Friday, 14 June 2019

Ismail Elfath in charge of 2019 FIFA U20 WC Final

 Ismail Elfath in charge of 2019 FIFA U20 WC Final.

Match 52 (Łódź)
15 June 2019, 18:00 CET
Ukraine - South Korea
Referee: Ismail Elfath (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Kyle Atkins (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Corey Parker (USA)
Fourth Official: Abdelkader Zitouni (TAH)
Fifth Official: Folio Moeaki (TGA)
Video Assistant Referee: Alan Kelly (IRL)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)

Match 51 (Gdynia)
14 June 2019, 20:30 CET
Italy - Ecuador
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Fourth Official: Mustapha Ghorbal (ALG),
Fifth Official: Mahmoud Ahmed (EGY)
Video Assistant Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Khamis Al-Marri (QAT)

33 comments:

  1. Copa America 2019 - Brazil
    Group Phase

    Paraguay - Qatar

    Referee: Diego Haro (PER)
    Assistant Referee 1: Jonny Bossio (PER)
    Assistant Referee 2: Victor Raez (PER)
    Fourth Official: Esteban Ostojich (URU)
    Video Assistant Referee: Raphael Claus (BRA)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Victor Carrillo (PER)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Byron Romero (ECU)

    Uruguay - Ecuador

    Referee: Anderson Daronco (BRA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Marcelo Van Gasse (BRA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Kleber Lucio Gil (BRA)
    Fourth Official: Nicolas Gallo (COL)
    Video Assistant Referee: Wilton Sampaio (BRA)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Fernando Rapallini (ARG)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:Rodrigo Correa (BRA)

    Japan - Chile

    Referee: Mario Diaz de Vivar (PAR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Eduardo Cardozo (PAR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Dario Gaona (PAR)
    Fourth Official: Arnaldo Samaniego (PAR)
    Video Assistant Referee: Jesus Valenzuela (VEN)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Gery Vargas (BOL)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Wilmar Navarro (COL)

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  2. Copa America 2019 - Brazil
    Group Phase

    Brazil - Bolivia

    Referee: Néstor Pitana (ARG)
    Assistant Referee 1: Hernan Maidana (ARG)
    Assistant Referee 2: Juan Belatti (ARG)
    Fourth Official: Roddy Zambrano (ECU)
    Video Assistant Referee: Patricio Loustau (ARG)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Fernando Rapallini (ARG)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2: Ezequiel Brailovsky (ARG)

    Venezuela - Peru

    Referee: Wilmar Roldán (COL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Alexander Guzmán (COL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Jhon León (COL)
    Fourth Official: Carlos Orbe (ECU)
    Video Assistant Referee: Leodan Gonzalez (URU)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Andrés Rojas (COL)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:Christian Lescano (ECU)

    Argentina - Colombia

    Referee: Roberto Tobar (CHI)
    Assistant Referee 1: Christian Schiemann (CHI)
    Assistant Referee 2: Claudio Rios (CHI)
    Fourth Official: Alexis Herrera (VEN)
    Video Assistant Referee: Julio Bascuñán (CHI)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1: Piero Maza (CHI)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:Nicolás Taran (URU)

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  3. Ukraine - South Korea

    Referee: Ismail Elfath (USA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Kyle Atkins (USA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Corey Parker (USA)
    Fourth Official: Abdelkader Zitouni (TAH)
    Fifth Official: Folio Moeaki (TGA)
    Video Assistant Referee: Alan Kelly (IRL)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)

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  4. OT: Juan Luis Pulido Santana (Canary Islands, 1983) handled 1st leg of LaLiga promotion play-off match Mallorca-Albacete.

    His performance has been quite controversial with 3 rejected PK appeals. For me the 1st one (blatant holding) and 3rd one (careless tripping) should have been called and therefore are crucial mistakes from him. The 2nd one could also be discussed, actually I wouldn't complain too much on being called, obstruction may be soft but it's there.

    Your thoughts?

    Short official highlights video, all potential PK situations appear: https://streamable.com/adcyv

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    1. all three clear penalties

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    2. Agreed, three crucial mistakes.

      Would be interested to hear how César Soto Grado performed in the Deportivo La Coruña - Málaga game?

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    3. @Mikael I couldn't watch his game, but as far as I know he was quite good, a correct PK for Deportivo and overall controlled. Almost nobody talked about his performance. Soto Grado has been a pleasant surprise this season being his very first season on 2nd Division (he's quite old though, 1980 born)

      Tomorrow at 21:00 CET is the 2nd leg of Málaga-Deportivo and the referee is Isidro Díaz de Mera Escuderos (Castilla-La Mancha, 1989), who (IMO) is along with Aitor Gorostegui Fernández (Basque Country, 1983) the favourite to get promoted, so very decisive game for him.

      Friendly reminder that this season there'll be 2 promotions to LaLiga instead of three. CTA is expected to fill one of the 2 relegation spots with Undiano's retirement. According to iusport (quite reliable source) the other demotion spot will be for Iglesias Villanueva (a little bit surprised, I don't like him as a referee but IMO he deserved way more relegation last year than now)

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  5. What's the sense in appointing Gil Manzano to third place match? In addition, it's a reward for decisive handball phantom penalty whistled against home nation in a game against Italy. Ah, well, it's FIFA...

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    1. Maybe it is the contrary reasoning... the penalty could be the reason for which he had to renounce to bigger appointments and therefore he was assigned "only" to third place.
      However, having said that, I must partially agree with you: some appointments are without explanations, in my opinion if committe assessed the penalty as mistake, he shouldn't have got furhter games at all.

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    2. Yes, strange appointment. Also the only break of confederation neutrality during the tournament, I think.
      There would have been others, who deserved it and need those opportunities more than a regular CL referee (e.g. Ghorbal, Zitouni, Taqi)

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    3. This tournament has been one more disappointment. Many referees got ignored after the two matches everyone got (Taqi, Zitouni; I would even include Rapallini, Makhadmeh, Vinčič, Ghorbal, N'Diaye and Kružliak), while others received further appointments (Elfath, Guerrero, Claus).

      The fact that Martínez, whom our observers agreed was surely one of the weakest performers, spoke of an "excellent tournament for him" and now gets the Gold Cup opener proves that FIFA wants leniency. Apart from that, it seems performances don't matter - where you are from however, does.

      Therefore, my only hope is that these names listed above - Taqi and Zitouni I'd like to single out - at least have someone in their lives whose opinion they value on this subject and who tells them that they did very well.

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    4. +1, Howard!

      Rapallini, Taqi, Vinčič, Zitouni deserved much more. They are very talented referees. Most likely the most talented from the whole U20WC crew. They were ignored and, with all the respect, Guerrero and Claus were appointed to KO stage. I'm really sorry for the formers.

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    5. ...or they read here. :)

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    6. That happens all the time at WC under 20, though. Makkelie for example got two important matches 4 years ago, did them excellent and received no further appointments.

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  6. Predictions Copa America MD2:
    BOL-PER: Gonzalez, Taran , Trinidad (all URU), Tobar (CHI) - Ostojich (URU), Pitana (ARG), Schiemann (CHI)
    BRA-VEN: Zambrano, Lescano, Romero (all ECU), Maza (CHI) - Orbe (ECU), Rojas (COL), Rios (CHI)
    COL-QAT: Sampaio, Correa, van Gasse (all BRA), Bascunan (CHI) - Daronco, Claus, Gil (all BRA)
    ARG-PAR: Vargas, Antelo, Saveedra (all BOL), Haro (PER) - Valenzuela, Herrera (both VEN), Bossio (PER)
    URU-JPN: Loustau, Brailovsky, Maidana (all ARG), Gallo (COL) - Pitana, Rapallini (both ARG), Leon (COL)
    ECU-CHI: Valenzuela, Lopez, Murillo (all VEN), Carillo (PER) - Herrera (VEN), Samaniego (PAR), Raez (PER)

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  7. Wow the first mins of extra time is complete chaos on the field. Nearly 9 mins without play.
    Correct penalty, then check by Var.
    Then saved penalty leads to an incredible bad advantage given to Ecuador, they lost the ball immideatly then a Correct YC for reckless challenge by the ecuadorian player. Then OFR because of possible VC. Referee gives a YC for stamp on the foot. (However imo it's either nothing or RC...)
    And then yellow card to the bench.
    Complete mess..

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    1. Then only 3 mins added time...
      And at 105' a missed YC for reckless use of arm by number 14 from Ecuador, increasing tension from the italian side.

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  8. Personally, this was the first YC given to a team official that I have seen (ITA-ECU; ~100'). Have you seen any before?

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  9. Why no penalty in favour of Italy for that reckless elbow (116')?

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  10. ITALY v ECUADOR

    Key Match Incidents:

    88' - Conflict: unsporting behaviour(s) or violent conduct(s)
    https://streamable.com/enzt6

    93' - Penalty Award: trip
    https://streamable.com/cqz84

    96' - On-Field Review: deliberate step on an opponent's foot (unsporting or violent?)
    https://streamable.com/yqegc

    101' - Possible 2nd YC 6ECU: spa-handball?
    https://streamable.com/oox1i

    104' - 1-0 Goal: onside call (did 9ECU touch the ball?)
    https://streamable.com/sgny3

    116' - Penalty Incident: illegal use of arm?
    https://streamable.com/ee24u

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    1. Disciplinary Control:

      20' - YC 2ITA (SPA-holding)
      https://streamable.com/hseqn

      37' - Possible YC 6ITA (preventing quick throw-in execution)
      https://streamable.com/hu3bk

      43' - YC 6ECU (reckless?)
      https://streamable.com/7kqqx

      44' - Possible YC 4ITA (spa-holding?)
      https://streamable.com/upvz7

      46' - Possible YC 4ITA (reckless use of arm?)
      https://streamable.com/sl6gg

      67' - Possible YC 20ECU (spa?)
      https://streamable.com/ex3sm

      74' - Possible YC 15ITA (reckless? spa? tackle)
      https://streamable.com/rki1w

      78' - Possible YC 10ECU (unsporting?, reckless?)
      https://streamable.com/fvqxn

      82' - Possible YC 11ECU (SPA?)
      https://streamable.com/ar1ry

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    2. 87' - YC 10ITA, YC 16ECU (conflict, unsporting or violent?)
      https://streamable.com/enzt6

      90+5' - Conflict
      https://streamable.com/2vwmy

      94' - YC 20ECU (reckless tackle)
      https://streamable.com/tpb5y

      98' - YC 18ITA (unsporting behaviour, deliberate step on an opponent's foot, after OFR)
      https://streamable.com/yqegc

      99' - YC ECU team-member
      https://streamable.com/wuv3y

      101' - Possible 2nd YC 6ECU (spa-handball?)
      https://streamable.com/oox1i

      103' - YC 4ITA (reckless use of arm)
      https://streamable.com/4bg2b

      105' - Possible YC 14ECU (reckless use of arm?)
      https://streamable.com/jryvt

      106' - Possible YC 6ECU (unsporting behaviour, kicking the ball away)
      https://streamable.com/k5nan

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    3. 108' - Possible YC 17ITA (unsporting behaviour, push)
      https://streamable.com/5iznw

      110' - Possible YC 13ITA (reckless use of arm?)
      https://streamable.com/4alnp

      119', 120+1' - Possible YC 17ITA (persistent, reckless)
      https://streamable.com/u8q1c



      New Laws:

      Two dropped ball incidents:
      https://streamable.com/85rn4
      https://streamable.com/cf3an

      YC to team member
      https://streamable.com/wuv3y

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    4. Difficult to keep control when players have such behavior, I think we can't blame too much Gil Manzano, but what we can point out is still the choice to issue only YC and not straight RC after the mass confrontations. This is "FIFA officiating".
      Regarding the penalty incidents, I don't see any significant action by Ecudor defender to whistle a penalty there, very very soft for me. Maybe as VAR I would have had doubts and I would have called referee to rewatch the incident.
      Situation in 116' is foul in all parts of field unless penalty area... because a penalty whistled for that looks to be too soft.
      Definitely many things to review in this game....

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    5. When a referee is unwilling to use his "tools" (yellow and red card) to take command and control of his match. Then yes, he can be blamed. The players will act and continue to act poorly for as long as the referee enables them to do so.

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  11. Final 2': Correct penalty. OFR correct as foul wasn't initially whistled. Title on TV coverage incorrect as the review was for 'foul or not?' not for 'inside or outside?'.

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    1. As the referee missed the incident, reason for review must be "foul or not", indeed if not inside, VAR wouldn't have intervened at all.

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    2. https://streamable.com/w70hn

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  12. UKRAINE v KOREA REPUBLIC


    Key Match Incidents:

    02' - Penalty Incident: stamp/trip -> OFR -> Penalty Award
    https://streamable.com/zve7u

    25' - Penalty Incident: ordinary contact?
    https://streamable.com/mcfu0

    42' - Penalty Incident: ordinary contact
    https://streamable.com/r9ns1

    57' - Penalty Incident at first glance: accidental trip but slightly outside the penalty area
    https://streamable.com/rgw5k

    70' - Penalty Incident: handball 9UKR
    https://streamable.com/z2jzy

    79' - Penalty Incident: possible YC 7UKR - simulation
    https://streamable.com/p3z4h

    80' - Possible 2nd YC 3KOR: SPA? careless or reckless tackle?
    https://streamable.com/ce416

    90+1' - Penalty Incident: possible 2nd YC 9KOR - simulation
    https://streamable.com/obcjp

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  13. Disciplinary Control:

    11' - Possible YC 4KOR (SPA?)
    https://streamable.com/wg7mg

    12' - Possible YC 11UKR (reckless tackle?)
    https://streamable.com/ziimv

    18' - Warning 6KOR (stamp?)
    https://streamable.com/xufkg

    26' - Warning 10KOR (late challenge, careless or reckless?)
    https://streamable.com/2p92d

    29' - Possible YC 15UKR (SPA?)
    https://streamable.com/76a3a

    33' - YC 5KOR (reckless tackle)
    https://streamable.com/7q3jh

    40' - Possible YC 3KOR (SPA?)
    https://streamable.com/vbeo0

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    1. 49' - Possible YC 4KOR (reckless use of arm?)
      https://streamable.com/bsmre

      56' - YC 3KOR (SPA-holding)
      https://streamable.com/svedq

      67' - Tackle 6UKR (fair or careless or reckless?)
      https://streamable.com/vz3o5

      78' - YC 9KOR (reckless use of arm)
      https://streamable.com/l6jvf

      79' - Possible YC 7UKR (simulation)
      https://streamable.com/p3z4h

      80' - Possible 2nd YC 3KOR (SPA? careless or reckless tackle?)
      https://streamable.com/ce416

      86' - YC 17UKR (reckless tackle)
      https://streamable.com/18g6g

      90+1' - Possible 2nd YC 9KOR (simulation)
      https://streamable.com/obcjp

      90+3' - Possible YC 6UKR (unsporting behaviour - kicking the ball away)
      https://streamable.com/a4uqu

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  14. Others:

    01' - Deliberate backpass to GK?
    https://streamable.com/manhl

    08' - Advantage Use
    https://streamable.com/yxwtt

    90+6' - Example of new laws applied at setting defensive wall:
    https://streamable.com/37man

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  15. Final 2': Correct penalty. OFR correct as foul wasn't initially whistled.

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