Bas Van Dongen (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Duško Grabovac (CRO)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

19:00 CET, Stadio Olimpico, Rome (ITA)
AS Roma - ACF Fiorentina
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR) 
Assistant Referee 2: Tarık Ongun (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Süleyman Abay (TUR)
Fourth Official: Cem Satman (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

19:00 CET, NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR)
Dynamo Kyiv - Everton
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Holger Henschel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marco Fritz (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ikka Koho (FIN)
UEFA Delegate Ivan Lekov (BUL)
Blog Referee Observer: Giovanni (ITA)

19:00 CET, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
Ajax - Dnipro
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dzmitry Zhuk (BLR) 
Assistant Referee 2: Vitali Maliutsin (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Siarhei Tsynkevich (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dzianis Shcharbakou (BLR)
Fourth Official: Aleh Maslianka (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Thór Orrason (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Eggert Magnússon (ISL)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

21:05 CET, Stadio Olimpico, Turin (ITA)
Torino - Zenit
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunić (SVN) 
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mitja Žganec (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Balažic (SVN)
Fourth Official: Gregor Rojko (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)
Blog Referee Observer: Nikitas (GRE)

21:05 CET, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan (ITA)
FC Internazionale - VfL Wolfsburg
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Beck (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Friend (ENG)
Fourth Official: Stuart Burt (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: David Griffiths (WAL)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

21:05 CET, Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville (ESP)
Sevilla FC - Villarreal CF
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Child (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Lee Probert (ENG)
Fourth Official: Darren England (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
UEFA Delegate:  Sergio Di Cesare (ITA)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

21:05 CET, Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium, Istanbul (TUR)
Beşiktaş JK - Club Brugge
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averyanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergey Lapochkin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Nikolai Golubev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Dag Vestlund (NOR)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)
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March 16, 2015

Champions League 2014/15 - Round of 16 - Referee Appointments (Week 4, Matchday 2)

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Italian Gianluca Rocchi and Serbian Milorad Mažić are the referees appointed by UEFA for the last two matches of 2014-15 Champions League's Round of 16 stage. The Italian crew will oversee the return match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City, while the Serbian team will handle the tie in Dortmund.


Wednesday, 18/03/2015, 20:45 CET
Camp Nou, Barcelona (Spain)
FC Barcelona - Manchester City
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Herbert Fandel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Tis (BEL)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

Wednesday, 18/03/2015, 20:45 CET
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund (Germany)
Borussia Dortmund - Juventus Turin
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Ristić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Danilo Grujić (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Filipović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Dejan Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Mike Foster (ENG)
Blog Referee Observer: Carter (AUS)
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March 15, 2015

Champions League 2014/15 - Round of 16 - Referee Appointments (Week 4, Matchday 1)

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After the difficult first leg handled by Pavel Královec, Italian Nicola Rizzoli has been assigned to take charge of the return match of Atlético Madrid - Bayer Leverkusen. Norwegian Svein Oddvar Moen will take charge of Arsenal's meeting with AS Monaco at Stade Louis II.


Tuesday, 17/03/2015, 20:45 CET
Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid (Spain)
Atlético Madrid - Bayer Leverkusen
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Luca Banti (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Armen Minasyan (ARM)
Blog Referee Observer: Mike (AUT)

Tuesday, 17/03/2015, 20:45 CET
Stade Louis II, Monaco (Monaco)
AS Monaco - Arsenal FC
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andas (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Svein Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Rainer Koch (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)
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March 10, 2015

Europa League - Round of 16 - Referee Appointments (I)

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UEFA has appointed the following eight referee sextets to take charge of Thursday's UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first legs. Among others, Spanish Antonio Mateu Lahoz and Daniele Orsato of Italy have been assigned to control two derbies.




12 March 2015
 
18:00 CET, Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg (RUS)
Zenit St Petersburg - Torino FC
Referee: Manuel de Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Alvaro Mesquita (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Artur Soares Dias (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Taborda Xistra (POR)
Fourth Official: Rui Tavares (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Kuanysh Kanapyanov (KAZ)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

19:00 CET, VfL Wolfsburg Arena, Wolfsburg (GER)
VfL Wolfsburg - FC Internazionale
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Musial (POL)
Fourth Official: Radoslaw Siejka (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Sándor Berzi (HUN)
Blog Referee Observer: Carter (AUS) 

19:00 CET, NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR)
FC Dnipro - Ajax
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrovic (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgic (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Domagoj Vuckov (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Goran Gabrilo (CRO)
Fourth Official: Dalibor Conjar (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Nodar Akhalkatsi (GEO)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

19:00 CET, Jan Breydelstadion, Bruges (BEL)
Club Brugge - Beşiktaş
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Francis Connor (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: David Mcgeachie (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Steven McLean (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: John Beaton (SCO)
Fourth Official: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sergey Zuev (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: José Aguiar (POR)
Blog Referee Observer: Nikitas (GRE)

21:05 CET, Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence (ITA)
ACF Fiorentina - AS Roma
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alejandro Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

21:05 CET, Goodison Park, Liverpool (ENG)
Everton - Dynamo Kyiv
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Fourth Official: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Thomas Weyhing (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

21:05 CET, Estadio El Madrigal, Villarreal (ESP)
Villarreal CF - Sevilla FC
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Fourth Official: Riccardo di Fiore (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Michael Appleby (ENG)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE) 

21:05 CET, Stadio San Paolo, Naples (ITA)
SSC Napoli - Dinamo Moskva
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Damianos Efthymiadis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Christos Akrivos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)
Blog Referee Observer: Mike (AUT)
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March 9, 2015

Champions League 2014/15 - Round of 16 - Referee Appointments (Week 3, Matchday 2)

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Dutch Björn Kuipers and Scottish William Collum are the referees appointed by UEFA for Wednesday's return legs of UEFA Champions League Round of 16. Kuipers will oversee the second tie between Chelsea and Paris SG at Stamford Bridge, while Collum will be in the middle at Allianz Arena in München.



Wednesday, 11/03/2015, 20:45 CET
Stamford Bridge, London (England)
Chelsea FC - Paris SG [1-1]
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Fourth Official: Angelo Boonman (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Horst Brummeier (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Nebojša Ivković (SRB)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

Wednesday, 11/03/2015, 20:45 CET
Allianz Arena, München (Germany)
FC Bayern München - Shakhtar Donetsk [0:0]
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien MacGraith (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Graham Chambers (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Robert Madden (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alastair Mather (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)*
UEFA Delegate: Michel Pralong (SUI) 
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

* replacing Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
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March 8, 2015

Champions League 2014/15 - Round of 16 - Referee Appointments (Week 3, Matchday 1)

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Slovenian Damir Skomina and Sweden's Jonas Eriksson have been assigned to take charge of Tuesday's initiating return legs of UEFA Champions League Round of 16. While Skomina will return to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, where he had already refereed Real Madrid's win over FC Basel earlier this season, Eriksson will control the still undecided duel between FC Porto and the Suisse champions.




Tuesday, 10/03/2015, 20:45 CET
Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (Spain)
Real Madrid CF - Schalke 04 [2:0]
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Matej Jug (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Fourth Official: Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Svein Johannessen (NOR)
Blog Referee Observer: Giovanni (ITA)

Tuesday, 10/03/2015, 20:45 CET
Estádio do Dragão, Porto (Portugal)
FC Porto - FC Basel [1:1]
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
UEFA Delegate: Joël Wolff (LUX)
Blog Referee Observer: Harry M. (ENG)
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March 5, 2015

Youth League - Referee Appointments - Round of 16 & Quarterfinals

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UEFA has chosen the following match officials to oversee the Round of 16 and Quarterfinals matches of UEFA Youth League's 2014/15 campaign. 

Paweł Raczkowski (POL) in charge of AS Roma - Manchester City in the Quarterfinals

Round of 16

27 January 2015, 19:00 CET
Ciudad Deportiva Cerro Del Espino, Majadahonda (ESP)
Atlético Madrid - Arsenal  (1-0)
Referee: Hugo Miguel (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Luis Campos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nélson Moniz (POR)
Fourth Official: José Luis Lesma Lopez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)

17 February 2015, 18:00 CET
Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid (ESP)
Real Madrid - Porto (4-2 PSO)
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Raffael Zeder (SUI) 
Assistant Referee 2: Stephane De Almeida (SUI)
Fourth Official: José Luis Lesma Lopez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Welander (SWE)

23 February 2015, 11:00 CET
FFU Training complex, Kyiv (UKR)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Olympiacos (6-5 PSO)
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Mykola Kryvonosov (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vasyl Melnychuk (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Tuncer (TUR)

23 February 2015, 20:00 CET
Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
Anderlecht - Barcelona (1-0)
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen  (DEN)
Fourth Official: Lawrence Visser (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Andrew Shaw (ENG)

24 February 2015, 16:00 CET
Caixa Futebol Campus, Seixal (POR)
Benfica - Liverpool (2-1)
Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephan Luzi (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Julien Pacelli  (FRA)
Fourth Official: André Narciso (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Borja Santana (ESP)

24 February 2015, 17:00 CET
Mini-Stadium, Manchester (ENG)
Manchester Cty - Schalke 04 (4-2 PSO)
Referee: Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Jon-Michael Knutsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2:  Øystein Ytterland (NOR)
Fourth Official: Chris Kavanagh (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Crawford Wilson (NIR)

24 February 2015, 18:30 CET
De Toekomst, Duivendrecht (NED)
Ajax - AS Roma (5-6 PSO)
Referee: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Witschnigg (AUT) 
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Fourth Official: Dennis Higler (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Johannes Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

25 February 2015, 20:00 CET
EBB Stadium, Aldershot (ENG)
Chelsea - Zenit FC (3-1)
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Macmillan (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Fourth Official: Kevin Johnson (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rodger Gifford (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Tobias Wolf (GER)

Quarterfinals 

10 March 2015, 16:00 CET
Chelsea Football Club Training Ground, Surrey (ENG)
Chelsea - Atlético Madrid 
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Per Brogevik (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2:  Peter Magnusson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Kevin Johnson (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO)

17 March 2015, 17:00 CET
Caixa Futebol Campus, Seixal (POR)
Benfica - Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Seidel  (GER) 
Assistant Referee 2: Dominik Schaal  (GER)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Baixinho (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Carlos Matos (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Jack Grundie (NIR)

17 March 2015, 18:00 CET
Stadio Comunale Domenico Francioni, Latina (ITA)
AS Roma - Manchester City
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Michal Obukowicz (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Kamil Arkadiusz Wójcik (POL)
Fourth Official: Fabio Maresca (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cosimo Bolognino (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

18 March 2015, 19:00 CET
Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
Anderlecht - Porto
Referee: Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Laurent Stien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mathieu Grosbost (FRA)  
Fourth Official: Lawrence Visser (BEL) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Marcel Vanelshocht (BEL) 
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Kindle (LIE)
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