May 21, 2014

Fijian assistant referee Ravinesh Kumar will miss the World Cup

Thank to Árbitro Internacional, we can confirm that Fijian assistant referee Ravinesh Kumar will miss the WC. After having been officially selected in O'Leary team as AR2, Kumar was unable to attend the FIFA meeting on last April, due to a serious injury suffered two weeks before the date. Therefore, a few days ago FIFA has deleted his name from the WC officials.

Ravinesh Kumar will miss the most important tournament for a referee (c) fijisun.com
Differently from what happened in the past, the rest of the trio will not miss the World Cup. Indeed, Mark Rule from New Zealand, originally appointed as reserve assistant referee with Tahitian official Hauata, will be integrated in O'Leary team as AR2, while the missing spot of reserve assistant referee from OFC will be not replaced by anyone. We thank again our friend-blog Árbitro Internacional for the confirmation.

22 Comments:

  1. Anonymous22/5/14 10:55

    Friendly appointment
    Netherlands vs Wales 04-06-14
    Referee Bulent Yildirim (Turkey)
    Assts Kemal Yilmaz (Turkey) Ekrem Kan (Turkey)
    4th official Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)

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  2. If someone from U.S. read us, I would be grateful for help in collecting appointments for friendly matches that will be played in U.S. (as always, it's impossible to find them):

    26/05
    Serbia - Jamaica (Harrison, NJ)

    29/05
    Honduras - Turkey (Washington, DC)

    30/05
    Ivory Coast - Bosna and Herzegovina (St. Louis, MO)

    31/05
    Mexico - Ecuador (Arlington, TX)
    Panama - Serbia (Bridgeview, IL)

    01/06
    Honduras - Israel (Houston, TX)
    USA - Turkey (Harrison, NJ)

    02/06
    Costa Rica - Japan (Tampa, FL)

    03/06
    Greece - Nigeria (Chester, PA)
    Mexico - Bosna and Herzegovina (Chicago, IL)

    04/06
    Ecuador - England (Miami Gardens, FL)
    El Salvador - Ivory Coast (Frisco, TX)

    06/06
    El Salvador - Spain (Washington, DC)
    Greece - Bolivia (Harrison, NJ)
    Japan - Zambia (Tampa, FL)
    Mexico - Portugal (Foxborough, MA)

    07/06
    Costa Rica - Republic of Ireland (Foxborough, MA)
    England - Honduras (Miami Gardens, FL)
    USA - Nigeria (Jacksonville, FL)

    09/06
    Ghana - Korea Republic (Miami, FL)

    10/06
    Republic of Ireland - Portugal (New York, NY)

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    1. México Ecuador
      John Pitti (Panamá), Daniel Williamson and Gabriel Victoria

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    2. I believe you'll be able to find several of them here at some point next week:
      http://proreferees.com/assignments---other-competitions.php

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    3. Thank you both! However, Emil, proreferees.com not always post appointments for friendlies. Hopefully, this time it won't be a case...

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    4. 26/05
      Serbia - Jamaica (Harrison, NJ)
      David Gantar (CAN)
      Philippe Briere (CAN) - Daniel Belleau (CAN)
      José Carlos Rivero (USA)

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    5. 28/05
      Japan - Cyprus (Saitama Stadium, Tokio)
      Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
      Maciej Wierzbowski (POL) - Konrad Sapela (POL)
      Hiroyuki Kimura (JPN)

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    6. Hubert: The games are entered onto the MLS website, so normally the website should display the name of the referee. Chances are, however, we will only know it when the game is played.

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    7. Moldova-Canada: Oliver Drachta

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  3. I am very sorry for Kumar. Hope he recovers soon and is able to join Russia 2018 then. :/

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  4. Anonymous22/5/14 23:10

    When designations for Brazil Croatia will be released?

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    1. As always 2 days prior to the kick-off.

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    2. Here a gift for you, Anonymous, and all the other users:

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/9k7xtlkw5dhlgeo/update-refereedesignationsmatches1-16.pdf

      the PDF with the first 16 appointments of 2010 WC, 4 years ago :)

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  5. Friendly appointment

    25/05
    Rep. of Ireland - Turkey
    Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
    Guillaume Debart (FRA) - Cyril Gringore (FRA)
    Neil Doyle (IRL)

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  6. Friendly matches:

    Switzerland - Jamaica (30/05/2014)
    Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Dermot Broughton (IRL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)

    United States - Azerbaijan (27/05/2014)
    Referee: Henry Bejarano (CRC)
    Assistant Referee 1: Warner Castro (CRC)
    Assistant Referee 2 :Carlos Fernandez (CRC)
    Fourth Official: Armando Castro (HON)

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  7. 26/05
    Belgium - Luxembourg
    Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

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  8. 01/06/2014
    Sweden - Belgium
    Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
    Stuart Burt - Darren England (ENG)
    Peter Magnusson (SWE)

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  9. Anonymous27/5/14 21:09

    27/05 Paris 21:00
    France - Norway
    Padraigh Sutton (Rep.of Ireland)

    RPC

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  10. Will there be goal line assistants in Brazil this summer?

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    1. No. Additional assistant referees are present only in UEFA competitions (CL, EL, EURO, EURO U-21). Every World Cup is FIFA competition, where goal line technology is used instead of additional assistants.

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    2. Ok. If you consider only goal line incidents (goal or not, that is), technology is better than assistants. But goal line assistants do much, much more than that.

      Interesting to see if breakthrough in technology means extinction of goal line assistants. It shouldn't, but it probably could. Anyway, thanks for quick answer Hubert and sorry for OT.

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    3. Interestingly, the hosting nation Brazil deploys AARs in their Cup (and League?) as well, similar to UEFA.
      I am wondering whether we'll see them at WC 2018 if Platini gets elected as FIFA President in 2015 (and who knows maybe PLC accompanies him to Geneve..).

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