June 19, 2016

EURO 2016 Referee Appointments for Matches 25 & 26: Královec and Skomina to close Group A

UEFA has defined the Referee Appointments for the first matches of Matchday 3: Pavel Královec' Czech-Slovakian team will officiate Romania vs Albania who both fight for a second and third place in the group respectively, while Damir Skomina takes charge of the sonorous duel between Switzerland and hosts France.



19/06/2016, 21:00 CET
GROUP A, Match 25
Lyon (Stade de Lyon)
ROMANIA
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ALBANIA

Referee: Pavel KRÁLOVEC (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman SLYŠKO (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomáš MOKRUSCH (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Petr ARDELEANU (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Michal Patak (CZE)
4th Official: Tasos SIDIROPOULOS (GRE)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Damianos EFTHYMIADIS (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Herbert FANDEL (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Martin STURKENBOOM (NED)
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19/06/2016, 21:00 CET
GROUP A, Match 26
Lille (Stade Pierre Mauroy)
SWITZERLAND
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FRANCE

Referee: Damir SKOMINA (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure PRAPROTNIK (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert VUKAN (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Matej JUG (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Slavko VINČIĆ (SVN)
4th Official: Marco FRITZ (GER)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Mark BORSCH (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros VASSARAS (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis PROCOPIOU (CYP)

90 Comments:

  1. Predictions for Monday:
    SVK-ENG: Velasco, FO: Kassai
    RUS-WAL: Kuipers, FO: Bognar

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  2. Today's appointments could indicate that team Atkinson will be retained for Group F:

    Group A: Fully appointed
    Group B: English National Team
    Group C: Atkinson handled GER - UKR
    Group D: Clattenburg handles CZE - CRO
    Group E: Clattenburg handled BEL - ITA

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  3. After a solid first appearance, Skomina gets Switzerland - France. It sounds quite good on the paper of course, but looking at the standings one must notice that France have already qualified, Switzerland with 4 points can be content with a draw... so very likely a game in which there wont be a big fight.
    So one could say that this is still a "minor" appointment in a certain way. Perhaps this is the strategy for referees who will get important games in KO stage. They are in a certain way "protected" by committee. Am I wrong? Skomina could have aspired to something more.
    On the other hand, very likely referees with important games at MD3 will stop there their EURO tournament. What do you think?

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    1. I don't really understand/support your theory. In my opinion, the referees are (should be) appointed on MD3 according to their performances and abilities, but without much planning for the next round.
      Then everyone, who showed two good performances, deserves to be appointed in the KO stage. IMO, there is no problem to appoint up to 12 different referees there. And there will be probably some low-profile matches in R16, where e.g. Karasev or Hategan could referee, if their second match goes well.

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    2. Personally I agree with Chefren; I think that is good strategy to preserve one referee from high risk and huge criticism if he is planned for 16th round of quarter final. If he is appointed for a tough match and something bad happened he is bourn for 16th round.

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  4. My predictions for the remaining games:

    Group B:
    SVK-ENG: Marciniak
    RUS-WAL: Hategan

    Group C:
    NIR-GER: Eriksson
    POL-UKR: Collum

    Group D:
    CZE-TUR: Brych
    CRO-ESP: Kuipers

    Group E:
    ITA-IRL: Turpin
    SWE-BEL: Velasco

    Group F:
    POR-HUN: Atkinson
    AUT-ISL: Moen

    Of course, everything depends on the results and who is already surely qualified after MD2. But I must say, it is difficult to find matches that deserve Turpin and Moen, with all due respect.

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    1. Personally, I would not appoint a team from Great Britain (SCO/IRL) for a crucial game in Group C where another team from Great Britain (NIR) has the chance to qualify for the Round of 16.

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    2. It would certainly help, if the results today and tomorrow take out some of the tension in MD3, e.g. wins for Spain and Croatia.
      UKR-POL is already a possible match for Turpin or Moen, I think, with Ukraine eliminated and Poland nearly through.

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  5. Marciniak probably for gr. E/F.

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    1. But Romania and Albania surely won't be the winner of group A.

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  7. Out of interest, how much do additional assistant referees get per game?

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    1. Don't know how up-to-date the data is and most likely there are other salaries for EURO 2016.

      http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.de/2012/08/how-much-do-uefa-officials-earn.html

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    2. Thanks for responding as always! :)

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    3. Last question- do the officials get their salary in their own country's currency? For example, Clattenburg will he get his salary in Pounds?

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  8. How about
    SLVK-ENG Marciniak
    RUS-WAL Hategan
    UKR-POL Velasco C.
    NIRL-GER Ericsson
    KRO-ESP Brych
    TCH-TUR Karasev
    HUN-POR Atkinson
    ICL-AUT Moen
    ITA-IRL Turpin
    SWE-BEL Collum
    What I do not really understand is why they do not concentrate referees from countries which were not qualifified for the EURO in the last maches. Cause the next round should be done by all those referees from countries which are in the 2nd rund and might be out of the tournament when their national Teams go through to the quarter-final like Rizzoli, Brych, Clattenburg, Marciniak, Turpin (?) and Maybe Hategan, Kralovec, Kassai.

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    1. I do not think that referees from countries that qualified for the tournament need to be appointed earlier: There will be two rest days between the Group Stage and the Round of 16 making each referee with a nomination in Group E or F on Matchday 3 appointable for the first games in the Round of 16. Even in the case that the own National Team (or the possible opponent in the Quarter Final) will play on the first matchday in the Round of 16, there will be enough other matches available.

      Furthermore, each referee should also be appointable in the Quarter-Final: During EURO 2012, Proenca, Rizzoli and Webb handled Quarter-Final matches although their National Teams were still participating in the tournament. The same counts for Fandel and Rosetti in 2008, Frisk in 2004, Collina, Garcá Aranda Encinar, Jol and Melo Pereira in 2000 and so on.

      As to Collum: His Assistant Referee 1 is from Ireland - I reckon that he will not be an option for an appointment in Group E.

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  9. Kralovec missed elbow to the head in 4th min.

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    1. Agreed. It was YC.
      Now YC for a foul borderline to RC, in my opinion. Raised leg hitting the shoulder of the opponent, YC can be still accepted, however, I think.

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  10. Krlivec didn't see ilegal use of hands. Elbow by Albanian player in 3'. That was for mandatory YC.

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  11. Min 3' - ALB #2 hits ROU #2 with his elbow, Kralovec misses it completely.

    Min 6´ - ALB #8 karate kicks ROU #5 in the ribs, correct YC. Could have been RC if it was later in the match.

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  12. Minute 12': correct offside flag by AR2 Mokrusch.

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    1. AR2 was late with flag, but decision was correct.

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    2. Minute 23' I think a very good ONSIDE decision, allowing a promising attack by ALB.

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    3. Before this chance missed foul on ROU #22, could have a crucial mistake if Albania scored.

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    4. 22' Wrong decision from AR1. That wasn't foul. Albanian player start on the ball.
      23' Two decisions in 7,8 seconds for AR2. First was good. I think second was ofside.

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    5. @Keyser Soze
      I didn't see replay but in live it looks like correct decision to play on.

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  13. 25': YC correct, Collum didn't give a YC for Evra in a similar situation.

    And no YC for Lichtsteiner is also correct.

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  14. France players rip off 2 Swiss jerseys. Both situations NO YC ! Strange?

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  15. Minute 45' after the goal scored by Albania: Kralovec talked to Sidiropoulos, I don't know what happened.

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    1. I've not been watching the game but commentators said about a flare that had been let off

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    2. Maybe Albanian player did something wrong in goal celebrating...

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    3. Troubles with albanian fans.They were throwing flares behind goal.Well,they are from Balkan area,so thats normal.

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  16. Skomina and FO allowed a SUI player to re-enter the field of play only 1-2 meters away from the spot FRA was executing a throw-in. More attention needed.

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    1. As always, good technical observations from you. Keep up the good job!

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  17. 1) Was it a corner or goalkick in the 23rd minute- very difficult decision a corner was given very close?

    2) Was there a yellow card for stephan lichtsteiner in 27th minute?

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  18. I think no yc was right. it was far in the opponent half and match the generous line. I think Skomina does a good job so far, makes the game run well .

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  19. Correct yc for romanian #2.

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    1. Decision was corect. I have one question. That was 1-2 meters in front of AR1. Why he came there to measure 9.15m ?

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  20. AR1 Slysko very active. Now I think that he correctly reported a foul and YC (holding), btw he joined the pitch giving instructions to players without problems. You can see the experience he has...

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  21. 58' Sidiropoulos didn't see clear foul in front of him.

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  22. 72': crucial mistake by AR2? Romania was about to score, flag was raised.
    Must be rewatched but it looked like ONSIDE.

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  23. Wrong offside by ar2. Sad for Romania, clear goal chance

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  24. min 72´ - wrong offside call on Romania attack in a clear goalscoring situation.

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  25. Yes it was an onside. Crucial mistake.

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  26. What a sprint by Kralovec...

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  27. 85' problems in managing the wall by Kralovec, too long time and at the end player didn't respect the spray...

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  28. No YC for Schär correct, it was unintentionally.

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  29. Skomina: 8,5
    Praprotnik: 8,4
    Vukan: 8,3
    Jug: 8,4
    Vincic: 8,4
    Fritz: 8,4

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  30. Wrong YC from Skomina to Koscielny in 83'. I don't think he even committed the foul. Minutes later problem in managing the wall - needed whole minute and then placed it no more than 8 meters from the foul spot.

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  31. 90+2' Džemaili shouts for a penalty. Sagna was pulling his shirt strongly but in my opinion it had no impact on Swiss player. Good call in my opinion.

    Overall, very strong Skomina today.

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    1. I guess you've forgotten that Lichsteiner was punished for doing that exact same thing. But yeah, anything to justify Skomina's error.

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  32. CLEAR penalty missed from Skomina and AAR2 at min. 90+2. Unfortunately it denies SUI the chance to be 1st on the group.

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    1. Well, then we differ much on that one. :)

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    2. I agree with this analysis: clear holding.

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    3. I agree. Clear penalty which he must have seen as I believe he made gestures to say he wouldn't give it.

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    4. People seem to have forgotten that Lichsteiner was punished for doing that exact same thing.

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    5. @RayHD.

      No problem about that.

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    1. Show some respect . I think it's okay not to decide the penalty . The line was very generous of Skomina.

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    2. Respect? For a clear mistake? I would understand if actions like these weren't being called. But the Swiss were punished for doing that exact same thing earlier in the tournament.

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    3. But don't insult such a great referee as gutless. It is disrespectful.

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    4. Yes, respect.

      I am sorry but "gutless" and what you suggest in your last sentence doesn't seem acceptable, at least in my view.

      Even if a referee makes 10 crucial mistakes in a single game, I would never understand and accept a lack of respect against the human.

      Though, performances can be heavily criticized - I don't see any problem with that provided that criticisms are justified.

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    5. @Nando Vasquez this is a warning, please moderate your language.

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    6. I see that I've ruffled the feathers of some overly sensitive people. Well I stand by what I said initially. At times it takes guts as a referee to make the big unpopular but correct call.
      Unfortunately in modern times it's something that a lot of these referees seem to lack.
      I'll leave it at this. Howard Webb in the 2010 Final greatly lacked what Edgardo Codesal had more than enough of in the 1990 Final. #GUTS

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    7. Guts for what? Codesal missed a stonewall penalty in favour of Germany and later gave a phantom penalty to compensate that. Is that #GUTS?

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  34. Kralovec stopped Albania in good chanche for goal in additional time. Advantage was better decision in that moment...

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  35. Kralovec didn't convinced me this evening. I think that his performance was below expected level, perhaps 8.2.
    Starting from the beginning: missed YC for a reckless elbow, then a few later YC was ok for a reckless challenge, but it could have been a RC, because the player from Albania kicked the opponent near the shoulder by raised leg and using a certain force. However, I can still accept this decision.
    The Czech should improve his skills to sell decisions, very often he seems to be not totally accepted by players, or at least his authority doesn't appear as it should be. Small points for improvement in foul detection, as well as in wall's management. The last minutes of the game, in which several cards were shown, gave me the impression that he struggled too much.
    However, the most discussed call will be AR2 offside in second half, very likely a crucial mistake, and I'm really sorry for that.
    Perhaps the tournament is over for the Czech - Slovakian team. To be honest, I expected more by him.

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  36. I watched now the situation in Skomina's match. That's a clear penalty for me, you can't say "NO EFFECTS". The player was clearly impeded, 100% similar to Karasev's call in ROU - SUI. So, if Switzerland must pay for a holding, they should also get a penalty in favor for a holding. Skomina style is different, yes, but a holding is a particular foul, in the meaning that it can't be compared to tackles and other challenges. That was a direct action on the opponent, it lasted for a long time...

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    1. Which card would you give, Chefren?
      I'd go for a red card I think, because of the distance between the attacker and the goal, because of the movement of the attacker and because of the trajectory of the ball. But I may be wrong, and it seems quite harsh actually (maybe that's why Skomina didn't whistle?).

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    2. I understand your point of view about a possible RC, but I think a YC would have been OK as well, nobody would have questioned, because when there isn't the possession of the ball, one must be 100% sure that the attacker will get it! However, I will rewatch carefully the incident tomorrow, trying to be even more detailed.

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    3. Ok Chefren I've just seen some replays and I must correct myself: I'd go for a caution. You are perfectly right.

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  37. It was a penalty to Switzerland and mistake by Skomina and AAR2. But other 91:30 min he showed very good performance and if there won't be a lot of media coverage he could maybe get another game in KO.

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  38. For me decision and not whistle the penalty for SUI is acceptable, very good preformance by Skomina and his team

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  39. Where is it possible to rewatch the situation?

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  40. I just looked again at the penalty against Lichtsteiner and then the situation in the last minute today. I Support still this penalty of Karasev. But not every holding can be a Mandat. PK.Depends on the Effekt and how long the defender keeps on holding. So I would vote for penalty again, but NO crucial mistake not deciding that way by Skomina, cause it was not a 100% clear penalty. Skomina today with good Performance, some little mistakes, 8.3
    Kralovec and team worse than I expected. Especially the wrong offside call in 72.min. was a crucial mistake.

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  41. As I am Slovenian it is hard to assess the situation 100% objectively, but I would accept the decision made by Skomina. I mean, he could go for a PK but nothing wrong with play on considering this type of match and taking into account Skomina's rather "traditional" (still highly convincing and accepted) laissez faire style and his usual generous line. Beside that, Dzemaili wouldn't get the ball as it was clearly too high. Strong Skomina today, at least in my eyes.

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    1. Let's take the penalty shout away from a while: I do not think he was that convincing yesterday. Some flaws in foul detection. For example if he waves away Shaqiri's descend right in front of the penalty area, he has to caution him for simulation. He gave play-on, which is a poor compromise in such situations.

      Generally, not as accurate as in Slovakia-Russia in my view.

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    2. Niclas do you think that he will be selected for another match or will he conclude this Euro 2016 with only two matches?

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    3. Agree with you on that one, @Niclas

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    4. @Tomaz: Too early to say that, there are still 10 performances to come.

      The problematic point in yesterday's performance is that Skomina did nothing to take holding offences out of the game. There was no prevention. 2-3 clear and blatant shirt pulling incidents were missed, some shirts even got torn by that. If you lack in preventing sth like that, is it a miracle that such a penalty area incident happens in 90+2?

      I think the missing prevention is the biggest point one can reproach Skomina for. And this makes it hard to accept his decision.

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  42. two terrible mistake from kralovec and skomina.. they changed Euro 2016 of fate..

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  43. ISL-AUT Marciniak's team + Clattenburg, Beck
    HUN-POR Atkinson's team + Kulbakou, Malyutsin
    ITA-IRL Haţegan's team + Sidiropoulos, Efthymiadis
    SWE-BEL Brych's team + Jug, Praprotnik

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  44. As expected, very sensible appointments.

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  45. I was just disappointed that Skomina didn't have the courage to give the penalty kick. IMO he can't have missed the situation. @Niclas agree on lack of prevention but maybe that also comes from lack of courage and/or self created pressure.

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