Friday, 15 June 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup Match 4: Morocco - Iran (discussion)

Let's discuss here the performance of Cüneyt Çakır in Morocco - Iran. Good luck to the officiating team! 

Match #4
St. Petersburg, 15 June 2018 17:00 CET
Morocco - Iran
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Fourth Official: Sergey Karasev (RUS)
Fifth Official: Anton Averyanov (RUS)
VAR: Felix Zwayer (GER)
AVAR1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
AVAR 2: Mark Borsch (GER)
AVAR 3: Jair Marrufo (USA)

91 comments:

  1. It is match 3, please change the title.

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    1. https://www.fifa.com/mm/Document/Tournament/Competition/02/66/71/62/2018fwc_matchschedule_02092016_EN_Neutral.pdf

      The sequence of numbers for WC games doesn't respect the chronological order of them.
      Portugal - Spain will be Match #3

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    2. Very logical... Incredible! How can match 4 be before match 3?!

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    3. Due to commercial reasons, the derby match to be played in prime time? It's logical indeed.

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  2. This will be a totally different game. Hot atmosphere from the beginning.

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    1. More intense and much more interesting game. Would be more interesting for refereeing, too. I believe Kuipers got bored today.

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    2. Agreed with Teo... The "minnows" are on fire 🔥

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  3. Already first YC. Mandatory also for the context, it was clear.
    Totally different game from EGY - URU.

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    1. Near to SFP. Absolutely mandatory YC.

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    2. Orange. YC absolutely correct for my taste.

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  4. Correct 1st YC. Early? No. Deserved one.

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    1. It’s a red but I think the standrd for red cards will be like in Brazil.

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    2. I'm a Laws of the Game type of referee. But I too am okay with that being a Yellow and not a Red. But as Teo said, fully "deserved". Regardless of the minute or the half it happens in.

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    3. Wow :o Nice insight :o

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  5. 10' Correct YC from Cakir. First YC so early

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  6. 10th mins correct YC. Reckless Challenge.

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  7. Quick Q:

    Does anyone happen to be able to clip the equipment check before the walkout (when Iran came out a bit late and the two ARs did a quick equipment check down the line)?

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  9. While the earlier was bland and boring. This encounter is hot fiery. Iranian team with quite a few late (after the ball is gone) challenges. The card was spot on and Cakir has done a lot of talking. But words and 1 card may not be enough to keep control. We may see a "colorful" game. :D

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  10. Good but different advantage application by Cakir in 24th min.

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  11. Lot of running for Cakir.

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  12. 32': not a deliberate handball.

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    1. not even a handball, it hit the shoulder

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    2. good call you can understand it from the deflection of the ball.

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  13. 34': correct YC by Cakir.

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  14. Probably missed foul in favor of Morocco prior the best chance for Iran.

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  15. This game in first half was more challenging than the previous ones, still expected level for Cakir. So far, no controversies at all at this World Cup. What will happen in second half?

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    1. That is down to the three names who have been in charge so far... Three of the biggest names in international refereeing in the current days... Class remains permanent :)

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  16. Could be, but no IMO. Just a physical play.

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    1. If it was goal, could Cakir be called to review that possible foul???

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    2. I'm pretty sure it is reviewable (although I also don't think it was a foul).

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  17. Imo very good first half for my countryman... keep up like this Cuneyt Cakir.

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  18. Interesting game and 2 correct YC for Çakir.

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  19. I agree. Cakır did a good job in the 1st half. We can expect a challenging 2nd half.

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  20. I'm just relieved to see that referee's are not taking the "yellow card directive" to an extreme by forgiving mandatory yellow cards simply because it's early in the match or because it's only the 1st half.

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    1. Please throw a party for this good news :D

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    2. Only if you bring the khichdi, the naan, and the Kingfisher's. ;)

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    3. Other than the Kingfisher part, I'm in :D

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  21. correct YC 46' stamping on the feet.

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  22. 2 borderline YC situations. Cakir decided to keep the card in the pocket.

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    1. I'm impressed... Excellent from Çakir to not make it a card fest... Excellent man manager who uses the ability to much benefit!

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    2. The old Cakir? Hopefully he is back!

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    3. Morocco v Iran can't judge that... But yes I like what I see :)

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  23. Should have been foul for Iran IMO

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  24. 64' possible YC close to AR2

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    1. For match control purposes, I would have shown Yellow

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    2. I don't think the intensity was enough for a YC.

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    3. Thank god Sheriff doesn't refere WC matches or else we would have 8 Yellows and 4 sending offs by now :D

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    4. You're about as good a comedian as you are a referee. Kind of your predictions. ;)

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    5. Deal with it, Mr. LOTG ;)

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    6. A name I relish in and am proud of. Thanks kid! :D

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    7. You're welcome, Grandpa :D

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  25. 63' IMO he should have issued a YC to Ziyech, absolutely no need to do that challenge.

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    1. Just my humble opinion but I feel referee can and should be flexible with such YCs... No one wants to see a card fest so not issuing YCs for borderline situations or situations where management is possible is the best option... There are so many stakeholders and let's remember that a referee has to think about everything and formulate their plan and approach for a particular game accordingly!!

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  26. Wow, that was scary! Totally accidental but ugly and scary. There is no way that he should be allowed to continue.

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  27. I wonder how much added time. IMO shouldn't be less than 5'.

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    1. Cakir shooed away the medical staff of Iran :D

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    2. Lots of everything in last 20 minutes. Maybe Cakir could issue few more cards, there were several opportunities for that.

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    3. Thankfully he hasn't done that... And that is Cakir 😎

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    4. I think he should. In that case, some mess at the end would be avoided.

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    5. He is always more of a man manager then card waver in recent years so expected approach!

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  28. 86' missed YC for reckless elbow.

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  29. 6 minutes added. Well done!

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  30. Rude match with an awesome referee.

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  31. Cüneyt Çakır in MAR - IRN: expected level performance by the Turkish. Disciplinary control was overall OK, in my opinion. You can discuss about the chances to issue further cards, but all of them not 100% mandatory. Important thing in this game was the full control until the end, and this was ensured by his experience.
    A signal that game could have been potentially very hot was the start of a possible mass confrontation.
    I think that committee did a right choice in this game with Cakir, another referee could have lost it, with a different approach and less authority.
    In my opinion still 8.4 in any case, too really challenging for a so experienced referee, to give 8.5.

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    1. Well done Cakir. So far the most challenging game.

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    2. Lots of intense play but awful, boring football... Rocchi's game will be more exciting I am sure!

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    1. Great start for Turkish trio. All under control. I wish we have old Cakir back. Expecting a decisive game for him on matcday 3.

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    2. Why not 3 group games for Cakir? ;)

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    3. I think committee won't risk any final candidate referee that much. Also there is plenty of referee in the cup. Max 2 games on group stage.

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    4. But still you never know :)

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  33. I totally agree Chefrens comment. This type of games can be a headache for the committee with a less experienced ref on the field. You can issue more number of cards but that approach doesnt work with so many number of hot players on the field. Well done Cakir; it was impressive man management.

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  34. The first YC of the game, I rewatched it, is really close to RC for SFP, but one can still back referee. Still ok by VAR to support it.

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  35. In the end we as refs can think more cards were needed and we are right. But why are we refs? Because of football. And what does football want? A match without talking about the referee after it’s over.

    Nobody can say anything about the referees so far in the world cup because the football community doesn’t want yellow cards to be issued and think differently.

    That’s why these refs don’t go 100 % by the law.

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    1. 1000% agreed with this insight... Great analysis and that is the practical scenario!!

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  36. Great Performance by the Turkish Team. Great appointment from the commitee. I think this momentum will continue until the end of the tournament. UEFA is lucky to have Cakir, Skomina and etc.

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  37. MOROCCO - IRAN

    06' - "last warning"
    https://streamable.com/u3fei

    10' - YC Shajaei for studs-tackle, close to SFP
    https://streamable.com/pm291

    18' - careless vs reckless
    https://streamable.com/sdw0x

    32' - missed handball?
    https://streamable.com/bey5p

    34' - YC El Ahmadi (SPA)
    https://streamable.com/rzp7s

    36' - missed foul close to AR1?
    https://streamable.com/2wf97

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    1. 47' - YC Jakhanbakhsh (stamp)
      https://streamable.com/r8s6c

      48' - careless vs reckless
      https://streamable.com/ugsi1

      50' - careless vs reckless
      https://streamable.com/j2puk

      59' - foul?
      https://streamable.com/0m8hs

      63' - conflict
      https://streamable.com/cj2pb

      64' - careless vs reckless
      https://streamable.com/f4e7x

      66' - advantage
      https://streamable.com/14w4g

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    2. 75' - SPA?
      https://streamable.com/ss6v9

      89' - careless vs reckless, SPA?
      https://streamable.com/ztz8b

      90+2' - YC Ansarifard (SPA)
      https://streamable.com/n8ioh

      90+4' - SPA?
      https://streamable.com/ys5jh

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