AARs unlikely at the 2014 World Cup

Additional Assistant Referees are unlikely to be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil despite the system's apparent success at Euro 2012, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday. He added that the system, featuring one AAR behind each goal, had not featured in the World Cup qualifiers and it would be inconsistent to employ it at the finals. Blatter said the use of the AAR, championed by UEFA president Michel Platini who is an opponent of goal-line technology, was too expensive for most domestic leagues.
"All around the world, the qualifying system is done with the conservative system of one referee, two assistant referees and the fourth official," Blatter told reporters. "I am not going to say what is the final decision before the World Cup, but if you have the system which has run for the qualification, then you should have the same system in the final. There are not so many associations in the world of football that can afford to have so many referees, even in professional leagues. The AARs must have the same quality as the referee in the middle, that is the first principle," he said. However, Blatter did not completely write the system off. "Let us wait and see how many of the national associations will use this system of additional referees and how it will work in the different leagues," he added. UEFA employs five referees in Champions League and Europa League matches and the system is also used in Italy's Serie A. Blatter is a keen supporter of goal-line technology, which FIFA has already confirmed will be used at the 2014 World Cup when it is not clear if the ball has entered the goal. UEFA has argued that the extra linesmen also help reduce pushing and shoving in the penalty area, inhibit players from diving to win penalties and improve fair play.
Blatter said FIFA was also considering the use of vanishing spray to stop defensive walls creeping forward at free kicks. Widely used in South America where it was pioneered, it involves referees pacing the regulatory 9.15 metres between the ball and the nearest defender and then spraying a white line on the pitch to mark the correct position of the wall. The line disappears from the pitch within a minute. Blatter said the idea might be tested at the Club World Cup in Japan in December.

Source: FIFA

Busacca: “No robots, but referees who understand the game”

The Head of FIFA Refereeing Department, Massimo Busacca, which met last week in a seminar in Switzerland the 52 referees short-listed for the 2014 World Cup, said that FIFA does not want in Brazil “robots or machines”, but referees who know how to read the game. “In the selection process, the first criterion is the quality and personality. Their technical ability and understanding of the game is as important as their fitness level," said Busacca in a statement released by FIFA. The Swiss ex-referee added that the current refereeing is no "walk in the countryside with the whistle" and that the referee must know how to read the game. "The first ten minutes they tell you how the game is and whether the teams want to play or not? We have to understand the players. Soccer today moves too fast, so the referee has to be brave and make a decision. What we have tried to instill this week, and during the next two years, is the uniformity and consistency", he said.
Busacca has also insisted that FIFA wants the best referees in Brazil which come from all over the world. "In South Africa, media questioned the selection of a referee from Uzbekistan (Ravshan Irmatov) for the opening match and he ultimately refereed 4 or 5 games. No one should expect a lower performance because the referee comes from a small country; that is disrespect", said Busacca.
Meanwhile, the FIFA Medical Center and Research has revealed that, during a match, a referee runs on average seven miles and takes between 150 and 180 decisions. “In the 2006 World Cup, said Bizzini, the average age of the referees was 42 years, while in South Africa 2010 was 39 and the FIFA’s aim is that in Brazil 2014 it will be 37.”

Source: ABC Spain

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2012 – Group Stage (Matches 17-24)

29 September 2012
USA – Korea DPR
Referee: Katalin Kulcsar (HUN, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Judit Kulcsar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Monica Lokkeberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Carina Vitulano (ITA)

Canada – Azerbaijan
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Nadia Weiler (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Luciana Mascarana (URU)
Fourth Official: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)

Colombia – Nigeria
Referee: Cardella Samuels (JAM)
Assistant Referee 1: Elizabeth Aguilar (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Nykasie Liverpool (GUY)
Fourth Official: Karolina Radzik-Johan (POL)

Gambia – France
Referee: Finau Vulivuli (FIJ)
Assistant Referee 1: Jacqueline Stephenson (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: Wantin Yagun (PNG)
Fourth Official: Alondra Arellano (MEX)

30 September 2012
Japan – Mexico
Referee: Morag Pirie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicolet Bakker (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Judit Romano (ESP)
Fourth Official: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)

New Zealand – Brazil
Referee: Ri Hyang Ok (PRK)
Assistant Referee 1: Hong Kum Nyo (PRK)
Assistant Referee 2: Zhang Lingling (CHN)
Fourth Official: Aissata Amegee (TOG)

Germany – Uruguay
Referee: Gillian Martindale (BRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Suzanne Morisset (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Milagros Leonardo (DOM)
Fourth Official: Etsuko Fukano (JPN)

China – Ghana
Referee: Jana Adamkova (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Lucie Ratajova (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Adriana Secova (CZE)
Fourth Official: Karolina Radzik-Johan (POL)

Larrionda welcomes new technology

The referee whose mistake at the 2010 World Cup led to calls for the introduction of goal-line technology supports FIFA's bid to use the advancement in the 2014 tournament. Jorge Larrionda was the referee in South Africa when England lost to Germany in the second round, after his match officials failed to see that Frank Lampard's first-half shot had clearly crossed the line.
Now employed by FIFA to train elite referees, Larrionda acknowledged that he lived through a "difficult moment" in Bloemfontein. "What we felt at the time was very tough, really," the Uruguayan official told reporters after mentoring the 2014 World Cup referee candidates at FIFA headquarters. Still, Larrionda believes that his mistake - which ended his involvement at his second World Cup - had a positive effect. It persuaded FIFA President Sepp Blatter to insist on goal-line technology's approval before the 2014 tournament in Brazil. "It's for the global benefit of the sport," Larrionda said through a translator. "It's all about protecting the game and to have credible football."
FIFA detailed their expectations to 52 referee candidates this week at a seminar on fitness, psychology and tactics that opens their 18-month training program. Among those in Zurich, 10 refereed in South Africa, including highly rated Ravshan Irmatov of Uzbekistan, and Englishman Howard Webb, who showed 14 yellow cards and one red in the bad-tempered final between Spain and the Netherlands. Giving them high-tech help should lift some of the pressure on football's biggest stage, according to FIFA refereeing head Massimo Busacca. "We know a camera is going to check if it's a goal or not," said Busacca, who did World Cup duty in 2006 and 2010. "Let's see what happens in the Club World Cup in the first experiment." The Dec. 6-16 continental club championship in Japan will see FIFA's two preferred goal-line systems finally activated in competitive matches. The British system Hawk-Eye uses multiple cameras to track the ball and the German-Danish project GoalRef uses magnetic sensors in the goal frame to monitor a special ball.
Though Blatter's wish for goal-line technology is being met, his post-South Africa promise of employing only professional referees in Brazil has proved unrealistic. Just a few 2014 candidates, including Webb and fellow English Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg, are able to make it their full-time job. "The right word is to work in a professional way," Busacca said. "We want referees with courage. We have to understand how to read the game."
In 2013, the referees and their regular teams of two assistants will work at other FIFA events, including the Confederations Cup in Brazil, Under-20 World Cup in Turkey and Under-17 World Cup hosted by the United Arab Emirates. All will attend a second seminar in Brazil ahead of the Confederations Cup. The youngest candidate is Neant Alioum of Cameroon, who will be 32 when the World Cup kicks off. The oldest, Badara Diatta of Senegal, will reach the mandatory retirement age of 45 one month after the final. Busacca stressed that selection for Brazil is still open, and other referees could catch the eye of selectors, chaired by FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar of Spain. "The selection will be like a football team," the Swiss official said. "Some coaches have in mind some players. They are playing, and then in two years in 2014 decisions will come."

Source: The Associated Press

First seminar for prospective referees FIFA World Cup 2014

Potential referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil are meeting for the first time in Zurich this week, with 52 people hailing from 46 different countries taking part in an initial referee workshop being held from 24-28 September. Having undergone medical tests over the past few days, the 52 candidates were officially welcomed by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter on Monday morning. "I would like to congratulate you for being selected for this trip to the World Cup at Brazil 2014," said Blatter. "The preparations ahead of the tournament are incredibly important. You will form my team, which will be the 33rd team at the World Cup and one of the most important." Blatter gave an insight into the latest changes concerning referees, including the decision to introduce goal-line technology, which will be implemented for the first time in December at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012. The FIFA President thanked the various referees for their work thus far for football and wished them all the very best on the road to Brazil 2014: "You dedicate a significant part of your lives to football, a game of self-discipline and respect and one that represents a battle where fair play must reign. And you are the ones who oversee these games".
The referees will be treated to a varied programme designed to prepare them for their upcoming tasks and in particular for their work at the world's foremost footballing tournament, the FIFA World Cup. On Monday, the focus was on fitness and medical information as well as theory and match analysis. Head of the FIFA Refereeing Department, Massimo Busacca, gave the candidates an insight into the subjects of physical fitness, diet and the avoidance of injuries. In the afternoon, scenes from matches were discussed and debated using video analysis. On Tuesday, after a fitness test, the referees went on to the pitch at FIFA's headquarters for the first practical units of the programme. In his opening speech, Busacca called upon his wealth of experience as a former world-class referee and gave an overview of the forthcoming tests and the content of the seminar, as well as plans for the coming months as far as Brazil 2014 is concerned. "It is important to underline that this is an open list," he explained. "It is like a national team, and we're the FIFA national team. Those referees who are not here today need to know that they can still make it, while others can always drop out of the group. We want to have the best referees available at the 2014 World Cup." The 43-year-old underlined what an honour it is to take part in a FIFA World Cup. "Seize the opportunity – they don't tend to come along very often in a referee's career. In fact, this morning I was wondering whether I ought to make a comeback for 2014," he said with a wry smile.
This week will see the referees become attuned to the specificities of FIFA tournaments, since FIFA World Cups see teams from different countries and different cultures pitted against one another, unlike what happens in the domestic game. This will be a new sensation for those in the elite group looking to make their FIFA World Cup debuts, but an experienced team of instructors will be looking after the referees both this week and throughout the next two years on the road to Brazil.
Once this seminar is over, the next few months will focus on communication and observation. All 52 referees will officiate at FIFA tournaments in 2013 and be monitored by the FIFA Referee Team in their national confederations. A second seminar will then be held at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, before a final one the following year.
Prospective Referees
AFC (7): Khalil Al Ghamdi (KSA, 1970), Ali Albadwawi (UAE, 1972), Alireza Faghani (IRN, 1978), Ravshan Irmatov (UZB, 1977), Yuichi Nishimura (JPN, 1972), Nawaf Shukralla (BAH, 1976), Benjamin Williams (AUS, 1977).
CAF (7): Neant Alioum (CMR, 1982), Daniel Bennett (RSA, 1976), Badara Diatta (SEN, 1969), Noumandiez Doue (CIV, 1970), Bakary Gassama (GAM, 1979), Djamel Haimoudi (ALG, 1970), Slim Jedidi (TUN, 1970). 
CONCACAF (7): Joel Aguilar (SLV, 1975), Roberto Garcia (MEX, 1974), Mark Geiger (USA, 1974), Walter Lopez (GUA, 1980), Jair Marrufo (USA, 1977), Roberto Moreno (PAN, 1970), Marco Rodriguez (MEX, 1973). 
CONMEBOL (10): Diego Abal (ARG, 1971), Antonio Arias (PAR, 1972), Victor Carrillo (PER, 1975), Raul Orosco (BOL, 1979), Enrique Osses (CHI, 1974), Wilmar Roldan (COL, 1980), Wilson Seneme (BRA, 1970), Roberto Silvera (URU, 1971), Juan Soto (VEN, 1977), Carlos Vera (ECU, 1976). 
OFC (2): Norbert Hauata (TAH, 1979), Peter O’Leary (NZL, 1972). 
UEFA (19): Felix Brych (GER, 1975), Cuneyt Cakir (TUR, 1976), Mark Clattenburg (ENG, 1975), Jonas Eriksson (SWE, 1974), Viktor Kassai (HUN, 1975), Pavel Kralovec (CZE, 1977), Bjorn Kuipers (NED, 1973), Stephane Lannoy (FRA, 1969), Milorad Mazic (SRB, 1973), Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR, 1979), Pedro Proenca (POR, 1970), Nicola Rizzoli (ITA, 1971), Gianluca Rocchi (ITA, 1973), Damir Skomina (SVN, 1976), Wolfgang Stark (GER, 1969), Craig Thomson (SCO, 1972), Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP, 1973), Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP, 1971), Howard Webb (ENG, 1971).

Source: FIFA

Copa Sudamericana – Round of 16 (First Leg)

25 September 2012
Independiente – Liverpool

Referee: Jose Buitrago (COL, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Humberto Clavijo (COL)
Assistant Referee 2: Alexander Guzman (COL)
Fourth Official: Juan Restrepo (COL)

Deportivo Quito – Tigre

Referee: Adrian Velez (COL)
Assistant Referee 1: Eduardo Diaz (COL)
Assistant Referee 2: Wilson Berrio (COL)
Fourth Official: Luis Sanchez (COL)

26 September 2012
Ligua de Loja – Sao Paulo

Referee: Julio Bascunan (CHI)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Maturana (CHI)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcelo Barraza (CHI)
Fourth Official: Eduardo Gamboa (CHI)

Barcelona – Gremio

Referee: Georges Buckley (PER)
Assistant Referee 1: Raul Lopez (PER)
Assistant Referee 2: Braulio Cornejo (PER)
Fourth Official: Henry Gambetta (PER)

27 September 2012
Colon – Cerro Porteno

Referee: Sandro Ricci (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Braatz (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcio Santiago (BRA)
Fourth Official: Pericles Cortez (BRA)

2 October 2012
Universidad de Chile – Emelec

Referee: Marcelo Henrique (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Altemir Hausmann (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Rodrigo Joia (BRA)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Marques (BRA)

Palmeiras – Millonarios

Referee: Patricio Loustau (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Gustavo Rossi (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Ivan Nunez (ARG)
Fourth Official: German Delfino (ARG)

3 October 2012
Universidad Catolica – Atletico Goianiense

Referee: Enrique Caceres (PAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rodney Aquino (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Cesar Franco (PAR)
Fourth Official: Ulises Mereles (PAR)

CONCACAF Champions League – Group Stage (Matchday 5)

25 September 2012
Herediano – Tauro FC

Referee: Javier Santos (PUR, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Hector Recinos (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Jairo Morales (PUR)
Fourth Official: William Anderson (PUR)

Monterrey – Municipal

Referee: Jose Pineda (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Oscar Velasquez (HON)
Assistant Referee 2: Melvyn Cruz (HON)
Fourth Official: Erick Andino (HON)

Aguila – Toronto FC

Referee: Jose Rodriguez (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Williamson (PAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Keytzel Corrales (NCA)
Fourth Official: Jafeth Perea (PAN)

26 September 2012
W Connection – Guadalajara

Referee: David Rubalcaba (CUB)
Assistant Referee 1: Jaime Smith (PAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jose Rodríguez (CUB)
Fourth Official: Marcos Brea (CUB)

Marathon – Caledonia

Referee: Cristophel Stewart (CAY)
Assistant Referee 1: Ionut Bordieanu (CAY)
Assistant Referee 2: Swason Owen (CAY)
Fourth Official: Kenville Titular (CAY)

Alajuelense – Real Esteli

Referee: Hector Rodriguez (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Lemus (GUA)
Assistant Referee 2: Marco Diaz (GUA)
Fourth Official: Wilson Da Costa (BAH)

27 September 2012
Puerto Rico Islanders – Isidro Metapan

Referee: Courtney Campbell (JAM)
Assistant Referee 1: Kedlee Powell (JAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Keble Williams (JAM)
Fourth Official: Valdin Legister (JAM)

FAS – Olimpia

Referee: Walter Quesada (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavio Jara (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Fernandez (CRC)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Montero (CRC)

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2012 – Group Stage (Matches 9-16)

25 September 2012
Azerbaijan – Nigeria

Referee: Alondra Arellano (MEX, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Shirley Perello (HON)
Assistant Referee 2: Mady Santos (HON)
Fourth Official: Karolina Radzik-Johan (POL)

Colombia – Canada

Referee: Carina Vitulano (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Romina Santuari (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Giuliana Guarino (ITA)
Fourth Official: Jana Adamkova (CZE)

France – Korea DPR

Referee: Gillian Martindale (BRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Suzanne Morisset (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Milagros Leonardo (DOM)
Fourth Official: Cardella Samuels (JAM)

USA – Gambia

Referee: Etsuko Fukano (JPN)
Assistant Referee 1: Liu Hsui Mei (TPE
Assistant Referee 2: Chie Ohata (JPN)
Fourth Official: Finau Vulivuli (FIJ)

26 September 2012
Mexico – Brazil

Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ourania Foskolou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Panagiota Koutsoumpou (GRE)
Fourth Official: Morag Pirie (SCO)

New Zealand – Japan

Referee: Cardella Samuels (JAM)
Assistant Referee 1: Nykasie Liverpool (GUY)
Assistant Referee 2: Elizabeth Aguilar (SLV)
Fourth Official: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)

Uruguay – Ghana

Referee: Ri Hyang Ok (PRK)
Assistant Referee 1: Hong Kum Nyo (PRK)
Assistant Referee 2: Zhang Lingling (CHN)
Fourth Official: Katalin Kulcsar (HUN)

China – Germany

Referee: Aissata Amegee (TOG)
Assistant Referee 1: Diana Mukasa (UGA)
Assistant Referee 2: Emmanuella Aglago (GHA)
Fourth Official: Finau Vulivuli (FIJ)

Recopa Sudamericana 2012

Second Leg, 26 September 2012 

Santos – Universidad de Chile 
Referee: Martin Vazquez (URU, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Mauricio Espinosa (URU)
Assistant Referee 2: Miguel Nievas (URU)
Fourth Official: Daniel Fedorczuk (URU)

Carlos Torres retires due to injury

FIFA Referee Carlos Torres (Paraguay), who is still recovering after undergoing surgery on the meniscus over a year ago, announced that the treatment takes longer than expected and, after reflecting with his family, decided to retire from active refereeing. Torres said that, however, he will not quit refereeing completely, but will join the Referees Department of the Paraguayan Football Association and will help with the recruiting and training of new referees.
Torres started refereeing at age 16 and remained active until last year, when he got injured. He recalled its way through the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2007 Copa America, as well as his first appearance in a first division match, Caaguazu – Colombia, in December 1990. On the international list since 1998, Carlos Torres enjoyed his career, but regrets that he was not able to referee at a World Cup, although he was pre-selected by FIFA on the initial list for South Africa 2010. When asked about the current difficult time for the Paraguayan referees, Torres mentioned a big gap in the training of new referees. “Carlos Amarilla is the only referee from the old guard and the young referees need much work. Instead of giving four or five years to a referee to develop, we want him to be perfect in one or maximum two years, which is not possible”. Torres made the comparison with Italian football, where the referees go through a process of 20 years from the starting moment until they get to referee in the first division. On the other hand, Carlos Torres is against the suspension of the referees. He said that suspending a referee for six months for a technical error does not make sense, because that referee will not improve their performance, but the opposite. "Let's make an analogy with a player who misses a penalty, if you do not say anything and let it out for six months, it does not mean he is going to come back and convert the penalty," he said. Torres suggested that technical errors, such as the appreciation of a play, must be analyzed and, if it was a mistake, the referee will not referee next week, but he should not be suspended for six months.
Juan Angel Napout, president of the Paraguayan Football Association, confirmed that Torres will join the team led by Ubaldo Aquino. "When Torres was injured and had surgery, we talked to him about the possibility to work in the referees department, his priority was to recover. Unfortunately, the recovery did not work well for him and came to the conclusion that it will be very difficult to return as a referee, so we talked again with him, as Ubaldo Aquino did as well. Our referees will benefit from his experience. All former international referees who retired are now working in the development of referees in South America, as occurs with Oscar Ruiz and others", said Napout.
Visibly moved, Torres announced that his farewell match will be this weekend, when he will act as a fourth official in Paraguay's first division.

Source: ABC Paraguay

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2012 – Group Stage (Matches 1-8)

22 September 2012
Korea DPR – Gambia
Referee: Carina Vitulano (ITA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Romina Santuari (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Giuliana Guarino (ITA)
Fourth Official: Cardella Samuels (JAM)

Azerbaijan – Colombia
Referee: Etsuko Fukano (JPN)
Assistant Referee 1: Chie Ohata (JPN)
Assistant Referee 2: Liu Hsiu Mei (TPE)
Fourth Official: Finau Vulivuli (FIJ)

Nigeria – Canada
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Panagiota Koutsoumpou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Ourania Foskolou (GRE)
Fourth Official: Karolina Radzik-Johan (POL)

France – USA
Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Nadia Weiler (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Luciana Mascarana (URU)
Fourth Official: Aissata Amegee (TOG)

23 September 2012
Mexico – New Zealand
Referee: Jana Adamkova (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Lucie Ratajova (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Adriana Secova (CZE)
Fourth Official: Ri Hyang Ok (PRK)

Brazil – Japan
Referee: Katalin Kulcsar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Judit Kulcsar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Monica Lokkeberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Karolina Radzik-Johan (POL)

Uruguay – China
Referee: Morag Pirie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicolet Bakker (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Judit Romano (ESP)
Fourth Official: Finau Vulivuli (FIJ)

Ghana – Germany
Referee: Alondra Arellano (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Shirley Perello (HON)
Assistant Referee 2: Mady Santos (HON)
Fourth Official: Gillian Martindale (BRB)

UEFA Europa League – Group Stage (Matchday 1)

20 September 2012
Tottenham – Lazio Roma
Referee: Ovidiu Hategan (ROU, photo)

Assistant Referee 1: Zoltan Szekely (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Additional AR 1: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Additional AR 2: Istvan Kovacs (ROU)
Fourth Official: Cristian Nica (ROU)
Referee Observer: Johannes Reijgwart (NED)

Young Boys – Liverpool
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
Additional AR 1: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Additional AR 2: Anastassios Kakos (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ilias Alexeas (GRE)
Referee Observer: Zdravko Jokic (SRB)

Udinese – Anzhi
Referee: Huseyin Gocek (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Orkun Aktas (TUR)
Additional AR 1: Bulent Yildirim (TUR)
Additional AR 2: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
Fourth Official: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)

Hapoel Tel Aviv – Atletico Madrid
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicky Siebert (NED)
Additional AR 1: Serdar Gozubuyuk (NED)
Additional AR 2: Dennis Higler (NED)
Fourth Official: Wilco Lobbert (NED)
Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)

Viktoria Plzen – Academica
Referee: Hannes Kaasik (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Jaanus Mutli (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitri Vinogradov (EST)
Additional AR 1: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Additional AR 2: Eiko Saar (EST)
Fourth Official: Silver Koiv (EST)
Referee Observer: Kaj Ostergaard (DEN)

AEL Limasol – Borussia Monchengladbach
Referee: Duarte Gomes (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Santos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Venancio Tome (POR)
Additional AR 1: Manuel De Sousa (POR)
Additional AR 2: Carlos Xistra (POR)
Fourth Official: Antonio Godinho (POR)
Referee Observer: Donald McVicar (SCO)

Fenerbahce – Olympique Marseille
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrovic (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgic (CRO)
Additional AR 1: Domagoj Vuckov (CRO)
Additional AR 2: Ante Vucemilovic-Simunovic (CRO)
Fourth Official: Dalibor Conjar (CRO)
Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)

Maritimo – Newcastle United
Referee: Robert Schorgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Alain Hoxha (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Matthias Winsauer (AUT)
Additional AR 1: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Additional AR 2: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Fourth Official: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Referee Observer: Siegfried Kirschen (GER)

Girondins Bordeaux – FC Brugge
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolay Golubev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Vyacheslav Semenov (RUS)
Additional AR 1: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Additional AR 2: Vladimir Kazmenko (RUS)
Fourth Official: Dmitry Mosyakin (RUS)
Referee Observer: Carlos Matos (POR)

VfB Stuttgart – Steaua
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Walter Vromans (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Bleyen (BEL)
Additional AR 1: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Additional AR 2: Luc Wouters (BEL)
Fourth Official: Kristof Meers (BEL)
Referee Observer: Raymond Ellingham (WAL)

FC Kobenhavn – Molde
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matti Heininen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Additional AR 1: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Additional AR 2: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Referee Observer: Peter Frojdfeldt (SWE) 

Dnipro – PSV Eindhoven
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondrej Pelikan (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
Additional AR 1: Radek Matejek (CZE)
Additional AR 2: Jan Jilek (CZE)
Fourth Official: Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Referee Observer: Leif Sundell (SWE)

SSC Napoli – AIK Solna
Referee: Clement Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frederic Cano (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicolas Dano (FRA)
Additional AR 1: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Additional AR 2: Olivier Thual (FRA)
Fourth Official: Laurent Stien (FRA)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Sajn (SVN)

Genk – Videoton
Referee: Laurent Duhamel (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Christophe Capelli (FRA)
Additional AR 1: Antony Gautier (FRA)
Additional AR 2: Benoit Millot (FRA)
Fourth Official: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)

Sporting – Basel
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Shabtai Nahmias (ISR)
Additional AR 1: Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
Additional AR 2: Daniel Natan (ISR)
Fourth Official: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Petrov (UKR)

Internazionale – Rubin Kazan
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Wolfgang Walz (GER)
Additional AR 1: Marco Fritz (GER)
Additional AR 2: Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Holger Henschel (GER)
Referee Observer: Juan Fernandez Marin (ESP)

Partizan – Neftci
Referee: Libor Kovarik (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Patrik Filipek (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jiri Molacek (CZE)
Additional AR 1: Radek Prihoda (CZE)
Additional AR 2: Tomas Kocourek (CZE)
Fourth Official: Antonin Kordula (CZE)
Referee Observer: Manuel Lopez Fernandez (ESP)

Olympique Lyon – Sparta Praha
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Additional AR 1: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)
Additional AR 2: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Fourth Official: Mykola Levko (UKR)
Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)

Athletic – Hapoel Kiryat Shmona
Referee: Simon Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward King (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Gareth Jones (WAL)
Additional AR 1: Mark Whitby (WAL)
Additional AR 2: Huw Jones (WAL)
Fourth Official: Alun Boore (WAL)
Referee Observer: Lutz-Michael Frohlich (GER)

Maribor – Panathinaikos
Referee: Alan Kelly (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien MacGraith (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Allen Lynch (IRL)
Additional AR 1: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Additional AR 2: Padraig Sutton (IRL)
Fourth Official: Marc Douglas (IRL)
Referee Observer: Gylfi Orrason (ISL)
Rapid Wien – Rosenborg
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ventsislav Gavrilov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Ivo Kolev (BUL)
Additional AR 1: Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)
Additional AR 2: Georgi Yordanov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Ivan Valchev (BUL)
Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)

Leverkusen – Metalist
Referee: Martin Hansson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Henrik Andren (SWE)
Additional AR 1: Michael Lerjeus (SWE)
Additional AR 2: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Stefan Wittberg (SWE)
Referee Observer: Angel Bungurov (MKD)

Levante – Helsingborg
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrei Getikov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitri Zhuk (BLR)
Additional AR 1: Denis Scherbakov (BLR)
Additional AR 2: Sergei Tsynkevich (BLR)
Fourth Official: Oleg Masylanko (BLR)
Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

Twente – Hannover
Referee: Michael Dean (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Jake Collin (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Darren England (ENG)
Additional AR 1: Michael Jones (ENG)
Additional AR 2: Kevin Friend (ENG)
Fourth Official: Darren Cann (ENG)
Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz (TUR)

UEFA Women’s Euro Qualifying

19 September 2012

Finland – Ukraine

Referee: Cristina Dorcioman (ROU, photo)

Greece – Italy

Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (FIN)

Bosnia – Macedonia

Referee: Venera Muradova (AZE)

Russia – Poland

Referee: Christine Baitinger (GER)

Kazakhstan – Switzerland

Referee: Marija Damjanovic (CRO)

Germany – Turkey

Referee: Natalia Avdonchenko (RUS)

Spain – Romania

Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (RUS)

Hungary – Bulgaria

Referee: Hilal Tuba Tosun (TUR)

Norway – Iceland

Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)

N. Ireland – Belgium

Referee: Esther Staubli (SUI)

Israel – Ireland

Referee: Paloma Quintero Siles (ESP)

Scotland – France

Referee: Silvia Tea Spinelli (ITA)

Belarus – Slovakia

Referee: Sandra Braz Bastos (POR)

Serbia – Slovenia

Referee: Marina Mamaeva (RUS)

England – Croatia

Referee: Esther Azzopardi (MLT)

Armenia – Czech Republic

Referee: Sjoukje de Jong (NED)

Denmark – Portugal

Referee: Gyongyi Gaal (HUN)

CONCACAF Champions League – Group Stage (Matchday 4)

18 September 2012
Real Esteli – Tigres UANL

Referee: Juan Carlos Guerra (GUA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Hermenelito Leal (GUA)
Assistant Referee 2: Cesar Ruano (GUA)
Fourth Official: Oscar Reyna (GUA)

Xelaju – W Connection

Referee: Rolando Vidal (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Benigno Paneso (PAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Gabriel Victoria (PAN)
Fourth Official: John Pitti (PAN)

Tauro – Real Salt Lake
Referee: Mauricio Morales (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Jose Camargo (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Alberto Morin (MEX)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Arellano (MEX)

19 September 2012
Aguila – Santos Laguna

Referee: Henry Bejarano (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Leonel Leal (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Javier Rojas (CRC)
Fourth Official: Jeffrey Solis (CRC)

Marathon – Seattle Sounders

Referee: Marlon Mejia (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: Hector Recinos (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Geovani Garcia (SLV)
Fourth Official: Ruben Medrano (SLV)

Puerto Rico  LA Galaxy
Referee: Raymond Bogle (JAM)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Morgan (JAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Garnet Page (JAM)
Fourth Official: Kevin Thomas (JAM)

20 September 2012
Houston Dynamo – FAS

Referee: Francisco Chacon (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Rangel (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Salvador Rodriguez (MEX)
Fourth Official: Miguel Flores (MEX)

Municipal – Chorrillo

Referee: Silviu Petrescu (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Joe Fletcher (CAN)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Briere (CAN)
Fourth Official: Paul Ward (CAN)

UEFA Champions League – Group Stage (Matchday 1)

18 September 2012
Dinamo Zagreb – FC Porto
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)
Additional AR 1: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Additional AR 2: Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Luca Maggiani (ITA)
Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)

PSG – Dynamo Kyiv
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Additional AR 1: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Additional AR 2: Ed Janssen (NED)
Fourth Official: Berry Simons (NED)
Referee Observer: Levan Panishvili (GEO)

Montpellier – Arsenal

Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernandez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Yuste Jimenez (ESP)
Additional AR 1: Carlos Clos Gomez (ESP)
Additional AR 2: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Fourth Official: Roberto Diaz Del Palomar (ESP)
Referee Observer: Georgios Bikas (GRE)

Olympiacos – Schalke

Referee: David Fernandez Borbalan (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Raul Cabanero Martinez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jesus Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)
Additional AR 1: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (ESP)
Additional AR 2: Cesar Muniz Fernandez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Jose Fernandez Miranda (ESP)
Referee Observer: Laszlo Vagner (HUN)

Malaga – Zenit
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephen Child (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Beck (ENG)
Additional AR 1: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Additional AR 2: Lee Mason (ENG)
Fourth Official: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)

AC Milan – Anderlecht

Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: William Conquer (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
Additional AR 1: Robert Madden (SCO)
Additional AR 2: John Beaton (SCO)
Fourth Official: Martin Cryans (SCO)
Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)

Borussia Dortmund – Ajax Amsterdam

Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Additional AR 1: Andrea De Marco (ITA)
Additional AR 2: Mauro Bergonzi (ITA)
Fourth Official: Nicola Nicoletti (ITA)
Referee Observer: Jorn West Larsen (DEN)

Real Madrid – Manchester City

Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Primoz Arhar (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Matej Zunic (SVN)
Additional AR 1: Slavko Vincic (SVN)
Additional AR 2: Matej Jug (SVN)
Fourth Official: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)

19 September 2012
Shakhtar Donetsk – Nordsjaelland

Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Piotr Sadczuk (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Additional AR 1: Robert Malek (POL)
Additional AR 2: Hubert Siejewicz (POL)
Fourth Official: Konrad Sapela (POL)
Referee Observer: Christas Skapoullis (CYP)

Chelsea – Juventus
Referee: Pedro Proenca (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tiago Trigo (POR)
Additional AR 1: Joao Capela (POR)
Additional AR 2: Joao Ferreira (POR)
Fourth Official: Rui Tavares (POR)
Referee Observer: Wilfried Heitmann (GER)

Lille – Bate Borisov

Referee: Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafal Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Additional AR 1: Dawid Piasecki (POL)
Additional AR 2: Daniel Stefanski (POL)
Fourth Official: Maciej Wierzbowski (POL)
Referee Observer: Manuel Diaz Vega (ESP)

Bayern – Valencia

Referee: Firat Aydinus (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Serkan Ok (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleks Tascioglu (TUR)
Additional AR 1: Halis Ozkahya (TUR)
Additional AR 2: Baris Simsek (TUR)
Fourth Official: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)

FC Barcelona – Spartak Moskva
Referee: Milorad Mazic (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Ristic (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Radojcic (SRB)
Additional AR 1: Milenko Vukadinovic (SRB)
Additional AR 2: Danilo Grujic (SRB)
Fourth Official: Vladimir Jovanovic (SRB)
Referee Observer: Vaclav Krondl (CZE)

Celtic – Benfica

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Renato Faverani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Additional AR 1: Luca Banti (ITA)
Additional AR 2: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)

Manchester United –Galatasaray

Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Mike Pickel (GER)
Additional AR 1: Tobias Welz (GER)
Additional AR 2: Christian Dingert (GER)
Fourth Official: Markus Hacker (GER)
Referee Observer: Jon Skjervold (NOR)

Braga – CFR Cluj

Referee: Peter Rasmussen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Henrik Sonderby (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Lars Rix (DEN)
Additional AR 1: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
Additional AR 2: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
Fourth Official: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)

UEFA Women’s Euro Qualifying

15-16 September 2012

Austria – Denmark
Referee: Alexandra Ihringova (ENG, photo)

Macedonia – Russia
Referee: Aneliya Sinabova (BUL)

Bosnia – Greece
Referee: Sabine Bonnin (FRA) 

Kazakhstan – Germany
Referee: Monica Larsen (NOR)

Turkey – Switzerland
Referee: Ginta Pece (LVA)

Norway – Belgium
Referee: Teodora Albon (ROU)

Iceland – N. Ireland
Referee: Efthalia Mitsi (GRE)

Wales – Scotland
Referee: Jenny Palmqvist (SWE)

France – Ireland
Referee: Mihaela Gurdon-Basimamovic (CRO)

Estonia – Finland
Referee: Lilach Asulin (ISR)

Belarus – Ukraine
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (SWE)

Slovenia – Croatia
Referee: Marianne Svendsen (DEN)

Italy – Poland
Referee: Kirsi Heikkinen (FIN)

Copa Sudamericana – Group Stage (Matchday 7)

18 September 2012
Aurora – Deportivo Quito
Referee: Ricardo Marques (BRA, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcio Santiago (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Rodrigo Joia (BRA)
Fourth Official: Oscar Maldonado (BOL)

Nacional – Liga de Loja

Referee: Patricio Polic (CHI)
Assistant Referee 1: Sergio Roman (CHI)
Assistant Referee 2: Julio Diaz (CHI)
Fourth Official: Daniel Fedorczuk (URU)

Emelec – Olimpia

Referee: Nestor Pitana (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Gustavo Esquivel (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Ernesto Uziga (ARG)
Fourth Official: Alfredo Intriago (ECU)

Deportes Tolima – Universidad Catolica

Referee: Victor Rivera (PER)
Assistant Referee 1: Jorge Yupanqui (PER)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Raez (PER)
Fourth Official: Luis Sanchez (COL)

19 September 2012
Liverpool – Envigado

Referee: Julio Quintana (PAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Milciades Saldivar (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Hugo Martinez (PAR)
Fourth Official: Dario Ubriaco (URU)

Barcelona – Cobreloa

Referee: Martin Vazquez (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Taran (URU)
Assistant Referee 2: Gabriel Popovits (URU)
Fourth Official: Daniel Salazar (ECU)

Cerro Porteno – Mineros Guayana

Referee: Heber Lopes (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcelo Van Gasse (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Berkenbrock (BRA)
Fourth Official: Ulises Mereles (PAR)

Millonarios – Guarani

Referee: Omar Ponce (ECU)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Cedeno (ECU)
Assistant Referee 2: Byron Romero (ECU)
Fourth Official: Jose Buitrago (COL)

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2012

Azerbaijan, 22 September – 13 October 2012

1. Etsuko Fukano (JPN, 1972, photo)
2. Hyang Ok Ri (PRK, 1977)

1. Aissata Amegee (TOG, 1975)

1. Alondra Arellano (MEX, 1984)
2. Gillian Martindale (BRB, 1974)
3. Cardella Samuels (JAM, 1983)

1. Claudia Umpierrez (URU, 1983)

1. Finau Vulivuli (FIJ, 1982)

1. Jana Adamkova (CZE, 1978)
2. Katalin Kulcsar (HUN, 1984)
3. Kateryna Monzul (UKR, 1981)
4. Morag Pirie (SCO, 1975)
5. Carina Vitulano (ITA, 1975)

Assistant Referees
1. Kum Nyo Hong (PRK, 1973)
2. Hsiu Mei Liu (TPE, 1972)
3. Chie Ohata (JPN, 1977)
4. Lingling Zhang (CHN, 1974)

1. Emmanuella Aglago (GHA, 1979)
2. Diana Mukasa (UGA, 1978)
3. Khadidja Belkadi (ALG, 1979)

1. Elizabeth Aguilar (SLV, 1987)
2. Milagros Leonardo (DOM, 1983)
3. Nykasie Liverpool (GUY, 1974)
4. Suzanne Morisset (CAN, 1984)
5. Shirley Perello (HON, 1986)
6. Mady Santos (HON, 1987)

1. Luciana Mascarana (URU, 1981)
2. Nadia Weiler (PAR, 1985)

1. Jacqueline Stephenson (NZL, 1972)
2. Wantin Yangum (PNG, 1975)

1. Nicolet Bakker (NED, 1984)
2. Ourania Foskolou (GRE, 1979)
3. Panagiota Koutsoumpou (GRE, 1978)
4. Judit Kulcsar (HUN, 1980)
5. Monica Lokkeberg (NOR, 1985)
6. Lucie Ratajova (CZE, 1979)
7. Judit Romano (ESP, 1982)
8. Romina Santuari (ITA, 1974)
9. Adriana Secova (CZE, 1982)
10. Giuliana Guarino (ITA, 1976)

Reserve Trio – UEFA
Karolina Radzik-Johan (POL, 1980)
Assistant Referees

Ulviyya Mustafaeva (AZE, 1973)
Maya Nabiyeva (AZE, 1979)

FIFA World Cup 2014 Qualifiers – UEFA

11 September 2012
England – Ukraine

Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (TUR, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Fourth Official: Tolga Ozkalfa (TUR)

N. Ireland – Luxembourg

Referee: Vlado Glodovic (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Vladimir Jovanovic (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Goran Kojic (SRB)
Fourth Official: Bosko Jovanetic (SRB)

Scotland – Macedonia

Referee: Sergey Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averianov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Maxim Layuskhin (RUS)

Cyprus – Iceland

Referee: Sebastien Delferiere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Frank Bleyen (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Yves De Neve (BEL)
Fourth Official: Wim Smet (BEL)

Norway – Slovenia

Referee: Firat Aydinus (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Serkan Ok (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleks Tascioglu (TUR)
Fourth Official: Bulent Yildirim (TUR)

Israel – Russia

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephen Child (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Beck (ENG)
Fourth Official: Michael Dean (ENG)

Bosnia – Latvia

Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Fourth Official: Marco Fritz (GER)

Portugal – Azerbaijan

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Radoslav Siejka (POL)
Fourth Official: Robert Malek (POL)

Slovakia – Liechtenstein

Referee: Simon Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Eddie King (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Alun Boore (WAL)
Fourth Official: Huw Jones (WAL)

Serbia – Wales

Referee: Duarte Gomes (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Santos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Venancio Tome (POR)
Fourth Official: Joao Ferreira (POR)

Sweden – Kazakhstan

Referee: Sergii Boiko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Fourth Official: Oleksandr Derdo (UKR)

Hungary – Netherlands

Referee: Pedro Proenca (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tiago Trigo (POR)
Fourth Official: Joao Santos (POR)

Romania – Andorra

Referee: Pavle Radovanovic (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Dragan Vujovic (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Veselin Radunovic (MNE)
Fourth Official: Jovan Kaludjerovic (MNE)

Switzerland – Albania

Referee: Ovidiu Hategan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Zoltan Szekely (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Fourth Official: Istvan Kovacs (ROU)

San Marino – Montenegro

Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ciaran Delaney (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Mark Gavin (IRL)
Fourth Official: Robert Rogers (IRL)

Austria – Germany

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander Van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Richard Liesveld (NED)

Belgium – Croatia

Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Diaz Perez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Raul Cabanero Martinez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Carlos Clos Gomez (ESP)

Italy – Malta

Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matti Heininen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Fourth Official: Dennis Antamo (FIN)

Poland – Moldova

Referee: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Dimitrios Bozatzidis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)
Fourth Official: Anastasios Kakos (GRE)

Bulgaria – Armenia

Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Sandro Pozzi (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)
Fourth Official: Stephan Klossner (SUI)

Turkey – Estonia

Referee: Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafal Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Fourth Official: Pawel Gil (POL)

France – Belarus

Referee: Huseyin Gocek (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Satman (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Orkun Aktas (TUR)
Fourth Official: Halis Ozkhaya (TUR)

Georgia – Spain

Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andas (NOR)
Fourth Official: Tommy Skjerven (NOR)

Greece – Lithuania

Referee: Mark Courtney (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Eamonn Shanks (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Gareth Eakin (NIR)
Fourth Official: Raymond Crangle (NIR)