Friday, 21 June 2019

2019 UEFA Under-21 Championship - Appointments for Group Stage MD2

Referee appointments for Group Stage MD2 at 2019 UEFA Under-21 Championhip. Kulbakov and Treimanis in charge. 


19 June 2019, 18:30 CET - Reggio Emilia (Mapei Stadium - Città del Tricolore)
SPAIN - BELGIUM
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonņikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
Video Assistant Referee: Christian Dingert (GER)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Herbert Fandel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Yelena Kobak (RUS)

19 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Bologna (Stadio Renato Dall'Ara)
ITALY - POLAND
Referee: Aliaksiej Kuĺbakoŭ (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dzmitryj Žuk (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Alieh Maslianka (BLR)
Fourth Official: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Video Assistant Referee: François Letexier (FRA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Myrsíni Psaropoúlou (GRE)

20 June 2019, 18:30 CET - Udine (Dacia Arena)
DENMARK - AUSTRIA
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Diyan Valkov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Srđan Jovanović (SRB)
Video Assistant Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Michael Fabbri (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: David Elleray (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Boris Stankov (BUL)

20 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Trieste (Stadio Nereo Rocco)
GERMANY - SERBIA
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
Fourth Official: Paul Tierney (ENG)
Video Assistant Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lucílio Cardoso Cortez Batista (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)

21 June 2019, 18:30 CET - Cesena (Orogel Stadium - Dino Manuzzi)
ENGLAND - ROMANIA
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
Video Assistant Referee: João Pedro da Silva Pinheiro (POR)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Luís Miguel Branco Godinho (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Herbert Fandel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Virgar Hvidbro (FRO)

21 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Serravalle (San Marino Stadium)
FRANCE - CROATIA
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Charles Schaap (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (NED)
Fourth Official: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Video Assistant Referee: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)
UEFA Delegate: Michal Mertinyák (SVK)

90 comments:

  1. OT Predictions AFCON MD1
    EGY-ZIM: Jiyed, Lahcen (both MAR), Maringule (MOZ), Guirat (TUN)
    COD-UGA: Alioum, Noupue, Menkouande (all CMR), Rakotojaona (MAD)
    NGA-BFA: Essrayri, Melloucha, Hmila (all TUN), Sy (SEN)
    GUI-MAD: Hakizimana (RWA), Safari (COD), Samba (SEN), Omar (EGY)
    SEN-TAN: Tessema, Temesgin (both ETH), Sidiki (GUI), Ngambo (COD)
    ALG-KEN: Heeralall (MRI), Yahaya (NIG), Adel (NGA), Gomes (RSA)
    MAR-NAM: Camille (SEY), Ibrahim, Ali (both SDN), Keita (MLI)
    CIV-RSA: Bondo (BOT), Tiama (BFA), Yaya (CHA), Selmi (TUN)
    TUN-ANG: El Din, El Sadat, Mahmoud (all EGY), Waweru (KEN)
    MLI-MTN: El Jaafari, Lahcen (both MAR), Maringule (MOZ), Rakotojaona (MAD)
    CMR-GNB: Ndiaye, Samba, Camara (all SEN), Dahane (MTN)
    GHA-BEN: Martins, dos Santos (both ANG), Almadine (COM), Jiyed (MAR)

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  2. Kuipers is already 46 and Rocchi will be 46 in a 2 months, but they are in list for next season! How it`s possible?

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    1. Because new list for every year is in January and that last till Decembar. When 2019 started both had 45 which was enuff to stay.

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    2. The age limit has been removed officially. Although refs older than 45 can be asked for extra requirements, the age itself is not a reason to stop refereeing for Uefa. In Spain though there is a 45y age limit, so that is why Undiano had to quit. In The Netherlands at national level there have been referees much older than Kuipers and also in England there are referees who are older at national level. Age is not the limit.

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  3. 5' correct (delayed) offside flag by AR2.
    A few before, possible YC after a mistake by defender, Treimanis didn't show it, maybe not a 100% clear one.

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  4. More or less expected level for Treimanis, hecould have shown more cards, however the only crucial decision was right (offside, AR2).
    Maybe a less "polished" performance than other referees, but still OK.
    An interesting situation to be mentioned is a handball whistled in second half when Spain had a big chance to score on the subsequent free kick (crossbar and ball on the line). I think referee can be backed in this case but maybe more PLAY ON than deliberate.

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  5. Referees for friday games are not released? In normal order should be Gozbuyuk and Ekberg. Because Kabakov is the last referee to handle a game and Kovacs get a second match.

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    1. This is strange. In CL and EL is two days before the game.

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  6. Minute 24' in Italy - Poland, play on by Kulbakov following a penalty appeal by Italy. In my opinion it was Italian attacker to create the contact, so play on better solution, maybe even correct decision.
    Indeed VAR supported this choice.

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    1. About Kulbakov, he is the first elite referee in this competition?

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    2. I think so, but on paper he will be Elite only starting from 25 June, as it is reported on the official PDF. So for now he is still Category 1 at this tournament for the next week... :)

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  7. I must say assistant referees at this tournament are making a very good work about delayed flag, sometimes even unnecessary to wait so much, but what is important is to take correct decision, and now AR2 reported offside to disallow 1-1 by Italy, VAR confirmed.

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    1. However, unnecessary VAR gesture by Kulbakou after VAR confirmed assistant's offside call!

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    2. Totally agree both of you.

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  8. Very challenging first half for Kulbakou

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  9. Very sad news: Former English FIFA referee Bobby Madley collapsed during a fitness test in his new home country Norway. He is hospitalised and in a serious condition. Wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.

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    1. Terrible news. Let's wish him all the best.

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    2. Is there any confirmation of this? I have not read this anywhere else and have seen tweets from Bobby Madley's account since.

      Hope all is ok of course.

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  10. Kulbakov facing a challenging second half. Another penalty appeal by Italy, he played on. Still supportable choice. Now a possible RC for SFP, very raised leg hitting opponent, VAR doesn't intervene. Not a 100% clear RC but for me better RC there. Very, very dangerous.

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    1. Same feeling here, I think this was a case for RC.

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    2. This was a clear and obvious red card. There was nothing to even discuss. Unbelievable VAR.

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    3. Not surprised. Kulbakov has proven over years he is perfectly willing to ignore or not punish such challenges. How he got to be Elite is honestly beyond me.

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  11. ESPBEL
    Treimanis-Gudermanis-Spasjonnikovs/Dingert-Stieler

    disallowed goal
    https://streamable.com/oucwv

    handball penalty incident
    https://streamable.com/vua54

    handball
    https://streamable.com/inn18

    missed cards?
    https://streamable.com/bte3q
    https://streamable.com/3k4z6
    https://streamable.com/r9zk4
    https://streamable.com/7ydqs
    https://streamable.com/e102c
    https://streamable.com/n3mkz

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  12. Sviat M:

    Interview of Serhiy Bekker (Ukrainian linesman with stroke, which happened before Europa League match)
    The main message of the interview that UEFA helped to cope with the disease, but the FFU did not even respond to calls for help...

    You can read full here(use google translate):
    https://football.ua/ukraine/394244-uaf-ne-pomog-ukrainskomu-arbitru-u-kotorogo-sluchilsja-insult.html

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  13. ITAPOL

    disallowed goal
    https://streamable.com/xs6f2

    penalty incident 1
    https://streamable.com/6jf1h

    penalty incident 2
    https://streamable.com/ho408

    reckless-excessive force
    https://streamable.com/1vuj7

    missed cards?
    https://streamable.com/9gbui
    https://streamable.com/jcvp7
    https://streamable.com/3f3a1
    https://streamable.com/i830l

    wrong card?
    https://streamable.com/bpny9

    conflict
    https://streamable.com/eb6wj

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  14. OT: News about VAR in PL

    https://twitter.com/martynziegler/status/1141619805335801857

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/vars-in-premier-league-will-not-order-penalty-re-take-if-goalkeeper-comes-off-line-next-season-ffd6h0qbq

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    1. So IFAB protocol will not be applied in the same way in different countries?

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    2. IFAB should exclude The FA from VAR use if they are proud to ignore the protocol and Laws of the Game.

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    3. Agreed with Anonymous. PGMOL's Anglocentric anti-intellectualism is incredibly irritating; they are genuinely convinced that not having On-Field Reviews will ensure a better execution of Video Assistant Refereeing. PGMOL don't care about the referees, only about the "product" of Premier League football, the referees are the 'idiots', and just used as cogs in a larger machine.

      I cannot bare to see officiating in my country be destroyed by this organisation, who have nothing to do with real refereeing.

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    4. Premier League is the best league in the world, with the most average referees ( Old refs still handling derbies in lack of new talents, top position at average ref age amongst other leagues, big gap between the 2 best refs right now (Oliver, Taylor) and the rest).

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    5. Strange decision from the FA. It's one of the LOTG. And it's better to spot with a VAR than live.
      Whats next: a country who says 'we wil not rule on offside'?

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    6. Mike Riley and co always want to be unique but they get it all wrong and it's quite frustrating but for the OFR I recently heard Riley had a U-turn and there will be on field monitors for the main referee to review

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    7. Yeah there will be on-field reviews next season after Riley had a U-turn, but Riley's management and progression of referees is dreadful. Too loyal to referees who aren't up to standard e.g. Mason and Moss in particular but doesn't give referees like Kavanagh and Tierney who are FIFA refs an opportunity of handling a top 6 game, giving them less chances of improving.

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  15. Predictions MD3
    BEL-ITA: Madden, Connor, Roome (all SCO), Kovacs (ROU) - Attwell, Tierney (both ENG) - Sajn (SVN)
    ESP-POL: Jovanovic, Stojkovic, Mihajlovic (all SRB), Kabakov (BUL) - Letexier, Buquet (both FRA) - Dallas (SCO)
    AUT-GER: Kulbakov, Zuk, Maslianka (all BLR), Ekberg (SWE) - Kamphuis, Nijhuis (both NED) - Elleray (ENG)
    DEN-SRB: Treimanis, Gudermanis, Spasjannikovs (all LVA), Gözübüyük (NED) - Pinheiro, Godinho (both POR) - Batta (FRA)
    CRO-ENG: Grinfeld, Hassan, Yarkoni (all ISR), Dingert (GER) - de Burgos, Estrada (both ESP) - Fandel (GER)
    FRA-ROU: Kabakov, Margaritov, Valkov (all BUL), Madden (SCO) - Guida, Fabbri (both ITA) - Batista (POR)

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  16. African Nations Cup 2019 Egypt
    Group Phase

    Egypt - Zimbabwe

    Referee: Alioum Alioum (CMR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Evarist Menkouande (CMR)
    Assistant Referee 2: El Hadji Samba (SEN)
    Fourth Official: Maguette N’Diaye (SEN)

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  17. MD3
    22 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Bologna (Stadio Renato Dall'Ara)
    SPAIN - POLAND
    Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO)
    Assistant Referee 1: Francis Connor (SCO)
    Assistant Referee 2: David Roome (SCO)
    Fourth Official: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
    Video Assistant Referee: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Sajn (SVN)
    UEFA Delegate: Myrsini Psarropoulou (GRE)

    22 June 2019, 21:00 CET -Reggio Emilia (Mapei Stadium - Città del Tricolore)
    BELGIUM-ITALY
    Referee: Srdjan Jovanović (SRB)
    Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojković (SRB)
    Assistant Referee 2: Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
    Fourth Official: István Kovács (ROU)
    Video Assistant Referee: Christian Dingert (GER)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
    UEFA Delegate: Elena Kobak (RUS)

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  18. African Nations Cup 2019 Egypt
    Group Phase

    Congo - Uganda

    Referee: Redouane Jiyed (MAR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Lahcen Azgaou (MAR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Mustapha Akarkad (MAR)
    Fourth Official: Noureddine El-Jaafari (MAR)

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  19. Quiet first half for Kabakov. He didn't have a lot of job.

    Foul detection +
    Prevention +
    Fitness +
    Body language +

    3' Correct offside call by AR2
    31' Good decision by AR2 to raise his flag

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    1. I didn't like his easy fouls whistled in attack.

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  20. 71' Kabakov whistled a penalty for Austria. Interesting situation. Did Denmark player firstly touchs the ball?

    https://streamable.com/qjs6g

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    1. I am quite sure, he did touch the ball first, therefore a doubtful penalty for me.

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    2. It's very strange that they gave us replay from only two angles

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    3. The key question here for referee by VAR is: "Did you see that defender touched the ball at first?".

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    4. Indeed, and now we must assume, that Kabakov answered "Yes". Then a VAR intervention becomes difficult, because probably the referee would not change his opinion after seeing the pictures.
      However it still can be a wrong penalty...

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  21. Yes, after me. I don't know what VAR referee was doing.

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  22. African Nations Cup 2019 Egypt
    Group Phase

    Nigeria - Burundi

    Referee: Bernard Camille (SEY)
    Assistant Referee 1: Berhe Tesfagiorghis (ERI)
    Assistant Referee 2: Mohammed Ibrahim (SDN)
    Fourth Official: Ahmad Heeralall (MRI)

    Guinea - Madagascar

    Referee: Amin Omar (EGY)
    Assistant Referee 1: Mahmoud Abu Elregal (EGY)
    Assistant Referee 2: Tahssen Abo El Sadat (EGY)
    Fourth Official: Ibrahim Nour El Din (EGY)

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  23. 49' Kabakov didn't show YC to Denmark player for illegal use of hands. He choosed strong verbal warning.
    64' Good time for first YC (stamping)

    Crucial moments:
    70' Correct decision from AR2 to disallow Denmark goal

    71' Bulgarian whistled a penalty for Austria. Interesting situation. Did Denmark player firstly touchs the ball.
    In my opinion acceptable decision by Kabakov.
    Correct decision to give a YC for DOGSO in penalty area because Denmark player try to play the ball

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  24. Obvious mistake for me with penalty. Clear played the ball.

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    1. VAR didn't call him.
      So, we can't say it's clear.

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    2. There are four possibilities, why there was no OFR:
      1. Kabakov saw, that the ball was played
      2. Guida considered it a clear penalty (i.e. no need to discuss it with the referee)
      3. Guida did not see, that the ball was played
      4. Someting went wrong in the VAR process (e.g. communication)
      The options could overlap.

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  25. 10' Kovács is forgive YC to Pantic for illegal use of hands.
    Strong verbal warning.

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  26. 36. interesting incident- goal scored after Germans gained possession after foul- was the var intervention impossible because there was a touch by another Serbian after the foul?

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  27. 36' Before 3rd goal was a clear foul commited by Germany's deffender.
    Could VAR be able to call Covàcs?

    https://streamable.com/6uxx1

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    1. VAR would be absolutely allowed to intervene in case of foul there, it is clearly the beginning of attacking phase leading to goal.

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    2. AR2 Artene was closer and he had better angle than Kovács.

      https://ibb.co/8zyC72Q

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    3. One can argue that the beginning of attacking phase is due to poor deliberate play by another Serbian player, not due to foul by German and therefore VAR intervention is not possible.

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    4. I can't be sure about this touch by Serbian player, did you check it? Because it looks to me that he tries to hit the ball but he doesn't succeed.

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    5. You are right- German player played the ball, not Serbian. Sorry for confusion!!

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    6. @Chefren

      https://streamable.com/3hodu

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  28. As I know Balkan mentality,I was very surprised there was no complaints from Serbians regarding that incident.

    Also,we saw in Serie A that VAR was being called im similar if not the same situations so maybe there was nothong at all.

    Game is done,now Kovacs has to watch out for Setbians who will be frustrated so he should be careful about that.
    So far average from him.

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  29. OT:

    La Coruna vs Mallorca.
    Red card issued by Trujillo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PNAOnuFSY0

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkoLl1eXel0

      And now 2nd Deportivo goal controversial.
      Ball nearly crosses the line,AR makes the call that gives Deportivo goal.
      Now we see improtance of VAR and goal line technology.

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  30. What are your predictions - which referees could proceed to the KO stage based on the performances so far?

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  31. We shiould wait the second game from all the referees. After the first game I liked Jovanovici.

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  32. The performance I liked more so far is Jovanovic in England - France.

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  33. After this result in Ger Srb I think that in case of good preformance in Italy Belgium I think that Jovanovic is contender and top favorite for final.

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  34. DENAUT

    penalty incident
    https://streamable.com/z778c

    disallowed goal
    https://streamable.com/a955o

    penalty
    https://streamable.com/452mp

    missed cards?
    https://streamable.com/vkgzb
    https://streamable.com/vcr87
    https://streamable.com/sxl8u

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    1. 1) Looks like a penalty, but not completely clear from the shown camera angles.
      2) correct (including the delayed flag)
      3) Clearly wrong: The defender gets the ball first and the attacker is jumping down before the contact.

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    2. 3) I think the attacker, who still has the big chance to get the ball, tries to jump over the sliding defender who performs extra legs movement that could be classified as trip. Personally, I like the call.

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    3. Watching carefully, there is indeed a particular movement of leg by defender, at least this makes the situation not 100% clear...

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  35. GERSRB

    reckless-excessive force
    https://streamable.com/7muty

    goal- missed foul before?
    https://streamable.com/cqbdf

    penalty- missed foul before?
    https://streamable.com/qpv2e

    missed cards?
    https://streamable.com/ykd61
    https://streamable.com/d2ujk

    wrong card?
    https://streamable.com/i0091

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    1. 1) RC would be harsh, YC is the better decision
      2) Probably a missed foul, and started the attacking phase
      3) Probably a missed foul. I am not sure, whether VAR needs to consider it, because it clearly had no influence on the penalty. Maybe a missed YC for DOGSO for the penalty?

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    2. 1) Clear RC. VAR should intervene. Serbian player hit the opponent's head! Here's a screenshot of the moment of impact: https://ibb.co/LNXSqRS

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    3. My view

      In favour of RC:
      - player committing foul saw his opponent
      - very high hitting point

      In favour of YC:
      - contact only by side of shoe/leg
      - still not central contact with face

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    4. Other opinions? Could be a quite interesting discussion...

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  36. 32' correct delayed offside flag by AR2, a goal scored by Romania was disallowed.
    I must say in both FIFA Women and Under 21 assistant referees wait in all situations, they don't raise flag even when offside is absolutely clear (this was the case).
    This is differently from what we see in Italy, not all the attacking actions are allowed to continue. I can guess that international committees (both UEFA and FIFA) have decide to make it easier (wait in all situations), in order to have zero mistakes.

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    1. I don't think this is true. The issue is that the ARs at tournaments are new to VAR and they are afraid of making mistakes. This delay tactic is brand new to them and they each only have 2-3 matches to attempt it. They are officiating scared.

      In domestic league matches, the ARs have MUCH more training, get used to the tactic very quickly, and their tournament (or career) isn't over if they make a mistake. It's much more comfortable for ARs who have VAR in their domestic leagues.

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    2. I really doubt this FIFA instructed thier ref to delay the flag.

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  37. 74': clear penalty to Romania whistled by Ekberg. No need of VAR.

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  38. Very good Serdar today! I don't know if this will allow him to be appointed to KO stage but I would like to see him in another challenging game after ITAESP (approach, control, etc.).

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  39. Does anybody knows something about Gözübüyük's performance tonight?

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  40. Very good game from team Gozubuyuk with good VAR team. I watch the full game. This season I saw Gozubuyuk in the Supercup en Cup Final and again 2 excellent performance.

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  41. Good performance by Gozubuyuk this evening, indeed, with one correct decision about a possible penalty for handball (referee was in control, he made clear gestures), VAR confirmed. Arm was close to body.
    As for the rest, mandatory yellow cards correctly issued.

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  42. Easy game, good refereeing by the whole team. I noticed a more positive player interaction today compared to ITA-SPA.

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  43. ENGROU

    handball penalty incident 1
    https://streamable.com/l5r01

    disallowed goal
    https://streamable.com/tuuj9

    handball penalty incident 2
    https://streamable.com/8djfj

    penalty
    https://streamable.com/lo3y4

    advantage(YC) leading to goal
    https://streamable.com/tia28

    warning (careless-reckless)
    https://streamable.com/77t6g

    YC for trailing leg tackle
    https://streamable.com/gf4e1

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    1. missed cards?
      https://streamable.com/e3zsm
      https://streamable.com/esehn
      https://streamable.com/nwqvb
      https://streamable.com/5x50o
      https://streamable.com/eh5sg
      https://streamable.com/pe80n

      several play-on calls
      https://streamable.com/w9bb8

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