The FA 150th Anniversary Match

The Football Association has invited the German referee, Felix Brych, to oversee the first ever international match in Europe with Hawk-Eye goal-line technology, England – Scotland, part of the FA’s 150th Anniversary. The four officials all hail from nations where English referees have overseen World Cup finals. England is the only nation to have provided four world Cup final (or final game) referees: George Reader in Brazil 1950, William Ling in Switzerland 1954, Jack Taylor in West Germany 1974 and Howard Webb in South Africa 2010. The FA has appointed officials from those nations: Brazil (assistant referee Alessandro Rocha), Switzerland (fourth official Alain Bieri), Germany (referee Felix Brych) and South Africa (assistant referee Enock Molefe).
“The standard of English refereeing at the highest level continues to be one of the domestic game’s biggest success stories”, said David Elleray, chairman of the FA’s referees’ committee. “Just last month, Sian Massey was appointed first assistant referee for the UEFA Women’s Euro final in Sweden. Mark Clattenburg refereed the 2012 Olympic final at Wembley. In 2010, Howard Webb preceded his World Cup appointment with the UEFA Champions League final”.

Source: The Telegraph