Tuesday, 17 November 2020

2021 UEFA Under-21 Championship Appointments (November 2020)

 Find below the appointments for November's matches in Under-21 EURO Qualification.


Group 2
12 November 2020, 11:00 CET - M. Meskhi I Stadium, Tbilisi 
GEORGIA - SLOVAKIA
Referee: Gergo Bogár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Péter Garai (HUN)
Fourth Official: Bence Csonka (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dejan Filipović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Maris Verpakovskis (LVA)

Group 1
12 November 2020, 14:15 CET - Víkingsvöllur, Reykjavik 
ICELAND - ITALY
Referee: Ioannis Papadopoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasileios Nikolakakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Konstantinos Nikolaidis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Athanasios Tzilos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Carlsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: David Pugh (ENG)

Group 4
12 November 2020, 16:00 CET - Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh 
SCOTLAND - CROATIA
Referee: Michael Fabbri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Giorgio Peretti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Valerio Colarossi (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer:  Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Jeroen Roest (NED)

Group 6
12 November 2020, 18:30 CET - Netanya Stadium, Netanya 
ISRAEL - NORTH MACEDONIA
Referee: Viktor Kopiievskyi (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Viktor Matyash (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleksandr Zhukov (UKR)
Fourth Official: Denys Shurman (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Pascal Garibian (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Ilona Tkach (BLR)

Group 2
12 November 2020, 19:00 CET - Arena Thun, Thun 
SWITZERLAND - AZERBAIJAN
Referee: Kaspar Sjöberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Magnusson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Max Robin Wilde (SWE)
Fourth Official: Victor Volf (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Kremer (LUX)

Group 6
12 November 2020, 19:00 CET - Estadio Municipal de Marbella "Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas", Marbella 
SPAIN - FAROE ISLANDS
Referee: Admir Šehović (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Amer Macić (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Goran Dujak (BIH)
Fourth Official: Haris Kaljanac (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Karel Vidlák.(CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (FRA)

Group 7
12 November 2020, 20:30 CET - Estádio Portimão, Portimão 
PORTUGAL - BELARUS
Referee: Fedayi San SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Stéphane De Almeida (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Benjamin Zürcher (SUI)
Fourth Official: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Róbert Agnarsson (ISL)

Group 2
12 November 2020, 20:45 CET - Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz 
LIECHTENSTEIN - FRANCE
Referee:  Morten Krogh (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Niels Høg (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jesper Dahl (DEN)
Fourth Official: Aydin Uslu (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Targo Kaldoja (EST)

Group 1
13 November 2020, 16:00 CET - Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca 
ARMENIA - SWEDEN
Referee: Marcel Birsan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vladimir Urzica (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihai Marica (ROU)
Fourth Official: Marian Alexandru Barbu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Michalis Mitas (CYP)

Group 8
13 November 2020, 17:00 CET - Centenary Stadium, Ta' Qali 
MALTA - UKRAINE
Referee: Pavel Rejzek (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Patak (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Radek Kotik (CZE)
Fourth Official: Zbynek Proske (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jon Skjervold (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Gilles Petitmangin (FRA)

Group 4
13 November 2020, 17:30 CET - LFF Stadionas, Vilnius
LITHUANIA - SAN MARINO 
Referee: Dzmitry Dzmitryieu (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dzianis Yemelyanchykau (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Anton Ihnatsiuk (BLR)
Fourth Official: Viktar Shymusik (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Milan Karadžić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Łukasz Sojski (POL)

Group 3
13 November 2020, 18:00 CET - Samsun Yeni 19 Mayıs Stadium, Samsun 
TURKEY - AUSTRIA 
Referee: Balázs Berke (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Theodoros Georgiou (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Gergő Vígh-Tarsony (HUN)
Fourth Official: Péter Solymosi (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luc Wouters (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Viacheslav Semenov (RUS)

Group 4
13 November 2020, 18:00 CET - Stadio Apostolos Nikolaidis, Athens 
GREECE - CZECH REPUBLIC 
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Pascal Hirzel (SUI) 
Fourth Official: Stefan Horisberger (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Emmanuelle Puttaert (BEL)

Group 9
13 November 2020, 18:00 CET - Racecourse Ground, Wrexham 
WALES - MOLDOVA
Referee: Loukas Sotiriou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 1: Charalampos Georgiou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicos Egglezou (CYP)
Fourth Official: Kyriakos Christodoulou (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Andrew Shaw (ENG)

Group 3
13 November 2020, 19:00 CET - Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri, Pristina 
KOSOVO - ALBANIA
Referee: Nathan Verboomen (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Hillaert (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2:  Ruben Wyns (BEL)
Fourth Official: Lothar D'Hondt (BEL) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Yuri Baskakov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Vasko Dojcinovski (MKD)

Group 7
13 November 2020, 19:00 CET - Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar 
Match Annulled on mutual agreement, fixture without sporting impact nor influence in the particular group.
GIBRALTAR - NORWAY
UEFA Delegate: Leonid Kaloshin (RUS)

Group 3
13 November 2020, 20:30 CET - Molineux, Wolverhampton 
ENGLAND - ANDORRA
Referee: Sigurd Kringstad (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Geir Oskar Isaksen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Anders Olav Dale (NOR)
Fourth Official: Marius Hansen Grøtta (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mark Steven Whitby (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Peter Lundström (FIN)

Group 1
15 November 2020, 13:30 CET - Tallaght Stadium (Dublin)
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - ICELAND
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Fourth Official: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ferry (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Jan Korinek (CZE)

Group 7
15 November 2020, 14:30 CET - Yanmar Stadium (Almere)
NETHERLANDS - BELARUS
Referee: Novak Simović (SRB) Jens Maae (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikola Djorović (SRB) Viktor Skytte (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Miloš Simović (SRB) Ole Kronlykke (DEN)
Fourth Official: Nenad Minaković (SRB) Sandi Putros (DEN) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Tis (BEL)

Group 1
15 November 2020, 17:30 CET - Stade Municipal de la Ville de Differdange (Differdange)
LUXEMBOURG - ITALY
Referee: Matthew De Gabriele (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Vella (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Christopher Francalanza (MLT)
Fourth Official: Malcolm Spiteri (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marinus Koopman (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Duncan Fraser (SCO)

Group 7
15 November 2020, 20:30 CET - Estádio Municipal da Bela Vista (Parchal)
PORTUGAL - CYPRUS 
Referee: Luca Barbeno (SMR)
Assistant Referee 1: Francesco Lunardon (SMR)
Assistant Referee 2: Gian Marco Ercolani (SMR) 
Fourth Official: Raffaele Delvecchio (SMR) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Albano Janku (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Kindle (LIE)

Group 2
16 November 2020, 21:00 CET - Stade Michel-d'Ornano (Caen)
FRANCE - SWITZERLAND 
Referee: Vitaliy Meshkov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Alexey Lunev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitry Safyan (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vladimir Moskalev (RUS) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Vlado Svilokos (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Johny Vanspauwen (BEL) 

Group 6
17 November 2020, 12:00 CET - Kazhimukan Munaitpasov Stadium, Shymkent
KAZAKHSTAN - FAROE ISLANDS 
Referee: Visar Kastrati (KOS) Lazar Lukić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Edmond Zeqiri (KOS) Darkhan Tulegenov (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 2: Besnik Morina (KOS) Ilashbek Orunbayev (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Burim Jahmurataj (KOS) Furkat Atazhanov (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleh Chykun (BLR)
UEFA Delegate: Felix Grigore (ROU)

Group 6
17 November 2020, 13:30 CET - FFM Training Centre, Skopje
NORTH MACEDONIA - MONTENEGRO
Referee: Christopher Jäger (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Riedel (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Obritzberger (AUT)
Fourth Official: Markus Hameter (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitković (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Igor Radojičić (SRB)

Group 8
17 November 2020, 15:00 CET - Centenary Stadium, Ta' Qali
MALTA - FINLAND
Referee: Nikola Popov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Georgi Todorov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Angelov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer:  João Francisco Lopes Ferreira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Scilla Gennaro (ITA)

Group 2
17 November 2020, 17:00 CET - FC Nitra Stadium, Nitra
SLOVAKIA - LIECHTENSTEIN 
Referee: Nicolas Laforge (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Florian Lemaire (BEL)
Fourth Official: Jan Boterberg (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Volodymyr Petrov (UKR) Mika Peltola (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: István Huszár (HUN)

Group 3
17 November 2020, 17:00 CET - Samsun Yeni 19 Mayıs Stadium, Samsun
TURKEY - KOSOVO
Referee: Aleksei Matyunin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitri Mosyakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksei Vorontsov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Borissov Lekov (BUL)

Group 4
17 November 2020, 17:00 CET - Stadio Apostolos Nikolaidis, Athens
GREECE - SCOTLAND
Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Aurélien Drouet (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephan Luzi (FRA)
Fourth Official: Jérémie Pignard (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Boris Stankov (BUL)

Group 4
17 November 2020, 17:00 CET - Stadion Aldo Drosina, Pula
CROATIA - LITHUANIA
Referee: Ian McNabb (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Georgios Argyropoulos (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Nethery (NIR)
Fourth Official: Lee Philip Tavinder (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Simone Trefoloni (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Márton Esterházy (HUN)

Group 5
17 November 2020, 17:30 CET - Stadion Miejski Łodz, Łodz
POLAND - LATVIA 
Referee: Dragan Petrović (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Sreten Udovičić (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Damir Lazić (BIH)
Fourth Official: Luka Bilbija (BIH) Haris Kaljanac (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jens Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)

Group 5
17 November 2020, 17:30 CET - Slavia, Sofia
BULGARIA - ESTONIA
Referee: Walter Altmann (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Gutschi (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Gamper (AUT)
Fourth Official: Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bertrand Layec (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Nikola Kostov (MKD)

Group 8
17 November 2020, 17:30 CET - Kolos, Kovalivka 
UKRAINE - NORTHERN IRELAND
Referee: Rauf Jabarov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Elshad Abdullayev (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Parvin Talibov (AZE)
Fourth Official: Elchin Masiyev (AZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Pavel Saliy (KAZ)
UEFA Delegate: Bert Andersson (SWE) Vakhtang Bzikadze (GEO)

Group 9
17 November 2020, 18:15 CET - Olimpijski Stadion Asim Ferhatović, Sarajevo 
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - BELGIUM 
Referee: Yigal Frid (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Nati Dotan (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Matityahu Yakobov (ISR)
Fourth Official: Erez Papir (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jon Skjervold (NOR) 
UEFA Delegate: Florian Prunea (ROU)

Group 9
17 November 2020, 18:15 CET - Eintracht Stadion, Braunschweig 
GERMANY - WALES 
Referee: Arman Ismuratov (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 1: Aidyn Tassybayev (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 2: Denis Labashov (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolai Ivanov (RUS) 
UEFA Delegate: Álvaro Albino (POR)

Group 6
17 November 2020, 18:45 CET - Estadio Municipal de Marbella "Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas", Marbella 
SPAIN - ISRAEL
Referee: Mario Zebec (CRO) Rohit Saggi (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Borut Križarić (CRO) Geir Isaksen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Vedran Ðurak (CRO) Anders Olav Dale (NOR)
Fourth Official: Dario Kulušic (CRO) Marius Hansen Grøtta (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Sabine Bonnin (FRA) 

Group 8
17 November 2020, 19:30 CET - Stadionul Ilie Oană , Ploiești 
ROMANIA - DENMARK
Referee: Goga Kikacheishvili (GEO)
Assistant Referee 1: David Chigogidze (GEO)
Assistant Referee 2: Giorgi Elikashvili (GEO)
Fourth Official: Aleko Aptsiauri (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michal Beneš (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Lyon (GIB)

Group 3
17 November 2020, 20:25 CET - Molineux, Wolverhampton
ENGLAND - ALBANIA
Referee: Alain Bieri (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Marco Zürcher (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Didier Dubrit (SUI)
Fourth Official: Alessandro Dudic (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Thomas Ross (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Iain Blair (SCO) 

Group 3
17 November 2020, 20:25 CET - Keine Sorgen Arena, Ried-innkreis
AUSTRIA - ANDORRA 
Referee: Manfredas Lukjancukas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mangirdas Mirauskas (LTU)
Fourth Official: Mindaugas Jackus (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mika Peltola (FIN) Volodymyr Petrov (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Robert Kispál (HUN)

Group 1
18 November 2020, 17:30 CET - Stade Rue Henri Dunant , Beggen
LUXEMBOURG - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 
Referee: Kaarlo Oskari Hämäläinen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Sami Nykänen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Veli-Matti Leppänen (FIN)
Fourth Official: Mohammed Al-emara (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Thibault De Gendt (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Are Habicht (EST)

Group 1
18 November 2020, 17:30 CET - Arena Garibaldi, Pisa
ITALY - SWEDEN
Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Neil Davies (ENG)
Fourth Official: Andrew Madley (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)
UEFA Delegate: Łukasz Wachowski (POL)

Group 7
18 November 2020, 20:30 CET - Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimão
PORTUGAL - NETHERLANDS
Referee: Nicholas Walsh (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Potter (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Ross Macleod (SCO)
Fourth Official: David Munro (SCO) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Antonio Damato (ITA) 
UEFA Delegate: Jenni Kennedy (ENG)

35 comments:

  1. Sandro Schärer in Portugal-France UNL ?

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    1. I think, he should get a break after last three weeks in club competitions and NL on MD1&3.

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  2. I’m interesting to see the international appointments of the Scottish referees. Collum with three 7.9 marks in a row in Russia, Liege and Prague. I didn’t see his match on Thursday but this was a sensible appointment to build confidence after also having indifferent performances at home too.

    Madden had a low key match between Slovenia and Greece and following a good performance in champions league last week I expect a better test.

    Beaton performed will in Croatia v Sweden, which was a surprise appointment but should be appointed again to follow up that showing.

    Clancy Robertson and Walsh could all have a match but I think time is running out for Clancy to make the step to category 1 and the other two will likely move past him.

    I also heard that Hugh Dallas is having a bigger impact again in Scotland via his good friend, average referee and regularly appointed Uefa observer William Young, who is head of the referee committee. This is worrying as it’s always been suggested that Dallas rewards personal relationships with his family ahead of performance, like the continued support of Collum and more recently placing Douglas Ross in Collums team to fit his schedule, at the expense of other performing assistants. I’m sure it does have its benefits having an MP as a friend. There are many other examples of favouritism where surely performance should prevail, though these behaviours seem consistent with how Uefa are operating at the moment.

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    1. If I am not mistaken, Ross was not appointed by UEFA in the last two weeks, after it was revealed that he used his AR picture in a political manifesto.

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    2. ET, just curious, how do you know about the marks given to Collum? Are they publicly availible, do you have them from a private source or just your own guess? Just interested in their availibility ��

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  3. Group 4
    12 November 2020, 16:00 CET - Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh (SCO)
    SCOTLAND - CROATIA
    Referee: Michael Fabbri (ITA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Giorgio Peretti (ITA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Valerio Colarossi (ITA)
    Fourth Official: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
    UEFA Delegate: Jeroen Roest (NED)

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  4. A few moments from Belarus were discussed earlier in this blog. The refereeing department of the Belarusian Football Federation commented on the discussion moments of the last matchday. All decisions were recognised as correct.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyFv-y1IuJQ
    0:55-1:10
    1:46-2:06
    3:23-3:45
    6:33-6:56
    9:08-9:35
    11:28-12:05
    13:19-13:56

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  5. Is there a reason why Gibraltar vs Norway U21 is cancelled?

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  6. The games of Armenia (against Sweden and Iceland) and Norway (against Giubraltar and Belarus) are cancelled. The games of Norway are useless, without any importance in final table. But the games of Iceland and Sweden are really important.

    For me it's really unbelievable that UEFA permitted something like this. Even in these days, with COVID.

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  7. Disappointed with Michael Fabbri with Scotland Croatia. Poor game management lost complete control of the game at times struggle to let game flow.

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    1. 2 RC's he showed.
      First one was spot on,2nd was harsh imo.
      No clear line, in some moments too easy with bookings, in other too lenient.

      Not consistent in his performance.

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  8. Fedayi San

    https://youtu.be/rk-VriXdMeo

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    1. 1st penalty a mistake IMO
      2nd one is correct.

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    2. Both penalties correct in my oppinion, ball is long in the air, it's the risk of the defender if his eye is not on the ball.

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    3. Both penalties correct IMO. Agree with David concerning first one : too many risks by defender to not follow the ball. Good decisions by Swiss ref.

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  9. Any information about Papadopoulos' performance???

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    1. No issues for Papadopoulos, normal game with no challenges

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  10. Jaccottet

    Big mistake in 1st RC

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  11. Greece Czech was not red card and not penalty

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  12. Hugh Dallas will observe Mario Zebec. The focus on Croatian referees goes on.

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    1. Maybe Dallas just wanted to spend few days in Marbella ... (joke !)

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    2. It makes sense because few days ago one former Croatian referee said that Zebec will be "100% promoted this winter". It was in informal interview so not official information, but still I suppose he knows the situation well.

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  13. Very hard game to Barbeno!!
    Now ends 1st half

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  14. Some changes, Zebec removed from Spain - Israel, now Saggi from Norway will handle it. Almost local officiating crew in Kazakhstan, only main referee from Serbia. If you spot other replacements, you can write about!

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    1. So now Saggi with Hugh Dallas

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    2. Oh my, such a bad luck if this should have been his final test.

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    3. I disagree with your conclusion. Uefa is serious organization. He will receive very very soon some chance. He doesn't have bad performance, he is maybe sick (COVID or some other reasons).

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    4. What was my "conclusion" that you dont agree with? That Zebec is unlucky to be unable (probably covid reasons) to officiate the match with an important observer?:)

      Btw, not so many games left until half-season category updates, especially for 3rd category.

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    5. I don't understand why UEFA would promote any referees from 3rd to 2nd in the winter, only revisions at that time are really so referees can handle CL KO stage games (that wasn't the case with Kovács, Vinčić and Grinfeld but). U17 / U19 Elite Rounds, Final Tournaments are important tests for 3rd Cat. referees considered for promotion.

      Zebec was quite a good ref when I watched him so if he avoids big mistakes in UEFA games he should go up (especially if he was on Dallas' radar). I guess Pajač is out after that Cup SF disaster and I don't know about you but I was never that convinced by Pejin?

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    6. Yes, you may be right, summer is when major changes happen usually.

      I dont know what you mean by "Pajač is out", but he had a very good game in Israel in CL qual. this summer (2 correct pk, very good body language) . He is a good referee and I believe he could recover fully and improve.

      Regarding Pejin, I agree.

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  15. POLAND - LATVIA
    Fourth Official: Haris Kaljanac

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  16. Terrible mistake from Goga Kikacheishvili in the Romania Denmark match, penalty awarded was a foul clearly outside of the penalty area it wasn't even close. As things stand Romania needs 1 point to qualify, this mistake can have big consequences

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  17. And red card for Danish guy is also not clear for me, very little contact. Though have to watch a replay in this one...

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    1. Referee in ROUDEN is Giorgi Vadachkoria and not Goga Kikacheishvili.

      DOGSO call is quite excellent in my view (probably too courageous actually) but indeed the penalty given is a very clear mistake.

      Nothing against either Georgian referee, but I think this game should have had a UEFA 2nd Cat.

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