Sunday, 5 November 2017

Referee appointments for international friendlies - November 2017

Many international friendly games are about to be played on next days. If you have some appointments, don't hesitate to inform us. 

7 November 2017
Saudi Arabia - Latvia (non-FIFA game)
Referee: Hugo Filipe Ferreira Campos Moreira Miguel (Portugal)
Assistant Referee 1: Bruno Miguel Alves Jesus (Portugal)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Miguel Almeida Mota (Portugal)
Fourth Official: Hélder Miguel Azevedo Malheiro (Portugal)

8 November 2017
Iceland - Czech Republic
Referee: Khamis Al-Kuwari (Qatar)
Assistant Referee 1: Saud Ahmad Al-Maqalah (Qatar)
Assistant Referee 2: Yusuf Arif Ash-Shammari (Qatar)
Fourth Official: Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)

9 November 2017
Armenia - Belarus
Referee: Lasha Silagava (Georgia)
Assistant Referee 1: Zaza Menteshashvili (Georgia)
Assistant Referee 2: Davit Chigogidze (Georgia)
Fourth Official: Gevorg Yeghoyan (Armenia)

9 November 2017
Finland - Estonia
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (Norway)
Assistant Referee 1: Jon Michael Knutsen (Norway)
Assistant Referee 2: Geir Oskar Isaksen (Norway)
Fourth Official: Kai Erik Steen (Norway)

9 November 2017
Iran - Panama
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (Austria)
Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Kühr (Austria)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Witschnigg (Austria)
Fourth Official: Alexander Harkam (Austria)

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

9 November 2017
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)
Fourth Official: Horațiu Mircea Feșnic (Romania)

9 November 2017
Scotland - Netherlands
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (France)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Cano (France)
Fourth Official: Tony Chapron (France)

10 November 2017
Belgium - Mexico 
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (Italy)
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli (Italy)
Assistant Referee 2: Fabiano Preti (Italy)
Fourth Official: Davide Massa (Italy)

10 November 2017
China PR - Serbia
Referee: Hettikamkanamge Chrishantha Dilan Perera (Sri Lanka)
Assistant Referee 1: Deniye Gedara Palitha Parakkrama Hemathunga (Sri Lanka)
Assistant Referee 2: Sanjeewa Premalal Wellabada Hewage Don (Sri Lanka)
Fourth Official: Kuttiappa Rajaratnam Prashanth Rajakrishna (Sri Lanka)

10 November 2017
England - Germany
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
Assistant Referee 1: Michał Obukowicz (Poland)
Assistant Referee 2: Radosław Siejka (Poland)
Fourth Official: Daniel Stefański (Poland)
Video Assistant Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Marcin Borkowski (Poland)

10 November 2017
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
Georgia - Cyprus
Referee: Suren Baliyan (Armenia)
Assistant Referee 1: Vanik Simonyan (Armenia)
Assistant Referee 2: Erik Arevshatyan (Armenia)
Fourth Official: Irakli Kvirikashvili (Georgia)

10 November 2017
Japan - Brazil
Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (France)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (France)
Fourth Official: Benoît Millot (France)
Video Assistant Referee: Nicolas Rainville (France)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Amaury Delerue (France)

10 November 2017
Poland - Uruguay
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (Hungary)
Assistant Referee 2: Péter Berettyán (Hungary)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)

10 November 2017
Portugal - Saudi Arabia
Referee: Constantin Sebastian Colțescu (Romania)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasile Florin Marinescu (Romania)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (Romania)
Fourth Official: Carlos Miguel Taborda Xistra (Portugal)

10 November 2017
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
FYR Macedonia - Norway
Referee: Edin Jakupović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Assistant Referee 1: Davor Beljo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Assistant Referee 2: Amer Macić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Fourth Official: Ognjen Valjić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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

11 November 2017
Qatar - Czech Republic
Referee: Sherzod Qosimov (Uzbekistan)
Assistant Referee 1: Alisher Usmonov (Uzbekistan)
Assistant Referee 2: Timur Gaynullin (Uzbekistan)
Fourth Official: Saud Al-Athbah (Qatar)

11 November 2017
Russia - Argentina
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (Slovenia)
Fourth Official: Aleksey Yes'kov (Russia)

11 November 2017
Spain - Costa Rica
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (Greece)
Assistant Referee 1: Polichronis Kostaras (Greece)
Assistant Referee 2: Lazaros Dimitriadis (Greece)
Fourth Official: David Fernández Borbalán (Spain)

12 November 2017
Malta - Estonia
Referee: Genc Nuza (Kosovo)
Assistant Referee 1: Fatlum Berisha (Kosovo)
Assistant Referee 2: Bujar Selimaj (Kosovo)
Fourth Official: Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta)

13 November 2017
Armenia - Cyprus
Referee: Giorgi Vadachkoria (Georgia)
Assistant Referee 1: Levan Todria (Georgia)
Assistant Referee 2: Levan Varamishvili (Georgia)

13 November 2017
Bulgaria - Saudi Arabia
Referee: Fábio José Costa Veríssimo (Portugal)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Miguel Martins Teixeira (Portugal)
Assistant Referee 2: António Manuel Albino Godinho (Portugal)
Fourth Official: Luís Miguel Branco Godinho (Portugal)

13 November 2017
Georgia - Belarus
Referee: Suren Baliyan (Armenia)
Assistant Referee 1: Vanik Simonyan (Armenia)
Assistant Referee 2: Erik Arevshatyan (Armenia)
Fourth Official: Goga Kikach’eishvili (Georgia)

13 November 2017
Kosovo - Latvia
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)
Assistant Referee 1: Rejdi Avdo (Albania)
Assistant Referee 2: Egin Doda (Albania)
Fourth Official: Fatmir Tahiri (Kosovo)

13 November 2017
Poland - Mexico
Referee: Oliver Drachta (Austria)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (Austria)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Rigler (Austria)
Fourth Official: Daniel Stefański (Poland)

13 November 2017
Venezuela - Iran
Referee: Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
Assistant Referee 1: Charles Schaap (Netherlands)
Assistant Referee 2: Rob van de Ven (Netherlands)
Fourth Official: Christiaan Bax (Netherlands)

14 November 2017
Turkey - Albania
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Bulgaria)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Margaritov (Bulgaria)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Venev (Bulgaria)
Fourth Official: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)

14 November 2017
Argentina - Nigeria
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (Russia)
Assistant Referee 1: Valeriy Danchenko (Russia)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (Russia)
Fourth Official: Kirill Levnikov (Russia)

14 November 2017
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
Belgium - Japan
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

14 November 2017
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
Germany - France
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
Fourth Official: Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)

14 November 2017
Hungary - Costa Rica
Referee: Alexander Harkam (Austria)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Staudinger (Austria)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Witschnigg (Austria)
Fourth Official: Manuel Schüttengruber (Austria)

14 November 2017
Portugal - United States
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
Assistant Referee 1: Gary Beswick (England)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Burt (England)
Fourth Official: Andre Marriner (England)

14 November 2017
Romania - Netherlands
Referee: Christos Nicolaides (Cyprus)
Assistant Referee 1: Aristides Christou (Cyprus)
Assistant Referee 2: Sotiris Viktoros (Cyprus)

14 November 2017
Russia - Spain
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Giovanni Di Liberatore (Italy)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Tonolini (Italy)
Fourth Official: Sergey Lapochkin (Russia)

14 November 2017
Slovakia - Norway
Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (Hungary)
Assistant Referee 2: Zsolt Varga (Hungary)

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

19 November 2017
Fiji - Estonia
Referee: Nick Waldron (New Zealand)
Assistant Referee 1: Glen Lochrie (New Zealand)
Assistant Referee 2: Sione Manapuna Leaaetoe Teu (Tonga)
Fourth Official: Salesh Kumar (Fiji)

23 November 2017
Vanuatu - Estonia
Referee: Médéric Lacour (New Caledonia)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia)
Assistant Referee 2: Avinesh Narayan (Fiji)
Fourth Official: George Time (Solomon Islands)

26 November 2017
New Caledonia - Estonia
Referee: Abdelkader Zitouni (Tahiti)
Assistant Referee 1: Jeremy Garae (Vanuatu)
Assistant Referee 2: Hilmon Sese (Vanuatu)
Fourth Official: Médéric Lacour (New Caledonia)

A very special thank to RayHD.

103 comments:

  1. Corea VS. Colombia
    10/11/17
    Suwon World Cup Stadium, Seúl, Corea.
    20:00 (hora local)
    Central: Christopher Beath (Australia),
    Líneas: George Lakrindis(Australia) y Mark Rule (Nueva Zelanda)
    Cuarto árbitro: Dongjin Kim (Corea del Sur)


    China VS. Colombia
    14/11/17
    Chongqing Olympic Center Stadium, Chongqing, China.
    19:35 (hora local)
    Central: Jumpei Iida (Japón)
    Líneas: Toshiyuki Nagi (Japón) y Jun Mihara (Japón)

    :)

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  2. OT
    Man City - Arsenal, ref Michael Oliver
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCU7dDKVcuI
    0:46 penalty?
    1:51 clear offside missed?

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    1. Video is now deleted, another clip of the Penalty is here
      https://cs833503.vkuservideo.net/5/u453791445/videos/2d9d9a34ab.720.mp4

      I do doubt the penalty. First of all is a fair action by Monreal blocking Sterling, but he does give him a small bump. After that (when he realises he can't shoot the ball) Sterling falls, and Monreal's leg does make some contact but that is only as MNC falls. Overall while it looks like an even clear penalty in real time, I think play-on would have been a very good/brave call; penalty is no clear mistake.
      Also there is a controversial scene in the first half where Oliver rejected a penalty for a foul on Sterling- again acceptable call by the referee.

      3-1 is offside, quite bad mistake at this level by AR2 Burt, player who played the ball is further away.
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DN4UwdBX0AI-GZO.jpg

      I can also report a (very) good Taylor in the crucial clash, Chelsea - Manchester United, the best I have seen him in quite a while- he was very strong on the pitch, I can imagine him and Oliver are promoted at Christmas, or at least one of them for 2018/19.

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  3. Hey Chefren! Concerning brazil - Japon, VAR will be Nicolas Rainville and Amaury Delerue.

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  4. Excellent decision, red card by Pitana 38' #RivBoc

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    1. Bad decision also was RC to Boca player.

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  5. I dont know really what to say about Turpin tonight.
    Missed or not given atleast 3-4 bookings which led to 48' and brutal foul from St Etienne player which was obvious red card.
    He was way too lenient tonight,especially in first half when tensions were high in Rhone derby .

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    1. It was his tactical approach to delay the moment of issuing the first yellow card as much as possible, I can live with that. Obvious red card but I have a feeling it was the assistant referee who adviced him to issue a red card (I think Turpin underestimated that tackle at first). Then, when the score was 0-4, he decided to not issue yellow cards for SPA. One can argue with that, one can praise him for empathy for the game and the players. Management and tactical approach is always a difficult topic, especially when it works well in the game.

      To be honest, I wouldn't link not issued yellow cards in the first half with the SFP at the beginning of the second half.

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  6. Anything for Portugal vs. USA on 14/11?

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  7. U19 QUALIFIERS

    Group 1
    Date: 8-14 November 2017
    Host Country: Croatia
    Teams: Croatia, Denmark, Latvia, San Marino
    Referees: Zaven Hovhannisyan (ARM), Geórgios Komínis (GRE), Donald Robertson (SCO)
    Referee Observers: Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Manuel López Fernández (ESP)

    Group 3
    Date: 8-14 November 2017
    Host Country: Luxembourg
    Teams: Armenia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Scotland
    Referees: Boris Marhefka (SVK), Irfan Peljto (BIH), Mario Zebec (CRO)
    Referee Observers: Nikolay Ivanov (RUS), Manuel Enrique Mejuto González (ESP)

    Group 5
    Date: 8-14 November 2017
    Host Country: FYR Macedonia
    Teams: Belgium, FYR Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
    Referees: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA), Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO), Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)
    Referee Observers: Martin Ingvarsson (SWE), Eugen Strigel (GER)

    Group 8
    Date: 8-14 November 2017
    Host Country: Bulgaria
    Teams: Bulgaria, England, Faroe Islands, Iceland
    Referees: Markus Hameter (AUT), Peter Kráľovič (SVK), Paul McLaughlin (IRL)
    Referee Observers: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN), Jan Willem Wegereef (NED)

    Group 10
    Date: 8-14 November 2017
    Host Country: Greece
    Teams: Gibraltar, Greece, Romania, Russia
    Referees: Nenad Đokić (SRB), Bartosz Frankowski (POL), Bryn David Markham-Jones (WAL)
    Referee Observers: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL), Lassin Isaksen (FRO)

    Group 11
    Date: 8-14 November 2017
    Host Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Teams: Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Georgia
    Referees: Ionuț Marius Avram (ROU), Dennis Higler (NED), Timothy Marshall (NIR)
    Referee Observers: Michális Koukoulákis (GRE), Andreas Schluchter (SUI)

    Group 13
    Date: 7-13 November 2017
    Host Country: Turkey
    Teams: Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Turkey, Wales
    Referees: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL), Dejan Jakimovski (MKD), Fedayi San (SUI)
    Referee Observers: Marcin Borski (POL), Hans Reijgwart (NED)

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  8. 14 November 2017, Antalya
    Turkey - Albania
    Referee: Georgi Kabakov (Bulgaria)
    Assistant Referee 1: Martin Margaritov (Bulgaria)
    Assistant Referee 2: Martin Venev (Bulgaria)
    Fourth Official: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)

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  9. OT : German DFB demoted Hellmut Krug, chief VAR Bundesliga :

    http://www.espnfc.com/german-bundesliga/story/3261943/german-fa-demotes-var-project-manager-after-manipulation-claims

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  10. 9 November 2017, Yerevan
    Armenia - Belarus
    Referee: Lasha Silagava (Georgia)
    Assistant Referee 1: Zaza Menteshashvili (Georgia)
    Assistant Referee 2: Davit Chigogidze (Georgia)
    Fourth Official: Gevorg Yeghoyan (Armenia)

    13 November 2017, Yerevan
    Armenia - Cyprus
    Referee: Giorgi Vadachkoria (Georgia)
    Assistant Referee 1: Levan Todria (Georgia)
    Assistant Referee 2: Levan Varamishvili (Georgia)

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  11. U21-Qualification

    Romania - Portugal (Friday 10th November, 2017 18:00)
    Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
    Assistant Referee 1: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
    Assistant Referee 2: José Gallego García (ESP)
    Fourth Official: Santiago Jaime Latre (ESP)
    Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)

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  12. UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    ROUND OF 16 (First Legs)

    8 November 2017

    07:00 CET, Shymkent
    WFC BIIK-Kazygurt (KAZ) - Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
    Referee: Sofía Karagiórgi (Cyprus)
    Assistant Referee 1: Dóra Myrianthéa (Cyprus)
    Assistant Referee 2: Xénia Irodótou (Cyprus)
    Fourth Official: Ioánna Allagiótou (Cyprus)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Caroline De Boeck (Belgium)
    UEFA Delegate: Ilona Tkach (Belarus)

    15:00 CET, Lumezzane
    Brescia Femminile (ITA) - Montpellier Hérault SC (FRA)
    Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
    Assistant Referee 1: Jana Zaplatilová (Czech Republic)
    Assistant Referee 2: Gabriela Hanáková (Czech Republic)
    Fourth Official: Lucie Šulcová (Czech Republic)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Aušra Tvarijonaitė-Kancė (Lithuania)
    UEFA Delegate: Kari Iuell (Norway)

    17:00 CET, Šiauliai
    Gintra Universitetas (LTU) - FC Barcelona (ESP)
    Referee: Lorraine Watson (Scotland)
    Assistant Referee 1: Kylie Cockburn (Scotland)
    Assistant Referee 2: Kathleen Marie Alexander (Scotland)
    Fourth Official: Morag Pirie (Scotland)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Ingrid Jonsson (Sweden)
    UEFA Delegate: Elrie Bakker-Derks (Netherlands)

    18:00 CET, Prague
    AC Sparta Praha (CZE) - Linköpings FC (SWE)
    Referee: Désirée Grundbacher (Switzerland)
    Assistant Referee 1: Émilie Aubry (Switzerland)
    Assistant Referee 2: Linda Schmid (Switzerland)
    Fourth Official: Michèle Schmölzer (Switzerland)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Blaženka Logarušić (Croatia)
    UEFA Delegate: Jeannette Good (Finland)

    19:00 CET, Florence
    Fiorentina Women’s FC (ITA) - VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
    Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)
    Assistant Referee 1: Sandra Österberg (Sweden)
    Assistant Referee 2: Josefin Aronsson (Sweden)
    Fourth Official: Lovisa Johansson (Sweden)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Hilda McDermott (Republic of Ireland)
    UEFA Delegate: Kadri Jägel (Estonia)

    20:05 CET, Kingston upon Thames
    Chelsea LFC (ENG) - Linköpings FC (SWE)
    Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
    Assistant Referee 1: Katrin Rafalski (Germany)
    Assistant Referee 2: Ines Appelmann (Germany)
    Fourth Official: Susann Kunkel (Germany)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Ilonka Dzhaleva (Bulgaria)
    UEFA Delegate: Tanya Gravina (Malta)

    9 November 2017

    18:30 CET, Lillestrøm
    LSK Kvinner FK (NOR) - Manchester City Women’s FC (ENG)
    Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
    Assistant Referee 1: Manuela Nicolosi (France)
    Assistant Referee 2: Solenne Bartnik (France)
    Fourth Official: Victoria Beyer (France)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Katriina Elovirta (Finland)
    UEFA Delegate: Iveta Bankova (Bulgaria)

    20:00 CET, Garðabær
    Stjarnan (ISL) - SK Slavia Praha (CZE)
    Referee: Justina Lavrenovaitė (Lithuania)
    Assistant Referee 1: Ieva Ramanauskienė (Lithuania)
    Assistant Referee 2: Vaiva Skipitienė (Lithuania)
    Fourth Official: Rasa Imanalijeva (Lithuania)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Jenny Palmqvist (Sweden)
    UEFA Delegate: Jenni Kennedy (England)

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  13. 2019 UEFA U-21 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - QUALIFYING ROUND

    8 November 2017

    14:00 CET, Velika Gorica
    Croatia - San Marino // Group 1
    Referee: Giorgi Vadachkoria (Georgia)
    Assistant Referee 1: Levan Varamishvili (Georgia)
    Assistant Referee 2: Giorgi Elikashvili (Georgia)
    Fourth Official: Giorgi Kikacheishvili (Georgia)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Jari Maisonlahti (Finland)
    UEFA Delegate: Ivan Lekov (Bulgaria)

    9 November 2017

    15:00 CET, Baku
    Azerbaijan - Germany // Group 5
    Referee: Daniyar Sakhi (Kazakhstan)
    Assistant Referee 1: Alibek Aubakirov (Kazakhstan)
    Assistant Referee 2: Yevheniy Belskiy (Kazakhstan)
    Fourth Official: Bulat Sariyev (Kazakhstan)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Muharrem Zihni Aksoy (Turkey)
    UEFA Delegate: Alin Cioban (Romania)

    19:00 CET, Lens
    France - Bulgaria // Group 9
    Referee: Þorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)
    Assistant Referee 1: Jóhann Gunnar Guðmundsson (Iceland)
    Assistant Referee 2: Birkir Sigurðarson (Iceland)
    Fourth Official: Þóroddur Hjaltalín (Iceland)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Václav Krondl (Czech Republic)
    UEFA Delegate: Róbert Barczi (Hungary)

    19:00 CET, Mitrovica
    Kosovo - Israel // Group 5
    Referee: Charálampos Kalogerópoulos (Greece)
    Assistant Referee 1: Chrístos Akrívos (Greece)
    Assistant Referee 2: Ioánnis Toumpakáris (Greece)
    Fourth Official: Ioánnis Papadópoulos (Greece)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (San Marino)
    UEFA Delegate: Gordon Pate (Scotland)

    19:00 CET, Nova Gorica
    Slovenia - Montenegro // Group 9
    Referee: Luca Barbeno (San Marino)
    Assistant Referee 1: Francesco Lunardon (San Marino)
    Assistant Referee 2: Salvatore Tuttifrutti (San Marino)
    Fourth Official: Emiliano Albani (San Marino)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Volodymyr Petrov (Ukraine)
    UEFA Delegate: David Pugh (England)

    19:30 CET, Murcia
    Spain - Iceland // Group 2
    Referee: Eitan Shmuelevitz (Israel)
    Assistant Referee 1: Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (Israel)
    Assistant Referee 2: Sagy Mazamber (Israel)
    Fourth Official: Daniel Bar Natan (Israel)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Christer Fällström (Sweden)
    UEFA Delegate: Tormod Larsen (Norway)

    20:00 CET, Louvain
    Belgium - Cyprus // Group 6
    Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)
    Assistant Referee 1: Denis Rexha (Albania)
    Assistant Referee 2: Ilir Tartaraj (Albania)
    Fourth Official: Klajdi Kola (Albania)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Ingi Jónsson (Iceland)
    UEFA Delegate: Claude Kremer (Luxembourg)

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    1. 10 November 2017

      12:00 CET, Yerevan
      Armenia - Russia // Group 7
      Referee: Nikola Popov (Bulgaria)
      Assistant Referee 1: Georgi Todorov (Bulgaria)
      Assistant Referee 2: Veselin Dobriyanov (Bulgaria)
      Fourth Official: Nikolay Yordanov (Bulgaria)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Thomas Ross (Northern Ireland)
      UEFA Delegate: Gabriel Weiss (Slovakia)

      15:00 CET, Ta' Qali
      Malta - Turkey // Group 6
      Referee: Alexandru Tean (Moldova)
      Assistant Referee 1: Anatolie Bodean (Moldova)
      Assistant Referee 2: Victor Mardari (Moldova)
      Fourth Official: Piotr Stoianov (Moldova)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Małek (Poland)
      UEFA Delegate: Borja Bilbao Vizcaíno (Spain)

      17:00 CET, Tbilisi
      Georgia - Finland // Group 3
      Referee: Oleksandr Derdo (Ukraine)
      Assistant Referee 1: Ihor Alʹokhin (Ukraine)
      Assistant Referee 2: Serhiy Prystupa (Ukraine)
      Fourth Official: Mykola Kryvonosov (Ukraine)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Ioánnis Tsachilídis (Greece)
      UEFA Delegate: Richard Havrilla (Slovakia)

      17:00 CET, Budapest
      Hungary - Sweden // Group 6
      Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (Switzerland)
      Assistant Referee 1: Vital Jobin (Switzerland)
      Assistant Referee 2: Raffael Zeder (Switzerland)
      Fourth Official: Lionel Tschudi (Switzerland)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (Albania)
      UEFA Delegate: Yauhen Tratsiuk (Belarus)

      17:00 CET, Kyiv
      Ukraine - England // Group 4
      Referee: Frank Schneider (France)
      Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Mugnier (France)
      Assistant Referee 2: Djemel Zitouni (France)
      Fourth Official: Johan Hamel (France)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Vadims Direktorenko (Latvia)
      UEFA Delegate: Milovan Đukanović (Montenegro)

      17:45 CET, Tórshavn
      Faroe Islands - Poland // Group 3
      Referee: Ferenc Karakó (Hungary)
      Assistant Referee 1: Péter Kóbor (Hungary)
      Assistant Referee 2: Balázs Szert (Hungary)
      Fourth Official: Balázs Berke (Hungary)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
      UEFA Delegate: Michael Appleby (England)

      18:00 CET, Tirana
      Albania - Northern Ireland // Group 2
      Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)
      Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (Croatia)
      Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (Croatia)
      Fourth Official: Igor Pajač (Croatia)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Ilkka Koho (Finland)
      UEFA Delegate: Yuriy Barbash (Ukraine)

      18:00 CET, Ovidiu
      Romania - Portugal // Group 8
      Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (Spain)
      Assistant Referee 1: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (Spain)
      Assistant Referee 2: José Gallego García (Spain)
      Fourth Official: Santiago Jaime Latre (Spain)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (England)
      UEFA Delegate: Fívos Konstantinídis (Cyprus)

      18:30 CET, Maria Enzersdorf
      Austria - Serbia // Group 7
      Referee: Əliyar Ağayev (Azerbaijan)
      Assistant Referee 1: Zeynal Zeynalov (Azerbaijan)
      Assistant Referee 2: Rza Məmmədov (Azerbaijan)
      Fourth Official: Orxan Məmmədov (Azerbaijan)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Kristinn Jakobsson (Iceland)
      UEFA Delegate: Eamon Naughton (Republic of Ireland)

      18:30 CET, Doetinchem
      Netherlands - Andorra // Group 4
      Referee: Ian McNabb (Northern Ireland)
      Assistant Referee 1: Stephen Donaldson (Northern Ireland)
      Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Bell (Northern Ireland)
      Fourth Official: Keith Kennedy (Northern Ireland)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Pavel Saliy (Kazakhstan)
      UEFA Delegate: Michal Mertinyák (Slovakia)

      19:00 CET, Bangor
      Wales - Bosnia and Herzegovina // Group 9
      Referee: Chrístos Nikolaḯdis (Cyprus)
      Assistant Referee 1: Michális Sotiríou (Cyprus)
      Assistant Referee 2: Mários Kalogírou (Cyprus)
      Fourth Official: Loúkas Sotiríou (Cyprus)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (Hungary)
      UEFA Delegate: Léon Schelings (Belgium)

      20:30 CET, Perth
      Scotland - Latvia // Group 4
      Referee: Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt (Denmark)
      Assistant Referee 1: Henrik Sønderby (Denmark)
      Assistant Referee 2: Elvis Boric (Denmark)
      Fourth Official: Anders Poulsen (Denmark)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Luc Wilmes (Luxembourg)
      UEFA Delegate: Philippe Prud'hon (France)

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    2. 11 November 2017

      15:30 CET, Ústí nad Labem
      Czech Republic - San Marino // Group 1
      Referee: Mikhail Vilkov (Russia)
      Assistant Referee 1: Aleksey Vorontsov (Russia)
      Assistant Referee 2: Dmitriy Zhvakin (Russia)
      Fourth Official: Aleksey Nikolayev (Russia)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Marco Borg (Malta)
      UEFA Delegate: Steven Stride (England)

      13 November 2017

      15:30 CET, Thessaloniki
      Greece - Croatia // Group 1
      Referee: Robert Madley (England)
      Assistant Referee 1: Harry Lennard (England)
      Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Cook (England)
      Fourth Official: Paul Tierney (England)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Guy Goethals (Belgium)
      UEFA Delegate: Róbert Agnarsson (Iceland)

      18:45 CET, Domžale
      Slovenia - France // Group 9
      Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)
      Assistant Referee 1: Andrea Crispo (Italy)
      Assistant Referee 2: Gianmattia Tasso (Italy)
      Fourth Official: Daniele Doveri (Italy)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Alexandre Parreira Castro (Portugal)
      UEFA Delegate: Nikoloz Jgharkava (Georgia)

      14 November 2017

      12:00 CET, Yerevan
      Armenia - Serbia // Group 7
      Referee: Alan Mario Sant (Malta)
      Assistant Referee 1: Jurgen Spiteri (Malta)
      Assistant Referee 2: Luke Portelli (Malta)
      Fourth Official: Malcolm Spiteri (Malta)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (Switzerland)
      UEFA Delegate: Ciprian Paraschiv (Romania)

      13:00 CET, Skopje
      FYR Macedonia - Austria // Group 7
      Referee: João Pedro da Silva Pinheiro (Portugal)
      Assistant Referee 1: Bruno Miguel Campos Rodrigues (Portugal)
      Assistant Referee 2: Nuno Filipe dos Santos Tomás Pereira (Portugal)
      Fourth Official: Gonçalo Emanuel Paiva Martins (Portugal)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Edward Foley (Republic of Ireland)
      UEFA Delegate: Thura Win (England)

      15:00 CET, Baku
      Azerbaijan - Kosovo // Group 5
      Referee: Roomer Tarajev (Estonia)
      Assistant Referee 1: Hannes Reinvald (Estonia)
      Assistant Referee 2: Neeme Neemlaid (Estonia)
      Fourth Official: Eiko Saar (Estonia)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Ladislav Gádoši (Slovakia)
      UEFA Delegate: Márton Esterházy (Hungary)

      15:00 CET, Larnaca
      Cyprus - Hungary // Group 6
      Referee: Horațiu Mircea Feșnic (Romania)
      Assistant Referee 1: Alexandru Cerei (Romania)
      Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Urzică (Romania)
      Fourth Official: Iulian Călin (Romania)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Marcel Vanelshocht (Belgium)
      UEFA Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (France)

      15:00 CET, Istanbul
      Turkey - Belgium // Group 6
      Referee: Tomasz Musiał (Poland)
      Assistant Referee 1: Radosław Siejka (Poland)
      Assistant Referee 2: Jakub Ślusarski (Poland)
      Fourth Official: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (Poland)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Yuriy Baskakov (Russia)
      UEFA Delegate: Florin Prunea (Romania)

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    3. 16:00 CET, Tbilisi
      Georgia - Lithuania // Group 3
      Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (Luxembourg)
      Assistant Referee 1: David Mateus Santos (Luxembourg)
      Assistant Referee 2: Tom Hansen (Luxembourg)
      Fourth Official: Alex Krueger (Luxembourg)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Salustià Chato Ciprés (Andorra)
      UEFA Delegate: Edvin Libohova (Albania)

      16:00 CET, Chișinău
      Moldova - Czech Republic // Group 1
      Referee: Robert Hennessy (Republic of Ireland)
      Assistant Referee 1: Emmett Dynan (Republic of Ireland)
      Assistant Referee 2: Mark Gavin (Republic of Ireland)
      Fourth Official: Derek Tomney (Republic of Ireland)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Vlado Svilokos (Croatia)
      UEFA Delegate: Mark Bos (Netherlands)

      17:00 CET, Tallinn
      Estonia - Iceland // Group 2
      Referee: Alper Ulusoy (Turkey)
      Assistant Referee 1: Ekrem Kan (Turkey)
      Assistant Referee 2: Ali Saygın Ögel (Turkey)
      Fourth Official: Koray Gençerler (Turkey)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Șațkii (Moldova)
      UEFA Delegate: Matthew Paris (Malta)

      17:30 CET, Stara Zagora
      Bulgaria - Montenegro // Group 9
      Referee: Aleksandrs Golubevs (Latvia)
      Assistant Referee 1: Raimonds Tatriks (Latvia)
      Assistant Referee 2: Jevgēņijs Morozovs (Latvia)
      Fourth Official: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Michális Argyroú (Cyprus)
      UEFA Delegate: Per Eliasson (Sweden)

      18:00 CET, Gdynia
      Poland - Denmark // Group 3
      Referee: Jonathan Lardot (Belgium)
      Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Godelaine (Belgium)
      Assistant Referee 2: Laurent Conotte (Belgium)
      Fourth Official: Bram Van Driessche (Belgium)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Sergey Zuyev (Russia)
      UEFA Delegate: Róbert Kispál (Hungary)

      18:30 CET, Ramat Gan
      Israel - Germany // Group 5
      Referee: Rade Obrenovič (Slovenia)
      Assistant Referee 1: Grega Kordež (Slovenia)
      Assistant Referee 2: Tomislav Pospeh (Slovenia)
      Fourth Official: Dragoslav Perič (Slovenia)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Milan Karadžić (Serbia)
      UEFA Delegate: Paul Krähenbühl (Switzerland)

      18:30 CET, Paços de Ferreira
      Portugal - Switzerland // Group 8
      Referee: Andrew Dallas (Scotland)
      Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Potter (Scotland)
      Assistant Referee 2: Sean Carr (Scotland)
      Fourth Official: Nicholas Walsh (Scotland)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (Spain)
      UEFA Delegate: Clive Whitehead (England)

      19:00 CET, Drammen
      Norway - Republic of Ireland // Group 5
      Referee: Ville Nevalainen (Finland)
      Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (Finland)
      Assistant Referee 2: Mika Lamppu (Finland)
      Fourth Official: Dennis Antamo (Finland)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (Austria)
      UEFA Delegate: Vakhtang Bzikadze (Georgia)

      19:00 CET, Bangor
      Wales - Romania // Group 8
      Referee: Bastian Dankert (Germany)
      Assistant Referee 1: Markus Häcker (Germany)
      Assistant Referee 2: René Rohde (Germany)
      Fourth Official: Benjamin Cortus (Germany)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitković (Croatia)
      UEFA Delegate: Peter Lundström (Finland)

      20:30 CET, Perth
      Scotland - Ukraine // Group 4
      Referee: Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania)
      Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandr Radiuš (Lithuania)
      Assistant Referee 2: Tadas Dunauskas (Lithuania)
      Fourth Official: Edmundas.Gaigalas (Lithuania)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Sippel (Germany)
      UEFA Delegate: Targo Kaldoja (Estonia)

      21:50 CET, Cartagena
      Spain - Slovakia // Group 2
      Referee: Bojan Pandžić (Sweden)
      Assistant Referee 1: Joakim Amri Nilsson (Sweden)
      Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Sjöblom (Sweden)
      Fourth Official: Kaspar Sjöberg (Sweden)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Brian Lawlor (Wales)
      UEFA Delegate: Pavel Kolev (Bulgaria)

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  14. 9 November 2017, Aberdeen
    Scotland - Netherlands
    Referee: Ruddy Buquet (France)
    Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (France)
    Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Cano (France)
    Fourth Official: Tony Chapron (France)

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    1. 10 November 2017, Gori
      Georgia - Cyprus
      Referee: Suren Baliyan (Armenia)
      Assistant Referee 1: Vanik Simonyan (Armenia)
      Assistant Referee 2: Erik Arevshatyan (Armenia)
      Fourth Official: Irakli Kvirikashvili (Georgia)

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    2. Hi! Do not know who will be the referee Macedonia - Norway ?

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  15. On 8 - 9 November in Zurich IFAB will hold a seminary about VAR.
    Some topics: implementation of the project, training of referees, technology providers, technology installation, and camera perspectives. According to the info I got, all the interested federations with their representatives will have free access.

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  16. 10/11/2017
    Belgio - Messico
    Amcihevole
    ARBITRO: Paolo Mazzoleni
    ASSISTENTI: Filippo Meli – Fabiano Preti
    IV UFF: Davide Massa

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  17. An interesting situation from Hungarian Division I. Referee: Ferenc Karakó (FIFA III.)
    from 2:25
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=153&v=e2FGgsMvSpg

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    1. I don't understand.
      First thing to ask: did AR raise his flag? the video doesn't show that...
      The position of the player seems to be extremely tight offside, however close to ONSIDE.
      At any rate, once whistled clearly before the goal, it is a technical mistake by referee, who couldn't allow the goal in that situation.

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    2. So, why referee allowed the goal?

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    3. Who knows? :D ( He will be the referee U-21 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - QUALIFYING ROUND Between Faroe Islands and Poland )

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  18. Think I posted it here before, but a conversation between the evaluation scales of UEFA (and most federations) and the FA, is here

    http://imgbox.com/Zf659w1k

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  19. 7 November 2017, Lisbon
    Saudi Arabia - Latvia (non-FIFA game)
    Referee: Hugo Filipe Ferreira Campos Moreira Miguel (Portugal)
    Assistant Referee 1: Bruno Miguel Alves Jesus (Portugal)
    Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Miguel Almeida Mota (Portugal)
    Fourth Official: Hélder Miguel Azevedo Malheiro (Portugal)

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  20. One of the best Croatian referee saved life on the football pitch http://sportske.jutarnji.hr/nogomet/nogomet-mix/foto-nezapamcena-drama-usred-utakmice-hrvatskog-kupa-sudac-bruno-maric-spasavao-zivot-igracu-koji-se-onesvijestio-na-travnjaku/6725112/

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  21. What does it mean non-fifa game?

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    1. My question as well... Is it kind of an unofficial friendly match that is not recognized by FIFA or something like that??

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    2. I don't know why is it marked as 'non-FIFA friendly match'. I thought it's because there will be more than six substitutions, but that was not a case.

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    3. For what I know, it should mean that the game is not officially recognized by FIFA and for this reason it can't be reported in the archives. It shouldn't count for the rankings of both national teams.

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    4. "It shouldn't count for the rankings of both national teams"
      I think the reason is 6+ subs

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  22. 8 November 2017, Doha (QAT)
    Iceland - Czech Republic
    Referee: Khamis Al-Kuwari (Qatar)
    Assistant Referee 1: Saud Ahmad Al-Maqalah (Qatar)
    Assistant Referee 2: Yusuf Arif Ash-Shammari (Qatar)
    Fourth Official: Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)

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  23. 9 November 2017, Helsinki
    Finland - Estonia
    Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (Norway)
    Assistant Referee 1: Jon Michael Knutsen (Norway)
    Assistant Referee 2: Geir Oskar Isaksen (Norway)
    Fourth Official: Kai Erik Steen (Norway)

    12 November 2017, Ta' Qali
    Malta - Estonia
    Referee: Genc Nuza (Kosovo)
    Assistant Referee 1: Fatlum Berisha (Kosovo)
    Assistant Referee 2: Bujar Selimaj (Kosovo)
    Fourth Official: Trustin Farrugia Cann (Malta)

    19 November 2017, Suva
    Fiji - Estonia
    Referee: Nick Waldron (New Zealand)
    Assistant Referee 1: Glen Lochrie (New Zealand)
    Assistant Referee 2: Sione Manapuna Leaaetoe Teu (Tonga)
    Fourth Official: Salesh Kumar (Fiji)

    23 November 2017, Port Vila
    Vanuatu - Estonia
    Referee: Médéric Lacour (New Caledonia)
    Assistant Referee 1: Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia)
    Assistant Referee 2: Avinesh Narayan (Fiji)
    Fourth Official: George Time (Solomon Islands)

    26 November 2017, Nouméa
    New Caledonia - Estonia
    Referee: Abdelkader Zitouni (Tahiti)
    Assistant Referee 1: Jeremy Garae (Vanuatu)
    Assistant Referee 2: Hilmon Sese (Vanuatu)
    Fourth Official: Médéric Lacour (New Caledonia)

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  24. Do you think that FIFA will make public the name of the referees for Russia WC before or after the IFAB decision if use or not the VAR at FIFA WC ?

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    1. After, of course.
      Number of referees will be lower in case of no VAR system.

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    2. The FIFA Referee Committee meeting is on 18 November... Lots of things might just be decided there!!

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    3. 18 November seems to be really a too early date!
      I'm not sure that the final list will be already published, there are many issues, apart from VAR... 4 years ago the names for WC were released on the middle of January.

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  25. A few clips for analysis from some Ligue 1 matches this Sunday.

    FC METZ - LILLE LOSC, referee: Jérôme Brisard (to enter FIFA list in 2018)
    Busy match for the young official, having seen the whole match, an overall very convincing performance, in which he had three crucial penalty situations to assess.

    37' - YC for N'Guette after simulation (excellently spotted!)
    https://streamable.com/tay8n

    45' - Penalty for Lille after foul by Rivierez
    https://streamable.com/ujsje

    66' - Penalty appeal after Balliu falls down in the penalty area
    https://streamable.com/jjzp6

    AS SAINT-ÉTIENNE vs. OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS, referee: Clément Turpin
    I have not seen the entire game, but I guess Turpin had to face a very tough atmosphere (as always when these two teams meet). But I have the SFP clip for analysis.

    47' - RC Lacroix for SFP. What is the most interesting here is the management of the whole situation: I have the feeling Turpin himself at first was not alert about the severity of the offence, because he only walks to the scene at the beginning, then when the mass-confrontation started. I think the situation could have been managed in a better way, what do you think about it?
    https://streamable.com/5mx4n

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    1. About Brisard, very good decisions in 37' and 66', but I have always my doubts when I watch a situation similar to the one occurred in 45'. Indeed, that's my point of view: it is true that defender puts the leg without any chance to hit the ball, but mostly the contact is caused by attacker who goes deliberately towards the opponent. Whistling penalty is of course supportable and perhaps even correct, but I definitely don't like this attitude by attackers. I would always like to see a clear foul caused by defender, in order to whistle a penalty. However, this is only my point of view, penalty is absolutely supportable.

      About Turpin: good remark. He had not the exact perception of the incident, at least immediately after having whistled, otherwise he would have run without hesitations.
      Maybe he was informed / suggested by AR1 / FO about the SFP? Surely a better management was possible there, if he spotted by himself the SFP, his missing reaction has not explanations.

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  26. Out of interest, does anybody know of any really upcoming young referees, who have the potential to get to FIFA list in the upcoming years?

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    1. IMO this will be the Elite in next Year
      1. Kulbakov Aleksei Belarus
      2. Kálovecz Pavel Czech Republic
      3. Taylor Anthony England
      4. Oliver Michael England
      5. Turpin Clément France
      6. Aytekin Deniz Germany
      7. Brych Felix Germany
      8. Zwayer Felix Germany
      9. Sidiropoulos Anastosis Greece
      10. Kassai Viktor Hungary
      11. Orsato Daniele Italy
      12. Rocchi Gianluca Italy
      13. Kuipers Björn Netherlands
      14. Makkelie Danny Netherlands
      15. Marciniak Szymon Poland
      16. Soares Dias Artur Portugal
      17. Hategan Ovidiou Romania
      18. Karasev Segey Russia
      19. Collum William Scotland
      20. Mazic Milorad Serbia
      21. Skomina Damir Slovenia
      22. Fernández Borbalán David Spain
      23. Mateu Lahoz Antonio Spain
      24. Undiano Mallenco Alberto Spain
      25. Eriksson Jonas Sweden
      26. Cakir Cüneyt Turkey

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    2. Is it your idea or official news ?

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    3. Good thanks;
      well I think that its' time to remove Thomson and Fernandez Borbalan, while Tagliavento seems to have recovered and got more trust in the last CL stage, due to its appointments. So probably he will stay in elite class.
      Concerning new entry, I se 99% sure Oliver and Taylor and probably Soares Dias since he is getting important appointments. Maybe not Kulbakov, probably Mazeika is ahead.
      So I would say:

      Kálovecz Pavel Czech Republic
      Taylor Anthony England
      Oliver Michael England
      Turpin Clément France
      Aytekin Deniz Germany
      Brych Felix Germany
      Zwayer Felix Germany
      Sidiropoulos Anastosis Greece
      Kassai Viktor Hungary
      Orsato Daniele Italy
      Rocchi Gianluca Italy
      Tagliavento Paolo, Italy
      Kuipers Björn Netherlands
      Makkelie Danny Netherlands
      Marciniak Szymon Poland
      Soares Dias Artur Portugal
      Hategan Ovidiou Romania
      Karasev Segey Russia
      Collum William Scotland
      Mazic Milorad Serbia
      Skomina Damir Slovenia
      Mateu Lahoz Antonio Spain
      Undiano Mallenco Alberto Spain
      Eriksson Jonas Sweden
      Cakir Cüneyt Turkey

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    4. Out of that list, with the exception of Michael Oliver are there any young and upcoming referees?

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  27. 10 November
    Leiria: Portugal - Saudi Arabia
    Sebastian Coltescu - Romania
    Vasile Marinescu - Romania
    Ovidiu Artene - Romania
    http://sportcampina.blogspot.ro/2017/11/sebastian-coltescu-arbitreaza-amicalul.html

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    1. Full team

      Referee: Constantin Sebastian Colțescu (Romania)
      Assistant Referee 1: Vasile Florin Marinescu (Romania)
      Assistant Referee 2: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (Romania)
      Fourth Official: Carlos Miguel Taborda Xistra (Portugal)

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  28. Horațiu Mircea Feșnic (Romania) was the fourth official in Romania - Turkey.

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  29. China PR - Serbia

    Good afternoon! Do not know who will be the referee?

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    1. 10/11/2017, Guangzhou
      China PR - Serbia
      Referee: Hettikamkanamge Chrishantha Dilan Perera (Sri Lanka)
      Assistant Referee 1: Deniye Gedara Palitha Parakkrama Hemathunga (Sri Lanka)
      Assistant Referee 2: Sanjeewa Premalal Wellabada Hewage Don (Sri Lanka)
      Fourth Official: Kuttiappa Rajaratnam Prashanth Rajakrishna (Sri Lanka)

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  30. Two penalty incidents so far in Japan - Brazil

    First penalty after VAR intervention
    https://streamable.com/99h8w

    Second penalty
    https://streamable.com/r0g8v

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    1. Mistake of Bastien: whistling the offside immediately. He should have waited for the end of action. In case of goal scored by Neymar, VAR wouldn't be able to intervene!

      https://streamable.com/v0gxk

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    2. 7': this penalty should have been spotted directly by Bastien, he was looking at the corner taker, totally missing the visual control of penalty area, a clear mistake, and I must say very strange from a so experienced referee.

      16': Correct or at least supportable penalty decision, no need of VAR intervention.

      44': Mistake by AR, mistake by referee as well (he whistled before seeing where the ball was going!), that would have been a serious mistake, given the VAR presence, in case it was then impossible for them to intervene.

      Let me say, VAR is a very difficult system. All referee using it (both on the pitch and behind monitors) must be absolutely experienced and instructed. Under this point of view, FIFA will have a huge work to make on next months, preparing WC 2018.
      Referees like Brych, Rocchi, Orsato Zwayer, Marciniak and all the ones from countries with this technology should instruct the other ones, because it is absolutely not easy!

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    3. Well spotted simulation
      https://streamable.com/xhj7b

      Another VAR intervention. Nicolas Rainville is really alert. Good job. The question is whether Benoit Bastien took the correct decision, taking into account that:
      "a player who, when not challenging for the ball, deliberately strikes an opponent or any other person on the head or face with the hand or arm, is guilty of violent conduct unless the force used was negligible"
      https://streamable.com/hileg

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    4. Hi Ray and Chefren,
      7': What I didn't like is that 20 seconds passed before Bastien has a chance to see VAR review. What would happen if there were 2-3 minutes before the ball went out of the filed? What would be an appropriate time to review VAR?

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    5. Hi Niko,
      I think in that case, Bastien would have stopped the game after a quite long time without any stoppage. Indeed after 2 or 3 minutes it would be then quite difficult to return back, many things can happen.
      In Italy, where, as you very likely know, VAR is already used in serie A, referees stop the game when they have a VAR review call. So I think Bastien would have done the same there.

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    6. Thank you for the explanation Chefren.

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  31. Good afternoon! Do not know who will be the referee Kosovo - Latvia ??

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  32. Hi! Do not know who will be the referee Macedonia - Norway ?

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  33. Russia - Argentina Friendly 11-11-2017 Result 0:1
    Goal Argentina 85' Offside I Thing AR2 ?
    Highlights here (see video next 6:00)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBJ1ouwsa7Q

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    1. Yes, a clear offside missed by AR2. The pitch helps us in detecting it (different color of the grass)...

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    2. Correction : Maybe offside missed i thing by AR1. Here see camera & substitude other side . See video 5:35
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efpUCPITNmw

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  34. 11/11
    Qatar - Czech Republic
    Referee: Sherzod Qosimov (Uzbekistan)
    Assistant Referee 1: Alisher Usmonov (Uzbekistan)
    Assistant Referee 2: Timur Gaynullin (Uzbekistan)
    Fourth Official: Saud Al-Athbah (Qatar)

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  35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NZEuvubHeo
    No comment...

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    1. Sad for a friendly. Australian referee Chris Beath, a bit overtaken by events, give no caution, only verbal warning. Insufficient.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA3h1eG05QI

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    2. Yep, no comment... very lenient approach, maybe because of the friendly game...

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  36. 11/11
    FYR Macedonia - Norway
    Referee: Edin Jakupović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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    1. Assistant Referee 1: Davor Beljo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
      Assistant Referee 2: Amer Macić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
      Fourth Official: Ognjen Valjić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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  37. 13/11
    Kosovo - Latvia
    Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)
    Assistant Referee 1: Rejdi Avdo (Albania)
    Assistant Referee 2: Egin Doda (Albania)
    Fourth Official: Fatmir Tahiri (Kosovo)

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  38. Georgia - Belarus

    Hi! Do not know who will be the referee?

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  39. Belgium - Japan and Wales - Panama

    Do not know who will be the referee on this games?

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    1. Belgium - Japan
      Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

      Wales - Panama
      Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)

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    2. Belgium - Japan 14-11-17 Brugge
      REF : Danny Makkelie (NL)
      AR1 : Mario Diks (NL)
      AR2 : Hessel Steegstra (NL)
      FO : Kevin Blom (NL)

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  40. Portugal - United States
    Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
    Assistant Referee 1: Gary Beswick (England)
    Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Burt (England)
    Fourth Official: Andre Marriner (England)

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  41. 13/11
    Venezuela - Iran
    Referee: Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)
    Assistant Referee 1: Charles Schaap (Netherlands)
    Assistant Referee 2: Rob van de Ven (Netherlands)
    Fourth Official: Christiaan Bax (Netherlands)

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  42. 13/11
    Bulgaria - Saudi Arabia
    Referee: Fábio José Costa Veríssimo (Portugal)

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    1. Assistant Referee 1: Rui Miguel Martins Teixeira (Portugal)
      Assistant Referee 2: António Manuel Albino Godinho (Portugal)
      Fourth Official: Luís Miguel Branco Godinho (Portugal)

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  43. 13/11
    Georgia - Belarus
    Referee: Suren Baliyan (Armenia)
    Assistant Referee 1: Vanik Simonyan (Armenia)
    Assistant Referee 2: Erik Arevshatyan (Armenia)
    Fourth Official: Goga Kikach’eishvili (Georgia)

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  44. Korea Republic - Serbia

    Good afternoon! Do not know who will be the referee?

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    1. Referee: Ma Ning (China PR)
      Assistant Referee 1: Song Xiangyun (China PR)
      Assistant Referee 2: Sun Kai (China PR)
      Fourth Official: Ko Hyung-Jin (Korea Republic)

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  45. 14/11
    Italy - Russia Under 21:
    Fran Jović (CRO)

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    1. AR1 Ivica Modrić (CRO)
      AR2 Igor Krmar (CRO)
      FO Maurizio Mariani (ITA)

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  46. 14/11
    Slovakia - Norway
    Referee: Ádám Farkas (Hungary)
    Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (Hungary)
    Assistant Referee 2: Zsolt Varga (Hungary)

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  47. 34' Wrong penalty by Rocchi (shoulder, not arm).

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    1. Now good call (53'), Busquets was being hold by a Russian defender. Not usual to see these calls. What do you think about the execution? Illegal feint or regular execution?

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    2. Here the first penalty:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyE4Zoe2Viw

      Second:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTV0Pci-rDY

      I saw many players kicking a penalty in this manner. In my opinion it was regular.

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  48. Here's an odd one in the Argentina/Nigeria game that led to the opening goal...

    Did the GK think that he could handle in the penalty arc or something?

    https://streamable.com/7el4j

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    1. Of course it must be a freekick, good decision.
      I don't have good memories of Argentina - Nigeria as a friendly, Chaibou...

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  49. Good memory, Mikael.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od34R5_YAcQ
    06:55 shocking for the entire communities of football and refereeing...

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