May 11, 2016

Pierluigi Collina and Hugh Dallas to Observe the UEFA Final Referees

Exclusive Update on the UEFA Final Referees: Pierluigi Collina and Hugh Dallas will observe Team Clattenburg and Team Eriksson respectively.

'PLC' will observe 'Clatts' in the UCL Final © wikimedia commons, user: Олег Дубина

Pierluigi Collina (picture above) of Italy, former 6 times the World's Best Referee and today's UEFA Chief Refereeing Officer, will observe Mark Clattenburg and his team in their Champions League final at the end of May. The 56-year old has already observed Clattenburg in last season's Champions League semifinals between Bayern München and FC Barcelona. Pertti Alaja of Finland will be the UEFA Delegate.


A few days earlier, Scotland's Hugh Dallas, UEFA Vice Chief Refereeing Officer, will observe and assess Jonas Eriksson's performance in Basel's Europa League final. The 58-year old, who himself officiated the UEFA Cup Final in 1999, last met Eriksson (as his observer) in the Champions League 2013/14 clash between Manchester City and FC Barcelona. Czech Rudolf Repka will delegate the match.


Back at 2002 World Cup, Collina and Dallas were both selected for the final between Germany and Brazil in Yokohama - the Italian as the referee, the Scotsman as the fourth official.

In addition, Swedish UEFA Referee Committee member Bo Karlsson will observe Katalin Kulcsár and her crew in the Women's Champions League final.

21 Comments:

  1. Any news on the observer for the UWCL Final?

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  2. Third straight year Dallas will observe a final.

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  3. I don´t understand why Collina and Dallas will be
    in Milan and Basel.

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    1. Why not? For me it's absolutely correct to be present at this games and then is the best choice to join it as observer

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    2. Collina and Dallas must finish in UEFA.

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    3. Here you are TV investigation about Collina, his assistant Luci Luciano and their activity in Ukraine since 2010. Scandals, corruption into Ukrainian refereeing system and no any Ukrainian referee in ELITE category and no any Ukrainian referee at WC or EURO final tournaments.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dos0gJL0kQ

      Collina’s position in UEFA – Chief Refereeing officer!
      In Ukraine – Head of the Ukrainian referees.
      Does this mean a conflict of interest?

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  4. Some news from Spain: interesting appointment for Copa del Rey's final. Carlos Del Cerro Grande from Madrid will handle the game between Barcelona and Sevilla. Of course, when a team from Madrid it not there, the occasion is good for such appointment. Indeed, one year ago Velasco was in the middle with Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao involved in the final act.
    About Velasco, he has been appointe for Valencia - Real Sociedad, tomorrow (13/05) in the evening. This could / should be his last match in Spain.
    The decisive games for the title, involving Barcelona and Real Madrid will be respectively handled by Alejandro José Hernández Hernández and Antonio Mateu Lahoz. For Hernández, a good end of the season, after a controversial debut in "El Clasico".
    Mateu Lahoz in the recent matchdays handled Atletico Madrid (when they were still contending the title), Barcelona and now Real. He has much trust by CTA.
    Undiano Mallenco, Gil Manzano and Clos Gómez have been assigned to important clashes with teams in fight to avoid relegation.

    Here, you can find domestic appointments from major leagues in Europe:
    http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.it/p/domestic-leagues-referee-appointments.html

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    1. A confirmation about Velasco retirement, according to Spanish rules:

      http://www.eurosport.es/futbol/blog-brotons-velasco-carballo-dice-adios-morire-y-sere-arbitro-toda-mi-vida_sto5568615/story.shtml

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    2. We have also three farewell matches for former FIFA referees in Germany: Florian Meyer, Knut Kircher and Michael Weiner have to end their careers reaching the national age limit. While their international success was different, especially Kircher and Meyer (Weiner for a shorter time) were for many years on the top of Bundesliga refereeing and a favourite choice for important matches. DFB loses the experience of in total over 750 top flight matches.
      Meanwhile the two important relegation matches on Saturday will be refereed by Deniz Aytekin and Manuel Gräfe.

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  5. No game for Atkinson in the last Matchday of Premier League. It would be really nice to know more about the injury, we can't exclude that his participation in Euro 2016 could be in danger. However, we have still one month to go and therefore it is possible he hasn't been appointed just to avoid risk and to favour his recovery. Of course, I hope that the latter is the real motivation.

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    1. Agreed. It would be a shame if he missed the Euros. He's worked so hard to get where he is...

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  6. http://isport.blesk.cz/clanek/blesk-sport/268912/rozhodci-pilny-nebyl-pod-parou-sam-pozitivnich-testu-je-pet.html

    http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/sport/fotbal/synot-liga/331867-rozhodci-v-pribrami-pod-vlivem-alkoholu-pilny-ani-jech-podle-zaberu-nebyli-v-poradku/

    http://www.synotliga.cz/clanek/11643-komise-rozhodch-vyadila-z-listiny-pilnho-s-jechem.html

    Czech league. Fourth official Marek Pilný and additional assistant referee Jiří Jech were clearly drunk during the 1. FK Příbram - SK Slavia Praha game. Both have been excluded from the list of professional referees and FAČR has opened a disciplinary proceedings against them. Other officials present in the game have been suspended till the end of the year.

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    1. That's more than shocking. I'm speechless. Very good to read that they have been immediately excluded forever. I expect an adequate punishment also for the other four officials. How the hell they allowed that...

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    2. Btw., Jiří Jech was a FIFA-listed referee and even handled the UEFA U-19 Championship final in 2009...

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    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dos0gJL0kQ
      22:43 – Collina kept a secret information about drunk High Ukrainian League referee – Andriy Kuzmin who couldn’t be able to serve his match and was force to replaced.

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  7. Particular appointment for a friendly: Aytekin will handle Turkey.
    I know he is from Turkish descent.
    http://www.tff.org/default.aspx?pageID=202&ftxtID=25034

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    1. 30/05/2016

      7.30 pm – Malmö (Swedbank Stadion)
      SWEDEN – SLOVENIA
      Referee: Jacob Kehlet (Denmark)
      Assistant Referee 1: Henrik Larsen (Denmark)
      Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen (Denmark)
      Fourth Official: Anders Poulsen (Denmark)

      02/06/2016

      8.45 pm - London (Wembley Stadium)
      ENGLAND - PORTUGAL
      Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy)
      Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Costanzo (Italy)
      Assistant Referee 2: Matteo Passeri (Italy)
      Fourth Official: Marco Guida (Italy)

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    2. Has anyone infromation about Hungary- Cote d'Ivoire frindley match on 20/05 in Budapest?

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    3. Vlado Glodjovic(SRB)

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  8. Alejandro Hernández Hernández (ESP) selected for U-19 Euro 2016 in Germany.
    http://www.rfef-cta.com/Internacional/Noticias/VerNoticia.aspx?id=672

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