Collina: “UEFA is not interested in referees being liked”

Europe's referees have been urged to protect players and football's image as they set out on their assignments in the coming season, and not to be afraid to take decisions that are unpopular. Protecting players and protecting the image of the game will continue to be a particular priority for Europe’s referees as they embark on their important assignments in the 2014/15 campaign. UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying matches are on the agenda for the men’s referees this season, while leading women referees are gearing up for action in the UEFA Women's Champions League, as well as the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada in 2015. A total of 91 men's elite and first category referees, and 15elite and first category women's referees, have travelled to Nyon for the UEFA pre-season course, to prepare for the new campaign, check their fitness, review events from the past season and receive instructions and recommendations for the new season from the UEFA Referees Committee.

Cakir: “I would have made a good player if I had pursued it”

Cuneyt Çakır and his assistants were the only representatives of Turkish football at this summer's World Cup in Brazil. He not only officiated the Brazil-Mexico and Algeria-Russia group matches, but he was also tasked with a semi-final encounter between Argentina and the Netherlands. In the topflight tournament, which the Turkish national football team missed as a result of their poor performance in the qualifiers, Çakır became one of the reasons for the football-crazed nation to follow the event. Çakır became the first Turkish referee to undertake duties for a World Cup tournament in 40 years. Bahattin Duran and Tarık Ongun were also in Brazil to assist Çakır at the matches.
“All were in their places. Fifteen seconds before the match started, the delegate of the match raised his hand. Another sign followed with 10 seconds left. When he indicated the final 10 seconds, all I could think was, ‘God help us. All of Turkey is behind us. Reward us for our hard work,'” Çakır told Gençlik Spor magazine of Turkey's Youth and Sports Ministry, referring to his thoughts leading into the semi-final match. After the match, the first thing he did was call his family. During the match, the Turkish official did an excellent work and received high praise. The successful referee received unforgettable messages from thousands of people and experienced “incredible feelings” during the 45 days of World Cup. He was also thrilled to see Turkish flags in the stands of the stadiums where he officiated games. All these things made Çakır feel a great sense of responsibility toward his country, but he was able to put the feelings aside after he blew the whistle to start the games. The 37-year-old never expected he would be the one to officiate the final. “It would be wrong to have expected to referee [the final match]. We always wanted to give our best in the next match. Our goal was to have a good first [World Cup] match and get a second match. After that, we knew the rest would come,” he said, and added, “It will be a good reference for the European Football Championship and the Champions League events to come.” Now Çakır hopes to continue working at high-level football tournaments and be the top official in the finals of these events. The next biggest competition is the Euro 2016. Çakır has his eyes on taking part in the championship match.Çakır's achievements do not come as a surprise. He has been in the world of football since the age of 10. He started out as a football player for the youth teams of Kartalspor. He was injured at 17 and had to give up playing. Çakır was also lucky, though. His father, Serdar Çakır, who is a former football referee and former vice chairman of Turkey's Central Referee Board (MHK), was a major motivator for him. Çakır's father made him love football and refereeing. “I grew up as a kid who loved football and was in love with refereeing. Ever since I could remember I've been living with football. Football is a love, a passion for me,” Çakır said. He noted that he had a chance to meet personalities from the Turkish football world. “Before I was a referee, I met many special people thanks to my father. My mother was also influential in my decision (to become a referee). When I was hesitating about whether to play football or to focus on refereeing, my mom said: ‘You should definitely be a referee. I can see you at the World Cup.'” The high-achieving referee is also confident that he would have made a good player if he had pursued it. “I won't be humble about it. I can comfortably say this because of the matches we now play with the former footballers. They know this very well too,” Çakır, who plays as a forward, said. Football, though his greatest passion, is not Çakır's only love. He loves basketball and table tennis and is a die-hard fan of the NBA.
Rising fame has not put Çakır under too much pressure, because he finds the game entertaining. “At the end of the day, it is a sport, and everybody should see it that way. If you feel pressure, it affects your success. Once you prepare thoroughly for the matches, you have enough confidence and don't feel pressure.” Comparing the reactions he gets in domestic and international matches, the referee said Turks supported him regardless of his little mistakes and wanted him to succeed at the international level. At the same time, they take sides in domestic games. “Then they see any of our actions as wrongdoing. This makes all the difference… Football is a game of mistakes. It is not a solution to feel upset about the mistakes. What matters is to learn and avoid repeating the same mistake.” But for him, the names of the teams do not make any difference when it comes to taking it seriously and making preparations for them. “We always say we want respect as referees. If you want respect, then you should first be respectful. Every match you take might be someone's most important one.”
Çakır has worked hard to attain what he has. He speaks English and now plans to learn French and Russian for the tournaments. “The next European Football Championship is in France, and the next World Cup is in Russia. I have already started working on [those languages],” he said. He noted that he is still learning a lot and always plans to move forward. “You can do this job until the age of 45. If God gives me health and no injuries, I'll try to learn more, as long as I can do this job. For example, at the most recent World Cup, the world's best referees were there, but no one called himself the best. Everybody was trying to learn something from one another,” he said. The 37-year-old watches about 15 matches every week to stay mentally fit and exercises to stay physically fit. The workouts were determined by FIFA over the past two years in preparation for the World Cup. From this season on, he will follow a UEFA program of exercise for the upcoming Euro 2016.
Even after his retirement, Çakır does not plan to leave football. Although he does not want to think about his retirement, he would like to be a trainer for future referees and pass his knowledge on them. “At the moment, all I'm concentrated on is refereeing. I have seven seasons ahead,” he said. Çakır recommends younger referees to work hard: Be physically fit and follow all the developments in the field. “I think the most important thing is to watch matches, not only the players but the referee as well.” To make a living, Çakır owns an insurance agency. But football comes first for him. “I am a graduate of management from Kocaeli University. I have had an insurance agency for 12 years. I don't have much chance to go to the office but I respect and love my profession. With what time is left after refereeing, I am definitely there. I have a partner and he takes care of everything,” Çakır said of his other job. 

Source: Zaman

UEFA Europa League – Play-offs (Second Leg)

28 August 2014

AC Omonia – Dynamo Moscow
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Aurel Onita (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Miklos Nagy (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Petrescu (ROU)
Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)

FC Lokomotiv Moskva – Apollon Limassol
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Fourth Official: Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)
Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)

Neftçi PFK – FK Partizan
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Matthias Winsauer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Fourth Official: Dominik Ouschan (AUT)
Referee Observer: Michel Vautrot (FRA)

Metalist Kharkiv – Ruch Chorzów
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alexandre Viala (FRA)
Fourth Official: Alexandre Castro (FRA)
Referee Observer: Carlos Matos (POR)

FC Krasnodar – Real Sociedad
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Fourth Official: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)

PAOK FC – Zimbru Chișinău
Referee: Sergii Boiko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergii Bekker (UKR)
Fourth Official: Yaroslav Kozyk (UKR)
Referee Observer: Paulus Malzinskas (LTU)

FC Astra – Olympique Lyonnais
Referee: Sergey Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averyanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Alexey Nikolaev (RUS)
Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)

FC Rostov – Trabzonspor
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Marco Achmüller (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Florian Steuer (GER)
Fourth Official: Markus Schmidt (GER)
Referee Observer: Neale Barry (ENG)

FC Sheriff – HNK Rijeka
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Alvaro Carvalho (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Rui Barbosa (POR)
Fourth Official: Antonio Moreira (POR)
Referee Observer: Ioannis Tsachilidis (GRE)

Shakhtyor Soligorsk – PSV Eindhoven
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Philip Thomas (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Gareth Jones (WAL)
Fourth Official: Bryn Markham-Jones (WAL)
Referee Observer: Lassin Isaksen (FRO)

Hajduk Split – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Referee: Hüseyin Göcek (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Orkun Aktas (TUR)
Fourth Official: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)

FC Twente – Qarabag FK
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Petrella (ITA)
Fourth Official: Sebastiano Peruzzo (ITA)
Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

Maccabi Tel Aviv – Asteras Tripolis
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Markus Häcker (GER)
Fourth Official: Günter Perl (GER)
Referee Observer: Matteo Trefoloni (ITA)

FC Midtjylland – Panathinaikos FC
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Davie Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Hessel Steegstra (NED) 

Fourth Official: Ed Janssen (NED) 
Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)

Feyenoord – Zorya Luhansk
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Rix (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: David Andersen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)

AS Saint Étienne – Karabükspor
Referee: Ievgenii Aranovskyi (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Fourth Official: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Referee Observer: Jan Wegereef (NED)

Rapid Wien – HJK Helsinki
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Annonier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Lompre (FRA)
Fourth Official: Olivier Thual (FRA)
Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)

Torino FC – RNK Split
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Damianos Efthymiadis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
Referee Observer: Bernardino Gonzalez Vazquez (ESP)

Debreceni VSC – BSC Young Boys
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jorge Canelo Prieto (ESP)
Fourth Official: Jesús Pérez Montero (ESP)
Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)

Sparta Praha – PEC Zwolle
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrovic (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgic (CRO)
Fourth Official: Domagoj Vuckov (CRO)
Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)

FC Zürich – Spartak Trnava
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Graham Chambers (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
Fourth Official: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)

Tottenham Hotspur – AEL Limassol
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondrej Pelikan (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Antonin Kordula (CZE)
Fourth Official: Emanuel Marek (CZE)
Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)

CD Nacional – Dinamo Minsk
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Yves De Neve (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Frederick Stalport (BEL)
Fourth Official: Bart Vertenten (BEL)
Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)

Villarreal CF – FC Astana
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: David Bitton (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Fourth Official: Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)
Referee Observer:

Borussia Mönchengladbach – FK Sarajevo
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolai Golubev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

Hull City – KSC Lokeren
Referee: Ovidiu Hategan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
Fourth Official: Sebastian Coltescu (ROU)
Referee Observer: Christos Skapoullis (CYP)

Internazionale Milano – Stjarnan
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Fourth Official: Markus Hameter (AUT)
Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)

Club Brugge – Grasshopper Club Zürich
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Fourth Official: Piero Giacomelli (ITA)
Referee Observer: Stefan Messner (AUT)

Legia Warszawa – FC Aktobe
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Fourth Official: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Referee Observer: Peter Jones (ENG)

GNK Dinamo – Petrolul Ploiești
Referee: Ivan Kruzliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomas Somolani (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomas Mokos (SVK)
Fourth Official: Peter Kralovic (SVK)
Referee Observer: Paul Allaerts (BEL)

Rio Ave – IF Elfsborg
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Bas Van Dongen (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Fourth Official: Dennis Higler (NED)
Referee Observer: Nikolai Ivanov (RUS)

CONCACAF Champions League – Group Stage (Matchday 3)

26 August 2014
Deportivo Saprissa – Real Estelí
Referee: Walter Lopez (GUA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Bermudez (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Lemus (GUA)
Fourth Official: Carlos Guerra (GUA)
Referee Observer: Rafael Avila (PAN)

New York Red Bulls – CD FAS
Referee: John Pitti (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Fernandez (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Osvaldo Luna (CRC)
Fourth Official: Walter Quesada (CRC)
Referee Observer: Francisco Ramirez (MEX)

CSD Comunicaciones – Club America
Referee: Henry Bejarano (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Jose Mangand (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Javier Rojas (CRC)
Fourth Official: Joel Aguilar (SLV)

Referee Observer: Esfandiar Baharmast (USA)

27 August 2014
Leon – Herediano
Referee: Melvin Matamoros (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Walter Lopez (HON)
Assistant Referee 2: Hiran Dopico (CUB)
Fourth Official: Roberto Moreno (PAN)
Referee Observer: Neftali Recinos (SLV) 

Municipal – Pachuca
Referee: Ricardo Salazar (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Morgan (JAM)
Assistant Referee 2: George Gansner (USA)
Fourth Official: Valdin Legister (JAM)
Referee Observer: Amato DeLuca (CAN) 

28 August 2014
Waterhouse – Tauro
Referee: Sherwin Moore (GUY)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Louisville (SUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Verton Mars (GUY)
Fourth Official: Enrico Wijngaarde (SUR)
Referee Observer: John Nielsen (CAN) 

Olimpia – Alpha United
Referee: Baldomero Toledo (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Eric Boria (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Garner (USA)
Fourth Official: Javier Santos (PUR)
Referee Observer: Clemroy Francois (VIN) 

Alajuelense – Chorrillo
Referee: Cesar Ramos (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Jose Camargo (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Alberto Morin (MEX)
Fourth Official: Roberto Garcia (MEX)
Referee Observer: Omario Contreras (BLZ)

Copa Sudamericana – Group Stage (Matchday 2)

26 August 2014
Cerro Porteño  Rentistas 
Árbitro Néstor Pitana Argentina
Asistente 1 Diego Bonfa Argentina
Asistente 2 Ariel Scime Argentina
4to Árbitro Antonio Arias Paraguay
Asesor Carlos Alarcón Paraguay

San José – Huachipato 
Árbitro Ulises Mereles Paraguay
Asistente 1 Carlos Cáceres Paraguay
Asistente 2 Hugo Martinez Paraguay
4to Árbitro Johnny Cuellar Bolivia
Asesor Oscar Ortubé Bolivia

Emelec – Águilas Doradas 
Árbitro Mauro Vigliano Argentina
Asistente 1 Juan Pablo Belatti Argentina
Asistente 2 Ezequiel Brailovsky Argentina
4to Árbitro José Espinel Ecuador
Asesor Juan Corozo Ecuador

Deportivo Anzoátegui – Universidad Católica
Árbitro Miguel Santivañez Perú
Asistente 1 Raúl López Cruz Perú
Asistente 2 Víctor Raez Perú
4to Árbitro Mayker Gómez Venezuela
Asesor Adrián Gómez Venezuela

Deportes Iquique – Universitario de Sucre 
Árbitro Fernando Falce Uruguay
Asistente 1 Gabriel Popovits Uruguay
Asistente 2 Carlos Changala Uruguay
4to Árbitro Eduardo Gamboa Chile
Asesor Ivan Guerrero Chile

27 August 2014
Cobresal – General Díaz 
Árbitro Gery Vargas Bolivia
Asistente 1 Efraín Castro Bolivia
Asistente 2 Arol Valda Bolivia
4to Árbitro Jorge Osorio Chile
Asesor Patricio Basualto Chile

Independiente del Valle Trujillanos 
Árbitro Henry Gambetta Perú
Asistente 1 César Escano Perú
Asistente 2 Jorge Hurtado Perú
4to Árbitro Carlos Orbe Ecuador
Asesor Bomer Fierro Ecuador

Libertad – Nacional Potosí  
Árbitro Martín Vazquez Uruguay
Asistente 1 Mauricio Espinosa Uruguay
Asistente 2 Nicolás Tarán Uruguay
4to Árbitro Mario Diaz de Vivar Paraguay
Asesor Ubaldo Aquino Paraguay

River Plate – Universidad Católica 
Árbitro Víctor Carrillo Perú
Asistente 1 Jonny Bossio Perú
Asistente 2 Jorge Yupanqui Perú
4to Árbitro Dario Ubriaco Uruguay
Asesor Jorge Nieves Uruguay

Internacional – Bahia 
Árbitro Christian Ferreyra Uruguay
Asistente 1 Miguel Nievas Uruguay
Asistente 2 Richard Trinidad Uruguay
4to Árbitro Leandro Vuaden Brasil
Asesor Luis Cunha Brasil

Alianza Lima – Barcelona 
Árbitro Ímer Machado Colombia
Asistente 1 Wilmar Navarro Colombia
Asistente 2 Wilson Berrio Colombia
4to Árbitro Manuel Garay Perú
Asesor Cesar Mongrut Perú

Atlético Nacional – La Guaira 
Árbitro Omar Ponce Ecuador
Asistente 1 Christian Lescano Ecuador
Asistente 2 Luis Vera Ecuador
4to Árbitro Wilmar Roldan Colombia
Asesor Luis Agudelo Colombia

28 August 2014
Danubio – Deportivo Capiatá 
Árbitro Germán Delfino Argentina
Asistente 1 Iván Núñez Argentina
Asistente 2 Christian Navarro Argentina
4to Árbitro Andrés Cunha Uruguay
Asesor Ernesto Filippi Uruguay

Fluminense – Goias  
Árbitro Enrique Cáceres Paraguay
Asistente 1 Rodney Aquino Paraguay
Asistente 2 Milciades Saldivar Paraguay
4to Árbitro Marcelo Henrique Brasil
Asesor Sergio Cristiano Brasil

Caracas Inti Gas 
Árbitro Luis Sánchez Colombia
Asistente 1 Eduardo Díaz Colombia
Asistente 2 Christian de la Cruz Colombia
4to Árbitro Juan Soto Venezuela
Asesor Bernardo Corujo Venezuela

Universidad César Vallejo Millonarios 
Árbitro Carlos Ulloa Chile
Asistente 1 Carlos Astroza Chile
Asistente 2 Francisco Mondria Chile
4to Árbitro Luis Seminario Perú
Asesor Manuel Yupanqui Perú

Críciuma – Sao Pablo  
Árbitro Julio Bascuñan Chile
Asistente 1 Sergio Roman Chile
Asistente 2 Juan Maturana Chile
4to Árbitro Leandro Vuaden Brasil
Asesor Ednilson Corona Brasil

Jorge Wilstermann – Peñarol 
Árbitro Julio Quintana Paraguay
Asistente 1 Dario Gaona Paraguay
Asistente 2 Juan Zorrilla Paraguay
4to Árbitro Raúl Orosco Bolivia
Asesor Víctor Balderrama Bolivia

Deportivo Cali – UT Cajamarca 
Árbitro Jesús Valenzuela Venezuela
Asistente 1 Jorge Urrego Venezuela
Asistente 2 Tulio Moreno Venezuela
4to Árbitro Adrián Vélez Colombia
Asesor Ramón Girón Colombia

Sport Recife – Vitória
Árbitro Óscar Maldoando Bolivia
Asistente 1 Wilson Arellano Bolivia
Asistente 2 Javier Bustillos Bolivia
4to Árbitro Sandro Ricci Brasil
Asesor Manoel Serapiao Brasil

Youth Olympic Games Final 2014 (Men): Amhof (SUI)

27 August 2014 

Peru – Korea
Referee: Sascha Amhof (SUI, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Remy Zgraggen (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Alain Heiniger (SUI)
Fourth Official: Maguette N’Diaye (SEN) 

Match for Third Place
Cape Verde – Iceland
Referee: Ming Fu (CHN)
Assistant Referee 1: Ma Ji (CHN)
Assistant Referee 2: Cao Yi (CHN)
Fourth Official: Daniel Fedorczuk (URU)

Youth Olympic Games Final 2014 (Women): Lengwe (ZAM)

26 August 2014 

Venezuela – China
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (ZAM, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Emmanuella Aglago (GHA)
Assistant Referee 2: Bernadettar Kwimbira (MAL)
Fourth Official: Christina Unkel (USA) 

Match for Third Place
Mexico – Slovakia
Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Nadia Browning (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: Lata Kaumatule (TGA)
Fourth Official: Jin He (CHN)

UEFA Champions League – Play-offs (Second Leg)

26 August 2014
Celtic FC – NK Maribor
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN, photo)
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: Nuno Castro (POR)

Zenit St. Petersburg – Standard Liège
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
Additional AR 1: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Additional AR 2: Carmine Russo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)

Bate Borisov – Slovan Bratislava
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
Additional AR 1: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Additional AR 2: Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Robert Kempter (GER)
Referee Observer: Donald McVicar (SCO)

FC Porto – Lille OSC
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andås (NOR)
Additional AR 1: Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)
Additional AR 2: Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)
Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)

Apoel Nicosia – Aalborg BK
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: William Conquer (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Gavin Harris (SCO)
Additional AR 1: John Beaton (SCO)
Additional AR 2: Brian Colvin (SCO)
Fourth Official: Francis Connor (SCO)
Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)

27 August 2014
Ludogorets – Steaua Bucuresti
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Díaz Pérez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Yuste Jimenez (ESP)
Additional AR 1: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Additional AR 2: Javier Estrada Fernandez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Pau Cebrian Devis (ESP)
Referee Observer: Sergey Zuev (RUS)

Malmö FF – RB Salzburg
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional AR 1: Matej Jug (SVN) 

Additional AR 2: Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Fourth Official: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Referee Observer: Ikka Koho (FIN)

Athletic Club – SSC Napoli
Referee: Cüneyt Çakir (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarık Ongun (TUR)
Additional AR 1: Barış Şimşek (TUR)
Additional AR 2: Süleyman Abay (TUR)
Fourth Official: Cem Satman (TUR)
Referee Observer: Zdravko Jokic (SRB)

Arsenal FC – Besiktas JK
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Soares (POR)
Additional AR 1: Hugo Miguel (POR)
Additional AR 2: João Capela (POR)
Fourth Official: António Godinho (POR)
Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)

Bayer Leverkusen – FC København
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Beck (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional AR 1: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Additional AR 2: Lee Mason (ENG)
Fourth Official: Darren Cann (ENG)
Referee Observer: Vasily Melnychuk (UKR)

Copa Sudamericana – Group Stage (Matchday 1)

19 August 2014
Talento Dorado – Emelec 
Árbitro Pericles Cortés (BRA)
Asistente 1 Alessandro Rocha (BRA)
Asistente 2 Cleriston Barreto (BRA)
4to Árbitro Juan Pontón (COL)
Asesor Otalvaro Polanco (COL)

Universitario de Sucre – Deportes Iquique 
Árbitro Mario Diaz de Vivar (PAR)
Asistente 1 Milciades Saldivar (PAR)
Asistente 2 Hugo Martinez (PAR)
4to Árbitro José Jordan (BOL)
Asesor Marcelo Ortubé (BOL)

Rentistas – Cerro Porteño 
Árbitro Diego Ceballos (ARG)
Asistente 1 Gustavo Rossi (ARG)
Asistente 2 Iván Núñez (ARG)
4to Árbitro Fernando Falce (URU)
Asesor Carlos Velazquez (URU)

Universidad Católica – Deportivo Anzoátegui 
Árbitro Alejandro Mancilla (BOL)
Asistente 1 Wilson Arellano (BOL)
Asistente 2 Juan P Montaño (BOL)
4to Árbitro José Luis Espinel (ECU)
Asesor Bommer Fierro (ECU)

Huachipato – San José 
Árbitro Pablo Diaz (ARG)
Asistente 1 Ezequiel Brailovsky (ARG)
Asistente 2 Cristian Navarro (ARG)
4to Árbitro Jorge Osorio (CHI)
Asesor Patricio Basualto (CHI)

20 August 2014
Nacional Potosí – Libertad 
Árbitro Roddy Zambrano (ECU)
Asistente 1 Carlos Herrera (ECU)
Asistente 2 Luis Vera (ECU)
4to Árbitro Gery Vargas (BOL)
Asesor Oscar Ortube (BOL)

UT Cajamarca – Deportivo Cali 
Árbitro Julio Bascuñán (CHI)
Asistente 1 Francisco Mondria (CHI)
Asistente 2 Raúl Orellana (CHI)
4to Árbitro Miguel Santivañez (PER)
Asesor Manuel Yupanqui (PER)

General Díaz – Cobresal 
Árbitro Andres Cunha (URU)
Asistente 1 Gabriel Popovits (URU)
Asistente 2 Carlos Changala (URU)
4to Árbitro Ulises Mereles (PAR)
Asesor Celio Bejarano (PAR)

Peñarol – Jorge Wilstermann 
Árbitro Wilton Sampaio (BRA)
Asistente 1 Fabricio Vilarinho (BRA)
Asistente 2 Bruno Boschilia (BRA)
4to Árbitro Christian Ferreyra (URU)
Asesor Ernesto Filippi (URU)

La Guaira – Atlético Nacional 
Árbitro Diego Haro (PER)
Asistente 1 Jorge Yupanqui (PER)
Asistente 2 Braulio Cornejo (PER)
4to Árbitro Mayker Gómez (VEN)
Asesor Candelario Andaracia (VEN)

21 August 2014
Inti Gas – Caracas 
Árbitro Diego Lara (ECU)
Asistente 1 Byron Romero (ECU)
Asistente 2 Edwin Bravo (ECU)
4to Árbitro Henry Gambetta (PER)
Asesor Gilberto Hidalgo (PER)

Deportivo Capiatá – Danubio 
Árbitro Roberto Tobar (CHI)
Asistente 1 Marcelo Barraza (CHI)
Asistente 2 Christian Schiemann (CHI)
4to Árbitro Julio Quintana (PAR)
Asesor Carlos Alarcón (PAR) 

Barcelona – Alianza Lima 
Árbitro Adrián Vélez (COL)
Asistente 1 Huberto Clavijo (COL)
Asistente 2 Alexander Guzmán (COL)
4to Árbitro Carlos Orbe (ECU)
Asesor Rogger Zambrano (ECU)

Trujillanos – Independiente del Valle 
Árbitro Wilson Lamouroux (COL)
Asistente 1 Eduardo Díaz (COL)
Asistente 2 Rafael Rivas (COL)
4to Árbitro José Luis Hoyo (VEN)
Asesor Adrián Gómez (VEN)

Universidad Católica – River Plate
Árbitro Enrique Cáceres (PAR)
Asistente 1 Rodney Aquino (PAR)
Asistente 2 Juan Zorrilla (PAR)
4to Árbitro Carlos Ulloa (CHI)
Asesor Pablo Pozo (CHI)

Millonarios – Universidad César Vallejo 
Árbitro José Argote (VEN)
Asistente 1 Carlos López (VEN)
Asistente 2 Jairo Romero (VEN)
4to Árbitro José Buitrago (COL)
Asesor Pablo Montoya (COL)