Scotland top referee handed crucial Euro 2016 assignment

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – CAPITAL CITY PRESS

Referee Willie Collum will oversee his first match since dishing out a red card in the Scottish Cup final when he takes charge of Iceland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against the Czech Republic on Friday.

Willie Collum referee SFA
Collum: First match since dishing out red card in Scottish Cup final (Picture: SFA)

 

The encounter in Reykjavik pitches first against second in Group A and could see the hosts reclaim top spot as they aim to reach their maiden major tournament.

Collum’s assignment at the Laugardalsvollur Stadium will bring the curtain down on an eventful season for the controversial whistler, who took charge of six European ties – including the Champions League quarter-final – but was often pilloried for erroneous decisions.

Collum’s final domestic task was to pick up a medal for taking charge of Inverness’ Scottish Cup triumph over Falkirk, during which he correctly dismissed Caley defender Carl Tremarco.

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