Thursday, 17 September 2020

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

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

Wednesday 16 September

18:30 CET - Differdange (Stade Municipal de la Ville de Differdange)
FC Progrès Niederkorn (LUX) - Willem II (NED)
Referee: Mykola Balakin (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrii Skrypka (UKR) 
Assistant Referee 2: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Fourth Official: Viktor Kopiievskyi (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vlado Svilokos (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Johny Vanspauwen (BEL)

19:00 CET - Stockolm (Stockholm Arena)
Hammarby Fotboll (SWE) - KKS Lech Poznań (POL)
Referee: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Frederick Assmuth (GER) 
Fourth Official: Sören Storks (GER) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Neil Morrow (NIR)

20:00 CET - Tórshavn (Tórsvøllur)
B36 Tórshavn (FRO) - The New Saints FC (WAL)
Referee: Vilhjálmur Alvar Þórarinsson (ISL) Ian McNabb (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Gylfi Már Sigurðsson (ISL) Gareth Eakin (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Birkir Sigurðarson (ISL) Paul Robinson (NIR)
Fourth Official: Helgi Mikael Jónasson (ISL) Jamie Robert Robinson (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Bert Andersson (SWE)

Thursday 17 September

14:00 CET - Shymkent (Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium)
FC Kaysar Kyzylorda (KAZ) - APOEL FC (CYP)
Referee: Jens Maae (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jesper Dahl (DEN)
Fourth Official:  Morten Krogh (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Orhan Erdemir (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Zaur Haji-Maharramov (AZE)

14:15 CET - Ventspils (Ventspils Olimpiskais Centrs) 
FK Ventspils (LVA) - Rosenborg BK (NOR)
Referee: Paul McLaughlin (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Dermot Broughton (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Darragh Keegan (IRL)
Fourth Official: Damien MacGraith (IRL)  Bernard Connolly (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA) 
UEFA Delegate: Madeline Ekvall (SWE)

15:30 CET - Skopje (FFM Training Center)
KF Renova (MKD) - HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
Referee: João Pedro Silva Pinheiro (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Pedro Ricardo Ferreira Ribeiro (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Bruno Miguel Campos Rodrigues (POR)
Fourth Official: Vitor Jorge Fernandes Ferreira (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Desislava Ralkova (BUL)

16:00 CET - Yerevan (Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan)
Ararat-Armenia FC (ARM) - CS Fola Esch (LUX)
Referee: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
Assistant Referee 1: Denis Rexha (ALB)
Assistant Referee 2: Dojando Myftari (ALB)
Fourth Official: Kreshnik Cjapi (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer:  Rusmir Mrković (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Irakli Nakaidze (GEO)

16:00 CET - Almaty (Almaty Ortalyk Stadion)
FC Astana (KAZ) - FK Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)
Referee: Dumitru Munteanu (MDA)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrei Bodean (MDA)
Assistant Referee 2: Vadim Vicol (MDA) 
Fourth Official: Alexandru Tean (MDA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Tsitovich (RUS)

16:00 CET - Durrës ("Niko Dovana" Stadium)
KF Teuta (ALB) - Granada CF (ESP)
Referee: Willy Delajod (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Mugnier (FRA) 
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Fourth Official: Eric Wattellier (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lucilio Batista (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Velid Imamović.(BIH)

17:00 CET - Gibraltar (Victoria Stadium)
Lincoln Red Imps FC (GIB) - Rangers FC (SCO)
Referee: Iwan Arwel Griffith (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Beckett (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Johnathon Bryant (WAL)
Fourth Official: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR) 
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)

17:30 CET - Kuopio (Kuopion keskuskenttä)
KuPS Kuopio (FIN) - ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Referee: Volen Chinkov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Petar Dzhuganski (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dimitar Rusev (BUL)
Fourth Official: Georgi Davidov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)

17:45 CET - Botoșani (Municipal)
FC Botoșani (ROU) - KF Škendija (MKD)
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Klyver (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikael Hallin (SWE)
Fourth Official: Glenn Nyberg (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Molceanov (MDA)

18:00 CET - Bodø (Aspmyra)
FK Bodø/Glimt (NOR) - FK Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU)
Referee: Peter Kralovic (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Milan Štrbo (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Kovac (SVK)
Fourth Official: Peter Ziemba (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL) 
UEFA Delegate: Ginta Pece (LVA)

18:00 CET - Vilnius (LFF stadionas)
FK Riteriai (LTU) - FC Slovan Liberec (CZE)
Referee: Espen Eskås (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Öystein Ytterland (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Morten Jensen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Rohit Saggi (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Emil Bozhinovski (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Kremer (LUX)

18:00 CET - Plovdiv (Stadion Lokomotiv Plovdiv)
PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926 (BUL) - Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Referee: Harm Osmers (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Dominik Schaal (GER) 
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Kempter (GER)
Fourth Official: Robert Schröder (GER) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Volodymyr Petrov (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Camelia Nicolae (ROU)

18:00 CET - Gothenburg (Gamla Ullevi)
IFK Göteborg (SWE) - FC Copengahen (DEN)
Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan José López Mir (ESP)
Fourth Official: César Soto Grado (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI) 
UEFA Delegate: Álvaro Albino (POR)

18:00 CET - Baku (8 KM Stadionu)
Neftçi PFK (AZE) - Galatasaray AŞ (TUR)
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David McGeachie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)  
Fourth Official: Euan Anderson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (ALB) 
UEFA Delegate: Svitlana Shkil (UKR)

18:30 CET - Tallinn (Lilleküla Stadium)
FC Flora Tallinn (EST) - KR Reykjavik (ISL)
Referee: Sigurd Kringstad (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Geir Oskar Isaksen (NOR) 
Assistant Referee 2: Anders Olav Dale (NOR)
Fourth Official: Kristoffer Hagenes (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jens Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Garry O'Hagan (SCO)

18:30 CET - Ljubljana (Stadion Stožice)
NK Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) - HŠK Zrinjski Mostar (BIH)
Referee: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jon Núñez Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Adrián Cordero Vega (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Anna Bordiugova (UKR)

18:30 CET - Stockholm (Stockholm Arena)
Djurgårdens IF (SWE) - Europa FC (GIB)
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Aurélien Drouet (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikael Berchebru (FRA) 
Fourth Official: Jérémie Pignard (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Jitka Klimkova (CZE)

19:00 CET - Riga (Skonto Stadions)
Riga FC (LVA) - S.S. Tre Fiori F.C. (SMR)
Referee: Kári Jóannesarson á Hövdanum (FRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Christiansen (FRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Hermansen (FRO) 
Fourth Official: Petur Reinert (FRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Natallia Varabyova (BLR)

19:00 CET - Haifa (Sammy Ofer Stadium)
Maccabi Haifa FC (ISR) - FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Victor Skytte (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Ole Kronlykke (DEN)
Fourth Official: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR) 
UEFA Delegate: Elena Kobak (RUS)

19:00 CET - Ta' Qali (Centenary Stadium) 
Hibernians FC (MLT) - Fehérvár FC (HUN)
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Georgi Todorov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Miroslav Maksimov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Radoslav Gidzhenov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michal Beneš (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Philippe Prudhon (FRA)

19:00 CET - Elbasan (Elbasan Arena)
KF Laçi (ALB) - Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC (ISR)
Referee: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Johan Balder (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Bas Van Dongen (NED)
Fourth Official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Sanja Bosanac-Perišić (MNE)

19:00 CET - Sofia (Bulgarska Armiya)
PFC CSKA-Sofia (BUL) - FC BATE Borisov (BLR)
Referee: Horațiu Mircea Feșnic (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Valentin Gabriel Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Alexandru Cerei (ROU)
Fourth Official: Marcel Birsan (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kenneth William Clark (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Vasko Dojcinovski (MKD)

19:00 CET - Chișinău (Stadionul Zimbru)
FC Sfintul Gheorghe Suruceni (MDA) - FK Partizan (SRB)
Referee: Juri Frischer (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Veiko Motsnik (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Aron Härsing (EST)
Fourth Official: Kristo Külljastinen (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Pavel Saliy (KAZ)
UEFA Delegate: Octavian Goga (ROU)

19:00 CET - Heraklion (Theodoros Vardinogiannis)
OFI Crete FC (GRE) - Apollon Limassol FC (CYP)
Referee: Fabio Maresca (ITA) 
Assistant Referee 1: Ciro Carbone (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Giorgio Peretti (ITA) 
Fourth Official: Piero Giacomelli (ITA) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI) 
UEFA Delegate: Romano Clavadetscher (SUI)

19:00 CET - Tbilisi (M. Meskhi II Stadium)
FC Lokomotive Tbilisi (GEO) - FC Dynamo Moscow (RUS)
Referee: Karim Abed (FRA) 
Assistant Referee 1: Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aurélien Berthomieu (FRA)
Fourth Official: Florent Batta (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan W. Wegereef (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Ronald Zimmermann (GER)

19:30 CET - Andorra La Vella (Estadi Comunal)
Inter Club d'Escaldes (AND) - Dundalk FC (IRL)
Referee: Viktar Shymusik (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Yahueni Ramanau (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Anton Gusev (BLR) 
Fourth Official: Dznianis Shcharbakou (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Augustus Constantin (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Neli Lozeva (BUL)

20:00 CET - Wrexham (Racecourse Ground)
Connah's Quay Nomads FC (WAL) - FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)
Referee: Alain Durieux (LUX)
Assistant Referee 1: Gilles François Becker (LUX)
Assistant Referee 2: Joaquim Da Silva (LUX)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Morais (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Adrian Azzopardi (MLT)  
UEFA Delegate: Rimla Akhtar (ENG)

20:00 CET - Skopje (National Arena Todor Proeski)
FK Sileks (MKD) - KF Drita (KOS)
Referee: Andrew Madley (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Harry Lennard (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Nick Hopton (ENG)
Fourth Official: Robert Jones (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Iveta Stoyanova Bankova BUL)

20:00 CET - Dublin (Tallaght Stadium)
Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL) - AC Milan (ITA)
Referee: Ádám Farkas (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Szert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Gergő Vígh-Tarsonyi (HUN)
Fourth Official: Ferenc Karakó (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Medved (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Kadri Jägel (EST)

20:00 CET - Gliwice (Municipal Stadium)
GKS Piast Gliwice (POL) - TSV Prolactal Hartberg (AUT)
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jo De Weirdt (BEL)
Fourth Official: Nathan Verboomen (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Richard Havrilla (SVK)

20:00 CET - Tirana (Arena Kombëtare)
FK Kukësi (ALB) - VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
Referee: Duje Strukan (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Goran Perica (CRO) 
Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Marin Vidluin (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mehmet Murat Ilgaz (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Aleksandra Ana Raspopović (MNE)

20:00 CET - Banjaluka (Gradski Stadion Banja Luka)
FK Borac Banja Luka (BIH) - Rio Ave FC (POR)
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL) 
Assistant Referee 1: Florian Lemaire (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Mathias Hillaert (BEL)
Fourth Official: Jasper Vergoote (BEL) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Martin Hansson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate:Jovan Šurbatović,(SRB)

20:00 CET - Thessaloniki (Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium)
Aris Thessaloniki FC (GRE) - Kolos Kovalivka (UKR)
Referee: Lionel Tschudi (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Matthias Sbrissa (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Pascal Hirzel (SUI)
Fourth Official: Alessandro Dudic (SUI) 
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Kejdi Tomorri (ALB)

20:00 CET - Liège (Stade Maurice Dufrasne)
Royal Standard de Liège (BEL) - Bala Town FC (WAL)
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Duncan Sultana (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Jurgen Spiteri (MLT)
Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christos Nicolaides (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj Nelaj (ESP)

20:15 CET - Murska Sobota (Mestni stadion Fazanerija)
NS Mura (SVN) - AGF Aarhus (DEN)
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO)
Assistant Referee 1: Davit Chigogidze (GEO)
Assistant Referee 2: Giorgi Elikashvili (GEO)
Fourth Official: Davit Kharitonashvili (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jon Skjervold (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

20:30 CET - Stavanger (Viking Stadion)
Viking FK (NOR) - Aberdeen FC (SCO)
Referee: Filip Glova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Bednar (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Frantisek Ferenc (SVK) 
Fourth Official: Boris Marhefka (SVK) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Scilla Gennaro (ITA)

20:30 CET - Coleraine (The Showgrounds)
Coleraine FC (NIR) - Motherwell FC (SCO)
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Joonas Valjakka Turkka (FIN)
Fourth Official: Mohammed Al-Emara (FIN) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Tarik Shamel (ENG)

20:45 CET - Belfast (Windsor Park)
Linfield FC (NIR) - Floriana FC (MLT)
Referee: David Alexander Munro (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel McFarlane (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Kylie Cockburn McMullan (SCO) Sean Carr (SCO) 
Fourth Official: Greg Aitken (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marián Ružbarský (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Duncan Fraser (SCO)

20:45 CET - Osijek (Stadion Gradski vrt)
NK Osijek (CRO) - FC Basel 1893 (SUI)
Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero (ESP) 
Assistant Referee 1: Iñigo Prieto López De Ceraín (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Alfonso Baena Espejo (ESP)
Fourth Official: Mario Melero López (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Jasmin Baković (BIH)

20:45 CET - Dunajská Streda (DAC Arena)
FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda (SVK) - FK Jablonec (CZE)
Referee: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alberto Tegoni (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Salvatore Longo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Federico La Penna (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Márton Esterházy (HUN)

20:45 CET - Geneva (Stade de Genève)
Servette FC (SUI) - Stade de Reims (FRA)
Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Neil Davies (ENG) 
Fourth Official: Darren England (ENG) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Sippel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Marko Simeunovič (SVN)

21:00 CET - Senta (Gradski Stadion Senta)
FK TSC Bačka Topola SRB) - Fotbal Club FCSB (ROU)
Referee: Dennis Higler (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Charles Schaap (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (NED)
Fourth Official: Siemen Mulder (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michalis Koukoulakis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Attila Tomo (HUN)

21:05 CET - Budapest (Nándor Hidegkuti Stadion)
Budapest Honvéd FC (HUN) - Malmö FF (SWE)
Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Tryfon Petropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Iordanis Aptosoglou (GRE)
Fourth Official: Aggelos Evangelou (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Boško Jovanetić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Michalis Mitas (CYP)

Date, time and venue still to be confirmed:
Nõmme Kalju FC (EST) or NS Mura (SVN) - AGF Aarhus (DEN)
Maccabi Haifa FC (ISR) or FC Željezničar (BIH) - FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ) 

193 comments:

  1. Interesting games for all 3 Spanish referees!

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  2. Important observer for Thórarinsson despite not having a big game (Faroese vs Welsh)

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  3. Under the Norwegian COVID-19 governmental decree, Slovakia will become a red zone later this week with 10 days of mandatory quarantine. Anyway it is impossible to fly from Slovakia to Norway without a stopover in a "red" country, most likely the referees will fly from Vienna which is also "red".

    I expect a change of referees here.

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  4. In my opinion Cuadra is the spanish referee with most potential out of the 3, I'm always impressed by his natural authority (his height must help) and ability to not be bullied by players, furthermore I believe CTA has very high opinion of him, in his 2nd season he already got huge appointments (Celta-Barcelona, Barcelona-Getafe, Leganés-Real Madrid with the home side fighting for relegation in last match, etc.).

    Munuera and De Burgos have not had quite a good season in my opinion, I remember some shockers of both, specially De Burgos with a phantom penalty in Mallorca-Celta.

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    1. I like Cuadra Fernández for the things you said (top-down authority, strict line with fouls and cards) but he definitely should improve his decision-making.

      IMO the best referee on that bunch is clearly De Burgos Bengoetxea. I recognize that he had a quite poor season-ending (Mallorca-Celta, Levante-Getafe), however I think that he's made a very good progress in the last 2-3 seasons and he deserves to be appointed for a Clásico after what happened in 2017 Supercopa (when old CTA-RFEF loved 'kamikaze' appointments and appointed DBB for a match he definitely wasn't prepared to handle).

      I already said it on the blog after Barcelona-Espanyol - Munuera Montero is a poor (UEFA) referee in my view and he just got lucky to receive the FIFA badge in 2019 because in June 2018 there were no other logical choices to inherit Fernández Borbalán's badge. The rest of non-FIFA referees were either too young/unexperienced (Medié Jiménez, Alberola Rojas), too old (González González, Jaime Latre) or simply didn't have enough level (Iglesias Villanueva, Melero López)

      To sum it up, in my view: De Burgos Bengoetxea > Cuadra Fernández >>>>> Munuera Montero.

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    2. I completely agree with Quilava. Well, in fact, I'm missing a few more ">" between Cuadra Fernández and Munuera Montero xD

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    3. What is kamikaze appotiment.

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    4. Kamikaze means a very risky appointment made with big courage.

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  5. For English readers
    Who are the referees and assistant referees who have been promoted and demoted in EFL Championship?
    And another question: Are there some assistant referees who retired in premier league? Thank you for your answer!!!!

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    1. Promoted to Premier League (Select Group):
      - Darren England
      - Rob Jones

      Promoted to Championship (Select Group 2):
      - Leigh Doughty
      - Michael Salisbury
      - Josh Smith

      Assistant Referees promoted to Premier League:
      - James Mainwaring
      - Tim Wood

      Assistant Referees promoted to Championship:
      - Natalie Aspinall
      - George Byrne
      - Carl Fitch-Jackson
      - Bhupinder Gill
      - Matthew Jones
      - Wade Smith
      - Craig Taylor

      Retirements/demotions still unknown.

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    2. Many thanks to you! Really appreciated.

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  6. SAUDI ARABIA today (all games at 19:35 CET)

    Al-Hazm Ar-Rass - Al-Wahda Makkah: Ivan Bebek (Vasco Santos)
    Al-Faisali Al-Majma'ah - Abha: Muhammad Al-Huwaish (Shukri Al-Hanfush)
    Al-Hilal Riyadh - Ash-Shabab Riyadh: Gediminas Mažeika (Matthew Conger)
    An-Nassr Riyadh - Al-Ittifaq Ad-Dammam: João Pinheiro (Turki Al-Khudair)
    Al-'Adalah Al-Ahasa - Al-Ittihad Jiddah: Khalid At-Taris (Majid Ash-Shamrani)
    Damak Khamis Mushait - Al-Fatah Al-Ahasa: Faisal Al-Balawi (Sami Aj-Jaris)
    Al-Ahli Jiddah - Ar-Ra'id Buraidah: Vítor Ferreira (Cláudio Pereira)
    At-Ta'awun Buraidah - Al-Faiha'a Al-Majma'ah: Andrés Cunha (Hélder Malheiro)

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    1. In the age of COVID-19, a South American referee is sent to referee league games in Saudi Arabia! Incredible and irresponsible!

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    2. Sorry but who should be concerned for their health if not themselves? So if they accept, they do that for money and nobody can be blamed! They would renounce, in case of worries. I think they are not stupid people. You get big money there.

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    3. @Anonymous 17:51 o'clock : they are all tested. How often do you want to say?

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    4. We ordinary people are recommmended to limit travels, travelling across continents to referee a game is definitely not necessary, especially when you have local referees who for sure could referee those games.

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    5. Even more surprising is a Kiwi as VAR, with all the restrictions that New Zealand has.

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  7. To Serbian and Turkish readers, can you report the minutes of penalty incidents (I have read that there are at least three situations) in Kulbakov game? Thanks.

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  8. OT: We have less than 1 month until EURO 21 qualification semifinals. I made some predections. Whats your opinion?
    A
    Iceland-Romania Damir Skomina (SVN)
    Bulgaria-Hungary Felix Brych (GER)
    Final: Anthony Taylor (ENG)

    B
    Bosnia and Herzegovina-Northern Ireland Daniele Orsato (ITA)
    Slovakia- Republic of Ireland Björn Kuipers (NED)
    Final: Clément Turpin (FRA)

    C
    Scotland-Israel Danny Makkelie (NED)
    Norway-Serbia Cüneyt Cakir (TUR)
    Final: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

    D
    Georgia-Belarus Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    North Macedonia-Kosovo Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
    Final: Artur Soares Dias (POR)

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    1. My predictions are

      Iceland-Romania Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
      Bulgaria-Hungary del Cerro Grande (ESP)
      Final: Cakir (TUR)

      Bosnia and Herzegovina-Northern Ireland Brych (GER)
      Slovakia- Republic of Ireland Orsato (ITA)
      Final: Makkelie (NED)

      Scotland-Israel Skomina (SVN)
      Norway-Serbia Kuipers (NED)
      Final: Turpin (FRA)

      Georgia-Belarus Marciniak (POL)
      North Macedonia-Kosovo Taylor (ENG)
      Final: Hategan (ROU)

      So nearly the same 12 names as you.

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    2. Iceland-Romania: Björn Kuipers (NED)
      Bulgaria-Hungary: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
      Final: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

      Bosnia & Herzegovina-Northern Ireland: Artur Soares Dias (POR)
      Slovakia-Ireland: Felix Brych (GER)
      Final: Damir Skomina (SVN)

      Scotland-Israel: Danny Makkelie (NED)
      Norway-Serbia: Ovidiu Hategan (ROU)
      Final: Szymon Marciniak (POL)

      Georgia-Belarus: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
      North Macedonia-Kosovo: Felix Zwayer (GER)
      Final: Clément Turpin (FRA)

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    3. ISL-ROU: Michael Oliver (ENG)
      BUL-HUN: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
      Final: Danny Makkelie (NED)

      BIH-NIR: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
      SVK-IRL: Ovidiu Hategan (ROU)
      Final: Clément Turpin (FRA)

      SCO-ISR: Björn Kuipers (NED)
      NOR-SRB: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
      Final: Cüneyt Çakir (TUR)

      GEO-BLR: Dr. Felix Brych (GER)
      MKD-KOS: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
      Final: Damir Skomina (SVN)

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  9. I believe Andrew Garrett (AR) is the only Select Group departure, his retirement was announced before the end of the season. Congratulations to him on a very long career including 2012 FA Cup Final.

    Promotions are as above and of course no demotions.

    I was slightly surprised not to see Tim Robinson promoted, he will surely be next, possibly along with Jarred Gillett who is yet to make his PL Debut.

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    1. Apologies, this response was meant to be under @Ref Paul :)

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    2. No problem, I read it 😊
      Thanks again 🙏

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  10. LIGUE 1

    11/09/2020

    21:00 | Girondins de Bordeaux - Olympique Lyonnais
    Ruddy Buquet - Guillaume Debart, Gilles Lang - Robin Chapapria
    VAR: Stéphanie Frappart, Dominique Julien

    12/09/2020

    17:00 | Montpellier - Nice
    Antony Gautier - Frédéric Hébrard, Julien Haulbert - Remi Landry
    VAR: Salem Hakim Ben El Hadj, Dominique Julien

    21:00 | Saint-Étienne - Strasbourg
    Éric Wattellier - Aurélien Berthomieu, Mohamed Benkemouche - Faouzi Benchabane
    VAR: Benoît Millot, Aurélien Drouet

    13/09/2020

    13:00 | Lille - Metz
    Jérémie Pignard - Gwenaël Pasqualotti, Mehdi Rahmouni - Eddy Rosier
    VAR: Florent Batta, William Lavis

    15:00 | Angers - Stade de Reims
    Benoît Bastien - Frédéric Haquette, Hicham Zakrani - Anthony Ustaritz
    VAR: Hamid Guenaoui, Yohann Rouinsard

    15:00 | Dijon - Stade Brestois
    Bastien Dechepy - Brice Parinet-Le Tellier, Yannick Boutry - Ahmed Taleb
    VAR: Karim Abed, Lionel Jaffredo

    15:00 | Lorient - Lens
    Aurélien Petit - Bertrand Jouannaud, Matthieu Lombard - Cédric Dos Santos
    VAR: Christian Guillard, Abdelali Chaoui

    15:00 | Nîmes Olympique - Stade Rennais
    Mikaël Lesage - Huseyin Ocak, Stephan Luzi - Ludovic Genest
    VAR: Jérôme Miguelgorry, Wilfried Bien

    17:00 | Monaco - Nantes
    Clément Turpin - Nicolas Danos, Philippe Jeanne - Bartolomeu Varela Teles
    VAR: Alexandre Castro, Stéphane Bré

    21:00 | Paris Saint-Germain - Olympique de Marseille
    Jérôme Brisard - Benjamin Pagès, Cyril Mugnier - Willy Delajod
    VAR: François Letexier, Bruno Coué

    * Ligue 1 debuts for newly promoted Bastien Dechepy (1985) and Aurélien Petit (1987).

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    1. First "Classique" for Brisard and before Letexier.

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    2. Any Spanish/Dutch appointments?

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    3. Dutch appointments:

      Utrecht - AZ: Danny Makkelie (VAR: Kevin Blom)
      Heerenveen - Willem II: Richard Martens (VAR: Clay Ruperti)
      Zwolle - Feyenoord: Bas Nijhuis (VAR: Edwin van de Graaf)
      Twente - Fortuna: Allard Lindhout (VAR: Ingmar Oostrom)
      Emmen - VVV Venlo: Siemen Mulder (VAR: Jeroen Manschot)
      Sparta - Ajax: Jochem Kamphuis (VAR: Richard Martens)
      Heracles - ADO: Sander van der Eijk (VAR: Marc Nagtegaal)
      Groningen - PSV: Serdar Gozubuyuk (VAR: Dennis Higler)
      RKC - Vitesse: Edwin van de Graaf (VAR: Stan Teuben)

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    4. NETHERLANDS

      12/09/20

      18:45 | SC Heerenveen-Willem II
      Richard Martens (Clay Ruperti)

      20:00 | PEC Zwolle-Feyenoord
      Bas Nijhuis (Edwin van de Graaf)

      21:00 | Fortuna Sittard-FC Twente
      Allard Lindhout (Ingmar Oostrom)

      13/09/20

      12:15 | FC Emmen-VVV Venlo
      Siemen Mulder (Jeroen Manschot)

      14:30 | Sparta Rotterdam-Ajax
      Jochem Kamphuis (Richard Martens)

      14:30 | Heracles Almelo-Ado Den Haag
      Sander van der Eijk (Marc Nagtegaal)

      16:45 | FC Groningen-PSV
      Serdar Gözübüyük (Dennis Higler)

      16:45 | RKC Waalwijk-Vitesse
      Edwin van de Graaf (Stan Teuben)

      FC Utrecht-AZ, to be played on 12/09/20 and to be refereed by Danny Makkelie, has been postponed to give AZ more time to prepare for their Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev

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    5. Ligue 1 France
      Gameweek 2

      Thursday 10 September

      21:00 Lens - PSG
      Hakim Ben El Hadj - Gwenael Pasqualotti - Julien Aube - Olivier Thual
      [Johan Hamel - Benjamin Lepaysant]

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  11. Two incidents from SRB - TUR:

    42'
    https://streamable.com/87hnws
    This should be a clear penalty in my opinion, live I would have whistled it without doubts.

    46'
    LIVE https://streamable.com/7g08nl
    ONLY REPLAY SHOWN https://streamable.com/zbc0kc
    Not enough footage to make a good assessment. Could have been penalty. However first situation is by far more penalty than this one.

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    1. IMO both situations should have been a pk. Not 100% sure if they were clear mistake because we dont have more replays, but it simply looked like penalties.

      I believe if there were fans on the stadium, Kulbakov could hardly ignore both situations.

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    2. first situation clear penalty, but second IMO simulation-diving

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  12. England Premier League
    Gameweek 1

    Saturday 12 September
    13:30 Fulham - Arsenal
    Chris Kavanagh - Daniel Cook - Sian Massey-Ellis - Kevin Friend
    [David Coote - Stephen Child]

    16:00 Crystal Palace - Southampton
    Jonathan Moss - Marc Perry - Dan Robathan - Simon Hooper
    [Craig Pawson - Nick Hopton]

    16:00 West Ham United - Newcastle
    Stuart Attwell - Constantine Hatzidakis - Neil Davies - Darren England
    [Peter Bankes - Simon Long]

    18:30 Liverpool - Leeds
    Michael Oliver - Stuart Burt - Simon Bennett - Mike Dean
    [Paul Tierney - Andy Halliday]

    Sunday 13 September
    15:00 West Brom - Leicester
    Anthony Taylor - Gary Beswick - Adam Nunn - Peter Bankes
    [Stuart Attwell - Andy Halliday]

    17:30 Tottenham - Everton
    Martin Atkinson - Lee Betts - Peter Kirkup - Graham Scott
    [Andre Marriner - Scott Ledger]

    Monday 14 September
    21:00 Brighton - Chelsea
    Craig Pawson - Ian Hussin - Richard West - Simon Hooper
    [Kevin Friend - Simon Beck]

    21:00 Sheffield United - Wolves
    Mike Dean - Darren Cann - Mark Scholes - Lee Mason
    [Graham Scott - Derek Eaton]

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  13. France Ligue 2
    Gameweek 3

    Saturday 12 September

    15:00 EA Guingamp - AC Le Havre
    Frank Schneider - Bastien Courbet - Christophe Mouysset - Emmanuel Caron

    19:00 Amiens - Paris FC
    Arnaud Baert - Yohann Larhant - Laurent Coniglio - Yohan Gagnant

    19:00 AJ Auxerre - Clermont Foot
    Guillaume Paradis - Yoann Benoit - Tugdual Philippe - Jordane Lomi

    19:00 AC Ajaccio - USL Dunkerque
    Benjamin Lepaysant - Alexis Auger - Cyril Saint Cricq - Tawbane Kani

    19:00 FC Chambly - Grenoble Foot
    Mathieu Vernice - Jean Grimm - Ludovic Zmyslony - Kevin Barbin

    19:00 Estac Troyes - Pau FC
    Gael Angoula - Jean Paul Neves Gouveia - Manuela Nicolosi - Romain Perpinan

    19:00 Valenciennes FC - LB Chateauroux
    Sylvain Palhies - Michel Dolmadjian - Paul Cravo - Félicien Gazon

    19:00 Chamois Niortais FC - AS Nancy
    Alexandre Perreau Niel - Régis Gaillard - Iléas Daoudi - Paul Garo

    19:00 Rodez AF - SM Caen
    Pierre Gaillouste - Cédric Favre - Bertrand Corcuff - Nicolas Brotons

    Monday 14 September
    20:45 Toulouse - Sochaux
    Johan Hamel - Steven Torregrossa - Mathieu Grosbost - Steven Llewellyn

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  14. LaLiga MD1

    Saturday 12th of September:

    16:00 Eibar - Celta
    Valentín Pizarro Gómez - José Antonio Garrido Romero, Iván Massó Granado - Fernando Bueno Prieto
    [César Soto Grado, Carlos Álvarez Fernández]

    18:30 Granada - Athletic
    Antonio Mateu Lahoz - Pau Cebrián Devís, Rubén Porras Rico - Miguel García Aceña
    [José Luis González González, Gonzalo García González]

    21:00 Cádiz - Osasuna
    Isidro Díaz de Mera Escuderos - Rubén Becerril Gómez, José Carlos Escuela Melo - Rubén Ruipérez Marín
    [Jesús Gil Manzano, Javier Martínez Nicolás]


    Sunday, 13th of September:

    14:00 Alavés - Betis
    Pablo González Fuertes - Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno, Israel Bárcena Rodríguez - David Recio Moreno
    [Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva, Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez]

    16:00 Valladolid - Real Sociedad
    Mario Melero López - José Luis Martínez Serrato, José Alcoba Rodríguez - Manuel García Gómez
    [Guillermo Cuadra Fernández, Teodoro Sobrino Magán]

    18:30 Villarreal - Huesca
    Xavier Estrada Fernández - Roberto Alonso Fernández, Guadalupe Porras Ayuso - Miguel Domato Pedreira
    [Javier Alberola Rojas, Iván Hernández Ramos]

    21:00 Valencia-Levante
    José María Sánchez Martínez - Ángel Nevado Rodríguez, José Gallego García - Jorge Díaz Escudero
    [José Luis Munuera Montero, Jorge Figueroa Vázquez]


    -Sánchez Martínez appointed for Valencian derby
    -LaLiga debut for Díaz de Mera Escuderos (1989)
    -Matches of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético re-scheduled due to lack of preseason.

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  15. OT

    French Referee Syndicate SAFE has announced that Ligue 1 referee Sébastien Desiage passed away at 46 years of age. He has not refereed since 2018, but was kept on the list of top-flight officials.

    Rest in Peace, Sébastien!

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    1. Terrible news, may he rest in peace.

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    2. RIP :( My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

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    3. Sad news.
      I remember him because it is not common for a referee to have a beard. 195 games in top-3 tiers and cups, nice career.

      Rest in peace.

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    4. Rest in peace Sebastien. I had the big chance to assist him in french cup. A great ref but also a wonderful human being. :(

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    5. Shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news.

      I remember only a short while ago seeing Sébastian Desiage week-after-week on the Ligue 1 HL programme. The same as Forlan, I remember him for his distinctive beard and interesting style as a referee. Frenchref's tribute is particularly pertinent and touching, my thoughts go to his family and friends at this difficult time.

      Rest in peace :(

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    6. Thks Mikael. As always are yours...

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    7. May he rest in peace...

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  16. Ligue1 referee Sebastien DESIAGE Died at 46.
    https://www.20minutes.fr/sport/football/2858671-20200910-football-arbitre-ligue-1-sebastien-desiage-decede-age-46-ans

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  17. OT

    Björn Kuipers will referee the Greek Cup final between Olympiakos and AEK this saturday. Rob Dieperink is 4th official, Pol van Boekel is VAR.

    https://www.knvb.nl/nieuws/scheidsrechters/aanstellingen/61393/team-kuipers-leidt-griekse-bekerfinale

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    1. Why Dieperink? Not even a senior referee... a good referee for sure, but isn't that strange?

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    2. I agree completely. I would put someone with experience as 4th Official, preferably a FIFA referee. Strange choice indeed.

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    3. Personally i think they could have switched the var and 4th official, Van Boekel is a way more experienced referee, while Dieperink has also var experience in the Dutch competition, just don't understand this choice

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  18. Maccabi Haifa FC (ISR) - FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
    Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen DEN
    Victor Skytte DEN
    Ole Kronlykke DEN
    Michael Tykgaard DEN

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  19. Greek SL MD1

    11/9/2020

    18.15: Aris - Lamia
    Aristotelis Diamantopoulos - Tryfon Petropoulos - Konstantinos Triantafyllou - Alexandros Tsakalidis
    [Evangelos Manouchos, Dimitrios Samoilis]

    20.30 PAOK - Larisa
    Petros Tsagkarakis - Pantelis Spyropoulos - Antonios Siniorakis - Spyridon Zampalas
    [Georgios Tzovaras, Andreas Meintanas]

    12/9/2020

    18.00 OFI - Panaitolikos
    Emmanouel Skoulas - Konstantinos Nikolaidis - Koula Hasan - Andreas Gamaris
    [Ioannis Papadopoulos, Petros Patras]

    13/9/2020

    18.30 Atromitos - Volos
    Athanasios Tzilos - Vasileios Nikolakakis - Athanasios Kollias - Dimitrios Maloutas
    [Konstantinos Kotsanis, Christos Baltas]

    20.30 Asteras Tripolis - Panathinaikos
    Anastasios Sidiropoulos - Polychronis Kostaras - Lazaros Dimitriadis - Evangelos Gratsanis
    [Anastasios Papapetrou, Iordanis Aptosoglou]

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  20. OT: Today CTA-RFEF (President Carlos Velasco Carballo, VAR project leader Carlos Clos Gómez and board member Alberto Undiano Mallenco) organized a press conference. The first 50 minutes are the most interesting part, the rest consists of crappy journalist questions.

    Besides announcing the new labour contract for professional referees, presenting the new Macron kits (basically UEFA ones with the classic Würth as sponsor) and congratulating themselves for the presence of Spanish referees in UCL and Women Champions League finals and the promotions of Hernández Hernández and Huerta de Aza, it was quite interesting.

    CTA-RFEF shared the power point of the instructions given to referees in the online stage of last week (protect players & integrity of the game, consistency and trying to have as less mistakes as possible, nothing new) with some nice clips and explained the new LOTG changes (new handball criteria, accidental handball immediately before a goal or GSO, no card for first GK encroachment...)

    Clos Gómez as VAR project leader confirmed that CTA-RFEF will uphold a 'restrictive' criteria for VAR interventions - unlike FIFA, but according to them in line with IFAB instructions and referees are only asked to intervene in CLEAR AND OBVIOUS mistakes (in capital letters).

    The VAR section included a couple of video clips of situations from last year in which they showed the VAR audio record, and the 2nd one - 49:50 of the video is quite interesting and I'd like to know your opinion about what would have been the best outcome (Segunda game Extremadura-Ponferradina, referee Jorge Figueroa Vázquez and VAR Santiago Varón Aceitón)

    So, I would like to recommend to watch the press conference to our Spanish-speaking readers - but also non-speakers of course! :D

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi32xwD5dkc

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    1. Clips of reckless-SFP, illegal use of arms and control: 20:00 to 31:15

      Clips and explanations of LOTG changes: 31:20 to 39:00

      VAR: 39:00 to 52:10

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    2. Thank you very much! It is an interesting material, and an interesting way to communicate with public.

      Indeed the last situation with VAR is very difficult. If there was really an accidental handball, then the contact with keeper is a tiny bit of a second earlier so I think they made a good decision.

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  21. In General Terms and Conditions for Referees officiating at UEFA matches is written, that "under no circumstances are the macth officials allowed to keep the matchballs"
    Can anybody explain why?

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    1. Because stealing is not a good thing.

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  22. OT:

    Refereeing highlights of one of the most remarkable World Cup games for officiating ever, Croatia - Australia at World Cup 2006 handled by Graham Poll. Of course the game is infamous for Josip Šimunić being cautioned thrice before ejection, but it is pretty remarkable just how challenging a match that Poll had to face here. Would be interested in readers' thoughts!

    https://ok.ru/video/1653723695651


    (HowardMaxi and I are covering every game from World Cup 2006 with highlights and reports, link is below; apologies to regular readers as we have come to halt for the moment, we should be back uploading posts before too long)

    https://wc06refs.blogspot.com/

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    1. Three more crucial mistakes, I think: Missing penalties for Australia in 7' and 76' and missed offside before the 2-2 goal.

      Otherwise, I think, match management and card selection were somewhat OK in a very challenging match. One can surely find points for improvement, but it could also have been worse regarding match control, I think.

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    2. We love Graham Poll in Croatia :)

      I agree with Phillip S, 3 YC + 3 crucial mistakes.

      Probably most of you know that, but regarding 3YC to Cro#3, the palyer was born and raised in Australia, so Poll later suggested that maybe he was confused by the australian accent so he automatically wrote that he gave a YC to AUS#3.

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    3. Australian's have never forgiven Graham Poll to this day!

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    4. Thanks for all the work! I enjoy reading it. Maybe EURO2008 next?

      I watched Poll - and I was actually shocked. By the mistake, but also the lack of sophistication. It seemed very chaotic.

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    5. Thanks Rik!

      If we have the time to complete another big project (which is fairly doubtful) then it will be a tournament from the 1990s :)

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  23. Your opinion about this incident from FIN-WAL?

    https://streamable.com/hk2per

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    1. Well if you ask me it should be a Red Card (using the ball as a weapon; VC). Comparable incident in a UEFA RAP was an "8" so ostensibly UEFA would actually support an ejection there, also Halil Umut Meler issued a Red Card in the Juventus - Real Madrid YL game recently for essentially the same thing.

      In reality Siebert took the expected / correct decision for UEFA, especially if the game was calm at that point.

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  24. Germany
    DFB Pokal 1st Round

    Friday 11 September

    20:45 TSV Havelse - 1.FSV Mainz 05 (Game at Opel Arena in Mainz)
    Arne Aarnink - Guido Kleve - Andreas Steffens - Mitja Stegemann

    20:45 Eintracht Braunschweig - Hertha Berlin (in Braunschweig)
    Tobias Stieler - Christian Gittelmann - Marcel Unger - Patrick Schwengers

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  25. OT:Croatian League designations:

    Most notable one is Bebek's 4th in a row derby between Dinamo - Hajduk, also in their last 7 matches, he was in charge 5 times.
    Looks like he regained trust in Croatia and again is a man for big matches in Croatia, not in Europe tho.

    1. SL. BELUPO – ŠIBENIK Ante Čuljak (Zagreb)
    2. LOKOMOTIVA – GORICA Dario Kulušić (Šibenik)
    3. ISTRA 1961 – VARAŽDIN Duje Strukan (Split)
    4. OSIJEK – RIJEKA Marko Matoc (Zaprešić)
    5. HAJDUK – DINAMO Ivan Bebek (Rijeka)

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  26. OT

    Some clips from yesterday's SL Aris - Lamia match

    Ref: Diamantopoulos (UEFA 3rd)

    37' Penalty for Lamia

    https://streamable.com/jqxq4l

    62' Disallowed goal for Lamia

    https://streamable.com/8tadtb

    76' Penalty for Aris

    https://streamable.com/88lxcp

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    1. 37' Classic situation in which it is very difficult to make an assessmenmt but with the benefit of closer replay I wouldn't have whistled penalty. Looks more a dive, attacker falling easily, however VAR should support because no clear evidence. Also no faults for referee in whistling such penalty from the pitch if you ask me.

      62'
      Not a foul, defender puts his head there clearly after the "kick" by attacker, gol in my opinion was valid, however, still VAR couldn't question on that and I guess they had to support referee.

      76' not a penalty for me, very very soft, if not totally wrong, but still a contact justifies the support by VAR.

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    2. Chefren, agree with you on the three analyses.

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    3. @62' If one looks closely, there is also a punishable handball by the defender (arm above shoulder) before. So even if one says foul, it should still be a penalty.

      Furthermore at least the first two examples show, why the barrier for VAR intervention should be slightly lower in my opinion. The replays can give some additional information, and in an OFR the referee would most likely change his decision.

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  27. Not a good start from Kavanagh in Fulham v Arsenal imo. A few missed fouls one of which I think was a caution. And then he gave a free kick which I reckon should have gone the other way and should have resulted in another caution. All in the first 22 minutes of the new season.

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  28. Now a nailed on second yellow card not given by Kavanagh. Fulham should be down to 10.

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  29. A clip from OFI-Panaitolikos match

    Ref: Skoulas (UEFA 3rd)

    https://streamable.com/4oqc61

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    1. In occasion of tackles while contrasting opponent's shot in penalty area, there are always doubts about possible handballs to be punished, but this is a rare case in which I can even see (my opinion) a deliberate action with the clear intention to stop ball there with arm, and I think referee totally missed incident. So excellent call by VAR, nevertheless, if referee had seen the touch live, I think they should have called him as well, very clear infringment.

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  30. Also 3 clips from Greek Cup final AEK-Olympiakos

    Ref: Kuipers (UEFA Elite)

    06' Penalty appeal by AEK

    https://streamable.com/26gfaf

    53' Missed foul for AEK

    https://streamable.com/mza26j

    54' Penalty for Olympiakos

    https://streamable.com/s42h8f

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    1. 06: Penalty
      53: Free kick + yellow card
      54: Penalty + yellow card (dogso)

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    2. 6' A penalty you can whistle but play on supportable decision, never VAR stuff, even more if you see how Kuipers reatced showing of having clear seen and assessed by himself what had happened. To be honest watching replay, play on sounds even better than penalty. Not a clear foul.

      53' Missed foul outside the box, clear SPA. Not RC so that's why VAR silent.

      54' Correct decision, YC for DOGSO best decision, also the challenge is very reckless, as further argument. No card, considering it SPA, could be maybe supportable but with some doubts.

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    3. 06: He charges and tackles him in the back/side of the back and leg. It's a clear foul.

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    4. 06: with all my respect, it's a huge foul !

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    5. 6' This situation reminds me of Oliver's last minute penalty at Real Madrid - Juventus.

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    6. 06: Play on!!!
      53: Free kick + yellow card (SPA)
      54: Penalty + yellow card (dogso)

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  31. Did anyone watch the Liverpool v Leeds game? An excellent performance by Michael Oliver in contrast to Kavanagh. 2 penalties correctly given.

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    1. Yes. Excellent performance in a challenging game. Both penalties are correct and 3 goal disallowed correctly too. IMO, 8,70

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    2. Is there a video for both penalties?

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    3. 8.7 is a very high mark, considering both penalties were very blatant and not that difficult to detect. In my opinion both decisions are expected from a UEFA Elite referee. But maybe he earned the +0.3 bonus for other reasons, I didn’t watch the entire game.

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    4. 4 goals corrrwctly disallowed, coherent foul detention and a really good physical condition.

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  32. Someone can explain why premier league referees have a sort of monitor on their shorts that is the goal line technology (this can be seen in min. 15;38 of Liverpool-Leeds when Bennett disallows a goal for Liverpool.

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    1. https://share.icloud.com/photos/0LtUw8aN-eyPD534_y1XDHgMg

      This is what I mean

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  33. Is anyone watching Psg-Marseille match?
    Very challenging match for Brisard.

    Violent and disrepectful behaviour from both sides, if this match doesnt produce atleast 1 RC then i dont know what match will.

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    1. The game has become disgustingly dirty and massive confrontations are starting at every intense contact.

      The 2H will surely be very challenging too, and I hope Brisard will succeed, I think he is quite inaccurate in foul detection, which is not helping himself in a match that heated.
      A few more cards could definitely be shown, and I heard about a possible RC (VC-spitting) but I didn't see a video of the potential incident.
      Let's wait for the 2H.

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    2. Yep, easily 3-4 more cards he could have shown, he's having lot of troubles.

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  34. Sorry but how could be the 0-2 for Marseille disallowed?!

    Replay was shown and no offisde. How could be this goal disallowed??

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    1. Yeah, no idea. Didn't look like offside.

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    2. That is a scandal! With calibrated lines a wrong decision... That's a shame!

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  35. I mean players are the one to blame for most part, but I dont think we will see Brisard handling top match in France for a long time.

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  36. I might be alone with this opinion but Di Maria's tackle in 74' should have been a red card imo.

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  37. Screenshot:
    https://ibb.co/hC7gSg7
    Looks like ONSIDE: foot of attacker doesn't touch the offside line, apparently, but one must trust VAR without other explanations!

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    1. Why 'must' we trust VAR? We've had an incredible mistake on offside before (Ajax - Chelsea, VAR Marciniak) with, I believe, still no explanation.

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    2. I am always with you @Chefren that we have to trust the referee team on the pitch, the VAR officals and their explanations.

      BUT this is clear evidence, that the Marseille player is definitly ONSIDE. I don't no why Francois Letexier did not see it, but this should be evaluated as a horrible mistake.

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    3. Seems that they are at most in the line, so I don't understand this at all. Maybe some french bloggers will inform us in the following days...

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  38. And now 3 straight RC and 2 2nd YC... Unbelievable scenes

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    1. Everything was done correctly.
      Great job by refereeing team in these last very intense moments, however, not so much for whole game.

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    2. Yeah, all 5 cards were correct.

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    3. Wow, terrible behaviour from the players! Ver good and concentrated reaction by the ref, only he could have maybe prevented it if he saw what is happening between players.

      The video of the incident:
      https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7w6m6k

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  39. Brisard might pay his inconsistent 1H, because the 2H was much better and the (unbelievable) mass confrontation has been solved correctly.

    The game exploded over in a rather unpredictable moment(unless you consider that the game was about to end is a factor).

    I think Brisard should have done better in 1H but I feel sorry for him to debut in a Classique in such a dirty and hard game, it reminds me the debut of De Burgos Bengoetxea in El Clasico: as he pay very much after his game, Brisard will probably suffer the same fate.

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  40. The referee is never responsible for players lunacy etc. But he is 100% the reason why the fight happened. He let Neymar push the opponent when the ball was out and then let him smack the opponent in the head 2-3 times. Then the play started and the fight happened.

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    1. I would consider that Brisard done as well as any referee could have done in a match as difficult as this one. It would be very easy to nit pick but I'm sure that everyone of us were glad that we were watching on TV and not the man in the middle. It was as difficult a match to control as I have seen for many years and some of the comments above especialy from Anonymous are completely out of order, you would have to have refereed at this level to know that some games are almost impossible to control. I thought that he did as well as any of the current very top refs could have done especialy in the final moments when he correctly sent off 5 players. I would have marked him 8.5 for doing the almost impossible, and I would be very disappointed if he was marked down by Mark Batta or whoever was the match observer

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    2. I believe the truth is somewhere in the middle. Its definitely not Brisard's fault, but probably if he stopped the game and warned the players involved, this wouldnt have happened.

      Watching his reactions when it started, he tried to intervene at first and correctly went straight to the spot with whistles, but then also correctly stepped back to escape the crowd. Maybe a straight RC for Paredes would be a good solution, but all in all cards are supportable and + to Brisard for that.

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  41. Some clips from PSG-OM:

    Marseille goal offside?
    https://streamable.com/yd5juq

    Marseille goal, offside?
    https://streamable.com/e22e1c

    Di Maria, VC/SFP?
    https://streamable.com/p146k9

    Mass confrontation
    https://streamable.com/8uddfk

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    1. I don't why some of my clips are deleted, you can see the whole game here:
      https://gounlimited.to/embed-ty1suhsx72rf.html

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    2. Minutes:
      30'20
      62'30
      73'10
      90'+5

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  42. 2 more clips from Greek SL

    Atromitos - NPS Volos

    Ref: Tzilos (UEFA 3rd)

    https://streamable.com/07rosx

    Asteras Tripolis - Panathinaikos

    Ref: Sidiropoulos (UEFA Elite)

    https://streamable.com/gev7bh

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  43. https://arbitrezvous.blogspot.com/2020/09/fff-cfa-dta-psgom-pascal-garibian.html
    If I translate this article correctly, it seems as Garibian admitted VAR mistake to disallow the 0-2 by Marseille.

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    1. You are right Chefren. He admitted mistake from Letexier, he went to fast on the offside check to be quicker...

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    2. But I disagree on some points with Garibian because for me Brisard missed a RC on Di Maria and one YC (Pape Gueye) was wrong.

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  44. OT: LaLiga MD2 appointments

    Saturday 19th September:

    16:00 Villarreal - Eibar
    Jorge Figueroa Vázquez - Antonio Ramón Martínez Moreno, Iván Massó Granado - Juan Peña Varela
    [José Luis Munuera Montero, Alfonso Baena Espejo]

    18:30 Getafe - Osasuna
    Alejandro Hernández Hernández - José Enrique Naranjo Pérez, Diego Sánchez Rojo - Mateo Busquets Ferrer
    [Javier Alberola Rojas, Marcos Cerdán Aguilar]

    21:00 Celta - Valencia
    Jesús Gil Manzano - Ángel Nevado Rodríguez, Javier Martínez Nicolás - Leandro Carbajales Gómez
    [Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar]


    Sunday 20th September:

    16:00 Huesca - Cádiz
    César Soto Grado - Carlos Álvarez Fernández, Rubén Porras Rico - Miguel Sesma Espinosa
    [José Luis González González, Rubén Becerril Gómez]

    18:30 Betis - Valladolid
    Santiago Jaime Latre - Jorge Bueno Mateo, Fernando Tresaco Escabosa - Antonio Alberola Rojas
    [David Medié Jiménez, Juan Carlos Barranco Trejo]

    18:30 Granada - Alavés
    Carlos del Cerro Grande - Íñigo Prieto López de Ceráin, Gonzalo García González - Roberto Carralero Calvo
    [Adrián Cordero Vega, Isidro Díaz de Mera Escuderos]

    21:00 Real Sociedad - Real Madrid
    Juan Martínez Munuera - Diego Barbero Sevilla, Miguel Martínez Munuera - Carlos Alberto Carbonell Hernández
    [Pablo González Fuertes, Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno]


    -LaLiga debut for Jorge Figueroa Vázquez (1980, Andalusia)
    -Athletic-Barcelona, Levante-Atlético de Madrid and Sevilla-Elche, re-scheduled due to lack of preseason.

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  45. Why is Stegemann going to be observed by Lannoy?

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    1. Lannoy is a UEFA observer, like other ones, I don't understand the question!

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    2. Just a former WC and Euro-Semi final ex-ref : so, what’s your point Kim ? :)

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    3. I also do not understand this question. You may also ask why Martin Hansson is observing Lardot. Uefa decided so, there was no need for Stagemann to be observed by Committee member or someone from special panel list therefore regular obsever is observing him...

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    4. Finally I understand. Thought Lannoy is a committee member, while Stegemann doesn‘t have perspective like i.e. Osmers.

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  46. A very interesting match in Armenia with two late penalty decisions and an incredible outcome...

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    1. And I said that Jorgji can be disappointed with the appointment :)

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    2. Wow, three penalties in total and 2 red cards. Interesting match. Any link?

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    3. https://youtu.be/5CimsDmOQkI
      All 3 penalties you can find it here.

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    4. Thanks.

      54' penalty to Fola Esch, what kind of foul is that in your opinion? Genuine or not? In my opinion not a genuine attempt to play ball, I see a DOGSO here, if foul for me RC.

      90' very clear penalty, ball already kicked, but clearly reckless, correct YC

      90'+3 very difficult to analyze the real effects of this holding, however for sure penalty can be supported. However for me not a 100% clear situation, no VAR stuff.

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    5. 54' Neither the potential tripping nor the potential holding is really clear in those pictures, therefore hard to say whether YC or RC - and also some doubts about the penalty itself. Somehow similar to 90+3', with some contact on arms and legs.

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  47. In Bulgaria Osmers correctly gave a RC for handball on the goal line (saving goal), but in the replay it is not clear what was the 2nd YC for. Anyway, those decisions turned the game upside down, Lokomotiv had a lead until that moment.

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  48. Shocking decision 80’ by Alain Durieux and Gilles François Becker (LUX). Offside given directly from a throw in.

    Assistant referee has switched off but the referee needs to be strong there and overrule the assistant

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  49. OFI - Apollon Limassol

    No comment

    https://streamable.com/vpo0no

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    1. Wow, what a mistake from AR2!

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    2. Incredibile mistake, no words. Referee in visual control (but missing in alertness), fourth official so close, but also assistant referee could have directly detected that it was a pass from opponents. This happens when you are relaxed just for a second, but no excuse there. Very serious mistake, close to a crucial one (unknown whether the player would have scored).

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    3. Maybe AR2 didnt see well, but really not so hard to communicate the situation (he should have asked who passed the ball) and the main referee cant miss that!

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    4. That is definitely more Maresca's fault than Peretti's.

      Though, if the AR had ANY doubts who played the ball he HAS to ask on the comms kit before raising his flag.

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    5. @edward

      How did Maresca restart the game?

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    6. @Edward what about the resume of the game?
      Did Maresca notice immediately the mistake, or the free kick for offside was confirmed? In case he realized mistake, a dropped ball should have been executed.

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    7. Maresca restarted with a dropped ball.

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    8. He restarted with a dropped ball. According to info, he immediately apologized to OFI players for the mistake.

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    9. Thanks, this was the positive thing for sure. It would have been even worse to confirm free kick, but still something absolutely to be avoided!

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    10. Extremely rare at this level... is the AR on the FIFA List? Hpwever, as Mikael said earlier, Maresca (big Italian hope!) should be aware of who is playing the ball and promptly communicate with his AR.

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    11. Yes, Peretti is on FIFA list and to be honest he is among the best Italian assistant referees of recent years, that's why I'm really surprised also by this raised flag.

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  50. Somebody asked why Sian Massey didn't appear in Kavanagh's team in Champions League, this should be the reason:
    https://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/match/2027326--sweden-vs-hungary/matchinfo/
    today she had a Women qualifying game with Rebecca Welch.

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  51. Papapetrou AR2 allowed an offside goal on Budapest Honvéd-Malmö 0-1 42'

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  52. Big mistake from Munuera not whistling penalty in 67'.

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    1. Shouldnt referees care if a player gets kick in the head? In 90+3 GK down after foot in the head, no medical help. Then he got up, clearly not completely ok and after the final whistle lies down. Not nice to see this, I think it should be stopped game and added missed time.

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  53. Olimpia - Zrinjski missed penalty for Zrinjski, 90'.

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    1. If you mean potential handball (dont remember exact minute) , it was under the body in a sliding tackle so I would say not punishable.

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    2. I agree @Forlan, if it's the handball incident that happened just immediately after Zrinjski scored the 2-2 (87-88-ish). Watched the game and De Burgos said the same thing.

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  54. Thanks for the Jorgji HL Anonymous:
    https://youtu.be/5CimsDmOQkI

    55' - Correct penalty but clear DOGSO Holding, only YC given.

    90' - Maybe you could say "not wrong" but a trifling contact after a shot, my strong preference for no penalty there; as Jorgji had to have assessed the contact as reckless to give the penalty, SYC is 'correct' but wrong in my view - the contact was careless and should not have been punished IMO.

    +93' - I can't believe that an international referee would actually fall for such an opportunistic dive, if we are honest that is a really terrible decision that directly influenced the result.

    -> Nothing against him but I can't believe that Jorgji still gets good 2nd Category appointments (not that this one was, to be fair) with bad performances time-after-time. Fola Esch can rightly be furious with those penalties in additional time, especially +93'.

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    1. Just read your view Chefren - we disagree quite a lot here! :D

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    2. Does Jorgji owe you money or what? :) I thought I will see something completely different when I saw your comment.

      55 and 90, I would say good calls, only debatable about DOGSO in the first situation

      93' the defender holds the opponent and then clearly kicks attackers left leg (lifts it!). There is a theatrical fall but for me never a mistake to whistle that!

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    3. Seems I'm in a minority view here! :)

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    4. 55' I'm not sure if defender does something enough 'illegal' to call a PK there (holding?). If you call that holding, you have to issue RC, not YC.

      90' Correct PK for me, I have doubts about whether careless or reckless.

      90+3' Mutual holding, never a PK.

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    5. We disagree on some points and this can be maybe good so we can share different points of view. However, we also agree on other points.
      First penalty for me no doubts, clear RC, indeed you also confirmed that. Second penalty: the foul by defender for me is clear, once you assess it as reckless, and I think it is not a mistake for sure to do so, then you have the reason for whistling it and a correct YC. I understand your point but to be honest this penalty is rather OK than wrong for me.
      About the last situation, indeed I wouldn't be suprised in case of play on, you are by far more convinced of a simulation, but still I think VAR would not question. The referee can be supported in his call, nothing more.

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    6. 55' good call. about the color of the card im 50/50 bcz maybe at the end we have a small contact at the leg, if not i will go with RC.
      91' clear penalty. Reckless challenge so second YC its ok.
      94' i think that fall from attacker was a little bit exaggerated but we se a clear hit on the leg so good call. Agree with chefren even VAR will support that call in any case.

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    7. @mikaelw forlan as a joke said did he owe you money. My question is. did you know him personally? :p
      Im asking bcz i read always your analysis and if im remember correctly when Jorgji made his debut at EL you made a small report of that match and for you Jorgji didn't pass the class so your mark was 8 if im not mistake. But directly Jorgji had a NL appointment(Spain - i just googled) and after that a second EL match. If his mark will be really 8 he didn't have any chance to get those appointments right?

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  55. Correct fully decisive penalty given by Alain Durieux at the end of the Connah's Quay Nomads - Dinamo Tbilisi game. Very clear, but a very important call too.

    https://streamja.com/y30KO

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  56. Very noteworthy RC for Serious Foul Play issued by Dennis Higler in the Bačka Topola - Steaua Bucharesti FCSB game (notebook fools the director - Higler issues a straight RC according to UEFA).

    Can't link to a timestamp but the tackle occurs at 43:00 and you can find it here:
    https://youtu.be/X4F5NJD4fE4

    Would be really interested in others' thoughts?

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    1. And now an excellent and very courageous SFP call in extra time (102:25).

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    2. Haven’t seen the incidents but in the meantime the score is 6-6 in 117’, with the home team reduced to 9

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    3. Two red cards to home team and a penalty kick given to the away team!

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    4. Too much whistled for Steaua. First RC and penalty ok, second RC could be avoided. YC would be enough, no intention for SFP. Player immediately continued to play. First foul from that player, straight RC in overtime and leaving home side with nine players. But they managed to score twice with two players down and unfortunately lost on penalty shootout.

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    5. Clearly biased comment above, second RC was mandatory by Higler, savage foul with high intensity and no intention to play the ball:
      https://streamable.com/yqmy1i

      The argument that it was the first foul for that player is unacceptable, by this logic Harald Schumacher's foul on Battistone in 1982 shouldn't have been a RC either, because he did not make any fouls in that game before.

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  57. Interesting game for Higler :D

    6-6, 120+1'.

    I love EL summer qualifiers!

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  58. Eskås and his AR1 missed this goal in the 22nd minute of the Riteriai - Slovan Liberec game.

    https://twitter.com/OndrejNovacek/status/1306630087580712960

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  59. Riga FC - Tre Fiori
    Kári Jóannesarson á Høvdanum


    [Game restarted at 26', analysis is only from play today]


    Key Match Incidents:

    60' Missed penalty for Tre Fiori (treading)
    https://streamable.com/fd2r85


    Other relevant incidents:

    29' YC (Tackle)
    https://streamable.com/k0wp6i

    32' Freekick, no sanction
    https://streamable.com/von1ee

    35' Freekick, no sanction
    https://streamable.com/qc1ie5

    36' Management [incident missed by the director]
    https://streamable.com/ftx9xq

    39' YC (Tackle)
    https://streamable.com/cbv0y8

    56' Freekick, no sanction [only goal scored direct from the freekick]
    https://streamable.com/t91hg0

    58' YC (Tackle)
    https://streamable.com/hza0j1

    74' YC (SPA - Holding)
    https://streamable.com/5hdxnz

    84' No foul / advantage, no sanction
    https://streamable.com/cz9ecd

    88' YC (SPA - Holding)
    https://streamable.com/ym4fnl


    -> Overall Kári Jóannesarson á Høvdanum showed to be a good referee. You can argue that he should have issued some more cautions, but actually I thought he handled the game sensibly and well.

    Unfortunately he missed a clear penalty for defeated Tre Fiori at 60' - Høvdanum was a bit unlucky, as one would expect a classic tripping foul, and instead a treading / stamping foul took place which he missed (for non-native speakers: I think "treading" works better than "stamping" for these situations, as "stamping" the implies it was an act done with considerable force or violence :)). Rune Pedersen's mark should be 7,9 based on play this morning.

    Høvdanum showed his promotion to 2nd Cat. was on made on merit - now, the challenge for UEFA is to incrementally increase the quality of his appointments (performance dependant) as this game was pretty agricultural and is hardly a strong step towards eg. an EL Group Stage début.

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  60. Bundesliga opening match tonight
    Bayern München - Schalke 04:
    Felix Zwayer, Thorsten Schiffner, Marco Achmüller, Daniel Schlager - Tobias Welz, Rafael Foltyn

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  61. https://www.zougla.gr/sports/podosfero/ofi/article/frikto-dietitiko-la8os-is-varos-tou-ofi-ston-agona-me-ton-apolona-lemesou

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    1. Lack of concetration and no team work!!!!!

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  62. Highlights of Sascha Stegemann in the Hammarby v Lech Poznań game:

    https://ok.ru/video/2293239057004

    Key Match Incidents:
    02:38 (r. 03:58) - penalty incident (potential tripping)
    03:05 - reckless/SFP tackle
    05:01 - penalty incident (potential handball, no replay)
    08:30 - 2ndYC/RC for reckless use of arm
    12:18 - big mess with dissents/mobbing and potential violent conduct afterwards, no replays though

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  63. missed goal on RIT-LIB
    https://streamable.com/8m9i2j

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  64. Serie A Italy, 1st matchday. 3 matches postponed due to team’s request

    FIORENTINA – TORINO
    ABISSO
    COLAROSSI – BACCINI
    IV: SACCHI
    VAR: GIACOMELLI
    AVAR: GALETTO

    GENOA – CROTONE
    AYROLDI
    GIALLATINI - MACADDINO
    IV: MANGANIELLO
    VAR: BANTI
    AVAR: RANGHETTI

    JUVENTUS – SAMPDORIA
    PICCININI
    PASSERI – ROCCA
    IV: DIONISI
    VAR: CALVARESE
    AVAR: LO CICERO

    MILAN – BOLOGNA
    LA PENNA
    BRESMES – VECCHI
    IV: GHERSINI
    VAR: MASSA
    AVAR: LIBERTI

    PARMA – NAPOLI
    MARIANI
    PRENNA – MARGANI
    IV: ROS
    VAR: AURELIANO
    AVAR: DEL GIOVANE

    SASSUOLO – CAGLIARI
    MARINELLI
    MUTO – PALERMO
    IV: FABBRI
    VAR: DI PAOLO
    AVAR: VIVENZI


    H. VERONA – ROMA
    CHIFFI
    PRETI – ROSSI L.
    GIUA
    VAR: IRRATI
    AVAR: TOLFO

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    1. Remeber also that the next matchday there is big match between Rome and Juventus, and the following week Naples - Juventus.
      Maybe Maresca/Guida for Rome and Doveri or Orsato for Naples.

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  65. Third round appointments are published. Out of Croatian referees Jovic is appointed for Milan-Bodo/Gimt, solid match for his debut in first category, it will be interesting to see who will be observer, but my guess is someone from Slovenia or Switzerland. If I did not miss it Bebek is not appointed so maybe in play off then?

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    1. Another very long post to write is waiting... :D
      Expect it to be published soon!
      Mostly, all experienced Category 1 referees have been appointed and there are for sure some very interesting games!
      For Italy, Mariani has been appointed.

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    2. I dont know about that,maybe Bebek has lost all credibility that he had with Uefa so he is not getting any big matches.

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    3. It will be interesting to see how Jovic deals with Ibrahimovic, it will be a good test for his recent strict style :). I hope he has a good performance in spite of his unstable form lately.

      Regarding Bebek, I dont know but I dont think he was that bad so maybe PO, and I would guess 2 group stage games for him. If you remember, he was a 4th official with Kruzliak and his team in EL post-corona KO, so I wouldnt say he is not trusted to that extent.

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  66. UEL Round 3 appointments:

    APOLLON (CYP) – LECH POZNAN (POL)

    Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
    AR1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
    AR2: Mika Lamppu (FIN)
    FO: Petri Viljanen (FIN)

    ARARAT ARMENIA (ARM) – CELJE (SVN)

    Referee: John Beaton (SCO)
    AR1: Daniel McFarlane (SCO)
    AR2: Douglas Potter (SCO)
    FO: Gavin Duncan (SCO)

    KUPS (FIN) – SUDUVA (LTU)

    Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
    AR1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
    AR2: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
    FO: René Eisner (AUT)

    VIKTORIA PLZEN (CZE) – SØNDERJYSKE (DEN)

    Referee: Roi Reinshreber (ISR)
    AR1: David Elias Biton (ISR)
    AR2: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
    FO: Daniel Natan (ISR)

    FEHERVÁR (HUN) – STADE REIMS (FRA)

    Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
    AR1: Matej Zunic (SVN)
    AR2: Grega Kordez (SVN)
    FO: Dragoslav Peric (SVN)

    ROSTOV (RUS) – MACCABI HAIFA (ISR)

    Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
    AR1: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
    AR2: Petr Caletka (CZE)
    FO: Karel Hrubes (CZE)

    DJURGARDEN (SWE) – CFR CLUJ (ROU)

    Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
    AR1: Jakub Winkler (POL)
    AR2: Bartosz Heinig (POL)
    FO: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL

    RIGA (LVA) – CELTIC (SCO)

    Referee: Fabio Veríssimo (POR)
    AR1: Luís Campos (POR)
    AR2: Pedro Martins (POR)
    FO: António Nobre (POR)

    CSKA SOFIA (BUL) – B36 (FRO)

    Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
    AR1: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
    AR2: Péter Kóbor (HUN)
    FO: Ferenc Karakó (HUN)

    BESIKTAS (TUR) – RIO AVE (POR)

    Referee: Daniel Siebert (GER)
    AR1: Jan Seidel (GER)
    AR2: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
    FO: Florian Badstübner (GER)

    WILLEM II (NED) – RANGERS (SCO)

    Referee: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)
    AR1: Alberto Tegoni (ITA)
    AR2: Daniele Bindoni (ITA)
    FO: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)

    ROSENBORG (NOR) – ALANYASPOR (TUR)

    Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
    AR1: Silver Koiv (EST)
    AR2: Sten Klaasen (EST)
    FO: Joonas Jaanovits (EST)

    CHARLEROI (BEL) – PARTIZAN (SRB)

    Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO)
    AR1: David Roomer (SCO)
    AR2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
    FO: Donald Robertson (SCO)

    MALMÖ (SWE) – LOKOMOTIVA ZAGREB (CRO)

    Referee: François Letexier (FRA)
    AR1: Cyril Mugnier (FRA)
    AR2: Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
    FO: Amaury Delerue (FRA)

    MURA (SVN) – PSV (NED)

    Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
    AR1: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
    AR2: Jonas Erni (SUI)
    FO: Fedayi San (SUI)

    HAPOEL BEER SHEVA (ISR) – MOTHERWELL (SCO)

    Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR)
    AR1: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
    AR2: Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR)
    FO: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)

    KÍ KLAKSVÍK (FRO) – DINAMO TBLISI (GEO)

    Referee: Thorvaldur Árnason (ISL)
    AR1: Johann Gudmundsson (ISL)
    AR2: Andri Vigfusson (ISL)
    FO: Petur Gudmundsson (ISL)

    SHERIFF (MDA) – DUNDALK (IRL)

    Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
    AR1: Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
    AR2: Dejan Nedelkoski (MKD)
    FO: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)

    SARAJEVO (BIH) – BUDUCNOST PODGORICA (MNE)

    Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
    AR1: Íñigo Prieto López de Ceráin (ESP)
    AR2: José Gallego García (ESP)
    FO: Pablo González Fuertes (ESP)

    APOEL (CYP) – ZRINJSKI MOSTAR (BIH)

    Referee: Daniel Stefanski (POL)
    AR1: Marcin Boniek (POL)
    AR2: Dawid Golis (POL)
    FO: Damian Sylwestrzak (POL)

    GALATASARAY (TUR) – HAJDUK SPLIT (CRO)

    Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG)
    AR1: Lee Betts (ENG)
    AR2: Ian Hussin (ENG)
    FO: Robert Jones (ENG)

    STANDARD LIÈGE (BEL) – VOJVODINA (SRB)

    Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
    AR1: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
    AR2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
    FO: Christian Ciochirca (AUT)

    SHKËNDIJA (MKD) – TOTTENHAM (ENG)

    Referee: Ali Palabiyik (TUR)
    AR1: Serkan Olguncan (TUR)
    AR2: Cem Satman (TUR)
    FO: Arda Kardesler (TUR)

    GRANADA (ESP) – LOKOMOTIVE TBLISI (GEO)

    Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
    AR1: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
    AR2: Rogier Honig (NED)
    FO: Edwin van de Graaf (NED)

    WOLFSBURG (GER) – DESNA CHERNIHIV (UKR)

    Referee: Lawrence Visser (BEL)
    AR1: Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)
    AR2: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
    FO: Bram Van Driessche (BEL)

    FLORIANA (MLT) – FLORA (EST)

    Referee: Irfan Peljto (BIH)
    AR1: Senad Ibrisimbegovic (BIH)
    AR2: Davor Beljo (BIH)
    FO: Admir Sehovic (BIH)

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    1. LEGIA WARSZAWA (POL) – DRITA (KOS)

      Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
      AR1: Ceyhun Sesigüzel (TUR)
      AR2: Kerem Ersoy (TUR)
      FO: Alper Ulusoy (TUR)

      BASEL (SUI) – ANORTHOSIS FAMAGUSTA (CYP)

      Referee: Radu Petrescu (ROU)
      AR1: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
      AR2: Mircea Grigoriu (ROU)
      FO: Marcel Birsan (ROU)

      MILAN (ITA) – BODO/GLIMT (NOR)

      Referee: Fran Jovic (CRO)
      AR1: Ivica Modric (CRO)
      AR2: Hrvoje Radic (CRO)
      FO: Mario Zebec (CRO)

      LASK LINZ (AUT) – DUNAJSKÁ STREDA (SVK)

      Referee: Jérôme Brisard (FRA)
      AR1: Benjamin Pagès (FRA)
      AR2: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
      FO: Mikaël Lesage (FRA)

      ST GALLEN (SUI) – AEK ATHENS (GRE)

      Referee: Alejandro Hernández Hernández (ESP)
      AR1: José Enrique Naranjo Pérez (ESP)
      AR2: José Alcoba Rodríguez (ESP)
      FO: Javier Alberola Rojas (ESP)

      RIJEKA (CRO) – KOLOS KOVALIVKA (UKR)

      Referee: Tiago Martins (POR)
      AR1: Bruno Jesus (POR)
      AR2: Pedro Almeida (POR)
      FO: Hélder Malheiro (POR)

      SPORTING CP (POR) – ABERDEEN (SCO)

      Referee: Nikola Dabanovic (MNE)
      AR1: Vladan Todorovic (MNE)
      AR2: Srdan Jovanovic (MNE)
      FO: Radoje Pajovic (MNE)

      Missing: Copenhagen-Piast Gliwice.

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  67. "The Euros have been put back and the decision of which refereeing teams would go to EURO 2020 was due not long after we went into lockdown, so obviously the aim is for myself and Michael Oliver to get selected and that whole selection process has effectively been extended by nine months, so it's not just about one match, it is every single match we are involved in with UEFA and they also take into account how you perform domestically as well."

    Interview with Anthony Taylor published by the FA. The process of deciding the officals for EURO 2021 has been extended by nine months!

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  68. Of course, the selection was extended, since Euro was postponed by a year.

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