Peter Rasmussen, 37, has chosen to end his career as an international referee with immediate effect. Denmark's top-ranked referee will only continue in the domestic competitions. "It has been a very difficult decision to make, but I am relieved and settled with my choice. I must also say it's an idea I have had for over a year, so it is deliberate and it has nothing to do with the Champions League match Manchester City – Ajax, maybe just the straw that broke the camel's back", said Rasmussen.
"We know that Peter has made a lot of thoughts about it and he has taken a deliberate decision that we support him. He has been a great representative of the Danish refereeing in Europe and he has had a high star from UEFA and FIFA, who followed him closely right from his earliest years as a FIFA referee", says Kaj Ostergaard, who is the chairman of DBU's Elite Referee Group, and concludes: "We are very pleased that Peter still has the motivation to referee at home, because he helps to ensure a high level of competitions and he is also a role model for his younger colleagues".