Sunday, 27 September 2020

2020-21 UEFA Champions League - Play-Offs (Second Legs, I) - Referee appointments

The following officials will control the second legs of 2020-21 UEFA Champions League play-offs, to be played on 29 September 2020. 


Tuesday, 22 September 2020

2020-21 UEFA Champions League - Play-Offs (First Legs, I) - Referee appointments

The first set of referee appointments for 2020-21 UEFA Champions League play-offs (first legs), games to be played on 22 September 2020.  


Thursday, 17 September 2020

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Champions League 2020/21 - Referee Appointments - Third Qualifying Round

Referee  in charge of third qualifying round of 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.  Missing appointments will be added in due course. 


Anthony Taylor to referee 2020 UEFA Super Cup

The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Anthony Taylor will take charge of the UEFA Super Cup game between Bayern München and Sevilla, which takes place at the Puskás Aréna in Budapest on Thursday 24 September.


Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Monday, 7 September 2020

UEFA Nations League 2020/21 - Referee Appointments MD2 (7 September 2020)

Second set of referee appointments for Matchday 2 of 2020-21 UEFA Nations League, games to be played on 7 September. 


Saturday, 5 September 2020

UEFA Nations League 2020/21 - Referee Appointments MD1 (5 September 2020)

Third set of referee appointments for Matchday 1 of 2020-21 UEFA Nations League. Games to be played on 5 September 2020.

Friday, 4 September 2020

UEFA Nations League 2020/21 - Referee Appointments MD1 (4 September 2020)

Second set of referee appointments for Matchday 1 of 2020-21 UEFA Nations League. Games to be played on 4 September 2020. 


Thursday, 3 September 2020

UEFA Nations League 2020/21 - Referee Appointments MD1 (3 September 2020)

Daniele Orsato is among the referees who will kick off 2020-21 UEFA Nations League, being in charge of top clash Germany - Spain, to be played on 03/09. 

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Friday, 28 August 2020

Esther Staubli in charge of 2019/20 UEFA Women's Champions League final

UEFA has announced that 2019/20 final of Women's Champions League, to be played at Anoeta stadium between Wolfsburg and O. Lyon, will be officiated by Esther Staubli. Spanish José María Sánchez Martínez will act as VAR and Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea as AVAR.


Thursday, 27 August 2020

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Who will officiate 2020 UEFA Super Cup? Analysis and prediction

In a month, UEFA Super Cup will be played at Puskás Aréna in Budapest. Game will involve Champions League winner, Bayern München, and the Spanish side of Sevilla FC, after the success in Europa League. 


Champions League 2020/21 - Referee Appointments - Second Qualifying Round

Referee appointments for the second qualifying round of 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. 

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

2019-20 UEFA Youth League - Semifinals and Final Appointments - Christopher Kavanagh (ENG) in charge of the final

The following officials have been appointed by UEFA to referee the last three games of 2019-20 UEFA Youth League. The final act will be officiated by Christopher Kavanagh from England.


2020/21 pre-season preparation course for UEFA top referees – Online Video Conference

This summer the pre-season preparation course for UEFA top referees will be held in video conference, and referees will attend directly from their home. Two days have been dedicated by committee to this activity: 26 and 27 August 2020. 

Monday, 24 August 2020

In Focus: Daniele Orsato's performance in Paris - Bayern

A closer look at the UEFA Champions League Final 2020 Paris Saint-Germain - Bayern München refereed by Daniele Orsato (VAR: Massimiliano Irrati).


World Cups 2010, 2002 and 2006

A completed review of FIFA World Cups 2010 and 2002 - and the start of the project for the 2006 competition.

Saturday, 22 August 2020

In Focus: Danny Makkelie's performance in Sevilla - Inter

A closer look at the UEFA Europa League Final 2020 Sevilla FC - Internazionale Milano refereed by Danny Makkelie (VAR: Jochem Kamphuis).



Dream comes true for Lisbon referee Orsato

Italian match official Daniele Orsato fulfills a lifelong ambition when he takes charge of Sunday's UEFA Champions League final.

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Referee Makkelie relishing big Cologne date

Dutch referee Danny Makkelie, who takes charge of Friday's UEFA Europa League final, talks about his career and what makes a top match official.

Daniele Orsato in charge of 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Final

The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Daniele Orsato will referee the 2020 UEFA Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Bayern München. The match will be played at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Lisbon on Sunday 23 August at 21:00 CET.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Champions League 2019/20 - Referee Appointments - Semifinals (19 August 2020)

The second semifinal of 2019-20 UEFA Champions League, to be played between Olympique Lyonnais and FC Bayern München, will be officiated by Spanish Antonio Mateu Lahoz.

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Champions League 2019/20 - Referee Appointments - Semifinals (18 August 2020)

The first semifinal of 2019-20 UEFA Champions League between RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain, to be played in single tie, will be officiated by Björn Kuipers.


Danny Makkelie to handle UEFA Europa League Final

KNVB has just revealed that Danny Makkelie will be in charge of 2019-20 UEFA Europa League final.


Champions League 2020/21 - Referee Appointments - First Qualifying Round

Referee appointments for the first qualifying round of 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. 

Europa League 2020/21 - Referee Appointments - Preliminary Round

Referee appointments for the preliminary round of 2020/21 UEFA Europa League. 

Monday, 17 August 2020

Europa League 2019/20 - Semifinals - Referee Appointments (17 August 2020)

Referee appointment for the second semifinal of 2019-20 UEFA Europa League, FC Internazionale - FC Shakhtar Donetsk, to be played in single-leg on 17 August 2020. 

Who will officiate Champions and Europa League finals? Analysis and prediction

Please find below an analysis about the candidates for 2019-20 UEFA CL and EL finals. 



Sunday, 16 August 2020

Europa League 2019/20 - Semifinals - Referee Appointments (16 August 2020)

Felix Brych has been appointed to handle the first semifinal of 2019-20 UEFA Europa League, to be played in single-tie in Köln on 16 August 2020.

Friday, 14 August 2020

Champions League 2019/20 - Referee Appointments - Quarterfinals (14 August 2020)

The third quarterfinal of 2019-20 UEFA Champions League, to be played in single-tie, is the top clash between Barcelona and Bayern München. UEFA has appointed the following officials to handle it. 

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Champions League 2019/20 - Referee Appointments - Quarterfinals (13 August 2020)

German side of RB Leipzig and Spanish Atlético de Madrid will meet in the second 2019/20 UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, to be played on 13 August in single-tie. This is the referee assignment. 

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Champions League 2019/20 - Referee Appointments - Quarterfinals (12 August 2020)

Lisbon will be the venue for the first 2019-20 UEFA Champions League quarterfinal in single-tie, Atalanta - Paris Saint Germain, to be played on 12 August. Please find below the referee appointment. 

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Europa League 2019/20 - Quarterfinals - Referee Appointments (11 August 2020)

The following officials have been assigned to Tuesday's UEFA Europa League quarterfinals, to be played in a single-leg. 


Monday, 10 August 2020

UEFA RAP 2020:1

Please find below the link to download the RAP DVD 2020:1. 

Europa League 2019/20 - Quarterfinals - Referee Appointments (10 August 2020)

The following officials have been assigned to Monday's UEFA Europa League quarterfinals, to be played in a single-leg. 

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Rocchi, Mažić and Clattenburg retire: thank you for everything!

Three of the most prominent referees of the last decade have retired in recent weeks. Gianluca Rocchi from Italy, Milorad Mažić from Serbia and Mark Clattenburg from England have all ended their long and brilliant careers. Three referees who besides for a long time belonging to the very top-class of their profession, all stood for very distinct things on the pitch and will (and in the case of two - already have) be sorely missed in refereeing.

It's difficult to find exactly the right words, but two should be enough in the most succinct manner: thank you! There are more in this post which hopefully do justice to their three remarkable careers. 



Saturday, 8 August 2020

In Focus: Felix Zwayer's performance in Juventus - Lyon

A closer look at one of the most interesting games since the resumption of the UEFA Club Competition: Juventus Torino - Olympique Lyonnais, handled by Felix Zwayer [VAR: Christian Dingert].



Champions League 2019/20 - Referee Appointments - Round of 16 (Second Leg, IV)

After Europa League, Champions League is back as well. The following officials have been assigned  to Round of 16 Second legs to be played on 8 August 2020.