August 2, 2012

Olympia 2012 Referee Appointments - Quarterfinals

04 August 2012

M25, QF1
13:00 CET, Manchester (Old Trafford)
Japan - Egypt
Referee: Mark Geiger (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Sean Mark Hurd (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Joe Fletcher (CAN)
Fourth Official: Peter O'Leary (NZL)
FIFA Referee Observer: -
M26, QF2
15:30 CET, London (Wembley Stadium)
Mexico - Senegal
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephen Child (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Beck (ENG)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Williams (AUS)
FIFA Referee Observer: -

M27, QF3
18:00 CET, Newcastle upon Tyne (Direct Sports Arena)
Brazil - Honduras
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Fourth Official: Slim Jedidi (TUN)
FIFA Referee Observer: -

M28, QF4
20:30 CET, Cardiff (Millennium Stadium)
Great Britain - Korea Rep.
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (COL)
Assistant Referee 1: Humberto Clavijo (COL)
Assistant Referee 2: Eduardo Díaz (COL)
Fourth Official: Roberto García (MEX)
FIFA Referee Observer: -


  1. To be honest, very strange appointments, especially Clattenburg. Nothing against him, of course, but the offside mistake was clear in their last match
    Furthermore, Brych appointment for this match could be a lost chance for the final, do you agree?
    I would like to know something about the referees sent home, are there news?
    The men still there could be the fourth official of these 4 matches?

  2. No, sorry, I have to make something clear now.
    The goal scored by Egypt was legal, NO offside.
    See the screen attached. I have not seen this situation by now, accepted the marks and the report and all the things I heard from others, but now I am pretty stunned to be honest.

    I therefore neglect any previous statement issued by me that Clattenburg and his team should definitely get no second match.

    1. And to make that also clear, the upper red player got the ball, not the red player at the bottom.

    2. Corrected screenshot

    3. For those who want to check it themselves

    4. It seems onside, I trusted the reporter (didn't watch the highlights).
      I'm sorry for that, so I have to retract my words, too.

  3. Observers
    Japon vs Egipto (Gieger) Edward
    Mexico vs Senegal (Clattenburg) Jhonny
    Brasil vs Honduras (Brych) Turan
    Gran Bretaña vs Corea (Roldán) Maicon

    if issues please contact me

    1. Carlos, I'm still waiting the download of Japan - Honduras.
      If you can help me having some info, please do it.
      Otherwise, let's wait still some days.

  4. First Conmebol WC appointment, and I really dont like it.
    Colombia vs Uruguay: Heber Lopes (Bra)

  5. I will never understand FIFA and Conmebol
    Juan Soto Ecuador vs Bolivia
    Carlos Amarilla Uruguay vs Ecuador

    Oh Got save us...

  6. Today, it is Brych's 37th birthday. A good gift made by FIFA.

  7. Jonas Eriksson, Mathias Klasenius, Daniel Wärnmark and Deniz Aytekin will oversee the friendly between Germany and Argentina in Frankfurt.

    1. International Friendly 15 August

      Bulgaria - Cyprus
      Georgi Asparuhov, Sofia 20:00 CET

      Referee: Christofer Lautier (MLT)
      Assistants: Mariano Debono, William Debattista (MLT)
      Fourth official: Alexander Kostantinov (BUL)

    2. U21 friendly on 14.8:
      Germany-Argentina: Buquet / Harchay / Ocak (FRA)

  8. Fourth offical at Japan - Egypt has changed. At the field I saw Raul Orosco.

    1. Yes, it changed, I do not know why.

      Raul Orosco Fourth Official, Japan vs Egypt

      Peter O'Leary Fourth Official, Brazil vs Honduras

  9. Is someone able to explain me why Clatts showed only YC, (He is english isn´t valide)

    1. Watching the pic that you have posted, I think the explanation is that Clattenburg saw a dangerous play by the Senegal player and nothing more against the opponent.
      Anyway later I will download the full match.
      And what about the red card given by Geiger? Correct also this one, after a normal foul, I read on the FIFA matchcentre.

    2. I saw Geiger's match live Chefren and I can tell you it was a DOGSO. Geiger was spot-on at this situation but the rest of him game wasn't that good. I will send my report tomorrow by his mark will be 7.6 or 7.7.

    3. Anonymous5/8/12 01:55

      I agree with Edward, but also feel that Geiger should be commended for his boldness at the Olympic Games in issuing a red card in each of his two games for DOGSO (correctly) when most referees seem to be hesitant to show red cards due to the politics that follow. While Geiger does not have the means to refine his skills in the MLS that most European referees have in their top leagues, I think we will see him on multiple occasions in the 2014 World Cup as FIFA seem to like him.


  10. What a terrible job by the German Felix Brych!

    And what can we say about all of his assistants?

    It's a "FAIL JOB"
    from all - shame on them!

  11. Anonymous5/8/12 10:00

    Please report how Brych was. Correct sending-offs?

    1. I disagree with penalty and sending offs. This is a quarter final, shouldn't have been that easy to throw yellow cards. In fact, he couldn't see brazilians diving most of the time. Lack of experience for Latin involved games.

  12. Anonymous5/8/12 12:43

    Have seen Brych's cards now, many parts of the media reported that the first red card would have been wrong due to a dive. Neymar certainly wanted the free-kick, but to my mind, Crisanto's leg is clearly carting out and touches Neymar, the yellow can be given. But I think Brych's whole line was very pedantic, in Bundesliga, he would have never given a yellow card for that. However, his line was like that in the whole match and also in URU SEN. The penalty is the same, touch yes, but also a simulation in a way, both no mistakes for my taste. The second sending-off undoubtfully correct.

    Problematic penalty call made by Roldán. It is matter of interpretation, but in my opinion, no deliberate handball and therefore no penalty either.

    1. Anonymous5/8/12 14:59

      Brych performance not that terrible... just inconsistent... the first sending-off was exaggerated. He had a wrong approach concerning a latin vs latin teams... Brych struggled to mantain some control in a more physical match and I believe that he is going home.

  13. FRA vs JPN Alvarado, fourth official: Di Iorio
    Canada vs USA Pedersen, fourth official: Hong

  14. Brych report will be available by the end of the day.

  15. Carlos, did you receive my e-mail which I sent to refmarks?


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