An old hand and a debutant: The German referees Felix Brych (Munich) and Daniel Siebert (Berlin) are part of the squad for the European Football Championship (June 11th to July 11th) next summer.
UEFA announced the roster for the 51 games of the pan-European tournament on Wednesday. For Brych, world referee from 2017, it is already the fourth major tournament after the World Championships in 2014 and 2018 as well as the EURO 2016.
He was also in action at the Olympic Games in 2012 and the Confederations Cup in 2013, and Brych has also led the finals of the Europa League (2014) and the Champions League (2017). For Siebert (36), on the other hand, it is the premiere. The Berliner has been whistling for international matches since 2015, but has not yet played in a major event.
For the first time, a woman will also be part of the referee team of a men’s European Championship. The French Stephanie Frappart, world referee from 2019 and for two years also at important games in men’s football, will be used as the fourth official.
The 18-strong team of main referees will be complemented for the first time by a colleague from overseas: The Argentinian Fernando Rapallini will come to Europe for the tournament, this is done as part of a cooperation between UEFA and the South American umbrella organization CONMEBOL.