May 21, 2017

Jaap Uilenberg, Bo Karlsson and Antonia Kokotou to observe UEFA's Final Referees

UEFA has completed the match official appointments for this year's club competition finals in May and June respectively. Among others, Dutch UEFA Referee Committee member Jaap Uilenberg will be the official referee observer assessing the performance of Felix Brych and his teammates in Cardiff's Champions League final between Juventus Turin and Real Madrid. Meanwhile, there has been a change in the Women's Champions League final: Sian Massey replaces Belgium's Ella de Vries as reserve assistant referee.

Jaap Uilenberg (r.) is going to observe Felix Brych in Cardiff

UEFA Champions League Final 2017

3 June 2017, 20:45 CET
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (Wales)
Juventus Turin FC - Real Madrid CF
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (Germany)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (Germany)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (Germany)
Fourth Official: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Rafael Foltyn (Germany)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (Netherlands)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (Ireland)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Raymond Ellingham (Wales)

UEFA Europa League Final 2017

24 May 2017, 20:45 CET
Friends Arena, Solna (Sweden)
AFC Ajax - Manchester United FC
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (Slovenia)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
Fourth Official: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Tomaž Klančnik (Slovenia)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)
UEFA Delegate: Ainar Leppänen (Estonia)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Peter Ekström (Sweden)

The referee team will wear the yellow Adidas Referee16 jersey - Ajax will play in white-red, Manchester United in dark blue.

UEFA Women's Champions League Final 2017

1 June 2017, 20:45 CET
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (Wales)
Olympique Lyonnais - Paris Saint Germain
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
Assistant Referee 1: Katrin Rafalski (Germany)
Assistant Referee 2: Christina Biehl (Germany)
Fourth Official: Riem Hussein (Germany)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Sian Massey (England)
UEFA Referee Observer: Antonia Kokotou (Greece)
UEFA Delegate: Isabel Hochstöger (Austria)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Kevin Russell (England)


  1. Ajax plays in white-red. I think they mean that the referees are in yellow.

  2. Is Sian Massey being appointed as reserve assistant referee the first woman to be appointed to a men's European final

    1. No - she is Reserve AR for the Women's Champions League Final

  3. Is Sian Massey being appointed as reserve assistant referee the first woman to be appointed to a men's European final

    1. No she has been appointed to the women's champions league final.

  4. Does anyone know if we can expect promotion at the end of the Season ? When is uefa meeting ?

  5. U20 World Cup
    France - Vietnam
    Referee: Norbert Hauata (TAH)
    Assistants: Philippe Revel (TAH), Bertrand Brial (NCL)
    Fourth Official: Ryuji Sato (JPN)

    Ecuador - Saudi-Arabia
    Referee: Sidi Alioum
    Assistants: Evarist Menkouande, Elvis Noupue (all CMR)
    Fourth Official: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (ETH)

    New Zealand - Honduras
    Referee: Diego Haro
    Assistants: Jonny Bossio, Raul Lopez (all PER)
    Fourth Official: Mario Diaz de Vivar (PAR)

    Senegal - USA
    Referee: Andres Cunha
    Assistants: Nicolas Taran, Mauricio Espinosa (all URU)
    Fourth Official: Cesar Ramos (MEX)

    1. Interesting that Hauata is allowed to handle France despite of coming from French Polinesia.

  6. Predictions MD3 (order: Referee, 4th, VARs)
    ENG-KOR: Lopez, Martinez, Montero, Garcia
    GUI-ARG: Kassai, Eriksson, Kralovec, Orsato
    MEX-VEN: Conger, AlJassim, Waldron, Makkelie
    GER-VAN: Mohamed, Vargas, Shukralla, BinJahari
    CRC-ZAM: Kim, AlKaf, Sato, Moen
    POR-IRN: Aguilar, Tessema, Pitti, Diedhiou
    URU-RSA: Karasev, Kruzliak, Sidiropolous, Zwayer
    JPN-ITA: Ramos, Alioum, Sampaio, Charef
    NZL-FRA: AlJassim, Mohamed, BinJahari, Shukralla
    HON-VIE: Grisha, Kuipers, Otogo, Makkelie
    SEN-ECU: Cakir, Lopez, Collum, Montero
    USA-KSA: Grisha, de Vivar, Vigliano, Argote

  7. Predictions for Matchday 3 :
    ENG-KOR: Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)
    GUI-ARG: Matt Conger (New Zealand)
    MEX-VEN: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
    GER-VAN: Walter Lopez (Guatemala)
    CRC-ZAM: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
    POR-IRN: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
    URU-RSA: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
    JPN-ITA: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
    NZL-FRA: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
    HON-VIE: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
    SEN-ECU: Abdulla Hasan Mohammed (UAE)
    USA-KSA: Sergei Karasev (Russia)

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