December 14, 2015

FIFA CWC Japan 2015 - Semifinals and Fifth Place Match Appointments

Swedish Jonas Eriksson has been appointed for a semifinal. He will officiate his second match in this tournament. Furthermore, Iranian Alireza Faghani will handle the match for the fifth place.


Fifth Place Match
16 December 2015, 08:30 CET (Osaka)
Club América (MEX) - Tout Puissant Mazembe (DRC)
Referee: Alireza Faghani (IRN)
Assistant Referee 1: Reza Sokhandan (IRN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mohammadreza Mansouri (IRN)
Fourth Official: Ryuji Sato (JPN)

Semifinal
16 December 2015, 11:30 CET (Osaka)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima (JPN) - River Plate (ARG)
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Fourth Official: Matt Conger (NZL)

Semifinal
17 December 2015, 11:30 CET (Yokohama)
FC Barcelona (ESP) - Guangzhou Evergrande FC (CHN)
Referee: Joel Aguilar (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Zumba (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Marvin Torrentera (MEX)
Fourth Official: Wilmar Roldán (COL)

33 Comments:

  1. So, they keep confed neutrality so far.
    Probably Aguilar for the second SF, Conger for 3rd place and Faghani for the final now (or Roldan, if River Plate loses).

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  2. OT: Early CL predictions
    Gent-Wolfsburg: Velasco/Atkinson
    Paris-Chelsea: Moen/Brych
    Juventus-Bayern: Nijhuis/Mazic
    Benfica-Zenit: Rizzoli/Cakir
    Rome-Real: Hategan/Eriksson
    Arsenal-Barcelona: Marciniak/Kralovec
    Eindhoven-Atletico: Skomina/Clattenburg
    Kiev-ManCity: Rocchi/Mateu

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    1. Gent-Wolfsburg: Thomson/Turpin
      Paris-Chelsea: Velasco Carballo/Eriksson
      Juventus-Bayern: Collum/Clattenburg
      Benfica-Zenit: Bebek/Marciniak
      Rome-Real: Mazic/Brych
      Arsenal-Barcelona: Skomina/Kuipers
      Eindhoven-Atletico: Tagliavento/Aytekin
      Kiev-ManCity: Orsato/Undiano Mallenco

      For the quarterfinals Cakir, Rizzoli, Atkinson, Kralovec, Kassai, Moen, Rocchi and Mateu Lahoz.

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  3. Gent-Wolfsburg: Velasco Carballo / Collum
    Paris-Chelsea: Brych / Moen
    Juventus-Bayern: Marciniak / Mazic
    Benfica-Zenit: Clattenburg / Rocchi
    Roma-Real: Eriksson / Hategan
    Arsenal-Barcelona: Kuipers / Rizzoli
    Eindhoven-Atlético: Atkinson / Cakir
    Kiev-City: Mateu Lahoz / Skomina

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    1. I don't believe to see Marciniak and especially Hategan in that top clashes.

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    2. Marciniak had Juventus in his last match, so also for this reason, but I think he has all the skills to officiate such match.

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    3. I am even sure that he has the skills therefor. But I am not sure if he already has the "name" for such top clashes - if you know how I mean... On the other hand it would be a good test for the EURO 2016 (where I espect Marciniak). As you can see in my predictions some posts above I expect Marciniak in a CL 1/8 final but more in a game like Benfia-Zenit or Gent-Wolfsburg.

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    4. IMO Marciniak is an ideal name for a match like ManCity-Kyiv if ManCity have e.g. gained a 2:0 win in the first leg. I don't see him in a real top clash either, at least not as his 1st CL KO match.
      Brych could officiate Arsenal for the first time in his career. He would make sense for the 1st leg.
      Gent is very difficult to referee, the home crowd is fanatic. So I expect an experienced official there, maybe even someone like Cakir, Rizzoli or Atkinson.

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  4. According to Eduardo Iturralde González, former FIFA referee and the referee with most matches in La Liga's history, it is very LIKELY that both Mateu Lahoz and Velasco Carballo will attend the EURO. He also says that there will LIKELY be two italians. For those of you who speak/understand spanish: http://www.radioset.es/partidoapartidoradio/programas-a-carta/Programa-enciende-Roja-bandera-Japon_27_2099880006.html (36:30 remaining)

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    1. With that logic, England will want 2 spots and also Germany. So 8 referees will come from the 4 big countries. That's unfair IMO.

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    2. It would be fair if it followed the performance principle. But Aytekin, even though injured at the moment, is not yet up to the very highest level. So it would be unfair indeed.
      Nevertheless, I would not be too astonished if Mateu Lahoz is chosen.

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  5. I heard that tomorrow will be the day in which UEFA announce the list of referees appointed for EURO 2016.

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    1. Allegedly, Marciniak is appointed. News from the site that have many sources:

      http://weszlo.com/2015/12/14/ujawniamy-marciniak-i-spolka-poprowadza-mecze-euro/

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    2. UEFA won't be extremly happy reading it one day before. Congratulations to Szymon Marciniak who made a great development!

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    3. Another article about Marciniak:
      http://www.przegladsportowy.pl/uefa-poda-liste-sedziow-na-euro-2016,artykul,630144,1,12341.html
      Here it is reported that there will be 16 referees, but it is possible that Marciniak has been called only as reserve. Correct me if I'm wrong... it is also reported that all called referees already took a picture.

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    4. Here no sure info, only speculations. There will be 16 refereeing teams. It's Marciniak who was seen as he took a picture in Euro kit.

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    5. Sidiropoulos is there too.

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    6. Come on UEFA...... we have waited enough :)

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    7. I cannot imagine that Sidiropoulos enjoys France as a referee. Maybe he took the photo... :-) Probably we will see him as one of the 4th officials. Marciniak is possible for both.

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    8. These are infos from Polish journalists only. Marciniak is allegedly sure. Many articles about this nomination already.

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  6. OT: Kenn Hansen has a new blog - lortedommer.dk (crap ref in Danish) - with a lot of interesting posts. Unfortunately for those of you who don't speak or understand Danish it's all in Danish. Some very interesting video clips with the sound of the ref/AR communication in Danish Superliga. The first video already has more than 100.000 views.

    Danish Superliga: FC København - FC Midtjylland
    RC Cornelius (FC København):

    http://lortedommer.dk/?p=713#more-713

    Ref: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
    AR2: David Vang Andersen (DEN)
    (both have now ended their career)

    Translation:
    00.04: AR2: Look at Cornelius, look at Cornelius
    00.05: Ref: Yes
    00.07: AR2: It's just before he is kicking out after the defender
    00.09: AR2: Attention!!!
    00.10: Ref: Cornelius?
    00.12: AR2: There, in the stomach, Kenn!!!
    00.13: AR2: Kenn, Kenn!!!
    00.15: Ref: Please, help me
    00.16: Ref: Have you seen anything?
    00:18: AR2: Yes, I have seen something
    00:26: Ref: I come out to you, so we can talk
    00.28: Ref: Cover your mouth, cover your mouth
    00.30: Ref: Stay out there, stay out there
    00.34: Ref: Then, was it Cornelius?
    00.35: AR2: Cornelius with his elbow in his stomach
    00.36: AR2: It's a red card
    00:37: Ref: OK, thanks
    00:49: Cornelius: For what?
    00:50: Ref: Elbow in stomach

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    1. Thank you for your translation. The website is really interesting, even if GoogleTranslate and I understand only 50%... :-) great thing, I look forward to read more!

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    2. He has posted another video, could you please include translation? :)

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    3. You are again quicker than I had desired, RefCopenhagen ;)
      Maybe soon there is an English version, looking even more forward to that.

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  8. Use of GLT at EURO is very possible:

    http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/18510-uefa-close-to-crossing-the-line-on-glt-but-will-keep-5-assistant-refs

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    1. This is already rumoured for a while and I think it would be the best possible solution, officials focussing on penalty area incidents and technology focussing on goalline decisions.

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  9. http://www.uefa.org/mediaservices/newsid=2318946.html

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    1. Martin Atkinson (England)
      Felix Brych (Germany)
      Cüneyt Çakir (Turkey)
      Mark Clattenburg (England)
      William Collum (Scotland)
      Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
      Ovidiu Hategan (Romania)
      Sergey Karasev (Russia)
      Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
      Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)
      Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
      Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
      Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
      Svein Moen (Norway)
      Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
      Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
      Clément Turpin (France)
      Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)

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  10. The list is there!
    UEFA has selected the following officials:
    Martin Atkinson (England)
    Felix Brych (Germany)
    Cüneyt Çakir (Turkey)
    Mark Clattenburg (England)
    William Collum (Scotland)
    Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
    Ovidiu Hategan (Romania)
    Sergey Karasev (Russia)
    Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
    Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)
    Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
    Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
    Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
    Svein Moen (Norway)
    Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
    Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
    Clément Turpin (France)
    Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain)

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    1. Some first thoughts:
      The majoritiy of names was very much as expected.
      18 instead of 16 referees to provide more flexibility in appointments.
      Same argument goes for the diversity of nationalities.
      English FA the only country with two referees at EURO 2016, but fully deserved!
      The real suprise from my point of view is Ovidiu Hategan. But nonetheless, a deserved call, I've seen him in Malmö against Shakthar and he was actually really good there.

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  11. The new ADIDAS kits for 2016 are really nice, in my opinion. Especially the black one, worn by Aguilar today.

    Following the results, these are my predictions:

    Final
    Faghani (IRN)

    Third Place
    Conger (NZL)

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