Advert

England Fans Fear The Worst As German Referee, Plus Six German Officials Announced For Ukraine Game

Published 
| Last updated 

England Fans Fear The Worst As German Referee, Plus Six German Officials Announced For Ukraine Game

Just days after England knocked Germany out of Euro 2020, the Three Lions will take on Ukraine in the quarter-finals on Saturday night - but there's a catch.

In eyebrow-raising circumstances, all but one of the match officials for the big game are from none other than, wait for it, Germany. Make of that what you will.

England went to war with the Germans on Tuesday night with Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane shooting home as Gareth Southgate's side triumphed 2-0 at Wembley Stadium. Auf Wiedersehen.

Felix Brych is one of the best-known referees in the world and one of UEFA's most trusted officials
Felix Brych is one of the best-known referees in the world and one of UEFA's most trusted officials
Advert

And now the man in charge of the Three Lions' big clash against the Ukrainians will, in fact, have been cheering on Germany from the first to last whistle just days ago.

Felix Brych, the man who holds all the power with his little whistle, is one of the best-known referees in the world and one of UEFA's most trusted officials.

He took charge of Portugal's last-16 exit to Belgium, a match in which he dished out five yellow cards without even blinking. Definitely not one to get on the wrong side of.

He will be joined on the night by his German counterparts including two assistant referees, a video assistant referee and three assistant video referees.

Advert

The only non-German official for the match is Carlos del Cerro Grande, the Spanish fourth official.

On the face of it, it looks suspicious on paper, doesn't it? However, the careers of referees rest on the fact that they are unbiased in every match they officiate.

Tell you what, though, whether the men in charge are German or not, there's only one thing and thing only that England fans need to remember. It's coming home.

Topics: Euro 2020, England, Germany

Robert Mann
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp Says Newcastle United Takeover Will Make One Team 'Super League'

5 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Mo Salah Destroys The Whole Watford Defence And Scores Goal Of The Season Contender

7 minutes ago