Latest match reports
Bayern Munich - Porto 6 - 1 Atkinson 0
Juventus - Monaco 1 - 0 Kralovec 0
Atlético de Madrid - Real Madrid 0 - 0 Mazic 5
Shakhtar Youth - Chelsea F.C. Youth 2 - 3 Gozubuyuk 0
Upcoming matches
05-05  Tigres - Univ. de Sucre Bascunan
05-05  Estudiantes - Santa Fe Arias Alvarenga
05-05  Juventus - Real Madrid Atkinson
05-06  Atlético Mineiro - Internacional Roldan
05-06  Sao Paulo - Cruzeiro Amarilla
05-06  Guaraní - Corinthians Fedorczuk
05-07  Emelec - Atlético Nacional Marques Ribeiro
05-07  River Plate - Boca Juniors Delfino
05-07  Montevideo Wanderers - Racing Club Cortez
Latest results
Ayeyawady Utd - Lao Toyota 4 - 3 Fu 0
Pahang - Yadanarbon 7 - 4 Yu 0
South China - Global FC 3 - 0 Shamsuzzaman 0
Al Jaish - Al Riffa 1 - 1 Khurram 0
Nejmeh - Kuwait SC 1 - 2 Abu Loum 0
Arbil - Istiklol 0 - 0 Tufaylieh 0
Ahal - Al Qadsia 0 - 1 Lee 0
New Radiant - Persib Bandung 0 - 1 Vo 0
Impact de Montreal - América 2 - 4 Bejarano 0
Univ. de Sucre - Tigres 1 - 2 Loustau 0
East Bengal Club - Johor Darul Ta-zim 0 - 1 Robesh Gamini 0
Balestier Khalsa - Kitchee 1 - 2 Pu-Udom 0
Maziya - Bengaluru 1 - 2 Abbas Alabbasi 0
Persipura Jayapura - Warriors 6 - 0 Abdulhusain Mohamed 0
Al-Hadd - Al-Shorta 1 - 1 Almarzouq 0
Al-Jazeera - Taraji Wadi Al-Nes 2 - 0 Al Awaji 0
Al Nahda - Al-Wahda 0 - 0 Kim 0
Salam Zgharta - Al Wahdat (jor) 0 - 3 Arumughan 0
Auckland City FC - Team Wellington 1 - 1 Hauata 0
Napoli - Wolfsburg 2 - 2 Cakir 0
Fiorentina - Dynamo Kyiv 2 - 0 Eriksson 0
Dnipro - Club Brugge 1 - 0 Undiano Mallenco 0
Zenit - Sevilla FC 2 - 2 Rizzoli 0
Bunyodkor (Kuruvchi) - Al Nassr (SA) 0 - 1 Liu 0
América - Impact de Montreal 1 - 1 Rodriguez 0
Sao Paulo - Corinthians 2 - 0 Ricci 0
San Lorenzo - Danubio 0 - 1 Buitrago 0
Santa Fe - Atlas 3 - 1 Vigliano 0
Atlético Mineiro - Colo-Colo 2 - 0 Vera 0
Guangzhou RandF - Gamba Osaka 0 - 5 Makhadmeh 0
Internacional - The Strongest 1 - 0 Caceres Villafane 0
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma - Buriram Utd 2 - 1 Al Mirdasi 0
Emelec - Universidad de Chile 2 - 0 Garcia 0
Shandong Luneng - Binh Duong 3 - 1 Al Jeneibi 0
Kashiwa Reysol - Jeonbuk Hyundai 3 - 2 Ghayyat Shukrallah 0
Monaco - Juventus 0 - 0 Collum 0
Real Madrid - Atlético de Madrid 1 - 0 Brych 2
Al Shabab (SA) - Al Ain 0 - 1 Tojo 0
Naft Tehran - Pakhtakor 1 - 1 Kim 0
Lekhwiya - Piroozi Athletic 3 - 0 Williams 0
Ba - Team Wellington 0 - 2 Hauata 0
Seoul FC - Guangzhou Evergrande 0 - 0 Al-Jassim 0
Gaïtcha - Auckland City FC 0 - 1 Behari 0
Western Sydney Wanderers - Kashima Antlers 1 - 2 Al Marri 0
Beijing Guoan - Brisbane Roar 0 - 1 Kovalenko 0
Urawa Red Diamonds - Suwon Samsung Bluewings 1 - 2 Al Kaaf 0
Barcelona SC (ecu) - Estudiantes 0 - 2 Cunha 0
Atlético Nacional - Libertad 4 - 0 Lopes 0
Al Ahli (SA) - Al Ahli (UAE) 2 - 1 Balideh 0
Mineros de Guayana - Huracán 3 - 0 Fedorczuk 0

On today

Antonio Arias AlvarengaEstudiantes - Santa FeJulio BascunanTigres - Univ. de SucreMartin AtkinsonJuventus - Real Madrid

Welcome to WorldReferee


Good to see you here. Hope you like our website.

If you have plans for us, if you've found a bug, if you would like to write reports, if you have information that we should have too: let us know!


Long career Asami

referee/ bio

Toshio Asami was born in Saitama Prefecture on 3 October 1933 and was active as FIFA referee from 1961 to 1983.


He started playing football at Saitama Prefectural Urawa Junior High School. Asami won the All-Japan High School Tournament during his time at Saitama Prefectural Urawa High School in 1951. Asami also earns a winners' medal in the first All-Japan University Tournament in 1952 as a member of the University of Tokyo.



referee/ bio

Adolfo Reginato was a FIFA referee between 1959 and 1968. Later he became the president of the Chilean Referee Association.


(There's only one source for this but is seems to be pretty reliable.)
In 1986 a journalist called Guillermo Munoz doing a special report on referees stumbled on a group of refs making a lot of money gambling on fixed matches. During an interview he held with Rafael Hormazabal, the former referee told him about having been asked by Adolfo Reginato to fix some matches.
When the journalist started digging he found a match Colo Colo vs Nublense refereed by Vitor Ojeda. Days after the match it turned out that the betting ticket that won the biggest price came from a lottery agency owned by the same Ojeda. In those days being a referee and owning a gambling agency was legal. The name of the recipient of the winning bet was something called OREMA. Nobody then knew or cared what it meant but later it was found out the acronym stood for Ojeda, Reginato and Martinez. Ojeda and Martinez were referees at that time, Reginato was the president of the referee's association.
Even when those facts became known, nothing was done about it. Reginato died in 1989, Ojeda now owns a chain of tabaccoshops.


To whistle or not to whistle

Juventus - Monaco 1 - 0 Kralovec

Juve started very poorly, loosing possession wherever they were in control of the ball, but alas for Monaco, they took advantage of the situation but weren't able to score. After 20 minutes or so, Juve were back to normal, were slightly better for about an hour, letting Monaco to dominate the last 10-15 minutes without scoring an equalizer.

The goal and all that...

Mr. Kralovec stuck to a strict diagonal without diverting from it. He did so, probably because he judged his fitness as not good enough to keep runnung in order to shorten his distance from certain events. This got him twice stalled far away, while his runnung didn't enable him to keep with the pace of ball and players. The first case was in the 38th minute. He was stale on the right-hand side of Monaco defense, while a long ball was sent from defense to attack on the left flank. Kralovec was out of the tv picture, when Martial (Monaco) and Chiellini (Juve) tussled for the ball inside Juve's penalty-area and fell on the ground. The ref made the reasonable decision not to blow the whistle and let the game flow, as he was very far (the replays from much closer angles showed Chiellini, who was in front, grabbing and pulling down his opponent, but I suspect most referees, even closer to the situation than Kralovec, would have adopted his policy, or worse - would have penalized the Monaco player deeming him shoving and pushing from behind). Kralovec found himself in almost the same situation in the 55th minute, when again two players went for a long ball, this time on the edge of the Monaco penalty-area, about 5 metres from the penalty-spot. This time, Carvalho (monaco), running while watching the on-coming ball, stumbled upon Morata (Juve) who ran along-side to him. No foul, no intention, just a collision, an accident. This thme the ref decided to call from afar (though from a shorter distance than in the previous incident), and awarded a penalty-kick to Juventus, which was converted and decided the final result. In a certain way, Monaco had what to moan about, feeling the crucial decisions, especially the penalty-kick, went against them. I think he had no good view in both cases and should have been consistent in not calling. Otherwise it was not a bad performance, a typical Kralovec one, for better and for worse. The ars, The veteran Slovak Slysko and the Czech Wilczek weren't great either.


Tested? Not Really

Shakhtar Youth - Chelsea F.C. Youth 2 - 3 Gozubuyuk

Except for some patchy periods of scrappy football in the first half, it was an engaging and entertaining final.

How the game developed

Chelsea started with a barrage on the Shakhtar goal till a few minutes after scoring the first goal (Brown, 7'). Then, slowly but surely, Shakhtar got possession and dominated the field until half-time. Their best player, Arendaruk harassed the Chelsea defence time and again from his right-wing position, till one of his crosses forced a Chelsea own-goal (37'). Chelsea started the second half the way they had started the first one, this time scoring a goal even quicker (Solanke, 47'). This time, they didn't slowdown, and kept puncing the ball, scoring a third goal soon (Brown, 55'), and domineering the game through to the final whistle. Kovalenko's entrance (71') reinvigorated a Shkhtar team who were on the verge of collapse, but the goal he ultimately scored (90'+2') was too late and short of sneaking the laurels from Chelsea, who undoubtfully deserved them. Among the victors, Brown, Colkett and the Frenchman powerhouse Boga, were the most impressive.


Dutch referee Gözübüyük named in matchfixing case


Gözübüyük is named inside a justice case in Bochum, Germany, by a man called 'Rooie Paul' (Red Paul).

According to the German justice department Red Paul is a key player in a big match fixing case. In the hope of reduced sentences Red Paul started talking to the justice deparment. During his interrogatation Red Paul seems to have admitted that he and Gözübüyük did meet each other in the canteen of Haarlem football club Young Boys. This canteen was closed in 2011 when it came into the open that it was used for illegal poker tournaments by criminals. Two matches are suspected: Jupiler League-games Veendam-Helmond Sport (0-0) en Fortuna Sittard-SC Cambuur (1-2), both played in september 2009. Both games attracted huge amounts of gamble money.

Earlier in 2011 anonymous sources named Gözübüyük taking part in nightly poker sessions with soccer players. The case never came alive because all involved denied.

Gözübüyük denies all charges about match fixing. The Dutch football association KNVB is convinced of the integrity of the Gözübüyük. KNVB calls Red Paul an unreliable source and is not happy with all this publicity damaging Gözübüyüks career. This weekend Gözübüyük is taking charge of the championship game between PSV and Heerenveen.
sources: De Volkskrant,,

Howard Webb retires


Today the Premier League announced that Howard Webb has retired as a active match referee.

Howard becomes technical director of PGMOL (England referee commission)

Champions League final 2014


Bjorn Kuipers has been selected to referee the European Champions League final 2014.

the WorldReferee team