Wednesday, 2 September 2020

2021 UEFA Under-21 Championship Appointments (September 2020)

Find below the appointments for September's matches in Under-21 EURO Qualification.

Group 6
2 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Toftir Stadium, Toftir (FRO)
FAROE ISLANDS - ISRAEL
Referee:  Helgi Mikael Jónasson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Birkir Sigurðarson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Þórður Arnar Árnason (ISL)
Fourth Official: Vilhjálmur Alvar Þórarinsson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mark Steven Whitby (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Róbert Agnarsson (ISL)

Group 4
2 September 2020, 20:30 CET - San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
SAN MARINO - CZECH REPUBLIC 
Referee: Amine Kourgheli (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Yury Khomchanka (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Siarhei Kasavets (BLR)
Fourth Official: Dzianis Shcharbakou (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Attila Abraham (HUN)
UEFA Delegate:  Barbara Moschini (ITA)

Group 6
3 September 2020, 15:00 CET - Almaty Ortalyk Stadion, Almaty (KAZ)
KAZAKHSTAN - MONTENEGRO 
Referee: Rahim Hasanov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Elshad Abdullayev (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Parvin Talibov (AZE)
Fourth Official: Elchin Masiyev (AZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gevorg Hovhannisyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Yuriy Barbash (UKR)

Group 9
3 September 2020, 18:15 CET - SV Wehen Wiesbaden Arena, Wiesbaden (GER)
GERMANY - MOLDOVA
Referee: Nejc Kajtazović.(SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandar Kasapovič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: David Gabrovec (SVN)
Fourth Official: David Smajc (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO)

Group 6
3 September 2020, 20:30 CET - National Arena Todor Proeski, Skopje (MKD) 
NORTH MACEDONIA - SPAIN
Referee: Horațiu Feșnic (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Valentin Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Alexandru Cerei (ROU)
Fourth Official: Marian Alexandru Barbu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Asim Khudiyev (AZE)
UEFA Delegate: Pavel Kolev (BUL) 

Group 4
3 September 2020, 20:30 CET - Gradski stadion Varteks, Varaždin (CRO)
CROATIA - GREECE
Referee: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)  
Assistant Referee 2: Dario Cecconi (ITA)
Fourth Official: Rosario Abisso (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA) 
UEFA Delegate:  Haris Gvozden (BIH)

Group 5
4 September 2020, 16:00 CET - Zemgales Olympic Centre, Jelgava (LVA)
LATVIA - SERBIA
Referee: Gal Leibovitz (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: David Elias Biton (ISR)
Fourth Official: Liran Liany (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mika Peltola (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Johny Vanspauwen (BEL)

Group 9
4 September 2020, 16:30 CET - FF BH Football Training Centre, Zenica (BIH)
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - WALES
Referee: Mykola Balakin (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Valentyn Kutsev (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergii Prystupa (UKR)
Fourth Official: Oleksandr Derdo (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Nebojša Ivković (SRB)

Group 5
4 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Arena Khimki, Khimki (RUS)
RUSSIA - BULGARIA 
Referee: Arda Kardeşler (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Cevdet Komurcuoglu (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ceyhun Sesigüzel (TUR)
Fourth Official: Abdulkadir Bitigen (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer:
UEFA Delegate: Konul Mehtiyeva (AZE)

Group 5
4 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Pärnu Rannastadion, Pärnu (EST)
ESTONIA - POLAND 
Referee: Petri Viljanen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Mika Lamppu (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Riku Vihreävuori (FIN)
Fourth Official: Joni Hyytiä (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kenneth William Clark (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)

Group 7
4 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Torpedo Zhodino Stadium, Zhodino (BLR)
BELARUS - NETHERLANDS
Referee: Dumitru Munteanu (MDA)
Assistant Referee 1: Vlad Lifciu (MDA)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Mardari (MDA)
Fourth Official: Veaceslav Banari (MDA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michal Beneš (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Alexandr Keplin (KAZ)

Group 7
4 September 2020, 18:00 CET - AEK Arena, Larnaca (CYP)
CYPRUS - PORTUGAL
Referee: Urs Schnyder (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Marco Zürcher (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Köbeli (SUI)
Fourth Official: Luca Cibelli (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Łukasz Wachowski (POL)

Group 7
4 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Marienlyst Stadion, Drammen (NOR)
NORWAY - GIBRALTAR
Referee: Kaarlo Oskari Hämäläinen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Sami Nykänen (FIN)
Fourth Official: Mohammed Al-emara (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marco Borg (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Styrbjörn Oskarsson (FIN)

Group 8
4 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Veritas Stadion, Turku (FIN)
FINLAND - ROMANIA 
Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Tryfon Petropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Iordanis Aptosoglou (GRE)
Fourth Official: Aggelos Evangelou (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edward Foley (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Ginta Pece (LVA)

Group 8
4 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Aalborg Stadion, Aalborg (DEN)
DENMARK - UKRAINE
Referee: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (NED)
Fourth Official: Siemen Mulder (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Kari Iuell (NOR)

Group 8
4 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Centenary Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT)
MALTA - NORTHERN IRELAND
Referee: Michal Ocenáš (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomáš Vorel (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Polacek (SVK)
Fourth Official: Martin Dohal (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: João Francisco Lopes Ferreira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Stephen Williams (WAL)

Group 1
4 September 2020, 18:30 CET - Víkingsvöllur,, Reykjavik (ISL)
ICELAND - SWEDEN
Referee:  Pavel Orel (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Petr Blažej (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Kamil Hajek (CZE)
Fourth Official: Karel Hrubes (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Aristeidis Stavropoulos (GRE)

Group 3
4 September 2020, 18:30 CET - Keine Sorgen Arena, Ried-innkreis (AUT)
AUSTRIA - ALBANIA
Referee: Robert Ian Jenkins (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ian Bird (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Roberts (WAL)
Fourth Official: Thomas Gary Owen (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Michal Mertinyák (SVK)

Group 2
4 September 2020, 19:00 CET - LIPO Park, Schaffhausen (SUI)
SWITZERLAND - SLOVAKIA
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Dennis W. Rasmussen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Ole Kronlykke (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jørgen Burchardt (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Domagoj Vuckov (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Jenni Kennedy (ENG)

Group 2
4 September 2020, 19:00 CET - Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, Gori (GEO)
GEORGIA - FRANCE
Referee: Duje Strukan (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Goran Perica (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Marin Vidulin (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Milan Karadžić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Jeroen Roest (NED)

Group 3
4 September 2020, 19:00 CET - Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri, Prishtina (KOS)
KOSOVO - ENGLAND
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Klyver (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikael Hallin (SWE)
Fourth Official: Adam Ladebäck (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Salustia Chato Cipres (AND)
UEFA Delegate: Boris Stankov (BUL)

Group 3
4 September 2020, 19:00 CET - Esenyurt Necmi Kadıoğlu Stadyumu, Istanbul (TUR)
TURKEY - ANDORRA
Referee: Matthew De Gabriele (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1:  Edward Spiteri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Mitchell Scerri (MLT)
Fourth Official: Ishmael Barbara (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleksandr Gvardis (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Victor Marius Radu (ROU

Group 4
6 September 2020, 20:30 CET - San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
SAN MARINO - GREECE 
Referee: Jason Barcelo (GIB)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Mario Parody (GIB)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Gómez Gordillo (GIB)
Fourth Official: Patrick Canepa (GIB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Georgi Yordanov (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Anna Bordiugova (UKR)

Group 4
7 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Střelecký Ostrov. České Budějovice (CZE)
CZECH REPUBLIC - CROATIA 
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Venev (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dimitar Stoilov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Sviatlana Hrynkevich (BLR)

Group 2
7 September 2020, 19:00 CET - Kapital Bank Arena, Sumgayit (AZE)
AZERBAIJAN - FRANCE
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1:  Kerem Ersoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Serkan Olguncan (TUR)
Fourth Official: Alper Ulusoy (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Augustus Constantin (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)

Group 6
8 September 2020, 15:00 CET - Toftir Stadium, Toftir (FRO)
FAROE ISLANDS - NORTH  MACEDONIA
Referee: Rohit Saggi (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Geir Isaksen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Anders Olav Dale (NOR)
Fourth Official: Sigurd Kringstad (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitković (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Lennart Vestervall (SWE)

Group 5
8 September 2020, 16:00 CET - Zemgales Olympic Centre, Jelgava (LVA)
LATVIA - ESTONIA
Referee: Goga Kikacheishvili (GEO)
Assistant Referee 1: Giorgi Elikashvili (GEO)
Assistant Referee 2: David Chigogidze (GEO)
Fourth Official: Aleko Aptsiauri (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL) 
UEFA Delegate: Mark Bos (NED)

Group 9
8 September 2020, 16:00 CET - Den Dreef, Leuven (BEL)
BELGIUM - GERMANY
Referee:  Michael Fabbri (ITA) 
Assistant Referee 1: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Filippo Valeriani (ITA)
Fourth Official: Marco Piccinini (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Borja Bilbao (ESP)

Group 1
8 September 2020, 17:00 CET - Stade de la Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette (LUX)
LUXEMBOURG - ARMENIA
Referee: Juxhin Xhaja (ALB)
Assistant Referee 1: Ilir Tartaraj (ALB)
Assistant Referee 2: Dojando Myftari (ALB)
Fourth Official: Kreshnik Barjamaj (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Jan Willem Van Dop (NED)

Group 2
8 September 2020, 17:00 CET - Sportpark Eschen-Mauren, Eschen (LIE) 
LIECHTENSTEIN - GEORGIA
Referee: Dragomir Draganov (BUL)  
Assistant Referee 1: Georgi Doynov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Petar Velizarov Mitrev (BUL)
Fourth Official: Stanislav Todorov (BUL) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: João Morais (POR)

Group 4
8 September 2020, 17:30 CET - LFF Stadionas, Vilnius (LTU)
LITHUANIA - SCOTLAND
Referee:  Juri Frischer (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander Saga (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Veiko Mõtsnik (EST)
Fourth Official: Kristo Külljastinen (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vadims Direktorenko (LVA)
UEFA Delegate: Nina Hedlund (NOR)

Group 5
8 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Stadion Miejski Łódź, Łódź (POL)
POLAND - RUSSIA
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)  
Assistant Referee 1: Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Sean Carr (SCO)
Fourth Official: David Munro (SCO)  
UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT) 
UEFA Delegate: Paul Tompkins (ENG)

Group 8
8 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (FIN)
FINLAND - UKRAINE
Referee: Þorvaldur Árnason (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Jóhann Gunnar Guðmundsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Gylfi Már Sigurðsson (ISL)
Fourth Official: Ívar Orri Kristjánsson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christos Nicolaides (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

Group 8
8 September 2020, 18:00 CET - The Showgrounds, Ballymena (NIR)
NORTHERN IRELAND - DENMARK
Referee:  Igor Pajac (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1:  Bojan Zobenica (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Vedran Ðurak (CRO)
Fourth Official: Dario Bel (CRO) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Brian Lawlor (WAL) 
UEFA Delegate: Graham Hover (ENG)

Group 8
8 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Centenary Stadium, Ta' Qaali (MLT)
MALTA - ROMANIA
Referee: Gergo Bogár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Gergo Vigh-Tarsonyi (HUN)
Fourth Official: Csaba Pintér (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: David Pugh (ENG)

Group 9
8 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Stadionul Zimbru, Chișinău (MDA)
MOLDOVA - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Referee:  Sebastian Gishamer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Riedel (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Santino Schreiner (AUT)
Fourth Official: Stefan Ebner (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Albano Janku (ALB) 
UEFA Delegate: Ilona Tkach (BLR)

Group 1
8 September 2020, 18:30 CET - Kalmar Arena, Kalmar (SWE)
SWEDEN - ITALY
Referee: Luis Godinho (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Teixeira (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Bruno Alves Jesus (POR)
Fourth Official: André Narciso (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lassin Isaksen (FRO)
UEFA Delegate: Ewa Gajewska (POL)

Group 7
8 September 2020, 18:30 CET - Cidade do Futebol, Oeiras (POR)
PORTUGAL - BELARUS
Referee: Nicholas Walsh (SCO)  
Assistant Referee 1: Calum Spence (SCO) 
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Potter (SCO)
Fourth Official: Gavin Duncan (SCO) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Adrian Azzopardi (MLT) 
UEFA Delegate: Charles Schaack (LUX)

Group 3
8 September 2020, 19:00 CET - Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)
ALBANIA - ANDORRA
Referee: Jasmin Sabotic (LUX)
Assistant Referee 1: Gilles François Becker (LUX)
Assistant Referee 2: Joaquim Da Silva (LUX)
Fourth Official: Jérémy Muller (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE) 
UEFA Delegate: Loukas Siotropos (GRE)

Group 6
8 September 2020, 19:40 CET - Green Stadium, Nof HaGalil (ISR)
ISRAEL - KAZAKHSTAN
Referee: Genc Nuza (KOS)  
Assistant Referee 1: Fatlum Berisha (KOS)
Assistant Referee 2: Bujar Selimaj (KOS)
Fourth Official: Burim Jahmurataj (KOS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)  
UEFA Delegate: Florian Prunea (ROU)

Group 5
8 September 2020, 20:00 CET - FK Metalac Stadion, Gornji Milanovac (SRB)
SERBIA - BULGARIA
Referee: Espen Eskås (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Øystein Ytterland (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Isaak Elias Skjeseth Bashevkin (NOR)
Fourth Official: Kristoffer Hagenes (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Volodymyr Petrov (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Řepka (CZE)

Group 7
8 September 2020, 18:00 CET - Yanmar Stadium, Almere (NED)
NETHERLANDS - NORWAY
Referee:  Karim Abed (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Gringore (FRA) 
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Fourth Official: Florent Batta (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer:  Stefan Messner (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Kindle (LIE)

Group 2
8 September 2020, 20:15 CET - FC Nitra Stadion, Nitra (SVK)
SLOVAKIA - SWITZERLAND 
Referee:  Keith Kennedy (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1:  Stephen Donaldson (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Georgios Argyropoulos (NIR)
Fourth Official: Evan Boyce (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer:Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

Group 3
8 September 2020, 20:30 CET - Keine Sorgen Arena, Ried-Innkreis (AUT)
AUSTRIA - ENGLAND
Referee: Fran Jović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Ivan Vučković (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marián Ružbarský (SVK) 
UEFA Delegate: George Fantaros (CYP)

11 comments:

  1. I think UEFA make a big mistake. They put a referee observer from Armenia with refs from Azerbaidjan. Funny, because this two national teams are not allowed to be in the same group. Because are political tension between Armenia and Azerbaidjan. I think they should change the referee observer.

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  2. Faroe Islands - North Macedonia on 08/09:
    Golubevs - Tatriks, Platonovs - Malcevs (LVA)
    Strangely already published on uefa.com and dfb.de (no idea, why they have it...)

    Some youth friendlies between Germany and Denmark
    U20, 03/09: Schwengers, Scharf, Jürgensen, Oldhafer
    U20, 06/09: Oldhafer, Scharf, Jürgensen, Schwengers
    U18, 04/09: Speckner, Hamper, Kohnert, Lechner
    U18, 07/09: Lechner, Hamper, Kohner, Speckner
    All four referees are from the German 3rd division.

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    1. Faroe Islands - North Macedonia match was originally scheduled on 19 November 2019 but was called off due to a frozen field.
      It was originally re-scheduled to 4 June 2020, but had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.
      So maybe the appointment is still the old one.

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    2. OK, that makes sense then.

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  3. It seems at first that UEFA wanted to prevent long and difficult traveling, but then I see Strukan in Georgia, Orel in Iceland and Al Hakim in Kosovo. I dont understand how they made such appointments, it doesnt seem fair that some referees can go by car and others cant even have a direct flight.

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  4. Particularly interesting observer for Orel, after what was reported to be a good performance in his YL semifinal.

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    1. Important observer for him again after being observed by Mr. Batta.

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  5. Next round: https://www.uefa.com/under21/matches/#/mt/2020/09

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  6. Missed penalty to Germany by Kajtazović (59') The foul was inside and but Kajtazovic decided outside the box.

    Did 2nd assistant see the foul inside?

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  7. Very good performance at Czech Croatia. I watched this game very carefully. Good management, moving, excellent disciplinary control. I am impressed of this refereeing team from Bulgaria. The referee was Ivaylo Stoyanov. Maybe he deserves some overview of UEFA...

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    1. I agree, very secure peformance.

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