Saturday, 21 October 2017

FIFA Under-17 World Cup India 2017 - Quarterfinals - Referee Appointments

Referees in charge of quarterfinals at FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017.

Match 48 (Guwahati)
21 October 2017, 13:30 CET
Mali - Ghana
Referee: Mehdi Abid Charef (ALG)
Assistant Referee 1: Abdelhak Etchiali (ALG)
Assistant Referee 2: Anouar Hmila (TUN)
Fourth Official: Robert Madden (SCO)

Match 45 (Goa)
21 October 2017, 16:30 CET
USA - England
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Fourth Official: Nawaf Shukralla (BHR)

Match 47 (Kochi)
22 October 2017, 13:30 CET
Spain - Iran
Referee: Guery Vargas (BOL)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Pablo Montaño (BOL)
Assistant Referee 2: José Alberto Antelo Arauz (BOL)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Montero (CRC)

Match 46 (Kolkata)
22 October 2017, 16:30 CET
Germany - Brazil
Referee: Jair Marrufo (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frank Anderson (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Corey Rockwell (USA)
Fourth Official: José Argote (VEN)


  1. It's Gery Vargas actually... Not Guery :)

    1. Some sources report him as "Guery Vargas". It would be nice to know more about that. Maybe our readers from South America can answer...

    2. Full names

    3. Gery it is :) His official Twitter account also has the name as Gery :)

  2. Turpin brokes confederation neutrality. I fully agree. That's good. Now i expect shukrallah in final

    1. But, strictly speaking, there was no need for breaking the confederation neutrality rule at this stage of the tournament and Marrufo's appointment for Germany - Brazil (the winner of this match will face the winner of USA - England in the semi-final) also does not seem to be the last conclusion of wisdom.

      I would have preferred the following line-ups:


  3. I will predict Ryuji Sato (Japan) and Ovidiu Hategan (Romania) for the Semi-finals... Anastasios Sidiropolous (Greece) for the 3rd place match and Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) for the Final...

  4. Some situations from the "African derby" Mali - Ghana:
    00:12 looks like offside in the building up of Mali 1-0 (no replay)
    00:30 disallowed goal scored by Ghana, very soft call in my opinion, nobody wanted a whistle there, in my opinion crucial mistake
    01:20 clear penalty to Ghana, correct decision by referee, some moments of tension between attacker and keeper once the goal was scored.

  5. USA - England
    01:22 interesting situation for assistant referee, the second-last defender is the player lying down, since game was not stopped, he of course must be considered like the other ones, you can indeed see Gringore focused exactly on his line
    01:35 correct red card for DOGSO, assuming that the contact from behind existed, not a genuine attempt to play the ball, good decision by Turpin

  6. OT:
    There was a big Croatian derby played between Hajduk and Dinamo,in charge was Tihomir Pejin.

    I would like to hear your opinion on following situations:

    1)20:36-After only 5 seconds,possible booking not given...
    2)2:04:35-Possible offside when Dinamo scored?
    3)2:09:08 -Penalty for Hajudk in 90+3.
    4)2:10:41-Possible 2nd penalty for Hajduk not given in 90+5 min.
    5)And right after that massive scuffle,maybe some red cards Pejin needed to show?

    1. 1) YC, in my opinion reckless.
      2) Offside, replay is clear.
      3) There is a contact from behind by defender, I think this is a 50-50 situation in which an attacker is always lucky if he gets penalty. However, referee can be backed.
      4) Penalty to be whistled, I think, attacker had no reason to fall down there.
      The mass confrontation is always a poor scene to be watched, but surely the crucial decisions of last minutes contributed to make players even more nervous from both sides.

    2. 1) YC, reckless
      2) Clear offside, i dont know how AR didnt saw it..
      3) Some contact from defender but i think it was 50-50 like Chef said
      4) Crucial mistake, penalty should be whistled.
      5) I dont know how number 18 from Hajduk didnt get RC. Mistake from Pejin..

  7. Today in serie A Red card to Bonucci (Milan) for violent conduct (deliberate elbow) after VAR review.
    Very good decision:

  8. Very problematic performance by çakir in galatasaray-fenerbahçe. He was inconsistent and wasn't exactly good at spotting infractions.
    One of his assistants got hit by numerous water bottles are they decided not to give a penalty in favor of the home team; çakir didn't look like her knew which decision to take as he was trying his best to see what his ar had signaled.

  9. SF predictions:
    BRA-ENG: Bin Jahari (Zitouni)
    MLI-ESP: Pitti (Argote)

    1. My Predictions :
      BRA-ENG : Ryuji Sato
      MLI-ESP : Ovidiu Hategan

    2. It's these two names; just the matches are swapped :D

  10. OT

    How do you read this incident from Marseille-PSG tonight? In my view, the 2nd YC for Neymar (he was booked a few minutes before that) is quite soft, looking at replays.

  11. Stupid of Neymar. He gave the referee the possibility to give him his 2nd YC.

  12. 1st Semi-final appointment :

    Brazil v England : Ovidiu Hategan (Romania)

    1. 2nd Semi-final appointment :

      Mali v Spain : Ryuji Sato (Japan)

  13. I watched Çakir in full, I didn't think he was too bad to be honest. Slightly not predictable foul detection, but full control of an Istanbul Derby, and two correct crucial decisions:
    1) NO Penalty for the handball, to my mind correct, UEFA always makes a big point of saying play on here- where is defender supposed to put his hand? AR2 Ongun's call, Çakir had no perception of it, which led to him being stuck by bottles
    2) Simulation leading to 2YC=RC, not too hard to detect, any contact with the goalkeeper was made by the attacker

    So overall I thought Çakir was fine, IIRC he isn't always at the highest level in his league (like Webb et al), nice to see a decent performance. One must say this was far away from the quality and difficulty of Palabiyik's derby some weeks ago, however.

  14. Another particular situation in Marseille-Paris from yesterday: particular handball situation in the penalty area, missed by Ruddy Buquet, Kylian Mbappé is afterwards booked for dissent. Thoughts?

  15. I think someone asked for domestic appointments a few days ago. I'll post here (or in the appropriate blog entry) Spanish designations. Below are the ones for MD10. I have marked those matches I think are the most interesting for the referees involved or those referees that have the most chances to get a FIFA badge in the next few years mainly due to age.

    LaLiga appointments MD10 (Source: RFEF-CTA):

    October 28th 2017, 13:00 CET
    Deportivo Alavés – Valencia CF
    Referee: José Luis González González
    Assistant Referee 1: Rubén Becerril Gómez
    Assistant Referee 2: Ignacio Rubio Palomino
    Fourth Official: Luis María Contador Crespo

    October 30th 2017, 21:00 CET
    RCD Espanyol de Barcelona – Real Betis Balompié
    Referee: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
    Assistant Referee 1: Alfonso Costoya Rodríguez
    Assistant Referee 2: Enrique José Ramos Ferreiros
    Fourth Official: Antonio Artero Gallardo

    October 29th 2017, 12:00 CET
    Getafe CF – Real Sociedad de Fútbol
    Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (FIFA, 2nd Group)
    Assistant Referee 1: Xavier Aguilar Rodríguez (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: José Gallego García
    Fourth Official: Jorge Díaz Escudero

    October 29th 2017, 18:30 CET
    SD Eibar – Levante UD
    Referee: Javier Alberola Rojas (*)
    Assistant Referee 1: Iván Hernández Ramos
    Assistant Referee 2: Marcos Cerdán Aguilar
    Fourth Official: Iosu Galech Azpeteguía

    October 29th 2017, 16:15 CET
    Girona CF – Real Madrid CF
    Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (FIFA, 2nd Group)
    Assistant Referee 1: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: José Enrique Naranjo Pérez
    Fourth Official: José Joaquín Gallego Gambín

    October 30th 2017, 21:00 CET
    UD Las Palmas – RC Deportivo de La Coruña
    Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (FIFA, 1st Group)
    Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Abraham Álvarez Cantón
    Fourth Official: Sebastián Ripoll Solano

    October 28th 2017, 18:30 CET
    Club Atlético de Madrid – Villarreal CF
    Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (FIFA, Elite)
    Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Íñigo Prieto López de Ceraín
    Fourth Official: Antonio Artacho Cobo

    October 29th 2017, 20:45 CET
    Málaga CF – Real Club Celta de Vigo
    Referee: Santiago Jaime Latre
    Assistant Referee 1: Jorge Bueno Mateo
    Assistant Referee 2: Fernando Tresaco Escabosa
    Fourth Official: Miguel García Aceña

    October 28th 2017, 20:45 CET
    Athletic Club – FC Barcelona
    Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (FIFA, 2nd Group) (*)
    Assistant Referee 1: Diego Barbero Sevilla (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: César Manuel Noval Font
    Fourth Official: Jaime Ruiz Álvarez

    October 28th 2017, 16:15 CET
    Sevilla FC – CD Leganés
    Referee: David Medié Jiménez
    Assistant Referee 1: Andoni Huerga Cermeño
    Assistant Referee 2: Aitor Villate Martínez
    Fourth Official: Óscar Sauleda Torrent

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


    1. I'll join then (if wished) the appointments from France:

      27/10/2017, 20:45 CET
      Referee: Tony Chapron (FIFA, 1st group)
      Assistant Referee 1: Alexandre Viala
      Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Hebrard
      Fourth Official: Thomas Leonard

      28/10/2017, 17:00 CET
      Referee: Antony Gautier (FIFA, 2nd Group)
      Assistant Referee 1: Michael Annonier
      Assistant Referee 2: Eric Danizan
      Fourth Official: Mikael Lesage

      28/10/2017, 20:00 CET
      Referee: Jérôme Miguelgorry
      Assistant Referee 1: Yannick Boutry
      Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Cano
      Fourth Official: Abdelatif Kherradji

      28/10/2017, 20:00 CET
      Referee: Hakim Ben El Hadj
      Assistant Referee 1: Huseyin Ocak
      Assistant Referee 2: Mikael Berchebru
      Fourth Official: Mehdi Mokhtari

      28/10/2017, 20:00 CET
      Referee: Karim Abed
      Assistant Referee 1: Julien Aube
      Assistant Referee 2: Aurélien Drouet
      Fourth Official: Bastien Dechepy

      28/10/2017, 20:00 CET
      Referee: Benoît Bastien (FIFA, 1st group)
      Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani
      Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette
      Fourth Official: Rémi Landry

      28/10/2017, 20:00 CET
      Referee: Amaury Delerue (FIFA, 2nd group)
      Assistant Referee 1: Bertrand Jouannaud
      Assistant Referee 2: Laurent Stien
      Fourth Official: Mickael Leleu

      29/10/2017, 15:00 CET
      Referee: Benoît Millot (FIFA, 2nd group)
      Assistant Referee 1: Julien Pacelli
      Assistant Referee 2: Stephan Luzi
      Fourth Official: Floris Aubin

      29/10/2017, 17:00 CET
      Referee: Jérôme Brisard
      Assistant Referee 1: Benjamin Pagès
      Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne
      Fourth Official: Yohann Rouinsard

      29/10/2017, 15:00 CET
      Referee: François Letexier (FIFA, 2nd group)
      Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Mugnier
      Assistant Referee 2: not appointed yet
      Fourth Official: Thierry Bouille

    2. I can cover England, if you like

      MATCHDAY 10

      Kick-offs 3pm BST unless stated.

      Saturday 27 October

      12:30pm Man Utd v Spurs (Sky Sports)
      Referee: Jonathan Moss
      Assistants: Simon Bennett, Andy Halliday
      Fourth official: Stuart Attwell

      Arsenal v Swansea
      Referee: Lee Mason
      Assistants: Harry Lennard, Derek Eaton
      Fourth official: Lee Probert

      Crystal Palace v West Ham
      Referee: Bobby Madley (UEFA 2nd)
      Assistants: Marc Perry, Adrian Holmes
      Fourth official: James Linington

      Liverpool v Huddersfield
      Referee: Kevin Friend
      Assistants: Richard West, Mark Scholes
      Fourth official: Mike Dean

      Watford v Stoke City
      Referee: Michael Oliver (UEFA 1st)
      Assistants: Stuart Burt, Andy Garratt
      Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh

      West Brom v Man City
      Referee: Mike Jones
      Assistants: Matthew Wilkes, Mick McDonough
      Fourth official: Tim Robinson

      5:30pm AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea (BT Sport)
      Referee: Craig Pawson (UEFA 2nd)
      Assistants: Lee Betts, Eddie Smart
      Fourth official: Roger East

      Sunday 29 October

      1:30pm Brighton v Southampton (Sky Sports)
      Referee: Neil Swarbrick
      Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis, Scott Ledger
      Fourth official: Roger East

      4pm Leicester v Everton (Sky Sports)
      Referee: Andre Marriner (UEFA 1st)
      Assistants: Simon Beck, Sian Massey-Ellis
      Fourth official: Mike Jones

      Monday 30 October

      8pm Burnley v Newcastle (Sky Sports)
      Referee: Mike Dean
      Assistants: Simon Long, Ian Hussin
      Fourth official: Lee Mason

      Biggest match for Moss, he is very trusted at the moment, to be honest I really like his style, it isn’t so modern but he is a great manager on the pitch. Madley could face a tough match in South London- his decision taker, authoritarian style suits to these kinds of relegation matches, good choice imo. Friend in good form, besides SOT-NEW, quite big match for him.
      Otherwise I see regular designations.

    3. Cup appointments from Germany (today and tomorrow):
      SC Paderborn - VfL Bochum: Sascha Stegemann, Mike Pickel, Dominik Jolk, Sven Waschitzki
      Wehen Wiesbaden - Schalke 04: Sven Jablonski, Holger Henschel, Thomas Gorniak, Tobias Reichel
      Fortuna Düsseldorf - Borussia Mönchengladbach: Manuel Gräfe, Guido Kleve, Markus Sinn, Benedikt Kempkes
      Bayer Leverkusen - Union Berlin: Frank Willenborg, Jan Neitzel-P., Tim Skorczyk, Thorben Siewer
      1.FC Schweinfurt - Eintracht Frankfurt: Arne Aarnink, Eric Müller, Andreas Steffens, Marcel Göpferich
      1.FC Magdeburg - Borussia Dortmund: Daniel Siebert, Lasse Koslowski, Jan Seidel, Christof Günsch
      FSV Mainz - Holstein Kiel: Daniel Schlager, Christian Bandurski, Jonas Weickenmeier, Florian Badstübner
      Greuther Fürth - FC Ingolstadt: Harm Osmers, Henrik Bramlage, Viatcheslav Paltchikov, Tobias Fritsch
      VfL Osnabrück - 1.FC Nürnberg: Bastian Dankert, Rene Rohde, Markus Häcker, Markus Wollenweber
      Hertha BSC - 1.FC Köln: Marco Fritz, Dominik Schaal, Marcel Pelgrim, Alexander Sather
      VfL Wolfsburg - Hannover 96: Felix Brych, Mark Borsch, Stefan Lupp, Sören Storks
      1.FC Kaiserslautern - VfB Stuttgart: Patrick Ittrich, Norbert Grudzisnki, Sascha Thielert, Robert Kempter
      Jahn Regensburg - 1.FC Heidenheim: Christian Dingert, Tobias Christ, Marcel Schütz, Marcel Unger
      Werder Bremen - 1899 Hoffenheim: Tobias Stieler, Matthias Jöllenbeck, Christian Gittelmann, Martin Thomsen
      SC Freiburg - Dynamo Dresden: Benjamin Brand, Robert Schröder, Michael Emmer, Christian Dietz
      RB Leipzig - Bayern München: Felix Zwayer, Thorsten Schiffner, Arno Blos, Robert Kampka

      Aarnink and Schlager from 2. Bundesliga list
      All 8 available FIFA referees appointed (Aytekin is in China and Welz is injured)
      No surprises for the big matches with Zwayer handling the biggest one.

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