UEFA Women’s Champions League 2023/24 – Semi-finals (First Leg)

20 April 2024

FC Barcelona – Chelsea FCW
Referee: Stephanie Frappart FRA (photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Camille Soriano FRA
Assistant Referee 2: Elodie Coppola FRA
Fourth Official: Tess Olofsson SWE
VAR: Katalin Kulcsar HUN
AVAR: Maika Vanderstichel FRA
Referee Observer: Snježana Fočić CRO

Olympique Lyonnais – Paris St. Germain
Referee: Marta Huerta De Aza ESP
Assistant Referee 1: Guadalupe Porras Ayuso ESP
Assistant Referee 2: Francesca Di Monte ITA
Fourth Official: Maria Ferrieri Caputi ITA
VAR: Carlos Del Cerro Grande ESP
AVAR: Eliana Fernandez Gonzalez ESP
Referee Observer: Dagmar Damkova CZE

CAF Confederation Cup 2023/2024 – Semi-finals (First Leg)

21 April 2024

Zamalek – Dreams FC
Referee: Samuel Uwikunda (RWA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivanildo Lopes (ANG)
Assistant Referee 2: Modibo Samake (MLI)
Fourth Official: Boubou Traore (MLI)
VAR: Akhona Makalima (RSA)
AVAR: Abongile Tom (RSA)
Referee Assessor: Aboubacar Doumbouya (GUI)

USM Alger – RS Berkane
Referee: Abdel Bouh (MTN)

CAF Champions League 2023/2024 – Semi-finals (First Leg)

20 April 2024

TP Mazembe – Al Ahly
Referee: Pacifique Ndabihawenimana (BDI, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Jerson Dos Santos (ANG)
Assistant Referee 2: Eric Ayimavo (BEN)
Fourth Official: Louis Houngnandande (BEN)
VAR: Daniel Laryea (GHA)
AVAR: Salima Mukansanga (RWA)
Referee Assessor: Edzona Lawson-Hogban (TOG)

ES Tunis – Mamelodi Sundowns
Referee: Omar Artan (SOM)

Concacaf Futsal Championship 2024 – Semi-finals

18 April 2024

Panama – Guatemala
Referee 1: Chris Grabas (CAN, photo)
Referee 2: Manuel Rosario (DOM)
Third Referee: Brenda Valdez (CUB)
Timekeeper: Josue Molina (CRC)
Reserve AR: Yordanka Pouyoux (CUB)

Costa Rica – Cuba
Referee 1: Matthew Rodman (USA)
Referee 2: Maynor Sanic (GUA)
Third Referee: Jonathan Betancourt (MEX)
Timekeeper: Javier Garcia (DOM)
Reserve AR: Krystin Pahia (USA)

UEFA Europa Conference League 2023/24 – Quarter-finals (Second Leg)

18 April 2024

LOSC Lille – Aston Villa
Referee: Ivan Kružliak SVK (photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Branislav Hancko SVK
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Pozor SVK
Fourth Official: Peter Kralovič SVK
VAR: Pol van Boekel NED
AVAR: Michal Očenaš SVK
Referee Observer: Lutz-Michael Fröhlich GER

ACF Fiorentina – Viktoria Plzen
Referee: Jesus Gil Manzano ESP
Assistant Referee 1: Diego Barbero Sevilla ESP
Assistant Referee 2: Angel Nevado Rodriguez ESP
Fourth Official: Jose Munuera Montero ESP
VAR: Alejandro Hernandez Hernandez ESP
AVAR: Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez ESP
Referee Observer: Emil Božinovski MKD

PAOK – Club Brugge
Referee: Davide Massa ITA
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli ITA
Assistant Referee 2: Stefano Alassio ITA
Fourth Official: Marco Di Bello ITA
VAR: Aleandro Di Paolo ITA
AVAR: Luca Pairetto ITA
Referee Observer: Martin Hansson SWE

Fenerbahçe – Olympiakos
Referee: Tobias Stieler GER
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Gittelmann GER
Assistant Referee 2: Mark Borsch GER
Fourth Official: Daniel Schlager GER
VAR: Christian Dingert GER
AVAR: Sascha Stegemann GER
Referee Observer: Juan Fernandez Marin ESP

UEFA Europa League 2023/2024 – Quarter-finals (Second Leg)

18 April 2024

AS Roma – AC Milan
Referee: Szymon Marciniak POL (photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomasz Listkiewicz POL
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Kupsik POL
Fourth Official: Paweł Raczkowski POL
VAR: Tomasz Kwiatkowski POL
AVAR: Bartosz Frankowski POL
Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci ALB

Atalanta BC – Liverpool FC
Referee: François Letexier FRA
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Mugnier FRA
Assistant Referee 2: Mehdi Rahmouni FRA
Fourth Official: Pierre Gaillouste FRA
VAR: Jerôme Brisard FRA
AVAR: Willy Delajod FRA
Referee Observer: Lucilio Batista POR

West Ham United – Bayer Leverkusen
Referee: Jose Sanchez Martinez ESP
Assistant Referee 1: Raul Cabanero Martinez ESP
Assistant Referee 2: Inigo Prieto Lopez ESP
Fourth Official: Cesar Soto Grado ESP
VAR: Carlos Del Cerro Grande ESP
AVAR: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea ESP
Referee Observer: Jan Wegereef NED

Olympique de Marseille – SL Benfica
Referee: Felix Zwayer GER
Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Lupp GER
Assistant Referee 2: Marco Achmüller GER
Fourth Official: Harm Osmers GER
VAR: Bastian Dankert GER
AVAR: Marco Fritz GER
Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras GRE

Concacaf Futsal Championship 2024 – Quarter-finals

17 April 2024

Costa Rica – Canada
Referee 1: Roberto Lopez (PAN, photo)
Referee 2: Josh Wilkens (USA)
Third Referee: Lester Mazariegos (GUA)
Timekeeper: Johnny Donan (SLV)
Reserve AR: Krystin Pahia (USA)

Panama – USA
Referee 1: Diego Molina (CRC)
Referee 2: Reinier Fiss (CUB)
Third Referee: Anthony Terborg (SUR)
Timekeeper: Manuel Rosario (DOM)
Reserve AR: Brenda Valdez (CUB)

Guatemala – Mexico
Referee 1: Adrian Martinez (CUB)
Referee 2: Jose Barrera (SLV)
Third Referee: Chris Grabas (CAN)
Timekeeper: Josue Molina (CRC)
Reserve AR: Javier Garcia (DOM)

Dominican Republic – Cuba
Referee 1: Ricardo Lay (PAN)
Referee 2: Jorge Flores (SLV)
Third Referee: Jonathan Betancourt (MEX)
Timekeeper: Maynor Sanic (GUA)
Reserve AR: Colin Abel (GUY)

Ex-FIFA referee Estrada Fernandez claims former CTA Vice-President threatened him over phone

Former La Liga referee Xavier Estrada Fernandez has claimed he was threatened by the former Vice-President of the Referees Technical Committee (CTA), Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira. The latter is at the heart of a corruption scandal that has sullied the image of Spanish football in recent years. Enriquez Negreira was paid between €6-7m over a period of 17 years by Barcelona between 2001 and 2018, when he was sacked by the CTA. Barcelona have been charged with corruption and bribery, but are yet to be found guilty of anything, and have denied all wrongdoing.
Estrada Fernandez, who refereed for 17 years professionally, including 12 years in La Liga between 2009 and 2021, has released a book on the matter titled ‘The Truth about Negreira’ this week, in which he claims he was threatened by his former boss via phone call. “Negreira had all the power. Being the Vice-President of the Referees for so many years, he had all the referee information. He could designate relegations, promotions and who officiated the games. When he appointed me as an international referee, he called me to threaten me for asking for my own team of assistants. You have to understand that I come from zero and was doing it just for the passion for refereeing. When something like this happens to you, you think about a lot of things.”
The CTA, primarily through President Luis Medina Cantalejo, have denied that Negreira had any decision-making power, claiming that his role was for the most part decorative. Estrada disputed that, saying there was clear difference between his mandate and that of his successor Carlos Velasco Carballo. “It is evident that Negreira controlled the promotions and relegations. Before the arrival of Velasco Carballo, the list went by score. Then it was in alphabetical order and that score was not visible.” However, he told Diario AS that he did not believe that the referees had been corrupt in their officiating, in spite of Negreira’s threats. “Here we must distinguish between a club’s payments to a vice president and the work of the referees. When the case explodes, I begin to interweave information, connect the dots with what others had said, and try to defend the honour of the group. There is a figure here [around which this revolves] which that is that of the assembly member.” Finally, he declared that his former colleagues were holding their silence out of fear. “Of course, active referees are afraid to speak. How can they not be afraid if the president of the arbitration delegation received the request for my head.” The case is still being investigated by the police and state prosecution, as they gather evidence in order to bring the matter to trial.

UEFA Champions League 2023/2024 – Quarter-finals (Second Leg)

16 April 2024 
FC Barcelona – Paris St. Germain
Referee: Istvan Kovacs ROU (photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasile Marinescu ROU
Assistant Referee 2: Ovidiu Artene ROU
Fourth Official: Horațiu Feșnic ROU
VAR: Marco Fritz GER
AVAR: Bastian Dankert GER
Referee Observer: Terje Hauge NOR

Borussia Dortmund – Atletico de Madrid
Referee: Slavko Vinčić SVN
Assistant Referee 1: Tomaž Klančnik SVN
Assistant Referee 2: Andraž Kovačič SVN
Fourth Official: Matej Jug SVN
VAR: Nejc Kajtazovič SVN
AVAR: Rade Obrenovič SVN
Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz TUR

17 April 2024
Bayern München – Arsenal FC
Referee: Danny Makkelie NED
Assistant Referee 1: Hessel Steegstra NED
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries NED
Fourth Official: Sander van der Eijk NED
VAR: Rob Dieperink NED
AVAR: Clay Ruperti NED
Referee Observer: Domenico Messina ITA

Manchester City – Real Madrid
Referee: Daniele Orsato ITA
Assistant Referee 1: Ciro Carbone ITA
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Giallatini ITA
Fourth Official: Maurizio Mariani ITA
VAR: Massimiliano Irrati ITA
AVAR: Paolo Valeri ITA
Referee Observer: Alain Hamer LUX

FIFA Futsal World Cup 2024 Qualifiers (UEFA) – Elite Round (Play-Offs)

First Leg, 12-13 April 2024

Poland – Croatia
Referee 1: Eduardo Coelho POR (photo)
Referee 2: Cristiano Santos POR
Third Referee: Ruben Santos POR
Timekeeper: Monika Czudzinowicz POL
Referee Observer: Massimo Cumbo ITA

Netherlands – Finland

Referee 1: Nicola Manzione ITA
Referee 2: Giulio Colombin ITA
Third Referee: Dario Pezzuto ITA
Timekeeper: Joern Te Kloeze NED
Referee Observer: Sreten Vasić SRB

Second Leg, 16-17 April 2024

Croatia – Poland
Referee 1: Ondřej Černy CZE
Referee 2: Cedric Pelissier FRA
Third Referee: Radim Cep CZE
Timekeeper: Nikola Jelić CRO
Referee Observer: Angelo Galante ITA

Finland – Netherlands
Referee 1: Juan Cordero Gallardo ESP
Referee 2: Alejandro Martinez Flores ESP
Third Referee: Pablo Delgado Sastre ESP
Timekeeper: Arttu Kyynaeraeinen FIN
Referee Observer: Swen Eichler GER