Massimo Busacca (born February 6, 1969 in Bellinzona) is a Swiss association football referee. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats the combined army of Pompeian followers and Numidians under Metellus Scipio Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Bellinzona ( in French Bellinzone, in archaic German Bellenz and Bilitio in Latin) is the capital city of the canton Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered A referee presides over a game of Association football. The referee has "full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which He lives in Monte Carasso near Bellinzona and is also a business owner. Monte Carasso is a municipality in the district of Bellinzona in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. He has been a referee in the highest Swiss football league since 1996. The Swiss Football League is organised in several leagues Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) He has been a FIFA referee since 1999. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (French for International Federation of Association Football) Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) He was called to be a referee at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.
While refereeing a 2006 World Cup match between Ukraine and Spain, Busacca made a decision against Vladislav Vaschuk, giving the player a red card and awarding a penalty kick against Ukraine in the 47th minute of the match. The Ukraine national football team is the national football team of Ukraine and is controlled by the Football Federation of Ukraine. The Spanish National Football Team, commonly referred to as La Selección, is the national football team of Spain and is controlled by the es [[Spanish Vladyslav Viktorovych Vashchuk ( Владислав Ващук, born on 2 January 1975 in Kiev, Soviet Union, now Ukraine) is a professional Misconduct in association football is any conduct by a player which is deemed by the referee to warrant a disciplinary sanction (caution or dismissal in accordance A penalty kick is a type of free kick in Association football, taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of Multiple angles of the infraction showed no physical contact inside the penalty area, preceded by a tug on the pants of Fernando Torres in the penalty area by Vladislav Vaschuk. The penalty area (colloquiallly also known as the 18-yard box, penalty box or simply the box) is an area of an Association football pitch Fernando José Torres Sanz (born 20 March 1984 in Madrid, Spain nicknamed El Niño ("The Kid" is a Spanish footballer, who plays for Liverpool Vladyslav Viktorovych Vashchuk ( Владислав Ващук, born on 2 January 1975 in Kiev, Soviet Union, now Ukraine) is a professional David Villa of Spain slotted home the resulting penalty against Ukrainian keeper Oleksandr Shovkovsky. David Villa Sánchez (born December 4, 1981 in Langreo, Asturias, Spain) nicknamed El Guaje ( The Kid Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Shovkovskiy (Олександр Володимирович Шовковський (born January 2, 1975 in Kiev) is a The refereeing decision was criticized by numerous fans. Observers point out that subsequently, in a similar situation involving Ukraine's Andriy Voronin and the Spanish defence, the referee decided no foul had occurred. Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe. Andriy Viktorovych Voronin ( Андрій Вікторович Воронін, born 21 July 1979 in Odessa) is a Ukrainian footballer Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.
In a later match in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he was criticised for not showing the red card to Argentinian defender Gabriel Heinze after an errant throw by Argentinian goalkeeper Roberto Abbondanzieri resulted in a breakaway by Mexican striker Francisco Fonseca and a subsequent foul by Heinze. The Argentina national football team is the national football team of Argentina and is controlled by the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA Gabriel Iván Heinze (born 19 April 1978 in Crespo, Entre Ríos Province) is an Argentine footballer of Volga Roberto Carlos "Pato" Abbondanzieri (born Abbondancieri on August 19 1972 in Bouquet, Santa Fe Province) is an Argentine The Mexican national football team is controlled by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol and represents Mexico in international football competition Bussacca decided to only give Heinze a yellow card, despite the Argentinian being the last man to beat. Misconduct in association football is any conduct by a player which is deemed by the referee to warrant a disciplinary sanction (caution or dismissal in accordance He has also turned a blind eye to off-the-ball violence from Argentina, especially one of the Argentina players looking to be slapping a Mexican in the face.
Busacca was one of the twelve referees who remained in the play-off rounds from the quarter finals onwards. A referee presides over a game of Association football. The referee has "full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which
On March 24, 2007 Massimo Busacca was called upon again to referee a match with Spain. March 2007 is the third month of the year It began on a Thursday, and ended 31 days later on a Saturday. The Spanish National Football Team, commonly referred to as La Selección, is the national football team of Spain and is controlled by the es [[Spanish In a qualification match to the 2008 UEFA European Championships against Denmark in Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid he sent off Danish defender Niclas Jensen after 20 minutes in the first half. The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2008, was the 13th UEFA European Football Championship, a quadrennial football The Denmark national football team is controlled by the Danish Football Association and has represented the country of Denmark in international football The Santiago Bernabéu is a football Stadium in Madrid, Spain. Madrid (pronounced in English in Spanish and colloquially in Spain) is the Capital and largest city of Spain. Niclas Christian Monberg Jensen (born August 17 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish professional football player To that point the game had been dominated by the Danes. The red card changed the course of the game, and Spain won 2-1. Also Danish coach Morten Olsen was sent off in the match. Morten Per Olsen (born August 14 1949) is a Danish former Football (soccer player and current football manager
Busacca took charge of the 2007 UEFA Cup Final at Hampden Park on May 16, during which he sent off RCD Espanyol midfielder Moisés Hurtado for a second bookable offence. Match details Match statistics See also UEFA Cup 2006-07 UEFA Intertoto Cup 2006 Hampden Park in Glasgow is Scotland 's National stadium. Its primary use is as the home to Queen's Park F Events 1204 - Baldwin IX Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona is a Sports club based in Barcelona. Moisés Hurtado Pérez (born 20 February 1981 in Sabadell) is a football player from Spain.
Busacca also refereed an infamous Swiss Super League match on the last day of the 2005-2006 season between FC Basel and FC Zürich at St. Jakob Park in Basel. The Swiss Super League or Axpo Super League is the top tier of the Swiss Football League. Footballclub Basel 1893, widely known as FC Basel is a Swiss football club based in Basel. FC Zürich or FCZ (short for Fussballclub Zürich) is a football club from Zürich, Switzerland, founded 1896. is a Swiss sports stadium It is the largest football venue in Switzerland and home to FC Basel. "Basilia" redirects here For the Fly Genus, see Basilia (fly. FC Basel, who hadn't lost at home in the past 59 league matches at St. Jakob Park, only needed a draw to secure their fourth championship in five years. The game was still tied at the 90-minute mark, but at the end of the very last minute of stoppage time, Zürich defender Iulian Filipescu scored the winning goal, immediately followed by Busacca's final whistle. Iulian Sebastian Filipescu (born March 29, 1974 in Slatina) is a Romanian football defender who was born in Slatina Romania who currently plays At that point, many fans, mostly Basel fans, stormed the field. Basel supporters attacked Zürich players and fought with Zürich supporters. More trouble continued outside the park throughout the night. (See 2006 Basel Hooligan Incident). The 2006 Basel Hooligan Incident (Often called "Disgrace of Basel" occurred on May 13, 2006 in Basel, Switzerland.