March 24, 2015

UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for March 2015 (MD5)

These are the referees appointed by UEFA for MD5 of  EURO 2016 qualifying matches, to be played on 27, 28, 29 and 31 March 2015. Missing appointments will be added in due course. 


Elite referee Deniz Aytekin in charge of Montenegro - Russia ©sportsmole

27 March 2015

Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD), Group C, 20:45 CET
FYROM - Belarus
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Mike Mullarkey (ENG), Darren England (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referees: Lee Probert (ENG), Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Fourth Official: Stephen Child (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Per Svärd (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Simone Trefoloni (ITA)

Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK), Group C, 20:45 CET
Slovakia - Luxembourg
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI)
Assistant Referees: Sandro Pozzi (SUI), Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alain Bieri (SUI), Stephan Klossner (SUI)
Fourth Official: Sladan Josipović (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Duncan Fraser (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kjell Alseth (NOR) 

Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville (ESP), Group C, 20:45 CET
Spain - Ukraine
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referees: Bahattin Duran (TUR), Tarık Ongun (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Hüseyin Göcek (TUR), Barış Şimşek (TUR)
Fourth Official: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Bontcho Todorov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kai Østergaard (DEN)

Wembley Stadium, London (ENG), Group E, 20:45 CET
England - Lithuania
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referees: Roman Slyško (SVK), Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Radek Prihoda (CZE), Michal Patak (CZE)
Fourth Official: Tomas Mokrusch (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Benny Jacobsen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Natri (FIN)

ŠRC Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN), Group E, 20:45 CET
Slovenia - San Marino
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Roland Brandner (AUT), Stefan Kühr (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alexander Harkam (AUT), Rene Eisner (AUT)
Fourth Official: Roland Riedel (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Mehmet Süheyl Onen (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gaetano De Gabriele (MLT)

Swissporarena, Lucerne (SUI), Group E, 20:45 CET
Switzerland - Estonia
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referees: Mario Diks (NED), Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Additional Assistant Referees: Kevin Blom (NED), Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Fourth Official: Charles Schaap (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Dušan Tittel (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Guðmundur Ingi Jónsson (ISL)

Rheinpark, Vaduz (LIE), Group G, 20:45 CET
Liechtenstein - Austria
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referees: Thorsten Schiffner (GER), Marco Achmüller (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Tobias Stieler (GER), Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Fourth Official: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Lucien Kayser (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)

Stadionul Zimbru, Chisinau (MDA), Group G, 20:45 CET
Moldova - Sweden
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referees: Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Miro Grgić (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referees: Domagoj Vučkov (CRO), Goran Gabrilo (CRO)
Fourth Official: Dalibor Conjar (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Stanislaw Speczik (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ioannis Tsachilidis (GRE)

Gradski Stadion Podgorica, Podgorica (MNE), Group G, 20:45 CET
Montenegro - Russia
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referees: Guido Kleve (GER), Markus Häcker (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Christian Dingert (GER), Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Barry W. Bright (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)

28 March 2015

Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ), Group A, 16:00 CET
Kazakhstan - Iceland
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referees: Damianos Efthymiadis (GRE), Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE), Ilias Spathas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Christos Akrivos (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Jacques Antenen (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Borislav Alexandrov (BUL)

Stadion Eden, Prague (CZE), Group A, 18:00 CET
Czech Republic - Latvia
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP), Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alejandro Hernández (ESP), Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Fourth Official: Javier Rodriguez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Virgar Hvidbro (FRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

Itztadion Sammy Ofer, Haifa (ISR), Group B, 18:00 CET
Israel - Wales
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
Assistant Referees: Milovan Ristić (SRB), Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referees: Danilo Grujić (SRB), Dejan Filipovic (SRB)
Fourth Official: Vladimir Jovanović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Paolo Rondelli (SMR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz (TUR)

Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE), Group H, 18:00 CET
Azerbaijan - Malta
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
Assistant Referees: Cem Satman (TUR), Ekrem Kan (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Mete Kalkavan (TUR), Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)
Fourth Official: Kemal Yılmaz (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Dariusz Paweł Dziekanowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cosimo Bolognino (ITA)

Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO), Group H, 18:00 CET
Croatia - Norway
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP), Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Additional assistant referees: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP), Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (ESP)
Fourth Official: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Martin Sturkenboom (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)

Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL), Group H, 20:45 CET
Bulgaria - Italy
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referees: Jure Praprotnik (SVN), Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Matej Jug (SVN), Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Fourth Official: Andraž Kovacic (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)

Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED), Group A, 20:45 CET
Netherlands - Turkey
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referees: Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Bastian Dankert (GER), Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Mike Pickel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Dumitru Mihalache (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)

Estadi Nacional, Andorra la Vella (AND), Group B, 20:45 CET
Andorra - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referees: Istvan Albert (HUN), Peter Berettyán (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Sandor Szabo (HUN), Ádám Farkas (HUN)
Fourth Official: László Viszokai (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Roy Cathcart (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)

King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels (BEL), Group B, 20:45 CET
Belgium - Cyprus
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hațegan (ROU) 
Assistant Referees: Octavian Șovre (ROU), Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referees: Cristian Balaj (ROU), Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Messner (AUT)

29 March 2015

Boris Paichadze Erovnuli Stadioni, Tbilisi (GEO), Group D, 16:00 CET
Georgia - Germany
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Frédéric Cano (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Ruddy Buquet (FRA), Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
Fourth Official: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)

Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO), Group D, 18:00 CET
Scotland - Gibraltar
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referees: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN),  Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Antti Munukka (FIN), Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Bert Andersson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER) 

Windsor Park, Belfast (NIR), Group F, 18:00 CET
Northern Ireland - Finland
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referees: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Additional Assistant Referees: Pawel Raczkowski (POL), Tomasz Musial (POL)
Fourth Official: Radoslaw Siejka (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Thórir Hákonarson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

Ilie Oană, Ploiesti (ROU), Group F, 18:00 CET
Romania - Faroe Islands
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (POR)
Assistant Referees: Bertino Miranda (POR), Rui Tavares (POR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Manuel de Sousa (POR), Hugo Miguel (POR)
Fourth Official: Alvaro Mesquita (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Velid Imamović (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)

Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB), Group I, 18:00 CET
Albania - Armenia
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Raul Cabañero Martínez (ESP), Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Additional assistant referees: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP),  Pedro Pérez Montero (ESP)
Fourth Official: Jorge Canelo Prieto (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patritiu Abrudan (ROU)

Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (POR), Group I, 20:45 CET
Portugal - Serbia
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA), Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Michel Pralong (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michel Vautrot (FRA)

Groupama Aréna, Budapest (HUN), Group F, 20:45 CET
Hungary - Greece
Referee: Sergey Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referees: Anton Averyanov (RUS), Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referees: Sergey Lapochkin (RUS), Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Nikolai Golubev (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Bernd Barutta (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)

Dublin Arena, Dublin (IRL), Group D, 20:45 CET
Republic of Ireland - Poland
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referees: Mathias Klasenius (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Kofoed (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Drago Kos (SVN)

Friendly:
Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne (FRA), 21:00 CET
France - Denmark
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referees: Tomaš Somolani (SVK), Tomaš Mokoš (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referees: Richard Trutz (SVK), Peter Kralović (SVK)
Fourth Official: Ondrej Brendza (SVK)

31 March 2015

Itztstadion Teddy, Jerusalem (ISR), Group B, 20:45 CET
Israel - Belgium
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Simon Beck (ENG), Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referees: Andre Marriner (ENG), Craig Pawson (ENG)
Fourth Official: Peter Kirkup (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)

200 Comments:

  1. I guess farewell match for Stephan Studer, it was reported that he had retired.
    Very important test for Aytekin, even though he is already Elite, the observer indicates that. Surely the most interesting of this first package.

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  2. Important test for Aytekin, I agree.

    He has already 3 appointments since his promotion. He could be planned for something bigger.

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  3. Artur Soares Dias has been appointed for U-20 World Cup 2015. Apparently there has to be a Portuguese referee to satisfy certain lobbies.

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    1. Do you know the other european referees selected for wc u20 ?

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    2. Oh, great, it can't get worse.

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    3. Mauro Vigliano (ARG) and Ricardo Marques (BRA) are other names.
      Eric Otogo (GAB) has been chosen, too.

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    4. Antonio Mateu Lahoz - Pau Cebrian Devis - Roberto Diaz Perez (ESP) are also appointed.

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    5. Like by Soares Dias!

      I believe a good job.

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    6. Edward, Soares Dias is that bad? Everyone has bad matches...

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    7. Saw him twice. Both matches were really bad.

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    8. Anonymous24/3/15 21:04

      Has FIFA already released a full list of referees?

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    9. Anonymous24/3/15 21:43

      The list was sent yesterday, if you search should find one or another name on the Internet, but FIFA even publish on its website, should be in a 2 or 3 weeks, if not more.

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    10. Anonymous24/3/15 23:06

      List of CONMEBOL Referees: https://twitter.com/ArbitroInteBlog/status/580485984392974337

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    11. Anonymous25/3/15 08:17

      What about other european referees? Only two of them for world cup?

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    12. Anonymous25/3/15 08:20

      Obviously not, these two were what came out on the Internet, have to wait to come out the other names on the Internet, or wait until FIFA publish the full list.

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    13. Anonymous25/3/15 15:00

      Was that the CONMEBOL list for U20 WC? I cannot find this: https://twitter.com/ArbitroInteBlog/status/580485984392974337

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    14. Anonymous26/3/15 07:43

      Appointed Istvan Vad from Hungary. His assistants.Istvan Albert and Péter Berettyán.

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    15. http://frf.ro/comunicate-frf/arbitri-rom%C3%A2ni-la-campionatul-mondial.html

      Hategan appointed for Wc u20 (with Sovre and Gheorghe)

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  4. Gözöbuyuk is in charge of the UEFA Youth League final, with Steegstra and Diks as his assistants. Furthermore, he is in charge of the friendly Sweden-Iran, with assistants Van Dongen en Goossens. (http://home.knvb.nl/nieuws/internationale-aanstellingen-makkelie-en-goezuebueyuek/)

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    1. A post about Youth League final phase will follow.
      I can add that Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP) has the semifinal between AS Roma and Chelsea.

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  5. Cüneyt Çakır seems to be in high demand in recent weeks...

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    1. Anonymous24/3/15 21:05

      I think that UEFA considers him as a candidate for either the EL or the CL final this season.

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  6. Anonymous25/3/15 01:18

    25/3 u21 challenge FRA v EST Clancy (SCO)
    25/3 u20 challenge ENG v MEX Davies (ENG)
    28/3 u18 challenge ENG v SUI Whitestone (ENG)
    29/3 u20 challenge ENG v USA Linington (ENG)
    30/3 u21 challenge ENG v GER Massa (ITA)

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  7. Anonymous25/3/15 01:19

    According to Przegląd Sportowy (Polish sports daily) the referee of the Republic of Ireland - Poland game will be Jonas Eriksson.

    http://www.przegladsportowy.pl/pilka-nozna/reprezentacja-polski,jonas-eriksson-sedzia-meczu-polska-irlandia,artykul,553748,1,291.html

    HD

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  8. Very interesting offside decision from the A League. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70dd4ut5brE (Min 2:07). The referee is Peter Green and AR1 is WC2014 AR Matthew Cream. Your thoughts?

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    2. It depends who touched the ball. If red - offside, if white - play on.

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    3. Anonymous25/3/15 11:43

      Based on the shoes, I think it was #21 white who played it, therefore no offside

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  9. Anonymous25/3/15 13:06

    Who will referee the friendly match between Germany and Australia?

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    1. Michael Oliver
      Stuart Burt (AR1)
      Peter Kirkup (AR2)
      Christian Dingert

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    2. Anonymous26/3/15 10:12

      Stuart Burt yesterday with an extremely spot-on call prior to the 1-0 of Germany. Well done!

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  10. Anonymous25/3/15 13:18

    Ukraine - Lithuaina / Lviv
    Ref: Harald Lechner (AUT)
    A1: Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
    A2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)

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  11. Netherland - Turkey - Felix Brych
    Azerbaijan - Malta - Halis Özkahya

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  12. Anonymous25/3/15 16:42

    Szymon Marciniak has a EL quarterfinal on 16th April.

    HD

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    1. Expected and well-deserved. It should be his ticket to Elite if he passes this test.

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  13. Anonymous25/3/15 16:54

    Portugal-Serbia should be quite a match! Who do you think will officiate it in Lisbon? Kuipers or one out of Atkinson and Clattenburg? Rizzoli would be an excellent choice but I'm ruling him out since he has the friendly France-Brazil tomorrow.

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    1. Based on the observer M. Vautrot, it should be definitely a more experienced Elite official. Clattenburg, the Italian Elite officials or maybe Eriksson theoretically come into question.

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    2. Anonymous25/3/15 18:21

      Eriksson is believed to be the referee in Dublin (Rep. Ireland - Poland).

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    3. Anonymous25/3/15 18:32

      As for Sunday matches, guess we'll only have Elite referees in Lisbon (Portugal-Serbia) and in Dublin (Rep. Ireland-Poland), though there are other challenging clashes (Albania-Armenia; Northern Ireland-Finland; Hungary-Greece).

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  14. Does anyone know the referees for Brazil-Chile at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday?
    Kind Regards!

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    1. Anonymous26/3/15 00:30

      By the Chilean ANFP homepage, Mr. Martin Atkinson will be the referee of the international friendly match. You can see the info at the link: http://www.anfp.cl/seleccion-absoluta

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  15. Spathas is back in Sidiropoulos team. A forced appointment actually since Tritsonis is at Sweden for a U19 Group.

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  16. Anonymous25/3/15 19:04

    Friendly 25/03/15
    Denmark - United States
    Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
    Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN) - Mikko Alakare (FIN)
    Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)


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  17. My predection for Sunday
    Georgia - Germany (Group D)
    Regeree:Clement Turpin (FRA)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
    UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)

    Scotland - Gibraltar (Group D)
    Rereree:Clayton Pisani (MLT)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
    UEFA Delegate: Bert Andersson (SWE)

    Republic of Ireland - Poland (Group D)
    Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Drago Kos (SVN)
    UEFA Delegate: Christian Kofoed (DEN)

    Northern Ireland - Finland (Group F)
    Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
    UEFA Delegate: Thórir Hákonarson (ISL)

    Romania - Faroe Islands (Group F)
    Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)
    UEFA Delegate: Velid Imamović (BIH)

    Hungary - Greece (Group F)
    Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vazquez (ESP)
    UEFA Delegate: Bernd Barutta (GER)

    Albania - Armenia (Group I)
    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Patritiu Abrudan (ROU)
    UEFA Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)

    Portugal - Serbia (Group I)
    Referee:Björn Kuipers (NED)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Michel Vautrot (FRA)
    UEFA Delegate: Michel Pralong (SUI)

    31 March 2015

    Israel - Belgium (Group B)
    Referee: William Collum (SCO)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)
    UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

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    1. Generally really good predictions, I concur with many of them. I just think Kuipers won't go to Portugal after Stamford Bridge and Hansen is probably no candidate for Faroe Islands considering the relationship of Denmark and this group of islands. What about Pisani to Romania and Mazeika to Scotland?

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    2. What do you think France-Dennmark?

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    3. To be honest, I have no idea...friendly matches are almost impossible to predict. Maybe a Suisse team (Bieri?), as the match will take place relatively close to the Suisse border.

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    4. Anonymous25/3/15 21:50

      But friendly matches of France are now different. The same level as qualifiers with complete teams.

      Regards.
      P.L.

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    5. I would really like to see a referee from Malta or any other smaller nation in a qualifier like SCO-GIB. No need for Brych or Rizzoli.

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    6. Anonymous26/3/15 16:53

      Is Israel - Belgium a re-scheduled match from last year? If yes, there were discussions that Undiano had an Euro qualifier that was postponed.

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    7. Yes Israel - Belgium was originally planned on MD1. We will see the appointment.

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    8. I think Undiano was appointed on september but if we consider his usual AR1 is appointed in Fernandez Borbalán,s team on sunday and Yuste Jiménez has a friendly match on wednesday, I don,t think he was appointed again to this match. Cabañero Martínez is also appointed in Borbalán,s team so, althought not impossible, it is difficult Undiano is in the middle without any of his usual ARs in uefa and FIFA matches.

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  18. I think that will be the referee Bjorn Kuipers Greece Hungary the match. Will be difficult to match .

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  19. Friendly 25/03/15
    Georgia - Malta 2-0
    Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA)
    Romanis Platonovs (LVA) - Raimonds Tatriks (LVA)
    George Vadachkoria (GEO)

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    1. Yes, all four appointed officials are FIFA listed.

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  20. Anonymous25/3/15 22:09

    Which game do you predict for Marciniak. He'll get a match in this matchday.

    Possibilities:
    Northern Ireland - Finland (Alfredo Trentalange)
    Romania - Faroe Islands (Shmuel Shteif)
    Hungary - Greece (Bernardino González Vazquez)
    Albania - Armenia (Patritiu Abrudan)
    Portugal - Serbia (Michel Vautrot)
    Israel - Belgium (Nikolay Levnikov)

    HD

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    1. NIR - FIN or ISR - BEL.

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    2. Anonymous25/3/15 22:24

      It's my guess, too! :)

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    3. Surely one of these two matches. Of course I must agree. In both cases, another very important appointment, given the observers.

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    4. I would guess NIR-FIN. There is no need IMO for another UEFA Committee member but what about a FIFA Committee Member?

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    5. So, it's NIR - FIN for him with Trentalange, and I think that this is related to the preselected officials for WC 2018. A very early exam.. :)

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  21. Anonymous26/3/15 12:32

    Agree with Chefren

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  22. Two elite referee in Portugal-Serbia ???

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  23. FIFA U20 referees have been released by FIFA.
    A post will follow soon.
    http://resources.fifa.com/mm/document/footballdevelopment/refereeing/02/57/89/27/refereesu-20wcnzl2015_neutral.pdf

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    1. Anonymous26/3/15 15:45

      Dear Chefren,

      Can you explain to me how come that last edition FIFA appointed big names like Kassai, Rizzoli, Eriksson and Cakir, and they now have appointed relatively less big names/talents? With all the respect for the selected officials (from UEFA), of course.

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    2. Hi Anonymous, the explanation is quite easy.
      Last edition (2013, Turkey) was one of the final steps of 2014 WC preselection process, therefore, FIFA decided to appoint the "big names" in order to test them for the last time. Now, we are at the beginning of another preselection and this is actually the first important tournamernt. A few months ago FIFA released a list of preselected officials for WC 2018. The choices for this tournament have been made based on that list.
      Of course, in this selection there will be also the big names, but they will appear in FIFA competitions later.

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  24. Congratulation to all the officials (assistants and additionals too) selected for the Uefa U21 tournament. Personally Turpin, Marciniak, Sidiropolus and Karasev was expected, Quite sure and deserved Estrada Fernandez too, who officiated the Euro U19 final match last year; it's clear he is ramping for a bright future.
    I was expected Kulbakov in spite of Makkelie, especially after his appointment in the 16th round of Europe League, but it's not a shame, makkelie is one of the most interesting young referee. But a little bit disappointed that Zelinka and Prihoda, much more expert and with higher perfomances, have not been appointed as fourth officials in spite of their "unknown" compatriots.
    Why Uefa has released the name so ealry ? It's strange that appointment for UCL and UEL are notify just 48 hrs before the match while for this tournaments 3 months in advance. Is the a rule ?
    Why Makkelie can be supported by a NO FIFA referee ? Only FIFA badge officials should be part of this important tournament ! What do you think ?
    Anyway Turpin, Sidiropolus, Marciniak and Karasev are close to grant elite category (maybe with Bebek) and I'm quite sure they will be tested on FIFA U19 and FIFA U17 for next WC in Russia.


    When complete and full list of New Zealand FIFA World Cup U20 will be available ? So I far I got only few names.

    Regards

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    1. You can find now the full list for U20 WC in New Zealand.
      Regarding the names called by UEFA for U21 tournament: two years ago these names were released even 6 months before the tournament (December 2012 - june 2013). So, there isn't a written rule and this kind of appointments is treated differently by UEFA than the single matches in CL or EL.

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    2. Anonymous26/3/15 20:09

      Could the appointment of Kamphuis be a signal that he will be the next FIFA referee from Holland?

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    3. Anonymous26/3/15 22:15

      I agree but I don't hope so.. I think Higler is a better referee; a steady season and his last performances were very good. If you are looking to the appointments in the Dutch league this season; the appointments of Higler are far better.

      There are a lot of talents in the second division; Mulder; Van den Kerkhof for example. They are also candidates because i don't see a retirement of one of the internationals soon

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    4. Anonymous27/3/15 00:20

      I don't know or Higler is a better referee. Higler has developped well the last year, but on the other hand did Kamphuis improve a lot too during this season. I think the appointments of Kamphuis are improving, but off course: Higler has more experience in the eredivisie so he gets more interesting appointments. For me, Kamphuis is more a FIFA-referee than Higler.

      I don't think Van de Kerkhof will be a really big candidate. He has had to much troubles in his eredivisiegames this season (Cambuur-PEC, ADO-Heerenveen for example). Mulder was quite a suprise to me this season, his development has been really quick and he has become a very stable referee.

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    5. I don't see the problem why the 6th additional can't be a non fifa. It's the 5th who will replace the referee in CL we see it often that the 6th additional is non fifa. And being a fifa additional will not say a non fifa additional is less better. It's all about the trust of the referee in his additionals and have a good harmony in the team. I don't know the difference between Kamphuis and Higler but for sure Makkelie took the most best decision for him for this important tournament. And I am sure that not all good referees are also good additionals. You have to be in another role and that's serving the referee and willing to help him without any competition to each other. This is my opinion. And big compliment for Blom also as former elite referee to be additional (a help) for this promosing and talented Makkelie. Uefa is doing a good job with this system. Looking forward to see the performances of alle 6 referee teams.

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    6. Whether Jochem Kamphuis will be Holland's next FIFA-referee one cannot tell at this moment. Considering Richard Liesveld as the first to retire, he will probably not until after the next European Championships, being a member of team Kuipers. And in the meantime a lot can happen.
      At this moment however Dutch Head of refereeing Dick van Egmond clearly pushes Dennis Higler forward and I sincerely wonder why... In my opinion Higler doesn't possess the required competencies of modern refereeing, such as adequate communication skills, natural leadership and flexibility in refereeing matches. In this context I agree with "anonymous 12.20 AM"and consider Kamphuis, when being a little more experienced, a well better suited candidate for being the next FIFA-referee.
      I also disagree with "anonymous 10.15 PM" that Higler had very good last performances. Watch three scenes out of his last match below. I think one cannot state that this was a good performance, both in respect to decision making as well as regarding personality/leadership...

      https://vimeo.com/123430175
      https://vimeo.com/123430176
      https://vimeo.com/123430177

      For me the most talented "second division referees" are Jeroen Manschot and Siemen Mulder, both strong personalities and totally accepted by players and officials. Two top candidates for being promoted to Eredivisie!

      Kind regards from Holland

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    7. Anonymous29/3/15 19:02

      LOL. Two clear red cards and not even a yellow from Higler!

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  25. Anonymous26/3/15 21:46

    Referees (and Observers and Delegates) are notified early for finals tournaments as it will likely involve 2-3 weeks off from their work / away from family etc and accordingly allows them to prepare properly for the finals tournaments, attend any pre tournament meetings / fitness tests etc

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    1. Which matches do you mean? UCL level?

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    2. Anonymous28/3/15 02:01

      This was in response to the question about names being announced early for u21s final tournament

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    3. Ah, all right, thanks!

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  26. Anonymous27/3/15 09:51

    There's a thing I don't understand: why Juan Martínez Munuera is not appointed as Additional Assistant Referee while other non-FIFA referees as Pedro Pérez Montero or Fernando Teixeira Vitienes are?

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    1. He is appointed to referee sub 19 matches

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  27. Friendly
    31/03/15
    Switzerland - USA
    Luca Banti (ITA)
    Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA) - Filippo Meli (ITA)
    Alain Bieri (SUI)

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  28. IMO Aytekin should cancel Montenegro-Russia. A firework directly hit Igor Akinfeev at his head. Players are in the tunnel now.

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    1. Anonymous27/3/15 20:53

      IMO they shouldn't go back to the pitch. Walkover is the only option in my eyes.

      HD

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  29. Anonymous27/3/15 20:51

    OMG!!! What a horrible scene in Montenegro - Russia game. Akinfeev taken off the pitch unconscious after being hit by a flare in the head!!! Aytekin waited at first, but then was forced to take the players off the pitch!

    HD

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  30. Terrible scene in Podgorica, Akinfeev hit by a firework in the first minute of the game. In my humble opinion, match should be immediately abandoned by Aytekin without hesitation.

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  31. And it seems to manifest that UEFA matches in some Balcan countries stay a huge problem. Matches without supporters in these stadiums would be a solution.

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  32. Match is about to be resumed without Akinfeev.
    This could be just a pro forma, Russia would have never accepted that.

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  33. Anonymous27/3/15 21:21

    Unbelievable! The match is on again with another Russian goallie... UEFA are...

    HD

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  34. Shocking and poor decision by UEFA. I cannot (and don't want to) believe that it was Aytekin's decision to step onto this field of play again.

    It must be embarrassing to create advertisements, slogans, logos and programmes for respect, anti-racism, anti-violence and alike, and in the end you send such an image as European football federation. Poor.

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    1. Anonymous27/3/15 21:25

      100% agree!!! It's called hypocrisy and blind pursuit of money...

      HD

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    2. The show must go on... see AFCON semifinal 2015.

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    3. Obviously Russia was FORCED to agree to continue the match. SHOCKING decision. We care about MONEY.

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    4. Anonymous27/3/15 21:39

      The uefa could take "money, money, money" from ABBA as their new theme.

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    5. I don't want to justify this decision at all, but I am also wondering what would have happened if they had abandoned the match. It could have produced a hard night on Podgorica's streets (let alone the safety of Russian fans). MAYBE continuing the match was deemed as the best of bad alternatives.

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    6. Anonymous27/3/15 21:57

      Good point, Niclas.

      What about the 37th minute. Should Russia have had a penalty?

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  35. Anonymous27/3/15 21:44

    Terrible to see this in Montenegro. Match should have been abandoned.

    Bebek has had a good first half in Moldova-Sweden, expected level in a normal match so far.

    /Swedish observer

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  36. Anonymous27/3/15 21:56

    What happens if Russia loses the match?

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    1. Anonymous27/3/15 22:06

      3 points goes to Montenegro. Football Assosiation of Montenegro is fined. End of story.

      HD

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  37. Anonymous27/3/15 22:05

    It seems Russians are very upset they are forced to play this game. One of them kicked the paper thrown from the stands with a visible frustration...

    HD

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  38. Anonymous27/3/15 22:30

    Bebek has done well tonight. Correct penalty with 7-8 minutes to go and looks confident, calm and fair. Normal difficulty so 8.4 is my mark. I have seen Bebek before and I think he is a really good referee.

    /Swedish observer

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  39. Anonymous27/3/15 22:38

    Correct 2nd yellow for a Swede deep into injury time. Getting heated for Bebek... But he managed to sort it out. 8,4 with a little plus I think ;-)

    /Swedish observer

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    1. Anonymous27/3/15 23:04

      I think it was very harsh.

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    2. Anonymous27/3/15 23:24

      Bebek missed a penalty and had some other controversials too - not that good tonight, sorry. (7,8)

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    3. I disagree I watched Bebek he was good if you ask me. I dont know what penalty do you mean??

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    4. Anonymous28/3/15 00:20

      Problably the situation where Zlatan was brought down.

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    5. Anonymous28/3/15 09:55

      Exactly this situation. His positioning at set-pieces was not so good too. In my opinion is the first group his maximum. He is not an Elite Referee.

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    6. Anonymous28/3/15 10:07

      Is the situation that you are referring to when Bebek was 5-10 meters from the situation where Zlatan collided in the penalty area and made an immediate play-on signal with his hands (in the 2nd half)? If so, I can't agree that this was a penalty. For me the play-on decision was correct. I would not rule him out from Elite Group - the times I have seen him he has always been good.

      /Swedish observer

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    7. It is not incorrect to say that Bebek probably made some steps back instead of some steps towards Elite Group in some matches this season. Remember Chelsea-Schalke, BATE-Shakhtar, one UEL qualifier and maybe also one EURO qualifier. In all cases, he made mistakes where the UEFA observers should have had no other opportunity save 7.9.

      But in many matches he has also proven his quality. BTW surreal goal by Sweden (0-1)... and very good 2nd YC for the reckless elbow, good position, good viewing angle and consistent decision.

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  40. Anonymous27/3/15 22:40

    30 minutes of half time in Pogdorica. Another mistery.

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  41. Off-Topic: Mark Geiger will Referee the Play-off between Honduras and French Guyana for the Gold Cup. FGU caused a major upset by winning the first leg 3-1, it seems like the CONCCAF changed the referee after this win.

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  42. Shocking staff. I always thought Montenegro was somehow "safer" than Serbia or Croatia. This issue is not over after tonight.

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  43. Crucial mistake by Aytekin, giving this penalty...

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    1. And now the match is again suspended.

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    2. Anonymous27/3/15 23:27

      He missed a clear penalty too. Difficult but bad performance.

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    3. And now it's abandoned. 66 minutes of the match too late. Poor decision by UEFA (I agree with Niclas, whose decision it was).

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  44. Anonymous27/3/15 23:06

    A very, very controversial penalty kick given to Russia by Aytekin. IMO, a very harsh if not simple wrong decision that angered the Montenegro hooligans... A small riot between players as a consequence and probably another horrible acts of hooligans. Both teams are off the field again...

    HD

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  45. Interesting that Deniz Aytekin is observed by Peter Fröjdfeldt although MONTENEGRO - RUSSIA play in group G, together with Sweden.

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    1. Anonymous28/3/15 00:32

      Interesting that Javier Estrada is observed by Jaap Uilenberg although CZECH REPUBLIC - LATVIA play in group A, together with Netherlands.

      Only some changes and the same conclusion.

      Regards.
      P.L.

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    2. Anonymous28/3/15 08:42

      What is the problem? A referee observer has no influence on what goes on on the pitch!

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    3. Nevertheless I would try to avoid such constellations. In the case of controversial decisions one could argue that the observer could prefer the one that (indirectly) would help his own country most. I know that all match officials are unbiased - but there is no reason for such appointments that could lead to unnecessary discussions.

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    4. What I find stranger is that Uilenberg observes Estrada for the 2nd time within a couple of months. He observed him in his UEL debut (clear 7.9 actually for a phantom penalty & DOGSO) and now again. Furthermore, Estrada has been chosen for U21 EURO after having climbed the UEFA ladder in the so-called fast-track way. All that has a small taste in my view.

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  46. Aytekin should get 7.9 for sure. The penalty was clearly incorrect and his fault (if he moves more to left the side, he probably never awards this penalty). The penalty not given to Russia is, in my opinion, also a clear crucial mistake, but here the responsibilities are more complex, probably Fröjdfeldt will blame AAR1 particularly and maybe also AR1, Aytekin was far away and had to rely on their information.

    Somehow the performance can be excused given the circumstances. It is difficult to keep your concentration high for so long, specially if you are 120% focused to start this match and enter the dressing rooms for 35 minutes once again. But, this is no excuse for an Elite referee (team).

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    1. I agree with your analysis 100%

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    2. Firstly I want to say I watched Aytekin in Arsenal- Monaco and I was pleased with what I saw (in fact Aytekin was decent in all the games that I watched him).

      BUT...what I saw yesterday is unacceptable at this level. He made 2 crucial mistakes and ,let me say, I can't understand those mistakes. Both were blatant...
      Also:
      - he didn't stop the game in 1st minut (probably , in Aytekin's opinion, a game is stopped by the referee only when a player die on the pitch)
      - 30 minutes of half time. I can't remeber something like this in history of football...
      - there were other few minor things which I didn't like but not important.

      Honestly I can't understand such a disastrous performance of Aytekin ( I repeat that he was decent/good every time I watched him). In normal circumstances I don't think we will see him again in next months. Maybe also his promotion in Elite came too quickly...

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    3. We can't know what happened in the half time, 30 minutes can be explained by many reasons. UEFA controls, meetings, discussions about what occurred in the first 45 minutes...

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    4. Anonymous28/3/15 18:12

      Russian Federation told media that they were forced to reenter the field of play by Aytekin and Barry (delegate) after the first incident with Akinfeev...

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    5. @Chefren
      Half-time is 15 minutes, no matter what happened on the pitch.
      Any discussions between officials shouldn't influence those 15 minutes, esspecially because there were not reasons to stop the game at HT.

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    6. The decision to reenter the pitch was surely not taken by Aytekin.
      To keep sth in mind:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF3yMF_FVTY
      Aytekin's tolerance for such things is apparently quite low. Referees at UEFA level cannot abandon a match without having consulted the security officers or match delegate.

      Though you can argue that referees, even at professional level, have the full responsibility for the well-being of the players. In a way Aytekin flouted his duties. But I guess if he had contradicted the match delegate's orders, we would not have seen Aytekin during the next months on UEFA level.

      On the crucial mistakes.
      The wrong penalty can be explained by poor positioning. The missed penalty is indeed a clear mistake, but rather by AR1 and AAR1. Does not excuse much, but before putting him into jail, that should be said.

      Once again, after I rewatched Turpin in Feyenoord-AS Roma today:
      UEFA's "appointers" should reflect whether it is sensible to throw young and more inexperienced officials into cold water, i.e. stadiums and matches that are clearly very very challenging.

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    7. Anonymous28/3/15 23:37

      I think it is more ridiculous before these conditions are fully known before the beginning of the match. With Feyenoord, anyone could have saw that coming and with these Balkan countries, even when the prime minister stated his ambitions of the game, why do they put inexperienced officials in the game. I guess you could argue that regardless of who you put in the middle, the fans are going to do whatever they do.

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  47. One question: who is appointing observers for matches? Collina, Dallas and Batta or someone else. Once I have hear that Uilenberg is appointing observers?

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    1. You're right in former days it was J.Uilenberg. Now it is mostly H.Dallas.

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  48. Clattenburg will be observed by Levnikov in Israel - Belgium on Tuesday.

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    1. So, Batta, Fröjdfeldt, Levnikov (and possibly Collina) have observed Clatts in recent weeks.

      Europa League final on the cards...?

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    2. The reason could also be Euro 2016. Atkinson and Clattenburg are IMO quite close and UEFA may be forced to decide.

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    3. There is no English team in UCL anymore, so for both Atkinson and Clatts the way is practically free (semifinals or final) - in theory.

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    4. I think Atkinson will get the EL final and Clattenburg will get a CL semi final, could be the other way around though.

      Euro 2016 both or Clattenburg

      IMO

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  49. It seems that there are many who have strong opinions about Bebek, that he is either wonderful or terrible; I have not seen much of him and have no preconceived idea; but based on his performance yesterday, he is not very impressive and there can be questions about his potential; he simply does not seem very confident and does not have a natural authority on the field; he seems to need to assert himself by making demonstrative non-calls and then by being very quick to give yellow cards for complaints which are sometimes quite understandable; he is not anywhere near the level of Mazic or even Skomina, to use some comparisons, and I am not sure he will ever get to the real elite;

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    1. I havent seen you comments so far... the first comment ever is totally negative comment about the very good referee as Bebek is...hmmm.

      I do not know how did you come to conclusion that he does not seem very confident and does not have a natural authority. One of his strongest points are body language and man management.
      Concerning your statement if he should have been elite. I really think that if Croatia has had the strong figure in the FIFA boards Bebek would have been elite for sure by now...

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  50. Despite 6 minutes of added time and a goal scored within it, Brych ended the game at 5:46.....

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    1. So, I wasn't the only one who saw it ;)

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  51. Does Brych always blow too early for full-time? IIRC, he did it in Real Madrid - Man United, and he's done it again tonight...

    Not being pedantic, but what's the point in blowing 15-20 seconds early?

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    1. Anonymous28/3/15 23:20

      There is a difference. In Madrid, it was before the corner kick of Man United should have been taken.

      Regards
      P.L.

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    2. He is doing that FOR YEARS also in Bundesliga.
      Nobody seems to tell him that it equates blowing the final whistle at 89:30 instead of 90:00. Additional time belongs to the regular game time. Theoretically teams could lodge protests for this reason (as they would justifiably do in case of a whistle at 89:30).

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    3. Interesting, thanks. Wonder if all his assessors over the years have picked up on it... But it seems Brych is still, none the wiser.

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    4. Anonymous29/3/15 17:16

      Yeah, that's true! He always blows the final whistle (much) before the extra time comes to an end. It REALLY gets under my skin! And it means not being competent as well.

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  52. Anonymous28/3/15 22:46

    Brych without problems in Amsterdam. However 6 minutes injury time was signalled, but brych ended the match at 95:40, with the equalizer being scored in injury time.

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    1. Anonymous28/3/15 23:18

      IMO Brych should really work on his additional time management! If you signal 6 it should be 6 or even more. Not 20sec. before.Especially not if the score is even and the equalizer is scored in additional time! On the other aspects Brych was IMO good. 8.1/8.2 for me

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  53. Anonymous28/3/15 23:23

    Without any problems yes.. my god what a poor performance of brych. Blowed the whistle so many times that football wasn't possible. He did nothing against time waisting and his management was really irritating. The way he sold his decisions was also very restless. Performance not on expected level in my opinion.

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  54. Good job by Velasco Carballo IMO. Correct penalty and second YC later for Corluka. Based on your last reports seems like Velasco is doing well this spring. Maybe CL QF?

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    1. I guess so and expect him in Monaco-Juventus (first leg observer is Vítor Melo Pereira, would maybe suit).

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  55. Hmm, I would expect someone 'younger' with Melo Pereira, Collum, Aytekin or Moen maybe?

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    1. Moen and Aytekin both had Monaco. Collum is theoretically possible - however big observer names don't mean a lot in these stages of the competition (Brummeier could have also indicated a younger official, but in the end it was Kuipers).

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  56. Friendly
    31/03/15
    Netherlands - Spain
    William Collum
    Graham Chambers - Frank Connor

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    1. Anonymous29/3/15 16:08

      With Kevin Blom as fourth official

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  57. Anonymous29/3/15 19:48

    90+1 Northern Ireland - Finland 2-1 goal by Finland was an offside.

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  58. Anonymous29/3/15 20:07

    Very good Turpin. I am positive surprised.

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    1. I agree. A very solid performance and a well-deserved 8,4. Match report to come.

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    2. Basically I agree, good performance meeting the requirements, however he was not really challenged either.

      Points for consideration for the entire team IMO:
      - more accuracy for throw-in & corner kick decisions (who touched the ball last?) - AR2 had problems in this aspect
      - in 2-player-confrontations (Schweinsteiger & Kankava) where 1 yellow card for each team is required it is better to isolate these players, have a word with them and then show the YC to both one after the other (75').

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    3. Anonymous29/3/15 22:40

      I completely agree with you, Niclas.

      I also want to underline the performance of Frederic Cano (AR1).
      He was brilliant in many on-/offside situations. Well done!

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    4. In deed, many good calls but also one or two incorrect decisions.

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  59. Light slap with the hand into the face of his opponent by McCarthy - Eriksson only gave YC - not enough IMO.

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    1. Anonymous29/3/15 22:45

      I think all officials missed this slap and the cards were pro forma.

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    2. I agree Niclas, should have been red, I wonder if the card was more of a reaction that anything else.

      A few missed yellows and could have managed a few incidents better. 8.1/8.2 for me.

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  60. Anonymous29/3/15 22:37

    Missed foul by Eriksson, corner to Ireland and goal. Crucial mistake.

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    1. Anonymous29/3/15 22:40

      Was the corner-kick converted directly? If not, rather -0.2/-0.3.

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    2. Anonymous30/3/15 01:12

      Wrongly awarded corner kick is not a crucial mistake. It is not penalty kick.

      Regards
      P.L.

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  61. Rocchi with Good work today in Lisbon.

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    1. I agree.Nevertheless his movement and positioning were very bad several times.

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  62. Hategan in Portugal vs Cape Verde

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  63. Anonymous30/3/15 21:44

    According to Michał Listkiewicz (FIFA Referee Committee), there was no foul on Polish GK in the 91st minute. 'According to current guidelines, there was no foul. Fabiański cleared the ball and was pushed only after this'. He says also 'The referee handle the match very well and his only error was yellow card for the slap in the face. However, I would blame assistants and specially fourth official for that'.

    http://eurosport.onet.pl/michal-listkiewicz-sedzia-popelnil-blad-techniczny-mial-to-na-patelni/z9gsxt

    HD

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  64. Anonymous31/3/15 00:16

    Since when a Ref Com member is allowed to make public statements regarding refereeing in an official match?

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    1. Anonymous31/3/15 02:32

      Michał Listkiewicz felt free to make comments on Benjamin Williams' performance at the World Cup even though he observed him in this match, so don't be surprised. :)

      HD

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  65. Anyone watching the Israel game? Missed PK for handball?

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  66. Good first half by Clattenburg, all three YCs correct, maybe missed a penalty for Handball, but that was nearly impossible to spot.

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    1. Yes and the AAR and AR were on the far side as well for me even in clear view its not a 100% handball arm not in a totally unnatural position and in very close proximity to the shot, and considering as you say Clattenburg and team couldn't have seen it, for me not a crucial error.

      In my opinion 8.4 so far

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  67. 2nd YC by Clattenburg, at first glance absolutely correct.

    @ our Dutch / Spanish users in particular: How is Collum doing?

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    1. Anonymous1/4/15 01:08

      Collum did an over-all good job. No problems, he was calm and he had full control. He did not give any card, but I think he might have missed a red card for Huntelaar, for a violent conduct. I don't remember the minute. Collum saw it, but he only warned him (and the other player, who reacted on Huntelaar)

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  68. Absolutely correct, but..... Zahavi grabbed Company's ****** with his right hand, and Clatts missed it

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    1. Indeed....unbelievable. Only AR2 could have had a chance to spot it.

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    2. Clatts was too relaxed at last minutes - clear YC for Belgian player missed (shirt pulling)

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    3. So what 8.2 for Clatts or less?

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    4. Anonymous31/3/15 23:10

      He was really inconsistent with his card selection. No clear line, really...

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  69. Sending off correct but we should take a closer look at a foul a few minutes earlier by Dgani....would have been a 2nd YC too.

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  70. Anonymous31/3/15 22:47

    Two penalties missed in Estonia - Iceland. First shirt pulling and then handball. Andris Treimanis the referee. Not a difficult match.

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  71. Anonymous31/3/15 22:49

    40 seconds in to this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcVRdYGo3XU - Possible penalty?

    11:15 in to this video, handball?

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  72. Anonymous31/3/15 22:59

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDHngjz49oU

    Penalty for handball or no penalty?

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    1. Penalty for me. The player extends his hand without reason.

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    2. Can you please tell me where I can find a replay. The video quality is too poor to say it in live view I think.

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    3. Thanks.
      Difficult. Hand indeed slightly goes up, but actually such a hand position is absolutely player-typical and natural. Making one's body bigger looks different from my point of view. No clear mistake for this reason I would say.

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  73. Anonymous31/3/15 23:25

    What about holding inside the penalty are in the first clip? 40 seconds in to the video.

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  74. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0z55ZbQdT0

    Austria - Bosnia Friendly.

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    1. Unbelievable scenes for a friendly.
      Good reaction by AR1, at any rate, and he was farther than FO.
      Furth official missed in alertness, he was there.

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    2. Anonymous1/4/15 18:35

      According to current guidelines, fourth official may not enter the field of play.

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  75. Anonymous1/4/15 16:10

    There has been news that in a TV interview, the head of Referees Committee in Turkey told that the mark of Cakir in Spain-Ukraine is 8.5. Anyone watched the match?

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    1. I didn't watch the match but did he actually told that? I find it difficult to believe.

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    2. Anonymous1/4/15 22:30

      Disclosure a mark UEFA Referee Observers is unacceptable. Awaiting a response Mr. Collina!

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