June 17, 2013

FIFA has determined Confed Cup Matchday 2 Appointments

Voilà, the referee appointments for the 2nd matchday at 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup comprising English Howard Webb, Argentina's Diego Abal, Algerian Djamel Haimoudi and Björn Kuipers of the Netherlands.

English Howard Webb, 2010 World Cup final ref (c) dailymail

Matchday 2

19 June 2013
Match 5, Group A – Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza (BRA) – 21:00 CET
BRAZIL
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MEXICO
Referee: Howard Webb (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Darren Cann (ENG)
Fourth Official: Enrique Osses (CHI)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Carlos Alexis Astroza (CHI)
Match Commissioner: Hafez Al Medlej (KSA)
Blog Observer:
Çagatay I. (TUR)






20 June 2013
Match 6, Group A – Arena Pernambuco, Recife (BRA) – 00:00 CET
ITALY
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JAPAN
Referee: Diego Abal (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Hernán Maidana (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Pablo Belatti (ARG)
Fourth Official: Joel Aguilar (SLV)
Reserve Assistant Referee: William Torres Mejia (SLV)
Match Commissioner: Sebastian Bauza (URU)
Blog Observer:
Niclas E. (GER)






20 June 2013
Match 7, Group B – Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (BRA) – 21:00 CET
SPAIN
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TAHITI
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (ALG)
Assistant Referee 1: Redouane Achik (MAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Abdelhak Etchiali (ALG)
Fourth Official: Felix Brych (GER)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Stefan Lupp (GER) 
Match Commissioner: Yves Jean Bart (HAI)
Blog Observer:
Philipp S. (GER)






21 June 2013
Match 8, Group B – Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (BRA) – 00:00 CET
NIGERIA
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URUGUAY
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin E. J. Zeinstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Pedro Proença (POR)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Match Commissioner: Eric Labrador (PUR)
Blog Observer:
Carlos S. (COL)

47 Comments:

  1. Good appointment for Diego Abal, it seems clear that probably there aren't reserve trios.
    Irmatov should get ITA - BRA, while brych JPN - MEX or URU - TAH.
    Not the best appointment for Haimoudi, anyway I think this match could make history in FIFA tournaments for the final score...

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  2. MD3 predictions:

    ITA-BRA Irmatov, Rasulov, Kochkarov, Nishimura, Sagara (if Japan are out after MD2..)

    JPN-MEX Brych, Borsch, Lupp, Kuipers, Zeinstra

    URU-TAH Proenca, Miranda, Trigo, Aguilar, Zumba

    NGA-ESP Abal, Maidana, Belatti, Osses, Román

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    1. You are sure of a good performance by Abal in ITA - JPN? :)

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  3. My predictions:
    ITA-BRA: Irmatov, Rasulov, Kochkarov, Aguilar, Zumba
    JAP-MEX: Brych, Borsch, Lupp, Abal, Maidana
    NIG-SPA: Osses, Mondria, Astroza, Nishimura, Sagara
    URU-TAH: Proenca, Miranda, Trigo, Haimoudi, Etchiali

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  4. I'm sorry for Djamel Haimoudi and his team. They are really solid team, but UEFA underrate them - firstly giving them only one easy-going match in Club World Cup, and now a match with the most obvious favourite from all those pairs... I hope, they perform well (as at CWC they did) and will get another match in knock-out stage. Really bad politics :/

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    1. Anonymous17/6/13 19:48

      UEFA?

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    2. Totally agree!
      Of course, you meant FIFA not UEFA!
      It seems that they don't want to rely on African officials (not only Haimoudi) in challenging match. Of course, ITA- JPN is not that top clash. But at the same time we must state that Abal appointment is very important, of course, a huge test for him.

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  5. FIFA really wants to test Abal. He is given a difficult match. Haimoudi is being spoiled into an easy-going match and the other 2 appointments are quite normal.

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  6. I think NGA-URU is one of the (perhaps THE) most important games of this group stage. Kuipers really has arrived on the big stage of refereeing...
    As for Haimoudi, I am quite sure he will get the 3rd place match.

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  7. Reports for all the matches are online.
    Proenca 8.3, Nishimura 7.8 and Osses 7.7.

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    1. Don't agree that Osses was worse than Nishimura. The same level or a small advantage of Osses I think. He had more challenging match.

      P.S.
      Of course, I meant FIFA in previous post :)

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    2. Two observers, two reports...you cannot compare that (although I must admit 7.7 for Osses and 7.8 for Nishimura could have been my marks, too)

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    3. @Leonardo-pinto.

      I didn't compare Osses with Nishimura. In fact I didn't even watch Nishimura's performance. But my mark is justified by the 7 points of improvement I have mentioned for Osses.

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    4. I have no problem with your report, Edward! It's professional. I only presented my view, that those both performances were comparable and Nishimura was even worse overall. Sorry, if someone has thought, I negate his hard work! Absolutely, no such intention from me!

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    5. Okay, but just for all, please do not pay attention to the marks (or not the major attention) but to the reports' contents.

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    6. I hope that Aguilar will perform well tonight and all those hot discussions will be forgotten soon :)

      Weird thing, that no one mentioned a very poor quality of those football 'spectacles' ;) Boooring...

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    7. This is the only match in which Tahiti can hope at least for a draw... let's see how che CONCACAF trio will handle it, I'm very curious.

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  8. Anonymous17/6/13 21:05

    DRAGAN NIKOLOVSKI
    Nishimura last night - big dissappointment for one of the best Asian referees.

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  9. Nobody writing something about Webb is a good sign...

    I think, a quite good performance, great control, his usual communication skills, foul detection not faultless, but still good. Only his handling of Luiz' bleeding nose was not so good.

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  10. Brazil-Mexico a very exiciting match to see. Both teams have the eager to win thats very good.
    However, Webb had some weaknesses throughout the game. Especially with foul detection and card selection.

    Firstly, I should emphasize that Neymar is a very theatratic player. He falls quite easily and Webb mostly whistled the easy ones. He also made a lot of tactical fouls without any card.
    Another point is the management of David Luis case where I couldnt understand why he was let in, while his nose was still bleeding.
    ARs where pretty ok except Min82 where Mullarkey missed an offside in Mexico attack.

    In general, I found Webb still ok with things to be improved, detailed report to follow in next days.

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  11. I don't think that was a penalty. However, he gave a penalty so why didn't Abal administer a red card?

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  12. Unbelievable penalty given by Abal and also a card mistake!
    It should have been red card not yellow, if you consider this as foul, can't believe.
    His tournament is over, sorry.

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  13. Anonymous20/6/13 00:24

    Diego Abal with a wrong penalty and when he choose to whistle why only yellow?

    Very strange ...

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  14. For me it is not a clear mistake, because Buffon mainly hits the striker's legs and plays the ball only by the way.
    I think, if Jug's first penalty in Jerusalem is no crucial mistake, than this one cannot be either.
    Also for the card, I think both colours are possible in case of a foul, because Buffon clearly aims towards the ball.

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  15. Another wrong penalty....

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  16. Japan's penalty was ok in my eyes (but Red Card!).

    However, the penalty for Italy was clearly wrong.

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  17. I agree. Very harsh penalty award in my opinion.

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    1. I don't find a clear line in foul detecton, and especially in card management. Some mandatory cards were missed, too lenient.
      But at the sae time, he is whistling also minor contacts.

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    2. I think, he's not free in his head. He seems to me as if he still thinks about the penalty/ies. This always ends up badly.

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  19. Anonymous20/6/13 01:30

    Both penalties are harsh, but acceptable. The same with yellow card to Buffon. The ball was played on the left, another defender was coming. Yellow card is acceptable (in my eyes even better than red). We can't say about crucial mistakes there.

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    1. How can you claim the handball as intentional? The ball comes from Hasebe's leg outside his vision field. This can't be intentional.

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    2. Anonymous20/6/13 01:48

      Diego Abal clearly showed Hasebe had his hand to widely outstretched. I don't say, I fully agree with that, but it's undoubtedly an exonerative factor.

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  20. Good Friends,

    Here are my "choices" for the third round of the group stage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013:

    Group A

    Japan vs. Mexico

    Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)
    Assistant Referees: Sander Van Roekel (Netherlands), and Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
    Fourth official: Diego Abal (Argentina)
    Reserve Assistant Referee: Hernan Maidana (Argentina)

    Italy vs Brazil

    Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile)
    Assistant Referees: Carlos Astroza (Chile) and Sergio Roman (Chile)
    Fourth official: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
    Reserve Assistant Referee: Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria)


    group B

    Uruguay vs French Polynesia (Tahiti)

    Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
    Assistant Referees: William Torres (El Salvador) and Juan Zumba (El Salvador)
    Fourth Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
    Reserve Assistant Referee: Mark Borsch (Germany)

    Nigeria vs Spain

    Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
    Assistant Referees: Abduxamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan) and Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
    Fourth Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
    Reserve Assistant Referee: Toru Sagara (Japan)

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  21. My hopes, which does not mean I believe in them..

    Japan vs. Mexico

    Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
    Assistant Referees: Mark Borsch, Stefan Lupp
    Fourth official: Diego Abal (Argentina)
    Reserve Assistant Referee: Hernan Maidana (Argentina)

    Italy vs Brazil

    Referee: Joel Aguilar (SLV)
    Assistant Referees: William Torres, Juan Zumba
    Fourth official: Howard Webb (ENG)
    Reserve Assistant Referee: Mike Mullarkey (ENG)


    Uruguay vs French Polynesia (Tahiti)

    Referee: Pedro Proenca (POR)
    Assistant Referees: Bertino Miranda, José Trigo
    Fourth Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)
    Reserve Assistant Referee: Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria)

    Nigeria vs Spain

    Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
    Assistant Referees: Abduxamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan), Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
    Fourth Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
    Reserve Assistant Referee: Toru Sagara (Japan)

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  22. My Guess for MD3:
    Italy-Brasil: IRMATOV - Rasulov-Kochkarov - KUIPERS
    JAPAN-MEXICO: OSSES - Mondria, Astroza - AGUILAR
    URUGUAY-TAHITI: PROENCA - Miranda-Trigo - NISHIMURA
    NIGERIA-SPAIN: BRYCH - Borsch-Lupp - HAMOUIDI
    Let's be flexible to do not comply the confederation neutrality rule for Spain to give Brych an important match
    SEMIFINAL: BRYCH-AGUILAR
    FINAL3/4: WEBB
    FINAL 1/2: IRMATOV

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    1. p.s. Niclas, outstanding analisys on U21 Uefa championship refereeing. Great.
      I guess Jug and Gil in ED; What about Strahonja ? Does somebody know why he never officiate any match in the final part of K.O. stage after a good group stage ?

      Mario

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  23. Thanks Mario.
    Jug had a good group stage but made a technical error in Olympiakos-Levante. I guess it led to a lower mark than he could have got, as the rest of the performance was ok.

    Report for Abal and crew is online. 7.6.

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  24. Several minor situations to be reviewed in Haimoudi first half.
    Very fussy referee...

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    1. Anonymous20/6/13 21:54

      Overactive positioning, too much running, unnecessary overtaking actions, some phantom fouls whistled against Spain, the only yellow card to Cazorla was correct. Another difficult performance for assistants (in first half for Achik, in second probably for Etchiali).

      8.2 for now

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    2. I think he missed a corner and there is probably also a wrong offside call, but still ok.
      Too many minor whistles, according to his foul detection, the contact in Spain are a might have been a penalty for Tahiti :D

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  25. Basically I think Haimoudi is a reliable referee, but sometimes I do not know where this officiating team (Achik did so, too) see the reason to rule the smallest contacts as infringements..for me 8.2 or 8.3. Etchiali with too many missed offsides, also apart from the 7:0. Penalty of course correct.

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    1. Anonymous21/6/13 02:28

      In second half some obvious cards were not shown.

      Compensation of lost time was a catastrophe - in first half the medical treatment was from 17:10 to 19:40 = 2min 30sec. He added 1 minute. Second half - added 2 minuted, finishing the game in 91:37... absurd.

      In addition, really weird positioning with stopping a great pass in 41'.

      8.0 for Haimoudi

      9.0 for Achik (great onside prior to 3-0, 12 other correctly solved (non-)offside situations, one debatable call in 41')

      8.4 for Etchiali (two great onsides prior to 6-0 and 9-0 goals, 8 other correctly solved (non-)offside situations and one big mistake that had no impact on the final result (-0.4 from the overall mark, not automatically 7.9)

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  26. Very satisfying performance from the Dutch trio this morning.

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  27. Anonymous21/6/13 15:29

    I would go with 8.2 or 8.3 for Kuipers. Overally, he performed well, but missed some quite obvious incidents:
    14' - Lugano should be booked for deliberate foul in the air
    31' - should've whistled foul of Arevalo, it was not clear tackle
    52' - missed foul of Suarez
    61' - missed foul of 13NGA
    86' - missed foul of 16URU

    The cards he gave was 100% correct, he was able to get correct position, didn't interfere with play, excellent compensation of lost time. Not so difficult match, assistants were faultless but also have not so much to do. 8.4 for each of them from me.

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