Thursday, 2 November 2017

Europa League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4

UEFA Referees Committee has chosen the following referees to handle MD4 of 2017/18 Europa League group stage. 

Group A, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
Eden Arena, Prague (CZE)
SK Slavia Praha - Villarreal CF
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David McGeachie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2:  Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Donald Robertson (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Nicholas Walsh (SCO)
Fourth Official: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)

Group A, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
Netanya Municipal Stadium, Netanya (ISR)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv - FK Astana
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Michal Obukowicz (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tomasz Musiał (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Radosław Siejka (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Crawford Wilson (NIR)

Group B, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
Stade de Suisse, Berne (SUI)
BSC Young Boys  - FC Dynamo Kyiv
Referee:  Tony Chapron (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Cano (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Bertrand Jouannaud (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:  Karim Abed (FRA)
Fourth Official: Eric Danizan (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleh Chykun (BLR)
UEFA Delegate: Loukas Siotropos (GRE)

Group B, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB)
FK Partizan - KS Skënderbeu
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Santiago Jaime Latre (ESP)
Fourth Official: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Ronald Zimmermann (GER)

Group C, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu, Istanbul (TUR)
İstanbul Başakşehir - 1899 Hoffenheim
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Fourth Official: Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Elmir Pilav (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Johny Vanspauwen (BEL)

Group C, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
Ludogorets Arena, Razgrad (BUL)
PFC Ludogorets - Sporting Braga
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1:  Valeri Danchenko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Krill Levnikov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:  Igor Fedotov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Lunev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate:Ariel Kenneth Scheiman (ISR)

Group D, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
Stadion HNK Rijeka, Rijeka (CRO)
HNK Rijeka - Austria Wien
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Henrik Larsen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jens Maae (DEN)
Fourth Official: Lars Rix (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kostadin Gerginov (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Dag Steinar Vestlund (NOR)

Group D, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
Olympic Athletic Center of Athens "Spyros Louis", Athens (GRE)
AEK Athens - AC Milan
Referee: Manuel de Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Álvaro Mesquita (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Santos (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Luis Godinho (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Fabio Veríssimo (POR)
Fourth Official: Nuno Pereira (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Emil Bozinovski (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: Mike Foster (ENG)

Group E, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
GSP, Nicosia (CYP)
Apollon Limassol - Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio 
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandrs Golubevs (LVA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Edgars Malcevs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Raimonds Tatriks (LVA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)

Group E, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
Stade de Lyon, Décines (FRA)
Olympique Lyonnais - Everton FC 
Referee: Orel Grinfled (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Roy Hassan (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Eli Hacmon (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ziv Adler (ISR)
Fourth Official: Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Simone Trefoloni (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Zoran Cvrk (CRO)

Group F, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
FC København - FC Fastav Zlín
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Đukić (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jovica Tatar (MNE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Miloš Bošković (MNE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Milovan Milacić (MNE)
Fourth Official: Aleksandar Đikanović (MNE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Eugène Westerink (NED)

Group F, 2 November 2017, 19:00 CET
Stadion Lokomotiv, Moskov (RUS)
Lokomotiv Moskva - FC Sheriff Tiraspol
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1:  Yves De Neve (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jo de Weirdt (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Lawrence Visser (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Fourth Official: Kevin Monteny (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gevorg Hovhannisyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Velid Imamović (BIH)

Group G, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU)
FCSB - Hapoel Beer-Sheva
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Çem Satman (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2:  Ekrem Kan (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ali Palabıyık (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Yasar Kemal Ugurlu (TUR)
Fourth Official: Kerem Ersoym (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Thomas Ross (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Ospelt (LIE)

Group G, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
Stadion Města Plzně, Plzeň (CZE)
FC Viktoria Plzeň - FC Lugano
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Godelaine (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bart Vertenten (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Nathan Verboomen (BEL)
Fourth Official: Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Sergiu Lisnic (MDA)

Group H, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
Emirates Stadium, London (ENG)
Arsenal FC - FK Crvena Zvezda 
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Crispo (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

Group H, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne (GER)
1. F Köln 01/07 - BATE Borisov
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Marjan Kirovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2:  Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Jakimovski (MKD)
Fourth Official: Nikola Karakolev (MKD)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Teuvo Holopainen (FIN)

Group I, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimaraes (POR)
Vitória SC - Olympique de Marseille
Referee: Tamás Bognár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Theodoros Georgiou (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ádám Farkas (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Péter Solymosi (HUN)
Fourth Official: Péter Kóbor (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Sippel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Patrik Filipek (CZE)

Group I, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
Stadion Salzburg, Salzburg (AUT)
FC Salzburg - Konyaspor Kulübü
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Matteo Passeri (ITA) 
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marco Guida (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
Fourth Official: Ciro Carbone (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Yuri Baskakov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Bujar Kasmi (ALB)

Group J, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
Estadio de San Mamés, Bilbao (ESP)
Athletic Club  - Östersunds FK 
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1:  Konrad Sapela (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jaroslaw Przybyl (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Piotr Lasyk (POL)
Fourth Official: Adam Kupsik (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jon Skjervold (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Michael Zoratti (AUT)

Group J, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER)
Hertha BSC - FC Zorya
Referee:  John Beaton (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Potter (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Sean Carr (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Steven McLean (SCO)
Fourth Official: Jordan Stokoe (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kjell Alseth (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)

Group K, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
Stadio Olimpico, Rome (ITA)
SS Lazio - OGC Nice
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea (ESP)
Fourth Official: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan W. Wegereef (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Anton Fagan (SCO)

Group K, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
Gelredome, Arnhem (NED)
SBV Vitesse  - SV Zulte Waregem
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Serhiy Bekker (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Serhiy Boiko (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Fourth Official: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)
UEFA Delegate:

Group L, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim (NOR)
Rosenborg BK - FC Zenit 
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Davie Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Dennis Higler (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Allard Lindhout (NED)
Fourth Official: Jan Vries (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Octavian Goga (ROU)

Group L, 2 November 2017, 21:05 CET
Estadio Municipal de Anoeta, San Sebastián (ESP)
Real Sociedad - FK Vardar 
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Gutschi (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Roland Riedel (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Rene Eisner (AUT)
Fourth Official: Andreas Witschnigg (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Johan Verbist (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

66 comments:

  1. Big appointment for Orel Grinfeld I must say considering the poor performance Nijhuis had put in the 1st leg!!

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  2. If I'm not wrong, in addition to the fact that it will be a debut, it should be the first time ever for a referee from Montenegro in EL group stage...

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    1. yes, it is. only litlle mistake: first assistent name is Milutin no Milovan.

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    2. Uefa.com and all the other sources report Milovan.

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    3. And they are all wrong, it's Milutin.

      FA of Montenegro:

      http://fscg.me/savez/sluzbena-lica/

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  3. OT

    This incident from Stuttgart-Freiburg yesterday has been controversially discussed in Germany: Tobias Stieler decides to give a RC for DOGSO (deliberate handball) to the Freiburg defender after receiving a signal by VAR (Felix Zwayer) and reviewing the incident himself. I have another question in mind here: is Stieler allowed to stop play in order to check an incident or does he have to wait until the ball is out of play?

    https://streamable.com/gc357

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    1. Probably according to the regulations, but if VAR is 100% sure (like Zwayer in this case),in a black-white situation like this, it is according to common sense to whistle quickly. Freiburg weren't accepting of the decision anyway, but imagine if they had scored for 0-1...

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    2. I also think it is good and correct to stop the game, once the VAR is sure, there needs to be an intervention.

      What do you think about the situation in general? What would have been the best decision? Was it correct, that the VAR intervened?

      Stieler himself said, he was sure (about RC) after the on-field review but having it seen after the match, YC might have been the better solution. The player was only banned for 1 match (normal are 2 for DOGSO).

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    3. Well, difficult. I've watched a lot of replays and I'm still unsure, so it is according to my opinion clearly no situation for a VAR intervention ("clear mistake").

      Finally, if he intervents, I can accept the decision. Probably a YC would be indeed the better solution, but at least a RC isn't completely wrong according to my opinion. If he would decide to FK+YC only, everybody would ask why Zwayer even intervented (FK+YC normally isn't enough to invervent).

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    4. To be honest, the handball is deliberate and the whole situation can be read as an obvious goal-scoring opportunity. I think the call was absolutely justified, definitely difficult to sell the decision, but it's a correct call in my view. I just thought the referee had to wait until the ball goes out of play.

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    5. There was a similar situation in Poland. Tomasz Musiał missed the foul and VAR called him to review the incident. Was it a 100% dogso?

      https://streamable.com/h4lg7

      It's difficult to decide for a yellow card if the incident is outside the box (should only a yellow card be issued or a free kick too? - why VAR then?). In such cases, where no clear dogso occured outside the penalty area, the VAR should not intervene!

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    6. I think that Musial's decision can be backed, it's not wrong. But I would also raise the same question whether this is 100% DOGSO or not. Just looking at the direction of the ball, it is not going straight to goal. Giving a YC here though would be difficult to sell, I think assigning a RC in that case (certainly not wrong as already pointed out) might be the easier option, also in terms of management.

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    7. The IFAB VAR protocol states "The referee can stop play for a review if no team has a good attacking possibility" so he was right to go for the review before Freiburg moved up the pitch.

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  4. Friendlies

    10/11/2017
    England - Germany
    Referee: Szymon Marciniak
    Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Sokolnicki (Poland)
    Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (Poland)
    Fourth Official: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
    Video Assistant Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Marcin Borkowski (Poland)

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    1. Interesting, so very likely no WC play-off for Marciniak.

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    2. Is it Collina trying to protect him before World Cup?? Or is he rather less likely for World Cup??

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    3. Let's wait. Matches on 13 and 14 November are still possible for him.
      However, in case he wont get a game, reason could be the fact that among the "big names" he is the least experienced one.
      Without the Polish, still 9 names are my candidates for play off games: Rocchi, Mateu Lahoz, Mazic, Skomina, Kuipers, Eriksson, Cakir, Brych and maybe Kassai.

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    4. I would prefer Collum and even Hategan ahead of Kassai... Eriksson seems to have earned a bit of trust back as Roma v Chelsea appointment suggests... I think Eriksson will have his shot at the World Cup!!

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    5. Yes, about Eriksson this is my impression as well, now.
      He has gained again at least a bit of trust. I think he will be at WC...

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    6. And that's what makes it even more tough for Kassai... It will be very difficult to leave out someone in order to accommodate him!!

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    7. Four years ago, Mazic was a rising star and he was appointed to return match of Romania - Greece (first leg was a polemic performance by Proenca), and IIRC didn't have his best evening.
      So a good decision to not risk Marciniak in these high stakes matches IMO; on the contrary I have no doubt he has the skill to whistle a playoff.

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    8. I also think this is a way of protecting him from risky situations. I think he already had many opportunities to show his potential and still will have in CL or EL this year. I personally think he will be at WC, considering the potential and the last appointments it would make no sense to bring a 44 y.o. Eriksson and leave him home. Btw good luck to Eriksson for Roma-Chelsea, very good appointment!

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    9. On one of the best informed football news portals in Poland it was announced, that Paweł Raczkowski will replace Marciniak in England - Germany. Probable reason is that Marciniak will get one of the play-off games.

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  5. Debuts for Jonathan Lardot (BEL/33 y.o.) and Nikola Dabanović (MNE/35 y.o.) - look forward to see them on this stage.

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  6. AFC Champions League finals will be played with additional assistant referees.

    Al Hilal FC (Saudi Arabia) vs. Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan)

    First Leg
    Referee: Adham Makhadmeh (Jordan)
    Assistant referees: Ahmad Al-Roalle (Jordan) & Issa Al-Amawi (Jordan)
    Additional assistant referees: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore) & Hettikamkanamge Perera (Sri Lanka)
    Fourth official: Yousef Al-Jararwah (Jordan)

    Second leg:
    Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
    Assistant referees: Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan) & Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
    Additional assistant referees: Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan) & Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)
    Fourth official: Mamur Saidkasimov (Uzbekistan)

    Thank to:
    https://refereesfifa.blogspot.com/

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    1. I was expecting names like Abdullah Hassan Mohammed (UAE) or Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)

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    2. This young referee from Jordan should be a talent, surely a name to follow for the future, take a look at his impressive palmares in recent times...
      http://worldreferee.com/site/copy.php?linkID=8071&linkType=referee&contextType=stats

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    3. Yes I did see his appointments... Received a lot of appointments in WC Qualifiers as well... He's a name for the future along with Ahmed Al-Kaf from Oman!!

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  7. Friendly Match 11th November

    England vs. Germany

    Referee : Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
    Referee Assistant 1 : Pawel Sokolnicki (Poland)
    Referee Assistant 2 : Tomasz Listkiewicz (Poland)
    Fourth Official : Pawel Raczkowski (Poland)
    VAR : Pawel Gil (Poland)
    AVAR : Marcin Borkowski

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  8. friendly match - November

    England - Brazil » Artur Soares Dias (with VAR)
    France - Wales - De Sousa
    Romania - Turkey - Tiago Martins

    From FPF

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  9. 9 November 2017, Luxembourg
    Luxembourg - Hungary
    Referee: Sébastien Delférière (Belgium)
    Assistant Referee 1: Yves De Neve (Belgium)
    Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Monteny (Belgium)
    Fourth Official: Erik Lambrechts

    9 November 2017, Cluj
    Romania - Turkey
    Referee: Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins (Portugal)
    Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Jorge Ferreira dos Santos (Portugal)
    Assistant Referee 2: Luís André Ferreira Pinto Campos (Portugal)
    Fourth Official: Luís Miguel Branco Godinho (Portugal)

    10 November 2017, Paris
    France - Wales
    Referee: Manuel Jorge Neves Moreira de Sousa (Portugal)
    Assistant Referee 1: Álvaro Daniel Carvalho Mesquita (Portugal)
    Assistant Referee 2: Nélson Carlos Cordeiro Moniz (Portugal)
    Fourth Official: Fábio José Costa Veríssimo (Portugal)

    10 November 2017, Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
    Japan - Brazil
    Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)
    Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (France)
    Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (France)
    Fourth Official: Benoît Millot (France)

    10 November 2017, Lviv
    Ukraine - Slovakia
    Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
    Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (Latvia)
    Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonņikovs (Latvia)
    Fourth Official: Yuriy Mozharovskyy (Ukraine)

    11 November 2017, Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, France
    Madagascar - Comoros
    Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (Luxembourg)
    Assistant Referee 1: David Mateus Santos (Luxembourg)
    Assistant Referee 2: Claude Ries (Luxembourg)
    Fourth Official: Sven Bindels (Luxembourg)

    14 November 2017, Vienna
    Austria - Uruguay
    Referee: Tamás Bognár (Hungary)
    Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Buzás (Hungary)
    Assistant Referee 2: Theodoros Georgiou (Hungary)
    Fourth Official: Sándor Andó-Szabó (Hungary)

    14 November 2017, London
    ENGLAND - BRAZIL
    Referee: Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)
    Assistant Referee 1: Rui Licínio Barbosa Tavares (Portugal)
    Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Alexandre dos Santos Soares (Portugal)
    Fourth Official: Carlos Miguel Taborda Xistra (Portugal)
    Video Assistant Referee: Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins (Portugal)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: João Carlos dos Santos Capela (Portugal)

    14 November 2017, Cardiff
    Wales - Panama
    Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)
    Assistant Referee 1: Rien Vanyzere (Belgium)
    Assistant Referee 2: Thibaud Nijssen (Belgium)

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  10. 9 November 2017, Graz
    Iran - Panama
    Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
    Assistant referees: Stefan Kühr (AUT), Andreas Witschnigg (AUT)
    Fourth official: Alexander Harkam (AUT)

    13 November 2017, Gdansk
    Poland - Mexiko
    Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
    Assistant referees: Roland Brandner (AUT), Christian Rigler (AUT)
    Fourth official: ? (POL)

    14 November 2017, Budapest
    Hungary - Costa Rica
    Referee: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
    Assistant referees: Andreas Staudinger (AUT), Andreas Witschnigg (AUT)
    Fourth official: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)

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  11. Strong performance by Del Cerro Grande, not as challenging as Stefanski's match, but still full control of this politically hot match. The Spanish was more distant and less co-operative than the Polish, but still maintained a strong feeling for the match and showed preventative refereeing. Cards fitted well and made a balanced tactical approach, no crucial decisions to take for the Spanish team.
    Good job!

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  12. Red card before kick-off for Evra for kicking a fan.

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  13. In Vitória SC - Olympique de Marseille, Patrice Evra was sent off before the kick off of the game, because he had a discussion against some fans and he even kicked one of them! Incredible scenes, but I must say very good decision by the Hungarian crew.
    Player was not eligible for the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6Ee-jeKJC8

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    1. Thank you Chefren. What a horrible thing. That will be a big suspension for Evra.

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  14. I heard something about Evra (OM). He might have kicked a supporter of his own club. Does anyone know more about this?

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    1. I saw that he kicked that guy because he said he hates mondays, lawl

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  15. Incredible deliberate handball on the line missed by Özkahya and his AAR2 in Bucharest, such mistakes are very rare to happen at this level! Minute was 51' or 52'... you wont believe that.

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    1. Well, I'm watching this match and can't believe how the ref and AAR2 missed this blatant handball....
      In the previous match it was Blom with missed handball, and now Özkahya...

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    2. The ref couldn't see the handling of the ball, as from his angle the player's body covered his arm. Thus, from the ref's point of view, any part of the defender's body could have blocked the ball. Unfortunately, aar2, Ugurlu (no FIFA badge, a young guy, probably deemed to have a bright future), though alert to the situation, missed the hand-ball from a perfect angle (could be, ar2, the veteran Kan, could have helped, as he too had a clear view of the incident).

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  16. Video of the handball missed by the turkish ref, indeed huge mistake, this was a clear penalty and red card offense: https://streamable.com/nwp5c

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    1. Thanks. Do you know who will be assistants and fourth official?

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    2. Bezborodov, Danchenko, Gavrilin, 4th Levnikov K.

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  18. Solid performances by Mazzoleni and Kehlet.

    Stavrev with some crucial black/white-decisions, should be rewatched, some problems in his general foul detection too, but all in all a solid performance by him as well.

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    1. Situations for Stavrev:
      45': YC Gayduchik - possibly DOGSO
      53': YC Milunovic - possibly too harsh
      60': YC Signevich for a dive - possibly a foul / PK
      61': YC Stasevich - possibly SFP

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    2. Thanks. I will try to make clips.

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    3. 61' was more possible DOGSO instead of SFP.

      Short after (between 65' and 70', I think) there was another situation inside the German penalty area (possible foul at a BATE header in front of the goal).

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    4. 44' - https://streamable.com/407xh
      53' - https://streamable.com/3d0hn
      59' - https://streamable.com/fc92t
      61' - https://streamable.com/u05t2
      66' - https://streamable.com/8icgg

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    5. Thank you. To be honest, the one in 44' is a clear case of DOGSO for me. Should be a RC why it is a crucial mistake according to my opinion. Furthermore, I fear the one in 66' is a missing penalty but as the replays are not so good, he could be backed by the observer, even with some doubts.

      The YCs in 53' and 59' are very (!) harsh, especially compared with the ones in 44' and 61'. At least, I agree in 61' by judging it as reckless+SPA only.

      Honestly, I'm not very pleased by his whole approach, body language and communication as well.

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    6. 4' YC is supportable, not a central position, in this situation many referees prefere to issue YC, because the OGSO is not 100% sure

      53': Indeed, harsh YC, I agree. However not totally wrong.

      59': surely not a penalty, one can discuss about the opportunity to issue YC for simulation, but the decision by Stavrev has some reasons

      61': RC would have been supportable, but I don't see YC as mistake, borderline situation.

      66': Interesting situation, actually it should be a more than clear penalty, with the defender hitting in face the opponent. However, my "problem" is that defender was already trying to kick the ball, he didn't raise too much his leg to kick, it was the attacker, who, trying to hit the ball by head, lowered it and caused the contact. Under this point of view, one could back Stavrev's decision.

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  19. Some situations from M. Tel-Aviv - Astana (P. Raczkowski)

    03', 04' - tense first minutes: good verbal warning and missed YC for reckless stamp
    https://streamable.com/q57qi

    34' - good management of delaying restart
    https://streamable.com/3jiir

    35' - penalty incident #1
    https://streamable.com/w22yt

    38' - reckless tackle vs SFP
    https://streamable.com/p9sdc

    65' - reckless tackle vs SFP
    https://streamable.com/9yqcs

    86' - penalty incident #2
    https://streamable.com/jsras
    https://streamable.com/8nf9w

    90+1' - penalty incident #3
    https://streamable.com/5undk

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    1. 4': it was indeed a mandatory YC
      34': good management, referee showed his authority there
      35': I would back the referee, I don't see a clear foul
      38': YC is supportable, or even correct, I don't see a SFP there, it was just a late attempt
      65': This can be definitely more RC than the previous one, but looking at the hitting point I think YC is still supportable.
      86': It looks like a mutual holding, at least at the beginning, I think supportable by referee because not a clear foul from defender's side.
      90'+1: This time in my opinion clearly correct decision, no foul at all. It would have been a more than soft whistle.

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    2. I agree. In all situations (apart from missed YC) Raczkowski must be backed by observer. Expected level then.

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  20. Very good performance by Luca Banti in London. Arsenal-Zvezda 0:0
    Once again Banti shows that he is a very good ref. He deserved CL 1-2years ago.

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  21. Very bad performance of Yevhen Aranovskiy yesterday. No control on the match and a bad card management.

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    1. Didn't see the whole match, but the parts I saw were not good, indeed.

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  22. O.T. Coming to end of the year and looking at your comments after this Cl and EL MD, I would like to share my idea and get your feedbacks concerning the UEFA categories. I really think that it has been a mistake the deleting of the old category labeled "Elite Development Referee". Now within first class we have a huge number of officials with totally different rate and performance. IN some cases Elite referee category seems too much populated associating referees with different standards.
    Personally I would include in the Elite Category a very restricted list of real top referees and I would split first class into two different classes, one including promising referees in the road to reach elite and the second with reliable referees or demoted from elite.
    In this case and looking at recent performances, my population for categories would be:
    ELITE: MATEU LAHOZ, UNDIANO MALLENCO, TURPIN, COLLUM, OLIVER, TAYLOR, KUIPERS, MAKKELIE, ERIKSSON, BRYCH, ZWAYER, ROCCHI, TAGLIAVENTO, ORSATO, SKOMINA, MAZIC, CAKIR, KASSAI, HATEGAN, MARICINIAK, KARASEV, SIDIROPOLUS
    PROSPECTIVE ELITE: SOARES DIAS, GIL MANZANO, ESTRADA FENDANDEZ, BUQUET, BASTIEN, MADDEN, ZELINKA, KRUZLIAK, DEL CERRO GRANDE, STIELER, SIEBERT, GOZUBUYUK, TREIMANIS, KULBAKOV, MAZEIKA, VINCIC, VAD, JUG, RACZOWSKI
    FIRST CLASS: DA SOUSA, FERNANDEZ BORBALAN, THOMSON, KRALOVEC, AYTEKIN, BLOM, GRAFE, BEBEK, BANTI, DELFERIERE, KEHLET, MOEN, NIJHUIS, GIL, BEZBODOROV,

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    1. In general, I can follow your thoughts and I agree with some of them. Especially, I also think the number of Elite group referees should be reduced. But what about all the other current first group referees you didn't mention? Why are current second group referees like Siebert suddenly in the "prospective elite" group? Why is Lechner the only U21-EURO-referee not being there? etc.

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  23. I agree with f. Gil manzano, Bastien, Kruzliak, Stieler, Gozubuyuk, Mazeika, Vincic, are the future for Elite

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    1. Come on!!! there is no risk in your bet ;)
      all those officials were in the last U21 eurocup in Poland...

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