UEFA had referee bribe evidence for four years

European football chiefs were given evidence of one of football's greatest corruption scandals years before taking action, it has been claimed. In 1984 the president of Belgian side Anderlecht bribed the referee ahead of their UEFA Cup semi-final victory over Nottingham Forest. The facts were finally revealed in 1997 and Anderlecht was banned from European competition for a year. But new evidence shows UEFA was told about the bribe as early as 1992.
Four years after winning their second European Cup, Brian Clough's Forest faced Anderlecht in the semi-final of the UEFA Cup. After convincingly winning the first leg 2-0, Forest had a dubious penalty awarded against them and a goal disallowed in the return tie, finally going out 3-2 on aggregate. The truth behind those refereeing decisions only emerged during a 1997 criminal case when Anderlecht admitted paying the Spanish referee Emilio Guruceta Muro. At first, UEFA insisted it could take no action because the bribery took place more than 10 years previously, but eventually a one-year European ban was imposed on Anderlecht.
Now, BBC's Inside Out has found evidence that UEFA had a dossier of evidence as early as 1992. The evidence showed that shortly before the match Anderlecht president Constant Vanden Stock had approached local criminal Jean Elst. Belgian journalist Frank van Laeken said: "Elst contacted a friend in the region, who went to Alicante and spoke to the referee. The referee said 'OK, I'll do it for 1.2m Belgian francs'." But another criminal, Rene Van Aaken, stole details of the deal and blackmailed the club. Van Aaken then sent information to the Belgian FA in 1990 and 1992. Van Laeken said: "If you receive something like this, a bunch of documents on possible games that are tampered with, you should investigate it." The Belgian FA said it did not have the powers to investigate corruption and passed the information on to UEFA, but no sanction was imposed for more than four years. Despite repeated requests from the BBC, UEFA has not offered an explanation of the delay. Referee Guruceta died in a car crash in 1987, aged 45, but Anderlecht's stadium is still named after former club president Constant Vanden Stock, who died in 2008. Elst and Van Aaken were both jailed. Elst died in prison while Van Aaken's conviction for blackmail was overturned on appeal. But for the players, the events of 25 April 1984 remain as painful as ever. Forest goalkeeper Hans van Breukelen said: "For me it was building up that the referee was cheating. All the 50-50 balls around their 18 yard box, he blew the whistle and gave a free kick to Anderlecht." Then Anderlecht was awarded a penalty for a challenge by Forest's Kenny Swain. Striker Garry Birtles said: "That penalty was the most embarrassing decision I have ever seen in football. The distance between Kenny Swain and their guy who went down was absolutely ridiculous." A last-gasp Forest goal, which would have been enough to win the tie, was also controversially disallowed. Anderlecht won 3-0 and went through. Birtles said: "It was wrong then, it's wrong now and it will be wrong always. If you don't go after these people then they will think they can do it again." Paul Hart, who scored the disallowed goal, said: "The whole thing stinks, it really does. When it's brought up, it still rankles".

Source: BBC

FIFA Referee Seminar for World Cup hopefuls

From 19-21 September 2016, 72 referees and assistant referees from across Europe gathered at the Home of FIFA to attend a three-day referee seminar for prospective UEFA candidates for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.
The seminar was the third in a series of referee seminars held in 2016 aimed at sharing knowledge with men’s and women’s football officials from all over the world as they try to prepare themselves mentally and physically for the chance to referee at the highest international level. “Our goal, as we had in two previous seminars, is to find uniformity and consistency,” said FIFA Head of Refereeing Massimo Busacca, who officiated in two editions of the FIFA World Cup. “We want to share all the information a referee would need to prepare for the two biggest competitions, the World Cup and Women’s World Cup.” Like the seminars in Doha (for AFC, CAF and OFC referees) and Miami (for CONCACAF and CONMEBOL officials), the UEFA seminar included both men’s and women’s officials. "Men and women have to work together, because we are convinced that this should be our philosophy," said Busacca. “We have seen very good results from being inclusive, especially in the tactical preparation. I see this as the way to continue and the best approach in preparing referees for FIFA tournaments.” The seminar, which was split into focused sessions, covered physical fitness tests, theoretical sessions, video assistant refereeing and practical sessions with local players. The intensity and variety of the sessions provided strong examples of the increasing physical and mental demands of refereeing elite football. “The deeper the knowledge of the game, the better the results,” said FIFA’s head of refereeing. “But complementing the mentality is the physicality. In the modern game, there are so many counter attacks at such speed. We need more agility and explosion. We want to use this technology to review clear situations, not cases of doubt,” Busacca said after attending the Video Assistant refereeing demonstration. “We want the referee to keep their personality and to have the power to take the decision first.”
England’s Marc Clattenburg is no stranger to the pressure of refereeing, having recently refereed the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final, the UEFA EURO 2016 Final and FA Cup Final, all in the space of a few months. “It was a fantastic honour and I learnt a lot,” said the Englishman of the experience. “But now I’m focused on working hard, trying to eradicate any mistakes I made last season and trying to improve my refereeing standards. That’s why it’s fantastic that these seminars are put on by FIFA. These seminars give us the opportunity to improve, to learn from others’ recent experiences at tournaments to find uniformity across all the continents.” Clattenburg, much like the 71 other attendees, is fully focused on trying to take his refereeing to the ultimate stage – the fields of Russia in 2018 and France in 2019. “The preparation starts now," he said. "This course gives us the opportunity to start our work, to try and be selected, and to hopefully represent our nations at the World Cup and Women’s World Cup. It’s so fantastic to referee at the World Cup where you are exposed to players from all over the world with different styles and tactics”.
Efthalia Mitsi from Greece, who has been refereeing professionally since 2005, and who refereed at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada, echoed Clattenburg’s feelings. “It’s been really good to share our experiences and learn from each other,” she said. “There are always areas of improvement for every one of us, whether it’s tactical, technical, or physical. As a referee at this level it’s important to set new goals and to reach them”.
“We are like one national team,” Busacca told the attendees in his closing remarks. “When we go to such important competitions every single one of us has to be good. We have to be as one, one team, one family to ensure success at the highest competitions. We win or lose together”.

Source: FIFA

FIFA Futsal World Cup 2016 – Quarter-finals

24-25 September 2016

Paraguay – Iran
Referee 1: Marc Birkett (ENG, photo)
Referee 2: Sasa Tomic (CRO)
Third Referee: Fernando Gutierrez (ESP)
Timekeeper: Ondrej Cerny (CZE)

Russia – Spain
Referee 1: Gean Telles (BRA)
Referee 2: Dario Santamaria (ARG)
Third Referee: Daniel Rodriguez (URU)
Timekeeper: Carlos Gonzalez (GUA)

Argentina – Egypt
Referee 1: Alessandro Malfer (ITA)
Referee 2: Chris Colley (AUS)
Third Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (KGZ)
Timekeeper: Yuri Garcia (COL)

Azerbaijan – Portugal
Referee 1: Sergio Cabrera (CUB)
Referee 2: Jose Katemo (ANG)
Third Referee: Khalid Hnichi (MAR)
Timekeeper: Khamis Al-Shamsi (UAE)

Referee Lopes will be judged for pushing a player in Brazil

The Superior Court of Sports Justice analyzed the images from the Brazilian Championship game between Corinthians and Palmeiras. The justice body confirms the complaint received from Corinthians and the penalty can range from 15 days to 6 months.
Copa America 2016 final referee Heber Lopes will be judged by STJD (Superior Court of Sports Justice) for pushing striker Dudu, from Palmeiras, during the classic between his team and Corinthians, last Saturday, in the Brazilian Championship. The referee, angry with the player’s comments, put his arm into the athlete's chest and pushed him away. The STJD prosecutor decided to accept the complaint against the referee after analyzing images, considering that he used excessive force to maintain his personal area. That action falls under Article 273 of the CBJD (Brazilian Code of Sports Justice), which talks about "acting with excess or abuse of authority". If found guilty, Lopes will face a suspension of 15 days to maximum 6 months, in addition to a fine of $100 to $1000. The text of the article says that the justice body can change the suspension to a warning if it considers that the offence was of little gravity. No date for the trial yet. 

Source: Globo Esporte

UEFA Youth League – Group Stage (Matchday 2)

27-28 September 2016

Celtic FC – Manchester City
Referee: Bart Vertenten (BEL, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)
Fourth Official: David Munro (SCO)
Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)

AS Monaco – Bayer Leverkusen
Referee: Marius Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Valentin Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Alexandru Cerei (ROU)
Fourth Official: Florent Batta (FRA)
Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)

CSKA Moskva – Tottenham Hotspur
Referee: Juri Frischer (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitri Vinogradov (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Rando Kesküla (EST)
Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)

Borussia Dortmund – Real Madrid
Referee: Nikola Popov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Georgi Todorov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Petar Dzhuganski (BUL)
Fourth Official: Thorben Siewer (GER)
Referee Observer: Stefan Messner (AUT)

Sporting CP – Legia Warszawa
Referee: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Höfler (AUT)
Fourth Official: Rui Piteira (POR)
Referee Observer: Antonio Almeida Costa (POR)

FC Kobenhavn – FC Brugge

Referee: Martin Lundby (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Reinar Gundersen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Morten Jensen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Peter Larsen (DEN)
Referee Observer: Leif Lindberg (SWE)

Leicester City – FC Porto
Referee: Andrew Davey (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Georgios Argyropoulos (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Jeffrey (NIR)
Fourth Official: Ollie Yates (ENG)
Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)

Sevilla FC – Olympique Lyon
Referee: Sven Bindels (LUX)
Assistant Referee 1: Joaquim Silva (LUX)
Assistant Referee 2: Claude Ries (LUX)
Fourth Official: Jorge Figueroa Vázquez (ESP)
Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)

Dinamo Zagreb – Juventus Turin
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Vladan Todorović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikola Razić (MNE)
Fourth Official: Zeljko Frković (CRO)
Referee Observer: Drazenko Kovačić (CRO)

Arsenal – FC Basel
Referee: Tim Marshall (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: David Anderson (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Nethery (NIR)
Fourth Official: John Brooks (ENG)
Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)

Ludogorets – Paris St. Germain

Referee: Radu Petrescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mircea Grigoriu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Angel Bayaltsaliev (BUL)
Referee Observer: Kostadin Gerginov (BUL)

SSC Napoli – Benfica
Referee: Alain Bieri (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Alain Heininger (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Didier Dubrit (SUI)
Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)

Besiktas – Dynamo Kyiv

Referee: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
Assistant Referee 1: Ridiger Çokaj (ALB)
Assistant Referee 2: Nertil Bregasi (ALB)
Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)

Borussia Monchengladbach – FC Barcelona
Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Julien Pacelli (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephan Luzi (FRA)
Fourth Official: Sören Storks (GER)
Referee Observer: Georgios Bikas (GRE)

FC Rostov – PSV Eindhoven
Referee: Lasha Silagava (GEO)
Assistant Referee 1: Zaza Menteshashvili (GEO)
Assistant Referee 2: Levan Todria (GEO)

Atlético Madrid – Bayern München
Referee: Robert Madley (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Adam Nunn (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG)
Fourth Official: Valentín Pizarro Gómez (ESP)
Referee Observer: Manuel Díaz Vega (ESP)

UEFA Youth League – Domestic Champions Path (First Round)

27-28 September 2016

RSC Anderlecht – FC Midtjylland
Referee: Danilo Grujić (SRB, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Goran Božović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Vojnić (SRB)
Fourth Official: Bert Put (BEL)
Referee Observer: Michel Piraux (BEL)

Qəbələ FK – Dynamo Moskow

Referee: Alper Ulusoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: İbrahim Bozbey (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: İlker Takpak (TUR)
Fourth Official: Ömər Paşayev (AZE)
Referee Observer: Asim Xudiyev (AZE) 

FC Salzburg – FK Vardar 
Referee: Fran Jović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Sebastian Gishamer (AUT)
Referee Observer: Horst Brummeier (AUT)

Sparta Praha – Mladost Podgorica
Referee: Filip Glova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Michal Tomčík (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Kováč (SVK)
Fourth Official: Ondrej Berka (CZE)
Referee Observer: Vaclav Krondl (CZE)

Apoel – AS Roma

Referee: Stavros Mantalos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Panagiotis Messinis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Neophytos Neophytou (CYP)
Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)

Altinordu SK – Levski Sofia
Referee: Dumitru Muntean (MDA)
Assistant Referee 1: Sergiu Beslui (MDA)
Assistant Referee 2: Dumitru Ciobanu (MDA)
Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)

Puskás Akadémia – PAOK
Referee: Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksei Lebedev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Roman Usachev (RUS)
Fourth Official: Csaba Pintér (HUN)
Referee Observer: Vencel Tóth (HUN)

Viitorul Constanta – Sheriff Tiraspol
Referee: Peter Kralović (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Miroslav Benko (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Erik Weiss (SVK)
Fourth Official: Claudiu Marcu (ROU)
Referee Observer: Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU) 

Rosenborg – AIK
Referee: Jari Järvinen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Lamppu (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Matti Leppänen (FIN)
Fourth Official: Mads Følstad (NOR)
Referee Observer: Kjell Alseth (NOR)

FC Nitra – Málaga
Referee: Ferenc Karakó (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Szert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Balázs Szalai (HUN)
Fourth Official: Pavol Šuniar (SVK)
Referee Observer: Dušan Krchňák (SVK)

Breidablik Kópavogur – Ajax
Referee: Alex Troleis (FRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Regin Egholm (FRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Jørleif Djurhuus (FRO)
Fourth Official: Helgi Jónasson (ISL)
Referee Observer: Gudmundur Jónsson (ISL)

NK Domžale – FK Čukarički
Referee: Yaroslav Kozyk (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Maksym Chos (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Valentyn Kutsev (UKR)
Fourth Official: Rade Obrenović (SVN)
Referee Observer: Drago Kos (SVN)

Zrinjski Mostar – FC Zürich
Referee: Mitja Žganec (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Grega Kordež (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomislav Pospeh (SVN)
Fourth Official: Haris Kaljanac (BIH)
Referee Observer: Dragutin Poljak (CRO)

HJK Helsinki – Cork City
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Magnusson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Björn Lindroth (SWE)
Fourth Official: Petri Viljanen (FIN)
Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)

Dinamo Tbilisi – Kairat Almaty
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (ARM)
Assistant Referee 1: Mesrop Ghazaryan (ARM)
Assistant Referee 2: Atom Sevgulyan (ARM)
Fourth Official: Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO)
Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz (TUR)

Maccabi Haifa – Shakhtyor Soligorsk
Referee: Alexandros Aretopoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ilias Alexeas (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Efthymios Kourentas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Yigal Frid (ISR)
Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)

VAR makes first impact as yellow card turns to red

Willem II Tilburg midfielder Anouar Kali became the first player in the Netherlands to get his marching orders from the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) after his yellow card in a Dutch Cup tie against Ajax Amsterdam was turned into a red on Wednesday.
Kali was initially cautioned by referee Danny Makkelie for kicking Ajax's Lasse Schone in the ankle, but the decision was changed within seconds into a red after intervention from the VAR. It was the first time television assistance was fully used in on-field decision-making. Referee Pol van Boekel, who was sitting in a small van with six TV screens on the parking level at the Amsterdam Arena, scrutinised replays of the 60th-minute incident before communicating his verdict to the on-field referee through a headset. Makkelie then reversed his decision. But the intervention confused the crowd present for Ajax's 5-0 victory in the first round cup tie as they were not aware of the change. "We do hope that there will be some communication for the public in the future, they have a right to it," van Boekel told reporters. The two referees will swap roles on Thursday for the Dutch Cup match between Feyenoord and FC Oss, as the system is further tested.
Last month, video technology was used as France beat Italy in a friendly international in Bari, although it did not involve stopping the action to study replays. The VAR can review an incident when asked by the match referee, as well as advise officials on the field about incidents they may have missed. The International Football Association Board, which oversees the rules of the game, is expected to decide in 2018 whether to authorise the use of video technology and include it in the laws. 

Source: Reuters

FIFA Futsal World Cup 2016 – Round of 16

20-22 September 2016

Colombia – Paraguay
Referee 1: Bogdan Sorescu (ROU, photo)
Referee 2: Alessandro Malfer (ITA, photo)
Third Referee: Eduardo Fernandes (POR)
Timekeeper: Cedric Pelissier (FRA)

Russia – Vietnam
Referee 1: Jorge Flores (SLV)
Referee 2: Francisco Rivera (MEX)
Third Referee: Sergio Cabrera (CUB) 

Timekeeper: Ronny Castro (CRC)

Brazil – Iran
Referee 1: Ondrej Cerny (CZE)
Referee 2: Kamil Cetin (TUR)
Third Referee: Yuri Garcia (COL)
Timekeeper: Sasa Tomic (CRO)

Spain – Kazakhstan

Referee 1: Vahid Arzpeyma (IRN)
Referee 2: Chris Colley (AUS)
Third Referee: Khamis Al-Shamsi (UAE)
Timekeeper: Quoc Dung Truong (VIE)

Portugal – Costa Rica
Referee 1: Khalid Hnich (MAR)
Referee 2: Mohamed Youssef (EGY)
Third Referee: Adalbert Diouf (SEN) 

Timekeeper: Theodore Eyebe (CMR)

Argentina – Ukraine
Referee 1: Nurdin Bukuev (KGZ)
Referee 2: Christopher Sinclair (NZL)
Third Referee: Tomohiro Kozaki (JPN)
Timekeeper: Rey Ritaga (PHI)

Thailand – Azerbaijan
Referee 1: Fernando Gutierrez (ESP)
Referee 2: Jianqiao Liu (CHN)
Third Referee: Rex Kamusu (SOL)
Timekeeper: Lance VanHaitsma (USA)

Italy – Egypt
Referee 1: Carlos Gonzalez (GUA)
Referee 2: Daniel Rodriguez (URU)
Third Referee: Elvis Pena (PAR)
Timekeeper: Henry Gutierrez (BOL)

Referee joint-preparation for 2018 and 2019 World Cups (UEFA)

The third FIFA seminar for referees pre-selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place in Zurich, Switzerland, from 19 to 23 September 2016. Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli is currently on his honeymoon and will be missing this seminar. However, his assistants (Di Liberatore and Tonolini) are participating along with referees Orsato and Rocchi. At this time, it is not clear whether Rizzoli had withdrawn from the selection for the 2018 World Cup and his ARs have been re-assigned to Rocchi/Orsato or why Rocchi’s usual assistants are not attending the course. On the women’s side, only referees have been invited to this seminar. Potential candidates Staubli, Vitulano, Kulcsar and Larsson are not able to participate due to being assigned Euro qualifiers on 19-20 September 2016.

Referee Trios (FWC 2018)

Referee: Felix Brych (GER, 1975)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER, 1977)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER, 1978)

Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (TUR, 1976)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR, 1975)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR, 1973)

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG, 1975)
Assistant Referee 1: Jake Collin (ENG, 1972)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Bennett (ENG, 1985)

Referee: William Collum (SCO, 1979)
Assistant Referee 1: Francis Connor (SCO, 1981)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Ross (SCO, 1983)

Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE, 1974)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE, 1975)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Warnmark (SWE, 1974)

Referee: Ovidiu Hategan (ROU, 1980)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Sovre (ROU, 1973)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU, 1976)

Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS, 1979)
Assistant Referee 1: Tikhon Kalugin (RUS, 1974)
Assistant Referee 2: Anton Averianov (RUS, 1973)

Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN, 1975)
Assistant Referee 1: Gyorgy Ring (HUN, 1981)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Toth (HUN, 1978)

Referee: Pavel Kralovec (CZE, 1977)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Slysko (SVK, 1973)
Assistant Referee 2: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE, 1982)

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (NED, 1973)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED, 1974)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED, 1977)

Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP, 1977)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrian Devis (ESP, 1979)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Diaz Perez (ESP, 1976)

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL, 1981)
Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL, 1980)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL, 1978)

Referee: Milorad Mazic (SRB, 1973)
Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Ristic (SRB, 1974)
Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor Djurdjevic (SRB, 1973)

Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR, 1979)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Haglund (NOR, 1977)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andas (NOR, 1975)

Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA, 1975) / Gianluca Rocchi (ITA, 1973)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA, 1973)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Tonolini (ITA, 1973)

Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE, 1979)
Assistant Referee 1: Polychronis Kostaras (GRE, 1983)
Assistant Referee 2: Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE, 1982)

Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN, 1976)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN, 1985)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN, 1976)

Referee: Artur Soares Dias (POR, 1979)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Barbosa (POR, 1974)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Santos (POR, 1976)

Referee: Clement Turpin (FRA, 1982)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Danos (FRA, 1980)
Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Gringore (FRA, 1972)

Women Referees (FWWC 2019)

1. Teodora Albon (ROU, 1977)
2. Cristina Dorcioman (ROU, 1974)
3. Stephanie Frappart (FRA, 1983)
4. Gyongyi Gaal (HUN, 1975)
5. Riem Hussein (GER, 1980)
6. Efthalia Mitsi (GRE, 1980)
7. Kateryna Monzul (UKR, 1981)
8. Sara Persson (SWE, 1976)
9. Morag Pirie (SCO, 1975)
10. Anastasia Pustovoitova (RUS, 1981)
11. Bibiana Steinhaus (GER, 1979)
12. Olga Zadinova (CZE, 1985)

Copa Sudamericana – Round of 16 (First leg)

20-22 September 2016

Sol de America – Atletico Nacional
Referee: Juan Soto (VEN, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Carlos López (VEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jorge Urrego (VEN)
Fourth Official: Marlon Escalante (VEN)
Referee Assessor: Manuel Bernal (PAR)

Independiente – Chapecoense
Referee: Carlos Orbe (ECU)
Assistant Referee 1: Byron Romero (ECU)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Lescano (ECU)
Fourth Official: Diego Lara (ECU)
Referee Assessor: Rodolfo Ortero (ARG)

Wanderers – Junior
Referee: Julio Quintana (PAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Eduardo Cardozo (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Canete (PAR)
Fourth Official: Ulises Mereles (PAR)
Referee Assessor: Juan Cardellino (URU)

Medellín – Santa Cruz
Referee: Raúl Orosco (BOL)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Montano (BOL)
Assistant Referee 2: José Antelo (BOL)
Fourth Official: Luis Yrusta (BOL)
Referee Assessor: Wilson Berrio (COL)

Coritiba – Belgrano

Referee: Christian Ferreyra (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Richard Trinidad (URU)
Assistant Referee 2: Horacio Ferreiro (URU)
Fourth Official: Leodan González (URU)
Referee Assessor: Ana Paula De Oliveira (BRA)

Palestino – Flamengo
Referee: Jonathan Fuentes (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Mauricio Espinosa (URU)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicolás Taran (URU)
Fourth Official: Esteban Ostojich (URU)
Referee Assessor: Patricio Basualto (CHI)

San Lorenzo – La Guaira
Referee: Wilson Lamouroux (COL)
Assistant Referee 1: Wilmar Navarro (COL)
Assistant Referee 2: Humberto Clavijo (COL)
Fourth Official: Adrián Vélez (COL)
Referee Assessor: Luis Pasturenzi (ARG)

Santa Fe – Cerro Porteno
Referee: Sandro Ricci (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Emerson De Carvalho (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcelo Van Gasse (BRA)
Fourth Official: Dewson Freitas (BRA)
Referee Assessor: Denver Perdomo (COL)