Friday, 14 December 2018

Referee of the Year - Clément Turpin is the Surprise of 2018

The seventh contest of our "Referee of the Year", in cooperation with guesstheref.com, has ended. According to our readers, Clément Turpin is the surprise of 2018 with 145 points. 
The French has surely impressed many people for his quick development as Elite referee. In recent months he has shown very solid performances leading him to work at first as fourth official in occasion of 2017-18 Champions League final, and then to be selected for World Cup. In Russia he has officiated two games. For sure a remarkable achievement, and his development at very high level, maybe this is the reason of the choice by our readers, wasn't expected so early. However, surely this could have happened later in any case. What we can point out about his games his very often the full control he exercises on players He is still relatively young (compared to other Elite referees), so he has a long FIFA career still waiting for him. 



To follow, with 141 points,  Alireza Faghani from Iran. Having already talked about him in different occasions, we can surely add that for many people his exploit in 2018 has been for sure a surprise. Nobody expected an excellent World Cup, so this made his achievement even more presitgious.  


Third placed is Ovidiu Hațegan from Romania with 109 points. The Romanian did not attended major tournaments in 2018, but he has managed to be very consistent with a very long sequence of remarkable performances, he has been always very reliable and solid. He has officiated 4 games in 2018-19 Group stage, and now for sure he is a candidate for something very important on next KO stage. After having missed 2018 World Cup due to a bad performance in a play off, now for sure he has fully recovered and he is ready for the next big tournaments.

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13 comments:

  1. I've couple of questions not fully related to Turpin's award:
    1) VAR @ CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: do you know how VAR will work since next champion league stage ? How many VAR will act ? 4 like at FIFA world Cup (VAR, AVAR1, AVAR2, AVAR3) ? VAR officials will belong to same country of main referee and IV official ?
    2) BELGIUM REFEREE: Have you any update about the scandal involving Vertenten and Delferiere ? They have been removed form FIFA list as expected but are they really guilty ?
    Thanks

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    1. It will be interesting to read some updates about Belgium, I share your same questions.
      About VAR in Champions League, it is not still known how the system will work. I don't know how many AVAR there will be, however I don't think that we will have so many officials as it happens in FIFA competitions (but that's only my sensation).
      It was reported that Cakir appointment in Italy - USA friendly was an official test by UEFA for VAR, so if we assume that this will be the system, we will have the main VAR and only 1 AVAR.
      About the possibility to see full teams for the same countries both on the pitch and behind the monitors, well, this is not possible for all referees, for sure we will have some cases in which the officials on the pitch will be from a different country than VAR. The important thing, apart from the country, is the LANGUAGE, they must communicate without any problem, as Rosetti explained in his interview.
      As you are Italian, I can share again the link:
      https://sport.sky.it/calcio/champions-league/2018/12/13/rosetti-intervista-esclusiva-sky-var-in-champions-siamo-pronti.html

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    2. Thank you very much Chefren for your answer and especially for shearing the interview to Rosetti. Personally I would appreciate a solution as you mentioned with only one AVAR. It is really not needed having too many officials behind the monitor. Yes I agree with you on the fact that in some cases Uefa so not have enough skilled referees form the same country to cover all the roles.
      For example in case of Brych or Aytekin's appointment, Zwayer and Dankert could be a safe compatriotic option for VAR role, but in case of Kralovec or hategan involvement I don't see a robust solution from Cech rep. or Romania

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    3. Yes, in case of an appointment of a German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, French or Dutch crew it would be easier.

      Examples:

      -Brych referee/Borsch and Lupp AR/Fritz FO/Dankert VAR plus an AVAR1.
      -Mateu Lahoz referee/Cebrián Devís and Díaz Pérez del Palomar AR/Hernández Hernández FO/De Burgos Bengoetxea VAR plus an AVAR1.
      -Rocchi referee/Di Liberatore and Tonolini AR/Doveri FO/Irrati VAR plus an AVAR1, etcetera.


      But, even if there are referees who will have it easier to communicate themselves, this shouldn't mean that referees like Hategan or Sidiropoulos are unable to communicate themselves with a VAR from other country...

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  2. When we will have the full list of Fifa R&AR for 2019? Do you have any info ?

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  3. VILLARREAL CF - SPARTAK MOSCOW (A. Treimanis)

    10' - Good onside decision by AR1 in the build-up to Villarreal's 1-0 goal
    => https://streamable.com/dfbdv

    22' - YC for reckless tackle
    => https://streamable.com/0t4lt

    50' - careless foul or reckless foul?
    => https://streamable.com/zeg85

    64' - missing YC for SPA
    => https://streamable.com/igspt

    85' - reckless foul or SFP?
    => https://streamable.com/v0jiu

    90' - RC for SFP, management of mass-confrontation, YC for SPA14 (missing VC?)
    => https://streamable.com/xpm5u

    Further management clips from the rest of the game (wall, time-wasting)
    => https://streamable.com/2vog4
    => https://streamable.com/4jiy6

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    1. Very well spotted RC and the confrontation was well managed IMO. He protected the player from doing more stupid things and he got the rest back quite quickly.

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    2. 64 is to me not really a SPA. No card is fine

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  4. Penalty incident from yesterday's RC Celta de Vigo - CD Leganés.

    https://streamable.com/hoevv

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  5. OT:
    Bebek again has the biggest match in Croatia,match Dinamo vs Hajduk.
    Altough Dinamo id clear favourite,it's nice to see that Bebek is trusted again by Croatian comittee.

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