Monday, 1 January 2018

New UEFA Assistant Referees for 2018

After having announced all the new referees on FIFA list for 2018, now it is assistant referees turn. For each country, we will mention the new names. Congratulations to all for this success and a special thank to the other ones who left the list. 


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Azerbaijan
Akif Amirali (1993)

Belgium
Florian Lemaire (1991)

Croatia
Hrvoje Radić (1982)

Cyprus
Pavlos Georgiou (1984), Marios Kalogirou (1983)

Czech Republic
Kamil Hájek (1987)

Denmark
Jesper Dahl (1982), Victor Skytte (1994)

Estonia
Veiko Motsnik (1982)

France
Benjamin Pages (1986), Mehdi Rahmouni (1988)

Germany
Eduard Beitinger (1983)

Gibraltar
Andrew Mario Parody (1991)

Greece
Vasileios Kampouris (1984)

England
Edward Smart (1982)

Hungary
Balázs Szert (1993)

Kazakhstan
Sergey Kalachyov (1984), Aidyn Tassybayev (1986)

Kosovo
Fatmir Sekiraqa (1983), Edmond Zeqiri (1987)

Latvia
Valdis Koritko (1984)

Luxembourg
Gilles Becker (1982)

Moldova
Dumitru Ciobanu (1990)

Montenegro
Aleksandar Đikanović (1981)

Norway
Isaak Elias S. Bashevkin (1989)

Poland
Arkadiusz Kamil Wójcik (1983)

Slovakia
Peter Kováč (1982)

Sweden
Mikael Hallin (1980)

Switzerland
Jan Köbeli (1987)

Turkey
İbrahim Çağlar Uyarcan (1985)

Ukraine
Valentyn Kutsev (1986), Oleksandr Zhukov (1986)

Wales
Johnathan Bryant (1993)

WOMEN

Albania
Erinda Kume (1992)

Azerbaijan
Gülnurə Əkbərzadə (1992)

England
Helen Byrne (1992)

Estonia
Anni Koppel (1988)

Finland
Heini Hyvönen (1994)

Italy
Veronica Martinelli (1985)

Latvia
Marita Vītola (1983)

Lithuania
Gerda Eidinzonaitė (1994)

Moldova
Maria Bucliș (1994)

Montenegro
Nikoleta Obradović (1990)

Norway
Line Cathrine Nymoen (1989)

Portugal
Sandra Cristina Silva Santos (1985)

Serbia
Jelena Jovanović (1991)

Slovakia
Katarína Smolíková (1992)

Slovenia
Tanja Vrabel (1990)

Spain
Andrada Alomán (1987)

Sweden
Camilla Stendahl (1988)

Switzerland
Linda Schmid (1991)

Turkey

Sedef Aktan (1988), Mürvet Yavuztürk (1985)

80 comments:

  1. A 23 years old FIFA assistant referee. Maybe the youngest ever?

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    1. In 2014, Daniel Beckett and Lewiss Edwards, both from Wales and both born in 1990, became FIFA assistant referees. Maybe (at least) one of them was born after the 12th of April and was therefore even younger than Victor Skytte at that time.

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    2. Well and if Skytte is the youngest one, we must mention again Bakhadyr Kochkarov from Kyrgyzstan (13/05/1970), AR at Irmatov's side for years and years, he has kept the badge for 2018 as well. He is surely the oldest assistant referee on FIFA list all over the world (if you find other referees / assistant referees 1970 born please inform me...).

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    3. According to the official FIFA website, Nawaf Shukralla, born in 1976, became FIFA referee in 1997 at the age of (still) 20. ;-)

      http://www.fifa.com/development/education-and-technical/referees/association=bhr/index.html

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    4. Wrong information, he joined FIFA in 2008. It is worldreferee.com, and he says it in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV0ErTBkzzc

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    5. When making a pdf document with European FIFA-listed referees I discovered many referees have wrong 'international since' data at fifa.com.

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    6. Speaking of pdf documents, do you have (and would you be able to share) the original pdf with the men referee categories for the first part of 2018, similar to the pdfs posted on this blog for women and futsal categories?

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    7. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1An9JoJVpkciy6Zd5PEod5LNcim5uN_uO

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    1. New UEFA Assistant Referees - Women

      Albania
      Erinda Kume (1992)

      Azerbaijan
      Gülnurə Əkbərzadə (1992)

      England
      Helen Byrne (1992)

      Estonia
      Anni Koppel (1988)

      Finland
      Heini Hyvönen (1994)

      Italy
      Veronica Martinelli (1985)

      Latvia
      Marita Vītola (1983)

      Lithuania
      Gerda Eidinzonaitė (1994)

      Moldova
      Maria Bucliș (1994)

      Montenegro
      Nikoleta Obradović (1990)

      Norway
      Line Cathrine Nymoen (1989)

      Portugal
      Sandra Cristina Silva Santos (1985)

      Serbia
      Jelena Jovanović (1991)

      Slovakia
      Katarína Smolíková (1992)

      Slovenia
      Tanja Vrabel (1990)

      Spain
      Andrada Alomán (1987)

      Sweden
      Camilla Stendahl (1988)

      Switzerland
      Linda Schmid (1991)

      Turkey
      Sedef Aktan (1988)
      Mürvet Yavuztürk (1985)

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    2. Thank you so much, RayHD.

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  3. Correct spelling of some men's names ;)

    Akif Əmirəli
    Pávlos Georgíou
    Mários Kalogírou
    Veiko Mõtsnik
    Benjamin Pagès
    Vasíleios Kampoúris
    Sergey Kalachov
    Aydyn Tasybayev
    Isaak Elias Skjeseth Bashevkin

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  4. Some interesting appointments in FA Cup at the weekend.

    - Bobby Madley gets the Derby, Liverpool - Everton. He is too much pushed by the FA, his distant decision-taker style combined with a high amount of crucial mistakes and not a huge skill of match reading, is the product of a poor management at the FA. I think he is in principle a good referee, however he needs more time and there are others with a more natural talent in my opinion.
    - Brighton against Crystal Palace will see the debut of Video Assistant Referee in England. It is only this match which uses VAR, in this round.
    Andre Marriner whistles the match, Neil Swarbrick and Peter Kirkup function as VARs. There will be no AVAR.

    Full appointments can be found here
    s8.zetaboards.com/ratetheref/topic/10019805/1/

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    1. Also in France, VAR will be used in the quarterfinals of the League Cup next week. Here are the appointments:

      09/01/2018, 21:00 CET
      OGC NICE - AS MONACO
      Referee: Clément Turpin (FIFA, Elite)
      Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Danos (FIFA)
      Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Gringore (FIFA)
      Fourth Official: Olivier Thual
      Video Assistant Referee 1: Amaury Delerue (FIFA, Second)
      Video Assistant Referee 2: Johan Hamel

      10/01/2018, 18:45 CET
      STADE RENNAIS - TOULOUSE FC
      Referee: Benoît Millot (FIFA, Second)
      Assistant Referee 1: Julien Pacelli (FIFA)
      Assistant Referee 2: Stephan Luzi
      Fourth Official: Stéphane Jochem
      Video Assistant Referee 1: Karim Abed (FIFA, Second)
      Video Assistant Referee 2: Jérôme Brisard (FIFA, Second)


      10/01/2018, 21:05 CET
      AMIENS SC - PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN
      Referee: Nicolas Rainville (FIFA, Second)
      Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Haquette (FIFA)
      Assistant Referee 2: Michaël Annonier
      Fourth Official: Sébastien Moreira
      Video Assistant Referee 1: Frank Schneider (FIFA, Second)
      Video Assistant Referee 2: Hakim Ben El Hadj

      10/01/2018, 21:05 CET
      ANGERS SCO - MONTPELLIER HSC
      Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FIFA, First)
      Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (FIFA)
      Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Cano
      Fourth Official: Sébastien Desiage
      Video Assistant Referee 1: Mikaël Lesage
      Video Assistant Referee 2: Thomas Leonard

      Given these appointments, Frank Schneider should be having a semifinal and I bet that Benoît Bastien and François Letexier will officiate the two remaining matches. Given the fact that Letexier is heavily pushed, I would not be surprised to read his name for the final, though it would be definitely far too early for him.

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  5. Big controversy yesterday in Coppa Italia quarterfinal Juventus - Torino (Turin's derby). Second goal scored by Juventus was controversial, due to a possible foul in the building up.
    VAR invited the referee to rewatch the incident, but he confirmed his decision after having watched the video. Your opinion?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JViMUA9lYmI 02:02 02:25
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BQb2nfDkXE

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  6. I saw live match and personally I think it was foul; Juventus's player touches both the ball and the opponent but his intervention was so strong to throw on the field Turin's player.
    New International referee (Daniele Doveri) checked the action on the VAR but confirmed his decision without foul. In my opinion it is a borderline situation which could happen in the soccer and will always happen. VAR cannot eliminate this situation and everybody must accept it because its is part of the football.

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  7. According to http://refereeingworld.blogspot.it/ web site, Brych won the Globe Soccer Awards 2017 and Cesar palanzuela has been elected has best CONCAF referee:

    "Felix Brych (photo) distinguished himself as one of the best referees of Europe in 2017, when he was appointed to referee one of the season’s most important competition, the final of UEFA’s Champions League 2016-2017, which was played between Juventus and Real Madrid in Cardiff last 3 June. The German referee was called upon to officiate also at the Club World Cup 2017, where he refereed a semi-final. (Source: Globe Soccer)

    Nominees for the 2017 Globe Soccer Awards:
    AFC: Ravshan Irmatov (UZB)
    CAF: Bakary Gassama (GAM)
    CONCACAF: Cesar Ramos (MEX)
    CONMEBOL: Sandro Ricci (BRA)
    UEFA: Felix Brych (GER)
    CONCACAF Referees of the Year 2017

    Men
    1. Cesar Ramos (MEX, photo)
    2. Joel Aguilar (SLV)
    3. Kimbell Ward (SKN)
    Women
    1. Lucila Venegas (MEX)
    2. Carol Anne Chenard (CAN)
    3. Marianela Araya (CRC)

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    1. Kimbell Ward is the third best referee in CONCACAF. Sure.

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    2. Not totally convinced with these rankings but I must say Venegas is a long way ahead of the other female referee's in my opinion. She reads the game far better than a lot of her male colleagues.

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    3. No Mark Geiger here in the rankings??

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  8. A feest weeks ago there was a big controversy around Danny Makkelie. Further investigation by the Dutch FA made clear that there was no conflict of interest and both Makkelie and Uilenberg can’t be blamed.

    Glad for both the persons and refereeing as a whole it was nothing serious.

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    1. Furthermore the FA decided to revoke their earlier decision to end the coaching relationship between Uilenberg and Makkelie. This coaching relationship is restored immediately so Uilenberg will continue his coaching activities with Makkelie. In the end, obviously, a storm in a teacup.

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  9. Good message. Actually this was our opinion already here on the blog. Premature action from a political point of view is never sensible and damages people.

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    1. Good news, though many of the vultures will be disappointed!

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  10. I have no words about Madley. Again these English referees completely killing the laws of the game. Both players and the ball is out and Liverpool pushes the player so he falls into the crowd with extreme risk of getting severly injured and no red card is given!

    I get so mad when I see this.

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    1. Believe it or not there wasn't even a yellow given! Should have been at least a yellow to the Everton player and probably a yellow to the Liverpool player for getting back up and running towards him as well.

      Funny seeing Rooney moaning to the ref at the end of the half - Madley would do well to warn him he's already on a yellow card...

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    2. I'm watching live and while I don't think the incident you mention is a red card, it's a mandatory yellow card. Madley like a lot of the English referees are not enjoying a good period at the moment.

      What I can't believe is the physical condition of some of the referees. It is their employment and I have to ask what they are doing with their time. I must say the same can be said for many American referees.

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    3. Madley wasn't a good choice for this hot match, his lack of match reading skills, authoritarian and too brave personality meant it was likely he would struggle. He is too much pushed by the FA, I think.
      On the pitch tonight, he had no clear line in fouls (he ignored quite a few fouls that were softer than the penalty he whistled which was a crucial mistake imo), cards (eg the situation talked about above ^). In fairness his actual reactive prevention (running to separate the players after the push into the tribunes) and decision to take a roadblock approach was good. So it was no disaster, but with a too soft penalty and significant points for improvement.
      7,8(1)

      And agreed with Gerry in his other words, not just on this comment.

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    4. I can correct myself on the situation of pushing into the tribunes. It is alleged LIV player said some racial slur to EVE player having been pushed. So a very strong and empathic verbal warning seems the best, as Madley did. I didn't see him warn LIV player however. Still no great performance, but a sensible management in that very hot situation- indeed it seemed to work as that player duel was no problem afterwards and neither player isolatedly was either.

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    5. Ah yes, referee match fitness. Not much can be said for a league that currently employs the likes of Moss, Mason, or Madley. And in the past had Wiley, Dowd, and Halsey. Yeah fitness is no priority there.

      MLS Referee's. The ones who walk when they should trot. Trot when they should run. Run when they should sprint. And who typically end up so far from play because of how poorly they read the game. I also get a feeling that they purposely take such a lackadaisical approach to officiating that they look genuinely disinterested in the games.

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  11. Which is your opinion about this red card given by Taylor in Wolves vs Swansea?
    At 2:22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv7zlglzXDM

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    1. I like that call. Such kicks from behind, when the ball is not in playing distance, should always be deemed as violent conduct, imo.

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    2. Very good decision by Taylor. I agree with Ray.
      Player was aware that he couldn't have reached the ball, it was a deliberate act as revenge after the previous challenge.

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    3. Red card overturned by The FA. No comment... Such kicks are in no way a part of football and should be kicked out of the game but the-powers-that-be think otherwise. Not my world...

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    4. And yet again those fine fellow's in England prove that their football is still in the dark ages. For all the glitz and glamour that their league portrays. They still have the knack to show that they're still all about neanderthal football run by goons and thugs who pride themselves for being " hard men".

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    5. Sheriff, in UEFA it's also a YC nowadays...

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    6. Sad times in regards to officiating that we currently live in Ray. Makes me wonder what hitting "rock bottom" will look like. However I fear for the safety and well being of the player's.

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  12. OT

    VAR will also be used in the Carabao Cup semifinals, and in only ONE match of the first leg. The appointments are these:

    09/01/2018
    MANCHESTER CITY - BRISTOL CITY
    Referee: Anthony Taylor
    Assistant Referees: Lee Betts, Marc Perry
    Fourth Official: Lee Mason

    10/01/2018
    CHELSEA - ARSENAL
    Referee: Martin Atkinson
    Assistant Referees: Stephen Child, Peter Kirkup
    Fourth Official: Jonathan Moss
    VAR: Neil Swarbrick
    AVAR: Mick McDonough

    Note that Swarbrick will be VAR in two matches within two days. On Monday with Andre Marriner in Brighton-Crystal Palace and on Wednesday in Chelsea-Arsenal.

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  13. Jonathon Moss faced a match with a lot of crucial situations to evaluate, in Nottingham Forest - Arsenal

    https://ok.ru/video/493144640102

    08:40 Penalty?
    12:20 Penalty?
    13:00 Penalty?
    13:40 Double Touch?
    15:10 Reckless Tackle?

    What do you think?

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    1. 08:40 attacker was very clever here, running close to defender's leg and then winning a penalty, of course you can support the call because contact existed, but in my opinion defender had not any perception of the opponent and everything was caused by attacker. If a referee wants to "punish" such attitude by attacker, he could even play on.
      12:20 Bordeline situation, I think you can whistle it, but it is better to play on and I can agree with Moss here.
      13:40 Very likely it was a double touch, but it is impossible to be 100% sure that the right foot touched the ball, so in doubt... it would be nice to know what Moss and AR said each other.
      15:10 Even if player was able to hit the ball, this challenge from behind must be deemed as reckless, correct decision by Moss.

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  14. What are your thoughts on this situation? YC or RC?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DQhFYeZREE

    Then, should the penalty be retaken and Keylor Navas sent off?

    IMO, it should have been red card from the beginning: DOGSO and no way for him to play the ball.

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    1. Very interesting situation, especially the last replay from behind confirms that it wasn't a genuine attempt to play the ball. Of course at first Keylor Navas wanted to do that, but then he committed a clear foul directly on the opponent, without any chance / intent to reach the ball.
      So yes, RC, but very difficult for the referee, even more if not close to action. He should have noticed that the foul was not a genuine attempt.
      This should be a RC.

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  15. The final meeting for 2018 WC referees, on next April, will be held in Florence, Italy, as it was one year ago (April 2017).
    Important confirmation for Italy also because it is among the countries working for VAR development.

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  16. can someone posrt a link to the new uefa rap disk (17.2)?

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  17. Is anyone watching Chelsea-Arsenal? There was a penalty appeal at around minute 39-40. Atkinson had a talk with VAR (no review by Atkinson himself), but play was continued after all. What are your thoughts, would be nice to read some opinions...

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    1. Both calls would be supportable and I believe that the VAR would have backed Atkinson also in case of penalty award. One can argue there was a careless kick, one can argue that it was not enough to fall down like an attacker did. No review - correct.

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    2. Now (87' - 88') another VAR intervention with a "silent check", Atkinson had a long conversation and after that play was allowed to continue. Good decision, it looks like a tackle on the ball, in any case at least not a clear penalty committed by Arsenal player. Atkinson is now more familiar with VAR :)

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    3. Another similar situation, around minute 88-89, it looked in replays as if the ball was slightly played. Atkinson had a consultation with Swarbrick, decision was again play-on, for me a fine call.

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  18. Interesting news from AFC, they are working with additional assistant referees at 2018 AFC U-23 Championship, the tournament is in progress in these days in China. However, the most interesting thing is that among the officials appointed, there are all the preselected "major" names for WC. I don't know, maybe this can be a special training for them, as additional assistant referees, even though we wont have this role at World Cup.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_AFC_U-23_Championship#Match_officials
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAwtj25_ijU

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  19. OT

    Goal line technology has been suspended for now in France, due to two further system failures, this time in the League Cup. In Amiens-PSG, the ball crossed the line and the watch of the referee did not signal anything. The goal was only given thanks to VAR, referee Rainville explains that immediately to the delegate.
    The other failure was in Angers-Montpellier, where the ball was only going against the goal post, but the watch of Ruddy Buquet was signalling "goal". Also here - because he knew that something was wrong there - Buquet consulted VAR.

    This is now the 3rd failure of GLT within three weeks in France and it has been temporarily suspended for now.

    Here a clip of the situation in Amiens-PSG:
    https://streamable.com/0gand

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  20. Hategan has apologized for his penalty mistake in NIR v SUI and also talked about the disappointment on missing out on the World Cup... He still doesn't rule out a call up as one of the VARs but he is extremely hurt and disappointed on making such an error that ultimately cost his place... He is also very supportive of the positive effects that video refereeing has to offer... I wish Ovidiu well for the upcoming pre-selections :)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42647481
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/5321985/referee-penalty-world-cup-northern-ireland-ovidiu-hategan/

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    1. Thank you, Soham. Interesting interview, it is difficult to admit a mistake, but here Hategan said everything without any secret, and I must admit I admire him for these words.
      I hope he can manange a spot as VAR from UEFA!

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    2. Agree with you Chefren... Going to Russia as a VAR would not be undeserved at all for Hategan... And yes it takes a lot of courage for someone to publicly admit a mistake like this and credit to Hategan for being honest and not hiding behind words! :)

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  21. Javi Martínez' goal in Bayer 04 Leverkusen - FC Bayern Munich. Interesting regarding potential offside of Thomas Müller. What are your thoughts?

    https://streamable.com/ro47i

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    1. Very likely Müller is onside:
      http://fs1.directupload.net/images/180112/433pv7e7.jpg

      But otherwise it should be active, i.e. no goal.

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    2. Well-spotted! Thanks! And I agree, in case of an offside position, it should be an active offside.

      Very good Siebert's performance. He tried to manage things at the beginning but Leverkusen players gave him no choice just to start booking them. Müller's YC was maybe a tad harsh but tactically wise. 8,4/8,5

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    3. Yes, in case of offside, this should be considered as an active position.

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  22. OT

    The smaller African Nations Championship kicks off tonight in Morocco, all six referees that got a WC ticket are attending the championship which will function with VAR for the knockout stages, and you can find the designations for the first round of matches here, including Janny Sikazwe whistling the opening game
    http://admin.cafonline.com/en-us/competitions/5theditionoftotalafricannationschampionship,morocco2018/fixtures

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  23. Hello everyone, what do you think about the card showing procedure at 1.50 here? This is a Ligue 1 game from last month.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_viaHeJRiA&feature=onebox

    I personally think that the referee should just explain by words that he will send off the player instead of waving the red card to the white player n. 28, one might even get confused and think he got the card.

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    1. Surely something like that should be avoided. I don't know why there referee was more worried about the player who was complaining than the player who had committed the foul. By this gesture, maybe he wanted to make clear that he was about the take the right decision, but this procedure is not needed and I think that you must be always focused, at first, on the foul. Then, you can spend some words with another player and in case, even book him for protests.

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    2. Yes, the gesture was made in order to say like "Don't protest, you see I already have a red card in my hand for him", but I think he could have told him instead of gesturing, or simply ignore him, as he would have stopped as the card was given. Plus it creates the impression that someone does not agree with the decision, which is not the case.

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  24. Referee si Nicolas Rainville.

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  25. Marriner showed his top class in Liverpool - Manchester City, great performance on an 8,5 level, maybe even scope for higher

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  26. I was watching the last minutes of Nantes - PSG. Chapron sent off a player from Nantes issuing a second YC for a foul on the referee. Maybe I got that wrong, I will look for a video, I don't understand this decision. In my opinion, if a referee thinks that a foul on himself is deliberate, he should issue only RC for that, because it wouldn't be acceptable.

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    1. https://streamable.com/1z7cs
      Chapron kicked the Nantes player....

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    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QjpTyLqZK0

      Incredible behavior by Tony Chapron, I had missed that.
      He tried to hit the opponent as revenge! That's more than unacceptable! I'm sorry!

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    3. I'm shocked to see this, this is just an unacceptable behaviour by Chapron! This surely will have consequences, there was a similar case three years ago in Ligue 1, where referee Philippe Kalt was pushing a player away with his elbow, while booking another one. Kalt was suspended for quite a while after that incident, the same should/must happen for Chapron. Sad to see that in his final season...

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    4. Chapron had already shown in past to be a very strict referee regarding the approach with players and their management. I remember many red cards issued, even in friendly games, for protests / insults. By far more and more than other referees. Of course, he is entitled to do that, as long as players are in fault, but this behavior shown today is simply unacceptable at this level. A referee must always control himself. Sometimes it is very difficult, but we are on the pitch to ensure our reliability, This was a more than poor signal...

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    5. Unacceptable and Chapron must be fired immediately

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  27. By the way, if he thinks that the Nantes player kicked him deliberately, it is correct to restart the game giving a free kick to PSG? I believe is right (it was a change in the rules for this season I think)

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    1. I agree, but such action should be a straight red card for me (deliberately pushing referee).

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    2. It has to be a direct free-kick since 2016.

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  28. Chapron should apologize and announce his retirement.

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    1. By the way, it reminded me of this:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaZ_9huZb-M

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  29. Chapron is now suspended. Not announced how long.

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  30. It is said that Chapron has reported to the Federation that his fall was accidental... Can anyone confirm?? If that's so, then what was the 2nd YC/RC issued for??

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    1. If he has said that it’s only to save his career. He kicked the player as an act of revenge because he thought the player tripped him. It’s clear on the video. Chapron probably feels ashamed but it’s too late.

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    2. Quoting "L'Equipe":

      «Lors du match, j'ai été percuté par Diego Carlos. A l'occasion de ce choc, j'ai ressenti une vive douleur sur une blessure récente. Dans un mauvais réflexe, j'ai tendu ma jambe vers le joueur», a écrit Chapron dans un communiqué adressé à l'agence de presse.

      Loosely translated to English:
      "During the match, I was collided by Diego Carlos. Under the shock, I felt vivid pain on a recent injury. In a bad reflex, I stretched out my leg towards the player" Chapron wrote in a statement addressed to the press agency.

      I've also read somewhere that Chapron, that - after viewing images - he recognizes that he had made a mistake and that the fall was strictly accidental, can't confirm though where I've read that.

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    3. Stake's last line is what I've also heard... But either way this was unacceptable from Chapron!!

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