UEFA Champions League – Group Stage (Matchday 3)

21 October 2014
Chelsea FC – NK Maribor
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Mario Diks (NED)
Additional AR 1: Kevin Blom (NED)
Additional AR 2: Ed Janssen (NED)
Fourth Official: Rob van de Ven (NED)
Referee Observer: Matteo Trefoloni (ITA)

CSKA Moskva – Manchester City
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Berretyán (HUN)
Additional AR 1: Sándor Szabo (HUN)
Additional AR 2: Zsolt Szabó (HUN)
Fourth Official: László Viszokai (HUN)
Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)

AS Roma – Bayern München
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional AR 1: Michael Lerjeus (SWE)
Additional AR 2: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Referee Observer: Athanassios Briakos (GRE)

FC Barcelona – Ajax Amsterdam
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien MacGraith (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Graham Chambers (SCO)
Additional AR 1: Robert Madden (SCO)
Additional AR 2: John Beaton (SCO)
Fourth Official: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
Referee Observer: Ryszard Wójcik (POL)

Apoel – Paris SG
Referee: Ovidiu Hategan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
Additional AR 1: Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Additional AR 2: Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)

FC Schalke – Sporting Lisbon
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averianov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
Additional AR 1: Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)
Additional AR 2: Vitaly Meshkov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Nikolay Golubev (RUS)
Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)

Bate Borisov – Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgić (CRO)
Additional AR 1: Domagoj Vuckov (CRO)
Additional AR 2: Goran Gabrilo (CRO)
Fourth Official: Dalibor Conjar (CRO)
Referee Observer: Sergey Zuev (RUS)

FC Porto – Athletic Club
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional AR 1: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Additional AR 2: Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Fourth Official: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)

22 October 2014
Olympiakos – Juventus Turin
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Ristić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)
Additional AR 1: Danilo Grujić (SRB)
Additional AR 2: Dejan Filipović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Dejan Petrović (SRB)
Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN))

Atlético Madrid – Malmö FF
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Additional AR 1: Mitja Žganec (SVN)
Additional AR 2: Dejan Balažić (SVN)
Fourth Official: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Referee Observer: Stephen Bennett (ENG)

FC Liverpool – Real Madrid
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Renato Faverani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Additional AR 1: Luca Banti (ITA)
Additional AR 2: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)

Ludogorets – FC Basel
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Markus Häcker (GER)
Additional AR 1: Christian Dingert (GER)
Additional AR 2: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Fourth Official: Tobias Christ (GER)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Sajn (SVN)

Bayer Leverkusen – Zenit St. Petersburg
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Additional AR 1: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Additional AR 2: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Fourth Official: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Referee Observer: Vaclav Krondl (CZE)

AS Monaco – Benfica SL
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Additional AR 1: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
Additional AR 2: Tomasz Musial (POL)
Fourth Official: Radoslaw Siejka (POL)
Referee Observer: Pierluigi Collina (ITA)

RSC Anderlecht – Arsenal FC
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Additional AR 1: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Additional AR 2: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Fourth Official: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP)
Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)

Galatasaray – Borussia Dortmund
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez (ESP)
Additional AR 1: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Additional AR 2: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)

Platini: white card and sin-bin

UEFA president Michel Platini says he would like to see the introduction of a sin-bin for players who show dissent by talking back to referees.
In his book "Parlons Football" (Talking about football), released on Thursday, Platini, a former top player, launches the idea of creating a white card, to go alongside the existing red and yellow ones, to be used specifically to send players to the sin-bin if they talk back to referees. He says the move would help fight against the "craze of contesting the referee" which has become "a veritable epidemic in football". He also said the white card would be followed by a 10-minute spell on the sidelines. "It should not be confused in any way with the yellow card, which for its part is dedicated to fouls within the game," added the 59-year-old Frenchman, a legend in his country due to his feats as a player in the 1970s and 1980s. The measure was one of a number proposed by Platini in his book, including increasing the amount of substitutes allowed during games from three to five. He said he wanted to allow "two changes at half time while maintaining the possibility to make three more during the course of the match". Another idea is to remove the minimum age requirement for referees, allow goal line officials to enter the field of play and to put an end to the so-called “triple punishment”, when a player concedes a penalty and is sent-off for a professional foul, with a goal often being scored as well (becoming the third penalisation for the defending team). Instead, he argues there should be "a double punishment: penalty kick and yellow card if the foul is committed inside the penalty area; sending-off and free-kick if the foul is committed outside the penalty area". 

Source: Yahoo Sports

UEFA Women’s Champions League – Round of 32 (Second Leg)

15-16 October 2014

FFC Frankfurt – BIIK Kazygurt
Referee: Vesna Budimir (CRO, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Sanja Rođak (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Lidija Kraljić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Kathrin Heimann (GER) 

WFC Zvezda – Stjarnan
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Judit Kulcsár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Hima (HUN)
Fourth Official: Jana Mazanowa (RUS)

FC Zürich Frauen – ŽNK Osijek
Referee: Linn Andersson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Anu Jokela (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Sandra Österberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Sandra Strub (SUI)

Fortuna Hjørring – CA Ouriense
Referee: Olga Zadinová (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Lucie Ratajová (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Zuzana Špindlerová (CZE)
Fourth Official: Tinna Christensen (DEN) 

AC Sparta Praha – Gintra Universitetas
Referee: Elia Martinez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Guadalupe Porras (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Sara Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Lucie Šulcová (CZE)

NÖSV Neulengbach – MTK Hungária
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Anna Dąbrowska (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Katarzyna Wasiak (POL)
Fourth Official: Barbara Bollenberger (AUT)

FC Barcelona – Slavia Praha
Referee: Sara Persson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Anna Nyström (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Josefin Aronsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Rocío Puente (ESP)

FC Rosengård – Ryazan VDV
Referee: Efthalia Mitsi (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Panagiota Koutsoumpou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)
Fourth Official: Jilan Taher (SWE)

Olympique Lyonnais – Brescia Femminile
Referee: Teodora Albon (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Petruța Iugulescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Marilena Nan (ROU)
Fourth Official: Aurélie Efé (FRA)

Glasgow City – Medyk Konin
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Jekatierina Kuroczkina (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Sabina Walijewa (RUS)
Fourth Official: Erin Cunningham (SCO)

ASD Torres – ŽNK Pomurje
Referee: Karolina Radzik-Johan (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandra Prus (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulina Baranowska (POL)
Fourth Official: Francesca Di Monte (ESP)

Paris St. Germain – FC Twente
Referee: Morag Pirie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Kylie McMullen (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Hayley Irvine (SCO)
Fourth Official: Jennifer Maubacq (FRA)

Brøndby IF – Apollon Ladies
Referee: Amy Rayner (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Natalie Aspinall (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Lisa Rashid (ENG)
Fourth Official: Frida Nielsen (DEN)

VfL Wolfsburg – Stabæk Fotball
Referee: Gyöngyi Gaál (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Brigitta Petz (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Katalin Török (HUN)
Fourth Official: Imke Lohmeyer (GER)

Linköping FC – Liverpool Ladies
Referee: Cristina Dorcioman (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Elena Țepușă (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Alexandra Apostu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Lovisa Johansson (SWE)

Bristol Academy – Raheny United
Referee: Marija Kurtes (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Katrin Rafalski (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Moiken Wolk (GER)
Fourth Official: Paula Wyatt (ENG)

Copa Sudamericana – Round of 16 (II)

14 October 2014
Estudiantes – Peñarol
Referee: Enrique Osses (CHI, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Francisco Mondria (CHI)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergio Roman (CHI)
Fourth Official: Carlos Ulloa (CHI)
Referee Observer: Abel Gnecco (ARG)

Cerro Porteño – Lanús
Referee: Dario Ubriaco (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Miguel Nievas (URU)
Assistant Referee 2: Gabriel Popovits (URU)
Fourth Official: Christian Ferreyra (URU)
Referee Observer: Manuel Bernal (PAR)

15 October 2014
Huachipato – Sao Paulo
Referee: Antonio Arias (PAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rodney Aquino (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Cáceres (PAR)
Fourth Official: Ulises Mereles (PAR)
Referee Observer: Patricio Basualto (CHI)

Universidad César Vallejo – Bahia
Referee: Carlos Vera (ECU)
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Lescano (ECU)
Assistant Referee 2: Byron Romero (ECU)
Fourth Official: Diego Lara (ECU)
Referee Observer: Manuel Yupanqui (PER)

Boca Juniors – Deportivo Capiatá
Referee: Sandro Ricci (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Emerson de Carvalho (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcelo van Gasse (BRA)
Fourth Official: Pericles Cortes (BRA)
Referee Observer: Carlos Coradina (ARG)

Goias – Emelec
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (COL)
Assistant Referee 1: Humberto Clavijo (COL)
Assistant Referee 2: Wilson Berrio (COL)
Fourth Official: Juan Pontón (COL)
Referee Observer: Antonio Pereira (BRA)

16 October 2014
Vitória – Atlético Nacional
Referee: Diego Abal (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Hernan Maidana (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Diego Bonfa (ARG)
Fourth Official: Silvio Trucco (ARG)
Referee Observer: Manoel Serapiao (BRA)

Libertad – River Plate
Referee: Víctor Carrillo (PER)
Assistant Referee 1: César Escano (PER)
Assistant Referee 2: Jonny Bossio (PER)
Fourth Official: Miguel Santivañez (PER)
Referee Observer: Ubaldo Aquino (PAR)

Euro 2016 qualifying match Serbia – Albania abandoned

A 2016 European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned on Tuesday after scuffles among players and fans on the pitch over a banner featuring an Albanian flag that was flown above the stadium by a drone. English referee Martin Atkinson interrupted the match in the 41st minute when Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic managed to grab the banner and Albania players tried to protect it. Several Serbian fans invaded the pitch and clashed with Albania players. The Group I match was later abandoned "due to a disturbance on the pitch," according to UEFA, with the score at 0-0. "The Euro 2016 Qualifying match between Serbia and Albania has been abandoned and the circumstances will be reported to the UEFA Disciplinary Body," European football's ruling body said in a statement.
Albanian fans had been warned against attending the game between the two Balkan rival nations that have had turbulent relations — mainly over the former ethnic Albanian-dominated Serbian province of Kosovo that declared independence in 2008. "We wanted to continue the match, but Albanian players said they were not psychologically ready," Serbia captain Branislav Ivanovic said. Both Serbian and Albanian fans have a long history of violence and racial abuse. In October 2010, the Italy-Serbia European Championship qualifier was disrupted in Genoa by violent Serbia fans. UEFA eventually awarded Italy a 3-0 win. On Tuesday, the Albanian anthem was loudly jeered by Serbian fans and derogatory chanting was heard throughout the first half. Serbian supporters also threw flares at the pitch. The drone, clearly visible in the lights of the stadium, made a series of passes above the pitch. The banner displayed an Albanian flag and a map of so-called "Greater Albania," an area that comprises territory within today's Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and northern Greece. The banner also portrayed two Albanian nationalist leaders — Ismail Qemali, who declared Albania's independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912 and Isa Boletini, an Albanian fighter against the Turks. Fearing trouble, hundreds of riot police were deployed inside and outside the Partizan stadium in Belgrade. Dozens of Albanian fans, mostly from Kosovo and Montenegro, apparently managed to get inside despite warnings by Serbian security officials that they would be arrested if they carry Albanian symbols. On his Twitter page, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama congratulated Albanian players for their courage before the match was abandoned and added that he was "sorry for the neighbours who left a bad worldwide image with the ugly show". According to Reuters, Serbian state television reported that Olsi Rama, the brother of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, was arrested in the VIP Box for instigating the stunt and was found with a remote. “He was arrested on suspicion that he masterminded and executed the incident in which a flag with a map of greater Albania was flown over the pitch and the terraces, after which the match between Serbia and Albania was abandoned”, Serbian state television said on its official website. Bizarrely, the announcer at the stadium played Cher's “Believe” in an attempt to calm fans during the break, to no avail. After a delay of around half an hour, Atkinson abandoned the game. UEFA delegate Harry Been told journalists: “It is a regretful situation on which we will report; the referee, myself and the security advisor. The circumstances were such that we couldn’t continue the match. You all saw what happened and I cannot comment on who is to blame or what to blame. I will submit a report with my colleagues to UEFA and UEFA will decide what will happen further”.

Source: Daily Mail

Bomb attack on Cyprus referees office

A small pipe bomb exploded outside the offices of Cyprus’s referees association, according to police who confirmed a second attack on members of the profession in a month. The small-density explosive caused slight damage outside the Nicosia offices of the association at about 3.30 am, a police spokesman said. A fire bomb was recently thrown at the home of an assistant referee in the coastal town of Limassol. There have been no arrests.
Cypriot football occasionally experiences outbursts of violence and referees are regularly targeted. The most serious attack arrived in February when the Cypriot federation banned all first division games for a week after a bomb damaged the car of one their top officials, Leontios Trattou (photo). Police said the low-yield explosive device placed at the clubhouse entrance in the pre-dawn hours Monday caused minor damage. In a letter to the president of the Cyprus FA, Blatter wrote: “I would like to express my condemnation of the cowardly bomb attack carried out on the headquarters of the Cyprus Referees Association”. 

Source: The Guardian

UEFA U-21 Euro 2015 Qualifiers (Play-offs, Second Leg)

14 October 2014

Spain – Serbia
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Marco Achmüller (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Eduard Beitinger (GER)
Fourth Official: Robert Hartmann (GER)
Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)

Italy – Slovakia
Referee: Steven McLean (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Gavin Harris (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Ross (SCO)
Fourth Official: Donald Robertson (SCO)
Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)

Croatia – England
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Cano (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Fourth Official: Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)

Germany – Ukraine
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Fourth Official: Kamphuis Jochem (NED)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)

Portugal – Netherlands
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Fourth Official: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)

Iceland – Denmark
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Istvan Albert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Berettyán (HUN)
Fourth Official: Ádám Farkas (HUN)
Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

Sweden – France
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomaš Somolani (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomaš Mokoš (SVK)
Fourth Official: Peter Kralović (SVK)
Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)

UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers

12-14 October 2014

Serbia – Albania
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Child (ENG)
Additional AR 1: Anthony Taylor (ENG
Additional AR 2: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Fourth Official: Peter Kirkup (ENG)
Referee Observer: Lutz Fröhlich (GER)

Ukraine – Macedonia
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Yves De Neve (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
Additional AR 1: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Additional AR 2: Christof Dierick (BEL)
Fourth Official: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)

Estonia – England
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Siniša Premužaj (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Krmar (CRO)
Additional AR 1: Ante Vučemilović (CRO)
Additional AR 2: Domagoj Vučkov (CRO)
Fourth Official: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)

Austria – Montenegro
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Rob van de Ven (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Charles Schaap (NED)
Additional AR 1: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Additional AR 2: Dennis Higler (NED)
Fourth Official: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)

Russia – Moldova
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Gunnar Gunnarsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Gylfi Sigurdsson (ISL)
Additional AR 1: Thorvaldur Árnason (ISL)
Additional AR 2: Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)
Fourth Official: Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL)
Referee Observer: Ryszard Wójcik (POL)

Sweden – Liechtenstein
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Additional AR 1: Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)
Additional AR 2: Darius Petraska (LTU)
Fourth Official: Aleksandr Radius (LTU)
Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)

Lithuania – Slovenia

Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Karsiotis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Dimitris Tatsis (GRE)
Additional AR 1: Athanasios Giachos (GRE)
Additional AR 2: Andreas Pappas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Christos Baltas (GRE)
Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)

Belarus – Slovakia
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Frank Bleyen (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jimmy Cremers (BEL)
Additional AR 1: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
Additional AR 2: Luc Wouters (BEL)
Fourth Official: Kristof Meers (BEL)
Referee Observer: Aleksei Spirin (RUS)

Luxembourg – Spain
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Piotr Sadczuk (POL
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Additional AR 1: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Additional AR 2: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Fourth Official: Konrad Sapela (POL)
Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)

Kazakhstan – Czech Republic
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Additional AR 1: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Additional AR 2: Ville Nevalainen (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)

Iceland – Netherlands
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernandez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Yuste Jimenez (ESP)
Additional AR 1: Carlos Del Cerro (ESP)
Additional AR 2: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Fourth Official: Marcos Alvarez Moreno (ESP)

Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz (TUR) 

Latvia – Turkey 
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Alasdair Mather (SCO)
Additional AR 1: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Additional AR 2: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Fourth Official: David McGeachie (SCO)
Referee Observer: Miroslav Radoman (SRB)

Andorra – Israel
Referee: Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Valentin Avram (ROU)
Additional AR 1: Marius Avram (ROU)
Additional AR 2: Cătălin Popa (ROU)
Fourth Official: Vasile Marinescu (ROU)
Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (BIH)

Bosnia – Belgium
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Additional AR 1: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Additional AR 2: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
Fourth Official: Alfonso Marrazzo (ITA)
Referee Observer: Ilkka Koho (FIN)

Wales – Cyprus
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Holger Henschel (GER)
Additional AR 1: Christian Dingert (GER)
Additional AR 2: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Fourth Official: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
Referee Observer: Stefan Ormandjiev (BUL)

Croatia – Azerbaijan
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Sandro Pozzi (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)
Additional AR 1: Alain Bieri (SUI)
Additional AR 2: Sascha Amhof (SUI)
Fourth Official: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

Malta – Italy
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Șovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
Additional AR 1: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Additional AR 2: Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Mircea Grigoriu (ROU)
Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)

Norway – Bulgaria
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Santos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nuno Pereira (POR)
Additional AR 1: Artur Soares (POR)
Additional AR 2: Carlos Taborda (POR)
Fourth Official: Nélson Moniz (POR)
Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)

Germany – Ireland
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional AR 1: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Additional AR 2: Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Fourth Official: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)

Poland – Scotland
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Díaz Pérez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Raúl Cabanero Martínez (ESP)
Additional AR 1: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Additional AR 2: Javier Estrada Fernandez(ESP)
Fourth Official: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)

San Marino – Switzerland
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Lompre (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alexandre Viala (FRA)
Additional AR 1: Said Ennjimi (FRA)
Additional AR 2: Olivier Thual (FRA)
Fourth Official: Johann Perruaux (FRA)
Referee Observer: Gudmunder Jónsson (ISL)

Faroe Islands – Hungary
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitri Zhuk (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Evgeni Romanov (BLR)
Additional AR 1: Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR)
Additional AR 2: Denis Scherbakov (BLR)
Fourth Official: Vitali Malyutin (BLR)
Referee Observer: Peter Jones (ENG)

Finland – Romania
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional AR 1: Marco Guida (ITA)
Additional AR 2: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
Fourth Official: Giulio Dobosz (ITA)
Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)

Greece – Northern Ireland
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Laurent Stien (FRA)
Additional AR 1: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
Additional AR 2: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Fourth Official: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Petrov (UKR)

Denmark – Portugal
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional AR 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional AR 2: Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)

Gibraltar – Georgia
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Alain Hoxha (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
Additional AR 1: Markus Hameter (AUT)
Additional AR 2: Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT)
Fourth Official: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Referee Observer: Johannes Reijgwart (NED

Armenia – France
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Miklos Nagy (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Aurel Oniţă (ROU)
Additional AR 1: Radu Petrescu (ROU)
Additional AR 2: Robert Dumitru (ROU)
Fourth Official: Vladimir Urzică (ROU)

FIFA Seminar for Prospective World Cup Referees: CONMEBOL & CONCACAF

12-16 October 2014, Santiago (Chile)

1. Patricio Loustau (ARG, 1975)
2. Mauro Vigliano (ARG, 1975)
3. Alejandro Mancilla (BOL, 1979)
4. Ricardo Marques (BRA, 1979)
5. Wilton Sampaio (BRA, 1981)
6. Julio Bascunan (CHI, 1978)
7. Roberto Tobar (CHI, 1978)
8. Wilson Lamouroux (COL, 1979)
9. Adrian Velez (COL, 1976)
10. Roddy Zambrano (ECU, 1978)
11. Enrique Caceres (PAR, 1974)
12. Mario Diaz de Vivar (PAR, 1983)
13. Diego Haro (PER, 1982)
14. Andres Cunha (URU, 1976)
15. Daniel Fedorczuk (URU, 1976)
16. Jose Argote (VEN, 1980)

1. Henry Bejarano (CRC, 1978)
2. Hugo Cruz (CRC, 1982)
3. Ricardo Montero (CRC, 1986)
4. Marlon Mejia (SLV, 1979)
5. Oscar Reyna (GUA, 1983)
6. Armando Castro (HON, 1983)
7. Hector Rodriguez (HON, 1982)
8. Valdin Legister (JAM, 1979)
9. Fernando Guerrero (MEX, 1981)
10. Cesar Ramos (MEX, 1983)
11. John Pitti (PAN, 1978)
12. Javier Santos (PUR, 1978)

UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifiers

9-11 October 2014

Slovenia – Switzerland
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
Additional AR 1: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Additional AR 2: Daniel Siebert (GER)
Fourth Official: Markus Häcker (GER)
Referee Observer: Michel Piraux (BEL)

Belarus – Ukraine
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Davie Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Additional AR 1: Kevin Blom (NED)
Additional AR 2: Dennis Higler (NED)
Fourth Official: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Referee Observer: Draženko Kovačić (CRO)

Macedonia – Luxembourg
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Additional AR 1: Davide Massa (ITA)
Additional AR 2: Piero Giacomelli (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Marzaloni (ITA)
Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)

Slovakia – Spain
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Additional AR 1: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Additional AR 2: Ed Janssen (NED)
Fourth Official: Mario Diks (NED)
Referee Observer: Michel Vautrot (FRA)

England – San Marino
Referee: Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafal Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Additional AR 1: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Additional AR 2: Tomasz Waijda (POL)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Myrmus (POL)
Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)

Lithuania – Estonia
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Javier Rodriguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Luis Martinez (ESP)
Additional AR 1: Fernando Teixeira (ESP)
Additional AR 2: Santiago Jaime (ESP)
Fourth Official: Juan Yuste (ESP)
Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitkovic (CRO)

Liechtenstein – Montenegro
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward King (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Beckett (WAL)
Additional AR 1: Mark Whitby (WAL)
Additional AR 2: Huw Jones (WAL)
Fourth Official: Lewiss Edwards (WAL)
Referee Observer: Carlos Ferreira Matos (POR)

Moldova – Austria
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Santos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Alvaro Mesquita (POR)
Additional AR 1: Carlos Xistra (POR)
Additional AR 2: Marco Ferreira (POR)
Fourth Official: Antonio Godinho (POR)
Referee Observer: Jon Skjervold (NOR)

Sweden – Russia
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Renato Faverani (ITA
Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Additional AR 1: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Additional AR 2: Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Padovan ITA)
Referee Observer: Georgios Bikas (GRE)

Latvia – Iceland
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Matthias Winsauer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Additional AR 1: Rene Eisner (AUT)
Additional AR 2: Dominik Ouschan (AUT)
Fourth Official: Richard Huebler (AUT)
Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)

Netherlands – Kazakhstan
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Additional AR 1: Mitja Žganec (SVN)
Additional AR 2: Dejan Balažić (SVN)
Fourth Official: Andraž Kovacic (SVN)
Referee Observer: Sergey Zuev (RUS)

Turkey – Czech Republic
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional AR 1: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Additional AR 2: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)
Referee Observer: Domenico Messina (ITA)

Belgium – Andorra
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Additional AR 1: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)
Additional AR 2: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Fourth Official: Serhiy Bekker (UKR)
Referee Observer: Leif Lindberg (SWE)

Cyprus – Israel
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Additional AR 1: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Additional AR 2: Carmine Russo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Alessandro Petrella (ITA)
Referee Observer: Horst Brummeier (AUT)

Wales – Bosnia
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolai Golubev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Additional AR 1: Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
Additional AR 2: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Valeri Danchenko (RUS)
Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)

Bulgaria – Croatia
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jon Nunez Fernandez (ESP)
Additional AR 1: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Additional AR 2: Juan Martinez Munuera (ESP)
Fourth Official: Roberto Díaz Pérez (ESP)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Sajn (SVN)

Italy – Azerbaijan
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Orkun Aktaş (TUR)
Additional AR 1: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
Additional AR 2: Hakan Ceylan (TUR)
Fourth Official: Serkan Ok (TUR)
Referee Observer: Alan Freeland (SCO)

Malta – Norway
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Annonier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Additional AR 1: Benoit Bastien (FRA)
Additional AR 2: Sebastien Desiage (FRA)
Fourth Official: Eric Danizan (FRA)
Referee Observer: Dani Koren (ISR)

Ireland – Gibraltar
Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Soteriou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 2: Charalambos Charalambous (CYP)
Additional AR 1: Christos Nicolaides (CYP)
Additional AR 2: Vasilis Dimitriou (CYP)
Fourth Official: Sotiris Viktoros (CYP)
Referee Observer: Günter Benkö (AUT)

Scotland – Georgia
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondřej Pelikán (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Krystof Mencl (CZE)
Additional AR 1: Radek Příhoda (CZE)
Additional AR 2: Michal Paták (CZE)
Fourth Official: Antonin Kordula (CZE)
Referee Observer: Jan Wegereef (NED)

Armenia – Serbia
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Erik Engan (NOR)
Additional AR 1: Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)
Additional AR 2: Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)

Romania – Hungary
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: William Conquer (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graham Chambers (SCO)
Additional AR 1: John Beaton (SCO)
Additional AR 2: Brian Colvin (SCO)
Fourth Official: Francis Connor (SCO)
Referee Observer: Manuel Lopez Fernandez (ESP)

Finland – Greece
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jon Canelo Prieto (ESP)
Additional AR 1: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Additional AR 2: Mario Melero López (ESP)
Fourth Official: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)

Northern Ireland – Faroe Islands
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Amihay Mozes (ISR)
Additional AR 1: Eli Hacmon (ISR)
Additional AR 2: Daniel Natan (ISR)
Fourth Official: Sharon Eyal (ISR)
Referee Observer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)

Albania – Denmark
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: György Ring (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Additional AR 1: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Additional AR 2: Mihaly Fabian (HUN)
Fourth Official: Robert Kispal (HUN)
Referee Observer: Kyros Georgiou (CYP)

Poland – Germany
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tiago Trigo (POR)
Additional AR 1: João Capela (POR)
Additional AR 2: Bruno Esteves (POR)
Fourth Official: Luis Campos (POR)
Referee Observer: Kaj Østergaard (DEN)

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Sokolnicki (POL)

Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Additional AR 1: Tomasz Musiał (POL)

Additional AR 2: Pawel Pskit (POL)
Fourth Official: Radosław Siejka (POL)