July 20, 2013

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 - Referee Appointments for Quarterfinals

These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the Quartefinals matches of the EURO Women tournament in Sweden.

Italian Carina Vitulano  (c) sportingclubtrestina

21 July 2013, 15:00 CET (Halmstad, SWE)
Sweden - Iceland
Referee: Kirsi Heikkinen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Tonja Paavola (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Maria Villa Gutierrez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Sheila Begbie (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Carolin Rudolph (GER)

21 July 2013, 18:00 CET (Vaxjo, SWE)
Italy - Germany
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Judit Kulcsár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Hege Steinlund (NOR)
Fourth Official: Teodora Albon (ROU)
UEFA Delegate:  Aleksandra Nikolovska (MKD)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)

22 July 2013, 18:00 CET (Kalmar, SWE)
Norway - Spain
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)
Assistant Referee 1:  Marina Wozniak (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Helen Karo (SWE)
Fourth Official: Cristina Dorcioman (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Liana Melania Stoicescu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Katarzyna Nadolska (POL)

22 July 2013, 20:45 CET (Linköping, SWE)
France - Denmark
Referee: Carina Vitulano (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Romina Santuari (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Petruta Iugulescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Esther Staubli (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Marina Tashchyan (ARM)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dagmar Damkova (CZE)


  1. I think that it's very strange to see a fourth official appointed for a quarterfinal, a very good appointment for Vitulano, but what a big luck for her.
    At first, she was outr of this tournament, then she was called as a reserve, and after that, probably due to a poor performance of Spinelli (we can't be sure about that, anyway), she is there for a quarterfinal now.
    A dream? :)

  2. Anonymous20/7/13 13:59

    It probably tells us that the UEFA referees committee does not follow women's refereeing as close as mens' refereeing. Of course we knew this before, but that it was this bad I could never have dreamed about (unless all this is due to an injury of oneof the selected referees).

    Palmqvist's final tournament and if everythinggoes as planned, ie that Sweden meets Germany in one of the semifinals, I think that the refereefor thefinal will come from the losing semifinalist. Thismeans that my prediction for the final is either Steinhaus (GER) or Palmqvist (SWE), with Staubli (SUI) as a dark horse. As you all know my predictions never comeout to becorrect, so presumably those three mentioned will not ref the final after all;-) !

    /Swedish observer

  3. Anonymous20/7/13 16:09

    Has Sian Massey been sent home?????

  4. My prediction: semis for Palmqvist (SWE) and Staubli (SUI) or Dorcioman (ROM). Steinhaus (GER) and Heikkinen (FIN) are in my opinion undoubtedly the two best referees. Therefore, their quarter final performances will decide which of them will handle the final (obviously Steinhaus is ruled out if Germany makes the final).

  5. Anonymous22/7/13 09:35

    Heikkinen did not look very fit yesterday and ran without any real speed. I know it was some 30 degrees yesterday, but still to bad positioning for an elite ref...

    /Swedish observer

  6. I haven't watched the match, but today in Itay it's said that Katalin Kulcsár was too lenient with German players, she gave 5 cards only to Italy and she whistled the end of the match when Italy was having a important chance to score. Of course, this could seem a biased speech just against the referee, to justify the defeat but I really don't know since I haven't watched.

    1. Anonymous22/7/13 11:10

      Pfff... Italy was lucky to not have any more cards (Kulscar missed a clear red one). Italy did not had a chance late in the game when it was ended, the ball was around the german box but the german players were there to clean up the situation.

      Sounds more like the typical italian words after a loss.

  7. Anonymous22/7/13 11:10

    Did not see either, but if the time is out then the final whistle has to be blown regardless of where the ball is...

    /Swedish observer

  8. Anonymous22/7/13 17:16

    I watched the match and must contradict these statements made by some Italians. Kulcsár was spot-on in her card management, however here and there minor mistakes occurred (too many imo). She made the final whistle 15 seconds after the stoppage time had already ended during a mistimed header nobody could have reached...and just to complete it: Italy would not have scored in another 90 minutes ;) My mark for Kulcsár would be 8.2 or 8.3.

  9. Anonymous22/7/13 17:18

    And right, she missed a violent conduct made by Italian #4 at a corner kick in 78'. Perhaps invisible for her, as many players blocked her area of vision. But AR1 could have helped perhaps.

  10. Any news about yesterday matches? Was the penalty given to France correct?

    1. Anonymous23/7/13 14:44

      Hell no, weak whistle there.

      She was not really good yesterday i thought overall.

  11. It was not very good day for Vitulano. She shouldn't be in Quarter-finals. Penalty -


    3:09. - the penalty:D

  12. Semifinal predictions:
    SWE-GER: Albon, Iugulescu, Massey, Kulcsar
    NOR-DEN: Palmqvist, Karo, Rachynska, Vitulano

  13. Anonymous23/7/13 15:45

    UEFA has appointed Staubli from Switzerland to referee the semifinal between Sweden and Germany tomorrow.

    /Swedish observer

    1. Anonymous23/7/13 15:55

      Lisicka (SVK) and Kulscar (HUN) as assistants, while Heikkinen (FIN) is the fourth official.

      /Swedish observer

  14. Anonymous23/7/13 16:58

    Prediction: NOR-DEN: Monzul, Rachynska, Massey

    Final: GER/SWE - NOR/DEN: Palmqvist, Karo, Massey / Steinhaus, Wozniak, Massey / Dorcioman (Albon), Iugulescu, Massey


Copyright © . The 3rd Team
Theme Template by BTDesigner · Powered by Blogger