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Tuesday February 18 2020
Europa League last 32 referees

UEFA have announced the referees for this week’s Europa League fixtures, where Georgi Kabakov will oversee Roma-Gent and Carlos del Cerro Grande will officiate Ludogorets-Inter.

The Giallorossi and the Nerazzurri prepare for their first legs in the last 32 of the Europa League this Thursday, when Inter travel to Bulgaria and Roma will host Belgian KAA Gent.

The Bulgarian match official Kabakov prepares to lead the teams out of the tunnel at the Olimpico this Thursday and will bring experience from the Champions League earlier this term.

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Saturday February 15 2020
Referees to wear black armband

Referees will wear a black armband this weekend in all levels of Italian football after 25-year-old official Loris Azzaro was killed in a car accident.

Azzaro had been on his way to the airport, where he’d fly out to officiate a match, when his car crashed at approximately 6am local time.

He was 25 years old and working as a State Police cadet, but also refereeing in his spare time.

The AIA (Italian Referees Association) announced today that all referees in Italian football will wear a black armband this weekend.

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Thursday February 13 2020
FIGC to 'intensify' use of VAR

FIGC are ready to “intensify” the use of VAR and the “on-field review” to help avoid “instrumental controversies” in Serie A, and opened for a future "challenge" rule.

The President Gabriele Gravina has delivered a message to the refereeing designator of the League Nicola Rizzoli, asking to evict “controversies that affect the image of our League”.

They have revealed that are also willing to open up for the implementation of a “challenge” rule by request from clubs in Serie A.

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Thursday February 6 2020
Serie A Week 23 referees

Serie A have announced the referees for Week 23 and Fabio Maresca has been handed the Derby della Madonnina between Inter and Milan on Sunday.

Maresca will oversee his first Milan derby and Inter will take confidence from having won all of their three first games with the 38-year-old at the whistle this term.

It will be Maresca’s seventh game in charge of an Inter game and he has overseen four wins and two Nerazzurri defeats.

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Monday February 3 2020
Commisso: 'Did refs threaten me?'

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso continues to criticise “arrogant” Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved and referees. “If that was a threat, we’ll respond.”

The 3-0 defeat in Turin on Sunday sparked controversy, largely because of the second penalty awarded for a Federico Ceccherini challenge on Rodrigo Bentancur.

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Monday February 3 2020
Nicchi: 'Refs disgusted by Commisso'

President of the Referees Association Marcello Nicchi said officials are “to use his own term, disgusted” by Fiorentina patron Rocco Commisso’s comments.

The Viola patron ranted furiously on live television after his team lost 3-0 to Juventus, protesting that the second penalty should not have been awarded.

The referee did go to view it on the VAR on-field monitor, but stood by his original decision that Federico Ceccherini had fouled Rodrigo Bentancur.

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Thursday January 23 2020
Serie A Week 21 referees

The referees for Serie A week 21 have been announced, and Gianpaolo Calvarese has been given the derby match between Roma and Lazio.

The 43-year-old will be the match official when the Giallorossi are set to play their home game against the Biancocelesti

He has been at the helm of 21 Lazio matches so far and they have come out as winners in 15 of them, only losing three times with Calvarese in charge.

Roma also have experience with the Teramo resident, as he has led the Giallorossi out of the tunnel 17 times.

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Thursday December 19 2019
Serie A Week 17 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 17 have been announced, with Daniele Orsato handed Fiorentina-Roma and Luca Pairetto in charge of Inter-Genoa.

It will be the second time Orsato has officiated a game involving both Fiorentina and Roma.

Neither side lost on those occasions, but they each received four yellow cards.

Pairetto, meanwhile, is given the Inter-Genoa clash at San Siro, which represents the 35-year-old’s first Nerazzurri match of the campaign.

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Thursday December 12 2019
Serie A Week 16 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 16 have been announced, with Fabio Maresca given the top-four meeting between Cagliari and Lazio.

The 38-year-old will take charge of his fifth Cagliari game at the Sardegna Arena on Monday night.

He has previously officiated Lazio on 10 occasions in Serie A, overseeing six wins and only two losses for the Aquile.

Maurizio Mariani, meanwhile, will be at the helm in Florence when League leaders Inter travel to the Artemio Franchi.

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Thursday December 5 2019
Serie A Week 15 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 15 are announced, with Michael Fabbri given Lazio-Juventus and Gianpaolo Calvarese officiating Inter-Roma

Calvarese has been handed the whistle for when Roma travel to San Siro on Friday night, and the experienced referee is familiar with both teams.

Inter have only lost three times in 13 games with the 43-year-old in charge, whilst Roma are hoping for another penalty as Calvarese has awarded them five in their 16 games with him as referee.

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