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Champions League Referees: April 15

Wednesday may be Tax Day in America, but at least there’s some decent Champions League matches to offset it. England’s Mark Clattenburg (above) continues his march to the big time with the marquee matchup: Paris St. Germain v. Barcelona. This is a bit of a risk for me, since my friend and rabid PSG fan, France (not his real name), will blame me

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Champions League Referees: April 14

It’ll be the Dance of the Hard to Pronounce Referees when Champions League action resumes on Tuesday. World Cup referee Milorad Mazic of Serbia will call arguably the biggest game of the day: Atletico Madrid v. Real Madrid. Mazic (above) is a quick tempered and often physical referee who isn’t afraid to mix it up with the players, so it’ll be interesting

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Mark Clattenburg to Referee UEFA Super Cup

Mark Clattenburg takes another big step up the ladder on August 12, when he referees the UEFA Super Cup. He’ll be in the middle when the winners of the 2013 Champions League, Real Madrid, take on the winners of the Europa League, Sevilla, in Cardiff, Wales. His preferred team, Simon Beck and Stuart Burt, will be his assistants, and Darren England

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Did Pierluigi Collina Really Disrespect Neymar?

There’s been a bit of a tempest in a teapot – mostly on Twitter – claiming that retired Italian refereeing legend Pierluigi Collina had something disparaging to say about Neymar. They tend to go something like this*: TAKED NOTE NEYMAR ! PIERLUIGI COLLINA DAH WARNING SAMA LU pic.twitter.com/qGTBa4GHRz — TweetChelseafc (@TweetChe_47680) April 13, 2014 Every tweet I see with this quote

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Europa League Referees: March 20

Always check “Latest Appointments” on the sidebar for updated referee appointments. Here are the referees for the Europa league ties held on Thursday, March 20. Couple of interesting notes: I haven’t posted the Premier League appointments yet, but I noticed that Howard Webb is not on the list for any matches this upcoming weekend at all. It could possibly be

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News: Pellegrini Apologizes to Jonas Eriksson

Manuel Pellegrini - dailymail.co.uk

Well… Sort of. But not really. The good news: Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini, under threat of sanctions from UEFA, apologized to Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson for – among other things – calling him a Swede. The bad news is that it’s pretty clear that Pellegrini isn’t apologizing at all. He starts out by reiterating that Eriksson’s penalty call (which came

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