July 25, 2013

UEFA Under-19 EURO 2013 - Officials for Matchday 3

Referees appointed by UEFA for Matchday 3 of 2013 Under-19 EURO tournament are ready.

Felix Zwayer (c) tagesspiegel.de

Felix Zwayer (GER), Orel Grinfeld (ISR) and Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR) have received their second assignment in the group stage, meanwhile Gediminas Mažeika of Lithuania, orginally called as fourth official, has been appointed for Turkey - Georgia in order to replace Emir Alecković (BIH), sent home because  suspended. Full appointments will follow soon.

Group A
26 July 2013, 20:00 CET, Kaunas (LTU)
Portugal - Lithuania
Referee: Orel Grinfeeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Derya Oguz (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Stelios Nikita (CYP)
Fourth Official: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Teinturier (FRA)

Group A
26 July 2013, 20:00 CET, Alytus (LTU)
Netherlands - Spain
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Leif Erik Opland (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikola Razic (MNE)
Fourth Official: Michael Oliver (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Süheyl Onen (TUR)

Group B
26 July 2013, 15:30 CET, Kaunas (LTU)
France - Serbia
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Karsiotis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Dermot Broughton (IRL)
Fourth Official: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paulius Malzinskas (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Maurizio Montironi (SMR)

Group B
26 July 2013, 15:30 CET, Marijampole (LTU)
Turkey - Georgia
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Mitchell Scerri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytautas Simkus (LTU)
Fourth Official: Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Matthias Voigt (LIE)


  1. So Kulbakov with a second match involving Spain. But with Aleckovic departure the committee had no other alternative.

  2. Anonymous26/7/13 10:43

    What happened to AZE assistant?


  3. Hashimov punished for his crucial mistake? (as far as I read he did one)..Simkus and Dunauskas replacing him and Aleckovic (or rather Mazeika as fourth).

    1. For matches played in the same stadium (Kaunas in this case) they might have appointed the same FO for both games, as FIFA did in U20 and CONCACAF did in Gold Cup.
      UEFA works in another manner under this point of view :)
      And, yes, I think that Hashimov was sent home for his mistakes.
      I hope to download further matches of this tournament to say something more and make predictions prior to the final appointment. For now, I watched only Zwayer highlights in his match, he seeemed good in major decisions.
      Kulbakov now got Vassaras after Marko, a very important signal.

    2. As we know in such tournaments there are 2 stand-by assistants from the home nation.

      Hashimov's mistake was not only crucial but bad for the whole image of the tournament since Turkey lost the chance to take at least 1 point and have a theoretical chance to fight for qualification.

    3. Didn't get a a chance to watch that game - what was the mistake?

    4. He disallowed a goal for Turkey at min. 25'.

  4. Anonymous26/7/13 14:06

    Out of topic
    Kassai turned professionall.He have a contract with National FA,and his salary will be 3.000e.


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