The AIC has replaced referee Marco Piccinini with Michael Fabbri who will now officiate the Serie A fixture between Inter Milan and Hellas Verona.

Simone Inzaghi’s men will host the Gialloblu in Saturday’s early Serie A kickoff at San Siro. This will be the club’s first encounter in 2024 and the last in the first half of the season.

But while Piccinini was initially the designated referee for the encounter, the AIC has now announced that the latter has been replaced by Fabbri.

However, the statement doesn’t mention the reason behind the switch.

“We inform you that Referee Marco Piccinini, designated for the Inter vs Verona match, in the 19th matchday of the 2023/24 Serie A Championship, will be replaced by his colleague Michael Fabbri,” reads the official statement via FcInterNews.

Rossi and Cipressa will serve as linesmen, with Gueltieri as the fourth official. Nasca will be in the VAR boost, with Di Vuolo as his assistant.

Michael Fabbri Replaces Marco Piccinini As Match Official For The Serie A Clash Between Inter Milan And Hellas Verona

This will be Fabbri’s seventh match in charge in Serie A this term. He also officiated the encounter between Cagliari and Inter in Sardinia in the second round of the season. The Nerazzurri emerged victorious by two unanswered goals.

The 40-year-old was in charge of 12 previous matches this season across all competitions. He handed 53 yellow cards and sent out two players due to a second booking.

Fabbri only dismissed one player this season through a straight red card. He also awarded two penalty kicks.