Tuesday, 30 March 2021

2021/22 FIFA WC European Qualifiers - Referee Appointments MD3 (30 March 2021)

Referee appointments for 2021-22 FIFA WC European Qualifiers Matchday 3, games to be played on 30 March 2021.    


Group A
18:00 CET - Baku (Bakı Olimpiya Stadionu)
AZERBAIJAN - SERBIA
Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: David Elias Biton (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sagy Metzamber (ISR)
Fourth Official: David Fuxman (ISR)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Viacheslav Semenov (RUS)

Group H
18:00 CET - Nicosia (GSP)  
CYPRUS - SLOVENIA
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SE)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Hallberg (SWE) 
Fourth Official: Kristoffer Karlsson (SWE)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Sviatlana Hrynkevich (BLR)

Group A
20:45 CET - Luxembourg (Stade Josy Barthel)
LUXEMBOURG - PORTUGAL
Referee: Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Usachev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitry Safyan (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vitali Meshkov (RUS)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Michalis Koukoulakis (GRE)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)

Group E
20:45 CET - Cardiff (Cardiff City Stadium)
WALES - CZECH REPUBLIC 
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Petrescu (ROU) 
FIFA Referee Assessor: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Tarik Shamel (ENG)

Group E
20:45 CET - Leuven (Dendreef)
BELGIUM - BELARUS 
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandr Radius (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Dovydas Sužiedėlis (LTU)
Fourth Official: Robertas Valikonis (LTU)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Juan Antonio Fernández Marín (ESP)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Tammo Beishuizen (NED)

Group G
20:45 CET - Gibraltar (Victoria Stadium)
GIBRALTAR - NETHERLANDS
Referee: João Pinheiro (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Tiago Costa (POR)
Assistant Referee 2:  Pedro Ribeiro (POR)
Fourth Official: Vítor Ferreira (POR)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Per Svärd (SWE)

Group G
20:45 CET - Podgorica (Gradski Stadion Podgorica)
MONTENEGRO - NORWAY
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Nunn (ENG) 
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson (ENG)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Drago Kos (SVN)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Velid Imamović (BIH)

Group G
20:45 CET - Istanbul (Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadyumu)
TURKEY - LATVIA 
Referee: Daniel Stefanski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Konrad Sapela (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Michal Obukowicz (POL)
Fourth Official: Aristotelis Diamantopoulos (GRE)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Peter Sippel (GER)
FIFA Match Commissioner:Róbert Kispál (HUN)

Group H
20:45 CET - Trnava (Štadión Antona Malatinského)
SLOVAKIA - RUSSIA
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Fourth Official: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Miroslav Liba (CZE)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Márton Esterházy (HUN)

Group H
20:45 CET - Rijeka (Stadion HNK Rijeka)
CROATIA - MALTA  
Referee: Lionel Tschudi (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Sladan Josipović (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Matthias Sbrissa (SUI)
Fourth Official: Lukas Fähndrich (SUI)
FIFA Referee Assessor: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)
FIFA Match Commissioner: Paolo Rondelli (SMR)

Friendly
20:45 CET - Debrecen (Nagyerdei Stadion)
QATAR - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 
Referee: Balázs Berke (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Gergo Vigh-tarsonyi (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Balázs Szalai (HUN)
Fourth Official: Ferenc Karakó (HUN)

38 comments:

  1. Del Cerro again??

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    1. I guess there have been many replacements, indeed Hategan was originally appointed as fourth official to Kovacs in today game, he has been removed and we now know the reason, a game for him on 30/03, maybe as replacement (if not originally planned).

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    2. Especially as Del Cerro was poor in Glasgow on thursday for Scotland v Austria, not good for both teams

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    3. IIRC, Reinshreiber had been previously revealed for GIB-NED, so there seems to be another late change.
      Pinheiro is also a quite local choice for the game.

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    4. @Philipp S

      Pinheiro's appointment on GIB-NED was revealed by KNVB about 10 days ago so I am pretty sure that he is not a replacement.

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    5. OK, then I did not remember correctly ;)

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  2. Does anyone know who the referee is who's foto is at the begining of these appointments, not someone I recognise

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    1. CROATIA - MALTA
      Referee: Lionel Tschudi (SUI)

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    2. He is a referee from Switzerland (I'm from there aswell). His father was a famous actor in Switzerland. (Gilles Tschudi)

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  3. Will there be a refereeing team from Moldova?

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  4. OT

    Lots of crucial matches in the final round of games on the road to AFCON 2021 in the next few days. Does anybody know the appointed officials? (all times are BST :))


    Sunday (28/March)

    Sudan - South Africa (17:00)


    Monday (29/March)

    Malawi - Uganda (17:00)


    Tuesday (30/March)

    Central African Republic - Mauritania (14:00)
    Côte d'Ivoire - Ethiopia (14:00)

    Madagascar - Niger (17:00)
    Guinea Bissau - Congo (17:00)
    Sierra Leone - Benin (17:00)

    Cameroon - Rwanda (20:00)
    Morocco - Burundi (20:00)
    Mozambique - Cape Verde (20:00)

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  5. Marco Schneider28 March 2021 at 11:40

    why we have a change of the referee team by the u21 game between Iceland and denmark from schaerer (sui) to umut meler (tur)?

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  6. It seems that the committee is not certain about Ekberg. He gets another (former) committee member. I would expect a better match though.

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  7. Stefanski with a Greek fourth official, this could mean that no other Polish FIFA referees were available in this role.
    Bartosz Frankowski is at under 21, so I guess tomorrow we will see for sure one (Marciniak?) but more likely two or three Polish assignments, with names like Gil, Musial and Jakubik among others.

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    1. Marciniak and Jakubik had recently games in 1st division in Poland (2nd level) where there is no VAR, so likely as a preparation for qualifier games - so I would guess those two names.

      Musial is recovering after health issues and has just started refereeing games in lower divisions so he won't appear for sure.

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  8. FIFA Ghanaian referee Charles Bulu lost consciousness and collapsed during Cote d’Ivoire - Ethiopia today. After that he recovered but he was taken to hospital for a deep medical check. Ethiopia refused to continue the game with fourth official because he was from home-nation, game was abandoned.

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    1. Sorry but it’s unbelievable for Africa that such events occurred. For important match as CAN qualifiers, you must appoint referees from neutral nations with fourth official also! Lack of serious management for CAF !

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    2. I basically agree with Referee analyst, but that is obviously secondary. The main thing is a quick recovery. I wish him all the best!

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    3. Agree ! My fault ! All the best for M. Bulu !

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    4. Matches are always made with Neutral appointments for all CAF matches including the Fourth official, but in this case there was a late change of reasons not disclosed and the best course of action is to appoint a local referee which can and have happened to many confederations in time past

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    5. As Sierra Leone covid tests were « as many confederations » ? I think Benin’s crew hasn’t the same feeling of « serious organization » in Africa...

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  9. Tschudi missed clear handball penalty for Malta arround 20th minute.

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    1. Yes, I agree. Arm stretched out wide and probably even above shoulder - the short distance doesn't matter in that case.
      It's at 18:17 btw.

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  10. Good decision to show a red card in the Wales game and well spotted to as there was a crowd of players in the way

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    1. Agree. Good decision by Hategan considering the scenario. Some question as to whether both could’ve received RC?

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    2. Maybe but i think a yellow for Roberts was enough as all he really did was holding the player round the waist

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    3. Yeah after seeing a few replays, schick very much the guilty party

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    4. Do we think Roberts was being cautioned for the holding or was it for exaggerating the seriousness of the strike by Schick?

      The reason I ask is this... the holding CLEARLY happens before the strike. It's not debatable. Roberts does nothing to Schick AFTER Schick strikes him. So if Roberts is carded for the holding, the restart should be a penalty kick to the Czech Republic.

      And that's why I think Hategan cautioned Roberts for the exaggeration.

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  11. Spot on no penalty decision by hategan

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    1. Should have been simulation. It was a clear attempt to deceive him.

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  12. Now correct handball penalty by Tschudi for Croatia in 75th minute.

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    1. Very hard to detect, but indeed the fourth replay or so shows the contact with the raised hand.

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  13. RC for Schick in Wales vs Czech Republic. Excellent, alert refereeing and management from Hategan to identify VC by Schick and also to caution Connor Roberts of Wales: https://streamable.com/jk0its

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    1. Agree, excellent decision. Well done

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    2. Yes, well spotted and assessed there.
      I am less conviced about the 2nd YC later on, because the arm didn't really the face but rather pushed on the shoulder, so it appears harsh to call that reckless.

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    3. I agree: Well spotted VC ans allert behavior.

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