RUSSIA are out of Euro 2020 but they still have referee Sergei Karasev to represent the country.
And he will be in charge of Netherlands vs Czech Republic today.
Who is Sergei Karasev?
A MOSCOW-NATIVE, Karasev knows the Russian leagues well after ten years as a referee.
He’s risen quickly through the Fifa-approved ranks and took charge of his first European game in 2011.
Only a year later he was reffing Champions League games, before another move up the ladder to the international scene.
Quel euro 2020 matches has Sergei Karasev refereed?
Sergei Karasev refereed Italy’s 3-0 win over Switzerland and Germany’s 2-2 draw with Hungary.
This is not his first tournament as he also refereed Romania vs Switzerland and Iceland vs Hungary at Euro 2016.
And in the 2018 World Cup he refereed Peru’s 2-0 win over Australia in his home country.