May 24, 2017

FIFA U20 World Cup - South Korea 2017 - Appointments for Matchday 3

These are the officials appointed for 2017 U20 WC Group Stage MD3. 


26/05/17

England - South Korea (B)
Referee: César Ramos (Mexico).
Assistant Referee 1: Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Assistant Referee 2 : Miguel Angel Hernandez Paredes (Mexico)
Fourth Official: Mario Diaz de Vivar (Paraguay)

Guinea - Argentina (B)
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Assistant Referee 1: György Ring (Hungary)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Toth (Hungary)
Fourth Official: Ivan Kruzliak (Slovakia)

Mexico - Venezuela (A)
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (Sweden)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (Sweden)
Fourth Official: Ahmed Al Kaf (Oman)

Germany - Vanuatu (A)
Referee: Walter Lopez (Guatemala)
Assistant Referee 1: Gerson Lopez (Guatemala)
Assistant Referee 2: Hermenerito Leal (Guatemala)
Fourth Official: Yadel Martinez (Cuba)

27/05/17

Costa Rica - Zambia (C)
Referee : Matt Conger (New Zealand)
Assistant Referee 1 : Simon Lount (New Zealand)
Assistant Referee 2 : Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
Fourth Official : Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

Portugal - Iran (C)
Referee : Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)
Assistant Referee 1 : Christian Lescano (Ecuador)
Assistant Referee 2 : Byron Romero (Ecuador)
Fourth Official : Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)

Uruguay - South Africa (D)
Referee : Sergey Karasev (Russia)
Assistant Referee 1 : Anton Averyanov (Russia)
Assistant Referee 2 : Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Fourth Official : Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

Japan - Italy (D)
Referee : Ghead Grisha (Egypt)
Assistant Referee 1 : Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Assistant Referee 2 : Waleed Ahmed (Sudan)
Fourth Official : Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)

28/05/17

New Zealand - France (E)

Referee : Kim Jong-Hyeok (South Korea)
Assistant Referee 1 : Yoon Kwang-Yeol (South Korea)
Assistant Referee 2 : Kim Young-Ha (South Korea)
Fourth Official : Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)

Honduras - Vietnam (E)
Referee : Mohammed Abdulla Hassan (United Arab Emirates)
Assistant Referee 1 : Mohamed Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Assistant Referee 2 : Hasan Al-Mahri (United Arab Emirates)
Fourth Official : Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)

Senegal - Ecuador (F)
Referee : Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Assistant Referee 1 : Pau Cebrian Devis (Spain)
Assistant Referee 2 : Roberto Diaz Perez (Spain)
Fourth Official : Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)

United States - Saudi Arabia (F)
Referee : Diego Haro (Peru)
Assistant Referee 1 : Jonny Bossio (Peru)
Assistant Referee 2 : Raul Lopez (Peru)
Fourth Official : Mario Diaz de Vivar (Paraguay)

60 Comments:

  1. VARs for 26/05/17 :

    England - South Korea (Group A)
    VAR 1 : Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
    VAR 2 : John Pitti (Panama)

    Guinea - Argentina (Group A)
    VAR 1 : Felix Zwayer (Germany)
    VAR 2 : Anastassios Sidiropoulos (Greece)

    Mexico - Venezuela (Group B)
    VAR 1 : Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
    VAR 2 : William Collum (Scotland)

    Germany - Vanuatu (Group B)
    VAR 1 : Pavel Kralovec (Czech Republic)
    VAR 2 : Nick Waldron (New Zealand)

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  2. 27/05/2017

    Costa Rica - Zambia (Group C)
    Referee : Matt Conger (New Zealand)
    Assistant Referee 1 : Simon Lount (New Zealand)
    Assistant Referee 2 : Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
    Fourth Official : Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

    Portugal - Iran (Group C)
    Referee : Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)
    Assistant Referee 1 : Christian Lescano (Ecuador)
    Assistant Referee 2 : Byron Romero (Ecuador)
    Fourth Official : Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)

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  3. 27/05/2017

    Uruguay - South Africa (Group D)
    Referee : Sergey Karasev (Russia)
    Assistant Referee 1 : Anton Averyanov (Russia)
    Assistant Referee 2 : Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
    Fourth Official : Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

    Japan - Italy (Group D)
    Referee : Ghead Grisha (Egypt)
    Assistant Referee 1 : Redouane Achik (Morocco)
    Assistant Referee 2 : Waleed Ahmed (Sudan)
    Fourth Official : Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)

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  4. VARs for 27/05/17 :

    Costa Rica - Zambia (Group C)
    VAR 1 : Daniele Orsato (Italy)
    VAR 2 : Ryuji Sato (Japan)

    Portugal - Iran (Group C)
    VAR 1 : Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
    VAR 2 : Gery Vargas (Bolivia)

    Uruguay - South Africa (Group D)
    VAR 1 : Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
    VAR 2 : William Collum (Scotland)

    Japan - Italy (Group D)
    VAR 1 : Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria)
    VAR 2 : Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)

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  5. So then Marciniak, Kuipers and Çakir to be saved for the knockout phase?? 🤔 I'm expecting Mateu Lahoz in a Group F MD3 game... Let's see!!

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  6. 28/05/2017

    New Zealand - France
    Referee : Kim Jong-Hyeok (South Korea)
    Assistant Referee 1 : Yoon Kwang-Yeol (South Korea)
    Assistant Referee 2 : Kim Young-Ha (South Korea)
    Fourth Official : Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)

    Honduras - Vietnam
    Referee : Mohammed Abdulla Hassan (United Arab Emirates)
    Assistant Referee 1 : Mohamed Al-Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
    Assistant Referee 2 : Hasan Al-Mahri (United Arab Emirates)
    Fourth Official : Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)

    Senegal - Ecuador
    Referee : Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
    Assistant Referee 1 : Pau Cebrian Devis (Spain)
    Assistant Referee 2 : Roberto Diaz Perez (Spain)
    Fourth Official : Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)

    United States - Saudi Arabia
    Referee : Diego Haro (Peru)
    Assistant Referee 1 : Jonny Bossio (Peru)
    Assistant Referee 2 : Raul Lopez (Peru)
    Fourth Official : Mario Diaz de Vivar (Paraguay)

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  7. So with all the appointments for the group stage released, there are 8 referees with only one appointment in the middle during the group stage – Cüneyt Çakir, Björn Kuipers, Szymon Marciniak, Janny Sikazwe, Joel Aguilar, Norbert Hauata, Abdulrahman Al-Jassim and Julio Bascunan... I think we can be more or less certain that these 8 will be involved in the Round of 16 and QF stages!!

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  8. Minute 38': VAR intervention in Germany - Vanuatu and a penalty was assigned to Germany. This time nobody had complained, López Castellanos wanted to rewatch the incident before whistling. Sometimes, let me say, it seems something forced, against the spirit of the game, nobody would have complained without this decision...

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    1. Nonetheless, the decision was fully correct. FIFA must be careful not to overuse the Review Area though. This was actually a situation you could also directly decide as a VAR, in my view.

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    2. Lopez Castellanos is missing a lot of things in his matches... Not the best of performances in both his games with missed penalty calls requiring VAR intervention... Surely his chances of making it to Russia are getting hampered by all these!!

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    3. Assessing referee's performance with VAR presence is another very interesting point for discussion. Given the presence of technology, at least on the paper, all referees should be able to handle games, having this support. So, the best should be the ones who don't need VAR's intervention in all their games? Very difficult.
      For certain aspects, it will impossible to assess some performances, comparing referees skills.

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    4. Lopez Castellanos missing that blatant holding in Uruguay v Italy has to be considered a negative point... Surely missed incidents by referees on the field has to be considered a negative point... As FIFA says that referees will continue to referee the match as it is so any missed incident where VAR has to intervene has to be considered as a negative point for the referee in the middle!!

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    5. BTW incredible that Vanuatu scored two goals against Germany...

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    6. Even against Mexico they performed really well scoring 2 goals... I must admit that they've fought really hard considering the fact they're just 1st time participants!! Kudos to Vanuatu for their spirit!! :)

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    7. @Chefren: That's why DFB has abolished the marks in the referee observer's reports - effective from next season on. Decision-taking stays important, no doubt, but with VARs a marking system makes little sense. Referee profiles are needed which summarize how the referee did in the personality / soft skill area. In the end, marks are completely mathematical parameters and not more. Everybody makes 7.9s at times, so marking averages have relatively little validity for whether a referee is good or very good.

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  9. VARs for 28/05/2017 :

    New Zealand v France (Group E)
    VAR 1 : Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
    VAR 2 : Muhammad Bin Jahari (Singapore)

    Honduras v Vietnam (Group E)
    VAR 1 : Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
    VAR 2 : Anastasios Sidiropolous (Greece)

    Senegal v Ecuador (Group F)
    VAR 1 : Felix Zwayer (Germany)
    VAR 2 : Nick Waldron (New Zealand)

    United States v Saudi Arabia (Group F)
    VAR 1 : Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
    VAR 2 : Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)

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  10. Another very interesting intervention by VAR, in England - South Korea, minute 65'.
    A possible deliberate violent conduct was analyzed by César Ramos. After that, no decision was taken. Very likely, the Mexican just wanted to rewatch the incident to be sure, this time it took more than 2 minutes. The action was assessed as not deliberate.

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    1. What's your view on the decision, Chefren?? Deliberate or non-deliberate according to you?? 🤔

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    2. This time I think referee took the correct decision, no evidence that it was a deliberate act.

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  11. Minute 75' in POR - IRN: a penalty, originally assigned to Iran by Zambrano, was then annulled. I didn't watch the incident, but it is reported as correct decision.

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    1. In the other game, two penalties assigned by Conger (NZL) and then, the most important decision: offside goal was disallowed by VAR. Zambia had scored 1-1 in the last minutes, officials on the pitch had allowed it, but then there was VAR intervention. I can't wait to watch all these incidents.
      Group C final standing has been mostly decided by VAR: a good thing?

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    2. As long as the right decisions are made we should be happy... But yes technically Iran has been knocked out by VAR here!! :P But the execution part of VAR reviews need to be better... The disallowed Zambia goal was pretty chaotic and difficult to understand for people as well!!

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    3. Good yes, but that's now a different football, not the one on the pitch we knew...

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    4. That's true, it does feel a bit different than the football we used to know... Another thing that comes into question, which you mentioned earlier as well, is that how will Zambrano and Conger's performances be assessed here?? Technically both the teams made one absolutely wrong, match-changing crucial error that could've turned the group standings on it's head!! Tricky stuffs all around!!

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    5. Right, I can't add more. If you can assess such performances....

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  12. Minute 89' : Huge moment in Costa Rica v Zambia... Zambia's equalising goal chalked out by the VAR... I'm not sure what exactly happened but Conger signalled a review after some time and disallowed the goal... The reason isn't clear to me yet... But huge moment in the match because if Costa Rica drew this they would be eliminated!!

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    1. Soham, I have still to watch the incidents, but it seems as a quite long time passed after the 1-1 scored by Zambia. It was considered as legal and then only after some minutes Conger changed idea? Very strange!

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    2. Yes I was watching live streaming of the match... Everyone was ready for the restart as well but suddenly Conger signalled a review and the goal was cancelled after quite a long time... And I still have absolutely no clue for what the goal was disallowed!!! Another example of VAR creating chaos and confusion rather than providing clarity... This incident will be a major talking point!!

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    3. It is reported that the player was in a clear offside. We will see the video.

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    4. Surely Orsato must've seen a clear, conclusive angle to overrule the AR... I'm very eager to catch hold of a proper replay!!

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    5. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tuKmTGcDpJI

      FIFA has included the freezed frame shot of the offside position in the match highlights (1:44)... This was the kind of clarity I was talking about in relation to VAR calls, clears out all confusions... Clear offside, well spotted by Orsato and Sato!!

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    6. Bussacca and Collina knows a thing or two about efficient VAR pairing :D

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  13. Here the videos:
    POR - IRN
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4rfq3rwOW0
    minute 00:55 penalty annulled, excellent decision, no deliberate handball
    I can also understand why Zambrano called it, live it gave the impression of a clear punishable touch!

    CRC - ZMB
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuKmTGcDpJI
    First penalty looks quite soft, but not a mistake, so OK to back referee by VAR.
    00:38 excellent free kick decision, not easy to spot that contact was outside, AR1 immediately involved, you can see he indicates free kick in favor of attacking team, without VAR intervention.
    Second penalty is another supportable decision, this time for me more than the first case.
    Finally, the 1-1 goal: excellent by VAR, clear offside, even blatant but difficult for AR given the kind of action. Shot on goal, many players attacking, changing and switching positions.
    I must say, after having watched all the incidents, a very good work by VAR. Mistakes were obvious.

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    1. Now the question of the millennium – Is this the last of Conger and Zambrano that we have seen in this tournament??? :D

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    2. Well, at the end I think the wrong decision of the penalty assigned by Zambrano is easily understandable, even though still a mistake. Wrong perception, there.
      In CRC - ZAM the clear mistake is the offside. At this level, an AR must see it, so very likely the tournament could be over for Conger due to his AR.

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    3. From OFC I personally want Norbert Hauata to go to Russia 2018... That man simply deserves it!! Has always been way too underrated compared to officials from New Zealand but I think he has really evolved into one of the best referees in OFC!!

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  14. @Chefren Can I write observation report on some of the knockout games of U20 World Cup??

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    1. Surely, if you want you can do that.

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    2. Ok I'll let you know the games as soon as the schedule is confirmed... Which games I'll be able to watch depends on which games Fox Sports provides the live streaming for!! I'll confirm it as soon as possible!!

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  15. It's an absolute card fest in Daejeon by referee Diego Haro in United States v Saudi Arabia match!! 5 yellows and 1 red (2nd YC) in the 1st half itself... Technically 7 yellow cards dished out in the 1st half... Might get heated in the 2nd half for Haro even more!!

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    1. I'm not watching the game, do you think it is a question of approach, or the game is demanding so many cards?

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    2. Even I'm not watching the game, Chefren!! Here only the streaming of USA v Senegal is available so I'm watching Mateu Lahoz... But I'd like to mention I did watch Haro in New Zealand v Honduras match and there he did come across as a very card happy referee... So I'd assume it's partially a question of approach as well as Saudi Arabia has played in a pretty physical way this tournament so it's a combined effect I think... But yes a Çakir, Kuipers or Marciniak in charge might not have such a high card count... Detailed analysis will be possible once we watch clips!!

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  16. VAR intervened in Senegal-Ecuador, denying a goal for Senegal. IMO, correct decision, and almost impossible to spot live for the referee. Maybe AR2 could have seen it, but very difficult. They had doubts as the AR didn't run towards the center of the field, but neither raised the flag.

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    1. Senegal player kicked the ball while it was already in full control of the keeper. The ball had not entered the goal previously.

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    2. Correct call I'd say by Zwayer and Waldron... Mateu Lahoz and his AR had no clue what happened but right decision in the end!!

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    3. Below the links to Senegal's disallowed goal and the 2nd YC decision. (better quality video's to follow):

      https://vimeo.com/219268301

      https://vimeo.com/219268440

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    4. 54' very good decision, and I agree with George, almost impossible to spot live for referee and AR! these are the most suitable situations for VAR intervention, clearly irregular goal and foul in favor of goalkeeper.

      90'+3 mandatory YC, very good decision by Mateu Lahoz.

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  17. Senegal player Diagne sent off by Mateu Lahoz at 90+3' for a second cautionable offence... Correct decision!!

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    1. And here the 2nd YC of Senegal's Diagne:

      https://vimeo.com/219268671

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    2. Thanks DutchRef, this is USA - Saudi Arabia sending off.
      Was there a consultation before taking the decision? I see that Haro waits and then it seems he talks before showing the card. Perhaps he had lost the player who had committed the foul...? Possible consultation with FO?

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    3. Diego Haro just doesn't convince me... I don't want to see him in the knockout stages and to be honest Russia 2018 is out of question for him!! Andrés Cunha will be one man from CONMEBOL to watch out for!! :)

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  18. The 1st appointment for Round of 16 stage is out!!

    30/05/2017

    Venezuela – Japan
    Referee : Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
    Assistant Referee 1 : Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
    Assistant Referee 2 : Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
    Fourth Official : Sergei Karasev (Russia)

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    1. 30/05/2017

      South Korea – Portugal
      Referee : Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
      Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Taran (Uruguay)
      Assistant Referee 2: Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
      Fourth Official : Jose Argote (Venezuela)

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    2. Third game for Cunha, second for Kuipers, if I'm not wrong.
      About the Dutch, my sensation is that he was already planned to get basically a group stage match and then a round of 16. Then, a chance to get more in case of good games. The same for Cakir, Marciniak and other officials, I guess.

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    3. Congratulations Busacca, for making excellent designations, nobody realizes that you only makes mistakes.
      Uruguayan referee for the game that can set the adversary of Uruguay in the quarter-finals. Amazing

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    4. @Chefren I think we can now be more or less sure about Kuipers, Çakir and Marciniak's participation in Russia 2018... Three of the safest bets for FIFA from Europe and their appointments prove that they think the same!! :)

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    5. @Joaquin That's an excellent spot... Indeed the winner of Cunha's game goes on to face the winner of Uruguay v Saudi Arabia in QFs... Well, this appointment could've been avoided!! 🤔

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  19. Predictions for remaining 6 Round of 16 games :

    Uruguay v Saudi Arabia : Cüneyt Çakir (Turkey)
    England v Costa Rica : Julio Bascunan (Chile)
    Zambia v Germany : Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
    Mexico v Senegal : Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
    France v Italy : Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
    United States v New Zealand : Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

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