01 September 2015

UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for Matchday 7 (September 2015) - II

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These are the referees appointed by UEFA for MD7 of  EURO 2016 qualifying matches, to be played on 3, 4 and 5 September 2015.


4 September 2015

Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi (GEO), Group D, 18:00 CET 
Georgia - Scotland
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)
Assistant Referees: Octavian Șovre (ROU), Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alexandru Tudor (ROU), Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Emil Ubias (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Asim Khudiyev (AZE)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Merab Malaghuradze (GEO)

Frankfurt Stadion, Frankfurt am Main (GER), Group D, 20:45 CET
Germany - Poland
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Luca Banti (ITA), Antonio Damato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mehmet Murat Ilgaz (TUR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Eugen Strigel (GER)

Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loule (POR), Group D, 20:45 CET
Gibraltar - Republic of Ireland
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referees: Ivica Modrić (CRO), Dario Vrabec (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referees:Fran Jović (CRO), Mario Zebec (CRO)
Fourth Official: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Georgie Fantaros (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Adrian Bacarisa (GIB)

Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO), Group F, 20:45 CET
Faroe Islands - Northern Ireland
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referees: Thorsten Schiffner (GER), Marco Achmüller (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Tobias Stieler (GER), Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Fourth Official: Jan Seidel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Gabriel Weiss (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Eiler Rasmussen (FRO)

Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE), Group F, 20:45 CET
Greece - Finland
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR)
Assistant Referees: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR), Natalia Rachynska (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Anatolii Zhabchenko (UKR), Sergiy Berezka (UKR)
Fourth Official: Serhiy Bekker (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Duško Grabovac (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paulius Malzinskas (LTU)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Depi Koxenoglou (GRE)

Groupama Aréna, Budapest (HUN), Group F, 20:45 CET
Hungary - Romania
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referees: Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Bastian Dankert (GER), Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: George Koumas (CUP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Mihály Fábián (HUN)

Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN), Group I, 20:45 CET
Denmark - Albania
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referees: Damien MacGraith (IRL), Francis Connor (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referees: Bobby Madden (SCO), John Beaton (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alastair Mather (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick McGrath (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleh Chykun (BLR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Bill René Hansen (DEN)

Karađorđe, Novi Sad (SRB), Group I, 20:45 CET
Serbia - Armenia
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referees: Ondřej Pelikán (CZE), Jan Paták (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE), Jan Jilek (CZE)
Fourth Official: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Jevgenijs Milevskis (LVA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Tomas Ross (NIR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Milan Sutulović (SRB)

Centralized friendly
José Alvalade, Lisbon (POR), 20:45 CET
Portugal - France
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referees:Mario Diks (NED), Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Additional Assistant Referees: Kevin Blom (NED), Kamphuis Jochem (NED)
Fourth Official: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
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31 August 2015

UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for Matchday 7 (September 2015) - I

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These are the referees appointed by UEFA for MD7 of  EURO 2016 qualifying matches, to be played on 3, 4 and 5 September 2015.


3 September 2015

Bakcell Arena, Baku (AZE), Group H, 18:00 CET 
Azerbaijan - Croatia
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Assistant Referees:Guillaume Debart (FRA), Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referees:Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Fourth Official: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Orkhan Mammadov (AZE)

Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL), Group H, 20:45 CET
Bulgaria - Norway
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referees: Rob van de Ven (NED), Charles Schaap (NED)
Additional Assistant Referees: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED), Peter Janssen (NED)
Fourth Official: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Kurt Zuppinger (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Jones (ENG)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)

Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence (ITA), Group H, 20:45 CET
Italy - Malta
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referees:Tomaš Somolani (SVK), Tomaš Mokoš (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referees: Vladimir Vnuk (SVK), Mário Vlk (SVK)
Fourth Official: Ondrej Brendza (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Charles John Grundie (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Giampaolo Mazzetti (ITA)

Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE), Group A, 20:45 CET
Czech Republic - Kazakhstan
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Assistant Referees:Mehmet Culum (SWE), Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Michael Lerjeus (SWE), Kristoffer Karlsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Per Brogevik (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: José Luis Astiazarán Iriondo (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE) 

Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED), Group A, 20:45 CET
Netherlands - Iceland
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
Assistant Referees: Milovan Ristić (SRB), Dalibor Đurđević (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referees: Danilo Grujić  (SRB), Nenad Đokić (SRB)
Fourth Official: Nemanja Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Jef L.F.Van Vliet (NED)

Konya Büyükşehir Torku Arena, Konya (TUR), Group A, 20:45 CET
Turkey - Latvia
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Assistant Referees: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE), Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Andreas Ekberg (SWE), Mohamad Al-Hakim (SWE)
Fourth Official: Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kostadin Gerginov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Alper Dogmen (TUR)

King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels (BEL), Group B, 20:45 CET
Belgium - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referees: Bertino Miranda (POR), Alvaro Mesquita (POR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Carlos Xistra (POR), Tiago Martins (POR)
Fourth Official: Nuno Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Steve Stride (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE) 
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Kris Bellon (BEL)

GSP, Nicosia (CYP), Group B, 20:45 CET
Cyprus - Wales
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referees: Paweł Sokolnicki (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Additional Assistant Referees: Paweł Raczkowski (POL), Tomasz Musiał (POL)
Fourth Official: Radosław Siejka (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Borissov Lekov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI) 
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Panayiotis Kailis (CYP) 

Itztadion Sammy Ofer, Haifa (ISR), Group B, 20:45 CET
Israel - Andorra
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Assistant Referees: Oszkar Lemon (HUN), Theodoros Georgiou (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Ádám Farkas (HUN), Jozsef Erdos (HUN)
Fourth Official: Gabor Erös (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Prodani (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Shay Ossadon (ISR)
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24 August 2015

Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Play-Offs 2nd Legs (2)

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA to take charge of Wednesday's play-offs return legs for Champions League 2015/2016. 

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23 August 2015

Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Play-Offs 2nd Legs (1)

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UEFA has appointed the following match officials to take charge of next Tuesday's play-offs for Champions League 2015/2016. Among others, new Elite Szymon Marciniak from Poland will officiate the return match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Rapid Wien.  

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21 August 2015

Europa League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments for the Play-Offs (2nd Legs)

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UEFA has chosen the following officials to take charge of the second legs of Europa League's Play-Offs 2nd legs. Among others, U-17 World Cup referee Martin Strömbergsson will be observed by Marc Batta in Bilbao. While Kenn Hansen will be observed by Frank De Bleeckere in Jablonec, Portuguese referee Artur Soares Dias will officiate in Croatia under the eyes of Peter Fröjdfeldt.


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18 August 2015

Referees for 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup

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FIFA has appointed 21 referee trios to be in charge of 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup which will be hosted by Chile. The tournament will function as a preparation and basis for the referees' selection for 2018 FIFA World Cup.  Moreover, six officials have been selected as "support referees".

AFC 
Referees:
AL JASSIM Abdulrahman (Qatar)
BIN YACOOB Mohd Amirul (Malaysia)
MOHAMED Mohammed Abdulla (UAE)
PERERA Hettikankanamge (Sri Lanka) – support referee

Assistant referees:
AL MARRI Taleb (Qatar)
ALMAQALEH Saoud A. (Qatar)
MUHAMAD Mohd Yusri (Malaysia)
ISMAIL Azman (Malaysia)
ALHAMMADI Mohamed A. (UAE)
ALMAHRI Hasan United (UAE)


CAF 
Referees:
ABID CHAREF Mehdi (Algeria)
DIEDHIOU Malang (Senegal)
SIKAZWE Janny (Zambia)
TESSEMA WEYESA Bamlak (Ethiopia) – support referee

Assistant referees:
HMILA Anouar (Tunisia)
NDAGIJIMANA Theogene (Rwanda)
CAMARA Djibril (Senegal)
DOUMBOUYA Aboubacar (Guinea)
MARENGULA Arsenio (Mozambique)
DOS SANTOS Jerson (Angola)


CONCACAF 
Referees:
LEGISTER Valdin (Jamaica)
MONTERO ARAYA Ricardo (Costa Rica)
RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ Hector (Honduras)
REYNA MÖLLER Oscar (Guatemala) – support referee

Assistant referees:
POWELL Kedlee (Jamaica)
WASHINGTON Richard (Jamaica)
MORA ARAYA Juan (Costa Rica)
CASTRO LEON Warner (Costa Rica)
RAMIREZ SOTO Christian (Honduras)
LOPEZ RAMOS Walter (Honduras)


CONMEBOL 
Referees:
CACERES VILLAFAÑE Enrique (Paraguay)
HARO SUELDO Diego (Peru)
LAMOUROUX RIVEROS Wilson (Colombia)
TOBAR VARGAS Roberto (Chile)
VARGAS CARRENO Gery (Bolivia) – support referee

Assistant referees:
CARDOZO ESCOBAR Eduardo (Paraguay)
ZORRILLA CASTELLANO Juan (Paraguay)
LOPEZ CRUZ Raul (Peru)
RAEZ IZAGUIRRE Victor (Peru)
GUZMAN BONILLA Alexander (Colombia)
NAVARRO CONTRERAS Wilmar (Colombia)
BARRAZA PARDO Marcelo (Chile)
SCHIEMANN ALONSO Christian (Chile)


OFC 
Referees:
WALDRON Nick (New Zealand)
ZITOUNI Abdelkader (Tahiti) – support referee

Assistant referees:
KUMAR Ravinesh (Fiji)
LOCHRIE Glen (New Zealand)


UEFA 
Referees: 
ARANOVSKYY Ievgenii (Ukraine)
AYTEKIN Deniz (Germany)
BUQUET Ruddy (France)
JUG Matej (Slovenia)
MAKKELIE Danny (Netherlands)
OLIVER Michael (England)
STROMBERGSSON Martin (Sweden)
KLOSSNER Stephan (Switzerland) – support referee

Assistant referees:
ALOKHIN Igor (Ukraine)
KORNIYKO Oleksandr (Ukraine)
KLEVE Guido (Germany)
HAECKER Markus (Germany)
DEBART Guillaume (France)
GRINGORE Cyril (France)
ZUNIC Matej (Slovenia)
ROJKO Gregor (Slovenia)
STEEGSTRA Hessel (Netherlands)
DIKS Mario (Netherlands)
BURT Stuart (England)
BESWICK Gary (England)
CULUM Mehmet (Sweden)
GUSTAVSSON Daniel (Sweden)
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17 August 2015

Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Play-Offs 1st Legs (2)

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UEFA has appointed the following match officials to take charge of next Wednesday's play-offs for Champions League 2015/2016. Among others, new Elite Sergei Karasev will be in charge of Skënderbeu - Dinamo Zagreb, observed by Italian Alfredo Trentalange, while Mark Clattenburg from England will oversee the tie between Valencia CF and AS Monaco.  

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16 August 2015

Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Play-Offs 1st Legs (1)

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UEFA's Referee Officers have chosen the following match officials to take charge of next Tuesday's play-offs for Champions League 2015/2016. Among others, Deniz Aytekin of Germany will take charge of Manchester United's first leg against Club Brugge observed by Jaap Uilenberg.



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13 August 2015

Mobbing The Referee

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On the agenda of the last day at this season's UEFA preparatory course for top referees, there is a topic that becomes more and more relevant in modern, but surely also amateur football. While the referee's decisions were mostly accepted without any protest some decades ago - which is hard to imagine considering the behaviour of some players nowadays - this does not count anymore. Good referees are not only accurate decision-takers today, they are, above all, convincing decision-sellers. Nonetheless, players will not give up to attribute their own mistakes to the match officials manifesting itself in a phenomenon UEFA calls "mobbing the referee".


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News: UEFA Course, Assault Against Referee, Al-Hakim's Facebook-Project, Hagen's retirement and Webb's New Role

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News on refereeing: UEFA's pre-season course for referees, the abandonment of a German Cup match, a facebook page started as suddenly as it was closed again owned by a Swedish FIFA official and Howard Webb's new role in Saudi Arabia.



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12 August 2015

Europa League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments for the Play-Offs (1st Legs)

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These are the referee appointments for the first leg matches of this season's UEFA Europa League's Play-Offs. Among others, some of the new Elite referees will take charge of their first UEFA games in 2015/16.

Clément Turpin will attend Southampton photo-source

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03 August 2015

Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Third Qualifying Round (II)

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As already posted last week, please discuss the performances of UEFA Champions League's Third Qualifying return legs here (for the purpose of clarity).



Second Legs

04/08/2015, 19:00 CET (Molde)
Molde FK - Dinamo Zagreb
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Lee Betts (ENG)
Fourth Official: Lee Mason (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Alvaro Albino (POR)
Blog Referee Observer: Jake (FRO)

04/08/2015, 19:00 CET (Nicosia)
APOEL Nicosia - Midtylland
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Ross (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
Fourth Official: Donald Robertson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Nikitas (GRE)

04/08/2015, 20:15 CET (Amsterdam)
Ajax Amsterdam - Rapid Wien
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Balko (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomaš Somoláni (SVK)
Fourth Official: Mario Vlk (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Markus Stenger (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

04/08/2015, 20:45 CET (Monaco)
AS Monaco - Young Boys
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Mario Diks (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Kevin Blom (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Schmölzer (AUT)
Blog Referee Observer: Faolan (IRL)  

05/08/2015, 16:00 CET (Astana)
Astana - HJK Helsinki
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Roy Hassan (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sagy Mazamber (ISR)
Fourth Official: Guy Berger (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Tobias Wolf (GER)

05/08/2015, 18:30 CET (Baku)
Qarabag - Celtic
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Johan Hamlin (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Peter Lundström (FIN)
Blog Referee Observer: Harry (ENG)  

05/08/2015, 18:45 CET (Nicosia)
Sparta Praha - CSKA Moskva
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Fabio Galloni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Fasung (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

05/08/2015, 20:15 CET (Basel)
FC Basel - Lech Poznán
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Débart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Fourth Official: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christos Skapoullis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Roy Cathcart (NIR)

05/08/2015, 20:30 CET (Malmö)
Malmö FF - RB Salzburg
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Alexandros Gevrenis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)
Fourth Official: Charalampos Kalogeropoulos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)

05/08/2015, 20:30 CET (Bruges)
Club Brügge - Panathinaikos
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)
Fourth Official: Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Milovan Djukanović (MNE)

05/08/2015, 20:30 CET (Borisov)
BATE Borisov - Videoton
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Rix (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: David Vang Andersen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (FRA)
Blog Referee Observer: Detelin (BUL)

05/08/2015, 20:45 CET (Lviv)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Fenerbahçe
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Florian Steuer (GER)
Fourth Official: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Siarhei Ilyich (BLR)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)  

05/08/2015, 20:45 CET (Plzen)
Viktoria Plzen - Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Referee: Ievgenii Aranovskyi (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergii Bekker (UKR)
Fourth Official: Anatolii Zhabchenko (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Jevgenijs Milevskis (LVA)

05/08/2015, 20:45 CET (Belgrade)
Partizan - Steaua Bucuresti
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Berettyán (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: László Viszokai (HUN)
Fourth Official: Adam Farkas (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

05/08/2015, 20:45 CET (Elbasan)
Skënderbeu - Milsami
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Tavares (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Santos Soares (POR)
Fourth Official: Cosme Machado (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Juan Fernández Marín (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Pavel Kolev (BUL)
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02 August 2015

Psychology for Referees - Performance Management (1/4): Goal-Setting

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One of the focal questions that should drive ambitious referees at all levels is: "How can I become better?" For sure, this question similarly concerns those who manage these referees: "How can I make this referee better?".  

There is even a scientific approach called Performance Improvement, which can be located in the field of Consulting and Human Resource Management and which is interested in these issues. Given the considerable amount of overlaps between management and refereeing, it is applicable for refereeing in quite a good and valid way. Based on this approach, I am going to present you a short series of posts, investigating four steps to answer the questions placed above and showing the relevance for referees (like you) themselves, referee observers and referee managers.

photo by becomeablogger

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01 August 2015

Video Analysis: Four Red Cards in UEFA's Third Qualifying Round First Legs

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Analysis of four red cards shown in last week's Champions League and Europa League Third Qualifying Round. There were more interesting situations last week, so this is only a small essence. What these cards have all in common: They were correct and serve as good examples for how things should or should not be like.

Collum sending off Schwab © Güni Art (owner of the photo)





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28 July 2015

Europa League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments for the Third Qualifying Round (II)

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the second legs of 2015-16 UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round, to be played  on 6 August 2015.

Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) will be observed by Danish Peter Mikkelsen (c) ct24.cz

06/08/2015, 18:00 CET
FC Rubin Kazan (RUS) - SK Sturm Graz (AUT)
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: David Elias Bitton (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Fourth Official: Menashe Masiah (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Luis Cuervas Del Real (ESP)

06/08/2015, 18:00 CET
Qəbələ İK (AZE) - Apollon Limassol FC (CYP)
Referee: Duarte Nuno Pereira Gomes (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Luis André Ferreira Pinto Campos (POR) 
Assistant Referee 2: Venâncio Manuel Raposo Batista Tomé (POR)
Fourth Official: Bruno Miguel Duarte Paixão (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dragutin Karlo Poljak (CRO) 
UEFA Delegate: Vladislav Khodeev (RUS)

06/08/2015, 18:00 CET
İnter Bakı PİK (AZE) - Athletic Club (ESP)
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Bas Van Dongen (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Patrick Langkamp (NED) 
Fourth Official: Dennis Higler (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kostadin Gerginov (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: George Fantaros (CYP)

06/08/2015, 18:00 CET
AC Omonia (CYP) - Brøndby IF (DEN)
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT) 
Fourth Official: Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Haim Jakov (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Jacques Antenen (SUI)

06/08/2015, 19:00 CET
Trabzonspor AŞ (TUR) - FK Rabotnički (MKD) 
Referee: Steven McLean (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David McGeachie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alan Muir (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: José Aguiar (POR)

06/08/2015, 19:00 CET
Odds Ballklubb (NOR) - IF Elfsborg (SWE)
Referee: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Viacheslav Semenov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Valeriy Danchenko (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vladimir Moskalev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Ariel Kenneth Scheiman (ISR)

06/08/2015, 19:00 CET
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR) - FC Slovan Liberec (CZE
Referee: Gediminas Mazeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytautas Simkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Fourth Official: Saulius Karka (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jens Larsen (DEN) 
UEFA Delegate: George Koumas (CYP)

06/08/2015, 19:00 CET
IFK Göteborg (SWE) - Os Belenenses (POR)
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Karel De Rocker (BEL) 
Assistant Referee 2: Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)
Fourth Official: Denis Vanbecelaere (EL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Emil Bozhinovski (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: Alin Cioban (ROU), mentored by Barry Bright (ENG)

06/08/2015, 19:00 CET
Strømsgodset Toppfotball (NOR) - HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Kuehr (AUT)
Fourth Official: Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dani Koren (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Charles Grundie (NIR)

06/08/2015, 19:00 CET
Rosenborg BK (NOR) - Debreceni VSC (HUN)
Referee: Clayton Pisani (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Alan Camilleri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Edward Spiteri (MLT)
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Yuri Baskakov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Thórir Hákonarson (ISL)

06/08/2015, 19:00 CET
FC Vorskla Poltava (UKR) - MŠK Žilina (SVK)
Referee: Aliyar Aghayev (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Zeynal Zeynalov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Rza Mammadov (AZE)
Fourth Official: Rahim Hasanov (AZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Markku Lehtola (FIN)

06/08/2015, 19:00 CET
İstanbul Başakşehir FK (TUR) - AZ (NED)
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Luis Fernando Marco Martínez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Draženko Kovačić (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

06/08/2015, 19:15 CET
FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR) - FC Zürich (SUI
Referee: Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafal Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Arkadiusz Wójcik (POL)
Fourth Official: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Natri (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Márton Esterházy (HUN)

06/08/2015, 19:30 CET
AEK Larnaca FC (CYP) - FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA)
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Häcker (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Sascha Thielert (GER)
Fourth Official: Guido Winkmann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sergey Zuev (RUS) 
UEFA Delegate: John Taylor (SCO)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

06/08/2015, 19:30 CET
FC Vaduz (LIE) - FC Thun (SUI)
Referee: Istvan Kovacs (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
Fourth Official: Andrei Florin Chivulete (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marcel Vanelshocht (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Sarkhan Hajiyev (AZE), mentored by Claude Runavot (FRA)

06/08/2015, 19:45 CET
F.C. København (DEN) - FK Jablonec (CZE) 
Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Soteriou (CYP) 
Assistant Referee 2: Sotiris Viktoros (CYP)
Fourth Official: Vasilis Dimitriou (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Heike Ullrich (GER)

06/08/2015, 20:00 CET
AS Saint-Étienne (FRA) - ASA Târgu Mureș (ROU) 
Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Salisbury (ENG)
Fourth Official: Robert Madley (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Eamon Naughton (IRL), mentored by Christian Mutschler (SUI)

06/08/2015, 20:00 CET
FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR) - R. Charleroi SC (BEL)
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Vadims Direktorenko (LVA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel López Fernández (ESP) 
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)

06/08/2015, 20:00 CET
Vitesse (NED) - Southampton FC (ENG)
Referee: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Ilias Alexeas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Athanasios Giachos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tony Asumaa (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Tis (BEL)

06/08/2015, 20:00 CET
Atromitos FC (GRE) - AIK (SWE)
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 1: Yevgeniy Belskiy (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 2: Anatoliy Khodin (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Aleksander Gauzer (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Neale Barry (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Jozef Kliment (SVK)

06/08/2015, 20:00 CET
FK Željezničar (BIH) - R. Standard de Liège (BEL)
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Kolev (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Nikola Popov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Mike Foster (ENG)

06/08/2015, 20:00 CET
FC Astra (ROU) - West Ham United FC (ENG)
Referee: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Giulio Dobosz (ITA)
Fourth Official: Carmine Russo (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Adrian D. Casha (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Maksimas Bechterevas (LTU), mentored by Steen Dahrup (DEN)

06/08/2015, 20:05 CET
FC Spartak Trnava (SVK) - PAOK FC (GRE)
Referee: Tobias Welz (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Bandurski (GER)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Brand (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jon Skjervold (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Jacob Erel (ISR)

06/08/2015, 20:15 CET
ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) - FC Krasnodar (RUS)
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Yves De Neve (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jo De Weirdt (BEL)
Fourth Official: Christof Virant (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Evans (WAL), mentored by Jean-François Crucke (BEL)

06/08/2015, 20:30 CET
Borussia Dortmund (GER) - Wolfsberger AC (AUT)
Referee: Ionut Marius Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Mikols Istvan Nagy (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Valentin Gabriel Avram (ROU)
Fourth Official: Iulian Calin (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paul Allaerts (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Trefor Lloyd Hughes (WAL)

06/08/2015, 20:45 CET
Aberdeen FC (SCO) - FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondrej Pelikan (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Radek Kotik (CZE)
Fourth Official: Emanuel Marek (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Mikkelsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Tormod Larsen (NOR)

06/08/2015, 21:00 CET
FK Vojvodina (SRB) - UC Sampdoria (ITA)
Referee: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Michal Obukowicz (POL)
Fourth Official: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Joël Wolff (LUX)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

06/08/2015, 21:00 CET
Legia Warszawa (POL) - FK Kukësi (ALB)
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alexandre Viala (FRA)
Fourth Official: Wilfried Bien (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)

06/08/2015, 22:15 CET
Vitória SC (POR) - SCR Altach (AUT)
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephan Luzi (FRA)
Fourth Official: Bartolomeu Varela (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christoforos Zografos (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Bujar Kasmi (ALB)
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24 July 2015

Joel Aguilar in charge of CONCACAF Gold Cup Final

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According to Árbitro Internacional, Salvadorian World Cup Referee Joel Aguilar has been appointed to oversee the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final between Mexico and Jamaica to be played on Sunday. He will be assisted by his compatriot Juan Zumba and American Charles Morgante. John Pitti from Panama will act as the Fourth Official. This will be the 3rd consecutive Gold Cup final for Aguilar.

Moreover CONCACAF appointed Óscar Moncada from Honduras to oversee the 3rd place match between USA and Panama.


Aguilar in action during 2014 WC @zimbio


FINAL

26.07.2015 01:30 CET, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, USA
Mexico vs Jamaica
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Zumba (El Salvador)
Assistant Referee 2: Charles Morgante (United States)

4th Official: John Pitti (Panama)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Leonel Real (Costa Rica)
 

3rd Place Match 
25.07.2015 22:00 CET, PPL Park, Chester, USA
United States vs Panama
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)  
Assistant Referee 1: Garnet Page (Jamaica)
Assistant Referee 2: Cristian Ramirez (Honduras)
4th Official: David Gantar (Canada)  
Reserve Assistant Referee: Octavio Jara (Costa Rica)
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Europa League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments for the Third Qualifying Round (I)

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the first legs of 2015-16 UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round, to be played on 29 and 30 July 2015.
Adrien Jaccottet (SUI) will be observed by Belgian Frank De Bleeckere
29/07/2015, 18:00 CET
FK Jablonec (CZE) - F.C. København (DEN)
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Fourth Official: Antti Munukka (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michel Vautrot (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Bakar Jordania (GEO)

30/07/2015, 16:45 CET
FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ) - Aberdeen FC (SCO)
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Fourth Official: Csaba Pintér (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michel Piraux (BEL)  
UEFA Delegate: Orkhan Huseynzade (AZE)

30/07/2015, 18:00 CET
IF Elfsborg (SWE) - Odds Ballklubb (NOR)
Referee: Ognjen Valjić (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Senad Ibrisimbegović (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Davor Beljo (BIH)
Fourth Official: Husein Terzić (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paulius Malzinskas (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Aubry Ralph (NIR)

30/07/2015, 19:00 CET
FC Slovan Liberec (CZE) - Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR)
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Lewiss Ross Edwards (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Roberts (WAL)
Fourth Official: Bryn Markham-Jones (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Petro Ivanov (UKR)

30/07/2015, 19:00 CET
Apollon Limassol FC (CYP) - Qəbələ İK (AZE)
Referee: Sergii Boiko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Fourth Official: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Ronen Hershco (ISR)

30/07/2015, 19:00 CET
SK Sturm Graz (AUT) - FC Rubin Kazan (RUS)
Referee: Daniel Stefanski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafal Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Fourth Official: Zbigniew Dobrynin (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate:  Octavian Goga (ROU)

30/07/2015, 19:00 CET
PAOK FC (GRE) - FC Spartak Trnava (SVK)
Referee: Svein Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Erik Engan (NOR) 
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zbigniew Przesmycki (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Zoran Crvk (CRO)

30/07/2015, 19:00 CET
AIK (SWE) - Atromitos FC (GRE)
Referee: Christian Dingert (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Gittelmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Robert Hartmann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Luca Zorzi (SUI)

30/07/2015, 19:00 CET
SCR Altach (AUT) - Vitória SC (POR)
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitrii Mosiakin (RUS) 
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksei Lebedev (RUS)
Fourth Official: Kirill Levnikov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rodger Gifford (WAL)  
UEFA Delegate: Marina Tashchyan (ARM)

30/07/2015, 19:00 CET
FC Krasnodar (RUS) - ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Referee: Halis Ozkahya (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Cem Satman (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ekrem Kan (TUR)
Fourth Official: Ozgüc Türkalp (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Yauheni Tratsiuk (BLR)

30/07/2015, 19:30 CET
FC Zürich (SUI) - FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tom Harald Grønevik (NOR)
Fourth Official: Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lassin Isaksen (FRO) 
UEFA Delegate: Anton Fagan (SCO)

30/07/2015, 19:30 CET
FC Thun (SUI) - FC Vaduz (LIE)
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Henrik Larsen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jens Maae (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan W. Wegereef (NED) 
UEFA Delegate: Andrew Shaw (ENG)

30/07/2015, 19:30 CET
MŠK Žilina (SVK) - FC Vorskla Poltava (UKR)
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Dario Vrabec (CRO)
Fourth Official: Mario Zebec (CRO) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR) 
UEFA Delegate: Wolf-Günter Wiesel (GER)

30/07/2015, 19:30 CET
AZ (NED) - İstanbul Başakşehir FK (TUR)
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Alastair Mather (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Ian MacMillan (SCO)
Fourth Official: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Østergaard (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Ainar Leppänen (EST)

30/07/2015, 20:00 CET
ASA Târgu Mureș (ROU) -  AS Saint-Étienne (FRA)
Referee: Pol Van Bekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Davie Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Charles John Schaap (NED)
Fourth Official: Richard Liesveld (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Kuanysh Kanapyanov (KAZ)

30/07/2015, 20:00 CET
Debreceni VSC (HUN) - Rosenborg BK (NOR)
Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Gavin (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Clarke (IRL)
Fourth Official: Tomas Connolly (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)  
UEFA Delegate: Richard Havrilla (SVK)

30/07/2015, 20:00 CET
FK Kukësi (ALB) - Legia Warszawa (POL)
Referee: Stephan Klossner (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Remy Zgraggen (SUI)
Fourth Official: Sascha Amhof (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Martin Sturkenboom (NED)

30/07/2015, 20:00 CET
FK Rabotnički (MKD) - Trabzonspor AŞ (TUR)
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Piotr Sadczuk (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL) 
Fourth Official: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Radoman (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Jānis Mežeckis (LVA)

30/07/2015, 20:00 CET
Brøndby IF (DEN) - AC Omonia (CYP)
Referee: Libor Kovarik (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Jiri Molacek (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Petr Blazej (CZE)
Fourth Official: Ondrej Lerch (CZE) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Karen Nalbandyan (ARM) 
UEFA Delegate: Tomas Karpavicius (LTU)

30/07/2015, 20:30 CET
R. Standard de Liège (BEL) - FK Željezničar (BIH)
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Richard Storey (NIR) 
Assistant Referee 2: Gareth Eakin (NIR)
Fourth Official: Andrew Davey (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vasily Melnychuk (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Dr. Rainer Koch (GER)

30/07/2015, 20:30 CET
R. Charleroi SC (BEL) - FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
Referee: Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vladimir Urzica (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mircea Mihail Grigoriu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Horatiu Mircea Fesnic (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Ixari (MDA)

30/07/2015, 20:30 CET
FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA) - AEK Larnaca FC (CYP)
Referee: Pavle Radovanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Milutin Đuk(MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Danijel Dević (MNE)
Fourth Official: Miloš Bosković (MNE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Simone Trefoloni (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Crawford Wilson (NIR)

30/07/2015, 20:45 CET
West Ham United FC (ENG) - FC Astra (ROU)
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Raffael Zeder (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Johannes Vogel (SUI)
Fourth Official: Alain Bieri (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Gerhard Sager (SWE)

30/07/2015, 20:45 CET
Athletic Club (ESP) - İnter Bakı PİK (AZE)
Referee: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Christos Akrivos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Ilias Alexeas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN) 
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)

30/07/2015, 21:00 CET
HNK Hajduk Split (CRO) - Strømsgodset Toppfotball (NOR)
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Hannes Reinvald (EST) 
Assistant Referee 2: Jaan Roos (EST)
Fourth Official: Eiko Saar (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Ischenko (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)

30/07/2015, 21:00 CET
Os Belenenses (POR) - IFK Göteborg (SWE)
Referee: Vlado Glođović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Milan Minić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Potocan (SRB)
Fourth Official: Novica Anđelovski (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)
UEFA Delegate: Teuvo Holopainen (FIN)

30/07/2015, 21:00 CET
UC Sampdoria (ITA) - FK Vojvodina (SRB)
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Per Brogevik (SWE)
Fourth Official: Michael Lerjeus (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)  
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Kindle (LIE)

30/07/2015, 21:05 CET
Wolfsberger AC (AUT) - Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Referee: Davide Massa (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Giorgio Schenone (ITA)
Fourth Official: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
UEFA Delegate: Dag Steinar Vestlund (NOR)

30/07/2015, 21:05 CET
Southampton FC (ENG) - Vitesse (NED)
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1:  Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: José Manuel Fernández Miranda (ESP)
Fourth Official: Santiago Jaime Latre (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-Louis Piette (FRA)
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Comment on UEFA's Referee Category Revision: Politically Valuable and Courageous, But Motivationally Dangerous

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Eight. It has been an immense number of referees promoted to UEFA's highest referee category, the so-called Elite-Group, which probably surprised most of us and maybe even some of the officials concerned themselves. Considering several seasons with a moderate amount of new Elite referees (6 in the last 3 years) compared to the number of retirements or demotions (7), Collina's and his colleagues' decision is kind of a caesura in UEFA refereeing. A caesura which I consider as fatal for some of the referees promoted and as a poor signal to other referees in lower categories.

Why waiting so long? UEFA puts eight men onto the highest step of the ladder at once!


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Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments for the Third Qualifying Round

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UEFA has designated the following officiating teams to take charge of this year's Champions League Third Qualifying Round: Among others, remarkable top matches with important observers for Kenn Hansen, Matej Jug, Ivan Kružliak and Felix Zwayer (photo).



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22 July 2015

Ricardo Montero and Mark Geiger in charge of Gold Cup 2015 Semifinals

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CONCACAF has revealed the appointments for Gold Cup 2015 semifinals. A full team of officials from Costa Rica, headed by Ricardo Montero, will be in the middle for USA - Jamaica, while US Mark Geiger from Beachwood will officiate the clash  between Panama and Mexico. Both matches will be played at Georgia Dome, Atlanta.
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20 July 2015

Massive Number of Promotions to Elite - No Demotions

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+++ 8 Promotions to Elite +++
+++ All Coaching Programme members have been promoted save Matej Jug +++
+++ No Demotions and No Other Changes in the other Categories +++
+++ Italy the 2nd nation with 4 Elite Referees following Spain +++ 
+++ Stephan Studer and Richard Trutz retire from international refereeing +++

UEFA has decided a massively increasing number of Elite referees in their pool of match officials: 
8 referees have been promoted to Elite. Among them, there are numerous surprises but also expected promotions.


New in Elite:

Ivan Bebek (Croatia, 1977, photo, coach: Bertrand Layec, France)
Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania, 1980, coach: Vítor Melo Pereira, Portugal)
Sergei Karasev (Russia, 1979, coach: Manuel Mejuto González, Spain)
Szymon Marciniak (Poland, 1981, coach: Frank De Bleeckere, Belgium)
Bas Nijhuis (Netherlands, 1977)
Daniele Orsato (Italy, 1975)
Tasos Sidiropoulos (Greece, 1979, coach: Peter Fröjdfeldt, Sweden)
Clément Turpin (France, 1982, coach: Roberto Rosetti, Italy)

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Elite Group (29)
Martin Atkinson (ENG), Deniz Aytekin (GER), Ivan Bebek (CRO), Felix Brych (GER), Cüneyt Çakır (TUR), Mark Clattenburg (ENG), William Collum (SCO), Jonas Eriksson (SWE), David Fernández Borbalán (ESP), Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU), Sergei Karasev (RUS), Viktor Kassai (HUN), Pavel Královec (CZE), Björn Kuipers (NED), Szymon Marciniak (POL), Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP), Milorad Mažić (SRB), Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR), Bas Nijhuis (NED), Daniele Orsato (ITA), Nicola Rizzoli (ITA), Gianluca Rocchi (ITA), Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE), Damir Skomina (SVN), Paolo Tagliavento (ITA), Craig Thomson (SCO), Clément Turpin (FRA), Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP), Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

First Group (59)
Ievgenii Aranovskiy (UKR), Pavel Balaj (ROU), Luca Banti (ITA), Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS), Kevin Blom (NED), Tamás Bognar (HUN), Serhiy Boiko (UKR), Marcin Borski (POL), Ruddy Buquet (FRA), Tony Chapron (FRA), Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP), Sébastien Delferiere (BEL), Christian Dingert (GER), Oliver Drachta (AUT), Aleksei Eskov (RUS), Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP), Simon Evans (WAL), Mattias Gestranius (FIN), Pawel Gil (POL), Hüseyin Göçek (TUR), Duarte Gomes (POR), Manuel Gräfe (GER), Serge Gumienny (BEL), Tom Harald Hagen (NOR), Kenn Hansen (DEN),  Arnold Hunter (NIR), Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Matej Jug (SVN), Michael Koukoulakis (GRE), Libor Kovarik (CZE), Ivan Kruzliak (SVK), Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR), Harald Lechner (AUT), Liran Liany (ISR), Robert Madden (SCO), Danny Makkelie (NED), Andre Marriner (ENG), Gediminas Mazeika (LTU), Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA), Steven McLean (SCO), Michael Oliver (ENG), Halis Özkahya (TUR), Clayton Pisani (MLT), Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT), Artur Soares Dias (POR), Manuel Sousa (POR), Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD), Marijo Strahonja (CRO), Martin Strömbergsson (SWE), Anthony Taylor (ENG), Leontios Trattou (CYP), Alexandru Tudor (ROU), István Vad (HUN), Pol van Boekel (NED), Slavko Vinčič (SVN), Tobias Welz (GER), Alon Yefet (ISR), Miroslav Zelinka (CZE), Felix Zwayer (GER)

Second Group (75)
Anatoliy Abdula (UKR), Aliyar Aghayev (AZE), Ionut Marius Avram (ROU), Bastien Benoît (FRA), John Beaton (SCO), Alain Bieri (SUI), Alexandre Boucaut (BEL), Kevin Clancy (SCO), Sebastian Coltescu (ROU), Antonio Damato (ITA), Bastian Dankert (GER), Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP), Amaury Delerue (FRA), Neil Doyle (IRL), Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU), Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR), Andreas Ekberg (SWE), Said Ennjimi (FRA), Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Marco Fritz (GER), Antony Gautier (FRA), Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP), Vlado Glodjovic (SRB), Serdar Gözübüyük (NED), Orel Grinfeeld (ISR), Marco Guida (ITA), Alexander Harkam (AUT), Alejandro Hernández Hernández (ESP), Sergei Ivanov (RUS), Adrien Jaccottet (SUI), Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR), Georgi Kabakov (BUL), Mete Kalkavan (TUR), Jakob Kehlet (DEN), Stephan Klossner (SUI), István Kovacs (ROU), Artyom Kuchin (KAZ), Sergei Lapochkin (RUS), Jonathan Lardot (BEL), Michael Lerjeus (SWE), Richard Liesveld (NED), Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP), Davide Massa (ITA), Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD), Vitaly Meshkov (RUS), Hugo Miguel (POR), Benoît Millot (FRA), Antti Munukka (FIN), Christos Nicolaides (CYP), Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS), Craig Pawson (ENG), Radu Petrescu (ROU), Lee Probert (ENG), Pawel Raczkowski (POL), Pavle Radovanović (MNE), Nicolas Rainville (FRA), Alan Mario Sant (MLT), Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR), Daniel Siebert (GER), Ilias Spathas (GRE), Daniel Stefanski (POL), Tobias Stieler (GER), Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL), Padraigh Sutton (IRL), Stanislav Todorov (BUL), Kristo Tohver (EST), Andris Treimanis (LVA), Stavros Tritsonis (GRE), Siarhei Tsynkevich (BLR), Michael Tykgaard (DEN), Jan Valasek (SVK), Paolo Valeri (ITA), Ognjen Valjić (BIH), Ante Vucemilović-simunović jr (CRO), Carlos Xistra (POR)

Third Group (107)
Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE), Alexandr Aliyev (KAZ), Sascha Amhof (SUI), Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN), Dennis Antamo (FIN), Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA), Petr Ardeleanu (CZE), Thorvaldur Arnason (ISL), Adrian Azzopardi (MLT), Suren Baliyan (ARM), Sven Bindels (LUX), Marco Borg (MLT), Johnny Casanova (SMR), Fabio Costa Verissimo (POR), Raymond Crangle (NIR), Nikola Dabanović (MNE), Andrew Dallas (SCO), Oleksandr Derdo (UKR), Sergiu Derenov (MDA), Vasilis Dimitriou (CYP), Vadims Direktorenko (LVA), Alain Durieux (LUX), Mihaly Fabián (HUN), Adam Farkas (HUN), Bartosz Frankowski (POL), Aleksander Gauzer (KAZ), Athanassios Giachos (GRE), Danilo Grujić (SRB), Dag Vidar Hafsas (NOR), Markus Hameter (AUT), Nikolaj Hänni (SUI), Tore Hansen (NOR), Richard Harrington (WAL), Rahim Hasanov (AZE), Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL), Zaven Hovhannisyan (ARM), Milan Ilić (SRB), Denis Izmailov (KAZ), Dejan Jakimovski (MKD), Edin Jakupović (BIH), Jari Järvinen (FIN), Lorenc Jemini (ALB), Michael Johansen (DEN), Gunnar Jónsson (ISL), Enea Jorgji (ALB), Srdjan Jovanović (SRB), Fran Jović (CRO), Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (GRE), Jovan Kaludjerovic (MNE), Laurent Kopriwa (LUX), Yaroslav Kozyk (UKR), Peter Kralovic (SVK), Tvetan Krastev (BUL), Mads Kristoffersen (DEN), Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO), Nicolas Laforge (BEL), Erik Lambrechts (BEL), Tiago Lopes Martins (POR), Jens Maae (DEN), Orkhan Mammadov (AZE), Bryn David Markham-Jones (WAL), Tim Marshall (NIR), Dimitrios Massias (CYP), Paul McLaughlin (IRL), Yuriy Mozharovskyy (UKR), Dumitru Muntean (MDA), Tomasz Musial (POL), Ville Nevalainen (FIN), Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR), Dominik Ouschan (AUT), Tolga Özkalfa (TUR), Ali Palabiyik (TUR), Bojan Pandzić (SWE), Erez Papir (ISR), Andreas Pappas (GRE), Bardhyl Pashaj (ALB), Tihomir Pejin (CRO), Irfan Peljto (BIH), Nikola Popov (BUL), Anders Poulsen (DEN), Radek Prihoda (CZE), Zbynek Proske (CZE), Petur Reinert (FAR), Roi Reinshreiber (ISR), Robert Rogers (IRL), Eiko Saar (EST), Joao Santos Capela (POR), Marco Santos Ferreira (POR), Sandro Schärer (SUI), Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT), Dzianis Shcharbakou (BLR), Lasha Silagava (GEO), Bariş Şimşek (TUR), Sergejus Slyva (LTU), Mervyn Smyth (NIR), Roomer Tarajev (EST), Alexandru Tean (MDA), Vilhjalmur Alvar Thorarinnsson (ISL), George Vadachkoria (GEO), Bart Vertenten (BEL), Mikhail Vilkov (RUS), Ignasi Villamayor (AND), Vladimir Vnuk (SVK), Domagoj Vuckov (CRO), Nikolay Yordanov (BUL), Mitja Zganec (SVN), Anatolii Zhabchenko (UKR) 
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18 July 2015

Gold Cup 2015 - Referee Appointments for the Quarterfinals

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The North- and Central American and Caribbean football association - CONCACAF - is not really throwing around information on the Gold Cup Referee Appointments. Thanks to our South American co-bloggers Árbitro Internacional as well as CONCACAFReferee's Blog, the assignments for the quarterfinal ties are almost completely known though. Among others, Henry Bejarano of Costa Rica will be the man in the middle of the politically historical duel between the United States and Cuba.

In charge of a politically red-hot meeting: Henry Bejarano

18.07.2015, 23:00 CET (Baltimore)
USA - Cuba
Referee: Henry Bejarano (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Warner Castro (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Leonel Leal (CRC)
Fourth Official: Joel Aguilar (SLV)

19.07.2015, 02:00 CET (Baltimore)
Haiti - Jamaica
Referee: César Ramos Palazuelos (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Alberto Morín (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Octavio Jara (CRC)
Fourth Official: John Pitti (PAN)

19.07.2015, 22:30 CET (New Jersey)
Trinidad & Tobago - Panama
Referee: Héctor Rodríguez (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Hermenerito Leal (GUA)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Francisco Zumba (SLV)
Fourth Official: Oscar Moncada (HON)

20.07.2015, 01:30 CET (New Jersey)
Mexico - Costa Rica
Referee: Walter López (GUA)
Assistant Referee 1: Eric Boria (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Charles Morgante (USA)
Fourth Official: David Gantar (CAN)
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17 July 2015

Anthony Taylor in charge of Under-19 EURO Final 2015

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English First Group referee Anthony Taylor has been chosen to officiate this year's Under-19 European Championship final in Greek Katerini, where Spain and Russia are about to meet on Sunday evening.

Anthony Taylor in charge of U-19 Final image source: THEFA
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Europa League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments for the Second Qualifying Round (II)

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the second legs of 2015-16 UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round, to be played on 21 and 23 July 2015.

English Craig Pawson will be observed by Italian Alfredo Trentalange (c) zimbio.com
21/07/2015, 17:55 CET
IF Elfsborg (SWE) - Randers FC (DEN)
Referee: Andreas Pappas (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Karsiotis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Alexandros Aretopoulos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Vignir Már Thormódsson (ISL)

23/07/2015, 14:30 CET
FC Shirak (ARM) - AIK (SWE)
Referee: Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: György Ring (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Oszkar Lemon (HUN)
Fourth Official: Péter Solymosi (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eyjolfur Olafsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Philippe Prudhon (FRA)

23/07/2015, 17:00 CET
Alashkert FC (ARM) - FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Referee: João Carlos Santos Capela (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Nuno Filipe Dos Santos Tomás Pereira (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Rui Miguel Martins Resende Teixeira (POR)
Fourth Official: Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins (POR) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Paulius Malzinskas (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

23/07/2015, 17:00 CET
FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR) - PFC Cherno More Varna (BUL)
Referee: Anatolii Zhabchenko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleg Pluzhnyk (UKR)
Fourth Official: Ievgenii Aranovskyi (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marcel Vanelshoch (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: George Koumas (CYP)

23/07/2015, 17:00 CET
Debreceni VSC (HUN) - Skonto FC (LVA)
Referee: Vitaliy Meshkov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averyanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vladimir Moskalev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Brian Lawlor (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Zavrl (SVN)

23/07/2015, 17:30 CET
FK Trakai (LTU) - Apollon Limassol FC (CYP)
Referee: Padraigh Sutton (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Dermot Broughton (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Wayne McDonnell (RL)
Fourth Official: Bernard Connolly (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)  
UEFA Delegate: Léon Schelings (BEL)

23/07/2015, 18:00 CET
İnter Bakı PİK (AZE) - FH (ISL)
Referee: Yaroslav Kozyk (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Al'okhin (UKR)
Fourth Official: Sergii Boiko (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gerrard Perry (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Artur Gaidels (LVA)

23/07/2015, 18:00 CET
FK Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA) - FK Vojvodina (SRB)
Referee: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Rob Van de Ven (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Patrick Langkamp (NED) 
Fourth Official: Martin Van den Kerkhof (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Drago Kos (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: George Pirtskhalava (GEO)

23/07/2015, 18:00 CET
AC Omonia (CYP) - Jagiellonia Białystok (POL)
Referee: Danilo Grujić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Dejan Petrović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Jovanović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Dejan Dimitrijević (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Ilja Kaenzig (SUI)

23/07/2015, 18:00 CET
Qəbələ İK (AZE) - FK Čukarički (SRB)
Referee: Radek Příhoda (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Nádvorník (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jakub Hrabovský (CZE)
Fourth Official: Pavel Orel (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Per Svärd (SWE)

23/07/2015, 18:00 CET
FK Željezničar (BIH) - Ferencvárosi TC (HUN)
Referee: Orel Grinfeeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Miron  Paz (ISR)
Fourth Official: Oren Simanian (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jiri Ulrich (CZE) 
UEFA Delegate: Thomas Weyhing (GER)

23/07/2015, 18:00 CET
JK Nõmme Kalju (EST) - FC Vaduz (LIE)
Referee: Raymond Crangle (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Neeson (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Donaldson (NIR)
Fourth Official: Keith Kennedy (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leif Sundell (SWE)
UEFA Delegate:  Milos Marković (SRB)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
Brøndby IF (DEN) - PFC Beroe 1916 (BUL)
Referee: Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Eric Danizan (FRA)
Fourth Official: Frank Schneider (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Tomas Ross (NIR) 
UEFA Delegate: David Roger Griffiths (WAL)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
Rosenborg BK (NOR) - KR (ISL)
Referee: Athanasios Giachos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Chasan Koula (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Dimitrios Gagas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Charalampos Kalogeropoulos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Ísak Mikladal (FRO)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
FC Botoşani (ROU) - Legia Warszawa (POL)
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1:  Jimmy Cremers (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
Fourth Official: Christophe Delacour (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tony Asumaa (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Nebojša Ivković (SRB)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
PAOK FC (GRE) - NK Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO)
Referee: Carlos Miguel Taborda Xistra (POR)
Assistant Referee 1:  Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Antonio Manuel Albino Godinho (POR)
Fourth Official: Vasco Antonio Moreira dos Santos (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Carlsen (DEN)  
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
University College Dublin AFC (IRL) - ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Referee: Ognjen Valjić (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Dalibor Drašković (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Goran Dujak (BIH)
Fourth Official: Admir Šehović (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Welander (SWE)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
Odds Ballklubb (NOR) - Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL)
Referee: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Henrik Sonderby (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Niels Høg (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Ormandjiev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Kurt Zuppinger (SUI)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
FC Astra (ROU) - Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC (SCO)
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 1: Yevgeniy Belskiy (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 2: Anatoliy Khodin (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Denis Izmailov (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: João Morais (POR)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
IFK Göteborg (SWE) - WKS Śląsk Wrocław SA (POL)
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Angelo Boonman (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Davie Goossens (NED)
Fourth Official: Jeroen Manschot (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)  
UEFA Delegate: Artur Azaryan (ARM)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
HNK Hajduk Split (CRO) - FC Koper (SVN)
Referee: Marco Fritz (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Marco Achmüller (GER) 
Assistant Referee 2: Dominik Schaal (GER)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Brand (GER) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Medved (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Graham Hover (ENG)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
Strømsgodset Toppfotball (NOR) - FK Mladá Boleslav (CZE)
Referee: Alexey Nikolaev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Tikhon Kalugin (RUS) 
Assistant Referee 2: Alexei Vorontcov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Matiunin (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleh Chykun (BLR)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Prodani (ALB)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
FC Differdange 03 (LUX) - Trabzonspor A.Ş. (TUR)
Referee: Marco Borg (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Duncan Sultana (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Luke Portelli (MLT)
Fourth Official: Cann Trustin Farrugia (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: David Findlay (SCO)

23/07/2015, 19:00 CET
Beitar Jerusalem FC (ISR) - R. Charleroi SC (BEL)
Referee: Stephan Klossner (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Sertac Kurnazca (SUI)
Fourth Official: Sascha Amhof (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ferry (NIR) 
UEFA Delegate: Michał Listkiewicz (POL)

23/07/2015, 19:30 CET
FC Thun (SUI) - Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)
Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: John Brooks (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Lee Betts (ENG)
Fourth Official: Jonathan Moss (ENG) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Haris Gvozden (BIH) 

23/07/2015, 19:30 CET
MŠK Žilina (SVK) - FC Dacia Chişinău (MDA)
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Sandro Pozzi (SUI) 
Assistant Referee 2: Johannes Vogel (SUI)
Fourth Official: Alain Bieri (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mroslav Vitkovič (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

23/07/2015, 19:45 CET
Newtown AFC (WAL) - F.C. København (DEN)
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivan Valchev (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Georgi Doynov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Tsvetan Krastev (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marian Ruzbarsky (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Tormod Larsen (NOR)

23/07/2015, 20:00 CET
FK Rabotnicki (MKD) - FK Jelgava (LVA)
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Miklos István Nagy (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Lucian Rusandu (ROU) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Emil Ubias (CZE)

23/07/2015, 20:30 CET
Wolfsberger AC (AUT) - FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)
Referee: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Dejan Nedelkoski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikola Karakolev (MKD) 
Fourth Official: Dejan Jakimovski (MKD)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Argyrou (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Borja Bilbao (ESP)

23/07/2015, 20:30 CET
FK Mladost Podgorica (MNE) - FK Kukësi (ALB)
Referee: Ionut Marius Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Valentin Gabriel Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Cristian Mircea Orbulet (ROU)
Fourth Official: Adrian Comanescu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Neale Barry (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Kofoed (DEN)

23/07/2015, 20:45 CET
Linfield FC (NIR) - FC Spartak Trnava (SVK)
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (LUX)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Fernandes Morais (LUX)
Assistant Referee 2: David Mateus Santos (LUX)
Fourth Official: Alex Krueger (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jari Maisonlahti (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Marinus Den Engelsman (NED)

23/07/2015, 20:45 CET
Aberdeen FC (SCO) - HNK Rijeka (CRO)
Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Claudio La Rocca (ITA)
Fourth Official: Piero Giacomelli (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Tammo Beishuizen (NED)

23/07/2015, 20:45 CET
Birkirkara FC (MLT) - West Ham United FC (ENG)
Referee: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
Assistant Referee 1: Ridiger Çokaj (ALB)
Assistant Referee 2: Astrit Mahmuti (ALB)
Fourth Official: Kridens Meta (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paul Allaerts (BEL) 
UEFA Delegate: Ronald Zimmermann (GER)
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Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments for the Second Qualifying Round (II)

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the second legs of 2015-16 UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round, to be played on 21 and 22 July 2015. 

Pawel Raczkowski will be observed by Manuel Mejuto González (ESP) (c) lechia.pl

21/07/2015, 14:30 CET
FC Dila Gori (GEO) - FK Partizan (SRB)
Referee: Daniel Stefanski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafal Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Fourth Official: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Michail Anagnostou (GRE)

21/07/2015, 16:00 CET
FC Pyunik (ARM) - Molde FK (NOR)
Referee: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Sergii Bekker (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Natalia Rachynska (UKR, WWC2015 final assistant)
Fourth Official: Sergiy Berezka (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick McGrath (IRL)

21/07/2015, 17:00 CET
FC Milsami Orhei (MDA) - PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL)
Referee: Svein Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Erik Engan (NOR) 
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Trygve Kjensli (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ilkka Koho (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Targo Kaldoja (EST)

21/07/2015, 18:00 CET
HJK Helsinki (FIN) - FK Ventspils (LVA)
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Fourth Official: Glenn Nyberg (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Ghenadie Scurtul (MDA)

21/07/2015, 19:30 CET
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) - Hibernians FC (MLT)
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Aleksandrs Golubevs (LVA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Radoman (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Albert Ospelt (LIE)

21/07/2015, 20:00 CET
FK Vardar (MKD) - APOEL FC (CYP)
Referee: Davide Massa (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Marco Barbirati (ITA)
Fourth Official: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Bjorn Vassallo (MLT)

21/07/2015, 20:00 CET
Lincoln Red Imps FC (GIB) - FC Midtjylland (DEN)
Referee: Hugo Miguel (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Santos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nelson Cordeiro Moniz (POR)
Fourth Official: Fabio Costa Verissimo (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Ionel Piscanu (ROU)

21/07/2015, 20:10 CET
VMFD Žalgiris (LTU) - Malmö FF (SWE)
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Fourth Official: Stéphane Jochem (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Graham Bennett (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj (ESP)

21/07/2015, 20:45 CET
Crusaders FC (NIR) - KS Skënderbeu (ALB)
Referee: Christos Nicolaides (CYP)
Assistant Referee 1: Ioannis Lazarou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 2: Athinodoros Ioannou (CYP)
Fourth Official: Demetrios Masias (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Jones (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Luis Cuervas Del Real (ESP)

22/07/2015, 16:00 CET
FC Astana (KAZ) - NK Maribor (SVN)
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Raffael Zeder (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Alain Heiniger (SUI)
Fourth Official Fedayi San (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Velid Imamović (BIH)

22/07/2015, 20:00 CET
CS Fola Esch (LUX) - GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Referee: Siarhei Tsynkevich (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Yauheni Ramanau (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Vitali Maliutsin (BLR)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Fasung (SVK)  
UEFA Delegate: Andreas Akkelides (CYP)

22/07/2015, 20:30 CET
FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU) - AS Trenčín (SVK)
Referee: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Michał Obukowicz (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL)
Fourth Official: Tomasz Musial (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Andrey Medintsev (BUL)

22/07/2015, 20:30 CET
Videoton FC (HUN) - The New Saints FC (WAL)
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Dovydas Suziedelis (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksandr Radius (LTU)
Fourth Official: Jurij Paskovskij (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Pierino L. G. Lardi (SUI)

22/07/2015, 20:45 CET
Dundalk FC (IRL) - FC BATE Borisov (BLR)
Referee: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Christos Akrivos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Alexandros Grevenis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Anastasios Papapetrou (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)

22/07/2015, 20:45 CET
FK Rudar Pljevlja (MNE) - Qarabağ FK (AZE)
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Venev (BUL)
Fourth Official: Nikolay Yordanov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Tugomir Frajman (SVN)

22/07/2015, 20:45 CET
KKS Lech Poznań (POL) - FK Sarajevo (BIH)
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Graham Chambers (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Francis Connor (SCO)
Fourth Official: Nicolas Walsh (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christos Skapoullis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Bernd Barutta (GER)

22/07/2015, 21:15 CET
Stjarnan (ISL) - Celtic FC (SCO)
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Laurent Conotte (BEL) 
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Godelaine (BEL)
Fourth Official: Denis Vanbecelaere (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Stanisław Speczik (POL)
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14 July 2015

Tamás Bognar and Andreas Ekberg in charge of Under-19 EURO Semifinals

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UEFA has chosen Hungarian Tamás Bognar and Sweden's Andreas Ekberg to take charge of the semifinals of 2015 Under-19 EURO in Greece.


16/07/2015, 18:00 CET, Larissa (GRE)
Russia - Greece
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Fernandes (LUX)
Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Süheyl Onen (TUR)

16/07/2015, 20:45 CET, Katerini (GRE)
France - Spain
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Dennis W. Rasmussen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Nemanja Petrović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Matthias Voigt (LIE)
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