28 September 2012

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers UEFA zone - Referee Appointments (October)

Due to a potential faux pas of the European football governing body UEFA, the referee appointments for October's FIFA World Cup Qualfying matches are already made public. 

Nicola Rizzoli will take charge of the Group C match between Republic of Ireland and Germany


12 October

(SRB) Serbia
Belgium (BEL)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 20:30 CET, Belgrade (SRB) Group A
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Antonin Kordula (CZE)
Fourth Official: Libor Kovarik (CZE)
(WAL) Wales
Scotland (SCO)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 20:45, Cardiff (WAL) Group A
Referee: Florian Meyer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Holger Henschel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
Fourth Official: Michael Weiner (GER)
(FYR) FYROM
Croatia (CRO)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 21:30 CET, Skopje (FYR) Group A
Referee: Peter Rasmussen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Henrik Sönderby (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Lars Rix (DEN)
Fourth Official: Michael Johansen (DEN)
(ARM) Armenia
Italy (ITA)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 18:00 CET, Yerevan (ARM) Group B
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Sinisa Premuzaj (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Krmar (CRO)
Fourth Official: Ante Vučemilović-Šimunović jr (CRO)
(CZE) Czech Republic
Malta (MLT)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 18:00 CET, Plzen (CZE) Group B
Referee: Anar Salmanov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mubariz Hashimov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Yashar Abbasov (AZE)
Fourth Official: Vusal Aliyev (AZE)
(BUL) Bulgaria
Denmark (DEN)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 20:00 CET, Sofia (BUL) Group B
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredji Harchay (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA)
Fourth Official: Olivier Thual (FRA)
(FRO) Faroe Islands
Sweden (SWE)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 18:00 CET, Torshavn (FRO) Group C
Referee: Anastasios Sidiripoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Christos Akrivos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Leonidas Vasileiadis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Anatassios Kakos (GRE)
(KAZ) Kazakhstan
Austria (AUT)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 18:00 CET, Astana (KAZ) Group C
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Robert Kispál (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN)
Fourth Official: István Vad (HUN)
(IRL) Republic of Ireland
Germany (GER)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 21:45 CET, Dublin (IRL) Group C
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Renato Faverani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Fourth Official: Luca Banti (ITA)
(TUR) Turkey
Romania (ROU)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 19:30 CET, Istanbul (TUR) Group D
Referee: Howard Webb (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Darren Cann (ENG)
Fourth Official: Andre Marriner (ENG)
(NED) Netherlands
Andorra (AND)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 20:30 CET, Rotterdam (NED) Group D
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrei Hetsikau (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitry Zhuk (BLR)
Fourth Official: Dzianis Shcherbakou (BLR)
(EST) Estonia
Hungary (HUN)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 20:30 CET, Tallinn (EST) Group D
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: David Elias Biton (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oren Bornshtain (ISR)
Fourth Official: Menashe Masiah (ISR)
(ALB) Albania
Iceland (ICE)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 19:00 CET, Tirana (ALB) Group E
Referee: Tony Asumaa (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matti Heininen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Marko Hänninen (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jari Jarvinen (FIN)
(SUI) Switzerland
Norway (NOR)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 20:30 CET, Berne (SUI) Group E
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)
Fourth Official: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
(SVN) Slovenia
Cyprus (CYP)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 21:45 CET, Maribor (SVN) Group E
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Radomir Sluk (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Erik Weiss (SVK)
Fourth Official: Peter Kralovic (SVK)
(RUS) Russia
Portugal (POR)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 17:00 CET, Moscow (RUS) Group F
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Gábor Eros (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: György Ring (HUN)
Fourth Official: Adám Németh (HUN)
(LUX) Luxembourg
Israel (ISR)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 21:00 CET, Luxembourg (LUX) Group F
Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Soteriou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 2: Charalambos Charalambous (CYP)
Fourth Official: Christos Nicolaides (CYP)
(LIE) Liechtenstein
Lithuania (LTU)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 19:30 CET, Vaduz (LIE) Group G
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrej Kokolj (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Marko Stančin (SVN)
Fourth Official: Nikola Dabanović (SVN)
(SVK) Slovakia
Latvia (LVA)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 20:15 CET, Bratislava (SVK) Group G
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Berry Simons (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Fourth Official: Richard Liesveld (NED)
(GRE) Greece
Bosnia-Herzegovina (BIH)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Piraeus (GRE) Group G
Referee: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Luca Maggiani (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea De Marco (ITA)
(MDA) Moldova
Ukraine (UKR)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 20:00 CET, Chisinau (MDA) Group H
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Cano (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Fourth Official: Laurent Duhamel (FRA)
(ENG) England
San Marino (SMR)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 21:00 CET, London (ENG) Group H
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytautas Simkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Saulius Dirda (LTU)
Fourth Official: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)
(FIN) Finland
Georgia (GEO)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 17:30 CET, Helsinki (FIN) Group I
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mykola Levko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleksii Andrieiev (UKR)
Fourth Official: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
(BLR) Belarus
Spain (ESP)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 20:00 CET, Minsk (BLR) Group I
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Walter Vromans (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Kristof Meers (BEL)
Fourth Official: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)


Felix Brych (GER) will take control over this matchday's top clash in Group I: Spain will meet France

16 October
(BEL) Belgium
Scotland (SCO)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group A
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Espen Berntsen (NOR)
(CRO) Croatia
Wales (WAL)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group A
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Cristian Nica (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Aurel Onita (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU)
(FYR) FYROM
Serbia (SRB)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group A
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Angelo Boonman (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Rob van de Ven (NED)
Fourth Official: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
(ITA) Italy
Denmark (DEN)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group B
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Zunic (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Fourth Official: Slavko Vincic (SVN)
(CZE) Czech Republic
Bulgaria (BUL)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group B
Referee: Vladislav Bezbodorov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolay Golubev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Vyacheslav Semenov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
(FRO) Faroe Islands
Republic of Ireland (IRL)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group C
Referee: Lorenc Jemini (ALB)
Assistant Referee 1: Ermal Barushi (ALB)
Assistant Referee 2: Gezim Koka (ALB)
Fourth Official: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
(AUT) Austria
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
Friday, 12 October 2012, 18:00 CET, Astana (KAZ) Group C
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jacob Bille (DEN)
Fourth Official: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
(GER) Germany
Sweden (SWE)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Berlin (GER) Group C
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Tiago Trigo (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Fourth Official: Duarte Gomes (POR)
(ROU) Romania
Netherlands (NED)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group D
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Alasdair Ross (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Derek Rose (SCO)
Fourth Official: John Beaton (SCO)
(AND) Andorra
Estonia (EST)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group D
Referee: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Dusko Milosevski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Sirilov (MKD)
Fourth Official: Goran Spirkoski (MKD)
(HUN) Hungary
Turkey (TUR)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group D
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Fourth Official: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)
(ALB) Albania
Slovenia (SVN)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group E
Referee: Martin Hansson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Per Brogevik (SWE)
Fourth Official: Michael Lerjeus (SWE)
(CYP) Cyprus
Norway (NOR)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group E
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Piotr Sadczuk (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Robert Malek (POL)
(ICE) Iceland
Switzerland (SUI)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group E
Referee: Alan Kelly (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien Macgraith (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marc Douglas (IRL)
Fourth Official: Padraigh Sutton (IRL)
(ISR) Israel
Luxembourg (LUX)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group F
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Alain Hoxha (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Richard Hübler (AUT)
Fourth Official: Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT)
(POR) Portugal
Northern Ireland (NIR)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group F
Referee: Thorsten Kinhöfer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Detlef Scheppe (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Guido Kleve (GER)
Fourth Official: Marco Fritz (GER)
(RUS) Russia
Azerbaijan (AZE)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group F
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Marjan Kirovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Fourth Official: Jovan Kaludjerovic (MNE)
(BIH) Bosnia-Herzegovina
Lithuania (LTU)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group G
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondrej Pelikan (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Patrik Filipek (CZE)
Fourth Official: Radek Prihoda (CZE)
(LVA) Latvia
Liechtenstein (LIE)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group G
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Zoltán Székely (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Miklos István Nagy (ROU)
Fourth Official: Ovidiu Hategan (ROU)
(SVK) Slovakia
Greece (GRE)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group G
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Cryans (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: George Drummond (SCO)
Fourth Official: Euan Norris (SCO)
(SMR) San Marino
Moldova (MDA)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group H
Referee: Marios Panayi (CYP)
Assistant Referee 1: Athinodoros Ioannou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 2: Stelios Nikita (CYP)
Fourth Official: Ioannis Anastasiou (CYP)
(UKR) Ukraine
Montenegro (MNE)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group H
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Karsiotis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Anastasios Sidiripoulos (GRE)
(POL) Poland
England (ENG)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group H
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Mauro Bergonzi (ITA)
(ESP) Spain
France (FRA)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group I
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Fourth Official: Felix Zwayer (GER)
(BLR) Belarus
Georgia (GEO)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 Group I
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Klaus Strasser (AUT)
Fourth Official: Markus Hameter (AUT)

102 Comments:

  1. Reading the names, now it seems even clear that the appointments are made by UEFA committee, with just the ratification by FIFA.
    At least until WC2010 qualifying, the situation was different. Now probably with the new trend of Collina, they have started to work in this way.
    For example, even in England - San Marino we can read the name of Mažeika, a prospective good referee for UEFA, which had his EL debut one year ago. Instead, with the FIFA policy, we could have read a referee from Andorra, Luxembourg, Malta an so on.
    This is important, if we analyze every appointment, we can find a why.
    Salmanov, Turpin, Makkelie, Kružliak. Hope you get what I mean, and of course this speech can concern also the Elite referees, with the big clashes, e. g. Brych.

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  2. And Jakob Kehlet seems to be promising referee.

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  3. Kruzliak's appointment is definitely a good sign that they saw his talent. His domestic mentor is Lubos Michel. I was however quite surprised that they give him SVN CYP, I would appointed a higher classified ref for this match while Trattou is underestimated if you ask me. His performances were good in the past, he could have got a better match.

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    1. I can't really say what happens with Trattou. Probably UEFA has decided that he can be promoted at ED because of his age.

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  4. It's sad U-17 final ref is so underestimated. I mean Kristo Tohver.

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    AFC CUP 2012, 1/4 finals, second legs

    Al-Wihdat (JOR) - Kuwait SC (KUW)
    Banjar Muhammad Al-Dossari, Ramzan Said Al-Nuaimi, Salam Rashid Al-Nuaimi, Khamis Muhammad Al-Kuwari (QAT)

    Al-Ittifaq (KSA) - Arema Indonesia (IDN)
    Minoru Tojo, Toshiyuki Nagi, Tajiri Tomokazu, Yudai Yamamoto (JPN)

    Kelantan (MAS) - Arbil (IRQ)
    Choi Myung-Yong, Yoon Kwang-Yeol, Kim Young-Ha, Kim Dae-Yong (KOR)

    Al-Shorta (SYR) - Chonburi FC (THA)
    Said Mozaffarizadeh Yazdi, Said Alinezhadian, Alireza Kahouri, Muhsin Ghahremani (IRN)

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  5. I doubt he is underestimated, UEFA is just careful with him. They are in fact too careful with Kuchin who showed a good u19 Euro and then had no real chance.

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    1. The problem for these referees (from Kazakhstan, Estonia and so on) is often represented by the assistants.
      The referee himself can be good, but unlucikly it's often difficult to find two reliable assistants from the same country.
      In fact, when they officiate in these youth tournaments (U17, U19) they have assistants from other countries.

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    2. And another problem is lack of member in referee committee

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  6. Argentina vs Uruguay
    Leandro Vuaden, Altemir Hausmann, Roberto Braatz (BRA)

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  7. OFF TOPIC
    I have read that for the Ligue 1 match Ajaccio - Stade Brestois tomorrow in the evening is appointed Olivier Thual:
    http://www.fff.fr/competitions/php/designations/designations.php?sa_no=2012&cp_no_rech=282247&date_rech=24092012

    This referee was born in Brest, can anyone explain me how it could be possible?
    http://ita.worldfootball.net/schiedsrichter_profil/olivier-thual/

    Here in Italy an appointment like this would be abslutely forbidden, even though he is not living in Brest actually, but he is just born there, it should be enough to disallow the appointment.
    More generally, what are the rules about that, in your countries?
    Here in Italy a referee can't offciate a team:
    1) of the town where he was born (just be born is enough)
    2) of the town where he lives
    3) of the town where he just works, if different from his origin
    4) of the town of his referee department, if different from his origin
    and of course many other particular cases, like having a relative who works for a certain football team.
    Here rules are very strict because we have (probably) a different way of thinking and we are accustomed to think always the worst.
    At the beginning of each football season, a referee (of every division) has to inform about his work, place of residence (if anything has changed or not)!


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  8. Hey Chefren,
    Let me answer you and explain how they do here in France. Each referee belongs to a Ligue, generally the place where he made his debuts in refereeing. And this is the only criterion that is taking into account. Olivier Thual belongs to the Aquitaine Ligue: he can't be appointed on a match that involves Bordeaux. But for Brest, they consider he's unbiased.
    Since you're talking about Olivier Thual (maybe the worst French ref on FIFA list), there's a big controversy here in France because Marc Batta wants to demote Olivier Thual and Said Ennjimi from their international functions, to promote young referees: Benoît Millot and Nicolas Rainville (both of them are 30). They are, in my opinion, better than Thual and Ennjimi but French federation and professional ligue strongly criticize this decision (because Said Ennjimi is very appreciated). To be continued...

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  9. And what do you think about Portugal where every referee can get every match. Or maybe something has changed in last years.

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    1. Portugal has 4 main categories: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and regionals.
      category 1 has 25 refs responsible for Liga ZON-Sagres, II LIGA and TAÇA DA LIGA. those 3 competitions just have these 25 refs.
      In the Portuguese CUP things are a bit different. Any ref can get any match, but obviously in the final stages we have the 25 of first category.

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    2. And yes... no regional discrimination. For example Fc Porto (Oporto FA) vs Benfica (Lisbon FA) can have SOares Dias (Oporto FA) or Proença (Lisbon FA) in charge.

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  10. Greece too. A referee can get any match. For example our new FIFA referee Andreas Pappas is from Athens (born there and works there too). Last year he was in charge of Olympiakos - AEK Athens. Moreover Ilias Spathas (belongs to Peraias) has been in charge of Olympiakos (also Peraias) many times including a derby match with Panathinaikos.

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  11. I think one should avoid that, but DFB thinks in the same manner. It depends on which football federation (DFB is split in 21 smaller football federations) you are belonging to. E.g. Kempter is joining Badischer FV and once handled Rostock (north east of Germany) and Stuttgart (South east of GER, but belonging to Württembergischer FV). Kempter's origin Sauldorf is approximately 50 kms away from Stuttgart and 850 kms from Rostock. (see here http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=58)

    Dr. Helmut Fleischer, former FIFA and Bundesliga official was also allowed to handle Schalke and Dortmund, even though he was born in Essen, belonging to the same federation as S04 and BVB, because he joined a football club in Dachau, Bavaria, belonging to Bayerischer FV.

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  12. BIG LEAGUES APPOINTMENTS:

    ENG:
    Arsenal - Chelsea (Martin Atkinson)
    Sunderland - Wigan (Howard Melton Webb)
    Reading - Newcastle (Andre Marriner)
    Stoke - Swansea (Jon Moss)
    Norwich - Liverpool (Michael Jones)
    Fulham - Manchester City (Mark Halsey)
    Everton - Southampton (Lee Willem Probert)
    Manchester United - Tottenham (Christopher Foy)
    Aston Villa - WBA (Anthony Taylor)
    QPR - West Ham (Mark Clattenburg)

    ESP:
    Valladolid - Rayo Vallecano (Jesús Gil Manzano)
    Espanyol - Atlético (Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva)
    Málaga - Betis (Javier Estrada Fernández)
    Sociedad - Athletic (Carlos Clos Gómez)
    Osasuna - Levante (Alfonso Álvarez Izquierdo)
    Valencia - Zaragoza (Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero)
    Getafe - Mallorca (José Luis Paradas Romero)
    Granada - Celta Vigo (Carlos Velasco Carballo)
    Sevilla - Barcelona (Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz)
    Real Madrid - Deportivo La Coruña (Miguel Ángel Ayza Gámez)

    GER:
    Fortuna - Schalke (Peter Gagelmann)
    Bayer - Greuther Fürth (Guido Winkmann)
    Werder - Bayern (Michael Weiner)
    Nürnberg - Stuttgart (Florian Meyer)
    Hoffenheim - Augsburg (Markus Schmidt)
    Hamburg - Hannover (Felix Zwayer)
    Dortmund - Mönchengladbach (Wolfgang Stark)
    Eintracht - Freiburg (Felix Brych)
    Wolfsburg - Mainz (Marco Fritz)

    FRA:
    Stade Rennais - Lille (Nicolas Rainville)
    Nice - Bastia (Alexandre Castro)
    Evian - Lorient (Benoit Bastien)
    PSG - Sochaux (Wilfried Bien)
    Ajaccio - Stade Brestois (Olivier Thual)
    Nancy - Montpellier (Benoit Millot)
    Troyes - Toulouse (Ruddy Buquet)
    St-Etienne - Stade Reims (Amaury Delerue)
    Lyon - Bordeaux (Laurent Duhamel)
    Valenciennes - Marseille (Bartolomeu Varela Teles)

    ITA:
    Atalanta - Torino (Davide Massa)
    Bologna - Catania (Piero Giacomelli)
    Cagliari - Pescara (Antonio Damato)
    Inter - Fiorentina (Antonio Danilo Giannocaro)
    Juventus - Roma (Nicola Rizzoli)
    Lazio - Siena (Carmine Russo)
    Palermo - Chievo (Mauro Bergonzi)
    Parma - Milan (Gianluca Rocchi)
    Sampdoria - Napoli (Paolo Tagliavento)
    Udinese - Genoa (Andrea Romeo)

    POR:
    Paços - Benfica (Marco Bruno dos Santos Ferreira)
    Guimarães - Braga (Paulo Jorge Lourenço Batista)
    Sporting - Estoril (Nuno Miguel Serrano Almeida)
    Rio Ave - Porto (Bruno Alexandre da Silva Esteves)
    Beira Mar - Setúbal (Rui Jorge Rodrigues da Silva)
    Olhanense - Nacional (António Jorge Gonçalves Ferreira)
    Gil Vicente - Moreirense (João Francisco Lopes Ferreira)
    Marítimo - Académica (Hugo Rodrigues Pacheco)

    NED:
    Heerenveen - Breda (Tom van Sichem)
    Feyenoord - Nijmegen (Bas Nijhuis)
    Utrecht - Vitesse (Pol van Boekel)
    Heracles - ADO (Christof Dierick - BEL)
    Ajax - Twente (Pieter Vink)
    Alkmaar - Waalwijk (Kevin Blom)
    Groningen - Roda (Reinold Wiedemeijer)
    Willem II - Zwolle (Ruud Bossen)
    Venlo - PSV (Eric Braamhaar)

    UKR:
    Shakhtar - Dnipro (Serhiy Boyko)
    Dynamo - Zorya (Yaroslav Kozyk)
    Volyn - Tavriya (Serhiy Lysenchuk)
    Chornomorets - Metalist (Dmytro Kutakov)
    Vorskla - Illichivets (Yuriy Vaks)
    Hoverla - Metalurh Donetsk (Anatoliy Abdula)
    Kryvbas - Metalurh Zaporizhya (Yuriy Hrysio)
    Karpaty - Arsenal (Viktor Shvetsov)

    RUS:
    Kuban - Terek (Timur Arslanbekov)
    Amkar - Spartak (Aleksandr Egorov)
    Zenit - Lokomotiv (Mikhail Vilkov)
    Rostov - Rubin (Eduard Malyi)
    Anzhy - Volga (Maksim Layushkin)
    CSKA - Dinamo (Sergey Karasev)
    Mordoviya - Alaniya (Sergey Ivanov)
    Krylya - Krasnodar (Vasiliy Kazartsev)

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  13. Thanks a lot for this overview!
    Interesting match for Karasev.

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    1. Big clashes also for:
      - Martin Atkinson (Arsenal - Chelsea)
      - Christopher Foy (Manchester United - Tottenham)
      - Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Sevilla - Barcelona)
      - Wolfgang Stark (Borussenderby)
      - Paulo Jorge Lourenço Batista (Guimarães - Braga, Minho derby)
      - Pieter Vink (Ajax - Twente)
      - Serhiy Boyko (Shakhtar - Dnipro)
      - Mikhail Vilkov (Zenit - Lokomotiv)

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    2. Turkey is trying to select new FIFAs, canditates has taken important matches;

      Mete Kalkavan
      Besiktas v Sivasspor

      Ozgur Yankaya
      Galatasaray v Bursaspor (In 2nd week)

      Barıs Simsek
      Galatasaray v Orduspor

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    3. And in my country we have a big clash with 2 teams from the same city (both from Thessaloniki) and a very difficult match for every referee.

      PAOK - ARIS: Anastasios Kakos

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  14. It's Giannoccaro and not Giannocaro, I read his surname written wrongly many times. :)

    Thank you also from me.

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    1. Sorry, it's inexplicable mistake :/

      If you want I can do it before every matchday.

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    2. It would be a very appreciated thing, thanks again.

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    1. OK, so expect appointments 2 days before matchday :)

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    2. And if you want more leagues only say which ones.

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    3. I would say Turkey is important, too, perhaps also Scotland having two elite refs in it, but Turkey will do. Thanks a lot again.

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    4. TUR:
      Orduspor - Galatasaray (Barış Şimşek)
      Bursaspor - Gaziantepspor (Suat Arslanboğa)
      Kasımpaşa - Fenerbahçe (İlker Meral)
      Akhisar - Kardemir (Hakan Ceylan)
      Eskişehirspor - İstanbul BB (Hüseyin Sabancı)
      Trabzonspor - Mersin Idmanyurdu (Mustafa İlker Coşkun)
      Antalyaspor - Elazığspor (Fırat Aydınus)
      Gençlerbirliği - Kayserispor (Hüseyin Göçek)
      Beşiktaş - Sivasspor (Mete Kalkavan)

      SCO:
      Aberdeen - Hibernian (Calum Murray)
      Dundee - St. Johnstone (Alan Muir)
      Heart of Midlothian - Kilmarnock (Robert Madden)
      Inverness - Dundee (Stephen Finnie)
      Motherwell - Celtic (Iain Robertson Brines)
      St. Mirren - Ross County (Steven McLean)

      ENG (Select Group Officials in Championship / League 1 / League 2):
      Hull - Peterborough (Michael Oliver)
      Bolton - Leeds (Philip Dowd)
      Cardiff - Birmingham (Kevin Friend)
      Sheffield United - Notts County (Neil Swarbrick)

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  16. Let me say that a WC without additional assistant referees, after Blatter's words, should be an embarassing nonsense for Collina and UEFA committee.

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  17. These AARs are Monsieur Platini's baby and I doubt he will give it up.

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  18. Full appointments

    Greece - Bosnia

    Referee: Antonio Damato (ITA)
    Assistants: Ricardo Di Fiore, Luca Maggiani (ITA)
    Fourth Official: Andrea De Marco (ITA)

    Scotland - Greece:

    Referee: William Collum (SCO)
    Assistants: Martin Cryans, George Drummond (SCO)
    Fourth Official: Euan Norris (SCO)

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  19. Slovenia - Cyprus

    Referee: Ivan Kruzliak (SVK)
    Assistants: Radomir Sluk, Weiss Erik (SVK)
    Fourth Official: Peter Kralovic (SVK)
    Referee's Observer: Paul Alaerts (BEL)

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  20. Interesting video (a conversation with Kari Seitz, Marlene Duffy and Veronica Perez)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3AOyBALUBI

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  21. Martin Hansson will officiate Albania - Slovenia, instead of Daniel Stålhammar.

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  22. Again, Stalhammar is replaced. That also happened in Plzen vs a BEL team in EL playoffs where Eriksson replaced him.

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    1. It seems that Swedish referees are very busy in their life. :)

      About Mario Strahonja:

      FIRST HALF
      Penalty awarded to Italy, in my opinion wrong, the handball was not to be punished.
      3 wrong raised flags by first assistant Premuzaj, the first two were realy blatant and big mistakes.
      Possible penalty for Armenia

      SECOND HALF
      Handball by an Armenian player, in my opinion this was more a penalty than the given one, therefore no clear line.


      Poor performance IMHO.


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    2. Rizzoli poor as well.
      One of the most ridiculous dive calls I have seen so far. Reus (GER) is clearly pulled in the box, should have been penalty and then probably red for dogso. Rizzoli decided dive, yellow.
      Moreover, he did not protect the players when nasty tackles of Irish midfielders came up.
      No consistent line in card management, as always, good assistants.
      Correct penalty to GER in 2nd half.

      In the end, a crucial mistake and areas for improvement in a match of low difficulty.

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    3. Damato with many (small) mistakes in a match of medium difficulty. He seemed a lot fussy by not giving obvious fouls. Mark: 8.0.

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  23. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GJLLvAvQUmY

    second assistant Kristof Meers...

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    1. It is Gumienny's mistake. If the assistant is that convinced from his position that the player did not touch the ball, then both, but also Gumienny who could anticipate his assistant's difficulties, should start a conversation and be aware that if the ball was again touched, it was offside..

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  24. Geiger with two sending-offs, the same counts for Javier Santos and Heber Lopes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrVisbw9Je4

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    1. As often happens, matches in El Salvador are something like a far west.
      I don't think that it's exclusively Geiger fault...

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  25. Italian sport press has evaluated Strahonja's performance as unacceptable.

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  26. AFC Champions League Final

    10 November South Korea

    Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (BHR)
    Assistants: Mohammed Jaffer, Sayed Jalal Mahfood (BHR)
    Fourth official: Ali Al Samahiji (BHR)

    Strange that the appointment was made 1 month before the match.

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  27. And not his pre list assistants..

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  28. Now watched the yellow card for dive given to Reus.
    The problem was that Rizzoli was in a not good position, to see the pulling.
    For sure, no dive, but if you don't want to give neither the penalty, it would be stll ok, IMHO.

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  29. I would give the penalty, clear pulling, the camera behind the goal shows it.
    If a referee is not in a good positioning, then jeez, then he should not give yellow for diving and make such determined gestures afterwards. But that was not his only problem. He did not caution two serious fouls when the ball was away on Schweinsteiger, who was injured before (and actually during EURO, too) exactly due to that, at this point of his calf. Later on, he gives yellow for a less serious foul (giving support) to Badstuber, there was no line. I do not know why, but I am not that sure anymore that Rocchi has no chance at all. I was neither convinced by Rizzoli's 2011/12 season in CL, nor by EURO.

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  30. In Switzerland, Fernández' performance was considered as very weak.
    It is said that Hitzfeld, their coach, even flipped the bird at him (like Montpellier's coach).

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    1. I didn't watch the match, but what I've heard about it makes me wondering about Borbalàns performance. Since he is in Elite Development categorie, he has had some bad reviews in this community. So I doubt if he's a candidate for promotion. It seems that Antonio Mateu Lahoz is the future spanish Elite referee.
      Hitzfelds behaviour is not gentlemen-like of course. But even Diego Benaglio was really angry after the match, so I guess something must have happened.

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    2. I think he missed a penalty to SUI for excessive pulling, when score was still 0-0. But there is no full download for the match, unfortunately.

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    3. http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/news/newsid=1785880/index.html?intcmp=fifacom_hp_module_news
      FIFA has started investigation.

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    4. Good decision. Hitzfeld has by the way stated he showed the finger himself (;))

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  31. www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTtcsfAV754

    This is the penalty given by Strahonja, what do you think?

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  32. I think, the decision was wrong, because the defender's arm was very close to the body, and there was no special movement towards the ball.

    Another interesting match:
    Wales-Scotland, Referee: Florian Meyer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2u88hBAFLM
    Situations:
    4:32 penalty appeal
    5:06 penalty appeal
    6:26 denied goal, seems a big msitake by Bornhorst.
    7:02 penalty

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  33. I really don't understand the raised flag by Bornhorst.
    Was it for a offside? Impossible, the player was in a clear onside position.
    What did he see?

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  34. Probably, he thought, the ball was out of play during the cross.

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  35. Strahonja's penalty surely wrong.
    Meyer's situations:
    4:32 correct
    5:06 borderline, but still ok
    6:26 Bornhorst decided the ball crossed the byline in the air, so goal-kick, cannot be proven
    7:02 correct

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    1. About Strahonja: Observer (someone from Sweden, not sure who) confirmed all Strahonja's calls were correct including called penalty for Italy, and not calling second penalty for Italy, and that one for Armenia that was suspicious.

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    2. If this info is right, that is another hint at the loss of feeling for the game. On the one hand, these federations are demanding "protect the players", and then they whistle such penalties..

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    3. I believe in what you wrote, nevertheless I don't agree.
      UEFA should analyze these handball situations in a better way.

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    4. Just remember EURO, Skomina, NED-DEN match. He didn't whistle for handballs even we all agreed he should. Then remember what he did whistle in GER-GRE, "softer" handball then those in NED-DEN match.

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  36. Sorry, of course it can be proven. The call was wrong, it clearly did not cross the line. So crucial mistake.

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  37. Nice match for Felix Brych:
    SPAIN - SPAIN disguised with the French ensign

    ;-)

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  38. The first 20 minutes were good, but after that, Lee lost it completely. Missed serious fouls, tactical fouls, issueing a yellow for nearly nothing and many small mistakes. Not on the same level this match should need

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  39. Stavrev very attentive with handballs on the walls during free kicks, he gave already two cards for this reason.

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  40. Hey Niclas, you (correctly) chose the FRENCH ensign but (wrongly) wrote SPAIN above!

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  41. Oh, thanks :D Spain-Spain would be interesting as well..

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  42. The penalty given by Stavrev was for a foul out of penalty area, anyway difficult to see.
    No help from the first assistant, in a better position.
    Here an additional might have helped the referee.

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  43. So a crucial mistake.
    Concerning the additional assistants, when I watched Jug's match in the past 2 hours, I was relieved by not seeing them on the bylines..

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X46cKgxSp_U

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    2. Another crucial mistake by Stavrev. I wonder what UEFA sees at this referee to have him in ED.

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  44. Unbelievable match in Berlin, I have no words, never experienced such a match.
    The Proenca phenomenon, German teams simply cannot win under him, even if they are 100 miles better, which GER were for 60 minutes.

    Proenca. I have rarely seen such an awful performance by him. 3 crucial errors (missed handball prior to 3-0, missed a clear foul prior to 4-1 and ellbow-foul prior to 4-4 in 90+3), a masterpiece of self-fashioning. The crucial thing about it: the fouls were clear, the handball was clear, the match was easy.

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    1. Forgot to emphasize Trigo's and Miranda's very good performances, as always great.

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  45. Niclas, it seems that Proença has many problems with handball.
    Do you remember our work at EURO?
    In Sweden-France he didn't whistle a possible penalty in a borderline situation, in the final Spain-Italy he missed the blatant touch by Bonucci.
    So, there is a consistency in his behavior.

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  46. Slovenia never deserved to win or even to draw tonight in Tirana, but nevertheless - a clear foul on Brecko not given just before the only goal of the match. The result influencing obvious mistake by Hansson.
    S

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  47. About Skomina in Italy-Denmark: Osvaldo was sent off for an elbow. The decision appeared a bit harsh as first, I was not convinced at all, but watching again the stuation, probably a correct call by the referee. It's difficult to understand if it was deliberate, anyway I will try to watch it better.
    For the rest, several missed advantages, and his classic style to whistle less than the needed.
    Probably missed yellow cards, but overall no crucial mistakes.

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  48. The handball was the toughest decision of the 3 crucial ones. The fouls, you must see the fouls, impossible that he did not see them. I also have a problem with him because of one observation. When there was this ellbow inset by Ibrahimovic (I think) on Mertesacker, one saw him in the background immediately taking the whistle to his mouth but he did not whistle, he waited and Sweden scored..but as I said, apart from these crucial mistakes, his performance was characterized by boastfulness, a certain pride or something like that, mindlessness, don't know how to call it. Not the best concentration.

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    1. And after the YC for Lahm, because he waited too long at a throw-in, the match continued with a throw-in for Sweden, what is wrong according tot the LOTG. He should know that better.

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    2. That is then no faulty interpretation, but a violation of the Laws. I thought he punished him for stealing metres, but in fact, that was not the case.

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    3. It's unbelievable that a CL and EURO final referee doesn't know the LOTG.
      I wont believe that.

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  49. Borsch raised the flag for offside, not for the second one where it was clearly onside, but for the free kick itself. Have to check that tomorrow, seems to be wrong.
    Correct penalty though to Spain.

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  50. Poland - England will be played tomorrow due to heavy rain and flooded field.

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    1. Great, I would not have survived two days without football :P

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    2. Stadium has a slide-roof but both teams didn't want to slide it one day before match and yesterday it wasn't possible due to.. heavy rain :)

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  51. AFC match Qatar - Uzbekistan was suspended twice by referee Hai Tan due to hot weather: 35 degrees of temperature. The referee was worried for the health of the players. And now we are in October, I don't know how in 10 years in this country FIFA can organize the World Cup. The average temperature in June is between 27 and 42 degrees. They have to build indoor stadiums with air conditioning, no other solutions... they can't move the WC to December.

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  52. Alan Kelly with a good performance in Iceland-Switzerland, but he only gave a yellow card for a heavy ellbow hit by a Iceland player. Should have been a red card instead.
    Pawel Gil in Cyprus-Norway with a very soft penalty call.

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  53. Proenca is worse in every next match. Of course, he never was the best referee in whistling fouls but now... Chelsea - Juventus - missed penalty (imo!) now terrible performance in qualification... I'm just curious UEFA is able to punish him... His last performances one can characterize by two words: TOTALLY DECONCENTRATION! Referee who is on such level can't make such mistakes like Proenca last time. He wants to create new laws not whistling extremely obvious fouls one can imagine... I don't know why? Does he want to be different? Does he want to be called 'extremely lenient' or 'brilliantly reading the game' referee? It's not good way to reach it...

    Overall, I'm very disgusted by referees quality in last matches. Many really obvious mistakes, many tries to be 'feeling the game' referee, many inconsistencies and different interpretations. I really don't like that. Do you like that? Everything has place under supervision of superstar Collina. But are referees performances superb? Nope, they are mostly average/poor. And it's the serious problem in present refereeing - lack of consistency, creating too lenient referees who can't be lenient, different interpretations and defending referees decisions by committee members even if they are completely different...

    In this case, I'm starting to love Cuneyt Cakir, Milorad Mazić and referees with strict style. Laws are Laws and any stupid leniency shouldn't change them. Foul is a foul, how the hell Proenca can miss foul proceeding 4-4? How the hell referees so differently interpretate handballs???

    I loved such referees like De Bleeckere, Lucilio Batista, Luis Medina Cantalejo, Jorge Larrionda, Horacio Elizondo who were excellent referees applying rules. Now referees aren't neither excellent nor apply rules. Of course, Kassai, Webb, Proenca have great control and style but it's less important than good calls. Don't like present trends....

    Regards from Poland!

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    1. Considering the past matchdays of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as well as both matchdays in UEFA Champions League, one can definitely constitute without having a bad conscience or even doubts that the match officials were in the end not the best men on the pitches - and that is still formulated politely.

      Something is going wrong when one collects impressions from different referees in multiple matches and recognizes that the number of crucial mistakes prevails over the number of correctly taken crucial decisions, that nearly the half of the performances revealed such mistakes at all which is unfortunately no exaggeration by no stretch of the imagination.

      It is surprising or rather astonishing by whom those many grave and crucial mistakes, or, as seen yesterday, violation of the Laws of the Game were made. Experienced referee having joined a World Cup or a European Championship are concerned, those who should be able to detect the difference of a very clear penalty kick and a dive, ellbow offences happening in their free area of vicinity and finally who should be able to draw conclusions and learn from matches due to which they were sent home from an important tournament, who however make the same mistake more than once again in a Champions League match and who completely lose control and are influenced by players seen yesterday in Romania. And it is also surprising to appoint the same referee for the two biggest finals of this year, that's usually when the ground falls out from underneath your feet, everybody who watched certain matches including a 4-4 yesterday might confirm that.

      Officials can have bad days, such as players have them more often than those who are paradoxically blamed more often...but one may put forward some worries with regard to the circumstance that recent and very famous examples indicated that there might be a loss of common sense and flair when reflecting how often undeliberate handballs were made deliberate by the referees' decisions, doesn't matter whether it occurred in a EURO quarterfinal, in Manchester or in Armenia. Something is going wrong if players are made guilty for having an arm as a part of their body, if observers even praise such decisions which means that the committee probably agrees with this development. And something is dramatically going wrong if a referee publicly (= to the press) reveals insights of a match-debriefing.

      But of course, it is wrong to generalize, there were many good performances, we discussed about many promising talents in the past and about many positive developments like Skomina, Brych or Cakir.

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    2. Couldn't agree more!

      Skomina and Cakir are raising stars and UEFA is blind seeing Skomina so far-to-action positioned. I can understand them until he's good in calls. Brych's style of running is very strange, not sportsmanlike ;) Cakir seems to be the most self-confident on the field.

      We have also great mini-stars like Hagen, Karasev, Marciniak...

      But what the hell with 'great stars' like Kassai, Proenca... Only imagine a teenage who is begginer in refereeing and such a teenage watches matches where is able to see i.e. Proenca's inconsistency. He gets instructions in courses about fouls, handballs. He tries to introduce in his small matches. But then he sees the biggest star of current refereeing is Proenca who even don't know the laws... And then he wants to be the same, so he misses obvious fouls on regional 'stadiums' and is punished by regional FA for it. But in his head is still picture of Proenca missing obvious fouls and getting finals... No logic.

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    3. Specially agree on your last paragraph.
      But I doubt that being "sportsmanlike" depends on the method how you are running (by the way, I would bet a lot that Brych is the one in Bundesliga with the highest km average). Don't forget Turpin, Hategan, Zwayer and Jug, also very promising refs, like many many others.

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    4. Especially Hategan. Turpin, Zwayer and Jug must improve some things to be Elite Referees, but they are young.

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  54. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvOiRmW2vlI

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  55. Orsato's yellow card in the penalty is acceptable. One can argue that it was DOGSO, but the touch caused by Altintop was not deliberate, but solely unlucky, therefore penalty and yellow ok.

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  56. Rocchi in first half is totally meticulous. I have a feeling I watch Qatar Stars League or something like that... Every physical contact is a foul for him. I know it can be his approach but neither ENG nor POL like that. Sometimes his whistle is really annoying when stop the play when no one can say why. And yellow card to Cole in 38' for time-wasting... Exeggarated. However, Rocchi lets the play on whenever he see a handball. Three times in the boxes, three times outside them. I'll check box-situation after match.

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  57. I also watched/am watching the match and have a totally other impression. Yes, he whistled everything against the home crowd but he was right in most of the occasions, good performance to my mind (even the itv commentators are satisfied..).

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    1. I didn't say he was wrong but he should've allowed more physical play. Especially 'the foul' on Gerrard at the end of first half. Overall, good performance.

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    2. I agree. Also good to resist both penalty appeals in the second half. I would give an 8.3, also for the assistants who had not that much to do.

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  58. Poland's defenders should be a bit more attentive in the box with their hands..not far away from penalty.

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  59. 17 October 2012, 17.00, Warsaw (Stadion Narodowy)
    2014 FIFA World Cup - UEFA qualification
    POLAND 1-1 ENGLAND
    Kamil Glik 70 - Wayne Rooney 31

    Poland: 22. Przemysław Tytoń - 26. Łukasz Piszczek, 27. Marcin Wasilewski, 2. Kamil Glik, 14. Jakub Wawrzyniak - 21. Kamil Grosicki (83, 17. Arkadiusz Milik), 8. Grzegorz Krychowiak, 7. Eugen Polanski, 10. Ludovic Obraniak (90, 6. Ariel Borysiuk), 13. Paweł Wszołek (63, 18. Adrian Mierzejewski) - 9. Robert Lewandowski.

    England: 1. Joe Hart - 2. Glen Johnson, 5. Phil Jagielka, 6. Joleon Lescott, 3. Ashley Cole - 7. James Milner, 4. Steven Gerrard, 8. Michael Carrick, 10. Wayne Rooney (73, 17. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain), 11. Tom Cleverley - 9. Jermain Defoe (67, 22. Danny Welbeck).

    Yellow Cards: Polanski 11' (tactical foul), Glik 64' (handball) - Cole 38' (time-wasting).

    Referees: Gianluca Rocchi, Gianluca Cariolato, Elenito Di Liberatore, Mauro Bergonzi (ITA)


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    Gianluca Rocchi - 8,6
    Although he was a bit too meticulous in first half (see fouls in 35' and 41'), Gianluca Rocchi brilliantly solved box-situations:
    03' - correct no penalty to ENG after Wasilewski-Rooney duel; more dive than a foul
    09' - correct no penalty to POL after undeliberate Carrick handball
    15' - correct no penalty to ENG; England's players shouted for pen but Glik didn't play the ball with his hand
    44' - correct no penalty to ENG; Glik played the ball with his hand but it was rather undeliberate, he was surprised
    52' - correct no penalty to ENG after Wszołek's clear tackle
    75' - correct no penalty to POL, Jagielka didn't play the ball with his hand
    Yellow cards were correct although I think booking to Cole for time-wasting was a bit exeggarated. Two mistakes when whistled fouls of Polish players (35', 41'). Nice positioning, good verbal warnings.

    Gianluca Cariolato - 8,4
    Some great onside calls like those in 9' and 69'. Faultless performance.

    Elenito Di Liberatore - 8,4
    One correct offside call, not challenged much.

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  60. CIPRUS-NORWAY ; REFEREE POLISH PAWEL GIL 80 min 11 in NORWAY DECIS PERFECT NOT IN REFEREE- OF POLISH PAWEL GIL 9,0 A-R.1-PIOTR SADCZUK 9,0 A-R.2 MARCIN BORKOWSKI 9,0 FURTH-OFICAL-ROBERT MAŁEK 9,0. Beste metches of POLISH REFEREE

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