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Marc Batta

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Years  League
Name  Marc Batta
1990–1998  FIFA–listed

Years  League
00001989-2000  Ligue 1
Role  Referee
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Born  1 November 1953 (age 62) Marseille, France (1953-11-01)
Other occupation  Civil servant UEFA referee observer

Marc Batta (born 1 November 1953) is a French former football referee.

Marc Batta

Football career

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Born in Marseille, Batta reached FIFA international status in 1990. He was namely in charge of the 1993–94 Coupe de France final, also directing the first leg of the 1996–97 UEFA Cup decisive match between FC Schalke 04 and Inter Milan.

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In national team competitions, Batta was present at the UEFA Euro 1996 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup tournaments, refereeing two games in the latter. During the qualification group match between Germany and Portugal (1-1 draw), with Portugal leading after 71 minutes, Batta controversially sending off Rui Costa which eventually blowed away Portugal's hope reaching the finals.

In July 2004 Batta succeeded Michel Vautrot as head of referees in the French Football Federation, remaining in the position for four years. On 1 August 2012, in the same predicament, he joined the Romanian Football Federation.


Marc Batta Wikipedia