November 21, 2012

UEFA Europa League - Match Official Appointments (MD5)


Serge Gumienny is among the appointed officials in EL (c) ZIMBIO





(RUS) Anzhi
FC Anji Makhachkala
Udinese Calcio
Udinese (ITA)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 18:00 CET, Stadion Lokomotiv, Moscow (RUS) GROUP A
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Walter Vromans (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Yves de Neve (BEL)
Fourth Official: Kristof Meers (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Luc Wouters (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (ALB)


(RUS) Rubin Kazan
FC Rubin Kazan
FC Internazionale Milano
Internazionale (ITA)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 18:00 CET, Centralniy Stadion, Kazan (RUS) GROUP H
Referee: Tommy Skjerven (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Svein Inge Wiken (NOR)
Fourth Official: Frank Andås (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Espen Berntsen (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Yoav Strauss (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dragutin Karlo Poljak (CRO)


(AZE) Neftçi
Neftçi PFK
FK Partizan
Partizan (SRB)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 18:00 CET, Tofig Bahramov Rep. Stadium, Baku (AZE) GROUP H
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward King (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Philip Thomas (WAL)
Fourth Official: Alun Boore (WAL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mark Whitby (WAL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Bryn Markham-Jones (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Zavrl (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Günter Benkö (AUT)


(CZE) Sparta Praha
AC Sparta Praha
Olympique Lyonnais
Olympique Lyon (FRA)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 19:00 CET, Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE) GROUP I
Referee: Anastassios Kakos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Christos Akrivos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Dimitris Tatsis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ilias Alexeas (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antonis Giachos (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Ospelt (LIE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Are Habicht (EST)


(ISR) Hapoel Kiryat Shmona
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC
Athletic Club
Athletic Club (ESP)
Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 19:00 CET, Itztadion Kiryat, Haifa (ISR) GROUP I
MATCH POSTPONED DUE TO LACK OF SECURITY IN ISRAEL ON 28 NOVEMBER!
Referee: Rene Eisner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Klaus Strasser (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Gerd Adanitsch (AUT)
Fourth Official: Andreas Witschnigg (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Irakli Nakaidze (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Siegfried Kirschen (GER)


(GRE) Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos FC
NK Maribor
Maribor (SVN)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 19:00 CET, OAKA Spiros Louis, Athens (GRE) GROUP J
Referee: Laurent Duhamel (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Christophe Capelli (FRA)
Fourth Official: Huseyin Ocak (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alexandre Castro (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Mutschler (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Amit Klein (ISR)


(ITA) Lazio Roma
S.S. Lazio
Tottenham Hotspur FC
Tottenham (ENG)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 19:00 CET, Stadio Olimpico, Rome (ITA) GROUP J
Referee: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Fernández Miranda (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Delgado Ferreiro (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Teuvo Holopainen (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Valentin Ivanov (RUS)


(NOR) Rosenborg
Rosenborg BK
SK Rapid Wien
Rapid Wien (AUT)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 19:00 CET, Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim (NOR) GROUP K
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Saulius Dirda (LTU)
Fourth Official: Arturas Pipiras (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Leonid Kaloshin (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Walter Clarke (NIR)


(UKR) Metalist Kharkiv
FC Metalist Kharkiv
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 19:00 CET, Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv (UKR) GROUP K
Referee: Pavel Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Zoltán Székely (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU)
Fourth Official: Aurel Onita (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ionut Marius Avram (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: István Kovács (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Michail Kassabov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)


(SWE) Helsingborg
Helsingborgs IF
Levante UD
Levante UD (ESP)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 19:00 CET, Olympia, Helsingborg (SWE) GROUP L
Referee: Alan Kelly (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien Macgraith (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marc Douglas (IRL)
Fourth Official: Kenneth Hennessy (IRL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Padraigh Sutton (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Alvaro Albino (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitković (CRO)


(GER) Hannover 96
Hannover 96
FC Twente
Twente (NED)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 19:00 CET, AWD Arena, Hannover (GER) GROUP L
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitry Zhuk (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Vitaly Maliutsin (BLR)
Fourth Official: Oleh Maslyanko (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Denis Scherbakov (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Siarhei Tsynkevich (BLR)
UEFA Delegate: William Wilson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU)


(HUN) Videoton
Videoton FC
KRC Genk
KRC Genk (BEL)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 19:00 CET, Sóstói, Szekesfehervar (HUN) GROUP G
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: David Elias Biton (ISR)
Fourth Official: Oren Bornshtain (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Menashe Masiah (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Roy Reinshreiber (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Tuncer (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)


(SUI) FC Basel
FC Basel 1893
Sporting Clube de Portugal
Sporting (POR)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 19:00 CET, St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI) GROUP G
Referee: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Renato Faverani (ITA)
Fourth Official: Giorgio Niccolai (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Domenico Celi (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Philip Pritchard (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)


(ENG) Liverpool
Liverpool FC
BSC Young Boys
Young Boys (SUI)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 21:05 CET, Anfield, Liverpool (ENG) GROUP A
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Shabtai Nahmias (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nissan Davidy (ISR)
Fourth Official: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Eli Hacmon (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ziv Adler (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Johan van Kouterik (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Orrason (ISL)


(ESP) Atlético Madrid
Club Atlético de Madrid
Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC
Hapoel Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 21:05 CET, Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid (ESP) GROUP B
Referee: Martin Hansson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Joakim Flink (SWE)
Fourth Official: Henrik Andrén (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Lerjeus (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Ronny Zimmermann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (HUN)


(POR) Académica
A. Académica de Coimbra
FC Viktoria Plzeň
Viktoria Plzen (CZE)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 21:05 CET, Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra (POR) GROUP B
Referee: Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafal Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Maciej Wierzbowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Dawid Piasecki (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Stefanski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)


(GER) Borussia M'gladbach
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
AEL Limassol FC
AEL Limasol (CYP)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 21:05 CET, Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach (GER) GROUP C
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: James Bee (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
Fourth Official: William Conquer (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alan Muir (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Paul Robertson (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)


(FRA) Olympique Marseille
Olympique de Marseille
Fenerbahçe SK
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 21:05 CET, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (FRA) GROUP C
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Beck (ENG)
Fourth Official: Peter Kirkup (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Tormod Larsen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)


(ENG) Newcastle Utd.
Newcastle United FC
CS Marítimo
Marítimo (POR)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 21:05 CET, St James' Park, Newcastle (ENG) GROUP D
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Berry Simons (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Fourth Official: Davie Goossens (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ed Janssen (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Higler (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Dusan Tittel (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vagner (HUN)


(BEL) Club Brügge
Club Brugge KV
FC Girondins de Bordeaux
Girondins Bordeaux (FRA)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 21:05 CET, Jan Breydelstadion, Bruges (BEL) GROUP B
Referee: Florian Meyer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Holger Henschel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
Fourth Official: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Christian Dingert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Robert Hartmann (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Stanislaw Speczik (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cornelius Bakker (NED)


(ROU) Steaua
FC Steaua Bucureşti
VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart (GER)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 21:05 CET, National Arena, Bucharest (ROU) GROUP E
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Michael Karsiotis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Pappas (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Roy Cathcart (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Yury Dupanau (BLR)


(NOR) Molde
Molde FK
FC København
København (DEN)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 21:05 CET, Molde Stadion, Molde (NOR) GROUP E
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Long (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Darren England (ENG)
Fourth Official: Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Jones (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Lee Mason (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Jozef De Ryck (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)


(NED) PSV Eindhoven
PSV Eindhoven
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Dnipro (UKR)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 21:05 CET, PSV Stadion, Eindhoven (NED) GROUP F
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Luis Marco Martinez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: José Luis González González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-Louis Piette (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patritiu Abrudan (ROU)


(SWE) AIK Solna
AIK
SSC Napoli
SSC Napoli (ITA)
Thursday, 22 November 2012, 21:05 CET, Molde Stadion, Molde (NOR) GROUP F
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Cristian Nica (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Adrian Ghinguleac (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Coltescu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Jack Grundie (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)


140 Comments:

  1. BATTA observer BORSKI in EL metches.BORSKI in ED czy get-down in FIRST-GROUP

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  2. Great observer for Michael Oliver!

    Also happy for Long and England (and Collin) - very well deserved.

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  3. I must say I didn't really see why did Oliver whistle a penalty for Kobenhavn?

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  4. Very good performance by Ovidiu Alin Hategan, excellent decisions in a match with two crucial calls.
    Other details to follow tomorrow.

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  5. Are you serious Chefren? Referee seemed very tensed and Red Card was very harsh decision!

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  6. the red card to Aronica is wrong.

    There were 3 players defender togheter Aronica and the foul is on the right side of the playground and the player was not direct to the goal.

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  7. It was a clear red card. if the player would not have been fouled...he would for sure - with the given speed - have had a clear goalscoring opportunity.

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  8. Dear all anonymous, as often happens in these situations the red card is not wrong at all, as well the yellow card could seem appropriate. I think that we can't talk about a real mistake by the referee, it was a decision based on his feeling. And I have to add also that the action by Aronica was blatant, after a wrong control of the ball. This can affect the mind of a referee.
    Here the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kBjogdwCPU
    red card for DOGSO starts at 08:05
    Furthermore, you can watch the penalty at 93' which decided the qualification. In this situation, I think that Hategan had the final confirmation by Dan Tudor. At first he just whistled, without pointing the spot or showing a card for dive. You can clearly see everything in the last minutes of the video.
    Apart from that, maybe we can say that Hategan was a bit exaggerated in his style of refereeing. He whistled (go to read on UEFA.COM matchcentre if you don't believe) 57 fouls (27-30), probably more than the needed, but t was a crucial match and probably in his mind he had to control it from the beginning to the final whistle.
    Other cards were correctly given, Cavani was booked for having thrown the ball away after a whistle, two Swedish player for blatant fouls and Behrami for dive.
    Maybe this latter card was exaggerated but not wrong because there wasn't a contact, and tt's rare to see a card for dive out of the area.
    Assistants faultless, very good performance. Important call by Octavian Sovre in second half, very good.
    As said Dan Tudor was involving in helping Hategan at the end, while Coltescu on the other side was not involved in the match.

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    1. Just watched it Chefren and I have to say that it is a 50/50 call. For me mostly a Yellow card because you can't really say that the attacking player whould have a goal scoring opportunity. Maybe Hategan was dragged in this decision by his AR and AAR.

      Penalty correct. He did well to wait confirmation by Tudor since he can't see the situation clearly.

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    2. petschovschi23/11/12 16:10

      About Hategan: as a romanian I was interested about his performance and I was able today to watch the game.

      Firstly I want to tell that it was a very difficult game for the referee:
      - more than 28.000 fans put a lot of pressure on the referee. Maybe you don't know that it was the last game on the legendary stadium Rasunda (will be demolished) and the atmosphere was very hot.
      - pitch was in awful condition
      - importance of the game (AIK was eliminated, Napoli qualified)

      From my point of view Hategan did a very good job in a very difficult game:
      - penalty for Napoli in 90+3 was a masterpiece
      - red card for Aronica is not a mistake. For my taste it's red card (but I agree that for other referees it would have been only yellow). Ok, it was not a central position but I don't believe that other defender would have been able to stop Bangoura. (this is the kind of situations where we should give credit to the referee)
      - no penalty at Bangoura in 2nd half
      - yellow cards were shown correctly
      - maybe there were some minor mistakes but without real importance

      At least 8,4 !

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    3. I agree with many of you. For me, it is not a red card. The reason is not that I think the position would exclude an OGSO here, but the fact that the ball is bouncing 2 metres high indicates he would not have been in control of the ball. Therefore yellow, but I understand the call.
      The penalty is soft. Cavani even starts falling slightly before the contact, but it is ok to whistle that penalty. And a performance with more than 40 fouls whistled cannot be what UEFA expects. 57, I do not remember such a high number. That cannot be enough for ED.

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    4. That's an interesting topic by the way. We can surely say penalty is ok and red is understandable but debatable. So that's clear. But would you say a performance with 57 fouls cannot be good? I would dare to say exactly that, without seeing the whole game...

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    5. Hi Niclas,

      we can discuss about that. The pitch was in terrible conditions, it was impossible to play the ball on the ground. Bad match to watch but very difficult for the referee and many important calls to do.
      I think that Pedersen had a lot of stuff in order to evaluate Hategan

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    6. Terrible pitches and bad conditions naturally require the referee to pay extra-ordinary high attention to what's a foul or not, we know how difficult that is. But 57? Even Ivanov had significantly less fouls in 2006 :D

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    7. 57 fouls, yes, neverthless the total amount of cards was more than acceptable (5)!
      Ivanov was blamed for the cards not for the number of fouls... ;)

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    8. It's not cards which may destroy a match, makes it less fluent etc. It's fouls.

      I have by the way changed the video issued in the Luiz Adriano thread. A good analysis of French TV, for those who are able to understand French, it's even more useful.

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    9. Strange FIFA badge (it seems an ancient one) weared by Coltescu.
      Probably he hadn't the chance to wear the Romanian Football Federation's one...
      http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3083/dujzqndy_jpg.htm

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    10. :D
      By the way, I do not like the EL kits.

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    11. I like them much, even more than CL ones :D

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    12. The colours themselves are nice, but those rasters, puag..

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    13. Those rasters are something different than previous boring kits. However, these are my favourit:
      http://www.amazon.com/Adidas-Champions-League-Soccer-Referee/dp/B0065FLKQM

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    14. I liked the black EURO kits most ;) last season's green in CL was also ok.

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  9. It ist never a 50/50 call...the decision ist wrong...that was never a clear goal scoring opportunity...no central position...

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  10. NATIONAL APPS:
    http://www.sendspace.pl/file/4264e7559c37dc8afdd0c70

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  11. Panathinaikos - Maribor

    Referee: Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

    Well a weird game for Duhamel to handle. Many difficult situations for him and his assistants.
    The first situation happened at min. 32' when Toche tried to get to the ball right in front of the GK but was pushed from behind from Arghus (Maribor). Penalty and Red Card for me but both Duhamel and AAR2 waived play-on.
    After that he issued a YC to Mejač (Maribor) min. 42' for a reckless tackle to Mavrias. Completely correct.
    After only 3 minutes Mejač (Maribor)stopped the ball right outside the penalty area with his hand. A second YC (Red). The weird is that Duhamel was a bit confused about the player and he had to talk to his AAR2 and AR2 in order to issue the red.
    Second Half.
    Min. 53' Seitaridis tries to make an air pass and the ball hits at Arghus (Maribor) hand right in front of AAR1. Correct penalty and a yellow card.
    Finally min. 67' when Vitolo tried to enter the penalty area and fell. Duhamel pointed at the spot but replay showed that there wasn't a contact and Vitolo tried to win the whistle. For me he should give an indirect free-kick for Maribor and a YC to Vitolo for simulation.

    Assistants were very good and also the first AAR. But there were 2 crucial mistakes.

    So my marks:

    Duhamel: 7.2
    Gringore: 8.4
    Capelli: 8.4
    Rainville: 8.5
    Castro: 7.9
    Ocak: 8.0

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  12. DUHAMEL, SZEKELY, SKJERVEN & BERNTSEN GOOD - BYE FIFA-REFEREE & ASSISTANT (SZEKELY) LIMITE 45 YEARS

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  13. Robert Madden with a good performance. Correct red card for dogso, after that small conflicts, well solved, correct bookings. Could improve interaction.

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  14. Two things to say:

    1) I'm really curios to read the names of EL Matchday 6 for example in matches like Napoli-PSV and Dnipro-AIK, in which there is nothing else to decide. Even the first and the second position is aready decided. The same for Internazionale group. In CL it's different because they have also to think at the third place, which means EL round of 32. If UEFA is looking for new talents, I would like to see many Category 2 referees appointed.
    2) Hapoel Kiryat Shmona - Athletic Bilbao will be played on next Wednesday 28 November, 21:05 CET.

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    1. Emir Aleckovic from BiH was appointed to one of the EL matches on 06 December.

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    2. Thanks for this info, very interesting. A promotion seems to be probable then (three matches at U17 EURO + 2 EL matches, one with committee member Batta..).

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  15. I would like to read names like Arnold Hunter in such a match.

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  16. An outstanding performance of category 2 referee Danny Makkelie in Newcastle (Newcastle United - Maritimo), although the match was not difficult to handle. For me it's obvious he is going to be promoted to category 1 in January.
    He let the play flow whenever possible (for which he was praised by the english commentator), kept in full control during the entire match without issuing any disciplinary sanctions and whistling a total of 24 fouls, and moreover, in my opinion, he has an admirably calm though self-assured attitude.
    Pay attention to this name!

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    1. Yes, he's very very talented referee and it would be inexplicable to keep him in 2 Category. I saw him many times and he is always the same - calm, self-confident, a bit official but also friendly. Very balanced referee and I think he can reach even more than Pieter Vink (very similar style!). I have paid attention to him a long time ago :)

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    2. Together with Gözübüyük the future of Dutch refereeing. Dennis Higler will by the way probably be the next FIFA referee from Holland. Although not so naturally talented as the aforementioned referees, he has seen a rapid rise over the past few years with good performances at each level. Who knows where that rise will end...?

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  17. Another one category 2 referee for EL 6 : Delferiere Sebastian from Belgium. May be a new De Bleeckere !!! Very good performances in belgian first league.

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    1. On the contrary I watched something about Gumienny in Anzhi-Udinese, in my opinion it isn't a question about correct or wrong calls, but about himself.
      He appears too much troubled on the pitch, he doesn't referee in a harmonious way. Of course, this can be just a wrong feeling, but I watched him in several matches last year, starting from that changed appointment in Sporting - SS Lazio. His stay in Category 1 is anyway ok, but we doesn't deserve more for now.
      Frank De Bleeckere is still looking for his heir.

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    2. * he doesn't deserve more

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    3. Right Chefren, I can't imagine Delferiere in Elite Development. UEFA gave him some chances but it seems he missed them. In U17 or U19 Euro he was the worst referee although he was 4O in the final match. He's very inconsistent in international matches and definitely not de Bleeckere style. Not the same class to me. However, I'm not able to watch Belgian League. A pity, I like their style of playing there.

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  18. I am content that we are managing to increase our sight to thus many countries. These insights are very valuable.

    I saw Makkelie several times, too. His performances at the mini tournament organized by UEFA were good and rewarded with the final. Then I watched the match Zeljecnicar-Maribor (?) where he issued three correct reds, solved a very intense match being calm but consistent. And now he seems to be successful also on EL level. So a promotion seems to be a must.

    In addition, I am going to make a thread after MD6 (probably on 7 December or so) where we can predict category changes. I will issue my proposals, you can comment on them, make your own predictions etc. I think there will and must be many interesting changes in the groups. UEFA's development work in the lower categories is to my mind better than it was a few seasons ago.

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  19. Just found that
    http://bgreferee.org/CurrentTopics/tabid/110/ArticleId/472/Kiros-Vasaras-Stanislav-Todorov-has-the-best-chances-for-a-breakthrough-in-Europe.aspx

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    1. Very interesting.
      I would like to read other unsuspected names appointed in CL Matchday 6.
      By the way, Lannoy is back in France, do you think that UEFA will appoint him in Matchday 6 EUROPA or CHAMPIONS League?

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    2. Niclas please can you link your articles when you provide the address/link here? They are very useful/nice, but some dont even open when I copy into address bar.

      ps - refereeing performance of the weekend went to Foy (aside from two corner mistakes)

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    3. I'll try that soon, must make myself familiar with html codes then. (blogger should improve the comment-bar)

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  20. Raúl Cabañero Martínez with a crucal mistake in Lazio - Tottenham, flagging a wrong offside, it was a goal by Tottenham.

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    1. Once again. So he made a crucial mistake in Maribor, in Piraeus and now again. With all due respect, but UEFA could come to the conclusion that it's too much.

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  21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhq194Cf8sk

    Elazığspor - Galatasaray, referee Özgür Yankaya.
    Penaty whistled at 89', for Elazığspor. Muslera sent off due to DOGSO.
    Also here, we can discuss if the color of the card is right or not.
    I see a defender ready to take part in the action.
    By the way, penalty saved by Felipe Melo (Galatasaray had finished the possible substitutions), in my opinion with an irregular moving before the shoot.
    Referee had to pay more attention with a player which wasn't a keeper.

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    1. Well, the match was great to watch. With this scenes, you say why football attracts millions of people.

      The first discussion point was whther there was a penalty for Galatasaray since Bilica(#14) has a handball in box. His arm is in upward position, however the ball first hit to his body then comes to arm, go-on is ok, to me.

      The color of card with red is ok, as well. Since whenever Serdar skips Muslera, the goal is totally empty, all he need a little push, IMO. Last defender may not reach to prevent. And, as far as I know, UEFA also emphasis that whenver the golie causes the penalty, it is mostly red in such controversial situations

      And finally, Melo seves it, yes, the is in front, it is measured by LigTV for 45cm. But come on, every golie has that movement before kick. The rule should be stricty defined or changed, IMO

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    2. The difference is that goalies are on their line when the ball is shot and then mostly jump a bit into the field. Melo already was at least half a metre before the line when the striker began to move.

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    3. Who was the AR1 by the way?

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    4. Serkan Akal (not FIFA)

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  22. I disagree with all the three decisions he made.
    1) To my mind it is not red. We can discuss of course, but my understanding of an obvious goalscoring opportunity is different.
    2) The way he issued the red card. You should wait until the player has regained consciousness and stands on his feet.
    3) The penalty should have been repeated. Clear irregular move.

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  23. Gautier with a straight red card. To my mind a correct, but hard decision.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1HA50ACuB8

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    1. Strictly reading the LOTG is a correct decision, but I agree with you, very harsh. Other referees don't punish this kind of foul always with a straight red. I have by the way noticed that the international referees in national leagues are more accustomed to show straight red cards for reckless fouls (see Turpin in France) probably because they put into practice the UEFA instructions, meanwhile the NO-FIFA referees are more lenient. ;)

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    2. Many red cards in Ligue 1, that's right. You always must imagine what could have happened with this sort of foul, that's why I plea for more reds in such cases. But it was the 13th minute, I know, it may not play any role, but nonetheless it's hard.

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    3. By the way, a scandalous match by Laurent Duhamel yesterday in Marseille. Balmont sent off after a very little foul on Valbuena, who exagerated in a disgusting way... And on the contrary, no red card for Barton and Morel that made horrible tackles...
      Turpin, Lannoy and Gautier are definitely our best referees, so far!

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    4. Nice to hear that, merci. Gautier makes a good progress on international level and I hope to see Lannoy back after injury soon. As Benquerenca got a CL group stage, too, I think it is quite probable.

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  24. What do you think which match should Todorov get on MD6 in CL?

    Dinamo-Dynamo is in his region, it is decided but I cannot imagine he will be there.
    Montpellier-Schalke could be, but Schalke fight for the 1st place, so not that probable either.
    Malaga-Anderlecht could be, too, but Anderlecht fight for Euro League.
    Finally, there is Bayern-BATE. I think he'll get this match, or alternatively Lille-Valencia, which I however do not believe.

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    1. Chelsea - Nordsjelland, why not?
      Ok, Chelsea has still to qualify, but the match on the paper is one of the easiest...

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    2. Yes I forgot that. Then rather this one than Bayern-BATE. If we have the opportunity to know the observers before the appointments, then we could have a chance to find it out ;)

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    3. Do we know other new comers on MD6?

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    4. No, unfortunately not. The only remaining First Group referee who potentially could be ready for cl debut would be Matej Jug if you ask me.

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    5. And Hüseyin Göcek, but I think you are the one who can best evaluate whether he could be ready among us.

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    6. Well, Gocek was off this week; most probably due to his low mark in Genclerbirligi-Sivasspor last week. But, UEFA will consider his performances in EL which were really good. A big question mark also for me...

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  25. Milorad Mazic for Shakthar - Juventus.
    Who agrees?

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  26. I guess Mazic will get Real-Ajax.
    Brych seems to be the most probable bet for SHA-JUV.

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    1. agreed!!
      Still: It will be a huge test for Mazic. UEFA seems really hopeless to find referees for groupD

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    2. Eriksson could bet BVB-City, or as an alternative, Lannoy could get his comeback.

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  27. By the way, I think that Rizzoli and Orsato names are sure for CL matchday.
    In addition to that, I have heard from a reliable source that Orsato's observer in one of his two group stage's matches, changed his mark (from a lower to a higher) after having watched the images on tv. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to understand what was this situation, maybe in his first match in Zagreb when we talked about that possible (not given) penalty to Porto.

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    1. Chefren you can see my report for Dinamo - Porto. At first everybody thought that Orsato missed an obvious penalty for Porto. But the defender finds the ball first. So correct no-penalty. Mark: 8.4.

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  28. In Montpellier-Olympiacos, there was actually no crucial decision to take, so it should be the match/situation you described. Observer was W.Young of Scotland.

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  29. Terrible penalty decision for an alleged handball in Milan-Juventus by AAR2 Andrea De Marco.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am_j_HcIgCI
    The ball absolutely doesn't touch the hand or the arm.

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  30. This situation together with Borussia-Ajax match indicate that Andrea De Marco is very poor additional assistant referee :)

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    1. I have to correct myself, according to several sources this morning, it isn't sure that De Marco suggested the penalty. It could have been a direct decision by Rizzoli, even though we whistled not immediatly but after several seconds.
      We can't anyway exclude that he waited for a confirmation by De Marco.

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  31. Clash between Bayern and Dortmund seems to be officated by Gagelmann or Weiner. Gräfe was in charge of both in the last two weeks, Kircher officated Dortmund in Mainz, Meyer has Bayern on Wednesday in Freiburg.

    The nomination will be very interesting because Gagelmann had this Match two times last season and Weiner already officated the Supercup between them in this season...

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  32. I agree. I predict Weiner by 99%. Grudzinski and someone else (Henschel has Bayern on Wednesday) should go with him, perhaps with someone like Dankert as fourth official.

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  33. It could be Grudzinski, Willenborg or Grudzinski, Kleve... Fourth official could be Drees, Dingert or Welz...

    Nevertheless, I am surprised because I expected Kircher or Meyer, refs who are more lenient and who control a Match more by communication. IMO their behaviour would fit better to this clash.

    What do you think?

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  34. Gagelmann would also fulfill this field, he mostly relies on total communication. Actually, Bayern-BVB is this time not that important, as Bayern is leading by 9 points, so it's not that crucial, but still one of the most important clashes. Weiner and Gagelmann have proven they can handle this game well, so both would be ok.

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    1. Gagelmann will be the referee!

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  35. 6,5 years after that, what do you think of this call made by Lubos Michel?
    For my taste, a correct decision (;)).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sxDDeWdhog

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  36. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sxDDeWdhog&feature=player_detailpage#t=5902s

    take this one, it's exact.

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    1. Totally correct. One of the best calls ever! I am really curious how he can see it?

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    2. Full agree, I still believe Michel was one of the best European referees ever (I did not see so many to be honest so far).

      Busacca - only yellow? Perhaps he took the wrong decision because he was wrong with dogso in ESP-UKR in group stage, but was not that red here?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhWot3aGZ_E&feature=player_detailpage#t=3048s

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    3. Do you think that Lahm touches the ball?IMO not at all.So why not a penalty?

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    4. No, but I think Maxi Rodriguez started falling before there was any form of touch (and if you fall "in your opponent", a contact will be inevitable)..but I cannot be neutral here.

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    5. But how he knew his opponent would not take tha ball.He was concentrated on dribbling.He correctly took the ball on his right and tried to avoid the defender,who couldn reach the ball and brought him down...Thats what i see...

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    6. I see a difference between the point of time when Maxi falls and when Lahm touches him. I clearly say that: we Germans could not have complaint that much if Michel had given this late penalty. Then one would have said, Lahm was too careless..but I like the call.

      Would it find a positive feedback if I make a World Cup flashback (some posts focussing on the last 2, perhaps 3 World Cups, with crucial decisions, background etc?). Please let me know, so that I know if I make this work, it will acquire vogue. If someone wants to support me, tell me.

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    7. About the first situation (Michel): correct decision, and very difficult to see. Lahm hit the ball when Maxi Rodriguez was already falling down. No penalty, but simulation.

      About Busacca: I think that it was a red. If we look again at Htagen decision in AIK-Napoli, just to make a comparison) one of those two referees is wrong in his decision... ;)

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    8. I am going to make a thread on dogso situations soon. There are several instructions, I read through many texts and my conclusion is we have to dissolve ourselves from the belief that only the geographical position on the pitch and the question last man or not is decisive. But more in this post then.

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  37. I have by the way updated the mark overview of Bundesliga. Philipp and I consult each other after every matchday and find a mark for the officials according to UEFA scale. Stark's our no.1 at the moment.

    http://buli-schiri.blogspot.de/p/benotung-schiedsrichter-bundesliga.html

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  38. By the way, yes Niclas, you can open this kind of post, about last WC situations, it would be interesting if we read it together as we always do.
    ;)
    regards

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  39. Nice, hope to have some nice discussions then.

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  40. Funny but at the same time interesting question:

    If a player takes off one of his shoes in order to celebrate a goal (for example, using it like a phone), is correct to show a YC for that?
    This situation happened in Lazio-Udinese this evening but the player wasn't booked.

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  41. Luis Adriano has been banned for Juventus - Shakthar and he has also to spend a day in social services for the football community.

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  42. Good decision.
    And yes, it should have been a yellow card, also solely considering the fact that it is kind of wasting time.

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  43. Clément Turpin, Frédéric Cano and Nicolas Danos oversee Marseille-Lyon tonight.

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  44. Platini has stated in a newspaper article that starting from 2015, Europa League could be dropped. CL would consist of 64 teams instead.

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  45. Weiner has a match on Friday. This means there is only Gagelmann left for Bayern-Dortmund.

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  46. Nicolas Rainville Will be new french FIFA referee instead of Olivier Thual who leaves the list. From Languedoc Roussillon regional league, the local technic referee conselor is a promising ref in France.

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    1. Thanks for this info. I also recognized today that he has Poulat as observer, certainly someone not unimportant.

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    2. I just want to confirm this information.
      Olivier Thual will leave the FIFA list and Nicolas Rainville'll replace him. Honestly, I think that France is going to have very good referees in the next years: Gautier, Turpin, Rainville. They are all very young and very promising... And I'm also happy to see a bad referee leaving the list!

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    3. Why Thual out ? For thecnical reason or for his personal problems ?

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    4. Perhaps because he's one of the worst referees we have in France... And also because he's on FIFA list since 2007 and still in Second Category... That could be a reason. Another one is that they trust in young referees, and I think they are right because they are quite good (Bastien, Gautier, Millot, Rainville and last but not least, Turpin)...

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  47. Robert Schörgenhofer is appinted for a EL match on 6 December

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  48. Israel 2013 draw:


    Group A
    Israel (hosts)
    England
    Norway
    Italy

    Group B
    Spain (holders)
    Netherlands
    Russia
    Germany

    Niclas, it seems that Germany wasn't lucky.

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    1. Hategan, Gil, Jug, Gautier, Tohver, Vad.
      I would like to see them at this competition.

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    2. My selection would be: Bebek, Collum, Gautier, Gil, Hategan, Munukka

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    3. Hagen, Hategan, Gil, Gautier, Karasev, Todorov... ;)

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    4. Or, Aytekin in, Todorov- out...

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    5. Collum cannot be there. This tournament is only for ED and First Cat. referees and not Elite. And non of the participant countries can have a referee there. So not Aytekin. Unless Collina changes that.

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    6. I believe, no referees out of play-off list will come out, my list;

      Hategan, Jug, Gautier, Gocek, Tohver, Dias

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    7. Munnuka, Hategan, Gautier, Göcek, Tohver, Madden

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    8. My prediction appointment for Israel U21 2013: Aytekin, Matheu Lahoz, Alon Yefet, Bezbodorov, Makkelie, Kelly. What do you think ?
      Niclas, does Florian Mayer will loose FIFA badge at the end of december for age reason (45 age) ?
      I red that Silveira (URU) refused to take an additional fitness test to recover his failure; does he removed by prelimnary list ? Who will replace him ? M> Vazquez ?
      How do you already know that some referees will be appointed for MD6 EL ? Is it published somewhere ?
      Thanks

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    9. Hi.
      First concerning u21. Referees whose nation are there as teams cannot be appointed, this means Aytekin, Mateu, Yefet, Bezborodov and Makkelie are impossible. Kelly would make no sense, as he had been demoted. Yefet could only go as fourth, but I count with Liany and another European ref here.
      No, Florian Meyer is born in 1968, so he will lose the badge at the end of 2013.
      Ubriaco or Vazquez are to be taken into account now for 2014 WC, I would say it's pretty clear that Ubriaco has the best chances. He was already tested by FIFA in U17 WC 2011, he got a lot in Libertadores and Sudamericana, so everything is ready.

      We know of a few refs that they will appointed on EL MD6. Just go through the previous threads, we mostly posted them as comments.
      Some sure names. Schörgenhofer, Jakobsson, Hategan, Jug, Makkelie, Aleckovic...for sure there are more, but I lost the others.

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    10. Makkelie will not be appointed on MD6, he had a match on MD5. From Holland only Kevin Blom (EL MD6) and Bas Nijhuis (5 Dec, CL)will oversee a match.

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    11. Oh thanks, I mixed it up then.
      Interesting to see Nijhuis in CL. I think he could get a final test.

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    12. Thanks Niclas, but again how did you get in advance the info that foe i.e. Schorgenofer will be in the pitch the 6th of Dec and Nijhuis in CL the 6th dec too ?
      Kelly demoted, so will you update UEFA categories on blog ? Any news about Amarilla Demarqui ? no chance for him to get WC2014 ?
      I was not aware about rules for U21 appointement, I'll retry to make a predition following the rules
      Kassai, Skomina, Cakir three names for Cl final match; wht do you think ?
      thks

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    13. It's just research, the officials normally are informed about a UEFA match about a week or more before. Some federations give this info the media and if e.g. a Bulgarian official gets CL, it's normal that they are enthusiastic and publish this news. Schörgenhofer has an own website and gave this info there.

      And for the rest, it's just the work of many other guests of the blog to post news they have recognized.

      Kelly has been demoted a few months ago, I have already updated the list then. (have a look at the page on the left top of the blog).

      Kassai would be a surprise, normally you don't get a 2nd CL final..he already had it in 2011.

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    14. Thanks a lot Niclas; Up to now I never find a so highly funny and interesting blog/web site as this one. Refereeing is my passion and my hobby (when I can considering job, family and children) so thanks to all for the info.
      You are right I forgot Kassai in 2011 final CL match, what a mistake ! Stark and Undiano with Skomina and Cakir ? (if german and spanish team will allow them...)

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    15. Hategan with a match on MD 5 AIK-NAPOLI.He is also appointed for MD6?

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    16. No, you are right I was mistaken here. Hategan should not get a match for sure.

      Thanks for the compliments (@anonymous), but I can only repeat that everything depends on the great community here :)
      Undiano and Stark seem to have passed the highest peak of their careers, but I think you are very right with Skomina and Cakir.

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  49. Kristinn Jakobsson appointed in EL Match Day 6.

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  50. 1 cypriot observer appointment

    Man. United - CFR Cluj

    Observer: Christakis Skappoulis (CYP)

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  51. Dallas observer for Tottenham-Panathinaikos
    Fandel Kobenhavn-Steaua
    Marko Bilbao-Sparta Prague
    Mejuto Gonzalez Lyon Hapoel Kyriat
    Snoddy twente-helsingborg

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  52. Baskakov Montpellier-schalke
    Marin Fernando Dinamo-Kiev
    Uilenberg Malaga-Anderlecht
    Elleray Milan-Zenit
    Real-Ajax Plautz
    Mikelsen Psg-Porto
    Hackett Braga-Galatasaray

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  53. Thanks a lot, I have already received all those observers.
    I am just uploading them :)

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    1. So you dont need the rest,i guess?

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    2. This time not.
      Perhaps on Sunday if UEFA's matchcentre strikes again and won't show us the full teams..
      Again, a huge thanks for your persistent support.

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    3. ok thanks to you also

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  54. Anar Salmanov from Azerbaijian could be a name for EL matchday 6.

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  55. Yes, I totally forgot him. The same counts for Artyom Kuchin. Good officials without the needed lobby.

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  56. Who is in your opinion the best FIFA referee among the names which have to retire due to age in a month? Of course a 1967 born and the question is not only for UEFA but all the confederations.
    For sure, one name to mention is Eddy Maillet from Seychelles.


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    1. And of course Sergio Pezzotta.
      About UEFA, it seems that we have not notable men leaving this year.

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    2. I agree with both names, and would like to add Víctor Rivera of Peru, who also looks back on a huge international career.

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    3. Coffi Codija - not the best, but well known due to 2 World Cups, 3 Confed Cups, 6 Africa Cups, 2 Club World Cups

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    4. And unfortunately also known for ALG-EGY.

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    5. To be precise, his name was out from the FIFA lists already one year ago. You can check that on FIFA site. Since 1967 born, he had still this year (2012) but probably he retired even from the pitch before.


      AFC annual awards:

      Referee of 2012 (men) Yuichi Nishimura
      http://www.the-afc.com/en/events/afc-annual-awards/40646-afc-referee-of-the-year-men-yuichi-nishimura
      other candidates were Irmatov and Faghani


      Assistant referee of 2012 (men) Abdukhamidullo Rasulov
      http://www.the-afc.com/en/events/afc-annual-awards/40644-afc-assistant-referee-of-the-year-men-abdukhamidullo-rasulov
      other candidates were Kochkarov and Cream


      And here all the other categories:
      http://www.the-afc.com/en/events/afc-annual-awards

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    6. I am glad he gets this trophy, but I wonder why someone who shows a good Olympic tournament and gets the CL final is not even among the probable winners (Williams).

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