July 30, 2013

Aleksei Kulbakov appointed for Euro U19 final

UEFA has published the appointment for the final match of the 2013 Euro Under 19 tournament, in Lithuania.  The clash between France and Serbia will be handled by Belarusian Aleksei Kulbakov.

Having joined this tournament as the most experienced referee on international level among the six officials  selected, Aleksei Kulbakov has already officiated two matches in the group stage: Lithuania - Spain and Netherlands - Spain. Having become a FIFA referee in 2006, Kulbakov was immediately selected for a UEFA youth tournament: he handled matches at the 2006 Under-17 Euro Championship. Starting from 2009, he is a regular referee in Europa League group stage matches, belonging to UEFA First Group of referees.

2013 UEFA Euro Under 19 Tournament - Final match
01/08/2013 20:45CET
Stadium of Marijampole football club - Marijampole
France - Serbia 
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dermot Broughton (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Leif Erik Opland (NOR)
Fourth Official: Felix Zwayer (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Süheyl Onen (TUR)
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July 28, 2013

Michael Oliver and Orel Grinfeeld in charge of Euro U19 semifinals

Michael Oliver from England and Israeli Orel Grinfeeld have been officially appointed by UEFA to take charge of Under-19 European Championship's semifinals, to be played on 29 July.

Michael Oliver (c) zimbio.com
The English referee has been appointed for the clash between Serbia and Portugal, while the Israeli official will handle the game between Spain and France. For both referees, it will be the third appointment at this tournament, after having officiated two matches in the group stage. Full appointments will follow soon.

29 July 2013, 15:30 CET, Alytus (LTU)
Serbia - Portugal
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Dermot Broughton (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Leif Erik Opland (NOR)
Fourth Official: Felix Zwayer (GER)
UEFA  Referee Observer:  Jozef Marko (SVK)

29 July 2013, 20:00 CET, Kaunas (LTU)
Spain - France
Referee: Orel Grinfeeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mitchell Scerri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikola Razić (MNE)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
UEFA  Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
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July 27, 2013

Salvadoran Joel Aguilar gets the honor of his second CONCACAF Gold Cup Final in a row

Joel Aguilar from El Salvador has been officially appointed as main referee for the final match of CONCACAF Gold Cup 2013, to be played on 28 July at Soldier Field, Chicago, between USA and Panama. He will have as assistants Juan Francisco Zumba  from Salvador, and Ricardo Morgan from Jamaica. Enrico Wijngaarde (SUR) will work as fourth official, while Hermenerito Leal (GUA) will stay as reserve assistant referee. The whole team will be observed and assessed by Luis Yero from Cuba.

Joel Aguilar (c) Elsalvador.com

After having handled the final of the previous edition two years ago, USA - Mexico 2-4,  in the recent times Aguilar has made further impressive steps in his international career. Selected for FIFA Confederations Cup one month ago, he was in charge of two group stage matches, showing overall good performances.  A FIFA referee from 2001, Aguilar was already called  by FIFA for 2010 WC in South Africa, but working only as fourth official.  In this edition of the Gold Cup, he has already officiated a group stage match (Mexico - Canada 2-0) and a quarterfinal (Mexico - Trinidad & Tobago 1-0).

2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
Soldier Field, Chicago, United States of America
28 July 2013, 15:00 CDT 
USA - Panama
Referee: Joel Aguilar (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Francisco Zumba (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Morgan (JAM)
Fourth Official: Enrico Wijngaarde (SUR)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Hermenerito Leal (GUA)
Referee Assessor: Luis Yero (CUB)
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July 26, 2013

UEFA Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round: Referee Appointments.

UEFA has published the appoiments for the 3rd Qualif. Round of Europa League.

There are some known names from First Group of officials as well as many more Second Group officials.

1st Leg

AS Trencin (SVK) - FC Astra Ploiesti (ROU)
Stadium: Štadión MFK Dubnica, Dubnica nad Vahom (SVK) (17:30 CET)
Referee: Christian Dingert (GER)
Assistant 1: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
Assistant 2: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Fourth official: Guido Winkmann (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Artur Azaryan (ARM)
UEFA Referee observer: William Young (SCO)

FK Ventspils (LVA) - Maccabi Haifa FC (ISR)
Stadium: Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA) (18:00 CET)
Referee: Marco Borg (MLT)
Assistant 1: William Debattista (MLT)
Assistant 2: Roberto Vella (MLT)
Fourth official: Malcolm Spiteri (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Prodani (ALB)
UEFA Referee observer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)

FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR) - Trabzonspor AS (TUR)
Stadium: Brestsky, Brest (BLR) (18:00 CET)
Referee: Rene Eisner (AUT)
Assistant 1: Andreas Witschnigg (AUT)
Assistant 2: Richard Huebler (AUT)
Fourth official    Manuel Schuettengruber (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Leonid Kaloshin (RUS)
UEFA Referee observer: Cosimo Bolognino (ITA)

FC Petrolul Ploiesti (ROU) - Vitesse (NED)
Stadium: Ilie Oană, Ploiesti (ROU) (18:00 CET)
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro (ESP)
Assistant 1: Teodoro Sobrino (ESP)
Assistant 2: Abraham Alvarez Canton  (ESP)
Fourth official: Alejandro Hernandez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Milos Markovic (SRB)
UEFA Referee observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)

FC Aktobe (KAZ) - Breidablik (ISL)
Stadium: Tsentralniy, Aktobe (KAZ) (18:00 CET)
Referee: Libor Kovařik (CZE)
Assistant 1: Krystof Mencl (CZE)
Assistant 2: Patrik Filipek (CZE)
Fourth official: Tomas Kocourek (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Tuncer (TUR)
UEFA Referee observer: Aleksei Spirin (RUS)

Jablonec (CZE) - Stromsgodset TF (NOR)
Stadium: Chance Arena, Jablonec nad Nisou (CZE) (18:00 CET)
Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP)
Assistant 1: Michael Soteriou (CYP)
Assistant 2: Aristides Christou (CYP)
Fourth official: Thomas Mouskos  (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Velid Imamović (BIH)
UEFA Referee observer: Brian Lawlor (WAL)

Qarabağ FK (AZE) - Gefle IF (SWE)
Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE) (18:00 CET)
Referee: Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Assistant 1: Stephan Luzi (FRA)
Assistant 2: Djemel Zitouni (FRA)
Fourth official: Sebastien Desiage (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Irakli Nakaidze (GEO)
UEFA Referee observer: Kaj Natri (FIN)

FC Minsk (BLR) - Saint Johnstone FC (SCO)

Stadium: Neman, Grodno (BLR) (18:00 CET)
Referee    Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant 1: Rafal Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant 2: Sebastian Mucha (POL)
Fourth official: Daniel Stefanski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Kuanysh Kanapyanov (KAZ)
UEFA Referee observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

FC Chornomorets Odesa (UKR) - FK Crvena zvezda (SRB)
Stadium: Chornomorets, Odessa (UKR) (18:15 CET)
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
Assistant 1: Lars Rix (DEN)
Assistant 2: David Vang Andersen (DEN)
Fourth official: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Targo Kaldoja (EST)
UEFA Referee observer: Adrian D. Casha (MLT)

Randers FC (DEN) - FC Rubin Kazan (RUS)
Stadium: Randers Stadium, Randers (DEN) (18:30 CET)
Referee: Fernando Teixeira (ESP)
Assistant 1: Victoriano Diaz Casado (ESP)
Assistant 2: Manuel Torre (ESP)
Fourth official    Juan Martinez Munuera (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Carmelo Bartolo (MLT)
UEFA Referee observer: Dani Koren (ISR)

VMFD Žalgiris (LTU) - KKS Lech Poznań (POL)
Stadium: LFF, Vilnius (LTU) (18:30 CET)
Referee: Vlado Glodjović (SRB)
Assistant 1: Branko Pavlović (SRB)
Assistant 2: Dejan Potoćan (SRB)
Fourth official: Majo Vujovic (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Dumitru Mihalache (ROU)
UEFA Referee observer: Karen Nalbandyan (ARM)

FC Slovan Liberec (CZE) - FC Zürich (SUI)
Stadium: U Nisy, Liberec (CZE) (19:00 CET)
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant 1: David Elias Biton (ISR)
Assistant 2: Oren Borneshtain (ISR)
Fourth official: Roy Reinshreiber (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Arturs Gaidels (LVA)
UEFA Referee observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)

Tromsø IL (NOR) - FC Differdange 03 (LUX)
Stadium: Alfheim, Tromso (NOR) (19:00 CET)
Referee: Anar Salmanov (AZE)
Assistant 1: Mubariz Hashimov (AZE)
Assistant 2: Rza Mammadov (AZE)
Fourth official: Rahim Hasanov (AZE)
UEFA Delegate: Thomas Weyhing (GER)
UEFA Referee observer: Sergey Zuev (RUS)

HNK Rijeka (CRO) - MŠK Žilina (SVK)
Stadium: Kantrida, Rijeka (CRO) (19:00 CET)
Referee: Marco Fritz (GER)
Assistant 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant 2: Dominik Schaal (GER)
Fourth official: Daniel Siebert (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Tis (BEL)
UEFA Referee observer: László Vagner (HUN)

FK Vojvodina (SRB) - Bursaspor (TUR)
Stadium: Karadjordje, Novi Sad (SRB) (19:00 CET)
Referee: Steven McLean (SCO)
Assistant 1: Derek Rose (SCO)
Assistant 2: Alastair Mather (SCO)
Fourth official: Paul Robertson (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Steve Stride (ENG)
UEFA Referee observer: Jan Fasung (SVK)

BK Häcken (SWE) - FC Thun (SUI)
Stadium: Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg (SWE) (19:00 CET)
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant 1: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Assistant 2: Marko Hänninen (FIN)
Fourth official: Jari Järvinen (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)
UEFA Referee observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)

FK Kukësi (ALB) - FC Metalurh Donetsk (UKR)
Stadium: Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa, Tirana (ALB) (19:30 CET)
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)
Assistant 1: Anatoli Hodin (KAZ)
Assistant 2; Sergei Vassyutin (KAZ)
Fourth official: Sergei Gorokhovodatski (KAZ)
UEFA Delegate: Andrey Medintsev (BUL)
UEFA Referee observer: Christakis Skapoullis (CYP)

PFC Botev Plovdiv (BUL) - VfB Stuttgart (GER)
Stadium: Lazur, Burgas (BUL) (19:30 CET)
Referee: Lee Probert (ENG)
Assistant 1: Stephen Child (ENG)
Assistant 2: Scott Ledger (ENG)
Fourth official: Michael Jones (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: João Morais (POR)
UEFA Referee observer: Cornelius Bakker (NED)

CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu (ROU) - Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
Stadium: Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca (ROU) (20:00 CET)
Referee: Vitali Meshkov (RUS)
Assistant 1: Aleksei Vorontsov (RUS)
Assistant 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth official: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Wolf-Günter Wiesel (GER)
UEFA Referee observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)

AS Saint-Étienne (FRA) - FC Milsami Orhei(MDA)
Stadium: Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne (FRA) (20:30 CET)
Referee: Padraig Sutton (IRL)
Assistant 1: Damien MacGraith (IRL)
Assistant 2: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)
Fourth official: Tomas Connolly (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Mike Foster (ENG)
UEFA Referee observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE) - SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
Stadium: Asteras Tripolis, Tripoli Arkadia (GRE) (20:30 CET)
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
Assistant 1: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Assistant 2: Rob van de Ven  (NED)
Fourth official: Tom van Sichem (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Yoav Strauss (ISR)
UEFA Referee observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)

Skoda Xanthi FC (GRE) - R. Standard de Liège (BEL)
Stadium: Xanthis, Xanthi (GRE) (20:30 CET)
Referee: Sascha Kever (SUI)
Assistant 1: Raffael Zeder (SUI)
Assistant 2: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Fourth official: Pascal Erlachner (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Gabriel Weiss (SVK)
UEFA Referee observer: Rodger Gifford (WAL)

NK Široki Brijeg (BIH) - Udinese Calcio (ITA)
Stadium: Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH) (20:45 CET)
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
Assistant 1: Çem Satman (TUR)
Assistant 2: Kemal Yilmaz (TUR)
Fourth Official: Koray Gençerler (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Tervel Zlatev (BUL)
UEFA Referee observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)

WKS Śląsk Wrocław (POL) - Club Brugge KV (BEL)
Stadium: Municipal Stadium Wroclaw, Wroclaw (POL) (20:45 CET)
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant 1: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Assistant 2: Peter Bankes (ENG)
Fourth official Jonathan Moss (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: George Koumas (CYP)
UEFA Referee observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)

Motherwell FC (SCO) - FC Kuban Krasnodar (RUS)
Stadium: Fir Park, Motherwell (SCO) (20:45 CET)
Referee: Alain Bieri (SUI)
Assistant 1: Remy Zgraggen (SUI)
Assistant 2: Bruno Zurbrügg (SUI)
Fourth official: Patrick Graf (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Styrbjörn Oskarsson (FIN)
UEFA Referee observer: Manuel López Fernández (ESP)

Swansea City AFC (ENG) - Malmö FF (SWE)
Stadium: Liberty Stadium, Swansea (WAL) (20:45 CET)
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Assistant 1: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
Assistnat 2: Riccardo Bianchi (ITA)
Fourth official: Carmine Russo (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)
UEFA Referee observer: Zdravko Jokić (SRB)

HNK Hajduk Split (CRO) - FC Dila Gori (GEO)
Stadium: Stadion Poljud, Split (CRO) (21:00 CET)
Referee: Eitan Shemeulevitch (ISR)
Assistant 1: Nissan Davidy (ISR)
Assistant 2: Sharon Eyal (ISR)
Fourth official: Guy Berger (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Ronald Zimmermann (GER)
UEFA Referee observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)

GD Estoril-Praia (POR) - Hapoel Ramat Gan FC (ISR)
Stadium: António Coimbra Da Mota, Estoril (POR) (21:00 CET)
Referee: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
Assistant 1: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Assistant 2: Eric Dansault (FRA)
Fourth official: Bartolomeu Varela (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: David Findlay (SCO)
UEFA Referee observer: Siegfried Kirschen (GER)

Sevilla FC (ESP) - FK Mladost Podgorica (MNE)
Stadium: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville (ESP) (21:30 CET)
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Assistant 1: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Assistant 2: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Fourth official    Dejan Balažić (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Luca Zorzi (SUI)
UEFA Referee observer: Jon Skjervold (NOR)

2nd Legs


FK Crvena Zvezda (SRB) - FC Chornomorets Odesa (UKR)

Stadium: Stadium FK Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade (SRB)

Referee: Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (POR)

Assistant 1: Bertino Cunha Miranda (POR)

Assistant 2: Rui Licino Barbosa Tavares (POR)

4th Official: Paulo Jorge Lourenço Batista (POR)

Delegate: Jozef Kliment (SVK)

Referee Observer: Marinus Koopman (NED)

Udinese Calcio (ITA) - NK Široki Brijeg (BIH)

Stadium: Stadio Nereo Rocco, Trieste (ITA)

Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)

Assistant 1: Matti Heininen (FIN)

Assistant 2: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)

4th Official: Dennis Antamo (FIN)

Delegate: Pierino L.G. Lardi (SUI)

Referee Observer: Lutz Michael Fröhlich (GER)

Maccabi Haifa FC (ISR) - FK Ventspils (LVA)

Stadium: Kiryat Eliezer, Haifa (ISR)

Referee: Michael Lerjeus (SWE)

Assistant 1: Henrik Andren (SWE)

Assistant 2: Per Brogevik (SWE)

4th Official: Johan Hamlin (SWE)

Delegate: Alan McRae (SCO)

Referee Observer: Stefan Ormandjiev (BUL)

Trabzonspor AS (TUR) – FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR)

Stadium: Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadyumu, Trabzon (TUR)

Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI)

Assistant 1: Sandro Pozzi (SUI)

Assistant 2: Sladan Josipovic (SUI)

4th Official: Pache Sébastien (SUI)

Delegate: Ghenadie Scurtul (MDA)

Referee Observer: Patritiu Abrudan (ROU)

Club Brugge KV (BEL) – WSK Slask Wroclaw (POL)

Stadium: Jan Breydelstadion, Bruges (BEL)

Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)

Assistant 1: Ondrej Pelikan (CZE)

Assistant 2: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)

4th Official: Pavel Orel (CZE)

Delegate: Roger David Griffiths (WAL)

Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)

FC Astra (ROU) - AS Trencín (SVK)

Stadium: National Arena, Bucharest (ROU)

Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

Assistant 1: Guillaume Debart (FRA)

Assistant 2: Cyril Lompre Saint Cricq (FRA)

4th Official: Benoît Millot (FRA)

Delegate: Dusko Grabovac (CRO)

Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)

Malmö FF (SWE) - Swansea City FC (WAL)

Stadium: Malmö New Stadium, Malmö (SWE)

Referee: Serdar Gozubuyuk (NED)

Assistant 1: John Charles Schaap (NED)

Assistant 2: Hessel Steegstra (NED)

4th Official: M.B. Martin Van den Kerkhof (NED)

Delegate: Pawel Dziekanowski (POL)

Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)

Vitesse (NED) - FC Petrolul Ploiesti (ROU)

Stadium: GelreDome, Arnhem (NED)

Referee: Ante Vucemilovic-Simunovic (Jr.) (CRO)

Assistant 1: Borut Krizaric (CRO)

Assistant 2: Saša Feges (CRO)

4th Official: Zlatko Simcic (CRO)

Delegate: Ilja Kaenzig (SUI)

Referee Observer: Vladimir Petrov (UKR)

FC Zürich (SUI) - FC Slovan Liberec (CZE)

Stadium: Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich (SUI)

Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)

Assistant 1: Joakim Flink (SWE)

Assistant 2: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)

4th Official: Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)

Delegate: Thórir Hákonarson (ISL)

Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)

Breidablik (ISL) - FC Aktobe (KAZ)

Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)

Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)

Assistant 1: Yves De Neve (BEL)

Assistant 2: Jimmy Cremers (BEL)

4th Official: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)

Delegate: István Huszár (HUN)

Referee Observer: Neale Barry (ENG)

FC Rubin Kazan (RUS) - Randers FC (DEN)

Stadium: Centralniy Stadion, Kazan (RUS)

Referee: John Kevin Clancy (SCO)

Assistant 1: Graham Chambers (SCO)

Assistant 2: David McGeachie (SCO)

4th Official: Greg Aitken (SCO)

Delegate: Yauheni Tratsiuk (BLR)

Referee Observer: Vítor Melo Pereira (POR)

KKS Lech Poznan (POL) – VMFD Zalgiris (LTU)

Stadium: Municipal Stadium Poznan, Poznan (POL)

Referee: Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)

Assistant 1: Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)

Assistant 2: Jan Erik Engan (NOR)

4th Official: Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR)

Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)

Referee Observer: Raymond Ellingham (WAL)

FK Mladost Podgorica (MNE) - Sevilla FC (ESP)

Stadium: City Stadium Podgorica, Podgorica (MNE)

Referee: Ievgenii Aranovskyi (UKR)

Assistant 1: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)

Assistant 2: Igor Bytskalo (UKR)

4th Official: Sergiy Berezka (UKR)

Delegate: Richard Havrilla (SVK)

Referee Observer: Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU)

FC Dila Gori (GEO) - HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)

Stadium: Mikheil Meskhi, Tbilisi (GEO)

Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN)

Assistant 1: Peter Berettyán (HUN)

Assistant 2: Oszkar Lemon (HUN)

4th Official: Peter Solymosi (HUN)

Delegate: Gunther De Saedeleer (BEL)

Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

FC Metalurh Donetsk (UKR) - FK Kukësi (ALB)

Stadium: Metalurh Stadium, Donetsk (UKR)

Referee: Bülent Yildirim (TUR)

Assistant 1: Serkan Gencerler (TUR)

Assistant 2: Ekrem Kan (TUR)

4th Official: Mustafa Ilker Coskun (TUR)

Delegate: Albert Roland Ospelt (LIE)

Referee Observer: Miroslav Radoman (SRB)

Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) - CS Pandurii Lignitul Târgu Jiu (ROU)

Stadium: Bloomfield, Tel-Aviv (ISR)

Referee: Paolo Valeri (ITA)

Assistant 1: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)

Assistant 2: Fabio Galloni (ITA)

4th Official: Marco Guida (ITA)

Delegate: Milovan Djukanovic (MNE)

Referee Observer: Georgios Bikas (GRE)

FC Differdange 03 (LUX) - Tromsø IL (NOR)

Stadium: Stade Municipal de la Ville de Differdange, Differdange (LUX)

Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)

Assistant 1: Dmitri Vinogradov (EST)

Assistant 2: Sten Klaasen (EST)

4th Official: Jaan Roos (EST)

Delegate: Octavian Goga (ROU)

Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)

FC Kuban Krasnodar (RUS) - Motherwell FC (SCO)

Stadium: Stadion Kuban, Krasnodar (RUS)

Referee: Pavel Cristian Balaj (ROU)

Assistant 1: Octavian Sovre (ROU)

Assistant 2: Ovidiu Mihai Artene (ROU)

4th Official: Constantin Sebastian Coltescu (ROU)

Delegate: Johan van Kouterik (NED)

Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitkovic (CRO)

FC Milsami Orhei (MDA) - AS Saint-Étienne (FRA)

Stadium: Zimbru Stadium, Chisinau (MDA)

Referee: Ilias Spathas (GRE)

Assistant 1: Michael Karsiotis (GRE)

Assistant 2: Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE)

4th Official: Anastasios Kakos (GRE)

Delegate: Tormod Larsen (NOR)

Referee Observer: Vaclav Krondl (CZE)

Strømsgodset TF (NOR) - FK Jablonec (CZE)

Stadium: Marienlyst, Drammen (NOR)

Referee: Gediminas Mazeika (LTU)

Assistant 1: Vytautas Simkus (LTU)

Assistant 2: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)

4th Official: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)

Delegate: Jacob Erel (ISR)

Referee Observer: Sigurdur Hannesson (ISL)

Gefle IF (SWE) – Qarabag FK (AZE)

Stadium: Norrporten Arena, Sundsvall (SWE)

Referee: Stephan Klossner (SUI)

Assistant 1: Remy Zgraggen (SUI)

Assistant 2: Vital Jobin (SUI)

4th Official: Alain Bieri (SUI)

Delegate: Bujar Kasmi (ALB)

Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)

MŠK Žilina (SVK) - HNK Rijeka (CRO)

Stadium: MŠK Žilina Stadium, Žilina (SVK)

Referee: Antonio Damato (ITA)

Assistant 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)

Assistant 2: Claudio La Rocca (ITA)

4th Official: Domenico Celi (ITA)

Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)

Referee Observer: Aleh Chykun (BLR)

SK Rapid Wien (AUT) - Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE)

Stadium: Gerhard Hanappi Stadion, Vienna (AUT)

Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)

Assistant 1: Philip Thomas (WAL)

Assistant 2: Gareth Wyn Jones (WAL)

4th Official: Brian James (WAL)

Delegate: George Pirtskhalava (GEO)

Referee Observer: Niklas à Lídarenda (FRO)

VfB Stuttgart (GER) - PFC Botev Plovdiv (BUL)

Stadium: Comtech Arena, Großaspach (GER)

Referee: Jan Valasek (SVK)

Assistant 1: Erik Weiss (SVK)

Assistant 2: Ondrej Brendza (SVK)

4th Official: Peter Kralovik (SVK)

Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)

Referee Observer: Guy Goethals (BEL)

Hapoel Ramat Gan FC (ISR) - Estoril Praia (POR)

Stadium: Ramat Gan National Stadium, Ramat Gan (ISR)

Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE)

Assistant 1: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)

Assistant 2: Dimitrios Gagas (Gkagkas) (GRE)

4th Official: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)

Delegate: Ionel Piscanu (ROU)

Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)

Bursaspor (TUR) - FK Vojvodina (SRB)

Stadium: Bursa Atatürk Stadyumu, Bursa (TUR)

Referee: Javier Estrada Fernandez (ESP)

Assistant 1: Javier Aguilar Rodriguez (ESP)

Assistant 2: Javier Martin Garcia Francisco (ESP)

4th Official: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva (ESP)

Delegate: Danijel Jošt (SVN)

Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)

R. Standard de Liège (BEL) - Skoda Xanthi F.C. (GRE)

Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Liege (BEL)

Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)

Assistant 1: Lars Rix (DEN)

Assistant 2: Jakob Bille (DEN)

4th Official: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)

Delegate: Real Luis Del Cuervas (ESP)

Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)

FC Thun (SUI) - BK Häcken (SWE)

Stadium: Arena Thun, Thun (SUI)

Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR)

Assistant 1: Eamon Shanks (NIR)

Assistant 2: Richard Storey (NIR)

4th Official: Mark Courtney (NIR)

Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

Referee Observer: Dragutin Karlo Poljak (CRO)

Saint Johnstone FC (SCO) - FC Minsk (BLR)

Stadium: McDiarmid Park, Perth (SCO)

Referee: Pavle Radovanovic (MNE)

Assistant Referee 1: Nikola Razic (MNE)

Assistant Referee 2: Milutin Djukic (MNE)

4th Official: Milos Boskovic (MNE)

Delegate: Gerhard Sager (SWE)

Referee Observer: Edward Foley (IRL)
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Cristina Dorcioman assigned for Solna final

After Teodora Albon having officiated the 2013 UEFA Women's Champions League final in London, it's another Romanian official who may joyfully notice a remarkable final designation in her career: Cristina Dorcioman.

UEFA's Referee Committee, represented by Dagmar Damková and Bo Karlsson at the final tournament in Sweden, has appointed Cristina Dorcioman to handle Sunday's Women's EURO final between Norway and holders Germany. Her group stage matches were the ties between the Netherlands and Iceland as well as Finland vs Sweden.
The 39-year-old, who only joined the list of referees due to the absence of Greek Thalia Mitsi, will be assisted by Spaniard María Luisa Villa Gutierrez and Sian Massey of England. Finland's Kirsi Heikkinen will be the fourth official.

28 July 2013, 16:00 CET, Solna (Stockholm, Sweden)
Germany - Norway
Referee: Cristina Dorcioman (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: María Luisa Villa Gutierrez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Sian Massey (ENG)
Fourth Official: Kirsi Heikkinen (FIN)
Fifth Official: Lucie Ratajová (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Ivančica Sudac (CRO)
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July 25, 2013

UEFA Under-19 EURO 2013 - Officials for Matchday 3

Referees appointed by UEFA for Matchday 3 of 2013 Under-19 EURO tournament are ready.

Felix Zwayer (c) tagesspiegel.de

Felix Zwayer (GER), Orel Grinfeld (ISR) and Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR) have received their second assignment in the group stage, meanwhile Gediminas Mažeika of Lithuania, orginally called as fourth official, has been appointed for Turkey - Georgia in order to replace Emir Alecković (BIH), sent home because  suspended. Full appointments will follow soon.

Group A
26 July 2013, 20:00 CET, Kaunas (LTU)
Portugal - Lithuania
Referee: Orel Grinfeeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Derya Oguz (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Stelios Nikita (CYP)
Fourth Official: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Teinturier (FRA)

Group A
26 July 2013, 20:00 CET, Alytus (LTU)
Netherlands - Spain
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Leif Erik Opland (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikola Razic (MNE)
Fourth Official: Michael Oliver (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Süheyl Onen (TUR)

Group B
26 July 2013, 15:30 CET, Kaunas (LTU)
France - Serbia
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Karsiotis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Dermot Broughton (IRL)
Fourth Official: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paulius Malzinskas (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Maurizio Montironi (SMR)

Group B
26 July 2013, 15:30 CET, Marijampole (LTU)
Turkey - Georgia
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Mitchell Scerri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytautas Simkus (LTU)
Fourth Official: Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Matthias Voigt (LIE)
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UEFA Champions League: 3rd Qualifying Round - Referee Appointments

UEFA has confirmed the Referee Appointments for the 3rd Qualifying Round of 2013/2014 Champions League.

1st Leg
30 July 2013

FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ) - KS Skënderbeu (ALB)
Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ) (15:00 CET)
Referee: Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)
Assistant 1: Tikhon Kalugin  (RUS)
Assistant 2: Vitali Drozdov  (RUS)
Fourth Official: Maksim Layushkin  (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Dimitri Bokeria  (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vasyl Melnychuk  (UKR)

FK Austria Wien (AUT) - FH (ISL)
Stadium: Austria Arena, Vienna (AUT) (18:00 CET)
Referee: Bobby Madden  (SCO)
Assistant 1: Alasdair Ross  (SCO)
Assistnat 2: Stuart Stevenson  (SCO)
Fourth official: Alan Muir  (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Zvi Rosen  (ISR)
UEFA Referee observer: Juan Antonio Fernandez Marin  (ESP)

JK Nomme Kalju (EST) - FC Victoria Plzen (CZE)
Stadium: Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn (EST) (18:00 CET)
Referee: Andre Marriner  (ENG)
Assistant 1: Simon Long  (ENG)
Assistant 2: John Brooks  (ENG)
Fourth official: Kevin Friend  (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Michał Listkiewicz  (POL)
UEFA Referee observer: Plarent Kotherja  (ALB)

FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) - FC Steaua Bucuresti (ROU)
Stadium: Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi (GEO) (18:00 CET)
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer  (AUT)
Assistant 1: Roland Brandner  (AUT)
Assistant 2: Matthias Winsauer  (AUT)
Fourth official: Christian Dintar  (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Jevgenijs Milevskis  (LVA)
UEFA Referee observer: Ferenc Székely  (HUN)

FC Basel 1893 (SUI) - Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
Stadium: St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI) (19:00 CET)
Referee: Szymon Marciniak  (POL)
Assistant 1: Paweł Sokolnicki  (POL)
Assistant 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz  (POL)
Fourth official: Paweł Raczkowski  (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Dag Steinar Vestlund  (NOR)
UEFA Referee observer: Johannes Reijgwart  (NED)

FC Nordsjælland (DEN) - FC Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS)
Stadium: Farum Park, Farum (DEN) (19:00 CET)
Referee: Alon Yefet  (ISR)
Assistant 1: Amihay Yehoshua Mozes  (ISR)
Assistant 2: Abed Alramili  (ISR)
Fourth official: Liran Wachsberger  (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Martin Sturkenboom  (NED)
UEFA Referee observer: Zoran Petrović  (SRB) 

PAOK FC (GRE) - FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR)
Stadium: Stadio Toumba, Salonica (GRE) (20:00 CET)
Referee: Pol van Boekel  (NED)
Assistant 1: Davie Goossens  (NED)
Assistant 2: Berry Simons  (NED)
Fourth official: Ed Janssen  (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Krähenbühl  (SUI)
UEFA Referee observer: Stefan Messner  (AUT)

PSV Eindhoven (NED) - SV Zulte Waregem (BEL)
Stadium: PSV Stadion, Eindhoven (NED) (20:45 CET)
Referee: Luca Banti  (ITA)
Assistant 1: Nicola Nicoletti  (ITA)
Assistant 2: Massimiliano Grilli  (ITA)
Fourth official: Andrea Gervasoni  (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Andreas Akkelides  (CYP)
UEFA Referee observer: Murat Ilgaz  (TUR)

GNK Dinamo (CRO) - FC Sheriff (MDA)
Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO) (20:45 CET)
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez  (ESP)
Assistant 1: Javier Rodriguez  (ESP)
Assistant 2: Luis Martinez  (ESP)
Fourth official: Eduardo Prieto Iglesias  (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione  (ITA)
UEFA Referee observer: Shmuel Shteif  (ISR)

Olympique Lyonnais (FRA) - Grasshopper-Club (SUI)
Stadium: Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA) (21:00 CET)
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek  (TUR)
Assistant 1: Mustafa Eyisoy  (TUR)
Assistnat 2: Orkun Aktaş  (TUR)
Fourth official: Süleyman Abay  (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Pat Quigley  (IRL)
UEFA Referee observer: Donald Mcvicar  (SCO)

31 July

APOEL FC (CYP) - NK Maribor (SVN)

Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP)  (19:00 CET)
Referee: Serhiy Boiko  (UKR)
Assistant 1: Volodymyr Volodin  (UKR)
Assistant 2: Oleg Pluzhnyk  (UKR)
Fourth official: Vitaliy Romanov  (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: John Mcbeth  (SCO)
UEFA Referee observer: Bernardino González Vázquez  (ESP)

Molde FK (NOR) - Legia Warszawa (POL)
Stadium: Molde Stadion, Molde (NOR) (19:00 CET)
Referee: Anastassios Kakos  (GRE)
Assistant 1: Christos Akrivos  (GRE)
Assistant 2: Dimitris Tatsis  (GRE)
Fourth official: Athanasios Giachos  (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Schmölzer  (AUT)
UEFA Referee observer: Jari Maisonlahti  (FIN)

PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) - FK Partizan (SRB)
Stadium: Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad (BUL) (19:30 CET)
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant 1: Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)
Assistant 2: Christos Baltas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)
Referee Observer:
Kaj Østergaard (DEN)

FC Salzburg (AUT) - Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)
Stadium: Stadion Salzburg, Salzburg (AUT)  (20:30 CET)
Referee: Duarte Gomes  (POR)
Assistant 1: Venâncio Tomé  (POR)
Assistant 2: Luis Campos  (POR)
Fourth official: Hugo Miguel  (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Benny Jacobsen  (DEN)
UEFA Referee observer: Peter Jones  (ENG)

Celtic FC (SCO) - IF Elfsborg (SWE)
Stadium: Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO) (20:45 CET)
Referee: Manuel De Sousa  (POR)
Assistant 1: Bertino Miranda  (POR)
Assistant 2: Alvaro Daniel Carvalho Mesquita  (POR)
Fourth official: Vasco Antonio Moreira Santos  (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot  (FRA)
UEFA Referee observer: Kostadin Gerginov  (BUL) 

2nd Leg

Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) - FC Basel 1893 (SUI)
Stadium: Bloomfield, Tel Aviv (ISR)
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
4th Official: Wilfried Bien (FRA)
Delegate: Patrick McGrath (IRL)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)

FK Partizan (SRB) - PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
Stadium: FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB)
Referee: Alan Kelly (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien MacGraith (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Allen Lynch (IRL)
4th Official: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)
Referee Observer: Ioannis Tsachilidis (GRE)

FC Steaua Bucuresti (ROU) - FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)
Stadium: National Arena, Bucharest (ROU)
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Sigurdur Oli Torleifsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Birkir Sigurdarson (ISL)
4th Official: Jarl Gunnar Jónsson (ISL)
Delegate: Zoran Cvrk (CRO)
Referee Observer: Michel Piraux (BEL)

NK Maribor (SVN) - APOEL FC (CYP)
Stadium: Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor (SVN)
Referee: Alexey Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dzmitry Zhuk (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrei Hetsikau (BLR)
4th Official: Dzianis Shcharbakou (BLR)
Delegate: Alvaro Albino (POR)
Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

KS Skënderbeu (ALB) - FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ)
Stadium: Stadiumi Kombëtar Qemal Stafa, Tirana (ALB)
Referee: Ivan Kruzliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Balko (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomas Somolani (SVK)
4th Official: Richard Trutz (SVK)
Delegate: David McDowell (SVN)
Referee Observer: Ryszard Wójcik (POL)

Fenerbahçe SK (TUR) - FC Salzburg (AUT)
Stadium: Şükrü Saracoğlu, Istanbul (TUR)
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Piotr Sadczuk (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
4th Official: Robert Malek (POL)
Delegate:Janis Mezeckis (LVA)
Referee Observer: Herbert Fandel (GER)

Grasshopper-Club (SUI) - Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
Stadium: Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich (SUI)
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Devis Cebrián (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jon Núnez Fernández (ESP)
4th Official: José Luis González González (ESP)
Delegate: Christian Kofoed (DEN)
Referee Observer: Horst Brummeier (AUT)


Legia Warszawa (POL) - Molde FK (NOR)
Stadium: Stadion Wojska Polskiego im., Warsaw (POL)
Referee: Alexandru Dan Tudor (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Cristian Constantin Nica (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Aurel Onita (ROU)
4th Official: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU)
Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)
Referee Observer: Drazenko Kovacic (CRO)

IF Elfsborg (SWE) - Celtic FC (SCO)
Stadium: Borås Arena, Boras (SWE)
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolai Golubev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Viacheslav Semenov (RUS)
4th Official: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Delegate: Eggert Magnusson (ISL)
Referee Observer: Günter Benkö (AUT)

FH (ISL) - FK Austria Wien (AUT)
Stadium: Kaplakrikavöllur, Hafnarfjördur (ISL)
Referee: Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Veselin Dobriyanov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Georgi Slavov (BUL)
4th Official: Georgi Yordanov (BUL)
Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (FRA)
Referee Observer: Paul Allaerts (BEL)

FC Victoria Plzen (CZE) - JK Nomme Kalju (EST)
Stadium: Stadion města Plzně, Plzen (CZE)
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Wittberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
4th Official: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Delegate: Graham Hover (ENG)
Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)

FC Sheriff (MDA) - GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Stadium: Stadionul Sheriff, Tiraspol (MDA)
Referee: Danny Desmond Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Angelo Boonman (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: B.J.A.C. (Bas) Van Dongen (NED)
4th Official: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Delegate: Ori Shilo (ISR)
Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (ALB)

FC Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS) - FC Nordsjælland (DEN)
Stadium: Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg (RUS)
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Kristof Meers (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Bleyen (BEL)
4th Official: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Delegate: Georg Lüchinger (LIE)
Referee Observer: Dušan Krchnak (SVK)

FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR) - PAOK FC (GRE)
Stadium: Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv (UKR)
Referee: Florian Meyer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Holger Henschel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
4th Official: Peter Sippel (GER)
Delegate: Léon Schelings (BEL)
Referee Observer: Milovan Nikolic (SVN)

SV Zulte Waregem (BEL) - PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Haecker (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Florian Steuer (GER)
4th Official: Daniel Siebert (GER)
Delegate: Pertti Alaja (FIN)
Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
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Emir Alečković sent home from U19 tournament and officially suspended

Bosnian FIFA referee Emir Alečković has been officially suspended because of a report made against him.  He is accused to have sent inappropriate text messages to some boys.  

The Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina  reported the news on its website (click here to read) confirming that the suspension will last until the end of the whole proceedings. It is still not clear whether the situation is related to his experience at EURO U-19 or whether it is something coming from his country. More information will be posted here in due course. 
Alečković returned home from Lithuania after having officiated only one match at the EURO U-19 tournament, Georgia-France, which ended in a 0-0 draw.
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July 23, 2013

CONCACAF Gold Cup - Semifinals Appointments

CONCACAF has officially announced the Refereeing teams for the 2 semifinals of 2013 Gold Cup.

Walter Quesada (c)deportetotalusa.com 

Walter Quesada from Costa Rica will handle USA - Honduras and will be assisted by Octavio Jara and Hermenerito Leal (pre-selected with Walter Lopez). Jeffrey Solis from Costa Rica will act as fourth official.

Courtney Campbell from Jamaica will handle the other semifinal between Mexico and Panama. He will be assisted by Canadian Joe Fletcher (pre-selected with Mark Geiger for WC 2014) and Ricardo Louisville from Suriname. Elmer Bonilla from El Salvador will act as Fourth Official.

24 July 2013 19:00 CET
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington
USA - Honduras
Referee: Walter Quesada (CRC)
Assistant 1: Octavio Jara (CRC)
Assistant 2: Hermenerito Leal (GUA)
Fourth Official: Jeffrey Solis (CRC)
Reserve Assistant: Garnet Page (JAM)
Observer: Luis Yero (CUB)

24 July 2013 22:00 CET
Cowboys Stadium, Arlington
Mexico - Panama
Referee: Courtney Campbell (JAM)
Assistant 1: Joe Fletcher (CAN)
Assistant 2: Ricardo Louisville (SUR)
Fourth Official: Elmer Bonilla (SLV)
Reserve Assistant: Garnet Page (JAM)
Observer: Donald Wilbur (USA)
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UEFA Women's EURO 2013 - Semifinals Appointments


UEFA has officially announced the appointments for the 2 Semifinals of Women's Euro 2013.

Esther Staubli (SUI)  and Kateryna Monzul (c) getty.images

Esther Staubli from Switzerland will be in charge of the 1st Semifinal between hosts Sweden and Germany tomorrow at Gamla Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg. She will be assisted by Maria Lisická from Slovakia and Judit Kulcsár from Hungary while Kirsi Heikkinen from Finland will act as Fourth Official.

The second semifinal between Norway and Denmark has been assigned to Ukrainian referee Kateryna Monzul. She will be assisted by her compatriot Natalia Rachynska and Lucie Ratajová from Czech Republic. Katalin Kulcsár from Hungary will act as Fourth Official.

The Appointments

24 July 2013, 20:30 CET (Gothenburg, SWE)
Sweden - Germany
Referee: Esther Staubli (SUI)
Assistant referee 1: Maria Lisická (SVK)
Assistant referee 2: Judit Kulcsár (HUN)
Fourth Official: Kirsi Heikkinen (FIN)
Reserve Assistant: Maria Luisa Gutierrez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Sheila Begbie (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer:

25 July 2013 20:30 CET (Norrköping, SWE)
Norway - Denmark
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
Assistant referee 1:  Natalia Rachynska (UKR)
Assistant referee 2: Lucie Ratajová (CZE)
Fourth Official: Katalin Kulcsár (HUN)
Reserve Assistant: Sian Massey (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Ivančica Sudac (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)
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July 22, 2013

UEFA Under-19 EURO 2013 - Officials for Matchday 2

UEFA has revealed the referees assigned for Matchday 2 of the EURO Under 19 tournament in Lithuania. 

Aleksei Kulbakov of Belarus (c) zimbio.com

Group A
23 July 2013, 15:30 CET, Alytus (LTU)
Netherlands - Portugal
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Dermot Broughton (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Stelios Nikita (CYP)
Fourth Official: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Teinturier (FRA)

Group A
23 July 2013, 17:30 CET, Kaunas (LTU)
Lithuania - Spain
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Karsiotis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Mitchell Scerri (MLT)
Fourth Official: Emir Alecković (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Süheyl Onen (TUR)

Group B
23 July 2013, 17:30 CET, Marijampole (LTU)
Serbia - Georgia
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Leif Erik Opland (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Derya Oguz (DEN)
Fourth Official: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paulius Malzinskas (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Maurizio Montironi (SMR)

Group B
23 July 2013, 19:45 CET, Alytus (LTU)
Turkey - France
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mubariz Hashimov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikola Ražić (MNE)
Fourth Official: Felix Zwayer (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Matthias Voigt (LIE)
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