November 12, 2016

UEFA U21 EURO 2017 Qualifiers Appointments - Play Off (II)

These are the officials appointed by UEFA for the play-off matches of U-21 EURO 2017 qualifiers. Second legs to be played on 15 November 2016. 
15 November 2016, 18:00 CET
Carlos Belmonte, Albacete (ESP) 
Spain - Austria
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Dave Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Fourth Official: Pol van Boekel (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Olivier Chovaux (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)

15 November 2016, 19:00 CET
Marienlyst, Drammen (NOR) 
Norway - Serbia
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Slyško (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Balko (SVK)
Fourth Official: Peter Kralović (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Duncan Fraser (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)


  1. RayHD: congratulations for your exact prediction :)
    To underline, two very experienced assistant referees for Kružliak, definitely a very safe pair of hands helping him.

    1. Thanks! Seeing three '1985' behind referees' names, it was easier to predict the last name though :)

  2. Maybe Kruzliak with CL MD 5/6?? I alao think Mazeika has good chances for CL debut...

    1. Well, I tend do agree. I was just thinking that in these days.
      Kruzliak had many games in EL and many tests with important observer, surely he could make this important step.
      For Mazeika, I also had this idea after the observation by a committee member in Inter - Southampton (expected level performance), let's see. He has a good experience matured as Category 1, but differently from the Slovakian one must say he was never considered, before the recent times, for something important. However, CL debut doesn't necessarily indicate that the referee must be then promoted.

  3. Garcia/Camargo/Morin (MEX) is the CONCACAF team for the ClubWorld Cup:

    Also AR Ravinesh Kumar (FIJ) is missing in the list without replacement.

  4. AFC Champions league final
    First leg: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman), not a familiar name to me
    Second leg: Ryuji Sato (Japan), pre-selected for WC2018
    (? - have not found another source than Wikipedia for Sato's appointment)

  5. Ahmed Al-Kaf is really unknown. Not pre-selected for FIFA WC 2018.
    I was expecting a more sonorous name

    Who will act as fourth official during the next FIFA CLUB WC in Japan ? Referee or Video Assistant Referee ? The team seems poor in term of NUMBER of official (not of course in term of quality).

  6. Clear penalty missed by Gözübüyük (min.30). The defender clearly played the ball with the arm in a non natural position.

    1. Waiting for the video, here a screenshot:

  7. I didn't watch the full matches so I don't know if there were more interesting situations, but find three clips of the Austria vs. Spain (Bastien) and the Spain vs. Austria (Gozubuyuk) matches underneath.

    1. AUS-SPA - Penalty Spain

    2. SPA-AUS - Mentioned handball situation

    3. SPA-AUS - Both YC's Schopf (AUS)


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