Monday, 30 April 2018

13 VAR Officials have been confirmed for World Cup 2018

After the seminar held in Italy, FIFA has officially confirmed 13 VAR officials for WC 2018. 

Damir Skomina to complete CL semifinals appointments

Slovenian Damir Skomina will  referee the second leg of 2017/18 UEFA Champions League semifinal between Roma and Liverpool. 

Friday, 27 April 2018

2018 FIFA WC - Seminar in Italy for Selected Officials, main trios and VAR (April 2018) - List of Video Assistant Referees

A further step on the road to WC 2018 is the meeting helding now in Italy for selected officials. In this occasion, FIFA will select video assistant referees who will attend the tournament in Russia. 

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Europa League 2017/18 - Semifinals - Referee Appointments (I)

These are the choices made by UEFA Referees Committe for Thursday's EL Semifinals. Clément Turpin and William Collum will be in charge of first legs, making their debut in a EL semifinal. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Björn Kuipers will officiate CL semifinal Bayern München - Real Madrid

Björn Kuipers has been appointed by UEFA Referees Committee to handle the first leg of CL semifinal involving Bayern München and Real Madrid. For the Dutch, this will be the first game in CL KO stage, after a long absence due to an injury. 

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Felix Brych in charge of CL Semifinal Liverpool - Roma

Felix Brych has been appointed to handle the first leg of 2017/18 UEFA Champions League semifinal between Liverpool and Roma. It will be the fourth appointment for the German in this KO stage, after having handled two Round of 16 games and a Quarterfinal. 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

2017/18 UEFA Youth League - Referees appointments for Semifinals and Final

2017-18 edition of UEFA Youth League is coming to an end. UEFA Referees Committee has appointed the following officials to handle the last three games of the competition. This final phase will be played in Switzerland, as it happened on past years. has listed Law 5- The Ref among Top 20 Soccer Referee Blogs on the web

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Friday, 13 April 2018

A crazy week of football in European cups, what did we learn in terms of refereeing?

Quarterfinals of Champions and Europa League are over, an incredible week of football with many emotions is coming to an end. What did we learn in terms of refereeing?  A short analysis with a special focus on Real Madrid - Juventus and Manchester City - Liverpool incidents. 

2018 UEFA Under-17 Championship - Selected Officials

UEFA has unveiled the list of selected officials for 2018 Under 17 Championship, to be played in England. 

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Europa League 2017/18 - Quarterfinals - Referee Appointments (II)

Second legs of 2017-18 Europa League Quarterfinals. The following officials will be in charge of Thursday's games. 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

FOCUS ON: Real Madrid - Juventus (Referee Michael Oliver)

A very challenging game in Madrid for the young English Elite referee. A penalty decision in the last minute of the game has resulted crucial.

Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Quarterfinals (Second Leg, II)

The following officials will complete the appointments for CL Quarterfinals. 

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Quarterfinals (Second Leg, I)

Return games of 2017-18 UEFA Champions League Quaterfinals, the following officials are in charge of Tuesday's matches. 

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Quarterfinals (First Leg, II)

Officials in charge of Wednesday's CL games. Danny Makkelie will referee Barcelona - Roma while  Felix Brych has been assigned to the English derby between Liverpool and Manchester City.