No Norwegian referees in the European Football Championship

This year, the European Championships will be played exclusively with women as main, assistant and fourth judges. In the VAR room, there will be most men, which is due to the fact that judges have far more education and experience in video judging.

In total, the European Football Association (UEFA) has selected 13 main referees, 25 assistant referees, 15 VAR referees and two support referees (fourth referees) for the championship in England.

– We have had some tough choices to make, because now we have a growing group of high quality judges to choose from. We know that all the selected referees have what it takes to deliver safe and correct refereeing in the playoffs, says UEFA’s referee Roberto Rosetti.

All the referees selected are Europeans with the exception of Venezuelan Emikar Calderas Barrera, who is in a collaboration between Uefa and the South American Football Association, Conmebol.

Chief judges:

Jana Adámková (Czech Republic), Emikar Caldera Barrera (Venezuela), Iuliana Demetrescu (Romania), Cheryl Foster (Wales), Stéphanie Frappart (France), Marta Huerta de Aza (Spain), Riem Hussein (Germany), Lina Lehtovaara (Finland) , Ivana Martinčić (Croatia), Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine), Tess Olofsson (Sweden), Esther Staubli (Switzerland), Rebecca Welch (England).

The European Championship play-offs will be played from 6 to 31 July. Norway is in a group with the host nation England, Northern Ireland and Austria and will play group matches in Southampton and Brighton.

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