Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Refereeing Highlights

Find below the links of an assortment of refereeing highlights for your enjoyment. With thanks to the users Vlad Vladadze and Stake!





February 2020 - Israel Premier League

Beitar Jerusalem - Bnei Yehuda
Orel Grinfeld - Roy Hassan, Dan Ucenic - Eli Hacmon
(Eitan Shemeulevitch, Sagi Metzmar)


May / June 2020 - France Promotion / Relegation Playoffs

Ligue 1 / Ligue 2

Paris FC - RC Lens [Round One]
Frank Schneider - Djemel Zitouni, Nicolas Henninot - Olivier Thual 

ESTAC Troyes - RC Lens [Round Two]
Jérôme Brisard - Benjamin Pagès,  François Boudikian - Bartolomeu Varela

RC Lens - Dijon FCO [Final, First Leg]
Amaury Delerue - Nicolas Danos, Bertrand Jouannaud - Thomas Léonard 
(Frank Schneider, Florent Batta)

Dijon FCO - RC Lens [Final, Second Leg]
Ruddy Buquet - Guillaume Débart, Julien Pacelli - Hakim Ben El Hadj 
(François Letexier, Olivier Thual)


Ligue 2 / Championnat National

Le Mans FC - Gazélec FC Ajaccio [First Leg]
François Letexier - Cyril Mugnier, Mehdi Rahmouni - Olivier Thual 
(Willy Delajod, Benjamin Lepaysant)

Gazélec FC Ajaccio - Le Mans FC [Second Leg]
Mikaël Lesage - Hüseyin Ocak, Cyril Gringore - Thomas Léonard
(Karim Abed, Jérémy Stinat)



January 2020 - Taça da Liga 'Final Four'

Sporting Braga - Sporting CP [Semifinal]
Nuno Almeida - André Campos, Venâncio Tomé - Hélder Malheiro
(Artur Soares Dias, Pedro Ribeiro)


Vitória de Guimarães - FC Porto [Semifinal]
Jorge Sousa - Nuno Manso, Sérgio Jesus - Gustavo Correia
(Hugo Miguel, Bruno Jesus)


Sporting Braga - FC Porto [Final]
Luís Godinho - Rui Teixeira, Valter Rufo - Claúdio Pereira
(Tiago Martins, Artur Soares Dias)



January 2019 - Taça da Liga 'Final Four'





FC Porto - Sporting CP [Final]
João Pinheiro - Nuno Eiras, Paulo Vieira - Manuel Mota
(Tiago Martins, Pedro Mota)



June 2019 - UEFA Champions League Preliminary Round Competition

SP Tre Penne - FC Santa Coloma [Semifinal]
Ian McNabb - Paul Robinson, Stephen Bell - Jamie Robert Robinson
Clips available on request

KF Feronikeli - Lincoln Red Imps FC [Semifinal]
Fedayi San - Bekim Zogaj, Jonas Erni - Lukas Fähndrich

FK Feronikeli - FC Santa Coloma [Final]
Emmanouíl Skoulás - Trýfon Petrópoulos, Rénchard Boúksbaoum - Aristotélis Diamandópoulos


March 2020 - Serie A

Internazionale Milano - AC Milan
Fabio Maresca - Giorgio Peretti, Giacomo Paganessi - Federico La Penna 
(Paolo Mazzoleni, Giorgio Schenone)


March 2020 - Primera División

Sevilla FC - CA Osasuna
Carlos del Cerro Grande - Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez, Abrahám Álvarez Cantón - Manuel Ángel Pérez Hernández
(Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva, Miguel Martínez Munuera)


February 2020 - Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain - Girondins de Bordeaux
Willy Delajod - Hüseyin Ocak, Erwan Finjean - Mehdi Mokhtari
(Ruddy Buquet, Hakim Ben El Hadj)


February 2020 - Liga I 

Dinamo Bucharesti - FCSB (Steaua Bucharesti)
Horațiu Mircea Feșnic - Mihai Marius Marica, Marius Florin Badea - Ionuț Marius Coza


January 2020 - Coupe de France

Angers SCO - Stade Rennais FC
Thomas Léonard - Gilles Lang, Frédéric Hébrard - Mehdi Mokhtari



May 2019 - Bulgaria First League / Second League Playoff

Septemvri Sofiya - Arda Kŭrdzhali
Georgi Kabakov - Martin Margaritov, Diyan Vŭlkov - Vladimir Vŭlkov


May 2019 - Swiss Super League / Challenge League Playoff

FC Aarau - Neuchâtel Xamax FCS
Adrien Jaccottet - Vital Jobin, Raffael Zeder - Luca Piccolo



May 2019 - Ligue 2 Playoff

AC Ajaccio - Le Havre AC
Frank Schneider - Djemel Zitouni, Nicolas Henninot - Alexandre Castro


May 2019 - Greece Super League 1 / Super League 2 Playoff

OFI Kríti - AO Plataniá
Giórgos Komínis - Koúla Chasán, Chrísto Baltá - Aristotélis Diamantópoulos


February 2020 - Primera División de España

Getafe - Sevilla
Xavier Estrada Fernández - Raúl Cabañero Martínez, Guadalupe Porras Ayuso - Carlos Calderiña Pavon (David Medié Jiménez, Joan Méndez Mateo)



March 2020 - Russian Cup

Spartak Moskva - CSKA Moskva


March 2020 - Copa Libertadores

Grêmio FBPA - SC Internacional
Fernando Andrés Rapallini - Juan Pablo Belatti, Gabriel Chade - Darío Humberto Herrera



March 2020 - Cyprus First Division

APOEL Lefkosías - Omónoia Lefkosías
Irfan Peljto - Senad Ibrišimbegović, Davor Beljo - Chrysovalántis Theoulí


March 2020 - Bundesliga

Borussia Mönchengladbach - Borussia Dortmund
Sascha Stegemann - Mike Pickel, Frederick Assmuth - Robert Hartmann
(Felix Zwayer, Marco Achmüller)


October 2019 - Friendly

Chile - Colombia
Jason Lee Barcelo - Andrew Parody, Salvatore Tuttifrutti - Luca Barbeno

81 comments:

  1. Belarusian Cup
    Semifinal Return Legs


    Šachcior Salihorsk - Dynama Brest, Dzianis Ščarbakoŭ
    66’ Penalty (tripping) given to Šachcior

    Overall: despite a nearly epic comeback by Šachcior, the game wasn’t so challenging as it might have been; overall good / fine performance with an unimpressed, relaxed referee who aroused the players respect; referee didn’t pick up on a problem player, Šachcior no.77 – having committed three fouls in the 1H that, if not reckless, presented some threat to his control he should have been cautioned after a tactical non-SPA foul at 67’, this was also tactically valuable considering the game dynamic had changed rapidly then; Šachcior no.77 also instigated a contretemps in additional time of the 2H, for which he and a Dynama player were correctly cautioned; potential stamping incident at 68’, rather an accident; correctly rejected penalty (charging) appeal at 65’; poor dropped ball management at 5’; even if they don’t present a threat to control, better to at least speak to players after probably reckless tackles (8’) when advantage is played -> even if Ščarbakoŭ didn’t present the most preventative performance, the respect he aroused from the players was certainly enough to see him through this interesting game, no bigger problems.


    BATE Barysaŭ - Slavija Mazyr, Siarhiej Sciacuryn
    +91’ Penalty vs. attacking freekick (holding) to Slavija + Yellow Card (SPA)

    Overall: first sixty minutes were tough physically, the last thirty regarding decisions; game was very well refereed; one missed caution (6’ – simulation, referee allowed the game to continue) the seven given were all correct, it was probably better to caution BATE player for late LoR foul, Slavija used the advantage to attack promisingly; well-used advantage / delayed whistle to help a flowing game at the start, by the end referee used quick whistles / cards well in order to ensure control; great fitness shown in a physically challenging game, evident at +91’ for the game’s crucial call (with a goal Slavija would progress) -> every time I watch Sciacuryn it becomes more of a shame that he will almost definitely never receive a FIFA badge – very good performance in this top game - he is UEFA’s loss!

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    1. Do you have appointments for this weekend yet?

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    2. Vyšejšaja Liha, Matchday 7

      01/05

      15:00 FK Smaliavičy - Enierhietyk-BDU Minsk
      Andrej Vasilievič - Dzianis Jemiaĺjančykaŭ, Anton Palujanaŭ - Stanislaŭ Anańjeŭ

      02/05

      13:00 FK Minsk - Tarpieda-BielAZ Žodzina
      Amin Kurhchieli - Andrej Hiecikaŭ, Viktar Hiecikaŭ - Michail Tchahaliehaŭ

      15:00 Ruch Brest - FK Haradzieja
      Viktar Šymusik - Aliaksandr Banciejeŭ, Aliaksiej Vajciašonak - Jaŭhien Kavalieŭ

      17:00 Dynama Minsk - FK Sluck
      Siarhiej Sciacuryn - Andrej Hierasimuk, Siarhiej Kasaviec - Dzmitry Kavalieŭski

      03/05

      13:00 Bielšyna Babrujsk - Dynama Brest
      Dzmitryj Dzmitryjeŭ - Aliaksandar Vaškievič, Viktar Famin - Paviel Jakavienka

      15:00 FK Viciebsk - Slavija Mazyr
      Siarhiej Cynkievič - Jaŭhien Ramanaŭ, Vitaĺ Maliucin - Ruslan Labanaŭ

      17:00 BATE Barysaŭ - Nioman Hrodna
      Dzianis Ščarbakoŭ - Maksim Arabiej, Anton Husieŭ - Viačaslaŭ Naronski

      19:00 Šachcior Salihorsk - FK Islač
      Aliaksiej Kuĺbakoŭ - Dzmitryj Žuk, Alieh Maslianka - Jaŭhien Jasienovič

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  2. Who are the biggest talents in England who can be promoted to Premier League in short time?

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    1. Robert Jones comes to mind.

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  3. FIFATV matches of the weekend:
    Brazil - Argentina
    Referee: Massimo Busacca (SUI)
    ARs: Francesco Buragina, Matthias Arnet (SUI)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPISTgckC9Y

    Germany - Netherlands
    Referee: Juan Carlos Loustau (ARG)
    ARs: Elias Jacome (ECU), Vincent Mauro (USA)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD7rN_KUia4

    Belgium - Japan
    Referee: Malang Diedhiou (SEN)
    ARs: Djibril Camara, El Hadji Samba (SEN)
    4O: Bakary Gassama (GAM)
    RAR: Jean Claude Birumushashu (BDI)
    VAR: Felix Zwayer (GER)
    AVARs: Clement Turpin (FRA), Mark Borsch (GER), Danny Makkelie (NED)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ervkVzoFJ5w

    France - Brazil
    Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (CAN)
    ARs: Princess Brown, Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing (JAM)
    4O: Esther Staubli (SUI)
    RAR: Susanne Kung (SUI)
    VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
    AVARs: Chris Beath (AUS), Olkesandra Ardasheva (UKR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8AcLO8xmkg

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  4. Next UEFA.tv matches
    France - Portugal: Günter Benkö (AUT), Igor Sramka (SVK), Roland van Nylen (BEL), Hugh Dallas (SCO)
    FC Liverpool - FC Barcelona: Cüneyt Cakir, Bahattin Duran, Tarik Ongun (all TUR), Artur Soares Dias (POR) - Felix Zwayer, Sascha Stegemann (both GER)
    Ajax Amsterdam - Tottenham Hotspur: Felix Brych, Mark Borsch, Stefan Lupp, Deniz Aytekin - Bastian Dankert, Marco Fritz (all GER)
    FC Valencia - FC Sevilla: Milorad Mazic, Milovan Ristic, Dalibor Djurdjevic, Dejan Petrovic, Danilo Grujic, Dejan Filipovic (all SRB)
    Germany - Turkey: Massimo Busacca, Matthias Arnet, Stephane Cuhat (all SUI), Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)

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  5. A question I had recently. What is the formal reason for YC given for confrontations? It seems nothing fits in Law 12 Cautionable Offences.

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    1. Unsporting behavior.

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    2. One could also say "dissent" (it's not written the dissent has to be against the referee) or in some cases "delaying the restart", but yes, "unsporting behaviour" surely works best as reason.

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  6. Dear friends! Do you know any rumours about appointments of referees for european cups final, but these referees were not appointes in last minute? What was the reasons
    thanks:)

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  7. Another SFP missed (Yellow Card given) by Aliaksiej Kuĺbakoŭ, at 74' of the Šachcior Salihorsk - FK Islač game just now.

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    1. https://streamable.com/o57z4d

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    2. It gets better! Only a Yellow Card issued here too.

      https://streamable.com/n01ct2

      Despite considerable match-reading skills, one really can wonder how Mr. Kuĺbakoŭ has ascended to UEFA Elite.

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    3. Why the surprise? Is this not in line with the new norm in "modern" international football officiating? Be overly lenient and always under-punish, right? Where the enforcement of the Laws of the Game become more of an afterthought. Smiles, incessant hand gestures and time wasting chats with players are what are supposed to get you through a match trouble free.

      #22start22finish

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    4. Who was the best benito archundia or ramos rizo ?

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    5. Why benito archundia Mexican referee did not referee wc 2010 final ?

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    6. Archundia was viewed as the better referee in the eyes of the Ref Comm because of his more player friendly and forgiving style. Me personally, I prefer Ramos Rizo's more authoritarian, strict and by the book style.

      In regards to the 2010 WC Final. I don't really have an answer for you as to why Archundia was overlooked. But I guarantee it would not have been the carnage that Webb allowed it to become.

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    7. Thank you very much my best friend but you said before that because spain in wc 2010 final benito not refereed although in 2000 olymbic games final between spain and cameroun ramos rizo refereed this match !

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    8. Yes, somebody else posted that comment previously. I don't see what Spain has to do with Mexico. That would prohibit him from working the match. But it's one of the many "head scratching" decisions provided to us by the FIFA Ref Comm

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    9. In world cup 2010 there were referees like benito and irmatov and simon and kassai much better than webb

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    10. No arguments here. I completely and totally agree with the names you listed.

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    11. And what about Brazilian referee carlos simon he did two matches very well in group stage england vs usa and Germany vs ghana ?

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    12. Rizo was an excellent referee in 2000-2002, but his on-field performances were not matched off the field, where, as Sheriff mentioned in another post, he was caught talking very bad about his colleagues, besides the match-fixing allegations that were not proven but destroyed his credibility and his career. A top referee should be a role model both on and off the field.

      Kassai and Archundia were referees who imposed themselves on the field through their personality rather than technical decisions in isolated situations. Archundia also missed a red card in his first match in South Africa (Italy-Paraguay), but FIFA trusted his abilities to manage challenging games. In 2010, Archundia and Webb were kept for the final. At that time, it was known among the referees in South Africa that Webb will get the final with Spain, while Archundia was considered for a final with Uruguay.

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    13. What about the Brazilian referee carlos simon in wc 2010 he refereed two matches very well England vs usa and Germany vs ghana ?

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    14. If spain vs Uruguay in wc 2010 final who was the referee webb or benito ?

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    15. In wc 1998 belqola deserve the final in wc 2002 collina deserved the final in wc 2006 elizondo deserved the final in wc 2010 webb did not deserve the final in wc 2014 rizzoli deserved the final in wc 2018 pitana didn't deserve the final faghani deserve that

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    16. In 2014 Rizzoli didn't deserve the final. And he ruined that.

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    17. Rizzoli deserved the final in wc 2014 he was one of the best referees in this tournament

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    18. No, he didn't. Ricci and Vera were better. Rizzoli ruined both WC and CL finals he got. one of the most overrated referees in history.

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    19. brazilian referee Ricci couldnot referee the final wc 2014 as argentina in the final and germany beat brazil in semi final vera from ecuador couldnot referee the final as he didnot referee any match in knock out stage

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    20. Italian referee Nicola rizzoli deserved the final and his competitor was turkish cakir refereed semi final

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    21. What about alireza faghani in wc 2018 ?

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    22. In wc 1994 Hungarian referee sandor puhl refereed the final although he didnot give spain penalty kick and didnot sent off tassotti italian defender in match quarter final that affect at the result of the match puhl didnot notice this situation ?

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  8. Donatas Rumšas (LTU, 1988, Second Group) had this RC for SFP issued in the only A Lyga 2020 MD played before lockdown started.

    Correct decision? Best management/selling of decision?

    https://streamable.com/s5bv4h

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    1. 100% a Red Card
      I personally don't like that he took so long to show the card though.
      1) It makes it seem as if he had doubts initially and only made up his after seeing the player.
      2) It didn't happen here. But the teammates of the injured player could have immediately reacted in an aggressive or violent manner towards the offender after the foul. Getting to the spot of the incident quickly and immediately showing the Red Card would bring a calming sensation to the teammates of the injured player.

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    2. Correct decision but very weak and insecure body language, repeatedly checking the injur of player before issuing red card. A decision like this must come natural from a referee after such incident. As observer, I would say that Rumšas should believe more in himself.

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    3. Yep. I wonder if Rumsas would have acted the same if the challenge had happened in the first minutes of the game or in minute 80 with a draw in the score. I hope not, because then he would have faced lots of pressure by players and would be very difficult to sell the decision. You can afford acting like that in the video situation because the score is already 3-0.

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  9. Correct Red Card (Serious Foul Play) issued by Tatiana Guzmán Alguera in the 1L of the Nicaraguan promotion-relegation playoff between Deportivo Masaya - Municipal Jalapa; very brutal tackle.

    https://youtu.be/Ghy1JAaPQZU?t=5032

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    1. 100% Red Card. Bravo to this referee!
      That is truly a horrible horror tackle. As a professional, the player he should feel ashamed of himself for endangering a fellow players physical well being in that manner.

      Just to play devils advocate. Would this tackle be 100% of the time a Red Card in other parts of the world? Genuinely curious.

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    2. In Spain I think it would be 100% RC. If not spotted live, after VAR review.

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    3. To add to my previous comment. I must applaud the amazing level fitness shown by Tatiana Guzmán Alguera. It's the 62nd minute of the match. A match that is being played on an artificial pitch under hot and humid Nicaraguan conditions. Yet she was in the best possible position to spot the foul and correctly evaluate the serious danger of the tackle.

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    4. Full agree with you both, especially about Guzmán's positioning: textbook! She handled the final of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualification competition so I wonder if we can expect her at WWC 2023 (reason I posted the clip).

      By the way the games in Nicaragua are all streamed on YouTube, and present quite an interesting way of playing football (more interesting for refereeing than in Belarus, in my opinion) and the 2L of the league final is coming up in the next days, though well past my bedtime ;)

      To answer the question posed by "Modern < By the Book" - at least in UEFA, where quite a lot of SFP tackles have been subject to revisionism, there clearly is no desire to stop ejecting players who so clearly endanger the safety of their opponents by making ridiculous 'tackles' or rather attacks. If any (con)federation started recommending anything other than a Red Card in such situations - though I really don't see the scope for that happening - it would be time to find another hobby :)

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    5. I think Guzman is a great candidate for the next WWC. The only thing that may keep her out is her being from Nicaragua. With other "bigger" nations (Mexico, Canada, USA) within CONCACAF having great candidates also. And of course Melissa Borjas Pastrana.

      Thanks to you posting the video clip, I was made aware of the fact that Nicaragua was streaming their matches on YouTube. Thanks for that Mikael. I will definitely be watching the 2L of the Final. I think that the man in the middle for the 2L will be Nitzar Sandoval. As he is currently viewed as the best referee in Nicaragua. Oscar Davila handled the 1L.

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  10. I have a question regarding penalty execution in Vitebsk - Slavia match, is it was correct to allow a goal here?
    2:08
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dskk0GqUSc0

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    1. There is nothing wrong with either penalty kick in this game.

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    2. That's really pushing what's permissible with a stutter step run up while ensuring continuous forward motion. I'm okay with it in this instance.

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    3. Nowhere in the LoTG does it mention continuous forward motion being required. You can feint during the run up, not at the kickpoint. That's all.

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  11. Controversial moment from the 1st Leg of the Nicaraguan Final. The tying goal is scored immediately after "intentional handling" by an attacking player. The referee is Oscar Davila. The goal stood and the match ended 1-1. Nicaragua, much like it's fellow Central American nations. Does not have the financial means to utilize VAR.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1256779685171802114


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  12. A new UEFA article about referreing in COVID-19 crisis and their mental and physical preperation.

    https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/news/newsid=2641857.html

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  13. Who was the best elizondo arg or larrionda uru ?

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    1. Almost impossible to choose for me. Excellent and top level both of them. I've appreciate very much Elizondo in 2006 WC final as well Larrionda in many matches

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  14. Bundesliga will restart in the second half on this may

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  15. A new FIFA article about the German Dr.Riem Hussein in COVID-19 crisis.

    https://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/riem-hussein-the-referee-and-pharmacist

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  16. It seems that we will have new topics to discuss soon :)

    Information so far:
    May
    Germany - May 16th
    Hungary - May 23rd
    Czechia - May 25th
    Portugal, Poland, Croatia, Izrael, Serbia - May 30th

    June:
    Montenegro
    Switzerland
    Turkey
    Bulgaria

    Please add if you have info regarding other leagues and competitions.

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    1. As for Italy, let's remember, one of the most affected countries, there is still a big discussion and disagreement between the parts. Today there has been a very important meeting in which a new protocol has been discussed. The previous one has been refused by Ministry of Health. I think serie A will be resumed but still a certain time is needed.
      I praise Germany for having taken a very strong decision, they will go on even in case of new cases of players affected by virus, and, if you ask me, this is the only solution at moment because we can't ensure to avoid new cases. Before the discovery of a possible vaccine, the situation will be always the same, so in my opinion football must go on.

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    2. Bulgaria June 5th

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    3. K-League's opening (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC v Suwon Samsung Bluewings FC) will be streamed live tomorrow at 12:00 CET here:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRIaHZvjipo

      It will be refereed by Kim Woo-sung, VAR will be Kim Jong-hyeok, both FIFA-listed officials.

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    4. Finland, July 1

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    5. Denmark, May 29
      Norway, June 16

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    6. "and, if you ask me, this is the only solution at moment because we can't ensure to avoid new cases. Before the discovery of a possible vaccine, the situation will be always the same, so in my opinion football must go on."

      One of the most selfish, entitled, delusional, self centered and heartless comments I have ever read on this site. Get over yourself and your rein in your lust for football to resume. Football players are no better than any other human being facing this unprecedented health crisis. Tests should not be made available to pro athletes if they're unavailable to the general public. Your lack of empathy, your willingness and your eagerness to have people willing to endanger their well being solely for the means to entertain you is morbid and grotesque.

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    7. Please... okay, you can disagree with Chefren's sentiments, sure, but there is no need to be such a polemicist.

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    8. Regarding "Modern < By the Book" it is a typical online anonimous provocative comment by a frustrated person.

      As far as I know, none of administrators are decision makers in this case so everyone should be able to say his/her opinions openly without being attacked.

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    9. He expressed his opinion and I expressed my rebuttal to his opinion. Did I possibly express myself with excessive aggressive verbiage? Sure. But we are all living through an unprecedented worldwide medical catastrophe. Sacrifices have been made by many and will need to be made by many more. As lives continue to be affected and the body count continues to rise on a daily basis. I understand and accept that there are more pressing matters than football.

      Frustrated? Pal, my only frustration lies with all those who continue to minimize the severity of our current global situation. Which is why I applaud the decisions made by the Netherlands and France.

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    10. Two pieces of information from Germany:
      - There are more than enough test capacities at the moment, so the players and referees don't take it away from anyone. Furthermore the clubs are paying for the tests, so no costs for the state or insurances
      - In case of positive tests, the local authorities can still order quarantine for the team, so that matches and training become impossible. Indeed, this already happened with Dynamo Dresden, so their next matches will be postponed. Therefore, I assume it won't be possible to end the season at the end of June.

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    11. Thanks Philipp, good info.

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  17. What are your sources for the Belarus referee assignments? Couldn't find them anywhere online.

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  18. RFEF and LaLiga have asked IFAB to allow 5 substitutions in post-quarantine matches as an exceptional measure. Those 5 substitutions must be done in 3 procedures, to avoid time-wasting.

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  19. Vyšejšaja Liha, Round 8

    Friday 8th May

    16:00 FK Sluck - Enierhietyk-BDU Minsk
    Aliaksiej Kuĺbakoŭ - Siarhiej Ciasliuk, Alieh Maslianka - Kanstancin Takarski

    18:00 FK Haradzieja - FK Minsk
    Siarhiej Krasnikaŭ - Kiryl Pakulin, Juryj Chomčanka - Paviel Hrycuk

    Saturday 9th May

    14:00 Slavija Mazyr - Tarpieda-BielAZ Žodzina
    Dzianis Ščarbakoŭ - Anton Husieŭ, Maksim Arabiej - Dzianis Tarasiuk

    16:00 Nioman Hrodna - Ruch Brest
    Paviel Karaniec - Paviel Mazura, Andrej Filipovič - Zachar Dzihilievič

    Sunday 10th May

    13:00 FK Islač - Bielšyna Babrujsk
    Dzmitryj Dolia - Jaŭhien Pranovič, Aliaksiej Jackievič - Jaŭhien Sakaloŭski

    15:00 FK Viciebsk - Šachcior Salihorsk
    Siarhiej Sciacuryn - Andrej Hierasimuk, Siarhiej Kasaviec - Andrej Mininkoŭ

    17:00 FK Smaliavičy - BATE Barysaŭ
    Andrej Vasilievič - Dzianis Jemiaĺjančykaŭ, Anton Palujanaŭ - Siarhiej Klimašeŭski

    19:00 Dynama Minsk - Dynama Brest
    Amin Kurhchieli - Andrej Hiecikaŭ, Viktar Hiecikaŭ - Voĺha Ciareška

    -> If the restarts all happen on time (thanks Forlan for that more-or-less exhaustive list) then the matches in Belarus will gradually lose focus. Three things at this point should be said.

    Firstly, I have been very grateful for these matches in the last eight weeks, and certainly these days would have been much 'harder' for me without them. I hope that all protagonists - players, match officials, coaches and spectators - have and will continue to remain healthy. For that - thank you!

    Secondly, I would like to criticise the appointments procedure of the ABFF. Referees who make mistakes (Kuĺbakoŭ, Ščarbakoŭ in the last matchday) are just appointed again, referees are given no rest weeks, men such as Sciacuryn are ignored for the big games, talented FIFA referees Šymusik and Dzmitryjeŭ are very under-used, while non-talented Kurhchieli - no, it is not enough just to be a great athlete! (though one can hardly blame ABFF when Gil Manzano gets a CL KO début) - is always appointed for the top game without fail, including very sonorous game this Sunday.

    All that true, but overall I have been overall impressed by the officiating in the games that I watched. In Viktar Šymusik and Dzmitryj Dzmitryjeŭ they have two talented new FIFA referees; Siarhiej Sciacuryn is a top class, international-level, referee and the non-FIFA referees, the 'top' ones (Ščarbakoŭ, Cynkievič, Sievascjanik) and others (Dolia, Čystoŭ and indeed Sciacuryn) have generally left a good impression in their games. If anything the two referees who have disappointed me are the two highest rated ones: Aliaksiej Kuĺbakoŭ and Amin Kurhchieli. That shouldn't take away from the overall satisfying level of the refereeing that I've seen: well done to the ABFF for developing a high-level of officiating (and a UEFA Elite referee, huge achievement for them).

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    1. Hey Mikael, where do you get these appointments from? What's your source?

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    2. https://championship.abff.by/by/male/tournaments/matches/8/?tournamentId=7&seasonId=14&match=1

      Click on each match page to find the respective appointments.

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  20. K-League, Round 1


    Friday 8th May

    12:00 Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors - Suwon Samsung Bluewings
    Kim Woo-sung
    Yoon Kwang-yeol, Gu Eun-seok
    Choi Hyun-jae
    [Kim Jong-hyeok, Im Jung-seo]


    Saturday 9th May

    07:00 Ulsan Hyundai - Sangju Sangmu
    Lee Dong-joon
    Park Sang-joon, Kang Dong-ho
    Chae Sang-hyup
    [Mae Ho-yung, Choi Kwang-ho]

    09:30 Incheon United - Daegu FC
    Kim Hee-gon
    Roh Su-yong, Ji Seung-min
    Park Byung-jin
    [Kim Sung-ho, Sung Deok-hyo]

    11:00 Gwangju FC - Seongnam FC
    Kim Dae-yong
    Kim Sung-il, Lee Jung-min
    Cho Ji-um
    [Seo Dong-jin, Kim Woo-sung]


    Sunday 10th May

    07:00 Pohang Steelers - Busan IPark
    Kim Hee-gon
    Roh Su-yong, Ji Seung-min
    Park Byung-jin
    [Kim Sung-ho, Sung Deok-hyo]

    09:30 Gangwon FC - FC Seoul
    Ko Hyung-jin
    Kim Gyeong-Yong, Yang Jae-yong
    Kim Jong-hyeok
    [Kim Sung-ho, Choi Dae-woo]


    Kim Jong-hyeok, candidate for WC 2018, was out for nearly two years (inc. missing Russia, where he might have attended as a support official) with "serious health issues" - does anyone know more? Of the two Koreans that attended Asian Cup 2019 and could be considered 'top': Ko Hyung-jin handles a game on Sunday, no inset for Kim Dong-jin. FIFA-listed Kim Woo-sung handles the opening game [aforementioned Kim Jong-hyeok as VAR].

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  21. Official: 5 substitutions temporally allowed by IFAB.

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    1. The IFAB news article about it can be found here.
      The related Circular is located here.

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  22. FIFATV matches of the weekend
    Brazil - Ghana
    Referee: Terje Hauge (NOR)
    ARs: Gerhard Gerstenmayer (AUT), Emanuel Zammit (MLT)
    40: Ku Jun (CHN)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVQX2Qaa5RA

    France - Croatia
    Referee: Jose Maria Garcia-Aranda (ESP)
    ARs: Fernando Tresaco Gracia (ESP), Jorge Diaz Galvez (CHI)
    4O: Epifanio Gonzalez Chavez (PAR)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA1i4e7XiDA

    Brazil - Belgium
    Referee: Milorad Mazic (SRB)
    ARs: Milovan Ristic, Dalibor Durdevic (SRB)
    4O: Jair Marrufo (USA)
    RAR: Corey Rockwell (USA)
    VAR: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
    AVARs: Pawel Gil (POL), Mark Borsch, Felix Zwayer (GER)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OJfbYQtKtk

    USA - Japan
    Referee: Kateryna Monzul (UKR)
    ARs: Nataliya Rachynska (UKR), Yolanda Parga (ESP)
    4O: Claudia Umpierrez (URU)
    5O: Loreto Toloza (CHI)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXVTSQSSBqI

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  23. Next UEFA.tv matches
    Portugal - Netherlands: Anders Frisk, Kenneth Petersson, Peter Ekström (all SWE), Lubos Michel (SVK)
    Real Madrid - Bayern Munich: Viktor Kassai, Gabor Erös, György Ring, Mihaly Fabian, Istvan Vad, Tamas Bognar (all HUN)
    Juventus Turin - Manchester United: Urs Meier, Laurent Rausis, Felix Züger (all SUI)
    Shakhtar Donetsk - FC Sevilla: Szymon Marciniak, Pawel Sokolnicki, Tomasz Listkiewicz, Radoslaw Siejka, Pawel Raczkowski, Tomasz Musial (all POL)
    Germany - England: Sandor Puhl, Laszlo Hamar, Imre Bozoky, Sandor Piller (all HUN)

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  24. Live streaming: Chat from CTA-RFEF personalities (FIFA referees Mateu Lahoz and Hernández Hernández, FIFA AR Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez, Women FIFA referee Marta Huerta de Aza and CTA-RFEF president Velasco Carballo)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BbmhKwsJE8

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    1. If you speak Spanish, you can send questions in the Youtube comments section and they can answer it!

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  25. "The Laws of the Game 2020/21 come into force on 1 June 2020 but, mindful of the current suspension of football throughout the world, if a suspended competition restarts it has the option to continue using the 2019/20 Laws of the Game, even if the restart is after 1 June 2020."
    Source: the IFAB news article and Circular.

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