April 24, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 16 (2017)

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 16. Feel free to ...

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April 19, 2017

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

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

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

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


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April 18, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 15 (2017)

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 15. Feel free to ...

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

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

Guess The Referee - UEL Quarterfinals (II)

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

Deadline: 18/04/2017, 10:00 CET


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April 16, 2017

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

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

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April 11, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 14 (2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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April 9, 2017

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

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

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April 8, 2017

Guess The Referee - Quarterfinals (I)

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

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April 7, 2017

2018 WC Preselected officials attending the FIFA course in Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 13 (2017)

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 13. Feel free to ...

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March 30, 2017

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

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


Semifinals

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

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


Final

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

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March 29, 2017

Successful Video Assistant Referee Test in France vs Spain

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


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



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

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

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

What do you think about the situations?

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

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

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 12. Feel free to ...

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March 20, 2017

Referees for 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup

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

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World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for Matchday 5

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

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Referee Appointments for International "Friendly Matches" - March 2017

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


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March 15, 2017

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

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

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March 14, 2017

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

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

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 11. Feel free to ...

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

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

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


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


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

All Europa League appointments:

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

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March 11, 2017

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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March 7, 2017

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

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

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National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 10 (2017)

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

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March 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

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March 1, 2017

Youth League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for Quarterfinals

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



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

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

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

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


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

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February 28, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 9 (2017)

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

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February 22, 2017

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

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



22 February 2017, 20:45 CET (Estádio do Dragao)
FC Porto - Juventus Turin
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (GER)
4th Official: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zdravko Jokić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: David Findlay (SCO)

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

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2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship: selected officials

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UEFA Referees Committee has appointed the following (nine) officials to handle matches at the 2017 European Under-21 Championship, to be held in Poland from 16 to 30 June 2017. All selected officials belong to Category 1. More info will be added in due course.

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February 21, 2017

Collum in charge of Leverkusen-Atlético, Mateu Lahoz to referee ManCity-Monaco

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UEFA's Referee Officers have appointed Scotland's William Collum to oversee Bayer Leverkusen's reencounter with Atlético Madrid on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Antonio Mateu Lahoz from Spain will be in charge of Manchester City vs AS Monaco.




21 February 2017, 20:45 CET (BayArena)
Bayer Leverkusen - Atlético Madrid
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Francis Connor (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: David McGeachie (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Robert Madden (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: John Beaton (SCO)
4th Official: Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bertrand Layec (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Aleš Zavrl (SVN)

21 February 2017, 20:45 CET (Etihad Stadium)
Manchester City - AS Monaco
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
4th Official: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)

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February 20, 2017

Europa League 2016/17 - Round of 32 - Referee Appointments (II)

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These are the appointments made by UEFA Referees Committee for 2016/17 Europa League Round of 32 second legs. 


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February 19, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 8 (2017)

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 8. Feel free to ...

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February 18, 2017

UEFA Youth League 2016/17 - Round of 16 - Referee Appointments

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Referees appointments for 2016/17 Youth League Round of 16. Among others, German Christian Dingert will handle the clash between AS Monaco and Real Madrid CF. 


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

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

Deadline: 19/02/2017, 10:05 CET


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February 16, 2017

Europa League 2016/17 - Round of 32 - Referee Appointments (I)

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These are the referees appointed by UEFA for EL Round of 32 (First Leg). Among others, Dutch Category 1 Danny Makkelie will officiate the clash between Villarreal and Roma, while Spanish Jesús Gil Manzano will be in charge of Borussia Mönchengladbach - Fiorentina. 

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Mark Clattenburg to leave Premier League with SEMI-immediate effect

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English referee Mark Clattenburg has decided to leave the English Premier League to take new duties in Saudi Arabia. The 41-year old Elite official who has taken charge of the Champions League final, EURO 2016 final and FA Cup final in 2016, will take the role Howard Webb has previously fulfilled in Saudi Arabia's football association.

Moving to Saudi Arabia: Mark Clattenburg (r.)

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February 15, 2017

Mažić for Bayern-Arsenal; Skomina to referee Real Madrid vs Napoli

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UEFA has appointed Damir Skomina to officiate the clash between Real Madrid CF and SSC Napoli. Meanwhile, Serbian Milorad Mažić has been assigned to handle Bayern München vs Arsenal FC.


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February 14, 2017

Marciniak and Rizzoli to commence UEFA Champions League K.O. Stage

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UEFA has appointed Poland's Elite official Szymon Marciniak to take charge of next Tuesday's Champions League clash between Paris SG and FC Barcelona. At the same time, Italian World Cup 2014 final referee Nicola Rizzoli has been assigned to oversee Benfica's match against Borussia Dortmund.



For Szymon Marciniak, who officiated three games at EURO 2016 and supervised a quarterfinal and semifinal as 4th Official each, it will be his 12th UEFA Champions League game. Earlier this season, he was in control of Atlético vs Bayern and Real Madrid vs Dortmund. At the moment, the 36-year old is deemed as one of UEFA's biggest talents for the future. He will be assisted by his usual quintet of assisting teammates and observed by German UEFA Referee Committee member Herbert Fandel.


14 February 2017, 20:45 CET (Parc des Princes)
Paris SG - FC Barcelona
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Musial (POL)
4th Official: Radoslaw Siejka (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Herbert Fandel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick McGrath (IRL)


Nicola Rizzoli does not only blow the starting whistle of this season's Champions League K.O. Stage, but also his last period as UEFA official as the World Cup 2014 final referee from Mirandola, Italy, will retire at the end of this campaign. Among others, he was in charge of the all-German Champions League final 2013 between Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund. Interestingly, he never officiated a home match of SL Benfica in his long career. Rizzoli will be assisted by Elenito Di Liberatore, Riccardo Di Fiore, Luca Banti, Massimiliano Irrati and Mauro Tonolini. Luxembourg's Jean Lemmer will observe and evaluate his and his team's performance.


14 February 2017, 20:45 CET (Estadio da Luz)
SL Benfica - Borussia Dortmund
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Luca Banti (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
4th Official: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Kofoed (DEN)

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National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 7 (2017)

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 7. Feel free to ...

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February 11, 2017

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

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

Deadline: 12/02/2017, 10:05 CET


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February 6, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 6 (2017)

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 6. Feel free to ...

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February 5, 2017

UEFA Youth League 2016/17 - Play-offs for KO Stage - Referee Appointments

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UEFA has appointed the following officials to handle the play-offs for the access to 2016-17 UEFA Youth League KO stage. Match will be played on 7 and 8 February 2017. 



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February 4, 2017

Janny Sikazwe of Zambia to oversee AFCON 2017 Final

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Zambian  Janny Sikazwe has been appointed by CAF Referees Committee to handle the final game between Egypt and Cameroon at AFCON 2017. 


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January 30, 2017

AFCON 2017 - Referee Appointments for Semifinals

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CAF Referees Committee has appointed the following officials to handle AFCON 2017 semifinals. 



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National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 5 (2017)

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 5. Feel free to ...

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January 28, 2017

AFCON 2017 - Referee Appointments for Quarterfinals

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These are the officials appointed by CAF for AFCON 2017 quarterfinals. 



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January 23, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 4 (2017)

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The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 4. Feel free to ...

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