May 28, 2016

Referee Live-Ticker: Team Clattenburg's UEFA Champions League Final

Welcome to our live coverage of UEFA Champions League 2016 Final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid! Feel free to comment and present your views on the incidents faced by Mark Clattenburg and his teammates. The ticker will be updated every few minutes - as soon as possible. Today's Observer: Artur from Switzerland.




28/05/2016
20:45 CET - Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan (Italy)
Real Madrid
Real Madrid CF
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Club Atlético de Madrid
Atlético Madrid

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (England)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Beck (England)
Assistant Referee 2: Jake Collin (England)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Anthony Taylor (England)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andre Marriner (England)
Fourth Official: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Stuart Burt (England) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
UEFA Delegate: Pertti Alaja (Finland)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Davide Garbini (Italy)



Live-Ticker

20:15 CET Good evening and welcome to our live-ticker! The whole world of football looks forward to one of the most important games of the year - the final of the UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid (RMA) is about to face Atlético Madrid (ATL). We know the Madrilenian derby as a very intensive and hard-fought duel, difficult for every referee.

20:20 CET Today it is Mark Clattenburg who faces this challenge, he handled the Olympic Games 2012 Final and the UEFA Super Cup 2014 Final too. After a very good international season the tonight's game is probably the biggest achievement so far. You can find a portrait of him here!

20:25 CET As usual, Simon Beck and Jake Collin are Clattenburg's Assistant Referees, Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner are the Additional Assistant Referees. With the Hungarian Viktor Kassai there is a very expierienced fourth official tonight, he handled the UCL Final 2011 himself.

20:30 CET The game is played in the "Stadio Giuseppe Meazza" in Milan. It is somehow a home game for the referee's observer: It is no less than Pierluigi Collina from Italy. Pertti Alaja from Finland is the UEFA delegate. The man who accompanied the referee team after their arrival in Milan is Davide Garbini. He fulfills the role of the Referee Liason Officer.

20:38 CET There cannot be a final without an opening ceremony... :) But only some few minutes and the real protagonists will enter their tonight's stage!

20:45 CET The three teams enter the field of play! Team Clattenburg wear the yellow UCL kits tonight. It seems as Mr. Clattenburg is a fan of long sleeves, independently from the temperature.

20:50 CET (sic!) KICK-OFF! We wish the English-Hungarian team all the best for the tonight's evening! Good luck!

Minute 1' Only 45 seconds are played and already the first verbal warning. An intensive start for Clattenburg.

Minute 5' Free-kick in favor of RMA short before the penalty area. It seems to be a correct decision by Clattenburg and probably AR1 and AAR1. Generally, Clattenburg applies anyway a generous line concerning Law 12 so far.

Minute 8' It would not be Mark Clattenburg if there would not be a lot of gestures... :)

Minute 10' There is already the first caution! YC for RMA#15 after a reckless sliding tackle. Acceptable and wise in a tactical sense.

Minute 15' GOAL by Real Madrid, 1:0. The goal resulted from a (correct) free-kick. But was it an offside position? It seems so... But definitely difficult for AR1 Simon Beck.

Minute 24' After the very intensive start the game game became fairer and a little bit calmer in the last few minutes. Meanwhile, we are still waiting for another replay from the goal.

Minute 28' Clattenburg has the full match control so far, especially thanks to his in my opinion excellent approach during the first 15 minutes including a lot of communication, as always a very good body language and a good start in the disciplinary sector.

Minute 30' Penalty appeal in favor of ATL. Was it Ramos' arm touching the ball? Clattenburg decides to a corner kick.

Minutes 37' As nothing is happening at the moment: There are more than 70,000 spectators in Milan tonight and it is a fantastic atmosphere so far. It is pleasant that Clattenburg does not make a nervous impact at all.

Minute 40' Clattenburg already now with a good approach against time wasting, probably that will become a hot topic during the second half.


Half-Time Resumé

After a very intensive and hard-fought begin the game became calmer towards the only goal so far. And exactly this goal was also the most important situation involving the English referee team. Unfortunately it seems that it was an offside position, missed by AR1 Simon Beck. Anyway it must be mentioned that it was a very difficult situation for him and as we all know, he does not have a lot of replays as we have in front of our TVs.

Apart from this, I was really pleased with the referee's performance. A sensible application of Law 12, a wise disciplinary control (only 1 YC so far and this one was a very good one) and as always an excellent body language and communication by Mark Clattenburg. Hope he can show the same approach in the second 45 minutes!

HT: I've seen the penalty situation in Minute 30 again, Ramos touched the ball with his left arm which was in an unnatural position. But a very short distance, furthermore ball to hand and not vice-versa and generally, nearly impossible to see for Clattenburg without any replays (especially because Ramos held his belly why one can expect that it was indeed his belly fending the ball, but once again it become clear that Ramos is a crafty player...)

Minute 46' Kick-off to the second half.

Minute 46' PENALTY in favor of ATL! What a start. And YC for RMA#1 (unsporting behavior).

Minute 48' It's hit the bar! No goal. What are your thoughts about Clattenburg's penalty whistle? The commentator of my national TV is bewildered, in my opinion it is an absolutely acceptable or rather correct call.

Minute 58' By the way: Why does he whistle prior to nearly every corner kick?

Minute 59' An advantage gesture after a free-kick exectuted a lot of meters away from where it should be. Generally, Clattenburg's gesture for the advantage rule is.... a little bit distinct :)

Minute 61' Reckless foul by ATL#9, correct YC for him. Clattenburg continues his excellent disciplinary control.

Minute 68' This free-kick would have been a good possibility for using the vanishing spray, I'm surprised Clattenburg did not do. The wall said "thank you" and went some meters forwards.

Minute 74' The game character is not that unfair as one could have expect before the game. In my opinion this is especially thanks to his Clattenburg and his approach.

Minute 79' Clattenburg cautions RMA#14 for holding his opponent.

Minute 79' GOAL by Atletico, 1:1! It could not be more exciting.

Minute 87' The last few minutes. It seems as if we see another 30 minutes from this exciting game - and this excellent referee too!

Minute 90' Viktor Kassai signals the additional time: Three minutes!

Minute 90+3' YC for RMA#4 (SPA and reckless foul as well) and YC for ATL#14 (dissent by word). In my opinion two acceptable decisions. For Ramos a caution is still sufficient according to my opinion: Only SPA (= stopping a promising attack), no DOGSO (= denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity) - in my opinion neither a serious foul play, but of course there are some arguments too, at least I can understand Clattenburg and his decision. The caution for Gabi was a very important and good one! All in all I liked his management of this situation.

Minute 90+4' Well, 1:1. The first 90 minutes are finished, at least another 30 minutes to come. Our resumé so far: An excellent Mark Clattenburg. Full match control, full acceptance, great approach.

Kick-off to the extra time!

Minute 93' YC for RMA#23 who stops a promising attack by holding his opponent. It is the 7th one tonight.

Minute 100' It is by the way not only Clattenburg who does a great job tonight. AR2 Jake Collin is a very good support, same counts for both AAR Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner. Furthermore Viktor Kassai has no problems with both benches too. As we already know, AR1 Simon Beck oversaw an offside position prior to 1:0, but apart from this situation it is a good performance by him too.

Minute 104' Clattenburg is still whistling prior to every corner kick and a lot of goal kicks. And I still don't know why... :)

Half-Time. Another 15 minutes to come. 

Minute 110' It seems as if Clattenburg is the only one without any cramps. Generally a good movement and positioning. There were some moments I was not completely contented with his position but all in all he shows a sensible diagonal movement not interfering with play.

Minute 111' Finally a YC for RMA#3 after a reckless kick. It is the 8th caution this evening and in my opinion it is the 8th correct one. Very good disciplinary control!

Minute 116' Normally there must be again some minutes of additional time, but I am not sure if this is really so wise tonight. A lot of cramps and injuries in the last few minutes.

Minute 117' Strictly according to the Laws of the Game one can caution this handball by RMA#22 too. I can understand Clattenburg's decision to do not.

Minute 120' Two minutes of additional time. Meanwhile a controversial situation involving Pepe again, his opponent grabbed into his face, a disciplinary sanction would not be that wrong to be honest. On the other hand, "theater" is a suitable vocabulary for Pepe's show. Clattenburg with a lot of tact.

1:1 after 120 minutes!
A penalty shoot-out is necessary to determine the UCL winner 2016!

P.S.O. Real Madrid begins.

Real Madrid is the UCL winner 2016! (1:1, 1:1, 6:4)

Resumé

Congratulations to Real Madrid - but congratulations to Mark Clattenburg too! The English showed an excellent performance this evening, at least according to my opinion. He had a very suitable line in his application of the LOTG, furthermore he showed a very good disicplinary control (finally he issued 8 cautions) and outstanding personality skills! His player's management, his body language, his gestures, his communication... all these were very positive points and important reasons why he had the full match control and the absolute acceptance all the time!

Anyway we cannot completely ignore the first goal in minute 15. The TV replays showed that it was an offside position, unfortunately missed by AR1 Simon Beck. Even if it was close and difficult to evaluate for the assistant referee, we have to judge it as a crucial mistake, I fear.

Apart from this one situation Simon Beck and also all the other assistant referees - Jake Collin, Anthony Taylor, Andre Marriner and Viktor Kassai - showed a very good performance too.

Concerning Clattenburg the most important points for improvement were his application of the advantage rule and a lot of unncessary and incomprehensible whistles before corner kicks and goal kicks - but of course, these are only details.

There will always be the one or the other controversial decision to discuss (e.g. 117' - YC? or 120' - was it an violent conduct?) but all in all it was nevertheless a satisfying evening for the English-Hungarian crew and the tonight's observer Pierluigi Collina. Congratulations!

Thank you all for following!

101 Comments:

  1. How many gestures by Clattenburg. BTW absolutely correct and needed YC.

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  2. Correct YC in 10'. Good decision.

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  3. I have some doubts about Ramos position. It could be offside...

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    1. Also my first impression. Seemed to be offside.

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  4. Offside goal for Real. Clear mistake !

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  5. In the first replay the defender was covered by the white dressed attacker. Not 100% possible to make a judgment based on that.

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  6. Looks like an offside goal...

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  7. I watched a long replay. Impossibile to determine whether it was offside or not. Niclas is right. The legs of Atletico's defender are on the other side than camera and AR, and are hidden. It is possible that Ramos was in a tight offside, as well as in regular position. Without different cameras, we will never know that.

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    1. Sorry chefren! We just see a new replay and it's 100 % offside position for Ramos...

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    2. Yes, it was offside. I watched another replay, too.

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  8. Ok, the good replay was now shown (about 24:30). Offside at least by leg. But very difficult for Beck, I would back him, nevertheless.

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  9. It seems to me that the defender's leg keeps Ramos onside. I'll rewatch as soon as possible.

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  10. German TV showed a replay from a different angle: Very likely tight offside position, but of course quite difficult to see for Simon Beck.

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  11. Very good Clattenburg until now.

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  12. No penalty for handball in my opinion.

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  13. Yes, offside, 40-50cm. Difficult situation though, nonetheless a match-influencing mistake.

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    1. But shirt pulling by the defender, so that evens things out, no? ;-)

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  14. But, guys, what an outstanding management presented by Clattenburg in the first 10 minutes of the game! Also the scene where he rejects all the mobbing by players at first yellow card action. Phenomenal, worthy of much increased mark.

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  15. Collina saw a very strong first half by Clattenburg. Great player management and body language.

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  16. I can only agree. These gestures seem a bit clowny, but apparently they are highly effective. And the management of the YC was great. That's preventive refereeing.

    Btw someone really has to tell Clatts that there is a difference between ball and game advantage :)

    And now absolutely correct and clear penalty. Good YC for the GK!

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    1. I agree. Not good applaying of advantage

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  17. Correct penalty. Excellent YC to Keylor Navas, following his behavior.

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  18. Perfect penalty decision. Also good decision to caution Navas for unsporting behaviour, but missed YC for Pepe in my opinion. Nevertheless well done, Mr. Clattenburg.

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    1. Why would there be a YC to Pepe? Careless, not cynical/tactical/unsporting.

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    2. SPA was my first thought.

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    3. In my opinion card was not mandatory, I can accept this call without disciplinary measure. Not a clear promising attack.

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    4. But a clear reckless foul (IMO).

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    5. Nah, there was not enough force for it to be reckless.

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    6. Reckless play does not prescribe force. IMO the hitting point was clearly in favour of reckless here. At least, I think it is fully ok to deem it as such. Clear careless tackles are something different.

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  19. Correct YC to Torres! I must say a very very good performance, I hope Clattenburg can keep this standard until the end.

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  20. Look at the eye of Clattenburg at 72:50. Excellent management :)

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    1. But why no YC to Pepe if he says he saw it?

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  21. This foul by Ramos, live, looked like a SFP. I write that before the replay.

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    1. With the benefit of a replay: very very borderline, I would have accepted RC, to be honest.

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    2. No SFP in my opinion. YC for Ramos and Gabi - correct decision.

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  22. For sure, Clattenburg has important points for improvment regarding advantage and its issues. I also noticed that in FA Cup final.

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  23. Very good 90 min of Clattenburg. I praise his management skills. Full control and I support his disciplinary sanctions. However, am I the only one here thinking that it was no penalty? In my opinion Torres puts his leg in front of Pepe's leg. So a very clever and tactical movement to create a foul and receive a penalty.

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    1. He has right to do this unless he trips someone. There was no tripping so careless kick is careless kick. Clear penalty.

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    2. I agree with RayHD.

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    3. I agree with Stuart on this one. In my opinion Torres, by placing his leg/body in front of Pepe, makes an undeliberate collision inevitable. I don't see a careless kick, I see an undeliberate and inevitable collision, evoked by Torres. And, using RayHD's reasoning, one can even say that Torres does trip Pepe by placing his leg in front of him.

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    4. I agree with Dutch ref.

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  24. So if I put my leg in front of my opponent who is running in the same line/direction, doing nothing wrong its a penalty when there is contact? Sorry but I disagree.

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  25. Correct YC Pepe. Kicking without brutality or excessive force. Borderline but YC is enough for me.

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  26. Pepe doesn't stop his theater. Believe me, I would like to send off him without a real reason... that's enough!

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  27. Lol vintage Clatts ;)

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  28. Agreed Chefren and epic mimic by Clatts - but ACTUALLY, that was violent conduct. Actually Ramos should be sent off for his handball in 117'. But probably not in a final.
    Overall very good. Refereed a big match with the right approach. The 1-0 tarnishes that a bit. Congrats.

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    1. Are you sure that it was Ramos in 117'? I thougt it was Isco.

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    2. You could be right. Technically a YC for sure, but nobody cared.

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    3. It was Pepe who punched Carrasco in ribs at first and Carrasco only tried to push him away. He wasn't even looking at Pepe at that moment.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXPJiiwdb3w

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    4. And yes, it was Isco who handled the ball. YC missed. Clatts could have given two more cards for reckless stamps, too. Details...

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    5. True, one of them should have rather be seen by AR2 Collin though (the foot on Ronaldo's shoe). Anyway...as you said. Details do not tarnish a great big picture that much.

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  29. I'm really excited about the performance of Mark Clattenburg. Fantastic player/conflict management, great body language and good disciplinary control. The penalty decision was absolutely correct - likely the call was made in cooperation with AAR1. The only point to improve is the application of the advantage rule, despite some good applied advantages Clattenburg has to remember to only apply advantage rule in case of a team benefit. Excellent physical condition, no problems in this section. Maybe one can discuss whether a RC for violent conduct in 120' should have been given, but I think Collina backs the referee in this situation. Legendary mimic and gestures (especially his tongue :D).
    The missed offside flag by Beck unfortunately tarnishs a bit the overall great performance of the whole crew. Clattenburg's mark should be about 8.5-8.6 in my opinion.

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    1. Even higher, in my opinion. :)

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    2. I think his mark will be around 8.5-8.7. Personally, I would give him 8.6 (starting from 8.7 with 0.1 deduction).

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    3. 8.6 would be my mark as well.

      What Clattenburg brought onto the pitch in terms of body language yesterday should be watched carefully by every referee - even though probably it would not seem authentic enough if other referees displayed such gestures and mimic.

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  30. I've always thought that Atkinson had more reliable assistants in Child and Mullarkey.

    Won't be surprised if Beck (and to a lesser extent Collin) cost Clattenburg at the Euros.

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  31. Yesterday Clattenburg not more of 7 points, I think.

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  32. For me, 8.7. Fantastic!!

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  33. I agree about the overall very good performance, but like Stuart above I think the penalty was wrong or at least worth more discussion.
    In my opinion it is a foul by Torres, who stretches his leg further than necessary to play the ball and in the path of Pepe, therefore making it a typical case of tripping. Pepe on the other hand does not make any kicking movement, but just continues his way towards the ball and falls over Torres' foot. Of course, it is also somehow careless, because he comes from behind and he maybe could have avoided the contact, but must he do that in this situation?
    As my conclusion, the foul by Torres is at least clearer than a foul by Pepe, and therfore no penalty should be given.

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    1. I fully agree. Correct analyses. I really don't understand how so many bloggers here won't see it's not a penalty. I am surprised. Clattenburg deserve I high mark but please don't close your eyes for clear mistakes.

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    2. From France, fully agree with Stuart, definitively no penalty And foul by Torres...

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    3. I don't see an offence from Torres' side. It is not forbidden to stretch a foot out to shield and defend the ball a bit in the extent Torres did. I agree that he provoked the contact, that he did not want anything else and that Pepe can actually not be blamed. Nonetheless such contacts are normally deemed as careless trips with the player coming too late and making the contact that makes an opponent fall being the fool. For me there is a ?, yes, but overall the penalty is OK for me. I would appreciate a different handling of such situations but a CL final is definitely no playground for going new paths.

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    4. I really cannot see an argument against the penalty. Torres is in front of Pepe, and extends his leg towards the ball (slightly to the left, so that the ball would be under neath him as he turned to his left), not into the path of Pepe's leg. Because he is not looking, it is quite difficult for him to anticipate the contact. Regardless though, Pepe's contact is careless. I don't really understand the debate.

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    5. I share your thoughts...

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  34. First goal was offside.

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  35. If that was not a penalty, I don't know what is!!
    Players reaction regarding Mark's handling of the game says enough for me on the penalty and the game overall
    Absolutely brilliant performance in that kind of pressure and atmosphere. Of course everyone makes mistakes and the 1st goal was offside.

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  36. The discussion about this awarded penalty, makes me look very forward to the next edition of the UEFA RAP.

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  37. Red card by Stephan Klossner in yesterday's Spain-Bosnia friendly:
    https://youtu.be/UF6XzbiIRZw?t=189

    Silva got away without a card...

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  38. After Luca Banti and Anton Averianov, Pavel Královec' AR2 Martin Wilczek will miss EURO 2016. He has failed the fitness tests at the UEFA courses. Tomas Mokrusch - standby AR - will replace him in France. Mokrusch has not assisted in ANY Champions League or Europa League yet. Only 8 international matches so far, Youth League or U-21/19/17 qualifiers. And of course some matches as 4th official in CL/EL.

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    1. Niclas, do you also have the name of that third assistant - according to Marciniak - who had failed the fitness test and thus won't appear in France?

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    2. No, but as Bahattin Duran was injured during the last weeks and months, I doubt he participated in the fitness tests. But let's wait.

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    3. The particular thing about Wilczek is that he benefited from age limits abolishment in order to stay on the international list and to attend EURO 2016. But... he failed in fitness tests. In a certain way, this is a nonsense, you surely remember the official document by FIFA with the regulations. Officials aged more than 45 y. o., in order to be kept on the list, had to pass important and severe physical tests to check their condition. I also remember that in Roma - Real Madrid he had some difficulties, making at least two clear mistakes!

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    4. Yes, even though we of course do not know the real reason for failing the test. Maybe he was in a millisecond area in the yoyo tests, stumbled or alike.

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  39. Do you already know the appointment of the incoming Copa Centenario ?

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    1. Referees can be found here http://internationalreferee.blogspot.de/2016/05/arbitros-copa-america-centenario.html

      The appointments seem to be made today.

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    2. Yes I mean not the general list but the appointment to first matches.
      What about Euro 2016 ? Are referee teams already arrived in France in their structure ?

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    3. May I do my prediction ?

      FRA - ROM BRYCH F.
      WAL - SLK MOEN S.O.
      ALB - SUI COLLUM D.
      ENG - RUS KUIPERS B.
      GER - UKR CLATTEMBURG M.
      POL - NIR TURPIN C.
      TUK - CRO RIZZOLI N.
      BEL - ITA KASSAI V.
      IRL - SWE KRALOVEC P.
      SPA - CZE MAZIC M.
      AUT - HUN ERIKSSON J.
      POR - ISL KARASEV S.

      Do you think they make sense ?

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    4. Brych isn't a bad tip for the first game, I think.

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    5. Referees are still in their countries. Rizzoli, for example, today has some medical checkings.
      https://twitter.com/AIA_it/status/737939231931269120

      6 june is the day of the arrival in France for the officials, as it was reported here:
      http://www.uefa.org/protecting-the-game/refereeing/news/newsid=2338168.html

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    6. Mine is
      FRA - ROM Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP) FO: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
      WAL - SLK Szymon Marciniak (POL) FO: Cüneyt Cakir (TUR)
      ALB - SUI Pavel Kralovec (CZE) FO: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
      ENG - RUS Felix Brych (GER) FO: Alexey Kulbakov (BLR)
      GER - UKR Milorad Mazic (SRB) FO: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
      POL - NIR Sergey Karasev (RUS) FO: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
      TUK - CRO Björn Kuipers (NED) FO: William Collum (SCO)
      BEL - ITA Martin Atkinson (ENG) FO: Alexey Kulbakov (BLR)
      IRL - SWE Damir Skomina (SLO) FO: Daniele Orsato (ITA) ???
      SPA - CZE Viktor Kassai (HUN) FO:Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
      AUT - HUN Clément Turpin (FRA) FO:Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
      POR - ISL Ovidiou Hategan (ROU) FO:Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)

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    7. I don't think that additional assistant referees will be appointed as fourth officials.

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    8. Some reasons from my point of view:
      1) In 2012 only main referees worked as fourth officials;
      2) some additional assistant referees are from Category 1 or even NO FIFA officials, it would be unfair to make a selection among them;
      3) an additional assistant referee fourth official in a game, with a main referee from a different country, would mean that the main referee related to the additional assistant referee couldn't be appointed without him;
      4) assuming that fourth official should replace main referee, in case of need, it would be difficult to see an additional assistant referee officiating a game at EURO, apart from two or three particular cases like Orsato, Taylor and so on, other names are not so much experienced for that.

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    9. Roberto García Orozco leads the opening game between the United States of America and Colombia, according to Àrbitro Internacional

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    10. That's not true Chefren. At EURO 2012 , the AAR;s were appointed as fourth officials. (for example https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2012_Group_A#Greece_vs_Russia , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Euro_2012_Group_A#Czech_Republic_vs_Poland) .

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    11. You are right, I'm sorry. So, it will be possible to see some additional assistant referees appoiinted as fourth officials.

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  40. @ RayHD: Do you know Szymon Marciniak's occupation and year when he started as a referee?

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    1. He started refereeing in 2002. International since 2011. http://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2262207.html

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    2. I agree with you. Velasco is the best referee of this season, IMO.

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    3. He was a cyclist at first. Then, he started his football career. He played in Wisła Płock, Zdrój Ciechocinek and Kujawiak Włocławek (he was a quality manager responsible for contacts with foreign countries in an industrial fittings company at the time when he was playing in Kujawiak and was making first steps in refereeing). In 2002 he started a refereeing career. He debuted at Ekstraklasa in 2008.

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  41. Carlos Velasco, best referee 2015/16

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    1. I watched him in Budapest in live Hungary-Norway, he was indiscernible. He was fantasic.

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  42. You-are-the-ref's review of EURO officials. Awful comments for some of them. http://you-are-the-ref.com/runners-riders-officials-duty-euro-2016/

    They seem to ignore that Brych is NOT a medical doctor. Awful comments about Mazic as well, and quoting the Portuguese coach is classless, given Mazic's good performance in that match (his one crucial mistake - missed red card for DOGSO - benefitted Portugual).

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    1. These profiles say more about their author and that site than about the 18 referees..

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    2. Agree with Niclas ;)

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  43. Ok my first attempt. I will assume only referees will take on 4th official duties, but as stated earlier, there well may be AAR's used (I wouldn't be surprised)

    FRA - ROM Brych/Skomina
    WAL - SLK Marciniak/Kubilov
    ALB - SUI Moen/Cakir
    ENG - RUS Carballo/Hategan
    GER - UKR Erikson/Sidiropoulos
    POL - NIR Turpin/Rizzoli
    TUK - CRO Collum/Mazic
    BEL - ITA Clattenburg/Collum
    IRL - SWE Kassai/Marciniak
    SPA - CZE Kuipers/Karasev
    AUT - HUN Atkinson/Kubilov
    POR - ISL Kralovec/Carballo

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  44. Who is Kubilov? :-D Maybe Alexey Kulbakov from Belarus? :-)

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