UEFA Champions League 2019/2020 – Play-Offs (First Leg)

20-21 August 2019

CFR Cluj – Slavia Praha
Referee: Cüneyt Çakir (TUR, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Fourth Official: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
VAR: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
AVAR: Ali Palabiyik (TUR)
Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)

Apoel – Ajax
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Munuera Montero (ESP)
VAR: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (ESP)
AVAR: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)

Linzer ASK – Club Brugge
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Fourth Official: Tomasz Musial (POL)
VAR: Pawel Gil (POL)
AVAR: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Referee Observer: Herbert Fandel (GER)

GNK Dinamo – Rosenborg BK
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Fourth Official: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
AVAR: Marco Guida (ITA)
Referee Observer: Oğuz Sarvan (TUR)

BSC Young Boys – Crvena Zvezda
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Mario Diks (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Kevin Blom (NED)
VAR: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
AVAR: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Referee Observer: Kýros Vasáras (GRE)

Olympiakos – Krasnodar
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
VAR: Alejandro Hernández Hernández (ESP)
AVAR: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Referee Observer: Emil Božinovski (MKD)

UEFA Europa League 2019/2020 – Play-Offs (First Leg)

22 August 2019

Legia Warszawa – Rangers FC
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Mugnier (FRA)
Fourth Official: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Referee Observer: Stefan Messner (AUT)

FC Astana – Bate Barysaŭ
Referee: Serhiy Boyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Fourth Official: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Referee Observer: Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)

Ararat Armenia – F91 Dudelange
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Fourth Official: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Referee Observer: Boško Jovanetić (SRB)

Malmö FF – Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Michał Obukowicz (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Radosław Siejka (POL)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)

FK Suduva – Ferencvárosi TC
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Fourth Official: Sebastian Gishamer (AUT)
Referee Observer: Kóstas Kapitanís (CYP)

Feyenoord – Hapoel Beer Sheva
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonņikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Aleksandrs Golubevs (LVA)
Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)

PFC Ludogorets – NK Maribor
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jens Maae (DEN)
Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)

FC København – Riga FC
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Fourth Official: Siemen Mulder (NED)
Referee Observer: Volodimir Petrov (UKR)

AEK Athens – Trabzonspor
Referee: Daniel Siebert (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Seidel (GER)
Fourth Official: Sören Storks (GER)
Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)

FCSB – Vitória SC
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Grega Kordež (SVN)
Fourth Official: Nejc Kajtazovič (SVN)
Referee Observer: Juan Fernández Marín (ESP)

PSV Eindhoven – Apóllon Limassol
Referee: Aliaksiej Kuĺbakoŭ (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dzmitry Žuk (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Jury Chomčanka (BLR)
Fourth Official: Viktar Šymusik (BLR)
Referee Observer: Vítor Melo Pereira (POR)

KAA Gent – HNK Rijeka
Referee: Daniel Stefański (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dawid Golis (POL)
Fourth Official: Damian Sylwestrzak (POL)
Referee Observer: Yuri Baskakov (RUS)

Strasbourg Alsace – Eintracht Frankfurt
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomáš Somoláni (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Branislav Hancko (SVK)
Fourth Official: Filip Glova (SVK)
Referee Observer: Haim Jakov (ISR)

AZ Alkmaar – Royal Antwerp
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Fourth Official:
Referee Observer:

SC Braga – Spartak Moskva
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Íñigo Prieto López (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: José Naranjo Pérez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Pablo González Fuertes (ESP)
Referee Observer: Michaíl Koukoulákis (GRE)

Celtic FC – AIK Stockholm
Referee: Tamás Bognár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Péter Kóbor (HUN)
Fourth Official: Péter Solymosi (HUN)
Referee Observer: Vladimír Medved (SVK)

Linfield FC – Qarabağ FK
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Stéphane De Almeida (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Fourth Official: Fedayi San (SUI)
Referee Observer: Vlado Svilokos (CRO)

Torino FC – Wolverhampton Wanderers
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Tavares (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Santos (POR)
Fourth Official: João Pinheiro (POR)
Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)

Espanyol de Barcelona – Zorya Luhansk
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Gittelmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Harm Osmers (GER)
Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

FK Partizan – Molde FK
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: György Ring (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Fourth Official: Ádám Farkas (HUN)
Referee Observer: Michael Ross (NIR)

Slovan Bratislava – PAOK FC
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Goran Pataki (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Zobenica (CRO)
Fourth Official: Igor Pajač (CRO)
Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)

CONMEBOL Libertadores 2019 – Quarter-finals (First Leg)

20-22 August 2019

Gremio – Palmeiras
Referee: Patricio Loustau (ARG, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Belatti (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Diego Bonfa (ARG)
Fourth Official: Jose Argote (VEN)
VAR: Mauro Vigliano (ARG)
AVAR 1: Fernando Rapallini (ARG)
AVAR 2: Ezequiel Brailovsky (ARG)
VAR Observer: Enrique Caceres (PAR)
Referee Assessor: Sergio Cristiano (BRA)

LDU Quito – Boca Juniors
Referee: Wilmar Roldan (COL)
Assistant Referee 1: Alexander Guzman (COL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dionisio Ruiz (COL)
Fourth Official: Gustavo Murillo (COL)
VAR: Jesus Valenzuela (VEN)
AVAR 1: Nicola Gallo (COL)
AVAR 2: Jorge Urrego (VEN)
VAR Observer: Dario Ubriaco (URU)
Referee Assessor: Francisco Mondria (CHI)

Flamengo – Internacional
Referee: Roberto Tobar (CHI)
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Schiemann (CHI)
Assistant Referee 2: Claudio Rios (CHI)
Fourth Official: Guillermo Guerrero (ECU)
VAR: Julio Bascunan (CHI)
AVAR 1: Esteban Ostojich (URU)
AVAR 2: Nicolas Taran (URU)
VAR Observer: Sergio Correa (BRA)
Referee Assessor: Rodolfo Otero (ARG)

River Plate – Cerro Porteno
Referee: Victor Carrillo (PER)
Assistant Referee 1: Jonny Bossio (PER)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Raez (PER)
Fourth Official: Juan Soto (VEN)
VAR: Raphael Claus (BRA)
AVAR 1: Alexis Herrera (VEN)
AVAR 2: Rodrigo Correa (BRA)
VAR Observer: Patricio Polic (CHI)
Referee Assessor: Jose Buitrago (COL)

CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2019 – Quarter-finals (First Leg, II)

20-22 August 2019

Atletico Mineiro – La Equidad
Referee: Mario Diaz de Vivar (PAR, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Milciades Saldivar (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Cañete (PAR)
Fourth Official: Ivo Mendez (BOL)
VAR: Daniel Fedorczuk (URU)
AVAR 1: Gery Vargas (BOL)
AVAR 2: Christian Lescano (ECU)
VAR Observer: Mauricio Espinosa (URU)
Referee Assessor: Juan Cardellino (URU)

Corinthians – Fluminense
Referee: Andres Rojas (COL)
Assistant Referee 1: John Leon (COL)
Assistant Referee 2: Wilmar Navarro (COL)
Fourth Official: Carlos Herrera (COL)
VAR: German Delfino (ARG)
AVAR 1: Facundo Tello (ARG)
AVAR 2: Gabriel Popovits (URU)
VAR Observer: Ana Oliveira (BRA)
Referee Assessor: Roberto Perassi (BRA)

Super Cup referee Frappart honoured by historic appointment

What a year it’s been for Stéphanie Frappart… The French referee will look back on 2019 as a time when the hard work and sacrifices she has made to reach the summit of her trade paid off in the most handsome of fashions – and history now beckons for her when she handles Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea in Istanbul. It will be the first time that a female official has taken charge of a major UEFA men's competition showpiece match. 
Frappart (35) has already created history in her native France, and she serves as a shining example of what can be achieved as a female referee. In April, she became the first female match official to take charge of a French domestic men’s Ligue 1 match when she officiated at the encounter between Amiens and Strasbourg. After several years of gathering experience in France’s men’s Ligue 2, she has been promoted on a permanent basis into the pool of referees for the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season. The summer brought Frappart another momentous accolade – she was appointed to take charge of the FIFA Women’s World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands on home soil in Lyon in July. Now, she is relishing the prospect of her central role in the curtain-raiser to the new UEFA club competition season. Frappart will lead a team made up mostly of female officials. She will be accompanied by assistant referees Manuela Nicolosi (France) and Michelle O'Neill (Republic of Ireland). The fourth official will be Turkey's Cüneyt Çakır. “I’m very happy, and it was really a surprise,” said Frappart, who comes from the Val-d'Oise department close to Paris. “I didn’t expect to be given the Super Cup assignment – it’s a great honour for me, and for female referees as well. I hope it serves as an example to female referees, and to any young girls who may aspire to be a referee.” 
UEFA Referees Committee chairman Roberto Rosetti has absolutely no doubts about Frappart’s qualities: "Stéphanie has proved over a number of years that she is one of the best female referees, not just in Europe but across the world. She has the ability to officiate on the biggest stage, as she proved at this year's Women's World Cup final. I hope this match in Istanbul will provide her with yet more experience as she enters the prime of her refereeing career." 
Frappart has vivid memories of the day in Lyon two months ago when she handled the Women’s World Cup climax. “It was magnificent – all the more so because it was in France,” she recalls. “The stadium was packed for a big occasion featuring two fine teams. It was an exceptional moment. I’m sure that the final, and the entire World Cup, has attracted new supporters to women’s football. The tournament showed just how women’s football has developed in terms of technique, tactics and fitness.” She began refereeing at 13. “I played football, but I also wanted to learn about the Laws of the Game, so I started refereeing, and continued both playing and refereeing until the age of 20, when I had to make a choice. At the time, women’s football structures were still developing, so I felt that it would be better for me to go on as a referee.” From then, Frappart has worked assiduously to reach the highest levels. “I never set myself any great targets, really,” she reflects. “I’ve basically taken things from match to match along the way. I’ve not had a role model, but I’ve watched a lot of referees and they’ve all had some influence on me. A lot of people within the French FA have also given me good advice to follow.” The historic Ligue 1 assignment in Amiens last spring was important for Frappart – “but I wouldn’t actually say that it was a challenge, because I’d already been refereeing in Ligue 2 for five years. Now that I’m in the Ligue 1 pool for next season, the aim is to do my very best and be successful.” Frappart, a keen outdoor sports fan, will prepare for the Super Cup encounter with her usual diligence. “I think as a team, we’ll all have a chance to savour the occasion before and after the match,” she reflects, “but it’s essential that we’re fully concentrated on the game at the right time. We’ll be able to study the two teams beforehand – this opportunity to learn how the teams play is a big help to us, it’s crucial for us.” The management skills that take referees to the top of the tree will also help the team of officials deal with events on the field. “I think it’s essential that referees are respected by the players on the field, and that they can live with the pressures,” she says. 
UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin hails Frappart’s historic Super Cup appointment. “As an organization, we place the utmost importance on the development of women's football in all areas,” he says. “I hope the skill and devotion that Stéphanie has shown throughout her career to reach this level will provide inspiration to millions of girls and women around Europe, and show them there should be no barriers in order to reach one's dream." A memorable night in Istanbul awaits Stéphanie Frappart and her colleagues. And for any young girl or woman who will watch the game with dreams of emulating her, what is her advice? “You’ve got to have a passion for football, certainly, if you want to be a referee,” she says. “And if you have… then why not try it?” 

Source: UEFA

UEFA Europa League 2019/2020 – Third Qualifying Round (Second Leg)

13-15 August 2019

Dundalk FC – Slovan Bratislava
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Gutschi (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Santino Schreiner (AUT)
Fourth Official: Alan Kijas (AUT)
Referee Observer: Salustià Ciprés (AND)

Nõmme Kalju – F91 Dudelange
Referee: Sergey Lapochkin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averyanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitriy Zhvakin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vitaliy Meshkov (RUS)
Referee Observer: Attila Ábrahám (HUN)

Linfield FC – FK Sutjeska
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Paták (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Petr Caletka (CZE)
Fourth Official: Emanuel Marek (CZE)
Referee Observer: Adrian Azzopardi (MLT)

Atrómitos FC – Legia Warszaw
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Rogier Honig (NED)
Fourth Official: Siemen Mulder (NED)
Referee Observer: João Ferreira (POR)

Vitória SC – FK Ventspils
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Cevdet Kömürcüoğlu (TUR)
Fourth Official: Arda Kardeşler (TUR)
Referee Observer: Matteo Trefoloni (ITA)

FC Saburtalo – Ararat Armenia
Referee: Mykola Balakin (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Andriy Skrypka (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ihor Alokhin (UKR)
Fourth Official: Oleksandr Derdo (UKR)
Referee Observer: Michális Argyroú (CYP)

HJK Helsinki – Riga FC
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Klyver (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Mahbod Beigi (SWE)
Fourth Official: Glenn Nyberg (SWE)
Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)

Dinamo Tbilisi – Feyenoord
Referee: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Marco Achmüller (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Gittelmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Robert Schröder (GER)
Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)

Spartak Moskva – FC Thun
Referee: Bojan Pandzic (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Joakim Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Kaspar Sjöberg (SWE)
Referee Observer: Sabri Çelik (TUR)

Šachcior Salihorsk – Torino FC
Referee: Radu Petrescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mircea Grigoriu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Marcel Bîrsan (ROU)
Referee Observer: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Apóllon Limassol – Austria Wien
Referee: Paweł Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Konrad Sapela (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL)
Referee Observer: Petteri Kari (FIN)

Mladá Boleslav – FCSB
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Florian Lemaire (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Romain Devillers (BEL)
Fourth Official: Nathan Verboomen (BEL)
Referee Observer: Vlado Svilokos (CRO)

Yeni Malatyaspor – FK Partizan
Referee: Christopher Kavanagh (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Cook (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Neil Davies (ENG)
Fourth Official: David Coote (ENG)
Referee Observer: René Temmink (NED)

HŠK Zrinjski – Malmö FF
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 1: Yevgeniy Belskiy (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergey Vasyutin (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Daniyar Sakhi (KAZ)
Referee Observer: Kaj Østergaard (DEN)

Zorya Luhansk – CSKA Sofia
Referee: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Fourth Official: Olivier Thual (FRA)
Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)

Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv – Neftçi PFK
Referee: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessio Tolfo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Fabrizio Pasqua (ITA)
Referee Observer: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

FK Sūduva – Maccabi Tel Aviv
Referee: Tore Hansen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Øystein Ytterland (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Isaak Bashevkin (NOR)
Fourth Official: Espen Eskas (NOR)
Referee Observer: Thóroddur Hjaltalín (ISL)

Bate Barysaŭ – FK Sarajevo
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Davie Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Johan Balder (NED)
Fourth Official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
Referee Observer: Raymond Ellingham (WAL)

AIK Stockholm – Sheriff Tiraspol
Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: David Biton (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Fourth Official: Ziv Adler (ISR)
Referee Observer: Antonio Damato (ITA)

Hapoel Beer Sheva – IFK Norrköping
Referee: Anastásios Papapétrou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Iordánis Aptósoglou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Trýfon Petrópoulos (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ángelos Evangélou (GRE)
Referee Observer: Goran Mihaljević (MNE)

Trabzonspor – Sparta Praha
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jens Maae (DEN)
Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)

The New Saints FC – PFC Ludogorets
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Silver Kõiv (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Aron Härsing (EST)
Fourth Official: Joonas Jaanovits (EST)
Referee Observer: Luc Wouters (BEL)

Viktoria Plzeň – Royal Antwerp
Referee: Davide Massa (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Damiano Di Iorio (ITA)
Fourth Official: Rosario Abisso (ITA)
Referee Observer: Aleksei Spirin (RUS)

AEK Athens – Universitatea Craiova
Referee: Jérôme Brisard (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Benjamin Pagès (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: François Boudikian (FRA)
Fourth Official: Johan Hamel (FRA)
Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)

Valletta FC – FC Astana
Referee: Stephan Klossner (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Remy Zgraggen (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Marco Zürcher (SUI)
Fourth Official: Stefan Horisberger (SUI)
Referee Observer: Viktor Shvetsov (UKR)

Áris Thessaloniki – Molde FK
Referee: Robert Harvey (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Mark Gavin (IRL)
Fourth Official: Paul McLaughlin (IRL)
Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)

RC Strasbourg – Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Referee: John Beaton (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel McFarlane (SCO)
Fourth Official: David Munro (SCO)
Referee Observer: Robert Malek (POL)

AZ Alkmaar – FC Mariupol
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jakub Winkler (POL)
Fourth Official: Daniel Stefański (POL)
Referee Observer: Drago Kos (SVN)

KAA Gent – AEK Larnaca
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Allheim (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikael Hallin (SWE)
Fourth Official: Patrik Eriksson (SWE)
Referee Observer: Paulius Malžinskas (LTU)

PSV Eindhoven – FK Haugesund
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: César Noval Font (ESP)
Fourth Official: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández (ESP)
Referee Observer: Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)

Eintracht Frankfurt – FC Vaduz
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Milutin Djukić (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladan Todorović (MNE)
Fourth Official: Miloš Bošković (MNE)
Referee Observer: Vladimír Medved (SVK)

SC Braga – Brondby IF
Referee: Aleksey Eskov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitri Mosyakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikolai Yeryomin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vasili Kazartsev (RUS)
Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)

Wolverhampton Wanderers – FC Pyunik
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Dovydas Sužiedėlis (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytis Snarskis (LTU)
Fourth Official: Donatas Šimenas (LTU)
Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)

Rangers FC – FC Midtjylland
Referee: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Dario Cecconi (ITA)
Fourth Official: Piero Giacomelli (ITA)
Referee Observer: Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

Aberdeen FC – HNK Rijeka
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Fourth Official: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (IRL)

RCD Espanyol – FC Luzern
Referee: Manuel Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Álvaro Mesquita (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nuno Manso (POR)
Fourth Official: Cláudio Pereira (POR)
Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)

UEFA Champions League 2019/2020– Third Qualifying Round (Second Leg)

13-14 August 2019

Qarabağ FK – Apoel FC
Referee: Daniel Siebert (GER, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Seidel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Lasse Koslowski (GER)
Fourth Official: Martin Petersen (GER)
Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)

Rosenborg BK – NK Maribor
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Charles Schaap (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (NED)
Fourth Official: Jeroen Manschot (NED)
Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)

Dynamo Kyiv – Club Brugge
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Goran Pataki (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Zobenica (CRO)
Fourth Official: Mario Zebec (CRO)
Referee Observer: Stefan Messner (AUT)

Ferencvárosi TC – GNK Dinamo
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Julien Pacelli (FRA)
Fourth Official: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz (TUR)

FC København – Crvena Zvezda
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Fourth Official: Robertas Šmitas (LTU)
Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)

AFC Ajax – PAOK FC
Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Lee Betts (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Ian Hussin (ENG)
Fourth Official: Andrew Madley (ENG)
Referee Observer: Kostas Kapitanís (CYP)

Olympiakos FC – Medipol Başakşehir
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Ross (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: David Roome (SCO)
Fourth Official: Gregory Aitken (SCO)
Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)

Linzer ASK – FC Basel
Referee: Aliyar Ağayev (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Zeynal Zeynalov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Akif Amirali (AZE)
Fourth Official: Orxan Mammadov (AZE)
Referee Observer: Haim Jakov (ISR)

Celtic FC – CFR Cluj
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonņikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Aleksandrs Golubevs (LVA)
Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)

FC Porto – FC Krasnodar
Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Ciro Carbone (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniele Bindoni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Fabio Maresca (ITA)
Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)

CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2019 – Quarter-finals (Second Leg, I)

13-15 August 2019

Independiente Del Valle – Independiente
Referee: Roberto Tobar (CHI, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Schiemann (CHI)
Assistant Referee 2: Claudio Rios (CHI)
Fourth Official: Carlos Herrera (COL)
VAR: Julio Bascuñan (CHI)
AVAR 1: Eduardo Gamboa (CHI)
AVAR 2: Jose Retamal (CHI)
VAR Observer: Jorge Osorio (CHI)
Referee Assessor: Henry Gambetta (PER)

Colon – Zulia
Referee: Eber Aquino (PAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Eduardo Cardozo (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Zorrilla (PAR)
Fourth Official: Ulises Mereles (PAR)
VAR: Diego Haro (PER)
AVAR 1: Arnaldo Samaniego (PAR)
AVAR 2: Milciades Saldivar (PAR)
VAR Observer: Martin Vazquez (URU)
Referee Assessor: Patricio Polic (CHI)

IFAB Clarification: Law 16 - Goal Kick

This year’s changes to Law 16 - The Goal Kick have often led to the game being restarted quickly and positively, but there are two situations which have generated questions from across the football world which we would like to clarify. 
1. Goalkeeper ‘lifting’ the ball to a team mate who heads/chests it back to the goalkeeper
There has been much debate about whether, at a goal kick, the goalkeeper is permitted to ‘lift’ the ball to a team mate to head or chest it back to the goalkeeper to catch and then put into play. The views of technical and refereeing experts about whether this is within the ‘spirit’ of the Laws is divided so the matter will be discussed by The IFAB. Until then, this practice should not be permitted nor should it be penalized. If it occurs the referee should order the goal kick to be re-taken (but without any disciplinary action).
2. Opponent in the penalty area when a goal kick is taken
Law 16 requires all opponents to be outside the penalty area until the goal kick is taken and if an opponent remains inside or enters the penalty area before the kick is taken and plays, challenges or touches the ball, the goal kick is retaken. However, Law 16 also applies the ‘quick’ free kick principles outlined in Law 13 – Free Kicks, 3. Offences and sanctions that if any opponents are in the penalty areas because they did not have time to leave, the referee allows play to continue. In practical terms, this means that referees should manage goal kicks (and defending team free kicks in their own penalty area) in the same way as they manage free kicks: 
- Unless the kick is taken quickly, opposing players should be required to be outside the penalty area and remain outside until the kick has been taken. 
- If the kick is taken quickly and an opponent genuinely did not have time to leave the penalty area, the opponent may not interfere with or prevent the taking of the kick but may intercept the ball once it is in play. This is allowed because the defending team, as at a quick free kick, tried to gain an advantage by taking the kick quickly and if this ‘goes wrong’ the Law is not there to ‘save’ them. 
- Players who deliberately remain inside or enter the penalty area before the kick is taken should not gain an unfair advantage, even if the kick is taken quickly. If an opposing player commits an offence (as outlined above) the goal kick is retaken; there is no disciplinary sanction unless the offence occurs a number of times (persistent misconduct). Referees are skilled at managing 9.15m at free kicks and they should apply these skills and principles to the management of goal kicks and defending team free kicks in their own penalty area. 

Source: IFAB

Concacaf League 2019 – Preliminary Round

First Leg, 1-2 August 2019

Forge FC – Antigua GFC
Referee: Juan Calderon (CRC, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Mora (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: William Arrieta (CRC)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Montero (CRC)

Real Esteli – Santa Tecla
Referee: Rubiel Vazquez (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Ian Anderson (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kyle Atkins (USA)
Fourth Official: Ramy Touchan (USA)

Alianza FC – San Francisco FC
Referee: Bryan Lopez (GUA)
Assistant Referee 1: Gerson Lopez (GUA)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Tiraz (GUA)
Fourth Official: Oscar Reyna (GUA)

Robinhood – AS Capoise
Referee: Okeito Nicholson (JAM)

Belmopan Bandits – Deportivo Saprissa
Referee: Nitzar Sandoval (NCA)

Comunicaciones FC – CD Marathon
Referee: Oshane Nation (JAM)
Assistant Referee 1: Jeramine Yeel (JAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Ojay Duhaney (JAM)
Fourth Official: Sherwin Johnson (GUY)

Second Leg, 7-9 August 2019

Santa Tecla – Real Esteli
Referee: Tristeley Bassue (SKN)
Assistant Referee 1: Mario Parry (SKN)
Assistant Referee 2: Ike Inniss (GUY)
Fourth Official: Trevester Richards (SKN)

AS Capoise – Robinhood
Referee: Reon Radix (GRN)
Assistant Referee 1: Kevon Clarke (BRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Wasnah Barnarde (ATG)
Fourth Official: Hector Martinez (HON)

Deportivo Saprissa – Belmopan Bandits
Referee: Jose Torres (PUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Jairo Morales (PUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Limanuel Sola (PUR)
Fourth Official: William Anderson (PUR)

San Francisco FC – Alianza FC
Referee: Diego Montano (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Andres Hernandez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Espinosa (MEX)
Fourth Official: Jorge Perez (MEX)

Antigua GFC – Forge FC
Referee: Randy Encarnacion (DOM)
Assistant Referee 1: Helpys Feliz (DOM)
Assistant Referee 2: Walter Cid (DOM)
Fourth Official: Ivan Barton (SLV)

CD Marathon – Comunicaciones FC
Referee: Ismael Cornejo (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: Geovany Garcia (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Bermudez (SLV)
Fourth Official: Jaime Herrera (SLV)

CONMEBOL Libertadores Futsal 2019

Referees
1. Gean Telles (BRA, photo)
2. Ricardo Messa (BRA)
3. Andres Pena (ARG)
4. Dario Santamaria (ARG)
5. Mario Espichan (PER)
6. Rolly Rojas (PER)
7. Rodrigo Concha (CHI)
8. Christian Espindola (CHI)
9. Daniel Rodriguez (URU)
10. Diego Nisivoscia (URU)
11. Carlos Martinez (PAR)
12. Bill Villalba (PAR)
13. Hugo Camargo (COL)
14. Yuri Garcia (COL)
15. Jaime Jativa (ECU)
16. Leonel Ruales (ECU)
17. Henry Gutierrez (BOL)
18. Jose Villar (VEN)

Clattenburg slams Premier League referee for looking "eight months pregnant"

Clattenburg was asked to profile the Premier League referees but laid into two officials who he was never best friends with. He has laid the boot into Premier League referee Jon Moss - by saying he looks "eight months pregnant". Clattenburg has openly claimed that he is not a fan of Moss both on and off the pitch following their time working together in the PGMOL. The former European Championship and Champions League Final ref also claims that he never saw eye-to-eye with Martin Atkinson - and that he was delighted to beat him to biggest appointments. Clattenburg quit the Premier League in 2017 having officiated in the league for 13 years. He became one of the most highly-rated officials in the game and was subsequently given the biggest matches. But he has become a Marmite figure in the refereeing ranks - and he had not held back on his former colleagues. 
Clattenburg run the rule over the current Premier League crop of officials for Paddy Power's Pitch Invader magazine. On Moss, he said: "Big mates with Martin Atkinson so that sums him up. A good player, a good footballer, but he supported a s*** team like Sunderland. I didn't really take to him and he liked a lot of the politics - I was more worried about doing my job. I don't really rate him as a referee, either. When I trained with him he looked like a fit guy but now he looks like he's about eight months pregnant." 
He was equally as damning in his assessment of Atkinson, saying: "Me and him fell out so I've not got anything positive to say about him. I never really got on with him when I was in the Premier League and we never really saw eye-to-eye. Thing is, he's an ex-copper - and he was that type of person on a football pitch. Off the pitch, in the group, I didn't integrate well with him either. When I was fighting him for the Euros and the Champions League in 2016, he didn't like it when I got both finals. Sorry, Martin." 
The reports were not all doom and gloom. Clattenburg gave positive feedback to Michael Oliver, calling him "by far one of the best" and named him England's No.1. Mike Dean was described as "one of the better guys" and "one of the blokes you can trust". He also claims he has a lot of time for Andre Marriner and Lee Mason - albeit more so for their personalities. 

Source: Mirror

Referee sparked controversy in Bolivia after using non-existent VAR

A referee sparked chaotic scenes in Bolivia after appearing to award a controversial penalty using VAR, despite the technology not being available in the division. The penalty kick, given right at the death in a clash between top-flight sides Club Always Ready and Bolivar, was awarded by referee Raul Orosco after consultation with the fourth official. 
But footage has now emerged of the moment he mistakenly used the VAR gesture as an explanation for the decision. Referee Orosco does appear to realize his mistake mid-way through the gesture, although the last-gasp reprieve for the hosts just moments before the final whistle wasn't overturned. Outrage from Bolivar's players then forced riot police to intervene on the pitch and defuse the situation. But with the visitors still understandably enraged, Club Always Ready's William Ferreira squandered the golden opportunity to level from the spot after striking the right-hand post. Bolivar then rode out the final few moments to cling on to their incident-packed victory and clean sheet. The dismal officiating continued, however, as replays showed the penalty should have been retaken after a clear encroachment in the box during Ferreira's run up. Currently, VAR is only used in the Brazilian top flight in South America. 

Source: Daily Mail

UEFA Europa League – Third Qualifying Round (First Leg)

6-8 August 2019

Ararat Armenia – FC Saburtalo
Referee: Alain Bieri (SUI, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Köbeli (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Sertac Kurnazca (SUI)
Fourth Official: Urs Schnyder (SUI)
Referee Observer: Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)

Riga FC – HJK Helsinki
Referee: Kirill Levnikov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitri Mosyakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Bolkhovitin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vasili Kazartsev (RUS)
Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)

FK Sutjeska – Linfield FC
Referee: Alan Sant (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward Spiteri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Luke Portelli (MLT)
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia (MLT)
Referee Observer: Georgi Yordanov (BUL)

Slovan Bratislava – Dundalk FC
Referee: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Djemel Zitouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Éric Wattellier (FRA)
Referee Observer: Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU)

FC Astana – Valletta FC
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Valeri Danchenko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)

AEK Larnaca – KAA Gent
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
Referee Observer: David Malcolm (NIR)

FC Pyunik – Wolverhampton Wanderers
Referee: Michael Fabbri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Galetto (ITA)
Fourth Official: Luca Pairetto (ITA)
Referee Observer: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)

Sparta Praha – Trabzonspor
Referee: José Munuera Montero (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Íñigo Prieto López (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Alfonso Baena Espejo (ESP)
Fourth Official: Valentín Pizarro Gómez (ESP)
Referee Observer: Lucílio Batista (POR)

Universitatea Craiova – AEK Athens
Referee: Dennis Higler (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Johan Balder (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Fourth Official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
Referee Observer: Nikolai Levnikov (RUS)

Brøndby IF – SC Braga
Referee: Tamás Bognár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Péter Kóbor (HUN)
Fourth Official: Péter Solymosi (HUN)
Referee Observer: Nikolai Ivanov (RUS)

FK Ventspils – Vitória SC
Referee: Filip Glova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: František Ferenc (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Miroslav Benko (SVK)
Fourth Official: Boris Marhefka (SVK)
Referee Observer: Kenneth Clark (SCO)

Molde FK – Áris Thessaloniki
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Valentino Fiorito (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
Referee Observer: Orhan Erdemir (TUR)

FC Thun – Spartak Moskva
Referee: Irfan Peljto (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Senad Ibrišimbegović (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Davor Beljo (BIH)
Fourth Official: Admir Šehović (BIH)
Referee Observer: Jan Wegereef (NED)

FC Mariupol – AZ Alkmaar
Referee: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Brixen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Elvis Boric (DEN)
Fourth Official: Mikkel Redder (DEN)
Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (BIH)

FK Haugesund – PSV Eindhoven
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
Fourth Official: Nejc Kajtazovič (SVN)
Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)

Malmö FF – HŠK Zrinjski
Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Cook (ENG)
Fourth Official: Simon Hooper (ENG)
Referee Observer: Boško Jovanetić (SRB)

Neftçi PFK – Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv
Referee: Karim Abed (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikaël Berchebru (FRA)
Fourth Official: Florent Batta (FRA)
Referee Observer: Kjell Alseth (NOR)

Sheriff Tiraspol – AIK Stockholm
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David McGeachie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Fourth Official: Euan Anderson (SCO)
Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)

Royal Antwerp – Viktoria Plzeň
Referee: Jens Maae (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jesper Dahl (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Skytte (DEN)
Fourth Official: Morten Krogh (DEN)
Referee Observer: Rien Koopman (NED)

Feyenoord – Dinamo Tbilisi
Referee: Serhiy Boyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Andriy Skrypka (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
Fourth Official: Vitaliy Romanov (UKR)
Referee Observer: Michális Koukoulákis (GRE)

Lokomotiv Plovdiv – RC Strasbourg
Referee: João Pinheiro (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Tavares (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Bruno Rodrigues (POR)
Fourth Official: Vítor Ferreira (POR)
Referee Observer: Kevin Azzopardi (MLT)

CSKA Sofia – Zorya Luhansk
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Stéphane Almeida (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Fourth Official: Lionel Tschudi (SUI)
Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (ALB)

Maccabi Tel Aviv – FK Sūduva
Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Robert Clarke (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Emmett Dynan (IRL)
Fourth Official: Robert Hennessy (IRL)
Referee Observer: Are Habicht (EST)

PFC Ludogorets – The New Saints FC
Referee: Marius Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Valentin Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Cristian Orbuleț (ROU)
Fourth Official: Andrei Chivulete (ROU)
Referee Observer: Karel Vidlák (CZE)

FK Sarajevo – Bate Barysaŭ
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Jimmy Cremers (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Pieter Becquet (BEL)
Fourth Official: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)

IFK Norrköping – Hapoel Beer Sheva
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Davie Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Rens Bluemink (NED)
Fourth Official: Jeroen Manschot (NED)
Referee Observer: John Ferry (NIR)

FC Midtjylland – Rangers FC
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Silver Kõiv (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Aron Härsing (EST)
Fourth Official: Juri Frischer (EST)
Referee Observer: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)

HNK Rijeka – Aberdeen FC
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Díaz Pérez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jon Núñez Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: José González González (ESP)
Referee Observer: Marián Ružbarský (SVK)

F91 Dudelange – Nõmme Kalju
Referee: Fábio Veríssimo (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Luís Campos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Martins (POR)
Fourth Official: António Nobre (POR)
Referee Observer: Martin Hansson (SWE)

Austria Wien – Apóllon Limassol
Referee: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Stefano Alassio (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Salvatore Longo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianluca Manganiello (ITA)
Referee Observer: Helmut Fleischer (GER)

FCSB – Mladá Boleslav
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Jonas Erni (SUI)
Fourth Official: Fedayi San (SUI)
Referee Observer: Eyjólfur Ólafsson (ISL)

FC Vaduz – Eintracht Frankfurt
Referee: Paul Tierney (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward Smart (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Ian Hussin (ENG)
Fourth Official: Peter Bankes (ENG)
Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)

Torino FC – Šachcior Salihorsk
Referee: Daniel Stefański (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dawid Golis (POL)
Fourth Official: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Referee Observer: Volodimir Petrov (UKR)

Legia Warszawa – Atrómitos FC
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Fourth Official: Christopher Jäger (AUT)
Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)

FK Partizan – Yeni Malatyaspor
Referee: Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Usachev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitri Safyan (RUS)
Fourth Official: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)

FC Luzern – RCD Espanyol
Referee: Fran Jović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Igor Pajač (CRO)
Referee Observer: Augustus Constantin (ROU)

UEFA Champions League – Third Qualifying Round (First Leg)

6-7 August 2019

PAOK – Ajax
Referee: Slavko Vinčič (SVN, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Rade Obrenovič (SVN)
Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)

Apoel – Qarabağ
Referee: Davide Massa (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alberto Tegoni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Rosario Abisso (ITA)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)

GNK Dinamo – Ferencvárosi TC
Referee: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Michal Obukowicz (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Radoslaw Siejka (POL)
Fourth Official: Tomasz Musial (POL)
Referee Observer: Vítor Melo Pereira (POR)

Club Brugge – Dynamo Kyiv
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: José Naranjo Pérez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Pablo González Fuertes (ESP)
Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Crvena Zvezda – FC København
Referee: Tiago Martins (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Teixeira (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Mota (POR)
Fourth Official: André Narciso (POR)
Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)

FC Krasnodar – FC Porto
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Gittelmann (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Fourth Official: Christian Dingert (GER)
Referee Observer: Karen Nalbandyan (ARM)

Medipol Başakşehir – Olympiakós FC
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Roi Hasan (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Idan Yarkoni (ISR)
Fourth Official: Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

CFR Cluj – Celtic FC
Referee: Srdjan Jovanović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojković (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Novak Simović (SRB)
Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)

FC Basel – LASK
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Kristoffer Karlsson (SWE)
Referee Observer: Juan Fernández Marín (ESP)

NK Maribor – Rosenborg BK
Referee: François Letexier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Mugnier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Willy Delajod (FRA)
Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)

CONMEBOL Copa Sudamericana – Quarter-finals (First Leg, I)

6-8 August 2019

Independiente – Independiente Del Valle
Referee: Diego Haro (PER, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Jonny Bossio (PER)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Raez (PER)
Fourth Official: Angel Arteaga (VEN)
VAR: Nicolas Gallo (COL)
AVAR 1: Alexis Herrera (VEN)
AVAR 2: Alexander Guzman (COL)
VAR Observer: Martin Vazquez (URU)
Referee Assessor: Roberto Silvera (URU)

Zulia – Colon
Referee: Andres Cunha (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Taran (URU)
Assistant Referee 2: Miguel Nievas (URU)
Fourth Official: Guillermo Guerrero (ECU)
VAR: Piero Maza (CHI)
AVAR 1: Cristian Garay (CHI)
AVAR 2: Richard Trinidad (URU)
VAR Observer: Jorge Osorio (CHI)
Referee Assessor: Miguel Buitrago (VEN)

Pan American Games 2019

Lima, 29 July - 10 August 2019

Men’s Tournament 

Referees
1. Fernando Echenique (ARG, photo)
2. Wagner Magalhaes (BRA)
3. Felipe Gonzalez (CHI)
4. Gustavo Murillo (COL)
5. Ulises Mereles (PAR)
6. Michael Espinoza (PER)
7. Miguel Santibanez (PER)
8. Jose Argote (VEN)

Assistant Referees
1. Lucas Germanotta (ARG)
2. Cristian Navarro (ARG)
3. Emerson Carvalho (BRA)
4. Alessandro Rocha (BRA)
5. Edson Cisternas (CHI)
6. Raul Orellana (CHI)
7. John Gallego (COL)
8. Miguel Roldan (COL)
9. Rodney Aquino (PAR)
10. Juan Zorrilla (PAR)
11. Stephen Atoche (PER)
12. Raul Lopez (PER)
13. Michael Orue (PER)
14. Jesus Sanchez (PER)
15. Franchescoly Chacon (VEN)
16. Alberto Ponte (VEN)

Women’s Tournament 

Referees
1. Adriana Farfan (BOL)
2. Deborah Cruz (BRA)
3. Dione Rissios (CHI)
4. Susana Corella (ECU)
5. Milagros Arruela (PER)
6. Elizabeth Tintaya (PER)
7. Silvia Rios (URU)
8. Yercinia Correa (VEN)

Assistant Referees
1. Liliana Bejarano (BOL)
2. Ines Choque (BOL)
3. Daiane Muniz (BRA)
4. Ana Oliveira (BRA)
5. Marcia Castillo (CHI)
6. Cindy Nahuelcoy (CHI)
7. Marianela Ramirez (ECU)
8. Sandra Zambrano (ECU)
9. Marlene Leyton (PER)
10. Gabriela Moreno (PER)
11. Thyty Rodriguez (PER)
12. Daiana Fernandez (URU)
13. Adela Sanchez (URU)
14. Yoly Garcia (VEN)
15. Yoleida Lara (VEN)

UEFA referees ready for challenging 2019/20

A challenging season awaits Europe's leading male and female referees in UEFA's club and national team competitions – and UEFA's message to them for the coming months is simple: "Work hard, be courageous... and enjoy what you do." 
A total of 123 officials – 72 from UEFA's men's elite and first categories, 31 women's elite and first category referees and 20 video assistant referees – have been preparing for the 2019/20 campaign this week at their UEFA summer course in Zagreb, Croatia.During the coming season, the referees will be taking charge of matches in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Women's Champions League, as well as qualifying games for UEFA Euro 2020 and UEFA Women's Euro 2021. Next summer, referee teams will also be selected for the UEFA Euro 2020 finals, which will be taking place in 12 countries across Europe. 
The three-day course featured a review of the second half of the 2018/19 campaign, and gave referees the opportunity to exchange views and provide UEFA's Referees Committee with opinions, ideas and proposals. In addition, the referees undertook stringent fitness testing as part of their preparations for the assignments ahead. The course also included analysis and discussions on the video assistant referee (VAR) system introduced into the Laws of the Game last season, and which UEFA began implementing in its competitions in the second half of last term. This summer has seen amendments to the Laws of the Game come into force, and the gathering in Zagreb served as a 'refresher' session, with the referees taking a test on the laws to consolidate and confirm their knowledge. "It's a very important season for our referees, especially for the men's referees in view of the run-up to EURO 2020," said UEFA Referees Committee chairman Roberto Rosetti. "So it's important that we have brought the referees together to get them ready for the season. As usual, much of the work at the course centred on ensuring that there is consistency and uniformity in referees' decision-taking in UEFA's competitions." 
Rosetti was joined by deputy Referees Committee chairman Hugh Dallas and UEFA refereeing officers Vlado Sajn and Dagmar Damková in leading the presentations in Zagreb – which included analysis using video clips of incidents from UEFA matches last season. UEFA's expert team led by Werner Helsen took the referees through their fitness training, which involved the Single Double Single high intensity interval test, introduced by UEFA to enhance its referee training and replicate more what the referee does on the field. 
During the course, the referees were given guidelines and instructions to take into the new campaign, especially in relation to VAR, which will be deployed from this season's UEFA Champions League play-offs, as well as at the EURO 2020 finals next summer. "The final decision in a VAR intervention will always be down to the referee," Rosetti said. "The referee remains the leader on the field, and will be at the centre of the decision-making process." Protecting players and football's image remains essential. "We have a duty to protect players from reckless challenges, serious foul play and violent conduct which endangers their safety," said Rosetti, "and we have reminded the referees of their duty in this respect." 
Rosetti outlined the advantages of the VAR system, and emphasised that the work on fine-tuning the system will continue apace. "We only want to see VAR interventions when the video assistant referee has clear video images which prove a clear and obvious mistake by the referee," he explained. "The aim is for a situation with VAR where maximum benefit is derived with minimum interference. We will also be working to reduce the amount of time taken when the referee reviews an incident on the screen at the side of the pitch. Of course, we want accuracy, but we also want to minimise the amount of time that a match is interrupted. "An example of the result that we are aiming for with VAR came in the semi-finals and finals of last season's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League – there was not one VAR intervention in these matches, and that's exactly what we want to achieve." 
Honest and open dialogue is a key component of the relationship between UEFA and its referees. The referees were keen to put their views forward, and the Referees Committee members welcomed the feedback from match officials who are deeply committed to attaining the highest standards. "This is an example of the teamwork that we want on and off the field," said Rosetti. He urged the referees to strive for performances of the highest calibre in 2019/20. "They are the best referees in Europe and beyond," he stressed. "I ask them to work hard – be brave when they take decisions – and enjoy this important and fulfilling time in their lives." 

Source: UEFA

UEFA Super Cup 2019: Frappart (FRA)

UEFA is breaking new ground by appointing Stéphanie Frappart to referee the Super Cup on 14 August. This will be the first time that a female official takes charge of a major UEFA men's competition event – a showpiece match seen as the curtain-raiser to the new season, pitting the UEFA Champions League holders against the winners of the UEFA Europa League at Beşiktaş Park in Istanbul. In July, the French woman had the honour of refereeing the FIFA Women's World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands in Lyon. She also took charge of the 2017 UEFA Women's Euro semi-final where the Netherlands played England. Frappart will lead a team made up mostly of female officials. She will be accompanied by Manuela Nicolosi of France and Michelle O'Neill from Ireland who will be the assistant referees for the match. The pair, like Frappart, also officiated at the Women's World Cup final on 7 July. The fourth official will be Turkey's Cuneyt Cakir. Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used for the UEFA Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea. The VAR official will be Clement Turpin from France, and he will be aided by fellow countryman François Letexier, Mark Borsch of Germany and Italy's Massimiliano Irrati. "I have said on many occasions that the potential for women's football has no limits and I am delighted that Stéphanie Frappart has been appointed to officiate at this year's UEFA Super Cup along with assistant referees Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O'Neill," said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin. "As an organisation, we place the utmost importance on the development of women's football in all areas. I hope the skill and devotion that Stéphanie has shown throughout her career to reach this level will provide inspiration to millions of girls and women around Europe and show them there should be no barriers in order to reach one's dream." UEFA chief refereeing officer Roberto Rosetti praised Frappart's ability as an official and said she "fully deserves" the opportunity to oversee such a high-profile fixture. "Stéphanie has proved over a number of years that she is one of the best female referees, not just in Europe but across the world," said Rosetti. "She has the ability to officiate on the biggest stage, as she proved at this year's Women's World Cup final. I hope this match in Istanbul will provide her with yet more experience as she enters the prime of her refereeing career." Frappart created history domestically in France as she became the first female referee to officiate a Ligue 1 match, as she took charge of the match between SC Amiens and RC Strasbourg in April. In June, it was announced that the Val-d'Oise native would be promoted to join the pool of Ligue 1 referee on a permanent basis for the 2019/20 season. However, the 35-year-old Frappart is not the first female referee assigned to a men's UEFA competition match. That honour went to Switzerland's Nicole Petignat who refereed three UEFA Cup qualifying round games between 2004 and 2009. (Source: UEFA)


14 August 2019
Liverpool – Chelsea
Referee: Stephanie Frappart (FRA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Michelle O'Neill (IRL)
Fourth Official: Cüneyt Çakir (TUR)
VAR: Clement Turpin (FRA)
AVAR 1: François Letexier (FRA)
AVAR 2: Mark Borsch (GER)
AVAR 3: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Referee Observer: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)

Referee Hunter hit by flare and lighter in Europa League

A Europa League tie in Romania descended into chaos on Thursday night when the referee was hit by missiles from the crowd. Northern Irish official Arnold Hunter was in charge of the game between Craiova and Honved when a ferocious atmosphere spilled over at the end of extra-time.
With the score 0-0, as it was in the first leg, a flare was thrown onto the pitch and exploded near Hunter. Within moments a lighter struck the 40-year-old official's head, requiring medical treatment and an ambulance to come onto the field. However, he was not taken away in the vehicle and walked off amid lengthy discussions over how to deal with the escalating scenes. 
Local commentators reported stadium officials' fears that fans would erupt into even greater violence if the game was to be abandoned. Delegates' deliberations lasted over half an hour, during which time Honved manager Giuseppe Sannino appeared to demand the tie be called off. By this time, the referees had retreated into their dressing room. Finally, after 35 minutes of attempting to calm the situation, the fourth official was brought out to oversee the one minute of stoppage time still due to be played. Stunned, neither team contested the final moments and the game went to penalties. 
In the shootout, in which former Liverpool striker David N'gog scored for Honved, home side Craiova came out victorious with a 3-1 score line. The game, between southern Romanian team Craiova and Honved, of neighbouring Hungary's capital Budapest, had been dogged by violence among ultras. Reports suggest rivals fans clashed the night before the match and the furious atmosphere was carried into the stadium. 

Source: The Sun

Referees Moccia and Nicastro invited to UEFA Super Cup

UEFA has invited Italian female referees Annalisa Moccia and Giulia Nicastro to the Super Cup on 14 August 2019 in Istanbul (Turkey). The AIA President, Marcello Nicchi, is praising the initiative and sensibility shown by UEFA through Aleksander Čeferin, Giorgio Marchetti and Roberto Rosetti. (Source: AIA)
Sergio Vessicchio’s comments on CanaleCinqueTv came before kick-off at the match between Agropoli and Sant’Agnello in the fifth tier of the Italian league as the assistant referee Annalisa Moccia was inspecting one of the nets. “It is disgusting to see a woman as a match official in a league where clubs spend hundreds of thousands of euros,” he said. “It is a joke for the federation to do such a thing, it’s disgraceful on a football field.” Vessicchio reiterated his criticism in a tweet after the match. “I personally think that women refereeing in football is wrong for many reasons, so I confirm my thoughts,” he said. However, he later apologised. “I was wrong, I did something stupid,” he said in an interview with CRC radio. “I expressed myself badly... the broadcast was live and I could not take back what I said.” He said his criticism was aimed at the federation and the system. “I immediately noticed that I had said nonsense and will pay the consequences.” There was no immediate comment from the broadcaster CanaleCinqueTv. Agropoli, who won 2-0, issued a “message of solidarity” for Moccia. “The club firmly believes in the value of women, including those present in the world of football, be they assistant referees, coaches and players,” said its president Domenico Cerruti on the club website. The incident happened on the same weekend that Juventus Women played at the club’s Allianz Arena for the first time in front of a 39,000 crowd, by far the biggest attendance for a women’s match in Italy. (Source: The Independent)
A 14-year-old player has allegedly exposed himself to a female referee in a story that’s angered the football world. Giulia Nicastro, 22, was officiating a youth match in Mestre, Italy when the shocking incident allegedly occurred. According to Sport Mediaset, the player lowered his shorts and taunted the referee with sexist abuse after disagreeing with a decision. She then proceeded to show him a red card, which sparked more vile abuse from the side’s fans. Reports suggest around 20 spectators hurled shocking abuse at the official, but they refused requests to leave the area. The club later apologised. "We have already apologised to the organising company,” the Treporti coach said. "The same will be done to the referee we are trying to contact." Nicastro, who is the girlfriend of Napoli star Stefano Moreo, is said to be very shaken by the horrible incident. The story has made international headlines, with widespread condemnation aimed at the player. (Source: Yahoo)

UEFA Europa League – Second Qualifying Round (Second Leg)

30 July – 1 August 2019

FK Sūduva – SP Tre Penne
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Yevgeniy Belskiy (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergey Vasyutin (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Saken Bayymbet (KAZ)
Referee Observer: Kostadin Gerginov (BUL)

Lincoln Red Imps – Ararat Armenia
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Pieter Becquet (BEL)
Fourth Official: Kevin Van Damme (BEL)
Referee Observer: David Malcolm (NIR)

F91 Dudelange – FK Škendija
Referee: Iwan Griffith (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Beckett (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Lewiss Edwards (WAL)
Fourth Official: Robert Jenkins (WAL)
Referee Observer: Goran Mihaljević (MNE)

KF Feronikeli – Slovan Bratislava
Referee: Yigal Frid (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Matityahu Yakobov (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Omer Barbiro (ISR)
Fourth Official: Nael Odeh (ISR)
Referee Observer: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Čukarički – Molde
Referee: Mykola Balakin (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
Fourth Official: Vitaliy Romanov (UKR)
Referee Observer: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Ordabasy Shymkent – Mladá Boleslav
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Wollenberg (DEN)
Fourth Official: Sandi Putros (DEN)
Referee Observer: João Ferreira (POR)

FC Astana – Santa Coloma
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO)
Assistant Referee 1: Levan Varamishvili (GEO)
Assistant Referee 2: Giorgi Elikashvili (GEO)
Fourth Official: Aleko Aptsiauri (GEO)
Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)

Kayrat Almaty – Hapoel Beer Sheva
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Tom Grønevik (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Geir Isaksen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Kai Erik Steen (NOR)
Referee Observer: Michal Beneš (CZE)

FC Viitorul – KAA Gent
Referee: José Munuera Montero (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Íñigo Prieto López (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Alfonso Baena Espejo (ESP)
Fourth Official: Mario Melero López (ESP)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)

KuPS Kuopio – Legia Warszawa
Referee: Lawrence Visser (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jo De Weirdt (BEL)
Fourth Official: Bram Van Driessche (BEL)
Referee Observer: Dejan Filipović (SRB)

Zorya Luhansk – Budućnost Podgorica
Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Darren Carey (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Darragh Keegan (IRL)
Fourth Official: John McLoughlin (IRL)
Referee Observer: Pjetur Sigurdsson (ISL)

Universitatea Craiova – Budapest Honvéd
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Gareth Eakin (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Georgios Argyropoulos (NIR)
Fourth Official: James Robinson (NIR)
Referee Observer: Domagoj Vučkov (CRO)

Levski Sofia – AEK Larnaca
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mahbod Beigi (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Söderkvist (SWE)
Fourth Official: Adam Ladebäck (SWE)
Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (BIH)

Debreceni VSC – Torino FC
Referee: Fran Jović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Ivan Vučković (CRO)
Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (IRL)

BK Häcken – AZ Alkmaar
Referee: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Djemel Zitouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Éric Wattellier (FRA)
Referee Observer: Boško Jovanetić (SRB)

Riga FC – Piast Gliwice
Referee: Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Nati Dotan (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Eliyahu Casapu (ISR)
Fourth Official: Eli Hacmon (ISR)
Referee Observer: Christer Fällström (SWE)

FK Liepāja – IFK Norrköping
Referee: Marius Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Valentin Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Cristian Orbuleț (ROU)
Fourth Official: Horațiu Feșnic (ROU)
Referee Observer: Are Habicht (EST)

Neftçi PFK – Arsenal Tula
Referee: Alan Sant (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward Spiteri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Vella (MLT)
Fourth Official: Malcolm Spiteri (MLT)
Referee Observer: Mika Peltola (FIN)

Atrómitos FC – Dunajská Streda
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Fredrik Klyver (SWE)
Fourth Official: Victor Wolf (SWE)
Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)

HŠK Zrinjski – FC Utrecht
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Turkka Valjakka (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jari Järvinen (FIN)
Referee Observer: Alieh Čykun (BLR)

FK Jablonec – FC Pyunik
Referee: Sergey Lapochkin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averyanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksandr Kudryavtsev (RUS)
Fourth Official: Yevgeniy Turbin (RUS)
Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)

FC Vaduz – MOL Fehérvár
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandr Radiuš (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Gerasimov (LTU)
Fourth Official: Jurij Paškovskij (LTU)
Referee Observer: Jari Maisonlahti (FIN)

Dinamo Tbilisi – Qabala İK
Referee: Petri Viljanen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Riku Vihreävuori (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mika Lamppu (FIN)
Fourth Official: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Referee Observer: Jens Larsen (DEN)

Malmö FF – NK Domžale
Referee: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertrand Jouannaud (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Fourth Official: Olivier Thual (FRA)
Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (ALB)

KÍ Klaksvík – FC Luzern
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mikael Hallin (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Allheim (SWE)
Fourth Official: Patrik Eriksson (SWE)
Referee Observer: Attila Ábrahám (HUN)

Maccabi Haifa – RC Strasbourg
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Vivenzi (ITA)
Fourth Official: Federico La Penna (ITA)
Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)

Apóllon Limassol – Shamrock Rovers
Referee: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Nørgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Ole Kronlykke (DEN)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Willaume-Jantzen (DEN)
Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)

AEL Limassol – Áris Thessaloniki
Referee: Manuel Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Álvaro Mesquita (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nuno Manso (POR)
Fourth Official: Cláudio Pereira (POR)
Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)

Sheriff Tiraspol – FK Partizani
Referee: Igor Pajač (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Bojan Zobenica (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Vedran Djurak (CRO)
Fourth Official: Dario Bel (CRO)
Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)

Brøndby IF – Lechia Gdańsk
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Paták (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Petr Caletka (CZE)
Fourth Official: Emanuel Marek (CZE)
Referee Observer: John Ferry (NIR)

Progrès Niederkorn – Rangers FC
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Kolev (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Georgi Doynov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Stanislav Todorov (BUL)
Referee Observer: Geórgios Bíkas (GRE)

PFC Ludogorets – Valur
Referee: Pavel Orel (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Petr Blažej (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jiří Kříž (CZE)
Fourth Official: Ondřej Berka (CZE)
Referee Observer: Aleksei Spirin (RUS)

Esbjerg FB – Šachcior Salihorsk
Referee: Duje Strukan (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Goran Perica (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Mario Pepur (CRO)
Fourth Official: Marin Vidulin (CRO)
Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)

Olimpija Ljubljana – Evkur Yeni Malatyaspor
Referee: Filip Glova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: František Ferenc (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Kováč (SVK)
Fourth Official: Peter Ziemba (SVK)
Referee Observer: Marco Borg (MLT)

Gżira United – FK Ventspils
Referee: Thorvaldur Árnason (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Jóhann Gudmundsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Birkir Sigurdarson (ISL)
Fourth Official: Ívar Kristjánsson (ISL)
Referee Observer: Chrístos Nikolaidis (CYP)

Sturm Graz – FK Haugesund
Referee: Juri Frischer (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Veiko Mõtsnik (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Jaan Roos (EST)
Fourth Official: Joonas Jaanovits (EST)
Referee Observer: Ján Fašung (SVK)

Eintracht Frankfurt – Flora Tallinn
Referee: Jørgen Daugbjerg(DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Niels Høg (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jens Maae (DEN)
Referee Observer: Oğuz Sarvan (TUR)

FCSB – Alashkert
Referee: Peter Královič (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Ján Pozor (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Erik Weiss (SVK)
Fourth Official: Pavel Ochotnický (SVK)
Referee Observer: Raymond Ellingham (WAL)

Aberdeen FC – Chikhura Sachkhere
Referee: Rade Obrenovič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Grega Kordež (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomislav Pospeh (SVN)
Fourth Official: Asmir Sagrkovič (SVN)
Referee Observer: Michalis Koukoulákis (GRE)

NK Osijek – CSKA Sofia
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Gutschi (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Anel Beganovic (AUT)
Fourth Official: Felix Ouschan (AUT)
Referee Observer: Yuri Baskakov (RUS)

Spartak Trnava – Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Karel De Rocker (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Mathias Hillaert (BEL)
Fourth Official: Wesley Alen (BEL)
Referee Observer: Kenneth Clark (SCO)

Linfield FC – HB Tórshavn
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: İbrahim Uyarcan (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Cevdet Kömürcüoğlu (TUR)
Fourth Official: Bahattin Şimşek (TUR)
Referee Observer: Juan Fernández Marín (ESP)

Crusaders FC – Wolverhampton Wanderers
Referee: Nejc Kajtazovič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandar Kasapovič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: David Gabrovec (SVN)
Fourth Official: Dejan Balažič (SVN)
Referee Observer: Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)

Vitória SC – Jeunesse Esch
Referee: Vitali Meshkov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikolai Bogach (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Sukhoy (RUS)
Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)

FK Partizan – Connah's Quay Nomads
Referee: Luís Godinho (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Teixeira (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Mota (POR)
Fourth Official: Hélder Malheiro (POR)
Referee Observer: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)

Stjarnan – Espanyol
Referee: Dumitru Muntean (MDA)
Assistant Referee 1: Vladislav Lifciu (MDA)
Assistant Referee 2: Vadim Vicol (MDA)
Fourth Official: Veaceslav Banari (MDA)
Referee Observer: Milan Karadžić (SRB)

UEFA Champions League – Second Qualifying Round (Second Leg)

30-31 July 2019

Maccabi Tel Aviv – CFR Cluj
Referee: Marco Fritz (GER, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Gittelmann (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Dominik Schaal (GER)
Fourth Official: Sven Jablonski (GER)
Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)

Nõmme Kalju – Celtic FC
Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Mugnier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephan Luzi (FRA)
Fourth Official: Willy Delajod (FRA)
Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)

Apoel – Sutjeska
Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: David Biton (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Idan Berenshtein (ISR)
Fourth Official: Daniel Natan (ISR)
Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)

Valletta FC – Ferencvárosi TC
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Florian Lemaire (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Romain Devillers (BEL)
Fourth Official: Jasper Vergoote (BEL)
Referee Observer: Paulius Malžinskas (LTU)

GNK Dinamo – FC Saburtalo
Referee: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Luca Mondin (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
Referee Observer: Haim Jakov (ISR)

FC Basel – PSV Eindhoven
Referee: Fábio Veríssimo (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Nuno Pereira (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Martins (POR)
Fourth Official: António Nobre (POR)
Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)

Olympiakós FC – Viktoria Plzeň
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: César Noval Font (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

HJK Helsinki – Crvena Zvezda
Referee: Alain Bieri (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Alain Heiniger (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Efe Kurnazca (SUI)
Fourth Official: Urs Schnyder (SUI)
Referee Observer: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)

Rosenborg BK – Bate Barysaŭ
Referee: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergio Ranghetti (ITA)
Fourth Official: Rosario Abisso (ITA)
Referee Observer: Michális Argyroú (CYP)

Qarabağ – Dundalk
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Isaak Bashevkin (NOR)
Fourth Official: Sigurd Kringstad (NOR)
Referee Observer: Sabri Çelik (TUR)

AIK – Maribor
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Matthias Sbrissa (SUI)
Fourth Official: Alessandro Dudic (SUI)
Referee Observer: Lucílio Batista (POR)

FC København – The New Saints FC
Referee: Karim Abed (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikaël Berchebru (FRA)
Fourth Official: Florent Batta (FRA)
Referee Observer: Robert Małek (POL)