July 4, 2015

Kateryna Monzul appointed for Women's World Cup 2015 Final USA - Japan

Kateryna Monzul has been appointed by FIFA to handle the final act of Women's World Cup 2015, between USA and Japan. 
Monzul (UKR) gets the final honour (c) zimbio.com
 A FIFA referee since 2004,  Kateryna Monzul officiated three matches in this tournament, including two group-stage games and a quarterfinal. She will be regularly assisted by her compatriot Natalia Rachynska as AR1, but, differently from the previous appointments, Spanish Yoland Parga will work as AR2. Claudia Umpierrez from Uruguay will be the fourth official. We wish the selected officials good luck.

06 July 2015, 01:00 CET (Vancouver)
USA - Japan
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Natalia Rachynska (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Yolanda Parga (ESP)
Fourth Official: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)

14 Comments:

  1. Do you remember mistakes by Sanja Rodjak? Perhaps she was considered too young and/or not that experienced for a final? Otherwise, it seems not that fair to change this team only for the final match, but yes, there were many changes in this tournament.

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  2. Which matches did Monzul do? I don't recall watching her team.

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    1. Anonymous4/7/15 14:07

      Canada vs. China (opening match), Nigeria vs. USA, Australia vs. Japan

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  3. Anonymous4/7/15 17:03

    And again after the 2014 FIFA mens championship IMO not one of the best refs of the tournament (Di Iorio, Staubli) gets the final, but Monzul who had a match influencing mistake in her opening match (at least for me) It's a pity, but I hope Monzul doesn't decide the outcome of this match. Best of luck to all of the officials.

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    1. Anonymous4/7/15 17:56

      Di Iorio and Staubli are not good referees.

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    2. Anonymous4/7/15 19:43

      It wasn't even a mistake...

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    3. I agree Anonymous 7:43. I did watch CAN-CHN and she had a very solid match. PK decision was correct. Can't smack attackers in head with arm in attempt to hold her back. Had arm been lower, maybe.... But preventable contact to head/face is careless, if not bordering on reckless.

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    4. deserved appointment in my eyes. i like her courage and also that she let the play flow more than the other female referees. the penalty in the opening game was correct in my opinion.

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  4. Also for me this appointment is deserved. But if the absence of Rodjak is politically motivated.....well who knows what some Spanish forces in FIFA forced there.

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    1. Anonymous5/7/15 19:48

      Rodjak is injured... So they picked Parga

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    2. Spanish & Croatian assistant referees in major finals:
      England 2005: Blaženka Logarušić,AR1
      Yolanda Parga Rodriguez,AR2
      Finland 2009: Lada Rojc,AR2
      Germany 2011: Maria Luisa Villa Gutierrez,Reserve AR
      Sweden 2013: Maria Luisa Villa Gutierrez, AR2 (she retired after the final)
      Canada 2015: Yolanda Parga Rodriguez, AR2

      If it is injury that stripped Sanja Rodjak Karsic of the final then that is a great shame (also, I think she is now promoted to Division 1 in Croatia)

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  5. I have worked regularly with two other officials for 15 years. Working as a team, we handle things like clock-work. We know and understand each other's habits (good and bad). There is always a factor of risk (different habits and patterns, regardless of experience) when working with a less familiar AR.

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  6. Good 1st Half from Monzul, no real challenges- freekick for 2nd Lloyd goal was correct and it isn't evident that Parga Rodriguez is a new team member. On another note the 3rd Lloyd goal was quite something

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    1. Yet better 2nd half from Monzul, the YC given was correct, extremely good fitness, lovely delayed whistles, and not falling for any of the dives in the simulation. A message to the FFU- promote this lady to the Ukrainian Premier League (currently a First League Referee). Great cohesion from the newly formed team: great performance from every team member.
      Maybe left to wonder how much better the quality of refereeing would have been if the quality was at this level, but congratulations to the United States of America. Bring on France!

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