Stefano Farina

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Stefano Farina.

Stefano Farina (born September 19, 1962 in Ovada) is a retired Italian football referee.

In a 27-year career, he has refereed several high-profile matches in Serie A and the UEFA Champions League, including the 2006 UEFA Super Cup in Monaco.[1] During this time, he also had an appearance in the movie Goal 2 as the referee of the fictional Champions League final between Real Madrid and Arsenal.

Farina officiated in qualifiers for the 2004[2] and 2008[3] European Championships, as well as preliminary matches for the 2002[4] and 2006[5] World Cups. He is known to have served as a FIFA referee during the period from 2001[4] to 2007.[3]

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

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  1. ^ UEFA. "Farina handed Super Cup honour". August 23, 2006. Retrieved on May 17, 2013.
  2. ^ UEFA. "Albania 0-0 Republic of Ireland". April 2, 2003. Retrieved on May 17, 2013.
  3. ^ a b UEFA. "Israel 2-1 Russia". November 17, 2007. Retrieved on May 17, 2013.
  4. ^ a b FIFA. "Match Report - Portugal - Cyprus 6:0 (1:0)". June 6, 2001. Retrieved on May 17, 2013.
  5. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Netherlands - FYR Macedonia 0:0". October 12, 2005. Retrieved on May 17, 2013.