Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4 (I)

UEFA has selected the following officials to handle Tuesday's games of 2017/18 Champions League group stage MD4. Among others, Swedish Jonas Eriksson will be in charge of Roma - Chelsea in group C. 



A| 31.10.2017, 20:45 CET
Old Trafford, Manchester (ENG)
Manchester United FC - SL Benfica
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Donatas Rumšas (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Manfredas Lukjancukas (LTU)
Fourth Official: Dovydas Sužiedėlis (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)

A| 31.10.2017, 20:45 CET
St. Jakob Park, Basel (SUI)
FC Basel - CSKA Moskva
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Ristić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor Đurđević (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Nenad Đokić (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Danilo Grujić (SRB)
Fourth Official: Nemanja Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Ainar Leppänen (EST)

B| 31.10.2017, 20:45 CET
Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
Celtic FC - FC Bayern München
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Mario Diks (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Blom (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kamphuis Jochem (NED)
Fourth Official: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Jānis Mežeckis (LVA)

B| 31.10.2017, 20:45 CET
Parc des Princes, Paris (FRA)
Paris SG - RSC Anderlecht
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Fourth Official: Miguel Martínez  Munuera (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mehmet Murat Ilgaz (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Pierino L. G. Lardi (SUI)

C| 31.10.2017, 20:45 CET
Stadio Olimpico, Rome (ITA)
AS Roma - Chelsea FC
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Jacques Antenen (SUI)

C| 31.10.2017, 20:45 CET
Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid (ESP)
Club Atlético de Madrid - FK Qarabağ
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Markus Häcker (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Siebert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Benjamin Brand (GER)
Fourth Official: Eduard Beitinger (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vítor Manuel Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Duško Grabovac (CRO)

D| 31.10.2017, 20:45 CET
Stadio Geōrgios Karaiskakīs, Piraeus (GRE)
Olympiacos FC - FC Barcelona
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Nunn (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Fourth Official: Stuart Burt (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Šajn (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Petr Fousek (CZE)

D| 31.10.2017, 20:45 CET
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon (POR)
Sporting CP - Juventus FC
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Fourth Official: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Outi Saarinen (FIN)

74 comments:

  1. I have got info that on Tuesday, only Taylor is observed by committee member. As soon as I get names of observers and delegates I will publish them.

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    1. Indeed, Vladimir Šajn will observe Taylor.

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  2. You may find observers in the comment section under the previous post (delete that comment when ready) :)

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    1. Oh I did not see your comment. Yes, the same names I got hehe :)))).

      On appointments: I expected cat1 referee in Manchester, but I expected Vinčić, but Mazeika seems like a good choice too. Mažić got his third match, this probably means that he replaced someone on MD3 or now on MD4. I expected Borbalan in EL after no appointment in MD1 and MD2. Again great appointment for English referees, I think it is sure that Taylor and Oliver will both be promoted to elite this winter. U17 tournament, then play-off match, now this very good match, Turpin is doing well obviously :)

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    2. It seems that Mažić is a replacement this matchday because he had a game in Qatar on Friday.

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  3. Mažic already with his 3rd CL assignment this season and we're only on MD4, quite unusual. And again quite an important tie.
    For the first time in a long time, Eriksson will handle a real top-clash again in CL. He seems to be more trusted again by committee.
    Taylor with Sajn is a clear signal for promotion to Elite. He is ready alongside with Oliver.

    I wonder if it is wise (in terms of protection) to assign Aytekin to Atlético after Barcelona-PSG, I can only imagine some media trying to put pressure on him...

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  4. It is worth noting that there has been a change in Turpin team. Nicolas Danos is replaced by Guillaume Débart, the regular assistant of Ruddy Buquet. Anyone knows the reason?

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  5. Anyone knows what happened with Martin Strömbergsson? He has had no game in 2017. Injury?

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    1. He probably is injured because he only have been in charge of one game in the swedish top league game this year and that was in may. Before that he refereed a couple of games in the lower district level. The swedish football Association has been quite about it.
      By the way, it was pretty obvious that Eriksson had a cl game this Tuesday, he had a normal game yesterday and Ekberg had the to teams in the bottom yesterday and Johannesson didn’t had a game at al this md

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  6. Yes, Mažić appointment is clearly a replacement, because it is his third game and we are still on MD4. In case he will get another game on MD5 or MD6, he will get overall 4 games in group stage.
    That's a good signal for the Serbian, of course. The crucial mistake in Rome (handball) and then the offside mistakes in Monaco were considered as not serious ones. One can agree, the Serbian has a more than high reputation for his big experience.

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  7. Taylor always on focus, another committee member for him. Oliver got some important observers as well. It seems as committee needs many and many games before promoting one of them (or even both...).
    What do you think? It has also been a long time since the two Englishmen are contending an Elite spot.

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  8. Maybe FC Basel - CSKA Moskva was the game for Hategan, but given the semifinal appointment at U17 he couldn't get it.
    For tomorrow, among others, I expect Brych in Napoli - Manchester City.

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  9. OT
    When are the referee appointments for the UEFA playoffs for World Cup likely to be announced?

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    1. I really don't know, there isn't a specific day, because the appointments for last matchdays of "regular" qualifiers were all released at different times. However, I think on next week we could know something...

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  10. Possible change in Collum's team
    https://www.theguardian.com/global/2017/oct/27/tory-mp-douglas-ross-gives-up-work-as-referee-when-commons-sits-after-missing-debate

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  11. Two situations from Sunday's Ekstraklasa games. No review in both cases.

    1) Penalty appeal
    https://streamable.com/hhsh2

    2) Penalty appeal
    https://streamable.com/v4n7d

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    1. In both situations it is possible to support referee's decision. So, correct that VAR didn't intervene.
      Particular to hear "Marciniak" while calling a player :)

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    2. The first penalty incident would have been a penalty before VAR introduction. However, I can agree with arguments for 'grey area' in both cases. Thanks :)

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  12. From national federations' sites:
    Shakhtar - Feyenoord: Sidirópoulos
    Beşiktaş - Monaco: Tagliavento
    Porto - Leipzig: Hațegan

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    1. From Dutch KNVB:
      Rosenborg BK - FC Zenit (EL): Gözübüyük

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    2. Good season obviously for Tagliavento. He was usually appointed two matches in CL and one in EL in previous seasons group stages. Now three matches after four matchdays, I am happy for him :))

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    3. Some rumors in Italy report that Tagliavento could leave the FIFA list at the end of this year, replaced by Daniele Doveri (40 y. o.). Indeed, he is already 45 (the Italian age limit). In case of confirmation on the list, he should get a derogation for serie A on next season. Otherwise, he is planned to retire on June 2018.
      In addition, the other spot on FIFA list, left by Rizzoli should be taken by Di Bello (36), this should be quite sure.

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    4. Aren't Luca Pairetto, Fabio Maresca, Claudio Gavillucci, Rosario Abisso or Gianluca Manganiello a better solution taking into account they are younger than Doveri?

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    5. All the names you mentioned need more experience, especially referees like Manganiello and Abisso, who joined serie A panel only a few months ago.
      One answer to your question is also that on next years we will have many referees to be retired from FIFA list: Rocchi (1973), Banti (1974), Mazzoleni (1974) and then Orsato (1975), so there will be the right time for further choices.

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    6. Big changes in Italian international roster then! I hope the next generation is ready for the big step under Rizzoli's eye!

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  13. CL debut for Kružliak in Liverpool-Maribor.

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    1. Interesting to notice that Martin Balko, who was AR at Lubos Michel's side, will be still there :)
      I think Slyško would have liked to join this team as well, but now he is matched with Královec.

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    2. Maybe that could be changed, since Kralovec is clearly out of focus?

      With Balko and Slysko, Kruzliak would have some very good (and maybe needed) experience on his side.

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  14. Fine performance by Turpin so far, not a hard first half.

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  15. Roma - Chelsea
    01' - correct play-on decision, no assist by hand as suggested by Chelsea defender
    05' - correct no-penalty decision, no foul in front of AAR2
    29' - missed stamp of #24 Roma on #10 Chelsea just outside the Roma's penalty area, YC possible but not obligatory

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  16. Straight red card for SFP (studs in the face) shown by Aytekin in Atlético - Qarabağ

    https://www.sporttube.com/play/CPlCCCG

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    1. Excellent decision, awful reaction by player. He was not aware of what he did...

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    2. Very good decision. No doubts.

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  17. Correct red card for Deniz Aytekin at ATM-QAR game for QAR #10 Pedro Henrique.

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  18. Around 68': Attacker of CSKA blocked a shot from the keeper, but stood a certain distance away. I think he didn't intervene the keeper from shooting and rather blocked the ball.

    Mazic gave IFK without YC, tactical the best decision IMO. But for sure the YC was mandatory in case of whistle.

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    1. Don't know about UEFA but in Poland we are instructed to issue a yellow card only in case of clearly tactical character of interfering with a GK.

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    2. 84': Missed RC for SFP IMO
      Ball gone, stretched leg, high force...

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    3. @RayHD: Could be possible, I don't know the UEFA guidelines. I thought the YC is mandatory in such situations.

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    4. Thanks for highlighting those incidents. I will try to make clips of them. Any other key match or interesting incidents in that game?

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    5. Thank you in advance :)

      The YC in 60' for time wasting and the first YC (don't know the minute, players were protesting that there wasn't a foul) come to my mind. And in 80' I think Mazic decided not to whistle a PK in favour of the home team (holding). I think correct decision, wasn't enough for PK IMO.

      Shortly after the YC for Balanta there was an off the ball incident by Dzagoev, I think he also deserved YC. Sorry, don't know the minute.

      I think that are the most interesting incidents, quite fair match in first half and an intense second.

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  19. Strong performance by Turpin, strict line in cards as part of a balanced tactical approach, always in control, more relaxed than I previously remember him but still with that distance and authority. A particular situation at 6', Sporting player placed the ball outside the corner markings, and Turpin responded angrily, I can imagine words to the effect of "Do you think I'm that stupid?", nice response that embodied his match.
    Even in case of a New Zealand win in the first leg, the French IS ready for Lima imo, matches like FEY-ROM, GLA-MNC are long away now for this strong and determined talent.

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  20. Interesting penalty call by Mazeika:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35T7xf6dWTc
    Deliberate?

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  21. Looks like Eriksson had a good game... No cards issued and also I don't read about any controversies... I'm very happy for the Swedish :)

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  22. Roma - Chelsea
    22' - penalty appeal
    https://streamable.com/00cdf

    Man. United - Benfica
    13', 14' - penalty appeal and penalty seconds later
    https://streamable.com/70ska

    77' - penalty
    https://streamable.com/fmw0l

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    1. ROM - CHE: in my opinion penalty, Eriksson and AAR2 should have monitored more carefully the penalty area.

      MNU - BEN: about the penalty appeal, given that the player was able to reach the ball by his movement, I would say at least supportable decision by referee to play on, at least it wasn't a direct challenge on the opponent. However, whistling a penalty wouldn't have been a mistake.
      About the penalty whistled, I have doubts, one must read the intention of the player, once he falls down. Deliberate action? I don't know. Referee maybe will be backed.
      Second penalty is clear: the defender makes his action against the opponent and then he tries to hide his behavior.

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    2. Rom - Chelsea
      I would go for no PK, holding in the process of struggling for position but without enough intensity as it seems the attacker fell down on his own. One could also argue that the other Roma attacker, no. 20+something, committed an offense by pulling opponent's arm. However that one was also without enough intensity.
      MNU- BEN
      Penalty appeal - Isolated, this tackle was not a PK, but it surely depends on the criteria applied throughout whole match
      PK- it feels like the PK, surely the referee could be backed up

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  23. Basel - CSKA Moskva

    67' - interfering with a goalkeeper, SPA?
    https://streamable.com/3tobs

    81' - penalty incident
    https://streamable.com/8qzv5

    84' - reckless tackle vs serious foul play
    https://streamable.com/av0so

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    1. 67': impeding the keeper from releasing the ball by itself is not a mandatory YC, it must be a promising attack (attempt of a quick counterattack) stopped, in this case it is true that keeper tries immedialy to play the ball, but I haven't the perception of a promising attack. All players are running towards midfield. I try to make an example of a mandatory YC for such infringments: all players from attacking team are in penalty area or close to it, keeper tries to release immediately the ball by hands directly to a teammate, who can run alone. In this case, would be a more than clear YC. In all the other situations, one must consider the action.

      81': not enough for a penalty, in my opinion correct decision by AAR1 - Mazic.

      84': RC for SFP, tackle with both legs and the ball already away, only the very low hitting point could "save" the player from RC, but nevertheless I think all criteria for issuing it were fulfilled. Really dangerous and rough action. Excessive force.

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    2. 84'
      Remember what have we saw on Referee Assistance Programme, YC was issued because of the 'hitting point', as you said. It's foot, not ankle.
      I'm sure it was the reason why referee choose YC instead of the RC.

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    3. All elements for RC were fulfilled but 'the result is missing' (luckily).

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  24. What happened to Slavko Vincic by the way? Why is he missing from this round of appointments?

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    1. Maybe an injury during U17 WC?

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    2. I think that Mažić was replacement exactly for Vinčić.

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    3. But I don't think a 1st category referee would've been appointed for a crucial match like Basel v CSKA Moscow which is evident by the fact that Kuipers handled leg 1... But Vincic is not impossible if they are looking at him for a promotion... Would have been a good test like Michael Oliver in Juventus v Sporting or Anthony Taylor in Olympiacos v Barcelona!!

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  25. Good afternoon. I leave here the appointments for matchday 11 in LaLiga (Source: RFEF-CTA):

    November 4th 2017, 18:30 CET
    Deportivo Alavés – RCD Espanyol de Barcelona
    Referee: Pablo González Fuertes
    Assistant Referee 1: César García Fernández
    Assistant Referee 2: César Manuel Noval Font
    Fourth Official: Alberto Fuerte Martín

    November 3rd 2017, 21:00 CET
    Real Betis Balompié – Getafe CF
    Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (FIFA, Elite)
    Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devís (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: José Enrique Naranjo Pérez
    Fourth Official: Iván Caparrós Hernández

    November 5th 2017, 18:30 CET
    Real Sociedad – SD Eibar
    Referee: Daniel Jesús Trujillo Suárez
    Assistant Referee 1: Marcos Álvarez Moreno
    Assistant Referee 2: José Carlos Escuela Melo
    Fourth Official: Daniel David Baiges Dones

    November 5th 2017, 12:00 CET
    Levante UD – Girona FC
    Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero
    Assistant Referee 1: Alfonso Baena Espejo
    Assistant Referee 2: José Alcoba Rodríguez
    Fourth Official: Abraham Domínguez Cervantes

    November 5th 2017, 20:45 CET
    Real Madrid CF – UD Las Palmas
    Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (FIFA, 2nd)
    Assistant Referee 1: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: José Gallego García
    Fourth Official: Juan Antonio Campos Salinas

    November 4th 2017, 16:15 CET
    RC Deportivo de La Coruña – Club Atlético de Madrid
    Referee: Alfonso Javier Álvarez Izquierdo
    Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Barranco Trejo
    Assistant Referee 2: Joan Méndez Mateo
    Fourth Official: Álvaro López Parra

    November 5th 2017, 18:30 CET
    Villarreal CF – Málaga CF
    Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (FIFA, 1st)
    Assistant Referee 1: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Francisco Javier Martín García
    Fourth Official: Pere Barceló Roca

    November 5th 2017, 16:15 CET
    RC Celta de Vigo – Athletic Club
    Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (FIFA, 1st)
    Assistant Referee 1: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Javier Martínez Nicolás
    Fourth Official: David Gálvez Rascón

    November 4th 2017, 20:45 CET
    FC Barcelona – Sevilla CF
    Referee: José Luis González González
    Assistant Referee 1: Rubén Becerril Gómez
    Assistant Referee 2: Ignacio Rubio Palomino
    Fourth Official: Alexandre Alemán Pérez

    November 4th 2017, 13:00 CET
    Valencia CF – CD Leganés
    Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (*)
    Assistant Referee 1: Jon Núñez Fernández
    Assistant Referee 2: Iker de Francisco Grijalba
    Fourth Official: Aimar Velasco Arbaiza

    KEY: (*) Young/promising referee or interesting appointment/match.

    One question for those who know: up to which age does a referee stand chances of becoming FIFA?

    Greetings.

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    1. As far as I know it's 37 years or something like that 🤔

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    2. Its not 37, our referee Aleksandar Vasic became a FIFA ref with 41/42y..

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    3. Then was it earlier so?? I thought I did read something like that... I maybe confusing it with something else then 😓

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    4. Maybe it is, i dont know, hope that Danilo Grujic get his FIFA back since he deserve it..

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    5. Age limits have been totally abolished, a referee can join the FIFA list at any age, there is only a request that he / she shouldn't be younger than 24.
      This is the circular sent by FIFA to all domestic associations for 2018 proposals:
      https://resources.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/administration/02/90/46/55/circularno.1594-2018fifarefereeinginternationallists_neutral.pdf
      Deadline was on 1 October.
      Then, once confirmed, a referee can stay on the list without age limits, as said, but starting from 45 years old he should be carefully checked with physical and medical tests and so on.

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  26. Strange that there are still no news on the appointments for the UEFA playoffs for the World Cup... Only 8 days to go for the 1st game and in 2013 by this time all the appointments were well public!!

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    1. These appointments will be more than crucial. FIFA and UEFA want to make sure choices here!

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    2. That's true... Either way UEFA succeeds in maintaining confidentiality much better than FIFA does... Good for the referees that!!

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  27. Premier League Matchday 11

    Kick-offs 3pm GMT unless stated.

    Saturday 4 November

    12:30pm Stoke v Leicester
    Referee: Bobby Madley (UEFA 2nd)
    Assistants: Lee Betts, Marc Perry
    Fourth official: Jonathan Moss

    Huddersfield v West Brom
    Referee: Roger East
    Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Sian Massey-Ellis
    Fourth official: Lee Mason

    Newcastle v AFC Bournemouth
    Referee: Paul Tierney
    Assistants: Scott Ledger, Harry Lennard
    Fourth official: Martin Atkinson

    Southampton v Burnley
    Referee: Lee Probert
    Assistants: Simon Beck, Andy Garratt
    Fourth official: Kevin Friend

    Swansea v Brighton
    Referee: Mike Dean
    Assistants: Ian Hussin, Derek Eaton
    Fourth official: Simon Hooper

    5:30pm West Ham v Liverpool
    Referee: Neil Swarbrick
    Assistants: Stephen Child, Eddie Smart
    Fourth official: Craig Pawson

    Sunday 5 November

    12pm Spurs v Crystal Palace
    Referee: Kevin Friend
    Assistants: Simon Long, Adrian Holmes
    Fourth official: Mike Jones

    2.15pm Man City v Arsenal
    Referee: Michael Oliver (UEFA 1st)
    Assistants: Simon Bennett, Stuart Burt
    Fourth official: Andre Marriner

    4.30pm Chelsea v Man Utd
    Referee: Anthony Taylor (UEFA 1st)
    Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
    Fourth official: Craig Pawson

    4.30pm Everton v Watford
    Referee: Graham Scott
    Assistants: Richard West, Mick McDonough
    Fourth official: Bobby Madley

    Top matches for Taylor and Oliver, like usual. Important relegation match for Dean, and Swarbrick has a lot of trust for the last two seasons or so, nice to see his development.

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    1. LIGUE 1, MATCHDAY 12

      03/11/2017, 20:45 CET
      STADE RENNAIS - GIRONDINS DE BORDEAUX
      Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FIFA, 1st)
      Assistant Referees: Guillaume Débart (FIFA), Alexandre Viala
      Fourth Official: Pierre Gaillouste

      04/11/2017, 17:00 CET
      ANGERS SCO - PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN
      Referee: Benoît Bastien (FIFA, 1st)
      Assistant Referees: Frédéric Haquette (FIFA), Cyril Mugnier (FIFA)
      Fourth Official: William Lavis

      04/11/2017, 20:00 CET
      AS MONACO - EA GUINGAMP
      Referee: Mikael Lesage
      Assistant Referees: Mathieu Grosbost, Sébastien Denis
      Fourth Official: Faouzi Benchabane

      04/11/2017, 20:00 CET
      MONTPELLIER HSC - AMIENS SC
      Referee: Stéphane Jochem
      Assistant Referees: Gilles Lang, Mikaël Berchebru
      Fourth Official: Florent Batta

      04/11/2017, 20:00 CET
      FC NANTES - TOULOUSE FC
      Referee: Antony Gautier (FIFA, 2nd)
      Assistant Referees: Philippe Jeanne, Julien Aube
      Fourth Official: Antoine Grare

      04/11/2017, 20:00 CET
      ESTAC TROYES - RC STRASBOURG ALSACE
      Referee: Thomas Leonard
      Assistant Referees: Tugdual Philippe, Hicham Zakrani (FIFA)
      Fourth Official: Guillaume Paradis

      05/11/2017, 15:00 CET
      OGC NICE - DIJON FCO
      Referee: Olivier Thual
      Assistant Referees: Matthieu Lombard, Christophe Mouysset
      Fourth Official: Arnaud Baert

      05/11/2017, 17:00 CET
      OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE - SM CAEN
      Referee: Nicolas Rainville (FIFA, 2nd)
      Assistant Referees: Laurent Stien, Huseyin Ocak
      Fourth Official: Alexandre Perreau Niel

      05/11/2017, 17:00 CET
      FC METZ - LILLE LOSC
      Referee: Jérôme Brisard (enters FIFA list in 2018)
      Assistant Referees: Mickaël Annonier, Benjamin Pagès (enters FIFA list in 2018)
      Fourth Official: Jérémie Pignard

      05/11/2017, 21:00 CET
      AS SAINT-ETIENNE - OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS
      Referee: Clément Turpin (FIFA, Elite)
      Assistant Referees: Cyril Gringore, Nicolas Danos
      Fourth Official: Hakim Ben El Hadj

      Turpin appointed for one of the hottest derbies in France between Saint-Etienne and Lyon, these matches are always very tough to referee, there are generally a lot of cards: Tony Chapron for example sent off two players within a couple of minutes in February IIRC.

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  28. Watched Celtic v Bayern, fairly easy game but good performance by Makkelie with no cards and only one real incident - claims for handball at the first goal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K4d7DwacxE

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    1. Difficult to say whether there was a touch by arm or not.
      In case of touch, I think referee could have whistled, because thank to the arm in that position, player controlled the ball, then scoring.

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  29. Good performance by Aytekin in a harder match than would be expected, but still basically normal. Solid, calm and strong style, and two correct RCs. Interesting gestures with the RC to Savić, maybe not ideal. I doubt whether he will attend even CL KO again, but this should help him regain some credits in the committee.

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