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Serge Makouchetchev has been French Umpire Commissioner. He has worked several international events, including the 2002 World University Championship, 2007 European Championship, 2008 European Cup, 2009 European Cup, 2010 European Championship, 2011 European Cup, 2013 European Cup, 2014 European Cup, 2014 European Championship, 2015 European Cup, 2016 CEB Cup and 2016 European Championship. In the 2010 Euros, he was home plate umpire in the last game of pool play and made a decisive out call for Italy's Simone Albanese at home in what would be a 3-2 loss for Italy to Sweden which sent Sweden to the top-six round instead of Spain. Albanese argued the call, which was during a close play, and was ejected.
In September 2016, he umpired in Pool D of the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.