The France-Belgium referee in the Nations League is well known: he has never directed a Red Devils match
German Daniel Siebert will referee the Belgium-France semi-final in Turin.
THEGerman Daniel Siebert has been appointed by UEFA to referee the semi-final of the Nations League of football between Belgium and France, Thursday evening in Turin (8:45 p.m.), announced Tuesday.
Siebert, 37, has never refereed a Red Devils game before. In June 2016, he was the fourth referee in a friendly against Norway. He also refereed the European matches of Club Brugge and Standard. At Euro 2020, he led two group matches and a round of 16.
The Nations League Final Four kicks off Wednesday night at San Siro in Milan with the first semi-final between the host country, Italy and Spain. It will be the rematch of last summer’s European Championship semi-final. On this occasion, the Italians qualified on penalties after the game ended in a 1-1 scoreline. In the final, the Italians were too strong for England in the penalty shootout.
The match between Belgium and France is the re-edition of the 2018 World Cup semi-final in Russia. France won with the smallest difference (0-1) after a but headed Samuel Umtiti at the start of the second half. The French then won the world title, Belgium took third place, the best result ever obtained by our country.