November 9, 2015

Mark Clattenburg and Felix Brych initiate EURO 2016 Play-Offs

Mark Clattenburg has been appointed for the first leg of Norway - Hungary on Thursday, he will be observed by Slovenian committee member Vlado Sajn. German Felix Brych will take charge of Bosnia - Ireland under the eyes of Marc Batta.

12 November 2015

Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo (NOR), 20:45 CET 
Norway - Hungary
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Simon Beck (ENG), Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referees: Craig Pawson (ENG), Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Fourth Official: Simon Bennett (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Ainar Leppänen (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vlado Sajn (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

13 November 2015

Zenica (BIH), 20:45 CET
Bosnia & Herzegovina - Ireland
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referees: Mark Borsch (GER), Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referees: Marco Fritz (GER), Bastian Dankert (GER)
Fourth Official: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Martin Sturkenboom (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)


  1. Friendly

    Turkey - Greece
    Paolo Valeri (ITA)
    Gianluca Cariolato (ITA) - Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
    Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)

    1. Thanks Chefren,
      Do you know who is the referee for Belgium-Italy (13-11) and Italy-Romania (17-11)?

  2. No play off appointments for Mazic, he will officiate friendly Russia - Portugal on Saturday 14/11.

    He will meet again Portuguese national team after 2014 WC, surely an important appointment for this reason.

    Russia - Portugal
    Milorad Mazic (SRB)
    Milovan Ristic (SRB) - Dalibor Djurdjevic (SRB)

    1. And again Russia after Russia-Austria in June. Surprising for me.

  3. Missing observer for Sweden-Denmark: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)

  4. Decent game for Clatts, there.

    Interesting to see if Atkinson gets a play-off, too.

  5. Now that we know that some ref's cannot take charge of any play-off matches, I shall change my predictions:

    Sweden-Denmark: Brych (GER) (maybe also Atkinson, but could it be possible that 2 English teams appear in the first leg?)
    Bosnia-Ireland: Marciniak (POL)
    Ukraine-Slovenia: Velasco Carballo (ESP)

    Hungary-Norway: Kuipers (NED)
    Denmark-Sweden: Karasev (RUS) (maybe also Skomina, although he was already observed by Hugh Dallas in City-Juve on CL MD1)
    Ireland-Bosnia: Rocchi (ITA) (play-off would be deserved, although Cariolato is appointed in a friendly)
    Slovenia-Ukraine: Collum (SCO)


  6. Russia - Croatia (17/11)
    Clément Turpin, Frédéric Cano, Nicolas Danos, Sergey Ivanov

    1. Do you know the officials for WAL - NED? Thanks in advance.

    2. Wales - Netherlands
      Benoît Bastien, Hicham Zakrani, Mickaël Annonier

      Germany - Netherlands
      Viktor Kassai, Vencel Tóth, György Ring

  7. Friendlies:
    13.11.15 Belgium - Italy
    Szymon Marciniak, Paweł Sokolnicki, Tomasz Listkiewicz, Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
    17.11.15 Slovakia - Iceland
    Paweł Raczkowski, Konrad Sapela, Michał Obukowicz (POL), Ivan Kružliak (SVK)

    1. Thank you very much.

    2. Thank you very much Mariusz

  8. Slovakia - Switzerland (13/11)
    Miroslav Zelinka, Ondřej Pelikán, Jan Paták, Zbyněk Proske (Czech Republic)

  9. Belgium - Spain (17/11)
    Milorad Mažić, Milovan Ristić, Dalibor Đurđević, Danilo Grujić (Serbia)

    1. Thank you very much Ref1
      A second friendly match for Mazic three days after Russia-Portugal (14/11) is a little surprise !

  10. Referees for 2015 FIFA Club World Cup selected:

  11. I wont make detailed predictions but these are the names I expect for the other matches: Cakir, Rizzoli, Velasco Carballo, Eriksson and Kuipers.
    The last name could be one among: Kralovec, Moen and Skomina.

    1. What about Atkinson? Otherwise I agree with your names. It seems unlikely that someone less experienced will be chosen.

    2. I think that we will see Atkinson on a match.

  12. Does anyone know the UEFA Referee Observer for Chelsea - Wolfsburg in the Women's Champions League
    Thanks in advance

    1. Maria Luisa Villa (ESP) - former FIFA assistant referee (WC final 2007, WC final 2011 as 5th official).

    2. (return leg is observed by Dagmar Damkova)

  13. Very good appointment for Brych.

    Interesting to see who gets tomorrow's games; specifically the Scandinavian derby.

  14. For different reasons, I don,t expect Cakir (he has refereed at least once one of the teams involved in playoff matches) and Moen (very irregular in last matches in my opinion) with a play-off match and I have doubts with Kuipers and Eriksson, especially the last one after his appointment for world clubs cup. I think also the last elite referees -Karasev, for instance- don,t have any chances either. My bet is then for very experienced referees: Rizzoli and Velasco, the most considered referees in Italy and Spain, are a safe bet in my opinion, as has been Clattenburg and Brych for England and Germany. For the other four matches my choice is Skomina, Atkinson, Undiano and Kralovec.

  15. Estonia - Georgia (11/11)
    Raymond Crangle, Stephen Bell, David Anderson (NIR), Silver Kõiv (EST)

    Macedonia - Montenegro (12/11)
    Ivaylo Stoyanov, Ivo Kolev, Veselin Mishev Dobriyanov, Nikolay Yordanov (BUL)

  16. Italia - Romania (17/11)
    Adrien Jaccottet, Devis Dettamenti, Sladan Josipovic (SUI), Marco Guida (ITA)

  17. Jordan - Malta (11/11)
    Barış Şimşek, Serkan Ok, Aleks Taşçıoğlu, Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)

  18. Possible penalty for Norway minute 56' AAR2 Moss. Holding was clear.

  19. Crucial mistake in my eyes. Should have been pk and a 2nd YC.

  20. Difficult scene in 65'. You have seen them given...

  21. A YC for simulation, a few minutes ago, was a very good decision.

  22. Overall good performance by Brych and his team. No important mistakes made, congratulations!

  23. Sutton in POL-ISL

    - Very inconsistent in the first half. Some unnecessary whistles, some missed fouls. Due to that, a rather nervous atmosphere, many protests against his decisions. The second half much better in this context.
    - Penalty to Iceland (4') was debatable but at least acceptable to me. Defender put his foot in front of attacker who was in the middle of shooting and he kicked the foot not the ball.
    - Missed mandatory yellow card to Błaszczykowski (2') for elbow used as a tool (someone may argue it was a weapon but not enough to me).
    - Very firm at some conflict moments, maybe even too active.
    - Missed two opportunities to apply an advantage.
    - Damien McGrath with three wrong/very disputable offside flags in the first half.


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