30 April 1961 (age 54) Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, France (
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Alain Sars (born 30 April 1961) is a retired French football referee.
Sars has officiated matches in the 2000 African Cup of Nations, UEFA Champions League, the UEFA European Football Championship, and the 1995 FIFA World Youth Championship. He also served as a referee in qualifying matches for the Euro 1996, 1998 World Cup, Euro 2000, 2002 World Cup, Euro 2004, and 2006 World Cup tournaments.
Alin Sars was made famous in Sweden in the Champions League game between AIK vs. Barcelona in the year 1999. In the game, he allowed a goal from Barcelona even though AIK was in the middle of a substitute. AIK lost the game in the 85th minute.
Sars was named by FIFA in March 2006 as one of the 44 candidate referees to officiate at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, but he was not among those selected for the tournament. He retired internationally in 2006.