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Euro 2024 Referee Profiles: Officials, Stats and VAR rules

By Andrew Francis

Published: 13:10, 14 May 2024

Euro 2024 is drawing ever closer and the list of officials who will take charge of matches has been revealed. Find out which referees have been selected and which roles they will take up. 

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Referees

19 officials have been selected to referee matches at Euro 2024, 18 coming from European nations and one from Argentina as part of a co-operation agreement between UEFA and CONMEBOL.

Referees have been appointed by UEFA on a match-by-match basis. The selections were chosen from the international list and will not be able to lead matches from their own nations group.

Referees
Name Nation 2023/24 Record Ave bookings per match
Facundo Tello Argentina 18 matches, 85 yellow, 2 red 4.72
Michael Oliver England 33 matches, 136 yellow, 7 red 4.12
Anthony Taylor England 42 matches, 172 yellow, 9 red 4.09
François Letexier France 30 matches, 119 yellow, 3 red 3.96
Clément Turpin France 30 matches, 100 yellow, 7 red 3.33
Daniel Siebert Germany 32 matches, 144 yellow, 6 red 4.50
Felix Zwayer Germany 32 matches, 155 yellow, 4 red 4.84
Marco Guida Italy 27 matches, 101 yellow, 2 red 3.74
Daniele Orsato Italy 27 matches, 130 yellow, 8 red 4.81
Danny Makkelie Netherlands 38 matches, 130 yellow, 4 red 3.42
Szymon Marciniak Poland 42 matches, 192 yellow, 7 red 4.57
Artur Soares Dias Portugal 26 matches, 130 yellow, 6 red 5.00
István Kovács Romania 31 matches, 175 yellow, 7 red 5.64
Ivan Kružliak Slovakia 32 matches, 140 yellow, 5 red 4.37
Slavko Vinčić Slovenia 23 matches, 91 yellow, 2 red 3.95
Jesús Gil Manzano Spain 30 matches, 128 yellow, 5 red 4.26
Glenn Nyberg Sweden 17 matches, 57 yellow, 3 red 3.35
Sandro Schärer Switzerland 15 matches, 54 yellow, 4 red 3.60
Halil Umut Meler Turkey 24 matches, 127 yellow, 11 red 5.29

 

Assistant Referees

38 assistant referees have been selected to run the line at Euro 2024. 36 of these come from Europe with two joining from CONMEBOL nation, Argentina.

Assistant Referees
Name Nation
Gabriel Chade
Ezequiel Brailovsky
Argentina
Stuart Burt
Dan Cook
Gary Beswick
Adam Nunn
England
Cyril Mugnier
Mehdi Rahmouni
Nicolas Danos
Benjamin Pages
France
Jan Seidel
Rafael Foltyn
Stefan Lupp
Marco Achmüller
Germany
Filippo Meli
Giorgio Peretti
Ciro Carbone
Alessandro Giallatini
Italy
Hessel Steegstra
Jan de Vries
Netherlands
Tomasz Listkiewicz
Adam Kupsik
Poland
Paulo Soares
Pedro Ribeiro
Portugal
Vasile Florin Marinescu
Mihai Ovidiu Artene
Romania
Branislav Hancko
Jan Pozor
Slovakia
Tomaž Klančnik
Andraž Kovačič
Slovenia
Diego Barbero Sevilla
Ángel Nevado Rodriguez
Spain
Mahbod Beigi
Andreas Söderkvist
Sweden
Stéphane de Almeida
Bekim Zogaj
Switzerland
Mustafa Emre Eyisoy
Kerem Ersoy
Turkey

VAR Officials

20 VAR Officials have been selected to act as Video Match Officials at Euro 2024. They won’t be able to act as officials for matches from their own nations group.

In addition, twelve ‘Support Match Officials’ have been selected at Euro 2024. They will act as fourth officials or reserve assistant referees and have been selected from UEFA nations. These nations are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and Ukraine.

VAR Officials
Name Nation
Stuart Attwell
David Coote
England
Jérôme Brisard
Willy Delajod
France
Bastian Dankert
Christian Dingert
Marco Fritz
Germany
Massimiliano Irrati
Paolo Valeri
Italy
Rob Dieperink
Pol van Boekel
Netherlands
Bartosz Frankowski
Tomasz Kwiatkowski
Poland
Tiago Martins Portugal
Catalin Popa Romania
Nejc Kajtazovič Slovenia
 Alejandro Hernández Hernández
Juan Martínez Munuera
Spain
Fedayi San Switzerland
Alper Ulusoy Turkey

 

VAR will be in full operation for Euro 2024 and there has been one major change in how Video Assistance will work in Germany. Referees will relay all information about decisions made by VAR to the on-field captain for both nations that are playing, ensuring that players have the full information about how, and why, a decision was reached.

There will also be a decrease in the amount of time it takes to come to offside decisions made by VAR, thanks to cutting edge technology in the match balls as well as the continuation of the semi-automated offside technology used at the 2022 World Cup. UEFA are hoping this leads to an average decision time of around 25 seconds, compared to the average of 70 seconds that offside decisions have taken to be made in the Premier League this season.