Russian match official appointed for the game between Chelsea FC and Villarreal CF in Belfast.
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The UEFA Referees Committee has announced that Sergei Karasev (Russia) will take charge of the UEFA Super Cup match between Chelsea FC and Villarreal CF, which takes place on Wednesday 11 August at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Karasev, who is 42, has been an international referee since 2009, and regularly officiates at matches in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and national team competitions. He took charge of three matches at UEFA EURO 2020 this summer, including the round of 16 encounter between Netherlands and Czech Republic, and acted as fourth official at three other matches during the tournament.
At the Super Cup match, Karasev will be assisted by compatriots Igor Demeshko and Maksim Gavrilin, while Alexey Kulbakov (Belarus) will be fourth official. The video assistant referee (VAR) role has been assigned to Marco Fritz (Germany), and he will be accompanied by Pawel Gil (Poland) and Massimiliano Irrati (Italy). Reserve assistant referee Filippo Meli (Italy) completes the line-up.
2021 UEFA Super Cup refereeing team
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
Assistant referees: Igor Demeshko, Maksim Gavrilin (Russia)
Fourth official: Alexey Kulbakov (Belarus)
VAR: Marco Fritz (Germany)
Assistant VAR: Pawel Gil (Poland), Massimiliano Irrati (Italy)
Reserve assistant referee: Filippo Meli (Italy)