Marc Batta

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Marc Batta
Born (1953-11-01) 1 November 1953 (age 61)
Marseille, France
Other occupation Civil servant
UEFA referee observer
Domestic
Years League Role
00001989-2000 Ligue 1 Referee
International
Years League Role
1990–1998 FIFA–listed Referee

Marc Batta (born 1 November 1953) is a French former football referee.

Football career[edit]

Born in Marseille, Batta reached FIFA international status in 1990.[1] He was namely in charge of the 1993–94 Coupe de France final, also directing the first leg of the 1996–97 UEFA Cup decisive match between FC Schalke 04 and Inter Milan.[2]

In national team competitions, Batta was present at the UEFA Euro 1996[3] and the 1998 FIFA World Cup tournaments, refereeing two games in the latter.[4] On 6 September 1997, during a World Cup qualifier in Berlin between Germany and Portugal, he notably sent off player Rui Costa as he was being substituted, for considering the midfielder took too long to leave the field: Portugal were then leading 1–0, but eventually let in the equalizer with ten men, finishing in third position in its group and being eliminated.[5][6]

In July 2004 Batta succeeded Michel Vautrot as head of referees in the French Football Federation, remaining in the position for four years.[7][8] On 1 August 2012, in the same predicament, he joined the Romanian Football Federation.[9]

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Preceded by
Rémi Harrel
Coupe de France Final 1994
Marc Batta
Succeeded by
Philippe Leduc
Preceded by
Belarus Vadim Zhuk
UEFA Cup Final 1997
France Marc Batta
Succeeded by
Spain José García Aranda
Preceded by
England David Elleray
UEFA Super Cup 1998
France Marc Batta
Succeeded by
Poland Ryszard Wójcik
Preceded by
Romania Marcel Lică
Cupa României Final 1999
France Marc Batta
Succeeded by
Romania Sorin Corpodean