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Local officials handed UEFA Youth League appointments

FIFA badge referee Matthew De Gabriele.

With the return of European club competitions this week, Maltese officials Matthew De Gabriele and Trustin Farrugia Cann were each handed matches in the UEFA Youth League.

FIFA badge referee De Gabriele is set to control Tuesday’s match between Turkish side Trabzonspor A.S and Danish FC Midtjylland’s youth teams.

De Gabriele will be assisted in Turkey by Jurgen Spiteri and Mitchell Scerri as his two Assistant Referees, with the Maltese trio joined by Turkish official Bülent Birincioğlu as the game’s fourth official.

Similarly, Trustin Farrugia Cann is in Northern Italy tasked to officiate the UEFA Youth League match on Wednesday between Milan Youth and Porto Youth.

Farrugia Cann will be assisted by Luke Portelli and Duncan Spencer, both joining him as the two Assistant referees representing Malta, whereas UEFA has entrusted Italian Alessandro Prontera to aid the Maltese trio for this match as the fourth official.

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