UEFA Conference League Referee appointments

Second Qualifying Round – 1st Leg

Wednesday 20 July 2022

20:00 CET – Tórshavn (Tórsvøllur)
Víkingur (FRO) – FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda (SVK)
Referee: Nejc Kajtazovič (SVN, 2nd Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Grega Kordež (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksandar Kasapovič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Roberto Ponis (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Raymond Ellingham (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Andrew Ambler (ENG)

Belfast , Ireland – 1 August 2019; Referee Nejc Kajtazovic during the UEFA Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match between Crusaders and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Seaview in Belfast, Co Antrim. (Photo By Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

FIFA referee since 2018. Had 2 UECL qualifiers last season. This is his first involvement with FC DAC, he has refereed Spartak Trnava (UECL 1st round qualifier in 21/22 v Mosta FC) and Slovan Bratislava (UEL qualifier in 18/19 v FC Milsami Orhei). He has not refereed any teams from the Faroe Islands previously.

Thursday 21 July 2022

16:00 CET – Almaty (Almaty ortalyq stadıon)
Qaırat FK (KAZ) – Kisvárda FC (HUN)
Referee: Peter Kjærsgaard (DEN, 2nd Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Jesper Dahl (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Wollenberg Rasmussen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Mikkel Redder (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Darko Ramovš (SRB)

38 year old FIFA referee since 2016, this is his 4th UECL qualifying match, he also took charge of 1 UECL group stage match last season between Anorthosis v Partizan. He has not been involved with any matches with Hungarian teams previously. His only involvement with teams from Kazakhstan is Shakhter Karaganda in the UECL qualifying 3rd round 1st leg match last season.

19:00 CET – Székesfehérvár (MOL Aréna Sóstó)
MOL Fehérvár FC (HUN) – Qəbələ İK (AZE)
Referee: Kaspar Sjöberg (SWE, 2nd Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Robin Wilde (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Svensson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Granit Maqedonci (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kóstas Kapitanís (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)

SOLNA, SWEDEN – MAY 13: Kaspar Sjoberg, referee, during the Allsvenskan match between AIK and Orebro SK at Friends arena on May 13, 2017 in Solna, Sweden. (Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson/Ombrello via Getty Images)

35 year old Kaspar Sjöberg has been a professional referee, since 2008 and has been refereeing in the Allsvenskan league in Sweden since 2015. He joined the FIFA list of referees in 2019. Last season he refereed 1 UECL qualifier and 1 group stage game. This is his first game involving a team from Hungary. In 19/20 he refereed the Azerbaijan U21 team in the UEFA Euro U21 qualifying group stage match v Switzerland U21.

21:30 CET – Guimarães (Estádio D. Afonso Henriques)
Vitória SC (POR) – Puskás Akadémia FC (HUN)
Referee: Henrik Nalbandyan (ARM, 2nd Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Mesrop Ghazaryan (ARM)
Assistant Referee 2: Sargis Hovhannisyan (ARM)
Fourth Official: Shahen Aghayan (ARM)
UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: John Taylor (SCO)

The 26 year old Armenian referee is in his 2nd year on the FIFA list. During his 1st season he was involved in the 2022 UEFA U17 Euros where he refereed 3 group stage matches and a semi final. He also took charge of the UECL 1st round qualifying match between RFCU Luxembourg v Breidablik. Whilst inexperienced in adult International games, judging by the observer appointed he is considered to be a hot young prospect.