October 10, 2015

UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for Matchday 10 (October 2015) - III

These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the last package of EURO 2016 qualifiers. 


13 October 2015

Skonto Stadions, Riga (LVA), Group A, 20:45 CET 
Latvia - Kazakhstan
Referee: Steven McLean (SCO)
Assistant Referees: Graeme Stewart (SCO), David McGeachie (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referees: Kevin Clancy (SCO), Donald Robertson (SCO)
Fourth Official: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Dimitri Bokeria (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA)

Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED), Group A, 20:45 CET 
Netherlands - Czech Republic
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referees: Jure Praprotnik (SVN), Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Slavko Vinčić (SVN), Mitja Žganec (SVN)
Fourth Official: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Titcombe (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Jef L. F. van Vliet (NED)

Konya Büyükşehir Belediyesi Stadyumu, Konya (TUR), Group A, 20:45 CET 
Turkey - Iceland
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Antonio Damato (ITA), Carmine Russo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Padovan (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Borissov Lekov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Alper Dogmen (TUR)

King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels (BEL), Group B, 20:45 CET 
Belgium - Israel
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referees: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE), Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE), Stavros Tritsonis (GRE) 
Fourth Official: Christos Akrivos (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Jim Stjerne Hansen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Kris Bellon (BEL)

GSP, Nicosia (CYP), Group B, 20:45 CET 
Cyprus - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referees: John Brooks (ENG), Lee Betts (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referees: Martin Atkinson (ENG), Robert Madley (ENG)
Fourth Official: Jake Collin (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Markus Stenger (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Panayiotis Kailis (CYP)

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL), Group B, 20:45 CET 
Wales - Andorra
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
Assistant Referees: Patrick Langkamp (NED), Rob van de Ven (NED)
Additional Assistant Referees: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED), Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Fourth Official: Charles Schaap (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Luca Zorzi (SUI) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer:

Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL), Group H, 20:45 CET 
Bulgaria - Azerbaijan
Referee: Tamás  Bognár (HUN)
Assistant Referees: Peter Berettyán (HUN), Gabor Erös (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referees: István Vad (HUN), Zsolt Szabó (HUN)
Fourth Official: Theodoros Georgiou (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Ariel Kenneth Scheiman (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Fleming (SCO)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Ivo Kolev (BUL)

Stadio Olimpico, Rome (ITA), Group H, 20:45 CET 
Italy - Norway
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referees: Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Bastian Dankert (GER), Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Marco Achmüller (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Barry W. Bright (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Giovanni Rantucci (ITA)

National Stadium, Ta' Qali (MLT), Group H, 20:45 CET 
Malta - Croatia
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Stephen Child (ENG), Michael Salisbury (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referees: Craig Pawson (ENG), Lee Mason (ENG)
Fourth Official: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Borja Santana (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Roberto Vella (MLT)

102 Comments:

  1. Wow. Clattenburg as an AAR...

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  2. Indeed, very interesting, perhaps it could be that committee wanted that, for "training".
    Very likely, Taylor will be AAR of Clattenburg in France, so they have the chance to improve the communication and teamwork together. Even with Clattenburg as AAR.
    We have also Vad AAR, I think that Vad will be proposed again in Kassai's team, we all remember what happened at last EURO in Poland and Ukraine.
    It is interesting for now to make predictions about the possible full teams for EURO 2016!
    For example, I think we will have also some officials without badge (Strombergsson in Eriksson team).

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    1. Agreed.

      Looks like Lee Betts will become FIFA- listed in the new year. Very surprising appointment for Salisbury, too.

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    2. I would not been surprised to see Taylor on Champions League MD5/6.

      Nice to see Gabor Erös back on the field by the way.

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    3. Really? Looks like he's surpassed Oliver in that case. Domestically, Oliver is still higher-up in the pecking order.

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    4. PAOK-BVB was quite good in front of Vitor Melo Pereira (whose presence already means something and a good performance in front of him should not lower his chances). UEFA seems to be very interested in Taylor and as England only has 2 Elite referees at the moment, I could imagine a debut like Zwayer's (I would prefer next season, but we'll see). Was only a small speculation :)

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    5. Oh, okay. Danke :)

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    6. Nur, a question.
      How old are Lee Betts and Michael Salisbury? I can't find their d.o.b.

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    7. Apologies, Chefren. Did some digging, can't find their D.o.B. either.

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    8. No problems, thank you :)

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    9. Lee Betts: 05.09.1980
      Michael Salisbury: 15.03.1985

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    10. Cheers, Niclas.

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    11. Thanks Niclas, so Salisbury has a chance for FIFA badge, too.
      Taking a look at English list, Kirkup and Mullarkey are the assistant referees who should leave at the end of 2015... but there is an open question.
      We see that Mullarkey accompanies regularly Atkinson in his appointment and he seems a stable team-member, I think he could attend EURO tournament with the new rule of the abolished age limits.

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    12. If Mullarkey is unable to attend the Euros; I'm sure Stuart Burt is more than capable of stepping in. Perhaps they can even draft in Simon Beck from Clatts' team...

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    13. @Nur
      Assuming that Clatts also attends the EURO, I am sure he would not be happy at all to give up his AR.

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    14. @Nur

      I don't think that domestically Oliver is higher from Taylor in the pecking order. Both have from 7 PL matches. Only Atkinson has 8.

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    15. @Emil

      Ditto. But with Clattenburg appointed as AAR; something tells me Atkinson will get the nod, with Clatts and Taylor as AARs. Hope I'm wrong, though...and both go to France.

      @edward

      I agree. But I'd Argue Oliver has taken charge of more high-profile games than Taylor.

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    16. For me Clattenburg is a safe bet. He got many and many important appointments in recent times and he was always regular, I don't remember mistakes. He deserves this tournament. I think we will see both Atkinson and him.

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    17. In my view Atkinson is, at the moment, a bit higher considered by UEFA, probably because of his experience and reliable work in the past seasons. If I had to choose one today, it would be rather Atkinson, that was different some months ago. We will see whether UEFA will pick 2 English officials. Alternatively, Clattenburg could be his AAR1.

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  3. An assistant in the Norwegian Premier League allowed a goal by the circled player following a rebound from the crossbar:

    http://postimg.org/image/q7qjb8vbh/

    Incredible.

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    1. I saw some similar mistakes, I wouldn't say incredible, the problem is that very often in such situations there is less concentration and it is more difficult to detect the player in offside at the moment of the shot.

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  4. Cyprus - Bosnia: Taylor will handle a crucial game for third place (if Israel, very likely, wont win in Belgium).
    Isn't that too much for him? I think UEFA didn't expect some results.

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    1. I was watching Taylor several times recently and I think he improved his skills and had some very good performances. For me, in Premier league there are four very good officials: Clattenburg (great improvement in last couple of years), Atkinson, Oliver and Taylor. Other referees are far away from their level, as well as ARs - I haven't seen anywhere in some other league such big mistakes like in Premier league. I have belief in Taylor and hope he will have good match.

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  5. Clattenburg has replaced Marriner in Malta. Atkinson will now be AAR1 in Nicosia.

    http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/live/day=10/session=3/match=2014073/index.html#lineups

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    1. All that goes to show that we may have read too much into an anodine appointment.

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    2. Perhaps an injury to Marriner...?

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    3. Probably an injury or illness.
      Has the advantage that Atkinson can actually stay down in this region until Tuesday.

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    4. RE: Marriner, hearing he suffered an ankle injury.

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    5. Thank you very much for this info, Nur.

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    6. No problem ;)

      With Marriner injured; and Oliver attending the U-17 WC, the Select Group is looking stretched...

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  6. You consider that Kassai is unlikely at Euro 2016?

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  7. Predictions U17 World Cup Matchday 1
    Nigeria – USA: Ruddy Buquet, Guillaume Debart, Cyril Gringore (all FRA), Stephan Klossner (SUI)
    England – Guinea: Roberto Tobar, Marcelo Barraza, Christian Schiemann (all CHI), Hector Rodriguez (HON)
    Chile – Croatia: Abdulrahman Al Jassim, Taleb Al Marri, Saoud Almaqaleh (all QAT), Janny Sikazwe (ZAM)
    Brazil – South Korea: Deniz Aytekin, Guido Kleve, Markus Häcker (all GER), Abdelkader Zitouni (TAH)
    Australia – Germany: Wilson Lamouroux, Alexander Guzman, Wilmar Navarro (all COL), Gery Vargas (BOL)
    Belgium – Mali: Diego Haro, Raul Lopez, Victor Raez (all PER), Oscar Reyna (GUA)
    Mexico – Argentina: Danny Makkelie, Hessel Steegstra, Mario Diks (all NED), Hettikankanamge Perera (SRI)
    Honduras – Ecuador: Mohammed Mohamed, Mohamed Alhammadi, Hasan Almahri (all UAE), Bamlak Tessema (ETH)
    South Africa – Costa Rica: Ievgenii Aranovskyy, Igor Alokhin, Oleksandr Korniyko (all UKR), Nick Waldron (NZL)
    New Zealand – France: Mohd bin Jacoob, Mohd Muhamad, Azman Ismail (all MAS), Ricardo Montero (CRC)
    North Korea – Russia: Valdin Legister, Kedlee Powell, Richard Washington (all JAM), Abdelkader Zitouni (TAH)
    Syria – Paraguay: Malang Diedhiou, Djibril Camara (both SEN), Aboubacar Doumbouya (GUI), Oscar Reyna (GUA)

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  8. OT : For news : Serge Gumienny is back :

    U.E.F.A. EUROPA LEAGUE Matchday 3

    Group Stage 22.10.2015

    REF : GUMIENNY Serge (BEL)

    AR : CREMERS JIMMY – NIJSSEN Thibaud

    AAR : VERTENTEN Bart – SMET Wim

    4e OFF : GILON Dirk

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  9. Missed clear offside by AR1 in BEL - ISR, a penalty appeal followed, luckily penalty was not given.

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  10. Not a good start for Brych's assistants. AR2 missed clear offside just before the goal (crucial mistake IMO), and AR1 wrong offside decision in 4'.

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    1. Poor german refs so far. Kicking the ball away ages after whistleblow - no YC. Professional fouls, no YC. Elbowing in heading duels - no YC. Usually a bit pro-home team at least for the bigger nations but still..

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    2. 4' - AR1 wrongly signaled offside but there was contrary movement so understandable mistake
      23' - AR2 misses offside leading to the 0-1 goal. Crucial mistake.
      33' - Kicking the ball away. Brych only talks to the player. Mistake.

      Overally, Brych chose a very lenient line and is consistent in that. Mandatory cards missed? Definitely one for Pellé, rather no more, depends on observer's view. More verbal warnings after some fouls were needed. A bit too passive attitude but 8.3 for now in my book. 8.3 for AR1 and 7.9 for AR2.

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    3. 4' - AR1 wrongly signaled offside but there was contrary movement so understandable mistake
      23' - AR2 misses offside leading to the 0-1 goal. Crucial mistake.
      33' - Kicking the ball away. Brych only talks to the player. Mistake.

      Overally, Brych chose a very lenient line and is consistent in that. Mandatory cards missed? Definitely one for Pellé, rather no more, depends on observer's view. More verbal warnings after some fouls were needed. A bit too passive attitude but 8.3 for now in my book. 8.3 for AR1 and 7.9 for AR2.

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    4. I don't want to defend him, but how many times do we see referees not giving cards for kicking the ball away? I think in 99% of such actions. At the highest level of football, there are around 10 balls in the stadium so that it is not a real delay of the re-start of play anymore - I think that's why most referees choose to talk to it only. As far as I see it, it is no mandatory card at the highest level though.

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    5. It is not delay of the re-start of play. IMO, it's dissent by action. :)

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    6. Technically it's delaying the re-start of play. It depends of course, if frustration is the reason for kicking the ball away, then of course dissent. If it's simply scoring a goal 3 seconds after an offside flag/whistle, then delay.

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    7. To add one thing, Lupp already missed a 0,5-1m offside (very easy decision) in Hertha-Hamburg (also here it was a pass leading to a goal) on the last Bundesliga matchday. Not his best momentum as it seems.

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    8. This behaviour resulted rather from dissatisfaction with the referee's decision. It was something different to scoring a goal or kicking the ball away just to kick it.

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    9. Oh ok, then absolutely a point to improve (-0,1).

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  12. Correct red card IMO by Skomina in minute 42. Also 3 yellow cards so far, of which at least 2 where correct. Good performance so far.

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    1. You're right Rik. But what about the throw-in prior to the 0-2? Crucial mistake in my opinion.

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  13. Red Card for DOGSO in 42' by Skomina is acceptable. However, he shouldn't show cards to players which are still lying on the ground. Solid performance so far. In my opinion AR1 with a wrong offside call in 44'.

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  14. @Fidje Haven't noticed it, I guess I was being to angry at the defenders. ;) But a wrong throw-in can never be a crucial mistake. An unlucky moment perhaps.

    @Ref1707 I agree.

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  15. SCHOKING TACKLE in TUR - ISL.
    Well done by Rocchi.

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  16. crucial mistake by AA2 in Italy Norway

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  17. Skomina cautions Van Persie for simulation, but there surely was contact. Decision taken by Zganec I guess. I think it certainly could have been a penalty, and a DOGSO. Still an overall good performance by Skomina.

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    1. As I didn't see many replays, I'm not sure that Van Persie has been fouled. But I think it's quite clear that the YC for simulation was wrong.

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  18. Strange moment, 90+2. Skomina gives a YC (correct), but than the game was restarted, without that he whistled (which is mandatory after a YC) and without that he even wrote it down. For some moments, he was still writing and putting his card back in the pocket.

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    1. Right. To be honest, I think he lost match control in the last five minutes.

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    2. I would not go so far. The match became hectical and Skomina became maybe a bit more hectical. But that was far away from loosing match control. All free-kicks were right or acceptable, the dive YC is absolutely justified. Even if there was a contact. A contact is not a foul. That's a fundamental difference and often misunderstood (contact = foul). See how van Persie falls - I would call that dying swan. Raised arms, typical movement of the body. Good call. After that he stayed composed and did not tolerate dissent by Sneijder.

      The DOGSO RC was absolutely correct as well, I agree on a wrong offside in 44'. For me 8.4.

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    3. To add one thing, as fidje pointed out: the only problem is the throw-in prior to the 0-2...clearly incorrect for me. A detail but it could be deemed as a crucial mistake.

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    4. At girst glance I indeed thought that it was simulation, than I thought it was a penalty, and than I wasn't so sure about either one of them. Fact is that Van Persie accepted the YC immediately. It's sure that he went for the penalty. Acceptable decision.
      Btw, foul from Huntelaar called instead of handball was a very good decision.
      I don't fink that Skomina lost control. He tried to keep explaining his decisions to players who were emotional - and that's almost impossible. I think he did a good job in quite a challenging match. 8,3-8,4.

      I haven't seen the wrong throw in, but why would you see that as a crucial mistake?

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    5. What action of the throw-in execution do you think was wrong? For me it is not a so clear wrong one.

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    6. IMO he did not deliver the ball from over or behind his head (live perception).
      Rewatching the video, it is however still over his head, I agree.

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    7. @RikB: It was not the first time that Skomina didn't whistle after a YC or only a verbal warning (when it would be also necessary or at least better for me).

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    8. To be honest, a young amateur referee in my association doing that would be 'killed' by the observer for that ;)

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    9. @Gitzlo: Law of the games, law 5, page 86. 'restart play after it has been stopped due to:
      – the issue of a yellow or red card for misconduct.' So it is defenitely necessary. More over, when it happens like at this moment, his focus is not at the match. One could see him struggling to get the YC back in the pocket, while there was an attack in the penalty area, with the risk of a crucial moment. Unacceptable for me. If he does not whistle when the game is restarted at the other half, when nothing can happen, I can agree, but not in this case.

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    10. @Niclas: True... but I think so really often while watching elite group referees ;)

      @Rik B: Of course! I meant it is not absolutely necessary (but better) after a verbal warning - after a YC it is clear.

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  19. As I didn't see the whole match, I can't say anything final about Rocchi's performance, but what I've seen was really good. The RC in 77' was absolutely correct and really important. Well done!

    I'm not sure what to think about Skomina's performance. RC for DOGSO was acceptable, however he showed at least two cards to players which were still lying on the ground. He shouldn't do this. YC for Van Persie was wrong, but after one or two replays, I'm not ready to decide whether that had to be a penalty and RC. It's unacceptable that the referee is still writing although the game already continued. In such situations, he shouldn't allow a quick execution. There are important things to improve for Skomina, but overall the performance seemed to be okay in a quite challenging game.

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  20. Rocchi was almost faultless. I don't find any mistake.
    For us, Turkey, we were having bad days. But today at least we had a smile on our face.
    Congrats to our national team qualifying direct to Euro 2016.

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  21. Thoughts on this red card by Drew Fischer?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpR9q62kX84

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    1. Technically reckless but I understand him. Result, maybe tensions between players, little chance to play the ball. He thought it was frustration. And maybe it was. But still a yellow card for me.

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    2. I think from his perspective it must have looked as if the lightly stretched studs tackled the Mexican player's backheel. In this case a red card would be correct. But yes if we see the replays, wrong decision.

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    3. Violent conduct in my opinion. The player begins his tackle after the ball has been played and has no intention of playing the ball.

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  22. Your opinions about play off appointments? Waiting for the draw, which names do you expect?
    This will be a very important choice. We all know that this kind of match (play off for the direct access) are very particular and important. Remember France - Ireland for WC but also play off FOR euro 2012 fours years ago, when Estonia complained about Kassai.
    Do you expect top officials? Moreover, UEFA wont wait for first leg score, this could lead to wasted appointment, but it can't be done otherwise.

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    1. I expect the top of the UEFA officials, so only elite group members, probably not the youngest/newest ones.

      Atkinson, Cakir, Clattenburg, Kassai, Kuipers, Mazic, Rizzoli, Velasco Carballo would be my eight names.

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    2. Agreed. Though I'd perhaps draft in Jonas Eriksson; at the expense of Kassai/Velasco Carballo.

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    3. Yes, I forgot Eriksson, maybe also instead of an English. Kassai has IMO good chances because he didn't have that much international games this year.

      Another possibilities would be Aytekin, Collum, Lahoz, Moen - not completely new in elite but anyway neither on the top.

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    4. Bosnia, Hungary, Ukraine, Sweden
      Danmark, Ireland, Norway, Slovenia.

      There could be some emotional clashes. Bosnia-Slovenia and Sweden-Danmark.

      I expect Kuipers, Rizzoli, Atkinson, Skomina, Cakir, Brych, Moen and Velasco Carballo. Otherwise, Kassai could be there and I would not be too surprised to see Marciniak.

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    5. My picks: Cakir, Rizzoli, Clattenburg, Brych, Velasco Carballo, Eriksson, Skomina and (of course) Mazic. Don't expect two from England, for me Clatts has better chance (Atkinson would be my pick, too). I would prefer Moen than Carballo much more, but believe that referee from Spain has better chance. Collum, Kassai, Lahoz, Aytekin, Kralovec, Marciniak - not so good at the moment as previous ten mentioned, so I hope that 8 refs should be chosen from 8 (my first picks) +2 (Atkinson, Moen).

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  23. Unbelievable what happened today on Greece.

    From the 7 FIFA referees only 2 kept their badge for 2016. Sidiropoulos (Elite) and Kalogeropoulos (3rd Group) were retained.

    Koukoulakis (1st), Spathas (2nd), Tritsonis (2nd), Giahos (3rd) and Pappas (3rd) lose their FIFA badge.

    New FIFA Referees: Kominis, Papapetrou, Mantalos, Aretopoulos and Kyzas.

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    1. It seems there are no advances possible for them in next seasons:
      - Koukoulakis, Tritsonis, Giachos, Pappas due to age and categories
      - Spathas is only 35 but still in the Second Group

      I would keep Koukoulakis on the list to honour him for many good seasons (I still believe he should be promoted to Elite Group).

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    2. I'm sorry for Koukoulakis, his long international career will be over, he deserved more in my opinion, at least a CL appearance. Honestly, I don't like this management by Greek Football Federation.

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    3. Oh my..... that can be called 'generation change'.

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    4. The problem is that 3 of the new referees are already 34-35. So they can't expect much.

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    5. edward,

      What were the reasons for this change?

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    6. HFF stated that they wanted to renew the list because some of these referees are old. Pappas is 37 (3rd Group), Giahos is almost 40 (3rd Group). Koukoulakis is 40 and Tritsonis is 38. However both serve as AAR's with Sidiropoulos. And they found out about it the day they came back from Belgium. So unfair. Moreover you can't have 2 non-FIFA referees at a possible EURO team. Plus they could get a possible promotion with Tritsonis (who did a match in every qualifying round of CL-EL). And of course no Greek referee will appear in EL until 2018. The new referees are all 34-35 (not so young) except Papapetrou who is 30 but hasn't convinced me that he deserves the badge.

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    7. Who is at moment the responsible of Greek refereeing? Who made this choice? Is Dallas still there?

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    8. Dallas is still here and is working with Vassaras who is Head of Refereeing Department.

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  24. OT it seems as "worldreferee.com" is now offline. That would be a pity. A milestone among refereeing's sites...

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    1. I tried again and now the site works. I would like to know if you have the same problems.

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  25. Predictions CL MD3
    Borisov - Barcelona: Kralovec
    Leverkusen - Roma: Moen
    Arsenal - Bayern: Marciniak
    Zagreb - Olympiakos: Undiano
    Porto - Maccabi: Göcek
    Kiev - Chelsea: Eriksson
    Valencia - Gent: Tagliavento
    Zenit - Lyon: Brych
    Paris - Real: Skomina
    Malmö - Donetsk: Rocchi
    CSKA - Man United: Velasco
    Wolfsburg - Eindhoven: Collum
    Galatasaray - Benfica: Atkinson
    Atletico - Astana: Hansen
    Man City - Sevilla: Mazic
    Juventus - Mönchengladbach: Hategan

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    1. Mine. :)
      20.okt
      Bate-Barcelona Anastosis Sidiropoulos (GRE)
      Leverkusen-Roma Pavel Kralovec (CZE)

      Arsenal-Bayern München Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
      Dinamo Zagreb-Olympiakos Bas Nijhuis (NED)

      Porto-Maccabi Tel-Aviv Clément Turpin (FRA)
      Dynamo Kyiv-Chelsea Viktor Kassai (HUN)

      Zenit-Lyon William Collum (SCO)
      Valencia-Gent Szymon Marciniak (POL)

      21 Oct
      Malmö-Shaktar Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
      Paris SG -Real Madrid Martin Atkinson (ENG)

      CSKA Moskva-Man.Utd Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
      Wolfsburg-PSV Ovidiou Hategan (ROU)

      Atlético-Astana Artur Soares Dias (POR)
      Galatasaray-Benfica Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

      Juventus-Mönchengladbach Damir Skomina (SVN)
      Man.City-Sevilla Milorad Mazic (SRB)

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    2. Skomina had Juventus in MD1.

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    3. I don't think that referees officiated MD2 of CL, especially ones that officiated also MD10 of ECL would be nominated for CL MD3. I expect to see Mazic in Munich, on MD4 (he has never been refereeing to Bayern Munich). He was already in Manchester, Sevilla, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, London... So I believe he'll be on the pitch in Munich.

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    4. Artur Soares Dias (POR) is Portuguese. There is portuguese team this group.

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    5. Velasco again with Bayern not possible.

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    6. I rather expect 2 Spanish teams in Group B (Velasco in Moscow and one of the others in Wolfsburg, maybe Undiano). See observers and delegates at the right top of the blog.

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  26. Nijhuis Zagreb-Olympiakos and Collum Lyon is not possible.

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  27. According to Polish FA:
    CL MD4: Szymon Marciniak / Paweł Sokolnicki, Tomasz Listkiewicz / Radosław Siejka / Paweł Raczkowski, Tomasz Musiał

    EL MD3: Paweł Raczkowski / Tomasz Listkiewicz, Michał Obukowicz / Paweł Sokolnicki / Marcin Borski, Tomasz Kwiatkowski

    EL MD3: Paweł Gil / Piotr Sadczuk, Marcin Borkowski / Konrad Sapela / Bartosz Frankowski, Krzysztof Jakubik

    EL MD4: Marcin Borski / Rafał Rostkowski, Marcin Boniek / Krzysztof Myrmus / Daniel Stefański, Bartosz Frankowski

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    1. In Portugal the nominations for the UEFA matches aren't published by Portuguese Federation. Is sad!

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    2. My info is not from HFF but Sidiropoulos has CL MD3 and Koukoulakis EL MD4.

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