June 15, 2015

UEFA U-21 EURO 2015: Referee Appointments for Matches 1-6

UEFA has chosen Polish Szymon Marciniak to be in charge of the opening match for the UEFA U21 Final Tournament between hosts Czech Republic and Denmark. Spanish Javier Estrada was given the other match of Group A between Germany and Serbia. Greek Tasos Sidiropoulos will be in charge of Italy vs Sweden and Dutch talent Danny Makkelie will control England vs Portugal in Group B.

Marciniak with the opener

A, 17 June, 18:00 CET (Eden Stadium)
Czech Republic - Denmark
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referees: Paweł Sokolnicki (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Additional Assistant Referees: Paweł Raczkowski (POL), Tomasz Musiał (POL) 
Fourth Official: Frédéric Cano (FRA) 
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot  (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

A, 17 June, 20:45 CET (Letná Stadium)
Germany - Serbia
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP), Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP) 
Additional Assistant Referees: Alejandro Hernández Hernández (ESP), Jesús Gil Manzano  (ESP)
Fourth Official: Anton Averianov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Vlado Sajn (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

B, 18 June, 18:00 CET (Ander Stadium)
Italy -Sweden
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referees: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE), Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE), Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Jan Paták (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Martin Sturkenboom (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

B, 18 June, 20:45 CET (City Stadium)
England -Portugal
Referee: Danny Makkelie  (NED)
Assistant Referees: Mario Diks  (NED), Hessel Steegstra  (NED)
Additional Assistant Referees: Kevin Blom (NED), Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Fourth Official: Ondřej Pelikán (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Peter Lundström (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

Matchday 2

A, 20 June, 18:00 CET (Letná Stadium)
Serbia - Czech Republic
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Frédéric Cano (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Fourth Official: Damianos Efthymiadis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

A, 20 June, 20:45 CET (Eden Stadium)
Germany - Denmark
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referees: Anton Averianov (RUS), Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referees: Sergei Lapochkin (RUS), Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Mario Diks (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
Blog Referee Observer: Mike (AUT)

94 Comments:

  1. Congratulations to all appointed referees! In my opinion Makkelie has - besides the opening match for Marcinak - the most appealing match. What do you think of the appointments?

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  2. Sensible appointments IMO. At that stage, every match is important.

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  3. Anonymous15/6/15 19:21

    What do you think, who will be in Czech republic-Germany?

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    1. Anonymous15/6/15 19:50

      Impossible to say it now. Appointments for MD2 (day 2) and whole MD3 will be made based on previous performance and taking into account the standings.

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    2. If all will be as expected, it should be Makkelie or Sidiropoulos.

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  4. Anonymous15/6/15 23:59

    Will there be 1 particular referee top candidate for the final in advance or is it really blanco and based on performances? I always think that the political involvement is huge on such tournaments and that the committee has already put a name in concept behind the final. What do you think?

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    1. Anonymous16/6/15 08:12

      I think Turpin or Marciniak.

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    2. Anonymous16/6/15 12:34

      Turpin? After his match Feyenoord - AS Roma he must be happy that he is selected for this tournament!! This counts also for Sidiropoulos after his poor performance during Manchester City!! If it's all political then Marcinak, Karasev, Turpin and Sidiropoulos will be the andidates for the finale because their country has no elite referee. Estrada and Makkelie has an elite referee(s) in front of them.

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    3. Anonymous16/6/15 13:58

      Turpin, Marciniak, Karasev and Sidiropoulos will be the candidates for the final. Good performances of Makkelie and Estrada Fernández will be honoured with Champions League and Europa League 2015/'16 group stage matches.

      And to be honest: I think that UEFA indeed has 1 top candidate yet. In fact, I think that the referee for the final will be (almost) sure for promotion to Elite.

      I am really looking forward to this tournament.

      All the best luck for the appointed officials!

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    4. Anonymous16/6/15 16:26

      I absolutely disagree with the last two anonymous. I think that the performances during GS will determine who will get a SF/Final in U21. Ok there are some refs who maybe more likely then others to receive the final, given experience and politics, but I think that everybody has a chance... I think it'll be Marciniak, Karasev or Makkelie for the final. For Turpin it is a final chance to show that he's capable of reaching elite or not. (do or die) because after Feyenoord-Roma he hasn't got that much credit left and if he screws up again it should be over for him, but if he shows good performances who knows.... Sidiropoulos for me is not as good as the 3 I mentioned above so for me not a candidate yet. And Estrada? Hmm tbh I dont know why UEFA has selected that one, but all right. If I had to pick a ref for the final right now, given matches I saw my favourite would be Makkelie, but given experience Karasev and Marciniak are ahead.... and if it becomes political then we will maybe have babyface Turpin in the middle. I wouldn't give a final to him given what I saw at Fyenoord-Roma but who knows.

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    5. Indeed I think Makkelie & Marciniak have the biggest chances for the final. We have to wait for performances. I however could imagine that experience does not save some officials to leave the tournament early.

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    6. Anonymous16/6/15 21:08

      Personally I would also go for Marciniak and Makkelie, cause of their shown performances the last few months, but what I just said (1:58 pm) is confirmed information. You may believe it or not. It's up to you.
      But like the last Anonymous said: UEFA has to give all the appointed officials the same chance in my opinion. Performance should predominate.

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    7. Anonymous16/6/15 21:21

      Here the same Anonymous as 9:08 PM.

      Niclas/Chefren/Edward, I am actually wondering with what expectations/goals you think all this officials have been appointed? For a promotion to Elite (this summer/winter)? To be added to the pre-list of potential referees for Euro 2016? To represent their countries (with the exception of Estrada Fernández) on the Elite list?

      Can you share your opinions/feelings with us?

      Thanks in advance.

      PS: keep on the good en fascinating job, guys!

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    8. I consider u21 EUROs as the chance to give talented referees, who are mostly Elite-referees-in-spe, a first experience of a major tournament on a lower level. So usually these referees are all officials UEFA should have in mind for the future of UCL and other competitions. Having a future perspective is therefore crucial for such a tournament.

      And yes, for Marciniak it is surely the last step to the promotion to Elite. For the others, e.g. Estrada and specially Sidiropoulos and Turpin, it is a chance to collect valuable experiences. From the matches I have seen, it is clear that e.g. Sidiropoulos is a very complete referee who just needs more experience. Karasev has the chance to proof why he was once counting to the most promising European referees for the future, his last season(s) was/were disappointing.

      And from another perspective, there were not many other officials left who came into question. Most other talent group members (those with a mentor) have already joined a u21 euro (Jug, Bebek, Hategan..), so these officials were more or less remaining. I am sure that Kenn Hansen and maybe Miroslav Zelinka would have been appointed, too, if their nations had not qualified for the competition.

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    9. I mostly agree with Niclas. Those 6 officials and perhaps 2-3 more are considered by UEFA for the future, not only for EURO 2016 but also for the Elite category and surely for more challenging matches in CL.

      IMO Marciniak seems to be ahead of everyone else mostly because he has found a way to be less fussy. Sidiropoulos still needs to collect experience but IMO he should have been more appointed in his national league (having 10 matches out 30 MDs doesn't really helps you). Turpin is IMO at the same condition with Sidiropoulos (a step under Marciniak). Estrada is definitely the least experienced referee there so he could enjoy the opportunity.Makkelie as well could use the experience even though IMO he is a very talented referee. As for Karasev, well he started as a very big talent but unfortunately his performances the last 2 seasons were not satisfying. It could be his chance to recover and show UEFA that they can still count on him.

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    10. I might be wrong, Batta've got the feeling, that Turpin has very good chances for the Prague final and/or a promotion this summer ;)

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    11. Hehe well said :) Theoretically yes, but after Feyenoord, I think even politics would have to wait until December (the question is whether you can nominate a referee for a EURO who is still in cat 1, so at any rate, a promotion should come prior to a EURO nomination).

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    12. Anonymous17/6/15 00:36

      First, I'd like to emphasize how interesting this blog is. I do not write comments very often but I read it almost daily.

      Then, as far as U21 EURO is concerned, I think that Marciniak is indeed the most likely to handle the final, and this would be a deserved appointment considering his last achievements. If this turns out to be the case, he would have officiated on both the opening and the final match, very insightful reward.

      But we never know how a referee team is going to perform in a given competition, and maybe we'll have some surprises. Remember Kuipers sent home during EURO 2012, then a CL final in 2014... In my opinion, some people posting on this blog (rather anonymous posters than regular contributors) tend to "burry" some referees a little bit too fast. For example Turpin (BTW by calling him "babyface Turpin" anonymous 4:26 PM, you don't seem to have a very objective and unbiased analysis of the situation and I find it quite disrespectful, especially because you criticize him on his physical appearance, which looks quite coward from my point of view) : yes, his performance in Feyenoord was not good AT ALL. He was wrong from the very beginning of the game : bad approach, inadequate player management and card selection... But at the same time I remember that everyone here underlined that his appointment was a huge mistake because this match, considering the previous events (death threats by supporters on social networks for example), needed a highly experienced referee, like Cakir, Mazic or Skomina... Then he had a EURO 2016 qualifier game between Georgia and Germany where he showed a very good performance. So please give all officials the chance they deserve, honestly and without prejudices.

      I think that this tournament will be very interesting to follow because very promising and talented officials are gathered. Hopefully they will perform brilliantly !

      Last thing : it's obvious that politics probably play a part in appointments. Some referees may be valorized than other ones... It's always a shame to notice it but with EURO 2016 coming and some national associations not having an official involved for the moment, political pressure interfere with mere refereeing performances. So unfortunately I would give credence to Anonymous 1:58 PM when he says that the referee for the final will be promoted to Elite and that UEFA already has a candidate for the final, even though I really hope the final to go to the referee team who'll have showed the best performances during this tournament...

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    13. Anonymous17/6/15 06:41

      Yes anonymous you are a bit right my comment is slightly exaggerated and i maybe biased concerning turpin but tbh fyenoord roma was for me by far the worst reffed match i saw this season in uefa. It was so painful to watch the struggle.And collina and turpin are responsible for it. Not only blame PLC in this case.We all can have a bad day like for example kuipers had but fyenoord roma was a bad day taken to the next level. i hadnt seen a ref so completely lost for a long long time. He just wasnt /isnt up for it imo. Thats why im not a fan of turpin at all yes and tbh i would not consider him for elite or the final now. For a SF turpin yes...But if you read well i also said that performance should determine the final ref and i hope that turpin will prove me wrong and be one of the best refs this U21 showing that he is a big talent which I just dont see right now.We will see what happens.

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    14. Anonymous17/6/15 07:14

      Thank you for this honest feedback and I appreciate the fact that you admit a possible lack of objectivity in your comment. And to answer you on Turpin : if you only saw him on Feyenoord Roma, I can understand you're not his biggest fan. This match was simply awful... But once more, please try and observe him with a "fresh look". I saw him on several international matches and he's for sure a huge talent. Even in Feyenoord Roma, he showed a quality which is increasingly rare in modern refereeing : courage and no hesitation when unpopular decisions have to be taken. But I understand you don't take everything I'm saying for granted and, just as you do, I just hope he will prove you that you were wrong :)

      We do agree on one point, and maybe this is the most important : the final must be given to the best referee of this tournament, and let's hope that no politics will be involved, even if it's getting harder and harder to think that this will really happen...

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    15. Well, I try to give my opinion analyzing each referee.

      Karasev: surely he has been selected for this U21 as last test prior to a promotion to Elite. His situation is really particular, more than one year ago I was already sure that he was about to be promoted in Elite category. After that, several mistakes occurred in his matches, especially in CL group stage. I think that he must perform better in this tournament. Chances for Euro 2016? Very difficult but not impossible.

      Turpin: I think that his recent matches, apart from Feyenoord - Roma, were good. I don't think that the match in the Netherlands will be a problem for his promotion, sometimes it can happen. Surely the first candidate for Elite after Lannoy retirement. Both Chapron and Gautier didn't manage to do the final step. He will be French referee for EURO 2016, in this case I'm sure, so I think that in case of good or at least expected level tournament, he will be promoted without hesitation. And it will be an overall deserved promotion.

      Estrada: the Spanish is here without pression, he has reached the First Category, so he will use this tournament as experience. CL matches for him? Very difficult, the fact that there are 4 Elite referees in Spain, at least for now, doesn't leave room for appointments in important matches. Estrada is not that young, being already 39, so I think that, at least for now, he will stay in Category 1 without big claims.

      Marciniak: surely the big candidate for a promotion to Elite after the under 21 tournament, I think he will manage that without problems and it will be absolutely deserved. Euro 2016? Very difficult, but he could attend the tournament at least as reserve / fourth official.

      Sidiropoulos: among the referees waiting for Elite call, I think that he neeeds still time. Apart from the crucial mistake made in CL, talking honestly, I don't see him at Marciniak level, for example. I watched several matches and I was never impressed. For me, Sidiropoulos goal is promotion, but surely not Euro 2016, it would be definitely too early for him, even though he is older than other candidates to Elite.

      Makkelie: the Dutch young talent will be the future Elite referee for Netherlands, no doubts about that. After Kuipers retirement, he will be number one, and I see an excellent career waiting for him. Of course, now it is too early for a promotion, this tournament will be important to gain experience, but I'm sure he will be appointed more regularly in Champions League from next season (this is his goal for now).

      I want also to add other considerations about possible promotions to Elite, looking at U20 FIFA WC in New Zealand.
      The names are, in my opinion: Orsato (perhaps replacing Tagliavento?), Bebek and Hategan.
      Among these three names, I think that only Bebek could have, if promoted, a chance for Euro 2016, considering his experience in both UEFA and FIFA competitions. But he should be promoted now to keep the hope.





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  5. Anonymous16/6/15 01:14

    Should be big game for Szymon and Tasos! Best of luck to all and congratulations!

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  6. Off topic: I'm not sure if anyone has posted this before, but any thoughts on this penalty:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_zVOWnXRCn4

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    1. Correct decision.

      We can all remember interesting situation from the WC2014; Netherlands -Argentina:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_fNtQYY9t0

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  7. Anonymous16/6/15 12:57

    It seems to be that one of the additionals of Turpin failed the fitness check last monday. However Dallas and Batta didn't take any action. So how fair is this because I was one of the referees who were sent home after failing the same fitness check at the U17 tournament. It's a shame!

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    1. Anonymous16/6/15 13:06

      The substitution between Nicolas Rainville & Benoit Bastien in Turpin's team is known since the beginning of April in France because Nicolas Rainville was injured at that moment and the decision was taken by both France/UEFA ;)

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    2. I confirm the last Anonymous, this change was made more than one month ago. I originally posted the news here:
      http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.it/2015/05/pawe-raczkowski-appointed-for-2015-uefa.html#.VYAEQkbM0bA

      The official document by FFF is here:
      http://www.fff.fr/common/bib_res/ressources/440000/2000/150429140158_pv_17_-_15-16-04-pv_cfa_fff.pdf
      (go to page 3)

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    3. Anonymous17/6/15 00:55

      Small precision from France : Rainville has been injured at least three times (maybe four) this season.
      He did the exact number of matches (13) required by the CFA (French referee committee) to appear in the referee ranking released one week ago.
      This was such a wise decision considering the uncertainty of his physical shape. And by the way, Bastien is a HUGE talent in my opinion.
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  8. Anonymous16/6/15 13:33

    No I mean during the fitness check yesterday!

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    1. Anonymous16/6/15 14:16

      You should demonstrate that, then. Say more.

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  9. If this is true then it's not fair to all referees who have been sent home in the past.. can somebody confirm this news of anonymous?

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    1. The only official sent home due to u17 after failing the fitness tests was Mete Kalkavan. So how huge is the probability that he publicly criticizes UEFA in a public blog? Exactly or close to 0%?

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    2. Anonymous16/6/15 18:37

      He said just u17, not the year.

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    3. "THE u17 tournament" seemed to be quite precise, but ok, possible.

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  10. Who will referee today's friendly between Italy and Portugal ?

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    1. Anonymous16/6/15 15:31

      Stephan Studer (SUI)
      Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI) - Sandro Pozzi (SUI)
      Sandro Schärer (SUI)

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  11. Anonymous17/6/15 00:05

    Referrees promoted to Elite in June: Karasev, Marciniak, Turpin.

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    1. Anonymous17/6/15 00:26

      Prediction or fact?

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    2. Please be clear, otherwise we must delete such comments.

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  12. No Bebek and Sidiropoulos ? Strange

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  13. My predection for 21,23,24 June

    Sweden-England
    Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
    Assistant Referees: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP), Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
    Additional Assistant Referees: Alejandro Hernández Hernández (ESP), Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
    Fourth Official: Ondrej Pelikán (CZE)

    Sweden-England
    Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    Assistant Referees: Paweł Sokolnicki (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
    Additional Assistant Referees: Paweł Raczkowski (POL), Tomasz Musiał (POL)
    Fourth Official: Jan Paták (CZE)

    Czech Republic-Germany
    Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
    Assistant Referees: Mario Diks (NED), Hessel Steegstra (NED)
    Additional Assistant Referees: Kevin Blom (NED), Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
    Fourth Official:Anton Averianov (RUS)

    Denmark-Serbia
    Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
    Assistant Referees: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE), Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
    Additional Assistant Referees: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE), Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
    Fourth Official:Frédéric Cano (FRA)

    England-Italy
    Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
    Assistant Referees: Frédéric Cano (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)
    Additional Assistant Referees: Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Benoît Bastien (FRA)
    Fourth Official: Ondrej Pelikán (CZE)

    Portugal-Sweden
    Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
    Assistant Referees: Frédéric Cano (FRA), Nicolas Danos (FRA)
    Additional Assistant Referees: Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Benoît Bastien (FRA)
    Fourth Official: Jan Paták (CZE)

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    1. Anonymous17/6/15 16:08

      You wrote "Sweden - England" two times

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    2. Sorry. Itlay-Portugal Estrada

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  14. OT:
    Portuguese Fifa referee Marco Ferreira has been demoted ! He was the last classified of the portuguese referees final classification

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  15. Anonymous17/6/15 19:49

    Disallowed goal by AR2 Listkiewicz, it was a correct decision. Overall a solid performance by Marciniak in my opinion, he didn't fall in players attempt to get a penalty. His card management was good. Apart from the mentioned disallowed goal, assistant referees were not that busy. A very good beginning of this tournament, even more if compared to what happened 2 years ago.

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  16. Great and brave sending-off for a dive by Estrada. Generally a good performance.

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    1. Anonymous17/6/15 22:30

      Was it really enough for a YC?

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    2. Anonymous17/6/15 22:31

      You serious, Niclas? I saw only one replay but in these no dive was to see - play-on would be the best solution imo. But as I said: I saw the scene only once.

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    3. No contact, legs showed no tension from one moment to the other...clear simulation for me (after 3 replays).

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    4. Definite dive IMO. Very good decision by Estrada. Also correctly rejected penalty shouts by Germany players at min. 78'. More on the report.

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    5. Anonymous17/6/15 23:57

      Okay, I thought there was a contact but as I said I saw only one replay.

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  17. Marciniak: overall a good performance by Polish crew in CZE - DEN.
    The game was quite challenging due to some penalty appeals made by DEN.
    The most important call for assistant referees (AR2) was the disallowed goal (88') for Czech Republic, absolutely correct decision.
    Regarding Marciniak: his disciplinary control was overall good but I think that in second half he had a certain tendency to keep cards. Both cards in first hald were absolutely correct. Then, in second half I can accept NO CARD for a challenge occured at 62' but I can't close my eyes for a rough foul at 80', it occurred at the edge of penalty area, Marciniak had to book the player.
    But this was, very likely, the only point for improvement of a good performance, as reported.
    Overall, there were 4 potential penalty appeals (to be honest, some situations were not that difficult to read, but still worthy of being mentioned):
    39' correct corner kick (no penalty) Referee - AR2 - AAR2
    50' No deliberate handball (exclusive AAR1 responsibility)
    67' penalty appeal directly assessed by AAR1, again, correct decision to play on, ball was played
    73' another situation in which DEN asked for a penalty, but the defender was able to play the ball before the challenge with the opponent, in this case I think that, being harsh, one could also think about a possible YC for dive to attacker, at any rate absolutely ok decision to play on without any intervention. AAR1 involved fo the third time.

    So an excellent cooperation within the officiating crew, these situations looked to be easy, but how many times we see wrong penalties aassigned for that? I therefore praise this work.
    Another positive point for Marciniak was his physical conditiona and positioning, less or more his final mark will be around the expected level.
    Excellent - not only for the reejected penalty appeals but also for cooperation in "minor situations", by AAR1, who in my opinion should get a high mark.
    The missed YC was a pity, otherwise this performance could have been excellent for all the officials involved, but still, in such context, it wont affect too much the final mark. Report to follow soon.

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  18. Correct red card for DOGSO plus penalty by Sidiropoulos, surely advised/confirmed by AAR1.

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    1. Agreed 100%. Great call on both counts.

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  19. Penalty and RC for DOGSO by Sidiropoulos. Clear foul by defender, well spotted penalty. The red card is justified but for me in this situation it can be discussed. Perhaps one can disagree stating that YC for SPA was enough. Different arguments.

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    1. Anonymous18/6/15 18:47

      A RC cannot be clearer in my opinion.

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    2. Anonymous18/6/15 19:04

      Looked like he was grabbing for the YC first.

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  20. For now good performance. Apart from 1 corner-kick mistake, good approach, correct key decisions, tactically balanced and clever yellow card management (maybe they could come a bit quicker, he needed some time to sort them out). Resists the crowd pressure, who try to influence him persistently.

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    1. A small positioning problem, however.

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  21. Excellent RC decision now for a blatant reaction. AR2 involved, he was there.
    Very good performance by Greek team.

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    1. Anonymous18/6/15 19:39

      No card for SWE14 is impossible. For me not that good solved. SWE14 shots at his opponent and the referee does nothing. He could whistle but he could even prevent the following violent conduct who was to expect (and understandable).

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    2. Anonymous18/6/15 19:42

      YC for shooting an opponent?

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    3. Anonymous18/6/15 20:05

      The play was still going, he didn't do anything wrong shooting like that.

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    4. Anonymous18/6/15 21:02

      Never a yellow card. Even if he did that deliberately, he had right to do this because the ball was still in play.

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  22. Anonymous18/6/15 19:41

    Now wrong penalty (clear dive). "very good" Greek Team.

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    1. I would not say dive, but indeed the attacker stumbled and was more or less guilty of the contact with the goalkeeper. No penalty for me either.

      And YC for the Swedish in the retaliation situation,.

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    2. Anonymous18/6/15 21:07

      We have replays after which we can discuss about this penalty call. However, I would never call that a mistake in the observer report. I would say it was a very, very good performance in challenging game offered by Greek team. I loved Sidiropoulos' very clear line what is a card or not, what is a foul or not. Rare view last times. He was able to talk with some players in a rather friendly manner, but his presence was very firm and official. Well done!

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    3. Anonymous18/6/15 21:20

      In my opinion it was not that difficult to see that it was no penalty,even without a replay. If such a decision is not a crucial mistake, nothing is a crucial mistake. As you said he did some things really good, but unfortunately not all things.

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  23. Anonymous18/6/15 19:42

    Another penalty and YC. Extremely challenging match.

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    1. Anonymous19/6/15 03:52

      Anonymous said...

      In my opinion the red card for violent conduct could have been easily avoided by taking preventing action. There was a clear foul on the touchline and neither the assistant or the referee stopped play by flagging and whistling. As a reaction on this there was a (correct) red card needed. But whistling, moving to the spot and being proactive would have avoid this incident. Easy refereeing and readying the game was not applied here!!

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    2. Would be a good point if the foul had been clear, then I would agree immediately. But for me that was no foul.

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  24. Makkelie and his team did an excellent job. Couldn't find any mistakes or controversial decisions.

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    1. Anonymous18/6/15 23:30

      I agree. Well done.

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    2. Anonymous19/6/15 07:00

      Too easy match.

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    3. Anonymous19/6/15 08:49

      It takes 3 teams to make a match look "too easy" so if you think this match was too easy for makkelie and he didnt make a mistake at all maybe we should directly put makkelie in the final..... ;-)

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    4. Anonymous19/6/15 17:34

      Makkelie did well, looking forward to his next match!

      He is still young with potentially a great career. Good to see that the Dutch have many young and talented referee's for the future waiting behind Kuipers. Gozubuyuk who did the UYL final this year is also very strong and some weeks ago I have seen Higler in Toulon performing very well!

      I hope Makkelie will do another strong game to put him in a good position for the final!

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  25. 21 June 2015:
    Sweden - England: Javier Estrada (ESP).
    Italy - Portugal: Szymon Marciniak (POL).

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  26. Anonymous20/6/15 18:25

    Turpin just missed clear tackle from a Czech defender which would've been a yellow.

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    1. Anonymous20/6/15 18:34

      And elbow 10 minutes before that

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    2. Anonymous20/6/15 18:47

      Looks like he just missed a pen as well.

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    3. Anonymous20/6/15 19:04

      Missed penalty in last minute of first half. Not good impression in first half.

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    4. Anonymous20/6/15 19:19

      0-4: active offside? Turpin stood still for a while before allowing the goal.

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  27. Yes. I was not impressed at all. No consistency in foul detection and also no clear line in his yellow cards. But more disturbing was his arrogant presence. Always using the finger, always angry towards the players and his mannerisms are really authoritarian. It was really annoying and clear to see during closeups on TV. Not a naturel authority. I am looking forward to see Karasev later on.

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    1. Anonymous20/6/15 22:57

      In France the same. He wants to look like an authority but it's all so fake and overdone. Lannoy was so much better then Turpin is and ever will be. I don't understand what UEFA sees in him.

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    2. Anonymous20/6/15 23:11

      I watched him in Georgia-Germany and think, that your right. Overrated in my opinion.

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  28. Excellent performance of Karasev. Good player management and full control of the match.

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  29. Anonymous20/6/15 22:40

    I agree. So far for me Marcinak, Makkelie and Karasev the best ones in the first round of the tournament.

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  30. Anonymous20/6/15 23:09

    Very good job for Karasev in an easy match. 8.5 for me.

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    1. Anonymous20/6/15 23:23

      8.5 in easy match and without any challenging decisions is too much. I would say 8.4.

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    2. Anonymous21/6/15 01:17

      8,5? No... Good performance with very small areas but important areas for improvement in his positioning -> 8.3
      Well done!

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  31. Anonymous20/6/15 23:24

    Niclas who are the three best referees in the first round in your opinion?

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    1. Anonymous21/6/15 01:19

      For me Marciniak, Makkelie and Karasev, maybe also Estrada Fernandez.

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    2. All officials have performed very well. The only situation where you can really discuss is Sidiropoulos' penalty, which was wrong in my view, but which is "supportable" by referee observers. Have not seen Turpin though.
      UEFA will face a tough choice when deciding who has to go home. For now I was least impressed by Estrada, comparing him to the other officials showed that he is still more inexperienced. Nonetheless his performance was good, but had more fundamental points to improve than the others (as said, I exclude Turpin here). But UEFA can be happy so far.

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  32. Estrada missed a penalty in favor of England in the 80th minute. He is lucky that England still won the match.

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