January 17, 2015

Asian Cup 2015 - Referee Appointments - Matches 19-24

Thank to our source Árbitro Internacional, these are the officials appointed by AFC for matches 19-24 of 2015 Asian Cup. 


18 January 2015, 10:00 CET
Group B, Melbourne
Uzbekistan - Saudi Arabia
Referee: Benjamin Williams (Australia)
Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream (Australia)
Assistant Referee 2: Paul Cetrangolo (Australia)
Fourth Official: Ammar Ali Abdulla Jumaa Aljneibi (UA Emirates)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Akane Yagi (Japan)
Referee Assessor: Hany Taleb Safar (Qatar)

18 January 2015, 10:00 CET
Group B, Canberra
China - Korea DPR
Referee: Abdulrahman Mohammed Hussain (Qatar)
Assistant Referee 1: Taleb Salem Al Marri (Qatar)
Assistant Referee 2: Ramzan Saeed M. A. Al Naemi (Qatar)
Fourth Official: Mohd Amirul Yaacob (Malaysia)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Mohd Yusri Muhamad (Malaysia)
Referee Assessor: Edward Lennie (Australia)

19 January 2015, 10:00 CET
Group C, Brisbane
Iran - UA Emirates
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Assistant Referee 1: Toru Sagara (Japan)
Assistant Referee 2: Toshiyuki Nagi (Japan)
Fourth Official: Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari (Singapore)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Gek Pheng Jeffrey Goh (Sngapore)
Referee Assessor: Farkhad Abdullaev (Uzbekistan)

19 January 2015, 10:00 CET
Group C, Sydney
Qatar - Bahrain
Referee: Abdullah Al Hilali (Oman)
Assistant Referee 1: Hamed Marhoun Al-Mayahi (Oman)
Assistant Referee 2: Abu Bakar Al Hamri (Oman)
Fourth Official: Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Najah Raham Rashid Alhamaidah (Iraq)
Referee Assessor: Yim Yau Cheung (Hong Kong)

20 January 2015, 10:00 CET
Group D, Melbourne
Japan - Jordan
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Assistant Referee 1: Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Assistant Referee 2: Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
Fourth Official: Muhammad Ammar Ali Abdulla Jumaa Aljneibi (UA Emirates)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Palitha Hematunga (Sri Lanka)
Referee Assessor: Hany Taleb Safar (Qatar)

20 January 2015, 10:00 CET
Group D, Canberra
Iraq - Palestine
Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (UA Emirates)
Assistant Referee 1: Mohamed Ahmed Yousef Abdulla Alhammadi (UA Emirates)
Assistant Referee 2: Hasan Mohamed Hasan Abdulla Almahri (UA Emirates)
Fourth Official: Mohd Amirul Yaacob (Malaysia)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Mohd Yusri Muhamad (Malaysia)
Referee Assessor: Edward Lennie (Australia)

42 Comments:

  1. One of the most important matches in grup stage phase until now, Uzbekistan - Saudi Arabia is a play off. The winner will advance to next round. Williams gets it.
    Waiting for group D final appointments, both matches will be crucial for qualification, as Iraq and Jordan are contending a spot.

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  2. Anonymous17/1/15 19:09

    How is this possible? Shouldn't the ref overrule and take down the AR's flag there. AR must've forgetten that you cannot be offside on your on half.

    https://vine.co/v/OjvOPriqwWh
    https://twitter.com/RyanRosenblatt/status/556494473413152770

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    1. Anonymous17/1/15 19:26

      I'm astonished, this is the worst offside call ever for an AR.

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  3. Anonymous17/1/15 20:11

    oh my god, worst call ever ..

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  4. Just added the last two appointments of group stage, Irmatov gets another important match.

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  5. Dreadful and maybe decisive penalty call by Williams. Overall a weak performance.

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  6. Now cancelled UZB goal for a push in the wall... ridicoulous if you ask me.

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    1. It seems a very controversial performance. Can you say more about the penalty? I'm not watching. Reason for the whistle?

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    2. Cross into the Penalty area, both players go down but it was a more a brief contact, no foul/holding or pulling. He cautioned the defender also.
      Overall card selection not good, communication fine.
      UZB 2-1...maybe passive offside, as a player in an offside position tries to get to the ball.

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    3. On the penalty; there was an apparent block by the UZB defender. I couldn't see a foul live, but one replay suggested that there was a movement from the defender into the path of the attacker. I'm quite unsure, I'd like to see the incident again, before I can make up my mind.

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  7. Anonymous18/1/15 11:29

    Asian Cup 2011 and 1/8-final World Cup 2014 say hello...

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  8. BTW: Some very rough tackles in China vs. North Korea. At least one escaped a must-give-yellow.

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  9. I have watched the 2-1 goal. Extremely interesting case for passive offside.

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    1. In UEFA, one could deem this as interfering with play (clearly attempting to play the ball is treated as equivalent to it). But as we are not inside UEFA, I think the decision is correct.

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    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn_ssqJglOo (2:20)

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    3. Based on the letter of the law, it has to be a valid goal.

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    4. So only in UEFA is this offside call?

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    5. Anonymous20/1/15 10:14

      Every such situation must be evaluated in accordance with letter and spirit of the LotG. It is impossible or incorrect to think that within UEFA is valid certain explanation which is diametrally different to explanation given by FIFA or AFC.

      In this situation is IMO important that the goalkeeper was in backward movement and therefore had only minimal possibility to play the ball. So action of attacker had no influence on any defending player. With this consideration is possible to take the decision of AR1 as correct. (He has only second or less for such decision so it is not so easy as it sometime seems.)

      Regards
      P.L.

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    6. @ Nick: Indeed, in UEFA there is a guideline that clearly attempting to play the ball can or should be deemed as interfering with play (see the interfering with play post on the blog based on UEFA's practical information for match officials 2014).
      As this is not written down in the Laws of the Game, you are clearly on the safer side by letting your flag down in this situation.

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  10. Predictions for QF then:
    UZB-KOR: Mohammed Hussain, Al-Marri, Al-Naemi (QAT), Bin Jahari (SIN)
    CHN-AUS: Faghani, Sokhandan, Abolfazli (IRN), Al-Mirdasi (KSA)

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    1. I agree that this is the most likely choice of referees. There don't seem to be many alternatives, at least if you want to avoid, that they are appointed for the same team twice in a row or have little break or decide over the potential opponent of their national team. Furthermore O'Leary and Beath are probably out for further appointments after only one group stage match and Mohamed and Al-Mirdasi are probably too inexperienced, so there are basically only 8 possible referees for the knock out matchs.

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  11. Does anyone knows what "no impact on timing" should mean when given as a reason for a YC?

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    1. Never heard that.

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    2. The AFC Website gives it as the reason for the caution of Uzbek reserve Player Saydiev, who was yellow carded on the bench after the celebration of the 3-1. Reasons could be entering the field without allowance (unlikely, he would have to caution the whole bench) or unsporting behaviour towards the KSA bench.

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  12. Carlos Velasco Carballo. Very well again! It seems he rebuilds his form.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtiKPZcOcjw

    What about this incident? Yellow or red?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYAmqkwoGJA

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    1. The first one (Velasco) is very good.
      The second one, I'd say yellow; it is certainly reckless, but I'm not sure it is 'violent' enough for a red. No studs (from what I see), foot mostly on the ground, ball within playing distance, and it seems as if he slips.

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  13. Anonymous19/1/15 01:24

    From the experience of the previous Asian Cup, they probably need at least 6 referees from quarter final stages onward, maybe 4 for QF, other 2 for SF, then 2 from QF get appointed to the final and 3rd place game. Of course the appointments after QF depend a lot on the teams left in the Asian Cup after QF. We have a number of referees who are quite inexperienced at this level in this Asian Cup.

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    1. Anonymous19/1/15 02:58

      Play-Offs: Irmatov, Sato, Faghani, Williams, Shukralla, Al-Mirdasi/Hussain

      Out: Beat, O'Leary, Hyeok, Al-Hilali, Mohamed, Al-Mirdasi/Hussain

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    2. Anonymous19/1/15 03:12

      4 referees with world cup experience, Irmatov, Williams, Shukralla and Faghani (only as a 4th official), probably will get knock out matches. Others are not too sure. Since Irmatov already had final in 2011, Shukralla has a big chance for final this time, also his country Bahrain is already out in the group stage.

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  14. Anonymous19/1/15 15:10

    http://www.sport1.nl/video/14701-cadeau-penalty-gaat-mis.html

    Penalty awarded by Velasco Carballo, who else...

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  16. http://rr.sapo.pt/bolabranca_detalhe.aspx?fid=4&did=175377

    Proença will confirm the end of his career next thursday, 22th.

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  17. Anonymous20/1/15 12:14

    Yeah...Proença will announce his retirement on Thursday afternoon (14h30 local time) at Federação Portuguesa de Futebol's headquarters in Lisbon.

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  18. Anonymous20/1/15 13:01

    Proenca is widely regarded as one of the best UEFA referees in recent times. I still don't understand the fact that he actually is a relative latecomer in the international stage. He had not been appointed to any FIFA tournament before 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, that's actually hard to believe but it's true. He deserves to attend more world cups, IMO. But some very good European referees have never had the chance to attend a single world cup due various reasons.

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  19. Anonymous20/1/15 13:22

    It will be interesting to see QF appointments for Asian Cup. Since there are quite a number of young and inexperienced referees at this Asian Cup, there are not many options. I won't be surprised to see Irmatov appointed again after only a day rest.

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    1. KOR-UZB: Hussain
      CHI-AUS: Faghani
      IRN-IRQ: Williams
      JAP-UAE: Al-Hilali or Shukralla
      could be a solution

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  20. Nijhuis to whistle Dutch clash Ajax-Feyenoord. He whistles the game with his regular team, 4th official Serdar Gözöbüyük, also part of his team.
    Makkelie back on the pitch in a Limburg-clash between Fortuna Sittard en Roda JC. Diks is one of his assistants.

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  21. OFF Topic but interesting news:

    Cyprus Referees are going on a strike due to a bomb that was placed outside the home of a referee's mother. This was the 4th incident this year involving referees and all the referees decided to react.

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  22. Anonymous20/1/15 21:38

    Martin Atkinson has made some interesting calls in Liverpool vs Chelsea, good penalty call when Hazard goes down but possibility of a penalty when Costa handles the ball, plus controversial yellow cards left & right, your thoughts?

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  23. Korea Republic - Uzbekistan = Fahad Al Mirdasi
    China PR - Australia = Jong-Hyeok Kim
    Iran - Iraq = Ben Williams
    Japan- UAE = Alireza Faghani

    Exclusively

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    1. Anonymous21/1/15 05:01

      http://internationalreferee.blogspot.com.br/2015/01/designaciones-copa-asiatica-juegos-25.html

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