Kuipers and Makkelie whistle semi-finals in Greek Cup | Right away

Björn Kuipers and Danny Makkelie will play a game in Greece on Wednesday. The Dutch will then be the referee for a return to the semi-finals of the national cup tournament.

Kuipers leads Olympiakos Piraeus-PAOK Saloniki and Makkelie Aris Saloniki-AEK Athens. Both are allowed to bring the assistants, with whom they also form a team in the Eredivisie and the European duels.

The 47-year-old Kuipers and the 37-year-old Makkelie will whistle the matches in Greece at the request of the Greek Football Association and UEFA. You can get rhythm for the last part of the Champions League and Europa League.

Kuipers and Makkelie have been gone since the beginning of March because the Eredivisie was abandoned prematurely due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Football in the Netherlands is unlikely to resume until August with games of thought between Dutch clubs.

The Champions League and Europa League are played in Lisbon and Germany respectively in tournament format. Both the Champions League and the Europa League are in the final stages of the quarter-finals.

The first matches of the semi-finals of the Greek Cup were played at the beginning of March and the return had to be postponed due to the Corona crisis. PAOK won 3-2 at home against Olympiakos in the first showdown and AEK won 2-1 against Aris.