Gilles Veissière

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Gilles Veissière (born September 18, 1959 in Nice) is a football referee from France, best known for supervising two matches during the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan.[1][2] He also led two matches at the 2000[3] and 2004 UEFA European Football Championship,[4] and has refereed numerous UEFA Champions League matches (notably earning praise from Alex Ferguson, who has a reputation for his tough remarks about refereeing performances).[citation needed] He was selected for the FIFA Europe vs. Rest of the World match to accompany the World Cup draw in Marseille in 1997.[5]

Veissière is known to have served as a FIFA referee during the period from 1994[6] to 2004.[7] He also officiated in numerous other international competitions, including the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship,[8] qualifying matches for the 1998,[9] 2002,[10] and 2006[7] World Cups, and qualifying matches for Euro 1996,[11] Euro 2000,[12] and Euro 2004.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Argentina - Nigeria 1:0 (0:0)". June 2, 2002. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  2. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Tunisia - Japan 0:2 (0:0)". June 14, 2002. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Winkler, Pierre. "European Championship 2000 - Full Details Final Tournament". RSSSF, January 17, 2004. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie; Haisma, Marcel; Saaid, Hamdan. "European Championship 2004 - Details". RSSSF, February 21, 2007. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  5. ^ Morrison, Neil. "International Matches 1997 - Other". RSSSF, February 2, 2005. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  6. ^ Miladinovich, Misha. "Croatia - International Matches 1990-1995". RSSSF, December 13, 1999. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  7. ^ a b FIFA. "Match Report - Bosnia-Herzegovina - Serbia and Montenegro 0:0". October 9, 2004. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  8. ^ FIFA. "Veissiere to referee opening match". June 15, 1997. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  9. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Greece - Denmark 0:0". October 11, 1997. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  10. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Croatia - Scotland 1:1 (1:1)". October 11, 2000. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  11. ^ UEFA. "Czech Republic 4-2 Belarus". March 29, 1995. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  12. ^ UEFA. "Spain 9-0 Austria". March 27, 1999. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
  13. ^ UEFA. "Croatia 1-0 Bulgaria". October 11, 2003. Retrieved on May 27, 2013.
Preceded by
UEFA Cup Final 2000
Spain Antonio López Nieto
UEFA Cup Final Referees
Final 2001
France Gilles Veissière
Succeeded by
UEFA Cup Final 2002
Portugal Vítor Melo Pereira