Scottish referees miss out on Euro 2020 match official call

Scotland’s top flight referees have been overlooked for a call up to this summer’s European Championships.

Picture Michael Gillen.
Picture Michael Gillen.

UEFA revealed the list of match officials for the tournament – and there is no place for any of the SFA’s top-rated whistlers like Bobby Madden, John Beaton and Willie Collum.

Madden has made several appearances across European club games this season, while Collum is Scotland’s most recent representative at a major international tournament at Euro2016

Officials from 20 countries, including Argentina, will oversee games across Europe as part of the 60th anniversary of the continental competition from the pitch, touchline, or video analysis booth.

England are sending two referees – Michael Oliver and Anthony Taylor, while Stuart Attwell is among the FA’s three video analysis representatives. Four more officials from the Premier League will act as assistants during the summer-long tournament.


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Four matches will take place at Hampden including Scotland’s games against Croatia and Czech Republic. Scotland’s other group stage match is against England at Wembley.

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