8:46 – Serdar Gözübüyük made a nice European promotion on Thursday. The is from January 1 of the Elite group of UEFA, where he stopped Björn Kuipers discussed part. he enters the list of important European matches to whistle.
The Netherlands will remain represented in this Elite group with two referees, Danny Makkelie also wants to retain that status. In between that last (calendar) year he was allowed to whistle seven Champions League matches, including the semi-finals Real Madrid and Chelsea. He played four times at the European Championships. He also whistled a semi-final there, between England and Denmark.
The Telegraph also had less good news to report, because Gözübüyük is the only Dutch arbitrator who has been placed a category higher. That as of January 1, not a single Dutch person is in category 1 (the category below the Elite group). Jochem Kamphuis and Allard Lindhout remain in category 3, Dennis Higler in category 2. The latter will be in charge of the Classic between Feyenoord and Ajax for the first time on Sunday.