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Plovdiv Judge Georgi Kabakov continues to be highly valued by UEFA, as he was given a match from the eliminations of the Europa League tournament.
He will head the first meeting of the 1/16-final between Belgian FC Bruges and Red Bull (Salzburg, Austria) on Thursday.
His assistants will be Martin Margaritov and Dian Valkov, while the fourth judge is Georgi Todorov. Additional assistant judges behind the doors are Nikola Popov and Stanislav Todorov.
Kabakov also won a Champions League match in the final round of the group stage, leading Valencia (Spain) – Manchester United in December, where he also presented himself at a high level.