July 21, 2014

U-19 EURO 2014: Referees for Matchday 2

UEFA has published the appointments for Matchday 2 of 2014 UEFA U19 Final Tournament, held in Hungary.


22/07/2014, 18:00 CET, Papa
Germany - Serbia (Group B)
Referee: Javier Estrada (ESP)
Assistant referee 1: Henrik Larsen (DEN)
Assistant referee 2: Yashar Abbasov (AZE)
Fourth official: Stephan Klossner (SUI)

22/07/2014, 18:00 CET, Budapest
Austria - Israel (Group A)
Referee: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
Assistant referee 1: Gylfi Mar Sigurdsson (ISL)
Assistant referee 2: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)
Fourth official: Mihaly Fabian (HUN)

22/07/2014, 20:30 CET, Felcsut
Hungary - Portugal (Group A)
Referee: Tore Hansen (NOR)
Assistant referee 1: Evgeni Belski (KAZ)
Assistant referee 2: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
Fourth official: Kevin Clancy (SCO)

22/07/2014, 21:00 CET, Papa
Bulgaria - Ukraine (Group B)
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant referee 1: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Assistant referee 2: Darren England (ENG)
Fourth official: Tamás Bognar (HUN)

Observers in Hungary are:
Jozef Marko (SVK), Nikolay Levnikov (RUS), Sándor Piller (HUN) and László Vagner (HUN).

59 Comments:

  1. OT: It seems that the link to Rizzoli's final report is not active. Is the report uploaded, or is it under review?

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    1. The report had to be reviewed Emil. However it is ready and will be uploaded soon.

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    2. Rizzoli's, Haimoudi's and Mazic's reports are uploaded.

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    3. Thx, I noticed Rizzoli is not a lot better? Result of the new view on the Neuer vs Higuain scene?

      BTW: Did you receive my mail? Sorry for being repetitive, but my mail programm has some blackouts sometime.

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    4. As written in the report, we cannot blame the referee in the report for applying (in my view wrong) guidelines. There are obvious two distinct interpretations of this situation and therefore the no penalty call was deemed as acceptable by Edward. The 7.8 is due to the missing sending-off against Aguero.

      I will check my mailbox later, either I overread it or I did not receive anything. I let you know then.

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    5. Should be "now", sry. I agree with your point of view on this scene and also on the mark.

      Thanks.

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    6. Excellent reports in all three cases. Astonishing and terribly sad that Haimoudi managed to score far below Carballo's dreadful QF performance. Based on the reports on Haimoudi's three prior matches (including the one I just sent for CRC-ENG), it is astonishing he was even considered for the 3rd place. His performance in the first two matches showed far too many obvious weaknesses to make him a suitable candidate.

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    7. He was never ever at that level, in my opinion.

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  2. Still no news from uefa about categories?

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    1. Even though it is incredible, no. No news and we are almost in August. From what I know it depends on whether Eriksson / Proenca / Webb retire or stay. Bebek is a candidate to go up.

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    2. Maybe a stupid question, but is Královec in the elite group?

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    3. Why not? Have you doubts?

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    4. Me? About Královec? Not at all, I think he is a great referee and the best the Czech Republic has ever produced. I was just unsure if he is already in the elite team now.

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  3. OT.

    Appointments CL - EL 3rd Q. Round.

    CL: Lille - Grasshopers 05/08

    Sidiropoulos, Efthimiadis, Kostaras, Spathas (GRE)

    EL: Astra - Slovan Liberec/Kozitse

    Spathas, Dimitriadis, Kostaras, Sidiropoulos (GRE)

    Linfield/AIK - Hapoel/Astana

    Koukoulakis, Karsiotis, Baltas, Tritsonis (GRE)

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    1. Other UCL assignments went to Banti, Clos Gómez, Makkelie and Strahonja.

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    2. Spanish Federation announced the match of Clos Gómez.

      It's Standard Liege - Panathinaiko (1st leg)

      His Assistants are Javier Aguilar Rodriguez and Luis Fernando Marco Martinez. Fourth official is Santiago Jaime Latre.

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  4. There is talk that Collina will replace Bussaca. Logical step for an ambishionate man. But who would replace him (on paper)?

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    1. Difficult question. I think there is more work in UEFA (CL, EL, Euro, U-21, U-19, U-17) than FIFA (World Cup, Club World Cup, WC U-20, WC U-17). I would prefer a job in UEFA more than in FIFA, to be honest. If it's true, I think that someone from UEFA Referees Committee would be logical choice. The biggest personalities in that are Marc Batta, Vlado Sajn and Jaap Uilenberg in my opinion.

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    2. I agree with Hubert, it is better to work in UEFA than FIFA.
      I really don't see as step ahead a "promotion" from UEFA to FIFA.
      UEFA work is really more and more important, even though at FIFA level you prepare referees for WC, you have really less things to do than UEFA.
      In UEFA you are always busy with tournaments, appointments, cups, championships, categories.
      And, after this WC, let me be honest, UEFA work is of another level...

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    3. Well, I am considering this scenario for 2 years for the case that Platini wins the elections and would become the FIFA president. And I came to the conclusion that Hugh Dallas would be the most logical follower inside UEFA. To be honest, I could even imagine Howard Webb being a very charismatic and good referee manager, but it seems as if, after his probable retirement, he would like to invest more in his private life (family, job).

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    4. I would be very happy with Frank De Bleeckere. My favourite ref ever, very nice man and his well-balanced style is something I miss in refereeing at the present time.

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    5. I agree. Though I heard some people think he does not possess the biggest charisma during speeches. Don't know whether this is right (charisma is important of course).

      At any rate he could be a candidate for the referee committee considering the many functions he obtained quickly after having commenced his observer duties. He observes many young referees and is supposed to prepare Marciniak for Elite now.

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    6. Yes. I was very, very happy to know that he is a mentor of Marciniak. I still can't believe that De Bleeckere didn't referee an important final...

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  5. Sorry that I don't have a link, but has anyone seen the RC for Nemanja Maksimović in GER - SRB? For me a RC for SFP is too harsh.

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    1. Extremely harsh, even for me (I'm definitely pro strict refereeing). :)

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    2. I watched it live but I would like to rewatch the scene. At first glance, I agreed with that red card...

      BTW @ Hubert: I watched the offside mistake in Jagiellonia Bialystok - Lechia Gdansk .Really no explanations for that, the replay clear shows that the assistant sees the player in offside correctly at his right, so not raising the flag one must assume that he thought to have a wrong positioning...? Too blatant mistake.

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    3. Oh, nice to know that someone is interested in Polish Ekstraklasa! Of course, it's inexplicable mistake. The offside was 2.25 m, the assistant referee (Jakub Winkler) was correctly positioned. It's difficult to evaluate an offside position if the player is close to you, but still 2.25 m is definitely too much. Maybe a sun, maybe a moment of distraction, I don't know... If you're interested in that, I can post links to most interesting situation on here in the future. Of course, I ask Niclas first of all.

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    4. First glance looked like a red card, but he clearly hits the ball with his lunge.

      OT (Completely): Why is Axel Witsel still playing football? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY4bUDAWeUg

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    5. OK, I must withdraw my previous statement re red card against Maksimović. It's not 'extremely harsh' - Serbian player jumped and attacked the ball by straightened leg. His target was obviously the ball, so a yellow card would be appropriate, but at this level the red card given by the referee is also correct. Especially, taking into account the UEFA's approach (maybe even stricter after WC 2014?).

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    6. Howard, I remember that well... Wasilewski was about to finish his career. His leg was totally destroyed, horribly broken... Witsel was a Belgian golden-boy already that time. He was suspended for 11 matches and fined with 2500 €. However, the KBVB reduced the punishment on 8-matches ban and 250 €.

      Witsel also brutally tackled Roland Juhász. At first, he was suspended for 2 matches, but finally decided to not punish him for that...

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    7. 8 Games? How many got Suarez.....

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    8. I saw it and agree with the RC. It looks "Live" a bit worse than it did in the first replay, but looking at another angle, more "down on the pitch" i say that the call was good. Some refs maybe say it's a YC, but it's not a mistake to give the RC and i would have done the same.

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    9. By the way I have watched Kevin Clancy in Bulgaria-Germany and consider to write a report. Only 10 minutes were missing in the Eurosport coverage which I still have to see.

      Clancy is a calm referee, had control and his performance was characterized by a basically good interpretation of the Laws of the Game - I celebrated an early yellow card for SPA, he completely ignored the timing and chose this as a good starting caution contrary to what we saw in Brazil...that was sooo relieving... his biggest area to work on is his body language and appearance on the pitch. He was a bit too calm at times, not energetic enough and had problems to stay an authority during his card showing procedure. 1 or 2 further yellow cards could / should have been issued. All in all still 8.3 for me, Nadvornik and Belskiy both performed well as expected, a good 8.4 for both.

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    10. Yep, watched that game too and was satisfied with his performance.

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  6. http://sport24.lefigaro.fr/le-scan-sport/buzz/2014/07/21/27002-20140721ARTFIG00036-le-but-le-plus-deloyal-de-l-histoire-du-foot.php

    What do you think about this goal from the 1st Division in Slovakia? For me that ref should never officiate a football match again. We are talking about a first league match in a EU Country, not some amateur match in Tanzania.

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    1. The referee was right in applying the LoTG, but lacked in common sense (I said that, unbelievable!) :D

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    2. And as Common Sense is Law 18, most referees would argue that he even failed to apply the LotG ;)
      I have no other explanation except that the referee deliberately chose to punish the team that had just scored a goal. I agree with Keyser Soze, he should not referee matches at this level again.

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    3. It was FIFA referee Richard Trutz by the way. Unbelievable.

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    4. Technically he did apply the LOTG. However in such cases it's always better to have a little common sense.

      Unbelievable scene.

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    5. AR1 was Roman Slysko...

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    6. There is one big problem, during the kick off, one from attacking players was staying on the defending half of the pitch.

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    7. Once the entire team is back on it's own half of the pitch, they can only have themselves to thank that they don't pay attention.

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  7. Remake of the World Cup Brazil final.

    Friendly match Germany - Argentina 3 September Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf

    Bjorn Kuipers, Sander Van Roekel, Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

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  8. Some remarkable decisions in CL yesterday:

    Harkam RC for SFP in Sutjeska Nikšić - Sheriff Tiraspol (00:42):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Y-DET5lcQ

    Tsinkevich RC for DOGSO in Qarabag - Valletta (00:56):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBmSDZr7VNg (Some doubts here)

    Anastasiou penalty (00:11) in Maccabi - Santa Coloma (not found the straight RC at 78'):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om6nzN20vl0

    Glodjović straight RC for DOGSO (52:10) in Debrecen - Cliftonville
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFso9ck2DX0



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    1. Same correct calls. Brave decision by Harkam, also brave call by Tsynkevich (I think there was a foul long before the player fell down and it seems Belarussian referee was of the same opinion, of course DOGSO), well-spotted handball by Anastasiou and obvious call by Glodjović. Very nice management by Tsynkevich by the way. Didn't hesitate to use his cards for protests (Italian style). Unnecessary presence of assistant referee though.

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  9. Time for Ekstraklasa after CL :D

    https://vimeo.com/101370485 - correct call to book green player for UB, but what about white one? ref: Daniel Stefański (FIFA)

    https://vimeo.com/101370484 - violent conduct or unsporting behaviour? ref: Daniel Stefański (FIFA)

    https://vimeo.com/101370100 - very difficult, what would be your call having benefit of the replay? ref: Jarosław Przybył

    https://vimeo.com/101369810 - SPA or DOGSO? ref: Jarosław Przybył

    https://vimeo.com/101369807 - that famous 2.25-meter offside; assistant Jakub Winkler

    https://vimeo.com/101369805 - wrestling on the field? what would be a correct call? ref: Bartosz Frankowski and Paweł Sokolnicki (AR1, both FIFA)

    https://vimeo.com/101266641 - always a difficult scene; coincidence, careless foul, reckless foul or maybe using excessive force? ref: Szymon Marciniak (FIFA)

    https://vimeo.com/101266640 - something like Nani, what would be a colour of card given by you? ref: Szymon Marciniak (FIFA)

    https://vimeo.com/101266251 - ball or legs? ref: Szymon Marciniak (FIFA)

    https://vimeo.com/101264314 and https://vimeo.com/101265695 - leniency by Tomasz Musiał (FIFA), the most likable, friendly and lenient referee in Polish Ekstraklasa

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    1. 1) RC for VC for white Player (isn't that Dossa Júnior of Cyprus?), Hands are clearly in the opponents face (Causa Compper).
      2) YC: unsporting behaviour
      3) Looks unintentional for me, still a YC for the black/blue player.
      4) Yellow is fine.
      5) Brilliant goal.
      6) YC for white Player. Can't understand why he verbally warns the other one.
      7) Looks like a very unfortunate crash. Decision free-kick and no card o.k.
      8) RC. Yes he does not see the opponent, but still studs up in a "dangerous height".
      9) For me the ball, but very difficult to see on the pitch.
      10) a) Very good advantage, but missed YC.

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    2. Thanks a lot! Indeed, it's Dossa Júnior who push his opponent in the face.

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  10. 1) Missed YC for the white player.
    2) Unsporting behavior, I think that YC is enough in this case.
    3) Nothing. Isn't that a dive by Yellow/Red player?
    4) There are arguments for both decisions. I can accept the YC but in my opinion it is more RC for DOGSO here. I think that the referee evaluated the presence of the other defender.
    5) As said, the weird thing is that he was correctly positiond and he noticed that the player receiving the ball was in offside. So why no flag? Of course no plots, but it is really hard to say something in favor of the AR.
    6) In this case, the referee can manage the situation without cards in my opinion, but he had to warn both players.
    7) Free kick is enough. I don't see a YC here, the tackle at first was fair on the ball.
    8) I evaluate as correct the YC given by Marciniak. Would have been a big mistake NO CARD here.
    9) I needed the last replay, so I must praise Marciniak: excellent decision. Fair action on the ball, no penalty. BTW very, very difficult.
    10) Never a YC? Players seem happy: "Thanks, referee..." :)

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    1. One question Chefren: Isn't a hand in the face of the opponent always a RC?

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    2. In this case I would deem it as a push in his face, violent conduct, red card.

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    3. Thanks a lot, Chefren. It's perfect to have analysis from all around the world about Polish Ekstraklasa.

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  11. @Howard Maxi not always RC, it depends on the situation, if it isn't intentional..

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    1. Ah, yes, sorry for not being clearer. I meant "intentional hand in the face of the ppponent", even if the contact is with the fingertips.

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    2. I can agree on that, but sometimes on the pitch I think you have different feelings. Do you understand what I mean? You can evaluate something as "not enough for a red", that's why I said YC... but of course, it is just my opinion.

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    3. Yes, I understand quite well. I'm just a little fixed on such actions because of this scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqIlYpSl8pQ (begin at 04:09).
      For me, that was not a RC back then...

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  12. Football federation of Mali appointed Ivan Bebek for their Cup final this season. Assistants are Tomislav Petrović and Miro Grgić as usual.

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