Scottish referee Hugh Dallas has been appointed to take charge of Friday's UEFA Super Cup match.
Scottish referee Hugh Dallas is to take charge of Friday's UEFA Super Cup match in Monaco between Real Madrid CF and Feyenoord.
The appointment continues a memorable year for Dallas, who acted as fourth official at this summer's FIFA World Cup final between Brazil and Germany in Yokohama, Japan. "It's a great honour, and I'm looking forward to the game," he said after hearing the news.
Dallas is in his final year on the international list, and will step down at the end of the year when he turns 45. He has enjoyed a distinguished refereeing career and took charge of the 1999 UEFA Cup final between Parma AC and Olympique de Marseille in Moscow.
An all-Scottish refereeing team will be in charge of the Monaco Super Cup encounter between UEFA Champions League title-holders Madrid and UEFA Cup counterparts Feyenoord, which heralds the start of the new European club competition season. Wilson Irvine and David Doig will be the assistant referees, while Stuart Dougal will take on the fourth official's duties.
Debut in 1993
Dallas made his international debut on 14 September 1993 in a UEFA Cup match between Aalborg BK and RC Deportivo La Coruña in Denmark. His first senior international involving national teams was played, appropriately, in Dallas, where the United States drew 2-2 with Bolivia in March 1994.
World Cups and European Championships
Since then, he has refereed at the 1996 Olympic Games, the 1998 and 2002 World Cups and EURO 2000™, and was selected as one of the officials for the 2001 FIFA Confederations' Cup.