May 8, 2014

U-17 EURO 2014: Referees for Matchday 1 selected

UEFA has revealed the referee appointments for the first matchday of 2014 Under-17 European Championship to be played at Mediterranean island nation Malta during the next two weeks. The referees will be observed and assessed by Marc Batta and Kyros Vassaras as representatives of the referee committee and supported by Adrian D. Casha and presumably Charles Agius as the hosting association's representatives and Swedish Leif Lindberg who very likely assumes special responsibilities in coaching the eight assistant referees. Hugh Dallas is furthermore present at the tournament.

09/05/2014, 11:00 CET, Ta'Qali
Netherlands - Turkey (Group A)
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Istvan Albert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Audrius Jagintavičius (LTU)
Fourth official: Clayton Pisani (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leif Lindberg (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Teinturier (FRA) 

09/05/2014, 11:15 CET, Gozo
Germany - Switzerland (Group B)
Referee: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Mesrop Ghazaryan (ARM)
Fourth official: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
UEFA Referee observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Zavrl (SVN)

09/05/2014, 15:15 CET, Gozo
Scotland - Portugal (Group B)
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: David Elias Biton (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Fourth official: Alan Mario Sant (MLT)
UEFA Referee observer: Adrian D. Casha (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Zavrl (SVN) 

09/05/2014, 18:00 CET, Ta'Qali
Malta - England (Group A)
Referee: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: David Chigogidze (GEO)
Fourth official: Aliyar Aghayev (AZE)
UEFA Referee observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Teinturier (FRA)  


  1. Anonymous8/5/14 12:21

    According to the Norwegian Football Referees' Association's website (, Hugh Dallas (SCO) will also be an instructor/observer at the tournament in Malta.

    /Swedish observer

  2. Anonymous8/5/14 16:56

    friendly match:

    HUNGARY - DENMARK (22/05/2014)
    Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Sokolnicki (POL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Radosław Siejka (POL)

  3. Anonymous8/5/14 23:49

    Off Topic
    *World Cup opening match:
    Referee team will wear dark blue jerseys.
    Croatia red/white shirt,white shorts,blue socks.
    Brazil yellow shirt,blue shorts,white socks.


    1. Anonymous8/5/14 23:50


  4. As reported here:
    I remember to you that referees are using the vanishing spray for the walls at this under 17. It is the first time ever in UEFA competitions.
    Furthermore, now we have the delegates available.

  5. Anonymous9/5/14 21:36

    SAUDI ARABIA - MOLDOVA (24/05/2014)
    Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
    Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP)
    Assistant Referee 2: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
    Fourth Official: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)

    SAUDI ARABIA - GEORGIA (29/05/2014)
    Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
    Assistant Referee 1: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
    Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)
    Fourth Official: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)

    SPAIN - BOLIVIA (30/05/2014)
    Referee: Lorenc Jemini (ALB)
    Assistant Referee 1: Ermal Barushi (ALB)
    Assistant Referee 2: Denis Rexha (ALB)
    Fourth Official: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)

    FRANCE - PARAGUAY (01/06/2014)
    Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
    Assistant Referee 1: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
    Assistant Referee 2: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP)
    Fourth Official: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

    1. Anonymous10/5/14 01:31

      Iran - Belarus (18/05/2014)
      Referee: Markus Hameter (AUT)
      Assistant Referee 1: Alain Hoxha (AUT)
      Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Witschnigg (AUT)
      Fourth Official: René Eisner (AUT)

      Finland - Czech Republic (21/05/2014)
      Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
      Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
      Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Kühr (AUT)
      Fourth Official: René Eisner (AUT)

    2. Italy - Rep. of Ireland (31/05/2014)
      Referee: Michael Oliver

  6. Anonymous10/5/14 16:55

    Boys, what do you think about it:

    It's Germany - Switzerland U-17 refereed by Alexander Harkam. Penalty and red card for DOGSO. Correct?

    1. Anonymous10/5/14 17:57

      Yes, correct decision. His next move would have been a shot om goal. Therefore: clear DOGSO

    2. I wouldn't go for red card in this situation. It is not so clear DOGSO for me.

    3. Well for me that is very controversial, both the match and disciplinary sanction. First the attacker got out of balance by the other player and then carted out his right leg to seek contact with the Suisse defender - at least for my feeling. Since latter also very slightly carted out the leg I could accept the penalty. But the likelihood to stay in control of the ball was rather small IMO (goalkeeper was close). So for me controversial but probably no clear mistake.

    4. IMO it should be a YC for SPA only. No clear DOGSO case. The GK is too close. The penalty is acceptable for me and I could back the referee since it was difficult from his view.

    5. Anonymous10/5/14 19:24

      What is the mark if penalty is correct but red card is wrong (as I see this incident)?

    6. Anonymous10/5/14 19:42

      So Harkam could be out from final phase if the rest won't make crucial mistakes.

      Dabanović was very good in NED-TUR btw (8.4 or 8.5). He had to cope with one difficult situation, too:

    7. I have problems with this penalty as well to be honest.

    8. I agree, no penalty.

    9. Anonymous11/5/14 22:03

      I have question? where did you see a contact in both situations? :)
      In second MAYBE can be a foul but in first no contact!

    10. Anonymous12/5/14 00:55

      It's difficult to catch it in video, but if you use a slow motion and zoom during TV replay, you will see a contact (0:39 video time), when 6 SUI touch an opponent's leg by knee. And taking into account that 16 GER was slightly pushed by 16 SUI, his running path is understandable. But is this contact enough to fall down and if yes, is this foul a real DOGSO? Very difficult!

    11. Anonymous13/5/14 18:28

      In my opinion faul was before penalty Area.

    12. Anonymous13/5/14 20:23

      First situation I think no penalty. Simulation. Or IF penalty than first player could foul the attacker, so for N16 Yc.
      Sure no Rc for N6!!!

  7. Anonymous10/5/14 19:20

    UEFA just released the (unexpected) appointments for matchday 2;
    Anufrijevs and Dabanović are again considered in the same group:


    Nikola Dabanović (MNE)

    Assistant referees
    Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
    David Elias Biton (ISR)

    Fourth official
    Andreas Ekberg (SWE)


    Jonathan Lardot (BEL)

    Assistant referees
    Istvan Albert (HUN)
    Jure Praprotnik (SVN)

    Fourth official
    Alan Mario Sant (MLT)


    Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA)

    Assistant referees
    Mesrop Ghazaryan (ARM)
    Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR)

    Fourth official
    Alexander Harkam (AUT)


    Aliyar Aghayev (AZE)

    Assistant referees
    David Chigogidze (GEO)
    Audrius Jagintavičius (LTU)

    Fourth official
    Clayton Pisani (MLT)


  8. Anonymous11/5/14 23:56

    No penalty in both situations. Simulation in both incidents. The first one looks bad with simulation. I feel their pain.


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