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World of Football Refereeing

Referee Observation Report

MATCH FACTS
Group B, Matchday 1
09 June 2012 – 20:45 CET • Arena Lviv • Lviv

GERMANY 1:0 PORTUGAL

GOALS
1-0 Mario GOMEZ (GER, 72’)

YELLOW CARDS
Hélder POSTIGA (POR, 13’)
Holger BADSTUBER (GER, 43’)
Fábio COENTRÃO (POR, 60’)
Jérôme BOATENG (GER, 69’)

SENDING OFFS

MATCH OFFICIALS
Function Full Name Origin Final Mark
Referee Stéphane Lannoy ENG 78,0
Assistant Referee 1 Frédéric Cano ENG 76,0
Assistant Referee 2 Michaël Annonier ENG 78,0
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Fredy Fautrel ENG 76,0
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Ruddy Buquet ENG 100,0
Fourth Official Marcin Borski POL 75,0
Reserve Assistant Referee Marcin Borkowski POL 75,0
UEFA Delegate Jozef Kliment SVK
UEFA Referee Observer David Elleray ENG
Blog Referee Observer(s) Chefren ITA

Remarks concerning the final marks


The final marks that have been awarded by the Blog Referee Observer(s) for every official are
aimed at expressing a general assessment on the respective official’s performance.
They comply with certain and different evaluation scales that are exposed and explained in the
Referee Observation Checklist (a separate document).

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The Referee
I. MATCH
 Background
This was the second game of the first matchday in group B, after the surprising Denmark
win against the Netherlands, Germany and Portugal faced in this match in Lviv, Ukraine.
The stadium had a great atmosphere, with a considerable attendance, anyway it’s also
important to underline the neutral pitch, so the referee could not have this kind of pressure
from people on the stands. The match in his progress didn’t show many challenging or
hard decisions to take, anyway it was quite intense and we can point out several
situations, including an important decision by the second additional assistant, Ruddy
Buquet.

 Parameter Mark 1: Degree of Difficulty and Importance


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 75,0

II. CONTROL
 Comment
Thanks also to the players’ fairness, Lannoy had a good control of the match, he showed
leadership and authority, there were never riots or tense moments. His ability was also to
convince the players about his decisions.

 Exemplary situations that strengthen the general impression


Minute Situation and Assessment

 Parameter Mark 2: Control


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 80,0

III. DECISIONS
 Application of the Laws of the Game – Comment (advice: always refer to aspects
like card management, infringement detection, the application of the advantage
rule, holding in the penalty area after set pieces, simulation and lay extra ordinary
high emphasis on match influencing or even decisive decisions)
Overall, he had a good foul detection. Probably he whistled a bit more than he needed,
that includes also small and slight contacts, but finally there weren’t considerable
mistakes and the given cards were correct. He could have applied more the advantage
rule. No important situations in the penalty areas, neither simulations. The crucial and
decisive decision was taken by his additional assistant. Furthermore, the second
assistant referee had to evaluate an offside situation.

 Important Decisions ((non)given cards should be mentioned, other important


decisions in the opinion of the observer)
Minute Situation and Assessment
Yellow card to Hélder Postiga, correct. Dangerous tackle on the legs of the
13’
keeper Neuer, when the ball was already away.
Raul Meireles committed foul on Khedira: correct free kick but he advantage
24‘
rule would have been more adequate.
Yellow card to Badstuber: it was correct, the German player committed a
43‘
crucial foul, in order to stop Nani, which was running towards the area.

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Excellent reading of the situation by the referee, the contact was difficult to
see and the replay showed it.
45‘ No goal: correct decision, thank to the second additional assistant Buquet.
Miguel Veloso pulled softly the shirt of Khedira, being anyway in a advantage
52‘
position: free kick accorded by referee, harsh decision in that case.
Fábio Coentrão got a yellow card after a foul on Schweinsteiger. Correct
60‘
decision: tackle on the legs.
Boateng got a yellow card because he stopped the action of Cristiano
69‘
Ronaldo in a blatant way.
82‘ Özil offside: correct call.
3 minutes as additional time was an adequate choice, and he had also to add
90‘
further time due to a substitution in the last seconds of the match.

 Parameter Mark 3: Decisions


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 80,0

IV. STYLE
 Physical and Technical Aspects
Expected
Criteria + level
-
Always close to the play, follows play at all times, and
x
does not interfere with play
Flexible Diagonal System x
Able to anticipate the action x
Enters the penalty area when necessary x
Appropiate, efficient and economic Positioning also at
x
set pieces
Physical Condition in general x
Adequate behaviour in dealing with injuries (awareness
of serious injuries, possible advantages applied, x
card-timing etc.)
Comment
He showed a good fitness, and his physical condition was at expected level. Something to
improve, about advantage rule.
Minute Situation and Assessment
He could have used the advantage, but he whistled too early, stopping in this
24’
way a potentially dangerous action in Portuguese area.

 Parameter Mark 4.1: Physical and Technical Aspects


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 70,0

 Tactical Approach
Expected
Criteria + level
-
The referee has a certain tactical approach, which is
moving in the measures the Laws of the Game define, x
which is understood and consistent
The referee’s tactical approach is active, he is able to
x
predict situations and to avoid conflicts by that
Personality and authority on the pitch x
Adequate communication x

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Shows determination and courage in his decisions and
has also tools to gain authority (adequate and clear x
gestures, using his whistle as kind of language)
Shows respect x
Comment
He showed his ability in communication with players and also respect. Although his decision to
whistle not giving the advantage was controversial, he was able to convince players and to stop
complaints. He showed also the needed authority when he had to instruct the players before free
kicks.
Minute Situation and Assessment

 Parameter Mark 4.2: Tactical Approach


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 80,0

 Summary of both sections (if necessary, give the minutes)


Positive Points 1. Authority, communication, clear gestures.
2. Fitness.

Points for improvement 1. Advantage rule


2.

 Comment on the cooperation within the referee team


He was helped without problems by his assistants and the cooperation was good. The
most important decision of the match was taken thank to an excellent teamwork.

 Parameter Mark 4: Style (factorized (50%) sum of both partial sections)


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 75,0

FACTORIZED SUM (FINAL MARK) – REFEREE


Parameter Percentage Mark
MATCH DIFFICULTY / IMPORTANCE 10 % 75
CONTROL 20 % 80
DECISIONS 40 % 80
STYLE 30 % 75
Final mark 78,0

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Assistant Referee 1
I. MATCH
 Comment
He had not offside situations to solve, anyway he helped the referee in some situations,
reporting fouls. Not so much involved, his performance was at expected level

 Parameter Mark 1: Degree of Difficulty (only aspects concerning the AR1)


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 65,0

II. DECISIONS
 Application of the Laws of the Game – Comment

 Overview
Expected
Criteria + level
-
(Non-)Offside detection (evaluated independently (!)
x
from the difficulty of the (non-)offside situations)
Quality of other decisions with regard to the
x
application of the Laws of the Game

 Important Decisions (of course heavy attention to be paid on (non-)offside


decisions)
Minute Situation and Assessment

 Parameter Mark 2: Decisions


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 80,0

III. STYLE
 Physical and Technical Aspects
Expected
Criteria + level
-
Physical Condition x
Positioning and movement x
Adequate alertness, mental awareness and
concentration (e.g. decisions on situations happening x
in his area of vicinity)
Holds and moves his flag in accordance with the
x
Laws of the Game

 Parameter Mark 3: Style


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 75,0

FACTORIZED SUM (FINAL MARK) – AR1


Parameter Percentage Mark
MATCH DIFFICULTY 20 % 65
DECISIONS 60 % 80
STYLE 20 % 75
Final mark 76,0

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Assistant Referee 2
I. MATCH
 Comment
He had to raise the flag in just one situation, and it was a difficult offside to see.
Furthermore, easy decision in the situation of 1-0 scored by Mario Gomez. Of course, the
decision about the ball on the goal line in first half, was taken by Buquet, which was closer
to action.

 Parameter Mark 1: Degree of Difficulty (only aspects concerning the AR2)


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 75,0

II. DECISIONS
 Application of the Laws of the Game – Comment
He showed concentration in the only important and difficult decision to take, about an
offside.

 Overview
Expected
Criteria + level
-
(Non-)Offside detection (evaluated independently (!)
x
from the difficulty of the (non-)offside situations)
Quality of other decisions with regard to the
x
application of the Laws of the Game

 Important Decisions (of course heavy attention to be paid on (non-)offside


decisions)
Minute Situation and Assessment
Mario Gomez was correctly evaluated in a regular position, anyway it was
72’
easy to see.
81’ Özil offside: correct and difficult call.

 Parameter Mark 2: Decisions


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 80,0

III. STYLE
 Physical and Technical Aspects
Expected
Criteria + level
-
Physical Condition x
Positioning and movement x
Adequate alertness, mental awareness and
concentration (e.g. decisions on situations happening x
in his area of vicinity)
Holds and moves his flag in accordance with the
x
Laws of the Game

 Parameter Mark 3: Style


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 75,0

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FACTORIZED SUM (FINAL MARK) – AR2
Parameter Percentage Mark
MATCH DIFFICULTY 20 % 75
DECISIONS 60 % 80
STYLE 20 % 75
Final mark 78,0

Additional Assistant Referee 1


I. MATCH
 Comment
He had a calm evening, and he wasn’t involved in important decisions to take. Anyway,
he showed concentration all match long.

 Parameter Mark 1: Degree of Difficulty (only aspects concerning the AAR1)


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 65,0

II. DECISIONS
 Application of the Laws of the Game, Involvement – Comment

 Overview
Expected
Criteria + level
-
Important decisions in the penalty area (e.g. fouls like
x
holding after set pieces, goal-decisions etc.)
Quality of other decisions with regard to the
x
application of the Laws of the Game

 Important Decisions
Minute Situation and Assessment

 Parameter Mark 2: Decisions


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 80,0

III. STYLE
 Physical and Technical Aspects
Expected
Criteria + level
-
Positioning and movement x
Active involvement, adequate alertness, mental
awareness and concentration (e.g. decisions on x
situations happening in his area of vicinity)

 Parameter Mark 3: Style


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 75,0

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FACTORIZED SUM (FINAL MARK) – AAR1
Parameter Percentage Mark
MATCH DIFFICULTY 20 % 65
DECISIONS 60 % 80
STYLE 20 % 75
Final mark 76,0

Additional Assistant Referee 2


I. MATCH
 Comment
He had to take the most important decision of the match, it was crucial for the final score.

 Parameter Mark 1: Degree of Difficulty (only aspects concerning the AAR2)


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 100,0

II. DECISIONS
 Application of the Laws of the Game, Involvement – Comment
Apart from the important call in 45’, he showed always his presence, and he seemed
always ready to take other decisions, if nedded.

 Overview
Expected
Criteria + level
-
Important decisions in the penalty area (e.g. fouls like
x
holding after set pieces, goal-decisions etc.)
Quality of other decisions with regard to the
x
application of the Laws of the Game

 Important Decisions
Minute Situation and Assessment
The ball (shot by Pepe ) bounced under the crossbar and then on the goal
45’
line, but didn’t cross it. This was the most important call of the match.

 Parameter Mark 2: Decisions


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 100,0

III. STYLE
 Physical and Technical Aspects
Expected
Criteria + level
-
Positioning and movement x
Active involvement, adequate alertness, mental
awareness and concentration (e.g. decisions on x
situations happening in his area of vicinity)

 Parameter Mark 3: Style


AWARDED MARK FOR THIS PARAMETER 100,0

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FACTORIZED SUM (FINAL MARK) – AAR2
Parameter Percentage Mark
MATCH DIFFICULTY 20 % 100
DECISIONS 60 % 100
STYLE 20 % 100
Final mark 100,0

Fourth Official
 Comment
He appeared busy when he had to check some shoes of Portuguese players, before the
start of second half. Expected work for substitutions at the sidelines.

 Final mark
FINAL MARK 75,0

Reserve Assistant Referee


 Comment
Nothing to say, he wasn’t involved.

 Final mark
FINAL MARK 75,0

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