Wednesday, 18 July 2018

2018 FIFA WC - Vote for the best officiating of the tournament

Based on the polls made during the competition, here the best officiating you voted after every stage. Now it is the turn the decide about the best of the whole tournament. I have also added the officiating of third place final and major final because they weren't object of a poll. 
Poll will end on 20 July 2018 09:00 CET. 

23 comments:

  1. Faghani in France v Argentina was the most difficult game in the tournament IMO and I liked Faghani's performance there too... So I go for this game!

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  2. I understand the selecion of the options, but I would like to mention two other performances, which I have in my personal Top5
    Marciniak in ARG-ISL: One quite doubtful penalty situation, but still supportable IMO, several others well solved, and I really liked his style in this challenging match with a good mixture between match control and leniency
    Ricci in RUS-CRO: Full control and nearly no mistakes in a tight and long match, made it look easier than it probably was.

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  3. Brazil vs Costa Rica? Soham I think There was a better performance. AS far as I know you strictly follow kuipers do you think it is the right match to use in the poll?

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    2. Kuipers' control, dealing with players etc was excellent there but there is that penalty situation corrected with VAR cooperation... So yes, most definitely other matches like Spain v Russia were better for sure although the VAR cooperation was excellent here and the overall picture was really good... For this poll the format is that all the best performances voted by readers in each matchday are as options so since that performance was voted as the best of MD2 it's here in the poll... For sure Kuipers had better games than that I agree with you - I think Spain v Russia was his best game in the Cup!

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  4. BRA - BELG one of the most difficult game in the tournament with excellent Mazic IMO

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  5. Of course I respect this questionnaire, because author has big knowledge about rules and refering, but I don't understand few things. First: BRA-CRC? Yes, Kuipers make good job, but penalty which cancelled VAR is cleary error. We don't praise referees in obvious errors, only VAR help in this situation. First decision PK very very bad.
    Second: BRA-BEL? Two penalty kicks for Brazil in second half. Mazic probably out Brazil:(
    In my opinion very good level is Marciniak in ARG-ICE. This match should be in form. The best? Cakir in ARGNIG was excellent.
    This is only my private opinion

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    1. @ Pawel M: "...BRA-BEL? Two penalty kicks for Brazil in second half..." - We all said here that the only situation with possible penalty was at 56' on Jesus. What is the second one, and please elaborate your opinion?

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    2. Sorry, my error I lost word "fauls". Two fauls for Penalty kick (in this action) PK clear in 56.

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    3. Got it, not a problem.
      In this situation there was only one contact (faul) to talk about. At the moment of the second contact the ball already left the field of play, so faul couldn't be called.

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    4. Actually all the matches are the ones which we the readers selected as the best performance in each matchday in the previous polls... So basically it's we the readers who selected these 2 matches as the best performance of that particular round and not the author! :D

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    5. Pawel M., I also wrote that. You can read the reasons for which I decided to add these matches, they were choices of our readers round after round.

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    6. Chefre, ok I didn't read heading.

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  7. In the modern world of VAR, I don't think that using VAR to make the correct call should be treated as an error. The main idea of VAR is to allow a referee to make the final call right. VAR is just one of the tools referees have to do it.

    Example 1: BRA-CRC, Kuipers changed his decision to call the PK for Brasil after OFR.
    - If Kuipers knew that this would be considered as a critical error, then it would be better for him to stay with his initial call for PK (because there was material for it).

    Example 2: ARG-ICE, Cakir used OFR to evaluate the potential handball, but he never changed his decision and hadn't called the PK for Nigeria.
    - If calling penalty was the right choice, maybe Cakir didn't want to change his initial decision because that will be considered as a critical error (and he could call it because there was the contact between hand and the ball).

    My point is that if using VAR to change the decision will mark the initial call as a referee error than initial decision will always stay unless is an obvious blatant mistake.
    What do you think?

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    1. The mainstream evaluation of performance is also done away with when VAR is in application... But for evaluation performance we can grossly say that a performance with one overturned decision maybe is slightly behind a performance with no obertovert decisions!

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    2. Ideally, the evaluation of the initial call should not depend on, whether the referee changed it with VAR help or not. The observer should only consider, how he would have assessed the situation in a match without VAR.
      And I think, the questions whether it was a crucial mistake (in the 7.9 sense) and whether it was a clear error (in the VAR) sense, are not always the same.
      How much you weigh the initial decision compared to the final decision is, of course, a difficult question with different possible solutions.

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    3. Collina himself gave an indication of how important using VAR is at the World Cup by publicly telling everyone that the best referees are the ones who can adapt and change.

      Because of this, it appears the Referee Committee did not consider Alireza Faghani to have demonstrated this "adaptability". In the FRA-ARG match, Faghani did not use VAR to help assess a DOGSO incident at a crucial stage of the match. There is one discussion at http://hkref.blogspot.com

      Felix Brych was a high-profile example of not being able to adapt in using VAR effectively and therefore was sent home early.

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  8. Under my point of view Alireza Faghani, refereeing France - Argentina had the best performance, in all the games of the tournament. He was superb.

    I think that Mazic, BRA-BEL, did a good management and took a lot of correct decisions but I don't understand why the VAR didn't help him in the penalty, maybe because they thought that was a gray situation.

    Other complex game was FRA-URU and Pitana, with his authoritarian character at the beginning of the game, managed to succeed.

    For last, I think that Cakir has been under his level during all the tournament. Allowed many tackles reckeless, allowed a lot of bad behaviourment, allowed Mascherano to play with blood in his face...

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