July 1, 2016

Viktor Kassai to handle EURO 2016 Quarterfinal between Germany and Italy

Hungarian Viktor Kassai has been appointed by UEFA Referees Committee to handle the sonorous quarterfinal between Germany and Italy, to be played on Saturday. This will be his third match in the competition, and he will meet again Italy, after having officiated them in group stage. To complete the appointment, Polish Szymon Marciniak will work as fourth official. The team will be observed by Hugh Dallas. 



02/07/2016, 21:00 CET
Match 47
Bordeaux (Stade de Bordeaux)
GERMANY
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ITALY

Assistant Referee 1: György RING (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel TÓTH (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tamás BOGNAR (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ádám FARKAS (HUN)
4th Official: Szymon MARCINIAK (POL)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Pawel SOKOLNICKI (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh DALLAS (SCO) 
UEFA Delegate: Martin STURKENBOOM (NED)
The 3rd Team Main Observer: RIK B (NED)

200 Comments:

  1. So, Eriksson or Kuipers for the last QF? And Eriksson or Kuipers directly in one of the last 3 games?

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    1. I would rather bet on Eriksson, with Kuipers getting a semi.

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    2. I think not because Kuipers can't referee Belgium and his performances aren't enough for Italy/Germany- France.

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  2. I think Kuipers or Eriksson will "just" be the fouth official in one of the last three games.
    The other one will be in charge of France against Iceland

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  3. So...I predicted Mazic for this game but I'm OK too with this kinda appointment. Kassai did well in my opinion and deserves it. I think that after GER v ITA he will be sent home.
    Reading the comment of Chefren I changed my idea since the good points he wrote for the other and the last quarterfinal. Now Kuipers could be the proper name for it.

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  4. I'm even more convinced that Eriksson and Mazic for the semis. Rizzoli (if Germany goes through) and Brych (If Italy). I don't think Clattenburg for the final. He has already taken charge of Champions League final in May. It is time for someone else. Back in 2012 UEFA appointed Proenca both for UCL final in Munich and for the EURO final in Kyiv. This time I hope and I am hardly convinced that it will not happen again. I can be wrong....We will see...

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  5. It's quite difficult to predict the SF appointments with so many possible combinations.

    IMO Eriksson or Kuipers should be on SF1 and Clattenburg or Rizzoli/Brych on the other one.

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  6. I have a feeling that we won't see Brych and Rizzoli again. One of Eriksson/Kuipers for quarter final, one for semi-final. Mazic second semi-final. And Clattenburg is already booked for the final.

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    1. I don't think that PLC would be an observer to Brych just to send him home after an excellent performance....

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    2. It's getting more and more difficult to chose the referees. I think Collina is gonna make us a big surprise for the last matches...and unfortunately one or two referees will come back home without another match.

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    3. I'm with Alvaro, I'm sure that there will be surprise if we can even call it surprise.

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  7. I thick that kassai and skomina should be fully satisfied about their tournament and I'm happy for them. Tuey missed 2014 Fifa WC for technical reasons and till few months ago a lot of people had about their recovery and reliability. now they come back to old great level.

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  8. Most important - maybe we should wait until we have seen Brych, Kassai and Eriksson/Kuipers in their 3rd games...

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    1. I keep saying.... next match could be Erikssons last match as a referee. With that in mind my prediction at this moment would be Ericsson for a (semi) final.

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  9. Somehow I expected Cakir to handle both Semifinals (as seen in UEFA Champions League)...

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  10. Does anyone recognize who the player fouled is?
    http://www.freiepresse.de/DYNIMG/35/01/5453501_W620.jpg

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    1. Indeed, Marciniak.

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    2. Oh my words! He is Marciniak, isn't it?

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    3. Yes he is it! He has played football im Germany years ago

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  11. What are the odds of Mazic handling FRA - ISL? I personally wouldn't be surprised...

    Cracking appointment for Kassai!

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    1. In principle, a good idea - but I think the circumstance that he is 4th official today rules him out.

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  12. Do you realy think that it will be finish for skomina and kassai?... I am not sure..

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  13. Excellent cooperation now detecthing this foul and disallowing the goal scored by Germany.

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  14. AR1 missed offside 29'

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  15. 29' missed offside by Ring, but luckily a few later he reported a foul by the player in offside.

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  16. 29' small offside missed by AR1?

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  17. Marciniak has much to do with Italian coach... I think Kassai should have talked to him regarding mobbing between 20'-24'...

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    1. Conte is much calmer now. It seems Marciniak did his job properly!

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  18. 43' oustanding ONSIDE by Vencel Toth...

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  19. On of the hardest situations you can have. Perfectly done!

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  20. Easy game so far for Kassai, not too challenging. Only one inverted foul and at 29' the error from AR1.

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  21. I must say - very good first half by Kassai. Solid performance. Correct to disallow the goal. Ring with one missed offside.

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  22. Wonderful onside call

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  23. Also great to see how Kassai reacted on Kimmich' dissent towards AR1.

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    1. Great remark. I was positively impressed as well, Kassai was very authoritative, this is what I would like to see in every match.

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  24. So far so good.
    Average football. Not much situations for referees, but they manage this match very good.
    Italy will pass...

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  25. Very well Kassai in the first half.

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  26. I see a very alert and concentrated Kassai, really good performance so far. Correct and important decision to disallow Germany's goal, likely AAR1 cooperated. In 27' he could have given a YC for SPA after a well applied advantage - application of the advantage rule was very good in general. AR1 with a blatant missed offside flag, luckily he detected the foul later on. Superb onside by AR2 in 43', well done!
    I think the second half will be more intensive, but if Kassai keeps this level, I've no worries about that.

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  27. Collina on the stands talking animatedly to Dallas during half time.

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  28. I thought the referee was silent on two first half dives

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  29. Minute 56 excellent YC for dissent

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  30. Another great yellow card for reckless challenge

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  31. Great cooperation by Toth I think, it was very far away from Kassai's position.
    I'm watching a very, very good performance so far.

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  32. Third mandatory YC - Parolo with studs up on the back of the opponent. One could say close to RC.

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    1. Maybe foul for Italy before that?

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    2. Missed foul, I agree.

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    3. Missed foul led to 3rd yc for ITa in 5min

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  33. 63' correct offside call by Ring.

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  34. One is clear After 60 minutes - the phenomenon kassai seems to be back ;) great Performance so far

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  35. Missed offside before Germany goal...

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    1. You mean the pass from the GK of Germany to Gomez?

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    2. Yes Gomez then tried to play the ball by jumping close to opponent - flag to be raised in my opinion, but extremely difficult to read.

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    3. Surely no crucial mistake, as it was not really the same situation.

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    4. Never a mistake even if 10cms offside.

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  36. Minor detail, but missed incorrect throw-in by italy close to AR1in '63. Throw-in went with one leg in the air and other one on the ground.

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  37. Wow what a difficult correct onside decision from AR2

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  38. 68' very good onside by AR2.

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  39. Now another excellent ONSIDE by Toth. He was unlucky before Germany's goal. I wouldn't penalize him so much because it was really difficult, a leg was offside, but indeed this was a crucial situation... for the rest a very good performance.

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  40. Amazing call from AR2, fantastic !

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  41. Onside IMO, but I need to rewatch.

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  42. Double deliberate handball, well :) Excellent call by Kassai, but I couldn't imagine a referee missing such foul :D

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    1. If this is penalty, then also are situations from last night (everybody says no penalty), as well as situation in Brych's first match.

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  44. Kassai is my opinion excellent so far. Believe me, he looks like the "old" phenomenon we knew at 2010 WC.

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    1. I wrote the same a few minutes ago :-)

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    2. Absolutely, Chefren!

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  45. Never penalty! Not a natural position, but ItsliansItalians player played the ball and it HIT Boateng's arm. But, Collina likes this.

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    1. This is simply one of many unwritten rules. If a player has his hands in such position, over his head and there is a ball contact with hand, it's ALWAYS a penalty.

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    2. @RayHD 100% agree with you, clear penalty

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    3. Where can one read that unwritten rule? :-) Almost everything is unwritten about handball in PK area! We saw three handballs in EL final and for Eriksson neither one was penalty and for us here at least two of them had to be penalties. Arm down to the ground - no penalty. Arm in air stopping attack - no penalty... There were many situations only this year in CL and EL and in most situations we saw totally different decisions.

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  46. Penalty was correct but penalty procedure wasn't. One or two Italian players and one German player come in early.

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    1. What about the run-up to the penalty? Was that fluent enough / in one movement?

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    2. https://youtu.be/LqvikEDy5Hk

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  47. Maybe yellow for Boateng? Simililar situation happened in match where Croatia and Czech Republic played, then croatian player got yc for handball.

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    1. Come on, totally different situation!

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    2. In Croatia - Czech Republic the ball was touched and a head butt by an opponent was impeded. In GER-ITA, Boateng kept both arms raised stopping a ball deflected by an opponent. It wasn't a clear pass or a shot on goal, so I think no card is OK.
      Basically, this was enough to punish the position of both arms, when you do that, a penalty must be whistled in all circumstances.
      However, watching replays, I really can't understand what Boateng had in his mind... shocking... :D

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    3. Doesnt need YC such positions. Simply handball no doubt.

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  48. Penalty kick must be retaken.
    Similar situation as Kuipers.
    5-6 player from both teams are in wrong position. Italy n.17 almost between Kassai and ball on penalty spot

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    1. https://youtu.be/LqvikEDy5Hk

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    2. Kassai's position is to be blamed here. None of the players are past him. If he places himself 1-1.5 m from PA line, much better.

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  49. Vintage Kassai. Best performance of the tournament so far. Very very good! Spot on! If he keeps it up, Collina must give him the ticket to Saint-Denis for the final on 10 July!

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    1. I agree ! A fantastic performance from all the members of the team ! Best performance of the tournament :)

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  50. Yes, fantastic Kassai, very concentrated.

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  51. Really rising to the occasion. One of the most challenging matches and Kassai does not falter. Not even for a minute. Kassai is bordering on perfection.

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  52. Now the incorrect yc given by marciniak could be really Important (hunmels)

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  53. Excellent performance. 8.5-8.6 for Kassai and Toth so far.

    Of course Marciniak's YC against Hummels is becoming painful now.

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  54. Incorrect yc? I don't think so.

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    1. The one in GER-SVK.

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    2. The YC from Marciniak? Total clear incorrect

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    3. Ah ok ok, I haven't understood. Sorry

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  55. I think Kassai is magnificant. I would appoint him for the final without a doubt.

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  56. Possible red card for Pellé?

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    1. Room for discussion about RC, yes, given the point of the impact with the opponent, but I would accept a YC as well.

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    2. Borderline IMO. I accept yc too

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    3. YC is correct. Not enough force for it to be "excessive force".

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  57. I'm really speechless - Kassai has eyes watching everything this evening - absolutely mandatory YC to Pellè immediately given. Live, I had missed this foul.

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    1. Excellent cooperation through the whole game! Brilliant.

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    2. AR2 helped here. Kassai pointed to him just before/after wielding card....

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  58. Puuuh. Actually Pelle should be sent off.

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    1. If Kassai didn't detect directly the foul (it looked like AR2 call), it can be explained why YC was issued. In case, Toth should have reported a straight RC - very rare. But before giving my final statement, I want to rewatch the intensity of the challenge.

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    2. I think there was a 'thumbs up' from Kassai to AR2.

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    3. In my view, there is not enough force to make it a RC. The foot sort of 'slides' off and grazes the player, instead of being planted in the leg. So correct YC for me.

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  59. Very nasty challenge by Pellè. Lucky to escape with a YC.

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  60. Incorrect yc to hummels? No way.

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  61. Missed YC for Giaccherini? Delaying the re-start of the game?

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    1. The warning was acceptable and within the spirit of the game.

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  62. Absolutely correct YC to Pellè. He did not want to hurt the German player at all, he just failed the timing. RC would show lack of understanding of the game.

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  63. Giaccherini YC for deliberate handball while protesting for a previous foul not whistled. I think Kassai missed that foul.

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    1. I think this YC was for diving - correct decision IMO.

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    2. Play was continued with indirect free kick. Therefore the card must be for simulation, not for handball. Wrong decision in my opinion.

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    3. YC was for handball. It is bigger mistake if it was for a dive, because it was foul and Kassai missed it. Minutes before Ozil dived, and got free kick.

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    4. Thank you for your correction.

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    5. Indirect free kick? Did I miss something?

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    6. Kassai had his hand raised during the execuition of the following free kick...

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  64. I am astounded by the complete lack of consistency from referees from the same exact Confederation. The Italian player receives a caution for doing the exact same thing that Hazard did yesterday. Not to mention the fact that Hazard also delayed the restart by deliberately throwing the ball away.

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    1. I think Giaccherini got his card for simulation and with Hazard there was simply no-foul call and handling the ball whistled by the referee.

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    2. There was a dive by the Italian player? If Kassai did indeed see a dive then he just compounded his mistake by simply inventing something to bail himself out. Two wrongs don't make a right. It just makes it more wrong.

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    3. I agree, it was a foul on Italian player.

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  65. Watch on youtube penalty kick situation.
    9 players in penalty area before ball is kick.
    Must be retaken

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    1. Are we watching same match? 9 players? Be objective and real, please...

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    2. Freeze the right moment and count.
      Include the semi-cyrcle are and the lines.

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    3. Bozi, they don't want you to expose the clear mistakes that are being made by Kassai. The majority prefer to continue to turn a blind eye to the mistakes and errors.

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    4. Doesnt matter if there are 9 or 3....
      2 ITA players were 6-7 meters from the ball.
      Must be retaken.
      Big picture of Hungarian team is very positive.
      But as you can wrote we must not close our eyes. It is only blog and our opinions. Politics in UEFA will appoint refs for last 3 games, not us.
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    5. @Bozidar Nincic

      I think it's safe to say that politics this time doesn't play too much part on the appointments.

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  66. Incorrect yc to hummels? No way.

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  67. Why is Kassai bailing out the German keeper?

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  68. 118' it looked like Germany wanted a penalty for alleged deliberate handball, but it was nothing (head).

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  69. Uff,uff,uff.
    Whay not running/walking backwards?
    Eyes always on ball.. goalkeeper mistakes but Kassai make goal opportunity and than whistle ghoust faul...

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    1. Exactly! Even our rookie referees know to back pedal in that situation. As Bozi said, you never turn your back on the ball. Rookie level stuff by Mr. FIFA Kassai.

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    2. Brych always turn back and running. Where are the observers ? Brych is always ahead of ball and action and btw ball and his AR. And than goes situatiin with CR7 . Very bad positioning lead to ticket for Munich. Or not?
      Marc Batta will conclude!

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    3. I don't think that was a foul. It seemed like the referee was trying to cover up his own mistake.

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  70. Excellent Victor Kassai. Congratulations!! I am happy for him and his team.

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  71. I think it is impossible to deny this was the best performance of a referee so far in this tournament. Self-assured, excellent decisions in crucial moments, which always shows the caliber of a referee, excellent control and impartiality. This was quite a statement from Kassai, folks. He did his bit. Now it's up to Collina.

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  72. What about 115'? Chiellini clearly held his opponent. Ball was in play, Kassai orders it to be retaken and warns him again....

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    1. My thoughts too.

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    2. I agree, he had blown and the ball was indeed in play.

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  73. Kassai should whistle for incidents seen not those felt

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  74. The overall picture of Hungarian team's performance was (very) good. However, many situations to be rewatched tomorrow.

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    1. Exactly. At first glance I would be careful to judge it as the best performance of this tournament, that's too subjective und also risky. Unfortunately AR2 oversaw an offside position before the first goal. No crucial mistake in terms of observing, but anyway not ideal of course. Kassai definitely better than in all his international games this year.

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  75. I have to rewatch some situations but at the moment over all a really good performance! But no final for kassai... My opinion

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  76. @Nando Vasquez: starting from today we will delete your comments without any advice. I'm sorry, that's enough. You are here just to provoke us. I would say, but I can be wrong of course (because it is possible that you do that just on purpose), that you have not any idea of what refereeing is. If you decide to change, you are welcome, but some comments can't be posted. That's all.

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    1. Oh, I fully agree. I don't like reading his comment, he is always critic and ironic, is seems he has something against the referees.

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    2. Good and wise decision, Chefren. I read many of these comments and really none of them was objective, we don't need this kind of comments here.

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  77. 1st semi - who knows ???
    2nd semifinal Clatt
    FINAL por/wal - fra/ice/ Rizzoli
    FINAL por/wal - ger who knows ???

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  78. But if the final goes to Rizzoli he stands over PLC ;) then he has to finish- everything whistled i think thirst Time ever for a referee!

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  79. Technically there were some mistakes. Nonetheless: Kassai and his team were awesome in a tense and emotive game. I tend to 8.6. What I would like: Clatts & Rizzoli for the semis, Skomina & Kuipers as 4ths, Eriksson with Kassai as 4th for the final.

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    1. Probably we'll see Rizzoli in the final. Bologna man appointed by Bologna man (= missing stonewall red cards in the final). ;-)

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    2. I tend to agree. I would like to take more time to analyze each situation and then to think about the final mark, however based on what I experienced live, given the degree of difficulty and many other considerations, I'm almost sure that this could be the first 8.6 of the tournament.
      I would like to see him again, let's see, with the "last" Collina nothing is written before the time, why not a semifinal if not the final?
      However, at least fourth official in one of the three remaining games for sure.

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    3. For me, Eriksson is simply not good enough for the final. Just look your (observers') mark for him in first stage - he was far from excellent, he is on 13th place!

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  80. So, now is clear: Rizzoli, Eriksson and Clattenburg. I would give final to Clatts but most probably he won't get it due to Wales. I don't think Rizzoli should get all major finals - he is excellent referee but not that great. I would go with: Rizzoli in Portugal-Wales; Eriksson in Germany-France/Island and Clatts in the final (so what if Wales would play it?).

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    1. That's the risk. If Wales plays the final, Clattenburg isn't able to handle it, we cannot wait for the outcome of the semis. Clattenburg deserves one more match, so he has to be appointed in SF. Now, Rizzoli is really near to handle the final. I can live with that, even if I liked to see Clatts there instead. But the risk isn't worth it.

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    2. I don't know why Clatts couldn't get Wales! The same is e.g. that one from Czech Republic couldn't get Slovakia. Why? He is a professional, this is final, biggest game which would watch whole Europe, and he whistles for a glory. You think he cares who will get the trophy? Nobody would complain on him before the match because he is great referee, who was in charge of CL final this year. He would be accepted from any team, IMO.

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    3. Teo: perceptions of bias matter more than actual bias. it is to protect the referee. In the WC, no one seriously believes that a European referee would favour a European team, but yet, for perceptions of neutrality, that does not happen (except in exceptional cases).

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  81. Wow, WHAT A GAME. I think we can be happy for three reasons:
    1. Maybe not all of you will agree, but I think Germany deserved this victory and I'm really happy that we won. ;)
    2. IMO we saw a very good performance by Kassai and his team - more about his performance below.
    3. We have a referee for the final with whom we all can live: Nicola Rizzoli. Mark Clattenburg will likely be in charge of Germany-France/Iceland.

    Analysis:
    In my opinion Kassai was very alert and concentrated, good application of the advantage rule. The hectic start of the second half was well managed, all three YCs were absolutely correct and necessary. I think disciplinary control was quite well and consistent but aaaaaactually Pellè should have been sent off for SFP in 91' - studs up and high intensity - but likely Kassai wasn't able to see that, AR2 should have reported this RC to him. He had a rather central positioning leading to this unlucky incident in extra time. The penalty given was correct of course. Overall I was impressed to be honest, maybe some of you won't agree, but I'd go for 8.6.

    AR1 missed a blatant offside position in 29', otherwise a concentrated performance with also a good onside decision in extra time. 8.4.

    AR2 did an excellent job concerning offside decisions, superb onsides in 43' and extra time. Unfortunately he wrongly judged Pellè's tackle as only reckless - this should be a straight RC for SFP. 7.9 (8.6)

    AAR1 cooperated well in situations in and around the penalty area. Correct and important decision to disallow Germany's goal in first half, also good decision to report a deliberate handball leading to Italy's penalty. Alert and concentrated performance, well done! 8.5

    AAR2 and Marciniak both expected level, good mates. 8.4.

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    1. I agree with large parts and would add empathy/game feeling/communication as main strengths.

      AR2 well. If he does not report the foul by Pelle, nobody blames him (far away). So I tend to give him the benefit of the doubt, consider it as orange and think that the teamwork itself was positive.

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    2. AR2 some extraordinary decisions, but failed in one most important - before goal Gomez was offside! It can't be ignored! I see Kassai gets from all of you 8.6? Wonder why? What is the starting mark? First half - extremely easy, denied goal for a obvious foul (perhaps AAR1 decision). YCs all correct in 2nd half, but was there a foul before first and surely there was a foul got Italy before third. After that missed RC to Pele. In extra time gave a foul for Ozil, but he obviously dived (YC for diving?), and later gave YC for Giacherrini instead of whistling foul for Italy. Also, problem in penalty procedure (but understandable). So, 8.6 for what? This was Germany vs Italy, I know, big derby match, but the match wasn't that challenging for me - no tensions, no big fouls (only Pele's), one quite challenging game. I think observers here should rewatch many situations from this match (I know that only Collina's words matters, but nevertheless the report should be complete and objective).

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    3. I have just seen one replay of the first goal, but I had the impression that Gomez didn't interfere, so no offside. I think you're too negative towards Kassai, one can discuss about the one or other incident but the 'big picture', the overall performance was really good. You've to see it like that: No talk about the referee after such a game (IMO not that easy to handle, especially in second half) which means that he/they did well.

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    4. I agree with you, Ref 1707.

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  82. 8.6 for kassai and the best Performance of the tournament but nonetheless last match for kassai! Eriksson in final despite it has to be clatts (Wales rules him out), so SF for him and Rizzoli.
    What we have to think about: die
    Mazic should get a Match but i think this would not be happend and it's bot good that kassai finished with a QF - but of course the best game of the tournament

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  83. My predictions:
    Portugal-Wales: Eriksson
    Germany-France/Iceland: Clatts
    Final: Rizzoli (FO Kassai)

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    1. I'd go for
      Portugal-Wales: Kassai
      Germany-France/Iceland: Eriksson (Mazic if it's Iceland)
      Final: Clattenburg (Rizzoli if it's Wales)

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  84. Well that may be emotional, but was a Kassai-"fan" during his first FIFA-years and am so happy to say: Old Kassai is back! Congratulations!

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  85. OT question;
    If Rizzoli gets the final, will he be the first referee in history to be in charge of 4 major tournament finals(WC, EL, CL and now maybe EC)?

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    1. Swiss Gottfried Dienst officiated in the 1960's WC final, two CL finals, EURO final and Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final. The latter can be considered as ancient edition of UEFA Cup, today Europa League.

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    2. Thank you very much.

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    3. That was some other football :)

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  86. However I must be honest. Credits to Collina and the UEFA Referees Committee, for having trusted in Kassai, the recover is now clear, following this good tournament, I didn't believe that this would have happened. So, clearly a success in my opinion.

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    1. This tournament is with the one of 2004 the best one in Point of refereeing. Congratulations still at this Moment

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    2. I think this Euro is better than the one of 2004. IMO the Euro 2008 was better than the one of 2004 (great tournament for Mejuto, Fröjfeldt, Rosetti, Fandel, Busacca, De Bleeckere, Michel, Webb, Vassaras...).

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    3. For me not...
      The important games 2004 whistled by Collina, frisk, Merk and so an wehre close to be perfect! 2008 there where a few clear mistakes...

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    4. Exempel 2008 and Webb... Poland, offside goal

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  87. We have different opinions, no problem. But I agree with you that there were some excellent performances in that tournament. Collina, Frisk, Meier, Lubos Michel, Merk did a very good job.

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  88. Below the links to the most debatable situations in last night's match.

    1. On- or offside Gomez before goal Germany?
    https://vimeo.com/173197645

    2. Correct execution penalty Italy?
    https://vimeo.com/173197699

    3. YC Pellè; reckless tackle or serious foul play?
    https://vimeo.com/173197817

    4. YC Giaccherini; driving or handling the ball (unsporting behaviour)?
    https://vimeo.com/173197888

    5. Ball hitting Kassai running forwards
    https://vimeo.com/173198243

    6. Chiellini fouling Boateng before or after FK is taken?
    https://vimeo.com/173198395

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    1. 1. I simply cannot judge with that replay, so the AR must be supported.

      2. In my mind, there's one encroachment by a German player that may have to be punished, but Italy scored so that's fine.

      3. YC correct.

      4. I think Kassai accused him of exaggerating a small contact. Doubtful, but I can live with it.

      5. "Political" decision to maintain match control. Slight mistake, but understandable and acceptable.

      6. Kassai whistled when the ball was in play but the foul happened before. However, as he had already warned the players, a YC might be in order (the LOTG procedure is one warning, then caution).

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    2. 6) Uff, Kassai will be happy it was before the free kick was executed! Agree with Emil, a YC should have been given.

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    3. On 1): The assistant referee has to be supported at any rate! The ball came from 60m away from the attacker, the AR cannot have his eyes both on Neuer and on the 2nd last defender at the same moment. So he has to decide. Maybe there was some teamwork and communication via micro to indicate the moment of the pass. But I rather think Tóth had his eye on Neuer. Then turning the head, then the reversed flash-lag-effect, a short delay of maybe 0,2-0,3 seconds and voilà, Gomez looks like he is almost half a metre onside. Even if there were 20-30 cms offside, the AR must be supported and...Italy had enough time to clear the ball and defend better. So max. -0.1, but as said, you cannot blame the AR.

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    4. (5) The "slight" mistake could easily have been a fatal one. If the ball bouncing from the heel of the referee had come to an Italian player and hit the back of the net, Germany would have been eliminated. It may be understandable and acceptable from a refereeing point of view, but is difficult to accept by any team. My guess is that DBF would do anything in their power to make sure this referee does not see another major tournement. He was certainly very lucky in this situation.

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    5. The mistake is Kassai whistling a foul, not the ball hitting him. That's Neuer's fault.

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    6. 1. Offside. However, agree with Niclas.
      2. Kassai position too deep into PA. Correct position and we wouldn't have this problem.
      3. Reckless is acceptable. Intensity is not extremely high and heel of foot is on ground.
      4. YC for simulation. Can't see how that isn't obvious. He deliberately kicked his foot into German opponent.
      5. Referee is anticipating quick counter. AAR and AR can handle PA. Keeper error. Referee bails out keeper with easy whistle.
      6. Players were already on ground before kick. Correct to reorder kick. The first talking to was NOT a warning. Just a friendly reminder.

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  89. By the way: Look how Kassai decided the goal at which the kicks will be taken. It was ... quite unusual: https://twitter.com/seandoconnor/status/749469662832758785/video/1 (The video shows the first toin-coss.)

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    1. This is correct. Heads is Goal A. Tails is Goal B. Very simple. The captains do not decide. The coin does.

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  90. The candidates for the final are Rizzoli, Kassai and Mazic... I read Clattenburg can't refeering Wales...

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  91. Hey Guys. Is anybody informed about a special rule by the UEFA for the decission on which goal the shoot out will be done? I am in charge of referee education in my home town and my actual status of info is that the first coin toss decides the goal and NOT the winner captain of the coin toss?

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    1. Dear Tom,
      As far as I know, the usual LotG apply here so that no real further guidelines are necessary (Law 10). But I might be wrong.

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    2. The referee decides which side of the coin will be for which goal, not the captain

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