Thursday, 29 November 2018

Europa League 2018/19 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 5

UEFA Referees Committee has chosen the following referees to  officiate 2018/19 Europa League group stage MD5. Thanks to h_demboveac on Twitter for the appointments. 

Group G
29 November 2018, 16:50 CET - Moscow (Otkrytiye Arena)
FC Spartak Moskva (RUS) - SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
Referee: Paweł Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Konrad Sapela (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Myrmus (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Piotr Lasyk (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Salustià Chato Ciprés (AND)
UEFA Delegate: José Guilherme Aguiar (POR)

Group K
29 November 2018, 16:50 CET - Astana (Astana Arena)
FC Astana (KAZ) - FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Goran Pataki (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mario Zebec (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Goran Gabrilo (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Asim Xudiyev (AZE)
UEFA Delegate: Artur Azaryan (ARM)

Group A
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Zürich (Stadion Letzigrund)
FC Zürich (SUI) - AEK Larnaca FC (CYP)
Referee: Aleksey Yes'kov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitriy Mosyakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Anton Averyanov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Dmitriy Safyan (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Roman Galimov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Albano Janku (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Róbert Agnarsson (ISL)
Mentor for Delegate: Barry Bright (ENG)

Group A
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Leverkusen (BayArena)
Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) - PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL)
Referee: Dennis Johan Higler (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Fourth Official: Davie Goossens (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Allard Lindhout (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vágner (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Clive Whitehead (ENG)

Group B
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Salzburg (Red Bull Arena)
FC Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) - RB Leipzig (GER)
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Roi Hassan (ISR)
Fourth Official: Idan Yarkoni (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Erez Papir (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ziv Adler (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Hanna Bordyuhova (UKR)

Group B
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Trondheim (Lerkendal Stadion)
Rosenborg BK (NOR) - Celtic FC (SCO)
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ceyhun Sesigüzel (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Hakan Yemişken (TUR)
Fourth Official: Kemal Yılmaz (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ali Palabıyık (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Koray Gençerler (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Elisabeth Derks (NED)

Group C
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - St Petersburg (Stadion "Sankt Peterburg")
FC Zenit (RUS) - FC København (DEN)
Referee: Slavko Vinčič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Grega Kordež (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Rade Obrenovič (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Ponis (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Vasko Dojčinovski (MKD)

Group C
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Bordeaux (Matmut Atlantique)
FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA) - SK Slavia Praha (CZE)
Referee: Fábio José Costa Veríssimo (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Álvaro Daniel Carvalho Mesquita (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nuno Filipe dos Santos Tomás Pereira (POR)
Fourth Official: Bruno Miguel de Campos Rodrigues (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Miguel Taborda Xistra (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Luís Miguel Branco Godinho (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Kremer (LUX)
Mentor for Delegate: David Roger Griffiths (WAL)

Group D
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Anderlecht (Constant Vanden Stockstadion)
RSC Anderlecht (BEL) - FC Spartak Trnava (SVK)
Referee: Anastásios Papapétrou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Trýfon Petrópoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Iordánis Aptósoglou (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ilías Alexéas (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Athanásios Tzílos (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ángelos Evangélou (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)
UEFA Delegate: Marko Simeunovič (SVN)
Mentor for Delegate: Adrian Titcombe (ENG)

Group D
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Istanbul (Ülker Stadyumu Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Spor Kompleksi)
Fenerbahçe SK (TUR) - GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Gutschi (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Roland Riedel (AUT)
Fourth Official: Andreas Witschnigg (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: René Eisner (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Petr Fousek (CZE)

Group E
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Baku (Bakı Olimpiya Stadionu)
Qarabağ FK (AZE) - Sporting CP (POR)
Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Petr Blažej (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomáš Mokrusch (CZE)
Fourth Official: Jan Paták (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Zbyněk Proske (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Emanuel Marek (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell Zor (SVN)

Group E
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Poltava (Stadion "Vorskla" imeni Oleksiya Butovs'koho)
FC Vorskla Poltava (UKR) - Arsenal FC (ENG)
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dawid Golis (POL)
Fourth Official: Adam Kupsik (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Stefański (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Zbigniew Dobrynin (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Nebojša Ivković (SRB)

Group F
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Milan (Stadio Giuseppe Meazza)
AC Milan (ITA) - F91 Dudelange (LUX)
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Valeriy Danchenko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksey Vorontsov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kirill Levnikov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Vasiliy Kazartsev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vlado Svilokos (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Neil Morrow (NIR)

Group F
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Seville (Estadio Benito Villamarín)
Real Betis Balompié (ESP) - Olympiakós FC (GRE)
Referee: Sergey Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksey Lunev (RUS)
Fourth Official: Roman Usachev (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Moskalev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Jacob Erel (ISR)

Group J
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Krasnodar (Stadion FK Krasnodar)
FC Krasnodar (RUS) - Akhisarspor (TUR)
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Kolev (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Georgi Doynov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Petar Dzhuganski (BUL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Volen Chinkov (BUL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Nikolay Yordanov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Joeri Van De Velde (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Octavian Goga (ROU)

Group L
29 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Barysau (Barysau-Arena)
FC BATE Barysau (BLR) - MOL Vidi FC (HUN)
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Santiago Jaime Latre (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Raili Ellermaa (EST)

Group G
29 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Glasgow (Ibrox Stadium)
Rangers FC (SCO) - Villarreal CF (ESP)
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
Fourth Official: Tomislav Pospeh (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Nejc Kajtazovič (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mitja Žganec (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Messner (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Per Svärd (SWE)

Group H
29 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Frankfurt am Main (Commerzbank-Arena)
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) - Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
Referee: John Beaton (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Sean Carr (SCO)
Fourth Official: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Greg Aitken (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rodger Gifford (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Matthew Paris (MLT)
Mentor for Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO)

Group H
29 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Nicosia (Stádio GSP)
Apóllon Limassol FC (CYP) - SS Lazio (ITA)
Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: David Elias Biton (ISR)
Fourth Official: Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Yigal Frid (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Niklas á Líðarenda (FRO)
UEFA Delegate: Emil Ubias (CZE)

Group I
29 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Sarpsborg (Sarpsborg Stadion)
Sarpsborg 08 FF (NOR) - Beşiktaş JK (TUR)
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Fourth Official: Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: John Taylor (SCO)

Group I
29 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Malmö (Swedbank Stadion)
Malmö FF (SWE) - KRC Genk (BEL)
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojković (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Dragan Bogićević (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Lazar Lukić (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Zoran Široki (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Sippel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Marcin Stefański (POL)
Mentor for Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)

Group J
29 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Liège (Stade Maurice Dufrasne)
Royal Standard de Liège (BEL) - Sevilla FC (ESP)
Referee: Daniel Siebert (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Seidel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Fourth Official: Christian Gittelmann (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Benjamin Cortus (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Sigurður Hannesson (ISL)

Group K
29 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Jablonec nad Nisou (Stadion Střelnice)
FK Jablonec (CZE) - Stade Rennais FC (FRA)
Referee: Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Luís André Ferreira Pinto Campos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Jorge Ferreira dos Santos (POR)
Fourth Official: António Manuel Albino Godinho (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hugo Filipe Ferreira de Campos Moreira Miguel (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: João Carlos dos Santos Capela (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: David Malcolm (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Anastasiya Ryabova (RUS)
Mentor for Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)

Group L
29 November 2018, 21:00 CET - London (Stamford Bridge)
Chelsea FC (ENG) - PAOK FC (GRE)
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Silver Kõiv (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Aron Härsing (EST)
Fourth Official: Jaan Roos (EST)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Juri Frischer (EST)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Eiko Saar (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gaetano De Gabriele (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Ísak Mikladal (FRO)

119 comments:

  1. Higler, Verissimo, Papapetrou, Frankowski, and Stoyanov are nowcomers...
    How many referees will Rosetti bring to higher level?
    Glad that Tohver back in here...

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    1. Finally, Frankowski got his EL-debut. A bit too late, IMO, but better late than never! :)

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  2. Hmm, what happened with Skomina? Only 1 UCL match and 1 UEL match this season...

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    1. He still could get MD6 appointment and complete three UEFA games.

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    2. He will probably have a match on MD6. These are the elite referees with only 2 UCL/UEL matches at the moment:

      Bastien
      Kuipers
      Mažic
      Sidirópoulos
      Soares Dias
      Skomina
      Taylor
      Turpin
      Undiano Mallenco
      Zwayer
      Aytekin
      Karasev
      Kassai

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    3. If Liverpool - Napoli will be a decisive game, Skomina could be there. I don't see other options, given that the other names should be not allowed to officiate that game.

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    4. If Rosetti follow the performance principle, Sidiropoulos could be an option for NAP-LIV after his last UNL performance.

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    5. I don't know if you watched his performance in that 1 UCL match and 1 UEL match because that is really all the explanation required.

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  3. So Bebek gets another match after Spartak-Rangers,and Astana-Dinamo K is key match to determine 1st place in griup.
    Looks like he UEFA was satisfied with his performance.

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    1. In case of good performance, can he get CL MD6 match (some unimportant match)?

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    2. I as his fellow Croat dont think so.I think more younger refs in that case will get their chance.

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  4. OT:Bebek handled match between Lokomotiva and Osijek last nightm
    He had quite interesting situation where he issued RC.

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    1:49

    https://youtu.be/A8fUfFaTkbs

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    1. Indeed quite intersting. For me a border line decision. RC supportable but rather a YC IMO because the leg in not strechted when it makes contact. But of course the studs are high at hight speed

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    2. That's a very clear red card. Studs in the shin guard. Imaagine if a player doesn't have shin guards. Broken leg 100%. Clearly endagered the safety and used excessive force. What I don't like is that he also took out the yellow card. Just like in La Liga. They take out both the red and yellow card at the same time no matter if it's a yellow or red card.

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    3. @victor Well, Spanish "traditional" card issuing procedure is keeping YC, RC and notepad (paper) in the same shirt pocket, with some exceptions who at least used to put the RC in the other shirt pocket (Velasco Carballo, Clos Gómez, Iturralde González, Daudén Ibáñez). Undiano also until this season, but now he's returned to the old procedure (only Spanish FIFA referee)

      Now, traditional procedure it's still widely extended among both professional and amateur Spanish referees, but also lots of referees now are keeping YC and RC in each short pocket (see Mateu Lahoz, Del Cerro Grande, Fernández Borbalán, Munuera Montero, Medié Jiménez...) like I usually see in many Italian referees.


      I wonder why the "all-together" procedure is so uncommon out of Spain, and why is it so frowned upon. Many Dutch referees do it but still using a proper notepad to keep the cards. I'm a grassroots referee in Spain and I keep the cards in the same way as e.g Marciniak, Sidiropoulos and Martínez Munuera, YC in short right pocket and RC in short back pocket, with notepad+pen in random shirt pocket. I believe it's more suitable to have them there in case of need of quick booking (dissent, SPA) and sending off (SFP, to avoid potential mass confrontations), also, IMO it's better like this instead of taking everything and having to choose, because the latter can increase players' pressure on referee, and also because I'm a little clumsy using my hands :D

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  5. 4 Russian referees in the group stage of the Europa League with 3 in the one match day. Has that ever happened before??

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  6. If you are interested in a report I made about Ivaylo Stoyanov handling Bulgaria's Eternal Derby, ahead of his EL debut, you can read it in the link below:

    https://kronikasedziowska.blogspot.com/p/cska-sofia-levski-sofia.html
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    Thirty-years old Pavel Orel, already in the FIFA list, took charge of Slovan Liberec - Viktoria Plzeň at the weekend, and you can read about his performance below:

    http://kronikasedziowska.blogspot.com/p/reports.html

    A question for our Czech readers- do you see Pavel Orel as a talent that could go far in UEFA refereeing?

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    1. It is a great talent who has a huge future and good luck to the other matches.

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  7. Some Champions League videos:
    CSKA Moscow v Viktoria Plzen -
    https://streamable.com/9hb99
    https://streamable.com/c4r4g
    https://streamable.com/xxmuo
    AEK Athens v Ajax -
    https://streamable.com/rbth4
    https://streamable.com/9uq7l
    https://streamable.com/qiids
    https://streamable.com/tu69a
    Hoffenheim v Shakhtar Donetsk -
    https://streamable.com/d0m1v
    https://streamable.com/aj7fl
    Atletico Madrid v Monaco -
    https://streamable.com/l6vr8
    https://streamable.com/n7ar2 (Should this have been red?)
    https://streamable.com/4pqq3
    PSG v Liverpool -
    https://streamable.com/l0fxt (Reckless or SFP?)
    https://streamable.com/u3g9a
    PSV Eindhoven v Barcelona -
    https://streamable.com/0ceek (Should this have been yellow?)
    https://streamable.com/ogs8n
    https://streamable.com/q04w2 (Card was a little delayed)
    Tottenham v Inter Milan -
    https://streamable.com/2095a
    https://streamable.com/fglae

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    1. Thank you so much. I have pleasure to give my opinion about all the incidents.

      CSKA - Plzen
      9' Correct or at least supportable penalty call
      13' Correct YC
      43' Correct penalty

      AEK Athens - Ajax
      18' both raised legs, player from Ajax hits slightly the opponent so correct YC
      29' correct YC for reckless challenge
      53' another clear YC for reckless challenge
      67' penalty and second YC well spotted

      Hoffenheim - Shakhtar Donetsk
      First YC, as I said yesterday, maybe a bit soft, but there is room for backing referee. Second YC absolutely mandatory.

      Atletico Madrid - Monaco
      54' wrong YC, clear tackle on the ball
      61' deliberate act, the intensity is enough for a RC, however, oone could have still the perception of backing the referee, difficult to explain by words
      82' Never deliberate handball for me, but once whistled clear YC

      PSG - Liverpool
      24' SFP, excessive force
      90'+2 Player is fully aware that he is going to hit the opponent without any intent / chance to play ball. This can be RC as well but surely differently from previous situation referee can be still backed, not a 100% clear RC

      PSV Eindhoven - Barcelona
      3' missed YC, I think player should have been booked this was also a reckless challenge, apart from the promising action
      90'+1 clear YC for simulation, UEFA doesn't like such behaviors by player, this will be a significant mistake for referee to play on without punishing the player
      90'+3 Maybe he was booked for complaints? I can't understand if referee waited for a so long time before issuing the card

      Tottenham - Inter
      28' Correct YC, not DOGSO, but clearly SPA
      45' Strong arguments in favor of RC with bboth legs loaded on the opponent, RC would have been surely more appropriate than YC

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    2. In defense of the ref I think the YC in 54’ was issued for the holding right before the tackle, which wasn’t shown in the replays unfortunately. If the YC was issued for the tackle it would clearly be a wrong decision.

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  8. OFF TOPIC

    SERIA APPOINTMENTS
    ATALANTA – NAPOLI Monday 03\12 h. 20.30
    GIACOMELLI
    IV: DOVERI
    VAR: IRRATI
    AVAR: LO CICERO

    CHIEVO – LAZIO h. 18.00
    MARESCA
    RANGHETTI – PAGLIARDINI
    IV: RAPUANO
    VAR: AURELIANO
    AVAR: BINDONI

    FIORENTINA – JUVENTUS Saturday 01\12 h. 18.00
    ORSATO
    MANGANELLI – SCHENONE
    IV: PASQUA
    VAR: MASSA
    AVAR: TEGONI

    FROSINONE – CAGLIARI
    SERRA
    DE MEO – VUOTO
    IV: DI PAOLO
    VAR: BANTI
    AVAR: DI VUOLO

    MILAN – PARMA h. 12.30
    CALVARESE
    LONGO – GALETTO
    IV: MARINELLI
    VAR: VALERI
    AVAR: PERETTI

    ROMA – INTER h. 20.30
    ROCCHI
    PRETI – COSTANZO
    IV: DI BELLO
    VAR: FABBRI
    AVAR: VALERIANI

    SAMPDORIA – BOLOGNA Saturday 01\12 h. 20.30
    ABISSO
    TOLFO – LIBERTI
    IV: SACCHI
    VAR: CHIFFI
    AVAR: MELI

    SASSUOLO – UDINESE
    GUIDA
    DI IORIO – CALIARI
    IV: ROS
    VAR: PICCININI
    AVAR: DI LIBERATORE

    SPAL – EMPOLI Saturday 01\12 h. 15.00
    MAZZOLENI
    TONOLINI – PAGANESSI
    IV: PAIRETTO
    VAR: MANGANIELLO
    AVAR: MONDIN

    TORINO – GENOA
    MARIANI
    CARBONE – SANTORO
    IV: MASSIMI
    VAR: LA PENNA

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  9. Personally, I like to see Bebek back in elite... Tell me one fact against that idea... other referees made bigger mistakes than Bebek, and what happened??? They are still elite...

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  10. Polish referees seem to be in favour at the moment ..it must be hard for alot of the top referees to take ,when they are not getting games

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  11. Just found out. In Astana-Dynamo Kyiv we have an Azeri referee observer and an Armenian delegate. :D

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  12. Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN) to officiate 2018 FIFA U17 WOMEN WC Final Mexico - Spain.
    Hussein (GER) with third place NZL - CAN.

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  13. SAUDI PRO LEAGUE

    29/11

    Ash-Shabab Riyadh - Al-Ittifaq Dammam
    REF: Kevin Blom (NED)
    AR1: Rob van de Ven (NED)
    AR2: Rogier Honig (NED)
    4OF: Jeroen Manschot (NED)
    VAR: Edwin van de Graaf (NED)

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  14. Easy 1st half for Bebek,1 YC given for elbow to the face.
    Hopefully 2nd half will be also good.

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  15. Bibiana Steinhaus has her Bundesliga comeback on Monday evening (Nürnberg-Leverkusen) after a injury break since summer.

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  16. 90'+2 crucial gol by Rapid Wien in Moscow: I think crucial mistake by AR2, player looked to be in offside.

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  17. Bebek was good today in not really hard match.
    Fully under control,he showed 4 bookings-1 for elbow to the face,1 SPA,1 too much talking and other one was for reckles foul.
    All in all,pretty good performance from him and maybe he has a chance to ehistle on MD 6 of CL some "unimportant" match.

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  18. IMO spot on PK called by Frankowski.

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    1. Now missed YC for dissent, Arsenal scored and goalkeeper ran out towards him to complain.

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  19. Crazy (but poor) game in Salzburg. Many fouls, especially at the beginning. Orel Grinfeld is very busy and clearly annoyed by players' behaviour. He manages things with a very authoritarian approach and many gestures. Surely a different style of refereeing but I like that.

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    1. He totally changed his approach in the second half. Much more in the background but finally the players started to play football. As in Orel's previous games I have watched, not clear line regarding disciplinary control but overall an expected level performance. There was one penalty appeal from Salzburg side in 53'. I will try to post a video later today and full refereeing highlights (very interesting regarding body language, gestures, etc.!) tomorrow.

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  20. Vincic now mature for all kinds of UEFA matches.

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  21. O/T...

    Marrufo and Geiger both end their MLS seasons tonight with the second leg of our league cup (playoff) semifinals. After this, they rest briefly and both go to UAE for the Club World Cup.

    Marrufo has NYRB vs. Atlanta United. Atlanta lead 3-0 on aggregate.

    Geiger has Sporting Kansas City vs. Portland Timbers. That tie is 0-0 on aggregate.

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  22. Some rumors are reporting that Copa Libertadores second leg could be played in Spain and there would be already an agreement between FIFA and Spanish federation (it seems as FIFA overruled CONMEBOL in this decision), in addition it is even reported that in that case it will be a Spanish referee: either Mateu or Undiano.
    However, I don't know how much this can be true...

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    1. Mateu Lahoz could issue 10 YC in 20 minutes if he's appointed in a Boca-River. I think only Undiano could be a proper referee for that.

      At least Spain has VAR, no need no install nothing.

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    2. TBH, best Undiano maybe, current Undiano I don't think so. However, it would be a bad decision: what about Cunha? How would he feel? It would be unfair for him.

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    3. Why not Cunha? He could travel anywhere..

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    4. If anyone from Spain ,then it should be Mateu who is best from Spain,but then again ,his temper mixed with River and Boca could also be total disaster.

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    5. Agree. I repeat, if is decided to have a Spaniard referee, it should be Undiano Mallenco. If not, maybe Del Cerro Grande, who is from Madrid and as he can't handle a Clásico, let's try with a Superclásico :D.

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    6. I don't know how 'tongue in cheek' Quilava was speaking, but if it must be a FIFA referee then I think Del Cerro Grande might be a pragmatists best option.

      I don't think Mateu is the name for such a game, although his excellent (player) management of a very, very challenging Italy - Sweden would argue in his favour. Also VAR.
      Undiano I agree is most suited but it would be a huge violation of the performance principle, so much as the fact he is not in good shape right now internationally.
      I wouldn't really consider Gil Manzano, or anyone below UEFA First Category.

      Carlos Del Cerro Grande would be a good choice IMO. He showed the ability to solve very, very challenging matches- Copa Del Rey Final 2016 eg (9,0 level). Although he might lack softer skills a bit, I don't think this is a bigger problem in CONMEBOL. One could say that is not a typical 'leader' on the pitch like Pitana, Loustau, Vigliano- for me he could still execute a South American match well.

      Full appointment could be:
      Del Cerro Grande plus international ARs
      4th Official: Cunha
      VAR team: Sampaio & Boscillia or Spanish team

      But personally I don't believe CONMEBOL would accept this anyway :-)

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    7. Los árbitros tanto de campo como de VAR son los previstos para el Monumental. Por lo tanto, el uruguayo Andrés Cunha arbitrará la final en el Barnabéu.


      From what I can understand,looks like Cunha will handle this match.

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    8. I just learned the expression "tongue in cheek" :D.

      Well, it's a "hot" match but indeed I was thinking on his excellent performance in Barcelona-Sevilla 2016 Copa final. The "joke" was the fact I mentioned on my comment, about Del Cerro's origins and Clásico-Superclásico.

      IMO, a mixed appointed would be nonsense. RFEF can either instruct quickly Cunha and his team on how the VORs in Las Rozas work, or use a full Spanish refereeing crew with the same procedure as in an ordinary LaLiga match.

      Btw, I'm not sure that "our" VORs have enough space to introduce an AVAR2 like in Libertadores. LaLiga matches are with VAR, AVAR1 and a single broadcasting operator.

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    9. @M Yes, if it comes from an official source, that means Cunha in Bernabéu.

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    10. @mikael Yes good player managment in Italy Sweden but also like 4 clear missed penalty decisions. I do not think mateu is fit for tough derby matches. He is too volatile. You never know which mateu you are going to get. If its played in Spain do the world a favor and just give it to Cakir if its going to be a UEFA ref :)

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    11. But I agree it should be Cunha.

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    12. Surely this is just bullshit from AS (only primary source reporting a Spanish officiating), and original team will be appointed from CONMEBOL.

      And Cunha is better suited than all Spaniards, anyway, for my taste.

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  23. I am sorry, but Dennis Higler at this level, unbelievable. NO attitude, NO charisma. Problems with management, players don't accept his authority. I will try to make video's. He need time, in category 2.

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  24. Clear penalty in favour of FCK not whistled by Vincic in the closing stages.

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    1. Do we have any clip of the incident? There is nothing mentioned in the Danish newspapers and websites.

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  25. Correct RC for DOGSO in Chelsea - PAOK by Tohver.

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    1. For a moment I thought he was going for a YC but he just has the RC in his front pocket. Correct RC for sure, nice start!

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    2. Video: https://streamable.com/hpm7r

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  26. Correct RC for DOGSO by Thover at 6'.

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  27. Robert Schörgenhofer with two crucial decisions in Fenerbahce vs Dinamo Zagreb- unfortunately, both are wrong. He missed penalty for Dinamo Zagreb and uncorrectly disallowed their goal.

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    1. I watched only the penalty situation, indeed in my opinion to be whistled.

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    2. Yep,2 crucial mistakes.

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  28. Well, at the end 2nd YC for Candeias by Jug, but very delayed RC because either didn't know he had been booked already or had doubts about a mistaken identity, but AR finally told him to issue the RC.

    Do you think the challenge is reckless enough for a YC?

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    1. Definitely https://ibb.co/CvZz0z3
      And see the second photo on this link https://ekipa.svet24.si/clanek/nogomet/mednarodni-nogomet/5c013b11ebbee/jug

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  29. What a confusion in Villareal-Rangers match.Jug showed YC ,but aparently,Jug forgot that player was already booked so he used help from AR.Very strange situation.

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  30. Morelos made the foul not Candeias... really poor from Jug.

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    1. @Anton it seems that you see what you want to see.. Jug made the right decision. It was not Morelos https://ibb.co/CvZz0z3

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  31. And sorry but I can't understand it, Slovenian league is one of the poorest in Europe and we have 3 refs from Slovenia who are refereeing regularly big matches. Ok, Skomina deserves it though this year is not his best. But Vincic and Jug?
    Nothing against Slovenia its a beautiful country but in my view its difficult for the ref from a poor league to reach high level.

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    1. In my opinion this is not a valid argument as we have many Elite and Category 1 referees from all European countries and they are very reliable.

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    2. Jug is too inconsistent. On his best day he is an Elite referee, like in Malmö - Vidi earlier this season or U21 EURO Final. But he has too many performances not hitting the mark, and hence he is still in First Category.

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    3. We have another example were Serbian league is not great,country is small compared to other European countries and they produced great official Milorad Mazic who has officiated CL,Conf.Cup finals and many other big games(and I am Croat who is saying that btw).So that stuff about poor leagues is not valid.

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    4. I agree with Chefren and M, by the way.

      At least if you talked about Mr Sajn you might have a point, but to your argument is false and one that really irritates me. If anything, 'important' FAs get too much positive treatment, like my nation, England.

      Look eg. at Kristo Tohver, it is a joke that he never got in First Category. At least I am heartened that Rosetti seems to realise this now.

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    5. Vincic is another kind of ref than Jug !!!! Please....

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    6. Yes Vincic is an elite ref imo. Jug probably not. As said above, a foul in Slovenia is a foul in England. Football is a universal language so to speak. If you can detect them well in Slovenia (hopefully) you can detect them well anywhere.

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    7. Yeah but speed, intensity and in general level of football in England is 10 times higher. Again I am not against all refs from relatively small countries Mazic is a great example that you can still be excellent. But it seems strange for me that so many refs from Slovenia are getting big matches. Today Vincic and Jug were poor esp Jug but Vincic also with crucial mistake.

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    8. But the predictability and culture of play is something that helps referees in big leagues. You don't know what will happen in a next second in Polish Ekstraklasa, etc. As almost all FIFA referees are real athletes and fitness preparation is not an issue, I think refereeing in weak leagues is more difficult.

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    9. I agree with Anton's points but that is why we have the level 2 level 1 and elite tier system in refereeing to allow refs from smaller countries to progress and allow them to apply their skills and slowly gain big match experiences while going up the tiers. Especially at elite level I do not think we can say that we see a trend where refs from bigger leagues are definitely better than those from smaller leagues. I think it varies from ref to ref and game to game independent of nationality imo.

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    10. @Anton Kniazev, why do you think that Slovenian league is one of the poorest? On what ground do you say this, only because you are not familiar with the Slovenian teams or do you watch matches of the Slovenian League 1 on regular basis? The truth is that the Slovenian teams are not well renowned internationally except for FC Maribor, which was participating in knock-out phase of CL last year. And some matches in the Slovenian league turned out to be very interesting, even more than some of EL or CL matches; high tempo, lots of goals etc. Regarding the comparison of the quality of referees from smaller/bigger countries, even the latter with GLT and VAR introduced in recent years, the referees from those countries are not immune to mistakes. And the new technologies assist the referees in bigger (more football renowned and rich) countries - in their national leagues to minimize mistakes, what is of course beneficial for the game. We previously had discussions on this blog which referee is better/worse and it led to nowhere...referees are all humans and prone to make mistakes...even Brych, Marciniak, Cakir etc. had their bad days on the pitch, they are no exceptions...so please do not crucify Jug for his mistakes in this CL match..

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    11. I consider it unfair to crufify M. Jug after just one bad performance (I don't remember controversies with him in the past - very reliable refereeing) and open a debate on Sajn and Ceferin. Giving Vincic as another example for this after a crucial mistake is clearly off a reasonable debate as well. We all know everyone has a crucial mistake from time to time. In my opinion both deserve where they are, but of course UEFA must keep an eye on neutralising the high number of Slovenian referees compared to other nations.

      Having said this, I would like to echo Mikael's comment on K. Tohver above. I saw him once in the stadium several months ago where he clearly showed skills that not every First Group Referee has. Difficult to understand why he was off UEFA's radar for so long. So I am also pleased to read his name in the recent appointments and hope to see him in more games in future again.

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    12. Which is the Vincic crucial error ?

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    13. Andreja, Slovenian league is 31rd in UEFA ranking https://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa/data/method5/crank2019.html Maribor participated only in the group stages and they suffered the biggest home defeat ever in the Champs League (0:7 to Liverpool). Again nothing against Slovenia as a country but club football there is very weak its a fact.

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    14. pita falta, Vincic missed a clear penalty in favour of FCK in the closing stages. Kuzyaev missed the ball and kicked FCK players leg instead.

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    15. @Anton Kniazev, it seems that your only relevant argument is the UEFA ranking, which is related to the success of teams from various countries in UEFA international matches and it does not say anything about the quality of the national leagues!

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    16. May be its not 100% accurate but it does say a lot about the quality of the league. Its the evaluation of Slovenian clubs performances in UEFA competitions in the last 5 years.

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    17. @lucac2218 I agree with you btw, Jug is one of the best referees of 1st Cat (but too inconsistent I think) and Vinčić should already be in Elite by now (and with Sajn! I can't make sense of it, he really ought to be promoted in December).

      I was just commenting how much of a logical fallacy it is that referees from 'weak' domestic leagues haven't developed the skills to referee at a high level in UEFA; I agree with Vlad, if anything they are MORE prepared than their colleagues from eg Premier League.

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    18. @Anton Kniazev.. Vinic did the right decision only you saw a clear penalty https://streamable.com/29wlh

      Your comments show that you are not very a knowledgeable person and at the same time you have a demeaning attitude against referees from smaller countries, especially the Slovenian referees. You are just a petty and an envious person who can't be objective. And changing your nick names on this blog does not help you much because the person hiding behind those nick names remains the same.

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  32. What is wrong with Jug?
    Rangers #16 stoped promising attack with his hand,not even a YC.

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  33. Jug whistled the end of the game and in the same moments I think there was a SFP...

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  34. Now at the end,atleast 7 Rangers players made gesture of frustration with Jug's decision.not even 1 of them was booked.

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  35. Well he lost control of the match after that sending-off

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  36. OT:BERNABEÚ CONFIRMED AS THE VENUE FOR THE FINAL by CONMEBOL president Alejandro Domínguez: "Those of us who know the Beautiful Game, know that it only about winning or losing - not killing or dying for. I would like to begin by thanking Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Infantino, Scheferin and my good friend Florentino Pérez".

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    1. Sorry for the joke, but that means, 2 teams from the former Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata will play the "Libertadores" final in the former imperial capital, the land of the "Conquistadores". XD

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    2. Well IMO better in Madrid than Doha.Madrid and Spain have much more football tradition than Qatar.

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    3. And lots of Argentinians living.

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  37. OT: Simon Lount (NZL) will have his debut in the German 3rd division on Saturday, assisting Martin Petersen in 1860 München - FSV Zwickau. He assisted in 3 4th division matches before.

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    1. Why is he over in Germany?

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    2. Is he a ref with a great perspective?

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    3. He is working in Germany (near Stuttgart) at the moment - I don't know more details.
      Maybe he has a perspective to be promoted in the upper leagues, if hes stays longer.
      At least, it explains, why he is not with Conger at the CWC.

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    4. He is a FIFA badged Assistant Referee who went to the World Cup as part of Matthew Conger's team. I was wondering why I hadn't seen him yet in the Australian A-League this season.

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  38. Guys, I read comments about poor Jug, Something with a penalty missed by Vincic, poor Grinfeld, 2 mistakes by Robert Schorgenhofer,,terrible bad Dennis Higler from Netherlands, Good red card Tohver and very happy that Bibi is back, So the CL MD5 look much better then EL MD 5

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  39. Highlights of Orel Grinfeld's performance in Salzburg v Leipzig

    https://ok.ru/video/1084004829804

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  40. OT: When should we expect the match officials for Asian Cup UAE 2019 to be announced?

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  41. OT Some change in roumanian FIFA list. So, George Găman who was in the third class will be replaced by Marcel Bârsan. For me is a surprise and I didn't expect this. The one who should be demoted is Sebastian Coltescu from second group who is 41 years. Găman in the begining was a great referee, but in the last season he didn't progress. Marcel Barsan had a great season last year and he should be in FIFA list. The other referees from Roumania are Ovidiu Hațegan, Istvan Kovacs, Radu Petrescu, Marius Avram, Sebastian Coltescu and Horatiu Fesnic. And Octavin Sovre who is 45 this year will stay two years more because he is in Hategan team.

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  42. Can anyone make streamable links of the main incident's from Jug's match? Having difficulty finding clips that play in the US. Thanks.

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    1. https://streamable.com/l106f
      https://streamable.com/vu97p
      https://streamable.com/150br
      https://streamable.com/80l2d
      https://streamable.com/t81jf

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  43. Alberto Undiano Mallenco's time management is awful… what to think about a referee who has been told to improve something (Carlos Velasco Carballo said so about all referees in LaLiga in september) and who doesn't do it that is not difficult at all?

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  44. I made a 'fast-paced' highlights about Fabio Veríssimo's debut in Bordeaux - Slavia Praha, and you can watch it in the link below:

    https://streamable.com/cbrjb

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    Intrigued by the comments on the blog, I decided to watch first leg of China's FA Cup Final in full. Clattenburg was referee, with Irmatov's usual ARs running his lines, rest of the team including two VARs were local. One would imagine 'Clatts' replaced the Uzbek, or maybe even Kovalenko / Tantashev.

    As always, a real pleasure to watch Mr Clattenburg officiate, still he shows to be a master of communication both with the players and to the audience- every referee in the world can learn sth from him.

    He took three crucial decisions, which are all quite interesting IMO.

    29' Penalty whistled for handball, supported by VAR
    https://youtu.be/JKyCUkIk13M?t=2032

    47' Penalty for handball awarded after OFR by VAR (review is around one minute after the incident)
    https://youtu.be/JKyCUkIk13M?t=3450

    61' Referee invited to rewatch handball incident, after OFR declines to award a penalty
    https://youtu.be/JKyCUkIk13M?t=4262

    I hoped Fu Ming would officiate the return match, but it was Matthew Conger with his CWC team that got the call (Fu Ming was VAR). Not a good message for China's referees with these appointments- their best referee even handled AFC Champions League Final!

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    1. ”61 I can’t understand how professional VAR referees can invite him to rewatch that. It’s not even close. Never deliberate. Arm as close to the body as humanly possible.

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    2. About Fabio Veríssimo-not ref for my taste,too much talking,too much leniency from him.

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    3. Clattenburg looked like he was enjoying himself.

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  45. I reviewed the videos and photos that appeared here from Jug, Vincic, Grinfeld. Let me say that the word "poor" is absolutely wrong to use. There were no important mistakes. For RC in a Jug match, we can only say bravo, an important right decision was made with the help of AR. Penalty missed by Vincic, it is very difficult to detect, only AAR could help.

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