Referees revealed for second round of matches in UEFA Euro 2012


By Alex Byrom
Deputy Football Editor from Warsaw


UEFA has revealed which Match Officials are taking charge of the second round of group stage matches of the UEFA Euro 2012. 

The match officials for the first four games - Group A and B - have been announced, with Group C and D following later: In group A, on Tuesday, Poland face off against neighbours Russia in Warsaw, which will be overseen by Wolfgang Stark (Germany) - his first match of the tournament for the 2012 Europa League final referee. The match will KO of at 7:45pm and is live on ITV1/HD1. Before that, Greece face the Czech Republic in Wroclaw, with France referee St├ęphane Lannoy officiating is second match of the group stages following the match between Germany and Portugal on Saturday which the Germans edged 1-0. 

On Wednesday in Group B, the second games of group B take place. At 5pm it's Denmark - who beat Netherlands 1-0 in the opening game, take on Portugal. The referee is Craig Thomson from Scotland - who takes charge of his first tournament match. Following that (at 7:45pm) it's the big one: Netherlands vs Germany; the referee is Jonas Eriksson (Sweden) who like his predecessors is officiating his first match of the tournament. 

In Group C English referee Howard Webb takes charge of Italy's match against Croatia, with Pedro Proenca in charge of Spain and Republic of Ireland. England's second match of the tournament is against Sweden and that will be refereed by Damir Skomina, with the Bjorn Kuipers will take charge of the early kick off between Ukraine and France. To see who refereed the opening round of matches, click here. 


Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson will be in the man in black for the biggest game of his career - Holland and Germany. 


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