FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Semi-finals

14 November 2019

Mexico – Netherlands
Referee: Guillermo Guerrero (ECU, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Macias (ECU)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Baren (ECU)
Fourth Official: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)
Reserve AR: Luciana Mascarana (URU)
VAR: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
AVAR: Piero Maza (CHI)

France – Brazil
Referee: Ivan Barton (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: David Moran (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Zachari Zeegelaar (SUR)
Fourth Official: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Reserve AR: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
VAR: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
AVAR: Nicolas Gallo (COL)

UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers (Matchday 9)

14-16 November 2019

Czech Republic – Kosovo
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Ciro Carbone (ITA)
Fourth Official: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz (TUR)

Turkey – Iceland
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Nunn (ENG)
Fourth Official: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)

England – Montenegro
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Xavier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)

Portugal – Lithuania
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Julien Pacelli (FRA)
Fourth Official: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)

Serbia – Luxembourg
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Charles Schaap (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (NED)
Fourth Official: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Referee Observer: Juan Fernández Marín (ESP)

Albania – Andorra
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Silver Koiv (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Aron Härsing (EST)
Fourth Official: Roomer Tarajev (EST)
Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)

France – Moldova
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vyteniz Kazlauskas (LTU)
Fourth Official: Manfredas Lukjančukas (LTU)
Referee Observer: Brian Lawlor (WAL)

Norway – Faroe Islands
Referee: Fran Jović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Igor Pajač (CRO)
Referee Observer: Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU)

Armenia – Greece
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Michał Obukowicz (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Radosław Siejka (POL)
Fourth Official: Daniel Stefański (POL)
Referee Observer: Ladislav Gádoši (SVK)

Finland – Liechtenstein
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Fourth Official: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Referee Observer: Kaj Ostergaard (DEN)

Denmark – Gibraltar
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Péter Berettyán (HUN)
Fourth Official: Ádám Farkas (HUN)
Referee Observer: Pascal Garibian (FRA)

Switzerland – Georgia
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Mario Diks (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Kevin Blom (NED)
Referee Observer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)

Romania – Sweden
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
Fourth Official: Michael Fabbri (ITA)
Referee Observer: Marián Ružbarský (SVK)

Spain – Malta
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: György Ring (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Fourth Official: Tamás Bognár (HUN)
Referee Observer: Sabri Çelik (TUR)

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Italy
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Stéphane De Almeida (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Fourth Official: Alain Bieri (SUI)
Referee Observer: Yuri Baskakov (RUS)

CONMEBOL Libertadores Final 2019: Tobar (CHI)

23 November 2019

River Plate – Flamengo
Referee: Roberto Tobar (CHI, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Schiemann (CHI)
Assistant Referee 2: Claudio Rios (CHI)
Fourth Official: Andres Rojas (COL)
VAR: Diego Haro (PER)
AVAR 1: Piero Maza (CHI)
AVAR 2: Alexander Guzman (COL)
AVAR 3: Esteban Ostojich (URU)
VAR Observer: Carlos Astroza (CHI)
Referee Assessor: Jorge Larrionda (URU)

UEFA U-21 Euro 2021 Qualifying (Matchday 7)

14-15 November 2019

Armenia – Ireland
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Turkka Valjakka (FIN)
Fourth Official: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)

Lithuania – Croatia
Referee: Kristoffer Hagenes (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Geir Isaksen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Anders Dale (NOR)
Fourth Official: Trygve Kjensli (NOR)
Referee Observer: Salustià Ciprés (AND)

Azerbaijan – Lichtenstein
Referee: Loúkas Sotiríou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 1: Charálambos Charalámbous (CYP)
Assistant Referee 2: Ioánnis Lazaroú (CYP)
Fourth Official: Kyriákos Christodoúlou (CYP)
Referee Observer: Adrian Azzopardi (MLT)

Czech Republic – San Marino
Referee: Helgi Jónasson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Oddur Gudmundsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Thórdur Árnason (ISL)
Fourth Official: Pétur Gudmundsson (ISL)
Referee Observer: Orhan Erdemir (TUR)

Israel – Montenegro
Referee: Iwan Griffith (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Beckett (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Lewiss Edwards (WAL)
Fourth Official: Huw Jones (WAL)
Referee Observer: Eyjólfur Ólafsson (ISL)

Gibraltar – Netherlands
Referee: Emmanouíl Skoulás (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ilías Alexéas (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Andréas Meindanás (GRE)
Fourth Official: Vasílios Fotiás (GRE)
Referee Observer: Attila Ábrahám (HUN)

Romania – Finland
Referee: Robert Hennessy (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Allen Lynch (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dermot Broughton (IRL)
Fourth Official: Graham Kelly (IRL)
Referee Observer: Viktor Shvetsov (UKR)

Spain – North Macedonia
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Dennis Rasmussen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Skytte (DEN)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Willaume-Jantzen (DEN)
Referee Observer: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Cyprus – Norway
Referee: Suren Baliyan (ARM)
Assistant Referee 1: Vanik Simonyan (ARM)
Assistant Referee 2: Atom Sevgulyan (ARM)
Fourth Official: Zaven Hovhannisyan (ARM)
Referee Observer: Alon Yefet (ISR)

Russia – Latvia
Referee: Morten Krogh (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Nørgaard (DEN)
Fourth Official: Sandi Putros (DEN)
Referee Observer: Chrístos Nikolaidis (CYP)

Bulgaria – Poland
Referee: Yaroslav Kozyk (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Zhukov (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Serhiy Prystupa (UKR)
Fourth Official: Viktor Kopiyevskyy (UKR)
Referee Observer: Thóroddur Hjaltalín (ISL)

Ukraine – Denmark
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Raffael Zeder (SUI)
Fourth Official: Salvatore Piccolo (SUI)
Referee Observer: Pavel Saliy (KAZ)

Austria – Kosovo
Referee: Alan Sant (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Vella (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Luke Portelli (MLT)
Fourth Official: Alex Johnson (MLT)
Referee Observer: Vencel Tóth (HUN)

Albania – England
Referee: Lionel Tschudi (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Sladan Josipovic (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Marco Zürcher (SUI)
Fourth Official: Stefan Horisberger (SUI)
Referee Observer: David Malcolm (NIR)

Serbia – Estonia
Referee: Nathan Verboomen (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Mathias Hillaert (BEL)
Fourth Official: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
Referee Observer: Sascha Amhof (SUI)

Scotland – Greece
Referee: Bojan Pandzic (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Joakim Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Adam Ladebäck (SWE)
Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)

France – Georgia
Referee: Christopher Jäger (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Riedel (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Jasmin Sabanovic (AUT)
Fourth Official: Sebastian Gishamer (AUT)
Referee Observer: Augustus Constantin (ROU)

UEFA Women's Euro 2021 – Qualifying Round (Matchday 6)

10-12 November 2019

Moldova – Azerbaijan
Referee: Katalin Sipos (HUN, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Judit Kulcsár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Anita Vad (HUN)
Fourth Official: Réka Molnar (HUN)

Greece – Ireland
Referee: Henrikke Nervik (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Monica Lokkeberg (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Line Nymoen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Fatemeh Zangeneh (NOR)

Italy – Malta
Referee: Eleni Antoniou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Sofia Athanasopoulou (GRE)
Fourth Official Anastasia Mylopoulou (GRE)

Israel – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Marta Frias Acedo (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Matilde Esteves-Garcia (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Iragartze Fernández Esesúmaga (ESP)
Fourth Official: María Martinez Madrona (ESP)

Austria – Kazakhstan
Referee: Hristiyana Guteva (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ekaterina Marinova (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Pavleta Rashkova (BUL)
Fourth Official: Dimitrina Milkova (BUL)

Denmark – Georgia
Referee: Silvia Domingos (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Vanessa Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Cátia Tavares (POR)
Fourth Official: Tatiana Martins (POR)

Poland – Spain
Referee: Frida Nielsen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Sidsel Rasmussen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Fie Bruun (DEN)
Fourth Official: Nanna Andersen (DEN)

Switzerland – Romania
Referee: Shona Shukrula (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Franca Overtoom (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicolet Bakker (NED)
Fourth Official: Lizzy Van Der Helm (NED)

Portugal – Finland
Referee: Cheryl Foster (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Laura Griffiths (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Ceri Williams (WAL)
Fourth Official: Tanja Subotič (SVN)

Netherlands – Slovenia
Referee: Rebecca Welch (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Natalie Aspinall (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Lisa Rashid (ENG)
Fourth Official: Helen Conley (ENG)

Hungary – Latvia
Referee: Volha Tsiareshka (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Alena Karas (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Anastasia Danchenko (BLR)
Fourth Official: Aleksandra Yakushevich (BLR)

Belgium – Lithuania
Referee: Ivana Projkovska (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Elena Soklevska-Ilievski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Vjolca Izeiri (MKD)
Fourth Official: Irena Velevačkoska (MKD)

Northern Ireland – Wales
Referee: Karoline Wacker (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Katrin Rafalski (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Ines Appelmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Fabienne Michel (GER)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Quarter-finals (Matches 47-48)

11 November 2019

Spain – France
Referee: Istvan Kovacs (ROU, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasile Marinescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihai Artene (ROU)
Fourth Official: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)
Reserve AR: Luciana Mascaraña (URU)
VAR: Dennis Higler (NED)
AVAR: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)

Italy – Brazil
Referee: Adonai Escobedo (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: William Arrieta (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Barwegen (CAN)
Fourth Official: Ivan Barton (SLV)
Reserve AR: David Moran (SLV)
VAR: Drew Fischer (CAN)
AVAR: Craig Pawson (ENG)

AFC Champions League Final 2019 (First Leg)

9 November 2019

Al Hilal – Urawa Red Diamonds
Referee: Ali Sabah (IRQ, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Hayder Ubaydee (IRQ)
Assistant Referee 2: Ameer Hussein (IRQ)
Additional AR 1: Mohanad Sarray (IRQ)
Additional AR 2: Omar Al Yaqoubi (OMA)
Fourth Official: Wathiq Al Baag (IRQ)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Quarter-finals (Matches 45-46)

10 November 2019

Netherlands – Paraguay
Referee: Khamis Al-Marri (QAT, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Mohammad Dharman (QAT)
Assistant Referee 2: Ramzan Al-Naemi (QAT)
Fourth Official: Redouane Jiyed (MAR)
Reserve AR: Lahcen Azgaou (MAR)
VAR: Abdulla Al-Marri (QAT)
AVAR: Marco Di Bello (ITA)

Korea – Mexico
Referee: Diego Haro (PER)
Assistant Referee 1: Víctor Raez (PER)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Orue (PER)
Fourth Official: Edina Alves (BRA)
Reserve AR: Monica Amboya (ECU)
VAR: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
AVAR: Piero Maza (CHI)

Concacaf League Final 2019 (First Leg)

9 November 2019

Saprissa – Motagua
Referee: Daneon Parchment (JAM, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Ojay Duhaney (JAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Caleb Wales (TRI)
Fourth Official: Reon Radix (GRN)

VAR intervention not always necessary

Following an incident that occurred last week in Germany in the second division match between Holstein Kiel and VfL Bochum, the IFAB says that “the procedure should be different in the future”.
In the game between Kiel and Bochum a penalty kick was awarded because the Kiel substitute Michael Eberwein kicked the ball to his goalkeeper Ioannis Gelios to allow him to quickly perform the goal kick; however, the issues was that the ball had not completely left the field. The VAR informed referee Timo Gerach that Eberwein had intervened in the game. In accordance with the Laws of the Game, the referee awarded a penalty kick. The intervention of the VAR seemed correct because it was about a possible penalty situation and these may be checked by VAR. Ganvoula took the penalty kick and scored the 1-1 goal for Bochum. But then questions came up among the referees and VARs, so Jochen Drees, VAR Project Manager at DFB, requested clarifications from IFAB. "According to the Laws of the Game, everything was correct", responded IFAB CEO Lukas Brud in an interview with sportschau.de. "But the intervention of the VAR should not necessarily have happened, because that contradicts the sense and spirit of the Laws." Brud pointed to a paragraph in Law 7, according to which the referee must stop the game, for example, if a team official or a substitute intervenes in the game. The game should then be restarted with a direct free kick or, in the penalty area, with a penalty kick, as it happened in Kiel. The DFB has actually acted correctly in the situation… but it was wrong. "The substitute from Kiel instinctively stopped the ball to make the game fast and certainly not to change the game situation to the detriment of Bochum", says Brud. “There was a gap in the Laws in earlier times, which allowed intervention from the outside, by a team official or a substitute, punished pretty mildly with a dropped ball or an indirect free kick. The Law was changed in 2016 only for intentional outside interference that changes the game; therefore, In the situation from Kiel, a warning would have been better”, said Brud. According to the protocol, the VAR should only intervene when substitute players or team officials prevent a goal or attack an opponent. A ball stopped for the goalkeeper by a non-active player is therefore not part of it. And so, in future similar situations VAR will not be used in Germany. "The written specification of IFAB is available and we will implement it immediately", says Drees in an interview with sportschau.de. At the same time, the head of the German VAR project points out that the substitutes behind the goal line should hold back in the future: "That is not a free license and if the referee on the field sees such an offense, it can still be a penalty kick". The risk of causing a penalty kick remains in the situations more obvious than what happened in Kiel.

Source: Sportschau

UEFA Women's Euro 2021 – Qualifying Round (Matchday 5)

6-9 November 2019

Malta – Israel
Referee: Aleksandra Česen (SVN, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Staša Špur (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Tanja Vrabel (SVN)
Fourth Official: Tanja Subotič (SVN)

Montenegro – Greece
Referee: Reelika Turi (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Karolin Kaivoja (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Anni Rahula (EST)
Fourth Official: Jana Pipar (EST)

Azerbaijan – Czech Republic
Referee: Maria Marotta (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Francesca Di Monte (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Tiziana Trasciatti (ITA)
Fourth Official: Silvia Gasperotti (ITA)

Finland – Cyprus
Referee: Zuzana Valentová (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Maria Sukenikova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Miroslava Pastoreková (SVK)
Fourth Official: Miriama Matulova (SVK)

Turkey – Netherlands
Referee: Jelena Cvetković (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Danijela Stojanović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Ivana Jovanovic (SRB)
Fourth Official: Marina Višnjić (SRB)
 
Slovakia – Hungary
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Kinga Seniuk-Mikulska (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Karolina Zygmond (POL)
Fourth Official: Michalina Diakow (POL)

Romania – Lithuania
Referee: Petra Pavlikova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Lenka Pavlackova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Zuzana Hanesová (SVK)
Fourth Official: Mária Krcová (SVK)

Italy – Georgia
Referee: Iuliana Demetrescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Petruta Iugulescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihaela Tepusa (ROU)
Fourth Official: Cristina Trandafir (ROU)

Norway – Northern Ireland
Referee: Meliz Özçiğdem (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Deybet Gök (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Mürvet Yavuztürk (TUR)
Fourth Official: Cansu Tryak (TUR)

North Macedonia – Austria
Referee: Lucie Šulcová (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Gabriela Hanáková (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jana Štychová (CZE)
Fourth Official: Veronika Kovarova (CZE)

Croatia – Belgium
Referee: Tess Olofsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Josefin Aronsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Emelie Elfstrand (SWE)
Fourth Official: Lovisa Johansson (SWE)

Albania – Scotland
Referee: Emilie Dokset (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Elisabeth Thoresen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sonia Skjold-Khan (NOR)
Fourth Official: Ingvild Langnes Aarland (NOR)

France – Serbia
Referee: Marta Huerta De Aza (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrada Aloman (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Eliana Fernández González (ESP)
Fourth Official: Arantza Gallastegui Pérez (ESP)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Round of 16 (Matches 43-44)

7 November 2019

Ecuador – Italy
Referee: Christopher Beath (AUS, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Shchetinin (AUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Ashley Beecham (AUS)
Fourth Official: Ma Ning (CHN)
Reserve AR: Shi Xiang (CHN)
VAR: Drew Fischer (CAN)
AVAR: Craig Pawson (ENG)

Paraguay – Argentina
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Diyan Valkov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Istvan Kovacs (ROU)
Reserve AR: Vasile Marinescu (ROU)
VAR: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
AVAR: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)

UEFA Europa League 2019/2020 – Group Stage (Matchday 4)

6-7 November 2019

VfL Wolfsburg – KAA Gent
Referee: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Giacomo Paganessi (ITA)
Fourth Official: Fabio Maresca (ITA)
Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)

Vitória SC – Arsenal FC
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ceyhun Sesigüzel (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehmet Satman (TUR)
Fourth Official: Alper Ulusoy (TUR)
Referee Observer: Michális Argyroú (CYP)

FC Astana – AZ Alkmaar
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Dennis Rasmussen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Skytte (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jørgen Daugbjerg (DEN)
Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (ALB)

F91 Dudelange – Sevilla FC
Referee: Vilhjálmur Thórarinsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Gylfi Sigurdsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Birkir Sigurdarson (ISL)
Fourth Official: Ívar Kristjánsson (ISL)
Referee Observer: Neale Barry (ENG)

Apoel FC – Qarabağ FK
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Fourth Official: Christopher Jäger (AUT)
Referee Observer: Geórgios Bíkas (GRE)

FC Lugano – Malmö FF
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO)
Assistant Referee 1: Levan Varamishvili (GEO)
Assistant Referee 2: Zaza Pipia (GEO)
Fourth Official: Giorgi Vadachkoria (GEO)
Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)

FC København – Dynamo Kyiv
Referee: Tamás Bognár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Péter Kóbor (HUN)
Fourth Official: Péter Solymosi (HUN)
Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)

FC Krasnodar – Trabzonspor
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Fourth Official: Éric Wattellier (FRA)
Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)

FC Basel – Getafe CF
Referee: Serhiy Boyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ihor Alokhin (UKR)
Fourth Official: Mykola Balakin (UKR)
Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)

Rosenborg BK – Sporting CP
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David McGeachie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
Fourth Official: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Referee Observer: Volodymyr Petrov (UKR)

Linzer ASK – PSV Eindhoven
Referee: Radu Petrescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mircea Grigoriu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Marcel Bîrsan (ROU)
Referee Observer: Lucílio Batista (POR)

Lazio – Celtic
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Gittelmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Harm Osmers (GER)
Referee Observer: Jan Wegereef (NED)

CFR Cluj – Stade Rennais
Referee: Tiago Martins (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Luís Campos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Mota (POR)
Fourth Official: Hugo Miguel (POR)
Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitković (CRO)

Standard de Liège – Eintracht Frankfurt
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Grega Kordež (SVN)
Fourth Official: Dejan Balažič (SVN)
Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)

Feyenoord – BSC Young Boys
Referee: Paweł Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Konrad Sapela (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Piotr Lasyk (POL)
Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (IRL)

Rangers FC – FC Porto
Referee: Davide Massa (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alberto Tegoni (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniele Bindoni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Michael Fabbri (ITA)
Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)

Ferencvárosi TC – CSKA Moskva
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Marjan Kirovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Fourth Official: Dimitar Mečkarovski (MKD)
Referee Observer: Kjell Alseth (NOR)

Espanyol de Barcelona – PFC Ludogorets
Referee: François Letexier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Mugnier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Willy Delajod (FRA)
Referee Observer: Lutz Fröhlich (GER)

FC Olexandriya – AS Saint Étienne
Referee: João Pinheiro (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bruno Rodrigues (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Álvaro Mesquita (POR)
Fourth Official: Manuel Sousa (POR)
Referee Observer: Raymond Ellingham (WAL)

Pellets Wolfsberger – Medipol Başakşehir
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Stéphane De Almeida (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Fourth Official: Fedayi San (SUI)
Referee Observer: Herbert Fandel (GER)

Borussia Mönchengladbach – AS Roma
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández (ESP)
Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)

SC Braga – Beşiktaş
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Fourth Official: Robertas Šmitas (LTU)
Referee Observer: Jari Maisonlahti (FIN)

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Slovan Bratislava
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Johan Balder (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Davie Goossens (NED)
Fourth Official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
Referee Observer: Zbigniew Przesmycki (POL)

Manchester United – FK Partizan
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Fourth Official: Ville Nevalainen (FIN)
Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Round of 16 (Matches 39-42)

6 November 2019

Spain – Senegal
Referee: Guillermo Guerrero (ECU, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Macias (ECU)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Baren (ECU)
Fourth Official: Andres Rojas (COL)
Reserve AR: Dionisio Ruiz (COL)
VAR: Nicolas Gallo (COL)
AVAR: Armando Villarreal (USA)

Japan – Mexico
Referee: Amin Mohamed (EGY)
Assistant Referee 1: Attia Amsaaed (LBY)
Assistant Referee 2: Mohammed Ibrahim (SDN)
Fourth Official: Victor Gomes (RSA)
Reserve AR: Souru Phatsoane (LES)
VAR: Abdulla Al-Marri (QAT)
AVAR: Luis Godinho (POR)

Brazil – Chile
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Reserve AR: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
VAR: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
AVAR: Hiroyuki Kimura (JPN)

France – Australia
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Luciana Mascaraña (URU)
Assistant Referee 2: Monica Amboya (ECU)
Fourth Official: Edina Alves (BRA)
Reserve AR: Víctor Raez (PER)
VAR: Dennis Higler (NED)
AVAR: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)

UEFA Champions League 2019/2020 – Group Stage (Matchday 4)

5-6 November 2019

FC Barcelona – Slavia Praha
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Bennett (ENG)
Fourth Official: Andrew Madley (ENG)
VAR: Christopher Kavanagh (ENG)
AVAR: Lee Betts (ENG)
Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)

FC Zenit – RB Leipzig
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Roi Hasan (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Idan Yarkoni (ISR)
Fourth Official: Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
VAR: João Pinheiro (POR)
AVAR: Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)
Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)

Liverpool FC – KRC Genk
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomáš Somoláni (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Branislav Hancko (SVK)
Fourth Official: Filip Glova (SVK)
VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
AVAR: Marco Guida (ITA)
Referee Observer: Stefan Messner (AUT)

SSC Napoli – Red Bull Salzburg
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Sokolnicki (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Fourth Official: Tomasz Musiał (POL)
VAR: Paweł Gil (POL)
AVAR: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)

Borussia Dortmund – Internazionale Milano
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: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Referee Observer: Nikolai Levnikov (RUS)

Olympique Lyonnais – SL Benfica
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
VAR: Pol van Boekel (NED)
AVAR: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)

Valencia CF – Lille OSC
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
VAR: Bastian Dankert (GER)
AVAR: Vitali Meshkov (RUS)
Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)

Chelsea FC – AFC Ajax
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Giorgio Peretti (ITA)
Fourth Official: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)
VAR: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
AVAR: Ciro Carbone (ITA)
Referee Observer: Vladimír Medved (SVK)

Bayern München – Olympiakós FC
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Michał Obukowicz (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Radosław Siejka (POL)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
VAR: Alejandro Hernández Hernández (ESP)
AVAR: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL)
Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)

Lokomotiv Moskva – Juventus FC
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Julien Pacelli (FRA)
Fourth Official: Frank Schneider (FRA)
VAR: Benoît Millot (FRA)
AVAR: Jérôme Brisard (FRA)
Referee Observer: Kóstas Kapitanís (CYP)

Real Madrid – Galatasaray
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Marco Achmüller (GER)
Fourth Official: Patrick Ittrich (GER)
VAR: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
AVAR: Daniel Siebert (GER)
Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)

Paris Saint Germain – Club Brugge
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: David Roome (SCO)
Fourth Official: Nicolas Walsh (SCO)
VAR: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
AVAR: Paul Tierney (ENG)
Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)

Crvena Zvezda – Tottenham Hotspur
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Yusté Jiménez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Munuera Montero (ESP)
VAR: José Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
AVAR: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)

Atalanta BC – Manchester City
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakoŭ (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dzmitri Zhuk (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Alieh Maslianka (BLR)
Fourth Official: Dzianis Scharbakoŭ (BLR)
VAR: Clément Turpin (FRA)
AVAR: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)

GNK Dinamo – Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Fourth Official: Sven Jablonski (GER)
VAR: Christian Dingert (GER)
AVAR: Marco Fritz (GER)
Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Bayer Leverkusen – Atlético de Madrid
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Fourth Official: Rade Obrenovič (SVN)
VAR: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
AVAR: Slavko Vinčič (SVN)
Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Round of 16 (Matches 37-38)

5 November 2019

Angola – Korea
Referee: Srdjan Jovanović (SRB, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojković (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Nick Waldron (NZL)
Reserve AR: Isaac Trevis (NZL)
VAR: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)
AVAR: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)

Nigeria – Netherlands
Referee: Mario Escobar (GUA)
Assistant Referee 1: Humberto Panjoj (GUA)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicholas Andersson (JAM)
Fourth Official: Adonai Escobedo (MEX)
Reserve AR: William Arrieta (CRC)
VAR: Drew Fischer (CAN)
AVAR: Craig Pawson (ENG)

Guruceta: Legend and Controversy

Born in San Sebastian on 4 November 1941, Emilio Carlos Guruceta Muro, had a brilliant career in refereeing. At 25 he refereed in the third division and three years later debuted in the first division. On 25 February 1987, while driving to Pamplona to referee the Copa del Rey match Osasuna – Real Madrid, he suffered an accident in Fraga, province of Huesca, in which Guruceta and one of his assistants, Vidal Torres, lost their lives.
Guruceta was the first modern referee of Spain, with a great physical form and being able to communicate naturally with the players. His name remained in history for his great refereeing career and the trophy for the best referee of each season bears his last name. However, he is also remembered for a controversial decision. "At that time, there was no communication system and we used to communicate with Guruceta using passwords, which were very effective, but with that mess at the Nou Camp it was impossible to warn him that Rife's foul on Velázquez had been outside the penalty area," says Luis Olasagasti, the assistant referee that ran the line in the Cup match Barcelona – Real Madrid, which took place on 6 June 1970. “The game was going well, although the atmosphere on the field was very loaded, with great anxiety after Barcelona scored a goal and approached to equalize the tie. It was a Cup match and in the first leg Madrid had won 2-0. The other AR was Eusebio Nieva. We were very close and everything seemed to be controlled, but that play came and there was no way to tell Emilio what happened. Anyway, I don't know if he would have listened to me because, if he saw it clearly, his decision used to be final”, says Olasagasti. That night was long for Guruceta and his assistants, who ended up at the police station. “We were very reassured to be accompanied by González Echeverría, the president of the Gipuzkoan referees. We acted in good faith and did not understand why a referee decision was a matter of police station”. The journalist Gorka Reizabal, who was a referee and acted as an assistant referee three times with the famous Guruceta, described his character: “Guruceta was very chatty, very nice, but on the field he imposed discipline with his presence. He entered refereeing as a cyclone, climbed from Third to First Division in three seasons and, at 28, was already among the best. His slender appearance and physical form contrasted with many of the other members who looked like older gentlemen. He was the first athlete referee, the first shining referee. He was launched by González Echeverría, who was perhaps portrayed in him, and he stood out very soon”. 
Guruceta was already famous before the Nou Camp incident. Reizabal himself commented years ago in an article that the referee created controversy even with his wedding, a photographic exclusive that he sold to the magazine 'Hello!' for half a million pesetas. Since that incident, Guruceta refused to referee Barcelona year after year and that challenged him until 1985. "They used me politically. I know from a minister that my case was at a ministerial table. It was about satisfying Catalonia, and they got me dumb", Guruceta said in 1980. He was suspended for six months. "It was an incomprehensible sanction, he was accused of provoking a public order conflict. How can that be caused by calling a fault inside or outside the penalty area?", comments 'Pato' Reizabal. After six months of suspension, Guruceta continued his career. He was an international referee, with matches at the Olympic Games in Montreal and Moscow, but again ran into the scandal over an accusation of bribery by Anderlecht in a match with Nottingham. Of course, nothing was comparable to that night of 6 June 1970 at the Nou Camp to which we return in memory. The beginning of a beautiful chronicle of Manuel Vazquez Montalban described what happened after the penalty: «Guruceta extends his arm and runs towards the penalty spot. A broken scream is born in the throat of the spectators, the pads already look like poppies among the green wheat fields. Barcelona players start a withdrawal movement towards the locker room. Night poppies continue to sprout on the grass. The rain of pads is awesome. Twenty, thirty thousand pads fill the night with strange colorations, and behind the pads the first spectators arise. They do not jump to attack the referee. They jump to tell the players to leave. Guruceta starts to get restless. No one touches him, not even a hair all night... but someone advises 'because we love you'. And Guruceta left. 

UEFA Youth League 2019/2020 – Group Stage (Matchday 4)

5-6 November 2019

Borussia Dortmund – Internazionale Milano
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Klyver (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Mahbod Beigi (SWE)
Fourth Official: Nicolas Winter (GER)
Referee Observer: Domagoj Vučkov (CRO)

FC Zenit – RB Leipzig
Referee: Ferenc Karakó (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Theodoros Georgiou (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Gergő Vígh-Tarsonyi (HUN)
Fourth Official: Vasiliy Kazartsev (RUS)
Referee Observer: Nikolai Ivanov (RUS)

SSC Napoli – Red Bull Salzburg
Referee: Dumitru Muntean (MDA)
Assistant Referee 1: Zaharia Cotruță (MDA)
Assistant Referee 2: Veaceslav Sivaciov (MDA)
Fourth Official: Valerio Marini (ITA)
Referee Observer: Antonio Damato (ITA)

FC Barcelona – Slavia Praha
Referee: Nathan Verboomen (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Florian Lemaire (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Koen Thijs (BEL)
Fourth Official: Víctor García Verdura (ESP)
Referee Observer: Salustià Ciprés (AND)

Valencia CF – Lille OSC
Referee: Fábio Veríssimo (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Teixeira (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Martins (POR)
Fourth Official: Sergio Escriche Guzmán (ESP)
Referee Observer: Manuel López Fernández (ESP)

Liverpool FC – KRC Genk
Referee: Robert Hennessy (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Robert Clarke (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dermot Broughton (IRL)
Fourth Official: James Oldham (ENG)
Referee Observer: Brian Lawlor (WAL)

Olympique Lyonnais – SL Benfica
Referee: Jens Maae (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Brixen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikolaj Christensen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Aurélien Petit (FRA)
Referee Observer: Plarent Kotherja (ALB)

Chelsea FC – AFC Ajax
Referee: Donald Robertson (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David Doig (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Drew Kirkland (SCO)
Fourth Official: John Busby (ENG)
Referee Observer: Michael Riley (ENG)

Lokomotiv Moskva – Juventus FC
Referee: Rauf Cabarov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Namiq Hüseynov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Pərvin Talibov (AZE)
Fourth Official: Evgeni Turbin (RUS)
Referee Observer: Sergei Zuev (RUS)

Bayern München – Olympiakós
Referee: Peter Královič (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Erik Weiss (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Mário Roszbeck (SVK)
Fourth Official: Michael Bacher (GER)
Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)

Atalanta BC – Manchester City
Referee: Timótheos Christofí (CYP)
Assistant Referee 1: Charálambos Georgíou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 2: Mários Kalogírou (CYP)
Fourth Official: Simone Sozza (ITA)
Referee Observer: Domenico Messina (ITA)

GNK Dinamo – Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Ümit Öztürk (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Deniz Özaral (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehmet Tuğral (TUR)
Fourth Official: Ivan Vučković (CRO)
Referee Observer: Vlado Svilokos (CRO)

Bayer Leverkusen – Atlético de Madrid
Referee: Karim Abed (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Bastien Courbet (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwan Finjean (FRA)
Fourth Official: Thorben Siewer (GER)
Referee Observer: Georgi Yordanov (BUL)

Paris Saint Germain – Club Brugge
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Sami Nykänen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Juuso Mantere (FIN)
Fourth Official: Romain Lissorgue (FRA)
Referee Observer: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

Real Madrid – Galatasaray
Referee: Stephan Klossner (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Remy Zgraggen (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Marco Zürcher (SUI)
Fourth Official: Fernando Bueno Prieto (ESP)
Referee Observer: Chrístos Nikolaidis (CYP)

Crvena Zvezda - Tottenham Hotspur
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Nemetz (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Santino Schreiner (AUT)
Fourth Official: Lazar Lukić (SRB)
Referee Observer: Milan Karadžić (SRB)

UEFA Youth League 2019/2020 – Domestic Champions Path, Second Round (First Leg)

4-6 November 2019

FC Porto – NK Domžale
Referee: Nicolas Laforge (BEL, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Jimmy Cremers (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Romain Devillers (BEL)
Fourth Official: João Gonçalves (POR)
Referee Observer: João Ferreira (POR)

FC Midtjylland – HŠK Zrinjski
Referee: Kaspar Sjöberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Söderkvist (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Niklas Nyberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Morten Krogh (DEN)
Referee Observer: Kaj Østergaard (DEN)

Dynamo Kyiv – PAOK FC
Referee: Milovan Milačić (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikola Radulović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Veselin Djuranović (MNE)
Fourth Official: Vladislav Dorosh (UKR)
Referee Observer: Viktor Shvetsov (UKR)

Sheriff Tiraspol – Sogndal Fotball
Referee: Yigal Frid (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Sagi Metzamber (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Orpaz Hai Hen (ISR)
Fourth Official: Ion Orlic (MDA)
Referee Observer: Igor Șațchii (MDA)

Real Zaragoza – Apoel FC
Referee: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Pichler (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Obritzberger (AUT)
Fourth Official: Sergio Usón Rosel (ESP)
Referee Observer: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Stade Rennais – Maccabi Petah Tikva
Referee: Genc Nuza (KVX)
Assistant Referee 1: Fatlum Berisha (KVX)
Assistant Referee 2: Bujar Selimaj (KVX)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Lepaysant (FRA)
Referee Observer: Bertrand Layec (FRA)

IA Akranes – Derby County
Referee: Lionel Tschudi (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Matthias Sbrissa (SUI)
Fourth Official: Kristján Ólafs (ISL)
Referee Observer: Thóroddur Hjaltalín (ISL)

Rangers FC – Slovan Bratislava
Referee: Rohit Saggi (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Geir Isaksen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Morten Jensen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Steven Reid (SCO)
Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Group Stage (Matches 33-36)

3 November 2019

Cameroon – Spain
Referee: Adonai Escobedo (MEX, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: William Arrieta (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Barwegen (CAN)
Fourth Official: Mario Diaz de Vivar (PAR)
VAR: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
AVAR: Hiroyuki Kimura (JPN)

Argentina – Tajikistan
Referee: Redouane Jiyed (MAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Lahcen Azgaou (MAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Mustapha Akarkad (MAR)
Fourth Official: Ko Hyung-Jin (KOR)
VAR: Armando Villarreal (USA)
AVAR: Quetzalli Alvarado (MEX)

Mexico – Solomon Islands
Referee: Andres Rojas (COL)
Assistant Referee 1: Dionisio Ruiz (COL)
Assistant Referee 2: John Leon (COL)
Fourth Official: Ivo Mendez (BOL)
VAR: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
AVAR: Piero Maza (CHI)

Italy – Paraguay
Referee: Khamis Al-Marri (QAT)
Assistant Referee 1: Mohammad Dharman (QAT)
Assistant Referee 2: Ramzan Al-Naemi (QAT)
Fourth Official: Peter Waweru (KEN)
VAR: Abdulla Al-Marri (QAT)
AVAR: Yaquob Al-Hammadi (UAE)

CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations 2019

At the U-23 AFCON scheduled for 8-22 November in Cairo, Rwandan referee Salma Mukasanga (photo) will lead the female match official trio, joined by assistant referees Diana Chikotesha and Fathia Jermoumi of Zambia and Morocco respectively. The appointments build on CAF’s commitment to include more female match officials in its competitions, which began with the appointment of three female match officials for the Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania last April, a first in the history of male CAF competitions. The female trio have been included on the list of match officials consisting of 12 referees and 13 assistant referees.


Referees 
1. Lahlou Benbraham (ALG) 
2. Djindo Houngnandande (BEN) 
3. Adelaide Mohamed (COM) 
4. Mohamed Marouf (EGY) 
5. Andofetra Rakotojaona (MAD) 
6. Daouda Gueye (SEN) 
7. Slim Belkouas (TUN) 
8. Boubou Traore (MLI) 
9. Pierre Atcho (GAB) 
10. Souleiman Djama (DJI) 
11. George Gatogato (BDI) 
12. Salma Mukansanga (RWA) 

Assistant Referees 
1. Dick Okello (UGA) 
2. Sanou Oumar (BFA) 
3. Jawo Bollel (GAM) 
4. Ivanildo Lopes (ANG) 
5. James Emile (SEY) 
6. Samuel Pwadutakam (NGA) 
7. Hassani Khalil (TUN) 
8. Abdoul Moctar (NIG) 
9. Firmino Bassafim (GNB) 
10. Miro Dos Reis (STP) 
11. Youssef Wahid (EGY) 
12. Diana Chikotesha (ZAM) 
13. Fathia Jermoumi (MAR)

Concacaf League 2019 – Semi-finals (Second Leg)

31 October 2019

Saprissa – Olimpia
Referee: Ismail Elfath (USA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Corey Parker (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Kyle Atkins (USA)
Fourth Official: David Gantar (CAN)

Motagua – Alianza
Referee: Fernando Guerrero (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Alberto Morin (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Miguel Hernandez (MEX)
Fourth Official: Jorge Perez (MEX)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Group Stage (Matches 29-32)

2 November 2019

Chile – Korea
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Diyan Valkov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Ivo Mendez (BOL)
VAR: Dennis Higler (NED)
AVAR: Luis Godinho (POR)

Haiti – France
Referee: Nick Waldron (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Isaac Trevis (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jeremy Garae (VAN)
Fourth Official: Juan Calderon (CRC)
VAR: Craig Pawson (ENG)
AVAR: Drew Fischer (CAN)

Senegal – Japan
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Luciana Mascaraña (URU)
Assistant Referee 2: Monica Amboya (ECU)
Fourth Official: Ko Hyung-Jin (KOR)
VAR: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
AVAR: Quetzalli Alvarado (MEX)

Netherlands – USA
Referee: Amin Mohamed (EGY)
Assistant Referee 1: Attia Amsaaed (LBY)
Assistant Referee 2: Mohammed Ibrahim (SDN)
Fourth Official: Edina Alves (BRA)
VAR: Abdulla Al-Marri (QAT)
AVAR: Yaquob Al-Hammadi (UAE)

Referee Chenard: “Football can raise awareness for breast cancer”

Carol Anne Chenard is one of the more notable referees in Concacaf. At age 42, through perseverance and dedication, she has conquered many dreams in her career on the field, including officiating two FIFA Women’s World Cups (2011, 2015), London Olympics (2012), and two Under-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup finals (2010, 2014).
Last summer, Chenard was in line to referee her third Women’s World Cup in France when she received the news that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. “It’s important to recognize that one out every eight women gets diagnosed with breast cancer. When I received my diagnosis, it was a scary, trying time, but then immediately I approach it with the mindset that once I had a path with which to move forward, I felt more in control,” said Chenard. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, affecting over 2 million women each year. Awareness programs are key to help in early detection and improve breast cancer outcomes and survival. Through football, Chenard’s intent is to increase awareness about the importance of taking the steps to detect breast cancer early. “I think the message is that nobody is immune, so it’s important for us to take charge of our health. Chemo hasn’t been easy, but being fit has helped,” said the referee. “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so through football it is important to tell people that. By raising awareness at games and by being public, you can reach so many more people and tell the stories of players like Toni Pressley of Orlando Pride. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and came back to play. It’s important that those stories are told and football can raise that awareness for breast cancer.” The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends exercise and maintaining a balanced diet to prevent and reduce the risks of breast cancer. Research has shown that poor diet and not being active are two key factors that can increase a person’s cancer risk. Even with surgery scheduled this month, Chenard has been working steadfastly and eating properly with the objective of returning to the field next year. “My goal is to get healthy and be back on the field in 2020. There are a lot of tournaments in 2020 and I would love to referee in one of those international events. I want to show that it is possible. I’m training right now, it will be hard, it’s painful. I’m taking it slowly but I’m starting to build back and would love to return to the field soon,” said Chenard.
There have been many historic achievements and memorable moments in the career of Chenard, who believes that refereeing is a great opportunity to share the stage with the best players in the world. She has seen the women’s game grow since the first time she officiated in the 2011 World Cup in Germany, including refereeing the Women’s Olympic Final in 2016, officiating a match in front of 72,000 fans in London’s historic Wembley Stadium and serving as a referee in both the 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cups. “Women’s football just keeps getting bigger. You see more support for women’s soccer from FIFA, from federations and from the fans. There are now more teams around the world and that leads to more development and also more opportunities for women’s referees. More than ever, young girls have the opportunity to watch women’s soccer and be inspired,” said Chenard. She also points to Concacaf’s trailblazing efforts in providing opportunities for women’s referees in competitions like the Concacaf League and Concacaf Nations League. “At the end of the day, we’re all refs. The Laws of the Game are the same in men’s and women’s football. We have joint seminars and referees learn from each other. The more points of view, the more your toolkit grows. I think players and coaches just want the best referees whether it’s a man or woman,” said Chenard. Last May, Chenard broke new ground when she led the first-ever all-women’s team of referees in a Canadian Premier League match between Forge FC and Cavalry FC. The feeling of walking onto the field that day is one she will never forget. “It was really exciting. It speaks volumes for how far women’s referees have come and it speaks to the development of referees in the Concacaf region. It’s really great how women get the opportunity to referee at the highest level. The higher the quality of competition, the more a referee, man or woman, improves,” said Chenard. Yet what she cherishes most is not necessarily those individual accolades, but rather the significance of those achievements. “All of those tournaments and matches have been great experiences for me, but what I am most proud about is my longevity in the game. I have lasted and stayed at the top and I am proud to have had the honor to work at those main competitions,” concluded Chenard.

Source: Concacaf

CONMEBOL Sudamericana Final 2019: Claus (BRA)

9 November 2019

Independiente Del Valle – Colon
Referee: Raphael Claus (BRA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Emerson Carvalho (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Bruno Pires (BRA)
Fourth Official: Alexis Herrera (VEN)
VAR: Daniel Fedorczuk (URU)
AVAR 1: Victor Carrillo (PER)
AVAR 2: Danilo Manis (BRA)
AVAR 3: Nicolas Taran (URU)
VAR Observer: Carlos Astroza (CHI)
Referee Assessor: Enrique Caceres (PAR)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Group Stage (Matches 25-28)

1 November 2019

Australia – Nigeria
Referee: Istvan Kovacs (ROU, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasile Marinescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihai Artene (ROU)
Fourth Official: Adonai Escobedo (MEX)
VAR: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
AVAR: Hiroyuki Kimura (JPN)

Hungary – Ecuador
Referee: Ma Ning (CHN)
Assistant Referee 1: Shi Xiang (CHN)
Assistant Referee 2: Cao Yi (CHN)
Fourth Official: Edina Alves (BRA)
VAR: Abdulla Al-Marri (QAT)
AVAR: Yaqoub Al-Hammadi (UAE)

Angola – Brazil
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Juan Calderon (CRC)
VAR: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)
AVAR: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)

Canada – New Zealand
Referee: Mario Diaz de Vivar (PAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Milciades Saldivar (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Cañete (PAR)
Fourth Official: Peter Waweru (KEN)
VAR: Armando Villarreal (USA)
AVAR: German Delfino (ARG)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Group Stage (Matches 21-24)

31 October 2019

Mexico – Italy
Referee: Diego Haro (PER, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Víctor Raez (PER)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Orue (PER)
Fourth Official: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)
VAR: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
AVAR: Braulio Machado (BRA)

Spain – Tajikistan
Referee: Ivan Barton (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: David Moran (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Zachari Zeegelaar (SUR)
Fourth Official: Ivo Mendez (BOL)
VAR: Nicolas Gallo (COL)
AVAR: Piero Maza (CHI)

Solomon Islands – Paraguay
Referee: Victor Gomes (RSA)
Assistant Referee 1: Souru Phatsoane (LES)
Assistant Referee 2: Lionel Andrianantenaina (MAD)
Fourth Official: Peter Waweru (KEN)
VAR: Dennis Higler (NED)
AVAR: Armando Villarreal (USA)

Cameroon – Argentina
Referee: Srdjan Jovanović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojković (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Ko Hyung-Jin (KOR)
VAR: Drew Fischer (CAN)
AVAR: Craig Pawson (ENG)

UEFA Women’s Champions League 2019/2020 – Round of 16 (Second Leg)

30-31 October 2019

Minsk – Barcelona
Referee: Katalin Kulcsar (HUN, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Judit Kulcsar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Anita Vad (HUN)
Fourth Official: Katalin Sipos (HUN)

Lyon – Fortuna
Referee: Cheryl Foster (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Laura Griffiths (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Ceri Williams (WAL)
Fourth Official: Rebecca Welch (ENG)

Twente – Wolfsburg
Referee: Esther Staubli (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Susann Küng (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Emilie Aubry (SUI)
Fourth official: Michale Schmölzer (SUI)

Bayern – BIIK Kazygurt
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Ekaterina Kurochkina (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Sabina Valieva (RUS)
Fourth official: Vera Opeykina (RUS)

Atletico Madrid – Manchester City
Referee: Stephanie Frappart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Solenne Bartnik (FRA)
Fourth Official: Maika Vanderstichel (FRA)

Paris St. Germain – Breidablik
Referee: Tess Olofsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Josefin Aronsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2; Emelie Elfstrand (SWE)
Fourth Official: Lovisa Johansson (SWE)

Arsenal – Slavia Praha
Referee: Riem Hussein (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Christina Biehl (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Sina Diekmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Angelika Soeder (GER)

Glasgow City – Brondby
Referee: Sara Persson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Camilla Stendahl (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Ida Kellström (SWE)
Fourth Official: Ulrica Löv (SWE)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Group Stage (Matches 17-20)

30 October 2019

Netherlands – Senegal
Referee: Andres Rojas (COL, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Dionisio Ruiz (COL)
Assistant Referee 2: John Leon (COL)
Fourth Official: Ko Hyung-Jin (KOR)
VAR: Nicolas Gallo (COL)
AVAR: German Delfino (ARG)

Korea – France
Referee: Adonai Escobedo (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: William Arrieta (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Barwegen (CAN)
Fourth Official: Edina Batista (BRA)
VAR: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
AVAR: Braulio Machado (BRA)

USA – Japan
Referee: Guillermo Guerrero (ECU)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Macias (ECU)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Baren (ECU)
Fourth Official: Ivo Mendez (BOL)
VAR: Drew Fischer (CAN)
AVAR: Craig Pawson (ENG)

Chile – Haiti
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Juan Calderon (CRC)
VAR: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)
AVAR: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Group Stage (Matches 13-16)

29 October 2019

Nigeria –Ecuador
Referee: Khamis Al-Marri (QAT, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Mohammad Dharman (QAT)
Assistant Referee 2: Ramzan Al-Naemi (QAT)
Fourth Official: Juan Calderon (CRC)
VAR: Abdulla Al-Marri (QAT)
AVAR: Yaquob Al-Hammadi (UAE)

Angola – Canada
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Luciana Mascarana (URU)
Assistant Referee 2: Monica Amboya (ECU)
Fourth Official: Diego Haro (PER)
VAR: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
AVAR: Piero Maza (CHI)

Brazil – New Zealand
Referee: Mario Escobar (GUA)
Assistant Referee 1: Humberto Panjoj (GUA)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicholas Andersson (JAM)
Fourth Official: Peter Waweru (KEN)
VAR: Armando Villarreal (USA)
AVAR: Quetzalli Alvarado (MEX)

Australia – Hungary
Referee: Amin Mohamed (EGY)
Assistant Referee 1: Attia Amsaaed (LBY)
Assistant Referee 2: Mohammed Ibrahim (SDN)
Fourth Official: Edina Alves (BRA)
VAR: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
AVAR: Hiroyuki Kimura (JPN)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Group Stage (Matches 9-12)

28 October 2019

Spain – Argentina
Referee: Christopher Beath (AUS, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Shchetinin (AUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Ashley Beecham (AUS)
Fourth Official: Ko Hyung-Jin (KOR)
VAR: Dennis Higler (NED)
AVAR: Craig Pawson (ENG)

Solomon Islands – Italy
Referee: Redouane Jiyed (MAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Lahcen Azgaou (MAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Mustapha Akarkad (MAR)
Fourth Official: Peter Waweru (KEN)
VAR: Abdulla Al-Marri (QAT)
AVAR: Yaqoub Al-Hammadi (UAE)

Tajikistan – Cameroon
Referee: Nicholas Waldron (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Isaac Trevis (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jeremy Garae (VAN)
Fourth Official: Ivo Mendez (BOL)
VAR: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)
AVAR: Luis Godinho (POR)

Paraguay – Mexico
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Diyan Valkov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
VAR: Drew Fischer (CAN)
AVAR: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Group Stage (Matches 5-8)

27 October 2019

France – Chile
Referee: Ivan Barton (SLV, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: David Moran (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Zachari Zegelaar (SUR)
Fourth Official: Juan Calderan (CRC)
VAR: Armando Villarreal (USA)
AVAR: Quetzalli Alvarado (MEX)

USA – Senegal
Referee: Istvan Kovacs (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasile Marinescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihai Artene (ROU)
Fourth Official: Ko Hyung-Jin (KOR)
VAR: Piero Maza (CHI)
AVAR: Luis Godinho (POR)

Korea – Haiti
Referee: Victor Gomes (RSA)
Assistant Referee 1: Souru Phatsoane (LES)
Assistant Referee 2: Lionel Andrianantenaina (MAD)
Fourth Official: Edina Alves (BRA)
VAR: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
AVAR: Hiroyuki Kimura (JPN)

Japan – Netherlands
Referee: Mario Diaz de Vivar (PAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Milciades Saldivar (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Cañete (PAR)
Fourth Official: Ivo Mendez (BOL)
VAR: Braulio Machado (BRA)
AVAR: German Delfino (ARG)

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 – Group Stage (Matches 1-4)

26 October 2019

Brazil – Canada
Referee: Srdjan Jovanović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Uroš Stojković (SRB)
Fourth Official: Peter Waweru (KEN)
VAR: Dennis Higler (NED)
AVAR: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)

Nigeria – Hungary
Referee: Diego Haro (PER)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Orue (PER)
Assistant Referee 2: Víctor Raez (PER)
Fourth Official: Edina Alves (BRA)
VAR: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
AVAR: Nicolas Gallo (COL)

New Zealand – Angola
Referee: Ma Ning (CHN)
Assistant Referee 1: Cao Yi (CHN)
Assistant Referee 2: Shi Xiang (CHN)
Fourth Official: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
VAR: Craig Pawson (ENG)
AVAR: Abdulla Al-Marri (QAT)

Ecuador – Australia
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Juan Calderon (CRC)
VAR: Drew Fischer (CAN)
AVAR: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)

FIFA Futsal World Cup 2020 – UEFA Qualifiers (Main Round)

23-27 October 2019

Group 1 (Zielona Gora)
1. Josip Barton (MKD)
2. Farik Keco (BIH)
3. Cédric Pelissier (FRA, photo)
4. Dario Pezzuto (ITA)

Group 2 (Skopje)
1. Marc Birkett (ENG)
2. Gerd Bylois (BEL)
3. Julien Lang (FRA)
4. Daniel Matkovic (SUI)

Group 3 (Baku)
1. Miguel Castilho (POR)
2. Ondřej Černý (CZE)
3. Ingo Heemsoth (GER)
4. Ingus Puriņš (LVA)

Group 4 (Eboli)
1. Antonios Adamopoulos (GRE)
2. Cristiano Cardoso Santos (POR)
3. Costas Nicolaou (CYP)
4. Saša Tomić (CRO)

Group 5 (Piatra Neamt)
1. Angelo Galante (ITA)
2. Yevhen Hordiienko (UKR)
3. Fredric Nilholt (SWE)
4. Vitali Rakutski (BLR)

Group 6 (Cergy-Pontoise)
1. Juan Cordero Gallardo (ESP)
2. Tomasz Frak (POL)
3. Iurii Neverov (RUS)
4. Sarunas Tamulynas (LTU)

Group 7 (Dubrovnik)
1. Radim Cep (CZE)
2. Kamil Çetin (TUR)
3. Borislav Kolev (BUL)
4. Adrian Tschopp (SUI)

Group 8 (Viseu)
1. Idan Berenshtein (ISR)
2. Vladimir Kadykov (RUS)
3. Vladan Radulović (SRB)
4. Admir Zahovič (SVN)

UEFA Youth League 2019/2020 – Domestic Champions Path (Round 1, Second Leg)

22-24 October 2019

NK Domžale – FC Viitorul
Referee: Nikola Popov (BUL, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Georgi Todorov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Ivo Kolev (BUL)
Fourth Official: Asmir Sagrkovič (SVN)
Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)

Derby County – FC Minsk
Referee: Kristoffer Hagenes (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Isaak Bashevkin (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Anders Dale (NOR)
Fourth Official: Martin Coy (ENG)
Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)

HŠK Zrinjski – MTK Budapest
Referee: Christopher Jäger (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Riedel (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Weiss (AUT)
Fourth Official: Antoni Bandić (BIH)
Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (BIH)

KF Shkëndija – Dynamo Kyiv
Referee: Eldorjan Hamiti (ALB)
Assistant Referee 1: Orgest Grabova (ALB)
Assistant Referee 2: Rejdi Zaimi (ALB)
Fourth Official: Igor Stojčevski (MKD)
Referee Observer: Emil Božinovski (MKD)

Korona Kielce – Real Zaragoza
Referee: Balázs Berke (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Gergő Vígh-Tarsonyi (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: István Szécsényi (HUN)
Fourth Official: Albert Różycki (POL)
Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

Levadia Tallinn – ÍA Akranes
Referee: Kaarlo Hämäläinen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Veli-Matti Leppänen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Simo Mynttinen (FIN)
Fourth Official: Eiko Saar (EST)
Referee Observer: Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)

Sheriff Tiraspol – Shkëndija Tiranë
Referee: Matthew De Gabriele (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Jurgen Spiteri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: James Muscat (MLT)
Fourth Official: Ion Orlic (MDA)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)

PAOK – Bohemians FC
Referee: Gal Leibovitz (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Tom Adi (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Snir Weintraub (ISR)
Fourth Official: Efstáthios Gortsílas (GRE)
Referee Observer: Geórgios Bíkas (GRE)

FK Brodarac – Stade Rennais
Referee: Dragan Petrović (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Sreten Udovičić (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Damir Lazić (BIH)
Fourth Official: Andrija Stojanović (SRB)
Referee Observer: Boško Jovanetić (SRB)

FK Liepaja – FC Porto
Referee: Rahim Hasanov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mübariz Haşımov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Rza Mammadov (AZE)
Fourth Official: Edgars Maļcevs (LVA)
Referee Observer: Vadims Direktorenko (LVA)

PFC Ludogorets – Slovan Bratislava
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (LUX)
Assistant Referee 1: Joaquim Da Silva (LUX)
Assistant Referee 2: Tom Hansen (LUX)
Fourth Official: Dragomir Draganov (BUL)
Referee Observer: Kostadin Gerginov (BUL)

Maccabi Petah Tikva – FC Astana
Referee: Volen Chinkov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Petar Dzhuganski (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Petar Mitrev (BUL)
Fourth Official: Snir Levi (ISR)
Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)

FC Midtjylland – IF Elfsborg
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vladimir Gerasimov (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Edgaras Bučinskas (LTU)
Fourth Official: Morten Krogh (DEN)
Referee Observer: Jan Carlsen (DEN)

Rangers FC – BSC Young Boys
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Pieter Becquet (BEL)
Fourth Official: David Munro (SCO)
Referee Observer: Kenneth Clark (SCO)

Qabala İK – Apoel FC
Referee: Denys Shurman (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Valentin Kutsev (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Volodimir Korotin (UKR)
Fourth Official: Vüqar Hasanli (AZE)
Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

FC Honka – Sogndal Fotball
Referee: Alex Troleis (FRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Jón Johannesen (FRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Marner Olsen (FRO)
Fourth Official: Oliver Reitala (FIN)
Referee Observer: Mika Peltola (FIN)

Concacaf League 2019 – Semi-finals (First Leg)

24 October 2019

Olimpia – Saprissa
Referee: Ismael Cornejo (SLV, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Zumba (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Henri Pupiro (NCA)
Fourth Official: Tristley Bassue (SKN)

Alianza – Motagua
Referee: Jose Kellys (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Ronald Bruna (PAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jairo Morales (PUR)
Fourth Official: Oliver Vergara (PAN)

AFC Champions League 2019 – Semi-finals (Second Leg)

22-23 October 2019

Al Hilal – Al Sadd
Referee: Muhamad Bin Jahari (SIN, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Koh Min Kiat (SIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Hasim Bin Abdul (SIN)
Additional AR 1: Ali Al-Qaysi (IRQ)
Additional AR 2: Mohanad Sarray (IRQ)
Fourth Official: Ameer Hussein (IRQ)

Guangzhou Evergrande – Urawa Red Diamonds
Referee: Alireza Faghani (IRN)
Assistant Referee 1: Mohammadreza Mansouri (IRN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mohammadreza Abolfazli (IRN)
Additional AR 1: Adham Makhadmeh (JOR)
Additional AR 2: Ahmed Al-Ali (JOR)
Fourth Official: Reza Sokhandan (IRN)

UEFA Europa League 2019/2020 – Group Stage (Matchday 3)

24 October 2019

Celtic – Lazio
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Goran Pataki (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Zobenica (CRO)
Fourth Official: Igor Pajač (CRO)
Referee Observer: Rien Koopman (NED)

Qarabağ FK – Apoel FC
Referee: Filip Glova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: František Ferenc (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Ján Pozor (SVK)
Fourth Official: Peter Ziemba (SVK)
Referee Observer: Michális Koukoulákis (GRE)

BSC Young Boys – Feyenoord
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jens Maae (DEN)
Referee Observer: Elmir Pilav (BIH)

FC Porto – Rangers FC
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Milutin Djukić (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladan Todorović (MNE)
Fourth Official: Miloš Bošković (MNE)
Referee Observer: Gylfi Orrason (ISL)

CSKA Moskva – Ferencvárosi TC
Referee: Pavel Orel (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Petr Blažej (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jiří Kříž (CZE)
Fourth Official: Ondřej Pechanec (CZE)
Referee Observer: Gevorg Hovhannisyan (ARM)

PFC Ludogorets – Espanyol de Barcelona
Referee: Aliyar Ağayev (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Zeynal Zeynalov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Akif Amirali (AZE)
Fourth Official: Orxan Mammadov (AZE)
Referee Observer: Pascal Garibian (FRA)

AS Saint Étienne – FC Oleksandriya
Referee: Espen Eskas (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Jon Knutsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oystein Ytterland (NOR)
Fourth Official: Rohit Saggi (NOR)
Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)

KAA Gent – VfL Wolfsburg
Referee: Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Usachov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksei Lunev (RUS)
Fourth Official: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)

Medipol Başakşehir – Pellets Wolfsberger
Referee: Irfan Peljto (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Senad Ibrišimbegović (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Davor Beljo (BIH)
Fourth Official: Haris Kaljanac (BIH)
Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)

AS Roma – Borussia Mönchengladbach
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Francis Connor (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: David McGeachie (SCO)
Fourth Official: Donald Robertson (SCO)
Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (HUN)

Beşiktaş JK – SC Braga
Referee: Alejandro Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Munuera Montero (ESP)
Referee Observer: Yuri Baskakov (RUS)

Slovan Bratislava – Wolverhampton Wanderers
Referee: Yevhen Aranovsky (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Andri Skrypka (UKR)
Fourth Official: Vitali Romanov (UKR)
Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)

AZ Alkmaar – FC Astana
Referee: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
Assistant Referee 1: Ridiger Çokaj (ALB)
Assistant Referee 2: Rejdi Avdo (ALB)
Fourth Official: Kridens Meta (ALB)
Referee Observer: Michael Ross (NIR)

FK Partizan – Manchester United
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Íñigo Prieto López (ESP)
Fourth Official: Pablo González Fuertes (ESP)
Referee Observer: Marián Ružbarský (SVK)

Sevilla FC – F91 Dudelange
Referee: Anastásios Papapétrou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Trýfon Petrópoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Iordánis Aptósoglou (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ángelos Evangélou (GRE)
Referee Observer: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)

Malmö FF – FC Lugano
Referee: Robert Harvey (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Mark Gavin (IRL)
Fourth Official: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Referee Observer: Albano Janku (ALB)

Dynamo Kyiv – FC København
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Cevdet Kömürcüoğlu (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ekrem Kan (TUR)
Fourth Official: Arda Kardeşler (TUR)
Referee Observer: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Trabzonspor – FC Krasnodar
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Fourth Official: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Referee Observer: Peter Sippel (GER)

Getafe CF – FC Basel
Referee: Jérôme Brisard (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Benjamin Pagès (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)

Sporting CP – Rosenborg BK
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: Sabri Çelik (TUR)

PSV Eindhoven – Linzer ASK
Referee: Christopher Kavanagh (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Cook (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Sian Massey-Ellis (ENG)
Fourth Official: Peter Bankes (ENG)
Referee Observer: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Stade Rennais – CFR Cluj
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitri Mosyakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Valeri Danchenko (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Referee Observer: Kevin Azzopardi (MLT)

Arsenal FC – Vitória SC
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Charles Schaap (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (NED)
Fourth Official: Jeroen Manschot (NED)
Referee Observer: Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)

Eintracht Frankfurt – Standard de Liège
Referee: Daniel Stefański (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dawid Golis (POL)
Fourth Official: Damian Sylwestrzak (POL)
Referee Observer: Jon Skjervold (NOR)