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Maltese referee Ishmael Barbara to take charge of U-21’s European qualifier

FIFA badge referee Ishmael Barbara has been assigned to officiate the 2023 U-21’s European qualifying match between Croatia and Estonia, on Thursday.

The match will be contested at the Stadion Aldo Drosina in Pula (Croatia).

For this international appointment in Croatia, Barbara will be joined by Roberto Vella and Duncan Sultana as his Assistant Referees, whereas Emanuel Grech has been tasked with the role of fourth official. 

Last month, Barbara officiated his 50th Premier League game during the encounter between Birkirkara and Hibernians.

For the record, Croatia currently sit at the top of their qualifying group with 12 points after 4 games while Estonia are bottom without points.

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