The UEFA Referees Committee met today in Nyon and appointed the 12 referees to handle the 31 matches of next year’s UEFA EURO 2012 final tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

For the first time in the history of the UEFA European Championship, the referees will have added support thanks to a decision by football’s lawmakers, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), to allow the continuation of the experiment in the use of additional assistant referees. The full referee teams will be announced in January 2012.

The list of referees can be found below:

Surname(s) First Name(s) Country
 Çakιr Cüneyt Turkey
 Eriksson Jonas Sweden
 Kassai Viktor Hungary
 Kuipers Bjorn Netherlands
 Lannoy Stéphane France
 Oliveira Alves Garcia Pedro Proença Portugal
 Rizzoli Nicola Italy
 Skomina Damir Slovenia
 Stark Wolfgang Germany
 Thomson Craig Scotland
 Velasco Carballo Carlos Spain
 Webb Howard England

In addition, four fourth officials who will only act in this specific function have been appointed.

Surname          First Name(s)      Country
 Borski Marcin Poland
 Hagen Tom Harald Norway
 Královec Pavel Czech Republic
 Shvetsov Viktor Ukraine

The referees’ preparations for UEFA EURO 2012 will include various courses and training activities, including:

• 30 January to 2 February – UEFA’s winter annual course during which the referees will receive technical instructions as well as physical training plans to follow until the final tournament.

• 30 April to 3 May – Referees’ preparatory workshop in Warsaw: The referee “quintets” will train together in their team base camp. They will also undergo fitness tests and review the application of the technical instructions they have received.

• 4 June – The referee teams will arrive in Warsaw for the final tournament.

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