Saturday, 16 June 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup Match 6: Peru - Denmark (discussion)

Let's discuss here the performance of Bakary Gassama in Peru - Denmark. Good luck to the officiating team! 
Match #6
Saransk, 16 June 2018 18:00 CET
Peru - Denmark
Referee: Bakary Gassama (GAM)
Assistant Referee 1: Jean-Claude Birumushahu (BDI)
Assistant Referee 2: Abdelhak Etchiali (ALG)
Fourth Official: Mehdi Abid Charef (ALG)
Fifth Official: Anouar Hmila (TUN)
VAR: Felix Zwayer (GER)
AVAR1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
AVAR 2: Mark Borsch (GER)
AVAR 3: Danny Makkelie (NED)

64 comments:

  1. Aguilar confirmed for South Korea - Sweden, full appointments for Monday to follow soon.

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    1. Juan Zumba (El Salvador) and Juan Carlos Mora (Costa Rica) will be Aguilar's ARs!

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  2. Gassama in the yellow kit

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  3. 3' : Penalty appeal by Peru... Waved away by Gassama!

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    1. For sure in this case for me, despite of the fact that ball was not reached, the call is fully supportable and I agree with VAR that supported the choice.

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    2. If the VAR intervene only when is obvious mistake in PK area, then ref shouldn't go to see the incident on the monitor, but immediately to point to the penalty spot. But, I don't think things are going in that way...

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    3. Yes, I agree, but this was dangerous by the defender. He should be more cautious in the next scenes.

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  4. Possible penalty now but in this case "not enough" is definitely appropriate, in any case, very risky from defender...

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    1. Yes not a clear situation by any means... So I back Gassama!

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  5. Already a possibly-missed penalty.

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  6. Wow. I did not think he should even consider a penalty

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  7. It seems as AR1 Birumushahu changed the decision originally taken by Gassama.

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  8. 15' excellent no PK + goal kick decision

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    1. Plus excellent sportsmanship from Peru player confirming the decision

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    2. Very good to see Gassama corrects initially wrong corner call. Shows modesty and that he has a good distance to himself.

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  9. Gassama is very determined in his decisions, very good. He can make a wrong assessment, but basically this is a more than good attitude from the Gambian.

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  10. Great offside after free kick

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    1. 21' excellent minimal offside signaled immediately

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  11. So far, the assistant referees in all games have been not so much busy, only a few offside calls, now a very good one by Birumushahu.
    But surely that's particular so far in so many games, no particular offside / onside incidents...

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  12. Good Gassama till now... Makes a very good impression :)

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  13. This is 7th match and still no red cards, and small number of yellow cards. Only 14 in 6 matches, with several missed. Very clean play so far.

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  14. 37' : Small offside correctly called by Etchiali

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  15. 43' : Penalty appeal of Peru waved away by Gassama and we have an on-field review!

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  16. This penalty had to be whistled live, given the kind of incident, in my opinion a clear foul.

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  17. Correct VAR intervention and OFR. Penalty given.

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  18. Correct, and compulsory VAR intervention. Tricky situations, in most cameras it was obstructed, but enough to see: clear penalty.

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    1. Yes this was tricky. Gassama looked at the replays properly and made the right call.

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  19. Disagree chefren. Very difficult situation here. Seems to be simulation at first view. Good decision with VAR by Gassama.

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  20. Correct intervention by Zwayer and this is how VARs should be... And proper dealing with the situation by Gassama with a simple play on gesture and no yelling or shouting to the player to get up!

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  21. What about stopping before kicking?

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  22. A more than clear penalty even on live view. At least this time VAR worked.

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    1. Was slightly tricky, I thought and Gassama had not a great positioning!

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    2. Not good positioning by Gassama, too far away.
      Penalty was clear, if he had been closer to penalty area, he would have whistled it.

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    3. Good decision. Good work by VAR, with some exemptions. In previous games!

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    4. Actually, it was not that clear live. The Danish defender hits Cueva's right foot and not the supporting foot (left one). Watching the very first replay, I got the impression the Peruan player put on an act. Excellent move by Zwayer and then Gassama acted in accordance with the protocol.

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    5. If only the Geiger-Marciniak pair could do the same :(

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  23. 57' small offside missed (or on hold) from AR2. At the end he put the flag up. Maybe just wait and see.

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    1. It was certainly a case of holding the flag because the flag only went up once the play was over and there was no other offside situation that he could possible be signaling for.

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  24. The FO is telling people on the left side bench to calm down and sit down

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    1. Did not work very well, there were often 4 people standing also afterwards.

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  25. At least no confused and unsteady Gassama as last year during ConfedCup. Solid performance today.

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  26. I think he has done well. A lot on here have maligned him in the past but I think he has performed admirably

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  27. Two good advantages by Gassama in the last minute of the game.

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  28. German commentator praised Gassama for his good performance. I can agree. Well done, but of course he was lucky that there is VAR.

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  29. Europe-Rest of World 3-1-0 so far. Only Island draw, but against Argentina.

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  30. Gassama as strong and impressive as in Brasil. Excellent management and communication. Good to see him back again like that. Very well done!

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  31. He has certainly improved when compared to the past. The corrected penalty via VAR is not good for his performance, but in general he was good.

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  32. Very good Gassama today... Missed penalty corrected by VAR and Gassama showed a performance like in Brazil 2014... A 2nd group stage match will most definitely follow this time :)

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  33. That was the Gassama I want to see. Excellent performance, VAR assistence for the penalty is acceptable as well, as not as easy to see.

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  34. Overall solid performance from Mr Gassama. Nice body language, good communication.

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  35. Congratulations to Gassama and his team, very good performance.
    Questions for all: Was it easier for Gassama to call PK and then review it via VAR, or to wait for the first time when the ball was out of play? Which was the right way to do it?

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  36. One remark about the penalty: I think Gassama doesn't miss the foul, but
    I think he wasn't fully convinced that this was worth of a PK. Because in the first penalty appeal earlier in the match he immedeatly signalled to play on. This signal didn't come in the second situation.

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  37. Please find the Peru-Denmark clips via the link to the Vimeo-album below:

    https://vimeo.com/album/5235654

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  38. I re-watched the situation from 3rd minute. For me it's penalty.

    Firstly Poulsen touched the leg of peruvian player and only after that he touched (softly) the ball. Anyway, the ball remained in same position, you can't say that Poulsen really "played" the ball.

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    1. Your views on the penalty not awarded to Argentina at 77' yesterday??

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    2. @petschovschi, it's a penalty for me, too

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