October 8, 2012

2013 UEFA Under-21 EURO Play-Offs - Referee Appointments

Robert Madden (SCO) (C) MotherwellFC
The 2013 UEFA European Under-21 EURO will run from 5 to 18 June in Israel. The UEFA Executive Committee selected the hosts on 27 January 2011 – Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England and Wales had placed their bid as well – and it will be Israel's first final tournament since the 2000 UEFA European U16 Championship.

After the play-off draws at Nyon in September 2012, the seven missing teams will emerge in fourteen matches to be played on 11/12 and 15/16 October.
In the next days, UEFA will appoint fourteen referees; three of them will be observed by UEFA referee committee members Marc Batta, Jaap Uilenberg and Kyros Vassaras.


First Legs
Slovakia
Slovakia
 Netherlands
Netherlands
Thursday, 11 October 2012, 19:00 CET, National Training Centre, Senec (SVK)
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1:  Michaël Annonier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Fourth Official: Saïd Ennjimi (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Roy Cathcart (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leif Sundell (SWE)
Referee Liaison Officer: Tomas Mokos (SVK)

Spain
Spain
 Denmark
Denmark
Thursday, 11 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Municipal El Plantío, Burgos (ESP)
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: William Conquer (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Cryans (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alan Muir (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Pat Quigley (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Guy Goethals (BEL)
Referee Liaison Officer: José Ángel Jiménez Muñoz De Morales (ESP)

Czech Republic
Czech Republic
 Russia
Russia
Friday, 12 October 2012, 16:00 CET, Chance Arena, Jablonec (CZE)
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU)
Fourth Official: Sebastian Coltescu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Tomas Karpavicius (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Juan Antonio Fernandez Marin (ESP)
Referee Liaison Officer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)

Germany
Germany
 Switzerland
Switzerland
Friday, 12 October 2012, 18:00 CET, BayArena, Leverkusen (GER)
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jon Núnez Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Schmölzer (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
Referee Liaison Officer: Günter Risse (GER)

France
France
 Norway
Norway
Friday, 12 October 2012, 18:45 CET, Océane Stadium, Le Havre (FRA)
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Sten Klaasen (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Neeme Neemlaid (EST)
Fourth Official: Jan Roos (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)
Referee Liaison Officer: Romuald Bourgois (FRA)

England
England
 Serbia
Serbia
Friday, 12 October 2012, 19:00 CET, Carrow Road, Norwich (ENG)
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Fourth Official: Daniel Siebert (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Gunther De Saedeleer (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
Referee Liaison Officer: Adam Kenton (ENG)

Italy
Italy
 Sweden
Sweden
Friday, 12 October 2012, 21:00 CET, Adriatico, Pescara (ITA)
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Tavares (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: António Godinho (POR)
Fourth Official: Hugo Ferreira De Campos Miguel (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Richard Havrilla (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vagner (HUN)
Referee Liaison Officer: Davide Garbini (ITA)


Second Legs
Netherlands
Netherlands
 Slovakia
Netherlands
Monday, 15 October 2012, 19:00 CET, Sparta Stadium, Rotterdam (NED)
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Henrik Kristensen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: David Andersen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jens Maae (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Targo Kaldoja (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)
Referee Liaison Officer: Wout Schaap (NED)

Russia
Russia
 Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 14:30 CET, Centralni, Yektarinburg (RUS)
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matti Heininen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Fourth Official: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)
Referee Liaison Officer: Ilya Baryshnikov (RUS)

Switzerland
Switzerland
 Germany
Germany
Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 17:30 CET, Swissporarena, Lucerne (SUI)
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Gregor Rojko (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Fourth Official: Dejan Balažič (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick McGrath (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
Referee Liaison Officer: Guillaume Zen-Ruffinen (SUI)

Sweden
Sweden
 Italy
Italy
Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 18:00 CET, Gundfageln Arena, Kalmar (SWE)
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Jake Collin (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Long (ENG)
Fourth Official: Kevin Friend (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Luis Cuervas Del Real (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rene Temmink (NED)
Referee Liaison Officer: Jan-Erik Petersson (SWE)

Norway
Norway
 France
France
Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 18:00 CET, Marienlyst, Dammen (NOR)
Referee: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Fourth Official: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Titcombe (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
Referee Liaison Officer: Kristoffer Helgerud (NOR)

Serbia
Serbia
 England
England
Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 18:00 CET, Mladost, Kruševac (SRB)
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1:Çem Satman (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Kemal Yılmaz (TUR)
Fourth Official: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Tormod Larsen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
Referee Liaison Officer: Grujica Tomic (SRB)

Denmark
Denmark
 Spain
Spain
Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 18:30 CET, Aalborg Stadium, Aalborg (DEN)
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Fourth Official: Pavel Raczkowski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Lekov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
Referee Liaison Officer: Ove Hust (DEN)

85 Comments:

  1. Madden is a surprise for me, absolutely surprise, I don't know what is your feeling, instead.
    UEFA should have important plans for him, considering also his debut in EL.

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    1. petschovschi8/10/12 13:56

      Probably he will replace Craig Thompson in next years. After Thompson and Colum, Mr. Dallas has now a new referee to protect...

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    2. I have never seen a match of Euan Norris, but his career is not really running on international level. He joins First Group but has never whistled any EL match. That is strange and I am sure that Mr Dallas is not satisfied by "only" two Elite referees, McLean did not convince me personally, so Madden could be a new Scottish future ref, as my previous speaker also stressed.

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  2. My guess is Aytekin for Italy-Sweden.

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  3. Sergei Karasev, Ovidiu Hategan, Matej Jug, Manuel De Sousa, Deniz Aytekin, Szymon Marciniak, Antonio Mateu Lahoz and Antti Munukka could also be among the officials for the playoffs.

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    1. Anonymous8/10/12 15:26

      From names you noted there, Antti Munukka is only 100% sure if you ask me. Man get everything, but totaly deserved :).

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    2. Szymon Marciniak is there for sure.

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    3. I know, Aytekin is sure as well.

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  4. Slovakia - Netherlands
    Antony Gautier, Michaël Annonier, Philippe Jeanne, Saïd Ennjimi

    Also Spaniards will get a match (12 Oct)
    Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz, Pau Cebrián Devis, Jon Núñez Fernández, Carlos del Cerro Grande

    Polish team:
    Szymon Marciniak, Paweł Sokolnicki, Tomasz Listkiewicz, Paweł Raczkowski

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  5. Anonymous8/10/12 17:29

    Kenn Hansen (DEN) is sure as well.

    http://www.dbu.dk/Nyheder/2012/September/Kenn_Hansen_doemmer_u21_playoff.aspx

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  6. Thanks for that.
    Also an expected name somehow, so names like Arnold Hunter or Paolo Valeri are possible as well.

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  7. Uilenberg at SUI-GER, Vassaras at SRB-ENG and Batta at DEN-ESP.

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  8. Yun Hyeon, when exactly will Marciniak have his match?

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    1. 12 Oct but I'm not 100% sure

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  9. These 2 first appointments can be read in many ways.

    I don't know why UEFA insist on Gautier. As many of us have stated he is a bit fussy in every match he gets. Probably it is because of his age but I think that France has better referees than him for the new Elite.
    As for Madden. Last month he took a WC Qualifier and now an U21 play-off. I would say that he is a safe bet for promotion but I would expect a bigger name as observer. The second thing is that he is only 1 year at second category (promoted last December) so I guess he can't be ready with 5-6 games.

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  10. A guestion for Chefren.

    It is reported in some sites here in Greece that initially the fourth official for the Greece - Bosnia match was Luca Banti. But he was replaced by Andrea De Marco. Do you know any reason for this change?

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    1. Is that a punishment?
      He was also appointed for Steaua-Kobenhavn and then replaced by Damato in EL.
      Now that.
      We know Klose's handball goal in Serie A two weeks ago..

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    2. This situation of Banti is becoming more and more strange... he isn't injured or ill, he refereed yesterday Roma-Atalanta in serie A.
      I'm really going to think that UEFA (and therefore FIFA) doesn't want to appoint him in the international scene for a while, due to Klose missed handball.
      There aren't other reasons, and this is the second case in which he is replaced...!
      I try to go on with my investigation but it's really difficult.

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    3. I can add to the discussion that the missed handball in Napoli-Lazio has been aired all over the world becoming really famous, for example via youtube.
      Here in Italy many people were surprised about that... so probably for now the reputation of Banti isn't good...

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    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWhzNSaN4rA

      this is another famouse handball with Banti involved, Robinho scored for AC Milan against Chievo and referee didn't notice the irregular situation one year and half ago
      I don't think anyway that his badge can be in danger...

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  11. You know I making this overview at the moment for UEFA referee observers.
    Guy Goethals is not that "unimportant" (EL 11/12 and 12/13 are still missing!):

    CL 10/11: Lyon-Benfica (Undiano Mallenco)
    CL 10/11: ManU-Marseille (Velasco Carballo)
    CL 11/12: Lyon-Real (Rizzoli)
    CL 12/13: Porto-PSG (Webb)
    EL 10/11: Lille-Sporting (Atkinson)
    EL 10/11: Porto-CSKA Sofia (Circhetta)
    ...
    ...
    EL 12/13: Twente-Schalke (Thomson)

    Expect the 2nd legs' observer appointments in a few minutes.

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  12. New Turkish FIFA's are decided:

    Yunus Yildirim
    Tolga Ozkalfa (OUT)

    Barıs Simsek
    Mete Kalkavan (IN)

    There are two things to be emphasised;
    1. The hottest rival Ozgur Yankaya couldnt get in the list. After this week's clash Besiktas v Fenerbahce where he had a out-of control performance, this is understandable. It is also said that he doesnt have a fluent English.
    2. Considerably new FIFA Tolga Ozkalfa is out of the list. He didnt achieve to have good performances in Turkish league. Some weak performances in timeline have endorsed commitee to decide upon him.

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    1. I can understand Mete Kalkavan he is 32 years old and he has a bright future I believe. He can be the one to replace Firat Aydinus at ED category. But difficult to understand Baris Simsek. He is same age with Cuneyt Cakir and don't believe he can be in the list so long. Ozgur Yankaya refereed couple of Turkish League derby games but I don't remember any for Baris Simsek. I would prefer Koray Gencerler (if I am not wrong he was a FIFA asisstant referee before) who was born 1978.

      Ugur B.

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  13. Czech Republic - Russia: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU)
    Germany - Switzerland: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
    France - Norway: Kristo Tohver (EST)
    England - Serbia: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
    Italy - Sweden: Artur Soares Dias (POR)

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  14. FIFA has published the appointments for 12/10 matches, it seems that something has changed in the fourth officials.
    For now I have noticed:
    1) Kakos instead of Koukoulakis as fourth of Anastasios Sidiripoulos
    2) Istvan Vad instead of Adam Nemeth as fourth of Tamas Bognar

    Luca Banti is appointed as fourth official of Nicola Rizzoli in Ireland - Germany.

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  15. The more important news related to the Hungarian team is that Vad is replaced by Nemeth in RUS-POR..no match in CL/EL, Vad gets nothing after his faux-pas.

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    1. Vad is anyway appointed in Kazakhstan with Bognar.

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    2. As I said, nothing..no match, replaced by Nemeth now and hence spared from a big clash going to Kazakhstan as Elite Development ref. That is nothing.

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  16. Nikola Dabanovic from MNE is fourth at Vincic's side. Now you can think why and now you can guess who gets a u21 Playoff next week.

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    1. This is due to injury of Zganec, who should have mini tournament at Finland and Austrian duo replaced him (and his assistant).

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  17. I'm happy with Kristo Tohver but still no good observer.

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    1. I don't know how to read this fact that often there is an unexpected referee for a match, but not with an important observer.

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    2. Steinborn comes from the same region like Fandel and they experienced many times together in Bundesliga and as FIFA referees, I doubt he has no contact to him.

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  18. Solomon Islands - New Caledonia
    Referee: Peter O LEARY (NZL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Glen LOCHRIE (NZL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Mark RULE (NZL)
    Fourth official: Andrew ACHARI (FIJ)


    Tahiti - New Zealand
    Stil unknown appointment, very strange
    http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/oceania/matches/round=258417/match=300201679/index.html

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    1. No Jan-Hendrik Hintz, no Ravinesh Kumar. A bit strange.
      I would bet a lot that TAH-NZL will be handled by Bertrand Billon.

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  19. Friendly (12.10)
    POLAND - SOUTH AFRICA
    Radek Příhoda (CZE)

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  20. Surprised to see two NON-FIFA assistants/fourth official at Tohver's side.

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    1. Sten Klaasen is a FIFA assistant referee since this year...

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    2. Right. But with his AR2 and Jan Roos we have two without badge.

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    4. This is normal in U21 qualifying matches.
      Also Antonio Mateu Lahoz is in the same situation, only his first assistant is on the FIFA list.
      By the way you are right, these matches are important and the federations, in my opinion, had to send 2 FIFA assistants and maybe only the fouth official without badge.

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  21. Even this season's UEFA Europa League match between CS Marítimo and Newcastle United FC was assisted by Austrian Non-FIFA assistant referee Matthias Winsauer who will join the FIFA list in 2013.

    Kind regards from Vienna,
    Peter

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  22. That is no rarity, I am aware of that.
    I just reflect the fact that in former days, u21 playoffs were handled by more experienced referees and mostly fifa officials, non-fifa officials were the clear exception.

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  23. I don't know who is going to observe Marc Batta in Denmark - Spain next week, but I think that UEFA chose a wrong match for an important appointment and a referee to be observed.
    This evening Spain - Denmark 4-0 and the match is not still over, the return match will be just a piece of cake.
    In my opinion, wrong decision, they could have chosen, at least, a first leg match, in order to give an important test to a referee.

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  24. That is the risk if appointments for 2nd legs are made before the first legs, but in the end, I doubt that will have a certain influence on the final mark.

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  25. Vassaras observes Huseyin Gocek;;

    Huseyin Gocek;
    Serbia v England
    Asst: Cem Satman, Kemal Yılmaz
    Fourth: Mete Kalkavan

    Remarkable...

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  26. Penalty and red card in Leverkusen, both correct.

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  27. Aytekin with a good first half. 4 yellow cards (all correct, 3 of them until min. 7') and a lot of passion.

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  28. Mateu Lahoz with a good performance, perhaps even very good. Good card management, correct crucial decisions and full control, I guess UEFA will give him 8.5 or so.

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  29. Penalty for England (65') and 1-0. Correct.

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  30. England - Serbia marks

    Aytekin: 8.4
    Kleve: 8.3
    Lupp: 8.5
    Siebert: 8.0

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  31. Soares Dias with an easy match to handle, by the way there is something to say about a given card.
    Many mistakes, I'm sorry, from both assistants, and probably in the first minutes, a crucial mistake by second assistant. He raised wrongly the flag against Sweden, in a easy situation to read. It might have been a good goal-scoring opportunity.
    It seems that Dias wants anyway to whistle the least possible.
    A more accurate report tomorrow or in the next days.


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  32. So, Batta is going to observe Szymon Marciniak.
    And Valeri is appointed for Norway - France.
    Very interesting.

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    1. Munukka at an easy (seemingly) match and Oliver at Sweden. I guess we know most of the promoted referees.

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    2. Also mark the name of Danny Makkelie, for me an obvious candidate for being promoted to cat. 1, having refereed the under 19 EC final, and having debuted solidly in CL qualifying round and the most recent WC2014 qualifying round. And already been observed by two committee members the last two months.

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    3. Absolutely. Makkelie has a lot of potential, also taking into account that apart from Kuipers, there are actually only Makkelie and Gözübüyük at the moment with real prospect in the future.

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  33. Is it possible that hey will promote Jug in ED group?

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  34. Could be, he is young, already in First and had quite good EL matches as far as I have heard.

    Hansen with a good performance in an easy match so far.

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  35. Norway-France
    Paolo Valeri
    Massimiliano Grilli
    Alessandro Giallatini
    Daniele Doveri

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  36. Sweden-Italy
    Michael Oliver
    Jack Collin
    Simon Long
    Kevin Friend

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  37. Thanks a lot for both full appointments.

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  38. Christian Dingert, Sascha Thielert and Frederick Assmuth were at the CORE program, very probably, these are new fifa assistants of Germany.

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  39. Antti Munukka with a heavy work: a penalty, several cards and two sending off.
    Edward, the match wasn't easy! :)

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    1. Yes, that's why in wrote seemingly. Based on the first leg result. Of course in the pitch anything can happen. :)

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    2. Hopefully, there will be a download. A must-see-match.

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    3. By the way, I am disappointed because Russia are at the final tournament. I have nothing against that team, but Karasev cannot referee there now, a pity.

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    4. I didn't know that rule.
      Referees for under 21 final tournament are always decided excluding men from the same qualified contries?
      And why not for the major EURO?

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    5. Not sure, but this is a fixed rule.
      Matej Jug with a very good performance so far, Robert Vukan signaled two fouls prior to both goals Germany scored so far, the first one for sure a foul, the second one was soft.

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  40. Jug fails to protect the German players from frustration fouls from the Suisse side. Could have given a red card to Switzerland. On the whole, a 8.2 performance I think, but still 10 minutes to play.

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    1. Incredible 5-1 in Norway - France.
      I hope the penalty for the 1-0 was awarderd correctly by Valeri.

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  41. Heavy riots after final whistle in Serbia.

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    1. UEFA started an investigation.

      http://www.uefa.com/uefa/footballfirst/matchorganisation/disciplinary/news/newsid=1878205.html

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  42. Red card to Rose (ENG)

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  43. Jug 8.2, both assistants 8.5

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  44. Sorry niclas...1-0 for Spain and i think wrong corner call by Brych...and heavy consequence...

    Benoît

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  45. Very angry with brych performance. Pro spanish refereeing : wrong call corner : goal. Disallowed goal for offside : wrong call. Lot of spanish fouls Not whistled. No authority. 45 " : Spain action : goal opportunity = 1m offside, Not seen...what a pity...very upset!

    Benoît

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  46. Good first half by Daniel Orsato but very bad second half. Correct call for Hungarian penalty should be DOGSO and red card to Hamit Altintop, but missed a penalty for Turkey at 68th Minute against Nuri Sahin. Second half most of the foul decisions are wrong.
    Ugur B.

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  47. German joke....see ribery and Benzema "fouls" at 50 and 52''. This is german number one??? Omg !

    Benoît

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  48. Collum with an average performance. He missed at least 3 yellow cards and without having a difficult situation he made many small mistakes. I won't do a report but mark should be 8.1.

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  49. Oh dear, Benoît you are in the wrong thread and probably blog as well.

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  50. People, average performance means 8.3 od 8.3 not 8.1. With 8.1 in CL next appointment for referee would be EL. It is only your opinion that referee missed some yellows, some fouls, but you have to take all 90 minutes in consideration. I watched Collum tonight, 8.3 for me, and for observer it will probably be 8.4.

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    1. If the observer gives him an 8.4 this means expected level, correct? You think this was expected level or below?

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