Thursday, 21 June 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup - Referee Appointments - Kuipers with his second game, BRA - CRC, Conger will officiate NGA - ISL, Brych in charge of SER - SUI (UPDATED WITH VAR)

Appointments for Friday 22 June 2018 at World Cup. 



Match #25
Saint Ptersburg, 22 June 2018 14:00 CET
Brazil - Costa Rica
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Fifth Official: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
VAR: Danny Makkelie (NED)
AVAR1: Artur Soares Dias (POR)
AVAR 2: Joe Fletcher (CAN)
AVAR 3: Mark Geiger (USA)

Match #24
Volgograd, 22 June 2018 17:00 CET
Nigeria - Iceland
Referee: Matthew Conger (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Lount (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tevita Makasini (TGA)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Montero (CRC)
Fifth Official: Hiroshi Yamauchi (JPN)
VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
AVAR1: Paweil Gil (POL)
AVAR 2: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
AVAR 3: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Match #26
Kaliningrad, 22 June 2018 20:00 CET
Serbia - Switzerland
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Fourth Official: Nawaf Shukralla (BHR)
Fifth Official: Yaser Tulefat (BHR)
VAR: Felix Zwayer (GER)
AVAR1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
AVAR 2: Carlos Astroza (CHI)
AVAR 3: Clément Turpin (FRA)

48 comments:

  1. No comment about FIFA communication...
    https://s33.postimg.cc/davbrzf1r/image.jpg

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  2. I don't want to throw shade on Conger, but I remember back in 2014 when O'Leary had a very disputable performance in Nigeria - Bosnia. This game is just as crucial for both teams. Let's hope he's up to the challenge - I certainly did not expect him to be named.

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    1. If I remember correctly, O'Leary's on field performance wasn't actually all that bad. His controversial moment came after the final whistle when he was accused of being overly friendly and "buddy buddy" with the Nigerian players. That's what I remember.

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    2. There were huge discussion about the 1-0 for Nigeria although I can't say that call was 100% wrong.

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    3. I remember AR2 with a very bad mistake (for this level) to cancel a goal for Bosnia, but I agree, O'Leary was not so bad.

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  3. Mazic for Germany-Sweden almost certainly

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    1. Germany, Sweden, Mexico group will cross with group where Serbia is. That is the only reason why maybe Mazic will not be in this game.

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    2. Same case with Brych and have been appointed to SER-SUI

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  4. Some curiosity, Serbia and Switzerland have exactly the same record under Brych:
    1 draw in a WC play-off and a 1:2 loss in a friendly.

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    1. Ummm... WC play-off for Serbia? :)
      I remember Brych in Serbia-Croatia, WC qualifiers

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    2. Yes, my mistake...
      Then "1 draw in WC qualification" :)

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  5. Ricardo Montero (CRC) joins the group of referees with a second 4th official appointment. Will Grisha (EGY) and Marrufo (USA) be appointed for on-field duty?

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    1. I had forgotten Grisha... in my opinion not a reserve but a main referee. He has his assistant referees...

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    2. Grisha could get KOR-MEX. Might be challenging, but that counts for most of the games...
      Otherwise ENG-PAN also possible for Grisha, then Karasev might be considered for KOR-MEX.
      I still would like Bascunan in BEL-TUN, and then very likely Mazic for GER-SWE.
      Sato and Charef will probably miss out, although both also could get ENG-PAN.

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  6. Good appointment for Conger, at least an important game, and I like this choice by FIFA.
    It would have been sad to see him in a meaningless game. Interesting that the OFC crew will handle again Nigeria (against a UEFA team), as it happened with O'Leary in 2014.
    Kuipers for Brazil: we can't know how the performance of Ramos was assessed, but for sure with this choice, committee doesn't want to take any risk. Despite of the fact that the game looks "easy" on paper (CRC lose the first game against SRB), we will have Kuipers there. For the Dutch, this could be another easy task, but of course everything can still happen.
    Brych with a very deciding game in the same group.
    Mazic very likely the last main referee still to be appointed...

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  7. Great choices from Busacca/Collina. Sure enough, a big name for Brazil-Costa Rica following the controversial BRA-SWI. Nigeria-Iceland will put Conger through his paces...looking forward to watching him perform. Serbia-Switzerland will be challenging as well, so Brych should be on alert.

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  8. I would only switch Brych and Kuipers, because I would prefer to see Dutch in game inolving Serbia more than Brych. In big derby and match with enormous tension in Belgrade Serbia-Croatia, he wasn't at his best, missing some cards and penalty at the beginning of the match. I was at the stadium then. Now we will have another match with unfortunately political background (the match outside the pitch already started few days ago). Brych is ok solution, but I would like Kuipers or Cakir more.

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    1. Brazil v Costa Rica might be a tricky game and also with all the ruckus and fuss created around Brazil, a big name was always going to come... Plus South America v North America team so can get heated and challenging so I think Kuipers is a sensible choice... After a its the last chance for Costa Rica!

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    2. @Teo Can you share more about the match outside the pitch that has already started?? I want to know about it :)

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    3. A lot of Albanians from Kosovo play for Switzerland so there is a lot of tension because of that

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  9. Match #25
    Saint Ptersburg, 22 June 2018 14:00 CET
    Brazil - Costa Rica
    Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
    Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
    Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
    Fourth Official: Damir Skomina (SVN)
    Fifth Official: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
    VAR: Danny Makkelie (NED)
    AVAR1: Artur Soares Dias (POR)
    AVAR 2: Joe Fletcher (CAN)
    AVAR 3:Mark Geiger (USA)

    Match #24
    Volgograd, 22 June 2018 17:00 CET
    Nigeria - Iceland
    Referee: Matthew Conger (NZL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Simon Lount (NZL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Tevita Makasini (TGA)
    Fourth Official: Ricardo Montero (CRC)
    Fifth Official: Hiroshi Yamauchi (JPN)
    VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
    AVAR1:Pawel Gil (POL)
    AVAR 2:Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
    AVAR 3:Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

    Match #26
    Kaliningrad, 22 June 2018 20:00 CET
    Serbia - Switzerland
    Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
    Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
    Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
    Fourth Official: Nawaf Shukralla (BHR)
    Fifth Official: Yaser Tulefat (BHR)
    VAR: Felix Zwayer (GER)
    AVAR1:Bastian Dankert (GER)
    AVAR 2:Carlos Astroza (CHI)
    AVAR 3:Clément Turpin (FRA)

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  10. Still something shocking from FIFAmedia account on twitter...
    Iceland called Island.
    Please...
    https://s8.postimg.cc/h6vw7pjad/image.jpg

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    1. In french, its Islande :D

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    2. In Icelandic it's Ísland

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    3. Good arguing. Maybe it was written by somebody who is French speaking and therefore he made confusion. Of course it should be in English, like the names of the other countries.

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  11. I'm rather surprised Zwayer is the main VAR after the game today...

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    1. No problem, he will be well supported by a talented French referee ;)

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  12. Predictions:
    ENG - PAN Grisha
    COL - POL Faghani
    JPN - SEN Rocchi

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    1. Mine are exactly the same.

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    2. Mine are same too... Grisha and Faghani look absolutely sureshot certain IMO... Japan v Senegal also seems to be Rocchi's game but other UEFA names are possible there too!

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  13. OFF TOPIC: THANKS TO http://refereeingworld.blogspot.com/
    EUROPE LEAGUE AND CHAMPIONS LEAUGE IS RE-STARTING WITH THE FOLLOWING REFEREES:

    UEFA Europa League – Preliminary Round (First Leg)

    26-28 June 2018

    Europa FC – FC Prishtina
    Referee: João Capela (POR, photo)
    Assistant Referee 1: Nélson Cordeiro (POR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Ferreira (POR)
    Fourth Official: António Carvalho (POR)
    Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)

    Sant Julia – Gżira United
    Referee: Denys Shurman (UKR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Zhukov (UKR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Valentyn Kutsev (UKR)
    Fourth Official: Mykola Balakin (UKR)
    Referee Observer: Jari Maisonlahti (FIN)

    Birkirkara – Klaksvík
    Referee: Besfort Kasumi (KVX)
    Assistant Referee 1: Edmond Zeqiri (KVX)
    Assistant Referee 2: Fatmir Sekiraqa (KVX)
    Fourth Official: Genc Nuza (KVX)
    Referee Observer: Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU)

    Engordany – Folgore
    Referee: Kári Jóannesarson (FRO)
    Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Christiansen (FRO)
    Assistant Referee 2: Jørleif Djurhuus (FRO)
    Fourth Official: Eiler Rasmussen (FRO)
    Referee Observer: Plarent Kotherja (ALB)

    B36 Torshavn – St. Joseph’s FC
    Referee: Jari Järvinen (FIN)
    Assistant Referee 1: Sami Nykänen (FIN
    Assistant Referee 2: Jarno Kiistala (FIN)
    Fourth Official: Atte Jussila (FIN)
    Referee Observer: Vencel Tóth (HUN)

    Cefn Druids – FK Trakai
    Referee: Christopher Jäger (AUT)
    Assistant Referee 1: Roland Riedel (AUT)
    Assistant Referee 2: Christian Rigler (AUT)
    Fourth Official: Walter Altmann (AUT)
    Referee Observer: Václav Krondl (CZE)

    Tre Fiori – Bala Town
    Referee: Stanislav Todorov (BUL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Martin Venev (BUL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Aleksandar Atanasov (BUL)
    Fourth Official: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)
    Referee Observer: Salustià Chato Ciprés (AND)

    UEFA Champions League – Preliminary Round

    Semi-finals

    26 June 2018
    Santa Coloma – KF Drita
    Referee: Paul McLaughlin (IRL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Darragh Keegan (IRL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Darren Carey (IRL)
    Fourth Official: Sean Grant (IRL)
    Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)

    La Fiorita – Lincoln FC
    Referee: Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt (DEN)
    Assistant Referee 1: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
    Assistant Referee 2: Niels Høg (DEN)
    Fourth Official: Michael Johansen (DEN)
    Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)

    Final 29 June 2018
    Winner SF 1 - Winner SF 2
    Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (LTU)
    Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandr Radiuš (LTU)
    Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Gerasimov (LTU)
    Fourth Official: Jurij Paškovskij (LTU)
    Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)

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    1. F., the original source is:
      http://kronikasedziowska.blogspot.com/2018/06/uefa-champions-league-preliminary-round.html
      http://kronikasedziowska.blogspot.com/2018/06/uefa-europa-league-preliminary-round.html
      http://kronikasedziowska.blogspot.com/2018/06/uefa-europa-league-preliminary-round_21.html

      I added some links at the right of the blog, announcing the appointments.

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  14. Concerning FIFA world cup I'm a little bit lost, since I cannot follow every day all your valuable comments due to work and family. Can kindly you make a synthesis posting the score achieved by each referee and post just this table ?

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    1. You should follow more the blog, I know that you can't do that, but you could find all the answers you are looking for.
      I already stated that it is difficult to give marks for performances, so I wont do that.
      I will propose, after every stage, a short analysis about the refeereing at WC.
      Hwere you can find the first one:
      https://law5-theref.blogspot.com/2018/06/2018-fifa-world-cup-officiating-at.html

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    2. Thanks for the link at summary analysis after first matchday. I missed this article in the jungle of posts.

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  15. FIFA Media just now made a second post about today's VAR postings... Everything is same but only Carlos Astroza's surname has been changed to Astrinoza... FIFA media department has been in shocking form during this World Cup!

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    1. We have the right "Iceland" too !

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    2. It is really shocking, who works there? They don't know how to write.

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  16. Referee designations FWC 2018 Match 30:#ENG⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠🆚#PAN⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(24 June):

    Referee: Ghead GRISHA (EGY)
    ASR 1: Redouane ACHIK (MAR)
    ASR 2: Waleed AHMED (SDN)
    4th Off. Norbert HAUATA (TAH)
    Res.Ass Bertrand BRIAL (NCL)

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    1. Referee designations FWC 2018 Match 31:#JPN⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠🆚#SEN ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(24 June):

      Referee: Gianluca ROCCHI (ITA)
      ASR 1: Elenito DI LIBERATORE (ITA)
      ASR 2: Mauro TONOLINI (ITA)
      4th Off. Abdulra. AL JASSIM (QAT)
      Res.Ass. Taleb AL MARRI (QAT)

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    2. Referee designations FWC 2018 Match 32:#POL⁠🆚#COL⁠ ⁠⁠⁠(24 June):

      Referee: Cesar Arturo RAMOS (MEX)
      ASR 1: Marvin TORRENTERA (MEX)
      ASR 2: Miguel HERNANDEZ (MEX)
      4th Off. Julio BASCUÑAN (CHI)
      Res.Ass Christian SCHIEMANN (CHI)

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    3. I must be honest and set aside national pride. I didn't expect to see Ramos' name again. And I am quite surprised that he's been assigned to a "must win" type of match. I can just hope that his second outing is better than his first.

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    4. I expected a 2nd game but maybe not such an important one!

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  17. Kuipers was a class act as usual. PK was handled appropriately. Give them the final!

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