Wednesday, 11 July 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup Match 62: Croatia - England (discussion)

Let's discuss here the performance of Cüneyt Çakır  in Croatia - England. Good luck to the officiating team! 
Match #62
Moscow, 11 July 2018 20:00 CET
Croatia - England
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Fourth Official: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Fifth Official: Sander van Roekel (NED)
VAR: Danny Makkelie (NED)
AVAR1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
AVAR 2: Carlos Astroza (CHI)
AVAR 3: Felix Zwayer (GER)

189 comments:

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    1. Me too, I don't expect Cakir to dissapoint. Still sucks that Kuipers is FO..

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  2. the best color for referee this game? Yellow

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    1. Transparent - the best referee is always transparent. ;-)

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  3. Var3 is felix zwayer. I don't know how fifa still appoint him. There is too much speculation about him lately. Cakir has to be careful about the feedback that he will ger from the VAR.

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  4. Çakir and Kuipers standing together in a match for the last time... This is an emotional moment for me 😢 Farewell to both!

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    1. I don't know really, but this is definitely the most emotional football match for me in all my years of watching football... The scene of both of them walking out together for one final time just made me emotional, I need to gather myself together quickly! 😭

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    2. For those of us without your knowledge or experience, can you explain why it has such an effect on you?

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    3. Cakir is 41, so in 2022 he will be 46, but when the list of fifa referees is making at december, when he wiil be 45...

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  5. I dislike how the refs are wearing red in this game... green, yellow, or even blue would have been a better choice. It clashes with the Croatian uniforms too much.

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    1. English goalkeeper is yellow, Croatian goalkeeper is green. He chose red.

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    2. He didn’t choose anything. FIFA decides.. But obviously it should have been blue.

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    3. Honestly I'd rather the refs clash shirts with the one goalkeeper on the pitch than clash slightly with an entire team. The Croatia is in dark blue and red, while the refs are in red and black... ugh. You can tell the difference but it's not pleasant aesthetically.

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    4. The blue ref jersey is not even close to the blue Croatia has. The ref blue is turquoise.

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  6. 3' No fault to ENG - First mistake

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    1. No mistake. Clear faul from Modric.

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    2. The english player already falling before the contact

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    3. Oh come on! We only see what we want to see... This was a totally correct foul called!

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    4. Fab, you're right there was no contact with the back, but look more closely at the legs; there's a trip which sends Alli down.

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    1. Yea, keeping it really thight. But maybe he will loosen up, if he senses that it's possible.

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  8. A crystalclear foul and free kick. Contact with legs. No doubt.

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  9. If we want to be harsh, I'd argue Cakir is having some issues with foul recognition during the opening 20 minutes.

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  10. That *should* be a yellow for stopping the promising attack, but, as we saw from Cunha yesterday and as we've seen the whole tournament, FIFA seems intent on not punishing those unless they absolutely have to.

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    1. Exactly, but should have been YC. That was as clear as it gets.

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    2. Missed YC...by FiFA...again.

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    3. It looked like Cakir gave him yellow after talk. Or did I see that wrong? The YC was mandatory IMO

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    4. Add: where I think it should have been (but FIFA...)

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  11. Lovren YC after harsh tact.foul. well deserved.
    Afterwards easy offside-call.

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    1. Easy call indeed, but very bad shot from Kane, haha!

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  12. He could have shown a YC but this is not the standard in this WC game unfortunately

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  13. Agree. Weird wish to let the play excessively rough. Not convinced at all.

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  14. Lovren is really begging for yellow.

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  15. At least now a YC for Lovren should have been given...

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    2. I wouldn't have given a YC to Lovren. He is on the edge, I admit that, but that was way too easy. (And not a promissing attack IMO)

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    3. It was nothing. Follow The game

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  16. It was correct no YC by standards in this tornament

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  17. Wrong offside call in 30‘ by AR2.

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  18. 30´: wrong offside call by Ongun...

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  19. Correct implementation of offside with VAR but incorrect decision

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  20. 30.min. completely wrong offside-call!!! If Kane scored we would have been hoping for VAR.

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    1. Not hoping. We would have had VAR. Makkelie would have taken that.

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  21. Wrong offside, I think, difficult situation to read, however good by AR2. Very delayed call, VAR would have corrected him, in case.

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  22. It looked like he flagged because the ball was out?

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  23. Maybe he meant he ball was out ...

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  24. Replay showed that the ball was behind the goal line. Signal was for a goal kick.

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    1. No he took offside. And clearly you saw the indirect free kick was taken and the assistant yelled ”offside”

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  25. our man looks to be on pressure.what's wrong mr soham?

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    1. Just ask it too everyone. Nothing against Soham, but it's an open blog. Anyone should be able to respond.

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  26. The replay seemed to indicate the ball went out. Did anyone see whether the ref signaled an offside as opposed to a goal kick?

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    1. It started with an offside kick... not from the box

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  27. I also think that flag was for goalkick, although it should have been corner

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  28. 35 min Cakir ignored clear holding against CRO player in midfield and that made a good atrack for ENG possible. What's up with him?

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  29. Cakir indicated idfk. It was deflected out of play so would have been a corner

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  30. 41‘ IMO very clear YC missed clear revenge foul from Rebic!

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  31. Missed YC to Cro #18 at 40’. It was deliberate foul.

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  32. This is neither Cakir’s style or his standard

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    1. Mr. Guvener, why do you think standards are different between UEFA and FIFA refereein

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    2. Even though both is run by same person, Mr. Collina?

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    3. Ask Collina he is responsible for both :-)

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  33. I'm ok with no YC there for Rebic. Very hard public warning from Cakir, next hard foul he's in the book. Consistent with the rest of the game, and with the rest of the tournament, in my opinion.

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  34. And our friend with a revengefoul. Wild card by Cakir?40.min

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    1. I like how he handled it. Now everyone knows the next one is a yellow card. Perhaps he will do as Cunha did yesterday (and Geiger earlier) and withold cards until the second half, so that he has the freedom to book players a lot when he really needs to, without risking a second yellow.

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  35. He gave a last waring, trying to give as least cards as possible

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  36. Too many fouls remain unpunished. I don‘t like that, Cakir should definitely go for a YC in the next minutes.

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  37. Cakir os So bad this evening 😱

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  38. First possible missed foul on Rebic, than foul by him on Young. This games threatens to get out of Cakir hands in 2nd half if he doesnt improve his performance

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  39. Interesting strategy in the first half by Cakir. We'll see if it works in the second half.

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  40. Interesting, with a check occurring after the halftime whistle. Could have been a penalty but would've probably been a bit soft, so good on the VAR to not call for a review there.

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  41. Possible penalty????VAR?

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  42. Well due to his natural aura and authority Cakir will NEVER loose control. But he must protect the technical players/attackers much better!

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    1. Cakir is not born with his qualities. There is no natural authority al.s.!

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  43. Did maybe Cakir refused OFR at the end of half for possible penalty on Lovren

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    1. Def.too soft for PK, come on!

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    2. I am not talking about was it penalty or not, but he let players leave the pitch while check in VAR room was still in progress

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  44. It's a sad sight to see. The directives and guidelines have led to the a referee having to hang his head in defeat and endure the constant flow of verbal abuse and dissent.

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    1. He has nothing to lose. His last world cup match. He should do whatever he wants to, in other words, follow the laws of the game.

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    2. He will still target for Euro 2020 final and Collina is head of UEFA refereeing.

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    3. In UEFA, these useless garbage poor excuse of instructions, directives, and guidelines are not force fed to the referee's. UEFA still has some respect for The Law's of the Game. FIFA has none. Their motto is "Do as we say. Not as we do." Fair Play? In their dreams!

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  45. I thought an excellent half by Cakir. Maybe could have shown at least one YC but chose to manage the game in other ways, and very successfully.

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    1. I wouldn't say excellent. You can peg the "missed" yellow cards down to FIFA directives and management strategy, but his foul recognition wasn't too great.

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    2. Soccer Guy, you perfectly describe mark 8.3

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    3. DrMr, isn't 8.3 "expected level of performance?" IMO I expect a little bit better from Cakir. His foul recognition hasn't been great this game.

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  46. I am sorry, penalty?! No...? Did I miss something? Haha!

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  47. Just an okayish performance by Cakir. While his style of refereeing is a matter of taste (I‘m not the biggest fan to be honest) his foul detection and disciplinary control is not the best. Lovren should have received a YC - just have a look at his behaviour after the game. It wouldn‘t be possible for him to behave like this if he had got a YC. That‘s smart refereeing!

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  48. I think he has the control of the game until now without yellow cards. This is exactly what fifa wanted.

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    1. Agreed. We must see how it plays out in the second half to fully judge though.

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  49. I'm reading some comments and can't belive what are some people writing...

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    1. Stop reading? Go read something else? Accept that people might just possibly have a different perspective and opinion that doesn't mesh with yours? I know shocking!

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  50. I m SAD. Because wonderful ref as Cuneyt Cakir became lenient and so-so just because of ridiculous instructions by FIFA and Collina. We don’t see Cakir himself but just his reactions towards wishes which change completely his refereeing soul. Disgusting.

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    1. I think for no get out any player to final match. But in 2nd half time he changes this.

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  51. Why are so many reviewers negative? In my opinion a very good half by cakir.. only small things here and there that couldve decided differently, but such things happens every game. Overall in the big picture, the important decisions were right. The no card policy is definetly fifas guideline.

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    1. I agree in general, but usually Cakir is better. I hope I don't sound harsh, he is clearly one of the best referees in the world, and being as good as Cakir usually is is quite a high bar!

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    2. Exactly,he did very good job,some comments really stupidly,and no need to write answer this fanatics

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  52. This is not general style of Cakir, this is how FIFA instructed all referees to be in the game. Because the standards of this tournament it is a good first half, imo only a missed YC for Revenge foul on 40’.
    I believe FIFA instructed SF referees not to show easy YC, which might end with sent off for 2nd YC preventing the player to be in the WC final.

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  53. If a simple contact was foul in 3' now in 46' he must had assign PK for Croatia by the same criteria

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  54. And now Rebic gets his yellow.

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  55. And now YC to the wrong player? Rebic should be booked but Mandzukic was... but why???

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  56. Finally! YC was given for which player? A little bit confusing. VAR was checking as well.

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  57. Mandzukic is booked for his reaction to the foul, hitting the ball to the ground.

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  58. Belgian commentator said that Mandzukic got the yellow for kicking the ball away after the foul was called.

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  59. At this level there should not be a confusion who was YCed. Cakir should have made it clearer

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    1. He can’t make it clearer than this .

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    2. He was extremely clear. The brodcaster was very unclear because they only showed Cakir and not the player.

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    3. He made it clear. Everybody got it wrong. De ref gave a YC for kicking the ball away. The rest just didn't get it.

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    4. I apologize after viewing the replay it was very clear who was YCed.

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    5. I disagree. I think Çakır made it quite clear.

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    6. Yeah, I was confused as well but after rewinding my TV, it was the fault of the commentator that confused me, not Cakir.

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  60. Mandzukic got the YC and Rebic didn‘t get anything... Really?

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  61. Disciplinary control is a catastrophe, I‘m sorry to say that.

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    1. A "catastrophe" is too harsh as of right now... but the poor (or deliberately lenient?) foul recognition is not helping him control this game.

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    2. Maybe inconsistent is the better word, but we all know a different Cakir...

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  62. Dumb action by Walker. Deserved YC.

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  63. He already did dear güvener. İt is just a broadcasting error.

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  64. Similar play to the Mbappe incident in stoppage time yesterday, and in the same area of the field too. Where a player runs away with the ball and the other team retaliates and physically dispossesses him. IMO this should be a yellow to both players, but it seems that perhaps FIFA's guidance is to only card the time waster on this play? Consistent application in both SF games... but I disagree

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    1. Mbappé and Walker had no right to interfere. Walker even picked up the ball after some time.
      KRO defender simply took the ball, did hardly touch Walker.
      So, one side foul.

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  65. There are many england fans here. I think that was a referee blog, but I was wrong

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  66. Ref is very near to the actions, i ilke it. He didn't miss anything until now. Perfect.

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  67. I'm going to be honest. After yesterdays gentlemanly played match. I woke up today craving a fiery and intense match with a high level of physicality. You know, a match that tests and demands the most from any high level referee. With the curiosity of how this type of match would play out by using the "limp wrist" instructions that have been force fed to the referee's.

    I know, weird desire. But hey, at least I'm keeping it real.

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    1. You already saw how such a match plays out, in England - Colombia...

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    2. Don't forget about Argentina vs Croatia.

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  68. 60' now, we will see if Cakir starts brandishing more yellow cards, in my opinion this game needs him to clamp down now.

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  69. Roldan should have been booked

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  70. Perfect management so far,well done cakir

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  71. Cakir not bad. True. But without looking through turkish glasses I must say that I have seen him several times much better.
    Now no PK after Vida's may-be-foul. Well done.

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    1. I agree this is not one of its better performances

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  72. Very strict towards unsporting behaviour, very lenient towards reckless fouls, persistent infringement and dissent. Inconsistent!

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  73. Now two right no penalty decisions 🖒

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  74. Ever since Euro 2016 I haven't been the biggest fan of Çakir, and tonight shows exactly why. This WC he has been doing better, hence why he got the SF, but this match I just never had the idea he was fully in control of the game.

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  75. The match is burning to Cakir. Let see now

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  76. Some protests from ENG players. For me, ok to allow the goal

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  77. Wasn't that leg a little bit too high?

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    1. A bit but Walker's head was also too low. At the professional level, shouldn't be called IMO, but in one of my games I'd probably call it.

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    2. On the other hand one can say that the defender‘s head was quite low, too. Supportable to play on.

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  78. So often... ENG leaning back after scoring and now they are in real trouble...

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  79. I am so surprised that there is no direct RC except 2 DOGSO by Skomina (both are correct) ...

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  80. I think Collina thought this match will be more hot, that's why cakir is here ,, and he is right till now

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