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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They will appear on Saturdays most likely and then be filled throughout the week.


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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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- ... share appointments from your national leagues other than those listed below with us, specially if you consider the game as significant (e.g. a derby, a top clash or a very important game etc.)
- ... place video clips you regard as useful for educational and discussion purpose
- ... discuss match situations on the games belonging to the respective matchweek
- ... and much more..

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They will appear on Saturdays most likely and then be filled throughout the week.


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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 ...

- ... share appointments with us (writing them as a comment in the manner below)
- ... share appointments from your national leagues other than those listed below with us, specially if you consider the game as significant (e.g. a derby, a top clash or a very important game etc.)
- ... place video clips you regard as useful for educational and discussion purpose
- ... discuss match situations on the games belonging to the respective matchweek
- ... and much more..

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They will appear on Saturdays most likely and then be filled throughout the week.


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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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