July 29, 2017

Europa League 2017/18 - Third Qualifying Round - Referee Appointments (II)

UEFA has appointed the following match officials to handle second legs of Europa League's Third Qualifying Round. 





02 August 2017, 18:00 CET, Stade de Genève, Geneva (SUI)
FC Sion (SUI) - FK Sūduva (LTU)
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Bertrand Jouannaud (FRA), Michael Annonier (FRA)
Fourth Official: Thomas Leonard (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leif Sundell (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

02 August 2017, 18:00 CET, Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca (CYP)
AEL Limassol FC (CYP) - FK Austria Wien (AUT)
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)
Assistant Referees: Yevgeniy Belskiy (KAZ), Anatoliy Khodin (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Timur Kumashev (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Ariel Kenneth Scheiman (ISR)

03 August 2017, 18:00 CET, Traktor, Minsk (BLR)
FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR) - AEK Larnaca FC (CYP)
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL) 
Assistant Referees: Daniel Beckett (WAL), Johnathon Bryant (WAL) 
Fourth Official: Bryn Markham-Jones (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Johan Verbist (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Volodymyr Geninson (UKR)

03 August 2017, 17:00 CET, Stadion Mladost, Strumica (MKD)
KF Shkëndija 79 (MKD) - FK Trakai (LTU)
Referee: Clayton Pisani (MLT)
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri (MLT), Edward Spiteri (MLT)
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sigurður Hannesson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Ferenc Székely (HUN)

03 August 2017, 18:30 CET, Odd Stadion, Skien (NOR)
Odds BK (NOR) - GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Referee: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Assistant Referees: Andrii Skrypka (UKR), Oleg Pluzhnyk (UKR)
Fourth Official: Vitaliy Romanov (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Jevgenijs Milevskis (LVA)

03 August 2017, 19:00 CET, Zenit Arena, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Football Club Zenit (RUS) - Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
Referee: Ali Palabiyik (TUR)
Assistant Referees: Cem Satman (TUR), Serkan Olguncan (TUR)
Fourth Official: Alper Ulusoy (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Loukas Siotropos (GRE)

03 August 2017, 19:00 CET, Generali Arena, Prague (CZE)
AC Sparta Praha (CZE) - FK Crvena Zvezda (SRB)
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Frédéric Haquette (FRA), Alexandre Viala (FRA)
Fourth Official: Hakim Ben El Hadj (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Martin Sturkenboom (NED)

03 August 2017, 19:00 CET, AEK Arena, Larnaca (CYP)
Apollon Limassol FC (CYP) - Aberdeen FC (SCO) 
Referee: Stephan Klossner (SUI)
Assistant Referees: Remy Zgraggen (SUI), Marco Zürcher (SUI)
Fourth Official: Urs Schnyder (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dani Koren (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Richard Havrilla (SVK)

03 August 2017, 19:00 CET, KSK Nika, Oleksandria (UKR)
FC Olexandriya (UKR) - FC Astra Giurgiu (ROU)
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referees: Roland Brandner (AUT), Stefan Kühr (AUT)
Fourth Official: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Philippe Prudhon (FRA)

03 August 2017, 19:00 CET, Puskás Akadémia Pancho Aréna, Felcsút (HUN)
Videoton FC (HUN) - FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA)
Referee: Christian Dingert (GER)
Assistant Referees: Marco Achmüller (GER), Dominik Schaal (GER)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Brand (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Geir Þorsteinsson (ISL)

03 August 2017, 19:00 CET, 8 KM Stadionu, Baku (AZE)
Gabala SC (AZE) - Panathinaikos FC (GRE)
Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Lee Betts (ENG), Adam Nunn (ENG)
Fourth Official: Kevin Friend (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vagner (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Alojzije Šupraha (CRO)

03 August 2017, 19:30 CET, Emile Mayrisch, Esch-sur-alzette (LUX)
CS Fola Esch (LUX) - Östersunds FK (SWE) 
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referees: Sten Klaasen (EST), Silver Koiv (EST)
Fourth Official: Juri Frischer (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Albano Janku (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Vasko Dojcinovski (MKD)

03 August 2017, 19:30 CET, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu, Istanbul (TUR)
Fenerbahçe S.K. (TUR) - SK Sturm Graz (AUT)
Referee: Robert Madley (ENG)
Assistant Referees: Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG), Marc Perry (ENG)
Fourth Official: Graham Scott (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Asim Khudiyev (AZE)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)

03 August 2017, 19:45 CET, Lyngby Stadion, Lyngby (DEN)
Lyngby BK (DEN) - FC Krasnodar (RUS)
Referee: Constantin Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)
Assistant Referees: Radu Adrian Stefan Ghinguleac (ROU), Mircea Mihail Grigoriu (ROU)
Fourth Official: George Rădulescu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vaclav Krondl (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Nebojša Ivković

03 August 2017, 20:00 CET, Estádio do Marítimo, Funchal (POR)
CS Marítimo (POR) - PFC Botev Plovdiv (BUL)
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (SRB)
Assistant Referees: Uroš Stojković (SRB), Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Novak Simović (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Juan Antonio Fernández Marín (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: George Fantaros (CYP)

03 August 2017, 20:00 CET, Stadio Toumba, Thessaloniki (GRE)
PAOK FC (GRE) - FC Olimpik Donetsk (UKR)
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)
Assistant Referees: Ivo Kolev (BUL), Veselin Dobriyanov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Stefan Apostolov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Jones (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Jacob Erel (ISR)

03 August 2017, 20:00 CET, Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)
KF Skënderbeu (ALB) - FK Mladá Boleslav (CZE)
Referee: Sergii Boiko (UKR)
Assistant Referees: Viktor Matyash (UKR), Volodymyr Vysotskyi (UKR)
Fourth Official: Ivan Bondar (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Luca Zorzi (SUI)

03 August 2017, 20:15 CET, Stadion Miejski, Poznań (POL)
KKS Lech Poznań (POL) - FC Utrecht (NED)
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Assistant Referees: Henrik Sønderby (DEN), Dennis Wollenberg Rasmussen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Anders Poulsen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)

03 August 2017, 20:30 CET, Tivoli Stadion Tirol, Innsbruck (AUT)
SCR Altach (AUT) - KAA Gent (BEL)
Referee: Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Guillaume Debart (FRA), Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Fourth Official: Olivier Thual (FRA)  
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Simone Trefoloni (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Myrsini Psarropoulou (GRE)

03 August 2017, 20:30 CET, Stadion Poljud, Split (CRO)
HNK Hajduk Split (CRO) - Brøndby IF (DEN)
Referee: Orel Grinfeeld (ISR)
Assistant Referees: Roy Hassan (ISR), Idan Yarkoni (ISR)
Fourth Official: Guy Berger (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Neale Barry (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)

03 August 2017, 20:30 CET, Arena Herning, Herning (DEN)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) - Arka Gdynia (POL)
Referee: Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
Assistant Referees: David Elias Bitton (ISR), Matityahu Yakobov (ISR)
Fourth Official: Zvi Levi (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vasily Melnychuk (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Lennart Vestervall (SWE)

03 August 2017, 20:45 CET, KV Oostende Arena, Ostend (BEL)
KV Oostende (BEL) - Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
Assistant Referees: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA), Claudio La Rocca (ITA)
Fourth Official: Piero Giacomelli (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Markus Stenger (GER)

03 August 2017, 20:45 CET, MFK Ružomberok Stadion, Ružomberok (SVK)
MFK Ružomberok (SVK) - Everton FC (ENG)
Referee: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referees: Lars Rix (DEN), Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)

03 August 2017, 20:45 CET, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan (ITA)
AC Milan (ITA) - Clubul Sportiv U Craiova (ROU)
Referee: Nikola Popov (BUL)
Assistant Referees: Georgi Todorov (BUL), Martin Venev (BUL)
Fourth Official: Stanislav Todorov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: René Temmink (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)

03 August 2017, 20:45 CET, Estadio de San Mamés, Bilbao (ESP)
Athletic Club (ESP) - FC Dinamo 1948 (ROU)
Referee: Pavle Radovanović (MNE)
Assistant Referees: Veselin Radunović (MNE), Dragan Vujović (MNE)
Fourth Official: Predrag Radovanović (MNE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Brian Lawlor (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Johny Vanspauwen (BEL)

03 August 2017, 20:45 CET, Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek (CRO)
NK Osijek (CRO) - PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Referee: Hugo Filipe Ferreira C. Moreira Miguel  (POR)
Assistant Referees: Ricardo Jorge Ferreira Dos Santos (POR), Antonio Manuel Albino Godinho (POR)
Fourth Official: Bruno Miguel Duarte Paixão (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Medved SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Emil Ubias (CZE)

03 August 2017, 21:00 CET, Panionios GSS Stadium, Athens (GRE)
Panionios GSS (GRE) - Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
Referee: Ville Nevalainen (FIN)
Assistant Referees: Mikko Alakare (FIN), Mika Lamppu (FIN)
Fourth Official: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: István Huszár (HUN)

02 August 2017, 21:05 CET, Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (SVN)
NK Domžale (SVN) - SC Freiburg (GER)
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Assistant Referees: Laurent Conotte (BEL), Florian Lemaire (BEL)
Fourth Official: Jan Boterberg (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Ischenko (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Balász Makray (HUN)

03 August 2017, 22:00 CET, Estadio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR)
SC Braga (POR) - AIK (SWE)
Referee: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Assistant Referees: Cyril Mugnier (FRA), Djemel Zitouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Jérôme Brisard (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Natri (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Eugène Westerink (NED)

82 Comments:

  1. Match situations of the QF match Netherlands-Sweden (Bibiana Steinhaus, GER)

    https://vimeo.com/album/4702077

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    1. It was very likely inside, but I am not sure about the foul in 32', I can't really see enough contact.
      So rather a wrong free kick than a missed penalty for me.

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    2. And some clips of the Germany vs. Denmark QF, which should have been played yesterday evening but because of the adverse weather conditions was postponed to today.

      https://vimeo.com/album/4702546

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  2. OT but Real Madrid vs Barcelona minute 63.

    Referee pushes Rakitic and acts extremely unprofessional and Rakitic pushes him back and pointed at the referee with no respect and the ref pointed back.

    Can Anybody find a video?

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  3. https://youtu.be/tfpkGkmtIME

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  4. Agree Victor. Unbelievable attitude. And very poor no reaction about American referee. No words.

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    1. Before that situation he had great acceptance and control for such a match but ruined everything at that moment.

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  5. Rakitic said that he was upset because Marrufo insulted him 3 times...perhaps the reason of lack of reaction by ref. But i hope no...

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  6. Happy to see another Serbian team around Srdjan Jovanovic, almost every match SJ kod same ARs, this is also in our JSL..
    Hope he can be as good as Mazic is or even better.

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  7. OT : Can somebody please provide me with an update on how Swiss referee Esther Staubli performance in the just concluded Women's Euro QF match between England and France??? 🙂

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    1. I can't post any videos but I can report a good performance by Staubli in an intense match without big problems for the referee team. One of the best personalities at this EURO, used her presence well and often, built positive and approachable relationships with the players, all cards correct and fine, good management of time wasting by ENG, YC to ENG#4 was Orange even dark Orange but I think correct, assistants not thaaaaat convincing but no big mistakes, basically Staubli has a good candidature for Final, as do all four Quarterfinal referees imo

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    2. I can agree to a large extent with Mikael's words and I want to add her outstanding fitness and running capabilities as positive points. Any relevant clips will be posted tomorrow :)

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  8. Women EURO SF predictions:
    NED-ENG: Kulcsar, Kulcsar, Iugulescu, Mularczyk
    DEN-AUT: Staubli, Brem, Karsic, Adamkova

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    1. For NED-ENG, I think we can expect an experienced official. I think, the match could go to Monzul, because she belongs to the top of UEFA's referees, and based on her experience, I can't imagine committee sends her home without a knockout match.

      For DEN-AUT, I think it's difficult to find an appropriate choice. Frappart - even though she deserves it based on her performances - should be out, because I cannot imagine her handling Austria in the QF and SF (though she handled Norway twice in the group stage). I have a feeling that committee might appoint Adámková, though she doesn't deserve it in my opinion after 2 crucial mistakes in her 2 matches (missing PK in ITA-RUS and missing RC for the Scottish keeper in SCO-ESP). Furthermore, Dámková as a committee member could be a small advantage for Adámková (this being pure speculation, of course).

      For the final, UEFA should either pick Steinhaus or Staubli. Both are undisputebly the most reliable and trustworthy officials at the tournament. Personally, I'd prefer Staubli, but committee might use the rare opportunity to appoint a German referee to a EURO final.

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  9. My Predictions :

    Denmark v Austria : Jana Adamkova (Czech Republic)
    Netherlands v England : Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)

    Final : Esther Staubli (if Denmark qualifies) or Bibiana Stienhaus (if Austria qualifies)

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  10. Does someone know the referees for final and the third place on audi cup?

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  11. My predictions:
    Only if England qualifies Steinhaus has a chance for final (because she had Holland twice already)
    I think Adamkova fot England-Netherlands, and Monzul for Denmark-Austra,
    Final for me: Staubli, or Kulcsar

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    1. Adamkova for Netherlands v England after two crucial mistakes in 2 group stage games would be a huge violation of the performance principle!!!

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    2. I didn't follow all the games, and referee performances, but what i don't understand in your precdictions then: Why she is good enough for Denmark-Austria and not good enough for England-Netherlands?? Both are semi-finals and commitee should treat them the same way in my opinion!!! If she in your opinion made 2 crucial mistakes, she should be sent home!
      the referee's i saw live from stadium, Vitulano, Kulcsar, Frappart (England-Spain, Germany-Denmark, Austria-Spain), the young Katalin Kulcsar made a verry good impression, Frappart also.... but i really liked Kulcsar, and hope to see her again in semi, or final. I am in the lucky circumstances that i live in the Netherlands, and can visit some games, also Next Thursday England-Netherlands, and the final, both at the Fc Twente stadium, hope the commitee made good appointments. we'll find out soon!

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    4. You must have been busy on Sunday then ;-)

      My predictions

      DEN - AUT
      Kateryna MONZUL, Striletska (both UKR), Sukenikova (SVK), Adamkova (CZE)

      NED - ENG
      Katalin KULCSAR, J. Kulcsar (both HUN), Iugulescu (ROM), Frappart (FRA)

      Leaving Staubli and Steinhaus for the final, I hope it's the Swiss, as the German has already attended a WC Final, but it would be totally deserved for both.

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    5. Actually I personally wouldn't appoint Adamkova in anything as she had 2 clear errors in 2 of her group games... But we know UEFA and it's ways and also presence of compatriot Damkova in the committee gives her some chances... Logically if she gets an appointment I'll predict Denmark v Austria but yes that's also a violation of performance principle if it happens... Monika Mularczyk will be a better choice for the semis!!!

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    6. In fairness I wouldn't call them thaaaaat clear, ITA-RUS no one in the stadium wanted a foul there so although it is a foul I wouldn't say it was 100% clear that it was a crucial mistake, I would back the Czech there.
      In SPN-SCO in fairness that was pretty clear, but I've seen three basically convincing performances from Adamkova, and to be honest I think she's been better than Monzul (who is a better referee imo but in a bad moment), good in DEN-BEL, then very hectic with a very doubtful penalty and a nothing 2YC=RC in GER-ITA, and okay in ENG-POR, but for me it's like watching Çakir in EURO2016 again imo. Committee should release appointments in the next minutes!

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  12. Several interesting situations of the WEURO QF matches clipped:

    Austria-Spain (Stéphanie Frappart, FRA)
    https://vimeo.com/album/4703729

    England-France (Esther Staubli, SWI)
    https://vimeo.com/album/4703733

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  13. Tobias Christ is replaced by Dominik Schaal in Videoton-Bordeaux.

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  14. UEFA APPOINTMENTS

    Denmark - Austria
    Kateryna MONZUL, Striletska (both UKR), Iugulescu (ROM), Kulcsar (HUN)

    Netherlands - England
    Stephanie FRAPPART, Nicolosi (both FRA), Kourompylia (CYP), Steinhaus (GER)

    So it is clear the Final is for Staubli imo

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    1. Kourompylia from GRE *

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    2. Monzul was expected for a semifinal. Excellent appointment for Frappart, she's had a really really good development during this EURO, absolutely deserved appointment. I hope she continues like this in the time to come.

      I agree with Mikael, Staubli should now be confirmed for the final, especially now with all other potential candidate (Kulcsár and Steinhaus) being appointed as fourth officials in the semifinals.

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    3. If Frappart was planned for a Semi-final then the Austria v Spain QF game should've gone to Monika Mularczyk... This is really poor spreading of appointments and Frappart's appointment in an England game in SF could've been avoided here IMO as England just defeated France in the QFs!!!

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    4. Excellent and very particular set of appointments for Stéphanie Frappart at this tournament. I rarely saw a referee getting three group stage games, a quarterfinal and a semifinal. Ok, the third game in GS was a replacement, but still a quarterfinal and a semifinal followed. She could have been appointed directly for the final without problems...

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    5. Soham,
      Do you doubt Frappart's integrity? Do you believe that her performance will be negatively influenced because England knocked out her home nation?
      Or better yet, will she go out on that pitch and once again have a stellar outing just like the ones she's had so far at the tournament? The type of outings that have translated into this much deserved semifinal assignment.
      Best of luck to these 8 ladies!!!

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    6. @Soham
      I think you make a decent point, however Mularczyk slightly struggled in BEL-NOR but was overall okay, but crucially her first assistant made a big mistake missing an offside before the 2-0, and I didn't watch GER-RUS but both penalties seemed basically correct, I have doubts about the first one but definitely no crucial mistake. So probably I agree with the committee here and Nando's sentiments, Mularczyk was good, but just not good enough to justify a knockout match imo
      To note on Monzul, she has essentially same match as four years ago, the 'lower' Semifinal, I don't think it's been her best championship, but her big experience and 'X-factor' and not too bad performances justify her appointment.
      A shame for Kulcsar to not get more, she was unfortunate, but there is a lot of time in her relatively young career. Same is true of the older Steinhaus, but the biggest challenge of her career is surely her first Bundesliga inset of the coming season.

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    7. I don't doubt Frappart's integrity but I would've avoided such an appointment... Either way my feeling is that Adamkova was planned for the other semi but changes to be made because of the errors she made... Just my thought!!! All in all appointments aren't well spread... Lastly I would just hope that Esther Staubli gets a much deserved Final appointment!!

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    8. Soham,
      Keep in mind that most of the recent Finals have not gone to the most deserving referee. The various committee's have instead gone with the more "popular" option.
      UEFA Champions League: Brych in place of Skomina or Mazic.

      U-20 Final: Kuipers in place of Cesar Ramos.

      CONCACAF Gold Cup: Walter Lopez in place of Ricardo Montero or Cesar Ramos.

      Confederations Cup: Mazic in place of Geiger or Skomina.

      It's the current trend and I for one am not a fan of it. Assignments should be made solely based on previous match performances.

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    9. I disagree about the UCL final. It deservedly went to Brych.

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    10. I would disagree almost with all of them honestly, but U20 to Kuipers wasn't so wise imo, and Ramos would have deserved it (and could have been tested before WC2018 especially with his tight selection versus Garcia).

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  15. First appointment for Audi Cup Semifinal 1 (Atletico Madrid - Napoli):
    Brand - Dietz - Beitinger
    Somebody asked for that a few days ago.

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    1. SF2, Bayern München - Liverpool:
      Hartmann - Leicher - Emmer
      I think, tomorrow we might see Brych, who is the only remaining Bundesliga referee from Munich. And then probably Aytekin or Cortus for the other match.

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  16. 2017 Audi Cup
    Napoli vs Atl. Madrid
    Referee Benjamin Brand provided is all a classic example of what happens to a football match when the referee is overly permissive and lenient.

    Poor foul detection and when fouls were whistled, too many went unpunished. The match began to turn overly physical and borderline violent because of Brands negligence. He tried at failed at his be nice and try to be "buddy buddy" with the player's approach.
    Preseason friendly or not, the Law's of the Game should be applied. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

    In the end, Godin's ejection was due to what Brand allowed to happen throughout the entire match.

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    1. A very challenging game for Brand.
      You can say it was a friendly and for this reason he didn't expect that, but well, I don't think he was so bad as you described, he was forced to show YC starting from first half (Savic). Then, it is also players fault if they can't control the power, making such shocking challenges during a friendly game.
      Apart from that, a penalty was correctly assigned to Napoli, while another one was in my opinion missed (foul on Insigne, minute 63'). I must say this was very difficult to spot for the referee, it looked like a correct decision, but replay, a few minutes later, showed that defender had put his leg on the opponent. I also wonder whether this could be a suitable situation for VAR review.
      Video of Godin second YC:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKryR8nXm1g
      Possible RC for SFP. Excessive force, late challenge and, the most important thing, the hitting point. Video replays don't show it but we can assume it was with studs up on the leg.

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    2. Bayern vs Liverpool. At least 2 clear SFP but the referee didn't even give a yellow. First half.

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    3. Par for the course Victor at this tournament. But hey, it's only a friendly, right? So the Law's of the Games can be optionally enforced.

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    4. Yes, it's sad. Should be other way around.

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  17. Friendly or not, the Law's of the Game still apply don't they?
    You also admit that there were "shocking challenges" with excessive "power" or force. But you assign fault to only the player's. While I agree that players are responsible for their actions on the field. Whose responsibility is it to punish said players when their actions go well beyond what is allowed by the Law's of the Game? It's the Referee's responsibility. Thus I am still of the mindset that Brand's negligence lead to Godin's send off and the injury of the Napoli player. He let it go too far and in the end it boiled over into a send off and serious injury.

    I agree that he correctly awarded the PK to Napoli. And very true that the possible penalty incident on Insigne was really hard to spot. Only with super slow motion was the contact somewhat visible.

    Nice chatting with you Chefren. Have a good night.

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  18. Good afternoon. Do not know who will be the referee in the match for the Super Cup of Germany Bayern München - Dortmund?

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    1. Likely, the referee will be announced on Thursday.

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  19. Dutch Supercup

    Feyenoord - Vitesse (STADION FEIJENOORD, Rotterdam, 18:00 CET)

    Referee: Danny Makkelie
    AR's: Hessel Steegstra, Mario Diks
    4th official: Jochem Kamphuis

    Makkelie took charge of this match before (2014, Ajax-PEC Zwolle) but I guess he was the most reasonable option. Nijhuis had it two years ago, Gözöbuyuk had it last year. Also van Boekel, Kuipers and Blom had it at least one time. After his promotion to Elite, I think Makkelie is a good choice for this match.

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    1. Kuipers and Blom both I think did two Dutch Super Cup games in their career!!!

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    2. I am sure about Blom. And I think Kuipers did it twice, indeed.

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    3. Yes that's true Rik... Kuipers most likely did the Super Cup matches in 2009 and 2012 if I'm not wrong... He has done 2 Super Cup and 2 KNVB Cup Finals in his career that I'm sure!!!

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    4. Cup-final; PSV-AZ and Feyenoord-FC Utrecht. So you are right.

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  20. Audi Cup third place game Bayern - Napoli:
    Cortus - Schlager - Badstübner

    Brych for the final Liverpool - Atletico Madrid?

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  21. It is reported by Austria Wien official twitter that the game in Larnaca has been suspended by Kuchin due to severe crowd disturbance, following a penalty and RC decision in favor of Austrian side...

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    1. Foul outside of box...

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    2. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vlu1c

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    3. Not even a foul for me.

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  22. Audi Cup final Liverpool - Atletico:
    Brych - Borsch - Lupp

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  23. Brych penalty in the final www.youtube.com/watch?v=juxissNlNto

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    1. There is contact so you can justify the whistle (no crucial mistake), however the player made it bigger than it really was to get the penalty (delayed fall). Supportable decision but close to simulation.

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    2. BTW in the other game AR2 Badstübner wrongly disallowed a regular goal scored by Bayern (21'). Difficult decision, very quick action.

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    3. If you forget about the simulation it is a foul. But the simulation was so blatant that it makes the penalty seem "wrong"

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  24. German Supercup on Saturday
    Borussia Dortmund - Bayern München
    Referee: Felix Zwayer
    Assistents: Thorsten Schiffner, Christian Gittelmann
    4th official: Sascha Stegemann
    VAR: Tobias Stieler

    First time VAR is used in an official match in Germany.
    Zwayer and Stieler also worked together in this roles in the France-Spain friendly in March. And Zwayer has also the experience from the U20 WC. So a sensible appoitment for the premiere.

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  25. What exactly did Monzul do in the 91st minute?

    Denmark plays in a corner kick. Which is punched clear by the Austrian keeper. However while punching the ball the Austrian keeper and a Danish player clash heads/faces. Monzul correctly does not now the play dead. As there was no foul to be called. In the follow up, there is a Danish shot in good which is blocked by an Austrian player sending the ball over the goal line resulting in a Danish corner kick.
    However after calling the medical personnel onto the field to attend the fallen players. Monzul then restarted with a drop ball. Why?
    Monzul did not stop play for the injuries until later the ball had gone out for a Danish corner. Yet Monzul takes away that attacking opportunity from Denmark. Where is the "Fair Play" in that?

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  26. Good early cautions from Frappart. No need to waste her time or the guilty players time with verbal warnings that usually end up being nothing more than empty words.

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    1. Frappart is having a good game so far. Good foul detection and a clear line in card management.

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  27. Crucial mistake from AR1 in Lech Poznan - FC Utrecht. Offside goal leads to the 1-1.

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    1. https://streamable.com/kf67o

      + handball penalty appeal
      https://streamable.com/ha6ni

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    2. This offside can't be missed, difficult to find explanations... would be nice to see the AR and his positioning.
      Penalty appeal: the closer replay gives some doubts. Despite of the short distance, defender could have acted more carefully with his arms, before the coming of the ball. I think calling this penalty wouldn't be a mistake, but at the same time one can support PLAY ON decision... grey area...

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    3. Regarding offside, I guess the referees thought it was #28 UTR playing the ball.

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    4. Debatable decision in '53. Disallowed goal from Utrecht. Defender from Poznan was Holding and attacker from Utrecht pushing. Both decisions would be supportable.

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    5. https://streamable.com/u213l

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    6. Regarding the penalty appeal. Wouldn't call this handbal. Arm was in a natural position and the shot was from a short distance. No time to react for the defender.

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  28. Christian Dingert had a very good and got game in Videoton-Bordeaux. With 11 Yellow and 2 Red Cards. If i will find videos i will add.

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPPUNeHjmuM
      1.35 the red card for Bordeaux
      2.35 the red card for Videoton
      Both are second yellow and IMO clear.

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    2. Both are correct decisions but I'm not convinced by Dingert's body language: in the first case, it seems as he had forgotten it was the second YC for the player, in the second case why so much time before issuing the card? It looked like he didn't know what to do at first glance. However, I can be wrong, I don't know him so much and perhaps this is his style.

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    3. Maybe he asked the AR or 4th Official if the player hit with his shoe the face of the other player???

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  29. Netherland vs England 3-0 goal was scored and Frappart blew the whistle right after the goal instead of taking a kick off. I understand it is referee smart because the whole bench ran into the field but a kick off must be made unless the goal was a penalty?

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    1. No, referee can whistle the end once a goal is scored, there isn't a written rule about the kick off to be made.

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    2. I agree, no kick off is necessary. I think it was a good call in this situation.

      I was dissappointed with Frappats's performance. I think she missed three PK. Two of them on the first half, both of them defensive player running to forward's back diallowing forward to try a header to the ball and third on the second half with late tackle to the ball handling players feet.

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  30. Esther Staubli confirmed for the final. Bibiana Steinhaus is appointed as fourth official.

    http://www.uefa.com//womenseuro/news/newsid=2490284.html#womens+euro+referee+named

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