October 9, 2014

UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for October 2014 (MD3)

These are the referees appointed by UEFA for MD3 of  EURO 2016 qualifying matches, to be played on 12, 13 and 14 October 2014. Missing appointments will be added in due course. 

Damir Skomina will officiate Germany - Republic of Ireland
12 October 2014

Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR), Group C, 18:00 CET
Ukraine - FYROM
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)
Assistant Referees: Yves De Neve (BEL), Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referees: Jonathan Lardot (BEL), Christof Dierick (BEL)
Fourth Official: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Dane Jošt (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)

A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (EST), Group E, 18:00 CET
Estonia - England
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referees: Siniša Premužaj (CRO), Igor Krmar (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referees: Ante Vučemilović (CRO) , Domagoj Vučkov (CRO)
Fourth Official: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)

Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT), Group G, 18:00 CET
Austria - Montenegro
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referees: Rob van de Ven (NED), Charles Schaap (NED)
Additional Assistant Referees: Richard Liesveld (NED), Dennis Higler (NED)
Fourth Official: Bas van Dongen (NED)
UEFA Delegate: George Fantaros (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)

Otkrytie Arena, Moscow (RUS), Group G, 18:00 CET
Russia - Moldova
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson  (ISL)
Assistant Referees: Gunnar Gunnarsson (ISL), Gylfi Mar Sigurdsson (ISL)
Additional Assistant Referees: Thorvaldur Árnason (ISL), Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)
Fourth Official: Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL) 
UEFA Delegate: Pierino L.G. Lardi (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ryszard Wójcik (POL)

Friends Arena, Solna (SWE), Group G, 20:45 CET
Sweden - Liechtenstein
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referees: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referees: Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU), Darius Petraska (LTU)
Fourth Official: Aleksandr Radius (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Paolo Rondelli (SMR) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)

LFF, Vilnius (LTU), Group E, 20:45 CET
Lithuania - Slovenia
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referees: Michael Karsiotis (GRE), Dimitris Tatsis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Athanasios Giachos (GRE), Andreas Pappas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Christos Baltas (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Stanisław Speczik (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)

Borisov Arena, Borisov (BLR), Group C, 20:45 CET
Belarus - Slovakia
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL)
Assistant Referees: Frank Bleyen (BEL),  Jimmy Cremers (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referees: Erik Lambrechts (BEL), Luc Wouters (BEL)
Fourth Official: Kristof Meers (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleksei Spirin (RUS)

Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX), Group C, 20:45 CET
Luxembourg - Spain
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referees: Piotr Sadczuk (POL), Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referees: Bartosz Frankowski (POL), Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Fourth Official: Konrad Sapela (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Michail Anagnostou (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)

13 October 2014

Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ), Group A, 18:00 CET
Kazakhstan - Czech Republic
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referees: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN), Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Antti Munukka (FIN), Ville Nevalainen (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Orkhan Huseynzade (AZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)

Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik (ISL), Group A, 20:45 CET
Iceland - Netherlands
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Roberto Alonso (ESP), Juan Yuste (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referees: Carlos Del Cerro (ESP), Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Fourth Official: Marcos Alvarez Moreno (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: João Morais (POR) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Mehmet Murat Ilgaz (TUR)

Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA), Group A, 20:45 CET
Latvia - Turkey
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referees: Alan Mulvanny (SCO), Alastair Mather (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referees: Kevin Clancy (SCO), Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Fourth Official: David McGeachie (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Radoman (SRB)

Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND), Group B, 20:45 CET
Andorra - Israel
Referee: Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Assistant Referees: Ovidiu Artene (ROU), Valentin Avram (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referees: Marius Avram (ROU), Cătălin Popa (ROU)
Fourth Official: Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: David Findlay (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (BIH)

Bilino Polje, Zenica (BIH), Group B, 20:45 CET
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Belgium
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA), Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA), Daniele Doveri (ITA)
Fourth Official: Alfonso Marrazzo (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Dusan Tittel (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ikka Koho (FIN)

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL), Group B, 20:45 CET
Wales - Cyprus
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER)
Assistant Referees: Guido Kleve (GER), Holger Henschel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Christian Dingert (GER), Tobias Stieler (GER)
Fourth Official: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Sune Hellströmer (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Ormandjiev (BUL)

Gradski vrt, Osijek (CRO), Group H, 20:45 CET
Croatia - Azerbaijan
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI) 
Assistant Referees: Sandro Pozzi (SUI), Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alain Bieri (SUI), Sascha Amhof (SUI)
Fourth Official: Vital Jobin (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Michał Listkiewicz (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)

Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT), Group H, 20:45 CET
Malta - Italy
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)
Assistant Referees: Octavian Șovre (ROU), Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alexandru Tudor (ROU), Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Mircea Grigoriu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Thomas Weyhing (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)

Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR), Group H, 20:45 CET
Norway - Bulgaria
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR)
Assistant Referees: Ricardo Santos (POR), Nuno Tomás Pereira (POR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Artur Soares Dias (POR), Carlos Taborda Xistra (POR)
Fourth Official: Nélson Moniz (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Miroslaw Ryszka (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)

14 October 2014

Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen (GER), Group D, 20:45 CET
Germany - Republic of Ireland
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referees: Jure Praprotnik (SVN), Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Slavko Vinčić (SVN), Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Fourth Official: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Georges Lüchinger (LIE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)

National Stadium Warsaw, Warsaw (POL), Group D, 20:45 CET
Poland - Scotland
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP), Raúl Cabanero Martínez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referees: Carlos Gómez (ESP), Javier Estrada (ESP)
Fourth Official: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Dusko Grabovac (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)

San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR), Group E, 20:45 CET
San Marino - Switzerland
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Cyril Lompre (FRA), Alexandre Viala (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Said Ennjimi (FRA), Olivier Thual (FRA)
Fourth Official: Johann Perruaux (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Charles Schaack (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gudmunder Ingi Jónsson (ISL)

Tórsvøllur, Torshavn (FRO), Group F, 20:45 CET
Faroe Islands - Hungary
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referees: Dmitri Zhuk (BLR), Evgeni Romanov (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR), Denis Scherbakov (BLR)
Fourth Official: Vitali Malyutin (BLR) 
UEFA Delegate: Ilja Kaenzig (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Jones (ENG)

Olympic Stadium, Helsinki (FIN), Group F, 20:45 CET
Finland - Romania
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA), Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Marco Guida (ITA), Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
Fourth Official: Giulio Dobosz (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Jacob Erel (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)

Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE), Group F, 20:45 CET
Greece - Northern Ireland
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Cyril Gringore (FRA), Laurent Stien (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Fourth Official: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Eggert Magnusson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Petrov (UKR)

FC København Stadium, Copenhagen (DEN), Group I, 20:45 CET
Denmark - Portugal
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referees: Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Bastian Dankert (GER), Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Sergei Ilyich (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)

FK Partizan Stadium, Belgrade (SRB), Group I, 20:45 CET
Serbia - Albania
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Stephen Child (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referees: Anthony Taylor (ENG), Craig Pawson (ENG)
Fourth Official: Peter Kirkup (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Harry M. Been (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lutz Michael Fröhlich (GER)

Algarve, Faro-Loule (POR), Group D, 20:45 CET
Gibraltar - Georgia
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Alain Hoxha (AUT), Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referees: Markus Hameter (AUT), Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT)
Fourth Official: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Joël Wolff (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Johannes Reijgwart (NED)

Friendly
Yerevan Republican Stadium after Vazgen Sargsyan, Yerevan (ARM), 18:00 CET
Armenia - France
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant Referees: Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU), Aurel Oniţă (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referees: Radu Petrescu (ROU), Robert Dumitru (ROU)
Fourth Official: Vladimir Urzică (ROU)

85 Comments:

  1. Anonymous9/10/14 16:45

    Why no english referees? Does UEFA dont like them? I can´t understand Collina.

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  2. I could imagine that we'll see Atkinson in Bosnia or Iceland and Clattenburg in Denmark with Oliver maybe in the U21 playoffs.

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  3. Yes, there are still several matches and please remember also that Clattenburg got already a match in MD1.

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  4. What happened with Bjorn Kuipers?

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    1. Overall Team Kuipers had a good game, with the exception of the goal scored by Spain (1-1). AR1 Van Roekel missed a tight offside - upper body . Zeinstra with a decent game. Liesveld and Janssen also decent.

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    2. Not offside at the goal of Spain.
      I´m sure.

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  5. It took 4 minutes to the future FIFA referee (Villarreal) nominated by the USA to run around the field and consult with the assistants and fourth official in regards to a DOGSO!!!
    http://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2014-10-08-toronto-fc-vs-houston-dynamo/details/video/27154

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    1. This video is 2min27sec long..
      Did this protesting went on? Would be interresting to know, what were trying to say to officials.
      It doesn't look the best, but the correct decicion is the most important! Commentators are joke, as usual in US!

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  6. I can only shake my head about the appointments ICL-NED and BIH-BEL.

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    1. I guess Rocchi was supposed to handle BIH-BEL but changed his place with Banti due to his suspension in Italy.

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    2. No Niclas, I don't think so. Please remember Rocchi got already a match in MD1. All Italian referees of Elite and Cat. 1 got a match. Only Tagliavento is now missing.

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    3. Also Evans already had a match at MD1. A match between 2 World Cup 2014 teams with a First Group referee and a Finnish observer always observing Elite officials? I don't think that this was planned.

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  7. OT some info about CAF and ACF Champions League finals.

    Janny Sikazwe (Zambia) and Bakary Papa Gassama (Gambia) are the referees appointed by CAF. Gassama will handle the second leg.

    Alireza Faghani (Iran) and Yuichi Nishimura (Japan) are the officials selected by AFC. The Japanese will handle the second leg.

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    1. Yuichi Nishimura has decided to retire internationally at the end of this year, but he will continue to referee domestically in J-League next year. Hence this AFC Champions League Final Second Leg may well be Nishimura's last match as a FIFA referee. Reliable source has suggested that Nishimura's decision is based on the fact that he won't be age eligible for the next world cup in Russia in 2018, thus he wishes to give other younger Japanese referees more opportunity internationally.

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    2. The most important factor must have been his poor performance at the WC in Brazil!!!

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  8. Hi. Do you know in which R.A.P. (and number of clip) there was a situation with Stark's IFK deemed as correct by UEFA?

    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/anglia-san-marino-kontrolowanie-pilki-przez-bramkarza

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    1. In none of them, as far as I know.

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    2. I share the impression by Niclas, I don't remember this situation mentioned in any RAP.
      In case, the involved RAP should be 2014:1, which includes the matches of 2013/14 CL and EL Group Stage.

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  9. Greece - N. Ireland

    Stephane Lannoy (FRA)
    Cyril Gringore (FRA), Laurenti Stien (FRA)
    Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Amaury Delerue (FRA)
    Guillaume Debart (FRA)

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  10. Important Observers in Malta & Kazachstan on Monday.

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    1. I wonder why UEFA (or was it FIFA?) assigned Hans Reijgwart to observe Harald Lechner although they did not consider the latter a prospective referee.

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    2. derogatory remark. why deserves a very young referee no experienced observer?

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  11. Decent showing from Strahonja in the first half... My only point of criticism would be the baffling caution issued to Baines in stoppage time.

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    1. Cahill's challenge on EST #10? Very dangerous, but he played the ball first. Still thats not an excuse on such healt dangering challenge.

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    2. Thought it was a fair challenge... Correct RC issued for a second bookable offence though. However, he did have some minor positioning problems, got in the way a fair bit...

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  12. Correct Penalty/free-kick that led to the 1-0 for ENG and RUS.

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  13. AR1 Šimkus disallowed a regular goal scored by Sweden.

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  14. Overall good work from all eight officials today.

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  15. Nijhuis wasn't good. Very strange fouldetection, bad personality. Bad AR1 too.

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  16. I wish Atkinson to be sharp at Serbia - Albania, it is more then a game.

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    1. Indeed...it'll be quite a challenge!

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    2. Best of luck too him, for me the most difficult match.

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    3. Sure enough, incredibly tense atmosphere in Belgrade surrounding Serbia-Albania. Mr. Atkinson forced to pull up the match. It was even violent at times with the supporters throwing several dangerous objects from the stands. The players themselves were getting too nervous as well.

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  17. AR1 with a wrong offside decision, cancelling a Czech goal.

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  18. KAZ - CZE
    34': flag by AR1 Aravirta disallowing the 0-2. I think crucial mistake. Player looked to be on level.
    Until now, overall a good impression by Gestranius

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  19. A reckless tackle borderline to SFP on Bale in Wales - Cyprus and a subsequent riot.
    Graefe issued a YC, player was very lucky....

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  20. Correct penalty for Iceland by Velasco Carballo.

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    1. I have soms doubts, doesn't he play the ball? At least an acceptabel call, no real mistake.

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    2. No ball at all for me. Clear call.

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  21. Soares Dias is with a sad face (is AAR1 in Norway vs Bulgaria).

    Will have received a poor evaluation in the play off matche (U21)?

    Anyone know how days await referee by Observation Report?

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  22. Another very brave red card by Hategan. SFP.

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    1. Mifsud? Can't believe this player would do such stuff.

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  23. The usual Velasco Carballo. No protection, no personality, random foul detection. The most overrated referee from Europa, what they see in this man..

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    1. At least one correct penalty but Mateu Lahoz is better.

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    2. Velasco is very poor referee, Mateu Lahoz is the best spanish referee.

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  24. Here some situations from France - Portugal (Marciniak):

    1) Penalty appeal
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/cristiano-ronaldo-domaga-sie-rzutu-karnego

    2) Deliberate handball?
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/reka-varanea

    3) Onside or offside?
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/gol-na-2-0-swietny-onside-czy-minimalny-spalony

    4) Free kick or penalty kick?
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/rzut-wolny-zamiast-karnego

    5) Correct penalty kick + screen. Should it have been repeated?
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/rzut-karny-dla-portugalii
    http://snag.gy/UOOiL.jpg

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    1. 1) no penalty
      2) borderline, one could say that the player has no time to remove his arm but the touch is still punishable in my opinion...
      3) Offside
      4) The player fouling the opponent seems to be outside area but the contact happens inside... very difficult. I think no mistake by Marciniak whistling free kick (because difficult situation to read) but for me penalty.
      5) Page is not available..

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    2. 1) No penalty.
      2) No handball.
      3) No offside.
      4) Difficult. Penalty, I think.
      5) Penalty. Repeating the penalty: by the rules YES; by the current UEFA/FIFA refereeing standard and praxis probably no.

      Thanks for situations.

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  25. RED CARD FOR ANDY KING
    "If that's a sending off why is the one against Gareth Bale early on not a sending off? Andy King has got the back of his heel, it's a poor challenge, but I don't think it should be a red card. This changes the whole game."

    Manuel Gräfe should retire as a referee!

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    1. On this blog we respect the referees and appreciate their work. We will call some decisions "wrong", or even "unacceptable", but we will never go down to the level of personal insults. Please delete your comment and respect the referees, or take your insults somewhere else.

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    2. Moreover, both decisions were perfectly correct. I don't know who you're citing there (yourself), but they evidently do not know what they're talking about. Here, we evaluate decisions on facts, not on impressions. What you "think" is completely irrelevant, unless you can bring arguments to support your case. Besides, whether it "changes the whole game" or not is again, completely worthless. Referees are paid to make necessary decisions, not to avoid changing the game. If you want to criticise referees, do it 1) based on facts, not on nonsense opinions, and 2) in a respectful and fair manner.

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  26. Anyone seen the RC issued by Gräfe against King (WAL)?

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    1. I saw the RC. It could be perhaps acceptable but the problem was the situation I mentioned above, involving Bale at the beginnig of the match. Graefe was not consistent in card management. The first was more SFP than the second one.

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    2. I disagree; the foul on Bale was reckless. It seemed worse than it was due to the speed, but the force was not (too) excessive. The King red card to me is a clear SFP.

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  27. Correct penalty for Croatie whistled by Studer. I really like his player management.

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  28. Another straight RC by Hategan: DOGSO.
    He is whistling many and many fouls...

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    1. Yeah, that is one of the things I always here/see about/from him.

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  29. Hubert.

    1. No penalty. (good call)
    2. No deliberate handball (good call)
    3. Onside (good call)
    4. Penalty (bad call)
    5. No penalty (bad call)

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  30. Mifsud's red card:
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/powazny-razacy-faul-mifsuda-malta-wlochy

    Foul on Bale:
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/faul-nikolaou

    King's red card:
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/powazny-razacy-faul-walia-cypr

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    1. Reckless on Bale, serious foul play with studs by King. Absolutely correct decisions. I can't comment on the rest though.

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  31. Can somebody explain why in Serbia is not possible to play football without fans riots and all that stuff? Thanks.

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  32. Complete chaos at the Serbia - Albania...

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  33. Sure enough, incredibly tense atmosphere in Belgrade surrounding Serbia-Albania. Mr. Atkinson forced to pull up the match. It was even violent at times with the supporters throwing several dangerous objects from the stands. The players themselves were getting too nervous as well.

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  34. Spaniards still have problems with evaluation of fouls... Here - no foul, play on...

    https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/q82/s720x720/10670060_10152774624292241_2394117922074097468_n.jpg?oh=8e119af3044a2e8dbaa1c6427400cfc7&oe=54AB6798

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  35. The problem was not serbian supporters.

    A drone (UAV) with kosovar flag survoled the pitch in Belgrad. I didn't see such thing until now in football history :)

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    1. True, that was the key moment.

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  36. One false offside decisions by each AR leading to Goals in SMR-SUI.

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  37. Disallowed goal for Gibraltar without reasons by the Austrian crew

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  38. Felix Brych with a very poor foul detection all night.

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  39. Responsible for that disaster is UEFA. This two teams should not be in the same group.

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    1. "Responsible is UEFA" so you mean that nowadays it is impossible to play a football match between Serbia and Albania? That would be embarassing!
      Responsible are fans, you can't give up and decide that it is not possible to play for football in 2014. Sorry!

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    2. See examples in Euro 2012 qualifiers. Russia and Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan... This is a painful history, those are thousands of lifes, this is more than football... Sorry.

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    3. I agree with you, Hupert. In this qualification, Armenia and Azerbaijan (and Spain and Gibraltar) were still not allowed to be in the same group, but Serbia and Albania should certainly have been on that list. The war in Kosovo between the Albanians and the Serbians is only 15 years ago. Football should never be used for political statements, but one could have seen this coming. I think the wisest descision would be to play this game again, on a neutral area, without supporters. For example in Bucharest or Vienna or something like that.

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  40. If you think that this is only football, then you must be new to this game. If this would be only football, then tell me why are there so many political figures on each game? why is the media (tv, press, radio, internet) indicating political issues on those games?

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  41. About GER IRL, Skomina was in very good shape from my point of view. Very good performance, with 2 exceptions. He should have given a penalty in favour of Germany, clear and excessive holding (69'), AAR2 did not inform him at all. And the additional time of 4 minutes was a bit surprising, there were no particular incidents in 2nd half, maybe one smaller stoppage due to injury, only one goal...I expected 3. It is his decision, so of course no mistake, but it had some effect.

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    1. About ET in GER- IRL:

      - there were 5 changes in 2nd half: 2,5 minutes
      - there was the injury of Hendrik (about 51'-52') with player on the pitch, medical team etc. (Hendrik was changed few minutes after the injury) : 1 minut
      - if I remeber well it was another injury interruption for an irish player (but I don't remember the player)
      - there was a goal and also some other minor interruptions of the game.

      Imo 4 minutes was minimum acceptable ET for Skomina :)

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    2. You are probably right. I won't go into debate though whether Skomina should have enlarged the additional time after the goal and its celebrations or not :)

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    3. From stadium's point of view, I had the impression, that Skomina wanted to grant advantage by hook or by crook. "Highlight" of this was at the end of 1st HT (if I remember it right), when he awarded advantage to Germany 20 meters from their own corner flag. Also after offside situations he almost always waited longer than one second to blow the whistle after he had seen the flag. And once he saw the flag after three or four seconds.
      But nevertheless beside the two points Niclas had mentioned a very good performance.

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  42. Missed foul by Undiano. Broken shinguard and a deep wound... Lewandowski played the whole match, but he was in 30% shape after that attack.
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/faul-greera-na-lewandowskim

    Another brutal tackle. Player is jumping. Again, no foul at all!
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/ostry-faul-maczynskiego

    No card?
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/rewanz-anyi

    Missed offside by AR1
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/przeoczony-spalony-soboty

    Penalty or cunning of Lewandowski?
    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/kontrowersje/faul-greera-czy-spryt-lewego

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    1. 1) missed foul and (at least) YC
      2) another foul missed
      3) YC in this case is indeed mandatory, the player jumps and he deliberately challenges the opponent by his arm in face
      4) yes, missed offside
      5) I think no penalty is a correct decision by Undiano

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    2. Regarding 1, Michał Listkiewicz (FIFA Referee Department) said:

      Unquestionably, it should've been a red card. We need video replays. This incident should be reviewed by UEFA. An expulsion shouldn't be a subject to discussion, it was clear serious foul play. The referee made a human mistake. What he did can be compared to an attacker who wastes an obvious goal-scoring opportunity.

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    3. Absolutely a red card, studs on the shinbone. Yes, it is a human mistake, but one comparable to the missed red by Undiano in Benfica-Olympiakos.

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  43. Question about Serbia-Albania? Are the cautions going to stand? Ivanovic (SPA) and Agolli (time wasting?, can someone confirm that) were the two players carded before the abandonement.

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    1. Perhaps that depends on whether there is going to be a new match, or not.

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