October 9, 2015

UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for Matchday 10 (October 2015) - II

These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the second package of MD10, to be played on Monday 12 October 2015.

Pol van Boekel and his team will take charge of Estonia - Switzerland ©The3rdTeam

12 October 2015

Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT), Group G, 18:00 CET 
Austria - Liechtenstein
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referees: Ondřej Pelikán (CZE), Jan Paták (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Radek Příhoda (CZE), Jan Jilek (CZE)
Fourth Official: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Ionel Piscanu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Guy Goethals (BEL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Gerhard Gerstenmayer (AUT)

Otkrytie Arena, Moscow (RUS), Group G, 18:00 CET 
Russia - Montenegro
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referees: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR), Frank Andås (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR), Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: David Findlay (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ioannis Tsachilidis (GRE)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Dmitry Cheltsov (RUS)

Friends Arena, Solna (SWE), Group G, 18:00 CET 
Sweden - Moldova
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA), Filippo Meli (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Davide Massa (ITA), Daniele Doveri (ITA) 
Fourth Official: Gianluca Vuoto (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Crawford Wilson (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Germund Nilsson (SWE)

Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR), Group C, 20:45 CET 
Belarus - FYR Macedonia
Referee: Christian Dingert (GER)
Assistant Referees: Mike Pickel (GER), Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Felix Zwayer (GER), Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Krähenbühl (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Radoman (SRB)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Yuri Dupanov (BLR)

Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX), Group C, 20:45 CET 
Luxembourg - Slovakia
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Roland Brandner (AUT), Stefan Kuehr (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referees: Manuel Schuettengruber (AUT), Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
Fourth Official: Roland Riedel (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Graham Hover (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Raymond Weicker (LUX)

NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR), Group C, 20:45 CET 
Ukraine - Spain
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
Assistant Referees:Milovan Ristić (SRB), Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referees:Danilo Grujić (SRB), Nenad Djokić (SRB)
Fourth Official: Nemanja Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Ormandjiev (BUL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Vitaliy Shved (UKR)

A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (EST), Group E, 20:45 CET 
Estonia - Switzerland
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referees: Bas van Dongen (NED), Dave Goossens (NED)
Additional Assistant Referees: Richard Liesveld (NED), Dennis Higler (NED)
Fourth Official: Jan de Vries (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Eggert Magnusson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Raymond Ellingham (WAL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Eiko Saar (EST)

LFF stadionas, Vilnius (LTU), Group E, 20:45 CET 
Lithuania - England
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
Assistant Referees: Lars Rix (DEN), David Vang Andersen (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Jens Maae (DEN), Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Henrik Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: George Pirtskhalava (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vagner (HUN)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Robertas Valikonis (LTU)

San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR), Group E, 20:45 CET 
San Marino - Slovenia
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referees: Marjan Kirovski (MKD), Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referees: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD), Goran Spirkoski (MKD)
Fourth Official: Goce Petreski (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: José Luis Astiazarán Iriondo (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Stefano Podeschi (ITA/SMR)


  1. For the last set of appointments: we already know that Blom has Wales - Andorra. If I'm not wrong, it was reported that Sidiropoulos has a match, so taking into account everything and his previous appearances in other matches, the game for him could be Belgium - Israel.
    For Italy - Norway we should see a more experienced official, in my opinion Brych could be there.
    NED - CZE will be another crucial game: Skomina? What do you think?
    Mateu Lahoz and Rocchi are other names one could expect in the last day of EURO qualifying matches.

    1. Skomina's a good shout for NED - CZE. Eriksson perhaps (although he had a friendly last night)?

    2. Eriksson friendly will be on Sunday in Denmark.

    3. Of course. Sorry, didn't get much sleep last night... Facepalm ;)

    4. NED - CZE it is not crucial game. CZE is sure in Euro.

    5. Sidiropoulos has indeed a match on MD10. So BEL-ISR is very probable.

    6. Even more as Hans Reijgwart is the observer. Would suit nicely. Another name would be Aytekin.

  2. Mateu is AAR with Fernández Borbalán on sunday. Difficult to see him on tuesday

  3. The appointment of Zwayer as AAR1 doesn't make sense, really strange appointment in my opinion.

  4. Plus in totally unimportant match. He deserved more, but he has plenty of time in the future. Why can't we see who the observers are?

    1. Maybe Zwayer is planned as AAR at EURO 2016 which means that he could need some experience there - he did not do this job for more than a season.

      Because I was not at home until now. They will be there in 5 minutes.

    2. That could be a option, but I don't understand why they should change AAR's in Brych's team. Let's wait for Brych's next appointment. Maybe we will see Aytekin in France as well, if that is the case Zwayer could be a possibility for Aytekin's team.

    3. At the last EURO, UEFA formed new quintets as well from December on.
      E.g. Stark had Meyer and Aytekin, although he previously always relied on other AARs. Or Rizzoli with Tagliavento and Rocchi..

      We'll see whether this time UEFA will rely on established teams used to work together or whether they pay more attention to the classification of their AARs.

  5. I wonder there is no single one commentary on refs' performances last night.

    1. I can report: Moen with a correct penalty for Russia, Mazic a very good performance in UKR - ESP (a penalty, a disallowed goal, a good control of the game), Hansen in LTU - ENG had only one minor issue (wall management before a free kick ,minute 79'), Drachta with a very tense match (here and there there were confrontation between players, even more when LUX scored two goals but overall I think it was an ok performance including the penalty whistled), a correctly disallowed goal for offside in AUT - LIE (AR2), nothing to report about the other matches.

    2. Thanks, Chefren. I wasn't able to watch matches yesterday. As there were no comments I believed refs did their job well, and didn't influence the result. It seems so.

    3. I can report: Miroslav Zelinka with a good performance in a really less challenging game in Vienna. A young referee with a lot of potential, in my opinion some room for improvement in his positioning, in a single situation also in his player's management - but overall I was really pleased, even if it was not that difficult this evening.


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