Friday, 26 June 2020

Domestic Leagues Appointments: 26th June - 3rd July

Appointments for domestic competition matches, as football resumes after the Coronavirus pandemic halted sport's playing. 



Refereeing Highlights


Aris Thessaloníki - AEK Athína, Danny Makkelie [VAR: Jochem Kamphuis]

Olympiakós Pireás - PAOK Thessaloníki, Björn Kuipers [VAR: Pol van Boekal]

Lokomotive Leipzig - SC Verl, Florian Badstübner

Appointments


Due to other commitments, admin cannot add appointments to the post at the moment; we invite you to add appointments in the uniform format indicated below.

( Date
HH:MM Home Team - Away Team
Referee AR1, AR2 FO - AAR1AAR2
[VAR, AVAR] )

163 comments:

  1. I copy paste from the previous post

    LaLiga MD32


    Friday 26 June

    22:00 Sevilla - Valladolid
    Valentín Pizarro Gómez - Gonzalo García González, José Antonio Garrido Romero - David Cambronero González
    [Juan Martínez Munuera, Guadalupe Porras Ayuso]


    Saturday 27 June

    14:00 Athletic - Mallorca
    Pablo González Fuertes - Alfredo González Moreno, Álvaro Yeray Carreño Cabrera - Alberto Fuente Martín
    [César Soto Grado, Alfonso Costoya Rodríguez]

    17:00 Celta de Vigo - Barcelona
    Guillermo Cuadra Fernández - Teodoro Sobrino Magán, Juan José López Mir - Jaime Ruiz Álvarez
    [José Luis Munuera Montero, Alfonso Baena Espejo]

    19:30 Osasuna - Leganés
    Javier Alberola Rojas - Iván Hernández Ramos, Marcos Cerdán Aguilar - Alberto Lou Ballano
    [José María Sánchez Martínez, Raúl Cabañero Martínez]

    22:00 Atlético de Madrid - Alavés
    Mario Melero López - Manuel Ángel Torre Cimiano, José Luis Martínez Serrato - Guillermo Conejero Sánchez
    [Jesús Gil Manzano, Javier Martínez Nicolás]


    Sunday 28 June

    14:00 Levante - Betis
    Santiago Jaime Latre - Juan Carlos Barranco Trejo, Fernando Tresaco Escabosa - Manuel Ángel Pérez Hernández
    [José María Sánchez Martínez, Raúl Cabañero Martínez]

    17:00 Villarreal - Valencia
    José Luis González González - Rubén Becerril Gómez, Diego Sánchez Rojo - Albert Catalá Ferrán
    [Alejandro Hernández Hernández, José Alcoba Rodríguez]

    19:30 Granada - Eibar
    Carlos Del Cerro Grande - Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez, Abraham Álvarez Cantón - Salvador Lax Franco
    [Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva, Miguel Martínez Munuera]

    22:00 Espanyol - Real Madrid
    Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz - Pau Cebrián Devís, Iker De Francisco Grijalba - Iván Caparrós Hernández
    [Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea, Jon Núñez Fernández]


    Monday 29th June

    22:00 Getafe - Real Sociedad
    Adrián Cordero Vega - José Carlos Escuela Melo, Antonio Luis Cerezo Parfenof - Francisco Javier Fernández Vidal
    [Alfonso Álvarez Izquierdo, Miguel Martínez Munuera]

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  2. ITALY

    Friday 26th June

    21:45 Juventus - Lecce
    Marco Piccinini - Daniele Bindoni, Stefano Del Giovane - Davide Ghersini
    [Paolo Valeri, Giorgio Schenone]

    Saturday 27th June

    17:15 Brescia - Genoa
    Massimiliano Irrati - Alberto Tegoni, Dario Cecconi - Juan Luca Sacchi
    [Gianluca Rocchi, Matteo Passeri]

    19:30 Cagliari - Torino
    Maurizio Mariani - Valerio Colarossi, Matteo Bottegoni - Livio Marinelli
    [Fabrizio Pasqua, Alessandro Lo Cicero]

    21:45 Lazio - Fiorentina
    Michael Fabbri - Sergio Ranghetti, Mauro Galetto - Gianpaolo Calvarese
    [Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni, Ciro Carbone]

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    1. Sunday 28th June

      17:15 Milan - Roma
      Piero Giacomelli - Giacomo Paganessi, Filippo Valeriani - Gianluca Manganiello
      [Daniele Orsato, Fabiano Preti]

      19:30 Napoli - SPAL
      Luca Pairetto - Valentino Fiorito, Enrico Caliari - Valerio Marini
      [Luigi Nasca, Salvatore Longo]

      19:30 Sampdoria - Bologna
      Daniele Doveri - Alessandro Giallatini, Marco Bresmes - Lorenzo Maggioni
      [Davide Massa, Stefano Liberti]

      19:30 Sassuolo - Hellas Verona
      Antonio Giua - Stefano Alassio, Pasquale De Meo - Alessandro Prontera
      [Aleandro Di Paolo, Alessandro Costanzo]

      19:30 Udinese - Atalanta
      Marco Di Bello - Rodolfo Di Vuolo, Damiano Di Iorio - Gianluca Aureliano
      [Daniele Chiffi, Alessio Tolfo]

      21:45 Parma - Internazionale Milano
      Fabio Maresca - Luca Mondin, Emanuele Prenna - Federico La Penna
      [Marco Guida, Mauro Vivenzi]

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    2. Not impressed by Fabbri and VAR in Lazio - Fiorentina.

      Penalty for Lazio was wrong. Attacker fell down before contact with GK. VAR didn't intervene. Attacker got substituted straight after penalty was scored, because of cramps.
      Lazio defender Radu received YC after stamp on ankle of Fiorentina midfielder Badelj with studs showing. More RC than YC by my taste. VAR did nothing.
      Lazio attacker Immobile struck opponent in the face. Violent Conduct? Hard to see for Fabbri, and VAR didn't call the ref for an OFR.

      Fairly unbalanced performance by Fabbri in my view. Periods of whistling for every single contact, followed by periods of remarkable leniency.

      What do you think? Did referee and VAR directly influence the outcome of this match?

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  3. ENGLAND

    Saturday 27th June

    13:30 Aston Villa - Wolverhampton Wanderers
    Craig Pawson - Simon Bennett, Adam Nunn - Anthony Taylor
    [David Coote, Stuart Burt]

    FA Cup
    18:30 Norwich City - Manchester United
    Jonathan Moss - Edward Smart, Peter Kirkup - Andrew Madley
    [Simon Hooper, Derek Eaton]

    Sunday 28th June

    FA Cup
    14:00 Sheffield United - Arsenal
    Paul Tierney - Ian Hussin, Marc Perry - Robert Jones
    [Peter Bankes, Constantine Hatzidakis]

    FA Cup
    17:00 Leicester City - Chelsea
    Michael Dean - Richard West, Harry Lennard - Darren England
    [Martin Atkinson, Darren Cann]

    17:30 Watford - Southampton
    Michael Oliver - Stuart Burt, Daniel Cook - Kevin Friend
    [Christopher Kavanagh, Sian Massey-Ellis]

    FA Cup
    19:30 Newcastle United - Manchester City
    Lee Mason - Scott Ledger, Adrian Holmes - Andrew Madley
    [Andre Marriner, Stephen Child]

    Monday 29th June

    21:00 Crystal Palace - Burnley
    Simon Hooper - Derek Eaton, Mark Scholes - Keith Stroud
    [Graham Scott, Simon Bennett]

    Tuesday 30th June

    21:15 Brighton & Hove Albion - Manchester United
    Andre Marriner - Constantine Hatzidakis, Neil Davies - Stuart Attwell
    [Andrew Madley, Andrew Garratt]

    Wednesday 1st July

    19:00 Arsenal - Norwich City
    Peter Bankes - Daniel Cook, Richard West - Darren England
    [Michael Dean, Ian Hussin]

    19:00 Bournemouth - Newcastle United
    Kevin Friend - Simon Beck, Daniel Robathan - Tim Robinson
    [Paul Tierney, Stephen Child]

    19:00 Everton - Leicester City
    David Coote - Marc Perry, Nick Hopton - Matthew Donohue
    [Craig Pawson, Simon Long]

    21:15 West Ham United - Chelsea
    Martin Atkinson - Lee Betts, Harry Lennard - Graham Scott
    [Jonathan Moss, Edward Smart]

    Thursday 2nd July

    19:00 Sheffield United - Tottenham Hotspur
    Christopher Kavanagh - Sian Massey-Ellis, Scott Ledger - Peter Bankes
    [Michael Oliver, Neil Davies]

    21:15 Manchester City - Liverpool
    Anthony Taylor - Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn - Michael Dean
    [Stuart Attwell, Stephen Child]

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  4. AUSTRIA

    Saturday 27th June

    17:00 Austria Wien - St. Pölten
    Alexander Harkam - Andreas Felix Witschnigg, Edin Kudic - Rene Eisner

    17:00 Mattersburg - Admira
    Julian Weinberger - Maximilian Kolbitsch, Mattias Hartl - Harald Lechner

    17:00 Wattener SG Tirol - Altach
    Stefan Ebner - Stefan Kühr, Clemens Schüttengruber - Walter Altmann

    Sunday 28th June

    17:00 Linzer ASK - Wolfsberger AC
    Christian-Petru Ciochirca - Robert Steinacher, Martin Höfler - Sebastian Gishamer

    17:00 Salzburg - Hartberg
    Andreas Heiß - Andreas Staudinger, Philip Gschliesser - Dieter Muckenhammer

    17:00 Sturm Graz - Rapid Wien
    Markus Hameter - Michael Obritzberger, Maximilian Weiß - Alan Kijas

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  5. BELARUS

    Friday 26th June

    16:00 Enierhietyk-BDU - Slavija Mazyr
    Paviel Karaniec - Viktar Famin, Aliaksandr Vaškievič - Voĺha Ciareška

    18:00 Smaliavičy - Sluck
    Dzmitryj Dolia - Siarhiej Hušča, Anton Ihnaciuk - Viačaslaŭ Naronski

    Saturday 27th June

    15:30 Minsk - Šachcior Salihorsk
    Aliaksiej Kuĺbakoŭ - Siarhiej Ciasliuk, Alieh Maslianka - Dzmitryj Kavalieŭski

    17:30 Nioman Hrodna - Dynama-Brest
    Siarhiej Čystoŭ - Kiryl Pakulin, Juryj Chomčanka - Dzmitryj Markaŭ

    19:30 BATE Barysaŭ - Dynama Minsk
    Andrej Vasilievič - Dzianis Jemiaĺjančykaŭ, Anton Palujanaŭ - Paviel Hrycuk

    Sunday 28th June

    15:00 Tarpieda-BielAZ Žodzina - Viciebsk
    Amin Kurhchieli - Viktar Hiecikaŭ, Andrej Hiecikaŭ - Dzmitryj Kuradaviec

    17:00 Ruch Brest - Bielšyna Babrujsk
    Siarhiej Harajucin - Jaŭhien Pranovič, Uladzimir Rusak - Aliaksandr Volkaŭ

    19:00 Haradzieja - Islač Minski rajon
    Viktar Šymusik - Aliaksiej Vajciašonak, Aliaksandr Banciejeŭ - Aliaksandr Kalačynski

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  6. BULGARIA

    Friday 26th June

    17:45 Cherno more Varna - Etar Veliko Tarnovo
    Volen Chinkov - Krasimir Milanov, Pavlin Mihaylov - Dragomir Draganov

    20:00 Vitosha Bistritsa - Tsarsko selo Sofia
    Petar Kostadinov - Aleksandar Atanasov, Nikolay Chakarov - Radoslav Gidzhenov

    Saturday 27th June

    17:45 Slavia Sofia - CSKA Sofia
    Ivaylo Stoyanov - Miroslav Ivanov, Dimitar Stoilov - Stanimir Trenchev

    20:00 Ludogorets Razgrad - Lokomotiv Plovdiv
    Georgi Davidov - Georgi Doynov, Daniel Nikov - Ivelin Zanev

    Sunday 29th June

    20:00 Beroye Stara Zagora - Levski Sofia
    Valentin Zhelezov - Stanimir Ilkov, Miroslav Zhelev - Nedelcho Gadzhalov

    Monday 29th June

    17:45 Dunav Ruse - Botev Vratsa
    Nikolay Kolev - Dimitar Rusev, Dragomir Milev - Georgi Ivanov

    20:00 Arda Kardzhali - Botev Plovdiv
    Stanislav Todorov - Petar Mitrev, Kostadin Tanovchev - Vladimir Valkov

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  7. Refereeing Highlights of the two Greek Cup Semifinal return matches, handled by Danny Makkelie and Björn Kuipers, can be found in the above links.

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    1. This to ensure they have had game time before Champions League returns?

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  8. CROATIA

    Friday 26th June

    18:55 Rijeka - Gorica
    Ivan Vučković - Ivica Modrić, Luka Pušić - Ante Čuljak
    [Goran Gabrilo, Igor Krmar]

    21:05 Hajduk Split - Slaven Belupo Koprivnica
    Mario Zebec - Jerko Crnčić, Marko Stolnik - Goran Pečarić
    [Tihomir Pejin, Miro Grgić]

    Saturday 27th June

    20:00 Dinamo Zagreb - Osijek
    Ivan Bebek - Bojan Zobenica, Robi Kezele - Tomislav Bionda
    [Marin Vidulin, Vedran Đurak]

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  9. CZECH REPUBLIC

    Saturday 27th June

    15:00 Dynamo České Budějovice - Mladá Boleslav
    Karel Hrubeš - Jaroslav Kubr, Zdeněk Vaňkát - Radek Dubravský
    [Ondřej Ginzel, Tomáš Klíma]

    17:30 Bohemians Praha - Slovácko
    Emanuel Marek - Matěj Vlček, Milan Flimmel - Jana Adámková
    [Jan Petřík, Lucie Ratajová]

    20:00 Slovan Liberec - Baník Ostrava
    Zbyněk Proske - Jakub Hrabovský, Radim Dresler - Karel Hanousek
    [Jiří Houdek, Radek Kotík]

    Sunday 28th June

    14:30 Sigma Olomouc - Karviná
    Ondřej Berka - Jiří Kříž, Michal Myška - Jakub Vojkovský

    14:30 Slezský FC Opava - Příbram
    Miroslav Zelinka - Jan Paták, Marek Podaný - Ondřej Cieslar
    [Emanuel Marek, Jana Adámková]

    14:30 Teplice - Zlín
    Petr Hocek - Jakub Šimáček, Lukáš Matoušek - Tomáš Klíma

    16:30 Viktoria Plzeň - Sparta Praha
    Pavel Orel - Kamil Hájek, Michal Novák - Ondřej Ginzel
    [Ondřej Pechanec, Petr Caletka]

    19:00 Slavia Praha - Jablonec
    Ondřej Lerch - Jaroslav Poživil, Lucie Ratajová - Jan Petřík
    [Jiří Adam, Ivo Nádvorník]

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  10. I would truly be appreciative if someone who speaks Russian could add English subtitles. Please and Thank You!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzNuOU9qu9I&t=1s

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  11. DENMARK

    Friday 26th June

    19:00 AGF - AaB
    Morten Krogh - Victor Skytte, Sune Feddersen - Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen

    Saturday 27th June

    18:00 SønderjyskE - Silkeborg
    Benjamin Willaume-Jantzen - Jakob Mastrup, Amir Sabic - Aydin Uslu

    Sunday 28th June

    14:00 Randers - Horsens
    Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt - Ole Kronlykke, Deniz Yurdakul - Allan Staal

    16:00 Hobro - Esbjerg
    Michael Tykgaard - Niels Høg, Steffen Beck Bramsen - Chris Johansen

    18:00 Nordsjælland - Brøndby
    Mikkel Redder - Jesper Dahl, Henrik Sønderby - Jonas Hansen

    20:00 København - Midtjylland
    Jakob Kehlet - Heine Sørensen, Daniel Krogstrup Nørgaard - Anders Poulsen

    Monday 29th June

    19:00 OB - Lyngby
    Sandi Putros - Lars Hummelgaard, Henrik Hansen - Paw Johansen

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  12. GREECE

    Saturday 27th June

    18:15 Panionios - Xanthi
    Georgios Kominis - Christos Baltas, Athanasios Kollias - Stefanos Koumparakis
    [Vasilios Fotias, Michail Papadakis]

    20:30 OFI - Panathinaikos
    Dimitrios Karantonis - Chrysoula Kourompylia, Ioannis Karangizopoulos - Alexandros Tsamouris
    [Emmanouil Skoulas, Petros Patras]

    Sunday 28th June

    18:15 Aris - PAOK
    Felix Zwayer - Thorsten Schiffner, Marco Achmüller - Athanasios Tzilos
    [Sascha Stegemann, Rainchard Bouxbaoum]

    18:30 Panetolikos - Asteras Tripolis
    Petros Tsangarakis - Vasilios Nikolakakis, Theodoros Ainalis - Dimitrios Maloutas
    [Angelos Evangelou, Pantelis Spyropoulos]

    20:30 AEK - Olympiakos
    Clément Turpin - Nicolas Danos, Cyril Gringore - Evangelos Manouchos
    [Jérôme Brisard, Willy Delajod]

    Monday 29th June

    18:30 Volos - Lamia
    Alexandros Katsikogiannis - Nikolaos Pangalos, Konstantinos Kalampokis - Georgios Vreskas
    [Athanasios Sezos, Dimitrios Samoilis]

    19:00 Atromitos Athinon - Larisa
    Aristidis Vatsios - Michail Dimopoulos, Dimitrios Filos - Georgios Tzovaras
    [Konstantinos Kotsanis, Andreas Meidanas]

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  13. HUNGARY

    Saturday 27th June

    15:15 Zalaegerszegi TE - MOL Fehérvár
    Mihály Káprály - Vencel Tóth, István Szécsényi - Balázs Szalai - Ádám Németh, János Takács

    17:30 Debreceni VSC - Paksi FC
    Balázs Berke - Balázs Buzás, Theodoros Georgiou - Tibor Csatári - Ádám Farkas, Csaba Pintér

    17:30 Diósgyőri VTK - Kisvárda Master Good
    István Vad - Péter Kóbor, Péter Garai - János Medovarszki - Gergő Bogár, Bence Hanyecz

    17:30 Újpest - Kaposvári Rákóczi FC
    Bence Csonka - Tamás Márkus, Gergely Becséri - István Albert - Sándor Andó-Szabó, Ádám Radványi

    20:00 Ferencvárosi TC - Mezőkövesd Zsóry
    József Erdős - Balázs Szert, Oszkár Lémon - Dániel Szalai - Péter Solymosi, Péter Antal

    20:00 Puskás Akadémia - Budapest Honvéd
    Zoltán Iványi - Gergő Vígh-Tarsonyi, Norbert Bornemissza - Balázs Huszár - Ádám Pillók, Sándor Szilágyi

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  14. POLAND

    Friday 26th June

    18:00 Raków Częstochowa - Arka Gdynia
    Paweł Gil - Marcin Borkowski, Marek Arys - Marcin Szrek
    [Szymon Marciniak, Arkadiusz Kamil Wójcik]

    20:30 Zagłębie Lubin - Korona Kielce
    Mariusz Złotek - Radosław Siejka, Michał Sobczak - Kornel Paszkiewicz
    [Tomasz Musiał, Adam Kupsik]

    Saturday 27th June

    15:00 Wisła Płock - ŁKS Łódź
    Łukasz Szczech - Michał Pierściński, Bolesław Rosa - Wojciech Myć
    [Tomasz Kwiatkowski, Tomasz Listkiewicz]

    17:30 Legia Warszawa - Piast Gliwice
    Szymon Marciniak - Paweł Sokolnicki, Paulina Baranowska - Tomasz Marciniak
    [Paweł Gil, Marcin Borkowski]

    20:00 Górnik Zabrze - Wisła Kraków
    Krzysztof Jakubik - Arkadiusz Kamil Wójcik, Adam Kupsik - Piotr Lasyk
    [Daniel Stefański, Radosław Siejka]

    Sunday 28th June

    15:00 Jagiellonia Białystok - Lechia Gdańsk
    Bartosz Frankowski - Marcin Boniek, Jakub Winkler - Sylwester Rasmus
    [Krzysztof Jakubik, Michał Obukowicz]

    17:30 Śląsk Wrocław - Lech Poznań
    Tomasz Kwiatkowski - Tomasz Listkiewicz, Piotr Szubielski - Sebastian Tarnowski
    [Piotr Lasyk, Krzysztof Myrmus]

    Monday 29th June

    18:00 Cracovia Kraków - Pogoń Szczecin
    Tomasz Musiał - Konrad Sapela, Sebastian Mucha - Paweł Malec
    [Jarosław Przybył, Paweł Sokolnicki]

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  15. Swiss Super League

    Saturday June 27

    18:15 FC Luzern - Servette FC
    Luca Piccolo - Jean-Yves Wicht, Alain Heiniger - Lukas Fähndrich
    [Sascha Kever, Raffael Zeder]

    20:30 BSC Young Boys - Neuchâtel Xamax FCS
    Urs Schnyder - Jonas Erni, Benjamin Zürcher - Johannes von Mandach
    [Lionel Tschudi, Nico Gianforte]


    Sunday 28 June

    16:00 FC Basel 1893 - FC Sion
    Sandro Schärer - Bekim Zogaj, Efe Kurnazca - David Huwiler
    [Stefan Horisberger, Alessandro Dudic]

    16:00 FC St Gallen 1879 - FC Thun
    Fedayi San - Stéphane De Almeida, Pascal Hirzel - Nico Gianforte
    [Lionel Tschudi, Esther Staubli]

    16:00 FC Zürich - FC Lugano
    Adrien Jaccottet - Vital Jobin, Remy Zgraggen - David Schärli
    [Sascha Kever, Raffael Zeder]

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  16. ROMANIA

    Friday 26th June

    16:00 Hermannstadt - Academica Clinceni
    George Cătălin Găman - Radu Adrian Ghinguleac, Adrian Popescu - Szabolcs Kovacs

    19:00 Gaz Metan Mediaș - Botoșani
    Horațiu Mircea Feșnic - Alexandru Cerei, Gero Szabo - Marian Alexandru Barbu

    Saturday 27th June

    14:30 Chindia Târgoviște - Politehnica Iași
    Andrei Florin Chivulete - Mircea Mihail Grigoriu, Andrei Constantinescu - Adrian Viorel Cojocaru

    19:00 Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe - Viitorul Constanța
    Sorin Andrei Antonie - Vlad Ionuț Bârleanu, Adrian Vornicu - Ionuț Coza

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    1. Sunday 28th June

      16:00 Dinamo București - Voluntari
      Ovidiu Alin Hațegan - Octavian Șovre, Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe - Iulian Dima

      19:00 Cluj - Universitatea Craiova
      Istvan Kovacs - Vasile Florin Marinescu, Mircea Cristian Orbuleț - Florin Ovidiu Mazilu

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  17. RUSSIA

    Friday 26th June

    17:00 Akhmat Grozny - Sochi
    Sergey Karasyov - Konstantin Shalamberidze, Valentin Murashov - Lasha Verulidze
    [Vitaliy Meshkov, Igor Demeshko]

    19:30 Zenit St. Petersburg - Krylya Sovetov Samara
    Pavel Kukuyan - Aleksey Stipidi, Aleksey Shiryayev - Yan Bobrovskiy
    [Stanislav Vasilyev, Anton Kobzev]

    Saturday 27th June

    15:30 Spartak Moskva - Ufa
    Vladislav Bezborodov - Yegor Bolkhovitin, Roman Milyuchenko - Anton Frolov
    [Vasiliy Kazartsev, Aram Petrosyan]

    16:30 Rubin Kazan - Lokomotiv Moskva
    Nikolay Voloshin - Valeriy Danchenko, Vladimir Minevich - Anatoliy Zhabchenko
    [Sergey Ivanov, Tikhon Kalugin]

    18:00 Dinamo Moskva - CSKA Moskva
    Kirill Levnikov - Dmitriy Mosyakin, Dmitriy Cheltsov - Aleksey Amelin
    [Yevgeniy Turbin, Aleksandr Bogdanov]

    19:00 Rostov - Arsenal Tula
    Vladimir Moskalov - Adlan Khatuyev, Ilya Yeleferenko - Artyom Chistyakov
    [Mikhail Vilkov, Anton Averyanov]

    Sunday 28th June

    15:30 Ural Sverdlovskaya oblast - Tambov
    Aleksey Matyunin - Dmitriy Safyan, Andrey Bolotenkov - Roman Safyan
    [Aleksey Yeskov, Nikolay Bogach]

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  18. Germany

    Saturday 27th June

    15:30 Borussia Dortmund - TSG Hoffenheim
    Guido Winkmann - Christian Bandurski, Arno Blos - Arne Aarnink
    [Daniel Siebert, Guido Kleve]

    15:30 Bayer 04 Leverkusen - 1. FSV Mainz 05
    Benjamin Cortus - Florian Heft, Thomas Gorniak - Sven Waschitzki
    [Tobias Stieler, Mike Pickel]

    15:30 Borussia Mönchengladbach - Hertha BSC
    Deniz Aytekin - Christian Dietz, Eduard Beitinger - Nicolas Winter
    [Robert Hartmann, Michael Emmer]

    15:30 VfL Wolfsburg - Bayern München
    Patrick Ittrich - Norbert Grudzinski, Sascha Thielert - Lasse Koslowski
    [Sören Storks, Christian Fischer]

    15:30 Eintracht Frankfurt - SC Paderborn 07
    Benjamin Brand - Frederick Assmuth, Jan Neitzel-Petersen - Patrick Alt
    [Günter Perl, Christian Gittelmann]

    15:30 Werder Bremen - 1. FC Köln
    Bastian Dankert - Markus Häcker, Jan Seidel - Martin Thomsen
    [Daniel Schlager, Thomas Stein]

    15:30 SC Freiburg - Schalke 04
    Martin Petersen - Alexander Sather, Markus SInn - Christian Leicher
    [Markus Schmidt, Dominik Schaal]

    15:30 FC Augsburg - RB Leipzig
    Felix Brych - Mark Borsch, Stefan Lupp - Michael Bacher
    [Robert Kampka, Marcel Pelgrim]

    15:30 1. FC Union Berlin - Fortuna Düsseldorf
    Harm Osmers - Holger Henschel, Robert Kempter - Robert Schröder
    [Tobias Welz, Rafael Foltyn]

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  19. Faroe Islands

    Friday 26th June

    19:00 EB/Streymur - B36 Tórshavn
    Bjarki Danielsen - Arni Rasmussen, Kristian Joensen - Petur Reinert

    Sunday 28th June

    15:00 ÍF Fuglafjørður - TB Tvøroyri
    Kári á Høvdanum - Jørleif Djurhuus, Jón Johannesen - Aron Vest

    15:00 Víkingur - KÍ Klaksvík
    Eiler Rasmussen - Dan Højgaard, Edvard Højgaard - Alex Troleis

    15:00 Skála ÍF - HB Tórshavn
    Petur Reinert - Andrew Christiansen, Petur Hentze - Rúni Gaardbo

    17:00 Argja Bóltfelag - NSÍ Runavík
    Rúni Olsen - Jan Hermansen, Andreas Hansen - Rani Skaalum

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  20. UKRAINE

    Saturday 27th June

    16:00 Kolos Kovalivka - Oleksandriya
    Dmytro Bondarenko - Dmytro Kozorezov, Maksym Chos - Oleksandr Omelchenko

    16:00 Karpaty Lviv - Lviv
    Andriy Kovalenko - Volodymyr Zhurybida, Yuriy Fedorak - Roman Blavatskyy

    18:30 Shakhtar Donetsk - Zorya Luhansk
    Vitaliy Romanov - Volodymyr Volodin, Semen Shlonchak - Dmytro Kryvushkin
    [Yevhen Aranovskyy, Andriy Skrypka]

    Sunday 28th June

    16:00 Mariupol - Dnipro-1
    Anatoliy Abdula - Oleksandr Voytyuk, Oleksandr Zhukov - Oleh Derevinskyy

    18:30 Desna Chernihiv - Dynamo Kyiv
    Kateryna Monzul - Oleksandra Ardasheva, Maryna Striletska - Anastasiya Romanyuk
    [Yevhen Aranovskyy, Andriy Skrypka]

    18:30 Vorskla Poltava - Olimpik Donetsk
    Viktor Kopiyevskyy - Volodymyr Zharyy, Yaroslav Trekhlib - Maksym Kozyryatskyy

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  21. Sweden

    Saturday 27th June

    15:00 Östersund - IFK Norrköping FK
    Fredrik Klitte - Peter Allheim, Daniel Yng - Henrik Mohlin

    Sunday 28th June

    14:30 IK Sirius FK - IFK Göteborg
    Glenn Nyberg - Daniel Gustavsson, Josef Alacam - Patrik Eriksson

    14:30 Djurgården - Kalmar FF
    Kaspar Sjöberg - Daniel Wärnmark, Per Rehnlund - Johan Krantz

    14:30 Mjällby AIF - Hammarby
    Victor Wolf - Niclas Ivarsson, Christian Tennstedt - Per Mehlin

    17:30 IF Elfsborg - Örebro
    Bojan Pandzic - Fredrik Klyver, Marcus Lundgren Klitte - Joakim Östling

    17:30 AIK - Malmö FF
    Mohammed Al-Hakim - Joakim Amri Nilsson, Mahbod Beigi - Enzo Vesprini

    Monday 29th June

    19:00 BK Häcken - Helsingborgs IF
    Adam Ladebäck - Robin Wilde, Tobias Wärn - Magnus Lindgren

    19:00 Varberg BoIS FC - Falkenbergs FF
    Andreas Ekberg - Mehmet Culum, Stefan Hallberg - Kristoffer Karlsson

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  22. Norway

    Saturday 27th June

    18:00 Start - Odd
    Sigurd Smehus Kringstad - Dag Roger Nebben, Kristoffer Gullhav - Mischa Kellerhals

    20:30 Vålerenga - Viking
    Espen Andreas Eskås - Tom Harald Grønevik, Jørgen Rønning Valstadsve - Ole-Alexander Ekeli Valen

    Sunday 28th June

    18:00 Mjøndalen - Kristiansund
    Ola Hobber Nilsen - Eivin Christofer Møllerud, Christer Solheim Jørgensen - Stian Røvig Sletner

    18:00 Sandefjord Fotball - Haugesund
    Tom Harald Hagen - Kim Tomas Haglund, Geir-Oskar Isaksen - Svein Tore Sinnes

    18:00 Molde - Stabæk
    Rohit Saggi - Jim Andre Alnes Dyb, Erik Hegstad - Eivind Bodding

    18:00 Bodø/Glimt - Sarpsborg 08
    Mohammad Usman Aslam - Morten Jensen, Kim André Johnsen - Martin Berg

    18:00 Strømsgodset - Aalesund
    Marius Hansen Grøtta - Magnus Lundberg, Anders Michael Velo - Marius Lien

    20:30 Brann - Rosenborg
    Tore Hansen - Isaak Elias Skjeseth Bashevkin, Jan Erik Engan - Steinar Hauge

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  23. TURKEY

    Friday 26th June

    20:00 Beşiktaş - Konyaspor
    Zorbay Küçük - Alpaslan Dedeş, Kamil Çetin - Ramazan Keleş
    [Ümit Öztürk, Yakup Özhan]

    Saturday 27th June

    17:30 Fenerbahçe - Malatyaspor
    Ali Şansalan - Kerem Ersoy, Mehmet Cem Satman - Burak Şeker
    [Koray Gençerler, Emre Kargın]

    20:00 Göztepe - Alanyaspor
    Yaşar Kemal Uğurlu - Erdinç Sezertam, Serkan Çimen - Kadir Sağlam
    [Hüseyin Göçek, Erkan Engin]

    20:00 Trabzonspor - Ankaragücü
    Abdulkadir Bitigen - Kemal Yılmaz, İbrahim Çağlar Uyarcan - Murat Erdoğan
    [Suat Arslanboğa, Mustafa Kürşad Filiz]

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  24. PORTUGAL

    Sunday 28th June

    22:00 Boavista FC-CD Santa Clara
    André Narciso - Paulo Brás, Rodrigo Pereira - Dinis Gorjão
    [Vasco Santos, Luciano Maia]

    Monday 29th June

    18:00 CD Aves-Moreirense FC
    Cláudio Pereira - Bruno Trindade, Tiago Mota - David Silva
    [Luís Ferreira, Paulo Miranda]

    20:00 Marítimo M.-SL Benfica
    Jorge Sousa - Sérgio Jesus, Ricardo Santos - Anzhony Rodrigues
    [Hugo Miguel, Bruno Jesus]

    22:15 FC Paços de Ferreira-FC Porto
    Luís Godinho - Rui Teixeira, Valter Rufo - Hugo Silva
    [Tiago Martins, Pedro Mota]

    Tuesday 30th June

    18:00 FC Famalicão-Portimonense SC
    Fábio Veríssimo - Paulo Soares, Pedro Fernandes - João Malheiro Pinto
    [Manuel Oliveira, Tiago Leandro]

    20:15 Vitória SC-Vitória FC
    Gustavo Correia - Inácio Pereira, Álvaro Mesquita - Luís Máximo
    [Hélder Malheiro, Rui Cidade]

    22:30 Rio Ave FC-SC Braga
    Nuno Almeida - André Campos, Venâncio Tomé - Fábio Melo
    [Bruno Esteves, António Godinho]

    * is missing: Wednesday 1st July

    * Fábio Veríssimo - COVID_19:
    Referee Fábio Veríssimo is able to return to the competition.

    According to an opinion sent by the DGS to the FPF, without the scope of conditions for resuming the Liga NOS 2019/2020, a sports agent, whether referee, player or member of the technical staff, who has a history of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and after having fulfilled the cure criteria determined by the DGS, he is, from now on, exempted from the repetition of laboratory tests until the end of the sports season.

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  25. Latvia

    Friday 26th June

    18:00 Riga FC - FK Liepāja
    Aleksandrs Golubevs - Raimonds Tatriks, Aleksejs Spasjonņikovs - Artūrs Vītoliņš

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    1. Latvia (referee observers and delegates)

      hh:mm Home team - Away team
      Referee - Referee observer - Delegate


      Friday 26th June

      18:00 Riga FC - FK Liepāja
      Aleksandrs Golubevs - Vladimirs Direktorenko (UEFA, if I am not wrong) - Konstantīns Rubīns

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    2. (Aleksandrs Golubevs is FIFA and UEFA 3rd cat.)

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  26. PK for Atlético whistled by Melero López and supported by VAR.

    https://streamja.com/9jWbR

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    1. Another unbelievable call by Melero López... and that should put Gil Manzano in a lot of trouble too.

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    2. Joke call if you ask me.

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    3. With this, the wrong line drawn in Mestalla last week, the level of the other contenders and the missed 2nd YC just seconds before the end of the match, I think CTA should have clear that he is the one to demote.

      Gil Manzano should have some kind of punishment too. That decision cannot be supported in any way.

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    4. Correction made below: Saúl wasn't really booked before that foul in the last seconds of the game, he had been incorrectly booked in the second penalty and therefore the card was annulled. What Melero missed was a first YC.

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  27. PK + YC for Alavés whistled by Melero López (handball). Supported by VAR, but Gil Manzano had to intervene anyway for mistaken identity.

    https://streamja.com/GZgGe

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  28. Well solid perofrmance by Melero. Btw, I think that race for segunda is still between him and Prieto. I think that, in case that CTA remove somebody of them,they can consider retirement.

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    1. Besides the 2 PK calls, IMO he missed a quite blatant 2nd YC for Saúl in the last minute.

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    2. Solid? Well… I can think of other, more accurate words to define that.

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    3. It is easy to say not good. But I always try to stay correct to referees.

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    4. I can understand that, but saying to someone that they have done a good work when they clearly have not doesn't help them at all, nor doesn't help football. Everyone would love that referees didn't make mistakes. But mistakes are part of a referee's life, and not stating clearly when those happen results in people being confused about the Laws of the Game, the VAR protocol and every other technical aspect. Furthermore, poor communication (or non existent) when errors happen result in conspiration theories by many fans. I have trouble trying to remove those ideas from my friends with valid points. And that is because CTA/UEFA/FIFA do not communicate properly with the most important part of football: fans.

      In my opinion, they should release the week after the end of the matchday an analysis of all controversial situations of that MD, and recognizing mistakes as such. If possible, that should be in a press conference format with video explanation of the incidents. It seems like an utopia now, but I really think this is how it should go in the future. Maybe with other timelines (once a month, each week, every 10 MD... whatever), but all polemic situations should be publicly analysed.

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    5. Saul get YC in this match?

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    6. Actually no, he didn't. Thing is Melero López made yet another mistake and, in the second penalty, showed the YC to the wrong player (Saúl instead of Koke), and VAR had to (finally) intervene to correct that mistaken identity. So my bad, it was not a 2nd YC for Saúl (TV commentators also said it was, so probably my mistake came from there. Sorry nevertheless!). Melero didn't miss a 2nd YC, he just missed a very clear YC.

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    7. Solid is the last word anyone should use for that performance.

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  29. Sorry, but that's absolutely unacceptable from Jesús Gil Manzano to confirm the first penalty tonight.

    Almost definitely, he will attend the next EURO as VAR too...

    UEFA need to seriously consider if they were on the wrong track by pushing him and if he is (or was ever) really competent enough to be an Elite referee.

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    1. Sadly, I see more and more clearly Gil Manzano relegated to the role of Daudén Ibáñez or Fernández Borbalán: Lion tail in Elite group, competent referee for top UEL GS/Round of 32 games and these 'troublesome' UCL GS matches in Greece, Ukraine, Turkey etc needing a referee who regularly officiates in front of large and hot crowds

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    2. The only thing you could complain about is that the attacker stepped on the defenders foot. But the defender is the one making a sliding tackle... Depends on how you chose to see it. 50/50 call for sure.

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    3. Maybe I'm biased but it's not even a 10/90 for me. Of course, every defender making a sliding tackle risks, but there's no punishable contact and in fact, it's Marcos Llorente who at the end stamps accidentally on Rubén Duarte.

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    4. Please, let's not overcomplicate this situation, it is simply not a foul anywhere on the pitch, and not a penalty.

      Gil Manzano has enough people lobbying for him in Nyon (he made a CL KO début!) and doesn't need any extra help here.

      We should always treat referees with respect and analyse their performances fairly and objectively, but one cannot defend the indefensible...

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    5. No, making a sliding tackle with no contact with an opponent cannot be punished with a DFK/penalty. It has to involve contact in a careless manner. None of those conditions happen here. The contact is clearly made by Marcos Llorente when he stomps on Duarte's foot. That is not a 50/50 call. The defender does nothing illegal according to the LotG.

      Regarding Gil Manzano, you may remember that I have been saying that for a long while here. He has never shown any development at all. He has always been an athlete, and so he remains. His window is closing, and if it was for me and I had a better candidate (which Spain doesn't really have at the moment in LaLiga), I would remove him from the FIFA list.

      On the other hand, a referee who has positively surprised me lately is De Burgos Bengoetxea. When he was given the FIFA badge I said I felt he wasn't ready for that, it looked to me as not self-confident enough. Today my impression is completely different: he has a personal approach to the game which is closer and honest to the players and has earned respect from most of them. His last match, which involved Getafe and Espanyol (IIRC) was a heated and tough match which he managed quite well and in which that initial impression from some years ago had completely disappeared. What do you think about him?

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    6. I agree with you Mikael and Quilava, never a penalty for me and I would say that it's unacceptable for VAR not to intervene here. I don't like to blame referees but it's hard to believe that this kind of decision is still possible with VAR...

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    7. George, I agree that De Burgos Bengoetxea after becoming sadly famous for his mistakes in the 2017 Supercopa Clásico 1st leg for which he was just not prepared (awful miscalculation by CTA there) has made a impressive development in the last 2-3 years (and I think Mikael will agree on this with us)

      But, despite my anger for Gil Manzano's non-intervention today, I think it would be harsh to remove him from FIFA list, that would be too much. I just think what I said above: Not Elite level, UEFA promoted him too early and he had bad luck in Schalke 04-Porto, with an unfortunate performance in his first post-promotion UCL GS match in front of De Bleeckere, proving he should have stayed more time in First. Del Cerro Grande has clearly surpassed him internationally and if he continues like that, I wouldn't be surprised that Sánchez Martínez also does in the mid-term. I hope Jesús proves me wrong and develops in the upcoming years.

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    8. Honestly, it is great that De Burgos Bengoetxea has been able to recover from his performance in what is definitely a too early appointment in El Clasico (only after one season, clearly not enough to handle a top game like this) and has developed an interesting style, expecially in approaching and dealing with players which work very well from him. He is one of the refs who can clearly become a safe pair of hands for top games to referee in La Liga, though I can't really have an idea of what he could reach at UEFA level.

      On Gil Manzano, it is clear that he is again involved in a controversial call as VAR. But what is more preoccupating is that he doesn't seem to improve in the past two years, especially in game managing where I personally have too often the feeling that he can lose control of the game at many times. The fact as he only shows great physical abilities is not worth a spot in Elite IMO. I can only hope than his (in my eyes) too quick push will not affect his career too much, as it seems that he loses trust from RFEF-CTA over other candidates who are simply offering better.

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    9. Yes, but with the removal of age limits, the spots that were supposed to be available from Estrada and Del Cerro at the end of next season and Mateu's at the end of the following one will likely not be so. Maybe Estrada's, because he has not progressed at UEFA level, but he is a better referee at the moment than Gil Manzano, IMO. With the removal of age limits, they must make place for new promises, so I think situations like the one with Fernández Borbalán will become uncommon in the future. At the moment there is only one candidate to become FIFA (Alberola Rojas) who is young enough to justify such a move, and I think that his current level doesn't ask for such a change yet, but if a spot is needed, they will need to make room.

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  30. It seems that refereeing in the late night matches today was not that smoothly.
    Agreed on the incorrect Atlético-penalty and the missed second yellow card for Saul in the final stages.
    The refereeing team in Lazio-Fiorentina made at least a comparable bad impression. The Lazio penalty (66’) was ridiculous, a clear case of simulation, and also a SFP by Radu was only sanctioned with a yellow card (79. min).

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  31. Fabbri had some chances of showing his skills after having been promoted to FIFA list, Rizzoli appointed him in some big matches, but unluckily he didn't manage to convince that he had deserved this nomination. Very often poor performances, yesterday it was not a proper big match but for sure a very important one and he failed. His games look to be too often ready to explode, because he can't find a balance in foul detection (sometimes allowing the game for very clear fouls, other times whistling everything) and the disciplinary measure is not clear. The penalty was a clear simulation in my opinion, but in this case impossible to spot live for referee, the contact was caused only by attacker going again keeper. VAR (Mazzoleni) couldn't intervene due to protocol, but this should be considered as wrong call by referee. Missed one or maybe two RC for SFP, also in this case VAR supported because very borderline. More generally, his gamees, as I already wrote, seem to be always played with the players knowing that referee will allow them everything, that's not good. He should improve under this aspect, but it is also personality and one can wonder whether he could really develop more than he what already did. A pity because until the nomination as FIFA referee, he had shown quite good performance in two / three years since the appointment of Rizzoli as new head of serie A referees (this justified the appointment as FIFA referee). But it is also true that until that time he didn't officiate big games and maybe he was not tested as he should have been before a so important big step...

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    1. I would like to agree with story about Fabbri, but I think that he can show us what he know. He just need I little bit time. But I dont think that they will remove him from Fifa.

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    2. Chefren, why doesn’t protocol allow VAR to intervene in the penalty situation? For me clear and obvious mistake...

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    3. Because there is a contact with keeper. On the field, Fabbri said: "L'ha preso" (Keeper touched him) so this is the reason why VAR could only allow this call. VAR couldn't demonstrate the contrary. Of course, this is a mere theoretical speech, then we can all agree that this penalty is very controversial. In any case one must also underline that the line of VAR intervention is very difficult to set and some VAR could intervene in other situations, quite impossible to find consistency.

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    4. About Fabbri and Mariani, a year and a half ago, when they got the badge, Fabbri was more considered than Mariani. But lately, although I believe that Fabbri is a good referee, the two are not even comparable: Mariani has been developing impressively and I see him much more reliable than Fabbri right now.

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    5. @Fednik 100% correct.
      Indeed at that time, when Mariani and Fabbri were appointed as FIFA referees, Fabbri was clearl ahead and also high ranked. Mariani was appointed as FIFA referee after many below-expectations performance. Nowadays we can say that it is the contrary. Mariani is turning to be a very solid referee, with convincing performances, and he has also, in my opinion, matured in decisions making: he looks to be very sure. On the other hand, Fabbri has disappointed in all the big games he has handled. One could discuss about the moments and periods of good form in a career, but the disappointment for Fabbri is really big.

      @Ref Fot yes for sure he wont be demoted, at least in the near future, but if he continues in this way he could be in danger for the next years. AIA doesn't remove referees from the list after a short time because they try always to back in all possible ways the choices they made. I can just wish to Fabbri to recover but he should start to do that soon!

      Then, if you are interested to read still about Italy, the situation of Di Bello, to be honest, is not that so far from Fabbri's situation, at least at moment. Once appointed as FIFA referee, he rarely convinced. He was never so bad, but never so good. In a better situation than Fabbri for sure, but still with many expectations on him, still to be shown... you can understand that by the appointments, very rarely you read their names for big matches... and there should be of course a reason for that.

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  32. What's your opinion on the 85th min situation at Kuipers' game?

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  33. Refereeing Highlights of Lokomotive Leipzig - SC Verl in the first leg of the Regionalliga to 3.Liga playoff can be found in the blog's post. Referee was BL promotion candidate, Florian Badstübner.

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    1. Or here :)

      https://ok.ru/video/1521049537059

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  34. CROATIA MD 32

    Tuesday, 30th June 2020

    18:55 Slaven Belupo - Istra 1961
    Ivan Vučković, Ivica Modrić, Anto Marić, Ante Čuljak
    [Mario Zebec, Borut Križarić]

    18:55 Lokomotiva - Varaždin
    Tihomir Pejin, Jerko Crnčić, Kristijan Novosel, Tomislav Bionda
    [Goran Gabrilo, Goran Pataki]

    21:05 Gorica - Hajduk
    Ivan Bebek, Sanja Rođak-Karšić, Marko Stolnik, Marko Cestarić
    [Marin Vidulin, Vedran Đurak]

    Wednesday, 1st July

    18:55 Inter Zaprešić - Dinamo
    Ivan Župan, Robi Kezele, Mario Pepur, Jakov Titlić
    [Marin Vidulin, Vedran Đurak]

    21:05 Osijek - Rijeka
    Duje Strukan, Goran Perica, Hrvoje Radić, Dario Kulušić
    [Mario Zebec, Borut Križarić]

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  35. Here is the aforementioned penalty situation from Fabbri's game:

    https://streamable.com/9tljhh

    Let's take a step back here: that is never (ever) a penalty!

    I understand the arguments that Chefren puts forward, but, what is the point of Video Assistant Refereeing if not to correct clear (and obvious) mistakes such as that one? Insofar as the 'wisdom of the (football) crowd' matters, it is not difficult to understand how some people lose faith in the value of VAR to improve decision-making in crucial situations when VAR confirms an incorrect call such as that.

    I totally understand that it is very tricky to decide what constitutes a clear and obvious mistake and there is not a 100% satisfying answer to that question. (Video Assistant) Refereeing should be careful though not to always look for the most technocratic solution and in doing so actually lose the grip of reality as Mazzoleni did there.

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    1. Your arguments are really valid, Mikael. Let me specify that I just explained why VAR didn't intervene, but then, of course, I agree that this is never a penalty, also for me.
      One could add, players maybe are now finding a way to get penalties and to deceive referees even in VAR's era by acting in this way: going deliberately against opponent (especially keepers) and causing a contact. In this way, VAR would be out for protocol's reasons. We should do for sure something, because it is a very dangerous trend, in my opinion a penalty must be assessed as very clear only when the faults are exclusively by defenders, because attackers can be really "clever" in deceiving referees. This should be also a warning for UEFA and VAR use in KO stage, I strongly wish that Rosetti will apply the same criteria we read in the excellent editions of RAPs: simulation nowadays is not only "NO CONTACT" but also "ATTACKER LOOKING FOR / CREATING CONTACT" (in all possible ways...).

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    2. Agrees, never a penalty. He started falling way before contact came from GK. Shame VAR didnt do anything.

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    3. Yep indeed Chefren, apologies if I didn't make that clear in my comment :)

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    4. I just noticed something else.

      Do you consider N21 of Lazio as active in terms of offside?

      Never a penalty for me as well.

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    5. @edward I wrote the same on another blog. To me, the position of n.21 of Lazio is active, not on the cross, but after n.20 touched the ball. He is interfering with Fio n.17’s defensive action, imo

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    6. Yes at the moment of the first control by attacker the teammate seems to be in a punishable offside, because after that defender is impeded in his action. Maybe he couldn't have reached the ball but still this can be an active offside position. VAR could have invited referee to rewatch it.

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    7. IMO clearly no offside. Impeding the opponent is not enough according to the LotG, it has to be:
      - preventing an opponent from playing or being able to play the ball by clearly obstructing the opponent’s line of vision or
      - challenging an opponent for the ball or
      - clearly attempting to play a ball which is close when this action impacts on an opponent or
      - making an obvious action which clearly impacts on the ability of an opponent to play the ball

      None of those points is fulfilled here IMO, because the player is basically only standing still (in the opponent's path). And the defender can see the ball at all times but has nearly no chance to play it anyway.

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  36. OT: This is a tribute post to Igor Šramka (Slovakian AR deceased in 2017) who exactly 20 years ago (EURO SF France-Portugal) brilliantly spotted Abel Xavier's handball PK resulting in a French golden goal in extra time.

    Šramka and Austrian referee Günter Benkö were assaulted by Portuguese players after Zidane scored, despite doing their job.

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  37. Referees Arminia Heidenheim and Hamburger Sandhausen?

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    1. 2. Bundesliga Today

      15:30 Hamburger SV - SV Sandhausen
      Frank Willenborg - Tim Skorczyk, Tobias Endriß - Lukas Benen
      [Daniel Schlager, Michael Emmer]

      15:30 Arminia Bielefeld - 1.FC Heidenheim
      Manuel Gräfe - Guido Kleve, Marcel Pelgrim - Oliver Lossius
      [Robert Hartmann, Felix-Benjamin Schwermer]

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  38. Interesting slovenian derby match Olimpija-Maribor with Matej Jug as the main referee.

    IMO missed penalty for hosts for pulling on corner. Also maybe 1 or 2 missed YC, and correct 2nd YC to home team player. Overall good control of the match.

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  39. Latvia

    Monday 29th June

    18:00 BFC Daugavpils - FK Metta
    Mareks Ķere - Arnis Lemkins, Rihards Saulenbergs - Jevgenijs Keziks

    18:00 FK Spartaks - FK Ventspils
    Donatas Rumšas - Dovydas Sužiedėlis, ? - Aleksandrs Anufrijevs

    20:00 Valmiera FC - FK Tukums 2000/TSS
    Jevgēnijs Vasjukovs - Eduards Borisevičs, Niklāvs Lācis - Artis Ķēniņš

    Tuesday 30th June

    18:00 FK Jelgava - Riga FC
    Aleksandrs Anufrijevs - Romans Platonovs, Aleksejs Griščenko - Jevgēnijs Vasjukovs

    20:00 FK Liepāja - RFS
    Vitālijs Spasjonņikovs - Haralds Gudermanis, Andrejs Kolosovs - Jevgenijs Keziks

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      hh:mm Home team - Away team
      Referee - Referee observer - Delegate


      Monday 29th June

      18:00 BFC Daugavpils - FK Metta
      Mareks Ķere - Andrejs Sipailo (UEFA, if I'm not wrong) - Maksims Raspopovs

      18:00 FK Spartaks - FK Ventspils
      Donatas Rumšas (Lithuania, FIFA, UEFA 2nd cat.) - Kiazo Leladze - Konstantīns Rubīns

      20:00 Valmiera FC - FK Tukums 2000/TSS
      Jevgēnijs Vasjukovs - Ādolfs Supe - Aļesja Hodakovska

      Tuesday 30th June

      18:00 FK Jelgava - Riga FC
      Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (FIFA, UEFA 3rd cat.) - Vladimirs Osipovs - Viktors Sopirins

      20:00 FK Liepāja - RFS
      Vitālijs Spasjonņikovs - Sergejs Braga - Konstantīns Rubīns

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    2. In FK Spartaks - FK Ventspils Dovydas Sužiedėlis was the 2nd assistant referee, not the 1st. The 1st assistant referee in that match was Aleksandr Radiuš.

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  40. LaLiga MD 33 appointments:

    Tuesday 30th June

    19:30 Mallorca - Celta (important relegation game)
    Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea - Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar, Jon Núñez Fernández - Carlos Calderiña Pavón
    [José Luis González González]

    21:00 Leganés - Sevilla
    César Soto Grado - Alfonso Costoya Rodríguez, Carlos Álvarez Fernández - Aimar Velasco Arbaiza
    [Adrián Cordero Vega, José Carlos Escuela Melo]

    22:00 Barcelona - Atlético de Madrid
    Alejandro Hernández Hernández - José Enrique Naranjo Pérez, José Alcoba Rodríguez - Sergio Usón Rosel
    [Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz, Iker de Francisco Grijalba]


    Wednesday 1st July

    19:30 Alavés - Granada
    Eduardo Prieto Iglesias - Miguel Martínez Munuera, Marcos Cerdán Aguilar - Fernando Román Román
    [Alfonso Álvarez Izquierdo, Juan José López Mir]

    19:30 Valencia - Athletic
    Xavier Estrada Fernández - Roberto Alonso Fernández, Guadalupe Porras Ayuso - Josep Subirats Matamoros
    [Carlos del Cerro Grande, Abraham Álvarez Cantón]

    22:00 Betis - Villarreal
    Jesús Gil Manzano - Ángel Nevado Rodríguez, Javier Martínez Nicolás - Sergio del Río Lozano
    [Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva, Gonzalo García González]

    22:00 Valladolid - Levante
    David Medié Jiménez - Juan Carlos Barranco Trejo, Antonio Luis Cerezo Parfenof - Roberto Carralero Calvo
    [Guillermo Cuadra Fernández, José Luis Martínez Serrato]


    Thursday 2nd July

    19:30 Eibar - Osasuna
    José Luis Munuera Montero - Teodoro Sobrino Magán, Alfonso Baena Espejo - Alonso de Ena Wolf
    [Alfonso Álvarez Izquierdo, José Luis Martínez Serrato]

    19:30 Real Sociedad - Espanyol
    José María Sánchez Martínez - Íñigo Prieto López de Ceráin, José Gallego García - Daniel David Baiges Dones
    [Javier Alberola Rojas, Iván Hernández Ramos]

    22:00 Real Madrid - Getafe
    Juan Martínez Munuera - Diego Barbero Sevilla, Aitor Villate Martínez - José Antonio Sánchez Villalobos
    [Pablo González Fuertes, Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno]

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  41. Super clear and easy red card for SFP not given in Real Madrid vs Espanyol minute 67.

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  42. RUSSIA

    Tuesday 30th June

    17:00 Lokomotiv Moskva - Krylya Sovetov Samara
    Aleksey Sukhoy - Igor Demeshko, Aleksandr Bogdanov - Sergey Kulikov
    [Sergey Lapochkin, Ilya Yeleferenko]

    19:30 CSKA Moskva - Spartak Moskva
    Aleksey Yeskov - Aleksey Lunyov, Aram Petrosyan - Artyom Lyubimov
    [Sergey Karasyov, Dmitriy Safyan]

    Wednesday 1st July

    14:00 Orenburg - Ural Sverdlovskaya oblast
    Yevgeniy Kukulyak - Nikolay Bogach, Nail Seyfetdinov - Vladimir Seldyakov

    14:00 Ufa - Rubin Kazan
    Yevgeniy Turbin - Maksim Gavrilin, Andrey Gurbanov - Maksim Matyunin
    [Pavel Kukuyan, Aleksey Stipidi]

    16:30 Arsenal Tula - Akhmat Grozny
    Vasiliy Kazartsev - Andrey Veretyoshkin, Dmitriy Zhvakin - Oleg Sokolov
    [Kirill Levnikov, Valentin Murashov]

    16:30 Tambov - Zenit St. Petersburg
    Mikhail Vilkov - Aleksey Vorontsov, Anton Kobzev - Anastasiya Pustovoytova
    [Nikolay Voloshin, Dmitriy Cheltsov]

    19:00 Rostov - Krasnodar
    Vitaliy Meshkov - Anton Averyanov, Denis Bereznov - Dmitriy Streltsov
    [Vladislav Bezborodov, Nikolay Yeryomin]

    19:00 Sochi - Dinamo Moskva
    Igor Panin - Roman Usachov, Vladislav Nazarov - Anatoliy Zhabchenko

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  43. Swiss Super League

    Tuesday 30 June

    20:30 Servette - Young Boys
    Alessandro Dudic - Marco Zürcher, Sertac Kurnazca - Luca Cibelli
    [Stephan Klossner, Luca Piccolo]

    Wednesday 1 July

    18:15 Lugano - FC Basel
    Lukas Fähndrich - Sladan Josipovic, Mirko Bürgi - Vladimir Ovcharov
    [Sandro Schärer, Nikolaj Hänni]

    20:30 FC Thun - FC Zürich
    Lionel Tschudi - Matthias Sbrissa, Christopher Chaillet - Sven Wolfensberger
    [Fedayi San, Johannes von Mandach]

    20:30 Xamax - FC St Gallen
    Stefan Horisberger - Jan Köbeli, Remy Zgraggen - Urs Schnyder
    [Stephan Klossner, Luca Piccolo]

    Thursday 2 July

    20:30 FC Sion - FC Luzern
    Alain Bieri - Alain Heiniger, Didier Dubrit - Luca Cibelli
    [Adrien Jaccottet, Nico Gianforte]

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  44. Greek SL MD5

    Wednesday 01 July

    18:15 Panathinaikos - Aris
    Angelos Evangelou, Christos Akrivos, Antonios Karatzikas, Dimitrios Maloutas
    [Anastasios Papapetrou, Iordanis Aptosoglou]

    20:00 PAOK-AEK
    Marco Di Bello, Alessandro Gallatini, Giacomo Paganessi, Dimitrios Karantonis
    [Piero Giacomelli, Chrysoula Kourompilia]

    20:30 Olympiakos - OFI
    Georgios Vreskas, Chasan Koula, Theofilos Moisiadis, Aristomenis Koutsiaftis
    [Efstathios Gortzilas, Ilias Konstantinou]

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  45. Question to Spanish readers (and everyone familiar with LaLiga): what do you all think of Adrián Cordero Vega? I’m currently watching the rather important Getafe-Sociedad game and although the performance itself is not problematic, I’m not quite happy with his handling of that game. I don’t see a very proactive referee, there is no real visible management or interaction between players and the referee. The cards as far were all fine (although I think the first one in 10’ for reckless tackle would not been given by other referees, to be honest I was expecting a strong verbal warning, the elbow in 13’ was very reckless). Penalty awarded to Getafe also correct for me (rather a poor pass by the goalie, if I may say this ;-)). However, some things: GET15 has been committing multiple fouls in this first half, always getting away with it, there was no verbal warning yet. And during added time, a Getafe player sarcastically pointed twice (45+1’ and 45+4’) to his arm, asking the referee to blow for half-time: no reaction at all by the referee towards this behaviour.

    What do you people all think, or is this just me being too harsh here?

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    1. From the few games I have seen with him on the pitch, he is too much trying to stay in the background for my taste.

      In some games it can do the job without major issues, but overall he is relying on this way often than it should. Especially in this game where Getafe have some clear ideas about stopping their opponents from build their attacks, by committing a lot of small fouls simultaneously, and Cordero Vega, by sticking himself to his style, has no real actions done against persistent infringements, skipped over fouls that were clear or supportable bookings offenses(reckless tackle/use of arms, blatant SPA, etc).

      Not a great fan of this style, but what is annoying me is that he doesn't look interested to change his approach, and in the 1H of this game it would have been much better to intervene more (soft skills?) to deal with players reactions/ multiple fouls from the home side mainly.

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    2. Well, very good Cordero tonight. Calm, and always in full control of the game. Maybe potential Fifa for the next year. Something that I want to ask is why referees move to the right side of penalty area not on left. I saw that some referees do that.

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  46. Danish Cup Final

    1st July

    20:00 AaB - SønderjyskE
    Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt - Heine Sørensen, Amir Sabic - Morten Krogh

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  47. GETAFE FC - REAL SOCIEDAD (A. Cordero Vega)

    MATCH INCIDENTS
    13' - YC GET26: reckless use of arms or violent conduct?
    19' - Penalty to Getafe
    55' - Goal for Sociedad allowed to stand after VAR intervention (offside vs onside)
    85' - Penalty appeal Sociedad. Referee played-on, VAR backed the call

    OVERALL PERFORMANCE
    As I already said yesterday, I didn't like Cordero Vega's style of refereeing. Though disciplinary control was overall fine (high number of cards easily explained due to Getafe's dirty way of playing football), I never felt his presence on the pitch. Upstylon has pointed this already out rightly yesterday, Cordero Vega was too much in the background, too passive and too permissive (you can't just let players point sarcastically to the arm several times to blow for half-time and let them get away with it!). He never really interacted with players, he never talked to them (TBH, the first YC in 10' could have been solved with a strong verbal warning, I was surprised when the card came out already). The match was not that difficult to referee despite the context (both teams still with serious chances to reach UEFA competitions), I think Cordero Vega was lucky there. If the game had gotten hotter, that permissive "laissez-faire" approach would not have worked out well there. At 36 y.o. there still might be a small chance to enter FIFA list, but if he wants to get there, he strongly needs to change his approach.

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    1. PK decision at 19' is completely wrong.

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    2. I agree with you. The forward steps on the defender.

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  48. MOLDOVAN CUP FINAL

    Tuesday 1st July

    20:00 Petrocub Hîncești – Sfîntul Gheorghe Suruceni
    Amin Kurhchieli - Juryj Chomčanka, Siarhiej Kasaviec - Andrei Breguța

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    1. Sorry, Tuesday 30th June of course ;)

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    2. Thanks for this appointment - great game for Kurhchieli!

      I guess the game will be streamed on the Moldova FA YouTube channel (it has been last two seasons)?

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    3. https://youtu.be/IBp5-QGb8LU

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  49. Starting with 1st July, spectators are allowed at stadiums in Latvian football matches.

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  50. Very very controversial decision by De Burgos Bengoetxea in a crucial match for relegation (Mallorca-Celta).

    https://streamable.com/e5olkh

    It took 5 minutes to confirm, I think De Burgos was very unsure about it, I think he believes there's a very small touch by the defender, but in my opinion, wrong call by him and VAR.

    Opinions?

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    1. Also, I think it was not the best appointment for this match, I think this match (now 2-0 for Mallorca) is crucial for avoiding relegation, so I would have given it to a more experienced referee, maybe Martínez Munuera or Gil Manzano.

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    2. Ouch... I can't find any explanations. De Burgos might have had a wrong perception, okay, but VAR not intervening there...

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    3. Correct penalty. He gets tripped. The camera angles on all replays are terrible but you can still see it on the first replay. His leg gets tripped and that's why he loses balance.

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    4. Actually VAR intervened and De Burgos went for an OFR. But insisted on the penalty call.

      Terrible decision to say the least.

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  51. Sorry but WTF is going on with Spanish refereeing?

    3rd non-existant PK call in 4 days, now De Burgos Bengoetxea in Mallorca-Celta. Astonishing...

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    1. Instructions by the Committee or simply bad refereeing?

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    2. I don't know but having watched the replays showed by broadcaster TV I can't find any contact here... And if it is, definitely not enough to end in this crucial decision on a highly important game.

      What is even more preoccupating is that even after 6 minutes of replays, De Burgos doesn't seem convinced at all about what he is going to call...

      IMO wrong decision, to add with some other in the previous days(eg penalty in GET-RSO yesterday). Hope this trend will stop, because in this crucial games a strengthened refereeing
      is much needed

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    3. BTW correct/supportable penalty given this time to Celta Vigo in 49'

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  52. Man I hate the way they surround the referees in Spanish football. Not a good look at all for the perfectly correct call in Barca v Atletico.

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  53. La Liga is not using the latest laws of the game? He gave a yellow card to the GK. That's not correct with the newest laws. The first offence is only a warning if the GK encroaches.

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    1. The new LotG are not being used until the start of the new season. The current season is finished using the old LotG and that makes sense I think.

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  54. To be honest, there should be some reasons behind this penalty call by De Burgos. I think that the most likely explanation is that there is a very, very short and soft touch but missed by all cameras but seen by referee live. Indeed his positioning, to assess this situation, was excellent. One must believe that, otherwise, if what video shows is everything, that's unacceptable and without any sense.
    I hope CTA will explain this decision soon.

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    1. This is what happens when camera angles are bad and doesn't show what a referee saw. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-lNODXuA6k

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  55. Hernández and Hernández and Mateu got right the repetition of PK, I think the problem is consistency, sometimes that is called sometimes it's not...

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  56. What a ref Hdz Hdz !!! perfect management, calm and relaxed, he talks a lot and explains

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  57. Example of VAR OFR in Croatian league.

    https://ibb.co/Q6FqKsj

    As you can see, both the main referee and 1st assistant were looking at the replay and discussing the situation. I have to admit this is the first time I have seen sth like this. The decision was to disallow the goal for offside (gk couldnt see the ball), which is correct, but is this allowed by the protocol?

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    1. I haven't read the protocol but I wish.

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    2. Well VAR protocol says: " The other match officials will not
      review the footage unless, in exceptional circumstances, asked to do so by the referee"

      Which are those 'exceptional circumstances' in which other refereeing crew members can see the OFR footage?

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    3. Since it was not specified, I guess situations regarding offside are those exceptional circumstances. Although situations like this in other leagues are regularly solved by referee without assistants and I would expect FIFA refereee (Pejin is the one in thic case) to decide without consultation with AR.

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    4. I can remember a situation from last Bundesliga season where Manuel Gräfe also was helped by his assistant if the player was active or passive i.e. punishable offside or not. IMO this is not a too bad idea as assistants are experts in these cases. Why should‘t they be allowed to watch the replays as well?

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    5. @referee 12
      I agree that he should not need help, but also if it is not missed by AR1, it makes sense in a way that he can have one more look.

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  58. What were Hernandez and Mateu Lahoz doing in Barcelona - Atletico?
    3 clear incorrect PK's, no interference by VAR...
    I thought Premier League VAR was bad, but I have never seen anything like this before. What a terrible match of Hernandez and Mateu

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    1. Completely disagree on this comment. All three penalties given by Hernández Hernández are fully correct (the last one is a BRILLIANT spot, there was a careless trip that caused the attacker to fall). Praises also for Mateu Lahoz for checking the incidents that fast. Whether that law with the goalkeeper leaving his line is a good or bad thing, that's not the referee's job to judge, he only applies what the LotG say.

      Overall, I hope that Roberto Rosetti watched this game. I entirely share the enthusiasm of pita falta: faultless foul detection, nearly faultless disciplinary control (he missed a YC for Vidal for a reckless tackle IMO), great positioning (he had an excellent view on all three penalty decisions), and a great athlete. To be honest, I would assess his performance around 8.5-8.6 area, what he has delivered yesterday IMO was a performance on Elite level! I'm curious how far Alejandro Hernández Hernández can go in UEFA, having only made his EL debut last October and being FIFA-listed since 2014.

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    2. Well, if you liked this performance I'm glad you're not my referee...

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    3. A thing I also liked a lot about Hernández Hernández's performance yesterday was application of advantage. Lots of good advantages were given by him.

      And indeed, all 3 penalties were at least supportable for me.

      A relief of performance after some controversial/poor decisions by Spanish referees in the last few days (Melero López, Gil Manzano, Cordero Vega, De Burgos Bengoetxea...)

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    4. Brilliant performance, very well Hernández Hernández.

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  59. Bulgarian Cup Final

    1st July

    19:15 CSKA SOFIA - LOKOMOTIV PLOVDIV
    GEORGI KABAKOV - MARTIN MARGARITOV, DIYAN VALKOV - NIKOLA POPOV

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  60. Bulgarian First League
    4th July 18:00
    Levski Sofia - Slavia Sofia
    Clement Turpin - Nicolas DANOS -Cyril GRINGORE - Georgi Kabakov

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  61. Changes in Swiss Super League Round 27

    Tuesday 30 June

    20:30 Servette - Young Boys
    Stefan Horisberger - Jan Köbeli, Remy Zgraggen - Luca Cibelli
    [Stephan Klossner, Alessandro Dudic]

    Wednesday 1 July

    18:15 Lugano - FC Basel
    Lukas Fähndrich - Sladan Josipovic, Mirko Bürgi - Vladimir Ovcharov
    [Sascha Kever, Luca Piccolo]

    20:30 FC Thun - FC Zürich
    Lionel Tschudi - Matthias Sbrissa, Christopher Chaillet - Sven Wolfensberger
    [Fedayi San, Johannes von Mandach]

    20:30 Xamax - FC St Gallen
    Sandro Schärer - Marco Zürcher, Sertac Kurnazca - Urs Schnyder
    [Stephan Klossner, Nikolaj Hänni]

    Thursday 2 July

    20:30 FC Sion - FC Luzern
    Alain Bieri - Alain Heiniger, Didier Dubrit - Nicolas Jancevski
    [Adrien Jaccottet, Nico Gianforte]

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  62. LaLiga MD 34 appointments:

    Friday 3rd July

    22:00 Atlético Madrid - Mallorca
    Javier Alberola Rojas - Iván Hernández Ramos, Marcos Cerdán Aguilar - Raúl Chavet García
    [José Luis Munuera Montero, Alfonso Baena Espejo]


    Saturday 4th July

    17:00 Celta - Betis
    Pablo González Fuertes - Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno, Álvaro Yeray Carreño Cabrera - Carlos Pérez Fernández
    [Juan Martínez Munuera, Aitor Villate Martínez]

    19:30 Valladolid - Alavés
    Santiago Jaime Latre - Jorge Bueno Mateo, Fernando Tresaco Escabosa - Alberto Gómez Lameiro
    [César Soto Grado, Carlos Álvarez Fernández]

    22:00 Granada - Valencia
    Adrián Cordero Vega - José Carlos Escuela Melo, Antonio Luis Cerezo Parfenof - José David Martínez Montalbán
    [José María Sánchez Martínez, José Gallego García]


    Sunday 5th June

    14:00 Athletic - Real Madrid
    José Luis González González - Rubén Becerril Gómez, Diego Sánchez Rojo - Julio Fermín Leo Ollo
    [Jesús Gil Manzano, Ángel Nevado Rodríguez]

    17:00 Espanyol - Leganés (decisive relegation game!)
    Guillermo Cuadra Fernández - Teodoro Sobrino Magán, Juan José López Mir - Daniel Yuste Querol
    [Alejandro Hernández Hernández, José Alcoba Rodríguez]

    19:30 Osasuna - Getafe
    Mario Melero López - Manuel Ángel Torre Cimiano, José Luis Martínez Serrato - Pol Godia Solé
    [César Soto Grado, Carlos Álvarez Fernández]

    22:00 Villarreal - Barcelona
    Carlos del Cerro Grande - Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez, Abraham Álvarez Cantón - Daniel Palencia Caballero
    [Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, Jon Núñez Fernández]


    Monday 6th July

    19:30 Levante - Real Sociedad
    Valentín Pizarro Gómez - Gonzalo García González, José Antonio Garrido Romero - Kevin Moreno Muñoz
    [Eduardo Prieto Iglesias, Juan Carlos Barranco Trejo]

    22:00 Sevilla - Eibar
    Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz - Pau Cebrián Devís, Guadalupe Porras Ayuso - Fernando Bueno Prieto
    [Xavier Estrada Fernández, Roberto Alonso Fernández]

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    1. The farewell tour by González González keeps going on haha, he's getting the best matches of the latest matchdays, Athletic-Real could be the decisive match for the title.

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    2. Well-deserved treatment to a very reliable and underrated referee for over a decade, if you ask me.

      Very good on the CTA to appoint him this way, this has to be said.

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  63. Rocchi with a missed RC for violent conduct in Lecce vs Sampdoria. Sampdoria player intentionally hit his opponent and broke his nose, Rocchi probably missed it and VAR didn't intervene:

    https://streamable.com/7a6xci

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    1. Horrible thing by that player. That's criminal.

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    2. Also criminal by Mr Pasqua to not intervene! You have to be blind or stupid - sorry!!!

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    3. I'm astonished as well, the action is clearly deliberate, the movement of the leg and also the face of the player aftermath shows that. But for some people this was not deliberate and I guess this was the same reasoning by Pasqua. I think he was not sure. Among the worst missed VAR interentions this season.
      Pasqua is another referee that sometimes offers too many poor performances, in this case one can't excuse him, despite of understanding the reason for which he thought it was correct not to intervene.

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    4. Here is a better angle, clearly a deliberate action.

      https://www.sportface.it/calcio/serie-a/moviola-lecce-sampdoria-calcio-in-faccia-di-bonazzoli-a-donati-larbitro-non-fischia-fallo/1068544

      Ranieri probably also realized this was a clear RC, and replaced Bonnazzoli at half-time. Crucial mistake in a very important game for the relegation battle...

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    5. If one can defend Sampdoria player, he really didnt see the player and couldnt target the head or nose. However, it was rather nervous and aggresive behaviour and RC would be appropriate.

      Even if the Var room was not completely sure, they should have called for the OFR and let Rocchi assess the situation. Its either nothing or a red card IMO, not a yellow card for sure.

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    6. Unacceptable mistake by the VAR.

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  64. Bundesliga Relegation First Leg

    Thursday 02.07.

    20:30 Werder Bremen - FC Heidenheim
    Felix Zwayer - Thorsten Schiffner, Marco Achmüller

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    1. Full appointment
      20:30 Werder Bremen - FC Heidenheim
      Felix Zwayer - Thorsten Schiffner, Marco Achmüller - Robert Schröder
      [Benjamin Brand, Christian Bandurski]

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  65. Greek SL MD6

    4/07/2020

    18:15 Asteras Tripolis - Volos
    Efstathios Gortzilas, Iordanis Dimitriadis, Georgios Hatzinakos, Alexandros Katsikogiannis
    [Ioannis Papadopoulos, Georgios Vreskas]

    18:30 Lamia - Xanthi
    Evangelos Manouchos, Andreas Fotopoulos, Pantelis Spyropoulos, Fotios Fotiadis
    [Anastasios Papapetrou, Tryfon Petropoulos]

    21:30 OFI - PAOK
    Stefanos Koumbarakis, Athanasios Kolosionis, Christos Tziotzios, Petros Tsagkarakis
    [Aristotelis Diamantopoulos, Konstantinos Triantafyllou]

    05/07/20

    18:15 Aris - AEK
    Aliaksei Kulbakou, Dmitry Zhuk, Aleh Maslianka, Aristomenis Koutsiaftis
    [Athanasios Tzilos, Konstantinos Psarris]

    20:30 Panathinaikos - Olympiakos
    Georgios Kominis, Chrysoula Kourompiia, Athanasios Kollias, Georgios Tzovaras
    [Emmanouil Skoulas, Vasilios Nikolakakis]

    06/07/2020

    18:30 Larisa - Panionios
    Praxitelis Zachariadis, Petros Patras, Georgios Christakoglou, Dimitrios Maloutas
    [Athanasios Sezos, Michail Karsiotis]

    19:00 Atromitos - Panaitolikos
    Vasilios Fotias, Andreas Meintanas, Michail Papadakis, Aristidis Vatsios
    [Angelos Evangelou, Alexandros Tsamouris]

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  66. Latvia

    Friday 3rd July

    18:00 FK Tukums 2000/TSS - FK Metta
    Artis Ķēniņš - Arnis Lemkins, Ruslans Botošs - Mareks Ķere

    20:00 Valmiera FC - FK Spartaks
    Andris Treimanis - Haralds Gudermanis, Artūrs Šakurovs - Kristaps Ratnieks

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    1. Latvia (referee observers and delegates)

      hh:mm Home team - Away team
      Referee - Referee observer - Delegate


      Friday 3rd July

      18:00 FK Tukums 2000/TSS - FK Metta
      Artis Ķēniņš - Ādolfs Supe - ?

      20:00 Valmiera FC - FK Spartaks
      Andris Treimanis (FIFA, UEFA 1st cat.) - Jānis Pukijāns - ?

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    2. Valmiera FC - FK Spartaks will be Treimanis' 1st game after he got an injury in the season's first matchday's game RFS - FK Ventspils on 15th June. This is Matchday 5, so he wasn't present in 3 matchdays.

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    3. The delegate in FK Tukums 2000/TSS - FK Metta was Maksims Raspopovs.
      The delegate in Valmiera FC - FK Spartaks was Konstantīns Rubīns.

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  67. If anybody is interested, I currently in the middle of covering the refereeing of World Cup 2002. (All being well) I will post two highlights videos a day, and a short analysis can be found on an ad hoc blog I created. Feel welcome to comment there!

    Videos:
    https://ok.ru/video/c2977059

    Analysis:
    https://wc02refs.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you very much for your great work!
      In addition to the really interesting content itself, I like the design of the the blog.

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    2. Excellent work, keep it up!

      I watched most of the matches of the 2002 WC. Many refereeing mistakes and some baffling decisions from FIFA's Referees Committee.

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    3. Thanks for your comments :)

      I added the feature to get email alerts when a post is opened; it saves having to check a small blog if you are interested for the next game etc.

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    4. Mikael, as usual, superb work! Thanks a lot for all this work you've been doing in the past weeks/months and I think I am not only speaking for my own when I say that your work is thorougly appreciated! Keep it up, always a pleasure to watch your videos and read your analyses!

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    5. Very useful feature, Mikael; already subscribed. :) Would it be possible to add it to also this blog?

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    6. Excellent work, Mikael. Thank you!!

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  68. I HAVE READ SOMWHERE ON THE BLOG THE DISCUSSION ABOUT CLATTS FINAL OF CL AND EURO. SOMEBODY WROTE THAT HE RECIVE 8.4 FOR CL FINAL AND UNKNOWN MARK ABOUT EURO. CAN ANYBODY ANSWER ME WHICH MARK WAS FOR EURO FINAL, AND CAN YOU DESCRBIE ME WHAT MEANS THE MARK 8.4, IS IT GOOD MARK FOR FINAL,THANK YOU!!!

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    1. 8.4 is good and expected level of refereeing.
      I don't know what was his mark for EURO final, but as there was no crucial mistakes we can guess that it was around 8.4

      For your information this is FIFA refereeing marking scale with short description of every mark.

      9.0 - 10.0 Excellent performance.
      8.5 - 8.9 Very good, with important decisions correctly taken.
      8.3 - 8.4 Good, expected level.
      8.2 Satisfactory, with small areas for improvement.
      8.0 - 8.1 Satisfactory, with important areas for improvement.
      7.9 One clear and important error; otherwise 8.3 or higher.
      7.8 One clear and important error; otherwise 8.0 - 8.2.
      7.5 - 7.7 Below expectations, with important areas for improvement (match control).
      7.0 - 7.4 Poor performance, with two or more clear and important errors.
      6.0 - 6.9 Very poor, unacceptable performance.

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    2. Thank you, superstar.

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  69. Fekir hits the VAR monitor : https://twitter.com/Alvarorbb28dh/status/1278684946639605760

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  70. Interesting news from Latvia

    'LATVIJAS FUTBOLA TIESNEŠU ASOCIĀCIJA' ('LATVIAN FOOTBALL REFEREES' ASSOCIATION') has written a letter to the Latvian Football Federation (LFF), to the Latvian Higher League and to the LFF president candidates (election will take place tommorow) in regard to matters that are important to the refereeing environment. The Member of the Board who has signed the letter is Latvian Higher League and FIFA referee Andris Treimanis (UEFA 1st cat.).

    The approximately 757 words long letter contains a prelude, 6 sections and suggestions how to improve the situation as well as 2 charts (one of them claims that the average referee salary in Latvia is 200 euros ('on hand') (that's 230 euros less than the country's minimal salary (although gross)) (but it isn't mention which leagues' referees are considered)) - that's a way too low salary in any case.

    The full letter (with the mentioned charts as well) and a list of referees, assistant referees and observers who ask all the involved sides to a dialogue with a goal to improve the critical situation can be found here - in a news article by one of the top (if not the main) Latvian internet news portals (you can use, for example, Google translate to understand it) (it's the source).

    (It looks like Treimanis has spent his injury recovery time wisely and quite productively. xD Hats off to him for writing this very necessery and important letter!* Hopefully he hasn't become a bit 'rusty' in terms of practical refereeing, but we'll see that tomorrow...)

    * - I suppose that it was him who was the main author of this letter and it's idea, although I can't guarantee it.)

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  71. After an unacceptable missed VAR intervention yesterday in serie A, today a very good RC decision by Guida in Roma - Udinese:
    https://streamable.com/78l7lb

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    1. Excellent decision, well spotted!

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    2. https://youtu.be/7p0_vaHnU6E
      What about first goal. Is not offside ?

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  72. A couple of situations from REAL BETIS v VILLARREAL CF, refereed by Jesús Gil Manzano.

    5' - Penalty for VIL: YC BET5 - SPA or DOGSO
    45+1' / 45+3 - YC BET8 (dissent), followed by 2YC (reckless foul)

    IMO crucial mistake in the first situation: VIL9 was very likely to score, and BET5 pulls him down inside the penalty area. Penalty is correct, but disciplinary sanction should have been RC for DOGSO (zero attempt to play the ball). Crucial mistake both by Gil Manzano and VAR Iglesias Villanueva.

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