November 30, 2016

The3rdTeam Referee Advent Calendar

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When the weather gets colder, the days get dark earlier and gloves as well as floodlights appear on the agenda in your games as a referee, you know that Christmas cannot be far anymore. Time to take out your Advent Calendar. We also have one - a Referee Advent Calendar.


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November 24, 2016

Holding and Offside Offence at the same time - Discussion of a situation from Champions League (Voting)

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++ You will have noticed that the article's headline has changed. While we deemed this situation as a clear violation of the Laws of the Game, we have noticed that apparently this seems to be more up to interpretation than we thought. ++

++ We base(d) the solution "penalty kick" on a solution the IFAB submitted to the DFB at the end of July 2016, i.e. after the revision of the laws, for exactly this kind of scenario. As UEFA's and FIFA's guidelines for comparable situations seem to be in conflict with that, we have contacted the IFAB and hope for clarification from their side. ++

++ It all depends on one aspect: When does the offside offence start? ++

++ When we have evidence for either decision - penalty kick or offside - we inform you as soon as possible. ++



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November 21, 2016

Europa League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 5

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The following officials will be in charge of 2016-17 UEFA Europa League Group Stage Matchday 5 games. 



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Champions League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for Matchday 5 (Wednesday)

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UEFA has chosen the following officials to take charge of next Tuesday's Champions League matches. Among others, Antonio Mateu Lahoz of Spain has been appointed to control the decisive Group B tie between Benfica and Napoli.

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November 20, 2016

Champions League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for Matchday 5 (Tuesday)

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UEFA has chosen the following eight referee teams to take charge of next Tuesday's Champions League ties in Groups E - H. 




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November 18, 2016

Guess The Referee - Predict and Win the Referees for Matchday 5

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Your chance to guess the referees who will take charge of the fifth matchday of UEFA Champions League - and to win a small prize sponsored by our partners Refsworld UK.

Please stay patient until Saturday to find the updated lists and rankings (for matchday 4 check the last post).



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UEFA Youth League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for Matchday 5

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UEFA has appointed the following match officials to referee next week's Youth League Matchday 5. 



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UEFA Youth League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for Domestic Champions Path Second Round (II)

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UEFA has appointed the following match officials to referee the second legs of Youth League Domestic champions path's second  round.


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November 15, 2016

FIFA Club World Cup 2016 Japan - Referees (updated)

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FIFA has officially announced the selected officials for 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, to be played in Japan. Five officiating trios have been selected from each confederation, the crew from OFC has only one assistant referee assigned. A Mexican trio replaced Ricardo Montero from Costa Rica, originally appointed for the tournament. However, this time the most important innovation will be represented by VAR's officials. 


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November 12, 2016

UEFA U21 EURO 2017 Qualifiers Appointments - Play Off (II)

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the play-off matches of U-21 EURO 2017 qualifiers. Second legs to be played on 15 November 2016. 
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November 10, 2016

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Complete Referee Appointments for Matchday 4

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These officials have been appointed for the fourth matchday of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (UEFA Zone). Among others, Turkish Cüneyt Çakır has been chosen to officiate England vs Scotland in Wembley Stadium.


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November 8, 2016

Refereeing on Champions League Matchday 4 - The Crowd's Wisdom and Our Recommendations

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This week's Champions League matches have offered tons of video material - almost every match offered crucial decisions to take for the respective match officials and to assess for you. Check the following videos our users Chefren, DutchRef and RayHD have collected (thanks for that!) and have your say!


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UEFA U21 EURO 2017 Qualifiers Appointments - Play Off (I)

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These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the play-off matches of U-21 EURO 2017 qualifiers. First legs to be played on 11 November 2016. 



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November 7, 2016

Referee Appointments for International "Friendly Matches" - November 2016

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These are some appointments for friendly games to be played on next days. If you know an appointment that is still missing in the list below, don't hesitate to inform us!


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