Referee appointments for the UECL 2QR 2nd Leg

Thursday 28 July 2022

18:00 CET – Qəbələ (Qəbələ şəhər stadionu)
Qəbələ İK (AZE) – MOL Fehérvár FC (HUN)
Referee: Christopher Jäger (AUT, 2nd Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Santino Schreiner (AUT)
Fourth Official: Markus Hameter (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Niklas á Líðarenda (FRO)
UEFA Delegate: Sviatlana Hrynkievič (BLR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Orxan Məmmədov (AZE)

37 year old Jäger has been a football referee in the Salzburg Football Association since April 3, 2004. Since the 2010/11 season he has been in charge of games in the first league today 2nd league . In 2014/15 he was promoted to the Bundesliga . He has been a FIFA referee since 2018. He made his first international appearance on March 9, 2018 in the U17 European Championship qualifier Scotland U17 – Croatia U 17 0-0. His brother Florian is also a referee.

He is fairly experienced at UEFA level, with 3 adult International friendly matches, 2 UEL qualifiers, 1 UCL qualifier and 2 previous UECL qualifiers under his belt. He has not refereed any teams from Azerbaijan previously. His only involvement with Hungarian teams is in season 19/20 where he took charge of the U21’s friendly match v Croatia and a UEFA U19 youth league match in 19/20 between HSK Zrinjski Mostar v MTK Budapest.

18:00 CET – Kisvárda (Várkerti Stadion)
Kisvárda FC (HUN) – Qaırat FK (KAZ)
Referee: Chrysovalándis Theoulí (CYP, 2nd Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Michaíl Sotiríou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 2: Pávlos Georgíou (CYP)
Fourth Official: Geórgios Nikoláou (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edward Foley (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Łukasz Sojski (POL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Róbert Horváth (HUN)

Newly appointed to the FIFA list this year. He has no page on transfermarkt or soccerway etc. so it is safe to assume that this is his adult debut match for UEFA. He has been involved in qualifying matches for the 2023 UEFA U21 Euros. Wishing him well for his debut match, a significant moment in his career.

19:00 CET – Ljubljana (Stadion Stožice)
NK Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) – Sepsi OSK Sfântu Gheorghe (ROU)
Referee: Sebastian Gishamer (AUT, 2nd Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Riedel (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Weiß (AUT)
Fourth Official: Alan Kijas (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dejan Filipović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Michel Schafroth (SUI)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Dejan Balažič (SVN)

33 year old Sebastian Gishamer has been on the FIFA István of referees since 2019. This will be his first match in the UEFA Conference League, although he has been involved in matches in the UCL & UEL qualifiers. In 20/21 he refereed Slovenia v San Marino in an International friendly. He has never refereed a team from Romania or Hungary.

21:00 CET – Dunajská Streda (MOL Aréna)
FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda (SVK) – Víkingur (FRO)
Referee: Juxhin Xhaja (ALB, 2nd Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Ridiger Çokaj (ALB)
Assistant Referee 2: Mario Shazivari (ALB)
Fourth Official: Erjon Bastari (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Willem Wegereef (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Łukasz Wachowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Dušan Štofik (SVK)

32 year old Juxhin Xhaja joined the FIFA list of referees in 2018. This is his UEFA Conference League debut. He has refereed 2 UCL qualifiers and 3 UEL qualifiers previously. His only involvement with either nation is in 19/20 were he took charge of the Slovakia U17 v Gibralta U17 game during the UEFA U17 Euros qualification.

21:00 CET – Felcsút (Puskás Akadémia Pancho Aréna)
Puskas Akadémia FC (HUN) – Vitória SC (POR)
Referee: Jakob Alexander Sundberg (DEN, 2nd Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Deniz Yurdakul (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Lars Rix (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jonas Hansen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Goran Mihaljević (MNE)
UEFA Delegate: Artur Azaryan (ARM)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Gyöngyi Krisztína Gaál (HUN)

VEJLE, DENMARK – AUGUST 01: Referee Jakob Alexander Sundberg smiling during the Danish 3F Superliga match between Vejle Boldklub and Brondby IF at Vejle Stadion on August 1, 2021 in Vejle, Denmark. (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

32 year old Jakob Alexander Sundberg was promoted to Superliga referee in the summer of 2019 and was aded to the FIFA list this year. This is his debut adult UEFA appointment. Wishing him well in what will be a daunting match for him.