November 11, 2015

Jonas Eriksson and Nicola Rizzoli in charge of Saturday's EURO 2016 Play-Offs

Swedish Jonas Eriksson and Nicola Rizzoli of Italy have been selected to take charge of Saturday's EURO 2016 play-offs in Ukraine and Sweden respectively. 

Both officials can be considered as safe bets for the final tournament in France next year. While Eriksson takes control over the Eastern European duel between Ukraine and Slovenia, Rizzoli has been assigned to manage the Scandinavian derby in Solna.



14 November 2015

Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR), 18:00 CET 
Ukraine - Slovenia
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referees: Mathias Klasenius (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referees: Stefan Johannesson (SWE), Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

Solna Arena, Solna (SWE), 20:45 CET
Sweden - Denmark
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referees: Luca Banti (ITA), Antonio Damato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Padovan (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Barry Bright (ENG)
Blog Referee Observer: Carter (AUS)

30 Comments:

  1. Those are friendlies with European teams. If you know who are missing referees, please inform us under this comment:

    11/11
    ESTONIA v GEORGIA = Raymond Crangle (NIR)
    JORDAN v MALTA = Barış Şimşek (TUR)

    12/11
    ANDORRA v ST KITTS AND NEVIS =
    MACEDONIA v MONTENEGRO = Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)

    13/11
    BELGIUM v ITALY = Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    CZECH REPUBLIC v SERBIA =
    FRANCE v GERMANY = Antonio Mateu (ESP)
    KOSOVO v ALBANIA = Lorenc Jemini (ALB)
    LUXEMBOURG v GREECE =
    NORTHERN IRELAND v LATVIA =
    POLAND v ICELAND = Pádraig Sutton (IRL)
    QATAR v TURKEY =
    SLOVAKIA v SWITZERLAND = Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
    SPAIN v ENGLAND = Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
    WALES v NETHERLANDS = Benoît Bastien (FRA)

    14/11
    RUSSIA v PORTUGAL = Milorad Mažić (SRB)

    16/11
    ALBANIA v GEORGIA =

    17/11
    AUSTRIA v SWITZERLAND = Manuel Gräfe (GER)
    AZERBAIJAN v MOLDOVA =
    BELGIUM v SPAIN = Milorad Mažić (SRB)
    ENGLAND v FRANCE =
    ESTONIA v ST KITTS AND NEVIS =
    GERMANY v NETHERLANDS = Viktor Kassai (HUN)
    ITALY v ROMANIA = Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
    LUXEMBOURG v PORTUGAL =
    MACEDONIA v LEBANON =
    POLAND v CZECH REPUBLIC = Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN)
    RUSSIA v CROATIA = Clément Turpin (FRA)
    SLOVAKIA v ICELAND = Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
    TURKEY v GREECE = Paolo Valeri (ITA)

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    1. Mazic really with 2 international games in 4 days?

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    2. Gitzlo, here you have the link to Portugal TV site concerning appointment for Russia - Portugal game:

      http://www.rtp.pt/noticias/selecao-nacional/milorad-mazic-arbitra-particular-russia-portugal_d872486

      Regarding appointment for Belgium - Spain, I contacted Belgian FA. I received the mail from RBFA Referee Department Secretary, so rather sure info too.

      Also Marciniak had NED-MEX (12/11) and USA-COL (14/11) one year ago.

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    3. NORTHERN IRELAND v LATVIA = Muhammad Al-Hwaish (KSA)

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    4. QATAR v TURKEY = István Vad (HUN)

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    5. A referee from Saudi Arabia in Northern Ireland, can you guess why that?

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    6. Invited by Irish FA. In the past, Polish FA invited Saudi and Japanese referees too.

      The referees in Belfast will be observed by Howard Webb (probably in the liaison officer role) who will also be a referee observer at the Linfield v Cliftonville game at Windsor Park on Saturday.

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    7. ANDORRA v ST KITTS AND NEVIS = Adrian Azzopardi (MLT)

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    8. LUXEMBOURG v GREECE = Timothy Marshall (IRL)

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    9. I guess Kruzliak for CZECH REPUBLIC v SERBIA?

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    10. CZECH REPUBLIC v SERBIA = Vladimír Vnuk (SVK)

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    11. ESTONIA v SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS = Petur Reinert (FRO)

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  2. Predictions for the 2nd legs:

    HUN - NOR: Velasco Carballo
    IRL - BIH: Bjorn Kuipers
    SVN - UKR: Martin Atkinson
    DEN - SWE: Cuneyt Cakir

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    1. Mine are:
      HUN - NOR: Björn Kuipers
      IRL - BIH: Svein Oddvar Moen
      SVN - UKR: William Collum
      DEN - SWE: Martin Atkinson

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    2. Mine:

      HUN-NOR: Carlos Velasco
      IRL-BIH: Björn Kuipers (alternatively Pavel Kralovec)
      SVN-UKR: Cüneyt Cakir
      DEN-SWE: Martin Atkinson

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    3. @Niclas
      2 years ago Cakir was the referee of 2014 World Cup Playoff 1st leg UKR-FRA(2-0). I don't think he'll be appointed to another key playoff for Ukraine.
      I expect him to handle a playoff duel but not SVN-UKR.
      Regards,

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  3. Luxembourg vs Portugal : Tony Chapron ( France )

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  4. Polish FA announced that Raczkowski and Gil will have games in EL on 26th of November.

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  5. I watched most of Eriksson match, always under control, a very good impression. Surely a better performance than PSV - Wolfsburg, match in which I was definitely not convinced by him.

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  6. What do you think about YC to Agger? Was it DOGSO or not?

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    1. A very difficult situation. I think that it is really borderline between YC for SPA and RC for DOGSO. I wouldn't blame Rizzoli for his decision. I would have accepted without problem a red card, but there are some arguments in favor of the yellow. In first istance, the fact that there were other defenders ready to intervene.
      As for the rest, I think clear penalty in second half, correct offside by Tonolini disallowing a goal by Ibrahimovic. There are some news reporting an alleged violent conduct by Ibrahimovic, but I missed this scene.
      I think overall a good performance, return match in Denmark with Atkinson will be open to any result with this score.I wish the best for the English crew.

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    2. If the alleged violent conduct was the use of the arm in the first half, I consider it as illegal use of the arm, reckless, and therefore a yellow card. Rizzoli however didn't sanction Ibrahimovic at all.
      Some moments before Sweden's first goal, in my opinion a penalty kick should have been awarded to Denmark for the holding of Bendtner.
      I'll try to make some clips of the most important situations in this match.

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    3. As promised underneath the links to the video clips of the most important situations in the Sweden vs Denmark EC QL Play-Off match.

      1. Ibrahimovic using arm (41')
      https://vimeo.com/145751515

      2. No penalty kick awarded to Denmark (44')
      https://vimeo.com/145751514

      3. Yellow card Agger (45+2')
      https://vimeo.com/145751518

      4. Yellow card Forsberg (47')
      https://vimeo.com/145751519

      5. Penalty kick SWE (49')
      https://vimeo.com/145751516

      6. Disallowed goal SWE (55')
      https://vimeo.com/145751517

      7. No disciplinary sanction after playing advantage (58')
      https://vimeo.com/145751577

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    4. 1. There was already a foul against the first player (holding missed). No card is OK.
      2. I agree with Rizzoli. Attacker reached the ball, holding hasn't much impact on the attacker's action.
      3. Again agree with Rizzoli. Attacker was in need to control the ball at first, the closest defender could've catch him due to that. No obvious GSO.
      4. Red card for me.
      5. Correct, on the line so a penalty.
      6. Easy but good call.
      7. Missed yellow card but one can discuss whether it was mandatory or not. Depend on the observer.

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    5. For me very good performance but 3 YC mistakes (Zlatan reckless elbow, kjaer missing YC after a great advantage and incorrect YC against Agger (I do not see any contact or reason why Zlatan fell - if there was a contact, DOGSO would have been a clear mistake. He struggled a bit at the end of half 1. Player Management excellent. 8,5-3x0,1=8,2 for me.

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    6. What about YC to Forsberg? Is yellow card enough? Similar scene in Clattenburg's game:

      https://vid.me/R9P6

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    7. Definitely orange (both actions). The position and intensity of the studs would also support a RC, but I think the tackle is still "low" enough (no doubt that if I was entitled to give guidelines, such tackles would be taken out of the game by red cards)... some centimetres higher and both tackles should be deemed as clear cases of SFP in my view.
      Your opinion?

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    8. I'm strict in interpreting reckless/SFP offences and my subjective opinion is: both SFP, red card. The foul from Clattenburg's game is a bit 'higher' but that from Rizzoli's match is done with use of greater force. Due to that, I would classify both of them as same dangerous (really dangerous!). I even don't want to think in the other way round. Red cards in both cases for me!

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    9. Studs slid a number of centimeters down ankle after initial contact. RC.

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  7. Great great Eriksson. Probably the best man management in the world.

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