Tuesday, 4 June 2019

FIFA Under-20 World Cup Poland 2019 - Referee Appointments for Round of 16

The following officials have been appointed to kick off KO stage at 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

Match 37 (Gdynia)
2 June 2019, 17:30 CET
Italy - Poland
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Fourth Official: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Video Assistant Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Gery Anthony Vargas Carreño (BOL)
Law 5 Blog Observer: Osborne

Match 38 (Łódź)
2 June 2019, 20:30 CET
Colombia - New Zealand
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (OMA)
Assistant Referee 1: Abu Bakar Al-Amri (OMA)
Assistant Referee 2: Rashid Al-Ghaithi (OMA)
Fourth Official: Fù Ming (CHN)
Video Assistant Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Khamis Al-Marri (QAT)
Law 5 Blog Observer: Mikael W.

Match 39 (Łódź)
3 June 2019, 20:30 CET
Senegal - Nigeria
Referee: Davide Massa (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
Fourth Official: Slavko Vinčič (SVN)
Video Assistant Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ammar Al-Jeneibi (UAE)
Law 5 Blog Observer: Chiagozie

Match 40 (Łublin)
3 June 2019, 17:30 CET
Uruguay - Ecuador
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Bennett (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Fourth Official: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Video Assistant Referee: Alan Kelly (IRL)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Law 5 Blog Observer: RJC

Match 41 (Tychy)
3 June 2019, 17:30 CET
Ukraine - Panama
Referee: Leodán Frankin González Cabrera (URU)
Assistant Referee 1: Richard Trinidad Díaz Méndez (URU)
Assistant Referee 2: Martín Sebastián Soppi San Martín (URU)
Fourth Official: Daniel Siebert (GER)
Video Assistant Referee: Julio Alberto González Bascuñán (CHI)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Jesús Noel Valenzuela Sáez (VEN)
Law 5 Blog Observer: Edward

Match 42 (Lublin)
4 June 2019, 17:30 CET
Japan - South Korea
Referee: Maguette N'Diaye (SEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Elvis Noupue (CMR)
Assistant Referee 2: Seydou Tiama (BFA)
Fourth Official: Abdelkader Zitouni (TAH)
Fifth Official: Folio Moeaki (TON)
Video Assistant Referee: Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (POR)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (ETH)
Law 5 Blog Observer: Chefren

Match 43 (Bydgoszcz)
4 June 2019, 17:30 CET
France - United States
Referee: Raphael Claus (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Danilo Ricardo Simon Manis (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Bruno Raphael Pires (BRA)
Fourth Official: Fernando Andrés Rapallini (ARG)
Fifth Official: Diego Yamil Bonfá (ARG)
Video Assistant Referee: Wilton Pereira Sampaio (BRA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Andrés José Rojas Noguera (COL)
Law 5 Blog Observer: Charel Jans

Match 44 (Bielsko-Biała)
4 June 2019, 20:30 CET
Argentina - Mali
Referee: Fernando Guerrero Ramírez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Pablo Israel Hernández Luna (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: José Ibrahim Martínez Chavarría (MEX)
Fourth Official: Ismail Elfath (USA)
Fifth Official: Kyle Atkins (USA)
Video Assistant Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Adonai Escobedo González (MEX)
Law 5 Blog Observer: Emil

113 comments:

  1. France vs. Bolivia referee?

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  2. Argentina vs Mali referee?

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  3. Toulon Tournament referees

    https://festival-foot-espoirs.com/festival/arbitres.php

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  4. Very good Gil Manzano so far, but for sure this penalty for handball is at least debatable... arm in my opinion in very natural position, only thing to do for player was to put his arm behind the back (not required).
    Martínez Munuera accepted the call but I don't know...

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    1. It's the absolute wrong call and I would call this a clear and obvious mistake. Deflection, 0.05 seconds to react, arm can't be cut off. Absurd penalty call to decide the match and a crucial mistake IMHO.

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  5. 44' I invite you to watch the excellent advantage by Gil Manzano. Top class. All referees would have whistled the foul here, he waited and then Italy had a big chance to score. It was very impressive.
    Great stuff from Gil Manzano.

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  6. Gil Manzano and Martínez Munuera gave Italy the win. No words.....

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  7. Its a bit off-topic, but does anyone know when the new list of UEFA referees categories will be published?

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    1. Still unknown! However don't worry, we will publish info in due time when there will be the changes!

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  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v507Htht5tQ
    00:55
    your opinions...

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    1. Would not have given it to be honest. Arm is not extended at all. Short distance, no real movement towards the ball.

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  9. any infos about u19 in Armenia? Last year you published appointments in the end of may?

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  10. A question for our readers from Switzerland, what happened in the relegation playoff Aarau - Xamax?!

    Very dramatic game where Adrien Jaccottet sorted out eleven yellow cards.

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    1. I haven‘t seen the full game but the 7(!) cards in first half which were mostly correct in my opinion. For me, Jaccotet is not to blame for the many cards, the game was just incredibly hot from the very beginning (Xamax from First Division lost the first game at home 0-4 and wanted to achieve a miracle what they did in the end btw) However nobody cares about Jaccottet after the match in Switzerland so the statistics look worse than it really was.

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    2. Thanks for that resumé!

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  11. South Korea - Japan

    Referee: Maguette N'Diaye (SEN)
    Assistant Referee 1: Elvis Noupue (CMR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Seydou Tiama (BFA)
    Fourth Official: Abdelkader Zitouni (TAH)
    Fifth Official: Folio Moeaki (TON)
    Video Assistant Referee: Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (POR)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (ETH)


    France - United States

    Referee: Raphael Claus (BRA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Danilo Ricardo Simon Manis (BRA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Bruno Raphael Pires (BRA)
    Fourth Official: Fernando Andrés Rapallini (ARG)
    Fifth Official: Diego Yamil Bonfá (ARG)
    Video Assistant Referee: Wilton Pereira Sampaio (BRA)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Andrés José Rojas Noguera (COL)


    Argentina - Mali

    Referee: Fernando Guerrero Ramírez (MEX)
    Assistant Referee 1: Pablo Israel Hernández Luna (MEX)
    Assistant Referee 2: José Ibrahim Martínez Chavarría (MEX)
    Fourth Official: Ismail Elfath (USA)
    Fifth Official: Kyle Atkins (USA)
    Video Assistant Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Adonai Escobedo González (MEX)

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  12. (OT) CAF will have an emergency meeting on Tuesday, 4 June, following up on the extraordinary incidents from the African Champions League final between Esperance Tunis and Wydad Casablanca.

    The away team had a goal wrongly disallowed for offside in min 61', and initially it seemed like the ref Bakary Gassama refused to consult the VAR. Several reports and videos however showed that the VAR system was deliberately damaged by a Tunisian police officer and became unusable.

    Wydad refused to continue the play and Tunis were crowned champions. Interesting to see what CAF will decide in this unprecedented issue.

    More details:
    https://maghribfoot.com/2019/06/01/frmf-to-hold-emergency-meeting-after-var-scandal/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    https://streamable.com/56qxo

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    1. By making Tunis champions and not having one final in an independent venue, CAF is holding Africa back. I do wonder what FIFA’s reaction to all of this is, with 2 top African referees acting rather questionably in the most important matches

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  13. Guerrero being appointed for a match between two teams that play very physical and Al-Kaf's performance this evening confirm in my eyes that the FIFA policy introduced in 2014 is alive and kicking: Don't give cards.

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  14. Interesting VAR intervention, if I'm not wrong, in PSO right now during COL - NZL. The first time ever I see a VAR intervention in this context, an infringment by goalkeeper was detected and he was booked by Al Kaf.

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  15. Ridiculous new laws with regard to handball in attack.

    Claus and Guerrero who know nothing about disciplinary control still in the tournament? Maybe Martínez for quarter-final?!

    Gil Manzano who gives a penalty for nothing and kicks the host team out from the tournament.

    Al-Kaf who warns players before EVERY SINGLE corner- or free-kick and still believes it's prevention.

    Al-Kaf who knows nothing about lost time compensation.

    The current state of politically and business run refereeing is more and more disappointing for those who follows that since times when refereeing was real art.

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  16. Predictions Women's World Cup MD1:
    FRA-KOR: Umpierrez, Mascarana (both URU), Amboya (COL), Batista (BRA)- Vigliano (ARG), Beath (AUS)
    NOR-NGA: Koroleva, Mariscall, Nesbitt (all USA), Beaudoin (CAN) - Zwayer, Dankert (both GER)
    ESP-RSA: Carvajal, Toloza, Vazquez (all CHI), Ri (PRK) - Irrati, Valeri (both ITA)
    GER-CHN: Chenard, Boudreau (both CAN), Brown (JAM), Abebe (ETH) - Fischer (CAN), Gil (POL)
    AUS-ITA: Venegas, Caudillo, Chavez (all MEX), Borjas (HON) - Makkelie (NED), Martins (POR)
    BRA-JAM: Yamashita, Bozono, Hagio (all JPN), Kulcsar (HUN) - Mohamed (UAE), Sanchez (ESP)
    ENG-SCO: Jacewicz (AUS), Kim, Lee (both KOR), Mukansanga (RWA) - Beath (AUS), Turpin (FRA)
    ARG-JPN: Adamkova, Ratajova (both CZE), Sukenikova (SVK), Beaudoin (CAN) - Dankert, Stegemann (both GER)
    CAN-CMR: Pustovoytova, Kurochnika (both RUS), Magnusson (SWE), Fortunato (ARG) - del Cerro Grande, Sanchez (both ESP)
    NZL-NED: Ri, Hong (both PRK), Teshirogi (JPN), Reibelt (AUS) - Mohamed (UAE), Gil (POL)
    CHI-SWE: Lengwe (ZAM), Kwimbira (MWI), Njoroge (KEN), Chenard (CAN) - Sanchez, del Cerro Grande (both ESP)
    USA-THA: Staubli, Kung (both SUI), Massey (ENG), Abebe (ETH) - Zwayer, Stegemann (both GER)

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  17. A question for our Italian readers, did anyone watch the Serie B playoff game between Verona - Cittadella handled by Marco Piccinini last night (good performance?).

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  18. What about UEFA Nations League appointments?

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    1. Today we should know at least surely the appointment for Wednesday game.

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  19. Nikola Dabanović is appointed for U-19 in Armenia!

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  20. Porsui
    Brych, Borsch, Lupp, Kassai, Dingert, Stieler
    Piller, Kliment

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  21. ITA vs POL

    Before I make comment about penalty decision I would share my opinion about this referee.I read many times here in this blog many readers compare Gil Manzano and Lahoz.After I watch Gil Manzano in this tournament I can say that there is a huge difference between Gil Manzano and Lahoz (of course in favour of Lahoz)

    It doesn’t mean that you are a great referee If you have perfect physical condition.Especially If you do not know how to run,where to run..

    Penalty decision was wrong in my opinion.Arm was natural position,there is no movement towards ball so wrong whistle to punish handball.

    VAR can not intervene since there is not a clear and obvious mistake.

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  22. COL-NZL

    3 incidents to discuss

    1-Penalty should have been given because of illegal use of arm.The ball was in play when defender hit opponent face.Difficult to see for the referee but VAR should have been intervened.Minute 40

    2-Another penalty should have been given.Clear tackle/contact not seen by the Referee even he was well positioned.Again No Intervention by VAR which was needed in my opinion

    3-During the penalty kicks Referee decided to retake penalty kick of Colombia because of infringment of NZL goalkeeper.If you ask me guys I don’t see any infringment of goalkeeper.Everything seems normal.Another question is Why No Intervention by VAR!! Unfortunetely this decision changed everything in the tournament

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      Adler, during penalty kicks VAR had intervention!!! Great IMO by Hernández Hernández.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pzI27B_Ljw (2:40)

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    2. Great? VAR for retaking penalty kicks is an absurdity and destroys the game

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    3. The law is so clear now that VAR has to intervene if there is an infringement. I believe that a YC is too harsh punishment though. At least for the first such offence.

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    4. Laws are clear, but they need to be interpreted properly. The behavior by the goalie was completely normal. 85% of penalties would have to be repeated. That didn’t happen during CL or the rest of the U20 WC. Consistency is key and the intervention here was NOT consistent with the application elsewhere.

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  23. I want to ask if a referee gives a yellow card for an infringement by a goalkeeper during a penalty either normal penalty or penalty shootout and the goalie infringes again, will he be given a yellow card again and subsequent red card?

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    1. Yes, Vinčič told the Malian goalkeeper very clearly (adaublie even on TV) that he would have to be sent off if he does it again (KSA - MLI; after the goalkeeper saved the first attempt, but got booked for infringement).

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  24. COL-NZL

    Adler, during penalty kicks VAR had intervention!!! Great IMO by Hernández Hernández.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pzI27B_Ljw (2:40)

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  25. A very soft penalty given by Michael oliver

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    1. Blatant push with forearm into the back, clear foul
      Oliver's positioning throughout was magnificent
      Definite SF or more on the cards

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  26. Very challenging game for Oliver. Now another penalty and RC for DOGSO (deliberate handball). Correct decision.
    A few minutes ago excellent procedure by AR2, who waited before raising an offside and then a possible penalty was correctly annulled by (delayed) flag. VAR confirmed.

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  27. Oliver and his team with a great performance. Correct penalty calls, good application of VAR protocol. Super foul detection, very strong performance. I expect him to get either SF or even the Final.

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  28. Excellent penalty and red card by Michael oliver all due to his great sprints and pace to keep up with the play and was by the penalty sport when the infringement took place.
    If he had not handle the under 17 final years ago he would probably have been a candidate for the final

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  29. An easy match for Gonzalez Cabrera on the Ukraine - Panama match. 3 correct cautions and nothing particular during the whole 90'.

    A report will follow soon.

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  30. Well done Massa! Another permissive referee and forced substitution of Nigerian player (injury). That was third late and reckless challenge of Senegalese player. Neither was punished with a YC.

    But hey, FIFA is happy because no cards were shown!

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    1. This match is so far exactly what I expected: Physical, with several fouls that need disciplinary action, cards or otherwise. Little done by Massa.

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  31. Now an interesting situation. Massa whistled a direct free kick outside the box, but Guida called him to OFR because it was inside. After the OFR, Massa gave an indirect free kick but I don't understand why outside. It should have been inside, as VAR intervened...

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    1. Exactly my point. Not impressed with Masse at all very passive

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    2. id guess that even though he went to review it, he didn't feel that it was inside the area (although I agree, I think it was inside) but did feel that it was playing in a dangerous manner rather than kick/attempt to kick

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    3. Either way it should be in the box

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    4. @josh if VAR intervenes, it must be inside, otherwise, in all the other situations, VAR should have supported referee's choice outside the box, even in case of very clear mistake... so there was for sure a mismanagement, let's say that Massa was not so alert after the OFR, he had to allowi the indirect free kick INSIDE the box.

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    5. Massa should be sent home for that. It is completely unacceptable.

      The VAR is calling Massa over because he has a clear penalty, based on location. This decision is actually objective and doesn't need an OFR. So I wonder if Massa asked for the OFR.

      Regardless, for him to look at that video and change a DFK to an IFK is unacceptable. There is contact in the back of the Nigerian attacker. It is not an IFK offence and it certainly is not a CLEAR IFK offence. It would have to be "clearly wrong" as a DFK/PEN to change the decision. It wasn't. Massa called a foul and the foul was inside the penalty area. The only correct result was penalty kick.

      I cannot believe he chose to change his decision to an IFK. This 2-0 match should very likely be 1-1.

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    6. Chefren how can it be an IFK if there is contact with the other player? Contact = DFK not IFK, right? So if a DFK foul happens inside the box, then it's a PK. Right?

      Correct me if I am wrong. But do so only if what you tell me is 1. Supported by The Laws of the Game and 2. Supported by actual images of the incident.

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  32. Players getting really nervous now. I can't defend Massa, it is a weak performance. Not so much presence by referee in the game.

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    1. And he is touted to be next top Italian referee after gianluca Rocchi and Daniele Orsaro retires. Scary.

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  33. Blatant missed reckless use of arms.... Does he even care?

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    1. He has been very poor. He was not well-prepared for this match.

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    2. Gentlemen, don't blame the student(referee), blame the teacher(Ref Comm). Idiotic and pointless "directives" forced upon referee's are what lead to this.

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  34. Here a video, maybe later we will have a better one:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsxwSgFfM04
    starts from about minute 16:00 in the video, 43' of the game

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    1. I think the OFR was unnecessary and the VAR should have told the referee for a penalty kick.

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    2. Clearly it's necessary for an OFR when you have a referee who thinks this is an indirect free kick and not direct.

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    3. @victor outside? That's the problem... VAR intervention is only for situation in penalty area, I must repeat again, and when VAR invites referee to rewatch video, foul MUST BE inside

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    4. @Victor The referee called a direct free kick. The VAR must check if the fault is inside or outside the penalty area. It is an objective decision that does not need an OFR.

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    5. Seems neither of you got the point of my comment. I think you need to read it again to see my point.

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    6. Video is unavailable using that link. Anybody got a link that actually works?

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  35. https://www.nzs.si/novica/Video:_Skomina_po_sojenju_finala_Uefa_lige_prvakov?id=49047&id_objekta=40

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  36. Anyone watching U.S. vs. France?

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    1. I did. Was not impressed. Several missed yellow cards. No real feel or management for the match.

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    2. As expected...

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  37. Guerrero with two warnings (5' Reckless, 20' SPA) which should have been cards. Nothing new.

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    1. Howard, I too am no fan of referee's being overly lenient and overly permissive.
      But why is it that "certain" referee's are praised when they do this and get through their matches without showing a card. Yet when other referee's do it, they're crucified?
      Where is the logic in that?

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    2. I'm completely happy with matches without cards. If they aren't needed and there are no incidents that need to be punished. At this WC, this fits POR - KOR (Zitouni) and according to the report RSA - KOR (Guerrero). However, if a referee tries to avoid cards as much as possible, even for blatant offences, then I criticize it. And in the matches I have seen from Guerrero, you could actually tell that he does not want to use cards, seemingly no matter what. This is my impression of him. If that's him or if he is following instructions etc. I can not say.

      As for your question, I can't answer it. I hopefully wrote why I criticize Guerrero's performances. I generally never condone or praise overly leniency and can't remember ever doing that.

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    3. But can you truly blame him and or any other referee? If it is well known (Marciniak said it) that the FIFA Ref Comm forces these directives and instructions upon their referee's. What's a referee to do?
      Furthermore, this isn't nothing new. It's a "cancer" that started at Brasil 2014. Referee's doing anything and everything to get through the first 45 mins without cards.

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    4. True, Sheriff. Refereeing at FIFA tournaments is a parody. It has nothing to do with real refereeing. Unfortunately UEFA start to introduce it into their biggest games too. However, they have the ones like Cakir, Skomina and others who can manage it without losing control.

      At this U20WC we can see referees being forced to not show cards and therefore games being played out of referees' control. The best examples at this tournament are Martínez, Claus, Guerrero and Massa yesterday. Really bad to watch.

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    5. A good question. Instructions or not, the decisions are his in the end. Also, we had some who were willing not to comply (Aguilar in 2014 comes to mind, but we had others at this tournament who were way stricter).

      The trend with fewer YCs (or to move away from that: allowing infringements without punishment) is indeed a disease that has spread over the world since 2014.

      Changes little for me though: If your disciplinary control is bad, it'll be criticized. I'm willing to accept mitigating circumstances, but then there is still the question why some apparently still stick to their own ways and do not comply.

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    6. As I watch Guerrero today. Sure he's missed a few cards. But the game doesn't look or feel to be "out of control" as you say. Certainly not like Brasil v Colombia (Velasco Carballo), Holland v Spain (Howard Webb), Colombia v England (Geiger) or Portugal v Holland (Valentin Ivanov).

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    7. And what happened to Aguilar in 2014 after that match? A match in which he went out and did things in the way he is used to.

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    8. True, it isn't out of control, the players behave. But then we must discuss: What is the role of the referee? Stay in control and ensure the match ends without trouble? Or stay in control and properly follow the laws of the game, including Law 12?

      Tons of cards aren't a sign of a well refereed match. I'd personally take it over 0 cards and a multitude of missed or unpunished infringements any day, but that is just me.

      From my own limited experience (whistling and watching), the risk of things going out of control is higher when players realize they can do anything without punishment. I'm not saying the approach doesn't work.

      As for this match, I never said it was "out of control". It certainly is not, despite some angry protests at the end of the first half.

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    9. Howard I am with you. I am totally a by the book Laws of the Game type of referee. A referee who understands that no amount of talking or pleading with players will have the same effect as a caution.

      My refereeing mantra is, "we (referee's) don't 'give' out cards. Players earn them and we simply apply and enforce the LoTG"

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    10. Exactly. Take the foul in 90'. Is that "calm down" gesture towards the Mali player really preventing him from continuing playing like that? Use warnings, but you need to back them up sometime. Or they are just words.

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    11. I agree. The "calm dowm, calm down" style of refereeing being used by most of not all referee's is pointless to me. But others on this blog will tell you that this is the "modern" and expected approach to officiating.

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  38. Does anyone know the referee for the friendly match between Brazil and Qatar on 6 June 2019?

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    1. Maybe Bych from Nederlands, Lol ;)

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    2. Jose Argote (Venezuela)

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    3. Ref: José Argote (VEN)
      A1: Lubin Torrealba (VEN)
      A2: Francheskoly Chacón (VEN)
      4th: Dewson Freitas (BRA)
      VAR: Diego Haro (PER)
      AVAR 1: Víctor Hugo Carrillo (PER)
      AVAR 2: Jonny Bossio (PER)

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  39. Ramirez looks like a very motivated referee, he is in the move constantly, looks like he really enjoys what he is doing. Great to see that - that is something I really appreciate.;)

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  40. I don't understand why Argentina complained when Mali scored 2-2.
    Free kick was regularly executed.

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    1. Maybe there was no foul in their opinion...?

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    2. I think a simple problem occured what the LOTG is not handling for a long time.
      As a referee you want to prevent a caution so you say the defender to move away from the ball. But you do that without forcing the attacking team to wait for the whistle.

      So the player moves away As the referee ask for, but then you can't deny a quick freekick.

      I honestly think as a referee for many years this is a real problem in the LOTG and weird that IFAB never try to solve this issue.

      So from player perspective understandable if they are furious, cause as a referee you force them not to stand in front of the ball but you let the attacking to kick it without a whistle blown.

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    3. The referee was verbally and visually engaging a defender. That is supposed to be a ceremonial restart. It needed a whistle.

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    4. In the US, our instructions have been very clear for a long time. If you are engaging players at a restart with words or visual instructions, the restart becomes ceremonial and needs a whistle to restart. You can't allow a quick free kick if you are talking to one of the defenders and distracting them.

      I was sure that this was worldwide guidance. It's not?

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    5. If I am right, the LOTG say nothing about that.

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    6. I'm with Chefen. The procedure on the free was done by the book and inline with the Laws as they are written. The attacking team should not be further punished by forcing them to wait. And the defending team has zero right to request a ceremonial restart. The Mali team at no point requested 10 yards or a ceremonial restart. The quick kick concept worked perfectly on that goal. Argentina has only themselves to blame for falling asleep.

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    7. The Argentinian player's were not "distracted" by the referee talking. One of their players was actually using gamesmanship to try and delay the restart.

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  41. JPN-KOR

    0:07 IMO,it's a penalty for handball.
    https://youtu.be/JP3GjaKjtb0

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  42. QF predictions
    COL-UKR: Elfath, Atkins, Parker (all USA), Makhadmeh (JOR) - Kelly (IRL), Raczkowski (POL)
    ITA-MLI: Gonzalez, Diaz, Soppi (all URU), Rapallini (ARG) - Bascunan (CHI), Valenzuela (VEN)
    USA-ECU: Ghorbal (ALG), Ahmed (EGY), Gourari (ALG), Taqi (SIN) - van Boekel (NED), Al-Marri (QAT)
    KOR-SEN: Vincic, Klancnik, Kovacic (all SVN), Guerrero (MEX) - Hernandez (ESP), Millot (FRA)

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  43. Maguette N'Diaye in Japan - South Korea.

    22' Deliberate handball? Once whistled, I think correct YC for SPA because it looked a clear pass to teammate who was ready to get the ball.
    https://streamable.com/9ieda

    24' Deliberate play of deflection? I think deliberate play and therefore wrong offside flag. Could the AR have spotted the deliberate play by himself? In my opinion key moment is the movement of the leg.
    https://streamable.com/zzcu2

    45' Possible penalty incident. Deliberate handball? Sorry for the long sequence before replays. I'm not sure this was a clear handball, VAR didn't intervene at all, not even by a silent check (no info about that on FIFA.com). I think in doubt it is OK to back referee's decision.
    https://streamable.com/1cow4

    49' Missed offside by AR2. Not easy for sure, tight offside position, and also other players who were in clear offside. But still a crucial mistake. AR2 was rarely involved but I was not impressed by his performance (more to follow about that in the report)
    https://streamable.com/ihpon

    If we back N'Diaye for the penalty appeal in first half, his performance results more or less in a classic OKAYSH performance, with some things to be polished but nothing that important. A quite particular foul detection all match long with a special attention to aerial duels, however match was not that difficult. More to follow.

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    1. Offside screenshot:
      https://i.postimg.cc/GtBpt1TM/offside.jpg

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    2. 24th minute -- good flag for me. KOR#18 plays the ball, but off JPN#5. It bounces to the other defender KOR#? who sticks a leg out, but (to me) it's a very reactionary leg movement and not a deliberate play.

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    3. I can understand your point of view however for me rather a deliberate play, he could have avoided contact with the ball.

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    4. IMO a "reactionary leg movement" has to be considered as deliberate play.

      22' is not deliberate IMO, because the ball comes from the lower back.

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    5. Direction we got from FIFA instructors here was that a reactionary leg movement is just that... reactionary, and therefore NOT deliberate.

      Players are trained to react... in this case, that movement by the defender is instinctual, and if he doesn't play it, it's likely going out for a goal kick.

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  44. officials Ismail Elfath (REF), Kyle Atkins (AR1), Corey Parker (AR2) and Alan Kelly (VAR) who have been assigned to #Italy vs #Mali in the quarterfinals of the #U20WC on June 7

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