Sunday, 17 November 2019

2019/20 European Qualifiers - Referee Appointments MD10 (17 November 2019)

Referee appointments for 2019-20 UEFA European Qualifiers Matchday 10, games to be played on 17/11.  
Group B
15:00 CET - Luxembourg (Stade Josy Barthel)
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rien Koopman (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Róbert Kispál (HUN)

Group B
15:00 CET - Belgrade (Stadion Rajko Mitić)
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David Roome (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Fourth Official: Donald Robertson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Thura Win (ENG)

Group A
18:00 CET - Sofia (Natsionalen stadion "Vasil Levski")
Referee: Sergey Karasyov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stávros Tritsónis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Nebojša Ivković (SRB)

Group A
18:00 CET - Prishtina (Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri)
Referee: Paweł Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Konrad Sapela (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Daniel Stefański (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christer Fällström (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

Group H
20:45 CET - Tirana (Air Albania Stadium)
Referee: Slavko Vinčič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Nejc Kajtazovič (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Georg Lüchinger (LIE)

Group H
20:45 CET - Andorra la Vella (Estadi Nacional)
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomáš Somoláni (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Branislav Hancko (SVK)
Fourth Official: Peter Kráľovič (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Draženko Kovačić (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Jan Willem van Dop (NED)

Group H
20:45 CET - Chișinău (Stadionul Zimbru)
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Nádvorník (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomáš Mokrusch (CZE)
Fourth Official: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Diana Andersen (DEN)


  1. More of the same. CL referees in Andorra and Luxembourg in clear match-ups who are on paper relevant for qualification, but more likely are not. A pity, international breaks used to be opportunities to see some new refs, not the same ones every week. Could also not be the best in the long run, if there are no breaks for the Top 20 or so...

  2. If Czech republic- Kosova will be X2 than Kosovo- England would be a very important game. Kosovo with direct qualification on the table, England looking for a top-seed position in EURO 2020 draw. As i see, there is no Elite referee for this game ...

    1. I agree with what you are implying. To be honest I was shocked that Paweł Gil got this game - no disrespect to him. UEFA are clearly backing Czechia to win tonight, but it is a distinct possibility that won't play out, and Kosovo - England in case will be a fully decisive game.

      It seems Gil is the man for top clashes in the last matchday of European Qualifying! If I remember correctly, he handled the Serbia - Georgia game well in 2018 cycle. But the game on Sunday could be sth else entirely.

  3. It is difficult to make appointments before results of the previous matchday, I can understand why committee prefers all Category 1 and Elite options in almost all games...

    1. Yes, but even if Iceland should win at Turkey, the match in Andorra for example isn't one that requires an elite referee. I would have understood perhaps Peljto, or a bit more experienced 2nd cat (Bezborodov e.g.). It also does not explain the Group I appointments.

      But yeah, it seems to want to play it extra safe.

  4. Madden really is in favour at the moment - already the 4th EURO qualifier and he had 3 CL matches. A promotion in winter would not be a surprise, I think. So maybe he is just preferred over Gil Manzano, and therefore we have that order in group B.
    About group A, I share the feelings, that KOS-ENG looks more important before today's matches and therefore a switch of Karasev and Gil seemed sensible.

  5. Horațiu Feșnic from U21 Italy - Iceland
    How it is possible to miss such foul?
    The end of game was full of confrontations and cards - no control at all by the young Romanian. This missed foul was the start of a very poor end of the game for him.

  6. Interesting fact:
    At 1997, in WC-98 qualifications, Bulgaria played against Russia at the same stadium (Vasil Levski). Bulgaria won 1-0, but the Czech referee Krondl missed 3 or even 4 PK's for Russia. It was a really nightmare performance.
    Today, we have this triangle again - Bulgaria plays against Czechia with a Russian ref. Hopefully, Karasev will perform well...

  7. Excellent onside befor 0-1 for Turkey by Slovakian AR2 Branislav Hancko.

    Correct and clear penalty for Turkey in min. 21' by Ivan Kružliak.

  8. Crucial mistake from Paweł Gil before kick off... :D

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