1 November 1953|
UEFA referee observer
Born in Marseille, Batta reached FIFA international status in 1990. He was namely in charge of the 1993–94 Coupe de France final, also directing the first leg of the 1996–97 UEFA Cup decisive match between FC Schalke 04 and Inter Milan.
In national team competitions, Batta was present at the UEFA Euro 1996 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup tournaments, refereeing two games in the latter. During the qualification group match between Germany and Portugal (1-1 draw), with Portugal leading after 71 minutes, Batta controversially sent off Rui Costa. This directly led to Portugal failing the qualification to the World Cup.
In July 2004 Batta succeeded Michel Vautrot as head of referees in the French Football Federation, remaining in the position for four years. On 1 August 2012, in the same predicament, he joined the Romanian Football Federation.
- International Matches 1990 – Intercontinental, January-June; RSSSF, 2 February 2005
- Schalke shock for Hodgson; The Independent, 8 May 1997
- EURO 1996 finals, RSSSF, 7 December 2001
- World Cup 1998 finals; at RSSSF
- "WM 98 Qualifier Portugal v Germany 14th DEC 1996". 14 Dec 1996. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
- "Derrien siffle la fin de l'omerta" [Derrien whistles for end of omerta] (in French). Passion Arbitrage. 22 January 2009. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Séminaire des présidents de CRA à la FFF" [CRA presidents' seminar in FFF] (in French). French Football Federation. 25 June 2010. Archived from the original on 10 August 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Un francez pentru arbitrajul romanesc! CCA va fi condusa de Marc Batta, care il va avea ca asistent pe Alexandru Deaconu" [Frenchman head of Romanian referees! CCA to be directed by Marc Batta, being assisted by Alexandru Deaconu] (in Romanian). Sport Total FM. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
| Coupe de France Final 1994
| UEFA Cup Final 1997
José García Aranda
| UEFA Super Cup 1998
| Cupa României Final 1999