Felix Zwayer is still one of the top referees despite the recent discussions about his past. The Berliner is also on the FIFA list next year. The world association officially confirmed the message from the international referees on the part of the German Football Association (DFB) on Wednesday.
The latest debate about Zwayer was triggered by Jude Bellingham from Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. The Englishman tackled Zwayer hard after the top match between BVB and Bayern Munich (2: 3). In 2004, according to the files, Zwayer had accepted money as an assistant from the mastermind Robert Hoyzer. He later uncovered the scandal, and despite the ban, manipulation was never proven.
In addition to Zwayer, Sven Jablonski and Daniel Schlager, Deniz Aytekin, Bastian Dankert, Christian Dingert, Harm Osmers, Daniel Siebert, Sascha Stegemann and Tobias Stieler will represent the DFB internationally. Jablonski and Schlager are new on the list. They replace Felix Brych and Marco Fritz, who no longer want to whistle on the big stage.
The DFB is represented at the FIFA referees by Riem Hussein, Angelika Söder, Franziska Wildfeuer, Karoline Wacker and Fabienne Michel.