Thursday, 24 October 2019

Europa League 2019/20 - Referee appointments for Matchday 3

Referees in charge of 2019-20 UEFA Europa League Matchday 3 games. 
Group A
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Baku (Tofiq Bəhramov adına Respublika Stadionu)
Qarabağ FK (AZE) - APOEL FC (CYP)
Referee: Filip Glova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: František Ferenc (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Ján Pozor (SVK)
Fourth Official: Peter Ziemba (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michális Koukoulákis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Tsitovich (RUS)

Group G
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Berne (Stade de Suisse Wankdorf Bern)
BSC Young Boys (SUI) - Feyenoord (NED)
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jens Grabski Maae (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Elmir Pilav (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Michael Foster (ENG)

Group G
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Porto (Estádio do Dragão)
FC Porto (POR) - Rangers FC (SCO)
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Milutin Đukić (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladan Todorović (MNE)
Fourth Official: Miloš Bošković (MNE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Þór Orrason (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: István Huszár (HUN)

Group H
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Moscow (VEB Arena)
PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS) - Ferencvárosi TC (HUN)
Referee: Pavel Orel (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Petr Blažej (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jiří Kříž (CZE)
Fourth Official: Ondřej Pechanec (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gevorg Hovhannisyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Haris Gvozden (BIH)

Group H
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Razgrad (Ludogorets Arena)
PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL) - RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (ESP)
Referee: Əliyar Ağayev (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Zeynal Zeynalov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Akif Əmirəli (AZE)
Fourth Official: Orxan Məmmədov (AZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Pascal Garibian (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Bos (NED)

Group I
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Saint-Étienne (Stade Geoffroy Guichard)
AS Saint-Étienne (FRA) - FC Oleksandriya (UKR)
Referee: Espen Andreas Eskås (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Jon Michael Knutsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Øystein Simon Ytterland (NOR)
Fourth Official: Rohit Saggi (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Luis Cuervas del Real (ESP)

Group I
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Ghent (Ghelamco Arena)
KAA Gent (BEL) - VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
Referee: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Usachov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksey Lunyov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Andrew Shaw (ENG)

Group J
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Istanbul (Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu)
Medipol Başakşehir FK (TUR) - RZ Pellets Wolfsberger AC (AUT)
Referee: Irfan Peljto (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Senad Ibrišimbegović (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Davor Beljo (BIH)
Fourth Official: Haris Kaljanac (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Álvaro Albino (POR)

Group J
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Rome (Stadio Olimpico)
AS Roma (ITA) - Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER)
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Francis Connor (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: David McGeachie (SCO)
Fourth Official: Donald Robertson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Danijel Jošt (SVN)

Group K
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Istanbul (Vodafone Park)
Beşiktaş JK (TUR) - SC Braga (POR)
Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Luis Munuera Montero (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Yuriy Baskakov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

Group K
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Bratislava (Národný futbalový štadión)
ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (ENG)
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskyy (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Andriy Skrypka (UKR)
Fourth Official: Vitaliy Romanov (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Jan Damgaard (DEN)

Group L
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - The Hague (Cars Jeans Stadion)
AZ Alkmaar (NED) - FC Astana (KAZ)
Referee: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
Assistant Referee 1: Ridiger Çokaj (ALB)
Assistant Referee 2: Rejdi Avdo (ALB)
Fourth Official: Kridens Meta (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Thomas Ross (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Romano Clavedetscher (SUI)

Group L
24 October 2019, 18:55 CET - Belgrade (Stadion FK Partizan)
FK Partizan (SRB) - Manchester United FC (ENG)
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Íñigo Prieto López de Ceraín (ESP)
Fourth Official: Pablo González Fuertes (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marián Ružbarský (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Thibault De Gendt (BEL)

Group A
24 October 2019, 21:00 CET - Seville (Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán)
Sevilla FC (ESP) - F91 Dudelange (LUX)
Referee: Anastásios Papapétrou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Trýfon Petrópoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Iordánis Aptósoglou (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ángelos Evangélou (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Vito Di Gioia (ITA)

Group B
24 October 2019, 21:00 CET - Malmö (Stadion)
Malmö FF (SWE) - FC Lugano (SUI)
Referee: Robert Harvey (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Mark Gavin (IRL)
Fourth Official: Neil Doyle (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Albano Janku (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Kieran O'Connor (WAL)

Group B
24 October 2019, 21:00 CET - Kyiv (Natsionalnyy sportyvnyy kompleks "Olimpiyskyy")
FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) - FC København (DEN)
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Cevdet Kömürcüoğlu (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ekrem Kan (TUR)
Fourth Official: Arda Kardeşler (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Řepka (CZE)

Group C
24 October 2019, 21:00 CET - Trabzon (Şenol Güneş Spor Kompleksi Medical Park Stadyumu)
Trabzonspor (TUR) - FC Krasnodar (RUS)
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Fourth Official: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Sippel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Sərxan Hacıyev (AZE)

Group C
24 October 2019, 21:00 CET - Getafe (Coliseum Alfonso Pérez)
Getafe CF (ESP) - FC Basel 1893 (SUI)
Referee: Jérôme Brisard (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Benjamin Pagès (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Patrik Filípek (CZE)

Group D
24 October 2019, 21:00 CET - Lisbon (Estádio José Alvalade)
Sporting CP (POR) - Rosenborg BK (NOR)
Referee: Lawrence Visser (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jo De Weirdt (BEL)
Fourth Official: Bram Van Driessche (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sabri Çelik (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Leonid Kaloshin (RUS)

Group D
24 October 2019, 21:00 CET - Eindhoven (Philips Stadion)
PSV Eindhoven (NED) - Linzer ASK (AUT)
Referee: Christopher Kavanagh (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Cook (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Sian Massey-Ellis (ENG)
Fourth Official: Peter Bankes (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Johny Vanspauwen (BEL)

Group E
24 October 2019, 21:00 CET - Glasgow (Celtic Park)
Celtic FC (SCO) - SS Lazio (ITA)
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Goran Pataki (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Zobenica (CRO)
Fourth Official: Igor Pajač (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rien Koopman (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

Group E
24 October 2019, 21:00 CET - Rennes (Roazhon Park)
Stade Rennais FC (FRA) - CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)
Referee: Aleksey Yes'kov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitriy Mosyakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Valeriy Danchenko (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kevin Azzopardi (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Kurt Zuppinger (SUI)

Group F
24 October 2019, 21:00 CET - London (Emirates Stadium)
Arsenal FC (ENG) - Vitória SC (POR)
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Charles Schaap (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (NED)
Fourth Official: Jeroen Manschot (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Zoran Cvrk (CRO)

Group F
24 October 2019, 21:00 CET - Frankfurt am Main (Commerzbank-Arena)
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) - Standard de Liège (BEL)
Referee: Daniel Stefański (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dawid Golis (POL)
Fourth Official: Damian Sylwestrzak (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jon Eilif Skjervold (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Myrsíni Psaropoúlou (GRE)

128 comments:

  1. Debuts for:
    Lawrence Visser (BEL, 29yo)
    Pavel Orel (CZE, 31yo)
    Christopher Kavanagh (ENG, 34yo)
    Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP, 36yo)
    Jérôme Brisard (FRA, 33yo)
    Robert Harvey (IRL, 31yo)
    Espen Andreas Eskås (NOR, 31yo)
    Filip Glova (SVK, 31yo)

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    1. Too many debuts during Rosetti cadence)))

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    2. I fully agree with Rosetti and his policy to push new referees in the "arena". Uefa needs new generation referees and must be ready to prepare the official of future. Don't forget that just two years ago, Collina didn't have any referee for CL and EL Semifinals and for EL final match and came back to Kuipers

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  2. Alejandro José Hernández Hernández VAR tomorrow and referee on Thursday.

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    1. Together with José Luis Munuera Montero - FO for all 2 mattches.

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  3. Is Kassai still injuried or completely demoted ?

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  4. What do you mean by "demoted"? Categories will be updated on December, he is still Elite referee.
    He should be still injured, no games after the UEL replacement in Rangers - Feyenoord. Last game in Hungary: 14 September.

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    1. When I say "demoted" I'm not talking about Uefa official categories but about trust of committee on him. I mean: "Is Kassai injured or no more considered by Rosetti and the committee after recent bad performances" ? I saw him appointed in Saudi Arabia last week end

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    2. I don't have confirmations of a Saudi appointed for him, maybe you misread something...

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    3. He only acted as VAR in Saudi Arabia last week.

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  5. Together with José Luis Munuera Montero - FO for all 2 mattches.

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  6. Bebek gets great match, didnt exoect that.

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  7. Good to see Sian Massey-Ellis as part of Kavanagh's team.

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  8. La Liga appointments for MD 10 have been released.
    https://www.rfef.es/noticias/estas-son-designaciones-arbitrales-proximas-jornadas-primera-y-segunda
    I can notice that, differently from the past and some years ago, RFEF-CTA has changed the policy about appointments. I remember that in past indeed they announced also referees for postponed games, even in case of very delayed games. Now they act in different way and they release appointments on the same week of the matches. We can remember until two seasons ago, appointments for matchdays were released two weeks before. There is something new there.
    Having said that, making speculation, I think Hernandez Hernandez could have got El Clasico, indeed he has been assigned with the second most interesting games, Atlético - Athletic.
    However, CTA still continues in appointing referees without looking at international assignments: for the Canarian a very important game in La Liga 48 hours after EL debut, it is not a good choice if you ask me.

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  9. LIGUE 1 CONFORAMA - MATCHDAY 11

    Friday (25.10)
    Nantes - Monaco, 20:45 CET, referee: Thomas Leonard (VAR: Ruddy Buquet, UEFA Cat. 1)

    Saturday (26.10)
    Lille - Bordeaux, 17:30 CET, referee: Willy Delajod (VAR: Ruddy Buquet, UEFA Cat. 1)
    Strasbourg - Nice, 20:00 CET, referee: Mikael Lesage (VAR: Stéphanie Frappart, UEFA Elite Cat. Women)
    Brest - Dijon, 20:00 CET, referee: Jérémie Pignard (VAR: Florent Batta)
    Lyon - Metz, 20:00 CET, referee: Johan Hamel (VAR: François Letexier, UEFA Cat. 1)
    Reims - Nîmes, 20:00 CET, referee: Clément Turpin, UEFA Elite Cat. (VAR: Jérôme Miguelgorry)
    Montpellier - Angers, 20:00 CET, referee: Benoît Millot, UEFA Cat. 2 (VAR: Jérémy Stinat)

    Sunday (27.10)
    Rennes - Toulouse, 15:00 CET, referee: Antony Gautier (VAR: Alexandre Castro)
    Saint-Etienne - Amiens, 17:00 CET, referee: Amaury Delerue, UEFA Cat. 2 (VAR: Jérôme Miguelgorry)
    Paris - Marseille, 21:00 CET, referee: Benoît Bastien, UEFA Elite Cat. (VAR: Jérôme Brisard, UEFA Cat. 2)

    The biggest match, the French "Classique" between Paris and Marseille goes (again) to Bastien. Turpin rather with an uninteresting game. Hamel also with an important game between Lyon and Metz, especially because Lyon is surprisingly weak this season. Also another impressive match for Willy Delajod, who will enter FIFA list in January. Deserved appointment for the young French, I think he's a very promising referee who has the capacities to reach Elite. Possibly the greatest talent in recent years in French refereeing.

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  10. Fun fact, Agayev has a French observer with Armenian roots.

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    1. Ouch. I don't know both men of course, but usually those nationalities really hate each others.

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  11. I'm looking for David Coote year of birth, it seems as it is impossible to find it. Any info?

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    1. 1982 according to some newspaper articles.

      https://www.google.fr/amp/s/www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/football-news/nottinghamshire-referee-david-coote-promoted-1619920.amp

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/content/articles/2009/06/19/david_coote_referee_feature.shtml

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    2. Thanks @WCReferee - thanks to age discrimination law here it is impossible to find DoBs, even on internal appointment 'MOAS' system.

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  12. I dont understand, Rosetti’s decision about Hernandez Hernandez he is one of the worst spanish referee he was referee in 3 El Classicos and in every he made a critical mistake and famous mistake with miss goal in match Barcelona- Real Betis, He shouldnt be Fifa referee...

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  13. I dont know what I can said about Rosetti in Eintrach match for 4th referee. Damian Sylwestrzak is a referee who doesnt be referee in ekstraklasa and 1.Liga it is decesion very controversial so it will be very big problem When Stefanski will be injured, Bartosz Frankowski is free, he should be!

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    1. Frankowski is VAR at the U17WC.

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    2. Either way, it's ridiculous to appoint a referee who didn't handle a single top tier game in his country as fourth official in Europa League.

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  14. Manuel Jorge de Sousa (UEFA, 2nd) will handle the big Greek SL match on Sunday between Olympiakos and AEK. His Assistants will be Alvaro Mesquita and Nuno Manso. FO will be Skoulas (UEFA, 3rd) and VAR Vasilios Fotias.

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  15. OT - Appointments are out for:
    Australia
    Hyundai A-League Matchday 3:

    Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory -
    Friday, 25 October 2019
    Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
    Kick-Off: 6:30pm (Local) (7:30pm (AEDT))
    Referee: Kurt Ams (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh
    Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Lindsay (FIFA)
    Fourth Official: Alex King
    VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

    Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United -
    Saturday, 26 October 2019
    McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
    Kick-Off: 5:00pm (Local) (5:00pm (AEDT))
    Referee: Stephen Lucas
    Assistant Referee 1: Ryan Gallagher (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Matthew McOrist
    Fourth Official: Ben Abraham
    VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

    Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC - (Sydney derby)
    Saturday, 26 October 2019
    Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta
    Kick-Off: 7:30pm (Local) (7:30pm (AEDT))
    Referee: Alireza Faghani (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Nathan MacDonald (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Lance Greenshields (FIFA)
    Fourth Official: Kurt Ams (FIFA)
    VAR: Craig Zetter

    Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory -
    Sunday, 27 October 2019
    Westpac Stadium, Wellington
    Kick-Off: 6:00pm (Local) (4:00pm (AEDT))
    Referee: Alex King
    Assistant Referee 1: Wilson Brown
    Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Ilievski
    Fourth Official: Lachlan Keevers
    VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

    Western United FC v Melbourne City -
    Sunday, 27 October 2019
    GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
    Kick-Off: 6:00pm (Local) (6:00pm (AEDT))
    Referee: Adam Kersey
    Assistant Referee 1: George Lakrindis (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Tony Peart
    Fourth Official: Jonathan Barreiro (FIFA)
    VAR: Craig Zetter

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  16. Every penalty and red card from Champions League Match day 3:
    Shakhtar Donetsk v Dinamo Zagreb -
    https://streamable.com/tcsic
    Manchester City v Atalanta - 2 penalties and 2nd YC from Grinfeld
    https://streamable.com/5uz5t
    https://streamable.com/j8blh
    https://streamable.com/4d1r1
    https://streamable.com/lbabx
    Salzburg v Napoli -
    https://streamable.com/cb4cs
    Inter Milan v Borussia Dortmund -
    https://streamable.com/e0xi4
    Lille v Valencia - Red card comprised of 2 yellows in 2 minutes
    https://streamable.com/0ph9q
    https://streamable.com/qyvr3
    And as a bonus, this clip from the Genk v Liverpool game.
    Is this a penalty? Should VAR have intervened?
    https://streamable.com/v9kqz

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    1. @Vincic: No push, but maybe charging. However not clear enough IMO, it can also be seen as a legal use of the body. 60/40 for penalty, I would say.

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  17. OFF TOPIC
    ITALIAN SERIA A appointments
    ATALANTA – UDINESE MARESCA Fabio IV: PRONTERA VAR: MANGANIELLO
    BOLOGNA – SAMPDORIA DOVERI Daniele IV: ABBATTISTA VAR: ROCCHI
    FIORENTINA – LAZIO GUIDA Marco IV: PICCININI VAR: MAZZOLENI
    GENOA – BRESCIA ABISSO Rosario IV: PEZZUTO VAR: GIUA
    H. VERONA – SASSUOLO PAIRETTO Luca IV: ROBILOTTA VAR: MASSA
    AVAR: DI PAOLO (Former referee, no AR)
    INTER – PARMA CHIFFI Daniele IV: MARIANI VAR: CALVARESE
    LECCE – JUVENTUS VALERI Paolo IV: MASSIMI VAR: PASQUA
    ROMA – MILAN ORSATO Daniele IV: GIACOMELLI VAR: IRRATI
    SPAL – NAPOLI LA PENNA Federico IV: RAPUANO VAR: NASCA
    TORINO – CAGLIARI FABBRI Michael IV: MARINELLI VAR: BANTI

    Top clash Roma -Milan to Orsato.

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  18. Appointments today for Saudi Pro League

    Al Ittifaq vs. Al Adalah, 1645CET
    REF: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
    AR1: Kim Tomas Haglund (NOR)
    AR2: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
    4th: Mohammed Al-Howaish (KSA)
    VAR: António Emanuel Carvalho Nobre (POR)
    AVAR: Bruno Miguel Campos Rodrigues (POR)

    Al Shabab vs. Al Wahda, 1855CET
    REF: Damir Skomina (SVN)
    AR1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
    AR2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
    4th: Turki Al-Khudair (KSA)
    VAR: João Carlos dos Santos Capela (POR)
    AVAR: Nelson Carlos Cordeiro Moniz (POR)

    Also to keep in mind, huge derby game between Al Hilal - Al Nassr will be played on Sunday afternoon. Though there are other big games in KSA, this one is treated as sth 'special' so probably Skomina is out from that game, already handling a game today.

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  19. Very sad news - John Fleming, head of refereeing for the Scottish Football Association, has died aged sixty-two after a prolonged illness.

    He worked in Leslie Mottram's refereeing trio at UEFA EURO 1996 as a 'linesman', and led the refereeing department in Scotland for eight years.

    Rod Petrie, Scottish FA President said, “John was a private man and many people will be shocked to learn of his passing after an illness borne with fortitude. His commitment was unstinting to the game, his refereeing colleagues and the association.

    “He worked tirelessly in support of his match officials, whom he considered an extended family. He undertook his responsibilities as Head of Referee Operations with passion and integrity, qualities that met with respect across the game: in boardrooms, in dressing rooms and, of course, in referees’ rooms.

    “John was a dedicated family man and suffered the loss of his wife Ann with the love of his children Dawn and Graham, and of course his grandchildren Anna, Charlie and Rose, on whom he doted. Our thoughts are with his family.

    “I know I speak on behalf of the board, John’s friends and colleagues within the Scottish FA, the referee community and clubs across the country in saying that we will miss a trusted colleague, a man of honour and principle, and a dear friend.”

    Law 5 Blog would like to extend its deep sympathies to John's family and friends as well as the wider refereeing community in Scotland.

    Rest in Peace

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    1. I share your feelings. My thoughts are with Scottish family of refereeing.

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  20. Some domestic appointments from Austria:

    Tipico Bundesliga - Grunddurchgang (TBL-GD)

    Samstag 26.10.2019
    17:00 FK Austria Wien - WSG Swarovski Tirol Ciochirca Petru, Steinacher Robert, Höfler Martin, Harkam Alexander; Sedlacek Generali-Arena

    17:00 TSV Prolactal Hartberg - SV Mattersburg Hameter Markus, Obritzberger Michael, Weiß Maximilian, Kijas; Gerstenmayer Profertil Arena Hartberg

    17:00 spusu SKN St. Pölten - SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz Weinberger, Gruber S. , Hartl, Sadikovski; Zechner R. NV Arena

    Sonntag, 27.10.2019
    14:30 RZ Pellets WAC - FC Flyeralarm Admira Lechner H., Heidenreich, Kolbitsch, Muckenhammer; Robitsch Michael Lavanttal-Arena

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  21. The offside situation in Turpin game.
    https://streamable.com/dcc37
    In my opinion AR1 should have raised the flag "live".
    It was not too difficult there, clear deflections and evident offside.

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    1. I agree, Nicolas Danos is usually very good but clear mistake here. Fortunately there is VAR.

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  22. OT: Felix Brych will handle the ‚Revierderby‘ between Dortmund and Schalke this weekend

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  23. OT:
    15/11 2019 Friendly match
    Opening match of New Ferenc Puskás stadium (Euro 2020 stadium)
    HUNGARY-URUGUAY
    Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
    Assistant referees: Robert Vukan(SVN), Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
    Fourth official: N/A

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    1. It means no match.for Skomina at EURO Qualifying?

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  24. Wow 2 penalties whistled by Kehlet in Berne in favour of the home team in the first 30 minutes:
    First one very clear, defender put his arms up like a goalkeeper after a deflected cross and there were not even any protests by the Dutch.
    Second one put out more emotions and a YC for the goalkeeper for protesting (I think so because there are no other reasons for a YC), It was a typical situation where the striker touched the ball first and is caught by Goalkeeper‘s hand afterwards. However this striker rather moved into the goalie because he literally wanted to be fouled. Because there is a contact the penalty is supportable to me and kind of expected by the fans but I would have preferred a no call

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    1. About second penalty, to be checked a possible offside (in case, very tight) at the moment of the pass.

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    2. Here are the clips for the three ‘Dutch’ penalties in AZ-AST and YB-FEY.

      AZ-AST 38’
      https://streamable.com/rall0

      YB-FEY 13’
      https://streamable.com/8tcmo

      YB-FEY 27’
      https://streamable.com/butlr

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    3. The first penalty of Alkmaar I want you opinion. Maybe the ball kick dhe body of player and afer handball

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  25. Excellent penalty call by Xavier Estrada Fernández in Belgrade.

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  26. AR1 in Saint-Etienne - Oleksandriya with a "DOGSO by AR" (wrong offside in a 1 v 1 situation) in the 57th minute.

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  27. Missed penalty by Xavier Estrada Fernández in 66 min for Partizan

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    1. https://twitter.com/i/status/1187434331549114370

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    2. Well,
      The hand is may 2 inches higher than the shoulder, moreover it's a short distance and the arm isn't in an unnatural position.
      But the arm isn't close neither.
      Difficult assessment to be honest. IMO no penalty

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    3. I also thought it was a PK but if you watch closely, if you just watch the direction of the ball, you can see that the ball touches defender's head and changes the direction.
      So, no penalty.

      Direction of the ball is: Attacker-Defender-Defender's arm

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  28. Collum with a penalty call in the very last minute of the game for a phantom handball.

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    1. Crucial mistake, face not handball

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    2. I as Gladbach Fan says for me not Handball and penalty.

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  29. Collum demonstrates again that he is a terrible referee

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    1. Many many years in Elite Category and never participated in a big tournament as a main ref,says a lot about him and the power of Mr. Dallas...

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    2. You are wrong, he attended EURO 2016.
      However, I think he was very lucky to be confirmed for a so long time in Elite Category. He never made a real step. Another referee would have received a different treatment.
      I don't want to be harsh, but I always expected something more in all these years. He didn't manage that and most of the times he committed many crucial mistakes. He is not at the same level of other Elite referees, if you ask me, but surely better than other ones (I wont mention them).
      He was already in the spotlight with Italian teams when he had a controversial Fenerbahçe - Lazio back in 2013, now after this performance I think he wont officiate again Italian teams for a long time.
      His participation to EURO 2020 is in danger, he should show more skills to reach that.

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    3. True, forgot this one, but I guess this participation was more related to the increased size of teams than his skills

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  30. Maybe Ivanov missed a foul prior 1-1 in the 90+4 minute in Gent-Wolfsburg. High foot from the attacker close to defenders head.

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  31. Partizan Belgrade - Manchester United (if someone would like to cut videos)

    04', 24', 39' - three cases of illegal use of arms (two play-on calls and one FK-only call)
    29' - advantage, should a YC have been given in the next stoppage?
    31' - correctly rejected Partizan's penalty appeal, no handball at all
    42' - correct penalty for careless trip in favour of Manchester Utd
    49' - correctly rejected Partizan's penalty appeal, easy fall without a clear reason
    66' - rejected Partizan's handball penalty appeal, no replay, YC for dissent
    67' - rejected Partizan's handball penalty appeal, should've been a penalty imo (blocking a shot, unnatural hand position), YC for dissent
    71', 77' - another two cases of dissenting behaviour, no reaction
    76' - missed YC to Partizan player for reckless stamp
    86' - correct YC to Zdjelar (PAR) for SPA by trip

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    1. 67'
      I also thought it was a PK but if you watch closely, if you just watch the direction of the ball, you can see that the ball touches defender's head and changes the direction.
      So, no penalty.

      Direction of the ball is: Attacker-Defender-Defender's arm

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  32. Uff.. Collum, what a bad decision. Anyone still complaining about VAR?

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  33. Penalty by Collum:
    https://streamable.com/djgfp

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    1. Collum was before not sure if was the Handball and then whistled penalty to Gladbach.

      Not best evening for Schottish Referee and his Team. Unhappend.

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    2. Not even the only mistake by the whole team.
      In 1H a huge scoring opportunity was in a tight but quite easy to detect offside.
      YC to Kluivert is as phantom as the penalty.
      Two tight offsides were missed and led to other opportunities for Roma.
      The penalty is just the cherry on very bad cake

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  34. Blatant yellow card missed by Gozubuyuk for Arsenal for a reckless tackle. See no space for warning only.

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  35. Handball missed in lisbon. That was a penalty to sporting

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  36. Watching here and there: maybe soft but supportable penalty call by Harvey in Malmö, correct RC for DOGSO outside the box by Eskov in Rennes in the early minutes, Visser missed a clear penalty for handball in Lisbon a few ago.

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    1. Video of 1st RC in Stade Rennais vs CFR Cluj (Aleksei Eskov): https://streamja.com/MNj7

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    2. Penalty in Malmo is penalty. Good call

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    3. I agree with Unknown. Here's a video: https://streamja.com/v9kk

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  37. Missed penalty by Christopher Kavanagh in the 17e minute

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    1. It's supportable either way I think as a no-call or call, I err towards it being more of a foul than not a foul but understand why he's not given it.

      Would say he's missed at least one SPA caution for Eindhoven second half though for an attack out wide. All issued cautions spot on though.

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  38. Also, possible penalty in Stefanski game, rather penalty than play on, if not even clear penalty. The Polish didn't want to whistle, maybe he assessed attacker exaggerated the contact.

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    1. Also for me play on is supportable because Gacinovic exaggerated the contact.
      Good performance by Stefanski until now but one missed reckless foul by Frankfurt.

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  39. What’s going on tonight? Another missed penalty, this time by Stefanski.
    Not the best night for Rosetti...

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  40. Dabanović missed two penalties in favor of FC Porto.
    One of them is very clear, the first leaves some doubts.
    Bad performence of the Montenegrin in Portugal.

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    1. Thanks for the information.
      To be clear: This is about the AFC Champions League Final.
      Faghani already had a SF 2nd leg, confirming he is AFC's clear number one.
      Ali Sabah is a rather new name, although already on the FIFA list since 2002. But this year was his first Asian Cup, and his CL debut was in 2016.

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  42. 2 yellow cards for Jota (Wolverhampton) in 1 minute. By Yevhen Aranovskyy.

    https://streamable.com/htime

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    1. What an idiot. Why would you let your team down when you're in that winning position?

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  43. Interesting situation in Trabzon, correct decision by Lechner to show YC after an attempt to make a deliberate handball save by a player on the line. Then goal was scored and so he was "only" booked, good advantage, however, referee had not even the time to whistle before that :)

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  44. Eskov with a second RC for DOGSO, to be checked whether inside or outside, not clear, referee assessed outside the box.

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    1. Clearly outside. Correctly assessed by AR, Eskov waited for his advice in order to issue YC or RC.

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  45. Correct goal allowed + YC by Lechner, Trabzonspor defender saved a goal with his hand but immediately Krasnodar scored.

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    1. Very good decision on that position, but I believe he is poor on foul detection.

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  46. Correct RC for DOGSO by Eskov, foul outside the box and despite not being 'the last defender', it was a DOGSO situatiom.

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  47. Missed penalty for Frankfurt and maybe RC for DOGSO (holding) by Stefanski.

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    1. Holding was pretty clear, mistake by Stefanski

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  48. Brisard already issued 9 yellows in a rather calm game

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    1. Calm ? I’m not sure we’re watching the same game...
      Many many fouls and time wasting from Basel’s players
      I think all YC were at least supportable.

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    2. Close to a record, to book all 11 players from Basel!

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    3. 11:13 Fouls, Time wasting wasn't worse than the usual behavior you see on the pitch.
      39' yellow you should be able to solve verbally.
      The heat before the half-time whistle was due to badly judged elbows of getafe which weren't punished at all.
      56' yellow to soft
      74' 2nd yellow very very soft tending to say not correct.

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  49. Replies
    1. Crystal clear, no doubts about it.

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    2. I dont know...
      Yes it was from behind but player got the ball first.

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    3. Speed was quite relevant, high boot, studs directly on the Celtic player's leg. I like Bebek's style and today he was actually doing well, but I think the RC was the only possible choice there.

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  50. 77'Celtic-Lazio

    Foul from behind from Lazio player, first got the ball.
    Crltic players wanted red, Bebek issued YC.

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  51. Before this situation in 77', very good performance by Bebek with an excellent communication with players, calm and confident. One can discuss about this possible RC, though.

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  52. Game again heating up for Bebek, not sure he'll finish without RC.

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  53. OT: Matchweek 9 of the Premier League featured 4 VAR reviews (all of them VAR-only, regarding goal / no goal). Click on the following link to watch a full video of every review, get all information about each of them and get statistics about VAR in the league. https://t.co/PMxS1O6W5X?amp=1

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  54. Rewatched the situation in 77' in Glasgow, indeed clear RC for SFP missed.

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    1. Except this mistake, what you think how did he do in a complete picture?

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  55. Again a clear yellow card missed by Gozubuyuk for SPA. This one is so easy to give. Earlier two easy yellow cards given instead. His disciplinary actions aren't really predictable.

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  56. Watching the Celtic game live I thought it was just a YC but the first replay showed it was clearly a RC, studs right into the player's leg. Surprised the 4th official didn't help Bebek out with that one. Another example of VAR being required!

    There was also a YC given to a Lazio player at 87 minutes, which looked close to SFP - sliding in on the ground with two feet, worth trying to find a replay of that.

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    1. 87'- I find YC still a supportable choice, the player who commits the foul doesn't stretch his legs and the contact is very low.

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  57. Slovan Bratislava 1-2 Wolverhampton (Yevhen Aranovskyy (UKR)): 63' - very harsh penalty to Wolverhampton. IMO even mistake but maybe not clear and obvious enough for VAR to intervene in case there was one. For me the upper body contact is not enough and I see no contact with legs. Your thoughts?
    Video: https://streamja.com/691K

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    1. Very, very soft penalty. IMO normal use of the hands by the defender. However, given how the VAR has worked so far in the CL, I wouldn't be surprised if they would have backed this decision actually.

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  58. https://streamable.com/mw5ft

    Your opinion ? Dangerous play or correct goal for Gent? Russian Referee Sergey Ivanov decied goal to Gent.

    For me is no goal Goal because dangerous play and indirect free kick to Wolfsburg.

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  59. Any words on Lawrence Visser in the Sporting game?

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    1. Not the best debut for him: missed penalty after 10 min (clear handball). However I watched only match highlights so I can't give an overall picture.

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  60. FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™

    NIGERIA - HUNGARY

    Referee: Diego HARO (Peru)

    BRAZIL - CANADA

    Referee: JOVANOVIC Srdjan (Serbia)

    NEW ZEALAND - ANGOLA

    Referee: MA Ning (China PR)

    ECUADOR - AUSTRALIA

    Referee: EKBERG Andreas (Sweden)

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    1. Can you please post the var appointment...

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  61. Chefren i thought you said that there will be var in FIFA u17 world cup...

    I just check the appointment now...
    No var only the ref and his assistants...

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    1. NIG-HUN De Burgos, Caceres, Gallo
      BRA-CAN Higker, Ferreira, Steinhaus
      NZL-ANG Pawson, Omana, Al Marri
      ECU-AUS Fischer, Karalis, Frankowski

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  62. Still not a single OFR in Premier League in 90 matches... I created a pool on Twitter where you can try and predict when the first OFR will be made. Feel free to make you guess at https://bit.ly/2MIUDot . ;)

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    1. Of course there is (https://www.premierleague.com/news/1297393). There just haven't been any yet.

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    2. Oh man. Of course there is. If there wouldn't be, that would be an unacceptable violation of the VAR protocol. The way Premier League uses VAR is just so ridiculous that there haven't been any OFRs yet. If you say there are no OFRs in the PL, why are there RRAs and monitors in all stadiums (https://ibb.co/KLr0wyj)? Again, here's an official source if you don't believe me: https://www.premierleague.com/news/1297393 .

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