July 31, 2014

Champions League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - 3rd Qualification Round

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These officials have been chosen to take charge of UEFA Champions League's Third Qualifier Round first and second legs.


29 July 2014

Prague, 19:30 CET
AC Sparta Praha (CZE) - Malmö FF (SWE)
Referee: Halis Ozkahya (TUR)
Assistant Referees: Cem Satman (TUR), Ekrem Kan (TUR)
Fourth Official: Ali Palabiyik (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Titcombe (ENG)

Bratislava, 20:15 CET
ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) - FC Sheriff (MDA)
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI)
Assistant Referees: Sandro Pozzi (SUI), Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)
Fourth Official: Sébastien Pache (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Østergaard (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: José Guilherme Aguiar (POR)

Debrecen, 20:30 CET
Debreceni VSC (HUN) - FC BATE Borisov (BLR)
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referees: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Fourth Official: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)


30 July 2014

Aktobe, 17:00 CET
FC Aktobe (KAZ) - FC Steaua București (ROU)
Referee: Hüseyin Göcek (TUR)
Assistant Referees: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR), Orkun Aktas (TUR)
Fourth Official: Suleyman Abay (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gevorg Hovhannisyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Dimitri Bokeria (GEO)

Baku, 17:30 CET
FK Qarabağ Ağdam (AZE) - FC Salzburg (AUT)
Referee: Sergii Boiko (UKR, photo)
Assistant Referees: Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR), Oleg Pluzhnyk (UKR) 
Fourth Official: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Kuanysh Kanapyanov (KAZ)

Helsinki, 18:00 CET
HJK Helsinki (FIN) - APOEL FC (CYP)
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referees: Piotr Sadczuk (POL), Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Basrtosz Frankowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Adrian D. Casha (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Ionel Piscanu (ROU)

Larnaca, 18:00 CET
AEL Limassol FC (CYP) - Football Club Zenit (RUS)
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referees: Sinisa Premuzaj (CRO), Igor Krmar (CRO)
Fourth Official: Fran Jovic (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dani Koren (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)

Kyiv, 18:00 CET
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR) - F.C. København (DEN)
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Darren Cann (ENG), Harry Lennard (ENG)
Fourth Official: Kevin Friend (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)

Zurich, 19:00 CET
Grasshopper Club Zürich (SUI) - LOSC Lille (FRA)
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Assistant Referees: Dimitrii Mosiakin (RUS), Valeriy Danchenko (RUS)
Fourth Official: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mehmet Murat Ilgaz (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Dusko Grabovac (CRO)

Liege, 20:00 CET
R. Standard de Liège (BEL) - Panathinaikos FC (GRE)
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP), Luis Fernando Marco Martínez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Santiago Jaime Latre (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michel Vautrot (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Georg Lüchinger (LIE)

Rotterdam, 20:00 CET
Feyenoord (NED) - Beşiktaş Jimnastik Kulübü (TUR)
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Andrea Padovan (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)

Razgrad, 20:00 CET
PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL) - FK Partizan (SRB)
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
Assistant Referees: Lars Rix (DEN), David Vang Andersen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Leonid Kaloshin (RUS)

Aalborg, 20:15 CET
Aalborg BK (DEN) - GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referees: Davy Franciscus Goossens (NED), Bas Van Dongen (NED) 
Fourth Official: M. B. Martin Van den Kerkhof (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Drago Kos (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Wolfgang Thierrichter (AUT)

Maribor, 20:30 CET
NK Maribor (SVN) - Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
Referee: Ivan Kruzliak (SVK)
Assistant Referees: Tomas Somolani (SVK), Ondrej Brendza (SVK)
Fourth Official: Peter Kralovic (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Ormandjiev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Léon Schelings (BEL)

Warsaw, 20:45 CET
Legia Warszawa (POL) - Celtic FC (SCO)
Referee: Pol Van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referees: Charles John Schaap (NED),  Rob Van de Ven (NED)
Fourth Official: Edwin Van de Graaf (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Thor Orrason (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Milovan Đukanović (MNE)


5 August 2014

Borisov, 19:30 CET
BATE Borisov (BLR) - Debrecen (HUN)
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Assistant Referees: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE), Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Fourth Official: Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Carlos Ferreira Matos (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Ghenadie Scurtul (MDA)

Athens, 20:00 CET
Panathinaikos (GRE) - Standard Liège (BEL)
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Stuart Burt (ENG)
Fourth Official: Lee Mason (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwaart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Steen Dahrup (DEN)

Larnaca (CYP, due to safety deficits in Israel), 20:00 CET
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) - NK Maribor (SVN)
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Assistant Referees: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE), Peter Magnusson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Johan Hamlin (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Pierino Lardi (SUI)

Villeneuve d'Ascq, 20:30 CET
Lille (FRA) - Grasshoppers (SUI)
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referees: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE), Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Petr Fousek (CZE)

6 August 2014

St Petersburg, 18:00 CET
Zenit St Petersburg (RUS) - AEL Limassol (CYP)
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Assistant Referees: Aurel Onita (ROU), Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Ainar Leppänen (EST)

Nicosia, 18:30 CET
APOEL (CYP) - HJK Helsinki (FIN)
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant Referees: David Elias Biton (ISR), Oren Bornshtein (ISR)
Fourth Official: Roy Reinshreiber (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sergey Zuev (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Steve Stride (ENG)

Malmö, 19:00 CET
Malmö FF (SWE) - Sparta Praha (CZE)
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Guillaume Débart (FRA), Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Fourth Official: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Trefor Lloyd Hughes (WAL)

Tiraspol, 19:00 CET
FC Sheriff (MDA) - Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referees: Vencel Tóth (HUN), István Albert (HUN)
Fourth Official: Sándor Ando-Szabó (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Pjetur Sigurdsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Tobias Wolf (GER)

Bucharest, 19:30 CET
Steaua Bucuresti (ROU) - FK Aktobe (KAZ)
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referees: Antonin Kordula (CZE), Jan Paták (CZE)
Fourth Official: Zbynek Proske (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: René Eberle (SUI)

Istanbul, 19:30 CET
Besiktas Istanbul (TUR) - Feyernoord Rotterdam (NED)
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER, photo)
Assistant Referees: Marco Achmüller (GER), Marcel Pelgrim (GER)
Fourth Official: Tobias Stieler (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vasily Melnychuk (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Jozef Kliment (SVK)

Copenhagen, 20:00 CET
FC Kobenhavn (DEN) - Dnipro (UKR)
Referee: Duarte Gomes (POR)
Assistant Referees: Ricardo Santos (POR), Luis Ferreira Pinto (POR)
Fourth Official: Carlos Taborda Xistra (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ryszard Wójcik (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Paolo Rondelli (SMR)

Salzburg, 20:30 CET
RB Salzburg (AUT) - Qarabag (AZE)
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referees: Graham Chambers (SCO), Alastair Mather (SCO)
Fourth Official: Brian Colvin (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Roy Cathcart (NIR)

Belgrade, 20:45 CET
Partizan (SRB) - Ludogorets (BUL)
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referees: Dmitry Zhuk (BLR), Aleh Maslianka (BLR)
Fourth Official: Dzianis Shcharbakou (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Danijel Jost (SVN)

Zagreb, 20:45 CET
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) - Aalborg BK (DEN)
Referee: Ievgenii Aranovskyi (UKR)
Assistant Referees: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR), Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Fourth Official: Sergiy Berezka (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
UEFA Delegate: Harry Been (NED)

Edinburgh, 20:45 CET
Celtic Glasgow (SCO) - Legia Warszawa (POL)
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Mauro Tonolini (ITA), Riccardo Bianchi (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vagner (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Krähenbühl (SUI)
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July 30, 2014

Mark Clattenburg in charge of UEFA Super Cup

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UEFA has revealed the referee of the UEFA Super Cup final for this year which will be played at the Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on Tuesday 12 August.


English Mark Clattenburg has been appointed as referee of the all Spanish Final between Real Madrid and Seville. This will be the first European final for the 39 years old referee following a very good season which was crowned by the Europa League Semifinal 2nd Leg of Juventus and Benfica.

12/08/2014, 20:45 CET,  Cardiff City Stadium, Wales
Real Madrid - Sevilla CF
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant referee 1: Simon Beck (ENG)
Assistant referee 2: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Fourth official: Darren England (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Donald McVicar (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Campbell Ogilvie (SCO)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officers: Raymond Ellingham (WAL) & Rodger Gifford (WAL)
Blog Observer: Thomas H. (NED)
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Video Training: No Deliberate Handball 1

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The following match situation is taken from Real Madrid - FC København) and belongs to the category Deliberate Handball?.
You are warmly encouraged to participate in discussion by answering the poll or placing a comment. UEFA's official solution for this situation including the re-start of play will be published soon.

The following video is placed for educational purpose only.



UEFA's solution:
The blue defender has his arms close to the body and strikes the ball with his hands from close distance. This cannot be considered as a deliberate act. The referee correctly allows play to continue.
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July 29, 2014

Javier Estrada Fernández appointed for U-19 EURO 2014 Final

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Spanish referee Javier Estrada Fernández has been selected by UEFA  to handle the final of the 2014 U19 Euro Tournament in Hungary, to be played between Portugal and Germany. He will be assisted  by Darren England (ENG) and Evgeni Belski (KAZ). Albanian Enea Jorgji will take the duties of fourth official.


A referee in Spanish Primera División since 2009 and FIFA listed since 2013, Estrada Fernández attended in Hungary his first important tournament at UEFA level.  He officiated two matches in group stage, then working as fourth official in one semifinal.
With regard to the rest of the appointment, it will be the first time ever in a final of a UEFA tournament for a official from Kazakhstan. Evgeni Belski will have the honor to represent his country. The performance of the whole trio will be assessed by Jozef Marko, member of UEFA Referees Committee.

31/07/2014, 19:00 CET, Budapest
Portugal - Germany (Final)
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant referee 1: Darren England (ENG)
Assistant referee 2: Evgeni Belski (KAZ)
Fourth official: Enea Jorgj (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Matthias Voigt (LIE)
Blog Observer: Chefren (ITA)
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July 27, 2014

Kevin Clancy and István Kovács in charge of U-19 EURO 2014 semifinals

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UEFA has appointed Scottish referee Kevin Clancy to handle the semifinal between Germany and Austria, while the Romanian István Kovács has been assigned to Portugal - Serbia. 


28/07/2014, 18:00 CET, Budapest
Germany - Austria (Semifinal)
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant referee 1: Darren England (ENG)
Assistant referee 2: Evgeni Belski (KAZ)
Fourth official: Javier Estrada (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Maurizio Montironi (SMR)

28/07/2014, 21:00 CET, Felcsut
Portugal - Serbia (Semifinal)
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant referee 1: Henrik Larsen (DEN) 
Assistant referee 2: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Fourth official: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Matthias Voigt (LIE)
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July 26, 2014

Europa League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - 3rd Qualification Round (I)

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These are the officials who will oversee the  first legs of Europa League's 3rd Qualification Round.

 

31 July 2014

Karagandy, 14:30 CET
FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ) - HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
Referee: Aliyar Aghayev (AZE)
Assistant Referees: Zeynal Zeynalov (AZE), Rza Mammadov (AZE)
Fourth Official: Elvin Asgarov (AZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Karen Nalbandyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR) 

Astana, 16:00 CET
FC Astana (KAZ) - AIK (SWE)
Referee: Ante Vucemilovic-Simunovic (CRO)
Assistant Referees: Dalibor Conjar (CRO), Goran Pataki (CRO) 
Fourth Official: Tihomir Pejin (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sergey Zuev (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Petro Ivanov (BUL)

Baku, 17:00 CET
Neftçi PFK (AZE) - FC Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO)
Referee: Pavel Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Assistant Referees: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU), Mihai Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
Fourth Official: Catalin Sorin Popa (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jiri Ulrich (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Vladislav Khodeev (RUS)

Boras, 18:00 CET
IF Elfsborg (SWE) - FH (ISL)
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
Assistant Referees: Magnus Lundberg (NOR), Jan Erik Engan (NOR)
Fourth Official: Anders Johansen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dragutin Karlo Poljak (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Bontcho Todorov (BUL)

Giurgiu, 18:00 CET
FC Astra (ROU) - FC Slovan Liberec (CZE)
Referee: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
Assistant Referees: Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE), Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Fourth Official: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Yauheni Tratsiuk (BLR)

Chorzow, 18:00 CET
Ruch Chorzów S.A. (POL) - Esbjerg fB (DEN)
Referee: Vlado Glođović (SRB)
Assistant Referees: Dejan Petrović (SRB), Uroš Stojković (SRB)
Fourth Official: Milan Jeremić (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Wilfried Heitmann (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Barry W. Bright (ENG)

Khimki, 18:00 CET
FC Dinamo Moskva (RUS) - Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR)
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
Assistant Referees: Gunnar Sverrir Gunnarsson (ISL), Johann Gunnar Gudmundsson (ISL)
Fourth Official: Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Thomas Ross (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Armen Minasyan (ARM)

Nicosia, 18:00 CET
AC Omonia (CYP) - FK Metalurg Skopje (MKD)
Referee: Gediminas Mazeika (LTU)
Assistant Referees: Vytautas Simkus (LTU), Saulius Dirda (LTU)
Fourth Official: Mindagaus Jackus (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Tugomir Frajman (SVN)

Stockholm, 19:00 CET
IF Brommapojkarna (SWE) - Torino FC (ITA)
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED, photo)
Assistant Referees: Hessel Steegstra (NED), Mario Diks (NED)
Fourth Official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Jones (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

Eindhoven, 19:00 CET
PSV Eindhoven (NED) - SKN St. Pölten (AUT)
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Assistant Referees: Matej Žunič (SVN),  Bojan Ul (SVN)  
Fourth Official: Bojan Mertik (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Markus Stenger (GER)

Karabük, 19:00 CET
Kardemir Karabükspor (TUR) - Rosenborg BK (NOR)
Referee: Libor Kovarik (CZE)
Assistant Referees: Jiri Molacek (CZE), Krystof Mencl (CZE)
Fourth Official: Karel Hrubes (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitkovic (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Dušan Tittel (SVK)

Mlada Boleslav, 19:00 CET
FK Mladá Boleslav (CZE) - Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
Referee: Tobias Welz (GER)
Assistant Referees: Thorsten Schiffner (GER), Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Fourth Official: Günter Perl (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleh Chykun (BLR)
UEFA Delegate: Styrbjörn Oskarsson (FIN)

Zilina, 19:00 CET
AS Trenčín (SVK) - Hull City (ENG)
Referee: Davide Massa (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA), Francesco De Luca (ITA)
Fourth Official: Dino Tommasi (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Teuvo Holopainen (FIN)

Gothenburg, 19:00 CET
IFK Göteborg (SWE) - Rio Ave FC (POR)
Referee: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Victoriano Díaz Casado (ESP),  Manuel Ángel Torre Cimiano (ESP)
Fourth Official: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Alan McRae (SCO)

Borisov, 19:00 CET
FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR) - CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)
Referee: Martin Hansson (SWE)
Assistant Referees: Magnus Sjöblom (SWE), Joakim Flink (SWE)
Fourth Official: Glenn Nyberg (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: George Pirtskhalava (GEO)

Kyiv, 19:30 CET
FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR) - Molde FK (NOR)
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Andreas Staudinger (AUT), Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Fourth Official: Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michel Piraux (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Dr. Rainer Koch (GER)

Bern, 19:30 CET
BSC Young Boys (SUI) - Ermis Aradippou FC (CYP)
Referee: Clayton Pisani (MLT)
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri (MLT), Edward Spiteri (MLT)
Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Charles John Grundie (NIR)

Ploiești, 20:00 CET
FC Petrolul Ploiești (ROU) - FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick (ENG), John Brooks (ENG)
Fourth Official: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Natri (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Carmel Bartolo (MLT) 

Tórshavn, 20:00 CET
Víkingur (FRO) - HNK Rijeka (CRO)
Referee: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)
Assistant Referees: Marjan Kirovski (MKD), Dejan Kostadinov (MKD) 
Fourth Official: Dejan Jakimovski (MKD)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dušan Krchnak (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)

Waregem, 20:00 CET
SV Zulte Waregem (BEL) - FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)
Referee: Firat Aydinus (TUR)
Assistant Referees: Serkan Ok (TUR), Aleks Tascioglu (TUR)
Fourth Official: Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tony Asumaa (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Gudmundur Petursson (ISL)

Split, 20:00 CET
RNK Split (CRO) - FC Chernomorets Odessa (UKR)
Referee: Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant Referees: Rafal Rostkowski (POL), Krzysztof Myrmus (POL)
Fourth Official: Jaroslaw Rynkiewicz (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Plarent Kotherja (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Jacques Antenen (SUI)

Gardabaer, 20:30 CET
Stjarnan (ISL) - KKS Lech Poznań (POL)
Referee: Ognjen Valjić (BIH)
Assistant Referees: Dalibor Drašković (BIH), Haris Baković (BIH)
Fourth Official: Edin Jakupović (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Philippe Prudhon (FRA)

Mainz, 20:30 CET
1. FSV Mainz 05 (GER) - Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE)
Referee: Manuel Jorge Neves Moreira De Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referees: Bertino Cunha Miranda (POR), Alvaro Daniel Carvalho Mesquita (POR) 
Fourth Official: Marco Bruno Santos Ferreira (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: David Roger Griffiths (WAL)

Debrecen, 20:30 CET
Diósgyőri VTK (HUN) - FC Krasnodar (RUS)
Referee: Bülent Yildirim (TUR)
Assistant Referees: Volkan Narinç (TUR), Asim Yusuf Öz (TUR)
Fourth Official: Mustafa Ilker Coskun (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Asim Khudiyev (AZE)
UEFA Delegate: Graham Hover (ENG)

Bruges, 20:30 CET
Club Brugge KV (BEL) - Brøndby IF (DEN)
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referees: Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)

Sarajevo, 20:30 CET
FK Sarajevo (BIH) - Atromitos FC (GRE)
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL) 
Assistant Referees: Ivo Kolev (BUL), Veselin  Dobriyanov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)

San Sebastián, 20:30 CET
Real Sociedad de San Sebastián (ESP) - Aberdeen FC (SCO)
Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Assistant Referees: Markus Haecker (GER), Christian Fischer (GER)
Fourth Official: Guido Winkmann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Dariusz Pawel Dziekanowski (POL)

Perth, 20:45 CET
Saint Johnstone FC (SCO) - FC Spartak Trnava (SVK)
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referees: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN), Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Fourth Official: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Milovan Nikolic (SVN)
UEFA Delegate:Emil Ubias (CZE)

Salzburg, 21:05 CET
SV Grödig (AUT) - FC Zimbru Chişinău (MDA)
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referees: John Bryn Roberts (WAL), Gareth Wyn Jones (WAL)
Fourth Official: Huw Jones (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jari Maisonlahti (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Targo Kaldoja (EST)
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July 25, 2014

Understanding The Advantage Rule

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Referees apply the Laws of the Game in order to protect the game. However, one of our primar goals should be also to function as football’s servant who is interested in promoting and enhancing the game.  



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World Cup 2014 - Referee Observation Reports

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These are our reports for FIFA World Cup 2014. The referee performances have been analyzed in detail and will soon result in a final (statistical) review. The missing reports will be added in the next weeks.

 

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July 24, 2014

U-19 EURO 2014: Officials for Matchday 3

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UEFA has released the appointments for Matchday 3 of 2014 UEFA U19 Final Tournament, held in Hungary.


25/07/2014, 18:00 CET, Budapest
Israel - Hungary (Group A)
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant referee 1: Yashar Abbasov (AZE)
Assistant referee 2: Gylfi Mar Sigurdsson (ISL)
Fourth official: Javier Estrada (ESP)

25/07/2014, 18:00 CET, Felcsut
Austria - Portugal (Group A)
Referee: Stephan Klossner (SUI)
Assistant referee 1: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)
Assistant referee 2: Henrik Larsen (DEN)
Fourth official: István Kovács (ROU)

25/07/2014, 20:15 CET, Papa
Serbia - Bulgaria (Group B)
Referee: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
Assistant referee 1: Darren England (ENG)
Assistant referee 2: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
Fourth official: Ádám Németh (HUN)

25/07/2014, 20:15 CET, Gyor
Germany - Ukraine (Group B)
Referee: Tore Hansen (NOR)
Assistant referee 1: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Assistant referee 2: Evgeni Belski (KAZ)
Fourth official: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
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Video Training: Stopping a Promising Attack 1

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The following match situation is taken from Cameroon - Brazil (World Cup 2014) and belongs to the category Assessing the Level of Punishment.
You are warmly encouraged to participate in discussion by answering the poll or placing a comment. Our solution for this situation including the re-start of play will be published soon.


Interpretation:

Green defensive player #12 clearly holds Yellow attacking player #7 and thus stops a promising attack. Players, who stop promising attacks, must be cautioned with a yellow card.

89% of the users agreed with this interpretation.

In this case, the referee did not caution the player given the early moment in the game and only warned him verbally. This can be helpful in matches where it is recommended to start with a clear leniency allowing the referee to increase the level of disciplinary sanctions in a stepwise manner. However, referees should be reminded that they should issue clear yellow cards regardless of the moment in the game. Keep in mind that it might be also helpful to set a clear signal right at the start of the play that the illegal interference of promising attack will not be tolerated throughout the match (otherwise the likelihood is high that players will repeat this kind of misconduct, as they did not get cautioned).

Players who are about to enter the penalty area from the side with dynamic pace are often in a dangerous position to pass the ball to a large number of teammates who can receive the ball. These scenarios mostly are promising attacks. 
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July 21, 2014

U-19 EURO 2014: Referees for Matchday 2

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UEFA has published the appointments for Matchday 2 of 2014 UEFA U19 Final Tournament, held in Hungary.


22/07/2014, 18:00 CET, Papa
Germany - Serbia (Group B)
Referee: Javier Estrada (ESP)
Assistant referee 1: Henrik Larsen (DEN)
Assistant referee 2: Yashar Abbasov (AZE)
Fourth official: Stephan Klossner (SUI)

22/07/2014, 18:00 CET, Budapest
Austria - Israel (Group A)
Referee: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
Assistant referee 1: Gylfi Mar Sigurdsson (ISL)
Assistant referee 2: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)
Fourth official: Mihaly Fabian (HUN)

22/07/2014, 20:30 CET, Felcsut
Hungary - Portugal (Group A)
Referee: Tore Hansen (NOR)
Assistant referee 1: Evgeni Belski (KAZ)
Assistant referee 2: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
Fourth official: Kevin Clancy (SCO)

22/07/2014, 21:00 CET, Papa
Bulgaria - Ukraine (Group B)
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant referee 1: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Assistant referee 2: Darren England (ENG)
Fourth official: Tamás Bognar (HUN)

Observers in Hungary are:
Jozef Marko (SVK), Nikolay Levnikov (RUS), Sándor Piller (HUN) and László Vagner (HUN).
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Europa League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - 2nd Qualification Round (II)

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These are the officials who will oversee the 40 second legs of Europa League's 2nd Qualification Round.


22 July 2014

Sarajevo, 21:00 CET
FK Željezničar (BIH) - FK Metalurg Skopje (MKD)
Referee: Mervyn Smyth  (NIR)
Assistant Referees: Andrew Neeson  (NIR), Stephen Bell  (NIR)
Fourth Official: Ian Mc Nabb  (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Medved  (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Pat Quigley  (IRL)

24 July 2014

Karagandy, 14:30 CET
FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ) - FK Atlantas (LTU)
Referee: Dumitru Muntean (MDA)
Assistant Referees: Vitalli Gorbatov (MDA), Vasili Ermischin (MDA) 
Fourth Official: Alexandru Tean (MDA) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Muharrem Zihni Aksoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Irakli Nakaidze (GEO)

Larnaca, 15:30 CET
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) - RNK Split (CRO)
Referee: João Capela (POR)
Assistant Referees: Paulo Soares (POR), Bruno Miguel Campos Rodrigues (POR)
Fourth Official: Rui Manuel Gomes Costa (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tony Asumaa (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-Louis Piette  (FRA)

Kouvola, 17:30 CET
Myllykosken Pallo-47 (FIN) - FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
Referee: Bryan David Markham-Jones (WAL)
Assistant Referees: Lewis Ross Edwards (WAL), Daniel Beckett (WAL)
Fourth Official: Brian James (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gabriele De Gaetano (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Dumitru Mihalache (ROU)

Nicosia, 18:00 CET
AC Omonia (CYP) - FK Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Matthias Winsauer (AUT),  Stefan Kuehr (AUT)
Fourth Official: Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Zvi Rosen (ISR)

Krasnodar, 18:00 CET
FC Krasnodar (RUS) - JK Sillamäe Kalev (EST)
Referee: Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN)
Assistant Referees: Zsolt Attila Szpisják (HUN), János Medovarszki (HUN)
Fourth Official: Iványi Zoltán (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gevorg Hovhannisyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Jevgeņijs Miļevskis (LVA)

Haugesund, 18:00 CET
FK Haugesund (NOR) - FK Sarajevo (BIH)
Referee: Mihaly Fabian (HUN)
Assistant Referees: Gabor Eros (HUN), László Viszokai (HUN) 
Fourth Official: Jozsef Erdos (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT) 
UEFA Delegate: Isak Mikladal (FRO)

Baku, 18:00 CET
Inter Baku PIK (AZE) - IF Elfsborg (SWE)
Referee: Stanivlasv Todorov (BUL) 
Assistant Referees: Ivo Kolev (BUL), Martin Venev (BUL)
Fourth Official: Nikolay Yordanov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gudmunder Ingi Jónsson  (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Crawford Wilson (NIR)

Esbjerg, 19:00 CET
Esbjerg fB (DEN) - FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Referee: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Assistant Referees: Jukka Honkanen (FIN), Jonas Turunen (FIN) 
Fourth Official: Ville Nevalainen (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rodger Gifford (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Sviatlana Hrynkevich (BLR)

Chisinau, 19:00 CET
FC Zimbru Chișinău (MDA) - PFC CSKA Sofia (BUL)
Referee: Marco Fritz (GER)
Assistant Referees: Marco Achmüller (GER), Dominik Schaal (GER)
Fourth Official: Guido Winkmann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan W. Wegereef (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Alvaro Albino (POR)

Soligorsk, 19:00 CET
FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR) - Derry City FC (IRL)
Referee: Elmir Pilav (BIH)
Assistant Referees: Senad Ibrisimbegovic (BIH), Hrvoje Turudic (BIH)
Fourth Official: Goran Paradzik (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Asim Khudiyev (AZE)
UEFA Delegate: Olzhas Abrayev (KAZ)

Vaduz, 19:00 CET
FC Vaduz (LIE) - Ruch Chorzów S.A. (POL)
Referee: Anar Salmanov (AZE)
Assistant Referees: Mubariz Hashimov (AZE), Vagif Musayev (AZE)
Fourth Official: Rahim Hasanov (AZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cosimo Bolognino (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)

Larnaca, 19:00 CET
Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) - FC Astana (KAZ)
Referee: Rob Rogers  (IRL)
Assistant Referees: Mark Gavin  (IRL), Ciaran Delaney  (IRL)
Fourth Official: Tomas Connolly  (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik  (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Per Svärd  (SWE)

Tbilisi, 19:00 CET
FC Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO) - Bursaspor SK (TUR)
Referee: Tomasz Musial (POL)
Assistant Referees:  Radoslaw Siejka (POL), Sebastian Mucha (POL)
Fourth Official: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Karel Bohunek (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Lucien Kayser (LUX)

Solna, 19:00 CET
AIK (SWE) - Linfield FC (NIR)
Referee: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Philippe Jeanne (FRA), Mathieu Grosbost (FRA)
Fourth Official: Alexandre Castro (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)
UEFA Delegate:  Bujar Kasmi (ALB)

Liberec, 19:00 CET
FC Slovan Liberec (CZE) - MFK Košice (SVK)
Referee: Svein-Erik Edvartsen  (NOR)
Assistant Referees: Magnus Lundberg  (NOR) , Reidar Gundersen  (NOR)
Fourth Official: Anders Johansen  (NOR)  
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate:  Zoran Cvrk (CRO)

Tromso, 19:00 CET
Tromsø IL (NOR) - Víkingur (FRO)
Referee: Gunnar Jarl Jónsson (ISL)
Assistant Referees: Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL),  Birkir Sigurdarson (ISL)
Fourth Official: Thorvaldur Arnason (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Messner (AUT)
UEFA Delegate:  Camelia Nicolae (ROU)

Vlora, 19:00 CET
KS Flamurtari (ALB) - FC Petrolul Ploiești (ROU)
Referee: Jan Valasek (SVK)
Assistant Referees: Tomas Vorel (SVK), Peter Chladek (SVK)
Fourth Official: Mario Vlk (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jari Maisonlahti (FIN)
UEFA Delegate:  Tobias Wolf (GER)

Salzburg, 19:00 CET
Sportverein Grödig (AUT) - FK Čukarički (SRB)
Referee: Orel Tsvika Grinfeeld (ISR)
Assistant Referees:  Shabtai Nahmias (ISR), Oren Bornshtein (ISR)
Fourth Official: Oren Simanian (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marian Ruzbarsky (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Danijel Jošt (SVN)

Poznan, 19:00 CET
KKS Lech Poznan (POL) - JK Nomme Kalju (EST)
Referee: Sebastian Costantin Coltescu (ROU)
Assistant Referees:  Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU),  Radu Adrian Stefan Ghinguleac (ROU)
Fourth Official: George Catalin Gaman (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ferry (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Martin Sturkenboom (NED)

Gothenburg, 19:00 CET
IFK Goteborg (SWE) - Gyori ETO FC (HUN)
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Assistant Referees:  Pawel Sokolnicki (POL), Jakub Winkler (POL)
Fourth Official: Pawel Pskit (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate:  Radenko Mijatovic (SVN)

Zlaté Moravce, 19:30 CET
FC Spartak Trnava (SVK) - FC Zestafoni (GEO)
Referee: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
Assistant Referees: Serkan Ok (TUR), Ceyhun Sesiguzel (TUR)
Fourth Official: Tayfur Özkan (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer:  Neale Barry (ENG)
UEFA Delegate:  Evangelos Mazarakis (GRE)

Kyiv, 19:30 CET
FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR) - KF Laçi (ALB)
Referee: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Assistant Referees:  Polychronis Kostaras (GRE), Alexandros Grevenis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eyjolfur Olafsson  (ISL)  
UEFA Delegate: Stanislaw Speczik (POL)

Groningen, 19:30 CET
FC Groningen (NED) - Aberdeen FC (SCO)
Referee: Daniel Stefanski (POL)
Assistant Referees: Rafal Rostkowski (POL), Marcin Boniek (POL)
Fourth Official: Zbigniew Dobrynin (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Enrique Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate:  Roland Tis (BEL)

Bydgoszcz, 20:00 CET
WKS Zawisza Bydgoszcz (POL) - SV Zulte Waregem (BEL)
Referee: Lee Probert (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick (ENG), Harry Lennard (ENG)
Fourth Official: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolai Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Peter Lundström (FIN)

Tripoli Arkadia, 20:00 CET
Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE) - RoPS Rovaniemi (FIN)
Referee: Vitaliy Meshkov (RUS)
Assistant Referees: Dmitrii Mosiakin (RUS), Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Alexander Egorov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zbigniew Przesmycki (POL)
UEFA Delegate:  Kurt Zuppinger (SUI)

Sligo, 20:00 CET
Sligo Rovers FC (IRL) - Rosenborg BK (NOR)
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
Assistant Referees: Jimmy Cremers (BEL), Karel De Rocker (BEL)
Fourth Official: Christophe Delacour (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lassin Isaksen (FRO)
UEFA Delegate: Markku Lehtola (FIN)

Novi Sad, 20:00 CET
FK Vojvodina (SRB) - AS Trencin (SVK)
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Assistant Referees: Henrik Sonderby (DEN), Jakob Bille (DEN)
Fourth Official: Michael Johansen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Milovan Nikolic (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Miroslaw Ryszka (POL)

Split, 20:15 CET
HNK Hajduk Split (CRO) - Dundalk FC (IRL)
Referee: Ionuț Marius Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referees: Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU), Valentin Gabriel Avram (ROU)
Fourth Official: Adrian Comanescu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paulius Malžinskas  (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Thomas Weyhing (GER)

Nyiregyhaza, 20:30 CET
Diosgyori VTK (HUN) -  PFC Litex  Lovech (BUL)
Referee: Nikolaj Hänni  (SUI)
Assistant Referees: Raffael Zeder  (SUI), Vital Jobin  (SUI)  
Fourth Official: Pascal Erlachner  (SUI) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif  (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Petr Fousek  (CZE)

Siroki Brijeg, 20:30 CET
NK Široki Brijeg (BIH) - FK Mladá Boleslav (CZE)
Referee: Alan Mario Sant (MLT)
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri (MLT),  Roberto Vella (MLT)
Fourth Official: Christopher Lautier (MLT)  
UEFA Referee Observer: Alexey Spirin (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: István Huszár (HUN)

Budapest, 20:30 CET
Ferencvárosi TC (HUN) - HNK Rijeka (CRO)
Referee: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Matteo Passeri (ITA), Filippo Meli (ITA)  
Fourth Official: Daniele Doveri (ITA)  
UEFA Referee Observer: Martin Iseli (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Mike Foster (ENG)

Koper, 20:30 CET
FC Koper (SVN) - Neftci PFK (AZE)
Referee: Benoit Millot (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Stephan Luzi (FRA), Cyril Saint Cricq Lompre (FRA) 
Fourth Official:  Sébastien Moreira (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate:  Tormod Larsen (NOR)

Jagodina, 20:30 CET
FK Jagodina (SRB) - CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)
Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Assistant Referees:  Thorsten Schiffner (GER), Jan Seidel (GER)
Fourth Official: Sascha Stegemann (GER) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate:  Luis Cuervas Del Real (ESP)

Nova Gorica, 20:30 CET
ND Gorica (SVN) - Molde FK (NOR)
Referee: Carlos Miguel Taborda Xistra (POR)
Assistant Referees: Nuno Felipe Dos Santos Tomás Pereira (POR), Nelson Carlos Cordeiro Moniz (POR) 
Fourth Official: Vasco Antonio Moreira dos Santos (POR)  
UEFA Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Ori Shilo (ISR)

Belfast, 20:45 CET
Crusaders FC (NIR) - IF Brommapojkarna (SWE)
Referee: Alan Bieri (SUI)
Assistant Referees: Johanns Vogel (SUI), Alain Heiniger (SUI)
Fourth Official: Sandro Scharer (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patritiu Abrudan (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Márton Esterházy (HUN)

Perth, 20:45 CET
Saint Johnstone FC (SCO) - FC Luzern (SUI)
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Assistant Referees:  Frank Bleyen (BEL), Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)
Fourth Official: Denis Vanbecelaere (BEL) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrkovic (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

St Pölten, 21:05 CET
SKN St. Pölten (AUT) - PFC Botev Plovdiv (BUL)
Referee: Jovan Kaludjerovic (MNE)
Assistant Referees: Danijel Devic (MNE), Dimitrije Mrgunovic (MNE)
Fourth Official: Mileta Scepanovic (MNE) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Andrea Akkelides (CYP)

Hafnarfjördur, 21:15 CET
FH (ISL) - FC Neman Grodno (BLR)
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)
Assistant Referees: Dovydas Suziedelis (LTU),  Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Fourth Official:  Jurij Paskovskij (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leif Lindberg (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Francesca Sanzone (ITA)

Gardabaer, 21:15 CET
Stjarnan (ISL) - Motherwell FC (SCO)
Referee: Athanasios Giachos (GRE)
Assistant Referees: Michael Karsiotis (GRE), Dimitrios Tatsis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Andrea Pappas (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Natri (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Gerhard Sager (SWE)
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Champions League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - 2nd Qualification Round (II)

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UEFA has chosen the following referees to oversee the Second Legs of  Champions League's Second Qualifier Round.


22 July 2014

Niksic, 17:30 CET
FK Sutjeska (MNE) - FC Sheriff (MDA)
Referee: Alexander Harkam  (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Andreas Witschnigg  (AUT) , Andreas Staudinger  (AUT)
Fourth Official: Rene Eisner  (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Thor Orrason  (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Benny Jacobsen (DEN)

Tallinn, 18:00 CET
FC Levadia Tallinn (EST) - AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
Referee: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA), Fabiano Preti (ITA) 
Fourth Official: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Joël Wolff  (LUX)

Dudelange, 18:00 CET
F91 Dudelange (LUX) - PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL)
Referee: Tobias Welz (GER)
Assistant Referees: Guido Kleve (GER), Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Fourth Official: Markus Schmidt (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj (ESP)

Baku, 18:30 CET
FK Qarabağ Ağdam (AZE) - Valletta FC (MLT)
Referee: Sergei Tsinkevich  (BLR)
Assistant Referees: Evgeni Romanov  (BLR), Vitali Malyutin  (BLR) 
Fourth Official: Denis Scherbakov  (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili  (GEO)
UEFA Delegate: Andrian Ixari  (MDA)

Larnaca, 19:30 CET
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) - FC Santa Coloma (AND)
Referee: Ioannis Anastasiou  (CYP)
Assistant Referees: Athinodoros Ioannou  (CYP), Marios Dimitriadis  (CYP)
Fourth Official: Demetris Masias  (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Borislav Alexandrov  (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Richard Havrilla  (SVK)

Rhyl, 19:45 CET
The New Saints FC (WAL) - ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referees: Lars Rix (DEN), Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jens Maae  (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edward Foley  (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)

Korce, 20:00 CET
KS Skënderbeu (ALB) - FC BATE Borisov (BLR)
Referee: Ante Vučemilović  (CRO)
Assistant Referees: Dalibor Conjar  (CRO), Hrvoje Barišić  (CRO)
Fourth Official: Damir Batinić  (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Brian Lawlor  (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Mutschler  (SUI)

Tórshavn, 20:00 CET
HB Tórshavn (FRO) - FK Partizan (SRB)
Referee: Dimitar Meckarovski  (MKD)
Assistant Referees: Dejan Nedelkoski  (MKD), Goce Petreski  (MKD)
Fourth Official: Dejan Jakimovski  (MKD)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba  (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Sune Hellströmer  (SWE)

Vilnius, 20:15 CET
VMFD Žalgiris (LTU) - GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Referee: Artyom Kuchin  (KAZ)
Assistant Referees: Sergei Vassyutin  (KAZ), Anatoli Hodin  (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Aleksandr Gauzer  (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Jones  (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Michał Listkiewicz  (POL)

Debrecen, 20:30 CET
Debreceni VSC (HUN) - Cliftonville FC (NIR)
Referee: Vlado Glodjović  (SRB)
Assistant Referees: Dejan Petrović  (SRB), Dejan Potoćan  (SRB)
Fourth Official: Dejan Santrac (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Adrian D. Casha  (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Jacob Erel  (ISR)

Edinburgh, 20:45 CET
Celtic FC (SCO) - KR (ISL)
Referee: Andris Treimanis  (LVA, photo)
Assistant Referees: Haralds Gudermanis  (LVA), Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs  (LVA) 
Fourth Official: Vadims Direktorenko  (LVA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras  (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Gunther De Saedeleer  (BEL)

23 July 2014

Aktobe, 17:00 CET
FC Aktobe (KAZ) - FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)
Referee: Aliyar Aghayev (AZE)
Assistant Referees:  Zeynal Zeynalov (AZE), Namik Huseynov (AZE)
Fourth Official: Rauf Jabarov (AZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Octavian Goga (ROU)

Ventspils, 18:00 CET
FK Ventspils (LVA) - Malmö FF (SWE)
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referees: Sten Klaasen (EST),  Neeme Neemlaid (EST)
Fourth Official: Roomer Tarajev (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Nebojša Ivković (SRB)

Helsinki, 18:00 CET
HJK Helsinki (FIN) - FK Rabotnicki (MKD)
Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Assistant Referees: Damien MacGraith (IRL), Dermot Broughton (IRL)
Fourth Official: Padraigh Sutton (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Guy Goethals (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harmalov (EST)

Bucharest, 19:30 CET
FC Steaua București (ROU - Strømsgodset Toppfotball (NOR)
Referee: Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
Assistant Referees: Danny Krasikow (ISR), Nissan Davidy (ISR)  
Fourth Official: Alon Yefet (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Andrew Shaw (ENG)
 
Maribor, 20:00 CET
NK Maribor (SVN) - HŠK Zrinjski Mostar (BIH)
Referee: Sergey Lapochkin (RUS)
Assistant Referees: Nikolay Golubev (RUS), Aleksei Lebedev (RUS) 
Fourth Official: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)

Dublin, 20:45 CET
Saint Patrick's Athletic FC (IRL) - Legia Warszawa (POL)
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE) 
Assistant Referees: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE), Mehmet Culum (SWE) 
Fourth Official: Johan Hamlin (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Ormandjiev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Dr. Rainer Koch (GER)
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July 17, 2014

U-19 EURO 2014: Referees for Matchday 1 ready

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UEFA has published the appointments for Matchday 1 of 2014 UEFA U19 Final Tournament, held in Hungary.


19/07/2014, 17:15 CET, Gyor
Ukraine - Serbia (Group B)
Referee: Stephan Klossner  (SUI)
Assistant referee 1: Wayne McDonnell  (IRL) 
Assistant referee 2: Gylfi Mar Sigurdsson  (ISL)
Fourth official: Tore Hansen  (NOR)
UEFA Referee observer: László Vagner  (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Mehmet Süheyl Önen  (TUR)

19/07/2014, 18:00 CET, Felcsut
Portugal - Israel (Group A)
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant referee 1: Yashar Abbasov (AZE)
Assistant referee 2: Henrik Larsen (DEN)
Fourth official: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
UEFA Referee observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Maurizio Montironi (SMR)

19/07/2014, 18:30 CET, Budapest
Hungary - Austria (Group A)
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant referee 1: Darren England (ENG)
Assistant referee 2: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Fourth official: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
UEFA Referee observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Matthias Voigt (LIE)

19/07/2014, 20:15 CET, Gyor
Bulgaria - Germany (Group B)
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant referee 1: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
Assistant referee 2: Evgeni Belski (KAZ)
Fourth official: Mihaly Fabian (HUN)
UEFA Referee observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Ludovico Micallef (MLT)
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July 16, 2014

No 4th World Cup for Marco Rodríguez

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Mexican Marco Rodríguez could have become the first referee ever to take part in four World Cups in his career, following his presences in Germany, South Africa and Brazil. Today, he has announced his retirement though.


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July 15, 2014

Video Training: Assessing the Level of Punishment - Serious Foul Play 4

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The following match situation is taken from Germany - Argentina (World Cup final 2014) and belongs to the category Assessing the Level of Punishment.
You are warmly encouraged to participate in discussion by answering the poll or placing a comment. Our solution for this situation including the re-start of play will be published soon.


Interpretation:

Green goalkeeper #1 makes unfair contact with an opponent by jumping at Blue #9 while or shortly after clearing the ball with his fist. Given the raised right knee, height and location of the contact (neck) and very high intensity as well as speed of the collision caused by the goalkeeper, he clearly endangered the safety of his opponent and used excessive force. The referee should have awarded a penalty kick for the attacking team and a red card against the goalkeeper.

An important criteria to determine whether a goalkeeper or any other player on the field of play has jumped at an opponent with excessive force are his raised knee(s) which often cause serious injuries. The circumstance that the goalkeeper successfully cleared the ball plays NO role in the assessment of the force he used when making the unfair contact with the opponent. 
This interpretation has been approved by (inter-)national referee observers whom we consulted. However, UEFA's Referee Committee's directive is: No Foul, throw-in, because the ball was played.

Only 17% of the users agreed with our interpretation, while 59% did not notice a punishable offence in this collision (further 19% agreed with the penalty kick but deemed the goalkeeper's conduct as reckless, only requiring a yellow card).
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Rizzoli's Final Performance Finally Finishes this World Cup

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The bad message for all football enthusiasts including me is: the World Cup is over and 1424 painful days are ahead of us. The good message for all football refereeing enthusiasts including me is: this, the 20th FIFA World Cup has luckily come to an end.


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July 14, 2014

Europa League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - 2nd Qualification Round (I)

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These are the officials who will oversee the 40 first legs of Europa League's 2nd Qualification Round.



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Champions League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - 2nd Qualification Round (I)

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UEFA has chosen the following referees to oversee the First Legs of  Champions League's Second Qualifier Round.


15 July 2014

Ta' Qali, 18:30 CET
Valletta FC (MLT) - Qarabağ Ağdam FK (AZE)
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
Assistant Referees: Johannes Vogel (SUI),  Stephane De Almeida (SUI)
Fourth Official: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Sergio Di Cesare (ITA)

Bratislava, 18:45 CET
ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) - The New Saints FC (WAL)
Referee: Pavle Radovanović (MNE)
Assistant Referees: Veslin Radunović (MNE), Đorđe Ražnatović (MNE)
Fourth Official: Aleksandar Marković (MNE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Ariel Kenneth Scheiman (ISR)

Tiraspol, 19:00 CET
FC Sheriff (MDA) - FK Sutjeska (MNE)
Referee: Clayton Pisani (MLT) 
Assistant Referees: Ingmar Spiteri (MLT), Edward Spiteri (MLT)
Fourth Official: Mario Apap (MLT) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Carlsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Albert Ospelt (LIE)

Borisov, 19:00 CET
FC BATE Borisov (BLR) - KS Skënderbeu (ALB)
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL) 
Assistant Referees: Ivan Valchev (BUL), Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Nikola Popov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Simone Trefoloni (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Orkhan Huseynzade (AZE)

Mostar, 19:30 CET
HŠK Zrinjski Mostar (BIH) - NK Maribor (SVN)
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP), Abraham Álvarez Cantón (ESP)
Fourth Official: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: David Roger Griffiths (WAL)

Andorra La Vella, 20:00 CET
FC Santa Coloma (AND) - Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
Referee: Lasha Silagava (GEO)
Assistant Referees: Besik Chichinadze (GEO), Zaza Menteshashvili (GEO)
Fourth Official: George Vadachkoria (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Georgiou (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)

Skopje, 20:00 CET
FK Rabotnicki (MKD) - HJK Helsinki (FIN)
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Assistant Referees:  Albert István (HUN), Robert Kispal (HUN)
Fourth Official: Zsolt Szabo (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dani Koren (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Schmölzer (AUT)

Zagreb, 20:45 CET
GNK Dinamo (CRO) - VMFD Žalgiris (LTU)
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Stuart Burt (ENG), John Brooks (ENG)
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Díaz Vega (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick McGraith (IRL)

Belfast, 20:45 CET
Cliftonville FC (NIR) - Debreceni VSC (HUN)
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (POR) 
Assistant Referees: Rui Licino Barbosa Tavares (POR), Alvaro Daniel Carvalho Mesquita (POR)
Fourth Official: Paulo Jorge Lourenço Batista (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marcel Vanelshocht (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Henk Kesler (NED)

Belgrade, 20:45 CET
FK Partizan (SRB) - HB Tórshavn (FRO)
Referee: Sven Bindels (LUX) 
Assistant Referees: Joao Paulo Vivas (LUX), Ricardo Morais (LUX)
Fourth Official: Franc Bourgnon (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: William Campbell (NIR)

Prague, 20:45 CET
AC Sparta Praha (CZE) - FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR)
Assistant Referees: Richard Storey (NIR), Gareth Eakin (NIR) 
Fourth Official: Raymond Crangle (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: George Fantaros (CYP)

Reykjavik, 21:00 CET
KR (ISL) - Celtic FC (SCO)
Referee: Andreas Pappas (GRE)
Assistant Referees: Ilias Alexeas (GRE), Alexandros Grevenis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Athanasios Giachos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Pertti Alaja (FIN)

16 July 2014

Malmö, 19:00 CET
Malmö FF (SWE) - FK Ventspils (LVA)
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Assistant Referees: Matti Heininen (FIN), Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN) 
Fourth Official: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Ivancica Sudac (CRO)

Razgrad, 19:00 CET
PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL) - F91 Dudelange (LUX)
Referee: Richard Trutz (SVK) 
Assistant Referees: Tomas Somolani (SVK), Tomas Mokos (SVK) 
Fourth Official: Pavol Chmura (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christos Skapoullis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Tugomir Frajman (SVN)

Tbilisi, 19:00 CET
FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) - FC Aktobe (KAZ)
Referee:  Pawel Raczkowski (POL) 
Assistant Referees: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL), Michał Obukowicz (POL)
Fourth Official: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Pavel Kolev (BUL)

Drammen, 19:30 CET
Strømsgodset Toppfotball (NOR) -  FC Steaua București (ROU)
Referee:  Serdar Gozubuyuk (NED) 
Assistant Referees: Davie DFJG Goossens (NED), Patrick Langkamp (NED) 
Fourth Official: Jeroen Manschot (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vaclav Krondl (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Jānis Mežeckis (LVA)
 
Warsaw, 20:45 CET
Legia Warszawa (POL) - Saint Patrick's Athletic FC (IRL)
Referee: Ionut Marius Avram (ROU)  
Assistant Referees: Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU), Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROU)  
Fourth Official: Adrian Comanescu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Armen Minasyan (ARM)
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July 12, 2014

Video Training: Assessing the Level of Punishment RT / SFP

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The following match situation is taken from Brazil - Mexico (World Cup 2014) and belongs to the category Assessing the Level of Punishment.
You are warmly encouraged to participate in discussion by answering the poll or placing a comment. Our solution for this situation including the re-start of play will be published on Monday, 14 July.



Interpretation:

Defensive player Yellow #3 tries to make a challenge for the ball but makes unfair contact with Red #14 only. The studs of his left foot are shown but do not hit the opponent. The tackle is from behind and characterized by relatively high intensity.

Football refereeing is no black-or-white-world. If the referee consideres Yellow #3 having acted in a reckless manner, i.e. with complete disregard to the danger to or consequences for his opponent, and the level of intensity as insufficient for deeming it as "excessive force", he has to caution the offender with a yellow card. If however, in his opinion, Yellow #3 exceeded the necessary force and clearly endangered the safety of his opponent, he must send him off with a red card.
The referee should integrate the spirit of the game and his previous disciplinary approach into the judgment.

65% of the users favoured a yellow card and 33% a red card. 2% were trolls.
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July 11, 2014

Nicola Rizzoli will referee FIFA World Cup 2014 Final

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Nicola Rizzoli, Renato Faverani, Andrea Stefani, Carlos Vera and Christian Lescano have been chosen to take charge of Sunday's top-class final between Germany and Argentina at Rio de Janeiro's Estádio do Maracanã. This has been confirmed by the world's football governing body FIFA in the late Brazilian afternoon.


The 42-year old Italian architect residing in Mirandola, close to Bologna, already refereed Argentina's wins over Nigeria (3:2, group stage) and Belgium (1:0 in the quarterfinals). Before having shown quite good performances in both matches mentioned, his team had already controlled the excitedly awaited remake of 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands (1:5). Besides Rizzoli's frequent companions Renato Faverani and Andrea Stefani, Massimo Busacca and his team have selected Ecuadorian Carlos Vera as the fourth official. The officiating team will be completed by Vera's countryman Christian Lescano as reserve assistant referee.

A UEFA Elite Group referee since June 2009, Rizzoli is used to the feeling and honour of being selected for a great final: In 2010, he oversaw Hamburg's UEFA Europa League final between Atlético Madrid and Fulham FC and three years later, he took control over the all-German UEFA Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern München.

Good luck!

13 July 2014, 21:00 CET
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
GERMANY - ARGENTINA
Referee: Nicola RIZZOLI (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Renato FAVERANI (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrea STEFANI (ITA)
Fourth Official: Carlos VERA (ECU)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Christian LESCANO (ECU)
Blog Referee Observer: EDWARD (GRE)
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Djamel Haimoudi appointed for the Third Place Play-off

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FIFA's Refereeing Department has chosen Djamel Haimoudi and his team to take control over Match 63, the third place play-off between Brazil and the Netherlands in Brasilia. Yuichi Nishimura and Toru Sagara have been selected as fourth and fifth official respectively.



PLAY-OFF FOR THIRD PLACE, Match 63
12 July 2014, 22:00 CET
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia
BRAZIL - NETHERLANDS
Referee: Djamel HAIMOUDI (ALG) 
Assistant Referee 1: Rédouane ACHIK (MAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Abdelhak ETCHIALI (ALG)
Fourth Official: Yuichi NISHIMURA (JPN)
Standby Assistant Referee: Toru SAGARA (JPN)
Blog Referee Observer: CHEFREN (ITA)
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July 8, 2014

Champions League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - 1st Qualification Round

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UEFA has chosen the following referees to oversee the six matches of Champions League's First Qualifier Round. 

First Leg

1 July 2014

Andorra La Vella, 20:00 CET
FC Santa Coloma (AND) - FC Banants (ARM)
Referee: Jens Maae (DEN)
Assistant Referees: Heine Sørensen (DEN), David Vang Andersen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jørgen Daugbj Nielsen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)
UEFA Delegate: Stanisław Speczik (POL)

Serravalle, 20:30 CET
SP La Fiorita (SMR) - FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)
Referee: Dejan Jakimovski (MKD)
Assistant Referees: Dejan Nedelkoski (MKD), Goce Petreski (MKD)
Fourth Official: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leif Lindberg (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Emil Ubias (CZE)

2 July 2014

Gibraltar, 20:00 CET
Lincoln Red Imps FC (GIB) - HB Tórshavn (FRO)
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Assistant Referees: Danny Huens (BEL), Cédric Waroux (BEL)
Fourth Official: Christof Virant (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rodger Gifford (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Ainar Leppänen (EST)


Second Leg

8 July 2014

Yerevan, 16:00 CET
FC Banants (ARM) - FC Santa Coloma (AND)
Referee: Nikolay Yordanov (BUL)
Assistant Referees:Veselin Dobriyanov (BUL), Georgi Slavov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Are Habicht (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Panagiotis Chatzialexiou (GER)

Tallinn, 18:00 CET
FC Levadia Tallinn (EST) - SP La Fiorita (SMR)
Referee: Chris Reisch (LUX)
Assistant Referees: Marco Tropeano (LUX), Claudio De Carolis (LUX)
Fourth Official: Alex Krueger (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitalijs Liholajs (LVA)
UEFA Delegate: Michel Pralong (SUI)

Tórshavn, 20:00 CET
HB Tórshavn (FRO) - Lincoln Red Imps FC (GIB)
Referee: Vadims Direktorenko (LVA)
Assistant Referees: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA), Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michel Piraux (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Teuvo Holopainen (FIN)
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Europa League 2014/15 - Referee Appointments - 1st Qualification Round (II)

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UEFA has chosen the following referees to oversee the Second Legs of Europa League's First Qualifier Round. 


8 July 2014

Lurgan, 20:45 CET
Linfield (NIR) - B36 Tórshavn (FRO)
Referee: Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)
Assistant Referees: Johann Gunnar Gudmundsson (ISL),  Áskell Thór Gíslason (ISL)
Fourth Official: Vilhjalmur Alvar Thorarinnsson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zbigniew Przesmycki (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Radenko Mijatović (SVN)

10 July 2014

Karagandy, 14:30 CET
FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ) - FC Shirak (ARM)
Referee: Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
Assistant Referees: Mahmud Mahagna (ISR), Kiril Balikin (ISR)
Fourth Official: Erez Papir (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Milovan Nikolić (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Leonid Kaloshin (RUS)

Astana, 15:00 CET
FC Astana (KAZ) - FC Pyunik (ARM)
Referee: Siarhei Tsynkevich (BLR)
Assistant Referees: Yauheni Ramanau (BLR), Vitali Maliutsin (BLR)
Fourth Official: Dzianis Shcharbakou (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Asim Khudiyev (AZE)
UEFA Delegate: Ghenadie Scurtul (MDA)

Yerevan, 16:00 CET
FC Mika (ARM) - RNK Split (CRO)
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Roland Brandner (AUT), Roland Braunschmidt (AUT)
Fourth Official: Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Enrique Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Petro Ivanov (UKR)

Lac, 17:00 CET
KF Laçi (ALB) - NK Rudar Velenje (SVN)
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Assistant Referees: Peter Berettyán (HUN), Robert Horvath (HUN)
Fourth Official: Adam Farkas (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Jacques Antenen (SUI) 

Jurmala, 17:00 CET
FC Daugava Daugavpils (LVA) - Víkingur (FRO)
Referee: Aleksander Gauzer (KAZ)
Assistant Referees: Alibek Aubakirov (KAZ),  Samat Tergeussizov (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Alexandr Aliyev (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Freeland (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Ionel Piscanu (ROU)

Vantaa, 17:30 CET
FC Honka Espoo (FIN) - JK Sillamäe Kalev (EST)
Referee: Raymond Crangle (NIR)
Assistant Referees: Gareth Eakin (NIR), James Eakin (NIR)
Fourth Official: Ross Dunlop (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lassin Isaksen (FRO)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)

Panevezys, 17:30 CET
FK Ekranas (LTU) - Crusaders FC (NIR)
Referee: Yaroslav Kozyk (UKR)
Assistant Referees: Mykola Levko (UKR), Ievgenii Khalamendyk (UKR)
Fourth Official: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Bontcho Todorov (BUL)

Petrovac, 17:30 CET
FK Lovćen (MNE) -  FK Željezničar (BIH)
Referee: Christian Dingert (GER)
Assistant Referees: Holger Henschel (GER), Tobias Christ (GER)
Fourth Official: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Michał Listkiewicz (POL)

Nikšić, 17:30 CET
FK Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) - S. S. Folgore (SMR)
Referee: Tornike Gvantseladze (GEO)
Assistant Referees: Zaza Pipia (GEO), Davit Chigogidze (GEO)
Fourth Official: Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Cenk Cem (TUR)

Klaipeda, 18:00 CET
FK Atlantas (LTU) - FC Differdange 03 (LUX)
Referee: Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)
Assistant Referees: Svein Erik Midthjell (NOR), Tom Harald Grønevik (NOR)
Fourth Official: Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mehmet Murat Ilgaz (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)

Tbilisi, 18:00 CET
FC Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO) - FK Turnovo (MKD)
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Stefan Kühr (AUT), Roland Riedel (AUT)
Fourth Official: Dominik Ouschan (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Kuanysh Kanapyanov (KAZ)

Tallinn, 18:00 CET
JK Nõmme Kalju (EST) - Fram (ISL)
Referee: Anders Poulsen (DEN) 
Assistant Referees: Lars Rix (DEN),  Niels Christian Brixen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan W. Wegereef (NED)
UEFA Delegate:Styrbjörn Oskarsson (FIN) 

Jelgava, 18:00 CET 
FK Jelgava (LVA) - Rosenborg BK (NOR)
Referee: John Beaton (SCO)
Assistant Referees: Stuart Stevenson (SCO), David McGeachie (SCO)
Fourth Official: Brian Colvin (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Graham Hover (ENG)

Baku, 18:00 CET 
Inter Baku PIK (AZE) - FC Tiraspol (MDA)
Referee: Marios Panayi (CYP)
Assistant Referees: Charalambos Charalambous (CYP), Stelios Nikita (CYP)
Fourth Official: Ioannis Anastasiou (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleh Chykun (BLR)
UEFA Delegate: Yahueni Tratsiuk (BLR)

Andorra La Vella, 18:00 CET 
UE Sant Julià (AND) -  FK Čukarički (SRB)
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (ARM)
Assistant Referees: Mesrop Ghazaryan (ARM), Arman Ghushchyan (ARM)
Fourth Official: Suren Baliyan (ARM)
UEFA Referee Observer: Plarent Kotherja (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Gabriel Weiss (SVK) 

Haugesund, 18:00 CET 
FK Haugesund (NOR) - AUK Broughton FC (WAL)
Referee: Fran Jović (CRO)
Assistant Referees: Dario Vrabec (CRO), Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Wilfried Heitmann (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Virgar Hvidbro (FRO)

Riga, 18:30 CET 
FK Dugava Riga (LVA) - Aberdeen FC (SCO)
Referee: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
Assistant Referees: Aleksei Vorontsov (RUS), Valeriy Danchenko (RUS)
Fourth Official: Alexander Egorov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Rotem Kamer (ISR) 

Tromso, 19:00 CET 
Tromsø IL (NOR) - Tartu FC Santos (EST)
Referee: Richard Trutz (SVK)
Assistant Referees: Tomas Vorel (SVK), Gabriel Adam (SVK)
Fourth Official:  Gabriel Michlian (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michel Vautrot (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Mike Foster (ENG) 

Chișinău, 19:00 CET 
FC Zimbru Chișinău (MDA) - FK Škendija (MKD)
Referee: Anatoliy Vishnichenko (KAZ)
Assistant Referees: Sergey Vassyutin (KAZ), Anatoliy Khodin (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Marat Iskakov (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Guy Goethals (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Dariusz Paweł Dziekanowski (POL)

City of Luxembourg, 19:00 CET 
CS Fola Esch (LUX) - IFK Göteborg (SWE)
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referees: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN), Henrik Larsen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Dennis Mogensen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Michail Kassabov (BUL)

Stockholm, 19:00 CET 
IF Brommapojkarna (SWE) - VPS Vaasa (FIN)
Referee: Sergey Lapochkin (RUS)
Assistant Referees: Aleksei Lebedev (RUS),  Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Jones (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Targo Kaldoja (EST)

Vlora, 19:00 CET 
KS Flamurtari (ALB) - FC Sioni Bolnisi (GEO)
Referee: Clayton Pisani (MLT)
Assistant Referees: Ingmar Spiteri (MLT), Duncan Sultana (MLT)
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Luis Cuervas Del Real (ESP)

Zlaté Moravce, 19:30 CET 
FC Spartak Trnava (SVK) - Hibernians FC (MLT)
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)
Assistant Referees: Dovydas Suziedelis (LTU),  Aleksandr Radius (LTU)
Fourth Official: Audruis Žuta (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Andrey Medintsev (BUL)

Tirana, 19:30 CET 
FK Kukësi (ALB) - FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Assistant Referees: Wayne McDonnell (IRL), Robert Clarke (IRL)
Fourth Official: Graham Kelly (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Jozef De Ryck (BEL) 

Ta' Qali, 19:30 CET 
Birkirkara FC (MLT) - Diósgyőri VTK (HUN)
Referee: Pavle Radovanović (MNE)
Assistant Referees: Milutin Đukić (MNE), Dejan Šaković (MNE)
Fourth Official: Milovan Milačić (MNE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Dusko Grabovac (CRO)

Lovech, 19:45 CET 
PFC Litex Lovech (BUL) - FC Veris Chisinau (MDA)
Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Assistant Referees: Jiri Molacek (CZE), Jakub Hrabovsky (CZE)
Fourth Official: Michal Patak (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gaetano De Gabriele (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Dimitri Bokeria (GEO)

Bangor, 19:45 CET  
Bangor City FC (WAL) - Stjarnan (ISL)
Referee: Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)
Assistant Referees: Leif Erik Opland (NOR), Jan Erik Engan (NOR)
Fourth Official: Martin  Lundby (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Drago Kos (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Kurt Zuppinger (SUI)

Aberystwyth, 19:45 CET 
Aberystwyth Town FC (WAL) - Derry City FC (IRL)
Referee: Jérome Efong-Nzolo (BEL)
Assistant Referees:  Danny Huens (BEL), Frederick Stalport (BEL)
Fourth Official: Christof Dierick (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dragutin Karlo Poljak  (CRO)
UEFA Delegate:Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)

Tórshavn, 20:00 CET 
ÍF Fuglafjørdur (FRO) - Myllykosken Pallo-47 (FIN)
Referee: Boško Jovanetic (SRB)
Assistant Referees: Nemanja Petrović (SRB), Vladimir Čađenović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Nenad Đokić (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leif Sundell (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)

Sligo, 20:00 CET 
Sligo Rovers FC (IRL) - FK Banga (LTU)
Referee: Bardhyl Pashaj (ALB)
Assistant Referees: Ermal Barushi (ALB), Denis Rexha (ALB)
Fourth Official: Andi Koçi (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Martin Iseli (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (FRA) 

Gibraltar, 20:00 CET 
College Europa FC (GIB) - FC Vaduz (LIE)
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (LUX)
Assistant Referees: Steven Curfs (LUX), Ricardo Fernandes (LUX)
Fourth Official: Alain Duriex (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jon Skjervold (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL) 

Široki Brijeg, 20:30 CET 
NK Široki Brijeg (BIH) - Qabala IK (AZE)
Referee: Vladimir Vnuk (SVK) 
Assistant Referees: Miroslav Benko (SVK), Michal Tomcik (SVK)
Fourth Official: Boris Marhefka (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Michail Anagnostou (GRE)

Serravalle, 20:30 CET 
A.C. Libertas (SMR) - PFC Botev Plovdiv (BUL)
Referee: Alexandru Tean (MDA)
Assistant Referees: Anatolie Bodean (MDA), Victor Mardari (MDA)
Fourth Official: Victor Gheciu (MDA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Emil Bozhinovski (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: Alan McRae (SCO)

Budapest, 20:30 CET 
Ferencvárosi TC (HUN) - Sliema Wanderers FC (MLT)
Referee: Ognjen Valjić (BIH)
Assistant Referees: Hrvoje Turudić (BIH), Goran Dujak (BIH)
Fourth Official: Edin Jakupović (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vasily Melnychuk (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: George Pirtskhalava (GEO)

Koper, 20:30 CET 
FC Koper (SVN) -  FK Čelik Nikšić (MNE)
Referee: Anatolii Zhabchenko (UKR)
Assistant Referees: Oleg Pluzhnyk (UKR), Oleksii Andrieiev (UKR)
Fourth Official: Oleksandr Derdo (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Haim Jakov (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Kofoed (DEN)

Lurgan, 20:45 CET 
Glenavon FC (NIR) - FH (ISL)
Referee: Sascha Amhof (SUI)
Assistant Referees: Charles Helbling (SUI), Sladan Josipović (SUI)
Fourth Official: Fedayi San (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Thomas Weyhing (GER)

Dundalk, 20:45 CET 
Dundalk FC (IRL) - AS Jeunesse Esch (LUX)
Referee: Tsvetan Krastev (BUL) 
Assistant Referees: Diyan Valkov (BUL), Aleksandar Atanasov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Radan Miryanov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI) 
UEFA Delegate: Tormod Larsen (NOR)

Skopje, 20:45 CET 
FK Metalurg Skopje (MKD) - UE Santa Coloma (AND)
Referee: Ville Nevalaine (FIN)
Assistant Referees: Matti Heininen (FIN), Ville Koskiniemi (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jari Järvinen (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Østergaard (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)
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