Despite the flagrant mistake made by Danny Makele a few months ago, the Dutch referee will take charge of the opening match of the European Football Championship (Euro 2020), Friday, between Italy and Turkey.
And, as announced by the European Football Association (UEFA), Thursday, the French Stephane Frapper will be the fourth official in the match in Rome, becoming the first woman to participate in the leadership of a European Cup for men.
McKelley, 38, will be assisted by fellow Dutchman Hessel Stegstra and Jan de Vries, as well as fellow Dutch VAR assistant referee Kevin Blom.
Makelele supervised the final of the European League “Europa League” 2020 between Seville and Inter Milan (3-2), as was the referee who oversaw the replay between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir Turkey in the Champions League, which was stopped due to racist accusations. Roman referee.
His decision was the subject of controversy last March, when he canceled a goal for Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serbia match in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers (2-2), although the ball clearly crossed the goal line.
The incident caused great anger to Ronaldo, who took off the armband of his arm and threw it to the ground in protest, which exposed him to a torrent of criticism.
The referee later apologized for canceling the goal, but that certainly did not change the outcome of the match.
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