Match 7 - POL : NED - SOARES DIAS (POR)

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  1. code1390

    code1390 Moderator
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    Nov 25, 2007
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    Match #7
    Poland : Netherlands
    Sunday, June 16
    15:00 CET / 09:00 EDT
    Hamburg

    Referee: Artur Soares Dias (POR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Paulo Soares (POR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Ribeiro (POR)
    Fourth Official: Irfan Peljto (BIH)

    VAR: Tiago Martins (POR)
    AVAR1: Christian Dingert (GER)
    AVAR2: Marco Fritz (GER)

     
  2. code1390

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    We get Dr. Joe today
     
  3. code1390

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    VAR catches mistaken identity yellow at 15'.
     
  4. code1390

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    The yellow itself at 15' was interesting. Classic UEFA yellow for studs on the foot but it looks like it was called out by the 4th official which probably helps explain the card going to the wrong person.
     
  5. code1390

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    Intensity might pick up after a odd no foul call at 51.
     
  6. MassachusettsRef

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    I don't think you can justify or explain the yellow card away with anything but nerves and lack of focus. Gakpo appeared to politiely tell him as he walked by that he got the wrong guy and Veerman even walked over to make sure he received it. Soares Dias' reaction to those two moves made it seem like he already knew he screwed up, which would seem to indicate an on-field teammate told him he had it wrong and was just waiting for VAR to officially confirm it.

    It was a pretty bad mistaken identity. This wasn't a case of two people challenging and getting the wrong one. One guy comes in and fouls, keeps moving in same general direction, and ball goes the other way to a different guy who was nowhere near the foul. And he just carded the guy with the ball. Maybe that's partially because the 4th or AR were yelling "yellow yellow yellow" without a number but it still doesn't explain what Soares Dias was looking at to get the wrong guy.
     
  7. MassachusettsRef

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    Apr 30, 2001
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  8. I think the referee was poor.
    He got this rating by L'Équipe:
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  9. Funny thing at the match:
    https://sportnieuws.nl/voetbal/nieu...grijker-dan-de-wedstrijd-2024061711163717747/
    Dutch referees are an attraction at the European Championship: 'He was more important than the match'
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    13:39, 17-06-2024 / Last update: 13:39, 17-06-2024 On Sunday, the Netherlands played its first game at the European Championship. Reason enough for tens of thousands of fans to travel to Hamburg to shout the Dutch to victory. Among the fans were also Dutch referees, who could count on the necessary attention. Podcast maker Hein Keijser had traveled for De Telegraaf to Hamburg, the port city where the Netherlands took on Poland. In the potcast Kick-Off with Valentijn Driessen, Keijser talks about his experiences on the fan square prior to the match and the match itself. There was one thing that struck him.
    "They just recognize him?"
    "The game was important, of course, but there was one thing more important than the game," Keijser said with a sense of exaggeration. "Dennis Higler was a big attraction in the stadium and everyone wanted to take a picture with him," the journalist marveled. "He was on the second ring and every five meters people were shouting 'Higler!' and they had to take pictures with him." The cynical Valentijn Driessen joked if they shouldn't explain who Higler is, to emphasize that he thinks it's special that people take the trouble to take a picture with the referee. Pim Sedee was also surprised. "But people really have their picture taken with that referee? They just recognize him, too?"
     

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