September 24, 2017

Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 2 (I)

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UEFA has appointed  the following officials to handle Tuesday's Champions League Matchday 2 games. Among others Dutch  Björn Kuipers will officiate the top clash between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.

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September 11, 2017

Europa League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 1

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UEFA Referees Committee has chosen the following referees to handle MD1 of 2017/18 Europa League group stage. 


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Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 1 (II)

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA to complete MD1 of 2017-18  UEFA Champions League group stage.. Among others, remarkable assignment for the new Elite Dutch referee Danny Makkelie: he will be in charge of group E clash Liverpool - Sevilla. French Category 1 Benoît Bastien will make his CL group stage debut in Real Madrid - APOEL.

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September 10, 2017

Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 1 (I)

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UEFA has chosen these officials to kick off the 2017/18 Champions League group stage. Among others, Slovenian Damir Skomina will be in charge of the sonorous clash involving Barcelona and Juventus.  

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September 9, 2017

Referees for FIFA Under 17 World Cup - India 2017

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FIFA has officially announced the selected officials for 2017 FIFA Under 17 World Cup, to be held in India. 21 officiating trios and 7 support referees have been selected from six different confederations. For the first time ever in a FIFA tournament there will be a mixture between male and female officials. 


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September 1, 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for Matchday 8

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These officials have been appointed for the eighth matchday of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (UEFA Zone).   

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August 28, 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for Matchday 7

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These officials have been appointed for the seventh matchday of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (UEFA Zone).   

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August 24, 2017

Europa League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments for Play-Offs (2nd Legs)

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These are the appointments for the first legs of Europa League 2017/18  play-offs, second legs to be played on 24/08/17. 


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August 22, 2017

UEFA Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Play-Offs 2nd Legs (1)

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UEFA Referees Committe has appointed the following match officials to take charge of next Tuesday's play-offs for Champions League 2017/2018. 



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August 21, 2017

UEFA Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Play-Offs 2nd Legs (2)

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UEFA Referees Committe has appointed the following match officials to take charge of next Wednesday's play-offs for Champions League 2017/2018. 



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August 17, 2017

Europa League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments for Play-Offs (1st Legs)

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These are the appointments for the first legs of Europa League 2017/18  play-offs. 


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August 14, 2017

UEFA Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Play-Offs 1st Legs (2)

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UEFA Referees Committe has appointed the following match officials to take charge of next Wednesday's play-offs for Champions League 2017/2018. 



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August 13, 2017

UEFA Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Play-Offs 1st Legs (1)

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UEFA Referees Committe has appointed the following match officials to take charge of next Tuesday's play-offs for Champions League 2017/2018. 



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August 8, 2017

Gianluca Rocchi appointed for UEFA Super Cup 2017

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Italian Elite referee Gianluca Rocchi has been appointed by UEFA Referees Committee to officiate 2017 Super Cup, to be played between Real Madrid and Manchester United on 8 August 2017 in Skopje, FYR Macedonia. 


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August 4, 2017

Esther Staubli to referee UEFA Women's EURO 2017 final

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Swiss Elite referee Esther Staubli has been assigned to UEFA Women's EURO 2017 final. 


UEFA's Referee Committee has appointed Esther Staubli to handle Sunday's Women's EURO final between Netherlands and Denmark in Enschede. Her group stage matches were the ties between England and Scotland as well as Sweden vs Italy. After that, she got a quarterfinal, involving England and France. 
The 37-year-old will be assisted by her compatriot Belinda Brem and Sanja Rodjak Karšić of Croatia. German Bibiana Steinhaus will be fourth official.  The officiating crew will be observed by Czech Dagmar Damková,  UEFA Referees Committee Member who handled this game 8 years ago, in occasion of 2009 edition.

06 August 2017, 17:00 CET, Enschede, Netherlands
Netherlands - Denmark
Referee: Esthe Staubili (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Belinda Brem (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Sanja Rodjak Karšić  (CRO)
Fourth Official: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)
Fifth Official: Katrin Rafalski (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dagmar Damková (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Renata Tomasova (SVK)
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July 29, 2017

Europa League 2017/18 - Third Qualifying Round - Referee Appointments (II)

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UEFA has appointed the following match officials to handle second legs of Europa League's Third Qualifying Round. 



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July 28, 2017

UEFA Champions League 2017-2018: 3rd Qualifying Round (II)

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The following officials will handle the second legs of 3rd Qualifying Round of 2017-18 UEFA Champions League. 


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July 23, 2017

Europa League 2017/18 - Third Qualifying Round - Referee Appointments (I)

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UEFA has appointed the following match officials to oversee next week's first legs of Europa League's Third Qualifying Round. Among others, Deputy Chairman Hugh Dallas' son Andrew has been appointed for PSV Eindhoven - Osijek under the eyes of UEFA Referee Observer Uno Tutk.



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July 22, 2017

UEFA Champions League 2017-2018: 3rd Qualifying Round (I)

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the 3rd Qualifying Round of UEFA Champions League. 


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July 16, 2017

Europa League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments for the Second Qualifying Round (II)

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These are the referee appointments for the return legs of second qualifiying round of the new Europa League 2017/18 campaign. 


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July 15, 2017

UEFA Champions League 2017-2018: 2nd Qualifying Round (II)

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Referee appointments for second legs of 2nd Qualifying Round of UEFA Champions League.



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July 13, 2017

Srđan Jovanović in charge of Under-19 EURO Final 2017

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Serbian Second Group referee Srđan Jovanović  has been chosen to officiate this year's Under-19 European Championship final, to be played on next Saturday between Portugal and England.
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July 10, 2017

Europa League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments for the Second Qualifying Round (I)

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These are the referee appointments for the second qualifiying round of the new Europa League 2017/18 campaign. 


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July 9, 2017

UEFA Champions League 2017-2018: 2nd Qualifying Round

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the 2nd Qualifying Round of UEFA Champions League. Missing appointments will be published in due course.



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July 4, 2017

Nicola Rizzoli has retired

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Big news not only for Italian football refereeing: World Cup 2014 final referee Nicola Rizzoli has retired from active officiating to take a leading role of the Serie A referee panel.

Time to go: Nicola Rizzoli has retired


The 45-year old architect from Mirandola has refereed three major finals in total: The Europa League final between Atlético Madrid and Fulham FC in 2010, the Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern München in 2013 and the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in 2014. Since 2008, he has refereed 41 UEFA Champions League games, completed by more than 200 Serie A games in his career.

Some impressions...


His achievements, elegance and soft skills as a referee have inspired many match officials, both at the highest and at the grassroots levels. And even if not everybody was content with some decisions he took in some important games and moments, one thing should be sure: A grand referee is leaving the stage.

We therefore would like to say: Grazie, Nicola.

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July 3, 2017

Referees appointed for Champions League and Europa League First Qualifiying Round (2nd Legs)

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UEFA has appointed the following referee teams to oversee this week's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round games.


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July 1, 2017

Milorad Mažić appointed for 2017 Confederations Cup Final, Al-Mirdasi in charge of Third Place game

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Serbian Milorad Mažić has been appointed by FIFA to officiate the final of 2017 Confederations Cup, to be played on Sunday 2 July between Chile and Germany. At the same time, Saudi Fahad Al-Mirdasi has been assigned to the third place game, involving Portugal and Mexico. 


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June 30, 2017

Benoît Bastien selected for Under-21 EURO Final 2017

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French international referee Benoît Bastien has been assigned to take charge of this year's UEFA Under-21 EURO Final between Germany and Spain. 


Having performed well both in Portugal - Serbia and Czech Republic - Italy in the group stage, the 34-year old from Épinal, Eastern France, will follow in the footsteps of several reknown officials who handled the final games at previous Under-21 EURO editions - such as Damir Skomina, Björn Kuipers, Paolo Tagliavento, Matej Jug and Szymon Marciniak.


Bastien is a UEFA First Group Referee since December 2015 and has refereed seven UEFA Europa Leagues so far, including Manchester Utd. - Fenerbahçe and KAA Gent - Tottenham.

In Friday's final, he will be assisted by Frédéric Haquette, Hicham Zakrani, Benoît Millot and Jérome Miguelgorry. Slovakia's Ivan Kruzliak will serve as fourth official.
   
Congratulations!

30 June, 20:45 CET (Krakow)
Germany - Spain
Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Haquette (France)
Assistant Referee 2: Hicham Zakrani (France)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Benoît Millot (France)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jérome Miguelgorry (France)
Fourth Official: Ivan Kruzliak (Slovakia)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Branislav Hancko (Slovakia)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)
UEFA Delegate: TBA


source: Arbitrez Vous
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Pierluigi Collina confirmed as UEFA Chief Refereeing Officer

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UEFA has published the new composition of Referees Committee for the period 2017 - 19, valid from 1 July 2017. Pierluigi Collina, appointed a few weeks ago as Chairman of the Committee, has been also confirmed as Chief Refereeing Officer. Vladimir Sajn (SVN) and Dagmar Damková (CZE) have been promoted as Second Vice-Chairman and Third Vice-Chairwoman respectively.  Portuguese José Fontelas Gomes has joined the panel as member.

Chairman:
Pierluigi Collina (Chief Refereeing Officer)

Deputy Chaiman:
Hugh Dallas (UEFA Refereeing Officer)

First Vice-Chairman:
Marc Batta (UEFA Refereeing Officer)

Second Vice-Chairman:
Vladimir Sajn (Slovenia)

Third Vice-Chairwoman:
Dagmar Damková (Czech Republic)

Members:
David R. Elleray (England)
Herbert Fandel (Germany)
José Fontelas Gomes (Portugal, new)
Bo Karlsson (Sweden)
Nikolay Levnikov (Russia / Kazakhstan)
Jaap Uilenberg (Netherlands)
Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Moreover, the composition of  Referee Convention Panel has been confirmed without changes. This body has the main aim to periodically control the level of refereeing of all federations inside UEFA.

Vladimir Antonov (Moldova)
Francesco Bianchi (Switzerland)
Neale Barry (England)
Terje Hauge (Norway)
Peter Hegyi (Hungary)
Werner Helsen (Belgium)
Leonid Kaloshin (Russia)
Costas Kapitanis (Cyprus)
Despoina Koxenoglou (Greece)
Jørn West Larsen (Denmark)
Kaj Østergaard (Denmark)
Rune Pedersen (Norway)
Charles Schaack (Luxembourg)
Yariv Tepper (Israel)
John Ward (Republic of Ireland)
Rainer Werthmann (Germany)

Special Advisors:
Roberto Rosetti (UEFA appointment)
Alan Snoddy (UEFA appointment)

Source:  Uefa.org  (pages 11 and 30)
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June 28, 2017

Confed Cup 2017: Alireza Faghani and Néstor Pitana in charge of semifinals

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Iranian Alireza Faghani and Argentina's Néstor Pitana will officiate the semifinals of 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. 


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June 26, 2017

Referees appointed for Champions League and Europa League First Qualifiying Round (1st Legs)

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UEFA has appointed the following referee teams to oversee this week's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round games.

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June 25, 2017

Gediminas Mažeika and Slavko Vinčić in charge of UEFA U-21 EURO 2017 semifinals

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Gediminas Mažeika and Slavko Vinčić have been appointed to handle the semifinals. 


27 June, 18:00 CET (Tychy)
England - Germany
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referees: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referees: Donatas Rumšas (LTU), Robertas Valikonis (LTU)
Fourth Official: Michal Obukowicz (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)

27 June, 21:00 CET (Krakow)
Spain - Italy
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Assistant Referees: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN), Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Rade Obrenovič (SVN), Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Fourth Official: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

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June 24, 2017

Confed Cup 2017: Referee Appointments for Matchday 3

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These are the officials appointed by FIFA for Matchday 3 at Confederations Cup 2017.  Mark Geiger, Gianluca Rocchi and Wilmar Roldán will handle their second game, while Saudi Fahad Al Mirdasi will officiate his first match in this competition, having been appointed for the very crucial tie Mexico - Russia. 


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June 21, 2017

UEFA U19 EURO 2017: Selected Officials

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA's Referee Committee for the Final Tournament of UEFA U19 Championship which will take place in Georgia from 2 to 15 July.

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June 20, 2017

UEFA U-21 EURO 2017: Referee Appointments for Matchday 3

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Appointments for MD3 at UEFA U21 EURO 2017 tournament. 


A, 22 June, 20:45 CET (Lublin)
Slovakia - Sweden
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP), Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referees: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP), Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Fourth Official: Jan Seidel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)

A, 22 June, 20:45 CET (Kielce)
England - Poland
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT), Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alexander Harkam (AUT), Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Fourth Official: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Charles Schaack (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Enrique Mejuto González (ESP)

B, 23 June, 20:45 CET (Bydgoszcz)
Serbia - Spain
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referees: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referees: Donatas Rumšas (LTU), Robertas Valikonis (LTU)
Fourth Official: Michał Obukowicz (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer:
UEFA Delegate:

B, 23 June, 20:45 CET (Gdynia)
FYR Macedonia - Portugal
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referees: Tomáš Somoláni (SVK), Branislav Hancko (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referees: Peter Kráľovič (SVK), Filip Glova (SVK)
Fourth Official: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer:
UEFA Delegate:

C, 24 June, 20:45 CET (Tychy)
Czech Republic - Denmark
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referees: Alastair Mather (SCO), David McGeachie (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referees: Andrew Dallas (SCO), Donald Robertson (SCO)
Fourth Official:  Roy Hassan (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Sajn (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

C, 24 June, 20:45 CET (Krakow)
Italy - Germany 
Referee: Slavko Vinčič (SVN)
Assistant Referees: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN), Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Rade Obrenovič (SVN), Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Fourth Official: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)
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June 19, 2017

Confed Cup 2017: Referee Appointments for Matchday 2

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Italian Gianluca Rocchi has been selected by FIFA to officiate the only European group stage duel at the Confederations Cup between Russia and Portugal. At the same day, Gambia's Bakary Gassama will be in charge of Mexico vs New Zealand.


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June 17, 2017

UEFA U-21 EURO 2017: Referee Appointments for Matchday 2

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Gediminas Mažeika  and Slavko Vinčič will make their debut in group A MD2 games. 


A, 19 June, 18:00 CET (Kielce)
Slovakia - England
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referees: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referees: Donatas Rumšas (LTU), Robertas Valikonis (LTU)
Fourth Official: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Charles Schaack (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Enrique Mejuto González (ESP)

A, 19 June, 20:45 CET (Lublin)
Poland - Sweden
Referee: Slavko Vinčič (SVN)
Assistant Referees: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN), Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Rade Obrenovič (SVN), Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Fourth Official: Roy Hassan (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)

B, 20 June, 18:00 CET (Bydgoszcz)
Serbia - FYR Macedonia
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referees: Alastair Mather (SCO), David McGeachie (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referees: Andrew Dallas (SCO), Donald Robertson (SCO)
Fourth Official: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

B, 20 June, 20:45 CET (Gdynia)
Portugal - Spain 
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Assistant Referees: Rafael Foltyn (GER), Jan Seidel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Daniel Siebert (GER), Benjamin Brand (GER)
Fourth Official: Michal Obukowicz (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Arturs Gaidels (LVA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)

C, 21 June, 18:00 CET (Tychy)
Czech Republic - Italy
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Frédéric Haquette (FRA), Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Benoît Millot (FRA), Jérôme Miguelgorry (FRA)
Fourth Official: Roy Hassan (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer:

C, 21 June, 20:45 CET (Krakow)
Germany - Denmark
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referees: Bas van Dongen (NED), Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Additional Assistant Referees: Dennis Highler (NED), Jeroen Manschot (NED)
Fourth Official: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer:
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June 15, 2017

Confed Cup 2017: Referee Appointments for Matchday 1

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Colombia's Wilmar Roldán has been chosen to referee the opening game of 2017 Confederations Cup between hosts Russia and New Zealand. He will be assisted by Alexander Guzmán and Cristian de la Cruz - both also from Colombia - and Fourth Official Mark Geiger from the United States. The referee team will be supported by a trio of Video Assistant Referees (VARs) consisting of Brazil's Sandro Ricci, Canadian Joe Fletcher and Paraguay's Enrique Cacéres.


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June 14, 2017

UEFA U-21 EURO 2017: Referee Appointments for Matchday 1

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UEFA has appointed German Tobias Stieler and Dutch Serdar Gözübüyük to handle MD1 games in group A at UEFA U21 EURO 2017. The Dutch crew will officiate the home national team against Slovakia, while the German will be in charge of Sweden - England, the opener of the tournament.


A, 16 June, 18:00 CET (Kielce)
Sweden - England
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Assistant Referees: Rafael Foltyn (GER), Jan Seidel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Daniel Siebert (GER), Benjamin Brand (GER)
Fourth Official: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Charles Schaack (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Enrique Mejuto González (ESP)

A, 16 June, 20:45 CET (Lublin)
Poland - Slovakia
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referees: Bas van Dongen (NED), Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Additional Assistant Referees: Dennis Highler (NED), Jeroen Manschot (NED)
Fourth Official: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)

B, 17 June, 18:00 CET (Bydgoszcz)
Portugal - Serbia
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Frédéric Haquette (FRA), Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Benoît Millot (FRA), Jérôme Miguelgorry (FRA)
Fourth Official: Michał Obukowicz (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)

B, 17 June, 20:45 CET (Gdynia)
Spain - FYR Macedonia
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT), Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alexander Harkam (AUT), Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Fourth Official: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Arturs Gaidels (LVA)

C, 18 June, 18:00 CET (Tychy)
Germany - Czech Republic 
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP), Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referees: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP), Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Fourth Official: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Sajn (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

C, 18 June, 20:45 CET (Krakow)
Denmark - Italy 
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referees: Tomaš Somolani (SVK), Branislav Hancko (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referees: Peter Kralović (SVK), Filip Glova (SVK)
Fourth Official: Roy Hassan (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)
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June 13, 2017

UEFA Referee Categories - 2017/18: Makkelie and Zwayer promoted to Elite, Moen and Nijhuis demoted

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UEFA's Referee Committee have decided the changes to their referee category system for the first half of the following 2017/18 campaign. Among others, EURO 2016 referee Svein Oddvar Moen of Norway has been demoted to First Group. At the same time, Dutch Danny Makkelie replaces his countryman Bas Nijhuis in the highest European referee group, while Felix Zwayer has become the third German Elite match official. Mark Clattenburg, who surprisingly announced his retirement earlier this year, is not included in the list anymore.
 
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June 9, 2017

Björn Kuipers in charge of 2017 FIFA U20 WC Final

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Dutch referee Björn Kuipers  has been appointed by FIFA to take charge of 2017 U20 WC Final, to be played on 11 June 2017 between Venezuela and England in Suwon. 




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June 8, 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for Matchday 6

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These officials have been appointed for the sixth matchday of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (UEFA Zone).  

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June 7, 2017

Guess The Referee - Final Ranking

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These are the final results of our 2016/17 Guess The Referee Prediction Game. Our follower "FormerRefCvS" has reached the highest amount of points throughout the entire season and thus wins the season prize: An "Awesome Foursome" Referee Bag Package provided by RefsworldUK!

A special thanks go to all participants! Congratulations!



User Name Points



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June 6, 2017

FIFA U20 World Cup - South Korea 2017 - Appointments for Semifinals

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The following officials have been appointed by FIFA for 2017 U20 WC Semifinals. 



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June 4, 2017

Cuadrado vs Sergio Ramos: The community's majority thinks no sanction should have been issued

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Colombian international Juan Cuadrado has become the first player sent off in a UEFA Champions League final since Jens Lehmann was controversially dismissed by Norway's Terje Hauge in 2006 and the first ever following a second yellow card. During the 83rd minute of yesterday's 1:4 loss against Real Madrid, he behaved unsportingly against Real's Sergio Ramos in the eyes of referee Felix Brych.

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June 3, 2017

Felix Brych's Champions League Final (Juventus - Real Madrid)

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Felix Brych and his team will take charge of tonight's UEFA Champions League final between Juventus Turin and Real Madrid in Cardiff.


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June 2, 2017

FIFA U20 World Cup - South Korea 2017 - Appointments for Quarterfinals

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The following officials have been appointed by FIFA for 2017 U20 WC Quarterfinals.


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May 31, 2017

Referee Appointments for International "Friendly Matches" - May / June 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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May 29, 2017

FIFA U20 World Cup - South Korea 2017 - Appointments for Round of 16

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The following officials have been appointed by FIFA for 2017 U20 WC Round of 16 games. 


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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

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