Friday, 28 February 2020

FIFA Seminars for Elite referees - February / March / April 2020 (UPDATED WITH CONCACAF AND CONMEBOL)

FIFA has planned some seminars for Elite referees, to be held on next weeks. 
The seminars will be used as preparation for the next FIFA tournaments.
Please find below the list of UEFA participants.

Lisbon, 03 - 04 - 05 - 06 - 07/02/2020


UEFA Men

Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (POR)
Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Ovidiu Alin Hațegan (ROU)
Srđan Jovanović (SRB)
Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Danny Makkelie (NED)
Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Michael Oliver (ENG)
Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Clément Turpin (FRA)
Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Felix Zwayer (GER)


UEFA Women

Eleni Antoniou (GRE)
Ewa Augustyn (POL)
Cheryl Foster (WAL)
Marta Huerta de Aza (ESP)
Lina Lehtovaara (FIN)
Ivana Martinčić (CRO)
Tess Olofsson (SWE)
Rebecca Welch (ENG)
Olga Zadinová (CZE)


AFC - CAF - OFC Seminar will be held in Doha, Qatar, 9-10-11-12-13 March 2020

AFC Men

Chris Beath (AUS)
Abdulrahman AL Jassim (QAT)
Alireza Faghani (IRN)
Ma Ning (CHN)
Adham Makhadmeh (JOR)
Mohammed Mohammed (UAE)
Ryuji Sato (JPN)
Nawaf Shukralla (BHR)

AFC Women

Thi Thu Trang Bui (VIE)
Mahsa Ghorbani (IRN)
Kim Yu Jeong (KOR)
Edita Mirabidova (UZB)
Abirami Naidu (SIN)
Oh Hyeong Jeong (KOR)
Pak Un Jong (PRK)
Ranjita Devi Tekcham (IND)

CAF Men

Mustapha Ghorbal (ALG)
Redouane Jiyed (MAR)
Amin Omar (EGY)
Bakari Gassama (GAM)
Maguete N'Diaye (SEN)
Victor Gomes (RSA)
Bamlak Tessema (ETH)
Ndala Ngambo (COD)

CAF Women

Vincentia Amedone (TGO)
Dorsaf Ganouati (TUN)
Jonesia Kabakama (TAN)
Bouchra Karboubi (MAR)
Ndidi Patience Madu (NGA)
Maria Rivet (MRI)
Fatou Thioune (SEN)
Letticia Viana (SWZ)

OFC

Matt Conger (NZL)
Nick Waldron (NZL)
Abdelkader Zitouni (TAH)

CONCACAF - CONMEBOL Seminar will be held in Asunción, Paraguay, 20 - 21 - 22  - 23 - 24 / 04 / 2020

CONCACAF Men

Ivan Barton (SLV)
Ismail Elfath (USA)
Mario Escobar (GUA)
Adonai Escobado (MEX)
Jair Marrufo (USA)
Said Martinez (GUA)
Ricardo Montero (CRC)
César Ramos (MEX)

CONCACAF Women

Katia Garcia (MEX)
Francia Gonzalez (MEX)
Tatiane Guzman (NCA)
Odette Hamilton (JAM)
Myriam Marcotte (CAN)
Priscila Perez (MEX)

CONMEBOL Men

Raphael Claus (BRA)
Mario Diaz (PAR)
Leodan Gonzalez (URU)
Guillermo Guerrero (ECU)
Alexis Herrera (VEN)
Josè Mendez (PAR)
Kevin Ortega (PER)
Wilton Sampaio (BRA)
Fernando Rapallini (ARG)
Andres Rojas (COL)
Facundo Tello (ARG)
Roberto Tobar (CHI)
Gery Vargas (BOL)

CONMEBOL Women

Emikar Calderas (VEN)
Susana Corella (ECU)
Maria Daza (COL)
Adriana Farfan (BOL)
Zulma Quinonez (PAR)
Elizabeth Tintaya (PER)

62 comments:

  1. WC prediction ;)
    Faghani, Ning, Sato, Al-Jassim (Beath, Makhadmeh)
    Gassama, Ghorbal, N'Diaye, Jiyed (Gomes, Ngambo)
    Escobar, Marrufo, Barton, Ramos (Elfath, S.Martinez)
    Tobar, Herrera, Rojas, Sampaio, Rapallini (Gonzalez)
    Conger (Zitouni)
    Makkelie, Turpin, Orsato, Hategan, del Cerro Grande, Marciniak, Zwayer, Taylor, Kruzliak, Soares Dias
    (in brackets: 4th only, I used the same numbers as in 2018)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Another prediction game, I expect the referees for Summer Olympics out of that list (at least for the men, for the women I would expect a similar squad than at WC last year). So my predictions would be, assuming we will have the same number as in 2016:

      MEN
      AFC (3): Al-Jassim (QAT), Beath (AUS), Makhadmeh (JOR)
      CAF (2): Ghorbal (ALG), Gomes (RSA)
      CONCACAF (2): Barton (SLV), Marrufo (USA)
      CONMEBOL (3): Díaz de Vevar (PER), Sampaio (BRA), Tobar (CHI)
      OFC (1): Zitouni (TAH)
      UEFA (5): Gil Manzano (ESP), Kruzliak (SVK), Oliver (ENG), Soares Dias (POR), Vinčić (SVN).

      WOMEN
      AFC (2): Jacewicz (AUS), Yamashita (JPN)
      CAF (1): Mukansanga (RWA)
      CONCACAF (2): Beaudoin (CAN), Borjas (HON)
      CONMEBOL (2): Alves Batista (BRA), Umpiérrez (URU)
      OFC (1): Keighley (AUS)
      UEFA (4): Frappart (FRA), Lehtovaraa (FIN), Hussein (GER), Pustovoitova (RUS).

      Delete
    2. Mine are
      MEN
      AFC (3): Al-Jassim (QAT), Ning (CHN), Shukralla (BHR)
      CAF (2): Ghorbal (ALG), Ngambo (COD)
      CONCACAF (2): Escobar (GUA), Marrufo (USA)
      CONMEBOL (3): Herrera (VEN), Rojas (COL), Tobar (CHI)
      OFC (1): Zitouni (TAH)
      UEFA (5): Kruzliak (SVK), Makkelie (NED), Marciniak (POL), Orsato (ITA), Taylor (ENG)

      WOMEN
      AFC (2): Jacewicz (AUS), Qin (CHN)
      CAF (1): Abebe (ETH)
      CONCACAF (2): Borjas (HON), Hamilton (JAM)
      CONMEBOL (2): Carvajal (CHI), Fortunato (ARG)
      OFC (1): Keighley (NZL)
      UEFA (4): Adamkova (CZE), Hussein (GER), Kulcsar (HUN), Pustovoitova (RUS)

      Delete
  2. My early prediction for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, following the scheme of 3 AFC- 2 CAF- 2 CONCACAF- 3 CONMEBOL- 5 UEFA:

    AFC: Al-Jassim (QAT), Ning (CHN), Mohammed (UAE)

    CAF: Jiyed (MAR), Tessema Weyesa (ETH)

    CONCACAF: Marrufo (USA), Escobar (GUA)

    CONMEBOL: Tobar (CHI), Rapallini (ARG), Guerrero (ECU)

    UEFA: Marciniak (POL), Makkelie (NED), Taylor (ENG), Vinčić (SVN), Kabakov (BUL)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, and as NZL is the Oceanic representative, I go for Zitouni (TAH) as referee representative. It's either him or Kiwi referee Waldron, as Conger already was in Rio 2016.

      Delete
    2. Quilava and all Spanish readers, if you manage to know more about Del Cerro grande position, it is indeed very particular to have him as apparently preselected referee for WC 2022. Maybe CTA-RFEF has planned to change something. I also thought that it is possible FIFA wants him as VAR expert, so in that case, being still a FIFA official or not wouldn't be important anymore...

      Delete
    3. Reglamento General de la RFEF, article 173: "1st division referees who are 45 years old by 1st of July on the present year will have to retire due to age limit".

      The same article says that specific VARs will have to retire at 47. So, there are 3 options:

      1) RFEF reforms its own rules and abolishes/extends the age limit so Del Cerro Grande could be eligible and refereeing for 2022.

      2) Del Cerro Grande retires in July 2021 and becomes specific VAR. He's a fantastic referee but is also considered a VAR specialist (he took charge of Women's World Cup final last year) and goes to 2022 WC as specific VAR.

      3) Del Cerro Grande retires in July 2021, but FIFA doesn't select specific VARs, so Del Cerro Grande is out from World Cup.

      For me, the most likely scenario is 2.

      Delete
    4. Regarding del Cerro Grande as VAR specialist, it is quite surprising that UEFA hasn't used him in that role in Champions League, while Elite referees Marciniak, Orsato, Makkelie, Gil Manzano, Soares Dias, Zwayer, Rocchi and Turpin had matches.

      Delete
    5. @Quilava, #2 is the least likely scenario. Because if Cerro Grande was on this list as a VAR specialist, there would be a lot more names on the list. Someone, for example, like Alan Kelly would be listed.

      Given everything we know and how Italy is treating Orsato, #1 is the clear scenario. This is a list of prospective referees.

      The ONLY alternative scenario that I can see is that Spain wants to send Cerro Grande to the Olympics in 2020 and he needs to go to this seminar. In that scenario, he then retires in 2021 and Gil Manzano is the Spanish referee for WC2022.

      Delete
  3. Is it impossible to attend any FIFA tournaments like WC when you are not listed?

    Is there any chance for referees like Skomina and Cakir to attend WC2022 or is it clear that they will not be in Qatar?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As far as I know, it is only the general assumption here, that this is the complete list of possible referees.
      But there is no official communication by FIFA on it, so we don't know for sure their plans.

      Delete
  4. Anyone knows Saudi professional league appointments for this matchday?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 27/02

      Al Taawon - Al Hilal
      Slavko Vincic - Tomaz Klancnik, Andraz Kovacic - Majed Al Shamrani - Ivan Bebek, Raed Al Zahrani

      Al Nassr - Al Ahli
      Damir Skomina - Jure Praprotnik, Robert Vukan - Turki Al Khudayr - Georgi Kabakov, Mamdouh Al Shahdan

      28/02

      Damak - Al Hazm
      Mohamed Al Howaish - Fahd Al Amri, Badr Al Shamrani - Mohamed Al Somail - Edwin van de Graaf, Shukri Al Hanfoush

      Al Adalah - Al Faisaly
      Ivan Bebek - Goran Pataki, Bojan Zobenica - Sami Al Jareis - Igor Pajac, Hisham Al Rifai

      Al Feiha - Al Raed
      Georgi Kabakov - Martin Margaritov, Diyan Valkov - Abdalla Al Shehri - Slavko Vincic, Sultan Al Harbi

      Delete
    2. 29/02

      Al Fateh - Al Wahda
      Khaled Al Turais - Omar Al Jamal, Faisal Al Qahtani - Mohamed Al Buraidi - Ivan Bebek, Abdulrahim Al Shammari

      Al Ittifaq - Abha
      Andreas Ekberg - Stefan Hallberg, Mahbod Beigi - Ahmed Al Rumaihani - Igor Pajac, Khalef Al Shammari

      Al Ittihad - Al Shabab
      Bjorn Kuipers - Sander van Roekel, Erwin Zeinstra - Khaled Al Jahani - Pol van Boekel, Yaser Al Sultan

      Delete
    3. Thank you!

      Its great for the referees now when there is VAR, they can do 2 games day after day, like Bebek, Vincic and Kabakov now

      Delete
  5. OT
    The 134th Annual General Meeting of The IFAB is underway in Belfast.
    https://t.co/w8UV9pfcSr

    ReplyDelete
  6. AFC Ajax - Getafe CF
    Anastásios Sidirópoulos (Felix Zwayer)

    28’ Reckless vs. Serious Foul Play, GET no.18? Yellow Card given
    54’ Three missed fouls (tripping, striking, tripping; reckless?) in quick succession; control?
    57’ Freekick to Ajax (charging) vs. Goal to Getafe? Freekick given; whistle timing?
    65’ Reckless vs. Serious Foul Play, AJX no.17? Yellow Card given
    72’ Goal for Getafe disallowed (offside) by Lázaros Dimitriádis
    85’ Second Yellow Card (dissent), AJX no.17? No sanction

    VAR Interventions:

    Overall: tough game, lots of unsporting play and tense atmosphere; firm, distant and unimpressed approach used was well-suited to this game; very good proactiveness in the 1H, some lacks in the 2H; solid soft skills in ‘low-pressure’ talks but referee used distant firmness well to avoid ‘high-pressure’ talks where his authority was at risk; very good disciplinary helped him keep the control but he risked that at 54’ by missing three fouls, inc. two reckless ones – referee was fortunate to have not ‘lost’ the game there; too little additional time in 1H, good (large) amount in 2H -> referee adapted well to show a good performance in a quite challenging game, especially in 1H, but some mistakes prevent sth more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It looked indeed like a tough game. IMO 65' has to be a RC

      Delete
    2. I was in the stadium so I am not completely objective. But this could easily also have been the 2nd YC for # 7 Getafe for always moving the ball with a free kick (timewasting)

      It was a hot night. You could easily have grabbed another 10 moments ;)

      Delete
    3. 85' should already be a YC for pushing his opponent down IMO. BTW, technically the free kick was already executed, so I would not even blame the blue player there.

      Delete
  7. Great nomination for Irfan Peljto (BiH, FIFA 1st).

    Derby of Cypar First Division APOEL-Omnia.

    ReplyDelete
  8. PAOK Thessaloníki - Olympiakós Pireás
    Tobias Stieler (Tobias Welz)

    52’ Goal to PAOK disallowed for offside by Matthias Jöllenbeck – active offside?
    59’ Penalty to PAOK (tripping)? Penalty to PAOK (charging / tripping)?
    63’ Penalty to PAOK (charging)?
    81’ Penalty to PAOK (tripping)?

    VAR Interventions: 52’ Goal -> Defensive Indirect Freekick (offside) [OFR]

    Overall: unremarkable game, especially before 52’; missed yellow card (aerial studs tackle) at 71’, borderline careless-reckless tackles at 56’/58’ no card, opened cards on tactically valuable rather typically careless tackle at 76’ but nr. a large camera so good; values his skills as a psychologist, made a point of explaining disallowed goal to PAOK players; aroused respect, natural authority which was not sacrificed when he talked with players -> good performance in a normal difficulty (hugely important) game.

    ReplyDelete
  9. APOEL Lefkosías - Apollon Lemesoú
    Rade Obrenovič

    43’ Reckless vs. Serious Foul Play, APOL no.5? No sanction
    66’ Second Yellow Card (SPA), APOL no.5? No sanction; Yellow Card (dissent), APOEL no.29

    Overall: quite tough game, hard performance to assess; pretty immense management, excellent soft skills, overall very high acceptance by players who responded to him really well; five clear yellow cards missed (9’, reckless elbow; 15’, reckless strike; 37’ unpunished standing leg tackle; 43’ ^see above^; 78’ lack of respect / SPA); brilliant proactive approach, similar to say Al-Jassim, keeping control / overview in this game was very impressive, well done; great fitness / movement from non-athlete optic referee, á la Mateu (and maybe the positive comparison does not end there...) -> disciplinary control cannot be ignored, but overall good performance (8,8 - 0,5 = 8,3); make no mistake though, Obrenovič is one of the most talented referees in the world at the moment (it is a disgrace if he is kept for political reasons in 3rd Cat.).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why does a small country like Slovenia have so many top level refrees hahaha

      Delete
    2. There is a great work behind. Mr. Vlado Sajn.

      Delete
    3. Obrenovic is a TOP and with Mr. Vlado Sajn will take off. Slovenian referees school is on the wave, like Spanish !!!!

      Delete
    4. Pita Falta I totally agree with you!
      Mikael 5 yellow cards missed?? Do you have clips?
      - 43. minute for me no yellow, player hits his own player!
      - 66. minute first yellow ok for nr 5, but he had allready one so never second yellow!

      Delete
    5. Anonymous 13:19, probably you didn't notice that both were questions for consideration and not opinions. Your argument for not issuing 2. YC in the 66´ is not valid, you should find better. The use of exclamation mark is not enough...

      Mikael, mark for 5 missing YC is never 8,3. Maximum would have been 8,1.

      Delete
  10. The controversial weekend again at Eredivisie
    PEC Zwolle - Vitesse
    Referee: Allard Lindhout / VAR: Erwin Blank

    Penaltydicision by handsbal for PEC Zwolle. Clear miss or not?
    https://twitter.com/FOXSportsnl/status/1233871182933450753
    Lindhout said: "I see that the right back throws forward himself and the ball hits the hand. That hand is not directed downwards to support the body and away from the body, then it is a penalty."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If the ball indeed hits the arm (what is not completely clear to me by the pictures), the penalty is at least supportable. As the referee explains, the arm is stretched away from the body and not used to support the body. And the deflection by himself is not relevant according to the LotG.

      Delete
  11. Some clips from Espanyol - Wolverhampton, I didn't manage to watch full game but I looked for important / interesting situations. So it is possible there is something more, however for sure the incidents I found are very interesting.

    6' YC for reckless use of arms
    https://streamja.com/meMpq

    22' A few time before 1-1, possible second YC for the same player of the previous situation. Again a reckless use of arm, this time while jumping. Unluckily no replays by broadcaster, strong protests by opponents after the goal scored. Referee didn't whistle at all the foul. VAR intervention not possible because after that Espanyol played ball for a while (So it wasn't the APP leading to goal).
    https://streamja.com/R36vz

    36' Offside or (in case of foul) penalty? Referee called offside.
    https://streamja.com/GZrny


    40' YC after advantage.
    https://streamja.com/4dn6V

    55' Penalty to Espanyol. Sorry for poor quality of video, it depends on broadcaster. At first glance, a very correct decision, but looking closely, was there a contact? The last replay leaves some doubts. In case of no contact, in my opinion in this case classic example of indirect free kick for dangerous play. No VAR intervention, but this could mean that they didn't have the contrary evidence, so they backed referee. Of course very difficult in case for referee and it is a situation in which you tend to whistle, just to clarify.
    https://streamja.com/vVXy5

    62' Holding outside the box - could have been free kick after a delayed whistle (wait and see), attacker continued his action. Only this very close replay showed that.
    https://streamja.com/dmeEK

    63' YC for reckless challenge - mandatory booking
    https://streamja.com/Kyrv7

    66' Two yellow cards for players from home-team. The first for a very reckless challenge - absolutely dangerous and very close to RC for SFP then the second one for protests to a teammate. One must study the exact point of impact, but to be honest live this foul sounds more like a RC than a YC. VAR didn't intervente and in my opinion this was a very borderline decision. AR2 reported the situation to referee. This can be an argument in favor of NO VAR (an official close to incident detected it)
    https://streamja.com/jnrWw

    ReplyDelete
  12. Another VAR scandal in the Premier League. Everton scored in minute 92.
    It's abslutely unacceptabel how VAR can ruin a correct decision taken by the refs on the pitch.

    He had zero effect on the GKs possibility of playing or being able to play the ball. The ball would have 100% gone it no matter if the attacker was there or not. Being in the line of vision requires that you prevent someone from playing or being able to play the ball...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lahoz decided for stricter approach at the beggining, three YC in first 18 minutes which resulted in more or less calm match and easy job for Lahoz. I dare to say he is in a great form at the moment.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Very good first half from Mateu.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree. Perfect aproach in the first half, in my opinion. Good luck for the second half

      Delete
  15. Perfect Mateu. Never under pressure.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Masterclass from Mateu today. Superb performance

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have no words for Lahoz. Match that may decide the champion in Spain to be officiated so firmly and calmly. As I said earlier, I am impressed with Lahoz, definitely number one candidate for CL final in case of no Spanish teams

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great match with great ref. Great performance from Mateu, IMO 1st candidate for UCl Final if there are no spanish teams.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks for the reports about Mateu in El Clásico.

    Did anyone watch Frank Schneider in the Derby Rhônealpin tonight?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Overall a satisfying,good performance from the refereeing crew. A couple of inferesting situations:
      - Two disallowed goals for Olympique Lyon, one for offside by AR2 and another for handball atfer VAR intervention, very difficult to spot live while ball bounced twice in a very short time, definitely VAR stuff in this case.
      - A possible penalty for Lyon denied after offside prior to the situation, Schneider has opted in this one for YC to the attacker(simulation), not the best decision(play-on would have been the wisest choice IMO) but still supportable.
      Despite a possible missed 2nd YC for unsportsmanlike behavior(challenging GK who got the ball in possession, still OK not to caution in my eyes), his disciplinary management was good in the whole match.
      He left a good impression with a very calm, cool-headed way to present himself, and his approach was well-accepted by players.
      If this appointment was made in order to prepare something bigger for him(Coupe de france final, as he already officiate Coupe de la Ligue final à few years ago?), he definitely succeeded.

      Delete
    2. I fully agree. I would add a very well-spotted penalty for Lyon in the very last minute of the match (handball). Very satisfying performance by the officiating team.

      Delete
  20. Can someone explain the logic between the offside decision in Everton vs. Man Utd?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Offside for clearly obstructing the opponent's line of vision. I think, in the name of this article it doesn't matter whether a player is lying on the ground or standing up. I am not referring specifically to this situation, but we can't determine the exact impact on goalkeeper when it comes to "preventing an opponent from playing or being able to play the ball by clearly obstructing the opponent’s line of vision". At the moment of the shoot (not a rebound), a player on the offside position is just in goalkeeper's line of vision and that is a fact we can objectively assess, so for me, it is a punishable offence.

      Delete
  21. A quick report on Szymon Marciniak handling Legia Warszawa - Cracovia Krakow (1st v 2nd) match in Poland

    34. YC for reckless tackle
    https://streamable.com/8kk8p

    46. world class management of dissent
    https://streamable.com/6lns9

    48. YC for reckless use of arm
    https://streamable.com/ds193

    49. penalty for handball awarded after OFR
    https://streamable.com/6dydh

    56. well applied new law regarding ref being hit by the ball
    https://streamable.com/a92fx

    58. YC for reckless stamp
    https://streamable.com/e73zt

    62. YC for reckless stamp
    https://streamable.com/bb0vh

    90. YC for reckless tackle (SFP?)
    https://streamable.com/vqme7

    Very good performance spoilt a bit by that deliberate handling miss.

    ReplyDelete
  22. OT:
    Bebek appointed for biggest match in Croatia, match between Hajduk and Dinamo.

    ReplyDelete
  23. OT: Everbody knows that Kassai leave FIFA international list, but he gets FIFA badget for 2020. But Hungarian FA decided that they will given this badget for Gergő Bogár. He had game last saturday with FIFA badget, so this is Official. But György Ring situation is intersting i heard the Peter Garai will replace him on FIFA list, but i didnt seem him with FIFA badget yet.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In past this wouldn't have been allowed, the changes on FIFA list were possible only once a year, very strictly. Now it seems that something has changed. More flexibility by FIFA, but let's say that the timing of the choice made by Kassai was definitely the worst one. Still no big faults but for sure a FIFA spot is something very important for a federation, so I understand the action of Hungarian FA there.

      Delete
  24. Report du séminaire de la FIFA pour les arbitres d'élite à Doha, Qatar, du 9 au 13 mars 2020

    Madame, Monsieur,
    Étant donné que l'épidémie de coronavirus continue de se développer et que votre bien-être reste la
    priorité absolue, nous avons décidé, suite aux recommandations de la FIFA, de reporter le séminaire
    susmentionné. Nous espérons pouvoir le reprogrammer prochainement, la nouvelle date vous sera
    communiquée dès qu'elle aura été définie. Veuillez noter que vos vols ont été annulés par FIFA Travel.
    N'hésitez pas à contacter le département d'arbitrage de la FIFA à refereeing@fifa.org si vous avez besoin
    d'informations complémentaires à ce stade.

    Veuillez agréer, Monsieur le Président, l'expression de nos salutations distinguées,

    FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE
    DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

    Massimo Busacca
    Director of Refereeing

    ReplyDelete
  25. RFEF just made it official: Del Cerro Grande is appointed next week for an international match. He was due to take charge of a postponed match (Eibar - Real Sociedad). They have announced that he won't be able to do so due to an international appointment. David Medié Jiménez will replace him, with Mateu Lahoz as VAR.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, he was appointed for the Gipuzkoan derby on February that had to be postponed due to severe air pollution after a nearby landfill collapsed.

      I hope it's a UCL 2nd leg!

      Delete
    2. I think it is. If it was UEL, he could have had both, as the match is on Tuesday.

      Delete
    3. Nothing new, it was expected to see him in CL after the Europa League game he handled in Bulgaria.
      Prediction: Leipzig - Tottenham.

      Delete
  26. Chefren, Youth Leagur is being played this week, at least 6 matches are, would you be so kind and publish the full appointments if you have them? My interest is match in Italy which should be refereed by Fran Jovic (but the match was postponed due to corona virus). Thanks in advance :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Great performance by Peljto in Derby of Nicosia APOEL-Omonia.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I'll report the game in due course (Di Bello first).

      Were there any other games handled by foreign referees that were particularly interesting in Cyprus?

      Delete