Meet the referee: Boro v Sevilla

Last updated : 09 May 2006 By Reggie Holdsworth
Herbert Fandel (Germany)
b. 9/3/1964

The officials for the UEFA Cup are all from Germany. The referee, Herbert Fandel, has a wealth of experience at both European and international levels, having been of the FIFA list since 1998.

He regularly officiates in the Champions League and was in charge for the games between Porto & Rangers, Chelsea & Liverpool and Juventus & Arsenal in this years competition.

He refereed games at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and also in the Confederations Cup, in Germany last year.

Fandel, who speaks German and English, is an accomplished pianist and is a director of his own music school.

He will be assisted by Volker Vezel and Carsten Kadach, while the fourth official is Florian Meyer.