July 27, 2012

Olympia 2012 Referee Appointments - Matchday 2

26 July 2012

M9, Group C
16:00 CET, Manchester (Old Trafford)
Brazil - Belarus
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (JPN)
Assistant Referee 1: Toru Sagara (JPN)
Assistant Referee 2: Toshiyuki Nagi (JPN)
Fourth Official: Slim Jedidi (TUN)
FIFA Referee Observer: Carlos Batres (GUA)
M10, Group B
15:30 CET, Coventry (City of Coventry Stadium)
Mexico - Gabon
Referee: Benjamin Williams (AUS, photo, ZIMBIO)
Assistant Referee 1: Metthew Cream (AUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Hakan Anaz (AUS)
Fourth Official: Ravshan Irmatov (UZB)
FIFA Referee Observer: Carlos Alarcón (PAR)

M11, Group C
13:00 CET, Manchester (Old Trafford)
Egypt - New Zealand
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephen Child (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Beck (ENG)
Fourth Official: Pavel Královec (CZE)
FIFA Referee Observer: Carlos Batres (GUA)

M12, Group D
20:45 CET, Newcastle upon Tyne (St.-James Park)
Spain - Honduras
Referee: Juan Soto (VEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jorge Urrego (VEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Carlos López (VEN)
Fourth Official: Wilmar Roldán (COL)
FIFA Referee Observer: Jassim Mandi (BHR)

M13, Group A
18:00 CET, London (Wembley Stadium)
Senegal - Uruguay
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephan Lupp (GER)
Fourth Official: Peter O´Leary (NZL)
FIFA Referee Observer: Peter Mikkelsen (DEN)

M14, Group B
18:15 CET, Coventry (City of Coventry Stadium)
Korea Rep. - Switzerland
Referee: Raúl Orosco (BOL)
Assistant Referee 1: Efraín Castro (BOL)
Assistant Referee 2: Arol Valda (BOL)
Fourth Official: Bakary Gassama (GAM)
FIFA Referee Observer: Carlos Alarcón (PAR)

M15, Group D
18:00 CET, Newcastle upon Tyne (St.-James Park)
Japan - Morocco
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andas (NOR)
Fourth Official: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
FIFA Referee Observer: Jassim Mandi (BHR)
M16, Group A
20:45 CET, London (Wembley Stadium)
Great Britain - UAE
Referee: Roberto García (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: José Luis Camargo (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Alberto Morín (MEX)
Fourth Official: Mark Geiger (USA)
FIFA Referee Observer: Peter Mikkelsen (DEN)

The observers have to confirm their appointment and will receive an observation report kit in due course.


  1. Gianluca Rocchi fourth official in two matches the same day in different stadiums?

  2. Sorry my mistake, i tipped to fast ;)

  3. Anyway, here the FIFA observers:

    Brazil - Belarus Nishimura = Batres
    Mexico - Gabon Williams = Alarcon
    Egypt - New Zealand Clattenburg = Batres
    Spain - Honduras Soto = Mandi
    Senegal - Uruguay Brych = Mikkelsen
    Korea Rep. - Switzerland Orosco = Alarcon
    Japan - Morocco Moen = Mandi

    And the last match is
    Great Britain - UAE (not Uruguay)
    Roberto Garcia = Mikkelsen

  4. I only puy the refs, but im correcting it now, thanks Chefren

    1. Don't mention it... :)

    2. By the way, Carlos, I have sent a mail with Geiger report.
      If you can, upload it... thanks

  5. Anyone know the whole referees' team for HSV - Barcelona? The main referee was Peter Gagelmann.

    1. The assistant referees were Norbert Grudzinsi and Sascha Thielert, both from Hamburg.
      If you need more appointments for friendlies in Germany, just ask, I have got a long list ;)

    2. Thank you very very much! By the way, Norbert Grudzinski must have Polish descent :)

  6. I think Ben Williams shouldn't be in a Latin involved game. Mexicans play really rough and trickery, it may be a difficult game for him. Just an idea.

    1. If he is taking into account for 2014 WC, he must cope with such clashes. Maybe it's his last chance for making great international career after terrible performance in Kuwait - China at 2011 Asian Cup. It is possibly very important match for him.

    2. He must be ready for exaggeration of Mexicans as Gabon players will be coming in hard and sometimes late. Will be an interesting battle.

  7. Anonymous28/7/12 01:52

    Friendly matches - Serbian referees:
    MONTENEGRO-LITHUANIA , in Podgorica on August 15. REF:DANILO GRUJIC , AR:Dalibor Djurdjevic,Goran Kojic.
    UKRAINE-CZECH REPUBLIC , in Lviv on August 15. REF:MILORAD MAZIC , AR:Milovan Ristic,Igor Radojcic.

  8. Friendly AS Roma - El Salvador: riots, red card and an incredible tense atmosphere.
    Referee Terry Vaughn.


  9. Observer Appointments

    EGY-NZL (Clattenburg): Filipe T (POR)
    BRA-BLR (Nishimura): Carlos S (COL)
    ESP-HON (Soto): Philipp S (GER)
    MRC-JPN (Moen): Jhonny S (PER)
    MEX-GBN (Williams): Edward A (GRE)
    KOR-SUI (Orosco): Chefren (ITA)
    GBR-UAE (García): Niclas E (GER)
    SEN-URU (Brych): Maicon O (BRA)

  10. ciekawe jak spisze sie BENJAMIN WILLIAMS kto wie może to"Benji"będzie następcą w niedługim czasie pochodzącego z Polski Lorenca(dwa mundiale ITALIA-90 i USA-94), Lennie(FRANCJA-98)oraz Shilda(KOREA-JAPONIA-2002 i NIEMCY-2006)JUŻ JEST NA igrzyskach oraz liście kandydatów na MŚ-BRAZYLIA-2014.Ja chciałbym aby na tych najbliższych MŚ był mój rodak

  11. I have watched now the penalty situation in Mexico-Gabon. Well I think that the red card it's wrong. The position is not the best to think that the player will have an easy chance to score, furthermore, another Gabon defender is reaching the middle of the penalty area. Wrong color but correct foul (of course).
    What do you think?
    Video of the situation is available on rojadirecta

    1. I have to correct myself, it was a second yellow and not a straight red, totally correct call then.
      I misread the info on a site.

  12. Ok no problem ;) Very soft penalty to my mind, only minimal pulling, but still correct. Some errors by Williams and perhaps missed a red card, where he only issued yellow. But I wait for your report.
    Brych so far with a stellar performance, correct cards and an assistant referee who has proven that goalline technology is not always needed.

    1. Anonymous30/7/12 21:33

      Brych's red card was for SFP or DOGSO?

    2. Probably for SFP. Have a look on the swiftness of going to the trouser pocket. If it had been DOGSO, it would have been a wrong call, he would have checked it with taking more time and consulting Lupp..

  13. Our apps for 3rd Matchday...


  14. Live observation of García's performance can be followed now on twitter @WoFRBlog.

  15. I will put out the history books and look for a match with more than 13 yellows..

    1. Well, it wouldn't be a so difficult search ;)
      Valentin Ivanov is still the number 1 with his performance in Portugal - Netherlands WC 2006 ;)

    2. Sorry I meant the Olympics. I think this was Olympic record, but I will try to confirm it.

  16. The apps for the 3rd MD can be found here: http://internationalreferee.blogspot.com/2012/07/juegos-olimpicos-designaciones-jornada_30.html


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