July 24, 2016

Europa League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for 3rd Qualifying Round (I)

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UEFA has appointed the match officials for the first legs of 2016/17 Europa League's Third Qualifying Round.


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July 22, 2016

UEFA Champions League 2016-2017: 3rd Qualifying Round (I)

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the first legs of 3rd Qualifying Round of UEFA Champions League to be played on 26 and 27 July 2016.


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Aliyar Aghayev in charge of Under-19 EURO Final 2016

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Azerbaijan's Second Group referee Aliyar Aghayev  has been chosen to officiate this year's Under-19 European Championship final, to be played on next Sunday between France and Italy. 
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July 20, 2016

Milorad Mažić selected for UEFA Super Cup 2016

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Serbian Elite referee Milorad Mažić has been appointed by UEFA Referees Committee to officiate 2016 Super Cup, to be played between Real Madrid and Sevilla on 9 August 2016 in Trondheim, Norway. 

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Under-19 EURO 2016: semifinals and Under-20 WC play-off appointments

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Roi Reinshreiber  and Radu Petrescu have beeen appointed by UEFA to officiate 2016 U19 Championship's semifinals, to be played on 21 July 2016.


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July 17, 2016

Europa League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for 2nd Qualifying Round (II)

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UEFA has appointed the match officials for the second legs of 2016/17 Europa League's Second Qualifying Round.


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July 16, 2016

Under-19 EURO 2016 - Referee Appointments for Matchday 3

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UEFA has designated the match officials for the third group stage matchday at the Under-19 EURO 2016 in Germany.


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July 14, 2016

Salary Rise for UEFA Referees

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Good news for UEFA's referees: They'll see more money on their account after international games from this season on. Europe's football governing bodies has slightly increased the salaries per match. Referees taking charge of major finals in Champions or Europa League, for example, now get 6.000 € plus daily allowances and a lump sum for domestic expenses.



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EURO 2016 Refereeing Review: Team No. 25 as the probably best team of the tournament

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Mark Clattenburg's final whistle after 120 minutes in last Sunday's final between hosts France and surprising champions Portugal put an end to EURO 2016. Considering the technical and tactical rather low quality of football that was brought onto the turf by the 24 nations, the tournament's best team most likely were Team No. 25 - the referees. What went well and what could have been done better in France.

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July 13, 2016

Under-19 EURO 2016 - Referee Appointments for Matchday 2

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UEFA has designated the match officials for the first part of Matchday 2 at the Under-19 EURO 2016 in Germany.


14 July 2016, 12:00 CET (Reutlingen)
Italy - Austria
Referee: Aliyar Aghayev (Azerbaijan)
Assistant Referee 1: Geir Oskar Isaksen (Norway)
Assistant Referee 2: Manuel Vidali (Slovenia)
4th Official: Anatolii Zhabchenko (Ukraine)
UEFA Referee Observer: Emil Bozhinovski (Macedonia)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Lyon (Gibraltar)

14 July 2016, 19:30 CET (Großaspach)
Germany - Portugal
Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)
Assistant Referee 1: Igor Demeshko (Russia)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Gerasimov (Lithuania)
4th Official: Radu Marian Petrescu (Romania)
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (Norway)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Zavrl (Slovenia)

15 July 2016, 12:00 CET (Ulm)
Netherlands - England
Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (Israel)
Assistant Referee 1: Birkir Sigurdarsson (Iceland)
Assistant Referee 2: Ridiger Çokaj (Albania)
4th Official: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)
UEFA Delegate: Armen Minasyan (Armenia)

15 July 2016, 19:30 CET (Aalen)
Croatia - France
Referee: Alejandro Hernández Hernández (Spain)
Assistant Referee 1: Milutin Djukić (Montenegro)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas G. Ross (Scotland)
4th Official: Alan Mario Sant (Malta)
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Simone Trefoloni (Italy)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Marxer (Liechtenstein)
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July 11, 2016

Europa League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for 2nd Qualifying Round (I)

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UEFA has appointed the match officials for the first legs of 2016/17 Europa League's Second Qualifying Round.


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Under-19 EURO 2016 - Referee Appointments for Matchday 1

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UEFA has defined the first four referee appointments of their Under-19 EURO 2016 taking place in the South Western part of Germany. Among others, Spaniard Alejandro Hernández Hernández has been chosen to officiate the opener match between Germany and Italy in front of 55.000 supporters expected in Stuttgart.


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July 10, 2016

EURO 2016 Final Referee Mark Clattenburg facing an "amazing experience"

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There are still some hours left until Mark Clattenburg's Team will lead the EURO 2016 finalists onto the field of play. In a video interview with UEFA.org, he revealed his personal sentiments ahead the final and stressed the positive nature of the whole tournament.



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More on Team Clattenburg (which will be almost the same like in Champions League Final 2016): 


Full Name: Mark Clattenburg
Nation: England
Residence: Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Birth: 13/03/1975
Age: 41
Occupation: Professional Referee
Hobbies: Golf, Reading
Referee since: 1990International since: 2006
UEFA Elite Category since: 01/2012
Champions League Matches: 25
Europa League Matches: 15
International Matches (Total): 93
Yellow Card Average (Int.): 3,82 per match
2nd Yellow Card Average (Int.): 0,09 per match
Red Card Average (Int.): 0,03 per match
Domestic First Division Matches: 275
Biggest Achievements: U-20 World Cup 2011 (Semifinal), UEFA EURO 2012 as AAR (Group Stage), Olympic Games 2012 Final, U-17 World Cup 2013 (Group Stage), UEFA Super Cup 2014 Final, UEFA Champions League 2016 Final, selected for UEFA EURO 2016 Final
Matches so far: Belgium - Italy, Czech Rep. - Croatia, Switzerland - Poland

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July 08, 2016

UEFA Europa League 2016-2017: 1st Qualifying Round

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These are the referees appointed by UEFA to take charge of the UEFA Europa League 1st Qualifying Round matches, played on 28-30 June and 05-07 July.

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Mark Clattenburg chosen to referee EURO 2016 Final

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As expected, English Mark Clattenburg has the honour to be the man in the middle when Portugal and France will fight for the EURO trophy in Stade de France next Sunday.The 41-year old professional referee from Newcastle will be assisted by Simon Beck and Jake Collin at the sidelines, by Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner at the goallines and by Hungarian Viktor Kassai as 4th official (György Ring completing the roster as reserve AR).

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July 07, 2016

Rizzoli in charge of Germany - France

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Italy's Nicola Rizzoli will take charge of the second semifinal at UEFA EURO 2016: Having already overseen three games at this tournament including the hosts' win against Ireland, the World Cup 2014 Final Referee will be the man in the middle when Germany and France meet in Marseille.


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UEFA Champions League 2016-2017: 2nd Qualifying Round

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the 2nd Qualifying Round of UEFA Champions League to be played on 12-13/07 and 19-20/07. Missing appointments will be published in due course.



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July 06, 2016

Jonas Eriksson to referee EURO 2016 Semifinal Portugal vs Wales

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Jonas Eriksson has been chosen to officiate the first semifinal at UEFA EURO 2016: Portugal vs Wales will be his third match at the tournament - and maybe the last game of his international career.


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Refereeing Analysis for the Quarterfinals 2-4 (Skomina WAL-BEL, Kassai GER-ITA, Kuipers FRA-ISL)

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Our analyses for the last three quarterfinals officiated by Damir Skomina, Viktor Kassai and Björn Kuipers. Felix Brych's performance has already been analyzed here.


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UEFA Champions League 2016-2017: 1st Qualifying Round

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These are the referees appointed by UEFA for the 1st Qualifying Round of UEFA Champions League played on 28 June and 05-06 July.


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