June 13, 2014

World Cup 2014 - Referee Appointments - Matches 9-11

These are the referees chosen to officiate Matches 9-11 at FIFA World Cup 2014.


GROUP E, Match 9
15 June 2014, 18:00 CET
Estadio Nacional, Brasilia
SWITZERLAND - ECUADOR
Referee: Ravshan IRMATOV (UZB)
Assistant Referee 1: Abduxamidullo RASULOV (UZB)
Assistant Referee 2: Bakhadyr KOCHKAROV (KGZ)
Fourth Official: Svein Oddvar MOEN (NOR)
Standby Assistant Referee: Kim Thomas HAGLUND (NOR)
Blog Referee Observer: Marcel (NED)

GROUP E, Match 10
15 June 2014, 21:00 CET
Estadio Beíra-Rio, Porto Alegre
FRANCE - HONDURAS
Referee: Sandro RICCI (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Emerson DE CARVALHO (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcelo VAN GASSE (BRA)
Fourth Official: Peter O´LEARY (NZL)
Standby Assistant Referee: Jan Hendrik HINTZ (NZL)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

GROUP F, Match 11
14 June 2014, 00:00 CET
Arena Amazonia, Manaus
ARGENTINA - BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Referee: Joel AGUILAR (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: William TORRES MEJÍA (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Francisco ZUMBA (SLV)
Fourth Official: Djamel HAIMOUDI (ALG)
Standby Assistant Referee: Redouane ACHIK (MAR)
Blog Referee Observer: Hagi (GER)

106 Comments:

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    1. Anonymous14/6/14 14:57

      Does anyone have the link for the FIFA pdf document with these appointments?

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    2. Anonymous14/6/14 19:33

      http://resources.fifa.com/mm/document/tournament/competition/02/36/95/17/140613_9-11_neutral.pdf

      Peter/Vienna

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  2. Anonymous13/6/14 16:29

    howard webb probably to portugal x germany ?

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  3. I think, we will se three UEFA referees on Monday. My choice would be
    GER-POR: Howard Webb (ENG)
    IRN-NIG: Milorad Mazic (SRB)
    GHA-USA: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

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    1. Hi Philipp, reasonable choices. And then BRA-MEX for? Proenca?
      For me:
      GER-POR: Eriksson
      IRN-NIG: Mazic
      GHA-USA: Vera

      I would appoint Webb for BRA-MEX but a change with Eriksson is also possible. Of course we can or have to see a european team for GHA-USA but FIFA have missed this chance in CIV-JAP, too. And unexpected (do not want to say strange) fourth-official-appointments again!

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    2. My idea for BRA-MEX actually is Cakir, but maybe you are right and FIFA wants a quite safe option after the opening match, so Webb or Proenca.

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    3. Anonymous13/6/14 19:57

      Philipp
      I completely disagree with you. Cakir is a top class official more than capable of handling BRA-MEX

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    4. Anonymous13/6/14 21:20

      PORTUGAL VS GERMANY - Howard Webb
      IRAN VS NIGERIA - Marco Rodríguez
      GHANA VS USA - Milorad Mazic

      I agree that Brazil-Mexico will get an official deemed as 'reliable' (almost sure from UEFA) after Nishimura's blunder.

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    5. @Anonymous1: I also think, that Cakir can handle this match and would choose him. I only wanted to state, that maybe FIFA prefers someone else.

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  4. European 4th official for Switzerland...

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  5. Anonymous13/6/14 18:14

    MEX-CMR: Crucial mistake by AR1 Clavijo disallowing a regular goal scored by Mexico.

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    1. Anonymous13/6/14 18:19

      Extremely challenging beginning for him. Many offside/onside calls correctly assessed but just one (crucial) mistake... unfair...

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  6. Anonymous13/6/14 18:26

    For me it was offside.
    Dos Santos head was in offside position.

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  7. Anonymous13/6/14 18:32

    Another crucial mistake raising offside when the last touch was by a defender. Roldan WC could be over due to Clavijo, too blatant mistake.

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  8. People this is getting too ridiculous...

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  9. Anonymous13/6/14 18:36

    But shouldn't Roldan see that the touch was by a defender?

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  10. Anonymous13/6/14 18:42

    of course he should. Automatic whistle, no consulting…. and even if the pass was given by the attacker the scorer was at least 0,5m onside

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  11. Ouch...2 clear failed offsides (the corner kick, where no attacker touched the ball until the one who kicked it in) and the a little later on a through ball (an offside not signalled).
    The first offside goal is too close to call for me, but it may be that only the arm is behind the defender, and that of course is not considered.

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  12. Both offside decisions were clearly wrong, technological analysis has clearly shown that. Clavijo was slightly too far on the right from the 2nd last defender line in the 1st goal; the 2nd offside decision depended on the wrong perception that the attacking player had enlarged the ball with a header - but it was the defender.
    What a start into these games.

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  13. Busacca about Nishimura:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/brazil-3-croatia-1-fifa-defend-underfire-referee-yuichi-nishimura-as-japanese-official-caught-up-in-diving-row-during-opening-world-cup-match-9535713.html

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  14. Both goals were regular. Two scarce decisions but crucial. After the first half AR1 could be the reason that the whole refereeing-team has to leave the tournament. Wrong call by Roldán to award a corner (42'?).

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    1. Anonymous13/6/14 19:10

      Indeed it was penalty or goal kick.

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    2. And probably should have been a penalty indeed.

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  15. Tomorrow Rizzoli need to be perfect...

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    1. Anonymous13/6/14 19:39

      Today... 21:00 CET

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    2. Yes, sorry! However, 2 bad performances in 2 matches... Probably it was necessary to start with more reliable referees?

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    3. I would not call Nishimura unreliable...until yesterday's performance, that is. Even the most reliable referees have bad games; too bad it happened on the tournament opener.

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  16. Of course better 2nd half by Roldán and team. Missed YC and two fouls (one hard to detect, 52'/64'/88'). Additional time inadequate (4' are too long). The colombian referee team was lucky that Mexico has won the match but maybe it was its last appointment, too. .

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    1. Mexico's player wasted some time (intentionally and unintentionally) so that 4 minutes were compliant with the international standard of 3 minutes as "normal additional time". Again my problem is that Roldan did not enlarge the additional time despite a substitution by Mexico which lasted up to 45 seconds.

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  17. I have to defend Roldán. Both decisions were very close and IMHO the first one might even be slight offside. My first perception of the second goal also said offside. Overall, not so good, foul detection could have been better. But these were close calls, so I wouldn't sent him home for them.

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    1. I agree with you. Commentators on this blog are incredibly keen to fire referees. If we keep on dismissing refs at each mistake, we'll soon have only Kuipers and Mazic left at the WC ;)

      That being said, I believe that Roldan will get a second game. His fate will depend on the level of the other referees and, of course, he will need to be flawless in his second game.

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    2. To clarify that once again: NO, the 1st goal was definitely no offside. Neither the knees, nor the head were offside or anything else. The situation was close but you must expect from a World Cup AR to solve such a 08/15 decision. It happens in many games and such things should work at such a tournament.
      And Howard, I think the 2nd goal was anything but difficult. The only difficulty for AR1 could have been solved with teamwork.
      Maybe FIFA should consider to exchange Clavijo by standby AR Aquino of Paraguay.

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    3. Anonymous13/6/14 20:27

      Be sure that Mazic will go far away :)

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    4. @ Emil: Mistakes might happen, even such mistakes. But we are in a FIFA competition and the world federation has often enough proven to send referees home with huge, media attracting mistakes. So many comments like "Nishimura could be send home" only reflect what we experienced during the last tournaments.

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    5. Anonymous13/6/14 20:32

      surely, after all he never errs in his matches ;)

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  18. I don't have access to a great number of slow-mos, so I have to trust you when you say no offside. The 2nd goal was difficult IMHO as I was unable to see myself who touched the ball. I'm no WC referee however. ;) Teamwork was indeed not functioning, but these two errors are not as worse as Nichimura's was yesterday.

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    1. Anonymous13/6/14 21:31

      Even if it was the attacker who touched the ball he was ONSIDE.

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  19. Dear me, two poor officiating performances back to back. Mexico was fortunate Cameroon was a weak opposition or else we'd have another controversy. Instead, they managed to get the goal for the victory but G/D could still impact the group. I hope it gets back on track. So far so good in the Neth/Esp game. This one could get testy and pose a challenge for Rizzoli.

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  20. Oh no, crucial mistake in every match so far! Now hard to detect but very good view: wrong penalty call by Rizzoli (25'), missed YC (16').

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    1. Anonymous13/6/14 21:36

      I don't like the penalty kick that was given. I saw a view from behind and it clearly showed Diego Costa standing on the leg of De Vrij and not De Vrij taking Costa down

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    2. To me, it is not a crucial mistake, nor a mistake per se. However, let's call it a soft penalty. To me, although I lean personally towards "no foul", I see this as a judgment call. I can accept Rizzoli's decision.

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    3. Anonymous13/6/14 22:18

      I agree with Emil.

      /Swedish observer

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  21. Anonymous13/6/14 21:36

    This penalty whistled by Rizzoli is a very strange situation. At first glance, it seemed a clear foul, but then watching carefully I would say NO PENALTY.
    Very difficult situation of course, excusable.

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  22. Anonymous13/6/14 21:36

    Wrong penalty? O_O

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  23. Anonymous13/6/14 22:22

    And this foul on Casillas?

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  24. Anonymous13/6/14 22:27

    Persie deserved a red? ! ?

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  25. Anonymous13/6/14 22:34

    Where is consistency? Nishimura whistled for a similar foul on Julio Cesar, disallowing the equalizer by Croatia. Now, Rizzoli allowed this goal.

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  26. Anonymous13/6/14 22:56

    Come on guys. This is a serious forum/blog, please respect that. If you want to come with inconsiderate and unfounded outburst, please feel free to pull out the closest drawer, and shout as much as you want in that instead.
    Let's have a serious and well-founded discussion as we use to have.
    Back to what it is all about. I have only seen the 2nd half of Rizzoli’s match, but I really like his man management when small conflicts appear after free kicks etc. He senses them right away, appears at the scene immediately when needed, and takes appropriate action with a calm approach but with still with appropriate sense of authority and consequence. I think at that point e.g. Nishimura showed a somewhat lack of this in his match being too lenient, which also triggered the Croatian protests further.
    Foul on Casillas? And for what exactly do you want to call a free kick for? Please feel free to do a repetition for me on the prerequisites for a free kick according to LOTG ;)

    - Danish ref

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    1. Anonymous13/6/14 23:10

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSXXt1POuCI
      00:41
      00:48

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    2. Anonymous14/6/14 01:23

      I have already seen the situation - multiple times :) See my reply to Turan below.

      - Danish ref

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  27. Anonymous13/6/14 22:57

    penalty for Spain, violent conduct by Costa, foul at 1-3 goal, violent conduct by van Persie...? What are your thought (especially Niclas, Edward, Chefren, Emil, Thomas, Philipp)?

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    1. My thoughts:
      Penalty for Spain: Wrong, but very difficult to detect
      Violent conduct by Costa: Red Card would have been harsh, but possible
      Foul at 1-3: Clear mistake
      Violent conduct by van Persie: YC was enough, if that is the scene, you think about

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    2. Anonymous13/6/14 23:22

      So, would you mark him 7.4?

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    3. My opinions:
      Penalty for Spain: agree with Philipp, wrong decision but on the pitch this looks like a penalty, almost impossibleto detect. It might have been even foul from Diego Costa, hitting the foot of the opponent on the ground.
      Violent conduct by Costa: a RC might have been appropriate, but here Rizzoli missed the scene...
      Foul at 1-3: Mistake, Casillas was clearly disturbed byu the opponent, the fact that the ball was already passed of course is irrelevant.
      Violent conduct by van Persie: YC it's ok

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    4. Anonymous13/6/14 23:35

      I totally agree with you, Phillip.
      It also puzzles me the harsh tone used by some to criticize Nishimura's performance in a match with a huge pressure, and it seems that with Rizzoli there are no crucial mistakes.
      I think the 2 PK situations are similar: 2 brazilian artists fooled the refs.

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    5. Anonymous13/6/14 23:40

      So, even if we talk about wrongly given penalty kick and wrongly allowed goal, there wouldn't be crucial mistakes in referee observer report due to high difficulty in judging those situations? Is it the case?

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    6. Totally agree with Philipp S, but one remark. I think Rizzoli saw everything regarding Costa, and he made good decision.

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    7. Penalty: Very soft, but we have to give Rizzoli the room to referee his game. To me, it is no mistake, though, again, it is soft.
      Violent conduct: I'm fine with a strong talking-to, given that Rizzoli did not see the scene. He did everything right to ensure there was no follow-up.
      Foul on Casillas: No. Both went for the ball, and both missed it. In the Brazil match, the Croatian attacker put his arm on Cesar and hindered him from jumping. Here, both players jumped forward towards the ball and collided.
      Van Persie: The second (reckless) challenge happen as Rizzoli was whistling, so a caution is perfectly fine.

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  28. What a beginning of the WC and situation for FIFA-refereeing! Again two mistakes (wrong penalty and missed foul on Cassilas that leads to the goal, 64'). Missed YC (16'). Correct no red card to Costa (53') and no penalty (78'), very tight offside decisions.
    To be "fair" to the referees so far all of them should have had their single appointment but Busacca and committee cannot send home all of them.

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  29. I think Rizzoli was the "best" of the three (Rizzoli, Roldan, Nishimura). There are some wrong calls, the foul on Casillas was quite difficult, and also the penalty. Very well the AAs on offsides (only one mistake).. I'm sure Rizzoli wouldn't send home after this match.

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  30. Anonymous13/6/14 23:22

    For me also not a penalty, I didn't see any tripping by defender. And clear foul on Casillas. There is missing consistency for me. If Nishimura awarded yesterday foul on Julio Cesar, today it was clearer foul on Casillas. They are preparing for to be consistant 2 years and immidiately at the beginning of the tournament they are not. For tactical approach it is better to whistle this kind of fouls on goalkeeper. I miss some kind of feeling the game.
    Slovak ref...

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  31. Wrong penalty call, foul on Casillas missed, violent conduct by Diego Costa not carded...a large number of errors by Rizzoli which ruined a good management .

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    1. Anonymous13/6/14 23:35

      And see the replays, Rizzoli saw it well, he was just blind on violent conduct as he was in the CL final. Unacceptable!

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  32. My thoughts on Rizzoli performance:
    PK: Clear penalty at first sight. I am sure everybody on earth expected a penalty without the replay. Then the replay comes and we see it is actually 50-50. We know Diego Costa initiated the contact, but Rizzoli doesn't have this replay and from where he was standing it looked like an obvious foul(as it seemed to almost all of the Dutch players as no one complained.).
    Foul on Casillas on 3rd goal:
    I don't think so. Keepers are not protected species. Van Persie has every right to challenge the ball. The contact to the keeper is inevitable at this point and it is a fair challenge as he is not using any part of his body, nor his speed to block the keeper or his hands from getting the ball.
    Costa headbutt -- Could have been, should have been a red card (soft or not, we should remove this kind of behavior from the field)
    Overall, good performance by Rizzoli. Always close to play, good card management, good control of the game.

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    1. Anonymous14/6/14 01:22

      I completely agree with you on the no foul on Casillas - exactly my thoughts. What I see is simply two players jumping up fairly to challenge for the free ball in the air. Without any of them seeking any kind of intentional contact - they simply just both jump for the ball. They both show a lack of attention when making the challenge - the contact between them is clearly unintentional, hence no free kick.

      The keeper has no control of the ball, in which case you otherwise could call the attacker for jumping at an opponent, as the keeper cannot be challenged by then. Move the exact same situation to the halfway line or like, and no one would be in doubt that there is no free kick - and there you have your answer. There is no such thing in LOTG that protects the keeper in a special way in the penalty or goal area.

      Talking about consistency and mixing this situation up with the free kick from the opening match makes no sense to me. That free kick is maybe hard to see from the front, but if you see it from the side, there is no doubt that the attacker conducts a careless jump at the goalkeeper, showing a complete lack of attention, taking the deliberate choice of jumping directly into the goalkeeper, hence free kick.

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    2. The goalkeeper savours exceptional rights in his goal area not by the Law itself, but by multiple national and international instructions. I am surprised that Rizzoli, who performed on worldclass level for most of the time in terms of personality, body language, management, is protected in this specific situation. It was the clearest of potential crucial mistakes IMO, while the penalty kick was a surely difficult situation.
      Great job by Stefani by the way.

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    3. Look Van Persie's elbow how it hits Casillas on the face. If that's not a foul then I don't really know.

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    4. Anonymous14/6/14 12:25

      I'm with you Niclas and edward, the 3rd goal is a clear crucial mistake.
      And we can't have double standards according to the referee involved.

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    5. I disagree on his one, Niclas. Keeper is protected only if he is vulnerable, meaning when his both hands up in the air about the collect the ball and an attacker comes and hits him. In this particular situation, I think both went for the ball and it's a fair challenge. I say this not because I'm defending Rizzoli but I'm evaluating the incident as a referee.

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  33. Good job by Noumandiez Doué in an mostly easy match. Not perfect, but good.

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    1. Yes, overall a good, the best performance so far. Some minor mistakes and inconsistencies in foul detection but of course missing red card for Cahill (AR2). Good AR in offside calls. In spite of the Cahill-incident I think that we will see Doué in a 2nd appointment.

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  34. Just seen the YC for Cahill, seems to be at least unsporting behaviour if not violent conduct and therefore mandatory RC. However, this happened close the AAR, so maybe he deemed a YC to be enough. Only weak point in a solid performance.

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    1. Anonymous14/6/14 02:48

      Any video of the incident?

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  35. Anonymous14/6/14 08:59

    I think Rizzoli did well last night. I share Emil's view on the penalty, and I share Danish ref's view on the Casilla's "incident". To me the so called head butt is not enough for a red card. Looked like a lot of play acting. Rizzoli contributed very well to this match. So, contrary to many views above I would give him a relatively high mark: 8,4. Good job in my view. High tolerance level - but consistent. And the players respected him throughout. Quite difficult game too, and we all remember four years ago. All in all, I was very impressed by the Italian team last night, and I am a bit disappointed on some of the commentators on here who seem to be looking for negative things. I think this was a good performance and I am sure we will see Rizzoli again in this World cup.

    /Swedish observer

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    1. Anonymous14/6/14 09:21

      Rizzoli is a great referee... with an excellent game's management !

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  36. Anonymous14/6/14 11:02

    I have to say as a Dutchman I was overall content with Rizzolis performence. The penalty situation can be discussed, but when I saw the match live, my initial thought was "Penalty". 3-1 is valid for me. I tend to agree with Turan and Danish ref here. Casillas timed wrong and that's his fault. Van Persie didn't do anything wrong for me there. But I can understand some people who say that the goal had to be cancelled. The only thing I found a real ( and for me big) mistake was that Costa got away with the sort of headbutt challenge even without a card!! That had to be at least a yellow card, but for me it was a straight red! We can't allow this behavior on a football pitch! Furthermore really ok/ good match by Rizzoli and ARs really good. We are going to see Rizzoli again for sure this WC

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  37. My personal upshot of the four first games:
    Nishimura with one match-influencing mistake, Rizzoli and (Team) Roldan with two crucial mistakes, where in each case one was quite difficult. Based on that my evaluation of the three performances would be quite equal, but I think Roldan was not satisfying besides this scenes, with missing cautions and maybe a missed penalty. Therefore his performance was the worst IMO. However, I don't think that FIFA should send home any of them, but give them a second chance in a less important/challenging match.
    Doue was the best so far, but also not really good, because he showed a lack of consistency regarding fouls and cards.

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    1. ...and did not punish the VC by Cahill correctly

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    2. Anonymous14/6/14 12:33

      Again, I totally agree with your analysis regarding these first four games.

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  38. Anonymous14/6/14 12:51

    Your opinion about the handball by Marquez (MEX)?
    (the best replay at 85:10 match minute):
    http://livefootballvideo.com/fullmatch/world/world-cup/mexico-vs-cameroon

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    1. Anonymous14/6/14 13:38

      PENALTY
      - expected ball (although distance between players is small, trying to block a shot shows that the player was fully awar of the situation)
      - unnatural position of the hand
      - even hand's movement toward the ball...

      Clear penalty

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    2. Fully agree. Clear penalty for me too. Here a good video:
      http://vimeo.com/98188967

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    3. Anonymous14/6/14 14:23

      The ball hit at first the leg and then the arm, is that still intentional? :) Or am I wrong?

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    4. Still intentional because of hand movement toward the ball and expected ball. It's just careless defensive intervention. Player takes the risk, unnaturally positions his hand and should pay for that.

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  39. Anonymous14/6/14 12:55

    Today's result means that the match between Spain and Chile in the second round will be massive, I assume one of the referees who has not had an appointment so far will get that game, if confederation neutrality is in place, who's going to get it?

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    1. I would say Rodriguez in spite of 2010.
      Haimoudi could be an interesting option, if FIFA really trusts him.

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    2. Anonymous14/6/14 13:14

      There are not many options left if confederation neutrality is still followed by then. It can't be Williams due to Australia's presence in Group B. Rodriguez is not ideal since he did the match in 2010, Chile was not happy about the sending off, also Mexico is in Group A that cross over with Group B in the next round. I think it has to be Haimoudi. Others are too inexperienced for this game. Initially I thought Irmatov should be saved for this game, but that was not the case.

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    3. But if Irmatov will make a good performance, it could be IMO

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    4. According to the idea, that every of our 25 referees should get an appointment til 21th June, here my suggestions -
      BEL-ALG Williams
      RUS-SKO Pitana
      BRA-MEX Proenca
      CRO-KAM O`Leary (well, I am not too sure, but which game else...?)
      ESP-CHI Webb (Yes!!! He is the best choice, experience and quality is more important than confed-neutral.rule here!)
      NED-AUS Gassama ( I like him, but he should get a lowlevel-risky game for his first one)
      COL-IVO Cakir
      GRI-JPN Haimoudi
      URU-ENG Rodriguez (high risk, who else ...)
      ITA-CORI Shukrallah (low risk, 1st one)
      CH - FRA Velasco Carballo
      ECU-HON n.n.
      By the way. in the 3rd round I think even after their poor performances Nishimura and Rizzoli should get a second game. Roldan not, cause his problems were not only the bad assistant and teamwork, but even a lack of YCs and danger of loosing any game.control. A bad surprise.)
      More high risk games in the 2nd and espec. 3rd round ( and later) should be given to experienced Europ. / South Am.referees, the confed-neutrality-rule hould not be a total dogma!)
      So, now let`s hope, we see better performances, as we did so far!

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    5. My suggestion is:
      BEL-ALG: Pitana
      RUS-KOR: Gassama (important match, but I think, he is good enough)
      BRA-MEX: Webb (maybe more "neutral" especially for the media than Proenca due to the relation between Portugal and Brazil)
      CRO-KAM: Shukralla
      SPA-CHI: Rodriguez (I want to maintain the confed neutrality, and it is already 4 years since then...)
      NED-AUS: Haimoudi
      COL-CIV: Velasco
      GRE-JPN: O'Leary (match should not be too difficult)
      URU-ENG: Williams (high risk, who else...) ;)
      ITA-CRC: Ricci (candidate for three matches with group G or H on MD3)
      SUI-FRA: Cakir
      ECU-HON: Proenca
      I think, Nishimura could already be appointed again on MD2. Roldan should at most get a less important match on MD3, but it depends on the other performances. Rizzoli could be in trouble, if the other UEFA referees perform well due to the limited number of possible matches.
      I still would prefer the confed neutrality to be maintained. As we have seen so far, the Europeans and South Americans do not perform better.

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    6. There is no way for Ricci having an Italy game since he is half italian and has italian passport ;)

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  40. However, from the result of the 1-4 matches, Bra-Mex will be massive (all the eyes on the referee). And also Esp-Chi, the team that loss will probably be out.

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  41. Roldán with the worst performance so far. Two crucial mistakes by him (second disallowed goal is also his crucial mistake and missed penalty for handball) and really big points for improvement regarding disciplinary control (so many reckless challenges, tactical fouls and no reaction by referee led to many revanges and made players allowed to another poor foul). Very poor performance. 7.0 for me.

    Rizzoli was definitely the best if we talk about overall match- and man-management. His strong personality and brilliant body-language were very nice to watch! However, wrong penalty given to Spain, clear crucial mistakes with foul on Casillas and missed/wrongly interpreted violent conduct by Costa make his performance far below par... 7.4 should be the mark, no more no less.

    Nishimura was overally good, with excellent body-language and nice approach. Wrongly given penalty is probably crucial mistake in observer terminology, but maybe someone should have guts to make official statement: "referees are without chances in fight vs divers, we need to punish them for that if the referee fall on their behaviour." Fred banned for one match, referee backed up and we reach justify and clear message!
    Come back to Japanese performance. He missed a foul prior to the 3-1 goal and missed some other stuff. 7.9 (8.3) in my opinion.


    We will probably disagree with marks (as always), but one must emphasize that all three described matches were extremely difficult to referees! However, the feeling is almost the same as marks - Nishimura and Rizzoli were better than Roldán in case of match-management.

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  42. Anonymous14/6/14 14:39

    Polish blog sedziapilkarski.pl rates Roldan at 7.0...

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    1. Anonymous14/6/14 19:14

      Don't quote it always here please, its not worth of it; discuss the analysis of TTT as as availlable.

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    2. Anonymous14/6/14 19:57

      lol maybe its better for you to read reports that defend refs even if impossible and make fool from ppls - they are not worth of discuss, but if you wanna live in such world its your choice!

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    3. Anonymous14/6/14 20:20

      I live in a world of refereeing where referees are made much better and do self analysis after matches. Reports help to make referees better. But no primary-school-reports, observers intentionally searching crucial mistakes and misinterpretting LotG go in another wrong direction which TTT does not deserve (I repeat myself).

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    4. Anonymous14/6/14 20:31

      nice (counter-)advertising from admin team, ridiculous!

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    5. @Anonymous2

      No-one from the admin team has the need to self-advertise this site. We all use blog accounts and not the label of anonymous.

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    6. Come on, Mr. Hater (Anonymous 1)! I try to understand your way of thinking.

      http://vimeo.com/98187866 - here the main referee is innocent and crucial mistake made only AR?

      http://vimeo.com/98188967 - here the handball is not deliberate for you?

      http://vimeo.com/98189986, http://vimeo.com/98191020 - it's the way you want matches to be handled?

      finally, is this a primary-school report to you?: http://sedziapilkarski.pl/wiadomosc-dnia/ms-2014-meksyk-1-0-kamerun-wilmar-alexander-roldan-perez-kolumbia/18146

      You can disagree with the mark (I can't imagine the mark higher than 7.4), but your offensive tone of the discussion and suggesting lack of professionalism instead of giving arguments against this mark is totally preposterous. Site where I'm one of the redactors is continually updated, reports are really insightful for many young referees. There are also many educational articles and fragments in reports. And you try to convince people we are unprofessional? Really, you are not worth of talking with you...

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    7. Hubert knows that our approach and perception of refereeing are fundamentally different - but we strongly support every food for thought and intent to improve referees, this also counts for sedzia pilkarski.

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  43. Monday matches on FIFA.com:
    GER-POR: Mazic, 4th: Alioum
    IRN-NGA: Vera, 4th: Roldan
    GHA-USA: Eriksson, 4th: Hauata

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  44. Appointments are out for the 16th

    GER-POR - MAZIC (SRB)
    IRN-NIG - VERA (ECU)
    GHA-USA - ERIKSSON (SWE)

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