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Unofficial Referee Observer’s Report

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Group B, 21 June 2013, 17:00 CET – Kayseri (TUR) Match Officials Referee Assistant Referee 1 Assistant Referee 2 Fourth Official FIFA Referee Assessor Blog Referee Observer
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Name Cüneyt Çakır Bahattin Duran Tarik Ongun Viktor Kassai Badara Sene Nur H.


Mark1 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3

Mark2 ---------

Difficulty3 Normal Normal Normal Normal

Final mark according to evaluation scale. Expected level for AARs and fourth official is 8.0, crucial mistake 7.7! Mark if the final mark had not been influenced by a crucial mistake (only in case of a crucial mistake, to be held empty if no crucial mistake occurred). Difficulty has to be integrated into the final mark. Levels of difficulty are: “normal”, “challenging” and “very challenging”. 4 Blog-Referee Observer =Inofficial referee observer appointed by the blog administrator.

Evaluation scale
(for referee, ARs and fourth official)

Description of the Marks Excellent. Very good. Important decision(s) correctly taken. Good. Expected level. Satisfactory with small areas for improvement. Satisfactory with important areas for improvement. One clear and important mistake, otherwise 8.3 or above. One clear and important mistake, otherwise 8.0 – 8.2. Below expectation, poor control, significant point(s) for improvement. Disappointing. Below expectation with one and clear important mistake or a performance with two or more clear and important mistakes. Unacceptable.

9.0 – 10.0 8.5 – 8.9 8.3 – 8.4 8.2 8.0 – 8.1 7.9 7.8 7.5 – 7.7 7.0 – 7.4 6.0 – 6.9

Small description of the match (extra-ordinary incidents etc.): It was a really poor turnout for the opening game of Group B between Cuba and Korea Republic held in the city of Kayseri. The Cubans were massive underdogs for this match and it was they who took a shock lead in the 7th minute through Reyes (CUB #9). For the remainder of the first half, Korea Republic dominated precedings creating many chances. However, try as they could, they could not come up with an equaliser. Five into the second half, Korea Republic were rewarded for their sustained pressure as they won a penalty. Kwon (KOR #10) stepped up and calmly dispatched it. Both nations were exchanging blows until the 83rd minute when Korea Republic got the winner their play deserved. Ryu (KOR #7) completed the comeback finishing a low cross from the right.

In saying that. instances in this game where I saw Çakır's arms aloft signalling to the team in possession to play-on. . very well to keep up with play when both nations counter-attacked. Please deploy short but precise and detailed sentences! Positive Points Çakır showed excellent fitness and was always close to the action. teamwork etc.). However. sending-off situations etc.) Minute and Description of the Scene / Assessment of the referee’s decision Çakır only had one meaningful situation to address and it came in the 50th minute where he awarded a penalty to Korea Republic. don't think this technique is used as frequently in European football as it is in other parts of the world. At first glance. Let the game flow as much as possible during the whole match. KOR #19 did go down very easily. There were occasions such as in the 37th and 40th minutes where he chose to 4. It speeds up the taking of the free-kicks which is a good thing. He also did 1. there were no points to improve that should be pointed out by the observer. Points for Improvement In this easy match. management of the teams and players.Unofficial Referee Observer’s Report © Árbitro Internacional & The Third Team Referee Crucial Decisions (refer to penalty kicks. personality. There were many 2. However. it looked very 50’ harsh indeed. Throughout the game in free-kick situations. This is a 50-50 call and I understand why Çakır gave it so it is not a crucial mistake. looking at further replays there was contact from CUB #9 but very minimum contact. match control. speak to offenders and warning them instead of cautioning. Çakır used some sort of foam spray to indicate where the ball should be placed and where the wall should stand. highlight the referee’s tactical approach. I 3. Basic Observations (refer to the general application of the LotG.

if needed Tactical Approach Description very lenient lenient medium X Yes Consistency in the tactical approach / style The tactical approach suited to the requirements of the match / the match benefitted from the tactical approach of the referee Ability to adapt the tactical approach if needed X X X So-so No X X X strict very strict + X X X Expected - Further observations (peculiarities of the referee revealing his character) Çakır was his usual self: cool. having a good angle of vision to play Close to the penalty area. . calm and collected.Unofficial Referee Observer’s Report © Árbitro Internacional & The Third Team The referee’s character Physical Aspects Fitness / Stamina Always close to play without inferfering with it Flexible diagonal movement Positioning at set pieces Efficient positioning.

He executed added full time time and substitutions accordingly. Minute and Description of the Scene / Assessment of the fourth official’s behaviour Viktor Kassai was not challenged in this particular match. He only had one offside decision to make 4’ and it was correct. Fourth Official Please assess the fourth official’s performance. Minute and Description of the Scene / Assessment of the AR’s behaviour Tarik Ongun was also not challenged. He too only had to make one offside call 57 and it was also correct. Minute and Description of the Scene / Assessment of the AR’s behaviour Bahattin Duran had a normal game. Assistant Referee 2 Please assess the second assistant referee’s performance. .Unofficial Referee Observer’s Report © Árbitro Internacional & The Third Team Assistant Referee 1 Please assess the first assistant referee’s performance.