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LaLiga MD 36Saturday 11th June17:00 Osasuna - Celta de VigoValentín Pizarro Gómez - Gonzalo García González, José Antonio Garrido Romero - Ekaitz García Arriola[Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar]19:30 Valladolid - BarcelonaAntonio Mateu Lahoz - Pau Cebrián Devís, Iker de Francisco Grijalba - David Iglesias Gutiérrez[Juan Martínez Munuera, Diego Barbero Sevilla]22:00 Atlético de Madrid - BetisJosé Luis González González - Rubén Becerril Gómez, Diego Sánchez Rojo - Rubén Eiriz Mata[Xavier Estrada Fernández, Guadalupe Porras Ayuso]Sunday 12th June14:00 Espanyol - EibarCarlos del Cerro Grande - Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez, Abraham Álvarez Cantón - Miguel García Aceña[José María Sánchez Martínez, Guadalupe Porras Ayuso]17:00 Levante - AthleticJavier Alberola Rojas - Iván Hernández Ramos, Marcos Cerdán Aguilar - Víctor García Verdura[Alfonso Álvarez Izquierdo, Alfonso Baena Espejo]19:30 Leganés - ValenciaMario Melero López - Manuel Ángel Torre Cimiano, José Luis Martínez Serrato - Francisco Sáez Vital[José Luis Munuera Montero, Íñigo Prieto López de Ceráin]22:00 Sevilla - MallorcaAdrián Cordero Vega - José Carlos Escuela Melo, Antonio Luis Cerezo Parfenof - Francisco José Hernández Maeso[Alejandro Hernández Hernández, Javier Martínez Nicolás]Monday 13th July19:30 Alavés - GetafePablo González Fuertes - Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno, Álvaro Yeray Carreño Cabrera - Carlos Fernández Buergo[Eduardo Prieto Iglesias, Javier Martínez Nicolás]19:30 Villarreal - Real SociedadGuillermo Cuadra Fernández - Teodoro Sobrino Magán, Juan José López Mir - Alejandro Sánchez Alba[César Soto Grado, Alfonso Costoya Rodríguez]22:00 Granada - Real MadridSantiago Jaime Latre - Jorge Bueno Mateo, Fernando Tresaco Escabosa - Juan Antonio Campos Salinas[David Medié Jiménez, Juan Carlos Barranco Trejo]
ENGLANDSaturday 11th July13:30 Norwich City - West Ham UnitedKevin Friend - Simon Beck, Peter Kirkup - Andy Woolmer[Simon Hooper, Mark Scholes]13:30 Watford - Newcastle UnitedCraig Pawson - Stuart Burt, Daniel Robathan - Dean Whitestone[Stuart Attwell, Andrew Garratt]16:00 Liverpool - BurnleyDavid Coote - Marc Perry, Nick Hopton - Martin Atkinson[Christopher Kavanagh, Adrian Holmes]18:30 Sheffield United - ChelseaAndre Marriner - Richard West, Darren Cann - Lee Mason[Andrew Madley, Ian Hussin]21:00 Brighton & Hove Albion - Manchester CityGraham Scott - Edward Smart, Derek Eaton - James Linington[Peter Bankes, Stephen Child]Sunday 12th July13:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers - EvertonAnthony Taylor - Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn - Kevin Friend[Andre Marriner, Sian Massey-Ellis]15:15 Aston Villa - Crystal PalaceMartin Atkinson - Lee Betts, Constantine Hatzidakis - Peter Bankes[Jonathan Moss, Peter Kirkup]17:30 Tottenham Hotspur - ArsenalMichael Oliver - Simon Bennett, Daniel Cook - Graham Scott[Paul Tierney, Harry Lennard]20:00 Bournemouth - Leicester CityStuart Attwell - Simon Long, Neil Davies - Simon Hooper[Craig Pawson, Stephen Child]Monday 13th July21:00 Manchester United - SouthamptonChristopher Kavanagh - Sian Massey-Ellis, Scott Ledger - Anthony Taylor[Lee Mason, Marc Perry]Tuesday 14th July21:15 Chelsea - Norwich CityJonathan Moss - Marc Perry, Edward Smart - Tim Robinson[Martin Atkinson, Stephen Child]Wednesday 15th July19:00 Burnley - Wolverhampton WanderersMichael Dean - Darren Cann, Mark Scholes - Matthew Donohue[Kevin Friend, Simon Beck]19:00 Manchester City - BournemouthLee Mason - Richard West, Adrian Holmes - Robert Jones[Simon Hooper, Derek Eaton]19:00 Newcastle United - Tottenham HotspurDavid Coote - Ian Hussin, Nick Hopton - Martin Atkinson[Peter Bankes, Lee Betts]21:15 Arsenal - LiverpoolPaul Tierney - Daniel Cook, Simon Long - Graham Scott[Craig Pawson, Stephen Child]Thursday 16th July19:00 Everton - Aston VillaAnthony Taylor - Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn - Darren England[Christopher Kavanagh, Daniel Cook]19:00 Leicester City - Sheffield UnitedMichael Oliver - Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett - Peter Bankes[Paul Tierney, Constantine Hatzidakis]21:15 Crystal Palace - Manchester UnitedGraham Scott - Harry Lennard, Derek Eaton - Keith Stroud[Simon Hooper, Andrew Garratt]21:15 Southampton - Brighton & Hove AlbionAndre Marriner - Sian Massey-Ellis, Neil Davies - John Brooks[Andrew Madley, Peter Kirkup]
CROATIAFriday 10th July20:00 Gorica - VaraždinIvan Župan - Tomislav Keglević, Ivan Janić - Ivana Martinčić[Ivan Vučković, Igor Krmar]Saturday 11th July18:55 Inter Zaprešić - RijekaIvan Vučković - Ivica Modrić, Anto Marić - Ante Čuljak[Mario Zebec, Borut Križarić]21:05 Osijek - Istra PulaMarko Matoc - Jerko Crnčić, Marko Stolnik - Josip Lučić[Duje Strukan, Goran Perica]Sunday 12th July18:55 Slaven Belupo Koprivnica - Lokomotiva ZagrebMarin Vidulin - Robi Kezele, Luka Pajić - Tino Krečak[Duje Strukan, Goran Perica]21:05 Dinamo Zagreb - Hajduk SplitIvan Bebek - Bojan Zobenica, Vedran Đurak - Dario Bel[Tihomir Pejin, Tomislav Petrović]
GREECESaturday 11th July18:15 Lamia - LarisaAthanasios Sezos - Konstantinos Konstantios, Dimitrios Mauroudis - Alexandros Tsamouris[Efstathios Gortsilas, Ilias Konstantinou]18:15 Panionios - PanetolikosAngelos Evangelou - Iordanis Aptosoglou, Michail Karsiotis - Aristomenis Koutsiaftis[Anastasios Sidiropoulos, Lazaros Dimitriadis]18:15 Volos - Atromitos AthinonGeorgios Tasis - Spyridon Vasilopoulos, Georgios Stefanis - Georgios Vreskas[Ioannis Papadopoulos, Nikolaos Savvas]18:15 Xanthi - Asteras TripolisAthanasios Tzilos - Konstantinos Nikolaidis, Dimitrios Natsiopoulos - Dimitrios Karantonis[Vasilios Fotias, Petros Patras]20:30 OFI - ArisPetros Tsangarakis - Ilias Alexeas, Panagiotis Konstantopoulos - Aristidis Vatsios[Konstantinos Kotsanis, Michail Dimopoulos]Sunday 12th July19:00 Panathinaikos - AEKAristotelis Diamantopoulos - Tryfonas Petropoulos, Christos Baltas - Praxitelis Zachariadis[Vasilios Fotias, Konstantinos Triantafyllou]20:45 Olympiakos - PAOKEvangelos Manouchos - Rainchard Bouxbaoum, Antonios Karatzikas - Fotios Fotiadis[Georgios Tzovaras, Dimitrios Samoilis]
POLANDFriday 10th July18:00 Zagłębie Lubin - Wisła PłockPiotr Lasyk - Bartłomiej Lekki, Marek Arys - Marek Opaliński[Jarosław Przybył, Radosław Siejka]20:30 Górnik Zabrze - Raków CzęstochowaŁukasz Szczech - Tomasz Listkiewicz, Bolesław Rosa - Mateusz Jenda[Daniel Stefański, Adam Kupsik]Saturday 11th July15:00 Arka Gdynia - ŁKS ŁódźArtur Aluszyk - Paweł Sokolnicki, Dariusz Bohonos - Tomasz Marciniak[Szymon Marciniak, Arkadiusz Kamil Wójcik]17:30 Legia Warszawa - Cracovia KrakówJarosław Przybył - Konrad Sapela, Marcin Borkowski - Grzegorz Kawałko[Tomasz Musiał, Tomasz Listkiewicz]20:00 Wisła Kraków - Korona KielceWojciech Myć - Dawid Golis, Michał Pierściński - Paweł Malec[Tomasz Kwiatkowski, Mariusz Złotek]Sunday 12th July12:30 Śląsk Wrocław - Pogoń SzczecinPaweł Raczkowski - Michał Obukowicz, Damian Rokosz - Sebastian Tarnowski[Piotr Lasyk, Krzysztof Myrmus]15:00 Piast Gliwice - Jagiellonia BiałystokTomasz Kwiatkowski - Adam Kupsik, Tomasz Niemirowski - Tomasz Wajda[Paweł Gil, Marcin Borkowski]17:30 Lech Poznań - Lechia GdańskKrzysztof Jakubik - Arkadiusz Kamil Wójcik, Bartosz Kaszyński - Piotr Idzik[Bartosz Frankowski, Marcin Boniek]
RUSSIASaturday 11th July15:00 Arsenal Tula - TambovPavel Kukuyan - Valentin Murashov, Dmitriy Cheltsov - Aleksey Amelin[Vitaliy Meshkov, Igor Demeshko]17:30 Akhmat Grozny - Zenit St. PetersburgMikhail Vilkov - Nikolay Yeryomin, Andrey Bolotenkov - Lasha Verulidze[Aleksey Yeskov, Anton Averyanov]19:30 Sochi - Spartak MoskvaSergey Ivanov - Aleksey Stipidi, Rustam Mukhtarov - Artyom Lyubimov[Aleksey Sukhoy, Nikolay Bogach]Sunday 12th July15:30 Lokomotiv Moskva - UfaVladislav Bezborodov - Dmitriy Mosyakin, Aleksandr Kudryavtsev - Pavel Shadykhanov[Vasiliy Kazartsev, Tikhon Kalugin]17:30 CSKA Moskva - Rubin KazanAleksey Matyunin - Adlan Khatuyev, Ilya Yeleferenko - Roman Galimov[Yevgeniy Turbin, Aram Petrosyan]17:30 Dinamo Moskva - Krylya Sovetov SamaraSergey Karasyov - Dmitriy Safyan, Andrey Gurbanov - Anton Frolov[Stanislav Vasilyev, Anton Kobzev]17:30 Orenburg - RostovIgor Panin - Yegor Bolkhovitin, Rashid Abusuyev - Anastasiya Pustovoytova19:30 Krasnodar - Ural Sverdlovskaya oblastKirill Levnikov - Valeriy Danchenko, Aleksandr Bogdanov - Yunus Koshko[Sergey Lapochkin, Konstantin Shalamberidze]
UKRAINESaturday 11th July16:00 Kolos Kovalivka - Zorya LuhanskMaksym Kozyryatskyy - Oleksandr Voytyuk, Dmytro Zaporozhenko - Dmytro Kryvushkin18:30 Dnipro-1 - LvivViktor Kopiyevskyy - Stanislav Marulin, Oleksandr Dashko - Hennadiy SerputkoSunday 12th July16:00 Mariupol - Olimpik DonetskVolodymyr Novokhatniy - Denys Serdyuk, Denys Romanov - Oleksandr Shandor18:30 Desna Chernihiv - Shakhtar DonetskAnatoliy Abdula - Maksym Chertolyas, Vitaliy Sukhin - Oleksiy Derevinskyy18:30 Oleksandriya - Dynamo KyivVitaliy Romanov - Viktor Matyash, Oleksandr Korniyko - Ihor Paskhal[Yevhen Aranovskyy, Volodymyr Volodin]
Gil Manzano got injured and had to be replaced at HT of Real Madrid-Alavés game. Replaced by 3rd category referee Héctor Rodríguez Carpallo
You never expect referee to get injured, but I really never understood appointment of third league fourth official. The same with UEFA and non-FIFA referees appointed as fourth official. There is always a slight posibility that fourth official will have to replace referee.
Interesting situation in Croatian league game Gorica-Varazdin, pk was given after OFR. Referee was young and unexperienced Ivan Zupan.https://streamable.com/cdzle9The situation has 2 aspects. 1)advantage given but not used, then the ref. whistles the initial foul and after OFR gives a pk for another handball2)Did he actually whistle and stop the game before the handball in the box? In that case VAR didnt have right to call for OFR. We remember Kulbakov at EURO U21...
I think you‘re right. The game was stopped before the handball incident. Unbelievable error... Did the public notice that or is it only a discussion amongst referees?
I agree. Another disadvantage of keeping the whistle in your mouth and not in your hand. Otherwise might have seen in the video, when the hand was led towards the mouth.Do you know, whether the VAR has sound available in Croatia?IIRC, this wasn't the case in Germany at the beginning and only introduced after a similar incident.
@JonasActually there is some discussion, but nothing so far in mainstream media. Also a funny thing, there was someone at the stadium close to the microphone who shouted to referee that he whistled before handball so everyone heard it on tv.@Philipp SI dont know if they have sound available in VAR room. :/
Moldova. Divizia Nationala. MD 311 July18.00 FLORESTI - PETROCUB Daniel Luca-Vlad Lifciu (FIFA), Anatolie Basiul- Denis Ivlev20.30 SHERIFF - CODRU Alexandru Stefciuc (debut match DN), Dumitru Ciobanu (FIFA), Denis Oala-Iurie Covtun
Sunday 12 July18.00 DINAMO AUTO - DACIA BUIUCANIDumitru MUNTEAN (FIFA) - Vasili ERMISCHIN (FIFA), Veaceslav SIVACIOV - Stanislaw LEU20.30. ZIMBRU - SFINTUL GHEORGHEIgor BOSCA-Andrei BODEAN (FIFA), Vadim VICOL - Andrei BREGUTA
2. Bundesliga play-off 2nd leg today (first leg 2-0 Nürnberg)18:15 FC Ingolstadt - 1.FC NürnbergChristian Dingert - Benedikt Kempkes, Timo Gerach - Alexander Sather[Tobias Reichel, Michael Emmer]
BelarusFriday 10th July18:30 Smolevichi vs. IslochAnton Lashuk - Andrei Filippovich, Aleksei Yatskevich - Evgeni SokolowskiSaturday 11th July16:30 Belshina vs. Torpedo-BelAZAmin Kurgkheli - Andrei Getikov, Viktor Getikov - Dmitri Kovalevski18:30 BATE vs. Slavia-MozyrSergei Stetsurin - Andrei Gerasimuk, Sergei Kosovets - Valeri Golomzik20:30 Shakhter vs. GorodeyaPavel Koronets - Vladimir Rusak, Aleksandr Vashkevich - Viacheslav NaronskiSunday 11th July16:30 RCOR BSU vs. RukhSergei Tsinkevich - Evgeni Romanov, Vitali Maliutin - Sergei S. Lobatsevich18:30 Dinamo-Minsk vs. MinskDenis Scherbakov - Maksim Arabei, Anton Gusev - Vitali Onikhimovski20:30 Vitebsk vs. NemanSergei Gorayutin - Pavel Mazuro, Ivan Spurgiash - Sergei Klimashevski
Media coverage in Germany about Spanish refereeing:Real Madrid are on the brink of their first championship since 2017, partly due to conspicuous decisions by the video referee, which have been accumulating lately. Real's opponents smell a conspiracy.Real Madrid have played eight games in the Primera División since the Corona break. Real has won all eight of them, six of them also because of debatable decisions.There were ten situations that took place in the grey zone, so they can be interpreted in both directions. Ten were decided in favour of Reals, zero against Real. Can this still be a coincidence? Spain has been debating this at least since Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of rival FC Barcelona, complained after the seventh game: "The VAR always favours the same team."If the technology was initially well received after its introduction last season, most Spaniards are now feeling the same with the VAR as with the coronavirus due to unclear criteria, lengthy interruptions and debatable decisions also on other fields: they just want to get rid of it.Spain's referees are so severely thrashed that their boss Carlos Velasco Carballo even felt compelled to make a linguistic guest appearance in Madrid's "As" to refute the suspicion of a translation error from the English Laws. Five points from their last three games are still missing for the title, but outside the realm of Real and the media favouring them, few would confine themselves to the solid defence, the regained competitive edge, the rotations of coach Zinédine Zidane and the better performances in the duels with Barcelona.Admittedly, captain Sergio Ramos, on behalf of the team, says: "We're not going to win this league because of the referees." But even in the club's own Marca, a columnist ironized in the face of persistent assurances from the Real family that there was no refereeing issue at all: "The most important characteristic of the decisions in Real Madrid's favour is that they do not exist."In detail, the following cases are concerned:28th matchday, the first after the Corona break: Real - Eibar. Before the 1-0 by Kroos, referee and VAR overlook an offside position of passing player Benzema. Final score 3-1.29th matchday: Real - Valencia. At the score of 0-0 the referee cancels a goal of Valencias Rodrigo after a long video study, because a teammate is offside. Final score 3-0.Matchday 30: Real Sociedad - Real. The referee gives a penalty kick for the 0-1 because of minimal contact between Llorente and Madrid's Vinícius. The VAR confirms it. Sociedad's supposed equaliser by Januzaj is cancelled by the VAR because of passive offside by Merino. Before Real's second goal Benzema controls the ball in the border area between shoulder and upper arm, the goal is valid. Final score: 1-2.Matchday 31: Real - Mallorca. Carvajal conquers the ball with a foul before Real's leading goal by Vinícius. The goal counts. Final score 2-0.Matchday 33: Real - Getafe. At the score of 0-0 Getafe's Olivera claims a penalty after a foul by Carvajal. No penalty kick. In the second half Olivera then fouls Carvajal. Penalty kick, Ramos scores. Final score, 1-0.34th matchday: Athletic Bilbao - Real. Bilbao's Garcia steps on Marcelo's foot. The VAR intervenes, penalty kick is awarded, Ramos scores. Shortly afterwards Ramos steps on García's foot. The VAR does not intervene. Final score 0-1.
Even league leader Javier Tebas recently admitted: "The VAR makes glaring errors." There are several theories about the origin of this deterioration. One cites the complaint by Real's club director Emilio Butragueño after the Clásico in Barcelona last December (0-0) that the VAR missed two "crystal-clear penalties" for his team.Tebas, for his part, is fond of mentioning a phone call from Real president Florentino Pérez to association boss Luis Rubiales last season, in which Pérez also complained about the VAR's failure to make corrections. This phone call marked "a before and after", said the league boss, the influence was "not conducive to the refereeing", which is under the control of the association: "It probably led to greater tension among the referees.And ex-Fifa referee Eduardo Iturralde González said during the Corona break: "90% of the referees are Real fans, 10% Barcelona fans."The supposedly systemic preference for Real is an integral part of Spanish football folklore. "Así, así, así gana el Madrí" - this is how Madrid comes to its victories - has been sung by opposing fans for decades, when once again a controversial decision favours the capital's club. There is no scream from the corner at the moment; for some observers another reason why the empty stands were accompanied by increasingly selective whistles.In Barcelona, on the other hand, old discourses of victims have long since been revived. "One day we were shown that we have to do much more, otherwise it won't be enough for us," ex-club professional Dani Alves wrote in the social networks.Yet Barça is not usually one of the underprivileged. But this season the statistics are surprising. Barcelona, for example, received fewer penalties in their favour (six) than against themselves (seven) - unusual for a team that has more possession and attacks more frequently than their opponents. The score for Madrid is 9-2.On this evening, Real would like to take the next step towards their first championship since 2017 against Alavés. On the whistle: Jesús Gil Manzano - the man responsible for the controversial handling of the video evidence in Bilbao on Sunday. A thankless starting point for the Fifa referee, especially since he is not very popular with Real's opponents anyway - since he was seen walking out of the stadium in Villarreal with a Real gift bag after an away game of Madrid a few years ago. (translated from https://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball/real-madrid-und-der-var-wird-der-klub-in-der-primera-division-vom-videoschiedsrichter-bevorzugt-a-345a8107-e53f-4a2f-bde3-320392ce732c )
All I have to say is one word:Trash.
It is interesting sequence of decisions that go in favour of Real Madrid.Good thing in this story is that the most of them are at least supportable. For me only blatant mistake was Carvajal foul before the 1st goal vs Mallorca, but the referee had a perfect view and in that situation it is difficult to change his perception.
Well thats funny.Before VAR, Barca and most team complained that refs are making decisions in favor of Real Madrid. And now with VAR,where you have apsolute proof on referees decisions they are saying exactly the same thing.So looks like you cant make them happy either way. Even Diego Simeone who hates Real said that there is no oroblem with VAR and referees, that it's logical that Real gets most penalties because they attack most of the time and that all this talk about VAR is nonsense. So looks like they have a complex problem against Real, they cant stand their success and btw Barca needs to blame noone but themselves because they didnt play weel enough after corona break.
DenmarkSaturday 11th July18:00 Randers FC - OBJens Maae - Christian Just Brixen, Niels Høg - Sandi PutrosSunday 12th July14:00 FC Nordsjælland - AaBPeter Kjærsgaard - Dennis Wollenberg Rasmussen, Paul Nyberg - Jonas Hansen18:00 F.C. København - Brøndby IFJakob Kehlet - Jesper Dahl, Jakob Mastrup - Jakob Sundberg20:00 AGF - FC MidtjyllandMads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen - Ole Kronlykke, Victor Skytte - Michael TykgaardMonday 13th July19:00 Hobro IK - Lyngby BK? - ?, ? - ?
Today Relegation play-off 1st leg19:00 Hobro IK - Lyngby BKMorten Krogh - Daniel Krogstrup Nørgaard, Heine Sørensen - Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt
Italy Serie A Round 32 Saturday 11 July17:15 Lazio - SassuoloMarco Di Bello - Mauro Galetto - Davide Imperiale - Antonio Di Martino[Gianluca Aureliano - Salvatore Longo]19:30 Brescia - RomaGianpaolo Calvarese - Rodolfo Di Vuolo - Pasquale De Meo - Lorenzo Maggioni[Gianluca Manganiello - Fabiano Preti]21:45 Juventus - Atalanta Piero Giacomelli - Stefano Del Giovane - Filippo Valeriani - Marco Piccinini [Massimiliano Irrati - Giorgo Schenone]
NORWAYSaturday 11th July18:00 Haugesund - Molde Espen Andreas Eskås - Jan Erik Engan, Anders Olav Dale - Mischa Kellerhals20:30 Rosenborg - Strømsgodset Ola Hobber Nilsen - Øystein Simon Ytterland, Runar Langseth - Robert EggenSunday 12th July18:00 Viking - OddTommy Skjerven - Ivar Michael Bergum Jahr, Christer Solheim Jørgensen - Daniel Higraff18:00 Aalesund - Bodø/GlimtTore Hansen - Eivin Christofer Møllerud Hansen, Jim Andre Alnes Dyb - Bendik Haarberg18:00 Kristiansund - StabækMohammad Usman Aslam - Dag Roger Nebben, Jørgen Rønning Valstadsve - Torgeir Halsen 18:00 Mjøndalen - VålerengaMarius Hansen Grøtta - Isaak Elias Skjeseth Bashevkin, Ole Andreas Skogsrud Haukåsen - Harald Magnus Børresen 18:00 Sarpsborg 08 - StartSivert Øksnes Amland - Geir-Oskar Isaksen, Ivar Askeland - Tom Harald Hagen20:30 Brann - Sandefjord Fotball Rohit Saggi - Morten Jensen, Tom Harald Grønevik - Kai Erik Steen
Italy Serie A Round 32Sunday 12 July17:15 Genoa - SpalMarco Guida - Valentino Fiorito - Dario Cecconi - Daniele Doveri [Paolo Mazzoleni - Alberto Tegoni]19:30 Cagliari - LecceDaniele Orsato - Lorenzo Manganelli - Alessandro Giallatini - Francesco Fourneau[Luca Pairetto - Alessandro Lo Cicero]19:30 Fiorentina - Hellas VeronaDaniele Chiffi - Filippo Meli - Niccolo Pagliardini - Federico Dionisi[Aleandro Di Paolo - Ciro Carbone]19:30 Parma - BolognaMaurizio Mariani - Giorgio Peretti - Emanuele Prenna - Antonio Giua[Fabio Maresca - Mauro Vivenzi]19:30 Udinese - Sampdoria Paolo Valeri - Marco Bresmes - Enrico Caliari - Antonio Rapuano[Fabrizio Pasqua - Sergio Ranghetti]21:45 Napoli - MilanFederico La Penna - Giacomo Paganessi - Luca Mondin - Rosario Abisso[Gianluca Rocchi - Daniele Bindoni]
SWEDENSaturday 11th July15:00 Hammarby - IK SiriusMohammed Al-Hakim - Daniel Wärnmark, Daniel Yng - Fredrik Hansson15:00 Falkenbergs FF - ÖstersundAdam Ladebäck - Niklas Nyberg, Christian Tennstedt - Antti KanervaSunday 12th July14:30 Örebro - Varberg BoIS FCKristoffer Karlsson - Peter Allheim, Johan Thalin - Enzo Vesprini14:30 Helsingborgs IF - AIKGlenn Nyberg - Mahbod Beigi, Mikael Hallin - Per Melin17:30 IFK Göteborg - DjurgårdenKaspar Sjöberg - Daniel Gustavsson, Fredrik Klyver - Joakim Östling17:30 Mjällby AIF - BK HäckenFredrik Klitte - Mark Josef, Marcus Lundgren Klitte - Oscar JohnsonMonday 13th July19:00 Kalmar FF - IF ElfsborgVictor Wolf - Daniel Ekman, Per Rehnlund - Andreas Dufva-Johansson19:00 Malmö FF - IFK Norrköping FKBojan Pandzic - Joakim Amri Nilsson, Robin Wilde - Andreas Ekberg
Italy Serie B Round 34Monday 13 July18:45 Cosenza - PerugiaDavide Ghersini - Luigi Lanotte - Alessandro Cipressa - Ivano Pezzuto21:00 Ascoli - Empoli Riccardo Ros - Fabio Schirru - Michele Grossi - Fabio Natilla21:00 Cremonese - Chievo VeronaGiovanni Ayroldi - Edoardo Raspollini - Christian Rossi - Niccolo' Baroni21:00 Crotone - PordenoneEugenio Abbattista - Luigi Rossi - Francesco Fiore - Francesco Cosso21:00 Virtus Entella - PisaLorenzo Illuzzi - Filippo Bercigli - Salvatore Affatato - Marco d'Ascanio21:00 Frosinone - Juve StabiaValerio Marini - Alessio Berti - Giuseppe Macaddino - Ivan Robilotta21:00 Livorno - SpeziaDaniel Amabile - Gianluca Sechi - Giuseppe Perrotti - Alessandro Prontera21:00 Salernitana - CittadellaManuel Volpi - Damiano Margani - Mattia Scarpa - Gino Garofalo21:00 Trapani - BeneventoGiacomo Camplone - Andrea Tardino - Gamal Mokhtar - Valerio Maranesi21:00 Venezia - PescaraLuca Massimi - Robert Avalos - Pietro Dei Giudici - Simone Sozza
Interesting situation in Romanian 2nd division (Petrolul vs Rapid Bucharest). Rapid GK saves 2 penalties but is sent off for 2 yellow cards, because each time he stepped in front of the goal line:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3adcr5-LQAIn the end Petrolul missed again the 3rd time, shooting over the crossbar.
Wow, it was so obvious that they couldnt ignore it even if they wanted :)Good decision and nice handling of the situation!
We have a lot of sports here in Australia and I have many friends who don't follow football and prefer other sports and this situation here is why. The referee and assistant very bravely and correctly made the right decision but the reaction of the players towards the referees for making the correct decision and following the laws of the game is ridiculous. This is one of the main reasons my friends say they will never follow football, because of scenes like this.
The ref should have already sent off the GK after the retake call because of the total animalistic dissents. The goalkeeper acted totally out of control and shamefully but got away with it. The other players too. The decisions by the AR are correct and it's very clear on replay. But this is what makes the sport entertaining. When chaos happens.
Showing those replays on the big screen in the stadium would help convince the players (who did not see any video evidence) that the decisions were correct.
Why all this to me looked suspicious???
What looks suspicious to you?The video evidence shows blatant encroachment by the goalkeeper on both situations. Are you expecting the referees to ignore the laws and close their eyes to such clear and obvious situations?
Your thoughts on two penalties for handball in Juventus-Atalanta?For me rather debatable! 1st one I would even say is mistake, really small distance and as far as I can see, the ball hits the right hand which is completely adjacent to body.2nd pk is supportable, but given the circumstance that it was close distance and unexpected change of direction, and not a shot towards goal, I think it is a bit harsh.
Close distance and unexpected ball are not considered anymore in Italy for handballs if arm is an open position and it increases body's volume, in all cases ALWAYS penalty. This also to find consistency. In the first case, the ball hits the left arm, that is a bit open, wouldn't have been penalty if ball had hit the other arm. However, it is clear that such situations until a few seasons ago were never whistled...
Ok, thank you. I heard commentators talking about the "new rules regarding handball" and if they make sense or not.At least the referee didnt make mistakes if that is the rule.IMO if you whistle for every hand, you wont get fair situation regardless of consistency. For me it makes sense to set those rules when the ball goes towards goal, but not for crosses or other situations. And with VAR there shouldnt be a problem to follow those. This seems a bit like they have only 4 referees and no VAR so they want to make their life easier...
Changes to Swiss Super League Round 30Saturday July 1118:15 FC Zürich - FC SionTHIS MATCH HAS BEEN POSTPONED AFTER SOME PLAYERS FROM FC ZÜRICH WERE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE COVID-19 VIRUS20:30 FC Basel - YBSandro Schärer - Stéphane De Almeida, Bekim Zogaj - David Huwiler[Stefan Horisberger, Johannes von Mandach]Sunday July 1216:00 FC Luzern - FC LuganoAdrien Jaccottet - Matthias Sbrissa, Pascal Hirzel -David Huwiler[Lionel Tschudi, Luca Cibelli]16:00 FC Thun - XamaxUrs Schnyder - Jan Köbeli, Benjamin Zürcher - Johannes von Mandach[Stefan Horisberger, Sven Wolfensberger]16:00 Servette - FC St GallenFedayi San - Sladan Josipovic, Remy Zgraggen - Nicolas Jancevski[Sascha Kever, Mirel Turkes]
Italy Serie A Round 32Monday 13 July21:45 Inter - Torino Davide Massa - Damiano Di Iorio - Matteo Bottegoni - Daniele Minelli[Luigi Nasca - Stefano Alassio]
Latvia/Referee observer - Delegate/Sunday 12 July16:00 FK Tukums 2000/TSS - Riga FCKristaps Ratnieks - Aleksejs Spasjonņikovs, Artūrs Šakurovs - Andris Treimanis (FIFA, UEFA 1st cat.)/Sergejs Braga - Konstantīns Rubīns (Latvian Football Federation (LFF) Safety and fair play specialist)/18:00 FK Metta - RFSAleksandrs Anufrijevs (FIFA, UEFA 3rd cat., LFF Secretary General bureau Referee branch specialist) - Jevgēnijs Morozovs, Arnis Lemkins - Mareks Ķere/Vadims Direktorenko (UEFA, if I am not wrong) - Viktors Sopirins (LFF Commercial department Project branch Project Manager/Monday 13th July18:00 BFC Daugavpils - FK VentspilsAndris Treimanis (FIFA, UEFA 1st cat.) - ?, Aleksejs Griščenko - Ivars Caune/Kiazo Leladze - Maksims Raspopovs (Head of LFF Commercial department)/19:00 FK Jelgava - Valmiera FCVitālijs Spasjonņikovs - Andrejs Kolosovs, Eduards Borisevičs - Aleksandrs Golubevs (FIFA, UEFA 3rd cat.)/Jānis Pukijāns - ?/
The match FK Liepāja - FK Spartaks, which was scheduled for today, has been postponed for a currently unknown period of time for 'preventive safety reasons' after 3 FK Spartaks staff members contracted Covid-19. (The postponement decision was made yesterday.)
The delegate in FK Jelgava - Valmiera FC was Aļesja Hodakovska.
News from LatviaDue to relatively many people from the Latvian football society contracting Covid-19 in the recent days (5 cases), all Latvian Higher League club players and staff members are being tested for the new coronavirus. So far 7 clubs' members have been tested - all results negative. The last 3 clubs' people will be tested until Tuesday. In addition, all the league's match officials, referee observers and delegates are also being tested with an aim to finish the testing till the beginning of the next (8th) matchday (16th July).
BIG Game (hot match) to João Pinheiro (2nd UEFA): FC Porto x Sporting CP - The 1st place decission between FC Porto (1st) and SL Benfica (2nd). Sporting CP is in 3rd place. All nominations in Portugal: Monday 13th July20:00 Marítimo M.-Rio Ave FCCláudio Pereira - Álvaro Mesquita, Bruno Trindade - Anzhony Rodrigues[Manuel Oliveira, Tiago Leandro]22:15 Vitória FC-FC FamalicãoHélder Malheiro - Rui Cidade, José Luzia - João Malheiro Pinto[Rui Costa, João Bessa Silva]Tuesday 14th July 18:00 CD Santa Clara-CD AvesGustavo Correia - Rui Licínio, Inácio Pereira - João Gonçalves[Carlos Xistra, Marco Vieira]20:15 Portimonense SC-Boavista FCManuel Mota - Jorge Fernandes, Paulo Miranda - Miguel Nogueira[Tiago Martins, Pedro Mota]22:30 Gil Vicente FC-CD TondelaJorge Sousa - Nuno Manso, Sérgio Jesus - Luís Máximo[Rui Oliveira, Nélson Cunha]22:30 SL Benfica-Vitória SCHugo Miguel - Bruno Jesus, António Godinho - António Nobre[Luís Godinho, Valter Rufo]Wednesday 15th July18:00 Moreirense FC-FC Paços de FerreiraRui Costa - Tiago Costa, João Bessa Silva - Dinis Gorjão[Vítor Ferreira, Pedro Fernandes]20:15 SC Braga-Belenenses SADAndré Narciso - Paulo Brás, Carlos Covão - David Silva[João Bento, André Campos]22:30 FC Porto-Sporting CPJoão Pinheiro - Bruno Rodrigues, Luciano Maia - Iancu Vasilica[Artur Soares Dias, Paulo Soares]
Greek SL MD9Wednesday 15 July18:15 Aris - PanathinaikosGeorgios Vreskas, Konstantinos Kalampokis, Ilias Konstantinou, Fotios Fotiadis[Anastasios Sidiropoulos, Alexandros Tsamouris]18:15 OFI - OlympiakosAristidis Vatsios, Michail Dimopoulos, Nikolaos Pagkalos, Dimitrios Maloutas[Efstathios Gortzilas, Theofilos Moisiadis]20:30 AEK - PAOKDanny Makkelie, Mario Diks, Hessel Steegstra, Aristotelis Diamantopoulos[Jochen Kampuis, Polychronis Kostaras]
Clément Turpin gets a match in Switzerland... Probably to get fit for Champions League?Swiss Super League MD 3114.07.20:30 FC Basel - FC ZürichFedayi San - Jonas Erni, Mirco Bürgi - Anonen Kanagasingan[Alain Bieri, Mirel Turkes]15.07.18:15 Neuchatel Xamax - FC SionAdrien Jaccotter - Stéphane De Almeida, Sertac Kurnazca - Alessandro Dudic[Alain Bieri, Sven Wolfensberger]20:30 Young Boys Bern - Servette GenfClément Turpin - Nicolas Danos, Cyril Gringore - Luca Cibelli[Urs Schnyder, Stefan Horisberger]20:30 FC Lugano - FC ThunLionel Tschudi - Alain Heiniger, Christopher Chaillet - Vladimir Ovcharov[Sandro Schärer, Jean-Yves Wicht]20:30 FC St Gallen - FC LuzernLukas Fähndrich - Sladan Josipovic, Jan Köbeli - Johannes von Mandach[Esther Staubli, Bekim Zogaj]
SFV and FFF have a ref exchange program. Makes sense to give Turpin a real game instead of Friendly's to gain form.Usually this exchange doesn't make sense for him
"Usually this exchange doesn't make sense for him"What do you mean? Turpin too good for officiating in Swiss league? This would be very insulting for Switzerland.
What would Turpin learn from that? Maybe the biggest matches, but the Swiss level is simply lower.
@AnonymousRikB answers tells a lot. There isn't any thing which under non Corona circumstances Turpin could profit. Makes more sense to send a young ref
Any games for Turpin are better than no games, in preparation for the return of the UEFA competitions.
MOLDOVA DIVIZIA NATIONALA. MD3Monday. 13 July20.30. MILSAMI - SPERANTAVictor BUGENKO-Victor MARDARI ( FIFA), Alexandr CIOCHINA-Gabriel TUPICICA
ISRAELI CUP FINALMonday 13th July19:45 Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Maccabi Petah TikvaOrel Grinfeld - Idan Bernstein, Rami Ben Yitzhak - Shlomi Ben Avraham[Eli Hakmon, Matityahu Yakobov]
Marius Hansen Grøtta, promoted before this season to Eliteserien, hasn't had the best of starts to his top flight career. Game 1: Wrong penaltyGame 2: Missed RC (SFP)Game 3: Wrong RC (very clear genuine attempt to play the ball - DOGSO).And it All culminated yesterday, with a very poor performance in Mjøndalen-Vålerenga. He was very insecure and hesitant, and only gave a clear red card to Vålerenga's keeper for handling inside the box following advice from AR1 (Bashevkin) or 4th (Børresen).After this red card, Mjøndalen took full control of the game, which Vålerenga was leading 0-1, and constantly tried to overpower Vålerenga in the box with their bigger and stronger players. Vålerenga realised that the only way to survive the pressure was to go for fouls, and on 3 occasions Mjøndalen had goals disallowed by referee Grøtta for very soft or inexistent fouls where Vålerenga players threw themselves down. Plus 3-4 more occasions of soft or wrong whistles in the box. The worst incident was when Vålerenga's keeper collides with his own player in the box, goes down, gets back up again when he sees he's out of position, at the same time a Mjøndalen player shoots the ball into the goal, but Grøtta whistles just when the ball is entering the goal. The goalkeeper was obviously not injured.This has caused major reactions in Norwegian football, former referee Edvartsen has publicly stated that Grøtta is not good enough for this level of football, and (former) lower level players from Grøtta's area have spoken out and said that they can't understand why Grøtta has reached this level: He was a poor referee already at those levels, but was pushed through the system because of his excellent fitness (he's a PE teacher). Time will show when Grøtta will be seen in Eliteserien again, it would probably be best to give him some 2nd level games to regain confidence first. I will post videos later of the incidents.
Manchester United - Southampton, ref: Kavanagh42th minute, foul by Southampton player:https://twitter.com/tahir_diablo/status/1282769243096977409What a miss red card by ref and VAR...
Attached the move https://streamja.com/dmM2K
Italy Serie A Round 33Tuesday 14 July21:45 Atalanta - Brescia Gianluca Manganiello - Giovanni Baccini - Oreste Muto - Lorenzo Maggioni[Fabrizio Pasqua - Giorgio Peretti]
Spanish Segunda DivisionOviedo - Real Zaragozahttps://streamable.com/c0h9at
Interesting. My first idea was, that it should be a defensive FK, because the blue player steps onto his opponents foot. But the orange player actually sticks his leg out and doesn't continue running towards the ball. Therefore can also be seen as tripping by the defender. So both decisions are supportable IMO and it's up to the referee's interpretation.
I watched the situation (referee Gorka Sagués Oscoz, 1980)Joke penalty if you ask me. It's ZAR26 who actually steps on OVI12. Unacceptable from VAR not to have intervened, Sagués Oscoz was lucky that score was 1-4 and it was the very last minute.
Agree with Quilava, it's a joke penalty.
Clear foul by attacker, VAR should have intervened.
It's funny ... Foul in the opposite direction. VAR didn't work, horror .....((((((((((((((
LaLiga MD37 appointments.Thursday, 16th July18:30 Eibar - ValladolidCésar Soto Grado - Alfonso Costoya Rodríguez, Carlos Álvarez Fernández - Enrique Gao Aladro[Mario Melero López, José Luis Martínez Serrato]21:00 Athletic Club - LeganésJuan Martínez Munuera - Diego Barbero Sevilla, Juan José López Mir - Carlos Pérez Fernández[Jesús Gil Manzano, Ángel Nevado Rodríguez]21:00 Barcelona - OsasunaJosé María Sánchez Martínez - José Gallego García, Javier Martínez Nicolás - Carlos Alberto Carbonell Hernández[José Luis González González, Manuel Ángel Torre Cimiano]21:00 Betis - AlavésDavid Medié Jiménez - Juan Carlos Barranco Trejo, Joan Méndez Mateo - Fernando Bueno Prieto[Guillermo Cuadra Fernández, Teodoro Sobrino Magán]21:00 Celta de Vigo - LevanteJosé Luis Munuera Montero - Iñigo Prieto López de Ceráin, Alfonso Baena Espejo - Pedro Eugenio Muñoz Piedra[Adrián Cordero Vega, Marcos Cerdán Aguilar]21:00 Getafe - Atlético de MadridAntonio Mateu Lahoz - Pau Cebrián Devís, Iker de Francisco Grijalba - Abraham Domínguez Cervantes [Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva, Jon Núñez Fernández]21:00 Mallorca - GranadaXavier Estrada Fernández - Roberto Alonso Fernández, Guadalupe Porras Ayuso - David López Jiménez[Javier Alberola Rojas, Iván Hernández Ramos]21:00 Real Madrid - VillarrealAlejandro Hernández Hernández - José Enrique Naranjo Pérez, José Alcoba Rodríguez - Sergio del Río Lozano[Pablo González Fuertes, Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno]21:00 Real Sociedad - SevillaCarlos del Cerro Grande - Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez, Abraham Álvarez Cantón - Sergio Usón Rosel[Santiago Jaime Latre, Jorge Bueno Mateo]21:00 Valencia - EspanyolEduardo Prieto Iglesias - Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar, Aitor Villate Martínez - David Cambronero González[Valentín Pizarro Gómez, Gonzalo García González]
ITALY SERIE A ATALANTA – BRESCIA 14/07 h. 21.45MANGANIELLO Gianluca IV: MAGGIONI Lorenzo VAR: PASQUA Fabrizio BOLOGNA – NAPOLI 15/07 h. 19.30PICCININI Marco IV: RAPUANO Antonio VAR: CALVARESE Gianpaolo MILAN – PARMA 15/07 h. 19.30IRRATI Massimiliano IV: GIACOMELLI Piero VAR: NASCA Luigi SAMPDORIA – CAGLIARI 15/07 h. 19.30PAIRETTO Luca IV: MARINELLI Livio VAR: DI PAOLO LECCE – FIORENTINA 15/07 h. 21.45GUIDA Marco IV: DI MARTINO Antonio VAR: LA PENNA Federico ROMA – H. VERONA 15/07 h. 21.45MARESCA Fabio IV: DIONISI Federico VAR: DI BELLO Marco SASSUOLO – JUVENTUS 15/07 h. 21.45VALERI Paolo IV: SACCHI Juan Luca VAR: CHIFFI DanieleUDINESE – LAZIO 15/07 h. 21.45ABISSO Rosario IV: SERRA Marco VAR: MASSA Davide
OTNews from GreeceMark Clattenburg and Peter Frojdfeld are the two candidates to replace Melo Pereira. The new Head of Greek refereeing will be selected on Friday by a vote.
Fröjfeldt, what a hero!
Did Pereira's contract end or the Greek FA has a reason to replace him?
Will there be any promotions or demotions afyer end of the season? And who will decide that?
@Anonymous at 17:04Pereira's contract expired.@Anonymous at 17:48According to the info, there will be a few promotions/demotions. It is said that only 2 of the SL referees will leave the list. There are 7-8 candidates (3 FIFA referees). The decision will come from the current referee's committee (Pereira, Marin, Lindberg).
Interesting! Pereira did not apply for a new contract or he is not interested anymore? Will Marin or Lindberg continue?
It is said no members from the current committee, foreign or greek, will continue
Pereira should have left last year but his contract was renewed by UEFA's intervention. HFF said that he would stay for another year. Due to the Corona pandemic his contract will end on 30 July 2020.It is said that the new Head of Refereeing will choose his colleagues (one of them will be a VAR expert). Lindberg will definitely leave. Marin has some chances of staying but I find it difficult.Koukoulakis (VAR expert) will also leave. It is said that he is going to Cyprus. The big ? is Tritsonis. HFF favors him but honestly education of referees here is too weak.
Are Clattenburg and Frojdfeldt suggested by UEFA or they applied in a selection process organized by HFF?
SPAIN2ªB to Segunda play-off appointments.18th July 20:00 Ibiza-Eivissa - UE CornelláFernando Román Román (1988) - Javier Garrido Concha, Eliana Fernández Fernández - Germán Cid Camacho20:00 Athletic B - CD BadajozAlonso de Ena Wolf (1992) - Francisco Mur Oto, Juan José Ballesteros Rubio - Marcos Latorre Gracia22:00 Castellón - UD Logroñés (match for direct promotion!)David Gálvez Rascón (1981) - Yuval Conde Pérez, Mario Martín-Consuegra Díaz - Manuel Ángel Pérez Hernández22:00 Marbella - Peña DeportivaJulio Fermín Leo Ollo (1979) - Ángel David Domínguez Zapatero, Cristian Vázquez Martínez - Alberto Gómez Lameiro19th July20:00 Barcelona B - Valladolid BJosé Luis Guzmán Mansilla (1995) - José Francisco García Lozano, Ángel Valverde Martínez - José Antonio Sánchez Villalobos20:00 CE Sabadell - Atlético de Madrid BMateo Busquets Ferrer (1994) - Josep Bordoy Homar, Víctor Jiménez Yustos - Luis Bestard Servera22:00 Cartagena - Atlético Baleares (match for direct promotion!)Francisco José Hernández Maeso (1988) - Álvaro González Narváez, Álvaro Granel Peiró - Manuel García Gómez22:00 Cultural Leonesa - YeclanoVíctor García Verdura (1994) - Sergi López Freixa, Mariona Peralta Geis - Albert Catalá Ferrán
1995 - 1994.... spain one step beyond
Referees in Spain are promoted to 2ªB (3rd category) quite early, actually there's an age limit of 30 to be promoted. The idea of CTA-RFEF is that talented referees are pushed from regional categories and promoted quite young, to spend some years developing on a semi-professional level. E.g. the 4 promoted referees last year to Segunda spent 10, 8, 8 and 5 years in 2ªB, while 2 of them were born in 1990 or later.The process to select referees to promote to 2ªB is known as 'Talents and Mentors' program and is directed by former FIFA referee Antonio Rubinos Pérez. In this process, each regional federation of Spain selects in March four under-30 referees (6 in the case of Andalusia). From March to May, each referee is appointed for two games on its local league in which he will be observed by a professional CTA observer, whose reports will be decisive to eliminate 1 of the 4 pre-selected referees. The 3 referees by region having passed to the next phase go to Madrid and do physical tests and technical tests (LOTG test, RFEF regulations test, match reports writing test, English test and psychologic test) in which they get points based on their marks.Finally, the referees are appointed for one or two Tercera to 2ªB promotion matches, observed by CTA-RFEF national observers directly appointed from Madrid, whose report and mark of the game will be decisive, because the 20 best referees (nationally) based on the sum of the marks of observers' reports and Madrid physical and technical tests are promoted to 2ªB category.Due to Covid-19 and cancellation of the rest of regular season, this season CTA-RFEF and regional federation had to 'skip' the March-May matches and reports phase and the eliminated referee from each region came from physical and technical tests.
Controversial scenes from Mjøndalen-Vålerenga (referee: Marius Hansen Grøtta)Red card for DOGSO, poor management: https://streamable.com/0gq70nThree disallowed goals: https://streamable.com/lplmgchttps://streamable.com/v8599xhttps://streamable.com/3xlr90
Oh my...Technically there was only one disallowed goal because in the 2nd and the 3rd situation the whistle was before the goal. My general opinion is that this guy was lost and lacks basic talent to officiate the game. The 3 situations are completely different: The first and the second situation are managed ok, especially the 2nd in which i would praise his fast reaction. Whether it was a foul or not is a different question, for me it seems maybe there was pulling hand in the first situation, but I dont know. Seems harsh definitely. The RC and the third situation are just a complete mess!!! Terrible management, and in the last situation unexplainably bad timing and positioning (he almost blocked the shot) and strange gesture at first like he was telling the gk to get up (?). He had a good moment to stop the game, but he missed it and then caused a chaos. 7.6 at most IMO
Now, halfway through World Cup 2002, find an exhaustive list of all the second round of group matches below. I categorised them by ‘interesting-ness’: Game of the round:Denmark – Senegal, Carlos BatresVery Interesting:France – Uruguay, Felipe Ramos RizoItaly – Croatia, Graham PollSouth Africa – Slovenia, Ángel SánchezCosta Rica – Turkey, Coffi Codjia
Quite Interesting:Argentina – England, Pierluigi CollinaMexico – Ecuador, Mourad DaamiJapan – Russia, Markus MerkPortugal – Poland, Hugh DallasSpain – Paraguay, Gamal Al-GhandourKorea Republic – United States, Urs MeierNot Really Interesting:Tunisia – Belgium, Mark ShieldCameroon – Saudi Arabia, Terje Hauge Sweden – Nigeria, René OrtubéBrazil – China, Anders FriskGermany – Ireland, Kim Milton Nielsen
You awarded 7.9 to 95% of the referees so far!!! Were they so bad at WC 2002?
To reply to Anonymous - no, actually I have been even really impressed with the quality of the officiating.Crucial mistakes that I assign should more be viewed as 'there are no grounds to support this decision in 2020' as opposed to anything else. I hope in the reports I successfully stress the 'nature' of the crucial mistakes, and how trivial or otherwise they would have been eighteen years ago.I would stress that people should focus on the report and not just the mark!
Yes, I have read the reports and watched highlights, after having watched the games back in 2002, that's why I asked about so many 7,9 marks and that is even before Moreno's and Al-Ghandour "shows" in the KO stage!!!By the way, why are you writing the marks as "7.9(4)" instead of "7.9(8.4)", as they show in the marking scale?
How do you see the WC2002 separate selection of the best referees and the best ARs, as opposed to the "trio" selection introduced in 2006 and currently still in place?
I am curious for the Wegereef match...
Forgive the somewhat shameless plug but if you are interested to see Vítor Melo Pereira, in the news as Edward reported, referee at World Cup 2002: his Denmark - France game will be up on my blog by the end of the evening :).https://wc02refs.blogspot.com/
I look forward to.
Serie A Italy Round 33Wednesday 15 July19:30 Bologna - NapoliMarco Piccinini - Alberto Tegoni - Mauro Vivenzi - Antonio Rapuano[Gianpaolo Calvarese - Lorenzo Manganelli]19:30 Milan - ParmaMassimiliano Irrati - Alessandro Costanzo - Rodolfo Di Vuolo - Piero Giacomelli [Luigi Nasca - Ciro Carbone]19:30 Sampdoria - CagliariLuca Pairetto - Matteo Passeri - Vito Mastrodonato - Livio Marinelli[Aleandro Di Paolo - Dario Cecconi]21:45 Lecce - FiorentinaMarco Guida - Salvatore Longo - Valerio Colarossi - Antonio Di Martino[Federico La Penna - Stefano Del Giovane]21:45 Roma - Hellas VeronaFabio Maresca - Giorgio Schenone - Tarcisio Villa - Federico Dionisi[Marco Di Bello - Valentino Fiorito]21:45 Sassuolo - JuventusPaolo Valeri - Sergio Ranghetti - Stefano Liberti - Juan Luca Sacchi[Daniele Chiffi - Mauro Galetto]21:45 Udinese - LazioRosario Abisso - Alessio Tolfo - Domenico Rocca - Marco Serra[Davide Massa - Luca Mondin]Thursday 16 July19:30 Torino - GenoaGianluca Rocchi - Daniele Bindoni - Alessandro Lo Cicero - Maurizio Mariani[Paolo Mazzoleni - Giacomo Paganessi]21:45 Spal - InterAntonio Giua - Stefano Alassio - Lorenzo Gori - Eugenio Abbattista[Daniele Doveri - Damiano Di Iorio]
Why Italian FIFA referees do not wear their FIFA badges in Serie A? In all other countries, FIFA referees are always wearing their FIFA badges.
Italy Serie B Round 35 Friday 17 July18:45 Pescara - FrosinoneFederico Dionisi - Niccolo Pagliardini - Marco Scatragli - Lorenzo Illuzzi21:00 Benevento - Livorno Antonio Di Martino - Andrea Capone - Antonio Vono - Maria Marotta21:00 Cittadella - AscoliGianluca Aureliano - Francesco Fiore - Thomas Ruggieri - Marco Ricci21:00 Crotone - SalernitanaAlessandro Prontera - Fabrizio Lombardo - Andrea Zingarelli - Fabio Natilla21:00 Empoli - Virtus EntellaLivio Marinelli - Domenico Palermo - Michele Lombardi - Cristian Cudini21:00 Juve Stabia - Chievo VeronaIvano Pezzutto - Salvatore Affatato - Damiano Margani - Giacomo Camplone21:00 Perugia - CremoneseDaniele Minelli - Alessio Saccenti - Marcello Rossi - Niccolo' Baroni21:00 Pisa - TrapaniIvan Robilotta - Davide Miele - Daniele Marchi - Valerio Marini 21:00 Pordenone - CosenzaLorenzo Maggioni - Vittorio Di Gioia - Riccardo Annaloro - Daniel Amabile21:00 Spezia - VeneziaFrancesco Fourneau - Manuel Robilotta - Orlando Pagnotta - Marco Monaldi
Cüneyt Çakır has been invited to Lisbon for Champions League QF, SF, F games.
Thanks for the info, so it seems as UEFA is sending invitation letters to all participants for both Champions League and Europa League final stages. We could draw the first conclusion that CL referees wont be appointed in EL and we will have maybe two separate groups.
My guess is that in Champions League we will see only those referees who officiated regularly in the past months, and those who did not eventualy in Europa League. My guess for CL: Lahoz, Marciniak, Taylor and Orsato in QF (those four are candidates for the final), Brcyh and Cakir for semi finals. In EL I expect: Makkelie, Turpin, Del Cerro, Olover (candidates for the final), Hategan/Skomina/Kuipers for semi finals.
I think, UEFA will invite 8 referees to Lisboa(UCL) and 8 referees to Germany(UEL)UCL:CakirKuipersTaylorMateu Lahoz (final)BrychSkominaOrsatoMarciniakUEL:OliverKassaiSidiropoulosMakkelie (final)DiasVincicZwayerHategan
Kassai has retired.
Since many days I was thinking about the opportunity to gather a small number of referees in Portugal and in Germany respectively for Cl and El to manage final stage, like it happens for Euro Cup or FIFA world cup. I had in mind that this possibility was cancelled due to COVID rules which deny to collect many people together, but I like it so much. I think that referees can work together in the same rooms and field and prepare carefully final phase, like it happens at FIFA world cup. Good choice.I would expect 10-12 referees considering central referee, IV official and VAR and 12 assistant referees, 8 on the field and 4 as AVAR.For CL I would choose:DANNY MAKKELIEBJORN KUIPERSDANIELE ORSATOMASSIMILIANO IRRATIFELIX BRYCHDAMIR SKOMINACUYNET CAKIRANTONIO MATEU LAHOZARTUR SOARES DIASTOBIAS STIELERI would select the following teams for quarterfinal: Orsato (IV Soares Dias VAR Irrati), Makkelie (IV Mateu Lahoz VAR Kuipers),Skomina (IV Soares Dias VAR Cakir)Brych (IV Mateu lahoz VAR Stieler)keeping Kuipers and Cakir for semifinal and Mateu lahoz for final hoping that he could have this opportunity without Spanish teams in the final For EL I would choose:CLEMENT TURPINMICHAEL OLIVERANTHONY TAYLORSZYMON MARCINIAKOVIDIU HATEGANCARLOS DEL CERRO GRANDEFELIX ZWAYERDENITZ AYTEKINDANIEL SEIBERTSASCHA STAGEMANNI would select the following teams for quarterfinal: Oliver (IV Siebert VAR Turpin), Taylor (IV Aytekin VAR Marciniak),Zwayer (IV Siebert VAR Stagemann)Del Cerro Grande (IV Aytekin VAR Hategan)keeping Marciniak and Hategan for semifinal and TurpinWhat do you think ?
Greek SL MD1018/0718:15 Larisa - XanthiAnastasios Sidiropoulos, Polychronis Kostaras, Lazaros Dimitriadis, Alexandros Katsikogiannis[Angelos Evangelou, Pantelis Spyropoulos]18:15 Asteras Tripolis - LamiaDimitrios Karantonis, Ioannis Karagkizopoulos, Stavros Sipkas, Aristidis Vatsios[Praxitelis Zachariadis, Georgios Christakoglou]18:15 Atromitos - PanioniosAristotelis Diamantopoulos, Chrysoula Kourompilia, Iordanis Dimitriadis, Petros Tsagkarakis[Vasilios Fotias, Michail Papadakis]18:15 Panaitolikos - VolosGeorgios Tzovaras, Dimitrios Filos, Angelos Zirdas, Aristomenis Koutsiaftis[Athanasios Tzilos, Konstantinos Triantafyllou]19/0719:00 Olympiakos - AEKAnastasios Papapetrou, Iordanis Aptosoglou, Dimitrios Samoilis, Georgios Vreskas[Konstantinos Kotsanis, Andreas Meintanas]19:00 PAOK - ARISClement Turpin, Nicolas Danos, Cyril Gringore, Evangelos Manouchos[Francois Lexetier, Michail Dimopoulos]19:00 Panathinaikos - OFIIoannis Papadopoulos, Nikolaos Savvas, Antonios Diplaris, Alexandros Tsamouris[Athanasios Sezos, Petros Patras]
So Dutch and French referees found their training ground in Greece, very good.
Foreign leaders... foreign referees :)
Interesting LotG question:A corner kick directly hits the referee and rebounds back to the corner flag, where the player, who took the corner, plays the ball again. Decision?
I would stop play and restart with a dropped ball. At least the defending team will have time to reorganize and position their players nearer to the corner flag where the play will restarts.
What's the jusitfication for the dropped ball based on the LotG?
It has to considered as double touch by corner kicker (referee neutral element on the field), should be indirect free kick to opponents.
Yes, indirect free kick should be correct, although the intuitive decision is dropped ball.But there is no change of possession, so the conditions for the dropped ball are not fulfilled and it remains the double contact by the corner taker.DFB has answered that question and confirmed it is a indirect free kick.BTW, it should be the same for a goal kick: If the goal kick hits the referee and returns towards goal, the goalkeeper should not stop it. If he touches the ball, it's indirect free kick - if he lets it pass and it goes into the goal, the game continues with a dropped ball.
OTBig trouble for Makkelie.Last night at the AEK-PAOK match the FO (Diamantopoulos) found out that 12 players of PAOK were ineligible to play because their health cards had expired. The referee decided to start the match despite the Greek regulations said otherwise.AEK has the right to object to the match and win it. According to the regulations if the referee starts the match he can be suspended for at least 3 months.
That makes little sense. Doesn’t Greece have Match Commissioners / FA Delegates who are, comparable to UEFA matches, responsible for matters like these?
I agree with Anonymus. Match delegates are responsible for matters like that. Furthermore, I somehow doubt that Makkelie would come in another country and make decision like that on his own. I am sure there must be something we dont know behind this story...
I don't get why is that Makkelie's fault.But, this may be a problem of appointing foreign referees.
Even in competitions with match delegates, the referee can consult with other officials, but is ultimately responsible.
According to the Greek regulations that referee is solely at fault if he starts a match that shouldn't. At that spesific case a match can't start with so many expired health cards. PAOK had 18 players listed. That means that they only had 6 eligible players. A match cannot start with less than 9 players.
Then Greek regulations are quite remarkable... A match not allowed to start with less than 9 players, where the LOTG require a minimum of 7 to start or continue a match.Furthermore, in UEFA matches (with UEFA Delegates being appointed), it’s not the referee who is ultimately responsible for allowing the match to start when it concerns matters related to the regulations (contrary to matters related to the LOTG), but the UEFA Delegate.I can hardly imagine this case has any negative consequences for Makkelie, and if so, he’ll be out for Greek competition appointments for three months :)
Beneath a link to a Greek article about yesterday’s issue.Apparently before yesterday’s match PAOK already played two matches (against Panathinaikos and Olympiakos) without the required valid medical certificates. As the Greek FA didn’t intervene in any way (referees before as well as, afterwards, the FA itself) they apparently allow the absence of valid certificates...?https://www.agonasport.com/agonasport-allnews/aek-pondering-whether-to-punish-paok-for-astounding-mistake
Are foreign refereees obliged to study all this stuff before officiating in Greece? This looks quite stupid to me. Other people should check that.
@Anonymous 15:43: could you prove what you said by posting a link to any UEFA document indicating that the match delegate is responsible, not the referee, for issues related to players' eligibility in UEFA competitions?
@Anonymous 18:15 It seems I wasn’t correct. For issues regarding player eligibility neither referee nor match delegate is responsible.https://ibb.co/NsF1k4J
@Anonymus 19:01 Well that is even more interesting. I was always convinced that it was a responsibility of delegate...@Anonymus 18:15 Why would referrr be responsible for this? This has nothing with referee, id anyone then delegate because he is the one who should check if administrative things are ok. Referee is responsible for implementing the Laws of the game. Correct me if I am wrong but there is no a single sentence in the LOTG that sais that referee is responsible for health cards, this is something ruled by each federation (in Croatia delegate is responsible for health cards, referee only in case that delegate is not appointed or did not come to the match). All in all, UEFAs solution that referees and delegates are not responsible but clubs is probably the best one.
In my country, the referee must check before each game the players' books with respect to the annual registration and the health cards. If either of these are missing or expired, the referee must make a note in the match report and inform the team that the respective player is not eligible.
Referees have to enforce both the Laws of the Game and the competition rules.
Obviously not @Anonymous 16:21, as you can read in the UEFA document linked above.
Not in UEFA, but certainly in some domestic competitions, especially in Eastern and Central Europe. As you could see in other comments, it is not the same in every country. Do not assume that everyone has the same rules and regulations.
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The name of the greek Assistant referee, who is also Fifa Assistant is Reinhard Buxbaum, not Rainchard Bouxbaoum. Just to get it correct.
That's how Greeks write it.
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