June 10, 2016

EURO 2016 Referee Appointments for Matches 8-10: Marciniak, Mažić and Clattenburg assigned

UEFA has appointed the match officials who will take charge of Monday 's EURO 2016 Matches 8-10.





13/06/2016, 15:00 CET
GROUP D, Match 8
Toulouse (Stadium de Toulouse)
SPAIN
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CZECH REP.

Assistant Referee 1: Pawel SOKOLNICKI (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz LISTKIEWICZ (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pawel RACZKOWSKI (POL) 
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz MUSIAL (POL)
4th Official: Aleksei KULBAKOV (BLR)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Vitali MALIUTSIN (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros VASSARAS (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Aleš ZAVRL (SVN) 


13/06/2016,, 18:00 CET
GROUP E, Match 9
Saint-Denis (Stade de France)
IRELAND
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SWEDEN

Assistant Referee 1: Milovan RISTIĆ (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor DJURDJEVIĆ (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Danilo GRUJIĆ (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Nenad DJOKIĆ (SRB)
4th Official: Matej JUG (SVN)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Jure PRAPROTNIK (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc BATTA (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Jānis MEŽECKIS (LVA)


13/06/2016, 21:00 CET
GROUP E, Match 10
Lyon (Stade de Lyon)
BELGIUM
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ITALY

Assistant Referee 1: Simon BECK (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Jake COLLIN (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Anthony TAYLOR (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andre MARRINER (ENG)
4th Official: Carlos DEL CERRO GRANDE (ESP)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Juan C. YUSTE JIMÉNEZ (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dagmar DAMKOVÁ (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Martin STURKENBOOM (NED)

131 Comments:

  1. I'm very satisfied with the appointments so far. The only one thing I would change is 4th official for Hategan, he needa someone more experianced IMO.

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  2. Marciniak with a strong match. Best of luck to him. He will need it for sure.

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  3. So it can be expected that Skomina has a match as 4th Official on Tuesday. Karasev and Turpin could be candidates for POR-ISL and AUT-HUN.

    I agree, so far the appointments are good, I am wondering when and where Brych, Kuipers and Cakir will have their debuts. Maybe England-Wales (Cakir/Kuipers), Germany-Poland (Cakir/Kuipers) and Spain-Turkey (Brych)?

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    1. For Tuesday my predictions are:
      AUT-HUN: Kuipers, FO: Velasco
      POR-ISL: Turpin, FO: Rizzoli (or Orsato)

      I don't expect Skomina, because I think, he will get a match on Thursday and that seems too close.
      At the moment I think, Cakir will get GER-POL. About Brych, it depends, which of the matches in group A and B UEFA considers as most difficult/important. Maybe they wait for the first results.

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  4. An amazing appointment for Carlos del Cerro Grande. One of the most significant matches of this matchday. I guess it may be some kind of recognition for his refereeing in the final of Copa del Rey.

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    1. I mean, given that he is an AAR in this tournament and will only be that and FO.

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  5. Great game for Clattenburg as well. The names you mention are very interesting games for referees. Would be great to see those top refs in action soon.

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  6. Very good game for Clattenburg, as Italian I like this appointment. He was very good in CL final. This can be the start of another excellent tournament.
    10 appointments and all the refereeing teams are still the ones with original assistant referees. This can be a strategy by committee, perhaps the new teams need more time to train and work together.
    Now we could see Turpin and Karasev in AUT - HUN and POR - ISL, while Kralovec in FRA - ALB.
    Brych and Cakir the big names kept for deciding ties on MD2, I think.

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  7. Out of interest does anybody know where the referees are all based throughout the tournament?

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    1. Hôtel du Lac, 89 rue du Général de Gaulle, 95880 Enghien-Les-Bains, on the outskirts of Paris.

      Training camp:
      Parc des Sports Nelson Mandela, Chemin de la Butte-aux-Pères, 95160 Montmorency.

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    2. Thanks, I guess they have to have a base that isn't too near one of the teams.

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    3. Just one curiosity; do you know how and when referees team will reach the venue of the match from their general headquarter ?
      By train ? By flight ? Using private airplane or domestic flight ? using private car or bus from Uefa ? Do you think that current strikes in public transfer can affect referee's travel ? How much in advance they travel to city of the match ?

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    4. I read somewhere that only 2 cities require a flight. On all other venues, the referees will go there by train.

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    5. All the matches which will be played in the North of France (Lille, Paris, Saint- Denis) will be reached by bus or train. All the matches in the South of France (Bordeaux, Marseille, Toulouse, Nice, etc.) will be reached by airplane.

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  8. Enghien-les-Bains to be accurate :)

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  9. Are you planning on oberserving all matches of this year's EURO or just a few?
    Greetings.

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    1. We'll observe them, but not with detailed PDFs or long, standardized report formats.

      There will be short written summaries on each performance with the most important situations - maybe as videos - and with an average mark consisting of our observers' submitted marks. 1-2 observers watch each match more deeply and are responsible for determining the AR/AAR/4th marks.

      Tonight this task is e.g. fulfilled by Chefren (ITA) and Detelin (BUL).

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    2. Thanks for your reply!

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  10. Did wie ever have a female observer?

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    1. Not really... Not on Euro as far as I know... Mrs. Damková is the first one :)

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  11. Good start for AR1 Sokolnicki.

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    1. Another important, but not that difficult, offside call.

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    2. Morata deserved a YC for this reckless tackle on Sokolnicki! Ahah :) Very nice gesture by Polish AR after that.

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    3. Third offside call by AR1, mistake. Player from Spain was onside.
      A few minutes ago possible foul in favor of Czech Republic, at the edge of penalty area. I think in case of whistle, YC was mandatory. Pushing from behind.

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    4. Don't you think that you are too critical? :) You find all mistake.

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    5. I think that was, given Marciniak's usual line of a foul, acceptable decision

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    6. 28' outstanding ONSIDE by AR1. :)
      @Márk Szántó I'm just reporting the match!

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    7. I accept with you, it was just a question :)

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    8. 31' missed offside by AR1

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    9. I report everything. Now, 31', a tight offside missed on Morata.
      Very difficult first half for AR1 due to Spain's tactics.

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    10. One remark - what a great call to let the play go after that undeliberate handball by Spanish player. The counterattack as a result of that call. Afterwards, a missed offside by Sokolnicki.

      I'm sure most of referees would choose an easy option to simply whistle a handball fearing the consequences of letting the play go.

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    11. In regard to 31'. I saw the Czech player left his foot behind. It could have levelled things up. This scene has to be carefully rewatched.

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  12. Marciniak's positioning - as always... let's call it interesting :)

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  13. 38': foul by Rosicki. No card, warning by Marciniak. Good choice, I agree.

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  14. 43': excellent offside call by AR1. Extremely tight offside.
    I must say, despite of two possible mistakes (one is still not sure and it can be discussed), Sokolnicki is doing very well until now in a very demanding game.
    Perhaps the same work will occur in second half to AR2.

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  15. Marciniak is doing good so far. IMO he missed only a caution for a holding on Iniesta. Good decision not to punish an alleged handball.

    AR1 with 2 missed offsides. Morata is making his life difficult.

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    1. Taking into account the position of defenders' feet in both situations (29', 31') they are very tight offsides. Some observers would definitely back Sokolnicki in both cases for 'being positive'. These are my feelings. Sorry, if it seems like lobbing.

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    2. @RayHD

      Don't feel sorry. It's your opinion. You are entitled to it.

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    3. I think that 29' is a correct call. The wrong offside occurred in the early 15 minutes of the game, the third call he made. And then the possible one at 31'...

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  16. In my opinion:
    Marciniak:3' good corner decision, 12' no foul - I guess a good decision, 42' possible yellow card.
    Sokolnicki: 2',8',43'45' good offsides, 13', 30' missed offsides, 29' good onside
    Listkiewicz:45' good onside
    Raczkowski: 29' possible corner not given
    Overall very demanding match for Sokolnicki so far.

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    1. I agree, to be added about Listkiewicz that he reported a deliberate handball in the early minutes of the game. Good teamwork.
      I think Marciniak full expected level until now.

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    2. I agree with some doubts on Sokolnicki's onside in 29'. At least 2 missed offsides are sure.

      I am not sure if the by Listkiewicz signaled handball was really deliberate in terms of LOTG - but everybody expected a whistle, so on correct or at least acceptable.

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  17. 48': and now it starts for Listkiewicz. Correct offside call.

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  18. 59' Sokolnicki still with an excellent call. The tip of the foot was ahead. :) Fantastic offside. I think he is now going toward a high mark, no doubts.

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  19. First YC of the game - mandatory and Marciniak found the right moment to show it.
    Well done...

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  20. 73' we have another very good ONSIDE, AR2. A few seconds before that, Czech Republic wanted a foul in the midfield. Marciniak is allowing a certain physical play. He seems to be consistent.

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    1. 76' another correct offside call AR2!

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  21. All your comments are great. Cheers!
    Marciniak team very good so far.

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  22. Match of normal difficulty for Marciniak. I think he showed a solid performance. Full control and good acceptance by players. Wise disciplinary management, by using at first a warning, then just one YC in second half. One must say, players contributed to a fair atmosphere, but the Polish referee was surely able to adapt his style. He allowed a certain physical play, here and there it seemed that a foul could have been whistled but... for me it is ok. No questions, no issues.
    Clearly more challenging was the game for both assistant referees.
    AR1 Sokolnicki: very challenging game. I counted at least 8 important situations. Only one is a clear mistake (13'), some doubts in the 31' minute. This is enough for me, to assign 8.5 because the match was difficult and some of the calls were important for the outcome.
    A bit less challenged AR2, however he had his work to do. 3 correct offside call, one good ONSIDE in first half. Correct to let the game flow before Spain's goal. In my opinion, this is borderline between 8.4 and 8.5 but I would give 8.4 because the match was not so demanding like his colleague.
    Both additional assistant referees not challenged. Expected level.
    The same can be said about fourth official.
    So:
    Marciniak 8.4
    Sokolnicki 8.5
    Listkiewicz 8.4
    Raczkowski 8.4
    Musial 8.4
    Kulbakov 8.4

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    1. I cannot fully agree - Sokolnicki with at least 2 offsides missed and 8.5, Listkiewicz absolutely faultless and 8.4? It was challenging for both, of course a little bit more for Sokolnicki, but anyway...

      Marciniak with some problems in begin but then very sovereign. As always not always an ideal positioning imo. (8.3-8.4)

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    2. About second half:
      Marciniak:49' no foul - good deciosn, 61' good yellow card (promising attack)
      Sokolnicki:59' good offside, 65' good onside
      Listkiewicz:49' 76' good offsides, 72' excellent onside decision, 78', 87' good onsides

      Summary I must to notice it was very difficult match for both assistants.
      My marks:
      Marciniak 8.4
      Sokolnicki 8.4/8.5 (anyway he made two mistakes so I prefer give him 8.4)
      Listkiewicz: 8.5
      Raczkowski: 8.3
      Musiał: 8.4

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    3. I can't fully agree, either. For Sokolnicki we can start with 8.7 and mark 8.5 is correct. But, Listkiewicz was faultless! He had several tough offside/onside situation and did great. Also, there were 2-3 occasions in which we didn't see replays (I already wrote here that French TV, or who else responsible is not doing its job good) where I think he delivered good calls, so his mark can't be less than 8.5 IMO. Marciniak - overall very good, some fouls should be given (he let physical play but always against Czechs). Beside that, for me missed YC to Ramos, some were late in the game for elbow/arm in the face. Overall best team performance so far (Hategan was very good but the game was easy for the whole team).

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    4. *some were = somewhere

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  23. Overall good performance - the main point for consideration the observer will probably tell him is to allow a bit less physical play. In 1-2 situations, I think even without replays a free-kick would be the more accepted and acceptable option by/for both teams. Protests were the logical consequence. So...tactically whistling one or two more free kicks here and there could be considered.

    Apart from that - good control, well done from what I saw (missed some minutes).

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    1. True. I think some fouls were missed.

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  24. IMO good job for Marciniak. Some little mistakes, but full control of the game. Congratulations!

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  25. The Polish team made overall a good job in a not that challenging match. Marciniak had full control, acceptance by players and very good fitness (as usual). He could not be so lenient in foul detection. He missed 1 caution for me. But he still is on expected level.

    AR1 had 2 missed offsides at the 1st half, but he was challenged with some other correct calls).
    AR2 was really faultless. Excellent performance.

    Marks: 8.3/8.3/8.5/8.4/8.4/8.4

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  26. I think that all the refs have lenient approach and allow physical play. There is small number of YCs given, and not a lot fouls whistled. I think they were given such instructions because all the refs have the same approach. We saw Marciniak today, and the same goes to Mazic at the beginning.

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  27. 41' - Huge penalty appeal from Irish side. It seems that in the first duel there is a clear pushing in the back... Difficult to see for AAR1. I have to rewatch what visual angle Mazic had on this incident.

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    1. ESPN's English commentator said: "Even I wouldn't call a penalty here"

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    2. You're right. I misjudged that scene. There was two duels and both of them are surely not enough for a foul.

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  28. Very convincing and sovereign 1st half by Mazic and co. No problems, suitable approach, he is aware of limitations of his leniency. No penalty in 41 absolutely ok for me at first glance.

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  29. IMO he should have cautioned the high leg afterwards - clear reckless tackle, good advantage, but missing YC at the next stoppage.

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    1. Yes. About 41', no penalty for me.

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    2. Yes, but I think Mazic didn't recognize the intensity of this foul - at least that counts for me without any replays... :)

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    3. Understandable as he had a 0° angle, so maybe he could have been positioned a bit more anticipatively or could have been informed by a teammate. Teamwork functioned in the YC for the elbow, I guess he received some input, maybe even from Jug (?).

      At the 1:0 goal, there was some clever blocking by an Irish attacker - for me not clear enough whether that was an offence.

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  30. Now correct YC, luckly it wasn't elbow.

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  31. As to see one more time in 62' the illegal use of arms is a hot topic during this Euro. It was not always correctly evaluated so far, this time it was the case: Well done by Mazic.

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  32. 67th minute: AR2 good no offside call.

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  33. Two equal teams,a lot of contact and secret fouls.
    Congratations for Serbian team.
    Well done.

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  34. Irelands Number 20 Wesley Hoolahan has a chain. Referee Assistant or AAR has before match not control.

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  35. 90+2' in my opinion Mazic missed a YC on the last advantage

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  36. 90+2': Missed SFP? At least borderline...

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  37. Overall, excellent Mazic.
    My situations: Maybe the advantage in midfield after Ibra's foul should not have been given? It was a bit of a risk for a marginal return.
    - I've only seen one bad replay, but foul+card at 90+2?

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  38. Compliments to Team Mazic! For me so far the best performance in France. Clear, consistent, good communication, and a very good feeling for hidden fouls. If he continues on that Level we will see him again late in the tournament. I personally like the way Mazic is communicating to the players in a very friendly way without loosing authority!

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  39. Today is best refreeing so far. Both ref teams done good job. Truly 8.3-8.4. ( not like kasai, ericsson,atkinsons 8.3) These marks will be max for match day 1. Litlle bit harder match for Mazic than Marciniaks match, but they shown very good form. I think Clatts will be even better.

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  40. Irish newspapers allday attacking Mazic and humiliated him.

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  41. Soooo....two questions:
    a) How much time until Fellaini elbows someone?
    b) Will he finally be sanctioned when he does it?

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    1. 15 mins, and no ;)

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    2. I'm an optimist #BelieveInClatts

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  42. The verbal warning in 7' was so greatly sold and communicated that I (almost) can accept the missing YC... But actually you must issue a card there.

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    1. What makes it mandatory? Carelessness and recklessness depend a lot on the match. I can accept 'careless' there: low intensity and speed, hits the foot, aimed generally for the ball and had a decent chance of playing legally, not too late (though late).

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    2. Based on UEFA's videos, such studs tackles are clear yellows. But to be honest, I do not agree with your description at all: aimed at the ball? Low intensity? Hardly. And I dare to say it was much too late and simply one of the nastiest types of tackles.

      You can see how Clatts put himself under pressure by that. He can hardly address further tackles that would deserve a warning. I am really excited what moment and situation he will use for his starting YC.

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    3. But not that I convey a wrong impression: the warning itself was excellent. So as said, I can somehow live with no YC.

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    4. Acceptable for me, but what about the foul in '26? Same player, if I remember right.

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    5. I'll rewatch, but it seems to me that yes, it was aimed at the ball, though 1 second late. And the speed and force was not that high, from what I remember. YC would have been definitely acceptable, probably better suited. But I can see why Clatts was cautious, and I can accept his approach (until I see the replay again, of course!).

      Anyway; Witsel's tackle from behind was a close contender for me

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    6. Allright Emil - yes Rik, that's the problem. The entire stadium understood that Clatts lets him go but has an eye on him (gesture told that). But the same player went away without YC at the next foul - which was little compared to the one in 7 so that a YC would not have suited his line...

      in retrospect: Use similar body language but give him a YC in 7'. Roadblock approach. All players know "where they are".

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    7. I stand corrected on the intensity (higher speed than I remembered) - I would lean more towards YC, but as Niclas, I think the warning was well done. I think Clatts bought himself 20 minutes of calm with that.

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    8. I think that a yellow card could have been sold, by simply pointing to the first foul, or showing to fingers, etc. This approach makes it hard to give the first yellow card, cause after the two not-given YC's, he could not give the YC to Witsel. So he made it harder for himself than needed.

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  43. Tough situation at 23': To me, correct no-call (the Italian steps on BEL #23, rather than BEL hitting the ITA).

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    1. At any rate, for me not enough for a penalty, to be honest...

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    2. Not even sure it was in; I'll need another replay.

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  44. Good first half of Glattenburg. Although it was a clear YC for me after 8 minutes. Penalty situation excellent judged. It was the Italian player who stepped on the leg of the Belgium player. GK was the correct decision. Fitness very well and his mimicry is great. Full controle and acceptance by the players.

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    1. Exactly my thoughts (minus the tiny caveat on 8' - see above). Solid English team.

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  45. Of course the verbal warning in 7' was perfectly sold and I also understand that Clattenburg didn't want to give a YC that early. But to be honest that incident had to be punished with a YC - it would be quite unfair for the other referees we observed if we don't deem this a mandatory YC. By not showing this - yes I use this nasty word - mandatory YC he puts himself under pressure - as one could see. Now he has to pay attention to find the right moment for the first YC.
    Apart from that scene a good performance. I'm once more impressed by his sprinting ability. Good luck for the second half.

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    1. And now (75´), we Know why It was a bad choice not to book Eder...enormous unfairly fault and mandatory YC...but If he knew have a card, this one wouldn't be done !

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  46. Well, he waited for the super-obvious occasion for the first YC. And, bonus points, it was a tactical foul, so it avoided any sort of comparison with the fouls of the 1st half. He got lucky there.

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    1. I thought the same. Maybe it's the luck of a good referee. :-) Easy call, but it makes things way easier.

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  47. The 7th minute. Instructions, instructions... 'Delay the moment of issuing the first yellow card as much as possible'. It won't be a mistake for the referees committee for sure. Excellent mimic, body language, positioning and fitness!

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    1. Agreed - but still Eder can only kill Belgium's counterattack as he has not been cautioned earlier.. Or at least to a higher prize..

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  48. Missing mandatory whistle for restart after YC in 84'.

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  49. We can always look for points for improvement. But I have to say: excellent performance of Glattenburg and his team.

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  50. QUestion: How do you deal with substitutes invading the pitch to celebrate as they did? You can't caution everyone. Do you choose one at random? Or do you let it be?

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    1. This is tournament. Uefa sometimes says it is a spectacle. Goid Spectacle means goals.. goals led to celebration. YC ruin spectacle...
      Uefa says to refs 'dont ruin specatcle'
      Only if player badly behave or provoke , then yc

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  51. For me the best performance so far in the best match so far. Despite of what we discussed, very well done, 8,4-8,5.

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    1. Fully agree with Niclas. 8,5 for me.

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    2. Agree. 8.5 for me. When I wrote on Italy's biggest Facebook referee page that I think he was the best referee so far (implying thus better than Rizzoli), I got killed. But I think this is being fair.

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  52. Excellent clattenburg ! But there's big problems with football rules...a lot of unfairly comportments by italian players And...just Yellow cards with no influence on game...it's Time to have minutes bans with That !

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    1. Not necessary. Players will be suspended after 2 yellow cards. Italy's many cautions may come back to bite them later in the tournament... (until QF).

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    2. I think Benoit has a point here. For some fouls you would prefer to punish players harder than a YC and not that hard as with a RC. Now they pick up yellow, maybe miss a match because of a suspension, but the team stays with 11 players. With a time penalty for 3-5 min you can punish them straight away and give the other team an advantage sinds they have a extra player on the pitch.

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  53. Cla(t)ss!

    The best day (in terms of refereeing) by far today!

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  54. Another excellent performance by Clattenburg. Great player-management - as always - and a fantastic fitness/stamina. Only thing to improve: Application of the ADVANTAGE rule (we write that everytime). Apart from the situation in 7' (I can hardly accept this verbal warning, even if it was sold well) he was almost faultless. Mark should be about 8,4 (8,5 if you turn two blind eyes to the situation in 7').

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  55. I really enjoyed this game and in my opinion Clattenburg was very good. All discussions about cards, management and so on are important, but sometimes you have to underline when a referee is able to handle a tense game with an impressive calm. He seems to be ready to officiate each match by isolating himself from the context. Everything can happen but he will be always firm and determined in his approach. Very well... surely he will get a crucial second game in group stage and after that we will see.
    Mark (Clattenburg): 8.5.

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    1. I'm sure that he won't get only crucial matches in group stage after this great performance. He's a strong candidate for the (very) last matches.

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    2. Thanks Chefren, you should probably explain it to your Italian colleagues on "Roba da Arbitri" who are killing me for giving Clatts your same mark haha. Fantastic performance !

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  56. Surely the best referee performance so far. Excellent British-Clatts style of refereeing. Cla(t)ss as RefPliz said. Excellent: control, management, calls, fitness, positioning, body-language...

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  57. You often get away with those challenges(7') in the BPL, with a foul at most. It is a 'continental yellow', but not an English one, which is why I think Clattenburg didn't brandish a yellow.

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  58. I agree with everybody here. By far the best performance at this Euro. For me Glattenburg is the big candidate for the final, if he can hold performances like this ofcourse. My mark will be 8.5 too.

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  59. Not only Clattenburg, in general a very good day - finally... Congratulations!

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    1. Indeed. They've "steadied the ship".

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  60. After which stage referees are being send home, because of the performance of their national team?

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  61. At the moment Clatt is probably no.1 in the world. Nobody does not have such easiness and calmness. Yes, he makes small mistakes and crucial one will come surely in one match, but the most important thing of his refereeing is that he has is: 1.) leading a match not only making decisions, and 2.) really understanding the fame and what is happening in a match.

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    1. I would see Clattenburg the same way if I hadn't seen the english cup final. That performance was shocking...Sure we are no machines and everyone can have a bad day. But we do not talk about some crucial mistakes - it was unacceptable.

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  62. He wasn't shocking in the Cup Final
    Apart from 2 decisions not to apply the advantage, where was he shocking?
    2nd half and extra time I thought he was pretty much faultless!

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    1. And even in the first non advantage, you can't blame him as both players were on the floor. How was he supposed to know he would get back up. If refs waited 3 seconds before whistling for a foul to see if the player gets up, we would be blaming them for delayed decisions with no confidence.

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  63. I agree
    I don't think he was his usual self in the first half - but pretty impressive from the second half onwards

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