Stefano Farina

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Stefano Farina.

Stefano Farina (19 September 1962 – 23 May 2017[1]) was an Italian football referee. He was born in Ovada, Italy.

Farina has refereed several high-profile matches in Serie A and the UEFA Champions League, including the 2006 UEFA Super Cup in Monaco.[2]

Farina officiated in qualifiers for the 2004[3] and 2008[4] European Championships, as well as preliminary matches for the 2002[5] and 2006[6] World Cups. He was known to have served as a FIFA referee during the period from 2001[5] to 2007.[4]

He retired internationally in 2007 after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 45.

Farina died suddenly in Genova, Italy on 23 May 2017 from a suspected heart attack, aged 54.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Calcio mourns referee Farina. May 23, 2017. Retrieved on May 23, 2017.
  2. UEFA. "Farina handed Super Cup honour". August 23, 2006. Retrieved on May 17, 2013.
  3. UEFA. "Albania 0-0 Republic of Ireland". April 2, 2003. Retrieved on May 17, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 UEFA. "Israel 2-1 Russia". November 17, 2007. Retrieved on May 17, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 FIFA. "Match Report - Portugal - Cyprus 6:0 (1:0)". June 6, 2001. Retrieved on May 17, 2013.
  6. FIFA. "Match Report - Netherlands - FYR Macedonia 0:0". October 12, 2005. Retrieved on May 17, 2013.