Dutch official to referee Malta-Italy qualifier
Rome: Dutch referee Serdar Gozubuyuk has been assigned to Malta`s World Cup qualifier against Italy.
Gozubuyuk, 27, is a Dutch referee of Turkish descent and hit headlines around Europe in December, when he took an extraordinary measure to calm Groningen coach Robert Maskaant.
Instead of flashing a red card at the manager, the referee took off his blue `Respect` armband and waved that at him instead.
Malta will host Italy Tuesday evening.