FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018 – Group Stage (Matches 1-8)

13 November 2018
Brazil – Japan
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (HUN, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Katalin Török (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Lucie Ratajová (CZE)
Fourth Official: Laura Fortunato (ARG)

New Zealand – Finland
Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (JPN)
Assistant Referee 1: Naomi Teshirogi (JPN)
Assistant Referee 2: Makoto Bozono (JPN)
Fourth Official: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)

Mexico – South Africa
Referee: María Carvajal (CHI)
Assistant Referee 1: Leslie Vásquez (CHI)
Assistant Referee 2: Loreto Toloza (CHI)
Fourth Official: María Laura Fortunato (ARG)

Uruguay – Ghana
Referee: Lucila Venegas (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Mayte Chávez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Enedina Caudillo (MEX)
Fourth Official: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)

14 November 2018
USA – Cameroon
Referee: Casey Reibelt (AUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Lee Seul Gi (KOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Trương Thị (VIE)
Fourth Official: Sara Persson (SWE)

Korea – Spain
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Deleana Quan (USA)
Fourth Official: Salima Mukansanga (RWA)

Korea DPR – Germany
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Ekaterina Kurochkina (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Mária Súkeníková (SVK)
Fourth Official: Sara Persson (SWE)

Canada – Colombia
Referee: Riem Hussein (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Kylie Cockburn (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihaela Țepușă (ROU)
Fourth Official: Salima Mukansanga (RWA)

UEFA U-21 Euro 2019 Qualifiers – Play-off (First Leg)

16 November 2018

Greece – Austria
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonņikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Aleksandrs Golubevs (LVA)
Referee Observer: Haim Jakov (ISR)

Poland – Portugal
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Diyan Valkov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Stanislav Todorov (BUL)
Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)

Referee Charef removed from Club World Cup 2018

Algerian referee Mehdi Abid Charef was removed from the list of match officials selected by FIFA for the Club World Cup, according to Ennahar, quoting sources close to the Algerian FA (FAF).
The latter allegedly received correspondence from FIFA confirming the sanction against Abid Charef. His controversial performance in the first leg of the African Champions League final has definitely cost him a lot. Algerian assistant referee Abdelhak Etchiali, part of Charef’s trio, is also concerned by this sanction, according to the same source. These decisions follow a Tunisian report against the Algerian referee after his performance in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final.

Source : ALG24/Kapitalis

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Qualifiers – CONCACAF/CONMEBOL Play-off

First Leg, 8 November 2018

Argentina – Panama
Referee: Jana Adamkova (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Sanja Rodjak-Karšić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Michelle O'Neill (IRL)
Fourth Official: Sandra Braz Bastos (POR)

Second Leg, 14 November 2018

Panama – Argentina
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Sian Massey-Ellis (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Maryna Striletska (UKR)
Fourth Official: Esther Staubli (SUI)

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Qualifiers – UEFA Play-off Final (Second Leg)

13 November 2018

Switzerland – Netherlands
Referee: Stephanie Frappart (FRA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Solenne Bartnik (FRA)
Fourth Official: Victoria Beyer (FRA)

Chapron: “Finally Free!”

The book "Finally Free" by Tony Chapron, former FIFA referee and now consultant for Canal +, which draws an edifying image of the French refereeing, was officially released this week. He is the one that spectators, TV viewers, players, coaches, managers have loved to hate. He, more than the others probably. It's Tony Chapron. The referee whose career ended on 14 January 2018, after the match Nantes – PSG, tells what he has lived for more than 14 years at the highest level. Pressures, threats, intimidations, small arrangements between friends: the former referee from Grenoble does not elude anything behind the scenes of refereeing and French football. The statement made by Tony Chapron is edifying, overwhelming. Firstly, for the leaders of the French Federation and its president, Noël Le Graët, and his predecessors, who did not care much about the referees. Then for those who run the French refereeing and have all the power to make or break a career without having to report to their hierarchy. Almost 10 years after the release of Bruno Derrien's book “A bas l’arbitre”, who already revealed the dark scenes of the French refereeing, Tony Chapron's book shows that nothing has changed after a decade of opacity and clientelism. The testimony of this former referee with a strong personality is human, genuine and sincere. To those who believe that Tony Chapron has spit in the soup, I would say that he has stepped up many times during his career to change the referee function and paid dearly for that.

The pathetic letter of the DTA to French referees 
The federal referees in the four national divisions have received a funny letter very recently. It comes from the French Football Federation and more specifically from the voice of Eric Borghini, President of the Referees Committee, and Pascal Garibian, Technical Director of Refereeing. The letter refers - without naming it - to the book of Tony Chapron. At first, the two leaders of the French refereeing violently attack Tony Chapron: "We know that failures and their associated sufferings can feed the bitterness". Failures? The current Technical Director of Refereeing is well placed to talk about it. But I will not return to his career, which has been anonymous for a long time. Finally, this letter addressed to the French referees says a lot about the methods used by the DTA and the CFA that muzzled the speech of the referees. 

Source: Arbitrage57

AFC Champions League Final 2018 (Second Leg)

10 November 2018

Persepolis FC – Kashima Antlers
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (OMA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Abu Al-Amri (OMA)
Assistant Referee 2: Rashid Al-Ghaithi (OMA)
Additional AR 1: Muhammad Bin Jahari (SIN)
Additional AR 2: Adham Makhadmeh (JOR)
Fourth Official: Min Kiat Koh (SIN)

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 Qualifiers – UEFA Play-off Final (First Leg)

9 November 2018

Netherlands – Switzerland
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Sandra Österberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Camilla Stendahl (SWE)
Fourth Official: Tess Olofsson (SWE)

CAF Champions League Final 2018 (Second Leg)

9 November 2018

Esperance Tunis – Al Ahly
Referee: Bamlak Tessema (ETH, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Zakhele Siwela (RSA)
Assistant Referee 2: Waleed Ahmed (SDN) 

Fourth Official: Eric Otogo-Castane (GAB)
VAR: Bakary Gassama (GAM)
AVAR 1: El Hadji Samba (SEN)
AVAR 2: Djibril Camara (SEN)

UEFA Europa League – Group Stage (Matchday 4)

8 November 2018

Fenerbahçe SK – RSC Anderlecht
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Fredrik Klyver (SWE)
Additional AR 1: Kristoffer Karlsson (SWE)
Additional AR 2: Glenn Nyberg (SWE)
Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)

FC Astana – FK Jablonec
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Balázs Szert (HUN)
Fourth Official: Péter Kóbor (HUN)
Additional AR 1: Ferenc Karakó (HUN)
Additional AR 2: József Erdős (HUN)
Referee Observer: Yuri Baskakov (RUS)

Spartak Moskva – Rangers FC
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Goran Pataki (CRO)
Additional AR 1: Mario Zebec (CRO)
Additional AR 2: Goran Gabrilo (CRO)
Referee Observer: Ioánnis Tsachilídis (GRE)

Rapid Wien – Villarreal CF
Referee: Srdjan Jovanović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojković (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Dragan Bogićević (SRB)
Additional AR 1: Lazar Lukić (SRB)
Additional AR 2: Zoran Široki (SRB)
Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)

Apóllon Limassol – Eintracht Frankfurt
Referee: Tiago Martins (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Luís Campos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Santos (POR)
Fourth Official: António Godinho (POR)
Additional AR 1: Carlos Xistra (POR)
Additional AR 2: João Capela (POR)
Referee Observer: Michel Piraux (BEL)

Lazio – Olympique de Marseille
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Valeri Danchenko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Lunev (RUS)
Additional AR 1: Kirill Levnikov (RUS)
Additional AR 2: Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)

Malmö FF – Sarpsborg FF
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondřej Pelikán (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Paták (CZE)
Fourth Official: Jakub Hrabovský (CZE)
Additional AR 1: Radek Příhoda (CZE)
Additional AR 2: Emanuel Marek (CZE)
Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)

KRC Genk – Beşiktaş JK
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Seidel (GER)
Fourth Official: Christian Gittelmann (GER)
Additional AR 1: Patrick Ittrich (GER)
Additional AR 2: Harm Osmers (GER)
Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)

FC Krasnodar – Standard de Liège
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Marjan Kirovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Fourth Official: Goce Petreski (MKD)
Additional AR 1: Dimitar Mečkarovski (MKD)
Additional AR 2: Dejan Jakimovski (MKD)
Referee Observer: Igor Șațchii (MDA)

Akhisarspor – Sevilla FC
Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Julien Pacelli (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Bertrand Jouannaud (FRA)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Pagès (FRA)
Additional AR 1: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Additional AR 2: Karim Abed (FRA)
Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)

Dynamo Kyiv – Stade Rennais
Referee: John Beaton (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Ross (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Potter (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alastair Mather (SCO)
Additional AR 1: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Additional AR 2: Donald Robertson (SCO)
Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)

Bate Borisov – Chelsea FC
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Milutin Djukić (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Veselin Radunović (MNE)
Fourth Official: Vladan Todorović (MNE)
Additional AR 1: Miloš Bošković (MNE)
Additional AR 2: Predrag Radovanović (MNE)
Referee Observer: Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

Mol Vidi – PAOK FC
Referee: Ali Palabiyik (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ceyhun Sesigüzel (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Serkan Olguncan (TUR)
Fourth Official: İbrahim Uyarcan (TUR)
Additional AR 1: Alper Ulusoy (TUR)
Additional AR 2: Yaşar Uğurlu (TUR)
Referee Observer: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)

Bayer Leverkusen – FC Zürich
Referee: Paweł Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Konrad Sapela (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Adam Kupsik (POL)
Additional AR 1: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Additional AR 2: Piotr Lasyk (POL)
Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (IRL)

PFC Ludogorets – AEK Larnaca
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Øystein Ytterland (NOR)
Additional AR 1: Tore Hansen (NOR)
Additional AR 2: Espen Andreas Eskås (NOR)
Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)

Rosenborg BK – Red Bull Salzburg
Referee: Aleksey Eskov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitri Mosyakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Anton Averianov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
Additional AR 1: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
Additional AR 2: Roman Galimov (RUS)
Referee Observer: Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Celtic FC – RB Leipzig
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Fourth Official: Juan Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Additional AR 1: José Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
Additional AR 2: José Munuera Montero (ESP)
Referee Observer: Jan Wegereef (NED)

Girondins de Bordeaux – FC Zenit
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Fourth Official: Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
Additional AR 1: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Additional AR 2: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Referee Observer: Marinus Koopman (NED)

Slavia Praha – FC København
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Additional AR 1: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Additional AR 2: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Referee Observer: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

GNK Dinamo – Spartak Trnava
Referee: Serhiy Boyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
Fourth Official: Oleh Pluzhnyk (UKR)
Additional AR 1: Yevhen Aranovsky (UKR)
Additional AR 2: Mykola Balakin (UKR)
Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)

Vorskla Poltava – Qarabağ FK
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Stéphane Almeida (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Fourth Official: Raffael Zeder (SUI)
Additional AR 1: Alain Bieri (SUI)
Additional AR 2: Lukas Fähndrich (SUI)
Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)

Arsenal – Sporting
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Fourth Official: Dovydas Sužiedėlis (LTU)
Additional AR 1: Manfredas Lukjančukas (LTU)
Additional AR 2: Robertas Valikonis (LTU)
Referee Observer: Lutz Fröhlich (GER)

Real Betis – AC Milan
Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Lee Betts (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Ian Hussin (ENG)
Fourth Official: Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG)
Additional AR 1: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Additional AR 2: Christopher Kavanagh (ENG)
Referee Observer: Nikolai Ivanov (RUS)

Olympiakós – F91 Dudelange
Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Nádvorník (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jiří Moláček (CZE)
Fourth Official: Petr Blažej (CZE)
Additional AR 1: Zbyněk Proske (CZE)
Additional AR 2: Karel Hrubeš (CZE)
Referee Observer: Nikolai Levnikov (RUS)