May 24, 2017

Damir Skomina's Europa League Final (Ajax - ManU)

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Damir Skomina and his team will take charge of the UEFA Europa League between AFC Ajax and Manchester United in Solna tonight. 


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FIFA U20 World Cup - South Korea 2017 - Appointments for Matchday 3

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These are the officials appointed for 2017 U20 WC Group Stage MD3. 


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May 23, 2017

FIFA U20 World Cup - South Korea 2017 - Appointments for Matchday 2

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These are the officials appointed for 2017 U20 WC Group Stage MD2. 


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FIFA U20 World Cup - South Korea 2017 - Appointments for Matchday 1

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These are the officials appointed for 2017 U20 WC Group Stage MD1. 


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National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 20 (2017)

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May 21, 2017

Jaap Uilenberg, Bo Karlsson and Antonia Kokotou to observe UEFA's Final Referees

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UEFA has completed the match official appointments for this year's club competition finals in May and June respectively. Among others, Dutch UEFA Referee Committee member Jaap Uilenberg will be the official referee observer assessing the performance of Felix Brych and his teammates in Cardiff's Champions League final between Juventus Turin and Real Madrid. Meanwhile, there has been a change in the Women's Champions League final: Sian Massey replaces Belgium's Ella de Vries as reserve assistant referee.

Jaap Uilenberg (r.) is going to observe Felix Brych in Cardiff


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May 18, 2017

Jens Maae in charge of UEFA Under-17 EURO 2017 Final

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Danish international referee Jens Maae has been chosen to officiate the final of UEFA's Under-17 EURO 2017 between Spain and England in Croatia. He will be assisted by Finnish Mika Lamppu and Russia's Aleksey Vorontsov on the sidelines. Anastassios Papapetrou from Greece will serve as fourth official. UEFA Vice Refereeing Officer Marc Batta will observe and assess their performance. 

Good luck!

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May 16, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 19 (2017)

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May 12, 2017

Felix Brych to Referee Champions League Final - Damir Skomina Appointed for Europa League Final

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UEFA has appointed German Elite Referee Felix Brych to take charge of the 2017 Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid in Cardiff. Slovenian Damir Skomina has been chosen to take charge of the Europa League final between Ajax and Manchester United in Solna. 



UEFA Champions League Final 2017


3 June 2017, 20:45 CET
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (Wales)
Juventus Turin FC - Real Madrid CF
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (Germany)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (Germany)
Fourth Official: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Rafael Foltyn (Germany)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (Netherlands)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (Ireland)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Raymond Ellingham (Wales)

UEFA Europa League Final 2017


24 May 2017, 20:45 CET
Friends Arena, Solna (Sweden)
AFC Ajax - Manchester United FC
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (Slovenia)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Fourth Official: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Tomaž Klančnik (Slovenia)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)
UEFA Delegate: Ainar Leppänen (Estonia)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Peter Ekström (Sweden)

UEFA Women's Champions League Final 2017


1 June 2017, 20:45 CET
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (Wales)
Olympique Lyonnais - Paris Saint Germain
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
Assistant Referee 1: Katrin Rafalski (Germany)
Assistant Referee 2: Christina Biehl (Germany)
Fourth Official: Riem Hussein (Germany)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Sian Massey (England)
UEFA Referee Observer: Antonia Kokotou (Greece)
UEFA Delegate: Isabel Hochstöger (Austria)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Kevin Russell (England)
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May 9, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 18 (2017)

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Ovidiu Hategan and Szymon Marciniak to referee Europa League Semifinals

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Ovidiu Alin Hategan of Romania and Poland's Szymon Marciniak have been appointed to take control over Thursday's UEFA Europa League Semifinal return ties in Manchester and Lyon respectively.

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May 8, 2017

Cüneyt Çakır to officiate Derbi madrileño in Champions League Semifinals

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Turkey's Elite official Cüneyt Çakır has been appointed to take charge of Derbi madrileño's return game at Estadio Vicente Calderón in the Champions League semifinals. Apart from Çakır's common Assistant Referees, Ali Palabiyik will serve as his Additional Assistant Referee for the first time in UEFA club competitions. Barış Şimşek will be the second AAR, with Emre Eyisoy overseeing the benches as Fourth Official. Germany's Eugen Strigel will observe and assess their performance.

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May 7, 2017

Björn Kuipers in charge of Juventus - AS Monaco

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Dutch Elite Referee Björn Kuipers has been assigned to oversee next Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semifinal return leg between Juventus Turin and AS Monaco. As usual, he will be assisted by Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra as Assistant Referees. Mario Diks will be the Fourth Official. The team is completed by Danny Makkelie and Pol van Boekel, who are about to fulfill their duties as Additional Assistant Referees. UEFA Referee Committee member Vlado Sajn from Slovenia will observe the match officials' performance.

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May 2, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 17 (2017)

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May 1, 2017

Gianluca Rocchi and Sergey Karasev in charge of EL semifinals

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Italian Gianluca Rocchi has been appointed to oversee the first leg of Europa League semifinal involving AFC Ajax from Amsterdam and Olympique Lyon. Russian Sergey Karasev will oversee Celta Vigo - Manchester United. 

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Antonio Mateu Lahoz to referee AS Monaco - Juventus Turin

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Spain's Antonio Mateu Lahoz has been assigned to referee Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semifinal between AS Monaco and Juventus Turin. The 40-year old will be assisted by Pau Cebrián Devis, Javier Aguilar Rodríguez, Jesús Gil Manzano, Carlos Clos Gómez and Teodoro Sobrino Magán.

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April 30, 2017

Martin Atkinson chosen as the man in the middle for Real Madrid - Atlético Madrid

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English Elite Referee Martin Atkinson has been appointed to oversee next Tuesday's Spanish derby between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. He will be assisted by Stephen Child and Stuart Burt at the sidelines, while Anthony Taylor and Michael Oliver will serve as Additional Assistant Referees. Jake Collin - Mark Clattenburg's AR1 - will function as Fourth Official.

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April 29, 2017

Guess The Referee - Semifinals

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Guess the referees for next week's 4 UEFA Semifinals. The user with the highest amount of points per matchday is rewarded with referee equipment. Moreover, you have the chance to thus participate in the run for the season-prize provided by our partners RefsworldUK!

Deadline: 30/04/2017, 10:00 CET


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April 27, 2017

Referees for FIFA Confederations Cup - Russia 2017

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FIFA has officially announced the selected officials for 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, to be played in Russia. Nine officiating trios and eight VAR officials have been selected from five different confederations. A support referee completes the appointments. 
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April 24, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 16 (2017)

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April 19, 2017

Björn Kuipers appointed for Barcelona - Juventus, Skomina in charge of Monaco - Borussia Dortmund

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UEFA Referees Committee has appointed Dutch Björn Kuipers to handle the second leg between Barcelona and Juventus. At the same time, Slovenian Damir Skomina will be in charge of AS Monaco - Borussia Dortmund, observed by Hugh Dallas. 

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10 Questions and Answers on Viktor Kassai's Real-Bayern Performance

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Viktor Kassai's performance in yesterday's Champions League Quarterfinal return leg between Real Madrid and FC Bayern München was much talked of. We have summarized the most important situations: 10 Questions and Answers.


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April 18, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 15 (2017)

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Europa League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for Quarterfinals (II)

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These officials will control the second legs of EL Quarterfinals, to be played on 20/04/17. 
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April 17, 2017

Guess The Referee - Semifinals

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Deadline: 3018/04/2017, 10:00 CET


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April 16, 2017

Viktor Kassai to oversee Real-Bayern, Gianluca Rocchi in charge of Leicester-Atlético

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Italian inflation in UEFA Champions League's Quarterfinals: With Gianluca Rocchi taking charge of Leicester City vs Atlético Madrid, UEFA has nominated the third all-Italian refereeing team to oversee a match in the Round of the last eight. Meanwhile, Hungary's Viktor Kassai has been assigned to control the return leg of Real Madrid vs Bayern München.

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April 11, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 14 (2017)

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 14. Feel free to ...

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Europa League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for Quarterfinals (I)

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These are the referees appointed by UEFA for EL Quarterfinals, to be played on 13/04/17. 
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April 10, 2017

Nicola Rizzoli will referee Bayern - Real, Jonas Eriksson appointed for Atlético - Leicester

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Italian World Cup Final Referee Nicola Rizzoli has been appointed to oversee Wednesday's top clash between Bayern München and Real Madrid. For the first time in his entire career, Rizzoli will officiate a match in Munich. Meanwhile, Sweden's Jonas Eriksson will officiate Atlético Madrid's home tie against England's Premier League 2016 champions Leicester City.

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April 9, 2017

Szymon Marciniak in control of Juventus - Barcelona, Daniele Orsato to referee Dortmund - Monaco

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Poland's Elite Referee Szymon Marciniak has been chosen to take charge of the Champions League Quarterfinal 1st leg between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona. Meanwhile, Italian Daniele Orsato will make his Quarterfinal bow overseeing the duel between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco.

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April 8, 2017

Guess The Referee - Quarterfinals (I)

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April 7, 2017

2018 WC Preselected officials attending the FIFA course in Italy

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These are the officials attending the FIFA course in Florence (Italy) on the road to 2018 World Cup.
In addition to 53 preselected names for WC, there are 9 officials with VAR duties.

AFC
Abdulrahman Al Jassim - Qatar - 1987 (FIFA since 2013)
Fahad Al Mirdasi - Saudi Arabia - 1985 (FIFA since 2011)
Alireza Faghani - Iran - 1978 (FIFA since 2008)
Ravshan Irmatov - Uzbekistan - 1977 (FIFA since 2002)
Abdulla Mohamed - UA Emirates - 1978 (FIFA since 2010)
Ryuji Sato - Japan - 1977 (FIFA since 2009)
Nawaf Shukralla - Bahrain - 1976 (FIFA since 2007)

CAF
Mehdi Abid Charef - Algeria - 1980 (FIFA since 2011)
Alioum Alioum - Cameroon - 1982 (FIFA since 2008)
Bernard Camille - Seychelles - 1975 (FIFA since 2011)
Malang Diedhiou - Senegal - 1973 (FIFA since 2008)
Bakary Papa Gassama - Gambia - 1979 (FIFA since 2008)
Ghead Grisha - Egypt - 1976 (FIFA since 2008)
Janny Sikazwe - Zambia - 1979 (FIFA since 2007)

CONCACAF
Joel Aguilar Chicas - El Salvador - 1975 (FIFA since 2002)
Roberto García Orozco - Mexico - 1974 (FIFA since 2007)
Mark Geiger - USA - 1974 (FIFA since 2008)
Walter López Castellanos - Guatemala - 1980 (FIFA since 2006)
Ricardo Montero - Costa Rica - 1986 (FIFA since 2011)
John Pitti - Panama - 1978 (FIFA since 2012)
César Ramos Palazuelos - Mexico - 1983 (FIFA since 2014)

CONMEBOL
José Argote - Venezuela - 1980 (FIFA since 2008)
Julio Bascuñán - Chile - 1978 (FIFA since 2011)
Enrique Cacéres - Paraguay - 1974 (FIFA since 2010)
Andrés Cunha - Uruguay - 1976 (FIFA since 2013)
Diego Haro - Peru - 1982 (FIFA since 2013)
Néstor Pitana - Argentina - 1975 (FIFA since 2010)
Sandro Ricci - Brazil - 1974 (FIFA since 2011)
Wilmar Roldán - Colombia - 1980 (FIFA since 2008)
Gery Vargas - Bolivia - 1981 (FIFA since 2012)
Roddy Zambrano - Ecuador - 1978 (FIFA since 2012)

OFC
Matthew Conger - New Zealand - 1978 (FIFA since 2013)
Norbert Hauata - Tahiti - 1979 (FIFA since 2008)

UEFA
Felix Brych - Germany - 1975 (FIFA since 2007)
Cüneyt Çakır - Turkey - 1976 (FIFA since 2006)
Mark Clattenburg - England - 1975 (FIFA since 2006)
William Collum - Scotland - 1979 (FIFA since 2006)
Jonas Eriksson - Sweden - 1974 (FIFA since 2002)
Ovidiu Alin Hațegan - Romania - 1980 (FIFA since 2008)
Sergei Karasev - Russia - 1979 (FIFA since 2010)
Viktor Kassai - Hungary - 1975 (FIFA since 2003)
Pavel Královec - Czech Republic - 1977 (FIFA since 2005)
Björn Kuipers - Netherlands - 1973 (FIFA since 2006)
Antonio Mateu Lahoz - Spain - 1977 (FIFA since 2011)
Szymon Marciniak - Poland - 1981 (FIFA since 2011)
Milorad Mažić - Serbia - 1973 (FIFA since 2009)
Svein Oddvar Moen - Norway - 1979 (FIFA since 2005)
Daniele Orsato - Italy - 1975 (FIFA since 2010)
Gianluca Rocchi - Italy - 1973 (FIFA since 2008)
Tasos Sidiropoulos - Greece - 1979 (FIFA since 2011)
Damir Skomina - Slovenia - 1976 (FIFA since 2003)
Artur Soares Dias - Portugal - 1979 (FIFA since 2010)
Clément Turpin - France - 1982 (FIFA since 2010)

VAR
Muhammad Bin Jahari - Singapore - 1986 (FIFA since 2012)
Kim Jong Hyeok - Korea Republic - 1983 (FIFA since 2009)
Danny Makkelie - Netherlands - 1983 (FIFA since 2011)
Jair Marrufo - USA - 1977 (FIFA since 2007)
Eric Otogo-Castane - Gabon - 1976 (FIFA since 2011)
Wilton Pereira Sampaio - Brazil - 1981 (FIFA since 2013)
Mauro Vigliano - Argentina - 1975 (FIFA since 2013)
Nicholas Waldron - New Zealand - 1982 (FIFA since 2007)
Felix Zwayer - Germany - 1981 (FIFA since 2012)
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April 3, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 13 (2017)

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March 30, 2017

Ali Palabıyık in charge of UEFA Youth League Final - Andris Treimanis and Bartosz Frankowski to referee semifinal ties

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Turkish referee Ali Palabiyik has been appointed to take charge of this season's UEFA Youth League final contested by the winners of the semifinals for which Latvian Andris Treimanis (FC Barcelona - FC Salzburg) and Poland's Bartosz Frankowski (Real Madrid - SL Benfica) have been chosen. Lithuanian Paulius Malzinskas will observe the semifinals.


Semifinals

21 April 2017, 13:00 CET
Centre Sportif de Colovraj, Nyon (SUI)
FC Barcelona - FC Salzburg
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
4th Official: Alain Bieri (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paulius Malzinskas (LTU)

21 April 2017, 17:00 CET
Centre Sportif de Colovraj, Nyon (SUI)
Real Madrid - SL Benfica
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jakub Winkler (POL)
4th Official: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paulius Malzinskas (LTU)


Final

24 April 2017, 17:00 CET
Centre Sportif de Colovraj, Nyon (SUI)
FC Barcelona/FC Salzburg - Real Madrid/SL Benfica 
Referee: Ali Palabıyık (TUR, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Cem Satman (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Kerem Ersoy (TUR)
4th Official: Alper Ulusoy (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: to be defined

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March 29, 2017

Successful Video Assistant Referee Test in France vs Spain

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After last December's rather ambivalent impressions of the Video Assistant Referee system at several Club World Cup Games, yesterday's friendly game between France and Spain offers further insights into the VAR experiment we can also expect at the coming World Cup.


German First Group official Felix Zwayer was assisted by VAR Tobias Stieler - UEFA First Group referee as well - in two goal/no-goal decisions:



Both off- and onside decisions were orginally incorrectly taken by the assistant referees, so that Tobias Stieler contacted Felix Zwayer and informed him about the appropriate decisions immensely influencing the game.

In the second incident, the VAR correctly did not intervene: The penalty decision itself seems to be correct or at least clearly supportable. Even though there was an offside position just before the penalty offence, it is at least acceptable to not deem the Spanish player as actively involved in play by interfering with an opponent (he slightly crosses the French defender's running path, but does not clearly obstruct or impede his movements).

In situations where the VAR checks or corrects decisions taken by the match officials, communicating decisions in a convincing and efficient way will be tremendously important. Part of that is the time intervall between the situation to be checked and the decision taken by the referee upon VAR advice. Europe's leading associations consider 10 to 15 seconds as ideal and goal for the future. Here, both decisions required 40 seconds, even though it is unclear whether replays were maybe available relatively late.

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What went right, what can be optimized in future cases?

video source: Arbiter Café (thanks to our user RayHD)
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National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 12 (2017)

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March 20, 2017

Referees for 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup

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Thank to our source Árbitro Internacional we know the referees appointed by FIFA for 2017 U20 World Cup which will be hosted by South Korea. The tournament will function as a preparation and basis for the referees' selection for 2018 FIFA World Cup. In addition, some officials have been called to work as Video Assistant Referees.  

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World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for Matchday 5

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These officials have been appointed for the fifth matchday of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (UEFA Zone).  Missing names will be added in due course. 

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Referee Appointments for International "Friendly Matches" - March 2017

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These are some appointments for friendly games to be played on next days. If you know an appointment that is still missing in the list below, don't hesitate to inform us!


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March 15, 2017

Gianluca Rocchi to referee Monaco-ManCity, Sergei Karasev in charge of Atlético-Leverkusen

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Italy's Gianluca Rocchi has been chosen to take charge of the return game between AS Monaco and Manchester City following the Citizens' 5:3 win in the first leg. At the same time, Russian Sergei Karasev will officiate Atlético Madrid against Bayer Leverkusen.

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March 14, 2017

Ovidiu Hațegan in charge of Juventus - Porto, Daniele Orsato to officiate Leicester - Sevilla

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Romanian Elite Ovidiu Hațegan has been appointed to handle the return game between Juventus and Porto, while Italian Daniele Orsato will be the man in the middle for Leicester - Sevilla.
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National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 11 (2017)

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Europa League 2016/17 - Round of 16 - Referee Appointments (II)

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The following officials will be in charge of EL Round of 16 second legs.  Among others, Mark Clattenburg will officiate the German derby Borussia Mönchengladbach - Schalke 04, despite of his announced retirement
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Mark Clattenburg returns to UEFA duties to take charge of German Europa League Derby

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English Mark Clattenburg, who was announced to retire from national and international refereeing with immediate effect in February, has been appointed to take charge of the Europa League Round of 16 return game between Borussia M'gladbach and FC Schalke 04. 


Earlier this month, it was reported that Clattenburg had turned away from immediately leaving the Premier League panel before the end of the season following a talk with David Elleray. Now, it is evident that Clattenburg's delayed retirement also has effects on his UEFA duties and appointments made by Pierluigi Collina.


Along with Jake Collin, Simon Bennett, Anthony Taylor, Andre Marriner and Harry Lennard, he is going to referee the German Europa League derby in Mönchengladbach's Borussia Park on Thursday.

All Europa League appointments:

Borussia M'gladbach - FC Schalke 04: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
FC Krasnodar - Celta Vigo: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
RSC Anderlecht - APOEL: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
AS Roma - Olympique Lyon: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Manchester Utd. - FC Rostov: Gediminas Mazeika (LTU)
Besiktas - Olympiacos: Michael Oliver (ENG)
KRC Genk - KAA Gent: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
AFC Ajax - FC Kobenhavn: Ivan Kruzliak (SVK)

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March 11, 2017

Guess The Referee - K.O. Stage (IV)

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Guess the referees for next week's 4 UEFA Champions League games as well as for 2 chosen UEFA Europa League matches. The user with the highest amount of points per matchday is rewarded with referee equipment. Moreover, you have the chance to thus participate in the run for the season-prize provided by our partners RefsworldUK!

Deadline: 12/03/2017, 10:00 CET




User Name Points
Ref_1707 7
Chefren 19
CristiRef 6
Mikael 17
estkane 6
paul 16
janhussu@yahoo.it 6
Kohagen 15
bastien60 5
Xavieralzina 15
david02 4
edward 14
estkane 4
FormerRefCvS 13
Frisk 4
majo.scheffler 13
Lucco81 4
Philipp S 13
Sipos Andrei Daniel 4
RikB 13
Andrei Daniel Sipos 3
Etm 12
Cristiano Santos 3
Flavio D'Aloisio 12
Franz93 3
Marvin Becker 12
Frikandel98 3
Niclas 11
Sascha1975 3
Soham 11
Mike 2
K. S. 10
Miloš 2
markoni 40 10
pettyko 2
Neculai 10
Róbert Vida 2
ref_ref 10
Ethyl 1
xabi 10
larut87 1
Steen 8
Timoajax14 1
George 7
clarets pete 0
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March 9, 2017

Europa League 2016/17 - Round of 16 - Referee Appointments (I)

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The following officials will be in charge of EL Round of 16 first legs. Among others, Dutch Elite Björn Kuipers will officiate the German derby involving Schalke 04 and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
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March 8, 2017

Aytekin to referee Barcelona - Paris, Atkinson in charge of Dortmund - Benfica

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German Elite referee Deniz Aytekin has been assigned to take control over FC Barcelona's return game against Paris SG combatting to equalize the 4:0-loss they suffered in Paris three weeks ago. Meanwhile, England's Martin Atkinson will be in charge of Borussia Dortmund against SL Benfica (0:1).

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March 7, 2017

Cüneyt Çakır in charge of Napoli - Real Madrid, Tasos Sidiropoulos appointed for Arsenal - Bayern

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Turkish Elite Cüneyt Çakır will be the man in the middle for the return leg of SSC Napoli - Real Madrid, while Greek Anastasios Sidiropoulos will make his debut in CL KO phase, having been selected for Arsenal - Bayern München. Both matches will be played on 7 March. 

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National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 10 (2017)

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 10. Feel free to ...

- ... share appointments with us (writing them as a comment in the manner below)
- ... share appointments from your national leagues other than those listed below with us, specially if you consider the game as significant (e.g. a derby, a top clash or a very important game etc.)
- ... place video clips you regard as useful for educational and discussion purpose
- ... discuss match situations on the games belonging to the respective matchweek
- ... and much more..

Our matchweekly posts can be easily found in the menu (Referee Appointments > National Leagues).
They will appear on Saturdays most likely and then be filled throughout the week.


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March 4, 2017

Guess The Referee - K.O. Stage (III)

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Guess the referees for next week's 4 UEFA Champions League games as well as for 2 chosen UEFA Europa League matches. The user with the highest amount of points per matchday is rewarded with referee equipment. Moreover, you have the chance to thus participate in the run for the season-prize provided by our partners RefsworldUK!

Results of Guess The Referee - K.O. Stage (I & II)

Chefren 18
Philipp S 7
Niclas 18
claretspete 6
K. S. 16
Ethyl 6
estkane 15
fudbaler fcfc 6
FormerRefCvS 15
majo.scheffler 6
RikB 15
Sviat M 6
Frikandel98 13
Tomaž Hohler 6
markoni 40 13
Etm 5
Mikael 12
nka 5
ref_ref 12
paul 5
Soham 12
Flavio D'Aloisio 4
Steen 12
KieranGreen53 4
xabi 12
Referee12345 4
Franz93 11
vadim 4
Neculai 10
Andrei Daniel Sipos 3
referee_pol 10
Cristiano Santos 3
George 9
referee123 3
Lucco81 9
RJ 3
Marvin Becker 9
CristiRef 2
nat 9
david02 2
Ref_1707 9
ghrus 2
Sipos Andrei Daniel 9
Jack 2
Xavieralzina 9
nju 2
edward 8
Pfieffer Latsch 2
Frisk 8
AthTs 1
Kohagen 8
Mistéro 1
bastien60 7
Referee from Austria 1

As K.S. and RefCvS have already won a matchday prize, our users estkane and RikB are going to receive some referee equipment provided by RefsworldUK!

Deadline: 05/03/2017, 10:00 CET


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March 1, 2017

Youth League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for Quarterfinals

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UEFA has appointed Azerbaijan's Aliyar Aghayev, Bastian Dankert from Germany, Belgian Bart Vertenten and Marco Guida of Italy to officiate this season's Youth League Quarterfinals.



07 March 2017, 14:00 CET
Stadium Oktyabr Artifical Turf, Moscow (RUS)
CSKA Moskva - SL Benfica
Referee: Aliyar Aghayev (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Rza Mammadov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Akif Amirali (AZE)
4th Official: Alexandra Ponomareva (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Iouri Baskakov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Olzhas Abrayev (KAZ)

07 March 2017, 16:00 CET
Stadion Salzburg, Salzburg (AUT)
FC Salzburg - Atlético Madrid
Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: René Rohde (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Bandurski (GER)
4th Official: Sebastian Gishamer (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Márton Esterházy (HUN)

07 March 2017, 18:00 CET
Mini Estadi, Barcelona (ESP)
FC Barcelona - FC Porto
Referee: Bart Vertenten (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Yves De Neve (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
4th Official: David Medie Jimenez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino Gonzalez Vazquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Dusko Grabovac (CRO)

08 March 2017, 16:00 CET
Alfredo di Stefano, Madrid (ESP)
Real Madrid - Ajax Amsterdam
Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Rodolfo Di Vuolo (ITA)
4th Official: Valentín Pizarro Gómez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel López Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Loukas Siotropos (GRE)


Related: UEFA Referee Observers and Delegates for UCL / UEL Rounds of 16

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February 28, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 9 (2017)

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 9. Feel free to ...

- ... share appointments with us (writing them as a comment in the manner below)
- ... share appointments from your national leagues other than those listed below with us, specially if you consider the game as significant (e.g. a derby, a top clash or a very important game etc.)
- ... place video clips you regard as useful for educational and discussion purpose
- ... discuss match situations on the games belonging to the respective matchweek
- ... and much more..

Our matchweekly posts can be easily found in the menu (Referee Appointments > National Leagues).
They will appear on Saturdays most likely and then be filled throughout the week.


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February 22, 2017

Brych to referee Porto-Juventus, Turpin in control of Sevilla-Leicester

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Germany's no.1 Felix Brych has been selected to take charge of FC Porto vs Juventus Turin on Wednesday. At the same time, French Clément Turpin will take control over Sevilla's home match against Leicester City.



22 February 2017, 20:45 CET (Estádio do Dragao)
FC Porto - Juventus Turin
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)
4th Official: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zdravko Jokić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: David Findlay (SCO)

22 February 2017, 20:45 CET (Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán)
Sevilla FC - Leicester City
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
4th Official: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Horst Brummeier (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Gerhard Sager (SWE)

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