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|Full name||Ovidiu Alin Haţegan|
14 July 1980 |
In 2013,[needs update] then UEFA president Michel Platini ordered an internal investigation to ascertain why Ovidiu Hategan did not follow the protocol for dealing with incidents of a racist nature during a match at the Khimki Arena between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow.
In 2017 he was accused of "baffling" decisions in the World Cup play-off between Northern Ireland and Switzerland, including a penalty awarded to the Swiss team. Northern Ireland Football Team manager Michael O'Neill said it was the worst decision he had ever seen in a game he had been involved in.  Several Talksport journalists such as Jim White said the decision would lead to video refereeing in football.  He was subsequently omitted from a World Cup seminar in November 2017.
- "Nume: Haţegan Ovidiu". Romanian Football Federation (in Romanian). Retrieved 18 June 2016.
- FIFA. "Romania: Referees". Retrieved on 2 May 2013.
- UEFA. "Czech Republic 2-0 Liechtenstein". 29 March 2011. Retrieved on 2 May 2013.
- Ben Rumsby, "Yaya Toure 'racism' referee Ovidiu Hategan to be investigated by Uefa for not stopping match", The Telegraph, 25 October 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
- Richard Petrie, "Northern Ireland 0-1 Switzerland", BBC sport, 9 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
- https://talksport.com/radioplayer/live/?popup=1 13 Nov 2017
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