September 2, 2015

UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for Matchday 7 (September 2015) - III

These are the referees appointed by UEFA for MD7 of  EURO 2016 qualifying matches, to be played on 3, 4 and 5 September 2015.


5 September 2015

Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX), Group C, 18:00 CET 
Luxembourg - FYR Macedonia
Referee: Lee Evans (WAL) 
Assistant Referees: Philip Thomas (WAL), Edward King (WAL)
Additional Assistant Referees: Bryn Markham-Jones (WAL), Nick Pratt (WAL)
Fourth Official: Daniel Beckett (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Thórir Hákonarson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marinus Koopman (NED)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Luc Wilmes (LUX)

Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR), Group C, 18:00 CET
Ukraine - Belarus
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant Referees: David Elias Biton (ISR), Nissan Davidy (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referees: Orel Grinfeld (ISR), Eli Hacmon (ISR)
Fourth Official: Oren Borneshtain (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Olzhas Abrayev (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Andriy Shandor (UKR)

Otkrytie Arena, Moscow (RUS), Group G, 18:00 CET
Russia - Sweden
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Simon Beck (ENG), Stuart Burt (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referees: Anthony Taylor (ENG), Craig Pawson (ENG)
Fourth Official: Gary Beswick (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christos Skapoullis (CYP)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer:

A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn (EST), Group E, 18:00 CET
Estonia - Lithuania
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Roland Brandner (AUT), Stefan Kuehr (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referees: Manuel Schuettengruber (AUT), Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
Fourth Official: Roland Riedel (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Veiko Mötsnik (EST)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (SMR), Group E, 18:00 CET
San Marino - England
Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP)
Assistant Referees:Michael Soteriou (CYP), Athinodoros Ioannou (CYP)
Additional Assistant Referees: Christos Nicolaides (CYP), Vasilis Dimitriou (CYP)
Fourth Official: Charalambos Charalambous (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dragutin Karlo Poljak (CRO)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)

St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI), Group E, 20:45 CET
Switzerland - Slovenia
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referees: Roman Slyško (SVK), Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Radek Příhoda (CZE), Michal Paták (CZE)
Fourth Official: Tomáš Mokrusch (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Tormod Larsen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan J. Wegereef (NED) 
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: René Siegrist (SUI)

Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT), Group G, 20:45 CET
Austria - Moldova
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referees:Marjan Kirovski (MKD), Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referees: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD), Dejan Jakimovksi (MKD)
Fourth Official: Nikola Karakolev (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ilkka Koho (FIN)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Gerhard Gerstenmayer (AUT)

Gradski Stadion Podgorica, Podgorica (MNE), Group G, 20:45 CET
Montenegro - Liechtenstein
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP), Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referees: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP), Eduardo Prieto Iglesias (ESP)
Fourth Official: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Aubry Ralph (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Amil Gerina (MNE)

Nuevo Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo (ESP), Group C, 20:45 CET
Spain - Slovakia
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referees: Jure Praprotnik (SVN), Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Matej Jug (SVN), Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Fourth Official: Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Per Svärd (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: José Ángel Jiménez Muñoz De Morales (ESP)

59 Comments:

  1. Anonymous2/9/15 12:01

    Appointements badly realized except those of Clattenburg and Kralovec.

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  2. Quite important game for Skomina. Seems that he and his team gained thrust of committe once again.

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    1. I agree, finally he seems to be back on the right track, very good for him.

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    2. Anonymous2/9/15 17:58

      Yes, looks like he's bouncing back.

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  3. Predictions MD8
    TUR-NED: Atkinson
    LAT-CZE: Soares Dias
    ICE-KAZ: Pisani
    WAL-ISR: Bebek
    BOS-AND: Mazeika
    CYP-BEL: Aytekin
    MAL-AZE: Schörgenhofer
    NOR-CRO: Kassai
    ITA-BUL: Eriksson
    SCO-GER: Mateu
    POL-GIB: Hunter
    IRE-GEO: Özkahya
    FIN-FAR: Blom
    ROU-GRE: Delferiere
    NIR-HUN: Kuipers
    ARM-DEN: Karasev
    ALB-POR: Undiano
    FRA-SER: Bezborodov
    MAZ-SPA: Göcek
    BLR-LUX: Madden
    SVK-UKR: Rocchi
    LTU-SMR: Balaj
    SVN-EST: Hansen
    ENG-SUI: Moen
    LIE-RUS: Gumienny
    MOL-MNE: McLean
    SWE-AUT: F. Borbalan

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    1. Just saw, that Mateu is confirmed for TUR-NED
      So, I choose Cakir for SCO-GER instead.

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    2. I expect an Elite referee in SVN-EST since this match pretty much decides the 3rd place of the group.

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    3. I consider rather difficult Undiano take charge of Albania-Portugal or any other match on MD8. His first AR, Pérez del Palomar, is in Mateu,s team for Turkey on monday. I expect instead Velasco too for MD8 and Undiano and Borbalán for MD9 or MD10. We will see.

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    4. Good points.
      Maybe Orsato, who has only 1 qualifier so far (and who I somehow forgot), then for SVN-EST. I rather don't think, we will see one of the really big names here, because these are relatively small countries.
      I did not choose Velasco, because he has already one match more than his compatriots, but of course he is an option, e.g. in Sweden or Albania. Undiano seems indeed a bit unlikely for the reason you wrote.

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    5. Mine
      LVA-CZE Michael Oliver England
      TUR-NED Paolo Tagliavento Italy
      ISL-KAZ Mattias Gestranius Finnland
      WAL-ISR Martin Strömberggson Sweden
      BIH-AND Alexey Kulbakov Belarus
      CYP-BEL Hüseyin Göcek Türkey
      MLT-AZE Alexandru Dan Tudor Romania
      NOR-CRO Björn Kuipers Netherland
      ITA-BUL Sergey Karasev Russia
      POL-GIB Alon Yefet Israel
      IRL-GEO Vladislav Bezbodorov Russia
      SCO-GER Cüneyt Cakir Türkey
      FIN-FRO Pawel Gil Poland
      NIR-HUN David F. Borbalán Spain
      ROU-GRE Ivan Bebek Croatia
      ARM-DEN Ievgenii Aranovsky Ukraine
      ALB-POR Deniz Aytekin Germany
      BLR-LUX Said Enjimi France
      MKD-ESP Daniele Orsato Italy
      SVK-UKR Martin Atkinsson England
      ENG-SUI Jonas Eriksson Sweden
      LTU-SMR Robert Schörgenhofer Austria
      SVN-EST Istvan Vad Hungary
      LIE-RUS Gediminas Mazeika Lithuania
      MDA-MNE Serge Gumieny Belgium
      SWE-AUT Viktor Kassai Hungary
      FRA-SRB Craig Thomson Scotland

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    6. Anonymous2/9/15 22:08

      Your predictions for the matches TUR - NED, ISL - KAZ, WAL - ISR, CYP - BEL, NOR - CRO, IRL - GEO, BLR - LUX, LIE - RUS are from different reasons impossible or at least very inprobable.

      @ Phillip. For ALB - POR is Diaz Vega referee observer, so surely not Undiano as referee.

      Regards.
      P.L.

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  4. I don't find anymore the domestic appointment in this blog. Did you remove it ?

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    1. Here:

      http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.gr/p/domestic-leagues-referee-appointments.html

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  5. Anonymous2/9/15 15:35

    Mateu is a bad referee and a bad person..

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    1. Anonymous2/9/15 16:12

      I don´t like Matéu as referee
      but I cannot opine as person
      about him.

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  6. Anonymous2/9/15 16:40

    PREDICTIONS:
    Let-Czech R. Sidiropoulos
    Iceland-Kaz. Manuel Gräfe
    Wales-Israel Jug
    Bosn-And Aranovskiy
    Cyp.-Belgium Orsato
    Malta-Azerb. Balaj
    Norway-Croatian Atkinson
    Italy-Bulg. Eriksson
    Scotland-Germany Bebek
    Poland-Gibraltar Bezborodov
    Eire-Georg Turpin
    Finlan-I.Feroe Gumienny
    Romanian-Greece Tagliavento
    NIR-Hungary Aytekin
    Armenian-Denmark Oliver
    Alb-Port. Karasev
    France-Serbia(A) Vad
    Maced-Spain Çakir
    Biel.-Lux Borski
    Eslovak-Ucrania Thomson
    Lith.-SM Hagen
    Eslove-Est. Moen
    England-Switz. Kassai
    Liecht-Russia Borbalán
    Mold.-Mont Gomes Duarte
    Sweden-Austr. Kuipers

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    1. Anonymous2/9/15 18:50

      It seems as Duarte Nuno Pereira Gomes retired, but he attended Summer Course for UEFA.

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    2. Anonymous3/9/15 01:15

      Eight matches with impossible prediction. Do you look at previous appoinments? For example you appointed Aytekin and Thomson for the same mathes (in reverese order) as they had previously. Atkinson had CRO, Orsato CYP, Turpin GEO, Tagliavento ROU, Cakir ESP.

      Regards.
      P.L.

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    3. Anonymous3/9/15 08:49

      Some people think making predictions/appointments is like a lottery. Wonder about their IQ.

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    4. Anonymous3/9/15 08:57

      Yes, with Collina all is one lottery.

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    5. Anonymous3/9/15 09:50

      If you are so good, instead of correcting people, make your own predictions.

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    6. Anonymous3/9/15 10:51

      As I said, it's a complicated thing taking all the factors into consideration, not just putting some names together in 2 minutes.

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    7. Anonymous3/9/15 13:41

      And as I add (without mention of IQ of anybody), it takes lot of time and it is very difficult. I tried to make my own for these two matchdays (but only for more importatnt matches) and the result is: two and half succesful predictions so far. :) Clattenburg for Russia - Sweden and Královec for Switzerland - Slovenia. For CYP - BEL I expected Karassev, so at least nationality was OK.

      Factor mentioned by previous anonymous:

      Previous appointments - the same nationality for the same team is possible (Gräfe had WAL - CYP, Brych WAL - BEL; Aytekin had HUN - NIR, Brych HUN - ROU), but not the same referee for the same team in the same qualification.

      Observers and delegates - there is the obvious advantage that we have possibility to make predictions knowing observers and delegates. At UEFA this is made in reverse order.

      Future predictions - in October will be in some groups (almost) all clear but mostly the situation will be open and there will be some very important matches. It must be clear who is disponible for certain match who not. IMO this factor should be also taking into consideration and I am sure that it was.

      Importance of matches - no comment.

      Political and geographical issues - no British referee for British team, no referee from Turkey for Cyprus or Armenia, no Greek referee for CYP or FYR Macedonia, ...

      Actual situation - 8 european referees will attend the WC 17 and it was clear that they are appointed. So for last two days remain Jug, Oliver and Klossner. And I think that nobody here predicted Klossner.

      Conclusion: this can be considered as some intelectual excersize and someone could be happy that 3 or 4 or 5 my predictions were succesful. But there is much more useful topics here - match situation, Law's interpretation, publishing real appointments ASAP, making and publishing observation reports (sometimes are catastrophical [APOEL - Midtjylland] but there is clear way to improve them), ...

      Regards and sorry for too long contribution.
      P.L.

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    8. Anonymous3/9/15 13:49

      Why do you think Nikitas' report is 'catastrophical'?

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    9. I would add two more points that have to be considered
      - No two consecutive matches of a team can be refereed by referees from the same country
      - There is a maximum of referees from one country that can be appointed on one matchday due to the number of possible AR's and AAR's. Even for Spain or Germany, not more than four referee teams can be built. And in smaller countries it's even worse. E.g. Skomina and Jug can't be appointed on the same day, I think.

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    10. Anonymous3/9/15 17:15

      P.L., honestly talking, you should be more friendly on this blog. I have the feeling that you write only to show that you are a professor and all other people are stupid. Sorry but I don't like this attitude.

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    11. Anonymous3/9/15 23:32

      Thanks for your opinion. My intention is to do things thoroughly. If I was too critical I appologize. Maybe "catastrophical" is not correct word but above mentioned report simply doesn't follow the criteria which are set by UEFA and applied here. Regarding predictions, I tried to give some hints for improvement but not through destructive critics or personal attacks.

      Once I wrote that IMO there is too much criticism to referees on this blog. Now I know that my attitude is incorrect because I am too critical and not friendly. OK.

      Regards.
      P.L.

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    12. Anonymous6/9/15 11:30

      The truth is that the average quality of reports on this blog is much (!) higher than the average of UEFA reports. Even important observers are often poor in English and not as good as their reputation. And those are even paid for that!

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    13. And the most important thing about reports. Important observers tend to "forget" incidents that happen.

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  7. Anonymous3/9/15 01:05

    Why only 1 blog observer and especially at Drachta?

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    1. Because he is a new face and deserves to be seen at least once.

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    2. Anonymous3/9/15 12:59

      I agree, good choice, but I hope he won't be the only one...

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  8. Anonymous3/9/15 09:08

    From Belgium : Sébastien Delferière (young -group 1) with his team (AA De Neve-VanYzere and AAr Lardot -Lambrechts) will handle a MD8... not Gumienny. Source : URBSFA, Belgian Federation

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  9. Yesterday Estonian-Spain <21, very well the danish Kristoffersen.

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  10. It seems to me Clattenburg doesn't have a settled team. It's either Messrs Burt or Collin who accompany Clatts and Beck. Which makes me think they'll eventually plump for Atkinson for Euro 2016.

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    1. Burt, however, accompanied Atkinson on his CL PO.

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  11. Anonymous5/9/15 18:10

    Well, not sure that Beck's decision to rule out Russia's opening goal was correct.

    /Swedish observer

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    1. Anonymous5/9/15 18:11

      Crucial mistake. Regular goal.

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    2. Anonymous5/9/15 18:25

      On the other not sure why Clattenburg disallowed the Swedish goal either. Looked "soft" to say the least, but maybe the replays will prove him right?

      /Swedish observer

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  12. Anonymous5/9/15 18:22

    I don't know what Trattou whistled for this penalty to England, even uefa.com is in trouble describing the foul. It was handball by English attacker.

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    1. I, too am baffled. Trattou seems absolutely convinced he saw something, though.

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    2. If there is a video available, I would appreciate it.

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    3. Maybe a foul on a player not fighting for the ball (laying on the ground behind the players on the video)

      https://vid.me/CVLN

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    4. Anonymous5/9/15 19:14

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhm-J97EVBA

      What do you think? 00:30

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    5. Yeah, it must be that pulling (can be seen at 0:40 - 0:44)

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    6. Anonymous5/9/15 19:18

      Uefa.com updated the match centre:
      D. Simoncini (San Marino) concedes a penalty for a foul on Jagielka (England).
      should be San Marino #5
      then another player was booked for dissenting words

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    7. Better quality:
      https://vid.me/5Ilp

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    8. And yes, it was blue #5 who 'holds an opponent to prevent him taking up an advantageous position'. Should be a YC too, IMO.

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    9. Anonymous5/9/15 19:37

      Looked like a holding and thus a penalty. But one could also say that we would have maybe 10-20 penalties in every match if that would be penalized. Not saying that the penalty was incorrect though - only an observation from my end.

      /Swedish observer

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    10. There is a holding for sure. So the referee will be backed I guess. However, it's a very light penalty for my taste.

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    11. IMO I not sure that referee whistled the holding only for one simple reason- when the ball was crossed to penalty area and "probably was holding" there was not any referee body reaction. If he reactec for foul holding it could be easy to see some referee movement by hand, try use the whistle or etc.....but there he was standing absolliutely still and only after the hand ball we here whistle....

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  13. Drachta had very little to do in the first half. The match is very fair without harsh tackles and 1 caution for dissent. He created a little fuss with the half-time whistle since EST had the ball in a promissing spot.

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  14. Anonymous5/9/15 18:58

    Wrongly disallowed goal for Russia because of bad positioning from AR.

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  15. Ukraine - Belarus5/9/15 20:01

    I watched Liany in this match IMHO a not convincing performance. Referee with weak body language, in my view first penalty (to Ukraine) a mistake.

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  16. Anonymous5/9/15 21:32

    Crucial mistake by Stavrev and AR1 Kirovski, a regular goal by Austria was disallowed. Here, cooperation among referee, AR1 and AAR1 was needed.

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    1. Anonymous5/9/15 21:42

      I think that AR1 and AAR1 should be blamed with a 7.9 situation. Referee also must see it. The last two touches were from Moldovian players.

      Stavrev with a not so good performance, problems with foul detection and also two strange YC.

      I hope that he will improve in second half.

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    2. Scandalous decision. Referee, AR1 and AAR1 with crucial mistake here.

      Apart from that, three clear fouls missed (2', 8', 9') close to Moldavian PA. Missed corner kick (11'; no assistance from AAR1). Fussy with cards: dissent (result of not the best foul detection) and time wasting could have been managed with personality.

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  17. Anonymous5/9/15 22:10

    Following a simulation decision by AAR2 Michal Paták in SUI - SVN against Switzerland, a severe massive confrontation occurred, with almost all officials being pushed and touched by players. No red cards after that but believe me, it is rare to see such riots.

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  18. Anonymous5/9/15 22:40

    Overall good performance from Kralovec but missed a penalty for Slovenia in 85'. Crucial mistake.

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