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UEFA Appoints English Referee Michael Oliver for Croatia vs. Spain Clash at European Championship Uefa.com

UEFA Appoints English Referee Michael Oliver for Croatia vs. Spain Clash at European Championship

Written by  Jun 13, 2024

UEFA has appointed the officiating team for the Croatia vs. Spain clash at the European Championship.

The main referee will be Englishman Michael Oliver (39). His assistants are Stuart Burt and Dan Cook, the fourth official is Anthony Taylor, and the head of the VAR room is Stuart Attwell. All are also from England.

Oliver has previously refereed for Croatia five times. In friendly matches against Korea in 2013 (4-0) and Brazil in 2018 (0-2), as well as in the Nations League clash with Portugal at Poljud in 2020, where Portugal won 3-2.

In October 2021, Oliver officiated Croatia's victory over Cyprus in the World Cup qualifiers for Qatar, but he is most remembered for the quarter-final of that World Cup when Croatia eliminated Brazil on penalties.

Oliver has also refereed for Dinamo Zagreb three times. The Blues recorded a win, a draw, and a loss. They defeated Benfica in the Europa League in 2019, lost to Sevilla in the Champions League in 2016, and drew with Molde in 2015.

The English referee is considered one of the best in the world, with a FIFA badge since 2012. Since 2018, he has been a member of UEFA's elite group of referees.

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