July 20, 2015

Massive Number of Promotions to Elite - No Demotions

+++ 8 Promotions to Elite +++
+++ All Coaching Programme members have been promoted save Matej Jug +++
+++ No Demotions and No Other Changes in the other Categories +++
+++ Italy the 2nd nation with 4 Elite Referees following Spain +++ 
+++ Stephan Studer and Richard Trutz retire from international refereeing +++

UEFA has decided a massively increasing number of Elite referees in their pool of match officials: 
8 referees have been promoted to Elite. Among them, there are numerous surprises but also expected promotions.

New in Elite:

Ivan Bebek (Croatia, 1977, photo, coach: Bertrand Layec, France)
Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania, 1980, coach: Vítor Melo Pereira, Portugal)
Sergei Karasev (Russia, 1979, coach: Manuel Mejuto González, Spain)
Szymon Marciniak (Poland, 1981, coach: Frank De Bleeckere, Belgium)
Bas Nijhuis (Netherlands, 1977)
Daniele Orsato (Italy, 1975)
Tasos Sidiropoulos (Greece, 1979, coach: Peter Fröjdfeldt, Sweden)
Clément Turpin (France, 1982, coach: Roberto Rosetti, Italy)

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Elite Group (29)
Martin Atkinson (ENG), Deniz Aytekin (GER), Ivan Bebek (CRO), Felix Brych (GER), Cüneyt Çakır (TUR), Mark Clattenburg (ENG), William Collum (SCO), Jonas Eriksson (SWE), David Fernández Borbalán (ESP), Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU), Sergei Karasev (RUS), Viktor Kassai (HUN), Pavel Královec (CZE), Björn Kuipers (NED), Szymon Marciniak (POL), Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP), Milorad Mažić (SRB), Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR), Bas Nijhuis (NED), Daniele Orsato (ITA), Nicola Rizzoli (ITA), Gianluca Rocchi (ITA), Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE), Damir Skomina (SVN), Paolo Tagliavento (ITA), Craig Thomson (SCO), Clément Turpin (FRA), Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP), Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

First Group (59)
Ievgenii Aranovskiy (UKR), Pavel Balaj (ROU), Luca Banti (ITA), Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS), Kevin Blom (NED), Tamás Bognar (HUN), Serhiy Boiko (UKR), Marcin Borski (POL), Ruddy Buquet (FRA), Tony Chapron (FRA), Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP), Sébastien Delferiere (BEL), Christian Dingert (GER), Oliver Drachta (AUT), Aleksei Eskov (RUS), Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP), Simon Evans (WAL), Mattias Gestranius (FIN), Pawel Gil (POL), Hüseyin Göçek (TUR), Duarte Gomes (POR), Manuel Gräfe (GER), Serge Gumienny (BEL), Tom Harald Hagen (NOR), Kenn Hansen (DEN),  Arnold Hunter (NIR), Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Matej Jug (SVN), Michael Koukoulakis (GRE), Libor Kovarik (CZE), Ivan Kruzliak (SVK), Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR), Harald Lechner (AUT), Liran Liany (ISR), Robert Madden (SCO), Danny Makkelie (NED), Andre Marriner (ENG), Gediminas Mazeika (LTU), Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA), Steven McLean (SCO), Michael Oliver (ENG), Halis Özkahya (TUR), Clayton Pisani (MLT), Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT), Artur Soares Dias (POR), Manuel Sousa (POR), Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD), Marijo Strahonja (CRO), Martin Strömbergsson (SWE), Anthony Taylor (ENG), Leontios Trattou (CYP), Alexandru Tudor (ROU), István Vad (HUN), Pol van Boekel (NED), Slavko Vinčič (SVN), Tobias Welz (GER), Alon Yefet (ISR), Miroslav Zelinka (CZE), Felix Zwayer (GER)

Second Group (75)
Anatoliy Abdula (UKR), Aliyar Aghayev (AZE), Ionut Marius Avram (ROU), Bastien Benoît (FRA), John Beaton (SCO), Alain Bieri (SUI), Alexandre Boucaut (BEL), Kevin Clancy (SCO), Sebastian Coltescu (ROU), Antonio Damato (ITA), Bastian Dankert (GER), Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP), Amaury Delerue (FRA), Neil Doyle (IRL), Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU), Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR), Andreas Ekberg (SWE), Said Ennjimi (FRA), Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Marco Fritz (GER), Antony Gautier (FRA), Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP), Vlado Glodjovic (SRB), Serdar Gözübüyük (NED), Orel Grinfeeld (ISR), Marco Guida (ITA), Alexander Harkam (AUT), Alejandro Hernández Hernández (ESP), Sergei Ivanov (RUS), Adrien Jaccottet (SUI), Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR), Georgi Kabakov (BUL), Mete Kalkavan (TUR), Jakob Kehlet (DEN), Stephan Klossner (SUI), István Kovacs (ROU), Artyom Kuchin (KAZ), Sergei Lapochkin (RUS), Jonathan Lardot (BEL), Michael Lerjeus (SWE), Richard Liesveld (NED), Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP), Davide Massa (ITA), Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD), Vitaly Meshkov (RUS), Hugo Miguel (POR), Benoît Millot (FRA), Antti Munukka (FIN), Christos Nicolaides (CYP), Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS), Craig Pawson (ENG), Radu Petrescu (ROU), Lee Probert (ENG), Pawel Raczkowski (POL), Pavle Radovanović (MNE), Nicolas Rainville (FRA), Alan Mario Sant (MLT), Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR), Daniel Siebert (GER), Ilias Spathas (GRE), Daniel Stefanski (POL), Tobias Stieler (GER), Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL), Padraigh Sutton (IRL), Stanislav Todorov (BUL), Kristo Tohver (EST), Andris Treimanis (LVA), Stavros Tritsonis (GRE), Siarhei Tsynkevich (BLR), Michael Tykgaard (DEN), Jan Valasek (SVK), Paolo Valeri (ITA), Ognjen Valjić (BIH), Ante Vucemilović-simunović jr (CRO), Carlos Xistra (POR)

Third Group (107)
Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE), Alexandr Aliyev (KAZ), Sascha Amhof (SUI), Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN), Dennis Antamo (FIN), Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA), Petr Ardeleanu (CZE), Thorvaldur Arnason (ISL), Adrian Azzopardi (MLT), Suren Baliyan (ARM), Sven Bindels (LUX), Marco Borg (MLT), Johnny Casanova (SMR), Fabio Costa Verissimo (POR), Raymond Crangle (NIR), Nikola Dabanović (MNE), Andrew Dallas (SCO), Oleksandr Derdo (UKR), Sergiu Derenov (MDA), Vasilis Dimitriou (CYP), Vadims Direktorenko (LVA), Alain Durieux (LUX), Mihaly Fabián (HUN), Adam Farkas (HUN), Bartosz Frankowski (POL), Aleksander Gauzer (KAZ), Athanassios Giachos (GRE), Danilo Grujić (SRB), Dag Vidar Hafsas (NOR), Markus Hameter (AUT), Nikolaj Hänni (SUI), Tore Hansen (NOR), Richard Harrington (WAL), Rahim Hasanov (AZE), Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL), Zaven Hovhannisyan (ARM), Milan Ilić (SRB), Denis Izmailov (KAZ), Dejan Jakimovski (MKD), Edin Jakupović (BIH), Jari Järvinen (FIN), Lorenc Jemini (ALB), Michael Johansen (DEN), Gunnar Jónsson (ISL), Enea Jorgji (ALB), Srdjan Jovanović (SRB), Fran Jović (CRO), Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (GRE), Jovan Kaludjerovic (MNE), Laurent Kopriwa (LUX), Yaroslav Kozyk (UKR), Peter Kralovic (SVK), Tvetan Krastev (BUL), Mads Kristoffersen (DEN), Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO), Nicolas Laforge (BEL), Erik Lambrechts (BEL), Tiago Lopes Martins (POR), Jens Maae (DEN), Orkhan Mammadov (AZE), Bryn David Markham-Jones (WAL), Tim Marshall (NIR), Dimitrios Massias (CYP), Paul McLaughlin (IRL), Yuriy Mozharovskyy (UKR), Dumitru Muntean (MDA), Tomasz Musial (POL), Ville Nevalainen (FIN), Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR), Dominik Ouschan (AUT), Tolga Özkalfa (TUR), Ali Palabiyik (TUR), Bojan Pandzić (SWE), Erez Papir (ISR), Andreas Pappas (GRE), Bardhyl Pashaj (ALB), Tihomir Pejin (CRO), Irfan Peljto (BIH), Nikola Popov (BUL), Anders Poulsen (DEN), Radek Prihoda (CZE), Zbynek Proske (CZE), Petur Reinert (FAR), Roi Reinshreiber (ISR), Robert Rogers (IRL), Eiko Saar (EST), Joao Santos Capela (POR), Marco Santos Ferreira (POR), Sandro Schärer (SUI), Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT), Dzianis Shcharbakou (BLR), Lasha Silagava (GEO), Bariş Şimşek (TUR), Sergejus Slyva (LTU), Mervyn Smyth (NIR), Roomer Tarajev (EST), Alexandru Tean (MDA), Vilhjalmur Alvar Thorarinnsson (ISL), George Vadachkoria (GEO), Bart Vertenten (BEL), Mikhail Vilkov (RUS), Ignasi Villamayor (AND), Vladimir Vnuk (SVK), Domagoj Vuckov (CRO), Nikolay Yordanov (BUL), Mitja Zganec (SVN), Anatolii Zhabchenko (UKR) 

55 Comments:

  1. Anonymous20/7/15 19:22

    Nijhuis and Orsato are suprising for me but ok. Congretulations to all. Any info about other categories. I guess they promoted 5 or 6 from second to forst category?

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  2. Anonymous20/7/15 19:24

    There have been no other changes....

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  3. Anonymous20/7/15 19:24

    Nijhuis? Oh my.

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  4. Unbelievable in every meaning of the word.

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    1. Anonymous20/7/15 19:54

      Your list is incorrect. Proenca is there still in elite group, all now promoted referees still in the first group. ;)

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    2. I said it to you that in Summer will be many changes, Niclas. :)

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    3. It was clear we would see 2, maybe 3, maybe even 4 promotions. But 8? I did not know that PLC and co. have that huge watering cans.

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    4. I said it to you that in Summer will be many changes, Niclas. :)

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    5. It was clear we would see 2, maybe 3, maybe even 4 promotions. But 8? I did not know that PLC and co. have that huge watering cans.

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    6. Anonymous21/7/15 13:18

      Why Jug is the only one not promoted?

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    7. Anonymous21/7/15 13:38

      Maybe he had 0,5% body fat too much.

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    8. Anonymous22/7/15 13:32

      That might be the only reason, since he performed at the same level as some of the promoted referees.

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  5. Anonymous20/7/15 19:51

    I would've promoted Makkelie over Nijhuis...

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  6. Anonymous20/7/15 20:41

    Read my lips: EURO 2016 referees must come from the elite category... And I can see some changes that are not indicated by an * in the list. Sara Persson from Sweden seems to be new on the elite list for women but this is not indicated with an * in the list. Maybe there are more..?

    /Swedish observer

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    1. For sure, the extent of political and strategical decisions is immense in these promotions. Specially in terms of the hosting nation's referee.
      I cross-checked the last PDF with the current PDF and think there are no other changes in the men's roster, save Studer leaving the panel and Costa Verissimo being added, as he entered the fifa list with delay in early 2015.

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    2. Anonymous20/7/15 20:46

      Or has Sara Persson been on the elite list before? Maybe my mistake... :-0

      /Swedish observer

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    3. Anonymous20/7/15 20:49

      So we might assume that Turpin will be appointed... Agree that this is politically signalled but must question whether that is deserved...

      /Swedish observer

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    4. Yes she has been Elite before, you are right :)
      Well for sure. UEFA's Referee Category System is 50% politically motivated I would dare to estimate optimistically.

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  7. Anonymous20/7/15 20:44

    Richard Trutz (SVK) also missing from the list.

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  8. Well that escalated quickly... Wow.

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  9. Anonymous20/7/15 21:39

    My personal analysis for each Elite official - chances for EURO 2016.

    Martin Atkinson (ENG) 70%
    Deniz Aytekin (GER) 50%
    Ivan Bebek (CRO) 60%
    Felix Brych (GER) (95%)
    Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) (95%)
    Mark Clattenburg (ENG) (95%)
    William Collum (SCO) (80%)
    Jonas Eriksson (SWE) (95%)
    David Fernández Borbalán (ESP) (5%)
    Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU) (20%)
    Sergei Karasev (RUS) (35%)
    Viktor Kassai (HUN) (55%)
    Pavel Královec (CZE) (75%)
    Björn Kuipers (NED) (95%)
    Szymon Marciniak (POL) (55%)
    Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) (85%)
    Milorad Mažić (SRB) (95%)
    Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) (85%)
    Bas Nijhuis (NED) (5%)
    Daniele Orsato (ITA) (40%)
    Nicola Rizzoli (ITA) (95%)
    Gianluca Rocchi (ITA) (70%)
    Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) (5%)
    Damir Skomina (SVN) (70%)
    Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) (5%)
    Craig Thomson (SCO) (5%)
    Clément Turpin (FRA) 80%
    Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP) (65%)
    Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) (85%)

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    1. The Spanish referees sum up to 240%, i.e. an expected value of 2.4 at the tournament, which seems too much. More than two referees per country are very unlikely, Same problem with the Italians.
      Otherwise there is not much to disagree IMO.
      The big question is, whether there will be a restriction on 1 referee/country. With now 19 countries represented in Elite, this seems more possible than before. And then the percentages obviously would change dramatically...

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    2. Matéu Lahoz very bad this year. At Spain only number 9.
      Fernández Borbalán and Undiano better that Matéu.
      Matéu also bad at FIFA and UEFA.

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    3. Anonymous21/7/15 12:15

      Some of these choices don't really make any sense. You can't have 3 Spanish referees in the 18.

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    4. Anonymous21/7/15 17:55

      If UEFA is going to do like the previous Euro, there will be 18 referees (2 group matchs for a referee).
      Like Niclas said, 19 countries are reprensented in the Elite group so this time we will see 2 referees for some countries.

      My predictions are :
      England (2) : Atkinson, Clattenburg
      Spain (2) : Velasco Carballo, Mateu Lahoz
      Italy (2) : Rizzoli, Rocchi
      Germany : Brych, Aytekin
      Czech Republic : Kralovec
      France : Turpin
      Netherlands : Kuipers
      Norway : Oddvar Moen
      Poland : Marciniak
      Serbia : Mazic
      Scotland : Collum
      Slovenia : Skomina
      Sweden : Eriksson
      Turkey : Cakir

      Maybe Bebek instead of Aytekin or Skomina

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    5. Anonymous21/7/15 18:37

      20 pre-selected teams from which UEFA will select 16 teams for EURO 2016.

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    6. Anonymous21/7/15 21:55

      Is that official info or personal opinion?

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    7. Anonymous21/7/15 22:23

      Will referees for EURO 2016 be announced on December?

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    8. Anonymous21/7/15 22:37

      It's a source, Anonymous (9:55 PM).

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    9. Anonymous22/7/15 05:28

      That is very interesting, since I do not recall UEFA pre-selecting referees for Euro. Do you have more details? Or, since it is UEFA, maybe Niclas can find out more on this topic? It would be useful to know who are the 20 candidates for Euro 2016.

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    10. Anonymous23/7/15 04:40

      @Niclas or any other participant: did you hear anything about those 20 pre-selected referees for Euro 2016?

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    11. No, so far not. And I am not that optimistic that I will either :/

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  10. Anonymous20/7/15 22:48

    At futsal EURO all elite referees are appointed for euro tournament. What do you think about that for EURO 2016? Maybe not at 2016 but I can imagine that system at EURO 2020 since it will be played in 11 countries?

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  11. I didn't expect so many promotions, this shows us how much UEFA was in trouble making appointments for the last season. Eight referees are now promoted to Elite, and the fight for EURO2016 can start.
    About Italy, I expected Orsato promoted, he was the best Italian referee in the last seasons in domestic tournaments (3 Coppa Italia finals in a row). Now, a very good first experience with FIFA U20 World Cup and this promotion can be explained, even though at international level, let me say, I have not still watched the "Italian Orsato". Hopefully now he will do that.
    I also expected Tagliavento out in order to leave room for Orsato but UEFA didn't do that.
    Other referees candidates for a possible demotion, with Tagliavento, were in my opinion Thomson and Fernandez Borbalan, but very likely they will stay there still for a certain time.
    Deserved promotion for Marciniak, no doubts, among the young talents followed by a coach or mentor, he is surely the one ahead. Perhaps this promotion comes too early, on the other hand, for Sidiropoulos.
    About Bebek, I think that taking into account everything, this choice can be justified, but some performances he offered in the last times were not really excellent. Hopefully he will improve in that, having a remarkable experience talking for him.
    Hategan was a name for a promotion in the last months, like Orsato and Bebek, he attended U20 WC, UEFA didn't follow him so closely, in my opinion, but the promotion can be still understandable.
    Turpin will very likely represent France at Euro 2016, his promotion is acceptable if we exclude the match in Rotterdam.
    I didn't expect Bas Nijhuis but now his appointment in EL quarterfinal is explained. Very likely there is the need to have a second Dutch referee in Elite category, and for Makkelie it was too early.
    Honestly, I was never really impressed by Nijhuis, but my wish is of course that he can contradict me with good performances.
    Last but not least Karasev, a very "suffered" promotion, he was in stand-by for about two years, ready to do the big jump, with many efforts. Now, taking into account everything, his promotion is deserved and I hope that his bad moment is definitely over.
    A final note: I think that UEFA will work on Category 2 and 3 (promotions, demotions) on December.
    Good luck to all promoted officials.

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    1. Anonymous21/7/15 12:17

      UEFA U21 was really a test for some referees. UEFA decided to promote the referees who did the 2 SF and the final. Reasonable choice IMO.

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    2. Anonymous21/7/15 21:09

      Nijhuis has had a very good season in the Netherlands. He was in charge of Ajax-Feyenoord (and he got lots of compliments for that performance), the final of the play-offs (Kuipers was in charge of the first leg, Nijhuis was in charge of the return) and other important games. In most of them, he performed well and the Dutch FA seems to trust him again, after last season in which he was even suspended for some weeks. However, in that season he was in charge of the KNVB-beker final. I have watched his round of 16 performance, which was a good performance, and also his quarterfinal was a good performance. Further on he has quite a lot of experience on European level by now. I have to admit that I don't understand why he is promoted but not got more than one appointment in the Champions League, but still I think he did a good job last season. The policy of the Dutch FA to keep Nijhuis in one team with Van de Ven and Schaap, even though Nijhuis seemed to be downgraded by UEFA, turned out to be wise. In a Dutch newspaper, Nijhuis praised both his assistants after the news of his promotion came.

      I hope that Makkelie will be able to reach elite too. He did a good job during EURO u21 and in the Dutch league he is a trustworthy, brave referee. He also has a very loyal team (Former elite-referee Blom and a coming-man, Kamphuis) who are working together very often. I think he will be able to keep on developping.

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    3. Anonymous22/7/15 10:00

      All what you say can count for officials like Schörgenhofer, Kulbakov, Vad too....
      All what separates them from B.Nijhuis is the influence of J.Uilenberg. And that's what makes this promotions not credible.

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  12. Anonymous21/7/15 11:36

    What do you think about Skomina for this season and for EURO 2016?
    Who was his coach before development?

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  13. Anonymous21/7/15 12:01

    Skomina,Thomson,Nijhuis and turpin don´t be Elite.

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  14. Anonymous21/7/15 18:35

    UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE - 3rd qualifying round

    FK Vojvodina/FK Spartaks Jūrmala - UC Sampdoria (Paweł RACZKOWSKI)

    PFK Cherno More Varna/FK Dynama Minsk - FC Zürich (Marcin BORSKI)

    FK Jelgava/FK Rabotnički Skopje - Trabzonspor Kulübü/FC Differdange 03 (Paweł GIL)

    SK Sturm Graz - FK Rubin Kazan (Daniel STEFAŃSKI)

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  15. Panathinaikos-Brügge: Bezborodov (Grigorescu obs.)
    Young Boys-Monaco: Jug (Levnikov obs.)
    Fenerbahce-Shakhtar: Sousa (Vagner obs.)
    Rapid Wien-Ajax: Collum (Nobs obs.)
    Salzburg-Malmö: Banti (De Gabriele obs.)

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    1. Anonymous22/7/15 18:15

      Interesting to see elite in third qf round, but it could be warm up for Collum before Supercup.

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    2. Anonymous22/7/15 19:18

      Monaco - Young Boys (return): Danny Makkelie, Mario Diks, Hessel Steegstra, Kevin Blom.

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    3. Anonymous22/7/15 21:55

      Ring György from Kassai's team appointed in Shirak-AIK really interested

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    4. Appontied Hungarian referees in next round in CL or EL ?

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    5. According to Dutch FA:

      Trencin/Steaua - Partizan:Blom - Langkamp - Van Dongen - Makkelie
      Monaco-Young Boys:Makkelie - Diks - Steegstra - Blom
      Asa-Turgu - Saint-Etienne: Van Boekel - Goossens - Schaap - Liesveld
      FH Hafnarfjördur / Inter Baku - Atlectic Bilbao: Gözöbüyuk - Van Dongen - Langkamp - Higler

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    6. CL 3rd Round
      Malmo FF (SWE) - Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) 04-05/08
      Koukoulakis, Grevenis, Kourompilia, Kalogeropoulos (GRE)

      EL 3rd Round
      Atlectic Bilbao - FH Hafnarfjördur / Inter Baku 06/08
      Tritsonis, Akrivos, Alexeas, Spathas (GRE)

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    7. EL 3rd Round
      F.C. København (DEN) / Newtown AFC (WAL) - FK Jablonec (CZE)
      Trattou, Sotiriou, Victoros, Dimitriou (CYP)

      CL 3rd Round
      KKS Lech Poznań (POL) - FC Basel (SUI)
      UEFA Observer: Christakis Skapoulis (CYP)

      EL 3rd Round
      AIK (SWE) / FC Shirak (ARM) – Atromitos (GRE)
      UEFA Observer: Kostas Kapitanis (CYP)

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    8. CL 3rd Round
      CSKA Moskva (RUS) - Sparta Praha (CZE)
      Estrada, Martinez Munuera, Martin Garcia, Prieto Iglecias (ESP)

      EL 3rd Round
      Başakşehir (TUR) - AZ (NED)
      Clos Gomez, Aguilar Rodriguez, Marco Martinez, Iglecias Villanueva (ESP)

      EL 3rd Round
      Southampton (ENG) - Vitesse (NED)
      Gil Manzano, Nevado Rodriguez, Fernandez Miranda, Jaime Latre (ESP)

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    9. Anonymous23/7/15 16:50

      Really interesting, thank you all. I look forward to all appointments, hope to read them here soon.

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    10. Tomorrow afternoon/evening.

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  16. Anonymous22/7/15 22:02

    i think out in December:
    Borbalán (ESP), Tagliavento( ITA),Thomson (SCO).
    In 2016 will be 45 year old Atkinson (March) and Rizzoli (October)

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    1. Borbalán is one excellent referee.

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    2. Anonymous23/7/15 23:19

      Don't think Borbalán is going to be demoted. Velasco retires at the end of the season.

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  17. Anonymous23/7/15 02:56

    OT: 3 new referee observers from France: Pascal GARIBIAN (French national refereeing chief), Hervé PICCIRILLO (fomer Category 1 referee) and Laurent DUHAMEL (former Elite referee).

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