June 22, 2016

EURO 2016 Referee Appointments for Matches 33-36: Marciniak, Atkinson, Hategan and Brych to close the Group Stage

UEFA has appointed the referees for the last Group Stage matches of these European Championships.




22/06/2016, 18:00 CET
GROUP F, Match 33
Saint-Denis (Stade de France)
ICELAND
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AUSTRIA


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: Mark CLATTENBURG (ENG)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Simon BECK (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc BATTA (FRA)
UEFA Delegate:  Jānis MEŽECKIS (LVA)


22/06/2016, 18:00 CET
GROUP F, Match 34
Lyon (Stade de Lyon)
HUNGARY
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PORTUGAL

Referee: Martin ATKINSON (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael MULLARKEY (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephen CHILD (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael OLIVER (ENG) 
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Craig PAWSON (ENG)
4th Official: Aleksei KULBAKOV (BLR)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Vitali MALIUTSIN (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo KARLSSON (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Martin STURKENBOOM (NED)


22/06/2016, 21:00 CET
GROUP E, Match 35
Lille (Stade Pierre Mauroy)
ITALY
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IRELAND

Referee: Ovidiu Alin HAŢEGAN (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian SOVRE (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian GHEORGHE (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexandru TUDOR (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian COLTESCU (ROU)
4th Official: Tasos SIDIROPOULOS (GRE)
Reserve Assistant Referee:  Damianos EFTHYMIADIS (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap UILENBERG (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis PROCOPIOU (CYP)


22/06/2016, 21:00 CET
GROUP E, Match 36
Nice (Stade de Nice)
SWEDEN
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BELGIUM

Referee: Felix BRYCH (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark BORSCH (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan LUPP (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian DANKERT (GER) 
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco FRITZ (GER)
4th Official: Matej JUG (SVN)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Jure PRAPROTNIK (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: David ELLERAY (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Bjorn VASSALLO (MLT)

138 Comments:

  1. I post it here so everybody can see it. The exclusive replay of Karasev's penalty shown in the half time.

    https://streamable.com/p84b

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    1. Thank you very much, very well done.

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    2. There is also one from Karasev's position, unfortunately, not recordable (limited to German IPs).

      IMO, this is no penalty.

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    3. My opinion: first contact (by Kirali on #6 ISL) is not a foul. The second contact looked like a clear foul live, but I must say that watching this replay, it was a soft call or perhaps even a wrong one.
      I took a screenshot of the key moment, in my opinion:
      https://s31.postimg.org/ivintv7l7/image.jpg
      Starting from this moment, defender stops his action. The following contact is caused mostly by the attacker which does nothing in order to avoid the collision. Very difficult to spot live, but still, I think that we can't talk about a 100% crucial mistake, sometimes it is really hard to assess such situations. Surely, it isn't a clear penalty and perhaps a very soft one, but for me not a crucial mistake, Karasev very likely will be backed... your views?

      However, it is a pity that the camera closer to action wasn't able to catch this exact moment.

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    4. @Chefren. I wouldn't also mark it as a crucial mistake in the sense of -,50. I don't think PLC and Co will back him but probably they will forgive him.

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    5. I read an article with Attila Dubraviczky ( ex FIFA referee) from Hungary, he said it was a clear no foul. IMO it was a crucial mistake.

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    6. What do you think abut #HUN 4 (Kádár) 's yellow card in 81'?

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    7. I commented this YC live, it was a dive by the opponent in my opinion, no foul. The problem is that the opponent was already booked, so it should have been a second YC...

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    8. So this is a crucial mistake too?

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    9. Prior to replay action (mostly involving the keeper), a defender had an attacker's head held in his arms. IMO this action (preventing the attacker from challenging for the initial corner kick) could very well could have been the PK foul and the referee allowed play to continue for another 3-4 seconds before blowing for the PK.

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  2. I had my doubts at first sight.... thats why I asked Chefren if he was sure. I didn't see any replay after that.... but agree no penalty.

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    1. You were right. Live, it looked like a penalty. Now I'm convinced it wasn't but I still understand Karasev's decision, because it was really difficult and in such situation a crucial mistake is very difficult to assign. If I had this perception live, the same was for Karasev.

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    2. It might be accepted somehow so that no 7.9 is given. My point is that in such a game at such a tournament you simply do not give that soft penalties.

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    3. @Niclas: Its not even a soft penalty IMO. You can argue its misleading...... Therefore I think he will be forgiven depending on how decision was made and communication over the headset. Only PLC and Co will know :-)

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  3. On the topic of forgiven.... Im pretty sure the judgement on Skomina missing the penalty and Rizzoli missing fouls AUT #14 will be evaluated in a more harsh way....

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    1. Are you sure about that with regard to Skomina? I agree that the holding was very blatant. On the other hand, the attacker would have never reached the ball so that the incident was more or less off the ball. The attacker could have continued his run, the holding did, IMO, not cause his descend. So: extreme holding, yes, I would appreciate a penalty. But do you really think for UEFA it is a clear penalty?

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    2. Yes I do. Im sorry.

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    3. Thanks. It will be interesting to see the next appointments.

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    4. Thanks RC. Is this only your opinion or do you know something with realiability?

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  4. Nikolay Levnikov told Gazeta.ru about Karasev team performance (http://www.gazeta.ru/sport/news/2016/06/20/n_8783759.shtml):

    "Karasev did well in both games and got positive evaluation from UEFA Referees Committee. The whole team did well. Karasev implemented all policies prescribed by UEFA. He was in very good physical condition, he read the game correctly. That's why Karasev team impressed UEFA.

    All teams are doing well, only a few incidents were mentioned. 12 teams will continue their work after the group stage. I think that Sergei has chances to work at play-off stage. Today he satisfies all criteria that UEFA established."

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    1. Thanks a lot for this info! Great news, then.

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    2. Good to hear, that does not make the penalty given or the 2nd YC missed (dive) much better though. We'll see who goes after the group stage.

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    3. Thanks a lot, Dmitry for this piece of info.

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    4. Great information ! Thanks. Now I'm very very curious to know which will be the 12 teams on K.O. stage.
      My prediction: Clattemburg, Cakir, Kassai, Brych, Velasco, Eriksson, Mazic, Skomina, Rizzoli, kuipers, Marciniak and Kralovec or Karasev

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  5. Team Atkinson will be observed by Bo Karlsson again whereas Dagmar Damkova and Vlado Sajn won't (have) assess(ed) any team on matchday 3. Is there any reason for not assigning one of them instead? Are they biased because teams Kralovec and Skomina compete with team Atkinson with regard to the knock-out stage? I don't think so.

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  6. UEFA will not replace Atkinson despite the fact that his match affects who England will face on R16.

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  7. 14' Wrong foul and YC for Portugal by Atkinson (Mullarkey). That was in front of AR1. He signalized that. -0.1 for him

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    1. I must admit I saw that differently. Clear foul and caution for me, and an easy and correct call by the officials.

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    2. On the end of 1st half, i will share here a link (video clip).

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    3. I watched replay and now i think you're right. Sorry for my quick comment.

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    4. For me, that is a foul. Nani was forced to jump and even after that there was contact, so foul imo. Consequently, correct YC. (thanks for video btw)

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    5. Agree with that. You're welcome

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    6. I have just seen it. No foul for me. Nani fells after stepping on opponent.

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    7. He steps on opponent because opponent slid into his path. This is a clear foul and should be Cautioned.

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  8. 28' correct YC for HUN player for persistent infringement of the LOTG.

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    1. 34' again corrcet YC for HUN player.

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    2. 40' correct offside call by AR1 Mullareky (Disallowed goal).

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  9. I'm so proud of Polish refereeing team. Excellent spot there, most likely by Musiał. Skulason clearly held Alaba for hand. Great penalty call and YC to Iceland's player.

    However, was there an unfair encroachment by Iceland's player at throw-in leading to the 1-0 goal? It seems so, but who really cares about that at this level?

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    1. No encroachment! One can have doubts whether both feets were on the ground in the moment of throwing the ball in. But come on, don't be nitpicking when such great decision is made. If the replay was not shown, there would be no discussion about that throw-in.

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    2. Do you have some video clip about that momment?

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    3. I will share it as soon as possible.

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  10. Good performance in the first half by Atkinson, and also by Mullarkey. Well spotted foul and YC by Mullarkey, and well spotted offside after '40 minutes. Three correct yellow cards by Atkinson. The English team is doing well.

    I only doubt the play on (no offside) after 24 minutes. Last contact by a defender, yes, but I doubt whether it was deliberate. And I doubt why Atkinson didn't position himself properly after the play on.

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    1. It might be that AR2 Child missed the situation due to the sun.

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    2. I still doubt it, Referee138.

      Niclas: I don't think so. I think he got a signal from Atkinson, also because he stayed at the same spot for a while and had to sprint towards the correct position.

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  11. First impression: 2:2 maybe offside. Hope I am wrong.

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    1. https://s31.postimg.org/o5j2uzp8r/ronaldo_offside.png

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    2. True....crucial mistake by Child, little be inconstant today...

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  12. Unfortunately, quite clear penalty to Austria missed in 48'. Also lack of at least verbal warning to Sigthorsson for illegal use of arm in 51'...

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  13. 74' - Third penalty-area incident. Iceland want a penalty for deliberate handball. Short distance, difficult to say whether the ball was expected by Austrian player, hand is significantly outstretched but not stiff. Enough doubts to let the play go.

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  14. My hot marks for Polish team 7.9/8.4/8.4/7.9/8.5

    Despite the missed penalty, I am almost sure they will stay for KO-phase. An overall very strong impression.

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    1. I'm not sure if that was a penalty. really weird situation, for me Icelandic defender fell through his own legs, obvious contact with the opponent, but so accidental that I would say he could let it go

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    2. I agree it was a weird situation but rolling into opponent's legs while he's jumping for the ball is a clear foul to me.

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    3. After watching this incident, I would even blame AR1 too. Clear and blatant penalty that had to be seen by Marciniak, Sokolnicki and Raczkowski. Either a lack of concentration or a black out, I don't know why they didn't give this penalty.

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  15. Ray HD - I totally agree with your remarks on a difficult match. 2 mistakes. But I understand Marciniak - Frohe his view difficult to judge the 2nd PK-sit. for AUT.
    The maybe-hand play by AUT player not clear enough for PK
    All in all a very good Performance. Still 8.3-8.4

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  16. Solid performance by Atkinson for my taste. 8,5 for me. Good management, foul detection and disciplinary control ! Well done ! Only dark side : offside goal and some mistake D by Child.

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  17. German TV proved: NO OFFSIDE before 2:2, outstanding onside by Child. I wondered why Atkinson overruled him twice, as their were not really any advantages in favour of Hungary in these situations.

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    1. Do you have a screenshot of that? Or a clip?

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    2. I try to get one.

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    3. http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4394/k5x79pen_png.htm

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    4. Well, Philipp was first... ;)

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    5. Thanks both. ;) I think he was right indeed.

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  18. 1': first remarkable challenge of the game by an Irish player, Hategan opted for a warning, good choice.

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  19. 5' I think wrong offside call by AR1 Sovre, without flag, a free kick in favor of Italy should have been whistled.

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  20. 6': I think this time Hategan should have issued a YC, late and reckless tackle still by Ireland, again he opted for a warning, the next significant foul must be a mandatory YC.

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  21. Wrong offside by AR1, then missed YC by Hateganhttps://footballrefereeing.blogspot.com/logout?d=https://www.blogger.com/logout-redirect.g?blogID%3D7902288652493553943%26postID%3D8923185446502320870

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  22. These are the most important situations from Marciniak's game:
    1) Throw-in prior to 1-0 goal
    https://streamable.com/d4h3

    2) Penalty kick awarded for holding:
    https://streamable.com/v437

    3) Penalty missed by Marciniak, Sokolnicki and Raczkowski:
    https://streamable.com/rujl

    4) Handball penalty-appeal
    https://streamable.com/0347

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    1. 48' should not happen when 6 eyes are positioned around.

      2nd penalty appeal for me not deliberately, correct decision.

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    2. i think 1-2-4 is correct for marciniak but it was wrong 3 (i think #23 ISL delibaretely goes #20 AUT's foot)

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    3. Thanks for the videos, I didn't watch the game. Well, I think that the missed penalty in minute 48' is the only clear mistake. You can support, or at least understand, the decisions taken in the other situations.
      1) It was irregular yes, but nobody cares about that... difficult to think that it will be assessed as crucial mistake
      2) Acceptable penalty call, even though soft.
      3) Crucial mistake. I think AAR1 was somehow surprised by this incident. More alertness is needed, and cooperation would have helped there.
      4) Absolutely understandable decision by Marciniak, but at the same time I could find some arguments in favor of the penalty call (however, never a crucial mistake for me, grey area).

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  23. I cannot understand why so many referees wait for the players shooting the ball out instead of stopping the play themselves. Brych now (37') very extremely as he showed it with clear hand signals to the Swedish player.

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  24. I feel Hategan needs to regain control of tussling in the 18 yard box. Ireland maybe should be getting penalties for tugging/elbowing.

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  25. Three cards in 6 minutes in Sweden vs Belgium match.

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  26. Good decision from Brych to show card to belgium #6.He hit swedish player in the face.

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  27. 43' For me, a clear elbow in the back. Ref was right there, and gave nothing. I think Ireland are being very hard done by, with Hategan not willing to make the big calls. They should have had at least one pen for me.

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    1. One should mention that it was inside the box. Anyway I think this situation depends on the referee's line. I saw only this situation, not the whole game. I can accept his decision but a penalty would definitely not be wrong too.

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    2. He's given soft fouls, and ignored others. I think with his line it was a clear pen.

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  28. Great team work between Jug and Brych

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  29. Very convincing team Brych so far. Full control and 4 correctly given YC's. Some problems with his positioning but overall al good first half!!

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    1. Sounds like Brych ;) I agree.

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  30. Solid performance by Brych so far in an overall fair match. Already four YCs in the first half but they seemed all correct. Good cooperation with Jug in 45', correct YC due to a reckless use of elbow.

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  31. I'm not convinced by Hategan's match control or foul detection in that first half. He had a good first match, but I think he needs a couple more years to develop for the big matches.

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    1. I agree with you. The overall impression of first half is for me not positive. Perhaps Ireland is right in asking for a penalty (at least), I must be honest, but apart from that the overall management seems to be affected by the choice to avoid cards in the early minutes of the game. Those were signals, in my opinion. With a different approach, perhaps he would have made things easier.

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  32. Good first half for Brych. My only point for critisism would be foul consistency and especially those committed by attackers.

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    1. And his positioning was awful... Nonetheless sovereign so far and good disciplinary control.

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  33. Howard Webb seems to think Ireland should have had a penalty for the 43' foul, but understands why it wasn't given as he feels the ref could of thought he played the ball first. However, he also mentioned the manhandling in the box and how pens could have been given there.

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  34. Cancelled goal by Brych. Dangerous play by who? The attacker or the defender...?

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    1. Looked more like the defender;s head was too low....goal could have stood imho.

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    2. I think, Ibrahimovic was slightly offside anyway.

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    3. Didn't look like offside. Defenders head was very low. Also the whistle came late? Are we sure it wasn't dangerous play by Zlatan he whistled for?

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    4. Have watched this situation several times now. IMO this is a big mistake by Brych. The Swedish goal should have been allowed. The Belgian defender has his head in a dangerous position.

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    5. Agree. This must be a crucial mistake. https://twitter.com/jtguggedal/status/745723273699270656

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  35. Brych disallowed a goal due to dangerous play, I think. Was the leg really so high or the head of his opponent so low?

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    1. The head was low the entire time (from the time the attacker's kicking foot was on the ground to the time he kicked the ball). The attacker's kick was late (much later than the low header) and therefore dangerous.

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  36. Whom can discuss about that. A bit of both for me. This was a wise call for me.

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  37. Well. A 50/50 decision, you can discuss endless if the head is too low or the foot too high.
    Afterwards very good offside call against Lukaku: No goal.
    All in all good job so far. Typical for Team Brych the good communication.

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  38. Clear SPA. Very good to see Hategan go back to the foul and issue a yellow.

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  39. Very good performance by Brych. Well done. 2 matches on a consistent high level. @Niclas agree on awful positioning sometimes but it didn't have any negative influence on his overall performance. Some technical errors but these always happen. No for me Brych overall number 1 so far. He can only hope the German team will go out........ so he will have a chance..... Overall rating close to 8.5. Now WE have to WandS... for PLC and Co to come with the unexpected... :-)

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    1. You are completely right. Cakir was my no. 1 for the final before the tournament, after the group stage it is Brych or Clattenburg. But both have to hope their countries will go out what probably does not count for Cakir or Eriksson.

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  40. Very good performance by Team Brych. Great communication and physical skills. Some bad positioning in the first half but always in control. A well deserved 8.4 in my opinion!

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  41. Good performance. Chapeau Mark Borsch and Team Brych. He will be never as elegant as the Rizzolis of this world, but good refereeing in both matches.

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    1. Agreed. Good TEAM performance tonight. My marks would be:
      Brych 8.4
      Borsch 8.5
      Lupp 8.4
      Dankert 8.4
      Fritz 8.3
      Jug 8.5

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  42. My early predection for next days
    SUI-POL Rizzoli (ITA)
    WAL-NIR Skomina (SVN)
    CRO-POR Mazic (SRB)
    FRA-IRL Královec (CZE)
    GER-SVK Kassai (HUN)
    HUN-BEL Eriksson (SWE)
    ITA-ESP Cakir (TUR)
    ENG-ISL Turpin (FRA)

    I think go home: Collum, Hategan, Moen, Karasev, Carballo, Atkinson

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    1. IMO Karasev deserves to stay. More than Mazic, Skomina or Cakir.

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    2. I'd swap Turpin with Karasev ;-)

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    3. And what do you think the 2 English Referee? I think one of the English go home..

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    4. Turpin stays and Karasev, Carballo and Atkinson has to go home? Come on...

      It seems as 4 referees have to go home. I guess these will be Moen, Turpin, Hategan and one of Collum/Karasev/Kralovec.

      My predictions are:
      SUI - POL: Eriksson (SWE)
      WAL - NIR: Marciniak (POL)
      CRO - POR: Kassai (HUN)
      FRA - IRL: Mazic (SRB)
      GER - SVK: Skomina (SVN)
      HUN - BEL: Atkinson (ENG)
      ITA - ESP: Cakir (TUR)
      ENG - ISL: Kuipers (NED)

      1/4 finals: Brych, Clattenburg, Velasco Carballo, Rizzoli.

      1/2 finals: Eriksson, Kuipers.

      Final: Brych/Clattenburg/Cakir.

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    5. 1) do you think that the referees should be in the game between the teams which their countries could end up playing in the SFs, or in other words - they are in the same half in R16?

      2) Velasco for QF, seriously? He had two poor performances, both with crucial mistakes (unless Committee sees it otherwise, but I doubt it), I know he is really experienced, but he doesn't deserve it for what he showed here and I think he'll go home

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    6. Cakir also doesn't deserve it (even more than Velasco, IMO). Nonetheless, UEFA needs experienced referees for the knock-out stage.

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    7. If I try to consider the two performances of each referee in this tournament (and nothing more), I would say Cakir, Moen, Velasco, Kuipers, Skomina and Collum have to go home.

      But it's very unlikely that this turns out to be the case (too many experienced and reliable referees among the 6).

      Then it's difficult to predict what the Committee will do, because at the same time it's difficult to send home referees who probably showed better performances in the group phase (e.g. Turpin, Hategan...), telling them "You're not experienced enough and before the tournament, it was almost sure you would leave it after the group phase.".

      Interesting and tough problem for Collina & co.
      Soon we'll know the answer.

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    8. Considering Turpin's first game and Hategan's one today, it should not be too difficult to argue sending them home. Same counts for Moen. The only question for me is the fourth name: Somebody unexpierenced but with good performances (then Karasev or Collum) or someone expierienced with bad performances (then Velasco, Kralovec or Cakir)?

      Due to political reasons I cannot imagine all 3 Clattenburg, Atkinson & Collum stay there. It will be difficult for the Scottish one.

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    9. Well...

      I don't understand which criterion is applied to say:
      - on the one hand, Turpin and Hategan can be ruled out because of their first (Turpin) and second (Hategan) game
      - on the other hand, Karasev and Collum are unexperienced but showed "good performances".

      If I am not wrong, Karasev's second game was, for example, worse than Turpin's first one, at least if we follow the marks given here.
      Plus, Collum's second game was clearly below expectations, (far) far away from convincing.

      So, if the only reason to send Hategan and Turpin home is: "they showed quite a weak performance in one of their games" (without crucial mistake), I don't understand how and why the same process doesn't apply to Collum (same case) and Karasev (crucial mistake).
      But maybe there is an element which I don't see that makes the two situations totally different.


      Moen is a different case for me: 2 poor performances including crucial mistakes. Here I can understand that it should not be too difficult to argue sending him home.

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    10. You're right regarding Karasev and Collum - I didn't see their second game, I simply wrote about their first one and expected a similiar performance in their second one. But it seems as if it was not so?

      Then it should be quite sure for Collum too, probably also for Karasev. Thank you.

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  43. Top-class officiating form Brych and co.

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  44. My predictions:

    Switserland-Poland: Clattenburg
    Wales-Northern Ireland: Rizzoli
    Croatia-Portugal: Brych
    Hungary-Belgium: Eriksson
    France-Ireland: Mazic
    Germany-Slovakia: Marcinak
    Italy-Spain: Skomina
    England-Iceland: Kuipers

    Kassai, Atkinson and Cakir are possible for a QF

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  45. My predictions: the refs who will continue in the tournament are Rizzoli, Brych, Clattenburg, Atkinson, Eriksson, Velasco, Çakir, Marciniak, Kassai, Mazic, Karasev and Kuipers. I have many doubts with Skomina (the penalty in Fra-Sui).

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  46. France-Ireland will be some game. Revanche after Henry's handball back in 2009!!

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  47. My predictions for R16:
    SUI-POL: Kassai, FO: Atkinson
    WAL-NIR: Mazic, FO: Karasev (maybe the other way around)
    CRO-POR: Clattenburg, FO: Hategan
    FRA-IRL: Rizzoli, FO: Brych
    GER-SVK: Collum, FO: Moen
    HUN-BEL: Marciniak, FO: Skomina
    ITA-SPA: Eriksson, FO: Cakir
    ENG-ISL: Kuipers, FO: Turpin

    Direct QFs at least for Brych and Cakir.

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  48. In my view Velasco's Performance too poor to stay. Same for Collum, Moen, Kralovec.
    Turpin still too unexperienced.
    I do not think 2 English teams will stay. So Clattenburg still on the list.
    I would suggest:
    CH -POL Clattenburg
    WAL-NIR Mazic
    KRO-POR Karasev
    FRA-IRL Marciniak
    GER-SVK Hategan
    HUN-BEL Skomina
    ITA-ESP Cakir
    ENG-ICE Kassai
    Quarterfinals:
    CH /POL-KRO/POR Brych
    WAL/NIR-HUN/BEL Rizzoli
    GER/SVK-ITA/ESP Ericsson
    FRA/IRL-ENG/ICE Kuipers

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    1. if cakir appointment ITA-ESP, it will be very hard for italy. :) All Turks hate italy. in here, everybody say italy sold the match. italy didnt RESPECT us. i wanna say again, if cakir appointment ITA-ESP, it will be very hard for italy.

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    2. "All Turks hate Italy" !!??
      In my view prejudices and conspiracy-theories have nothing to do with the idea of fair-play we here are all looking for. I don't have any doubts that Cakir strongly believes in that and is a 100%-Profi. By the way: There is only Skomina who could take charge of ITA-ESP, too, according to the normal principles... and Ericsson is needed for the QF. But I would prefer Cakir.

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  49. Due to political and geographical reasons, I divided 18 referee teams into following groups:

    Eriksson, Moen -> Moen out

    Atkinson, Clattenburg, Collum -> Atkinson or Collum out?

    Brych, Kuipers -> both stay

    Rizzoli, Turpin, Velasco Carballo -> Turpin and/or Velasco out

    Karasev, Kralovec, Marciniak -> Karasev and/or Kralovec out

    Cakir, Hategan, Kassai, Mazic, Skomina -> Hategan and/or Cakir out



    I'm pretty sure it will be done according to this key. Still some question marks though.

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  50. My predictions:

    SUI - POL: Clattenburg (ENG) FO: Atkinson (ENG)
    WAL - NIR: Rizzoli (ITA) FO: Skomina (SVN)
    CRO - POR: Brych (GER) FO: Velasco Carballo (ESP)
    FRA - IRL: Marciniak (POL) FO: Kulbakov (BLR)
    GER - SVK: Kassai (HUN) FO: Sidiropoulos (GRE)
    HUN - BEL: Mazic (SRB) FO: Collum (SCO)
    ITA - ESP: Eriksson (SWE) FO: Çakir (TUR)
    ENG - ISL: Kuipers (NED) FO: Turpin (FRA)

    The only one that I'm pretty sure of is ITA-ESP with Eriksson.

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  51. Off-topic. Can uefa give a penalty for italya according to Article-5 Duties of the associations. They not played their strongest team. ... http://imgur.com/Rt9YF29 ...
    and regulations of the UEFA European Football Championship
    2014-16 http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Download/Regulations/uefaorg/Regulations/02/03/92/81/2039281_DOWNLOAD.pdf

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  52. I understand that Uefa is a political organisation but if you want the best games officiated by the most in form referees then keep those who performed the best regardless of where they are from. Take a leaf out of rugby's book and appoint the best. Having seen them do this with the champions league I hope it continues here

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  53. My prediction:
    SUI-POL Kralovec
    WAL-NIR Velasco
    CRO-POR Eriksson
    FRA-IRL Marciniak
    GER-SVK Karasev
    HUN-BEL Skomina
    ITA-ESP Cakir
    ENG-ISL Kassai

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  54. Predictions only for Saturday:

    Switzerland - Poland
    Kassai (HUN)

    Wales - Northern Ireland
    Karasev (RUS)

    Croatia - Portugal
    Brych (GER)

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    1. It's possibile that we'll see the candidates for the final directly in qf and not in round of 16?

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    2. I don't think so in case of Clattenburg, Skomina and Cakir. Clattenburg is a very strong candidate if England does not reach the HF.

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