Esther Azzopardi to control UEFA Under-19 Championship semi-final

UEFA has appointed FIFA Referee Esther Azzopardi as the referee of the Under 19 semi-final between Group B winners Germany and Group A runners-up Sweden, being played on Friday.

The Netanya Municipal Stadium, with a capacity of 14,000 spectators, is the venue of this important semi-final match between two old rivals at this level. The match will be transmitted live on Eurosport.

Esther Azzopardi shall be assisted by FIFA Assistant Referees Biljana Atanasovski (FYR Macedonia) and Stephanie Forde (Belgium), while FIFA Referee Lina Lehtovaara (Finland) will act as Fourth Official.

UEFA Referees’ Committee member Dagmar Damkova (Czech Republic) has been appointed as referee observer, while Monica Jorge (Portugal) will be the Match Delegate.

Group A winners France and Group B runners-up Spain will clash in the other semi-final being played at the Lod Municipal Stadium. The match will be controlled by Rhona Daly (Republic of Ireland).