May 22, 2013

52 Referees invited to Rio de Janeiro seminar

FIFA Refereeing Department headed by Massimo Busacca has invited 52 referees to meet in Rio de Janeiro from 25 to 31 May 2013 at a seminar - among them, there are 50 pre-selected match officials.


"Pre-selected" means that these officials are considered to attend 2014 FIFA World Cup. Two of them, Ali Al Badwawi of UA Emirates will miss the meeting due to injury. At the same time, Argentina's Néstor Pitana and Brazilian official Heber Lopes have been invited, too, despite not being on the prospective list for the World Cup. Khalil Al Ghamdi of Saudi Arabia, who is actually on the pre-list as well, is absent for other reasons.
The seminar comprises basic instructions in terms of the technical application of the laws of the game, briefings and fitness programmes.


Participants

REFEREES (by Confederation)
Member Association
Date of Birth
ASIA (AFC) - 5
FAGHANI
Alireza
Iran
21.03.1978
IRMATOV
Ravshan
Uzbekistan
09.08.1977
NISHIMURA
Yuichi
Japan
17.04.1972
SHUKRALLA
Nawaf Abdulla Ghayyath
Bahrain
13.10.1976
WILLIAMS
Benjamin Jon
Australia
14.04.1977

AFRICA (CAF) - 7
ALIOUM
Néant
Cameroon
01.01.1982
BENNETT
Daniel F.
South Africa
22.08.1976
DIATTA
Badara
Senegal
02.08.1969
DOUE
Noumandiez
Côte d’Ivoire
29.09.1970
GASSAMA
Bakary Papa
Gambia
10.02.1979
HAIMOUDI
Djamel
Algeria
10.12.1970
JEDIDI
Slim
Tunisia
17.04.1970

                            NORTH, CENTRAL AMERICA and the CARIBBEANS (CONCACAF) – 7
AGUILAR CHICAS
Joel
El Salvador
02.07.1975
GARCIA OROZCO
Roberto
Mexico
24.10.1974
GEIGER
Mark W.
USA
25.08.1974
LOPEZ CASTELLANOS
Walter Alexander
Guatemala
25.09.1980
MARRUFO
Jair Antonio
USA
17.06.1977
MORENO SALAZAR
Roberto
Panama
03.04.1970
RODRIGUEZ MORENO
Marco Antonio
Mexico
10.11.1973

SOUTH AMERICA (CONMEBOL) – 12
ABAL
Diego Hernan
Argentina
28.12.1971
ARIAS ALVARENGA
Antonio Javier
Paraguay
07.09.1972
CARRILLO CASANOVA
Victor Hugo
Peru
30.10.1975
LOPES
Heber
Brazil
13.07.1972
OROSCO DELGADILLO
Raul
Bolivia
25.03.1979
OSSES ZENCOVICH
Enrique Roberto
Chile
26.05.1974
PITANA
Néstor Fabián
Argentina
17.06.1975
RICCI
Sandro
Brazil
28.09.1970
ROLDAN PEREZ
Wilmar Alexander
Colombia
17.06.1977
SOTO AREVALO
Juan Ernesto
Venezuela
14.10.1977
VERA RODRIGUEZ
Carlos Alfredo
Ecuador
25.06.1976
VAZQUEZ
Martin
Uruguay
14.01.1969

OCEANIA (OFC) – 2
HAUATA
Norbert
Tahiti
08.06.1979
O’LEARY
Peter
New Zealand
03.03.1972

EUROPE (UEFA) – 19
BRYCH
Felix
Germany
03.08.1975
ÇAKIR
Cüneyt
Turkey
23.11.1976
CLATTENBURG
Mark
England
13.03.1975
ERIKSSON
Jonas
Sweden
28.03.1974
KASSAI
Viktor
Hungary
10.09.1975
KRALOVEC
Pavel
Czech Republic
16.08.1977
KUIPERS
Björn
Netherlands
28.03.1973
LANNOY
Stephane
France
18.09.1969
MAZIC
Milorad
Serbia
23.03.1973
MOEN
Svein Oddvar
Norway
22.01.1979
OLIVEIRA ALVES GARCIA
Pedro Proença
Portugal
03.11.1970
RIZZOLI
Nicola
Italy
05.10.1971
ROCCHI
Gianluca
Italy
25.08.1973
SKOMINA
Damir
Slovenia
05.08.1976
STARK
Wolfgang
Germany
20.11.1969
THOMSON
Craig Alexander
Scotland
20.06.1972
UNDIANO MALLENCO
Alberto
Spain
08.10.1973
VELASCO CARBALLO
Carlos
Spain
16.03.1971
WEBB
Howard
England
14.07.1971

24 Comments:

  1. I believe Roldan and Ricci's dates of birth are wrong on this list.
    Roldan: 24.01.1980 not 17.06.1977
    Meira Ricci: 19.11.1974 not 28.09.1970, which incidentally is Seneme's date of birth...

    I like that Pitana is given a chance, also shows FIFA is not sure about Abal yet. I'm not either.

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  2. Yes, thanks a lot. It's already corrected.

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  3. Two referees from Brazil and two from Argentina is surely a piece of news. They are probably afraid to have problems, and a official from Brazil MUST be there at any rate.

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  4. Do you think that they might drop the error-prone Eros from Kassai's team and maybe replace him with Kispal? How many chances will he get? Or is it that he is on the pre-selected list so you cannot remove him now. In my opinion Eros is jeapordizing Kassai's chances of officiating the final.

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  5. At the moment Kassai jeapordizes his chances to handle a final himself I think.
    Gabor Eros is listed as pre-selected AR1 in the trio, this however does not mean he cannot be dropped. The list is still open for changes. As Ring is injured he will be replaced by István Albert at the u20 WC in Turkey. So I presume that Albert would replace Eros in an extreme case and not Kispál.

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  6. Finale Coupe de France : Bordeaux-Evian Thonon Gaillard

    Central : Fredy Fautrel
    Assistants : Cyril Gringore et Alexandre Viala
    Additionnels : Clément Turpin et Nicolas Rainville
    4ème officiel : Emmanuel Boisdenghien

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  7. Cup of Portugal - Final

    SL Benfica vs Vitoria Guimaraes

    Referee: Jorge Sousa
    Assistant Referees: Bertino Miranda and Alvaro Mesquita
    4th Referee: Bruno Esteves
    Reserve Assistant Referee: José Oliveira
    Young Referee: Eduardo Brites

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  8. What is the function of this "Young referee"?

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  9. The Young Referee will monitor the refereeing team since the beginning of the stage of preparation for the game to the end of it. Throughout the game will make some functions of the 4th Referee.

    The Chairman of the Board of Arbitration of the FPF, Vítor Pereira, when he took office in December 2011, decided to implement this measure in the final competitions of Football and Futsal which aims to combat the excessive dropout rate of Arbitrators Young. This measure serves as an incentive and motivation to Referees who are starting careers to continue the arbitration and not give up, as has happened in recent years.

    And I wonder now, there is no better motivation for a young referee to be in the Cup final of his country, in this case of Portugal?

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  10. The Woman Champions League final tonight was unfortunately decided by a wrong handball penalty given to Wolfsburg.

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    1. Excuse me but that penalty was very clear, the handball is obvious.The ball came from 40 m, the player of Lyon saw the ball every moment, the hand is not alongside the body.... More than that, behind the Lyon's player there is a player of Wolfsburg in a very good position to score.

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    2. True, it looked like an unintentional handball. Another situation which arouses controversy is penalty appeal waved off by Teodora Albon. Also handball, this time inside Wolfsburg penalty area. I think it was more of penalty than the one that was given.

      I also noticed that the referee allowed a too harsh style of play, many fouls went undetected.

      Not the best performance by Teodora Albon - assistants were good.

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    3. Dear petschovschi:

      I think that the player saw the ball, but was nearly sure that two jumping players hit that. She was not aware that the ball doesn't change its flight path.

      For sure, it's a controversy and can not be such unambiguously described: 100% penalty or 100% unintentional handball.

      I wouldn't have whistled it, if you ask me.

      What about the second handball in 52nd minute?

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    4. Sorry for triple-posting!

      It's a video with highlights from this match:
      http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/video/wolfsburg-beat-olympique-lyon-match-highlights-uefa-women-s

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    5. 50-50 penalty.
      There are reasons for which you can consider it intentional, and other reasons for which it could seem quite obvious that is unintentional.
      As said by petschovschi it was a long ball and the defender had all the time to see it and remove the hand, but at the same time we can say that she was surely going to control the ball with her body, so why to commit the hand? Naive.
      Maybe the fact that there were other two players unable to reach the ball deceived her.
      I can accept the call but of course not a 100% clear penalty.

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    6. From my point of view we can't talk about 70%, 50% or 20% penalty. It's penalty or not, there are no other choices.
      We should think like a referee who is on a pitch and must take a decision: penalty/no penalty. In this order I'm sure that Albon took the right decision: penalty !

      About the handball from 52nd minute: it's much more difficult to take the decision because the ball came from short distance and also the speed of the ball is preety high (the defender didn't have the time to remove her hands). On the other hand we can say that defender increased the area of her body and should be penalty.
      In this kind of situations is very important what UEFA says to referees at various courses at seminars. For my taste it is penalty but I'm sure that UEFA gave specific instructions to the referees how to cope with this kind of situations.

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    7. petschovschi I understand your point of view,nervetheless I think that when we talk about handballs, it's impossible to say: this is 100& penalty. Maybe it's a 100% penalty for you, but there is surely another referee who is going to consider the touch as unintentonal. For this reason I agree with you, this is the argument about which UEFA shoulk wrk hard for consistency, giving detailed instructions to all the referees.

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    8. I am with Chefren at this one. 50-50 call. Can blame a referee who will give it but on the same time I won't blame him if he don't give it.

      Personally I would have waived play-on.

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  11. Both situations are difficult to detect and interpret. I would ask FIFA and IFAB to pay more attention to clarifying this part of the laws of the game and not to focus on less relevant but political topics like goalline technology.

    The first handball is for me a penalty kick. The arm is way too widely stretched, a classical case of enlarging one's body volume. Certainly the distance was not so huge, but nonetheless it should have been whistled in my opinion.
    I agree with Albon's given penalty to Wolfsburg though. I am aware that the defender could not see the ball coming and was surprised that it would reach her at all, as two others had previously missed it. But unfortunately, she clearly prevented an opponent from getting the ball by this contact. And therefore, I understand and agree with her call. If you take the laws seriously, it should have been yellow by the way.

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    1. Don't you think that in case of first penalty appeal waved off, the second due to unclear interpretation shouldn't have been whistled? Of course, each decision must be taken independently from the others, but still...

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    2. Yes that's why I think that both handballs could/should have been whistled. It's not that consistent indeed. Perhaps Albon did not realize the first touch between hand and ball at all.

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  12. Anonymous24/5/13 10:59

    Have seen the first clash between Hoffenheim and Kaiserslautern with Dr. F. Brych


    My key observations.

    1. Great, robust and respectful leadership with emphatic approach towards players. With his style of leadership he was the guarantee for a fair and respectful attitude between the combattants.

    2. Accurate and perfect assistance of both assistants with respect to offside. All decisions were correct. Regarding faults in their neighbourhood somewhat more courage and involvement is recommended.

    3. Good physical condition with pro-active position play. Should avoid to use too much the middle axis of the playground and use a more flexible diagonal

    4. Intelligent tactical control and surely a concious chosen approach towwards card management. With his emphatic , but solid , approach towards players he kept control of the total game In one situation in the 2nd half for a rough tackle on Andreas Beck a yellow card was mandatory. Support of assistant 1 would have been helpful.

    5. Perfect interruption after a clash between the Hoffenheim goalkeeper and an Hoffenheim defender where both players needed medical care. Ref. Brych recognized immediately the seriousness of the injuries and interrupted immediately.

    Again a very good performance of Ref. Brych underlining again his deserved number one place in Germany. Congratulations

    Regards, Nedger.

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  13. Coppa Italia final appointment.

    ROMA – LAZIO
    ORSATO
    DI LIBERATORE – TONOLINI
    IV: MAZZOLENI
    ADD1: DAMATO
    ADD2: BANTI

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  14. Swedish cup final, 26/5 17:00

    Djurgården - IFK Göteborg
    Referee: Stefan Johannesson
    Assistant referees: Henrik Andrén & Fredrik Nilsson
    Fourth official: Daniel Wärnmark
    Additional assistant referees: Markus Strömbergsson & Martin Strömbergsson

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