June 21, 2016

EURO 2016 Referee Appointments for Matches 29-32: Moen, Turpin, Collum and Kuipers in charge

UEFA has appointed four match officiating teams at once: Clément Turpin will officiate Northern Ireland vs Germany. The simultaneously played Group C match between Ukraine and Poland will be overseen by Svein Oddvar Moen. Scottish William Collum and Dutch Björn Kuipers have been assigned to take control over the Group D deciders.




21/06/2016, 18:00 CET
GROUP C, Match 29
Marseille (Stade Vélodrome)
UKRAINE
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POLAND

Referee: Svein Oddvar MOEN (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas HAGLUND (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank ANDÅS (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ken Henry JOHNSEN (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Svein-Erik EDVARTSEN (NOR)
4th Official: Hüseyin GÖÇEK (TUR)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Bahattin DURAN (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: David ELLERAY (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Roland OSPELT (LIE)


21/06/2016, 18:00 CET
GROUP C, Match 30 
Paris (Parc des Princes)
NORTHERN IRELAND
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GERMANY

Referee: Clément TURPIN (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric CANO (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicolas DANOS (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Benoît BASTIEN (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Fredy FAUTREL (FRA)
4th Official: Slavko VINČIĆ (SVN)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Robert VUKAN (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh DALLAS (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Steen DAHRUP (DEN)


21/06/2016, 21:00 CET
GROUP D, Match 31
Lens Agglo (Stade Bollaerts Delelis)
CZECH REP.
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TURKEY

Referee: William COLLUM (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien MACGRAITH (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Francis CONNOR (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Robert MADDEN (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: John BEATON (SCO)
4th Official: Sergei LAPOCHKIN (RUS)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Nikolay GOLUBEV (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros VASSARAS (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Alan MCRAE (SCO)


20/06/2016, 21:00 CET
GROUP D, Match 32
Bordeaux (Stade de Bordeaux)
CROATIA
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SPAIN

Referee: Björn KUIPERS (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander VAN ROEKEL (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin E. J. ZEINSTRA (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pol VAN BOEKEL (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Richard LIESVELD (NED)
4th Official: Viktor KASSAI (HUN)
Reserve Assistant Referee: György RING (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay LEVNIKOV (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Sviatlana HRYNKEVICH (BLR)



136 Comments:

  1. This appointments mean that Atkinson, Brych, Hategan and Marciniak are still with one appointment so far. Therefore my following predictions:

    Sweden - Belgium: Brych(GER)
    Italy - Ireland: Hategan (ROU)
    Iceland - Austria: Marciniak (POL)
    Hungary - Portugal: Atkinson (ENG)

    I would prefer to swap Brych and Atkinson, but since Clattenburg already handled Belgium in the first matchday, this become more suitable, in my humble opinion.

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    1. Theoretically Marciniak could handle Sweden-Belgium.

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    2. My predictions:

      Sweden - Belgium: Hategan (ROU)
      Italy - Ireland: Marciniak (POL)
      Iceland - Austria: Atkinson (ENG)
      Hungary - Portugal: Brych (GER)

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  2. Mine:
    Sweden - Belgium: Brych (GER)
    Italy - Ireland: Hațegan (ROU)
    Iceland - Austria: Atkinson (ENG)
    Hungary - Portugal: Marciniak(POL)

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    1. I agree with them. Taylor and Grujic could be 4th officials (+ Sidiropoulos/Kulbakov).

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  3. My predictions for Wednesday are yet another permutation:
    Sweden - Belgium: Marciniak (POL), FO: Karasev (RUS)
    Italy - Ireland: Hațegan (ROU), FO: Kulbakov (BLR)
    Iceland - Austria: Atkinson (ENG), FO: Skomina (SVN)
    Hungary - Portugal: Brych (GER), FO: Cakir (TUR)

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  4. Theoretically there are 24 permutations, or more likely 12 considering Atkinson automatically assigned to group F.
    Still waiting for the remaining 8 :)

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  5. Last game Kuipers was appointed for Croatia was in Milano 2014, against Italy.Then, he stopped the match because croatian hooligans were throwing flares and firecrackers on the field.For match against Spain, there is a possibility that hooligans will interrupt match again,but I hope that wont be the case in that match.

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  7. 16': I think missed penalty by Moen in favor of Ukraine.

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    1. After the replay it looks like a correct decision...

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  8. Missed YC by Moen at min' 16

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  9. Missed penalty by Moen for Ukraine?

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  10. Moen:
    5' missing wait-and-see by AR2, promising action denied by that mistake; big point for improvement
    16' strong shout for a penalty (UKR) and no card for SPA afterwards...

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  11. 22' another penalty appeal by Ukraine but this time I agree with play on, quite mutual contact, not only from defender's side... however, I have really problems in accepting Moen's style.

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    1. Me too. He is so unsure. The yellow card in 38' was shown with a significant delay. Teamwork? YC shown after seeing the player writhing with pain on the ground? A stronger reaction for a foul close to benches in 41' should be applied. Lacking tactical approach. And it's a really easy-going game...

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    2. Did he also do anything right? What was positive?

      Turpin not challenged at all, my grandma could referee this game. No problems and alert assistants.

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    3. Yeah, bookings were all OK and good no-penalty call in 22' (most likely Johnsen's input). But still if you have such basic deficits...

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    4. It is indeed difficult to find something positive. Yes, the cards given and the second penalty appeal (22') but it is a question of approach, he seems always to be not focused on the game. I don't know how to explain that, but for example there isn't any prevention.

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  12. Solid performance by Turpin in a not too difficult match.

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  13. Easy match for Turpin - no problems so far. Solid performance.
    45' was maybe a bit painful for AR1, he got hit by the ball.

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  14. After watching replays:
    5' mistake by AR2 (lack of wait-and-see; -0.1 or even -0.2)
    16' penalty kick should have been awarded to UKR - 7UKR shields the ball and is kicked by 3POL; the referee had no chance to see it from his position, AAR1 with a free sight; I would award a crucial mistake only to AAR1 (poor Johnsen at this Euro...)
    22' Good no-penalty call most likely after advice received from Johnsen
    38' YC probably after advice from 4OF, visually poor
    41' He should warn Polish player to calm down the Ukrainian bench

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    1. I agree, the offside mistake by AR2 for now is the only call for him, so in case of match ended without other significant decisions, mark should be 8.2, because not still expected level.

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  15. Good performance by Turpin in an easy-going match.

    I think that Toni Kroos has a taped ring on his finger. Surely that's not allowed.

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  16. Moen was better in second half, AR2 with a correct offside in the added time.

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    1. That's good to hear, but generally his performance on this tournament is below the expected level.

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  17. Turpin solid again not a too difficult second half. Actually I liked his performance. Overall 8.4 for me

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  18. Overall an easy match for Turpin, no problems at all. Expected level and therefore the mark should be 8.4.

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  19. I can only agree, 1 wrong corner was the only real mistake in a fully good performance. No challenges, no problems, full control, 8.4 x 6

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    1. I fully agree! Absolutely easy game nearly without any mistake! Clear 8,4

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  20. Mark for Moen and his team?

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    1. Mine:
      7.7 / 8.4 / 8.2 / 7.9 / 8.4 (4OF: 8.5)

      7.7 seems harsh but it's really not such. Moen was extremely passive, one can even say he was not interested in what was going on. Total lack of alertness, no anticipative movements, his line of sight was often totally obstructed and he did nothing to create a better visual angle. Many calls were made by 4OF even in Moen's area of responsibility. I would call his performance as lacking in controlling the events. The 7.5-7.7 mark is reserved for such performances among others, especially if we take into account how easy to handle was that match... In overall picture, the Norwegian team was the worst at this Euro.

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    2. As always, your analysis are comprehensive and precise. Thanks.

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  21. 7' very good decision by AR1 on CRO-ESP

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  22. Triple excellent assessment before Spain 0-1 by AR1 van Roekel...

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  23. Excellent on side decision 2x by AR 1 in team Kuipers. 0 - 1.

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  24. Wonderful Van Roekel with triple good judgements with 1-0 from Spain ! Congratulations here !

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  25. Deliberate handball in Croatia's penalty area?

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    1. IMO no. Short distance, natural position of hands and deflected ball. Spanish player didn't see the ball.

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  26. Correct YC for Croatian player in 30'.

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    1. I don't think so, there's a Spanish defender not far from the corner flag.

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  28. Good first half for team Kuipers. Van Roekel excellent in the situations leading up to 0 - 1. Kuipers in full control. Full acceptance so far.

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    1. Agree. Only 8 fouls (4-4) at 1st half.

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  29. Hi Niclas and Chefren ! Is there possible offside active position of Rakitic (or other i'm not sure) before croatian goal ?

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    1. I can't be sure about Rakitic's position, in case of offside his attempt to hit the ball by head should be punished because he jumped together with the opponent influencing him. But was that offside?

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    2. We have to see again ! Thanks chefren for answering :)

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    3. There have not been that many (clear) replays, but it seems to me as if the CRO player possibly in an active offside position is level with the ball on the moment the ball is played, so no offside at all...

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    4. http://imgur.com/gaiiSfW

      This is the moment just after the CRO player plays the ball. Both CRO players in the penalty area seem to be behind the SPA player, so no offside. Good call by AR2. (Couldn't find a better replay...)

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    5. http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4394/fjreg75k_jpg.htm

      To resolve these doubts - 1,5/2 m onside.

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    6. Thanks Niclas, that's a better view :)

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  30. Wild east in Lens. Bad 1st half of Team Collum. He had no Match control for 30 min. and had to struggle hard to win it back the last better 15 min.
    Min.6 missed "wrestling" foul CZ just in front of the Box.
    No warnings in div.Situations.
    19.min. Totally wrong offside-call in very dangerous sit. against TUR. -0.1
    21.min. missed YC, at least missed warning Kaderabek/CZ
    22.min. missed YC against TUR/8 for hard ellbow-foul.
    -0.1
    26.min. missed YC or at least warning after correct advantage TUR ag. CZeche midfielder
    32.min.good offside call Necid/CZ
    34.min. correct and clear YC ag.TUR/13
    36.min. good YC Plasil for tactical foul
    37.min. well-done: No foul against TUR before good Chance CZ +0.1
    38.min. correct YC of CZ/8
    43.min. missed 2nd YC or at least strong warning for tact. Foul Pavelka/CZ -0.1
    In many sit. bad body language and he seems not to know what to do. One of the worst 1st half I've seen in France so far.

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  31. Very soft call from Kuipers with Nolito : voluntary pushing near penalty area and i think mandatory YC missed ( also with Morata just before : too many warnings with him i think...) but "psychologic refereeing" applied again ;)

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  32. 64': big penalty appeal by Croatia here... AAR1 involved.

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    1. After having watched replay, I think correct decision by Kuipers and AAR1.
      There are two contacts, both no fouls.

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  33. I don't think the foul itself was a mandatory YC however u have a point on twice Morata. Having said that his approach keeps the game going and he keeps full control and has respect of all players. U can like or dislike his style but its about the effect of his style on the match. And I think it has a positive effect in this match.

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  34. I think he should have cautioned Morata also for tactical reasons.

    Overall very good Performance.

    BUT just now for me NO PENALTY. Wrong decision at first glance.

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    1. U might be right but I havent seen a good replay.....

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    2. I saw the replay. He is stepped on the heel thats why they both go down. So penalty for me.

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    3. Will check replays later on.

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    4. Agree with RC on that one.

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  35. Kuipers was pushed by #11 CRO after a penalty decision in favor of Spain. Such behavior should be punished by a RC in my opinion.

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    1. I didn't see any contact, although there was definitely a confrontation that warranted a YC.

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    2. Totally agree with you, but i think it was a no penalty. Ramos's foul was bigger IMO

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    3. Well there was no foul at all in the 1st penalty appeal.... You cannot compare apples and oranges.

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  36. Missed RC for croatian 11?

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  37. Omg i' m si sorry for Kuipers but you can't whistle this for penalty after a brave call before with No fault by Ramos...very bad choice here !

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  38. Hmmm...can't blame Kuipers, but Silva went down reeeeeeeeeally easily. I'm not sure I would reject simulation either.

    The penalty could/should have been retaken, though; the goalie was almost at the goal area line by the time the kick was taken.

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  39. Well, it is never discussed but it seems to me that nowadays keepers are allowed to do everything before a penalty kick. No efficient control by referees regarding their positioning on the line.

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  40. Offside goal for Turkey!
    Not hard to detect for ar1. Sadly flag stay down.

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  41. The goalkeeper saved the ball standing 3m in the field. Reminds me on Brych. Common sense makes it acceptable most likely.

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    1. AAR2 should report this. It was too much.

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    2. Looking again, I think that the Gk is only 1m (maybe 1.5m) off line when shot is taken. In fact the encroachment from the CRO player at the edge of the penalty arc is more significant in my opinion.

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  42. The penalty decision itself is okay in my opinion, but if you watch the whole game, the decision is very hard.
    But for me NO crutial mistake

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  43. I think the defender (undeliberately) hit the ankle of the attacker that caused him to fall. I'm not convinced it's completely wrong.
    Crooatian #11 got a YC for dissent

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    1. My conclusion also. I think penalty correct

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    2. Yes, I also think the decision is right. Kuipers does a very good job tonight.

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    3. Of course he hit him. The question is whether deliberately (the arms were raised as an excuse 1 second before the contact..) or whether it is a football-typical crossed running path case which UEFA mostly deems as bad luck (no foul).

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    4. No No No....not agree with you... Impossible to give PK for That with his kind of management Behavior...

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    1. A bit harsh and unwarranted, no?

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  45. As our English commentator said, 'AAR2 should really be paying for his ticket'. The GK was too far off his line not to be booked. It's even be made more clear in the new LOTG.

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    1. And your commentator is correct!!

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  46. Second goal for Turkey. Offside or not? Look at Czech player's leg.
    https://s31.postimg.org/z00j3f2kb/cze_tur.jpg

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    1. At any rate, I would back AR1. The leg can keep ONSIDE the player, we can't be sure.

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    2. Of course, we need to be on his side. :)

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    3. Did the ball touch #17 TUR?

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  47. NO PK for me and the keeper should have been punished with a YC and the PK retaken. Big mistake of team Kuipers. Second half less good comparing to his first half.

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  48. Penalty kick procedure- nothing? 3 or 4 Croatian players in penalty area.
    https://s32.postimg.org/v462x84it/penalty_kick_for_Spain.png

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  49. I wish the blog observers wisdom :-)

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  50. Whom can discuss if it was a PK or not. Silva was surely tripped. He was looking at the ball and has never seen the Croatian defender. But it is a questionable call for sure. But for me no crucial mistake. The PK should have been retaken for sure!! The first appeal was no foul and good teamwork (AAR1).

    Overall one of the best performances so far. Strong personality and a high level of control. His body language was superb and you can see Kuipers is respected bij the players. But again overall a very strong performance and in this form Kuipers will be ready for another assignment!

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    1. Respected by the players? Second half lots of dissent and reactions by players. After PK given this player touched Kuipers two times.

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    2. Respect and emotions are two different things. If you take the whole match, and not one big moment, you can see he is respected a lot. Name me one player who gets a PK against him and is laughing and sliming to the referee.....

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  51. Do you think that Liesveld can get a crucial mistake for the irregular save? It was really blatant. He was there just to check that, no need to control the line, thank to GLT...

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    1. Chefren..... I must be honest..... it is IMHO..

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    2. For me both the referee and AAR2 are responsible.

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    3. I share Edward's feelings. Of course it depends on how responsibilities have been discussed and distributed before the game. As this quintet is going to matches for many years, I guess they have a standard in penalty situations.

      Kuipers seemed to focus on the attackers standing at the penalty area line, preventively keeping them away to avoid encroachment. But this can be done before the penalty. During the penalty, AR2 is there to check encroachment of the 16,5m line. Actually, Kuipers and AAR2 are both there to focus on the attacker and/or goalkeeper. 3 metres are not acceptable. The Croatian players would have "killed" Kuipers if he had ordered the penalty to be repeated. But we can expect from such a profiled refereeing team to have the courage and guts to not care about that. Having said that, the performance was nonetheless one of the best at the tournament, assumed that the penalty was all right (replays still to be checked more deeply).

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    4. There is encroachment from the GK on AAR2 side, but also there are 4 more Croatian players doing the same on Kuipers side and that is his responsibility.

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    5. We already have Brych's unlucky example on the EL final. When you are a team, you have to be prepared for such cases. Such blatant movement from the GK can't pass unnoticed.

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    6. It should. It's a clear mistake which happens on a situation with no room for interpretation and which is clearly against the LOTG.

      Anyway, I think Kuipers performance was really good and nobody here in Spain can blame his team for the result. In fact, they are already blaming some players and the coach (which is fully deserved IMO, but it's not a refereeing matter, so I'll stop here).

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  52. Possible. It was clear and as Niclas has said before, it is understandable that they let it go on. We don't know what Liesveld said too Kuipers and what was going on. But it is surely possible for me.

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  53. Collum did better but not well the 2nd half. Better match control. Clearer signals.
    49 min. correct YC TUR/7
    64.min. Crucial mistake: Clearly wrong offside-call in very dangerous turkish attack -0.2. The free kick afterwards because foul CZ nevertheless led to 2nd goal TUR - and this one might really be offside now. For me too close to call.
    78.min.missed YC Kudil/CZ after ellbowfoul.
    87. correct YC CZ/18
    All together a difficult match, but with his bad match control in first 30 minutes Collum caused the problems himself. 7.8

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  54. I'm afraid but even in real time I didn't see a foul on the Spanish player. Even more, the other Spanish player made contact with the defender (of course no foul) and thus the defender made contact with the striker. Also looking at the entire movement and dynamics of the situation, everything IMO was 'no penalty' - defender between two strikers, no contact with feet, no use of arms, even at the fall I think the attacker didn't appeal for a penalty. But that's just my point of view.
    We discuss a lot on penalties like Karasev's which (IMO) is understandable in real time (replay rather no foul), but this one was no foul for me even in real time.
    On the other hand, acceptable dealing with the Croatian defender. I think, in such situations it appears to be be worse on TV then it really is with all the emotions etc. imagine Kuipers sending the defender off in this situation....

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  55. Looking at the Round of 16 / QFs....

    Italy vs Spain cannot be refereed by Brych, as very likely the winner will play Germany in the QFs. The winner of this game could play England, so Clatts would be out for the QF Spain/Italy-Germany (if Slovakia lose against Germany). How ever you see it. I think a Cakir in top form would be needed. At least I don't see many other names, Kuipers is out for the R16 match, Brych too, Clatts would be possible - and Eriksson of course.

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    1. My first thought for ITA - ESP was indeed Brych!But I forgot that the winner of Italy - Spain will play against the winner of Germany's game, so Brych should be out, but we can't give that for 100% sure.
      Well, other names: indeed, despite of the mistake in Belgium - Ireland, I think Cakir is still a candidate. Then Skomina and Eriksson.
      For now, referees who already officiated Italy and Spain in group stage, should be out (Clattenburg, Kassai and Mazic among others). I don't see other names. Remember that this game was 2012 final...

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    2. Following these rules and principles I could think about the following matches and ref. ...
      Next round:
      CH - POL Clattenburg
      WAL- TUR Rizzoli
      KRO- AUT(ICL) Hategan
      FRA- NIR Kuipers
      GER- SVK Karasev
      POR- BEL Kassai
      ITA- ESP Cakir
      ENG- HUN Marciniak

      Quarter-Finals
      CH/POL - KRO/AUT Brych
      WAL/TUR - POR/BEL Skomina
      GER/SVK - ITA/ESP Ericsson
      FRA/NIR - ENG/HUN Mazic



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    3. Expect the unexpected :-)

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    4. I also had in mind Marciniak. By the way, if UEFA agreed with all what Kuipers did yesterday - I think he was not really in the Spanish newspapers (?) - then he should not be forgotten. UEFA has shown multiple times that they do not care at all whether a referee has refereed a team on a group stage matchday 3 (or 5/6 in CL). Just to have said - otherwise, I would prefer someone from England.

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    5. I can't imagine Skomina and Mazic to qet a QF.

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    6. Given Cakir's recent performances, I would not give him ITA-ESP. For me he has not been completely focused in his matches so far, and I find it quite risky to give a referee who has shown that is not at his best level so far in this tournament such a match. It's a KO game and it between two of the, a priori, favourite teams to win the tournament. Whatever happens in that match will have a lot of repercussion and might not be good for him. On the other hand, maybe that is what Cakir needs, a match with a lot of pressure, to get back to his best level.

      However, I would not take the risk, and I would appoint Clattenburg, as England is two rounds away, and I don't see a real problem with the fact that he already handled Italy in MD1, as I believe he was not really criticised and seems to be in good form.

      In other news, there are reports in Spain about Kuipers and the penalty in spanish press, but quite hidden and not really complaining, only stating the fact that it should have been repeated. On the other hand, they admit that it was not a penalty.
      MARCA: http://www.marca.com/futbol/eurocopa/2016/06/21/5769a82c46163f8c318b45cd.html
      AS: http://futbol.as.com/futbol/2016/06/21/eurocopa/1466541693_730396.html (they are a bit more critic, but the piece of news is also quite hidden).
      No mention at all in Mundo Deportivo nor Sport, so Kuipers is pretty safe from repercussion, which is fully deserved as his performance, apart from the PK, was good.

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    7. I think that we'll see Rizzoli and Clattenburg in quarter final and not IN round of 16 because they are the candidates for final

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  56. Well, do you often see the penalties retaken? In such tournaments? It is clear and blatant for sure, but with common sense let's be honest - Ramos penalty was crap, that's mainly why it was saved. TBF I think that rule is placed in LOTG as a POSSIBLE sanction and if it wasn't there, then it would be impossible to keep order during the penalties, but in practice it is dead rule. Would be harsh to count it as crucial mistake IMO and I think that Kuipers in both of his games showed that he is surely amongst the elite of elite and without Holland in the tournament, he surely should get QF at least

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    1. Very good point. But still not ok IMO.

      BTW. Another angle on the penalty call. Maybe not the best quality, but I really don't see a punishable contact at the feet / heel. https://vimeo.com/171648120

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    2. Well, you can't see much here. From replays I saw it seemed that the contact occured between left knee of the defender and left ankle of Silva

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    3. This might be. But if so, completely undeliberate. For me, after matching many live views and replays, my view still is NO penalty.

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    4. The LOTG do not contain "possible sanctions," only mandatory sanctions. Let's clarify:
      "The defending goalkeeper must remain on the goal line, facing the kicker, between the goalposts until the ball has been kicked." (p. 95)
      "the goalkeeper or a team-mate infringes the Laws of the Game:
      • if the ball enters the goal, a goal is awarded
      • if the ball does not enter the goal, the kick is retaken; the goalkeeper is cautioned if responsible for the infringement" (p. 96)

      There is no such thing as a "possible," or optional sanction. Also, you that it exists to maintain order; well, to maintain order, you have to apply the sanctions when necessary. Plainly, on this penalty, order is not maintained, as the goalkeeper is at the goal area line when the ball is kicked.

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  57. Comment sense?? If you are a strong referee and you want to show that you are an authority, then you let the PK retaken and give the GK a YC. Now Spain is 2nd and have to play against Italy. So huge effects on the next round. Besides the GK, 4 players of the defending team were in the penalty area. How can you close your eyes for this? Then skip the LOTG and make your own rules. For me this is unacceptable with 6 officials.

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    1. Alright, then how many penalties are taken "lawfully"? 5%? I'm talking not only about those missed but also scored - if you watch it closely then probably none of those given during the tournament was OK according to LOTG. Plus, the goalie during the moment of the kick wasn't 3m away, it was maybe a yard, which I think is (practically, looking at this type of situations) still acceptable. Even Spanish players themselves did not complain. I'm not saying it's a totally good call, but it isn't fair if we cover really good performance of Kuipers with this incident, which BTW, if you think about it, happen all the time

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    2. I don't know from where you are, but I'm from Spain and, although I agree that if the LOTG state that if the goalkeeper advances from the goal line before the ball is kicked it must be retaken and the goalkeeper cautioned, Spain will have to play against Italy because they were really poor at defending and not as bright as usual when attacking (of course Croatia had a lot to do with that). Of course, the penalty should have been retaken, but who tells you that it would have been scored this time?

      For me it is a crucial mistake because it is like not awarding a penalty kick (though I don't know if UEFA considers that as so), but I would not blame Kuipers for the result.

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  58. No one mentioned Srna's dissent. Was a YC enough? Srna strongly pushed Kuipers with chest. I know referees who would've sent him off for that.

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    1. I agree. Was Kuipers afraid of Croatian players?

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    2. Read above, I mentioned this situation, and I agree with you! Red card...

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    3. Surely not mandatory RC and from the replays you can argue he didn't mean to push him (and rather didn't stop on time - saying that the only push I saw was the one from the right side of Kuipers straight after the whistle)
      I think that actually management and selling the decision was pretty good. It surely wasn't a stonewall peanlty and in such games and Croatians dissent from them is more than sure and could he do much more? He took out the biggest trouble maker out of the crowd and shown him YC there - showing the calm approach, sureness and composure - nice!

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    4. Sorry, but I think a red card would be exaggerated. Of course, I understand your view and arguments and I actually share them. In the context of such a match, with Croatian hooligans having announced to storm the pitch and attack the referee before the game, with understandable emotions in a Balcan team who are fighting for a good position in the KO stage, the referee should deescalate such situations and not inflame the action. My view - but of course, clear, strong body contacts have to be red-carded. This one was light, and maybe Kuipers - who does not have this camera angle - could not 100% sure whether it was an intended push or just an uncontrolled body contact or whatever. YC in game-reality, RC ideally for me.

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    5. I'm with Niclas on this one. YC is perfectly acceptable.

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  59. For me following your arguments, what I do, after only a short, light contact and when you are not sure that te foul was intended, I would def. not give a RC!
    But then repeat PK and YC for the keeper.

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    1. i agree with u. where is the goalkeeper? :) http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4394/7uhbo5nt_png.htm

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  60. For me following your arguments, what I do, after only a short, light contact and when you are not sure that te foul was intended, I would def. not give a RC!
    But then repeat PK and YC for the keeper.

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  61. I watched the entire match turkey - czech republic. Collum and him team not qualify for EURO 2016.

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  62. IMHO Hategan and Marciniak could be the unexpected for future EURO 2016 matches.

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  63. I have rewatched Collum in full and his performance was really below the level of this tournament. Significant deficits in personality, verbal warnings and prevention. Too tolerant line (however he was not fully consistent in that) with 1-2 missing clear YCs which inflamed the match instead of keeping it calm. No suitable approach for this reason. Apart from that, too hesitant and reactive, too modest body language.

    Crucial mistake by AR1, another offside error by AR2.

    The 2nd half was more positive and actually most of his calls could be somehow justified - the problem was that the overall, big picture was simply far away from convincing.

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    1. Conspiracy theories are not tolerated on this blog.

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    2. OK, I agree. Still, there were some serious issues in my removed mail: diving in the penalty area, physical attack on the referee, moving of the GK during the execution of the PK ...

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