June 24, 2015

Copa América 2015 - Referee Appointments for Quarterfinals

CONMEBOL has appointed Sandro Ricci of Brazil to take charge of the Copa America 2015 hosting nation's quarterfinal against Uruguay. With Wilmar Roldán, another World Cup 2014 referee will control one of the four quarterfinals (Bolivia-Peru). Roberto García, one of the CONCACAF referees invited by CONMEBOL to this tournament, is about to handle the sonorous clash between Argentina and Colombia. The last quarterfinal between Brazil and Paraguay will be managed by Uruguay's rising star Andrés Cunha.

Sandro Ricci in action at World Cup 2014 source: ZIMBIO

25.06.2015, 01:30 CET, Santiago de Chile
Chile - Uruguay
Referee: Sandro Ricci (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Emerson De Carvalho (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Fabio Pereira (BRA)
Fourth Official: Carlos Vera (ECU)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Byron Romero (ECU)
Conmebol Referee Observer: Carlos Alarcón (PAR)

26.06.2015, 01:30 CET, Temuco
Bolivia - Peru
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (COL)
Assistant Referee 1: Alexander Guzmán (COL)
Assistant Referee 2: Cristian De La Cruz (COL)
Fourth Official: Enrique Cacéres (PAR)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Christian Lescano (ECU)
Conmebol Referee Observer: Ubaldo Aquino (PAR)

27.06.2015, 01:30 CET, Viña del Mar
Argentina - Colombia
Referee: Roberto García (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: José Luis Camargo (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Marvin Torrentera (MEX)
Fourth Official: Raúl Orosco (BOL)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Juan Pablo Montaño (BOL)
Conmebol Referee Observer: Wilson Seneme (BRA)

27.06.2015, 23:30 CET, Concepción
Brazil - Paraguay
Referee: Andrés Cunha (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Mauricio Espinosa (URU)
Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Pastorino (URU)
Fourth Official: José Argote (VEN)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Jorge Urrego (VEN)
Conmebol Referee Observer: Ricardo Casas (ARG)

40 Comments:

  1. Anonymous24/6/15 19:10

    Ricci again with Uruguay but I understand the appointment in the sense that it is expected to be an intense and challenging match calling for a competent and experienced referee. The Brazilian is currently one of the best worldwide and in my opinion the best choice for the final, as long as Brazil don't move into the decisive clash on July 4.

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    1. Also keep in mind that it is a) likely that Brazil will reach the semifinals, so a 2nd match in the later stages of the tournament is unlikely and b) not possible for a Brazilian to take charge of ARG-COL, as the winner could play Brazil in the semifinals.

      The appointments make sense because now Roldán got his deserved 2nd match, maybe his last one if Colombia win. In this case there would still be Pitana to step in. If Colombia lose, Roldán stays flexible for clashes like CHI-BRA, ARG-BRA or whatever in the final, as with Bolivia-Peru he handles two teams which are not belonging to the favourites to reach the final. So the only 2 remaining options were Vera and Ricci, Ricci makes sense. Vera was not so good in his first match, arbitro internacional reported that, so either he is kept for semifinals or he does not get a 2nd match.

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    2. Anonymous24/6/15 19:35

      I don't rule Ricci out of the race for the final, even with Brazil getting through to SFs.

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  2. I think that all 4 appointments are good and deserved. Ricci is surely a hot name for the final, if Brazil doesn't make it there. The presence of mr. Alarcon surely shows that the committee has maybe 2-3 candidates.

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  3. I just realised: what is Roberto Garcia from Mexico doing there? Is there an exchange program with the Gold Cup going on?

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    1. The two Concacaf guest crews fly on Saturday so they can start the hole gold cup process with any inconvinient. Imo they are out for semifinals/final of the Copa America

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    2. Anonymous25/6/15 03:48

      Does anyone know the referees for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup?

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  4. Anonymous24/6/15 22:55

    Who do you think that will be demoted in Spain this year? One of them is for sure Teixeira Vitienes (José Antonio) because of his age. Who will be the other? I think it will be Pérez Montero.

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  5. Anonymous25/6/15 03:27

    Yet another very good performance by Ricci in such a surreal match! Sure enough, a truly hard encounter to control but the Brazilian rising to the occasion. In case Brazil don't advance to the final, Ricci wholly deserves to be there. Let's see what we've got in store.

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    1. Anonymous25/6/15 09:31

      Ricci is definitely one of the best in the World. He proved that at 2014 FIFA World Cup where his performances were probably the best from all officials. Very consistent, calm and firm referee.

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    2. Anonymous25/6/15 10:00

      Are you guys serious? He gave Cavani a second yellow for this, scandal!

      http://streamable.com/9eas

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    3. Anonymous25/6/15 10:02

      Jara put a finger in Cavani's ass and Cavani didn't do anything, still he gets a second yellow.

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    4. Of course a wrong 2nd YC. And also the way he sold the card was terrible and a poor example of card showing procedure, respect and player management.

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    5. Isn't there a slap in the face visible in the replay?
      Furthermore he warned them before to stop with the nonsense, and when they continued, yellow cards for both were sensible for not losing credibility.
      However Ricci did not seem to be aware of Cavani's first booking and I agree about the poor management of the situation.

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    6. Philipp: No, I cannot see anything.

      It is justified to give two cautions to players contiuning an altercation when both players are clearly involved. In this case, it is clear that Cavani did not actually do anything, but was provoked and did not react.

      Ricci decided to give out cautions based on something he did not see, or failed to see. That's the No.1 rule of refereeing: you judge only what you see, not what you think you should have seen or you think happened.

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    7. Anonymous25/6/15 20:28

      Emil, basic mistake. Where do you know that he was not informed by assistant referee or fourth official from?

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    8. Anonymous25/6/15 21:12

      Who could have informed him? Ricci was 6-7 m from the situation and could see it clearly. He gave the card immediately. His decision is simply unacceptable.

      Regards.
      P.L.

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    9. Anonymous25/6/15 21:41

      Do not agree at all with these opinions. It was a very solid performance by Ricci. Yet another one. He wouldn't send Cavani off for no reason. We don't know exactly what came out in that highly confused situation. He just had to take a decision. And I could pick up on a gesture by Cavani. The question is that the images the world saw are not clear but he was there on the pitch. Then, I just read poor respect and player management? I think he did pretty well considering how surreal the match turned out to be. Who would have done it better under those HARD circumstances? It's so easy to talk about this in the comfort of the couch. Ricci is clearly one of the best referees worldwide and, following WC14, he's bearing it out again now in Chile.

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    10. The card was in referee hand before Jara "fell". Referee spoke to both. Both continued their silly behaviour. Both deserved a Caution.

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    11. Anonymous 9:41: if you have the opinion that Ricci is one of the best in the world before during and after the game, this is not the most reliable basis for an assessment either.

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    12. Anonymous26/6/15 23:37

      Niclas, it's not in YOUR opinion. Not mine. Ricci is in fact one of the best worlwide and continues bearing it out.

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    13. Anonymous27/6/15 12:35

      Where is this fact written? Opinion is it only, what else..

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  6. I don't understand why some guys think Ricci didn't see Cavani's slap. Maybe you guys should start watching your games in different channels from now on. Ricci warned them first. After the game restarted he didn't follow the play and kept looking at those two players with his back turned to the actual play. Once he saw Cavani's slap in the face he immediately blew his whistle and was quick with his card. He didn't need any information from anybody.
    You guys should comment about things after you see where the referee is and where he is looking at. Not some BS from nowhere.

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    1. Where do you see a slap?

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    2. Anonymous25/6/15 21:43

      Hol sith Turan's view. I see Cavani making a gesture toward Jara. And it's worth saying Ricci did not hesitate whatever.

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    3. Anonymous25/6/15 22:29

      Slap? Or gesture? Is it common that player fell like dead after gesture toward him?

      Regards.
      P.L.

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    4. http://streamable.com/9eas
      In the first moments of the replay at the end you can see Cavani's hand in Jara's face (at least touching his chin).

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    5. Anonymous25/6/15 23:37

      So, isn't a gesture enough to send a player off? I think it is.

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    6. Turan, your style of commenting disappoints me a bit.

      Apart from that. If he deems this small slap, maybe gesture as unsporting and does not see what the opponent did, the decision might be ok. But for me it is not acceptable to not follow play, only half follow the player duo and then selling the YC with a level of disrespect and arrogance displayed in his body language (from mimic to gestures via the direction he is turned to) I have not often seen. The image sent has been disastrous and therefore it is more or less irrelevant whether you can technically justify the decision (a decision does not end with taking it, but goes on with selling it).

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  7. Anonymous25/6/15 23:21

    His style did not adapt to the game, it is a reality. Fagundes has said many times: Ricci's style is not for these games and is the responsibility of the committee to know. Is it a coincidence that the best time Ricci was when he was appointing Fagundes? I do not believe it. Ricci, FIFA and UEFA games is impeccable, and when our games are similar to those as well, but the weaknesses in these hot games and had shown, for example, in Sao Paulo vs Corinthians this year.
    Seneme !, Seneme, if something did very well was that !: The first warning, the second card, not forgive more than one! Larrionda was a master to control games. But all that wisdom has not been reflected in the referees that they now train.
    To learn from this game, please Alarcon, to learn about the styles of each to know how to choose wisely.

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  8. Anonymous25/6/15 23:26

    Leave it up to Ricci to send off a player who has just been violated via finger banging in the booty.

    Those two fingers in Cavani's booty will be Ricci's downfall and will keep him from the final.

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  9. Ricci cannot be expected to have eyes on Cavani's booty when he is 6 yards in front of Cavani. Not an error. Jara should be disciplined for this shameless act by those reviewing video.

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    1. Ref Al, are you happy with the way Ricci showed the card?

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  10. I don't mind people saying the referee had a bad performance or made poor decisions about particular situations but I do mind them just throwing anything they can grab to the referees. Criticising referees is one thing, killing them is another. Many people here are just commenting without information and making nonsense. This has taken the beauty out of the blog, at least for me.
    I dislike the style of commenting on general in this blog and whenever I see something overboard I won't take it softly.

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    1. "I don't understand why some guys think Ricci didn't see Cavani's slap. Maybe you guys should start watching your games in different channels from now on. (...) You guys should comment about things after you see where the referee is and where he is looking at. Not some BS from nowhere."

      "This has taken the beauty out of the blog, at least for me. (...) I dislike the style of commenting on general in this blog."

      That is contradictory for me. In my view you have contributed to the low level of comments, if the latter should exist. Someone who does not lead by example should be a bit more careful when judging other people's comments. So although I have always appreciated your valuable comments: If you dislike the style of commenting here (which I am partly feeling myself, too), then you have two opportunities, either avoiding it, or contributing in a positive way - my opinion.

      To the topic, I don't see where anyone tried to kill Ricci. I only saw people who highlighted positive feedback ONLY and claimed before and after the match that he was one of the best referee on this planet. So...keep calm, I am sure that Ricci himself knows best what he could have done better.

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  11. My predictions
    Semis: Vera, Orosco
    Final: Pitana or Roldan depending on who wins Argentina-Colombia

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    1. I would go for Vera and Cacéres in the semis, and as you said, Pitana or Roldan for the final.

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    2. Knowing the matches, my prediction is
      CHI-PER: Argote, Urrego, Bustillos, Orosco, Montano
      ARG-PAR: Roldan, Guzman, de la Cruz, Ricci, de Carvalho

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    3. I would do that:

      CHI-PER: Cunha
      ARG-PAR: Vera

      Third: Orosco
      Final: Roldán

      I expect:

      CHI-PER: Orosco
      ARG-PAR: Vera

      3rd: Argote
      Final: Roldán

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  12. Anonymous27/6/15 03:37

    Ricci looked like a European debuting in a FIFA tournament, where it is recommended to talk more and caution less. A game that was not expected to be high level and yet he ended up being overtaken by the level of it. Now lets focus on reality, Ricci was unable to control the match from the start. Ricci chose to not show cards early and when he finally decided to show cards, he had already lost complete control of the match. Hence the comparison with the European debutante. In particular I did not expect this appointment, in fact I thought it was more for him being from Brazil than merit itself.

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