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2012-2013 final referees ready for their top matches

The 2012-2013 final referees are announced by Uefa and they are all really looking forward to their appointments in European finals.

Referee Uefa Women’s Champions League

Referee Teodora Albon, happy during tv interview after being appointed as Uefa Women's Champions League final referee.
Referee Teodora Albon, happy during tv interview after being appointed as Uefa Women’s Champions League final referee.
Romanian referee Teodora Albon is appointed as the UEFA Women’s Champions League final between VfL Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais. The match will be played Thursday 23rd of May at Stamford Bridge. She’s really looking forward to her final match and talked about it with a Romanian sports tv channel. Translated with some help from Google Translate: “I live a wonderful dream. It’s the first final in our life, and I hope it’s not the the last time I’ll be in a final.” She also added that refereeing is changing now in her country Romania. “Arbitration has unfortunately been tarnished lately by issues that have emerged in our country.” In the past years referees and coachen in Romanian football were accused of match-fixing.

Referee UEFA European Under-17 Championship final

Next Friday Anastasios Sidiropoulos will take charge of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final. “It is an honour to be selected. It feels good because you know that all the hard work you put in to get here finally pays off and you can reap the rewards”, says a happy Sidiropoulos to, where you can read the full interview. It’s a multicultural team for the final between Italy and Russia. Greek referee Anastasios Sidiropoulos will be helped by assistant referees Dejan Kostadinov from Macedonia and Richard Storey from Northern Ireland. The fourth official Ivaylo Stoyanov comes from Bulgaria. “uring the tournament we have had excellent cooperation on and off the field and all of them are experienced international officials, who have been officiating at the top level in their own countries.”

Read more about Björn Kuipers’s appointment as referee for last weeks Europa League final.


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