Saturday, 7 July 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup - Referee predictions - Semifinals

You can already send now the predictions for semifinals. 
You have to guess the exact referee for each game by filling in the form. Just insert your name, or, if you want, a nickname (it must be always the same for all your future predictions) and then for each game just write down the referee and his nationality in brackets. Please write the name of a referee in a clear way, we will try always to support your choice, but don't make it impossible for us.
Example:  Felix Brych (GER), Joel Aguilar (SLV), and so on. 

Points will be assigned according to the following pattern (new rules after group stage):

10 points for having guessed the exact referee of a match
5 point if a referee from the same confederation of the one guessed will be in charge of the specific game
2 points if a guessed referee for a game will get a game in the same round (for example, the whole round of 16)

In order to give you more time, given the short period for predictions, as soon as the first appointment for the related games will be released, the form will be annulled and your predictions wont be accepted.
The day of release for the first appointment of  this set is 8 July.

A special thank to Soham and Eric. 

FORM FOR SEMIFINALS - CLICK HERE

83 comments:

  1. We will update soon the previous scores about round of 16 and quarterfinals. I ask for patience, on next week we will fix everything. Thank you.

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  2. France Belgium Cakir
    England Croatia Faghani

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  3. Cakir france belgium
    Faghani england croatia

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  4. France - Belgium: Sandro Ricci
    England - Croatia Cuneyt Cakir

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  5. France x Belgium - Faghani (IRN)
    Croatia x England - Cunha (URU)
    3rd place - Kuipers (NED)
    Final - Cakir (TUR)

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  6. Chefren

    I need to switch from
    FRA-BEL Cakir
    CRO-ENG Faghani

    to...

    FRA-BEL Cakir
    CRO-ENG Rocchi

    Thanks!

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  7. France-Belgium Cakir 100%

    I think Diedhiou for 3rd place.

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  8. France-Belgium: Çakir
    England-Croatia: Rocchi
    Final: Ricci
    3rd place: have no idea

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    1. Agree with you, Ref observer. But Rocchi for France-Belgium and Cakir for England-Croatia is also possible, or Faghani instead of one of them... 3rd place maybe Diedhiou or Ramos. I really wish the final to Ricci.

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  9. France-Belgium: Skomina
    England-Croatia: Çakır
    Final: Ricci
    3rd place: Diedhiou

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  10. France-Belgium: Damir Skomina

    England-Croatia: Cüneyt Çakır

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  11. France-Belgium: Damir Skomina
    England-Croatia: Cüneyt Cakir
    3rd Place: Malang Diedhiou
    Final: Sandro Ricci

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  12. France vs Belgium - Bjorn Kuipers
    Croatia vs England - Cuynet Cakir.
    Nestor Pitana for final with Milorad Mazic the fourth official.

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    1. Kuipers unlikely in the semi-final after a QF...

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    2. Kuipers has had a wonderful cup , in 2010 , Ravshan Iramatov did the Germany England quarterfinal and was again selected for semi final for Uruguay vs Netherlands. So , no hard and fast rules , I guess.

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    3. France vs Belgium - Bjorn Kuipers
      Croatia vs England - Cuynet Cakir.
      Nestor Pitana for final with Milorad Mazic the fourth official.
      If I have to make , can make only 1 change in this prediction of mine , it is Damir Skomina for England vs Croatia in place of Cuynet Cakir , with all other predictions , intact. Had forgotten to consider Damur Skimina that time.
      So my final prediction is
      France vs Belgium - Bjorn Kuipers
      Croatia vs England - Damir Skomina.
      Nestor Pitana for final with Milorad Mazic the fourth official.

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  13. Diedhiou and Faghani.

    OT: Ricci reportedly commited a technical mistake on the last play when Subasic got injured. Apparently, to restart the play, he conceded a dropped ball inside the goal area. :/

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    1. If I remember well, the ball wasn't out of play?

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    2. No. Subasić caught the ball to avoid the corner and immediatly laid on the field with the ball in his hands. Ricci stopped the game, and restarted dropping the ball like giving it to Subasić, unfortunately, he dropped the ball on the goal area...

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    3. That's no big mistake, place for dropping ball doesn't need to be 1mm strict

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  14. Difficult. Many possible choices.
    ENG-CRO Cakir
    FRA-BEL Rocchi

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  15. Fra-bel Cakir
    Eng-cro rocchi

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  16. Fra-Bel Çakır
    Hır-Eng Faghani
    3rd place diedheu
    Final Kuipers or Ricci

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  17. Who do you assume as 4th officials in the SFs?
    I would predict as 4ths:
    FRA-BEL: Skomina
    ENG-CRO: Pitana
    Both had a good tournament, but I don't think, they will get another game.

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  18. FRA-BEL Cakir
    ENG-CRO Faghani
    3rd place Diedhiou
    Final Ricci (if he didn't got injured in last minute)

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  19. OT
    Marwa Range has been banned for life what a way to end his career one very good Assistant referee lost in Africa here

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    1. Well, he lost his own way by accepting $600...and getting caught doing it. Space for someone who is hopefully less corrupt.

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    2. Stupid. Accepting a $600 bribe when you'll be paid much better on the WC...

      That's too high time-preference!

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    3. Well, look at this.

      The amount of banned referees by CAF disciplinary board today is huge!

      :O

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhiEAC9W0AID0Sz?format=jpg

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  20. France-Belgium, Çakir
    England-Croatia, Faghani.

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    1. This time I agree with Alberto.
      Cakir in France - Belgium seems sure.
      Then, Faghani, who in my opinion, despite of his good performances, wont handle the final.

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  21. I believe the final will not be a European Referee....otherwise it will loook like a Uefa affair
    Final..ricci or Zikazwe
    Play off skomina
    Semisc-Cakir and Feghani

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    1. Well, when you have no teams from other continents why would that be an affair ?

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  22. France - Belgium: Faghani
    Croatia - England: Rocchi

    Kuipers for final

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  23. Mazic may be lucky too....Refereed UCL final and may be world cup final!!!!!

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    1. Why impossible? Like Howard Webb got it in 2010.

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    2. There have been a lot of referees better than him in this World Cup.

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    3. Giving the performances at WC2014, Rizzoli didn't deserve final...

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  24. France-Belgium - Faghani
    England-Croatia - Cunha

    3rd Place - Malang
    Final - Çakir

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  25. France-Belgium - Faghani
    England-Croatia - Mateu Lahoz

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  26. BEL - FRA Cakir (Skomina)
    ENG - CRO Faghani (Diedhiou)

    3th place: Cunha (Conger)
    Final: Kuipers (Ricci)

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  27. FRA-BEL: Cakir (Rocchi)
    ENG-CRO: Faghani (Cesar Ramos)

    3th: Diedhiou (Conger)
    Final: Kuipers (Ricci)

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  28. BEL - FRA: Cakir
    ENG - CRO: Faghani

    3th Place: Diedhiou
    Final (with Belgium): Pitana
    Final (without BEL): Kuipers

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  29. BEL FRA Çakir
    CRO ENG Faghani (or Shukralla)

    3rd Diedhiou
    FINAL Mazic

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  30. Fra- Bel: Cakir (Ricci)
    Eng - Cro: Lahoz (Cunha)
    Final: Faghani (Pitana)
    3rd: Diedhiou (Skomina)

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  31. OT: Everybody forgot about Grisha. His tournament was very dissappointed for him and for his ARs. Only 1 Game as ref and no appointment as 4 official.

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    1. In my opinion, it was an expected tournament for Grisha and his team, not a disappointing one: The Egyptian seems to be the clear number 4 out of the four CAF referees and the lowest ranked of each confederation usually gets just one match. The same counts for Abdulla (AFC), Conger (OFC), Karasev (UEFA) and Marrufo (CONCACAF). It was rather a surprise for me that all representants of CONMEBOL got a second game: Applying the performance principle, Roldan should have stayed with just one (but FIFA prefers to consider experience unless a really blatant error occured) whereas Cunha (maybe the prime candidate for just one nomination) did a really good job. (Conger is still in the run for the third-place match.)

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  32. somebody hate mazic somebody hate cakir somebody hate another referee and don't want to see these names on the final (they deserve or don't deserve it's not important for them) some people writing here with Sense of nationalism,now Ricci is the biggest candidate for final according to blog, because we love brasilians and we don't have any problem with brasil,so he is more suitable candidate for lot of people ( kuipers too)mazic and Ricci was great on qf, faghani kuipers pitana was great r16,cakir was great on g.stage,so one of them will be final referee,,and we have to respect this,,all of them deserve.

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  33. As VAR we can expect for the final:
    VAR: Irrai or Makkelie (Kuipers)
    AVAR1: Gil or Vigliano (Pitana)
    AVAR2: Astroza or Borsch (Kuipers)
    AVAR3: Zwayer, Orsato or Valeri

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  34. I find Mazic and Kuiper performed excellents, skill, experienced and deserve final - especially with both being 45. But is it realistic to appoint them final/semifinal when they just got quarterfinal game? I think its more realistic that last 4 games will goes to someones who has not has quaterfinal with 13 retained referee, especially with all 4 european teams

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  35. When can we expect the appointments?

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  36. Hi.

    Sometimes I think why people easily ignore Faghani for final match. An easy overview shows that the hardest game in this tourney was FRA ARG which he completed perfectly. All other games specially after group phase were easy games.

    In my mind Faghani should go for final. Cakir, Ramos semifinals.

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  37. IMO Referee's allready informed.My predictions BEL-FRA Pitana ENG-CRO Faghani 3rd place Cakir Final Kuipers

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    1. Pitana again for France after the quarterfinal?

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    2. Why not?good performance all under control...

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  38. Please don't write comments reporting appointments without official sources. They will be deleted. Last thing we want is confusion...

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    1. Chefren, usted es sabio.

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    2. Chefren , semi appointments ,any time now ?

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    3. We expect the appointments soon.

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  39. France-Belgium will be of Alireza !!!

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    1. Official or just prediction.

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    2. Thanks Chefren, do you know when we have first apoitment for sf ?

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    3. I think in about a hour we could know more...

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  40. Andrés Cunha for FRA-BEL!!!

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    1. WHAT A SURPRISE!! Nobody thought that. This game is like a pre final.

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  41. Referee designations FWC 2018 Match 61: #FRA🆚#BEL (10 July) - Semi-final 1

    Referee: Andres CUNHA (URU)
    ASR 1: Nicolas TARAN (URU)
    ASR 2: Mau. ESPINOSA (URU)
    4th Off. Cesar RAMOS (MEX)
    Res.Ass M. TORRENTERA (MEX

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  42. Final %100 ÇAKIR, not necessary to search another name. Nigeria - Argentina game shows us this.

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  43. Sorry to disappoint you Can Cengiz.
    Voetbalzone.nl states Cakir is appointed to Croatia - England!!

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  44. False news friend, if they plan cakir for sf it would be fra-bel, because this game will be hot clashe,and just cakir was suitable,but after this appointment surely final goes to cakir

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  45. You all should understand that everything you read on internet is mostly based on rumours, nothing more. You have always to wait for the official sources. Before that, you can read everything.
    I don't think it is difficult to understand.
    You post news from many sites, we could do the same by stating: "Referee XXX will handle the final", and then all people will believe that.
    Isn't that very trivial? Please open your mind. Thanks.

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  46. Semi-final huh....let's roll the ball baby.

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  47. Geiger (USA) for both semis and the final. No ARs and no VARs.

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