June 20, 2017

UEFA U-21 EURO 2017: Referee Appointments for Matchday 3

Appointments for MD3 at UEFA U21 EURO 2017 tournament. 


A, 22 June, 20:45 CET (Lublin)
Slovakia - Sweden
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Assistant Referees: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP), Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referees: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP), Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Fourth Official: Jan Seidel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)

A, 22 June, 20:45 CET (Kielce)
England - Poland
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT), Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referees: Alexander Harkam (AUT), Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Fourth Official: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Charles Schaack (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Enrique Mejuto González (ESP)

B, 23 June, 20:45 CET (Bydgoszcz)
Serbia - Spain
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referees: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU), Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referees: Donatas Rumšas (LTU), Robertas Valikonis (LTU)
Fourth Official: Michał Obukowicz (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer:
UEFA Delegate:

B, 23 June, 20:45 CET (Gdynia)
FYR Macedonia - Portugal
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referees: Tomáš Somoláni (SVK), Branislav Hancko (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referees: Peter Kráľovič (SVK), Filip Glova (SVK)
Fourth Official: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer:
UEFA Delegate:

C, 24 June, 20:45 CET (Tychy)
Czech Republic - Denmark
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referees: Alastair Mather (SCO), David McGeachie (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referees: Andrew Dallas (SCO), Donald Robertson (SCO)
Fourth Official:  Roy Hassan (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Sajn (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

C, 24 June, 20:45 CET (Krakow)
Italy - Germany 
Referee: Slavko Vinčič (SVN)
Assistant Referees: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN), Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referees: Rade Obrenovič (SVN), Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Fourth Official: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)

65 Comments:

  1. With Šimkus appointed as fourth official on 22/06, Mažeika should then get a game in group C with Madden (the Scottish will officiate today in group B).
    So Ivan Kružliak and Slavko Vinčić for group B last ties.

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    1. Predictions:
      SRB-ESP: Kruzliak (SVK); Foltyn (GER)
      MKD-POR: Mazeika (LTU); Hassan (ISR)
      CZE-DEN: Madden (SCO); Borkowski (POL)
      ITA-GER: Vincic (SVN); Obukowicz (POL)

      I have a feeling that Mazeika will get a match in group B despite Simkus' appointment - but of course all speculation.

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    2. Agreed - these would be the best appointments imo, probably Madden and Mažieka are swaped though

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  2. Even if England-Poland sounds more attractive, Slovakia-Sweden is surely the more important game. Last Matchday, a direct duel for the 2nd place in group A, definitely a challenging task for Gil Manzano and his team.

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    1. Yes and against this background, it was a good move to appoint Lechner for the more "sonorous" game on paper, with Gil Manzano as a slightly more experienced referee in charge of the more important group decider.

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  4. Referees for UEFA EURO U-19 Georgia are published yesterday by UEFA and they are:

    Referees: Mads Kristoffersen (Den), Davide Massa (Ita), Ola Hobber Nilsen (Nor), Sergey Lapochkin (Rus), Srdjan Jovanovic (Srb), Ali Palabiyik (Tur)

    ARs: Alokhin (Ukr), Buzas (Hun), Da Costa (Lux), Khomchanka (Blr), Koiv (Est), Bijssen (Bel), Rexha (Alb), Stewart (Sco)

    4th: Kruashvilli, Vadachkoria (both GEO)

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    1. Thank you so much, I had checked that just two days ago :)
      Post will follow, these choices explain why for some of the called officials a promotion in Category 1 is still to come, they have another important exam to pass on next month.

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  5. UCL, 1st qualifying round, 2nd leg (04/07/17):
    Trepca'89 - Vikingur: Dominik OUSCHAN (AUT)


    UEL, 1st qualifying round, 1st leg (29/06/17):
    Midtjylland - Derry: Markus HAMETER (AUT)

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    1. ...and Thomas Einwaller (AUT), who was one of the referees at the Olympics 2008, replaces Horst Brummeier (AUT) as UEFA referee observer.

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  6. Gitzlo are you from Austria? In which part do you live?

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    1. I am, living in Upper Austria. What about you?

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    2. In the west. Close to Innsbruck. Are you involved in refereeing? Because Gamper is a friend of mine, and I didn't know the international appointment so far. Where did you get this quite early information?

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    3. Erscheint bereits im Besetzungssystem (Ouschan-Gutschi-Gamper-Heiss ist das ganze Team).

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    4. Welches Besetzungssystem? Bist du auch Schiedsrichter?

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    5. http://www.fussballoesterreich.at/datenservice/besetzung/aktuelleBesetzung.ds?verband=T

      @Anonymouse: Ich nehme mal an dass du aus Tirol kommst. Das sind alle Besetzungen für Tiroler Schiedsrichter bzw. Mannschaften in der nächsten Zeit.
      So eine Seite existiert für jedes Bundesland.

      Viele Grüße aus NÖ ;)

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    6. Let's return to English language. ;-)

      According to the following website for Vorarlberg, Chris Hunter will act as Fourth Official at Trepca'89 - Vikingur instead of Andy Hot:

      http://www.fussballoesterreich.at/datenservice/besetzung/aktuelleBesetzung.ds?verband=V

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    7. Indeed. I confused the appointments - Andy Hot is the fourth official of Markus Hameter (in German Schinkeneter?), Hunter assists Ouschan. Nice to meet some Austrian here - do you see Lechner & team tonight?

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    8. It took me some seconds to realise who Hunter and Hot actually are :) Nice joke!

      Maybe I'll watch second half of Lechner a little bit.
      I actually prefer the Confed-Cup with the futuristic VAR and a quite lenient Faghani.

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  7. Very satisfying performance by Gözübüyük and his team. Having watched with 1,5 eyes, he really made a good impression - disciplinary control, player management and body language were all quite good.

    Assumed Gil Manzano, Stieler and 1 or 2 other officials are sent home after group stage, my first prediction would be: Gözübüyük for the final, Bastien and X (Vincic? Lechner? Kruzliak?) for the semifinals.

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    1. Vincic is one of the most expierienced referees there and had a very good first game. I hope he can convince in his second appointment as well, then I'm sure we'll see him again.

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  8. Very good match again from Gozubuyk and his team. Totally full control. I like his style and attitude. For me Gozubuyk, Stieler, Vincic the candidates next match

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  9. I'm quite sure that in case of good performance in Italy - Germany, Slavko Vinčić will get the final of the tournament. He had the most challenging game and his performance was more than very good. A pity the missed offside by AR2...

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    1. Jug leading the Final in Israel counts against him, but he is (currently) the best name

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  10. BTW very particular that we have in the same group:
    Dallas (SCO) observing Vinčić (SVN)
    Sajn (SVN) observing Madden (SCO)

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  12. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC76wvLXUAAaYeS.jpg

    Referees joining CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017

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    1. Thanks for the info.
      Will the TARP referees be used as 4th officials? Or what is their role?

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    2. TARP referees are part of the development strategy of the Confederation to provide an opportunity of working with elite officials in order to prepare them for future competitions.

      So I think that they won't be considered for appointments, maybe as fourth official but I tend to think they'll use just the referees for those, as eighteen group matches and seventeen (why not eighteen, but...) referees will surely lose sharpness having only one match. It is a nice trial anyway for the 11 TARP group.

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    3. Interesting to see that CONCACAF is more and more focussing on referees from the bigger footballing nations and inviting less officials from the Caribbean regions. Formerly, there were many officials from diverse nations such as Jamaica, Trinidad, Suriname, Guyana, Barbados etc. Now, there are only a few names.

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    4. Niclas is that a positive thing or a negative thing?

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  13. Niclas, check your mailbox, pls.

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  14. After the second half in ESP-MKD, once again I'm observing a too passive approach from Lechner. Two stamps, one attack on the head - no (public) warning. Missed obligatory YC to #4 POL for reckless tackle, again no warning...

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    1. Actually, these are two-three obligatory yellow cards missed, one rough tackle assessed as legal and a too passive approach regarding fouls. We are already in the 8.0-8.1 area...

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    2. Two minutes of second half played and two possible yellow cards not shown.

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    3. Good onside from AR2 at 2-0 goal.

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    4. My impression after 20min watched: Not that good but not bad either. Some small mistakes but nothing big. Lechner once said in an interview: "If you want to realise the big breakthrough in your career, you have to be lucky and to be at the right place at the right time." Today, this isn't his day.

      Generally, I think that Lechner isn't the top-referee who Austrian Committee is looking for. There are some talented guys like Schüttengruber, Weinberger, Jäger, Harkam and Ouschan, but I think that nobody of them will get through to the top. They are talented and solid referees, but nothing more IMO.

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    5. BTW Heidenreich is AR1 and Kolbitsch AR2. They are swapped in the appointmend above.

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    6. Quite aggressive management in 78'. A certain power is needed, of course, but I think one could solve this situation calmer.

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    7. Correct penalty in 82'. But I think that the second yellow wasn't needed in this situation.

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    8. I've seen 2nd half as well. I think, David summarized it well: Not good but not bad either. Not really to much to do, but I wasn't really happy with his management of the two most important situations which lead to the 2nd YC (78', 82'). Even if I know this quite aggressive management by Lechner (like in 78'), I think the whole situation wasn't managed well. The 2nd YC (82' - SPA?) was, according to the 'new' LOTG, not necessary, for me even a crucial mistake.

      David, in general I think Lechner has some talent, more than Schörgenhofer, Ouschan, Drachta, Schüttengruber or your compatriot Hameter. Actually, I see Harkam ahead, it's a pity he stays in second group for years. Anyway, Lechner never will get to the elite group, I fear. The next could be Weinberger, Gishamer and Ciochirca if they should continue their good development of the last years.

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    9. I'm also wondering why Harkam never gets important international matches, because domestically he is a really good referee. The other ones are talented and solid referees, but not good enough for the top.
      Let's see how Weinberger, Gishamer and Ciochirca will develop. I think that Weinberger has the bigger chances, but that's only my view.

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    10. Harkam had some sonorous YouthLeague games (but never with 'important' observers), last year Jozef Marko observed him in the Europa League Quali. But well - seems as if he wasn't so impressive.
      Agree at Weinberger, I think he will replace Hameter at the FIFA list in January.

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    11. Hameter hasn't a big future in FIFA, therefore it would be logical to replace him, as it happened with Eisner and Grobelnik too.

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  15. Correct penalty kick, but was that a (2nd) yellow card? Assumed he deemed it as SPA - was it an attempt to play the ball?

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  16. Good performance of Gil Manzano in Slovakia-Sweden. An easy-going game without any problems for the refereeing team, in full control from first to last whistle and - as always - very good positioning and walking style. Two correct and indisputable YC's for reckless tackles.
    Point to consider is the way of issuing public warnings. Gil Manzano talked to Olsson twice, but the Swedish captain didn't show much interest in the talks. A stronger and more persuasive attitude should be helpful.
    Quite a few offside decisions had to be taken, and every single one seemed okay.
    All in all a well deserved 8.4 in my opinion.

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  17. England - Poland (Harald Lechner)


    Key Match Incidents

    Onside (AR2) at 2-0 goal
    https://streamable.com/sm08m

    Penalty and 2nd YC for SPA
    https://streamable.com/j0m0y


    Other incidents:

    Illegal use of arms
    https://streamable.com/7hwyj
    https://streamable.com/auaqa
    https://streamable.com/jia41
    https://streamable.com/4ph9l

    Dissent management (first YC to the excluded player)
    https://streamable.com/ynezh

    #2 ENG's stamps, the second one being CLEARLY reckless
    https://streamable.com/temq7
    https://streamable.com/98039

    #4 POL's reckless tackle not punished
    https://streamable.com/c3vp2

    No reaction on this
    https://streamable.com/jsjje
    https://streamable.com/uq7mn

    Advantage issues
    https://streamable.com/wqci7
    https://streamable.com/msamb

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    1. Some fouls of frustrated Polish players
      https://streamable.com/kdv3e
      https://streamable.com/ftxhe
      https://streamable.com/jnoyo

      Cynical trip and retaliation (lack of management)
      https://streamable.com/we9cj


      The positive point of that performance is good, visible teamwork, or rather big help from AR1. See those incidents:
      https://streamable.com/temq7
      https://streamable.com/jia41
      https://streamable.com/ftxhe
      https://streamable.com/k459q


      My mark to Lechner is 8.0. Way too passive approach leading to more fouls than needed. Missed at least three obligatory yellow cards. 8.5 to AR1.

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    2. A remark on the onside video (the 2:0 goal): It seems as if Lechner had some problems to follow the game with high acceleration and sprints there. Quite far away, 25-30m..

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    3. Penalty and second YC situation - IMO the YC not needed. Here were not promising attack becouse in the moment of the offence the other defender was ready to interfiere.

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  18. Mažeika improved his management a bit. He was able to issue two warnings at the beginning. Perhaps they were too 'soft', but still better than nothing.

    Two key match incidents, the first being Spain's penalty appeal that I think was more dive than a defender's foul, the second being second yellow card to #9 SRB for illegal use of arm. No choice for Mažeika just to send him off. A straight red card wouldn't have been wrong either, in my opinion.

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    1. The second YC for SRB on 40 min was clear IMO.

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  19. Kruzliak so far with an overall good performance in a calm game. There were a few good advantages which he has given and I'm impressed by his fitness, especially by his sprinting abilities. There was a mass confrontation in minute 32, but things were resolved quite quickly and the match re-gained the calmness. Just before half-time, we could discuss about a potential missed YC to a Macedonian after pulling the shirt of his Portuguese opponent.
    Videos to follow in a moment.

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    1. 32' Mass confrontation & management
      https://streamable.com/l4nyt

      45' potential missed YC (shirt pulling, SPA?)
      https://streamable.com/zugq6

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  20. What a finish in MKD-POR!
    Kruzliak's second half started with a very good YC for a foul off the ball, resulting in a free kick for Portugal (49'). There were further two high boot challenged correctly punished with a YC (63' and 86'). As well as in the first half there were a few good advantages given. But Kruzliak tarnished his performance with a very controversial - if not wrong - straight RC to POR19 for SFP (90+2'). In the replays, I could not see something which could suggest an SFP offence. There were also cautions for time wasting (MKD12, 88') and dissent (POR4, 90+6')

    Unfortunately, the YouTube stream decided to disappear suddenly when I was trying to make the clips, so no clips for now. I try to find the match somewhere else to make clips from the reported incidents. But for now, it looks for me like a 7.9 (8.4) performance by Kruzliak.

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    1. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5rsnps_diogo-jota-red-card-hd-macedonia-u21-vs-portugal-u21-23-06-2017-euro-u21-hd_sport

      Definitely not a SFP. Matter of perception, I think. Crucial mistake.

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    2. https://streamable.com/a3e2q

      Recorded your link Chefren, in case it should disappear. No SFP, that's what I thought as well.

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  21. Kruzliak!! What a bad management second half. First half was good, missed one clear yellow card For shirt pulling. Second half no good management. Please K.S. Or Ray can you please show The red card situation. For me NO RED CARD!! He gave totally 6 min extra, official extra 4, it could be disaster when Portugal score. Good pro action in the penalty area. But second half i am disappointed. Can you imagine he do this in CL?

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    1. https://streamable.com/a3e2q
      The same video that Chefren posted already.

      I don't think, that the second half was badly managed by Kruzliak. There was one missing YC in the first half, yes, but there were also positive points in the second half (advantages, which I already pointed out in an earlier post). The red card is indeed wrong, but it is also - as Chefren already pointed out - a matter of perception. Unfortunately this happened at the end of the match, just after Portugal scored and had a final chance to potentially reach the semifinals.

      Concerning added time: 4 minutes were shown by the fourth official, but 6 minutes were played. I can understand why Kruzliak decided to extend the added time: remember that Portugal scored in 90+2' and that Macedonian players were wasting quite a lot of time towards the end of the match. For me actually understandable.

      I still think that Kruzliak could make his CL debut next season, I already (and some others here on the blog as well, if I remember correctly) expected his debut already this season. But we'll see how the committee will decide in autumn.

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    2. The angles of replays are not good enough to see it clearly, but well positioned Kruzliak was really sure. I think he saw the high studs tackle and... he was right. See the screenshots

      https://pasteboard.co/L7k60KTK.png
      https://pasteboard.co/L6DNc4rK.png

      So it's better to be careful before crucifying the referee after seeing such angles.

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    3. Dear Ray, i agree with you, but this is only a picture. No brutality, nothing, no high speed etc.
      For me no red card

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    4. I agree with the force not being so excessive but we can also see the hitting point was high and there was a very high risk of injuring an opponent. From what I know, the referees were instructed to be stricter and alert regarding late tackles, simulation and stamps(!) this season. We can even see it clearly at this tournament, so I would say the straight red card was at least acceptable if not simply correct.

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    5. The RC-incident in slow-motion and with a little zoom:

      https://vimeo.com/222905829

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  22. Serbia - Spain (Gediminas Mažeika)


    Key Match Incidents

    22' - Spain's penalty appeal, simulation by #9 ESP?
    https://streamable.com/i7cve

    40' - 2nd YC to #9 SRB for reckless use of arm
    https://streamable.com/6lsuv

    51' - correctly rejected Spain's penalty appeal
    https://streamable.com/1ykvp


    Other incidents

    06' - No handball call and little talk to protesting player
    https://streamable.com/a8odj

    18' - Management of player kicking the ball after whistle
    https://streamable.com/eb24s

    21' - YC to #9 SRB for reckless SPA
    https://streamable.com/wsyi1

    33' - Playing the ball inside the penalty area after restart of play by GK? Well positioned AAR1 doesn't react
    https://streamable.com/a8odj

    45' - Too passive reaction against this foul
    https://streamable.com/wmzt6

    90' - Strange YC to #14 ESP for SPA
    https://streamable.com/57xwv


    Big calls correctly taken (nonetheless, I would have preferred a straight red card to #9 SRB and YC for simulation at Spain's penalty appeal). Apart from strange YC for SPA in 90', there were no mistakes from the referee. However, still visible too shy / not firm / too soft approach (at least the referee was able to talk to players twice...).

    8.2

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  23. Slovakia-Sweden (Jesús Gil Manzano)

    https://vimeo.com/album/4651571

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