January 23, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 4 (2017)

- 8 Comments
The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 4. Feel free to ...

- ... share appointments with us (writing them as a comment in the manner below)
- ... share appointments from your national leagues other than those listed below with us, specially if you consider the game as significant (e.g. a derby, a top clash or a very important game etc.)
- ... place video clips you regard as useful for educational and discussion purpose
- ... discuss match situations on the games belonging to the respective matchweek
- ... and much more..

Our matchweekly posts can be easily found in the menu (Referee Appointments > National Leagues).
They will appear on Saturdays most likely and then be filled throughout the week.


Continue Reading...

January 22, 2017

AFCON 2017 - Referee Appointments for Matchday 3

- 13 Comments
Appointments for MD3 at AFCON 2017. 



Continue Reading...

January 19, 2017

Pierluigi Collina chosen as FIFA Referees' Committee Chairman

- 18 Comments
UEFA Chief Referee Officer Pierluigi Collina of Italy has been appointed as FIFA's Referees' Commitee Chairman leading the following pool of committee members. Whether this has any effect on his UEFA duties is not known at the moment.

source: wikimedia

Chairman

Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

Members

Amelio Andino (Paraguay), Dagmar Damkova (Czech Republic), Brian Hall (USA), Shamsul Maidin (Singapore), Eddy Maillet (Seychelles), Neil Poloso (Solomon Islands), Wilson Luiz Seneme (Brazil), Kevin Stoltenkamp (New Zealand), Hani Taleb Balan (Qatar)

source: FIFA.com

Continue Reading...

January 18, 2017

AFCON 2017 - Referee Appointments for Matchday 2

- 40 Comments
These are the officials appointed for MD2 at AFCON 2017. Among others, Bernard Camille from Seychelles will control the tie between Algeria and Tunisia, while Zambia's Janny Sikazwe will officiate his second game in the tournament. Missing assignments will be added in due course. 



Continue Reading...

January 17, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 3 (2017)

- 57 Comments
The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 3. Feel free to ...

- ... share appointments with us (writing them as a comment in the manner below)
- ... share appointments from your national leagues other than those listed below with us, specially if you consider the game as significant (e.g. a derby, a top clash or a very important game etc.)
- ... place video clips you regard as useful for educational and discussion purpose
- ... discuss match situations on the games belonging to the respective matchweek
- ... and much more..

Our matchweekly posts can be easily found in the menu (Referee Appointments > National Leagues).
They will appear on Saturdays most likely and then be filled throughout the week.


Continue Reading...

January 16, 2017

Goalkeeper handles ball coming from deliberate return pass and denies a goal

- 17 Comments
Imagine the following match situation: A defending player is having control of the ball but gets under pressure by an attacking player who is challenging him for the ball. In order to not lose the ball in a dangerous position close to the sideline, the defending player chooses the safe option and plays the ball back to his own goalkeeper ('deliberate return pass'). However, he thereby catches the goalkeeper on the wrong foot: The goalkeeper was already coming out of his goal and moved slightly towards the corner flag as he anticipated that he might be needed to help his teammate at the height of the sideline. The result: The return pass is passing the goalkeeper and travels towards the empty goal. Attempting to save it, the goalkeeper sprints back towards the goalline but recognizes that the only chance to prevent the ball from going into the goal is stopping it with his hands.

Continue Reading...

January 13, 2017

AFCON 2017 - Referee Appointments for Matchday 1

- 54 Comments
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has defined the first eight officiating teams who will oversee the first group stage matchday of this year's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicked off in Gabon's Libreville tomorrow evening. Olympic Games 2016 referee Ghead Grisha of Egypt has been chosen to take charge of the opening game between Gabon and Guinea-Bissau, with Sidi Alioum from Cameroon taking control over a real top clash featuring Tunisia and Senegal.


Continue Reading...

January 10, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 2 (2017)

- 45 Comments
The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 2. Feel free to ...

- ... share appointments with us (writing them as a comment in the manner below)
- ... share appointments from your national leagues other than those listed below with us, specially if you consider the game as significant (e.g. a derby, a top clash or a very important game etc.)
- ... place video clips you regard as useful for educational and discussion purpose
- ... discuss match situations on the games belonging to the respective matchweek
- ... and much more..

Our matchweekly posts can be easily found in the menu (Referee Appointments > National Leagues).
They will appear on Saturdays most likely and then be filled throughout the week.


Continue Reading...

January 4, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 1 (2017)

- 77 Comments
From now on, you can find referee appointments for Europe's major national leagues in a (match)weekly post on this blog. Feel free to ...

- ... share appointments with us (writing them as a comment in the manner below)
- ... share appointments from your national leagues other than those listed below with us, specially if you consider the game as significant (e.g. a derby, a top clash or a very important game etc.)
- ... place video clips you regard as useful for educational and discussion purpose
- ... discuss match situations on the games belonging to the respective matchweek
- ... and much more..

Our matchweekly posts can be easily found in the menu (Referee Appointments > National Leagues).
They will appear on Saturdays most likely and then be filled throughout the week.



Continue Reading...

December 27, 2016

Mark Clattenburg elected as The World's Best Referee 2016 in IFFHS' Fiasco List

- 58 Comments
The IFFHS have released their annual referee ranking having chosen Mark Clattenburg as The World's Best Referee in 2016, followed by Nicola Rizzoli and Viktor Kassai.


"Selected editorial offices and experts", as the IFFHS writes, have made their votes resulting in the following list:

1 – Mark Clattenburg (England)            141 points
2 – Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)                            65 points
3 – Viktor Kassaï (Hungary)                     55 points

4 – Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)                   43 points
5 – Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)                         28 points
5 – Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)             28 points
7 – Felix Brych (Germany)                        26 points
8 – Martin Atkinson (England)                20 points
9 – Damir Skomina (Slovenia)                 19 points
10 – Nestor Pitana (Argentina)                14 points
11 – Sandro Ricci (Brasil)                          12 points
12 – Carlos Vellasco Carballo (Spain)       8 points
13 – Grisha Gheas (Egypt)                          7 points
14 – Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)                5 points
14  – Cesar Ramos (Mexico)                       5 points
16 – Ovidiu Hategan (Romania)                 3 points
17 – Sergei Karasev (Russia)                       2 points
17     Clement Turpin (France)                    2 points
17     Simon Marciniak (Poland)                 2 points
17     William Collum (Scotland)                 2 points
21 –  Ryuji Sato (Japan)                               1 point
21      Milorad Mazic (Serbia)                       1 point

> women's ranking 

Congratulations to all officials on the list.

2016 has well shown that terms like "experts" and "the crowd's wisdom" have rarely been more misleading than nowadays. This list is another example of that - at least considering the middle and lower ranks.

"You can do what you want if you know what you do." 

We are convinced that the list is, based on objective criteria, completely irrealistic and the product of "Which referee do I know as a voting journalist?" instead of "Which referee has been good in 2016?"

We have therefore proposed an > own European ranking we believe to be more realistic and achievement-based.
Continue Reading...

December 24, 2016

Referee Advent Calendar - Door 24: Christmas Laws of the Game Quiz - Reindeer FC vs Snowmen United with Santa Claus as the Referee (Solved)

- 26 Comments
Reindeer FC are meeting their rivals of Snowmen United in the decisive final of this year's Christmas Cup. The tournament's Referee Committee, headed by the notoriously demanding Chief Officer called 'Krampus', has selected 'Santa Claus' of the USA to officiate the game. He is accompanied by his assistant referees called 'Knecht Ruprecht' from Germany and 'Zwarte Piet' of the Netherlands. Conspiracy theories have been raised before the game as Santa Claus is believed to be affiliated to the reindeers, but this did not influence Krampus' appointment.


Continue Reading...

Referee Advent Calendar - Door 23: 2016 UEFA Referee Assistance Programs including EURO 2016

- 3 Comments
Thanks to our user Hubert (Arbiter Café), we can provide you with the latest versions of UEFA's Referee Assistance Programs. The files are quite large as usual - if the first download does not work, try it again. It might be that you have to install a specific installer at first. But it is worth it.


UEFA usually analyzes relevant match situations from their major competitions illustrating recent guidelines and teaching their officials what to keep in mind in certain game scenarios.

> 2016.1

> 2016.2 (to be added, if there is one version at all)

> EURO2016

As for EURO2016 file, you should open videos and click on "Video Info" to check the decisions.
Continue Reading...

Referee Advent Calendar - Door 22: Impeding the Progress of an Opponent

- 1 Comments
One of the changes to the Laws of the Game that was rather "flying under the radar" in the medial coverage of the IFAB's revision work concerns the type of offence called "impeding the progress of an opponent".


Continue Reading...

December 21, 2016

Referee Advent Calendar - Door 21: Debriefing - Feedback for The3rdTeam (Questionnaire)

- 23 Comments
Feedback you always wanted to give us? Criticism you always had in your fingertips but never dared to write us? Positive things you would like to tell us or articles you would like to see intensified in future?


Continue Reading...

Referee Advent Calendar - Door 20: May a Player Score a Goal Without Wearing His Shoe?

- 0 Comments
A player who has lost his shoe scores a goal with the respective foot - did you ever experience anything like that in your games? And what is the correct decision?


Continue Reading...

December 19, 2016

Referee Advent Calendar - Door 19: Refereeing Trends for 2017

- 14 Comments
2016 is widely lying behind us - a year which brought immense changes in terms of refereeing. After the hugest revision of the Laws of the Game ever as well as the introduction of Video Assistant Refereeing, it will be interesting to see what trends will dominate 2017 with regard to officiating. A prediction of emerging trends, microtrends, macrotrends and megatrends.



Continue Reading...

Referee Advent Calendar - Door 18: Player gives up Penalty Kick to the Benefit of Fairplay

- 0 Comments
Although these situations occur at times, they still do so too rarely: In a German amateur league, a player, who was allegedly tackled inside the penalty area making the referee award him a penalty kick, apparently knew the referee had been wrong and therefore gave up the penalty kick as he was not touched by his opponent.



Continue Reading...

December 17, 2016

The3rdTeam Referee Awards 2016: Mark Clattenburg elected as Europe's No.1

- 11 Comments
English Elite Referee Mark Clattenburg has been elected as The3rdTeam's European Referee of the Year 2016 followed by Polish rising star Szymon Marciniak and Slovenia's Damir Skomina on places 2 and 3. 


Continue Reading...

Janny Sikazwe selected to handle 2016 CWC Final

- 25 Comments
Janny Sikazwe has been appointed to handle the final match of the 2016 FIFA Club  World Cup, between  Real Madrid and Kashima Antlers, to be played on 18 December 2016 in Yokohama.
Continue Reading...

December 15, 2016

Referee Advent Calendar - Door 15: And the Video Assistant Refereeing Confusion goes on

- 22 Comments
In today's FIFA Club World Cup Semifinal between America and Real Madrid, Video Assistant Refereeing was again deployed following yesterday's penalty award by Viktor Kassai. Paraguayan Enrique Cacéres was involved as the main referee with in the following situation.


video by Law-11.com

(Admittedly Leading) Questions:

1) Did the Video Assistant Refereeing input make anything clearer on the field of play?

2) Was this a situation where Video Assistant Referees should have intervened? Or in clearer words: Why the hell did they intervene in a situation which should be ultimately clear to AR2?

3) Was a competent Assistant Referee - in the sense of "competent about offside" - part of the Video Assistant Refereeing team behind the scenes? (same goes for yesterday's situation)

4) With all understanding for this experiment being in a learning process - is not this situation simply ridiculous and seriously undermining the referee's authority?

5) Were the Laws of the Game violated? The referee actually may not change his decision (offside) once play has been re-started (America started a counterattack, the ball was in play). 

Continue Reading...
Copyright © . The 3rd Team
Theme Template by BTDesigner · Powered by Blogger