May 16, 2016

Under-17 EURO 2016 - Referee Appointments for Semifinals

Slovakia's Peter Kralović and Polish Bartosz Frankowski have been selected by UEFA to take charge of the semifinal ties at Under-17 EURO 2016 in Azerbaijan. Kralović will be the man of the middle when Portugal and the Netherlands combat for their place in the final. A bit later, Frankowski will referee the sonorous clash between Germany and Spain.

18/05/2016, 13:00 CET
Portugal - Netherlands
Referee: Peter Kralović (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE)
Fourth official: Gunnar Jarl Jónsson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Asim Khudiyev (AZE)
UEFA Delegate: Ludovico Micallef (MLT)

18/05/2016, 18:00 CET
Germany - Spain
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Georgi Todorov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Ceyhun Sesiguzel (TUR)
Fourth official: Ville Nevalainen (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Zavrl (SVN)


  1. At, the fourth official for the POR-NED game is Gunnar Jarl Jónsson (Iceland).

    1. Indeed, a copy-paste-error. Thanks!

      Before the tournament, I thought Frankowski or Zganec would be the most probable final candidates. I guess it will be Zganec now. Maybe UEFA chooses one of the quarterfinal referees though.

  2. RayHD, Niclas, Chefren.

    some of you seen matches U17 in Azerbaijan?

    1. No, I haven't. Sorry.

    2. No, I'm sorry I just watched a few minutes on MD1.

  3. Any news about finals? Niclas? Predicts?

    1. I did not watch any matches either. See above.

    2. My final prediction is
      Ardeleanu (CZE), Dynan (IRL), Spiteri (MAL), Edvartsen (NOR)

    3. Zganec / Buzas / Dimitriadis / Frankowski is mine.

    4. BTW Buzas probably won't get the final. Crucial mistake in the semifinal, wrongly disallowed offside goal (tight, but level).

  4. Dynan and Spiteri released after QF, assistants will come from SF pairings

  5. 2016 TOULON TOURNAMENT (18-29 May)

    Jonathan Lardot (Belgium)
    Nikola Popov (Bulgaria)
    Pavel Orel (Czech Republic)
    Benoît Millot (France)
    Yudai Yamamoto (Japan)
    Erick Yair Miranda Galindo (Mexico)
    Ulises Luis Arnaldo Mereles Abraham (Paraguay)
    João Pedro da Silva Pinheiro (Portugal)
    Radu Marian Petrescu (Romania)

    Assistant Referees:
    Laurent Conotte (Belgium)
    Frédéric Godelaine (Belgium)
    Veselin Dobriyanov (Bulgaria)
    Georgi Todorov (Bulgaria)
    Petr Blažej (Czech Republic)
    Ivo Nádvorník (Czech Republic)
    Éric Danizan (France)
    Philippe Jeanne (France)
    Satoshi Karakami (Japan)
    Toshiyuki Tanaka (Japan)
    Miguel Ángel Hernández Paredes (Mexico)
    Israel Valenciano Torres (Mexico)
    Carlos Santiago Cáceres Zárate (Paraguay)
    Roberto Casiano Cañete Luraghi (Paraguay)
    Nelson Carlos Cordeiro Moniz (Portugal)
    Rui Miguel Martins Teixeira (Portugal)
    Radu Adrian Ștefan Ghinguleac (Romania)
    Vasile Florin Marinescu (Romania)

    1. Busy days for Todorov... Today GER-ESP in Azerbaijan, but actually today also in Toulon. I guess he has been replaced by someone else from Bulgaria?

    2. Not for now. Perhaps the Bulgarian crew will be appointed only when Todorov will arrive to France.

    3. That's probable.

      BTW Your view on the handball in Marciniak's UEL match:
      Video minute 16:20, replay 1-2 minutes later

    4. It seems to me that the ball hits only the left elbow, that is absolutely close to body. In case of touch by the other arm, well, I think it should have been penalty.

    5. That hand is fully stick to the body, so: no penalty. Of course, it somehow increases his body surface but the player can't cut off his hand. He did everything to avoid contact with that hand.

      My assessment would be different if the ball had hit the second hand (increased body surface when blocking a shot) but in many countries it would be the same also in that case due to small distance, ball to hand and according to many peoples natural BOTH hands position.

    6. Thank you 2, we agree.

    7. Btw., Szymon Marciniak on the matchday in Polish but still can be interesting for some users:

  6. My final prediction is Zganec(SVN) Buzas(HUN)Sesiguzel(TUR)Frankowski(POL)

  7. Correct key decision by Frankowski and AR1 Todorov.. clear handball penalty for Spain and then correctly awarded indirect free-kick to Germany as the executer touched the ball again from the goal post without other contact by a defender.

    1. And now correct RC for DOGSO to German keeper. Very interesting that Frankowski waited just for a while (without whistling) for a possible advantage, but then when he realized that it was impossible for the player, due to the effect of the foul, to reach the ball, he correctly whistled, showing the RC. I think it was the best possible management.


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