The final legs of the Champions League playoffs will be held this Tuesday and Wednesday, and the roster of referees – combined with the first legs – read like a who’s who of Europe’s best. On Tuesday, Italy’s number two, Gianluca Rocchi, is in St. Petersburg, and Germany’s Wolfgang Stark – a no-nonsense referee if ever there was one – will
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Here are the referees for the Europa League Quarterfinals, to be played April 10 Pavel Kralovec (CZECH) Benfica v. AZ Kralovec is a popular referee within FIFA, who was on the top 52 list for the World Cup, but didn’t quite make it. Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP), Juventus v. Lyon Undiano is also not on the World Cup list, losing
I don’t have much of value to add to this week’s Serie A referees. Only that Catania v. Torino wins the Eye Candy of the Week award, with both Nicola Rizzoli and Marco Guida serving as adds – to Gianluca Rocchi*, no less! Saturday CHIEVO – VERONA TAGLIAVENTO DI FIORE – NICOLETTI IV: MUSOLINO ADD1: DOVERI ADD2: CIAMPI INTER – BOLOGNA MAZZOLENI
Here are your Champions League referees for Tuesday, February 25. So, we have two “non-World Cup” referees in William Collum of Scotland and Gianluca Rocchi of Italy. Both men have about equal experience in Champions League, which means not much past the group stages. I don’t have a lot of information on the kind of year that Collum’s having, but Rocchi has
Nicola Rizzoli has been named Italy’s top referee for the 858th year in a row. Okay, I exaggerate. It’s just 857. In all seriousness, this is at least the third year in a row that Rizzoli has walked onto the stage at Italy’s Gran Gala and accepted the trophy. And I think he’s worn the same suit every year. (For
The big game this week is undoubtedly Juventus v. Inter on Sunday. Gianluca Rocchi, Italy’s second highest rated ref behind Nicola Rizzoli, will take the helm for that one. Speaking of Rizzoli (above), the band’s back together for Atalanta v. Napoli, with Renato Faverani and Andrea Stefani – his favored assistants and World Cup team – joining him on Sunday.
Here are the referee appointments for January 18 and 19 in Serie A. Nothing terribly exciting. Of the Elite referees, Daniele Orsato takes Chievo-Parma, and Gianluca Rocchi (above) will oversee Udinese-Lazio. Fresh off his not-at-all surprising appointment to the World Cup, Nicola Rizzoli will manage Genoa-Inter. One slightly interesting item, Rizzoli has a new assistant referee team this week. World