November 23, 2015

Europa League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 5

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Referee Appointments for UEFA Europa League Matchday 5.


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Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 5 (II)

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UEFA has designated these eight officiating teams to take charge of Wednesday's Champions League games at 16:00, 18:00 and 20:45 respectively.



C| 25.11.2015, 16:00 CET
Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
FK Astana - SL Benfica
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Débart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tony Chapron (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Fourth Official: Laurent Stien (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Jones (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Michal Listkiewicz (POL)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

B| 25.11.2015, 18:00 CET
Arena Khimki, Moscow (RUS)
CSKA Moskva - VfL Wolfsburg
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carmine Russo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Riccardo di Fiore (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Horst Brummeier (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Borja Santana (ESP)
Blog Referee Observer: Robert (FRA)

A| 25.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Malmö New Stadium, Malmö (SWE)
Malmö FF - Paris SG
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien Macgraith (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Francis Connor (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Robert Madden (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: John Beaton (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alastair Mather (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Thor Orrason (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Repka (CZE)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

A| 25.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Real Madrid
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: Hessel Steegstra (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Ronny Zimmermann (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

B| 25.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Old Trafford, Manchester (ENG)
Manchester United - PSV Eindhoven
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Slyško (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Michal Patak (CZE)
Fourth Official: Tomas Mokrusch (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: José Aguiar (POR)
Blog Referee Observer: Carter (AUS)

C| 25.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid (ESP)
Atlético Madrid - Galatasaray
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Luca Banti (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Davide Massa (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Padovan (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrovic (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Harry Been (NED)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard Maxi (GER)

D| 25.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Borussia Park, Mönchengladbach (GER)
Borussia M'gladbach - Sevilla FC
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mitja Zganec (SVN)
Fourth Official: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Tormod Larsen (NOR)
Blog Referee Observer: Detelin (BUL)

D| 25.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Juventus Stadium, Turin (ITA)
Juventus Turin - Manchester City
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)
Blog Referee Observer: Carter (AUS)
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November 22, 2015

Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 5 (I)

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the first package of  Champions League's Matchday 5, to be played on Tuesday 24 November 2015.



E| 24.11.2015, 18:00 CET
Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
BATE Borisov - Bayer Leverkusen
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Cano (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Fourth Official: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Wegereef (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Paolo Rondelli (SMR)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

H| 24.11.2015, 18:00 CET
Stadion Petrovskiy, St Petersburg (RUS)
Zenit St. Petersburg - Valencia
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andås (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: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Ixari (MDA)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

H| 24.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
Olympique Lyonnais - KAA Gent
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averyanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergei Lapochkin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Nikolai Golubev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Crawford Wilson (NIR)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

E| 24.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Camp Nou, Barcelona (ESP)
FC Barcelona - AS Roma
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Baris Simsek (TUR)
Fourth Official: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Nebojša Ivković (SRB)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard Maxi (GER)

F| 24.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Emirates Stadium, London (ENG)
Arsenal - Dinamo Zagreb
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: György Ring (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ádam Farkas (HUN)
Fourth Official: Peter Berettyán (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Coquard (FRA)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

F| 24.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Allianz Arena, München (GER)
Bayern München - Olympiacos
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Ormandjiev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

G| 24.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Estádio do Dragão, Porto (POR)
Porto - Dinamo 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: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Fourth Official: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Markus Stenger (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Harry (ENG)

G| 24.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Sammy Ofer Stadium,Haifa (ISR)
Maccabi Tel Aviv - Chelsea
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)
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November 13, 2015

Cüneyt Çakır and Martin Atkinson to complete Play-off appointments

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Turkish football federation has revealed the appointment of Cüneyt Çakır for the return leg of Slovenia - Ukraine, play-off for EURO 2016. The match will be played on 17 November 2015 in
Maribor. 



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November 12, 2015

Carlos Velasco Carballo and Björn Kuipers in charge of second legs

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Spanish Velasco Carballo will oversee the second leg of EURO 2016 Play-off between Hungary and Norway, to be played on 15 November 2015 in Budapest.  



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November 11, 2015

Jonas Eriksson and Nicola Rizzoli in charge of Saturday's EURO 2016 Play-Offs

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Swedish Jonas Eriksson and Nicola Rizzoli of Italy have been selected to take charge of Saturday's EURO 2016 play-offs in Ukraine and Sweden respectively. 

Both officials can be considered as safe bets for the final tournament in France next year. While Eriksson takes control over the Eastern European duel between Ukraine and Slovenia, Rizzoli has been assigned to manage the Scandinavian derby in Solna.



14 November 2015

Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR), 18:00 CET 
Ukraine - Slovenia
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referees: Mathias Klasenius (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

Solna Arena, Solna (SWE), 20:45 CET
Sweden - Denmark
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Luca Banti (ITA), Antonio Damato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Padovan (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Barry Bright (ENG)
Blog Referee Observer: Carter (AUS)
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November 10, 2015

FIFA Club World Cup 2015 Japan - Referees

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FIFA has chosen the following officials to handle games at 2015 FIFA Club World Cup to be played in Japan. Each confederation will be represented by a trio, moreover a duet from host country will work as support. 

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November 9, 2015

Mark Clattenburg and Felix Brych initiate EURO 2016 Play-Offs

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Mark Clattenburg has been appointed for the first leg of Norway - Hungary on Thursday, he will be observed by Slovenian committee member Vlado Sajn. German Felix Brych will take charge of Bosnia - Ireland under the eyes of Marc Batta.



12 November 2015

Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR), 20:45 CET 
Norway - Hungary
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Simon Beck (ENG), Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referees: Craig Pawson (ENG), Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Fourth Official: Simon Bennett (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Ainar Leppänen (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vlado Sajn (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

13 November 2015

Zenica (BIH), 20:45 CET
Bosnia & Herzegovina - Ireland
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referees: Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Marco Fritz (GER), Bastian Dankert (GER)
Fourth Official: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Martin Sturkenboom (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)
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November 7, 2015

Michael Oliver appointed for 2015 FIFA U17 WC Final

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English Michael Oliver has been appointed for the final match of the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup, to be played between Mali and Nigeria at Estadio Sausalito, Viña del Mar, Chile, on 8 November 2015. He will be assisted by his countrymen Stuart Burt and Gary Beswick.

A FIFA referee since 2012, this year Oliver attended his first FIFA tournament, after having been added in a list of preselected officials for FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. Prior to this final appointment, he had officiated two matches in the competition: Honduras - Ecuador in the group stage, and Mexico - Chile in the Round of 16.
Ricardo Montero from Costa Rica  has received the honor to act as fourth official.

08 November 2015, 23:00 CET (Viña del Mar)
Mali - Nigeria
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Montero (CRC)

At the same time, Abdulrahman Al Jassim from Qatar has been appointed by FIFA for the third place match, to be played between Belgium and Mexico. He will be assisted by his countrymen Taleb Al Marri and Saoud Ahmed Almaqaleh. To complete the officiating crew, Nick Waldron from New Zealand will work as fourth official.

08 November 2015, 20:00 CET (Viña del Mar)
Belgium - Mexico
Referee:
Abdulrahman Al Jassim (QAT)
Assistant Referee 1:  Taleb Al Marri (QAT)  
Assistant Referee 2: Saoud Ahmed Almaqaleh (QAT)
Fourth Official: Nick Waldron (NZL)
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November 4, 2015

The 3rd Team Referee Observation Reports - Matchdays 3&4 (2015/16)

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Our reports for Matchdays 3 and 4 of the UEFA Competitions can be found here. They will be added by and by - most reports still have to be written or are under review.

From this season on, there are posts for our reports. Those for Matchdays 1 and 2 can be found here.


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FIFA Under-17 World Cup - Roberto Tobar (CHI) and Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed (UAE) in charge of semifinals

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Roberto Tobar (CHI) and Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed (UAE)  have been appointed to handle semifinals.

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November 2, 2015

"I will dedicate myself to my own company, and primarily my family" - retiring Kenn Hansen says

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Danish top referee Kenn Hansen has surprisingly announced his retirement from refereeing. The 35-year old, who became an international referee in 2010, is going to end his career at the end of this year. 

In a first short statement given to The 3rd Team, Hansen is speaking about his reasons.

Kenn Hansen (centre) with his teammates Lars Rix (r.) and David Vang Andersen (l.) © Kenn Hansen
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Europa League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4

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Referee Appointments for UEFA Europa League Matchday 4. Full teams soon.



Group H, 05 November 2015, 17:00 CET
Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium, Istanbul (TUR)
Beşiktaş - Lokomotiv Moskva
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Holger Henschel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Mike Pickel (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bertrand Layec (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Sergio Di Cesare (ITA)

Group J, 05 November 2015, 17:00 CET
Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)
Qarabağ - AS Monaco
Referee: Pavel Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Valentin Gabriel Avram (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: István Kovács (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Mircea Mihail Grigoriu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Elmir Pilav (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Stanisław Speczik (POL)

Group A, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
Celtic - Molde
Referee: Slavko Vinčič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dragoslav Perič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Řepka (CZE)

Group A, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
Ajax - Fenerbahçe
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: David Elias Bitton (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oren Bornshtein (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alon Yefet (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)
Fourth Official: Mahmud Mahagna (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitković (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: David Griffiths (WAL)

Group B, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Kazan Arena, Kazan (RUS)
Rubin Kazan - Liverpool
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Bas Van Dongen (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Fourth Official: Rob Van de Ven (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Carlsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Arturs Gaidels (LVA)

Group B, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Tourbillon, Sion (SUI)
Sion - Bordeaux
Referee: Ivan Kruzliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomas Somolani (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomas Mokos (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Vladimir Vnuk (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Peter Kralovic (SVK)
Fourth Official: Ondrej Brendza (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj (ESP)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

Group C, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Kuban, Krasnodar (RUS)
Krasnodar - PAOK
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Richard Storey (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Neeson (NIR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Raymond Crangle (NIR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mervyn Smyth (NIR)
Fourth Official: Stephen Bell (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Radenko Mijatović (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

Group C, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
BVB Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund (GER)
Borussia Dortmund - Qəbələ 
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Yves de Neve (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
Fourth Official: Stijn Hutsebaut (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Juan Fernández Marin (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: George Koumas (CYP)

Group D, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Jan Breydelstadion, Bruges (BEL)
Club Brugge - Legia
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Dario Vrabec (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Fran Jović (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mario Zebec (CRO)
Fourth Official:  Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Fleming (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: William Campbell (NIR)

Group D, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Stadio San Paolo, Naples (ITA)
SSC Napoli - Midtjylland
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Fourth Official: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: René Temmink (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Richard Havrilla (SVK)

Group E, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
Dinamo Minsk - Villarreal
Referee: John Beaton (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: William Conquer (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Brian Colvin (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Donald Robertson (SCO)
Fourth Official: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Styrbjörn Oskarsson (FIN)

Group E, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
Viktoria Plzeň - Rapid Wien
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianluca Vuoto (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Karen Nalbandyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Romano Clavadetscher (SUI)

Group F, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (FRA)
Olympique de Marseille - Braga
Referee: Hüseyin Göcek (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Orkun Aktas (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Deniz Ateş Bitnel (TUR)
Fourth Official: Serkan Ok (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Krähenbühl (SUI)

Group F, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Euroborg, Groningen (NED)
Groningen - Slovan Liberec
Referee: Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafał Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Stefanski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Krysztof Myrmus (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Wolfgang Thierrichter (AUT)

Group G, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim (NOR)
Rosenborg - SS Lazio
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Kirkup (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Bennett (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Robert Madley (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Lee Mason (ENG)
Fourth Official: Michael Salisbury (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Mikkelsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Vladislav Khodeev (RUS)
UEFA Venue Director: Thalia Mitsi (GRE)

Group G, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne (FRA)
St-Étienne - Dnipro
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Messner (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Thorir Hákonarson (ISL)

Group J, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
White Hart Lane, London (ENG)
Tottenham Hotspur - Anderlecht
Referee: Orel Grinfeeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Eli Hacmon (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ziv Adler (ISR)
Fourth Official:  Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christer Fällström (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Ospelt (LIE)

Group J, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Generali Arena, Prague (CZE)
Sparta Praha - Schalke 04
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Fourth Official: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Laurent Duhamel (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Tugomir Frajman (SVN)

Group J, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium, Tripoli Arkadia (GRE)
Asteras - APOEL
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Kuehr (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
Fourth Official: Roland Rieder (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)

Group L, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Augsburg Arena, Augsburg (GER)
Augsburg - AZ Alkmaar
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Alastair Mather (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Gordon Ross (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Steven McLean (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Fourth Official: David McGeachie (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Jacob Erel (ISR)

Group L, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Estadio de San Mamés, Bilbao (ESP)
Athletic - Partizan
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Alexandros Grevenis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Pappas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Christos Baltas (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Ross (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Joël Wolff (LUX)

Group H, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)
Skënderbeu - Sporting
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Sten Klaasen (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Hannes Reinvald (EST)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Eiko Saar (EST)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Juri Frischer (EST)
Fourth Official: Silver Koiv (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Emil Ubias (CZE)

Group I, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon (POR)
Belenenses - Basel
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Gabor Erös (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Péter Solymosi (HUN)
Fourth Official: Zsolt Varga (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Sigurdur Hannesson (ISL)

Group I, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Municipal Stadium Poznan, Poznan (POL)
Lech - ACF Fiorentina
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Cem Satman (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ekrem Kan (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ali Palabıyık (TUR)
Fourth Official: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Bennett (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Dag Steinar Vestlund (NOR)
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Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4 (II)

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UEFA has appointed the officials for Wednesday's Champions League matches. Apart from Kenn Hansen's removal from Maccabi Tel-Aviv v FC Porto, which will now be handled by Tasos Sidiropoulos, István Vad gets another chance in UEFA Champions League, while Pavel Královec is under Marc Batta's inspection for the second time within a couple of weeks.


E| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Camp Nou, Barcelona (ESP)
FC Barcelona - BATE Borisov
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Berretyan (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Adam Farkas (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jozsef Erdos (HUN)
Fourth Official: László Viszokai (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zbigniew Przesmycki (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Erik Nilsson (SWE)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

E| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA)
AS Roma - Bayer Leverkusen
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averianov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergei Lapochkin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Nikolay Golubev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

F| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Allianz Arena, München (GER)
Bayern München - Arsenal FC
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carmine Russo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Padovan (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paul Allaerts (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

F| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
Olympiakos - Dinamo Zagreb
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: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Fourth Official: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Campbell Ogilvie (SCO)
Blog Referee Observer: Harry (ENG)

G| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Bloomfield, Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv - FC Porto*
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Damianos Efthymiadis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Lekov (BUL)
Blog Referee Observer: Carter (AUS)

*Tasos Sidiropoulos' team replaces Kenn Hansen and company. Hansen had announced his retirement from refereeing at the end of 2015 and was originally appointed for Maccabi Tel-Aviv v FC Porto observed by Vlado Sajn (until at least 10:00 CET). Rune Pedersen replaces Vlado Sajn.

G| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
Chelsea FC - Dynamo Kyiv
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Slysko (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Michal Patak (CZE)
Fourth Official: Tomas Mokrusch (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

H| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Stadion Petrovskiy, St Petersburg (RUS)
Olympique Lyon - Zenit St Petersburg
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)
Blog Referee Observer: Detelin (BUL)

H| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Estadi de Mestalla, Valencia (ESP)
KAA Gent - Valencia CF
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Davide Massa (ITA)
Fourth Official: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
UEFA Delegate: Eggert Magnusson (ISL)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)
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November 1, 2015

Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4 (I)

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UEFA has designated the first package of match officials who will take control over Tuesday's Champions League matches. English Anthony Taylor will make his debut in Astana, while his countryman Mark Clattenburg will take charge of the definitely "most expensive" match in Madrid.



A| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (ESP)
Real Madrid - Paris SG
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Beck (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Friend (ENG)
Fourth Official: John Brooks (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vítor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Jim Stjerne Hansen (DEN)
Blog Referee Observer: Carter (AUS)

A| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Malmö FF
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Coltescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vagner (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

B| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Old Trafford, Manchester (ENG)
Manchester United - CSKA Moskva
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: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)
Blog Referee Observer: Detelin (BUL)

B| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Eindhoven Stadium, Eindhoven (NED)
PSV Eindhoven - VfL Wolfsburg
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Farina (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

C| 03.11.2015, 18:00 CET
Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
FK Astana - Atlético Madrid
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Child (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Fourth Official: Harry Lennard (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

G| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon (POR)
SL Benfica - Galatasaray
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: Nenad Djokić (SRB)
Fourth Official: Nemanja Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Panagiotis Chatzialexiou (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

D| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Borussia Park, Mönchengladbach (GER)
Borussia M'gladbach - Juventus Turin
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin E.J. Zeinstra (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Fourth Official: Charles Schaap (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Neale Barry (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

D| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla (ESP)
Sevilla FC - Manchester City
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andås (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: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Sándor Berzi (HUN)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)
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