Friday, 24 July 2020

Domestic Competition Appointments: 24th July - 2nd August

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



Appointments

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] )

134 comments:

  1. PORTUGAL


    Friday 24th July

    20:00 CD Santa Clara-Vitória SC
    João Bento - Rui Cidade, Carlos Covão - Hugo Silva
    [Vítor Ferreira, Pedro Fernandes]

    22:15 Gil Vicente FC-FC Paços de Ferreira
    Iancu Vasilica - Bruno Trindade, Tiago Mota - Fábio Melo
    [Bruno Esteves, José Luzia]


    Satuday 25th July

    20:00 Marítimo M.-FC Famalicão
    Tiago Martins - André Campos, Hugo Ribeiro - Anzhony Rodrigues
    [Vasco Santos, Paulo Miranda]

    20:00 Boavista FC-Rio Ave FC
    Manuel Oliveira - Pedro Ribeiro, Tiago Leandro - David Silva
    [Hélder Malheiro, Ricardo Santos]

    22:15 SL Benfica-Sporting CP
    Fábio Veríssimo - Pedro Mota, Pedro Martins - André Narciso
    [Rui Costa, Tiago Costa]

    22:15 SC Braga-FC Porto
    Jorge Sousa - Sérgio Jesus, Nuno Manso - Cláudio Pereira
    [Bruno Esteves, Venâncio Tomé]


    Sunday 26th July

    20:30 Portimonense SC-CD Aves
    Hugo Miguel - Bruno Jesus, António Godinho - João Malheiro Pinto
    [Manuel Mota, Jorge Fernandes]

    20:30 Vitória FC-Belenenses SAD
    Artur Soares Dias - Rui Licínio, Paulo Soares - Gustavo Correia
    [João Pinheiro, Nuno Eiras]

    20:30 Moreirense FC-CD Tondela
    Luís Godinho - Rui Teixeira, Valter Rufo - Dinis Gorjão
    [António Nobre, Nuno Pereira]


    Big Game: F. Veríssimo (FIFA)
    Last Game in referee career: Jorge Sousa (FIFA) & Venâncio Tomé (FIFA)

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  2. POLISH CUP FINAL

    Friday 24th July

    20:00 Cracovia Kraków - Lechia Gdańsk
    Paweł Raczkowski - Michał Obukowicz, Paulina Baranowska - Tomasz Kwiatkowski
    [Paweł Gil, Marcin Borkowski]

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  3. FRENCH CUP FINAL

    Friday 24th July

    21:10 Saint-Étienne - Paris Saint-Germain
    Amaury Delerue - Bertrand Jouannaud, Philippe Jeanne - Éric Wattellier
    [François Letexier, Frank Schneider]

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  4. ITALY

    Friday 24th July

    21:45 Milan - Atalanta Bergamo
    Daniele Doveri - Giorgio Schenone, Mauro Vivenzi - Gianluca Manganiello
    [Maurizio Mariani, Sergio Ranghetti]

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  5. Premier League
    Last Gameweek
    Sunday 26 July - Every Game 17:00

    17:00 Arsenal - Watford
    Mike Dean - Ian Hussin - Darren Cann - James Linington
    [Lee Mason - Adrian Holmes]

    17:00 Burnley - Brighton
    Jonathan Moss - Edward Smart - Richard Wild - Jeremy Simpson
    [Darren Bond - Dan Robathan]

    17:00 Chelsea - Wolves
    Stuart Attwell - Adam Nunn - Simon Long - Gavin Ward
    [Simon Hooper - Derek Eaton]

    17:00 Crystal Palace - Tottenham
    Andre Marriner - Neil Davies - Graham Kane - Tim Robinson
    [Andy Madley - Simon Beck]

    17:00 Everton - Bournemouth
    Chris Kavanagh - Daniel Cook - Sian Massey-Ellis - Geoff Eltringham
    [Graham Scott - Mark Scholes]

    17:00 Leicester - Manchester United
    Martin Atkinson - Lee Betts - Constantine Hatzidakis - Oliver Langford
    [Paul Tierney - Peter Kirkup]

    17:00 Manchester City - Norwich
    Craig Pawson - Richard West - Nick Greenhalgh - Tony Harrington
    [Darren England - Nick Hopton]

    17:00 Newcastle - Liverpool
    Anthony Taylor - Gary Beswick - James Mainwaring - Matthew Donohue
    [John Brooks - Scott Ledger]

    17:00 Southampton - Sheffield United
    Peter Bankes - Marc Perry - Timothy Wood - Dean Whitestone
    [Jarred Gilett - Harry Lennard]

    17:00 West Ham United - Aston Villa
    Michael Oliver - Stuart Burt - Simon Bennett - Robert Jones
    [David Coote - Stephen Child]

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  6. Italy Serie B
    Gameweek 36
    Friday 24 July

    18:45 Livorno - Crotone
    Giacomo Camplone - Michele Grossi - Giuseppe Macaddino - Francesco Meraviglia

    21:00 Ascoli - Pordenone
    Marco Serra - Luigi Lanotte - Mattia Scarpa - Federico Dionisi

    21:00 Chievo Verona - Cittadella
    Valerio Marini - Andrea Tardino - Gamal Mokhtar - Daniele De Tommaso

    21:00 Cosenza - Pisa
    Antonio Rapuano - Pasquale Capaldo - Vittorio Di Gioia - Daniele De Santis

    21:00 Cremonese - Spezia
    Luca Massimi - Alessandro Cipressa - Giuseppe Perrotti - Antonio Di Martino

    21:00 Virtus Entella - Perugia
    Riccardo Ros - Oreste Muto - Niccolo Pagliardini - Matteo Gariglio

    21:00 Frosinone - Benevento
    Simone Sozza - Robert Avalos - Orlando Pagnotta - Giovanni Ayroldi

    21:00 Salernitana - Empoli
    Davide Ghersini - Vito Mastrodonato - Daniele Marchi - Lorenzo Illuzzi

    21:00 Trapani - Pescara
    Niccolo' Baroni - Gianluca Sechi - Filippo Bercigli - Alberto Santoro

    21:00 Venezia - Juve Stabia
    Juan Luca Sacchi - Fabio Schirru - Edoardo Raspollini - Daniel Amabile

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  7. Italy Serie A Round 36
    Saturday 25 July

    17:15 Brescia - Parma
    Lorenzo Maggioni (Serie B referee) - Giacomo Paganessi - Antonio Vono - Eugenio Abbattista
    [Daniele Orsato - Alessio Tolfo]

    19:30 Genoa - Inter
    Davide Massa - Fabiano Preti - Lorenzo Manganelli - Antonio Giua
    [Massimiliano Irrati - Stefano Liberti]

    21:45 Napoli - Sassuolo
    Gianluca Aureliano (Serie B referee) - Matteo Bottegoni - Marco Bresmes - Ivano Pezzuto
    [Luigi Nasca - Salvatore Longo]

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  8. In Lazio - Cagliari an indirect free kick whistled by referee Marco Piccinini was directly converted in a goal. Read more about that in this analysis written by Dutch Referee Blog:
    https://www.dutchreferee.com/indirect-free-kick-in-opponents-goal/

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  9. SPAIN

    2ªB to Segunda promotion play-offs, final round appointments (winner gets promoted to Segunda)

    Sunday 26th June

    20:00 Sabadell - Barcelona B
    Iván Caparrós Hernández (1990) - Aitor Moleón Cuenca, Eliana Fernández González - Luis Collado López

    22:00 Castellón - Cornellá
    Rafael Sánchez López (1991) - Luis Miguel Marín Robles, Álvaro González Narváez - Juan Antonio Campos Salinas

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    1. Are those the candidates for promotion? I think it is time for Caparrós Hernández, TBH. Not sure how he performs in 2ª B, but he has been appointed for play-offs many times already!

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  10. Latvia

    /Referee observer - Delegate/

    Saturday 25th July

    18:00 FK Ventspils - RFS
    Andris Treimanis (FIFA, UEFA 1st cat.) - Haralds Gudermanis, Aleksejs Spasjonņikovs - Jevgenijs Keziks
    /Vladimirs Osipovs - Konstantīns Rubīns (LFF Safety and fair play specialist)/

    20:00 Valmiera FC - Riga FC
    Donatas Rumšas (LTU, FIFA, UEFA 2nd cat.) - Aleksandr Radiuš, Dovydas Sužiedelis, Aleksandrs Golubevs (FIFA, UEFA 3rd cat.)
    /Vadims Direktorenko (UEFA, if I'm not wrong) - ?/

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  11. Today Jānis Mežeckis was appointed as the new Head of the Latvian Football Federation Referees committee.

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  12. MOLDOVA. DIVIZIA NATIONALA. MD 6
    Saturday. 25th July

    18.00 DACIA BUIUCANI - CODRU
    Denis IVLEV (debut match DN)- Victor LUCHITA, Natalia CEBAN(FIFA W)- Ion ORLIC

    20.30 SPERANTA - PETROCUB
    Dumitru MUNTEAN(FIFA) - Vasilii ERMISCHIN(FIFA), Igor ZABULICA-Stanislav LEU

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  13. Is anyone watching the French Cup Final? The match is not broadcasted live in my country, but I saw some video clips from which it appears to resemble a brutal war more than a football match...

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    1. The referee showed a YC but changed it after OFR to a RC.

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  14. Belarus

    Friday 24th July

    18:00 Rukh vs. Slavia-Mozyr
    Denis Scherbakov - Anton Gusev, Maksim Arabei - Nikita Shiyan

    20:00 Vitebsk vs. Slutsk
    Sergei Stetsurin - Andrei Gerasimuk, Sergei Kosovets - Evgeni Yasenovich

    Saturday 18th July

    16:30 Isloch vs. Dynamo-Brest
    Sergei Gorayutin - Dmitri Zhuk, Sergei Guscha - Viacheslav Naronski

    18:30 Belshina vs. Neman
    Amin Kurgkheli - Viktor Getikov, Andrei Getikov - Zakhar Digilevich

    20:30 Dinamo-Minsk vs. Gorodeya
    Sergei Tsinkevich - Evgeni Romanov, Vitali Maliutin - Dmitri Markov

    Sunday 19th July

    16:00 RCOR BSU vs. Torpedo-BelAZ
    Aleksei Kulbakov - Aleksei Kovalev, Oleg Maslianko - Denis Tarasiuk

    18:00 BATE vs. Minsk
    Sergei Krasnikov - Kirill Pakulin, Yuri Khomchenko - Valeri Golomzik

    20:00 Shakhter vs. Smolevichi
    Dmitri Dmitriev - Vladimir Rusak, Andrei Filippovich - Sergei Klimashevski

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  15. Swiss Super League Round 34

    Saturday July 24

    18:15 FC Sion - FC Thun
    Sandro Schärer - Bekim Zogaj, Jonas Erni - Vladimir Ovcharov
    [Stephan Klossner, Nikolaj Hänni]

    20:30 FC Zürich - FC St Gallen
    Adrien Jaccottet - Vital Jobin, Sertac Kurnazca - Stefan Horisberger
    [Esther Staubli, David Schärli]

    Sunday July 25

    16:00 Young Boys - FC Luzern
    Fedayi San - Stéphane De Almeida, Benjamin Zürcher - Mirel Turkes
    [Urs Schnyder, Luca Piccolo]

    16:00 FC Basel - FC Lugano
    Lionel Tschudi - Matthias Sbrissa, Christopher Chaillet - David Huwiler
    [David Schärli, Esther Staubli]

    16:00 Servette - Xamax
    Alessandro Dudic - Jan Köbeli, Remy Zgraggen - Anojen Kanagasingam
    [Alain Bieri, Johannes von Mandach]

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  16. RUSSIAN CUP FINAL

    Saturday 25th July

    16:00 FC Zenit Saint Petersburg - FC Khimki
    Vladimir Moskalev - Dmitry Mosyakin, Dmitry Bereznev - Alexei Matyunin
    [Mikhail Vilkov, Alexey Stipidi]

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  17. Italy Serie A Round 36
    Sunday 26 July

    17:15 Bologna - Lecce
    Gianpaolo Calvarese - Ciro Carbone - Alessandro Lo Cicero - Juan Luca Sacchi
    [Piero Giacomelli - Alberto Tegoni]

    19:30 Cagliari - Udinese
    Fabrizio Pasqua - Daniele Bindoni - Matteo Passeri - Valerio Marini
    [Aleandro Di Paolo - Stefano Del Giovane]

    19:30 Hellas Verona - Lazio
    Manuel Volpi (Serie B referee) - Filippo Valeriani - Mauro Galetto - Riccardo Ros
    [Michael Fabbri - Filippo Meli]

    19:30 Roma - Fiorentina
    Daniele Chiffi - Damiano Di Iorio - Valerio Vecchi - Marco Guida
    [Paolo Mazzoleni - Pasquale De Meo]

    19:30 Spal - Torino
    Rosario Abisso - Giorgio Peretti - Rodolfo Di Vuolo - Federico La Penna
    [Gianluca Rocchi - Valentino Fiorito]

    21:45 Juventus - Sampdoria
    Francesco Fourneau (Serie B referee) - Alessandro Giallatini - Alessandro Costanzo - Marco Piccinini
    [Luca Banti - Stefano Alassio]

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  18. Right now I'm watching Maritimo vs Famalicao and first half hour went by and I cant believe that Tiago Martins has the level of leniency that he has.

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    1. On Martins: I agree with your impressions of him as a referee, M.

      I assume that he, especially as a VAR specialist, will be switched out of UEFA 1st Cat. for either Veríssimo or Pinheiro, who are both more talented in my view.

      Also on Portuguese refereeing - congratulations to Carlos Xistra and Jorge Sousa both for very good careers, having retired in recent days!

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    2. Are there clips of the 4 red cards?

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  19. MOLDOVA DIVIZIA NATIONALA. MD 6

    20.30.SHERIFF - DINAMO AUTO
    Igor BOSCA-Anatolie BODEAN (FIFA), Vadim ROSCA-Andrei DIORDIEV

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  20. Napoli - Sassuolo (final score 2-0) set a new record of disallowed goals for a team in a game: 4 goals were annulled for offside. Only one goal was correctly disallowed by AR2, the other three goals needed VAR interventions.
    First disallowed goal: correct call by AR2 confirmed by VAR.
    Second disallowed goal: missed offside by AR2 at the start of attack (he didn't manage to follow the action, being late in running).
    Third disallowed goal: missed offside by AR1 at the start of attack, in this case maybe still acceptable mistake.
    Fourth disallowed goal:quite blatant offside missed by AR1, this had to be detected live.
    The referee of the game, Gianluca Aureliano (serie B referee), was quite disappointed when he had to disallow the last goals... he couldn't believe that.
    I would say very poor by AR1, while AR2 a bit better but still below expected level (he also missed another offside apart from the crucial situations).
    A short video I found on twitter:
    https://twitter.com/riosgonzalezp/status/1287142515137708036

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    1. Oh my, and all disallowed goals scored by one team!

      Unlucky for the referees that all situation ended in goals. I agree that the 4th one was a blatant mistake and must not happen, and it seemed to me as well that Aureliano was disappointed with the outcome.

      The 2nd and the 3rd situation were difficult so I would not blame ARs too much for that.

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  21. http://proreferees.com/2020/07/25/mls-is-back-assignments-round-of-16/

    MLS Is Back Tournament Round of 16 Assignments

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  22. when will uefa announce referees for august european matches?

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    1. As usually - 48 hours before kick-off :)

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  23. Latvia

    /Referee observer - Delegate/

    Sunday 26th July

    16:00 FK Jelgava - FK Tukums 2000/TSS
    Artis Ķēniņš - Andrejs Kolosovs, Eduards Borisevičs - Artūrs Vītoliņš
    /Kiazo Leladze - ?/

    18:00 FK Spartaks - FK Metta
    Mareks Ķere - Niklāvs Lācis, Ruslans Botošs - Aleksandrs Golubevs
    /Ādolfs Supe - ?/

    19:00 FK Liepāja - BFK Daugavpils
    Vitālijs Spasjonņikovs - Deniss Ševčenko, Mārtiņš Svipsts - Jevgēnijs Vasjukovs
    /Vladimirs Direktorenko - ?/

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  24. A couple of situations from Latvian Higher League match FK Ventspils - RFS (3-2) handled by Andris Treimanis: https://youtu.be/DmKydrfl7Ag.

    => 2' (at 0:12 in the video) Penalty awarded to FK Ventspils for holding, RC shown to the RFS offender for DOGSO in penalty area without attempting to play the ball. (Penalty is an incorrect decision - should have been a direct free kick outside the penalty area because the holding occured only outside the penalty area. RC for DOGSO is correct, IMO.)
    => 37' (2:24) Advantage leading to FK Ventspils scoring. (Good one.)
    => 42' (3:07) RC shown to RFS for DOGSO (holding) close to the penalty area. (Correct decision.)
    => 46' (4:28) No goal given (ball didn't cross the line). (Correct decision.)

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  25. MOLDOVA. DIVIZIA NATIONALA. MD 6
    Monday. 27th July

    18.00 SFINTUL GHEORGHE - FLORESTI
    Alexandru STEFCIUC - Nicolae MACARI, Eugen STEFCIUC-Valeriu MINCIUNA

    20.30 ZIMBRU - MILSAMI
    Gabriel TUPICICA - Vadim VICOL, Dumitru PONOMARENCO-Tudor BOLOGA- Ion BILEA, Victor BUGENCO

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  26. Quite controversial game Kayserispor - Trabzonspor, CAKIR was the main referee!

    1) 38' was the ball inside the goal when gk kicked it out? (00:35 in the video) No goal line techology...

    2)80' Missed pk for handball? (2:30)

    https://tr.beinsports.com/lig/super-lig/ozet/2019-2020/34/kayserispor-1-2-trabzonspor-mac-ozeti

    Kayserispor had to win to stay up, so they are probably relegated because they finished last, even if there will be changing a format to 20 clubs.

    Your opinions?

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    1. 1) I'm not sure. Trabzonspor GK stops the ball with his foot which is behind the goal line. However, the part of the foot he uses to clear the ball is very close to the goal line. Very difficult for ¿Ongun?

      2) PK for me.

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    2. @Quilava I agree completely
      1)Very tough call but it seems that maybe a small part of the ball was on the line.
      2)I am a fan of a lenient approach regarding handball(I dont like italian rules at all), but in this case it was a shot towards a goal and the hand was not completely adjacent to the body so I think it should have been a PK.

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  27. BTW here is the potential DOGSO scene from the Celje - Olimpija Ljubljana title decider, handled by Slavko Vinčić:

    https://youtu.be/zWdXxyTiaWs?t=5724

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    1. Clear DOGSO. He had about 6-7 meters of distance ahead of the other defender if he had kept on running and he was just about to go towards the goal. Very clear.

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    2. DOGSO more than SPA.

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    3. Clear DOGSO. Vincic tries to argue, with his hand gestures, that the attacker is going toward the corner and away from goal. Simply not true.

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    4. My first impression while watching the game live was a DOGSO. It was a considerable distance from goal and attacker direction was a bit wide, but a RC would be at least supportable IMO.

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    5. Thanks for your views, it is a much more interesting situation than I remembered watching live!

      I agree - this situation is a theoretical DOGSO. No other defenders can intervene and thanks to the attackers good play he has a clear route to goal.

      While the arguments for SPA are not really satisfactory, direction of travel (as usaref says, the attacker was clearly not running wide) and distance from goal, these are probably the arguments tend to chime loudest 'in the moment'; facing that situation on the pitch, I suppose would also give only a caution as Vinčić did, even that is the theoretically incorrect solution.

      AR Grega Kordež could have perceived all that better and could / should (did?) shout in the comms kit for a RC?

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  28. OT

    Today Melo Pereira published the new SL refereeing list.

    Kominis (UEFA 2nd) is out of the list. 6 referees were removed and 8 were added. The weird name is Gratsanis who was demoted last year at 2nd category and he was promoted again. No logic.

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    1. So, new SL referees are:

      -Andreas Gamaris (1983)
      -Konstantinos Perrakis (1990)
      -Konstantinos Tsetsilas (1987)
      -Spyros Zampalas (1993)
      -Panagiotis Koukoulas (1992)
      -Angelos Angelakis (1983)
      -Evangelos Gratsanis (1984)
      -Alexandros Tsakalidis (1993)

      ('Latin' script and dates of birth according to Transfermarkt)

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    2. Only Gratsanis has experience on 1st Division cause he officiated matches at 2018-2019 season but got demoted to 2nd division last season.

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    3. Any reason why Kominis was demoted? Was he really that bad that he should leave FIFA list?

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    4. Guess Gratsanis performed well after demotion, logical indeed that he is promoted again!

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    5. With so many referees from different countries either demoted in their countries or retired due age it seems that UEFA will need to publish new lists with referees and not wait until December.

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    6. @Referee 12

      Kominis wasn't demoted. He was removed from the list. He made quite a fuss on a Panathinaikos - Olympiakos match at the Play-OFF.

      @Pedro Irmatov

      Gratsanis was tested 2 years ago and failed. He was demoted even though he was already 34. Now he is promoted again even though it's evident that he isn't at a SL level. No logic behind his promotion.

      His case is similar to Katsikogiannis. He was promoted at 2017, demoted at 2018, re-promoted at 2019 and now re-demoted. What's the logic behind that?

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    7. If Kominis was not demoted, what does "removed from the list" means? Where can he referee?

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    8. It means that if he chooses to continue (which he will not) he can only referee matches on amateur level.

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    9. Maybe Clatenburg will give him another chance?

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    10. I don't think so. He is already 40 and he will lose the FIFA badge. So it's highly unlikely.

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    11. Is that normal procedure in Greece? In most other countries, referees are demoted, not just thrown out right away! Is the removal of referees included in the rules and regulations in Greece or is it an abuse?

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    12. It is normal procedure. The regulations state that you can either be removed or demoted.

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  29. Turkish Cup Final

    Wednesday 29th July

    21h30 Trabzonspor - Alanyaspor
    Ali Palabıyık - Serkan Olguncan, Asım Yusuf Öz - Ali Şansalan



    French League Cup Final

    Friday 31th July

    21:10 Olympique Lyonnais - Paris Saint-Germain
    Jerôme Brisard - Aurélien Berthomieu, Gilles Lang - Thomas Léonard
    [Mikael Lesage, Johan Hamel]

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  30. Swedish Cup Final

    Thursday 30th July

    17:45 IFK Göteborg - Malmö FF
    Glenn Nyberg - Mahbod Beigi, Daniel Wärnmark - Bojan Pandžić
    [x, x]

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  31. Swiss Super League MD 30

    Tuesday July 28

    20:30 FC Zürich - FC Sion
    Stefan Horisberger - Jean-Yves Wicht, Jonas Erni - David Huwiler
    [Sascha Kever, Raffael Zeder]

    This match was originally scheduled for Saturday July 11 but it was postponed due a few FC Zürich Players tested positive for the virus.

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  32. Republic of Ireland League resumes 31st July

    Friday 31st July

    1745 Derry City vs Sligo Rovers
    Paul Mclaughlin(FIFA)- Mark Gavin- Darragh Keegan- Damien Macgraith

    1945 Dundalk vs St Patrick's
    Rob Harvey(FIFA)- Wayne McDonnell-Rob Clarke- Derek Tomney

    Saturday 1st August
    Shelbourne vs Waterford
    1400 Ben Connolly-Allen Lynch- Emmet Dynan-Alan Carey

    Shamrock Rovers vs Finn Harps
    1700 Neil Doyle (FIFA)- Darren Carey-Brian Fenlon- Adriano Reale

    Sunday 2nd August
    1700 Cork City vs Bohemian
    Sean Grant - Trevor Cotter- Eoin Harte- Ray Matthews

    Monday 3rd August
    St Patrick's vs Derry City
    1945 Rob Hennessy(FIFA) - Emmett Dynan-Shane O'Brien - Ben Connolly

    Tuesday 4th August
    1745 Finn Harps vs Shelbourne
    Damien Macgraith- Alan Sherlock- Declan Toland- Michael Connolly

    1945 Sligo vs Waterford
    Derek Tomney- Rob Clarke- Darren Corcoran- Marc Lynch


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  33. Italy Serie A Round 37

    Tuesday 28 July

    19:30 Parma - Atalanta
    Luca Pairetto - Stefano Alassio - Pasquale Capaldo - Gianluca Aureliano
    [Luigi Nasca - Giorgio Schenone]

    21:45 Inter - Napoli
    Paolo Valeri - Stefano Del Giovane - Emanuele Prenna - Alessandro Prontera
    [Massimiliano Irrati - Mauro Galetto]

    Wednesday 29 July

    19:30 Hellas Verona - Spal
    Simone Sozza (Serie B referee) - Filippo Meli - Daniele Marchi - Riccardo Ros
    [Antonio Giua - Matteo Passeri]

    19:30 Lazio - Brescia
    Luca Massimi (Serie B) - Valentino Fiorito - Vito Mastrodonato - Marco Guida
    [Aleandro Di Paolo - Salvatore Longo]

    19:30 Sampdoria - Milan
    Fabrizio Pasqua - Luca Mondin - Pasquale De Meo - Gianluca Manganiello
    [Davide Massa - Alessandro Lo Cicero]

    19:30 Sassuolo - Genoa
    Fabio Maresca - Alberto Tegoni - Valerio Colarossi - Rosario Abisso
    [Michael Fabbri - Filippo Valeriani]

    19:30 Udinese - Lecce
    Daniele Orsato - Lorenzo Manganelli - Alessandro Giallatini - Federico La Penna
    [Piero Giacomelli - Daniele Bindoni]

    21:45 Cagliari - Juventus
    Davide Ghersini (Serie B) - Alessio Tolfo - Niccolo Pagliardini - Valerio Marini
    [Maurizio Mariani - Giacomo Paganessi]

    21:45 Fiorentina - Bologna
    Marco Di Bello - Domenico Rocca - Orlando Pagnotta - Daniele Doveri
    [Gianpaolo Calvarese - Rodolfo Di Vuolo]

    21:45 Turin - Roma
    Marco Piccinini - Sergio Ranghetti - Tarcisio Villa - Juan Luca Sacchi
    [Luca Banti - Mauro Vivenzi]

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  34. Latvia

    /Referee observer - Delegate/

    Wednesday 29th July

    18:00 RFS - Valmiera FC
    Artis Ķēniņš - Andrejs Kolosovs, Artūrs Šakurovs - Jevgenijs Keziks
    /Andrejs Sipailo (UEFA, if I'm not wrong) - ?/

    Thursday 30th July

    18:00 FK Tukums 2000/TSS - FK Ventspils
    Jevgēnijs Vasjukovs - Eduards Borisevičs, Nikita Ivlevs - Artis Ķēniņš
    /Sergejs Braga - ?/

    18:00 BFC Daugavpils - FK Jelgava
    Mareks Ķere - Arnis Lemkins, Aleksejs Griščenko - Ivars Caune
    /Jurijs Popovičenko - ?/

    18:00 FK Metta - FK Liepāja
    Artūrs Vītoliņš - Haralds Gudermanis, Valdis Koritko - Kristaps Ratnieks
    /Aldis Bērziņš - ?/

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  35. Croatian Cup Final

    Swedish Cup Final

    Saturday 1st August

    20:30 Rijeka-Lokomotiva
    Tihomir Pejin - Goran Pataki, Goran Perica - Marko Matoc
    [Goran Gabrilo, Tomislav Petrović]

    Observer will be Božo Mamić. This is his last match as observer since he is retiring due to age of 70 which is a limit in Croatia for observers. Congratulations to him, last five years regular top observer in Croatian league, before that more than 10 years member of Referees Committee.

    Regarding Pejin, hmmm.... I must say I am surprised, I have never expected him. I think that Cup final should be a deserved appointment and based on what we have seen this season I think Pejin did not deserve it, he was IMO unconvincing in many games this season including the first ever official match with VAR in Croatia where he whistled three penalties, all after VAR intervention and on field review. Even his matches in after-corona time were not so interesting or important as you would expect for FIFA referee.
    I must say I am very surprised if not shocked with this appointment and based on showed during entire season totaly undeserved IMO. Strukan, Batinic, Zebec and Matoc would be more logical choices...

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    1. I am surprised as well with appointment of Tihomir Pejin. His performance in Varazdin - Hajduk was worst referee performance this season in all matches. Duje Strukan was only logical choice, but ok, good luck to Pejin

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    2. I agree with you partially.

      However, if we consider that Zebec and Batinic are out because they got last 2 finals, Jovic is from Zagreb, Bebek from Rijeka and Pajac out for obvious reason, we are left with 2 elite group names: Pejin and Strukan.

      Strukan would be a better choice, but I am not too surprised that they chose Pejin, he clearly has support after his flaws in form and he is one of 2 candidates, as I said.

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  36. We have what probably is the first ever technical mistake with the new LotG. In the Norwegian 1st division match between Sandnes and Ullensaker, Sandnes were allowed to make 5 substitutions on 5 different occasions, including two tactical substitutions in extra time. Sandnes won the game 2-1, Ullensaker has filed a formal protest.

    Referee: Svein Tore Sinnes
    4th official: Ola Kellerhals

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    1. Incredible! How can two referees at the top level have such poor knowledge of the laws of the game! Especially the fourth official, who has as one of his only tasks to make sure that substitutions are carried out correctly.

      At least in my country (Serbia), a mistake like this would result in a long suspension and certain demotion at the end of the season, at least for the fourth official. Can someone keep us updated on the status/games of Sinnes and Kellerhals?

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    2. According to sofascore, the home team made 5 substitutions in total and away team made 4, each on different occasion. However, a substitution at half time does not count in the "3 occasions rule" so the only mistake was allowing the last substitution in 96'. I wouldnt make drama out of it really, it was in 96' and there were 5 added minutes so the influence was really minimal.

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    3. and it is not a top level but 2nd level in Norway, Eliteserien is the top league.

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    4. In Serbia you wouldnt be demoted or anything. Refereees are doing whatever they went and never gets suspendend or demoted. There was only 1 demote in last 5 yeara.

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    5. Dont you get an extra substitution opportunity for extra time added on?

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    6. Whether no mistakes or one mistake was made regarding substitutions in this match, depends on the following:
      => if the competition organisers have applied only the first of the two parts of the temporary amendment, then a mistake was made by allowing the 90+6' substitutions;
      => if the competition organisers have applied both of the two parts of the temporary amendment, then no mistakes were made regarding substitutions (and in that case I would like to give a recommendation to Ullensaker and both Anonymous commenters - read the relevant part of the LotG before saying things like you said).

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    7. "Extra time" here refers to 2x15 minutes. This was not played in this game, thus this is obviously a technical mistake and the match should be replayed. Competition organisers can not under any circumstances allow substitutions in more than three stoppages + half time.

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    8. Can anyone from Norway clarify whether the Norway FA considered it as a technical mistake or provided any explanation?

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    9. @Anonymous (22:58) Of course. I'm sorry - I thought that there was extra time in that match because Forlan wrote 96', not 90+6' (but of course, there are no extra times in regular seasons...). My mistake, disregard that reply.
      So, yes, a mistake was mede by allowing the 90+6' substitution.
      But under no circumstances does that mean that the match should be replayed. Nothing in the LotG says that. If the competition's regulations require that, it's ridiculous (I don't think they do). It is the same as with offsides - you do not replay a match just because a factually incorrect offside decision has been made.

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    10. From Norway here. Ullensaker/Kisa has quite rightly filed a protest that's being handled by the Norwegian FA (NFF). For the game to be replayed, the disciplinary board must be satisfied that it could have impacted the result of the game (in my opinion they will find that it hasn't). No other statement has been given from the FA.

      Svein Tore Sinnes refereed again today, in the main game of the round, however, he was already appointed before the mistake on Monday.

      Ola Kellerhals hasn't been reappointed as a fourth official for any game in the coming period, but he has a big game tomorrow in the 2nd division, also appointed before the mistake. It would be a shame if this hampers his progress, he's been a 2nd division referee for many years without being promoted, even being surpassed by his younger brother Mischa who was promoted to the 2nd division after him. This year is his last chance, and he is one of the top contenders for promotion.

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  37. 2020 Kosovo Cup Final

    Wednesday 29th July

    17:45 FC Prishtina - FC Ballkani
    Genc Nuza - Fatlum Berisha, Edmond Zeqiri - Bujar Selimaj

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  38. Andorran Cup Final (Copa Constitucio)

    Wednesday 29th July

    20:30 Inter Club d'Escaldes - FC Santa Coloma
    Bruno Parente Fernandes - Joan Guiu Serra, Rui Miguel Maciel Queiros - Jonatan Maximiliano Vallejos

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  39. Bosnian Premier League, 1st round appointments
    https://www.nfsbih.ba/vijesti/nogomet-m/premijer-liga-bih/m-tel-premijer-liga-bih-2020-21/

    Only one FIFA R (Petrovic - 3rd), FIFA AR: Dujak, Lazic, Udovicic, Macic.

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  40. OT: I dont know if you remember what Elleray said why Taylor was appointed for the second FA cup final although it is unwritten rule that you may be apppinted to FA cup final as a referee only once. To remind you:
    A significant part of the cup final appointment is the opportunity to share this - the English refereeing pinnacle - with partners, family, friends and those who have been an important part of their long journey to the final," said FA referees’ committee chairman David Elleray.

    “Sadly, this year’s final will be very different and will be held without all these elements in an empty stadium.

    "With this in mind, the committee decided it would be unfair to appoint someone who has not yet done the final and have, instead, appointed Anthony Taylor to his second FA Cup final.”

    What do you think, is there a chance that Rosetti will apply the same logic in Champions and Europa league and for the finals appoint referees who already were appointed to one of the finals? As I earlier said, Elleray's explanation makes sense to me and now I'm wondering if Rosetti is thinking the same? If yes, I can totaly imagine Cakir in Champions League final, to be honest he deserved second final since he is usualy know as the semi-finals referees and he got only two finals if so far if I remember well (CL 2015, Club WC 2012) despite the fact that he is one of the best referees of all time.

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    1. I hope, Rosetti won`t use this practice in UCL and UEL finals

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    2. The argument by Elleray can be definitely valid if we try to imagine a referee at his first CL / EL final, but without fans. An extra-ordinary achievement in a career, but without the real atmosphere one could expect. Unfair under some points of view. So - but in my opinion ONLY FOR THIS REASON - one could agree with Elleray.
      However, at the same time we can't know when it will be possible to have again fans at stadium, so it is without doubts a very difficult topic.
      Regarding other arguments, I'm against this choice because I think there should be always a new name available for a final, this means that there has been a very good development work with referees.
      Let's see what Rosetti will decide.

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    3. Well, if Rosetti decide to put in the middle the ref who was already in CL final, for me top favorite is Kuipers. Last season probbably, then very good performances, so I expect him. If that would not be the same rer, I predict Orsato or Lahoz.

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    4. Kuipers has against him the argument that he already officiated two Europa League finals,in this case let's selected at least a referee who never officiated another final twice before...

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    5. Cakir will be in Portugal, no in Germany
      So he can be the first referee to referee 2 UCL finals, but no handling UEL final

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    6. I highly disagree with this idea. In your country you have the chance to whistle a final in every year during your (long) career. A final in your country can be a reward for your entire career (even if your form is not so good), which is not the case in Europe, where the top form is more important. So, what I want to say is that in Europe you have your "moment", which could come only once in a lifetime. Lets's say this year Lahoz has his "moment". So, he should whistle the CL final because you never know what will happen next year. Maybe Real or Barca will be in the final, maybe a injury will occur, maybe Lahoz will make some mistakes during the next edition. It's impossible to know. So, I repeat, I highly disagree with this idea. With or without spectators, a final is a final.

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  41. Kateryna Monzul appointed to UEFA Women`s Champions League finals, which will take place from 21 to 30 August in Spain

    https://en.uaf.ua/article/39819

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  42. Latvia

    /Referee observer - Delegate/

    Thursday 30th July

    20:00 Riga FC - FK Spartaks
    Aleksandrs Anufrijevs - Deniss Ševčenko, Romans Platonovs - Vitālijs Spasjonņikovs
    /Vladimirs Direktorenko - ?/

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  43. MOLDOVA. DIVIZIA NATIONALA. MCd 7
    Friday. 31st July

    18.00 DACIA BUIUCANI - SPERANTA
    Ion BILEA - Denis BORISOV, Dumitru PONOMARENCO - Piotr STOIANOV

    20.30. MILSAMI - CODRU
    Valeriu MINCIUNA - Tudor BOLOGA, Victor LUCHITA- Viktor BUGENCO

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  44. All of the Round of Sixteen games from World Cup 2002:

    Game of the Round:
    Korea Republic – Italy, Byron Moreno

    More Interesting:
    Mexico – United States, Vítor Melo Pereira
    Sweden – Senegal, Ubaldo Aquino
    Spain – Ireland, Anders Frisk
    Brazil – Belgium, Peter Prendergast

    Less Interesting:
    Germany – Paraguay, Carlos Batres
    Japan – Turkey, Pierluigi Collina
    Denmark – England, Markus Merk

    Find all games here:

    World Cup 2002 Refereeing

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    1. Very interesting and hard work! Thanks, Mikael!

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    2. Since anonymous comments are not allowed on WC2002 blog, I will leave my match comment here. You mentioned something along the lines of "FIFA was pleased with Moreno before Totti's red card". Is that something you know for sire or just a supposition?

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    3. *for sure

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    4. Well I don't know *for sure* but a reliable source told me that, yes.

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    5. So, FIFA was OK with forgiving the red card(s) for Korean players, but not with Totti's sending off? Interesting!

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  45. ”Taça de Portugal” Final (Portuguese Cup)

    Saturday 1st August

    20:45 SL Benfica - FC Porto
    Artur Soares Dias - Rui Licínio, Paulo Soares - Manuel Mota
    [Hugo Miguel, João Pinheiro, André Campos]

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  46. Italy Serie A Last Gameweek

    Saturday 1 August

    18:00 Brescia - Sampdoria
    Michael Fabbri - Edoardo Raspollini - Alessio Saccenti - Eugenio Abbattista
    [Antonio Giua - Filippo Valeriani]

    20:45 Atalanta - Inter
    Piero Giacomelli - Giorgio Peretti - Daniele Bindoni - Daniele Doveri
    [Luigi Nasca - Luca Mondin]

    20:45 Juventus - Roma
    Gianluca Rocchi - Giorgio Schenone - Giacomo Paganessi - Daniele Orsato
    [Luca Banti - Filippo Meli]

    20:45 Milan - Cagliari
    Marco Serra (Serie B referee) - Lorenzo Gori - Pasquale Cangiano - Luca Pairetto
    [Gianluca Manganiello - Mauro Galetto]

    20:45 Napoli - Lazio
    Gianpaolo Calvarese - Giovanni Baccini - Valerio Vecchi - Federico Dionisi
    [Aleandro Di Paolo - Pasquale De Meo]

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    1. Why Italian FIFA referees are not wearing their FIFA badges in Serie A?

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    2. It is unknown. Many times I asked for that, couldn't get answers. It is so by years in recent times.
      Juventus - Roma will be the last game for Gianluca Rocchi, you can see a very nice gesture by Orsato working as fourth official there, he never did this role in recent times by years. In Juventus - Roma some years ago (2014) Rocchi had a very controversial performance, with three and more crucial situations. So this appointment is also a very good opportunity to cancel this memory. The game is 100% without importance.
      Should be the last serie A match for Calvarese and Giacomelli as well, at their last possible season (10th) in serie A.

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  47. MOLDOVA. DIVIZIA NATIONALA. MD 7
    Saturday. 1st August

    FLORESTI SHERIFF
    Roman JITARI - Anatolie BODEAN(FIFA), Alexandru CIOCHINA - Dumitru MUNTEAN(FIFA)

    PETROCUB - SFINTUL GHEORGHE
    Stanislav LEU - Victor MARDARI(FIFA), Vadim VICOL - Gabriel TUPICICA

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  48. Italy Serie B Last Gameweek
    Friday 31 July

    21:00 Ascoli - Benevento
    Ivano Pezzuto - Filippo Bercigli - Alessio Berti - Ermanno Feliciani

    21:00 Chievo Verona - Pescara
    Juan Luca Sacchi - Marco Scatragli - Domenico Palermo - Paride Tremolada

    21:00 Cosenza - Juve Stabia
    Gianluca Aureliano - Andrea Tardino - Vito Mastrodonato - Giovanni Ayroldi

    21:00 Cremonese - Pordenone
    Niccolo' Baroni - Davide Miele - Riccardo Annaloro - Matteo Gariglio

    21:00 Virtus Entella - Cittadella
    Antonio Rapuano - Pietro Dei Guidici - Giuseppe Perrotti - Matteo Marcenaro

    21:00 Frosinone - Pisa
    Manuel Volpi - Alessandro Cipressa - Thomas Ruggieri - Livio Marinelli

    21:00 Livorno - Empoli
    Daniele Minelli - Francesco Fiore - Luigi Lanotte - Francesco Carrione

    21:00 Salernitana - Spezia
    Valerio Marini - Michele Grossi - Robert Avalos - Lorenzo Illuzzi

    21:00 Trapani - Crotone
    Riccardo Ros - Salvatore Affatato - Michele Lombardi - Daniele Rutella

    21:00 Venezia - Perugia
    Francesco Fourneau - Vittorio Di Gioia - Fabrizio Lombardo - Lorenzo Maggioni

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  49. Swiss Super League MD 35

    Friday July 31

    20:30 FC Lugano - Servette
    Fedayi San - Jan Köbeli, Mirko Bürgi - Luca Piccolo
    [Adrien Jaccottet, Vital Jobin]

    20:30 FC Luzern - FC Zürich
    Sandro Schärer - Bekim Zogaj, Devis Dettamanti - Sven Wolfensberger
    [Esther Staubli, Nikolaj Hänni]

    20:30 FC Sion - Young Boys
    Lionel Tschudi - Marco Zürcher, Pascal Hirzel - Luca Cibelli
    [Stephan Klossner, David Schärli]

    20:30 FC St Gallen - Xamax
    Lukas Fähndrich - Jonas Erni, Benjamin Zürcher - Nico Gianforte
    [Sascha Kever, Mirel Turkes]

    20:30 FC Thun - FC Basel
    Alain Bieri - Matthias Sbrissa, Christopher Chaillet - Anojen Kanagasingam
    [Stefan Horisberger, Alessandro Dudic]

    Swiss Super League MD 36

    Monday August 3

    20:30 Young Boys - FC St Gallen
    Sandro Schärer - Stéphane De Almeida, Sertac Kurnazca - Alessandro Dudic
    [Stephan Klossner, Mirel Turkes]

    20:30 FC Basel - FC Luzern
    Urs Schnyder - Marco Zürcher, Benjamin Zürcher - Esther Staubli
    [Lionel Tschudi, Luca Cibelli]

    20:30 FC Zürich - FC Thun
    Fedayi San - Bekim Zogaj, Jonas Erni - Anojen Kanagasingam
    [Sascha Kever, Luca Piccolo]

    20:30 Xamax - FC Lugano
    Stéphanie Frappart - Mikael Berchebru, Mathieu Grosbost - Johannes von Mandach
    [Alain Bieri, Jan Köbeli]

    20:30 Servette - FC Sion
    Adrien Jaccottet - Vital Jobin, Matthias Sbrissa - Nicolas Jancevski
    [Stefan Horisberger, Nikolaj Hänni]

    https://www.football.ch/sfv/schiedsrichter/news/esther-staubli-und-susanne-kueng-fuer-das-uwcl-finalturnier-aufgeboten.aspx

    Esther Staubli and Susanne Küng have been selected for the UEFA Women Champions League Tournament in Spain in August 2020

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  50. Croatian football federation announced that Ivana Martincic as REF and Sanja Rodak-Karsic as AR are appointed for Champions League final tournament. It is also said that ten referees have been appointed for the tournament. I guess the same number of referees could be appointed for men CL and EL.

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  51. Apparently, Atkinson got another domestic final in England next week!

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    1. I think he has had a poor season this season.

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  52. Italy Serie A Last Gameweek
    Sunday 02 August

    18:00 Spal - Fiorentina
    Alessandro Prontera (Serie B referee) - Manuel Robilotta - Gianluca Sechi - Simone Sozza
    [Marco Piccinini - Alessandro Lo Cicero]

    20:45 Bologna - Torino
    Antonio Di Martino (Serie B) - Luigi Rossi - Mattia Scarpa - Rosario Abisso
    [Paolo Valeri - Stefano Del Giovane]

    20:45 Genoa - Hellas Verona
    Massimiliano Irrati - Ciro Carbone - Alessandro Costanzo - Federico La Penna
    [Paolo Mazzoleni - Sergio Ranghetti]

    20:45 Lecce - Parma
    Maurizio Mariani - Fabiano Preti - Salvatore Longo - Marco Di Bello
    [Fabio Maresca - Valentino Fiorito]

    20:45 Sassuolo - Udinese
    Daniel Amabile (Serie B) - Fabio Schirru - Marcello Rossi - Fabrizio Pasqua
    [Davide Massa - Alessio Tolfo]

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  53. Bulgarian Super Cup

    Sunday 2nd August

    20:30 PFC Ludogorets Razgrad - Lokomotiv Plovdiv
    Volen Chinkov - Deniz Sokolov, Dimitar Stoilov - Dragomir Draganov

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  54. FA Cup - Taylor (Attwell)
    26'
    Penalty and YC for Chelsea No.28 for SPA

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    1. 45'+4
      Wrong YC for Chelsea No.19

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    2. Wrong second YC for No.17 and small fracas with YCs for Arteta and Chelsea No.2

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    3. Also the Arsenal GK possibly handling outside the box, not seen a replay though. Not sure if it would be a RC so maybe VAR couldn't check it.

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  55. NOT a good second FA cup final performance from Taylor.

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    1. Jackson, I will upgrade your comment. DISASTER. First, second yellow for Kovacic not, red card for Gk of arsenal missed. I will exclude Clatts, Webb and Kavanagh, but English referees are really worst referees than any in top 5 leagues.I now see how Clatts missed on pitch.

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    2. Any thoughts on the Bellerin tackle on Christiansen in the lead up to the second goal???
      I thought defender was far quicker and clearly got the ball, while Bellerin slide in Christiansen and in my opinion it was a reckless tackle

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  56. https://streamable.com/zibesk
    The very final whistle for Gianluca Rocchi this evening in Juventus - Roma, after a long and oustanding career as referee, started in 1989!
    Thank you, Gianluca, for everything, and good luck for the future!

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    1. And he used fox 40 whsitle, that he use in most of his career, not valkeen.

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    2. Congratulations to Rocchi for a remarkable and successful career as top referee. Best wishes for his next steps!

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    3. Top class referee, I really liked watching him throughout his career. All the best to him in the future!

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    4. Always very emotional to see a referee blowing his final whistle, you could see it when he blew it!

      Thank you, Gianluca Rocchi for your services to football throughout the years! You can look back at a fantastic career! All the best for the future!

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    5. Good career!

      A brief dossier of the statistics I have collected:

      FIFA - 2008 - 2019

      Italian Serie A - 2005 - 2020 (debut - 16.05.2004)

      World Cup 2018: Portugal - Spain - 3:3; Japan - Senegal - 2:2; Brazil - Mexico - 2:0 (1/8)
      Olympic Games 2012: Brazil - Egypt - 3:2; Mexico - Japan - 3:1 (1/2)
      Confederations Cup 2017: Russia - Portugal - 0:1; Chile - Australia - 1:1
      Club World Cup 2018: River Plate - Al Ain - 2:2 (extra time), pen. 4:5 (1/2); Kasima Antlers - River Plate - 0:4 (for 3rd place)
      2017 UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid - Man.United - 2:1
      Final of Young CL-2019: Chelsea - Arsenal London - 4:1
      World Cup 2013 (U-17): UAE - Honduras - 1:2; Nigeria - Iraq - 5:0; Argentina - Mexico - 0:3 (1/2)

      Italian Super Cup 2013: Juventus - Lazio - 4:0
      Italian Cup Final 2016: Milan - Juventus - 0:1 (extra time)
      Saudi Arabia Cup Final 2013: Al-Hilal - Al-Nasr - 1:1 (extra time), pen. 4:2
      Armenian Cup Final 2015: Mika - Pyunik - 1:3

      The best Referee in Italy (Giovanni Mauro Prize) - 2009
      The best referee of the Italian Serie A (Oscar del calcio) - 2017/18; 2018/19

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    6. Another video, full tribute at final whistle:
      https://streamable.com/nit9xi

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    7. Grazie Gianluca for a emotional and very successful career!
      One of the best Italian referees of all time!
      All the best for the future!

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    8. Great career but I can't get Chelsea Ajax out of my head

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    9. Thank you for everything, Mr. Rocchi!

      Hopefully we will upload a short tribute post in the coming days.

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    10. Reffing the last game with a necklace :)

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    11. Excellent tribute by the players.

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  57. MOLDOVA. DIVIZIA NATIONALA. MD 7
    Sunday. 2nd August

    18.00 DINAMO AUTO - ZIMBRU
    Andrei COJOCARU- Vlad LIFCIU(FIFA), Anatolie BASIUL - Veaceslav BANARI(FIFA)

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  58. The French Syndicate of Referees (SAFE) reports that Benoît Bastien is appointed with his regular team in Saudi Arabia next week. Source: http://www.safe-arbitres.fr/Actualites-1/International-3371.html

    That very likely means that UEFA does not plan with Benoît Bastien in the upcoming EL or CL matches (a shame, because after a really convincing performance in Salzburg-Frankfurt, he would actually deserve a CL R16 debut).

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    1. I guess that is not illogical not to rely on him, because it is better IMO to appoint a referee in his CL R16 debut in a first leg game. I think the committee could have make room for him in a EL QF though, regarding his recent convincing performances (e.g. Salzburg-Frankfurt as you point)

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  59. 2020/21 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Preliminary Round
    (All games to be played at Centre sportif de Colovray in Nyon, Switzerland)

    Semi-Finals

    Wednesday 8th August

    15:00
    SS Tre Fiori FC (SMR) - Linfield FC (NIR)
    Referee: Balázs Berke (HUN)
    Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Szert (HUN)
    Assistant Referee 2: Theodoros Georgiou (HUN)
    Fourth Official: Gergő Bogár (HUN)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
    UEFA Delegate: Frédéric Veraghaenne (BEL)

    18:00
    KF Drita (KOS) - Inter Club d'Escaldes (AND)
    Referee: Robert Ian Jenkins (WAL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Ian Bird (WAL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Lewiss Ross Edwards (WAL)
    Fourth Official: John Andrew Jones (WAL)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
    UEFA Delegate: Frédéric Veraghaenne (BEL)

    Final

    Saturday 11th August

    18:00
    SF 2 - SF 1
    Referee: Ioánnis Papadópoulos (GRE)
    Assistant Referee 1: Konstantinos Nikolaḯdis (GRE)
    Assistant Referee 2: Vasílios Nikolakákis (GRE)
    Fourth Official: Evángelos Manoúchos (GRE)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
    UEFA Delegate: Frédéric Veraghaenne (BEL)

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    1. Thanks!

      I think Berke will be a big name in the future - he is perfectly suited to the current optic of UEFA/FIFA Refereeing. His 're-promotion' to NB1 seems a shrewd move by MLSZ.

      You can find Refereeing Highlights of the last CLQ Prelims (McNabb, San, Skoulás) in one of our older HL posts :).

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    2. What did you mean by "re-promotion to NB1"?

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    3. I recalled him being demoted?

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  60. All of the Quarterfinal games from World Cup 2002:

    England - Brazil, Felipe Ramos Rizo
    Germany - United States, Hugh Dallas

    Spain - Korea Republic, Gamal Al-Ghandour
    Senegal - Turkey, Óscar Ruiz

    Are available now:
    World Cup 2002

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