Saturday, 10 October 2020

2021 UEFA Under-21 Championship Appointments (October 2020)

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

Visar Kastrati from Kosovo at his international debut in Romania - Malta Under 21

Group 3
7 October 2020, 15:00 CET - Estadi Nacional, Andorra La Vella (AND)
ANDORRA - ENGLAND
Referee: David Fuxman (ISR)  
Assistant Referee 1: Sagy Metzamber (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tom Adi (ISR)
Fourth Official: Shalom Ben Avraham (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Laurent Duhamel (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Aurel Mihail Ionescu (ROU)

Group 6
8 October 2020, 13:00 CET - Almaty Ortalyk Stadion, Almaty (KAZ)
KAZAKHSTAN - NORTH MACEDONIA
Referee: Lukas Fähndrich (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Marco Zürcher (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Fourth Official: Alain Bieri (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Albano Janku (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Ilona Tkach (BLR)

Group 2
8 October 2020, 16:30 CET - FC Nitra Stadium, Nitra (SVK)
SLOVAKIA - AZERBAIJAN 
Referee: Kristoffer Hagenes (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Anders Olav Dale (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Isaak Elias Skjeseth Bashevkin (NOR)
Fourth Official: Rohit Saggi (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christos Nicolaides (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Márton Esterházy (HUN)

Group 4
8 October 2020, 17:30 CET - Futbolo stadionas Marijampoleje, Marijampole (LTU)
LITHUANIA - GREECE
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandra Ardasheva (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Maryna Striletska (UKR)
Fourth Official: Anastasiya Romanyuk (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Kindle (LIE)

Group 4
8 October 2020, 18:00 CET - Stadion Zagreb, Zagreb (CRO)
CROATIA - SAN MARINO
Referee: Ívar Orri Kristjánsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Birkir Sigurðarson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jóhann Gunnar Guðmundsson (ISL)
Fourth Official: Þorvaldur Árnason (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Adrian Azzopardi (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Tugomir Frajman (SVN)

Group 6
8 October 2020, 18:00 CET - DG Arena Lješkopolje, Podgorica (MNE)
MONTENEGRO - ISRAEL
Referee: Denys Shurman (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Viktor Matyash (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleksandr Berkut (UKR)
Fourth Official: Dmytro Kryvushkin (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Igor Radojčić (SRB)

Group 6
8 October 2020, 18:45 CET - Tórsvøllur ,Tórshavn (FRO)
FAROE ISLANDS - SPAIN
Referee: David Munro (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Sean Carr (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Kirkland (SCO)
Fourth Official: Greg Aitken (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Georgi Yordanov (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Veiko Soo (EST)

Group 7
8 October 2020, 20:00 CET - Covebo Stadion - De Koel, Venlo (NED)
NETHERLANDS - GIBRALTAR
Referee: Christopher Jäger (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Jasmin Sabanović (AUT)
Fourth Official: Alan Kijas (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Johny Vanspauwen (BEL)

Group 2
8 October 2020, 21:00 CET - Stade de La Meinau, Strasbourg (FRA)
FRANCE - LIECHTENSTEIN
Referee: Ian McNabb (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Georgios Argyropoulos (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Nethery (NIR)
Fourth Official: Lee Philip Tavinder (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marco Borg (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Borja Bilbao (ESP)

Group 5
9 October 2020, 17:00 CET - Arena Khimki, Khimki (RUS)
RUSSIA - ESTONIA
Referee: Antonio Emanuel Carvalho Nobre (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bruno Alves Jesus (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nuno Pereira (POR)
Fourth Official: João Carlos Antunes Pereira Bento (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vadims Direktorenko (LVA)
UEFA Delegate: Olzhas Abrayev (KAZ)

Group 7
9 October 2020, 17:00 CET - Torpedo Zhodino Stadium, Zhodino (BLR)
BELARUS - CYPRUS
Referee: Tihomir Pejin (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Marjan Tomas (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Kruno Šarić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Ante Culjak (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Attila Abraham (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Victor Marius Radu (ROU)

Group 1
9 October 2020, 17:30 CET - Víkingsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL)
ICELAND - ITALY
Referee: Ioannis Papadopoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Konstantinos Nikolaidis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Vasileios Nikolakakis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Athanasios Tzilos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Carlsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Philippee Prudhon (FRA)

Group 8
9 October 2020, 17:30 CET - Obolon Arena, Kyiv (UKR)
UKRAINE - ROMANIA
Referee: Furkat Atazhanov (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 1: Samat Tergeussizov (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 2: Darkhan Tulegenov (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Grigoriy Moskovchenko (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Maris Verpakovskis (LVA)

Group 5
9 October 2020, 17:45 CET - Slavia, Sofia (BUL)
BULGARIA - LATVIA
Referee: Viktor Shimusik (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Evgeni Romanov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Anton Gusev (BLR)
Fourth Official: Denis Scherbakov (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mark Steven Whitby (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Florin Prunea (ROU) 

Group 2
9 October 2020, 18:00 CET - Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, Gori (GEO)
GEORGIA - SWITZERLAND
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2:  Florian Lemaire (BEL)
Fourth Official: Jasper Vergoote (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleh Chykun (BLR)
UEFA Delegate: Tammo Beishuizen (NED)

Group 5
9 October 2020, 18:00 CET - FK Metalac, Gornji Milanovac (SRB)
SERBIA - POLAND
Referee: Bram Van Driessche (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Yves De Neve (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Monteny (BEL)
Fourth Official: Kevin Van Damme (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michal Beneš (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Anna Kapasoglou (GRE)

Group 8
9 October 2020, 18:00 CET - Centenary Stadium, Ta'Qali (MLT)
MALTA -  DENMARK
Referee: Aristotelis Diamantopoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Reinhart Buxbaoum (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Konstantinos Psarris (GRE)
Fourth Official: Evangelos Manouchos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Paolo Rondelli (SMR)

Group 9
9 October 2020, 18:15 CET - Stadionul Zimbru, Chişinău (MDA)
MOLDOVA - GERMANY
Referee: Ferenc Karakó (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Theodoros Georgiou (HUN)  Gergo Vigh-tarsonyi (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Gergo Vigh-tarsonyi (HUN) Vladislav Lifciu (MDA) 
Fourth Official: Ádám Farkas (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sergey Zuev (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Bos (NED)

Group 1
9 October 2020, 18:30 CET - Olympia, Helsingborg (SWE)
SWEDEN - LUXEMBOURG
Referee: Christian-Petru Ciochirca (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Witschnigg (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Höfler (AUT)
Fourth Official: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Desislava Ralkova (BUL)

Group 4
9 October 2020, 18:30 CET - Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh (SCO)
SCOTLAND - CZECH REPUBLIC
Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Gonzalo García González (ESP)
Fourth Official: César Soto Grado (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Per Eliasson (SWE)

Group 3
9 October 2020, 19:00 CET - Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri, Prishtina (KOS)
KOSOVO - AUSTRIA
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (LUX)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Da Costa (LUX)
Assistant Referee 2: David Mateus Santos (LUX)
Fourth Official: Laurent Wilmes (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Plarent Kotherja (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Michel Schafroth (SUI)

Group 8
9 October 2020, 19:00 CET - The Showgrounds, Ballymena (NIR)
NORTHERN IRELAND - FINLAND
Referee: Vitor Fernandes Ferreira (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bruno Rodrigues (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Brás (POR)
Fourth Official: Iancu Ioan Vasilica (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Jeroen Roest (NED)

Group 9
9 October 2020, 20:00 CET - Den Dreef, Leuven (BEL)
BELGIUM - WALES
Referee: Emmanouil Skoulas (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Chasan Koula (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Meintanas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Evangelos Gratsanis (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marinus Koopman (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Arturs Gaidels (LVA)

Group 7
9 October 2020, 20:30 CET - Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, Estoril (POR)
PORTUGAL - NORWAY
Referee: Vilhjálmur Alvar Þórarinsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Gylfi Már Sigurðsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Oddur Helgi Guðmundsson (ISL)
Fourth Official: Helgi Mikael Jónasson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitković (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Neil Morrow (NIR)

Group 2
12 October 2020, 21:00 CET - Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg (FRA)
FRANCE - SLOVAKIA
Referee: Miloš Đorđić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Nemanja Petrović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Svetozar Živin (SRB)
Fourth Official: Aleksandar Živković (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Charles Schaack (LUX)

Group 6
13 October 2020, 14:30 CET - FFM Training Centre, Skopje (MKD)
NORTH MACEDONIA - ISRAEL
Referee: Nicholas Walsh (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Calum Spence (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: David Doig (SCO)
Fourth Official: Gavin Duncan (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Viktor Shvetsov (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Velid Imamović (BIH)

Group 5
13 October 2020, 15:00 CET - Sloka, Jurmala (LVA)
ESTONIA - SERBIA
Referee: Paul Mclaughlin (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Darragh Keegan (IRL)
Fourth Official: Robert Hennessy (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lassin Isaksen (FRO)
UEFA Delegate: Diana Andersen (DEN)

Group 4
13 October 2020, 16:00 CET - Apostolos Nikolaidis, Athens (GRE)
GREECE - CROATIA
Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Iñigo Prieto López de Ceraín (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Alfonso Baena Espejo (ESP)
Fourth Official: Jorge Figueroa Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolai Ivanov (RUS) Karen Nalbandyan (ARM) 
UEFA Delegate: Scilla Gennaro (ITA)

Group 5
13 October 2020, 16:00 CET - Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA)
LATVIA - RUSSIA
Referee: Pavel Rejzek (CZE) Roomer Tarajev (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Radek Korik (CZE) Sander Saga (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Paták (CZE) Jaan Roos (EST)
Fourth Official: Zbynek Proske (CZE) Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mika Peltola (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Garry O'Hagan (SCO)

Group 9
13 October 2020,16:00 CET - Sheriff Small Arena, Tiraspol (MDA)
MOLDOVA - BELGIUM
Referee: Pavel Orel (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Petr Blažej (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jiří Kříž (CZE)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Matyunin (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Svitlana Shkil (UKR)

Group 1
13 October 2020, 17:00 CET - Emile Mayrisch, Esch-sur-alzette (LUX)
LUXEMBOURG - ICELAND
Referee: Ondrej Pechanec (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Petr Caletka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Horak (CZE)
Fourth Official: Ondřej Berka (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Nermina Hadžibajrić (BIH)

Group 2
13 October 2020, 17:00 CET - Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, Gori (GEO)
GEORGIA - AZERBAIJAN
Referee: Dzmitry Dzmitryieu (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Denis Emelyanchikov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Anton Ihnatsiuk (BLR)
Fourth Official: Denis Scherbakov (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Alexandr Keplin (KAZ)

Group 1
13 October 2020, 17:30 CET - Arena Garibaldi, Pisa (ITA)
ITALY - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Arkadiusz Wójcik (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Bartosz Heinig (POL)
Fourth Official: Piotr Lasyk (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Anna Bordiugova (UKR)

Group 4
13 October 2020, 17:30 CET - Futbolo stadionas Marijampoleje, Marijampole (LTU)
LITHUANIA - CZECH REPUBLIC
Referee:  Morten Krogh (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jesper Dahl (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jakob Lodal Lynge Mastrup (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jens Maae (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Björn Fecker (GER)

Group 4
13 October 2020, 17:30 CET - San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR)
SAN MARINO - SCOTLAND
Referee: Luis Miguel do Nascimento Teixeira AND)
Assistant Referee 1: Bruno Filipe Parente (AND)
Assistant Referee 2: Hugo Jourdan Pereira (AND)
Fourth Official: Juan Guiu Serra (AND)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Miroslaw Ryszka (POL)

Group 2
13 October 2020, 18:00 CET - Tissot Arena, Biel-bienne (SUI)
SWITZERLAND - LIECHTENSTEIN
Referee: Daniyar Sakhi (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 1: Aidyn Tassybayev (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 2: Yuriy Tikhonyuk (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Bulat Sariyev (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Tompkins (ENG)

Group 5
13 October 2020, 18:00 CET - Stadion Miejski w Gdyni, Gdynia (POL)
POLAND - BULGARIA
Referee: Allard Lindhout (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Charles Schaap (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Rens Bluemink (NED)
Fourth Official: Jeroen Manschot (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleksandr Gvardis (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Tarik Shamel (ENG)

Group 6
13 October 2020, 18:00 CET - Toftir Stadium, Toftir (FRO)
FAROE ISLANDS - MONTENEGRO
Referee: Athanasios Tzilos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Dimitrios Natsiopoulos (GRE)
Fourth Official: Dimitrios Karantonis (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Are Habicht (EST) 
UEFA Delegate: Ingrida Siliūnienė (LTU)

Group 7
13 October 2020, 18:00 CET - AEK Arena, Larnaca (CYP)
CYPRUS - NETHERLANDS
Referee: Eldorjan Hamiti (ALB)
Assistant Referee 1: Ilir Tartaraj (ALB)
Assistant Referee 2: Nertil Bregasi (ALB)
Fourth Official: Olsid Ferataj (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Salustià Chato Ciprés (AND)
UEFA Delegate: Anthony Bloch (ENG)

Group 8
13 October 2020, 18:00 CET - Aalborg Stadion, Aalborg (DEN)
DENMARK - FINLAND
Referee: Besfort Kasumi (KOS)
Assistant Referee 1: Besfort Kasumi (KOS)
Assistant Referee 2: Fatmir Sekiraqa (KOS)
Fourth Official: Dardan Çaka (KOS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kenneth William Clark (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Bert Andersson (SWE)

Group 9
13 October 2020, 18:15 CET - Stadion am Laubenweg, Fürth (GER)
GERMANY - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Referee: Boris Marhefka (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Pozor (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Michal Tomčík (SVK)
Fourth Official: Martin Dohal (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luc Wouters (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

Group 1
13 October 2020, 18:30 CET - Arena Lublin, Lublin (POL)
SWEDEN - ARMENIA
Referee: Milovan Milačić (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandar Djikanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikola Radulović (MNE)
Fourth Official: Predrag Radovanović (MNE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Łukasz Wachowski. (POL)

Group 6
13 October 2020, 18:45 CET - Estadio de Santo Domingo, Alcorcón (ESP)
SPAIN - KAZAKHSTAN
Referee: Volen Chinkov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Deniz Sokolov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Velev (BUL)
Fourth Official: Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Draženko Kovačić (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Bakar Jordania (GEO)

Group 3
13 October 2020, 19:00 CET - Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri, Prishtina (KOS)
KOSOVO - ANDORRA 
Referee: Jamie Robert Robinson (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Gareth Eakin (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Donaldson (NIR)
Fourth Official: Steven Gregg (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jens Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Emmanuelle Puttaert (BEL)

Group 7
13 October 2020, 19:00 CET - Marienlyst Stadion, Drammen (NOR)
NORWAY - BELARUS
Referee: Manfredas Lukjancukas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytis Snarskis (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mangirdas Mirauskas (LTU)
Fourth Official: Robertas Valikonis (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Attila Abraham (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)

Group 7
13 October 2020, 19:00 CET - Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar (GIB)
GIBRALTAR - PORTUGAL
Referee: Fyodor Zammit (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward Spiteri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Mitchell Scerri (MLT)
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vlado Svilokos (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Octavian Goga (ROU)  Janis Mezeckis (LVA) 

Group 8
13 October 2020, 19:00 CET - The Showgrounds, Ballymena (NIR)
NORTHERN IRELAND - UKRAINE
Referee: Luca Barbeno (SMR)
Assistant Referee 1:  Francesco Lunardon (SMR)
Assistant Referee 2: Gian Marco Ercolani (SMR)
Fourth Official: Raffaele Delvecchio (SMR)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO)

Group 8
13 October 2020, 19:00 CET - Stadionul Marin Anastasovici, Giurgiu (ROU)
ROMANIA - MALTA
Referee: Visar Kastrati (KOS)
Assistant Referee 1: Besnik Morina (KOS)
Assistant Referee 2: Imran Kabashi (KOS)
Fourth Official: Alban Shala (KOS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
UEFA Delegate: Jan Korinek (CZE)

Group 3
13 October 2020, 20:30 CET - Molineux, Wolverhampton (ENG)
ENGLAND - TURKEY
Referee: Willy Delajod (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Fourth Official: Eric Wattellier (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sascha Amhof (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Per Svärd (SWE)

39 comments:

  1. OT:
    I'll posted this on the last post but this came right after so a lot of people might not have seen it.

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/10/03/substitution-never-was-russell-canouse-enters-dc-united-illegal-substitute

    Yikes... This is bad. In a professional game.

    1. How is he even on the bench in the first place?

    2. How does the 4th official not check him when he's entering?

    This should never happen. Especially in a professional game.

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    1. I don't know the MLS regulations, but at least in German grassroot level, it is only the team's responsibility to make sure, that they only use available players. The referees do check pre-match that the players are on the match report, but they don't have to check, whether they are e.g. banned. And they are not required to do another check during the substitution. The referees aren't even allowed to deny a player to play, if they know, that he is not registered. They can only note in the match report and leave it to other authorities to decide on it.
      If the opponent discovers, that an unavailable player was used, they can protest against the match result afterwards, but normally this has no consequences for the referee.

      On professional level, I also have never seen, that it is checked, who sits on the bench. During a substitution, they could check, whether the kit number is on the match report, but if a player wears the shirt of a teammate, it becomes quite difficult to notice it, because passport controls are not part of the substitution process.

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    2. I have heard that in MLS, the teams are responsible for this. The referees check equipment for safety, but non-referee league officials and the teams are (supposedly) the ones who deal with rosters and all.

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    3. I thought exactly what Philipp S is saying. It's not the responsebility of the officials here in Switzerland.

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  2. Please correct me if I am wrong, but it is not within the competence of the match officials to prohibit an unqualified player from participating in the match

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  3. I agree, i thought it was an admin/league decision, not a game/match official decision

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  4. INCREDIBLE! Elbowing from Lamela, Martial was provoked and punched him (of course Lamela fell down and after) and Taylor gave only RC to Martial! Are those people in VAR room blind???Martial was stupid because he didn’t lay down and acted. But this Taylor... no words. Incredible!!! Lamela started First and he was prized for that.

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    1. Yep, agree with that.

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    2. It was a handbags incident, with Lamela exagerating the contact on him, I thought it was a situation that both players should have been given the same punishment, 2 yellow or 2 red, both were only two slaps and i thought yellows would have done. However the foul by Shaw Man U near the end was a clear red card, never a yellow. Taylor never ceases to amaze, when will Rosseti ever admit that Oliver is a much safer pair on hands or has the Italian curse from the Real v Juventus still hanging over him, Italians have a longer memory than an elephant

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  5. Lamela did receive a YC. It was shown on TV. It's a difference between VC and UB.

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  6. Penalty Bayern, again penalty Bayern and if not enough, another.

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    1. How did Alberola Rojas (referee) and Cordero Vega (VAR) miss this crystal clear PK????

      https://twitter.com/DavidDeSanchez/status/1312828417428066304

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    2. No explanation, 100% PK call. It's not acceptable at this level that both Alberola Rojas and Cordero Vega assess this as a no PK.

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  7. RC given by Frappart after OFR:
    https://twitter.com/FanLive_Fantasy/status/1312836628612775943?s=20 (slo-mo)

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    1. Good decision, clear SFP.
      Furthermore, she is handling the game pretty well, good disciplinary control (early YC-reckless use of arms) and awarded a correct PK to Lyon.
      Good refereeing display so far.

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  8. Kateryna Monzul is the next Women Elite referee after Frappart to appear in a man competition, she has Lithuania - Greece.

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    1. Yes under 21
      Group 4
      8 October 2020, 17:30 CET - Futbolo stadionas Marijampoleje, Marijampole (LTU)
      LITHUANIA - GREECE
      Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
      Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandra Ardasheva (UKR)
      Assistant Referee 2: Maryna Striletska (UKR)
      Fourth Official: Anastasiya Romanyuk (UKR)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
      UEFA Delegate: Eduard Kindle (LIE)

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  9. Differently from the other Nations League games, it seems as play off appointments for Thursday will be released only tomorrow.

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  10. According the Hungarian sport media Marciniak will officiate Bulgaria-Hungary semi final on Thursday.

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    1. Source:nemzetisport.hu/magyar_valogatott/nl-a-bolgar-sajto-szerint-megvan-a-mieink-elleni-meccs-biroja-2788025

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  11. What a game for David Fuxman today!

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  12. Vlad Lifciu (MDA) replaces Georgiou in MDA-GER. So they chose to use a non-neutral AR instead of using Farkas in a different role.
    I don't rememeber such a situation from other UEFA matches - but maybe it will happen more often this year due to Covid.

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    1. Just to add, Vlad Lifciu (MDA) was the UEFA Referee Liaison Officer for this game.

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  13. Visar Kastrati from Kosovo will make his debut as FIFA referee.
    To be checked whether there are still other new FIFA (UEFA) referees for 2020 without a game.
    Three Czech teams in action.
    Curiosity: UEFA Referee Liaison Officer for Greece - Croatia is Mark Clattenburg, game was originally planned in Patras, then relocated in Athens.

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    1. Chefren, you must have a chrystal ball, Nick Walsh has an u/21 match in North Macedonia, how times quickly change, when I was on the FIFA list Walsh was not even born and North Macedonia did not even exist

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    2. Also good week for John Beaton, today Croatia v Sweden, named today as referee for Celtic v Rangers next Saturday

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  14. Sloka, Jurmala is located in LVA, not EST.

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  15. LATVIA - RUSSIA
    Roomer Tarajev (EST)
    Sander Saga (EST)
    Jaan Roos (EST)
    Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA)

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  16. Good performance by Pavel Orel in Moldova. Correct PK in 86', but I think his AR2 should have noticed that the goalkeeper had moved significantly off the goal line and the PK should have been re-taken.

    https://youtu.be/RZpTu4nHjns?t=6670

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    1. IMO penalty is the correct call, but the goalkeeper left the goal line quite clear and significantly. The AR2 must see that, because it's absolutely clear to see for everyone.

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  17. I watched some parts of Visar Kastrati (KOS) debut in Romania-Malta, 1st half of the match featured 3 KMI which I'd say all were correcty assessed: Correct 2YC for ROU5 in 35', correct PK for Romania in 39' and good IFK + YC for simulation for ROU9 in 44'.

    Rest of cards issued were correct/supportable for me: MLT18 in 23' (SPA), ROU5 in 25' (reckless/SPA), MLT17 in 37' (reckless) and ROU22 in 56' (reckless/SPA/persistent infringement - the latter suggested by referee's gestures)

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    1. Link to match video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh3Y_McDXWE

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  18. Two penalty vs. simulation incidents from the England - Turkey game handled by Willy Delajod.

    52' Penalty given to Turkey
    https://streamable.com/70ovbn

    83' Penalty given to England
    https://streamable.com/0dhp85

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    1. 52' in my opinion simulation but you can't fully prove that, because it is possible there was an extremely tight contact by foot, however no doubts for me, given the live sequence, attacker used this situation to fall down with a certain delay. My personal reaction on the pitch would have been simulation, though.

      83' In this case even more clear that there isn't any contact. I would call this as crucial mistake.

      Delajod too easy in whistling penalties in this game.

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    2. I agree with you Chefren - 52' hard to be SURE but probably a dive, 83' very clear mistake. To add at 83' - why does Delajod run into the diagonal channel when the play is obviously going to go left again? If the Frenchman was running from the left he'd have gotten the call right, poor anticipation.

      Time-after-time, I can't believe how poor this referee is to be honest.

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    3. IMO two mistakes by the Frenchman.
      The second incident is quite clear and therefore a crucial mistake. The anticipation in the second scence is absolutely insufficient.

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