April 18, 2015

Weekly News: Some Quotes & UEFA Officials for next week

The Third Team once more provides you with the latest news, this time in form of quotes and attached reports. Furthermore, please find the UEFA officials for next week at the end of the post.

Quotes & Reports

"Marija Kurtes [photo] has consistently developed her talent during the past years. She belongs to the strongest referee in the women's Bundesliga. She will make her way on international stage as well."

Herbert Fandel while honouring Kurtes as the DFB Referee of the Year 2014 in May 2014. It remains to be seen how much her career has suffered from the unacceptable mistake and violation of the Laws of the Game made in the UEFA U-19 Euro qualifier match between England and Norway, causing the match to be replayed for a couple of seconds. > the complete background

"I have taken my opportunities throughout my career and achieved everything that I have wanted to in the game. The friendships that I have made through football over the years have made the journey so much better. But I won't be leaving the game altogether and I am looking forward to putting something back in once I hang up the whistle."

World Cup 2014 referee Peter O'Leary of New Zealand on his announced retirement from refereeing. Respect for your career, Peter! > the complete background

"The procedure was horrible and these are things that should not happen. I feel responsible. It never happened to me before in many years."

Says referee Germán Delfino from Argentina who has been suspended by the Argentine FA after having corrected a penalty decision following an advice from his assistant referee who watched the replay on a TV screen. > the complete background

Match Officials for next week

UCL - Tuesday

FC Barcelona - Paris SG
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: David Findlay (SCO)
Prediction: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

FC Bayern München - FC Porto
UEFA Referee Observer: Vlado Sajn (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Charles Schaack (LUX)
Prediction: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

UCL - Wednesday

Real Madrid - Atlético Madrid
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Pat Quigley (IRL)
Prediction: Felix Brych (GER)

AS Monaco - Juventus Turin
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Gijs de Jong (NED)
Prediction: Martin Atkinson (ENG)

UEL - Thursday

SSC Napoli - VfL Wolfsburg
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Pertti Alaja (FIN)
Prediction: Sergei Karasev (RUS)

ACF Fiorentina - Dynamo Kyiv
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Jim Stjerne Hansen (DEN)
Prediction: Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Zenit St Petersburg - Sevilla FC
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Bernd Barutta (GER)
Prediction: William Collum (SCO) or Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

FC Dnipro - Club Brügge
UEFA Referee Observer: Georgios Bikas (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Pierino Lardi (SUI)
Prediction: Deniz Aytekin (GER)

The predictions are made in accordance with the observer-referee-relations. 


  1. Kurtes' error is not as uncommon as one might think. A very experienced Provincial referee in my area made the same error -- two times in two days. Not one of his AR's corrected him. Hence the error was made by 5 different officials.

    1. Anonymous18/4/15 15:04

      Though we agree that even so uncommon errors don't belong to professional refereing?

    2. Anonymous18/4/15 16:01

      I want to underline that these mistakes can be made at every level. By both women and men. So it belongs also to professional refereeing, if you don't study the laws of the game.

    3. Anonymous18/4/15 16:27

      O.K., but somebody who doesn't know the basics of multiplication should not start to become a mathematician or not?

  2. Anonymous18/4/15 21:59

    Today bad work of Dean at Chelsea United.

    1. So what about Mike Jones and this yellow card? :)

  3. I can,t understand RFEF appointments: it is the second time in a month Mateu Lahoz is refereeing a Liga match only 48 hours after an european match on thursday! I don,t consider it the best way of preparing a match

  4. Nice pick on the Moen assignment. Maybe Mallenco in the Monaco match now?


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