April 26, 2013

2013 UEFA Under-21 EURO - Referees

The UEFA Referees Committee has appointed the following six neutral referees, eight neutral assistant referees, eight neutral additional assistant referees and one fourth official for the final round of the European Under-21 Championship taking place in Israel from 5 to 18 June 2013. 


Referees


Country
Surname
First Name
Date of Birth
1
Croatia
Bebek
Ivan
30/05/1977
2
France
Gautier (photo)
Antony
19/11/1977
3
Poland
Gil
Pawel
28/06/1976
4
Romania
Hategan
Ovidiu
14/07/1980
5
Slovenia
Jug
Matej
25/09/1980
6
Ukraine
Boiko
Sergii
30/06/1977

Additional Assistant Referees


Country
Surname
First Name
Date of Birth
1
Belgium
Delferiere
Sébastien
02/07/1981
2
Czech Republic
Zelinka
Miroslav
23/02/1981
3
Denmark
Hansen
Kenn
29/05/1980
4
Estonia
Tohver
Kristo
11/06/1981
5
Finland
Munukka
Antti
03/03/1982
6
Greece
Spathas
Ilias
18/02/1980
7
Slovakia
Kruzliak
Ivan
24/03/1984
8
Turkey
Ozkahya
Halis
30/05/1980

Assistant Referees


Country
Surname
First Name
Date of Birth
1
Austria
Brandner
Roland
24/01/1978
2
Bulgaria
Kolev
Ivo
25/06/1979
3
Belarus
Zhuk
Dzmitry
22/04/1986
4
Hungary
Toth
Vencel
24/03/1978
5
Iceland
Gudmundsson
Johann Gunnar
08/09/1978
6
Latvia
Gudermanis
Haralds
14/10/1979
7
Scotland
Mulvanny
Alan
13/03/1980
8
Switzerland
Pozzi
Sandro
03/11/1980
 
Fourth Officials


Country
Surname
First Name
Date of Birth
1
Israel
Krasikow
Danny
05/02/1973
2
Israel
Davidy
Nissan
01/01/1972


The two fourth officials are FIFA assistant referees and appointed for the group matches and as fourth officials only. 
Thanks to the UEFA Media Department for having provided the blog with this piece of news.

30 Comments:

  1. So, Vencel Toth probably will be the new name for Viktor Kassai, after Eros and Kispal...

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    1. I forget it was rescheduled match, my mistake :P.

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  3. Anonymous26/4/13 15:13

    4th June in Krakow
    POLAND - LIECHTENSTEIN
    Sergey Karasev, Anton Averyanov, Tikhon Kalugin, Vitaly Meshkov from Russia

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  4. I heard some rumour about the new CL referee kit for 13/14. The three colours are black, yellow, red and it is quite similar to the WC2010 shirts, with yellow as second colour.
    No idea, how reliable that is...

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  5. Hm. I would like to see yellow, black and green ones. And I think they should integrate the stars of UCL into the kits..but this season's design was not bad either.

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    1. Green and yellow would be too similar, I think.
      But I could imagine, they use green instead of yellow for WC 2014. My guess for that is black, white, green, red.

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  6. Anonymous26/4/13 22:03

    Why not blue anymore?

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    1. Anonymous27/4/13 15:21

      Yes, blue has been used by many referees in UCL and WCQ, so why not anymore blue next season?

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  7. Who out of these officials do you think is best suited to handle the final? I think either Bebek or Gautier because they have handled more high profile matches including a Europa League 1/4 final. Bebek could even receive a semi-final appointment IMO.

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    1. For me, surely Bebek. He is the most experienced referee among these names.
      An appointment for the final for him would mean a confirmation of his already great palmares, having still a certain "young" age (1977 born).

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    2. I think except Boiko everybody could get it.
      Nothing against the Ukrainian, but in fact he is the most inexperienced official among those 6.

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    3. Anyway the Ukrainian will be the more interesting referee to observe, of course, we don't know him.

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    4. Yes indeed. I only saw him once in Maritimo, he was quite good and made a brave penalty call in the final minutes. I am sure he will get Israel-Norway.

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  8. Do we know the observers for the tournament?

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  9. No, not yet. I guess UEFA does not know them at the moment either. What we know is that the referee category changes are normally made at the start of June, so it might be that many committee members are at the tournament.

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    1. Thanks Niclas as always.

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    2. By the way, have you also recognized the strategy in appointing ARs?

      Roland Brandner was at 2011 U19 EURO.
      Ivo Kolev was at 2011 U17 EURO and 2012 U19 EURO.
      Vencel Tóth was at 2011 U17 EURO and joined the final with Tohver.
      Dmitry Zhuk was at 2012 U19 EURO and will be also at 2013 U17 EURO.
      Haralds Gudermanis was at 2012 U17 EURO and joined the final with Kruzliak.
      Johann Gudmundsson was at 2012 U19 EURO as well.

      Sandro Pozzi was at U20 World Cup, only Alan Mulvanny is a real newbie.

      Many known names and many of them met each other in past tournaments, also considering the AARs..



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    3. * Pozzi was at 2011 U17 WC..

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  10. Anonymous27/4/13 15:24

    Is Zhuk going to both Euro U-17 and Euro U-21 in the same year (May and June 2013)?

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    1. Anonymous27/4/13 16:13

      That is very rare, isn't it?

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    2. I would say, without having checked it, that it never happened before (?).

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    3. Anonymous27/4/13 20:03

      Is he confirmed for both tournaments or UEFA moved him last minute from U17 tu U21?

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    4. He is actually confirmed for both tournaments, yes.

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    5. Anonymous28/4/13 19:35

      Is UEFA short of good, promissing ARs or why did they need to appoint an AR to two tournaments within the same year?

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    6. I have really no idea. It is his third or even fourth mini-tournament in his career. There must be someone in Belarus who likes him, because I am sure Belarus has more assistants to offer than him - without devaluing his quality and talent.
      I am not sure whether there is a relation, but at least I think his father is Vadim Zhuk and also was a referee, perhaps he is now active in the federation there.

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  11. Anonymous28/4/13 11:25

    Champions League semi-finals, 2nd leg:
    Real Madrid (ESP) - Borussia Dortmund (GER)
    REF: Howard Webb (ENG)
    AR1: Darren Cann
    AR2: Mike Mullarkey
    4O: Stephen Child
    AAR1: Mike Dean
    AAR2: Michael Oliver

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  12. Anonymous29/4/13 13:25

    His father, Vadim Zhuk, refereed at Euro 1996 and then became the General Secretary of Belarusian FA, position he held until a few years ago, enough to push his son through the system.

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    1. Thanks for this info - so again nothing else than politics..but what counts is that Zhuk was good in the matches last year.

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