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Serie A Referees, Week 2

The Italians are basically entering their second week of play after the international break. As I’ve mentioned before, the addition of added referees on the goal lines means the center referees “rotate” more than you see in England, so World Cup Final referee Nicola Rizzoli (above) will only feature as an add at Lazio this week. There is an interesting article

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Serie A Referees, Matchweek 1

Ah, Italia! The Serie A season kicks off this weekend, and as always, there’s plenty of refereeing eye candy to go around. One note about Serie A: Unlike English Premier League, Serie A employs “additional referees” – two referees at either goal line – to assist the center referee. These men are usually center referees themselves, which means that Serie

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Daniele Orsato to Referee Coppa Italia Final

Daniele Orsato (above) will referee the Coppa Italia (TIM Cup) final between Fiorentina and Napoli, Saturday May 3. His assistants will be Elenito di Liberatore (who assisted Nicola Rizzoli in the Champions League this past week) and Andrea Padovan. Paolo Valeri and Daniele Doveri are added officials, with Davide Massa as fourth official. Even the Pope gets into the Coppa Italia action,

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This Weekend’s Referees: Serie A

Big note is that Nicola Rizzoli is nowhere amongst the appointments, meaning he is almost certainly refereeing one of this week’s upcoming Last 16 Champions League matches, held Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18 and 19.  His two assistant referees, Stefani and Faverani, are listed this weekend, but only as fourth officials. The referees for the Champions League matches are not announced until two

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