June 8, 2017

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Referee Appointments for Matchday 6

These officials have been appointed for the sixth matchday of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (UEFA Zone).  

9 June 2017

Group B, 20:45, Andorra La Vella (Andorra)
Andorra - Hungary
Referee: Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (Greece)
Assistant Referee 1: Damianos Efthymiadis (Greece)
Assistant Referee 2: Lazaros Dimitriadis (Greece)
Fourth Official: Giorgios Kominis (Greece)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Terje Hauge (Norway)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Bujar Kasmi (Albania)

Group A, 20:45, Borisov (Belarus)
Belarus - Bulgaria
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (Slovenia)
Assistant Referee 2: Manuel Vidali (Slovenia)
Fourth Official: Rade Obrenovič (Slovenia)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Matteo Simone Trefoloni (Italy)
FIFA Match Commissioner: William Campbell (Northern Ireland)

Group H, 20:45, Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Greece
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Assistant Referee 1: Riccardo Di Fiore (Italy)
Assistant Referee 2: Lorenzo Manganelli (Italy)
Fourth Official: Marco Guida (Italy)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Miroslav Tulinger (Czech Republic)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Christian Schmölzer (Austria)

Group H, 20:45, Tallinn (Estonia)
Estonia - Belgium
Referee: John Beaton (Scotland)
Assistant Referee 1: Alan Mulvanny (Scotland)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (Scotland)
Fourth Official: Robert Madden (Scotland)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Sándor Piller (Hungary)
FIFA Match Commissioner: David McDowell (Slovenia)

Group B, 20:45, Torshavn (Faroe Islands)
Faroe Islands - Switzerland
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (Italy)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Giallatini (Italy)
Assistant Referee 2: Filippo Meli (Italy)
Fourth Official: Davide Massa (Italy)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Leslie Irvine (Northern Ireland)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Velid Imamović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Group H, 20:45, Faro-Loulé (Portugal)
Gibraltar - Cyprus
Referee: Nikola Popov (Bulgaria)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Kolev (Bulgaria)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Venev (Bulgaria)
Fourth Official: Georgi Kabakov (Bulgaria)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Jan Willem Wegereef (Netherlands)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Claude Runavot (France)

Group B, 20:45, Riga (Latvia)
Latvia - Portugal
Referee: István Kovács (Romania)
Assistant Referee 1: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (Romania)
Assistant Referee 2: Vasile Florin Marinescu (Romania)
Fourth Official: Horațiu Mircea Feșnic (Romania)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Sokol Jareci (Albania)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Emil Ubias (Czech Republic)

Group A, 20:45, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Netherlands - Luxembourg
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)
Assistant Referee 1: Radosław Siejka (Poland)
Assistant Referee 2: Michał Obukowicz (Poland)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Darko Čeferin (Slovenia)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Danilo Filacchione (Italy)

Group A, 20:45, Stockholm (Sweden)
Sweden - France
Referee: Martin Atkinson (England)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephen Child (England)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Burt (England)
Fourth Official: Michael Oliver (England)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Nikolay Levnikov (Russia)
FIFA Match Commissioner: David Griffiths (Wales)

10 June 2017

Group C, 18:00, Baku (Azerbaijan)
Azerbaijan - Northern Ireland 
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (Spain)
Assistant Referee 1: Miguel Martínez Munuera (Spain)
Assistant Referee 2: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (Spain)
Fourth Official: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (Spain)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Giorgios Bikas (Greece)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Jean-Paul Mievis (Belgium)

Group E, 18:00, Astana (Kazakhstan)
Kazakhstan - Denmark 
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Russia)
Assistant Referee 1: Valeriy Danchenko (Russia)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (Russia)
Fourth Official: Kirill Levnikov (Russia)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Emil Božinovski (FYR Macedonia)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Hanna Bordyuhova (Ukraine)

Group F, 18:00, Glasgow (Scotland)
Scotland - England 
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (Italy)
Assistant Referee 1: Matteo Passeri (Italy)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Costanzo (Italy)
Fourth Official: Paolo Valeri (Italy)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Gylfi Þór Orrason (Iceland)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Harry Been (Netherlands)

Group F, 18:00, Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Slovenia - Malta
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (Wales)
Assistant Referee 1: Philip Thomas (Wales)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Beckett (Wales)
Fourth Official: Iwan Arwel Griffith (Wales)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Nicolae Grigorescu (Romania)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Romano Clavedetscher (Switzerland)

Group C, 20:45, Nuremberg (Germany)
Germany - San Marino
Referee: Radu Marian Petrescu (Romania)
Assistant Referee 1: Radu Adrian Ștefan Ghinguleac (Romania)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Urzică (Romania)
Fourth Official: Sebastian Constantin Colțescu (Romania)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Nuno Alexandre Parreira de Castro (Portugal)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Roland Ospelt (Liechtenstein)

Group F, 20:45, Vilnius (Lithuania)
Lithuania - Slovakia
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (Germany)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (Germany)
Assistant Referee 2: Holger Henschel (Germany)
Fourth Official: Christian Dingert (Germany)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Dani Koren (Israel)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Kazimierz Oleszek (Poland)

Group E, 20:45, Podgorica (Montenegro)
Montenegro - Armenia
Referee: Kevin Blom (Netherlands)
Assistant Referee 1: Dave Goossens (Netherlands)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (Netherlands)
Fourth Official: Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Adrian D. Casha (Malta)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Duncan Fraser (Scotland)

Group C, 20:45, Oslo (Norway)
Norway - Czech Republic
Referee: Andre Marriner (England)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Bennett (England)
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Nunn (England)
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson (England)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Stefan Messner (Austria)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Philippe Prud'hon (France)

Group E, 20:45, Warsaw (Poland)
Poland - Romania
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (France)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Cano (France)
Fourth Official: Nicolas Rainville (France)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Erol Ersoy (Turkey)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Christian Mutschler (Switzerland)

11 June 2017

Group I, 18:00, Tampere (Finland)
Finland - Ukraine
Referee: Alon Yefet (Israel)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (Israel)
Assistant Referee 2: Amihay Yehoshua Moses (Israel)
Fourth Official: Erez Papir (Israel)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Andreas Schluchter (Switzerland)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Michael Appleby (England)

Group D, 18:00, Chișinău (Moldova)
Moldova - Georgia
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Nilsson (Sweden)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehmet Culum (Sweden)
Fourth Official: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Vasko Dojčinovski (FYR Macedonia)

Group D, 18:00, Dublin (Republic of Ireland)
Republic of Ireland - Austria
Referee: David José Fernández Borbalán (Spain)
Assistant Referee 1: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (Spain)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain)
Fourth Official: José María Sánchez Martínez (Spain)
FIFA Referee Assessor: René Temmink (Netherlands)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Dane Jošt (Slovenia)

Group G, 20:45, Skopje (FYR Macedonia)
FYR Macedonia - Spain
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
Assistant Referee 1: Konrad Sapela (Poland)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (Poland)
Fourth Official: Tomasz Musiał (Poland)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Leif Lindberg (Sweden)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Mark Blackbourne (England)

Group I, 20:45, Reykjavík (Iceland)
Iceland - Croatia
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernández (Spain)
Assistant Referee 2: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (Spain)
Fourth Official: Carlos Jesús Clos Gómez (Spain)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Patrick Kelly (Republic of Ireland)
FIFA Match Commissioner: João Morais (Portugal)

Group G, 20:45, Haifa (Israel)
Israel - Albania
Referee: Aliaksey Kulbakou (Belarus)
Assistant Referee 1: Dzmitriy Zhuk (Belarus)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleh Maslyanka (Belarus)
Fourth Official: Dzianis Shcharbakou (Belarus)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Michel Vautrot (France)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Tugomir Frajman (Slovenia)

Group G, 20:45, Udine (Italy)
Italy - Liechtenstein
Referee: Kevin Clancy (Scotland)
Assistant Referee 1: Francis Connor (Scotland)
Assistant Referee 2: Sean Carr (Scotland)
Fourth Official: Craig Thomson (Scotland)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Paulius Malžinskas (Lithuania)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Peadar Ryan (Republic of Ireland)

Group I, 20:45, Shkoder (Albania)
Kosovo - Turkey
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (Czech Republic)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondřej Pelikán (Czech Republic)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Paták (Czech Republic)
Fourth Official: Radek Příhoda (Czech Republic)
FIFA Referee Assessor: William Young (Scotland)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Jacques Antenen (Switzerland)

Group D, 20:45, Belgrade (Serbia)
Serbia - Wales
Referee: Manuel Jorge Neves Moreira de Sousa (Portugal)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Jorge Ferreira dos Santos (Portugal)
Assistant Referee 2: Nuno Filipe dos Santos Tomás Pereira (Portugal)
Fourth Official: Fábio José Costa Veríssimo (Portugal)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Jozef Marko (Slovakia)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Pierino Lardi (Switzerland)

81 Comments:

  1. Australia - Saudi Arabia, AFC qualifiers, referee Ravshan Irmatov.
    Saudi players refused to respect the minute of silence for London's victims.
    Can the referee do anything in this case?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KDCSvVxR_E

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    1. No, it is not the responsibility of the referee. It has nothing to do with the game proper. Report it to the competent authority, at most (even then, it would generally be a matter for the match commissioner).

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    2. What kind of an unsporting and inhuman behaviour is this from the Saudi players?? I'm just shocked and lost for words... They may qualify for Russia and may even win a World Cup but they lack sporting spirit and even more sense of humanity!! This just hit me hard :(

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  2. https://m.sportskeeda.com/football/minutes-silence-before-australia-match-not-in-keeping-with-saudi-culture?ref=sk

    Reason for Saudi Arabia's refusal to respect the victims explained here... I don't know what to say!!

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  3. OT: Delferiere best referee in Belgium for the 5th time on a row! Very good season in Belgium!

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    1. Excellent achievement, however we expect a Belgian referee at high level soon. Waiting for the new FDB.

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    2. Yes for sure. Vertenten was announced as the coming man but not so good the last two years. Visser (new FIFA referee) made a good season also... Wait if Delferiere can also perform in UEFA, otherwise waiting for Visser maybe!

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    3. It is easy to be designated the best referee by the players if repeatedly imperative red cards were not displayed. Delferière was repeatedly reprimanded by referee department.
      Vertenten was not 'top' at UEFA U-19 European Championship.
      In my opnion, Visser is a better referee than Vertenten and will soon be soon Belgian referee number 1. Concerning FIFA ranking, Visser is the referee with the greatest potential; nevertheless he is still FIFA Group 3 as he started FIFA career on 1 January 2017.

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    4. Delferiere repeatedly reprimanded? You should be very good informed to know that... :-) It seems that he was not "chosen" by the players but by the "Pro League". I suppose it should be the clubs... but the Referee Departement seems to be very satisfied of him. I fully agree with you that Visser is a very good with high potential referee. I Think he will fast promote to Group 2.

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    5. A referee who has a knack to under-punish incidents is the most liked and "best" referee in the eyes of the association?
      No big surprise there. Feeble and overly tolerant is how they like them nowadays.

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  4. Kuipers on duty for the final of the WC O20

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  5. Maybe last UEFA match for Rizzoli will be very heated.

    Wish him all the best..

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    1. Won't he leave in December 2017?? That way he'll be available for 2017-18 UCL group stages at least, won't he??

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    2. Well,I dont know ,somebody mentioned that this was maybe his last match

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    3. It is still unknown whether he will retire or he will continue for another season in serie A. At first, it looked clear that he wanted to go on, now something could have changed. We will know everything in a few weeks (first days of July), when new Italian panels for next season will be announced. If he retires, today should be his last match.

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    4. If he is not in the Serie A Panel will it effectively mean that he can't officiate in UCL next season?? 🤔

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    5. Indeed, in that case he couldn't handle international games.

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    6. That means Bayern Munich v Real Madrid might have been potentially his last game in UCL!!! :(

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  6. Right decision of Frankowski to give a yellow card and not red because it wasn't a DOSGO

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  7. Excellent RC decision by John Beaton in Estonia - Belgium, minute 44': SFP.

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    1. Excellent decision and also good management in General. Small question: In the red card situation, why is he waiting to show the red card? Hesitation? or management? Is it not a risk that some Belgian players have a bad reaction and that a mass confrontation starts? For the rest, very good game, excellent technical decision and always very close...

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  8. Good match for Rizzoli so far.

    Full control,3 deserved cards,but 2nd half will be even more challenging.

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  9. Missed red card by Frankowski (NED-LUX). SFP, 55'. Overall, not too convincing IMO.

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    1. Wrong YC to De Vrij now. No reason for a YC. SPA I guess, but compared to other fouls in the match... Still not the good job I expected. 7.8 for me, at the moment.

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  10. 74': missed foul and YC (reckless tackle) by Atkinson. (Swe-fra).

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  11. Massive brawl at the end of BIH-Greece match,Dzeko and Manolas started all?

    Maybe missed red cards from Rizzoli for several players?

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  12. The most important situations in the Netherlands vs. Luxemburg match (referee Bartosz Frankowski)

    https://vimeo.com/album/4630669

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    1. I see 3 correct decisions and 2 red cards missing

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    2. Clear SFP in 55'. The rest is OK.

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    3. The SPA/DOGSO one can be supported, although I also see strong arguments for DOGSO.

      The SFP is clear: a good example of what happens if you are lacking sidewise visual angles. He looked at the incidents from a 10° angle maybe, which was not enough to identify the studs danger as it really was. On the other hand, the positioning was actually not wrong.. some bad luck in it.
      Thanks for the good videos.

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  13. It seems Rizzoli had a very challenging game yesterday

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5pv8uc_rzl-sudenje_sport

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    1. The mass brawl
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzM7oN8Spd4

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    2. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5pv8uc_rzl-sudenje_sport

      02:22' penalty?

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  14. If UEFA makes the appointments, I guess FIFA designates an Observer (Assessor) and Delegate (Commissioner)? So we can't read too much into Ersoy and Marko as observers?

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    1. Yes, appointments are made by FIFA.

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    2. Appointments are made by UEFA and then confirmed by FIFA. But since Collina is chief of both FIFA and UEFA referees committees I guess it doesnt make a difference. Alsi, in FIFA'statute or sime other document is clearly stated that refs committee is responsible for appointing the referees for tournaments. I think it is just mater of time when Collina will take appointments under his own and Busacca will have 'only' instructing duties. What I want to say is, I believe that very soon Collina will become a real chief of FIFA refereeing.
      And since Llona is out of both refs committee I believe we will have new members in both FIFA and UEFA committees (Fernandez Marin in FIFA maybe, Velasco, Mejuto or Cantalejo in UEFA?)

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  15. U-21 QUALIFIERS

    7 June 2017

    Group 1, 18:00 CET, Minsk
    Belarus - San Marino
    Referee: Ömər Paşayev (Azerbaijan)
    Assistant Referee 1: Mübariz Haşımov (Azerbaijan)
    Assistant Referee 2: Namiq Hüseynov (Azerbaijan)
    Fourth Official: Rəhim Həsənov (Azerbaijan)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Kostadin Gerginov (Bulgaria)

    8 June 2017

    Group 2, 17:00 CET, Tallinn
    Estonia - Northern Ireland
    Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Assistant Referee 1: Davor Beljo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Assistant Referee 2: Amer Macić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Fourth Official: Haris Kaljanac (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Marcel Vanelshocht (Belgium)

    Group 3, 17:00 CET, Telšiai
    Lithuania - Faroe Islands
    Referee: Keith Kennedy (Northern Ireland)
    Assistant Referee 1: Gareth Eakin (Northern Ireland)
    Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Donaldson (Northern Ireland)
    Fourth Official: Steven Taylor (Northern Ireland)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Volodymyr Petrov (Ukraine)

    Group 7, 20:30 CET, Ritzing
    Austria - Gibraltar
    Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (Georgia)
    Assistant Referee 1: Zaza Pipia (Georgia)
    Assistant Referee 2: Levan Varamishvili (Georgia)
    Fourth Official: Giorgi Vadachkoria (Georgia)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

    10 June 2017

    Group 4, 17:00 CET, Jelgava
    Latvia - Andorra
    Referee: Luca Barbeno (San Marino)
    Assistant Referee 1: Francesco Lunardon (San Marino)
    Assistant Referee 2: Salvatore Tuttifrutti (San Marino)
    Fourth Official: Raffaele Delvecchio (San Marino)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Jens Larsen (Denmark)

    12 June 2017

    Group 5, 19:00 CET, Drammen
    Norway - Kosovo
    Referee: Alex de Albuquerque Troleis (Faroe Islands)
    Assistant Referee 1: Jan Hermansen (Faroe Islands)
    Assistant Referee 2: Dan Petur Pauli Højgaard (Faroe Islands)
    Fourth Official: Rúni Gaardbo (Faroe Islands)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (England)

    Group 2, 20:00 CET, Elbasan
    Albania - Estonia
    Referee: Espen Eskås (Norway)
    Assistant Referee 1: Øystein Ytterland (Norway)
    Assistant Referee 2: Morten Jensen (Norway)
    Fourth Official: Trygve Kjensli (Norway)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Salustià Chato Ciprés (Andorra)

    13 June 2017

    Group 8, 19:00 CET, Eschen
    Liechtenstein - Romania
    Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (Armenia)
    Assistant Referee 1: Erik Arevshatyan (Armenia)
    Assistant Referee 2: Mesrop Ghazaryan (Armenia)
    Fourth Official: Suren Baliyan (Armenia)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (Hungary)

    Group 8, 19:00 CET, Biel
    Switzerland - Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Referee: Lawrence Visser (Belgium)
    Assistant Referee 1: Jo De Weirdt (Belgium)
    Assistant Referee 2: Karel De Rocker (Belgium)
    Fourth Official: Bram Van Driessche (Belgium)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Václav Krondl (Czech Republic)

    Group 7, 20:00 CET, Almancil (Portugal)
    Gibraltar - Armenia
    Referee: Duje Strukan (Croatia)
    Assistant Referee 1: Goran Perica (Croatia)
    Assistant Referee 2: Mario Pepur (Croatia)
    Fourth Official: Goran Gabrilo (Croatia)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Niklas á Líðarenda (Faroe Islands)

    Group 1, 20:30 CET, Serravalle
    San Marino - Moldova
    Referee: Genc Nuza (Kosovo)
    Assistant Referee 1: Fatlum Berisha (Kosovo)
    Assistant Referee 2: Bujar Selimaj (Kosovo)
    Fourth Official: Besfort Kasumi (Kosovo)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Jari Maisonlahti (Finland)

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    1. Nuza's official debut in UEFA competitions (he handled a Turkey - Moldova friendly in March).

      By the way, there are still four newcomers who haven't made their debuts yet. They are:
      - Kai Erik Steen (Norway)
      - Luís Miguel Branco Godinho (Portugal)
      - Michal Očenáš (Slovakia)
      - Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)

      Does it mean they didn't pass the fitness test / theoretical exams?

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  16. Substandard performance of Evans in SVN-MLT, including two clear penalties not given (37', 58').

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    1. The penalty in 58'was a stonewall one, however I didn't understand the gestures he made when players asked for the whistle.

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    2. Neither did I, it looked ridiculous. He made something similar also after first penalty appeals.

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  17. More situations from Netherlands - Luxembourg (Frankowski)

    Three controversial goals (potential foul, offside and foul again)
    https://streamable.com/bz1pl
    https://streamable.com/e4sb1
    https://streamable.com/q6vaa

    Netherlands' penalty-appeal
    https://streamable.com/ed6cf

    foul on GK...
    https://streamable.com/jf7at

    good management
    https://streamable.com/nlscv

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    1. My opinions:
      1) no clear foul
      2) active offside, but difficult to detect
      3) foul, also difficult to see
      4) no penalty, arm contact is not enough, leg contact is created by the attacker
      5) Correct, or at least acceptable: "A goalkeeper cannot be challenged by an opponent when in control of the ball with the hands"
      6) YC is possible, but public warning is also OK (for the 2nd foul)

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  18. Very brave penalty awarded by Buquet in Poland - Romania. Holding while not fighting for the ball. YC issued for UB. No good replay so far.

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    1. Another penalty to Poland. Both were very good calls. Well done, Ruddy Buquet!

      Apart from that, some problems with authority (players didn't respect his whistles at times), two YC to Jędrzejczyk (22', SPA) and Zieliński (44', reckless slide tackle) should have been issued. Very good job by AR1 so far, not flagging in at least two very borderline situations in the first half (replays showed no offsides).

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    2. First penalty
      https://streamable.com/wbcy5

      Second penalty
      https://streamable.com/78lsb

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    3. 1) Not totally clear with the pictures, but probably correct. BTW, Lewandowski might have been offside at the time of the first pass, but that is probably irrelevant...
      2) Difficult to spot, who played the ball even with the replays. But after re-watching a few times, I am also convinced, it was the correct decision. Very well seen by Buquet.

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  19. Clear back pass. Scotland vs England. https://mobile.twitter.com/caughtoffside/status/873595019378266112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.givemesport.com%2F1074824-joe-hart-made-blunder-against-scotland-that-hardly-anyone-noticed

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    1. How is that possible? Even the defenders realised that there was something strange!

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    2. Impressive. Clear blackout I guess.

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  20. Fernández Borbalán with a crucial decision in IRL - AUT minute 88': disallowed goal scored by Ireland. Correct decision, attacker jumped committing a foul on defender.
    Not easy to detect, and very important for the outcome.

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    1. Fully agree with you, Chefren! I didn't see anything in real speed, but replays proved Borbalan right. Overall a good performance of the Spanish team (except two offside mistakes by AR1). Two YC, both correct. I think they could be satisfied.

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    2. Yes, excellent performance by Fernandez Borbalan with three correct black/white decisions during the last few minutes (no foul prior to the 1:1, foul in the situation you mentioned, no penalty shortly after). For me on 8.5 level.

      Unfortunately, AR1 with at least (!) two onside/offside mistakes, two further situations were not replayed.

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  21. The ball crossed the end-line at the second Moldova's goal

    https://pasteboard.co/hlzAtYrYd.png

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    1. Definitely a serious mistake by AR2 and maybe also referee.

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  22. Iceland and Croatia played in playoff for FIFA World Cup 2014 almost three years ago and referee was also Undiano Mallenco. It is also second time in a row referees from Spain refereeing to Croatia (Mateu Lahoz CRO-UKR)

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  23. Crucial mistake by AR1 Francis Connor in ITA - LIE, in the second minute of the game he disallowed a regular goal.

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  24. Fahd Jabr Al-Marri from Qatar was appointed by FIFA to Thailand - UAE, but Arab team launched a protest against Qatari referee for their game due to political reasons. FIFA accepted the protest and appointed Singapore's referee instead...

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  25. Challenging game for De Sousa in Belgrade: a correct penalty for Wales in first half, clear holding well spotted. But now I think a missed penalty to Serbia (minute 49'): there was a handball, player from Wales had his arm outstretched, even though the touch occurred without a real intention, this should be penalty. He had the time to remove arm from that position. De Sousa made some gestures, I think he saw the incident but wrongly assessed it.

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    1. Well,arm goes that way because of the rotation of a upper body. Short distance, ball goes fast, it's acceptable decision.

      Shortly about the Portugese team:

      I was live on the stadium, Portugese looked very calm and concentrated in a hot atmosphere. I like his body language.
      Only thing I didn't like is no prevention for time wasting until 70' minute.
      Referee waited until then and gave YC, which caused no more 'long' time wasting by Welsh players. Good tactic which could be even better with previous prevention.
      Just to add, biggest problem was positioning of the AR2, he was always 1m to the right.

      Crucial decisions were taken correctly aldo penalty looked very soft from the stands. Of course,after watching replay, I realise it was absolutely correct decision.

      Congratulations for Portugese team.

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    2. Fully agree with you Chefren

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  26. Now (66) wrong offside call by AR2 denying a penalty to Italy

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    1. Very difficult situation (66). Grey area. AR decision IMO is acceptable.

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  27. Is it possible that Rizzoli's performance went without discusion?
    He potentialy missed two PK for Bosnia.
    Anybody noticed that?

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  28. Hi guys!

    Could we please stop talking in terms of "potentially missed 2 penalties"... what does that even mean?

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    1. It means: There were 2 situations in the penalty area, where a penalty seemed quite possible and
      a) it has to be checked, whether it had to be given
      or b) there are good arguments, that it had to be given, but I am not totally sure.

      I don't really see a problem with that.

      @Rizzoli:
      http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5pv8uc_rzl-sudenje_sport (posted by RayHD above)
      0:40: looks like a foul, another perspective would be helpful to confirm
      0:55: not clean, good arguments for PK and at least YC. On the other hand, you rarely see penalties, when the ball is clearly played first
      1:20: difficult, might have been a foul, but not clear to see
      1:55: no handball
      2:10: holding was borderline, the handball is deliberate (stupid...) IMO, but maybe not 100%

      So I actually agree with "potentially" here, but would say potentially 4 penalties ;)

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    2. 00:40 as Philipp wrote, anoter replay would be needed there, in doubt one can back referee.
      00:55 the ball was clearly played before hitting the opponent, however I think that a penalty could have been whistled. Here in Italy we had a big discussion about the tackles targeted to ball but then hitting the opponent after that, and the opinions were of course all different... it happened after Turin's derby Juventus - Torino, officiated by Valeri, in this game a player from Torino was sent off with second YC for a tackle on the ball, but then hitting the opponent afterwards.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnOVJF0XcSU
      I think that it is impossible to say black or white, so it stays as grey area, but surely if a player, even though able to play the ball at first, acts in a reckless manner, it is more foul than play on.
      01:20 no evidence, but very likely a foul.
      01:55 never a deliberate handball.
      2:10 also in this case, you can give penalty for the holding, but still not a 100% clear one, the following handball is funny, but ball absolutely unexpected, I don't know how much in this case one can apply the criterion of the position of the arm, given that it was a rebound after an attempt to save by a teammate. However, still grey area.

      So all situations in which Rizzoli can be backed, but at the same time, penalty calls would have been acceptable as well. I think that in such a game, he wanted to be sure, before whistling something very important.

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  29. Serbia - Wales, 2 crucials mistakes? First one to award Wales penalty, and second one not to award Serbia penalty for handball?

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    1. You can read above my opinion: penalty to Wales can look soft live, but replay absolutely justifies it. Missing penalty for Serbia is indeed for me a crucial mistake.

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    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQIzysh8ng4 Wales penalty
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj0H49CSiMI Not best quality but penalty for Serbia?

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  30. My early predections for the next WC QF rounds
    Group A:
    Luxemburg-Belarus Clayton Pisani (MLT)
    France-Netherlands Cüneyt Cakir (TUR)
    Bulgaria-Sweden Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)

    Belarus-Sweden Soares Dias (POR)
    Netherlands-Bulgaria Pável Královec (CZE)
    France-Luxemburg Aliyar Aghayev (AZE)

    Group B:
    Portugal-Faroe Islands Srdjan Jovanovic (SRB)
    Hungary-Latvia Ivan Bebek (CRO)
    Switzerland-Andorra Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

    Faroe Islands-Andorra Marco Guida (ITA)
    Latvia-Switzerland Tobias Stieler (GER)
    Hungary-Portugal Clément Turpin (FRA)

    Group C:
    Czech Republic-Germany Sergey Karasev (RUS)
    San Marino-Northern Ireland Leontios Trattou (CYP)
    Norway-Azerbaijan Yehven Aranovsky (UKR)

    Azerbaijan-San Marino Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
    Germany-Norway Danny Makkeile (NED)
    Norhertn Ireland-Czech Republic Damir Skomina (SVN)

    Group D:
    Serbia-Moldova Craig Pawson (ENG)
    Georgia-Republic of Ireland Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
    Wales-Austria Ovidiou Alin Hategan (ROU)

    Austria-Georgia Aleksei Kulbakov (BEL)
    Republic of Ireland-Serbia Felix Brych (GER)
    Moldova-Wales Alekseie Eskov (RUS)

    Group E:
    Kazakhstan-Montenegro Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
    Romania-Armenia Matej Jug (SVN)
    Denmark-Poland Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

    Armenia-Denmark Felix Zwayer (GER)
    Poland-Kazakhstahn Gediminas Mazeika (LTU)
    Montenegro-Romania Bas Nijhuis (NED)

    Group F:
    Lithuania-Scotland Tamás Bognár (HUN)
    Malta-England Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)
    Slovakia-Slovenia Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

    England-Slovakia Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
    Scotland-Malta Oliver Drachta (AUT)
    Slovenia-Lithuania Hüseyin Göcek (TUR)

    Group G:
    Albania-Liectheinstein Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
    Israel-FYR Macedonia Ivan Kruzliak (SVK)
    Spain-Italy Björn Kuipers (NED)

    Italy-Israel István Vad (HUN)
    FYR Macedonia-Albania Harald Lechner (AUT)
    Liectheinstein-Spain Bart Vertenten (BEL)

    Group H:
    Belgium-Gibraltar Andrew Dallas (SCO)
    Cyprus-Bosnia And Herzegovina Pawel Gil (POL)
    Greece-Estonia Liran Liany (ISR)

    Estonia-Cyprus Michael Oliver (ENG)
    Greece-Belgium Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    Gibraltar-Bosnia and Herzegovina Sandro Scärer (SUI)

    Group I:
    Finalnd-Iceland Benoit Bastien (FRA)
    Ukraine-Turkey Daniele Orsato (ITA)
    Croatia-Kosovo Craig Thomson (SCO)

    Kosovo-Finalnd Slavko Vincic (SVN)
    Iceland-Ukraine William Collum (SCO)
    Turkey-Croatia Vitkor Kassai (HUN)

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    1. Spain - Italy will be something like a play off. Who will win this game will confirm / take the first place and I think will qualify for WC, given that both teams should easily win all the other games. It will be the last chance for Italy to overtake Spain. A big name is expected there and I agree that Kuipers is one of the first options. A few weeks ago, DFB wrongly announced Brych for such clash, but it was clearly a mistake as it was too early and he already handled first leg in Italy with a controversial penalty decision.
      Marciniak could be another strong name, Çakır should be out after EURO 2016 involvement in this game, while Kassai is not at the top at moment.
      I would add Skomina and Mazic to the list of candidates, but it seems as there isn't so much choice even though there are many Elite referees-

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    2. Partly due to the fact that 6 of the Elite referees are unavailable as they are from one of the involved countries. 7 if Rizzoli doesn't retire.

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    3. Difficult times for Oliver Drachta (AUT). His last international appointment was in October, when he had two crucial mistakes in the WCQ Portugal-Andorra. Since then, UEFA didn't appoint him again, why he had only one Europa League game this season (what is quite less for a first group referee). After a very good 2015 including his promotion to the first group and some good appointments (e.g. Germany-Italy) with some important observers (e.g. Trentalange), it seems as if he has reached his limit, including the fact he is already 40 years old. He seems to be the Austrian number 3 behind Schörgenhofer (whose last international appointment was in December too) and Lechner (some appointments and now at the U21 EURO).

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  31. Referee for Romania-Chile friendly? Thanks

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    1. http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.it/2017/05/referee-appointments-for-international.html#.WT-IHuuLSUk

      13/06 Romania - Chile
      Referee: Bas Nijhuis (Holland)
      Assistant Referee 1: Rob Van de Ven (Holland)
      Assistant Referee 2: Charles Schaap (Holland)
      Fourth Official: István Kovacs (Romania)

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  32. Belarus - Bulgaria (Matej Jug)

    BLR penalty appeal
    https://streamable.com/p6z9v
    https://streamable.com/a1ouo

    BLR penalty and YC for holding
    https://streamable.com/9c9rz

    YC for studs-tackle
    https://streamable.com/r387i

    First YC Filipenka (SPA)
    https://streamable.com/imm0s

    Possible 2nd YC Filipenka (reckless use of arms)
    https://streamable.com/s5g1a

    SPA/UB or SFP/VC? + quick reaction (management)
    https://streamable.com/xk7fc

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