Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Referee appointments for international friendlies - May / June 2018

As preparation for the upcoming World Cup, many international friendly games are about to be played on next days. If you have some appointments, don't hesitate to inform us. 



15 May 2018

SAUDI ARABIA - GREECE
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)

25 May 2018

KUWAIT - EGYPT
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Fourth Official: Ali Mahmoud Hasan Shaban (KUW)

27 May 2018

CAMEROON- BURKINA FASO
Referee: Benoit Millot (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: David Mateus (LUX)
Assistant Referee 2: Tom Hansen (LUX)
Fourth Official: Mehdi Mokhtari (FRA)

28 May 2018

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - MONTENEGRO
Referee: Dimitar Mečkarovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Dejan Nedelkoski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Goce Petreski (MKD)
Fourth Official: Dejan Jakimovski (MKD)

FRANCE - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Diyan Valkov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Nikola Popov (BUL)

MEXICO-: WALES
Referee: Armando Villarreal (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Charles Morgante (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Eduardo Mariscal (USA)
Fourth Official: Ismail Elfath (USA)

PORTUGAL - TUNISIA
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
Video Assistant Referee: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Gianluca Vuoto (ITA)

SAUDI ARABIA - ITALY
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Stéphane De Almeida (SUI)
Fourth Official: Remy Zgraggen (SUI)

TURKEY - IRAN
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko (UZB)
Assistant Referee 1: Ruslan Serazitdinov (UZB)
Assistant Referee 2: Alisher Usmanov (UZB)
Fourth Official: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

29 May 2018

ALBANIA - KOSOVO
Referee: Alain Bieri (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Alain Heiniger (SUI)
Fourth Official: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)

ARGENTINA - HAITI
Referee: Arnaldo Ariel Samaniego Cantero (PAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rodney Ubaldo Aquino Maldonado (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Darío Antonio Gaona Rodríguez (PAR)
Fourth Official: Fernando Gabriel Echenique (ARG)

AZERBAIJAN - KYRGYZSTAN
Referee: Ali Palabıyık (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Serkan Olguncan (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: İbrahim Çağlar Uyarcan (TUR)
Fourth Official: Alper Ulusoy (TUR)

MALTA - ARMENIA
Referee: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Fourth Official: Alexander Harkam (AUT)

PANAMA - NORTHERN IRELAND
Referee: Henry Alberto Bejarano Matarrita (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Fernández Castro (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Osvaldo Luna Gutiérrez (CRC)
Fourth Official: Hugo Cruz Alvarado (CRC)

PERU - SCOTLAND
Referee: Fernando Guerrero Ramírez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Alberto Morín Méndez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Pablo Israel Hernández Luna (MEX)
Fourth Official: Michael Davis Espinoza Valles (PER)

30 May 2018

AUSTRIA - RUSSIA
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Mario Diks (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Kevin Blom (NED)

ESTONIA - LITHUANIA
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Neeme Neemlaid (EST)
Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)

JAPAN - GHANA
Referee: Christopher Beat (AUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream (AUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Owen Goldrick (AUS)
Fourth Official: Jumpei Iida (JPN)
Video Assistant Referee: Craig Zetter (AUS)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Luke Brennan (AUS)

31 May 2018

CHILE - ROMANIA
Referee: Christopher Jäger (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Rigler (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
Fourth Official: Christian-Petru Ciochirca (AUT)

LUXEMBOURG - SENEGAL
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Manuel Antonio Nogueira Fernandes (AND)
Fourth Official: Luis Miguel Do Nascimento Teixeira (AND)

MOLDOVA - CONGO (ANNULLED)
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Gutschi (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Fourth Official: Walter Altmann (AUT)

MOROCCO - UKRAINE
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Marco Zürcher (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Fourth Official: Alain Bieri (SUI)

SLOVAKIA - NETHERLANDS
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dawid Golis (POL)
Fourth Official: Peter Kraľovič (SVK)

1 June 2018

AUSTRALIA - CZECH REPUBLIC
Referee: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Witschnigg (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Fourth Official: Harald Lechner (AUT)

EGYPT - COLOMBIA
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Fourth Official: Luca Banti (ITA)

FRANCE - ITALY
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Lee Betts (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Nunn (ENG)
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Video Assistant Referee: Neil Swarbrick (ENG)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Michael McDonough (ENG)

MALTA - GEORGIA
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Kühr (AUT)
Fourth Official: Christopher Jäger (AUT)

SOUTH KOREA - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Referee: Peter Green (AUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Ashley Beecham (AUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Ryan Gallagher (AUS)

TURKEY - TUNISIA
Referee: Fedayi San (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Alain Heiniger (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Köbeli (SUI)
Fourth Official: Stéphane De Almeida (SUI)

ALGERIA - CAPE VERDE
Referee: Muhammad Maarouf Aid Mansour (EGY)
Assistant Referee 1: Samir Jamal Saad Muhammad (EGY)
Assistant Referee 2: Yusif Wahid Yusif Al-Busati (EGY)
Fourth Official: Lotfi Bekouassa (ALG)

2 June 2018

AUSTRIA - GERMANY
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Nádvorník (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Kamil Hájek (CZE)
Fourth Official: Petr Ardeleánu (CZE)

BELGIUM - PORTUGAL
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Theodoros Georgiou (HUN)
Fourth Official: Ferenc Karakó (HUN)

ENGLAND - NIGERIA
Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Fourth Official: Davide Massa (ITA)
Video Assistant Referee: Michael Fabbri (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Giulio Dobosz (ITA)

ICELAND - NORWAY
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Fourth Official: Vilhjálmur Alvar Þórarinsson (ISL)

LATVIA - ESTONIA
Referee: Manfredas Lukjancukas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandr Radius (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Gerasimov (LTU)
Fourth Official: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA)
Referee Observer: Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)

MONTENEGRO - SLOVENIA
Referee: Igor Pajаć (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Zobenica (CRO)
Fourth Official: Jovan Kaluđerović (MNE)

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - UNITED STATES
Referee: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Sean Carr (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Jordan Stokoe (SCO)
Fourth Official: Robert Hennessy (IRL)

SWEDEN - DENMARK
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Seidel (GER)
Fourth Official: Christian Dingert (GER)

3 June 2018

ALBANIA - UKRAINE
Referee: François Letexier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Mugnier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Raffael Zeder (SUI)
Fourth Official: Salem Hakim Ben El Hadj (FRA)

ANDORRA - CAPE VERDE
Referee: Fábio José Costa Veríssimo (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Jorge Ferreira dos Santos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Rui Miguel Martins Teixeira (POR)
Fourth Official: João Carlos dos Santos Capela (POR)

BRAZIL - CROATIA
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Bennett (ENG)
Fourth Official: Paul Tierney (ENG)

COSTA RICA - NORTHERN IRELAND
Referee: Fernando Guerrero Ramírez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Alberto Morín Méndez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Mario Jesús López Carrillo (MEX)
Fourth Official: Juan Gabriel Calderón Pérez (CRC)

KOSOVO - IVORY COAST (ANNULLED)
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Stéphane De Almeida (SUI)
Fourth Official: Lionel Tschudi (SUI)

MEXICO - SCOTLAND
Referee: Henry Alberto Bejarano Matarrita (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Esteban Fernández Castro (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: William Andrés Arrieta Barrantes (CRC)
Fourth Official: Óscar Macías Romo (MEX)

SAUDI ARABIA - PERU
Referee: Fedayi San (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Remy Zgraggen (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Sladan Josipovic (SUI)
Fourth Official: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)

SPAIN - SWITZERLAND
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Urzică (ROU)
Fourth Official: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)

4 June 2018

CONGO - MALTA
Referee: Christopher Jäger (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Riedel (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
Fourth Official: Oliver Drachta (AUT)

ITALY - NETHERLANDS
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Valeriy Danchenko (RUS)
Fourth Official: Marco Di Bello (ITA)

MOLDOVA - ARMENIA
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Rigler (AUT)
Fourth Official: Andreas Heiß (AUT)

MOROCCO - SLOVAKIA
Referee: Lionel Tschudi (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Raffael Zeder (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)
Fourth Official: Stéphane De Almeida (SUI)

SERBIA - CHILE
Referee: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Witschnigg (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Kühr (AUT)
Fourth Official: Christian-Petru Ciochirca (AUT)

5 June 2018

KAZAKHSTAN - AZERBAIJAN
Referee: Alexandru Tean (MDA)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrei Bodean (MDA)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Mardari (MDA)
Fourth Official: Dumitru Muntean (MDA)

LITHUANIA - LATVIA
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Silver Kõiv (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Aron Härsing (EST)
Fourth Official: Donatas Šimėnas (LTU)

LUXEMBOURG - GEORGIA
Referee: Iwan Arwel Griffith (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Gareth Wyn Jones (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Ian Bird (WAL)
Fourth Official: Christophe Pires (LUX)

ROMANIA - FINLAND
Referee: Robert Harvey (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Mark Gavin (IRL)
Fourth Official: Ionuț Marius Avram (ROU)

RUSSIA - TURKEY
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hațegan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Șovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU)
Fourth Official: Aleksey Yes'kov (RUS)

6 June 2018

BELARUS - HUNGARY
Referee: Sergey Lapochkin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Vyacheslav Semenov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksey Lebedev (RUS)

BELGIUM - EGYPT
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)
Fourth Official: Anastasios Papapetrou (GRE)

NIGERIA - CZECH REPUBLIC
Referee: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Fourth Official: Markus Hameter (AUT)

NORWAY - PANAMA
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Dave Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Fourth Official: Pol van Boekel (NED)

7 June 2018

ENGLAND - COSTA RICA
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura (JPN)
Assistant Referee 1: Hiroshi Yamauchi (JPN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jun Mihara (JPN)
Fourth Official: Yusuke Araki (JPN)

ICELAND - GHANA
Referee: Robert Madley (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Harry Lennard (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Edward Smart (ENG)Fourth Official: Þorvaldur Árnason (ISL)

PORTUGAL - ALGERIA
Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Lee Betts (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Ian Hussin (ENG)
Fourth Official: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Video Assistant Referee: Neil Swarbrick (ENG)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Michael McDonough (ENG)

SOUTH KOREA - BOLIVIA
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Gutschi (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Kühr (AUT)
Fourth Official: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)

8 June 2018

CROATIA - SENEGAL
Referee: Ádám Farkas (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Balázs Szert (HUN)
Fourth Official: Tihomir Pejin (CRO)

GERMANY - SAUDI ARABIA
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Grega Kordež (SVN)
Fourth Official: Rade Obrenovič (SVN)

IRAN - LITHUANIA
Referee: Aleksey Yes'kov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitriy Mosyakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor' Demeshko (RUS)

POLAND - CHILE
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
Fourth Official: Daniel Stefański (POL)
Video Assistant Referee: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Sergio Ranghetti (ITA)

SWITZERLAND - JAPAN
Referee: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Bertrand Jouannaud (FRA)
Fourth Official: Sladan Josipovic (SUI)

9 June 2018

DENMARK - MEXICO
Referee: Kai Erik Steen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Erik Engan (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Geir Oskar Isaksen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt (DEN)

FINLAND - BELARUS
Referee: Alain Durieux (LUX)
Assistant Referee 1: Claude Ries (LUX)
Assistant Referee 2: David Mateus (LUX)
Fourth Official: Christophe Pires (LUX)

FRANCE - UNITED STATES
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David McGeachie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Fourth Official: Donald Robertson (SCO)

HUNGARY - AUSTRALIA
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomislav Pospeh (SVN)
Fourth Official: Nejc Kajtazovič (SVN)

ISRAEL - ARGENTINA (ANNULLED)
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)

LATVIA - AZERBAIJAN
Referee: Dzianis Shcharbakou (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Yuriy Khomchanka (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrey Hetsikau (BLR)
Fourth Official: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA)

SERBIA - BOLIVIA
Referee: Christopher Jäger (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Riedel (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Fourth Official: Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT)

SWEDEN - PERU
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR)

TUNISIA - SPAIN
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan de Vries (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Charles Schaap (NED)
Fourth Official: Kevin Blom (NED)
Video Assistant Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Siemen Mulder (NED)

10 June 2018

AUSTRIA - BRAZIL
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Oszkár Lémon (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Zsolt Varga (HUN)
Fourth Official: Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN)

11 June 2018

BELGIUM - COSTA RICA
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hațegan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Șovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU)

SOUTH KOREA - SENEGAL
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
Fourth Official: Julian Weinberger (AUT)

12 June 2018

JAPAN - PARAGUAY
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Christian Rigler (AUT)
Fourth Official: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

POLAND - LITHUANIA:
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Rob van de Ven (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (NED)
Fourth Official: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Video Assistant Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Jeroen Manschot (NED)

180 comments:

  1. 2018 TOULON FESTIVAL

    Referees:

    CANADA
    Referee: Yusri Rudolf
    Assistant Referees: Daniel Belleau, Michael Barwegen

    FRANCE
    Referee: Karim Abed
    Assistant Referees: Mehdi Rahmouni, Mickaël Berchebru

    GREECE
    Referee: Ioannis Papadopoulos
    Assistant Referees: Ioannis Sipkas, Vassilios Kambouris

    MALTA
    Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann
    Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Christopher Lawrence Francalanza

    MEXICO
    Referee: Marco Antonio Ortiz Nava
    Assistant Referees: José Luis Camargo Callado, Marcos Quintero Huitrón

    PORTUGAL
    Referee: Luís Miguel Branco Godinho
    Assistant Referees: Nuno Filipe dos Santos Tomás Pereira, Luís André Ferreira Pinto Campos

    ROMANIA
    Referee: Radu Marian Petrescu
    Assistant Referees: Radu Adrian Ștefan Ghinguleac, Mihai Marius Marica

    SOUTH KOREA
    Referee: Choi Hyeon-Jae
    Assistant Referees: Joo Hyeon-Min, Shin Jae-Hwan

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    1. Referees Committee:
      Michel Piraux (BEL), Michel Vautrot (FRA), Stephen Mallia (MLT)

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    2. Interesting to see Marcos Quintero Huitrón (MEX) assigned to the tournament. He is set to serve a 5 match ban at the begining of the 2018/2019 Liga MX season for pulling the shirt of a Tijuana player during a Quarterfinal match.

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    3. LADIES' TOURNAMENT

      Referees:

      FRANCE
      Referee: Victoria Beyer
      Assistant Referees: Solenne Bartnik, Stéphanie Di Benedetto

      HAITI
      Referee: Ronide Henrius
      Assistant Referees: Anne-Marie Joseph, Falone Dieurisma

      UNITED STATES
      Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva
      Assistant Referees: Felisha Mariscal, Deleana Quan

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  2. Why so many referees from Austria ?
    Peter, Chile Romania seems the most sonorous clash among the friendly, How do you judge C. Jager ? Is he a promising talent ?

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    1. Many WCteams have chosen Austrian places for their training-camps preparing WC. And there those games take place.

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  3. All of these matches will be play in Austria.

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  4. Luxembourg v Georgia
    Iwan Griffith
    Gareth Wyn Jones
    Ian Bird
    �������������� Wales

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  5. U-21 Portugal - Italy (25/05/2018 18:30)
    Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
    AR1: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP)
    AR2: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)

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    1. Swizerland - France
      Christian Dingert (GER)

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  6. Does anyone know who is the referee in France and Ireland?

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    1. 28 May 2018

      FRANCE - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
      Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)

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    2. That's an excellent assignment for Kabakov.

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  7. OT

    Any word on the new UEFA Referee Categories? As far as I know, the meeting took place last Saturday.

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    1. So early? Last Saturday, do you mean two days ago? There was CL final...

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    2. Yes, last Saturday. Traditionally the last years this meeting takes place on the day of the CL Final.

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    3. I will try to know more. In case, of course, expect soon a post on the blog.

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  8. Nothing about France - Italy?

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  9. 8/6: Germany - Saudi-Arabia:
    Vincic, Klancnik, Kordez, Obrenovic (all SVN)

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  10. Till now the only Elite ref in action is Ovidiu Hategan it seems... Where are the others?? Referees like Oliver, Taylor, Eriksson, Kassai should all be free in June!!

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    1. Maybe one of them is for France - Italy.
      Kassai?

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    2. I would prefer Oliver or Taylor in that... Considering I saw Taylor in Spain v Argentina earlier in March I would like to Oliver in this one!!

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    3. It's not good to see Oliver refereeing Italy national team match. Big number of Juventus' players are Italians of course.

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    4. Indeed at moment Oliver is not possible with Italy. Just for this reason, I didn't consider him. Maybe Taylor...

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    5. Oh yes I forgot about that thing... Then it maybe Taylor... I can also someone like Hategan or Eriksson over there as well

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    6. Kralovec is another appointed Elite referee.
      My prediction for FRA-ITA is de Sousa.

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  11. United States-Bolivia who is the referee?

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  12. OT :

    https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/05/27/uefas-referee-chief-pierluigi-collina-backs-michael-oliver-penalty/amp/

    Pierluigi Collina opens up on a lot of things finally... From his assessment it seems like Michael Oliver is destined for some big appointments next season and Mateu Lahoz just the opposite... But great to hear some honest assessments from the man about the dip in standards!!

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    1. I am curious to see which referees he considers to be the UEFA "academy" as he calls them.

      I think that he has to prepare those referees on the personality sector.

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    2. Maybe he's talking about those 1st group refs who are in line for promotion to Elite??

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    3. Im expecting Danilo Grujic to be promoted soon to 1st group. As i remember he was in second group before he got removed from FIFA list 2 years ago.
      I wont be suprised if Oliver get any final next year.

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    4. Final would be too early... But you can definitely expect Oliver to pick up some sonorous games from the playoff stage itself!!

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    5. According to my record, Grujic was Third Group before removed.

      Jovanovic was the one promoted to Second Group on December 2015.

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    6. I don't know from where you get that expectations for Mateu Lahoz. In that interview, Collina admits a mistake (in which he also mentions one by Skomina, by the way, but it seems you decided to omit that part), but says nothing more (as is expected, he won't voluntarily throw his referees to the press pressure). The same can be said about Oliver. He backs him in the penalty decision and about the appointment. But expectations for either Skomina, Mateu, Marciniak, Çakir and others won't change with this words. Specially given he talked about single mistakes and not full performances. Referees make mistakes, and unfortunately too many of them this season have suffered those problems.

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    7. I agree with George, let me say, Soham, sometimes you come too early to draw conclusions. Collina jsut said that the wrong offside in Manchester City - Liverpool was an evident mistake and VAR would have solved it. It was for sure a paramount example. Nothing more than that.
      Mateu Lahoz appointments for next week are a different topic, we have also World Cup "in the middle...".
      The same can be said for Oliver of course, by stating that it was even a correct decision, or at least a decision based on his discretion and fully supportable, doesn't include that Oliver will get always sonorous matches in future. There will be time, time will answer. Sometimes I have the feeling you want always to decide everything by yourself without waiting, that's not the first time. Please don't misunderstand me, nothing against you, rather, I would like to know if I'm wrong :)

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    8. I omitted Skomina because Collina explained about not even the players noticing that handball which was not whistled so of course it is not assessed as some very grave error... But the Sane goal he talked about it more than once and explained how it's a fact based error and not interpretation based... That just made me think that Mateu's error has been kind of far more blatant and evident than the others to the Committee and it indeed is!! The words "seems like", "might be", "most probably" mean that what I say are just probabilities of it happening based on what I feel after reading something!! Someone with a good performance with correct decisions are more likely to get sonorous appointments and someone with an evident mistake less likely and that's just logic!!

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    9. I don't think logical predictions are bad... Based on a sequence of events there is always something more likely to happen and something less likely to happen... I'm just stating it which is more probable of happening, that's it and not necessarily that is definitely going to happen... And of course I wasn't talking about Mateu Lahoz's WC appointments here in any way!!

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    10. Also I find it weird that PLC decided to speak now for the Oliver's penalty and not immediately after the match. That statement would have been more valuable at that time.

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    11. Now, after two good performances of referees in both finals, is much more easy for PLC to speak...
      This season was a disaster. It is obvious that PLC felt the pressure. Otherwise he would not have sent Kuipers to EL final. He was really desperate, otherwise he would not have break an unwritten rule (no referee with 2 finals)

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  13. Hello!
    Who knows referee for this match?
    29.05.2018 Albania - Kosovo

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  14. ΟΤ......

    https://twitter.com/europeanjudo/status/1000741984590553088

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    1. It is funny how things go in this life… many years ago, this penalty was given to Real Madrid (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld-82xWh37I) when they were fighting for LaLiga with Valencia (Valencia won the title in the end, but that was an important match). Madrid's press reaction was this: https://as.com/masdeporte/2004/02/17/polideportivo/1076994913_850215.html They went to judo specialists who considered it an "ushiro-nage" from that sport.

      14 years later, an european judo association compares a foul committed by one of their players with something from that sport too. Funny coincidences (at least to me).


      That said, for me it was a foul but nothing more. Yes, Salah puts the arm first, but then it's Ramos who traps it and brings him down.

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    2. Thank you, George. I don't remember that penalty but it's definitely an interesting one.

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  15. United States-Bolivia who is the referee?

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    1. The referee was Oshane Nation from Jamaica.

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  16. Gianni Infantino is at stadium for Saudi Arabia - Italy, he was seen talking to Saudi federation's president... Al Mirdasi could be an argument?

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    1. It's already so close to the World Cup but still nothing from FIFA... I hope they quickly do something about it!

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  17. Bartosz Frankowski appointed to U-19 EURO final tournament.

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  18. @Anonymous, I got info from a reliable source.
    Tomorrow UEFA Referees Committee has the meeting in Nyon.
    We can expect on next days categories update.
    Just follow the blog and you will be informed as soon as possible :)

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  19. Panama-S.Irlandia, who is the referee?

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  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc3Km-I7S5A
    00:20 punishable offside?
    03:20 maybe extremely tight offside, but AR2 anticipated his running toward penalty area without following the game, he had to stay on line in the midfield, because all players from Italy (defenders) were on the other half of the pitch until a certain moment. In any case, this assessment was impossible for him, given his positioning...

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    1. for the first offside, absolutely correct decision imo. the GK is impeded by the attacker's move towards the ball and he is forced to punch the ball away.

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  21. Friendly Under 21
    29/05
    France - Italy
    P. Tierney (ENG)

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    1. Is the senior match on the same day?

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    2. No. This under 21 game is today, senior match on Friday.

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    3. P. Tierney
      C. Hatzidakis
      A. Nunn

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  22. Hi! Who knows referee for this match?
    30/05 Japan - Ghana?

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  23. Daniel Schlager (28yo) and Robert Schröder (32yo) promoted to Bundesliga. No one is relegated.

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  24. OT
    Daniel Schlager (28 y.o.) and Robert Schröder (32 y.o.) are deservedly promoted to the German Bundesliga.
    Michael Bacher and Pascal Müller are promoted, too. They will officiate games in the 2.Bundesliga from next season.

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  25. Is there any information who is going to be a referee for Brazil-Croatia on June 3?

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  26. For France - Italy I think we have three possible referees: Pavel Královec, Anthony Taylor, William Collum.

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  27. Marciniak once again confirmed that there won't be 'easy' cards at the World Cup and the referees will be trying to manage things as long as possible. We should know what it means... Welcome WC 2014! :/ :(

    https://www.przegladsportowy.pl/pilka-nozna/reprezentacja-polski/w-kadrze-szymon-marciniak-i-pawel-gil-o-sedziowaniu-na-ms-w-rosji/516rl4d

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    1. The absolute worst message you can possibly send to the players. Without fear of sanctions, players are going to "push" the limits of what is acceptable and safe. I guess nothing was learned by the Ref Comm after Brasil 2014.

      "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." Busacca, you listening or paying attention?

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    2. I have a huge fear that we will hae a repeated 2002 WC.

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    3. Marciniak talks so much and he releases always interviews... I don't know how much UEFA and FIFA could like this attitude. For example, Italian referees can't do that.

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    4. Yeah... He even stated in another interview on TV that the Ramos-Salah duel was a normal one and the game was rightly continued. What is interesting, his statement has been later cut out from the official video posted in the web.

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    5. Then FIFA needs to change rules for player suspensions.Right now it is 2 bookings and you are suspended,they should IMO clear all bookings after group stage and then maybe we will see even better refereeing.

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    6. I agree with 2 bookings resulting in a suspension in the group stages. However once the teams move into the knock out stages. The players should start off with a clean slate. And because the teams who make it to the Final play a total of 4 matches. Then the rules should change to "3" bookings equal a suspension. There is absolutely no reason for any player to pick up a booking in three consecutive matches. They've gotta be smarter and play smarter to avoid this type of situation. But if a player does do this. Then they fully deserve to miss the Final because of suspension.

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    7. And I personally like Marciniak being open and honest. It helps with the transparency which a lot of us seek from referee's and Ref Comm's. Operating in complete secrecy bings more problems and headaches than positive things.

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    8. Yellow cards were developed and evolved as a tool to manage games, not to be technical demerits that could lead to suspension in another match. I would be all for abolishing all yellow card accumulation rules and just telling referees to enforce the Laws. These tournament rules are simply not good for the sport. Who cares if a player gets 3 or 4 yellow cards in 5 matches? Or 2 yellow cards in 3 matches? The only people benefiting from such rules are teams that have nothing to do with the yellow cards.

      Suspensions for red cards only would be my rule if I were in charge.

      If FIFA MUST have a yellow card accumulation rule, I would say that you are suspended after 3 yellow cards but if your team makes it to the semifinals without you getting your 3rd, then 1 yellow card gets erased (so you can't be suspended from the final on accumulation). So the only possible suspensions would be for R16, QF or SF and you'd have to REALLY earn it (3 yellows in 5 or fewer matches).

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    9. All teams have "something" to do with the yellow cards. If a team is better disciplined and shows it on the pitch. They should be rewarded by having all of their players available for their matches. On the other hand, undisciplined teams, whose players continuously or egregiously break the Laws. Deserve to face punishment by having players suspended. Protect those who come out to play and do away with those who simply choose to infringe the Laws of the Game. Fans want to see more Messi's and less Ramos'.

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    10. So much of troll stuffs in here by the usual expected person... Just hoping that FIFA doesn't pick these up!!

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    11. God forbid that the referee's simply enforce The Laws of the Game. Because your and FIFA's "way" was such a joy to watch in Brasil 2014. Russia 2018 = Brasil 2014 version 2.0

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  28. Austria - Russia refereed by Bas Nijhuis and the SPA/DOGSO incident from two perspectives

    https://streamable.com/knu0r

    https://streamable.com/1t2z2

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    1. Clear RC, without the holding, player would have easily reached the ball before defenders, also, keeper decided to wait on the goal line, so absolutely no doubt there.

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    2. Clear red in my eyes, as well.

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  29. It seems as Taylor will officiate France - Italy.

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  30. France-Italy
    Taylor
    Betts-Nunn
    Fourth Official:Pawson
    Var:Swarbrick
    Avar:McDonough

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    1. Is it not strange that the VAR is non-FIFA?

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    2. it is not strange that there are var non-international, even in a friendly where an Italian referee refuses there are var that are not international

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    3. Not just non-international, Neil Swarbrick is no longer an active referee having retired at the end of the season. He is, however, England's VAR specialist.

      OT, David Coote and Simon Hooper have been promoted to Select Group 1 referees for 2018/19. Swarbrick and Mike Jones have retired.

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  31. What a unique game! Tomáš Rosický’s farewell match on June 9th at Generali Arena in Prague will be refereed by Martin Atkinson with Czech ARs Jiří Moláček and Petr Blažej, 4th official Radek Příhoda.

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    1. More info about the game:
      https://tr10.cz/

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  32. Iceland - Norway
    Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

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  33. Belarus - Hungary referee ?

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  34. Not a good angle, but a VC red card in the Chile-Romania match:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF6P_mXKvLs

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    1. It is not clear. We must trust referee.

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  35. Do you know if the referees Retired/removed from Third Category: Mykola Kryvonosov (UKR), Irakli Kvirikashvili (GEO), Dragan Petrovic (BIH) are now off on their own decision (retirement) or of they have been removed for lack technical performances ?

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    1. I'm trying to get info as well, but nothing so far...

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  36. Who knows the referee of South Korea-Bosnia?

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  37. Who is the referee in Brasil vs Croatia?

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  38. MOROCCO - UKRAINE yesterday: it seems as Sandro Schärer replaced Urs Schnyder. Looking for the full team. Some changes in Swiss appointments...

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    1. Moldova - Congo annulled.

      https://fr.soccerway.com/matches/2018/05/30/world/friendlies/morocco/ukraine/2771253/

      https://fr.soccerway.com/matches/2018/06/01/world/friendlies/korea-republic/bosnia-herzegovina/2757158/

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    2. Do you know the reason of the annulment?

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    3. Congolese players were not allowed to enter Europe due to ebola virus.

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    4. Wasn't that already known before organizing such game?
      Sorry if I ask you, it sounds strange!

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    5. I don't know more details, sorry. :)

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  39. Turkey - Tunisia: straight RC by Fedayi San.
    I think that something happened with the crowd. Videos are not clear.

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    1. Reports state that Fedayi saw a fight on the stands with his family involved. In the video you can see he makes a cut troat gesture. https://mobile.twitter.com/FreeKickTR/status/1002635432415424512

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    2. And this was a friendly...

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  40. FRA-ITA

    VAR rightly confirmed penalty decision against Italy (28') but failed to spot that the foul on Balotelli occurred inside the box (34').

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    1. I can't believe it...

      https://twitter.com/h_demboveac/status/1002643438947459073

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    2. To be honest, I'm not still so sure, maybe VAR officials had not evidence. Balotelli is with a foot inside and the other one outside.
      In any case I think that the English VAR is by far less active than the other ones made by officials from other countries. In Italy for these two situations there would have been for sure at least very long consultations.
      The sensation is that they don't want to intervene at all.

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    3. But the contact with left foot is inside the box, as well as the push.

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    4. Yet another case of VAR failure? Things are looking quite promising for the World Cup.

      The footage can be there and be crystal clear (as this one is). Yet referee's will still manage to convince themselves of seeing something that isn't backed by the images. As is the case here, with some casting doubt and excusing the VAR referee that failed.

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  41. Thailand-China who is referee?

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    1. If I translated correctly:

      Referee: Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari Bin Jahari (SIN)
      Assistant Referee 1: Manoj Kalwani (SIN)
      Assistant Referee 2: Lim Kok Heng (SIN)
      Fourth Official: Sivakorn Pu-Udom (THA)

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    2. This is the correct appointment for Thailand - China PR
      https://pl.soccerway.com/matches/2018/06/02/world/friendlies/thailand/china-pr/2782250/?ICID=HP_MS_01_01

      Sorry for bad translation but Chinese names written in Thai alphabet are not even similar :D

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  42. Nothing for Michael Oliver?? That's a bit surprising to be honest!!

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    1. I think Oliver in Brasil vs Croatia.

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    2. Is it announced? Or just a prediction?

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    3. You have a point... The match is scheduled at Anfield so surely some English referee will be in charge... Oliver has great chance of getting it!

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  43. Can someone please tell me how many more friendly matches are scheduled to be played this month in England?? Thanks!

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  44. Iceland v Norway will be also the last international game for Mathias Klasenius...

    https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/orebro/klasenius-gor-sin-sista-internationella-landskamp

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    1. so who is still the main referee of the match Jonas Eriksson (SWE) or Mathias Klasenius?

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    2. Klasenius is an assistant referee, Eugene. He has accompanied Eriksson in almost all his international games, at least in recent times, by years.

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  45. Well, Henry Bejarano can't be in Costa Rica and Mexico at the same time, so we should wait to confirm both appointments...

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    1. Mexico - Scotland confirmed
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeuQtBSV4AAWjP6.jpg

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  46. HONDURAS - EL SALVADOR
    Referee: Ted Unkel (USA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Charles Justin Morgante (USA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Apolinar Elias Mariscal (USA)
    Fourth Official: Armando Villarreal (USA)

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  47. Who will manage the Russia-Turkey match will be played on 5 June?

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  48. OFFICIAL:
    Michael Oliver to referee Brasil vs Croatia on Anfield today

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  49. Only YC to Kramarić for this tackle

    https://twitter.com/Roromeo_MUFC10/status/1003282187871924224

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    1. We can discuss about the hitting force or the lack of it... I can probably live with a YC in a friendly match but yes very much orange even if hitting force us consisered as low!!

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    2. The game was really brutal...

      https://twitter.com/Roromeo_MUFC10/status/1003309216000430080

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    3. All friendlies are not really friendlies :) Going by this, can we expect Argentina v Croatia or Iceland v Croatia to be potentially combative clashes? Likewise for Brazil against Costa Rica and Serbia?

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    4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwSAoZ5K4n0
      Shocking. No words. Can't believe Oliver issued only YC.
      I'm more than disappointed.
      You can't defende this YC, Soham.

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    5. On a (semi) serious note, I could imagine the English observer in the stadium calling that an acceptable decision.

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    6. Busacca loves that! :)

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    7. I'm not really defending it but then friendly and all that :) These type of decisions are often given as only YC in England as Mikael points out... In a competitive match maybe he would've gone for a red I hope! In World Cup such situations will be corrected by VAR thankfully!

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    8. Just to clarify my comment, I think it would a joke if that decision is considered acceptable. Such a dangerous tackle.
      But I fear in England maybe it would be considered okay for a YC, but I am not sure about that, and really hope for the contrary.

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    9. English football is slowly but surely crawling backwards towards that hard, brutal, violent, and unattractive style which characterized it in the late 80's and early 90's.

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    10. The problem is that it actually isn't, Premier League is a very specific type of football that is apparently extremely popular around the world, and as the clubs (as a collective) have a reasonably big input into what format of refereeing we see in England, naturally they are very lenient, too much so for my taste.

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    11. We agree on the leniency aspect Mikael. Unfortunately I feel as if this sets up their referee's for failure. As they are widely portrayed as either incompetent or overly permissive and lenient softies.

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  50. 3 June 2018

    COSTA RICA - NORTHERN IRELAND
    Referee: Fernando Guerrero Ramírez (MEX)
    Assistant Referee 1: Alberto Morín Méndez (MEX)
    Assistant Referee 2: Mario Jesús López Carrillo (MEX)
    Fourth Official: Juan Gabriel Calderón Pérez (CRC)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dex6UoWUYAAcpNy.jpg:large

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  51. 5 June 2018

    RUSSIA - TURKEY
    Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hațegan (ROU)
    Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Șovre (ROU)
    Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU)

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    1. Poor guy missed the World Cup unluckily! At least picking up some good friendly appointments... I'm happy for him!!

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    2. It seems that Hategan is the king of friendlies: Kuweit- Egypt, Russia- Turkey and Belgium- Costa Rica.
      I don't think these games are based on a reciprocity with romanian football federation (last home friendlies of Romania were not whistled by referees from Kuweit, Russia or Belgium). Most probable there were special invitations for Hategan.

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    3. Plus the big name refs are mostly unavailable because of the much prestigious World Cup duties so the option pool is much shortened... Hategan is one of the leading Elites among the one not selected for the prestigious World Cup in Russia so very well deserved all the friendly appointments!!

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    4. Considering Russia-Turkey relations, what happened in Turkey's last match vs Tunisia, and probably it is Russia's last match before WC- I would say even very good assignment for Hategan, whom is apparently UEFA No11.

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    5. Fourth Official: Aleksey Yes'kov (RUS)

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  52. Excellent offside call from Maksim Gavrilin - disallowed ITA goal:
    https://twitter.com/h_demboveac/status/1003712265990926337

    I'm not impressed by Bezborodov's performance. Studs tackle close to AR2 assessed as no foul (the ball was played first but then clear contacts with an opponent's ankle). Soft yellow card to de Roon for reckless use of arm (28'). Phantom foul in attack whistled in 43' when two NED players had only ITA GK in front of them + YC for shot after whistle.

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    1. Fully agree, About the disallowed goal, it was something like a VAR without technology (cooperation to solve the issue). Very well done!
      The rest was so-so by Bezborodov for the reasons you said.

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    2. Another key incident in second half with Criscito sent off for DOGSO outside the box. Visual cooperation with AR1, with blatant gestures as well.
      Old school officiating, this reminds me the RC issued by Undiano in Roma - Shaktar after a very similar cooperation with AR1. Nowadays referees are instructed to avoid such blatant gestures.
      The decision is however correct.

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    3. I prefer such old style much more than 'modern refereeing' so promoted by big confederations nowadays, only in order to please big teams. How many top-class referees would have issued that red card in a friendly game even though it was the only option? I miss the old times really much.

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  53. U-21 QUALIFYING ROUND

    7 June 2018

    17:30 CET
    Malta - Sweden // Group 6
    Referee: Peter Kjærsgaard Andersen (DEN)
    Assistant Referee 1: Victor Skytte (DEN)
    Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Wollenberg Rasmussen (DEN)
    Fourth Official: Anders Poulsen (DEN)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)
    UEFA Delegate: Marko Simeunovič (SVN)

    8 June 2018

    18:00 CET
    Faroe Islands - Finland // Group 3
    Referee: Tim Marshall (NIR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Richard Storey (NIR)
    Assistant Referee 2: David Anderson (NIR)
    Fourth Official: Steven Gregg (NIR)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Dušan Krchňák (SVK)
    UEFA Delegate: Kieran O'Connor (WAL)

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  54. Uruguay – Uzbekistan

    Árbitro: Raphael Claus (BRA)
    Asistentes: Danilo Manis (BRA) y Bruno Pires (BRA)
    4º Árbitro: Leodán González (URU)

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  55. Estonian-Moroccan

    Ionut Marius Avram (Rom)


    Assistant judges at the meeting are Valentin Gabriel Avram and Cristian Mircea Orbulet. Fourth, judge is Veiko Mõtsnik from Estonia.

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  56. Is the VAR offline in these international friendlies?

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  57. OT :

    Was Ryuji Sato's AR2 Hiroshi Yamauchi the assistant referee in England v Costa Rica friendly yesterday??

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    1. Strange but indeed it was him. You can compare video with the official list of referees

      http://fullmatchsports.com/england-vs-costa-rica-full-match-friendly-2018/?tab=first-half

      http://www.jfa.jp/referee/profile/international_referee.html

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    2. Wait, he is not in Russia for preparation?

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    3. Maybe FIFA themselves wanted Yamauchi to have a game between 2 WC teams as practice as he obviously joined late??

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    4. This can be a reson, but it is in any case strange, because all officials at WC shouldn't get these friendlies.

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  58. Not the best performance by Farkas in Croatia vs Senegal. Few fouls missed, he is looking like he is not interested in match so much

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    1. Good no call... CRO asked for penalty. It is easy match but Farkas is not concentrated

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    2. Very weird whistle technique

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  59. Spain - Tunisia (Tonight, in 45 minutes time)
    Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
    VAR: Pol van Boekel (NED)

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    1. Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
      Assistant Referee 1: Jan de Vries (NED)
      Assistant Referee 2: Charles Schaap (NED)
      Fourth Official: Kevin Blom (NED)
      Video Assistant Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
      Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Siemen Mulder (NED)

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  60. Simply not good enough from Kassai's crew on Brazil's first goal today. 1:10 at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18FmCRHqtPQ

    I suppose VAR would have been able to fix this at the World Cup. But this is also the type of call that an elite team must get right without help. Kassai was quite lenient when the Austrians got physical in the second half, too.

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  61. I am pretty sure, they have seen the offside position, probably they considered it as a deliberate play from the Austrian...even though I think it's clearly a punishable offside.

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  62. POLAND - LITHUANIA

    Busy game for Blom and van Boekel
    - VAR detects that the ball crossed the goal-line => 2-0

    - 3-0 disallowed upon VAR intervention for deliberate handling prior to the shot, imo it's not a deliberate action
    https://streamable.com/4ze32

    - penalty given upon on-field review for deliberate handling
    https://streamable.com/9pmys

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