Former World Cup 2002 and Euro 2008 referee Kyros Vassaras (Greece) has been recently removed from the UEFA Referees Committee. He missed the 2006 World Cup in Germany due to one of his assistants failing the fitness test. He tried again for South Africa 2010, but got disappointed in the fall of 2009, when he quit refereeing and became a member of the UEFA Referees Committee, where he was mainly responsible for refereeing at UEFA's youth tournaments and futsal competitions. According to the Greek media, Vassaras was removed following an official request submitted by the Hellenic Football Federation to UEFA. Kyros Vassaras was a member of the Greek Refereeing Committee from 2010 until November 2012. In August 2012 he sent a letter to the HFF Board criticizing the referee selection for the Greek Super League and Football League. That letter was used by a member of the Board to make allegations about corrupted referee promotions on these lists, which started an inquiry by the Greek justice. After his dismissal from the UEFA Referees Committee, Kyros Vassaras was hired by the Romanian Football Federation, as their new Chairman of the Referees Committee.
UEFA Referees Committee 2014-2015
Angel Villar Llona (ESP)
Senes Erzik (TUR)
Chief Refereeing Officer
Pierluigi Collina (ITA)
Marc Batta (FRA), Hugh Dallas (SCO)
Dagmar Damkova (CZE), David Elleray (ENG), Herbert Fandel (GER), Bo Karlsson (SWE), Nikolai Levnikov (RUS), Jozef Marko (SVK), Vlado Sajn (SVN), Jaap Uilenberg (NED), Kurt Zuppinger (SUI).