Change in the Russian refereeing team for Euro 2016

All referees, assistant referees and additional assistant referees selected by UEFA for Euro 2016 attended last week in France a seminar that included classroom sessions, on-field training, fitness and medical tests. Russian assistant referee Anton Averianov (photo) failed the fitness test and UEFA replaced him with the standby AR Nikolai Golubev. "The decision was made that the Russian team for Euro 2016 will be Sergei Karasev - Tikhon Kalugin, Nikolai Golubev - Sergei Lapochkin, Sergei Ivanov. UEFA has a rule that all Euro referees must pass all physical tests. Averianov failed one of them - he ran out of time a bit on the short distance; thus, he will miss the Euro tournament", said Nikolai Levnikov, chairman of the Russian Referees Committee and member in the UEFA Referees Committee.

Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS, 1979)
Assistant Referee 1: Tikhon Kalugin (RUS, 1974)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikolai Golubev (RUS, 1970)
Additional AR 1: Sergei Lapochkin (RUS, 1981)
Additional AR 2: Sergei Ivanov (RUS, 1984)