Monday, 17 June 2019

2019 FIFA Women's WC - Referee appointments for group stage

Referee appointments for group stage.
Match 18 (Reims)
14 June 2019, 18:00 CET
Jamaica - Italy
Refereee: Anna-Marie Keighley (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Sarah Jones (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: Maria Salamasina (SAM)
Fourth Official: Claudio Umpiérrez (URU)
Fifth Officil: Monica Amboya (ECU)
Video Assistant Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Gil (POL)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)

Match 19 (Le Havre)
14 June 2019, 21:00 CET
England - Argentina
Referee: Liang Qin (CHN)
Assistant Referee 1: Yan Fang (CHN)
Assistant Referee 2: Kyoung Min Kim (KOR)
Fourth Official: Hyang Ok Ri (PRK)
Fifth Official: Kum Hyo Hong (PRK)
Video Assistant Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Katrin Rafalski (GER)

Match 20 (Rennes)
14 June 2019, 15:00 CET
Japan - Scotland
Referee: Lidya Tafesse Abebe (ETH)
Assistant Referee 1: Mary Njoroge (KEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Queency Victoire (MRI)
Fourth Official: Gladys Lengwe (ZAM)
Fifth Official: Princesss Brown (JAM)
Video Assistant Referee: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Drew Fischer (CAN)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Oleksandra Ardaševa (UKR)

Match 21 (Grenoble)
15 June 2019, 21:00 CET
Canada - New Zealand
Refereee: Yoshimi Yamashita (JPN)
Assistant Referee 1: Naomi Teshirogi (JPN)
Assistant Referee 2: Makoto Bozono (JPN)
Fourth Official: Kate Jacewicz (AUS)
Fifth Officil: Sanja Rodak (CRO)
Video Assistant Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Gil (POL)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Kathryn Nesbitt (USA)

Match 22 (Valenciennes)
15 June 2019, 15:00 CET
Netherlands - Cameroon
Referee: Casey Reibelt (AUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Lee Seul Gi (KOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Maiko Hagio (JPN)
Fourth Official: Ekaterina Koroleva (USA)
Fifth Official: Maria Sukenikova (SVK)
Video Assistant Referee: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Mauro Vigliano (ARG)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Mayte Chavez (MEX)

Match 23 (Paris)
16 June 2019, 18:00 CET
United States - Chile
Referee: Riem Hussein (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Kylie Cockburn (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihaela Tepusa (ROU)
Fourth Official: Esther Staubli (SUI)
Fifth Official: Susanne Kung (SUI)
Video Assistant Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Drew Fischer (CAN)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Maryna Striletska (UKR)

Match 24 (Nice)
16 June 2019, 15:00 CET
Sweden - Thailand
Refereee: Salima Mukansanga (RWA)
Assistant Referee 1: Bernadettar Kwimbira (MWI)
Assistant Referee 2: Lidwine Rakotozafinoro (MAD)
Fourth Official: Katalin Kulcsar (HUN)
Fifth Officil: Katalin Torok (HUN)
Video Assistant Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:Sarah Jones (NZL)

Match 25 (Rennes)
17 June 2019, 21:00 CET
Nigeria - France
Referee: Melissa Borjas (HON)
Assistant Referee 1: Shirley Perello (HON)
Assistant Referee 2: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Fourth Official: Maria Carvajal (CHI)
Fifth Officil: Leslie Vazquez (CHI)
Video Assistant Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:Loreto Toloza (CHI)

Match 26 (Reims)
17 June 2019, 21:00 CET
South Korea - Norway
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Princess Brown (JAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Steohanie-Dale Yee Sing (JAM)
Fourth Official: Gladys Lengwe (ZAM)
Fifth Official: Maria Salamasina (SAM)
Video Assistant Referee: Christopher Beath (AUS)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Mohammed Mohammed (UAE)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:Lucie Ratajova (CZE)

Match 27 (Montpellier)
17 June 2019, 18:00 CET
South Africa - Germany
Refereee: Sandra Braz (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Julia Magnusson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Lisa Rashid (ENG)
Fourth Official: Stéphanie Frappart (FRA)
Fifth Officil: Michelle O'Neill (IRL)
Video Assistant Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Drew Fischer (CAN)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)

Match 28 (Le Havre)
17 June 2019, 18:00 CET
China PR - Spain
Referee: Edna Alves Batista (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Neuza Back (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Tatiane Sacilotti (BRA)
Fourth Official: Laura Fortunato (ARG)
Fifth Official: Mary Blanco (COL)
Video Assistant Referee: Mauro Vigliano (ARG)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Tiago Martins (POR)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Mariana de Almeida (ARG)

Match 29 (Grenoble)
18 June 2019, 21:00 CET
Jamaica - Australia
Referee: Katalin Kulcsar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Katalin Torok (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Sanja Rodak (CRO)
Fourth Official: Jana Adamkova (CZE)
Fifth Official: Maria Sukenikova (SVK)
Video Assistant Referee: Jose Maria Sanchez (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Mohammed Mohammed (UAE)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Sian Massey (ENG)

Match 30 (Valenciennes)
18 June 2019, 21:00 CET
Italy - Brazil
Referee: Lucila Venegas (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Mayte Chavez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Enedina Caudillo (MEX)
Fourth Official: Ekaterina Koroleva (USA)
Fifth Officil: Mary Njoroge (KEN)
Video Assistant Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Tiago Martins (POR)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:Luciana Mascaraña (URU)

200 comments:

  1. 35' a very soft penalty whistled by Tafesse to Japan.
    I think Irrati must support here but nothing else than a mistake for me.
    You should never whistle that...

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    1. Soft penalty? Yes. Mistake? Not in a million years. There was a clear thug from the Scottish player which will result to a free Kick outside the box but when it's inside we begin to debate. It it was a mistake Irrati would have said so and in the absence of no intervention it wasn't a mistake. My take is that Lidya was far from play but got her decision spot on. Any player running at such pace could tumble at any contact especially when it's a pull back. My advice is that the Scottish player should keep her arm down it's a Football match not the other way around

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    2. Very soft penalty indeed and now Scotland had two appeals. The one in 80' would have been soft as well, so no intervention is ok. But the handball in 85' was rather clear for me. Once again nothing....

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    3. Same the second one seemed clear to me given how penalties are given very frequent
      I think Japanese player used her hand to move the ball from the Scottish player might be accidental but punishable.

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    4. Not "soft" at all. The defender grabs and tugs the Japanese player as she is running past her. What's the need for the Scottish player to do this in such an obvious manner? Unlike Staubli yesterday, Tafesse Abebe had the courage whistle something so blatantly obvious.

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  2. WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
    GROUP STAGE / 1ST MATCHES

    FRANCE vs KOREA (4-0)
    Claudia Umpiérrez (URU)
    Mauro Vigliano (VAR)

    (+) 26.15 FRA goal disallowed after VAR intervention - offside
    (-) 59.41 AR2 No need to delay the flag since there is no goal scoring opportunity or promising attack
    (-) 81.48 KOR 20 should recieve a yellow card for reckless (step on foot)
    (-) 92.10 The ball touched the referee and play continued. The game must stop and restart with dropped ball

    GERMANY vs CHINA (1-0)
    Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)
    Massimiliano Irrati (VAR)

    (+)10.46 CHN 11 yellow card for reckless (tackle)
    (+) 43.18 CHN 9 yellow card for reckless (tackle)
    (+) 48.54 CHN 2 yellow card for reckless (tackle)
    (-) 59.01 GER possible penalty situation for holding.Referee did not see holding. VAR did not intervene that’s understandable since there is not a clear and obvious one
    (+) 70.10 CHN 5 yellow card for delaying restart of game
    (+) 80.52 GER 6 yellow card for reckless (tackle)

    SPAIN vs SOUTH AFRICA (3-1)
    Maria Carvajal (CHI)
    Mauro Vigliano (VAR)

    (-) 31.39 RSA 11 should recieve yellow card for reckless (tackle)
    (+) 59.14 RSA 3 yellow card for illegal use of elbow
    (-) 65.03 Delayed the play for VAR review a possible penalty and play continued.It must be a penalty kick for handball. VAR intervention was needed
    (+) 67.37 Penalty decision for ESP and RSA 5 yellow card for handball - shot on goal (Wrong yellow card, It was a cross)
    (+) 73.00 ESP goal correctly disallowed for offside
    (+) 76.10 RSA 19 - yellow card for reckless (tackle)
    (+) 78.42 Penalty decision (ESP) after VAR intervention. RSA 3 recieved second yellow card for reckless (tackle) and sent off
    (+) 93.32 ESP 7 yellow card for tactical faul

    NORWAY vs NIGERIA (3-0)
    Kate Jacewicz (AUS)
    Danny Makkelie (VAR)

    (+) 12.19 NGA 9 yellow card for illegal use of arm
    (+) 21.10 NGA possible penalty situation for holding. Good play on and good No Intervention
    (-) 40.40 NGA possible penalty situation.Referee decision was play on.There was a very clear contact after sliding tackle. It should be penalty and VAR intervention was needed.
    (+) 44.17 NGA 17 yellow card for SPA


    AUSTRALIA vs ITALY (1-2)
    Melissa Borjas (HON)
    Carlos del Cerro Grande (VAR)

    (+) 08.08 ITA goal correctly disallowed for offside
    (+) 20.14 Correct penalty decision (AUS). ITA 3 yellow card for holding
    (-) 45.28 AUS 16 should recieve yellow card for reckless (step on foot)
    (-) 48.40 AUS 9 should recieve yellow card for reckless (step on foot).referee did not whistle
    (-) 56.34 ITA 10 should recieve yellow card for illegal use of arm
    (+) 62.45 ITA 10 yellow card for reckless (tackle)
    (+) 66.00 Possible penalty situation (ITA) for handball. Play on was the correct decision (arm stick to body) In a short time AUS scored a goal but correctly disallowed for offside.
    (+) 68.42 ITA 21 yellow card for reckless (tackle)
    (+) 75.00 AUS 11 yellow card for reckless (tackle - leg is bended)
    (-) 78.57 AR 1 wrong offside decision after delayed the flag
    (+) 80.15 ITA goal correctly disallowed for offside

    BRASIL vs JAMAICA (3-0)
    Riem Hussein (GER)
    Bastian Dankert (VAR)

    (-) 15.53 JAM 5 yellow card for SPA. But it must be DOGSO and red card. No VAR intervention correct since not a clear and obvious one
    (-) 36.33 penalty decision (BRA) for handball. For me not punishable handball. She whistled late maybe AR told her there is a handball. I can understand no intervention by VAR since the ball touched arm so no clear and obvious mistake
    (+) 50.39 BRA possible penalty situation correct play on. Perfect positioning. Both defender and goalkeeper touched the ball
    (-) 52.20 JAM 14 should recieve yellow card for illegal use of arm
    (+) 57.06 BRA 8 yellow card for SPA
    (+) 61.27 Correct Offside decision by AR2. Player is challenging with opponnent (running very close at the beggining)
    (+) 81.04 BRA 3 yellow card for SPA

    RF

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    1. ENGLAND vs SCOTLAND (2-1)
      Jana Adámková (CZE)
      Felix Zwayer (VAR)

      (+) 10.36 Penalty decision (ENG) after VAR intervention - handball
      (+) 22.01 ENG goal correctly disallowed for offside
      (+) 26.50 SCO possible penalty situation - correct play on. Hand on the shoulder but not enough for penalty
      (+) 42.38 SCO 5 yellow card for SPA
      (+) 45.13 ENG goal correctly disallowed for offside
      (+) 46.10 SCO 3 yellow card for reckless (tackle)

      ARGENTINA vs JAPAN (0-0)
      Stéphanie Frappart (FRA)
      Clement Turpin (VAR)

      (-) 18.35 JPN 9 should recieve yellow card for illegal use of arm
      (+) 37.30 JPN 11 yellow card for reckless (tackle)
      (+) 41.04 Possible penalty situation (JPN) - correct play on. Not punishable handball - Unexpected ball
      (+) 45+1 JPN 6 yellow card for illegal use of arm
      (-) 57.45 JPN 6 should recieve second yellow card and sent off for reckless (step on the foot)
      (+) 84.40 JPN 8 yellow card for illegal use of arm but she had to wait for the advantage
      (+) 88.46 Possible penalty situation(JPN)- correct play on (normal challenging body to body)

      CANADA vs CAMEROON (1-0)
      Ri Hyang-ok (PRK)
      Massimiliano Irrati (VAR)

      (-) 01.22 CMR 4 should recieve yellow card for reckless (step on foot)
      (-) 05.43 Possible penalty situation (CMR). Defender makes sliding tackle. She touches to the ball with one leg other kick the opponent. But there is a clear offensive faul at the beggining of the attack so No VAR intervention was correct. But They could explaine the situation in a better way
      (+) 36.35 CMR 19 yellow card for reckless (tackle). Borderline situation so better No VAR Intervention
      (-) 37.30 AR2 incorrect offside flag
      (-) 67.41 AR2 incorrect offside flag. Defender plays the ball
      (+) 73.33 CMR 17 yellow card for illegal use of arm

      NEW ZEALAND vs NETHERLANDS (O-1)
      Edina Alves Batista (BRA)
      Carlos del Cerro Grande (VAR)

      (-) 04.24 NZL 2 should recieve yellow card for reckless (step on foot)
      (-) 53.26 Possible penalty situation (NZL) - It should be penalty kick for handball. VAR must intervene
      (-) 84.13 Possible penalty situation (NED) - Should be penalty kick since there is a clear contact with her knee. No VAR Intervention not a clear and obvious one

      CHILE vs SWEDEN (0-2)
      Lucila Venegas (MEX)
      Christopher Beath (VAR)

      (+) 66.36 SWE player 6 - yellow card for reckless (tackle) VAR supported the yellow card which was correct for me - contact after she touches the ball
      (!) 71.10 The play Stopped because of the heavy rain
      (+) 76.30 CHI 3 yellow card for SPA
      (+) 94.55 CHI 11 yellow card for reckless (tackle)

      USA vs THAILAND (13-0)
      Laura Fortunato (ARG)
      Mauro Vigliano (VAR)

      (+) 04.46 ABD goal correctly disallowed - offside
      (-) 14.11 USA 11 should recieve yellow card for reckless (tackle). Referee didn’t whistle for a faul
      (-) 22.40 Possible penalty situation (ABD) - Contact from behind, no intention play with the ball so better to give penalty. No VAR Intervention. Not the clear and obvious one
      (+) 45+1 Possible penalty situation (ABD) - Correct play on. Defender touched the ball slightly
      (+) 70.55 USA 17 yellow card for reckless (tackle)

      RF

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  3. Minute 9' OFR and penalty to Italy.
    Keighley had assessed a fair challenge on the ball, this change of decision can be easily explained, good intervention by Makkelie.

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    1. Yep, understandable how she got deceived.

      Penalty saved, but VAR says retake. YC issued of course, now scored.

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    2. Penalty to be retaken and YC to keeper. Another VAR intervention. I don't like this new tendency because impossible to be applied in all games but I must agree, as it is according to LotG.

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    3. I noticed something in the penalty kick that assistant referee did not come close to the goalposts for the penalty

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    4. Was she not at the edge of the penalty area (18 yards)? Because on regular in game PK, that's where AR's should stand. During kicks from the mark to determine winner, then AR should be at goal area (6 yards).

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    5. She was at the corner flag if am not mistaken

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    6. Oh I see. That's interesting and new. It must be a new way of doing things now with VAR. TBH, I rather like it. Because in case of a missed PK, the AR is already in proper position to once again assess offside infringements

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    7. Chefren, but it can be enforced. And VAR is not needed for it to be enforced. All you need are AR's who are willing to abide by the letter of the Law and stop giving goalkeepers any sort of leeway.

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  4. I see that no one else has brought up or discussed the incident at 90+2 in Brasil v Australia. However, I am not surprised at the silence and I know the reason.

    In regards to the incident. As a TV commentator put it, "her ego and disappointment kept her from doing the right thing and doing an OFR"

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  5. Sorry I don't know what happened please explain

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    1. At 90 +2, on a crossed pass into the penalty area. A Brazilian player was wrestled to ground by an Australian player unfairly preventing the Brazilian player from having an opportunity attack the ball. It seems that VAR did attempt to intervene. But much like like Brych in Serbia vs Switzerland, Staubli talked her way out from having to do an OFR (her 3rd in the match).

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    2. Ok I haven't seen it but I read what broadcaster said about the incident and I quote "it looked like the defender was tugging her shirt, but the VAR check Is quickly over and no penalty is given

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    3. Yeah, the Aussie player had a bit of everything wrapped up. Shirt, arm, ect...... What stood out to me is that it looked so blatant and obvious.

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    4. I think I missed this incident, Sheriff. Do you have a video?

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    5. This is the particular scene:

      https://streamable.com/8ddnh

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    6. Thanks, in my opinion penalty to be whistled, about VAR, I think Bastien assessed it as not too clear and obvious for an OFR, but apart from that, focus on referee, that's a crucial mistake for me.

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    7. Watching the above video it becomes obvious that Staubli talked down any possible VAR intervention. You can see her possibly say the words "not for me". So if she was adamant and the VAR backed down too easily. Then we're left with a missed PK much like Brych last year in Russia.

      Yesterday I gave Staubli some leeway because of the type of play it was. I was under the impression that her attention wasn't on the penalty area until after the arrives. But the video says otherwise. She was looking into the penalty area as the holding started and ended with the Brasilian being wrestled to the ground.

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  6. 36' not so much alterness by Keighley with three players including Italian keeper down and play allowed to continue... even a missed foul in this collision.

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  7. Jamaican player in 62 minute kicks back of Italian player's leg, sending her into her keeper and knocking her down. Foul at the least and possible YC, but no foul called or VAR. ???

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    1. And why should there be a VAR intervention?

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    2. Unless you view the action of the Jamaican player as serious foul play or violent conduct. Then there is no reason for VAR to intervene.

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    3. Yes, it wasn't one of the areas in which VAR intervenes. And the force of the kick wasn't so strong to make it reckless, so no need for YC.

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  8. I haven't been watching this match long, but Italy seems to have some of the best ball control of any team.

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  9. This New Zealand girl is running for the finals? She runs a lot, quite stylish, precise. I have not seen the others but for me she can ref the final

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  10. 59' possible SFP, kick in face with a certain force... it was assessed as reckless, player was lucky there.

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    1. Even though the intention was not to kickbox the opponent, that kind of behavior surely jeopardizes the player's safety. RC for me.

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    2. You seem to have to do A LOT WORSE in order to see that elusive straight Red Card in "modern" FIFA Football Tournaments. Being overly permissive and under punishing seems to be accepted and expected way.

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  11. Warranted red card for serious foul play in my opinion. Players' safety is of paramount importance, and the Jamaican player's action jeopardized the safety of the Italian player.

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  12. Unless I am mistaken, Riem Hussein is the only ref to be assigned for 2 games in group stage MD 1-2. Thus 23/26 refs have been assigned in the first 24 games. Does this mean the remaining 3 refs will not officiate?

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    1. The three remaining refs are Braz, Koroleva and Lengwe.
      Koroleva was already 4th official three times and her potential ARs (Nesbitt, Boudreau) were used with Jacewicz.
      There are only 4 CAF referees in the tournament, who already work with Abebe and Mukansanga - so nobody left for Lengwe.
      So if there are fixed trios, both are probably only planned as 4th officials.
      On the other hand, for UEFA 2 ARs (Rashid and Magnusson) are still unused, so they could work together with Braz. However, she could have easily been appointed to USA-CHI (which should not be too difficult). So maybe she also is only reserve.

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    2. Thanks Philipp S, interesting analysis :-)

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    3. Nesbitt and Boudreau were tied to Chenard. Mariscal went with Koroleva. Nesbitt/Boudreau were not "her potential ARs" unless Koroleva was getting moved into Chenard's position, which wasn't going to happen. I think the only way Koroleva gets a match is if FIFA did not like Borjas' performance. Koroleva would have a center with the same ARs from Borjas' match. Otherwise, she won't work in the middle.

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  13. It seems as Egyptian FA won the appeal against the suspension of Gehad Grisha and now he will be allowed to officiate at AFCON 2019.

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  14. Predictions MD3
    NGA-FRA: Carvajal, Vazquez, Toloza (all CHI), Reibelt - Beath (both AUS), Mohamed (UAE), Hagio (JPN)
    KOR-NOR: Borjas, Perello (both HON), Mariscal (USA), Lengwe (ZAM) - Fischer (CAN), Irrati (ITA), Boudreau (CAN)
    RSA-GER: Fortunato, Almeida (both ARG), Blanco (COL), Jacewicz (AUS) - Vigliano (ARG), Makkelie (NED), Nesbitt (USA)
    CHN-ESP: Batista, Back, Sacilotti (all BRA), Venegas (MEX) - Gil (POL), Martins (POR), Caudillo (MEX)
    JAM-AUS: Braz (POR), Rashid (ENG), Magnusson (SWE), Mukansanga (RWA) - Martins (POR), Sanchez (ESP), Kwimbira (MWI)
    ITA-BRA: Abebe (ETH), Njoroge (KEN), Victoire (MRI), Koroleva (USA) - Mohamed (UAE), Beath (AUS), Rakotozafinoro (MAD)
    JPN-ENG: Umpierrez, Mascarana (both URU), Amboya (ECU), Reibelt (AUS) - Vigliano (ARG), Sanchez (ESP), Lee (KOR)
    SCO-ARG: Beaudoin (CAN), Brown, Sing (both JAM), Keighley (NZL) - Fischer (CAN), Irrati (ITA), Jones (NZL)
    NED-CAN: Qin, Fang (both CHN), Kim (KOR), Lengwe (ZAM) - Zwayer, Stegemann (both GER), Blanco (COL)
    CMR-NZL: Staubli (SUI), Massey (ENG), Küng (SUI), Fortunato (ARG) - Dankert (GER), Turpin (FRA), Almeida (ARG)
    SWE-USA: Jacewicz (AUS), Kim (KOR), Teshirogi (JPN), Batista (BRA) - Makkelie (NED), Gil (POL), Back (BRA)
    THA-CHI: Pustovoytova, Kurochkina (both RUS), Iugulescu (ROU), Borjas (HON) - del Cerro Grande (ESP), Valeri (ITA), Perello (HON)

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    1. Abebe was terrible today and Victoire didn't even seem to understand Law 11. There is no chance FIFA will give Italy-Brazil to a referee who was so poor. The CAF referees at women's events are below standard. It's unfortunate, but it's reality. Abebe should be happy and lucky to get one match.

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    2. Care to elaborate why she was terrible?
      I'll admit that I didn't watch the entire match. But based on the comments posted in regards to her match. The only thing I read was about the PK she whistled. Which IMO and in opinion of others was correct. Other disagreed but hey, that's football. Other than that nothing else was mentioned. So she couldn't have been that "terrible" as you are making her out to be.

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    3. You're not a serious person, so I don't care to elaborate that much.

      First of all, you conclude that "she couldn't have been that 'terrible' solely because there weren't a lot of comments. Uh-huh. Makes sense.

      So if NO ONE comments on a match here, that referee was perfect?

      Look, I watched the match. Her AR called a player off when the player was fully 2 yards onside. Her misconduct threshold was low, with neither booking be fully deserved or necessary. Her foul calls were erratic. She and her ARs seemed to miss a couple very simple throw-in decisions. Oh, and she added two minutes in the second half, when there were five substitutions and a goal celebration with a VAR check. Two minutes. When's the last time you saw two minutes as the accurate time added on in the second half of a major international.

      You didn't watch the match. I did. It was clear she was in over her head. It was clear that AR2 doesn't deserve to be at a World Cup.

      But, hey, you like to make waves here and invent all sorts of standards (e.g., "no one said anything so she wasn't terrible") to suit your own agenda. Like I said, you're not serious. If a UEFA referee gave that penalty you'd be railing about how soft it was and how the referee fell for embellishment. If Marciniak gave that penalty, you'd probably be calling for him to face a jail sentence. Give me a break.

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    4. When a penalty is as obvious as this one. It's a penalty in Estonia, Lesotho, Guam, Bolivia, Cuba, Vanuatu and anywhere else in the world regardless of Confederation. You didn't like her cautions? Okay. I'd a million times prefer this over a referee who is overly lenient/permissive and who is willing to under punish incidents. Added time? Using your logic, Fortunato (ARG) should have added 7-8 minutes to the 2nd half of USA -Thailand. I mean there were 5 substitutions and 10 goals scored. After which the scoring team celebrated each and every one in an extended manner. Marciniak? C'mon now, he doesn't need my words of encouragement. He by his own volition has done himself in recently. But that's neither here nor there as he's far far far away from this Tournament.

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    5. However, I do agree that the FIFA Ref Comm will not assign her to the Brasil v Italia match. Not because of how well (me) or bad (you) she did in her match. But because it's a "big" match that requires a "big" name. A match whose result will determine who advances and who goes home. So in this case a highly trusted "big gun" from neither UEFA or CONMEBOL if the Ref Comm wants to maintain neutrality. From CONCACAF it can be Venegas (MEX) from AFC it can be Ri (PRK) or Jacewicz (AUS). If the Ref Comm breaks neutrality and goes with a UEFA referee, then there are multiple options. I personally don't see a UEFA referee in Brasil's future. Not after Staubli's performance yesterday.

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  15. I liked the body language by Liang Qin when she whistled penalty, very calm and firm at the same time.

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    1. No arguments there. The call was spot on. Easy to be so confident in your call when you've put yourself into a great position on the pitch to properly assess it.

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    2. I thought here positioning for the penalty decision was excellent.

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  16. 87th minute obvious holding by one or both players with no foul called.

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  17. 2019 CONCACAF GOLD CUP

    16 June 2019, 01:30 CET - Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl)
    CANADA - MARTINIQUE
    Referee: Héctor Said Martínez Sorto (HON)
    Assistant Referee 1: Walter Enrique López Ramos (HON)
    Assistant Referee 2: Helpys Raymundo Feliz Cuevas (DOM)
    Fourth Official: José Antonio Kellys Márquez (PAN)

    16 June 2019, 04:00 CET - Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl)
    MEXICO - CUBA
    Referee: John Francis Pitti Hernández (PAN)
    Assistant Referee 1: Christian Jesús Ramírez Soto (HON)
    Assistant Referee 2: Henri Antonio Pupiro Esquivel (NCA)
    Fourth Official: Keylor Antonio Herrera Villalobos (CRC)

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  18. Greetings,
    I am wondering if anyone has access to the FIFA Laws of the Game in Kurdish language? I only seem to be able to find it in English, Spanish, French, German and a few others. Any help would be appreciated :)

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    1. There is no specific kurdish language, it all depends on which region you are a kurd from so no, there is no translation.

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    2. His best option may be getting it in one of those languages and then get it translated.

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  19. Anybody with the penanlty per game stats so far in the WC? It must be close to a record? I think at least 0,4 per game.

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    1. 9 penalties in first 20 games (0,45 per game).

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    2. Should be 10 in 20, grrrr Staubli and her VAR :-)

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  20. OT:
    The 2019 CONMEBOL Copa America referee kits are made by Ecuadorian brand Marathon Sports. Kits Solid colored shirt with wide black trim on the neck/shoulders and down the sides of the shirt. And thin black piping around the lower part of the sleeve. Solid black shorts and socks complete the look. Pitana and his crew are wearing the yellow shirt.

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltZnCay0LV8
      Was that a deliberate handball?
      Pitana needed VAR for whistling that penalty.

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    2. (Incident in video at 4:52.)

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    3. The way Marco Antonio Rodriguez (former FIFA Referee MEX) explained it on the TV broadcast, I say yes. Now he may be misinterpreting the new interpretation in regards to handling. But he said that the Bolivian player did make his silhouette bigger by having his hand/arm in that position. TBH, I'm still not real clear on the new handling interpretation.So I don't know.

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    4. @kits: Do you know, which colours are available?

      @handball: I am also not sure about the new Laws here, but my main argument for the penalty would be, that the hand moved into the path of the ball after it had been played.

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    5. Everyone interpretes it the way that suits them

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    6. Everyone interpretes it the way that suits them

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    7. So nothing changed Chiagozie Lol :-)

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    8. Philip, no sorry I am not sure of the colors available.

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    9. Blue is another color. As Wilmar Roldan and his crew are in lovely blue today.

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    10. Roberto Tobar (Chile) and his crew wore BLACK kits for Argentina V Colombia.

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  21. I turned on TV right now and Italian commentator has stated that Casey Reibelt was not so convincing in the early minutes of the game, missing some fouls and looking unsure. I don't trust commentators as they are mostly not referee experts, so I ask you.

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    1. For the first 15-20 minutes she seemed a bit nervous. Instead of doing things "by auto-pilot", she seemed to stop for a while to think about her decisions. But I think she came back strongly and now she looks in control.

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    2. Clear and obious mistake. In refereeing nowadays I say that it is acceptable if you make a mistake but it is totally unacceptable if you make a mistake and then disregard the VAR. That is totally unacceptable!

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    3. Her first half was one of the worst that I've seen so far at this tournament. Mutliple missed fouls due to poor foul regocnition and no real clear disciplinary line. She demonstrated a lack of feeling for the rhytym andflow of the match. Failing to apply a few advantages. And the whole situation in the 18th minute to the 21st minute was a confusing mess. Still don't who was in her ear or what player she was supposed to talk to.

      In the 23rd minute she misses a foul committed by a Dutch player. She makes the signal that the Dutch player "won the ball". However the Dutch kicks the heel of the Cameroonian player and sweeps her of her feet. The Cameroonian player stays down as the Dutch team is moving the ball into the attacking third of the field. At which point Reibelt decides to stop the match for the injury. The Dutch players were not happy to say the least.

      In the 27th minute she misses yet another foul committed against Cameroon #7. The Dutch goes in for a tackle, but at no point makes contact with the ball. The only contact her legs make are with the legs of Cammeroon #7. It seems as if Reibelt decided that Cameroon #7 was not going to get a call in her favor. She was quicker than the Dutch defenders who resorted to fouling her in order to stop her.

      To summarize her first 45 minutes. She officiated in a manner that only succeeded in frustrating the players. As they never knew what exactly Reibelt was going call or not call.

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    4. In the 70th minute I feel that she misapplied the referee being hit by the ball rule. The Dutch team IMO never has "control" or "possession" of the ball. The Dutch player is trying to clear the ball far away not make a pass to a teammate. And the ball doesn't put Cameroon in an advantageous position. Cameroon actually ended up playing the ball backwards to their defense.

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  22. Commentry is right. Watching the game from the beginning and I miss a clear line in foul detection / approach. Two YC both correct.

    Lot of minor fouls not whistled for. Possible because to let the game flow. Result is a very fysical match and players looking for a clear line.

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    1. The fouls committed count of 15(CMR) to 5(NED) does not at all reflect on what actually happened on the pitch.

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  23. Wrong restart in 53' (throw-in), after the game was stopped in 51', when the ball was still in play (unless my audio is not synchronized).

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    1. I believe you are right. As soon as Cameroon player takes the ball, the referee clearly puts the whistle in her mouth and turns her head away from the ball to look towards the injured player. The whistle can be heard just before the ball is out of play.

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    2. I agree. The Cameroonian player is clearly still in possession of the ball when Reibelt blows her whistle. Correct restart should have been a drop ball for Cameroon not a throw in for Holland. Reibelt effectively took possession of the ball away from Cameroon.

      I must say though, that the play was preceded by yet another foul committed against Cameroon #7. Reibelt insists that the Dutch player fairly wins a shoulder to shoulder charge. But the Dutch players shoulder makes contact only with the chest of the Cameroonian player.

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  24. China - Spain

    Referee: Edna Alves Batista (BRA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Neuza Back (BRA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Tatiane Sacilotti (BRA)
    Fourth Official: Laura Fortunato (ARG)
    Fifth Official: Mary Blanco (COL)
    Video Assistant Referee: Mauro Vigliano (ARG)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Tiago Martins (POR)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Mariana de Almeida (ARG)

    South Africa - Germany

    Refereee: Sandra Braz (POR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Julia Magnusson (SWE)
    Assistant Referee 2: Lisa Rashid (ENG)
    Fourth Official: Stéphanie Frappart (FRA)
    Fifth Officil: Michelle O'Neill (IRL)
    Video Assistant Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Drew Fischer (CAN)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)

    Nigeria - France

    Referee: Melissa BORJAS (HON)
    Assistant Referee 1: Shirley Perello (HON)
    Assistant Referee 2: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
    Fourth Official: Maria Carvajal (CHI)
    Fifth Officil: Leslie Vazquez (CHI)
    Video Assistant Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Gil (POL)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:Loreto Toloza (CHI)

    South Korea - Norway

    Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)
    Assistant Referee 1: Princess Brown (JAM)
    Assistant Referee 2: Steohanie-Dale Yee Sing (JAM)
    Fourth Official: Gladys Lengwe (ZAM)
    Fifth Official: Maria Salamasina (SAM)
    Video Assistant Referee: Christopher Beath (AUS)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Mohammed Mohammed (UAE)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:Lucie Ratajova (CZE)

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    1. Excellent and important assignments for CONCACAF and CONMEBOL crews. Matches that could very well determine who stays and who goes home.

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  25. Final of FIFA Toulon Tournament:

    Stade Marcel Roustan - France (15/06/2019 - 16h CET)

    Referee: António Emanuel Carvalho Nobre (POR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Pedro Mota (POR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Nuno Pereira (POR)
    Fourth Official: Luis Santander (MEX)

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  26. A challenging first half for Wilmar Roldan in Copa America game Venezuela - Peru.

    He is very motivated and active,excellent physical conditions and positing.His managent with the players is very firmly but always certainly.Excellent communication between assistent referees and a very active fourth offical at the benches.

    Solid foul detecion and two correct YCs given (6' VEN and 26' PER).

    The first important key match incident was in minute 5': Goal scored for Peru after a correct free kick.The goalkeeper from Venezuela and the striker from Peru were injured in the situation (classic scene:Goalkeeper comes out and doesn't catch the ball).Five minutes after the players were stable/okay,Roldan was streching his arm and was talking to the VAR.Everyone thought for a possible foul from the striker.He went to the VAR monitor and then correctly disallowed the goal after an illegal offside position.Well spotted by the VAR team!

    Only some points of improvement: His managment at standard situations is always too long.At every korner or free kick he is talking to players and pointing out who is in an offside position.After a while it is ennoying.

    His managmant of additional times was unbelievable.A five minute break for the injury + the VAR review,players were often injured (every time medical staff was at the pitch) and then only 4 MIN. additional time.This is absolutely disastrous!

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    1. An excellent second half by Wilmar Roldan in
      Venezuela 0 - 0 Peru.

      Exellent advantages given,solid foul detecion and full acceptance among the players.Two correct YCs given (82' VEN and 90+3' PER) and one correct 2nd YC for Mago,Venezuela (75').

      Key match incident in an interesting second half: 64' correct disallowed goal for Peru by AR1.Good delayed flag technique!

      Well done!!

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    2. Sometimes it seems like they use random number genert to decide the additional time. ;)

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    3. generator...

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  27. Haiti - Bermuda

    Referee: Daneon Estrado Parchment (JAM)
    Assistant Referee 1: Kedlee Dorwin Powell (JAM)
    Assistant Referee 2: Zachari Jair Zeegelaar (SUR)
    Fourth Official: Ismael Alexander Cornejo Meléndez (SLV)

    Costa Rica - Nicaragua

    Refereee: Marco Antonio Ortíz Nava (MEX)
    Assistant Referee 1: Miguel Ángel Hernández Paredes (MEX)
    Assistant Referee 2: Caleb Wales (TRI)
    Fourth Official: Diego Montano (MEX)

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  28. I understand that it may not be blogs "cup of tea". And most here are not interested in and/or don't much care for it. But it would be nice to have a specific page for Copa America and Gold Cup referee assignments. There are individuals on the blog who are posting assignments for those competitions. And having a specific page to discuss these tournaments would be sweet. You could combine both on one page. Would anybody else like this?

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    1. The problem is that I can't manage everything with so many appointments.

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    2. I understand. Thank you for replying to my comment.

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    3. Maybe we can find a solution, thanks for your understanding.

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  29. Argentina-Colombia (Tobar)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdUTas7YEOU
    0:58 In my opinion this is clearly dangerous play by the GK, which should have resulted in a indirect FK - and probably also a RC for DOGSO.
    2:38 Falcao's hand is formed as a fist here, which is a strong indicator, that it is used as a weapon and not as a tool - therefore I think, a RC would be the better decision here.

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    1. Was the match really as physical and brutal as most sports stations here are describing?

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    2. 0:58 Colombian Gk can't escape unpunished... this is a very clear indirect free kick.
      2:38 surely a violent conduct for the reasons you reported

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    3. Sheriff you would not imagine what I watched last night. That was the most brutal match I have ever seen. Tobar allowed the brutal nature of the match and VAR was non existent. Conmebol needs to do better. No replays at all even for review we can't see anything only audio which I could not understand

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    4. Well I dont know that match was very brutal.
      IMO it was typical South American match with lots of agression and rough tackles and fouls,but compared to some past Copa America matches (ex.Argentina-Chile,Final 2016)it was normal,thats what we expect from passionate nations like Argentina and Colombia.

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    5. I've had the opportunity to speak to a few fellow local Latino referee's whom I work matches with regularly. They are all aware of and understand the passionate and physical style of play that plagues South American football. But they all concurred that what happened yesterday between Argentina and Colombia went beyond that. It was a general consensus among them that Tobar did very little to prevent the escalating level of roughness. One of my colleagues put it this way, "Tobar gave the teams and inch and they took a mile".

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  30. Sweden vs Thailand:

    1-0: Incorrect free kick leading to the goal. CLear ball tackle in a fair way.

    Minute 16. Referee gives an advantage in the penalty area for Sweden instead of a penalty. Unacceptable. If she thinks it's a penalty she must give a penalty there.

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    1. Maybe she thought it was outside the area.
      Interesting, whether the VAR could intervene in such a scenario.

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  31. In my opinion a 50/50 first half by Salima Mukansanga in
    Sweden 3 - 0 Thailand.

    Incorrect free kick leading to the first Swedish goal and in 16' a "crazy" advantage in Swedish penalty area (as mentioned by Gardan).

    But I would not say absolutely bad.Solid foul detecion,good body language and clear warnings in an unspectacular and fair game.One correct YC given (45' THAI).

    One short VAR process for a possible handball for Sweden but no replays were shown and the game went on.

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  32. When you see that Thailand just score a goal and they celebrate like having won WC, you understand the beauty of football.

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  33. Solid second half by Mukansanga in Sweden 5 - 1 Thailand.

    Solid and unspectacular foul detecion and a correct handball penalty for Sweden in 90+6'after an OFR review with a correct YC for Thailand.

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  34. In real time, Pugh's foul in 17th minute didn't look so bad, but in the replay you can see jumping in with her raised knee hitting the Chilean player in the ribs, which should have warranted a YC.

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  35. Sorry but disallowed goal minute 22' are we sure that player was punishable?

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    1. In my eyes, yes, active offside position. When I rewatch the replay I am wondering if it is maybe a possible penalty when you say it is no active offside position. GK is hitting the foot of attacker.

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    2. The player who scored the goal appeared to be offside at the time of the kick in the replay. Did you see anything different?

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    3. Interesting point because the player in the offisde position didn't touch the ball, so perhaps she wasn't actively involved in play (interfering with play or an opponent). Further discussion on this point would be helpful.

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    4. @Anonymous 2 the player in offside didn't touch the ball, but one can discuss about his involvement in the game, as reported by Anonymous 1 and 3. I just hope that Turpin didn't misread the situation because at first I was deceived as well, I thought player had touched the ball. A strong reason against VAR intervention is that there is pitch decision by AR1, so even in case of few arguments in favor of offside, this decision must be indeed confirmed....

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    5. 100% offside. She tried to play the ball and it impacted the goalkeepers ability to save the shot. This is exactly what the clause "clearly attempting to play a ball which is close when this action impacts an opponent" is covering.

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    6. Yes, good that VAR is used only to overturn obvious errors. Otherwise, it might be overused.

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  36. I like how this referee quickly talks to players after a more physical foul, showing that she means business. The YC on Horan was questionable, though, as her foul didn't appear reckless and it wasn't a tactical foul, as she was going for the ball. Perhaps it could have been for persistent infringement due to several small fouls by U.S. players.

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  37. Was the ball still in play for foul on Pugh? Still think the fact that fouls can't be committed while ball is out of play is gap in the rules. For example, basketball has technical fouls for such situations, whereas football just ignores the fouls if ball isn't in play and it isn't misconduct.

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    1. I think that the ball had not yet fully crossed the line when she was tackled.

      The restart on the play left me with some doubt though. The referee clearly instructs the USA player to play on the whistle. The USA player then proceeds to put the ball into play before the referee blows her whistle.

      My question is:
      Is the USA player guilty of "delaying the restart" by what can be considered kicking the ball away?

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  38. 79': penalty to USA after OFR (holding inside penalty area), it was impossible for Hussein to detect whether inside or outside live...

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    1. If this was a PK (correctly called). Then there are zero excuses for Staubli and her VAR's not to have whistled a PK in favor of Brasil versus Australia.

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  39. 79: Penalty missed with no save from the GK but she is clearly as much off the line as in the Italy match but no retake. Where is the consistency? The rule says nothing about if the GK saves it or the player misses by him/herself. I get that it was minimal but if VAR called teh Italy penalty back this must be the same. I don't like this.

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    1. That's why I don't like this innovation, impossible to keep a consistency, impossible to apply in all situations.
      It depends on many factors...

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    2. Did the encroachment help the goalkeeper? No.

      VAR protocol says that:

      "The referee can initiate a review for an offence by the goalkeeper or kicker which DIRECTLY affects the outcome of the penalty kick and thus whether a goal is scored. If an offence is clearly identified, the necessary disciplinary action must also be taken.

      Other encroachment offences and other infringements which do not directly affect whether a goal is scored cannot be reviewed."

      I'm sure the penalty would have been retaken (VAR intervention) if the goalkeeper saved that penalty.

      The rule is clear and I hope it will be strictly applied if the goalkeeper takes an advantage from being both feet off the line at the moment of shot.

      I would expect a better knowledge from this blog's users...

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    3. Thanks for this quote.
      I was not aware of it, but it makes sense to handle it in that way.
      So encroachment probably would only be reviewed, if one of the encroaching players gets the ball first after a save or rebound.

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    4. Again VAR protocol

      "Encroachment can only be reviewed if:

      • an attacker who encroached scores or is directly involved in a goal being scored

      • a defender who encroached prevents an attacker playing or being able to play the ball in a situation where a goal might be scored"

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    5. In Nigeria - France penalty to be repeated but keeper had not saved it (post and ball out). So?
      I really don't like this change, it seems impossible to save a penalty in a regular way, all saves are marked as irregular.

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  40. Good point, Victor. The rule will be enforced randomly, so it is better to give keepers one step off the line like before.

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  41. Japan - England
    Referee: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)
    Assistant Referee 1: Luciana Mascarana (URU)
    Assistant Referee 2: Monica Amboya (ECU)
    Fourth Official: Maria Carvajal (CHI)
    Fifth Official: Queency Victoire (MRI)
    Video Assistant Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Jose Maria Sanchez (ESP)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Leslia Vazquez (CHI)

    Scotland - Argentina
    Referee: Hyang Ok Ri (PRK)
    Assistant Referee 1: Kum Nyo Hong (PRK)
    Assistant Referee 2: kyoung Min Kim (KOR)
    Fourth Official: Lidya Tafesse Abebe (ETH)
    Fifth Officil: Makoto Bozono (JPN)
    Video Assistant Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Drew Fischer (CAN)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Katrin Rafalski (GER)

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  42. Trip by German player in back of South African player not called in 35th minute. Second foul missed IMO.

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  43. Correct PK to Norway and caution to South Korean player. The Korean player wraps up her opponent and makes no attempt to play the ball.

    Correct 2nd penalty for Norway in the 49th minute. But missing yellow card. The tackle was clumsy and not ill willed. But it was ugly and could have seriously injured the Norwegian player.

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    1. The injury sustained by the Norwegian player was serious enough that she was forced to be substituted from the match.

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    2. TV images show the Norwegian player on the bench in tears. Her injury may be quite serious and may impact the rest of her tournament. The missing yellow card looms large.

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  44. OFR right now in Nigeria - France, Melissa Borjas whistled penalty to France.

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  45. Correct VAR intervention, second YC and penalty by Melissa Borjas. Good work.

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    1. Sorry but no, no and no. Makkelie can’t intervene just for this little infringment...Ridiculous by dutch ref...

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  46. Is this a VAR scandal when they intervene on encroachment despite the GK had no effect on the miss and never touched the ball, according to the protocol they can not intervene here?

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    1. Where is the consistency? Yesterday no VAR intervention after USA PK miss. But today, France misses a PK and VAR does intervene. Huh?

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    2. Yep I wrote about that USA penalty yesterday.

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  47. Now I am confused with this rule issue.

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  48. this is not football. football is feelings, football is pace. this is FIFA making this beautiful less attractive. Renard made a very bad penalty, hitting the outide of the post. play on please...

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    1. Then why the USA penalty kick was not repeated yesterday. Why?

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    2. I was thinking the same thing. I am confused, upset and quite low-spirited. I have a bad feeling about this...

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  49. I strongly hope that this new rule about GK infringments will be abolished soon, it is absurd and against common sense. I'm the last person who thinks to common sense and I have a very deep respect for LOTG, I praise referee when they go by book, but this innovation is out of all logic, if you ask me. Too penalizing and impossible to apply with consistency. All saves are annulled, nonsense. Just my opinion.

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    1. Not all saves Chefren. USA was not given the opportunity to retake their missed PK yesterday. Chile's GK Endler had definitely come off her line early.

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    2. Now really this is the law which needs to be removed. After not directly influencing play. How is it the goalkeepers fault that the France player missed and to think that she was shown a yellow card for France player missing. Quite laughable and could cost nigeria them thier place in the knockout stages

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    3. I agree that it seems harsh and increases the chances for the penalty taker (and I don't like that).
      However, I think, it can be applied with consistency, because it basically is a black/white decision to make, if you apply it strictly. And I prefer this to another grey zone, where it is a matter of interpretation by the referee (or the VAR), whether it was enough for a retake.
      And the goalkeepers will get used to it and obey the Law better than before, I think. At least, they only need to have one foot (not both as before) on the line now. So, on paper it's even improved for them.

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    4. To clarify: I only mean saves, not a situation like today.

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    5. If it can't be consistently enforced at the Worlds biggest Women's competition. What hope is there for it to happen anywhere else?

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  50. Is it commonplace in the Americas to whistle every corner? Noticed it in a couple of matches so far and also tonight, or is it just certain referees?

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  51. It would be very helpful, if we get an official statement by FIFA on those situations.
    It seems, either Turpin or Makkelie were just wrong in their application of the VAR protocol. By reading the quotes above, I would say, it was Makkelie today.

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    1. An explanation and a show of transparency from FIFA and their Referee Committee? The probability of that is very low.

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  52. OT:

    Kulbakov and Kruzliak promoted to Elite.

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    1. So no Vincic? Ah Roberto...not good at all!!

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    2. Blame Ceferin, not Roberto! ;)

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    3. if that is true, shame on Ceferin...he needs to do his job, not to get involved in refereeing, because he doesnt have a clue about refereeing

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  53. I'm sorry and I know that Borjas-Pastrana is a fellow CONCACAF colleague. But that's PK that she's got to call on her own. She was too passive failed to be proactive in regards to the dynamic play that was developing. She ended up in a bad position with a poor angle of the play by the time she reacted.

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  54. UEFA Category Revisions: Demotions

    Elite -> 1st Cat.
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    1st Cat. -> 2nd Cat.
    AUT Schörgenhofer Robert
    CZE Zelinka Miroslav
    GER Welz Tobias
    NOR Moen Svein Oddvar
    POR Neves Moreira De Sousa Manuel Jorge
    RUS Bezborodov Vladislav
    SWE Strömbergsson Martin
    TUR Göçek Hüseyin

    2nd Cat. -> 3rd Cat.
    BUL Popov Nikola
    FIN Nevalainen Ville
    FRA Rainville Nicolas
    POR Ferreira C. Moreira Miguel Hugo Filipe
    ROU Coltescu Sebastian Constantin

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    1. So it would confirm Rainville relegation in French Ligue 2. I think Turpin's VAR and AVAR will be Letexier and Buquet next season.

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    2. From bad to worse for Moen Svein It's far. Former elite now a cat 2 ref. Feel bad for him

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    3. The case of Svein Odvar Moen is an example for the current and future UEFA Referee Committee's about the dangers of "pushing" a referee too much too soon. As it can easily lead to referee "burn out". Unfortunately once a referee becomes a spent cartridge, there is no salvaging it.

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  55. Turpin was wrong and Makkelie is correct. The new law is very clear. Offence by the GK means a retake when the ball is saved or missed. Directly involved counts only for players who are encroaching and then get directly involved in play.

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    1. That's what i read as well.

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    2. So the comment from yesterday that quoted the text below made it up?

      "The referee can initiate a review for an offence by the goalkeeper or kicker which DIRECTLY affects the outcome of the penalty kick and thus whether a goal is scored. If an offence is clearly identified, the necessary disciplinary action must also be taken.

      Other encroachment offences and other infringements which do not directly affect whether a goal is scored cannot be reviewed."

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    3. I know the protocol only says they should look for GK encroachment no matter if it's a miss or not I am just wondering where the text above comes from that the anonymous commented? Either way inconsistent VAR uses.

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    4. It’s very clear, most recent edition of the (English) Laws of the Game, page 141.

      https://streamable.com/erlji

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    5. Here is the source for the statement (chapter 8.11, page 36)
      http://docplayer.net/59520643-Video-assistant-referees.html

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    6. I am confused, i can only read this from ifab web site and application:

      "offence by goalkeeper and/or kicker at the taking of a penalty kick or encroachment by an attacker or defender who becomes directly involved in play if the penalty kick rebounds from the goalpost, crossbar or goalkeeper"

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    7. @Nathan Indeed, that’s the applicable paragraph in the most current LotG.
      Offences of goalkeeper and/or kicker will always result in a VAR review and encroachment of other attackers and/or defenders will only be reviewed when encroacher is directly involved in play when ball rebounds from goalpost, crossbar or goalkeeper.

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    8. Okay good, so the USA penalty should have been retaken too.

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    9. Correct, the USA penalty according to the new LotG should also have been retaken.

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    10. Irrespective it seems to harsh for goalkeeper. It's already to hard to save a penalty and now to enforce this even if it's a miss and not a save makes it almost certain every penalty will be scored. Imagine someone who stutters 10 times just like Paul Pogba b4 he takes his penalty. It is close to impossible not to move from the goalie. In the same vain they should punish encroachments by attacking team as it happened today France players encroached but as they will say no direct influence

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    11. In addition, i like this qoute of the LOTG very much. Found in rule 14. "The ball must be stationary on the penalty mark and the goalposts, crossbar and goal
      net must not be moving.". Especially the part about the net seems hard to enforce. A little wind in the stadium and one can't take the penaltykick because of the net? Is the referee than forced to wait? Is the AR from the other play halve or the FO forced to hold the net stil??

      I am curious which case led to the creation of this rule.

      Looking at the case of Makkelie I would say that he handled in line of the new LOTG since there is nothing mentioned about the outcome of the penalty.

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    12. Yes it is all very ridiculous. A small but crucial piece of the LoTG that will be inconsistently enforced leading to confusion, disappointment and anger.

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  56. UEFA Category Revisions: Promotions

    1st. Cat -> Elite
    BLR Kuĺbakoŭ Aliaksiej
    SVK Kružliak Ivan

    2nd Cat. -> 1st Cat.
    AUT Schuettengruber Manuel
    BIH Peljto Irfan
    CZE Ardeleanu Petr
    ESP Sanchez Martínez José María
    EST Tohver Kristo
    FRA Letexier François
    ITA Guida Marco
    MNE Dabanović Nikola
    POR Lopes Martins Tiago Bruno
    ROU Petrescu Radu Marian
    RUS Ivanov Sergei
    SUI Schärer Sandro
    TUR Palabiyik Ali

    3rd Cat. -> 2nd Cat.
    BEL Visser Lawrence
    CRO Strukan Duje
    CZE Orel Pavel
    DEN Burchardt Jørgen Daugbjerg
    GEO Kruashvili Giorgi
    IRL Hennessy Robert
    LUX Durieux Alain
    MDA Muntean Dumitru
    MLT Farrugia Cann Trustin
    NOR Eskås Espen
    POL Jakubik Krzysztof
    POR Silva Pinheiro João Pedro
    ROU Fesnic Horațiu Mircea
    SCO Robertson Donald
    SWE Nyberg Glenn
    UKR Balakin Mykola
    WAL Griffith Iwan Arwel

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  57. Cameroon - New Zealand

    Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Maryna Striletska (UKR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Oleksandra Ardasheva (URK)
    Fourth Official: Sandra Braz (POR)
    Fifth Official:
    Video Assistant Referee: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1:
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:

    Netherlands - Canada

    Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (FRA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Michelle O'Neill (IRL)
    Fourth Official: Salima Mukansanga (RWA)
    Fifth Officil:
    Video Assistant Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1:
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:

    Sweden - United States

    Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (RUS)
    Assistant Referee 1: Ekaterina Kurochkina (RUS)
    Assistant Referee 2: Petruta Claudia Iugulescu (ROU)
    Fourth Official: Esther Staubli (SUI)
    Fifth Officil:
    Video Assistant Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1:
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:

    Thailand - Chile

    Refereee: Anna-Marie Keighley (NZL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Sarah Jones (NZL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Maria Salamasina (SAM)
    Fourth Official: Gladys Lengwe (ZAM)
    Fifth Official:
    Video Assistant Referee: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1:
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:

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    1. Staubli yet again appears as 4th official. Possibly her 92nd minute no PK call in Brasil v Australia was not supported by Ref Comm

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  58. Mascarana is replaced by Toloza tonight, because the Uruguayan has an AR appointment tomorrow.

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  59. This might have been discussed yesterday, but what was the YC against the Nigerian keeper for during the VAR penalty review? And I know that railing against rules won't help, but the thought that many PKs will be retaken due to a keeper being off the line, many in crucial situations, something that the many referees cannot even see on the field, seems to add a strictness to the rules that seems unfair. While I'm on a rules rant, does anyone else not like how the interpretation of handling has expanded handling so much that it is now being enforced to include many incidents that are actually opposite to what the rule states, that handling must be a deliberate action. I referee in both a boys and girls league, and the boys use the FIFA interpretation of handling, whereas the girls league interprets handling as it is literally written. Needless to say, the games in the girls league flow much more smoothly, since many fewer handling calls are made and players aren't penalized for unintentional contact between their hands/arms and the ball.

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  60. I'm not watching the game but it is reported that Lucila Venegas whistled a very soft penalty to Brazil (no VAR intervention).

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    1. Even Marco Antonio Rodriguez wasn't sure of the PK (as am I). He labeled it a "grey area" type of call. He said that there were merits for a foul to be called just like there were merits for a "play on". And that because it could very well be considered a "grey area" call, VAR was never going to intervene.

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  61. Very very questionable timekeeping in Scotland Argentina match. About six mins for VAR penalty and then retake (gk off line) alone, but only just over five played. Both teams unhappy with many other stoppages in the half in addition to the VAR minutes.

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  62. Was at the Argentina - Scotland game last night and have never seen an entire stadium, fans of both teams plus neutrals, erupt in boos at clueless officials after they allowed only one minute of stoppage play. Absolutely absurd with 6:15 of VARs, and not including six subs, four legitimate goals, and multiple yellows. Stoppage time is too subject to bias; futbol needs to go fixed clocks like all other sports with time stops on the field for injuries, etc. This would minimize egregious timing errors like what we saw last night.

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  63. 22" YC against Netherlands: was defender the last defender? Was the ball going towards goal or slightly away from it? RC for DOGSO probably not appropriate but good to ask why not.

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  64. YC against Canada in 38" very close to RC, with two legged dive into back of Canadian's legs and take down. Referee went with the advantage, though the ball went to a marked Netherlands player, so free kick at the top of the Canadians' box would probably have been more advantageous.

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    1. Back of Netherland player's legs, I meant.

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  65. I haven't seen any diving, acting, or exaggerating contact so far in this Cup. That possible RC (see above) on the men's side might have seen a player flailing around on the ground in supposed pain trying to draw a RC.

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  66. My broadcasters went to Cameroon-NZ game after Holland-Canada game, and I saw Cameron score in 95th minute to win the game. The Cameroonian player who scored (her second goal) fell to the ground in apparent tears. That is when sport transcends competition and becomes a thing of beauty. It is strange, though, that the referee called the match after the Cameroonian players celebrated for one or two minutes and didn't add extra time onto the clock.

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