Monday, 24 June 2019

2019 UEFA Under-21 Championship - Appointments for Group Stage MD3

Referee appointments for Group Stage MD3 at 2019 UEFA Under-21 Championship. 


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)

23 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Udine (Dacia Arena)
AUSTRIA - GERMANY
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Video Assistant Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Paul Tierney (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: David Elleray (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Boris Stankov (BUL)

23 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Trieste (Stadio Nereo Rocco)
DENMARK - SERBIA
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitri Zhuk (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
Fourth Official: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Video Assistant Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Michael Fabbri (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lucílio Cardoso Cortez Batista (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)

24 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Cesena (Orogel Stadium - Dino Manuzzi)
FRANCE -  ROMANIA
Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Divan Valkov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Bobby Madden (SCO)
Video Assistant Referee: Ricardo De Burgos (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernandez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Virgar Hvidbro (FRO)

24 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Serravalle (San Marino Stadium)
ENGLAND -  CROATIA
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1:Roy Hassan (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Idan Yarkoni (ISR)
Fourth Official: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Video Assistant Referee:João Pinheiro (POR)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Luis Godinho (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)
UEFA Delegate: Michal Mertinyák (SVK)

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  1. 23 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Udine (Dacia Arena)
    AUSTRIA-GERMANY
    Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
    Fourth Official: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
    Video Assistant Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Paul Tierney (ENG)
    UEFA Referee Observer: David Elleray (ENG)
    UEFA Delegate: Boris Stankov (BUL)

    23 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Trieste (Stadio Nereo Rocco)
    DENMARK - SERBIA
    Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Dmitri Zhuk (BLR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
    Fourth Official: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
    Video Assistant Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Michael Fabri (ITA)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Lucílio Cardoso Cortez Batista (POR)
    UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)

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    1. You know that we talk about him, right? BTW in the OFFICIAL UEFA press kits were Fabri.

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    2. His surname has Been wrongly recorded in UEFA database.

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  3. 24 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Cesena (Orogel Stadium - Dino Manuzzi)
    FRANCE - ROMANIA
    Referee:Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Martin Margaritov (BUL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Divan Valkov (BUL)
    Fourth Official: Bobby Madden (SCO)
    Video Assistant Referee: Ricardo De Burgos (ESP)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernandez (ESP)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Herbert Fandel (GER) ?
    UEFA Delegate: Virgar Hvidbro (FRO) ?

    24 June 2019, 21:00 CET - Serravalle (San Marino Stadium)
    ENGLAND - CROATIA
    Referee: Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
    Assistant Referee 1:Roy Hassan (ISR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Idan Yarkoni (ISR)
    Fourth Official: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
    Video Assistant Referee:João Pinheiro (POR)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Luis Godinho (POR)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR) ?
    UEFA Delegate: Michal Mertinyák (SVK) ?

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    1. Kabakov with Rosetti !!!

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    2. I didn't write it, however Rosetti was at stadium in some games, even if not official observer. For example, he was with Rizzoli in Cesena on 21/06 watching England - Romania (Ekberg).
      So I don't think there is a big difference if not the fact that he has indeed to write the official report.

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  4. 28' Jovanović missed a deliberate handball (very clear) outside the box, VAR couldn't intervene. However so far good performance, expected level.

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  5. Match is now very challenging. Chiesa with a possible RC for reaction (violent conduct). VAR didn't intervene. Jovanovic making gestures trying to calm down players. This will be hot now.

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    1. I think it was impossible to spot it and it wasn't 100% RC for SFP.
      So, that's the only reason why VAR didn't intervene.
      Your thoughts?

      Good thing is that half-time is coming in 3 minutes. I expect from Jovanovic to call captains and to talk with them in the pause.

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    2. Good YC for Belgan player (revenge tackle) and good body language from the ref.

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    3. I think Jovanovic might very likely have missed the incidend, so an OFR could (should?!) have been recommended

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    4. Agree. But it seems that VAR had different perception of this situation.

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  6. I liked Jovanovic overall so far. However unbelievable why VAR did not intervene as Chiesa stepped on his opponent's hand. This was IMO a mandatory sending off, he was clearly aware of what he was doing

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  7. @Dr Mr
    I rewatched now the incident to be sure, in my opinion here there are very strong arguments in favor of RC. One must be honest. It was not a movement due to play, Chiesa did that without caring of the opponent who was there. He stepped on his hand. This is violent conduct for me and RC. For sure referee missed the incident, this isn't a universal criterion, but surely makes even more desirable an OFR.

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    1. One important thing- Jovanovic is following the action in the moment of accident.

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  8. A lot of job for Serbian team. Jovanovic has full controll of the game

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  9. VAR intervention for a wrong flag by AR1. He was deceived by a player in clear offside, the one he flagged was ONSIDE.

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    1. AR1 was pretty sure about the offside, I think.

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    2. It was almost millimeters onside. AR1 did everything correct, because it was very close and he didn't stop the attack and let goal to be scored.

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    3. You didnt unserstand me. I'm trying to find an answer why AR flagged it. In a case he had a doubt, he would keep the flag down. So, it must be he was 100% sure about offside.

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    4. In which minute happened it?

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    5. My reply was on Chefren's commentary, not yours, DrMr. I read it when I wrote my comment.

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  10. Jovanovic strong candidate for final afther this remarkable preformance.

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  11. Well, I don't know will Serbian team get the final or the semifinal or none but one thing is sure IMO.
    This tournament proved that they are ready for the CL debut and I believe that was their primary goal when they arrived in Italy.

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    1. About that, we absolutely agree. This is at moment his goal: CL debut. He is attending this tournament without a real pressure, in the meaning that he has all the needed time to develop as relatively "young" Category 1. However, I liked him more in first game than today. For sure this game was more difficult, but he wasn't 100% faultless. At moment, waiting for the other referees, a semifinal could be possible, but let's wait for knowing more about the other officials.

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    2. Fully agree.
      Jovanovic shown that he is ready for CL debut.

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  12. My first impression about Jovanovic's performance- he found a way to calm down a temperament of Italian players. Becauase of that he kept control of the game. Jovanovic shown his naturally authority. Of course, he has some things to improve but, generally, he gave us garanties for his European future.

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  13. It is interesting that Srdjan Jovanovic is not even close to be No.1 among referees in Serbian League after Mazic's departure. Most of the games for which he was selected are low profile matches. It is non written rule that derby between Red Star and Partizan goes in the hands of the best referee. For years, Mazic was almost only ref that officiated this matches. Only in few occasions other refs were appointed. In last year or two, for some political reasons Mazic was out for this match and some other refs got it (Grujic, Djokic). But now, last two Eternal derbies were officiated by Novak Simovic, which is very strange, because he is IMO far from No.1 among Serbian refs. It is very strange that Srdjan Jovanovic already got some importan European clashes, but he still waits for his debut in Eternal derby.

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    1. Jovanovic is reported to be born in Belgrade. Could that be the reason why he cannot officiate this game? What are the rules about referee neutrality in Serbia?

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  14. Correct penalty and YC by Treimanis. Reckless challenge by the German goalkeeper. Well done.

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  15. Wow, PK by Treimanis, quite interesting. Cross into the penalty area, German goalie Nübel catches the ball but impacts with his knee almost at the same in the face of Kalajdzić from Austria. PK + YC.

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    1. I didn't watch it but if the impact with opponent's face was before he got possession of the ball, it is fully correct.
      Otherwise (simultanous or after) one can discuss.

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    2. Believe me, Chefren. If you see the replays, you will agree with the penalty decision. Unintentional but kind of a knock out by the goalkeeper.

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    3. Here the video:
      https://streamja.com/2oy6
      I agree. Penalty must be whistled there. Close to SFP, to be honest. Mandatory YC.
      Any info about Kulbakov in DEN - SRB?

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    4. Huge mistake by Kulbakov. Whistles for offside with the ball going in to the net. Offside is wrong, but cannot overturn it with VAR since he blew it off on the field.

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    5. Well, unfortunately, Kulbakov and AR1 have just made a big mistake. I'm free to say that they broke the VAR protocol.

      AR1 flagged offside before Denmark's goal but the referee whistled just a momment before the ball crossed the goal line.
      Unfortunately, there wasn't offside but decision couldn't be overruled by VAR because Kulbakov whistled too early.

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    6. Tournament is over for Kulbakov with a very big disappointment.
      Not the best start for his Elite career.

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    7. One more thing, shouldn't play be restarted with a dropped ball?

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    8. OMG!!! It happened! I was hoping it will never happen... IMO that is the biggest mistake an AR can make and the punishment the
      should be very big.

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    9. It's somehow understandable, that the AR flagged at that moment, because the first attack was saved. Kulbakov then should have the awareness not to whistle, when the ball was flying towards the goal.
      And yes, I also think, the restart should have been a dropped ball, once an OFR was made.

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    10. @DrMr if Kulbakov whistled offside before the ball in the net, VAR is not allowed to intervene so play must be resumed with the original decision (offside, indirect free kick to defenders).

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    11. @Philipp why OFR, for what?

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    12. @anty75 The player on the ground didn't interfere, I agree.
      But please read above which mistake referee made.
      @Chefren
      Maybe OFR because VARs wanted to show Kulbakov that he made a mistake so they can't intervene?

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    13. Yeah, I agree thats why I deleted my post. At first I thought the problem was the player on the ground.

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    14. I don't think, an OFR was necessary.
      But after the OFR, the referee knew about his mistake and should have restarted with a dropped ball.
      The alternative would be no VAR intervention and indirect free kick.

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  16. For me after this game, final for Jovanovic or Ekberg, personally would like Jovanovic.

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    1. Other opinions? Who are the ones that could go on to the semifinals and final?

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  17. Does anyone have a video for the big mistake of Kulbakov and AR1

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    1. Yeah, would be great to have a look.

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  18. This was very decisive, with 3-0 Denmark would have eliminated Italy from the contenders, keeping a chance for qualification.
    Hopefully we will have soon a video of the incident.
    I don't understand what you are saying about OFR, if VAR was not allowed to intervene, there shouldn't have been any OFR.

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    1. However, an OFR was made. Which is also very odd. Maybe to determine when Kulbakov whistled?

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    2. I think, the thing VAR should have said to the referee after completing the check is "Correct decision, offside, no goal, indirect free kick" because that would really leave no doubt about making a totally unneeded OFR for Kulbakov. We can say that ALL of the match officials (except the non-involved AR) performed too bad in this situation. Fourth official should have dealed better with the coach entering the RRA, and BTW he stept on the line, so why not make some consistency in atleast one thing and show a YC as the LotG states?!

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    3. Old rules here, so no YC for coach possible.

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    4. Oh, ok. But if new rules would be in use, I would like to see a YC.

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  19. The offside situation in DEN-SRB:

    https://streamable.com/89oc9

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    1. Sorry but this is a clear violation of the protocol, whistle is clearly before the goal, Kulbakov can't go to monitor.
      And then he went for what?
      Clear mistake also by VAR there. They should have just informed the referee it was impossible to apply the protocol.
      Committee will be very angry. That's a mess.

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    2. What was he reviewing? Surely not the initial offside call (which couldn‘t be overturned because the whistle had gone too early). Maybe he tried to „save“ the situation and saw an offside offence from the player lying on the floor during the shot into the net? Would be clearly wrong to me. Unlucky situation for the referee anyway...

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    3. he went to check if the ball had crossed the line before he whistled for the offside

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  20. I know this hasn't anything to do with the mistaken no-goal, but isn't it problematic that the VAR in DEN-SRB is Italian, since Italy had every reason to hope for less than 3 goals for Denmark?
    Not the conspire, but I see a missing VAR interference in 90' minute for a, in my opinion, clear red card for Serbia.

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  21. I know it would've been violation of Laws but... the ball was 2m before the goalline, going to an empty goal, no one was able to intervene.

    It would have been commonsensical to allow the goal. Anyone can agree? ;)

    I'm really sorry for Denmark and for Kulbakov! :(

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    1. IMO the biggest problem here is the laws. Why could IFAB not predict such situations and state in the laws that in such situations VAR can intervene?! Because their priority is not football...

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    2. Football is football. Referee whistles, game is stopped, ball is not in the net. How could you change reality?

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    3. Very unlucky for Kulbakov IMO. VAR and OFR were completely unnecesary. Only thing that could make sense would be that Kulbakov takes responsibility, check offside and allows goal (risking consequences), but VAR would have not allow him probably because it could be counted as their mistake too.

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  22. Can you allow a person to be so close to referee while making an OFR?
    Where was fourth official there? Extremely poor performance by all the officials in Denmark - Serbia. I would not save anybody. Shocking for Rosetti.

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  23. So, who could get to the semis and finals?

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  24. In first game, Kulbakov made an unnecessary VAR gesture when VAR confirmed a decision taken by AR. It is easy to understand that this mistake occurred for missing experience in officiating with VAR. Attending courses, meetings and making practice is never enough: when you referee a game, you have always a different sensation inside.

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    1. It shows that Kulbakov is simply not up to elite. Period.

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  25. There was an Player in offside Position lying on the pitch! Thats was the reason for the Review. Ich think the decission was correct...of Course Kulbakow didn`t whistle for that...but he was unbelievable lucky

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    1. During the match, it seemed to me that the offside was for the player lying in the direction of the ball flying. But after the comments I began to doubt it.

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    2. @Lde just watch the video and see when AR raises his flag. It is before the final shot, so it is clear that offside is reported for previous situation.

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    3. Yes, you are right, the assistant’s mistake.

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    4. But still the player lying on the ground is not punishable as he is not hit by the ball and he doesn’t interfere with an opponent (not in defender’s line of vision, not challenging for the ball nor making a clear action to the ball).

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  27. I don't like Kabakov in this first half. He wasn't on the same way for both teams. And a posibile penalty for Romania, but spanish VAR didn't say anything.

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  28. Any info about Grinfeld and the penalty he whistled?

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    1. 100% clear penalty, no need of VAR. YC would be a bit too harsh.

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    2. Stonewall penalty. Another penalty appeal in 22'. Play on, VAR confirmed. No problems so far! I hope he could reach at least semi-final!

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  29. My three names for KO stage: Srđan Jovanović, Andris Treimanis, Orel Grinfeld.

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    1. Grinfeld was really faultless in both his games.

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    2. Interesting to see Treimanis on your list. What about Ekberg?

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    3. I think we can assume that Gözübüyük (ITAESP) and Kulbakou (DENSRB) won't be appointed again. Maybe also Kovács (GERSRB).

      Madden had great rapport with players and Ekberg gives the impression of extremely firm referee what could be their advantages. However, along with Jovanović, Kabakov, Kovács and Treimanis, they had some points for improvement in their performances. The decision will be at UEFA's discretion.

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    4. I give full explanations for my choice.
      Gözübüyük was good in his second game, but still Italy - Spain was not the best performance for getting KO stage. He was big candidate for final before tournament, but I think he wont appear in KO stage.
      Kuĺbakoŭ will be surely out after the crucial mistake.
      Kabakov: young, with a great potential, but he has still to develop, he showed that he has clear points for improvement in his games. Not a big problem, however, he has all the time.
      Kovacs is out due to Romania in semifinals, he would have been a good option and maybe he would have deserved a game.
      Madden: could be a name for KO stage, but I decided to make different and more "perspective" choices, feeling is that his tournament could be over after group stage and I think his appointment is different than other referees. Difficult to explain but hopefully you get my point.
      Ekberg: this is the difficult choice, I consider him and Jovanovic on a similar level about the officiating at this tournament, but the Serbian was more convincing in his first game, Ekberg was also good, but having to make a choice, I wouldsay Jovanovic. Both have an assistant refeeree at their side who committed a crucial mistake and VAR intervened, so they are also very similar under this point of view. One could also mention the fact that Ekberg already handled a final in occasion of under 17 and a semifinal for under 19. So, this could again play in favor of the Serbian, who could receive the honor.
      Jovanovic: as said, he fully convinced me in first game, a bit different in second game, but overall a very solid tournament and a big chance to officiate a semifinal.
      Treimanis: very good, for me definitely a talent because he takes decision with a very natural authority, without being afraid. He deserves a semifinal.
      Grinfeld: for me the best referee of the tournament.
      So I say Jovanovic and Treimanis semifinals, Grinfeld final.

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    5. Forgot that also Jovanovic had a final at u19, but again my choice is merely based on my perception. I think the Serbian was more a "suprise" than Ekberg, if you get what I mean...

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    6. My SF prediction:
      ESP-FRA: Ekberg, Culum, Hallberg (all SWE), Gözübüyük (NED) - Pinheiro, Godinho (both POR) - Dallas (SCO)
      GER-ROU: Jovanovic, Stojkovic, Mihajlovic (all SRB), Grinfeld (ISR) - Guida, Fabbri (both ITA) - Batta (FRA)

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  30. Semifinals Ekberg and Treimanis, final Jovanovic

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  31. My early prediction. Kulbakov's trio is out because of his performance in DEN-SRB and also Kovács as Romania qualified.

    Semifinals:

    Spain-France for Grinfeld (FO Gözübüyük)
    Germany-Romania for Jovanović. (FO Madden)

    Final game for Treimanis. (FO Ekberg)

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  32. CROENG

    Penalty
    https://streamable.com/nj5u3

    Penalty incident
    https://streamable.com/77v4u

    Warning
    https://streamable.com/ywpz4

    Missed FK and YC (SPA)?
    https://streamable.com/fzb6b

    Positioning
    https://streamable.com/u2xq8

    Illegal use of arm
    https://streamable.com/q3oqk

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  33. DENSRB

    Wrongly disallowed goal due to too quick whistle after wrong offside flag by AR2. Unnecessary OFR. Management of coach during OFR.
    https://streamable.com/6cq7b

    Another too quick whistle for offside offence after doubtful advantage (handball)
    https://streamable.com/t3c40

    Wrongly assessed SFP incident. Only YC given
    https://streamable.com/yv89p

    Missed two YCs in one action?
    https://streamable.com/52h35

    Missed reckless stamp in front of AR2
    https://streamable.com/kbk9v

    Advantage (careless or reckless tackle?)
    https://streamable.com/tz0vi

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