UEFA has made its choices and for the first time, UEFA selected female referee as Women’s Euro Officials. EURO 2022, is set to begins in July. There will be 12 referees in charge of the 31 matches, which are scheduled from July 6 to 31. VAR will also be in use at the tournament in England something of a first for the competition.
A refereeing team comprises a referee, two assistant referees, a fourth official, and a team of two video assistant referees (VAR) at the stadium.
First Ever VAR used at a Women’s EUROs
This is the first time video assistant referees are being used at all matches in a UEFA Women’s EURO final tournament.
However, VAR has been used in the women’s game before, notably in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019. Controversially, Scotland was knocked out of the tournament by Argentina because of a VAR decision: goalkeeper Lee Alexander was judged to have moved off her line ahead of making a penalty save.
Official Referees for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022
The referees for the UEFA Women’s EUROS are as follows:
|1||Jana Adamkova||Czech Republic|
|5||Marta Huerta de Aza||Spain|
UEFA and CONMEBOL have an exchange program, and a South American refereeing team led by Emikar Calderas Barrera will be joining their European counterparts in England this summer.
VAR officials for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022?
The VAR officials are:
|Ella de Vries||Belgium|
|Guillermo Cuardo Fernandez||Spain|
|Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez||Spain|
|Pol van Boekel||Netherlands|
|Luis Miguel Branco Godinho||Portugal|
|Tiago Lopes Martins||Portugal|
Assistant referees for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022?
The assistant referees are:
|Mary Blanco Bolivar||Colombia|
|Sanja Rodak Karsic||Croatia|
|Lucie Ratajova||Czech Republic|
|Guadalupe Porras Ayuso||Spain|
|Michelle O’Neill||Republic of Ireland|
|Francesca Di Monte||Italy|
|Migdalia Rodriguez Chirino||Venezuela|
There are also two support officials, who act as either fourth officials or reserve assistant referees:
- Ivana Projkovska (North Macedonia)
- Lorraine Watson (Scotland)