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Tunisia v Mali
« on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 14:58 »
Not sure who the referee is but probably fair to say he hasn't had his finest hour. After awarding a penalty with the help of a VAR review for a handball earlier in the game, he has then proceeded to blow for full time with the clock on 85 minutes, then realised his mistake and restarted the game.  He has then very harshly sent off a player for SFP (despite VAR taking him to the monitor to review - unheard of!) and finally has blown for full time AGAIN with the clock on 89:40, this time with the game not restarting. I think Tunisia will have something to say afterwards and there could be repercussions for this game and the referee.

EDIT: Apparently the referee was Janny Sikazwe of Zambia.
« Last Edit: Wed 12 Jan 2022 15:04 by Hadrian »

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« Reply #1 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 15:09 »
If I am not mistaken Mr. Sikazwe is one of Africa’s most experienced referees I believe he was at WC2018 and is a candidate for the upcoming WC. Edy and Mikael can correct me.

I watched it back and I really am not sure how this could have happened. I know it’s a huge error but I have to say I feel really bad for him. We’ve all made embarrassing mistakes but to have it happen on the biggest stage must be very hard to recover from. I wish him the very best but I would imagine this is the end of his tournament. Hopefully they look at the whole picture for WC selection.

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« Reply #2 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 15:51 »
From the highlights and the commentary - I suspect he didn’t stop his watch for the cooling break about seven minutes prior to blowing up the first time. And it all went downhill from there.

Interesting Umbro kit they’re sporting in the game as well.

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« Reply #3 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 15:55 »
Do you have any highlights of all?

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« Reply #4 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 16:10 »
Eddie Hughes lives on!

Authorities ordered the game to be played to a conclusion but Tunisia declined to leave the dressing room and Mali were awarded the game (BBC).
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« Reply #5 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 16:22 »
From the highlights and the commentary - I suspect he didn’t stop his watch for the cooling break about seven minutes prior to blowing up the first time. And it all went downhill from there.

Interesting Umbro kit they’re sporting in the game as well.

Does the match clock stop for a water break? If it does, the maths would seem to make sense.

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« Reply #6 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 16:24 »
From the highlights and the commentary - I suspect he didn’t stop his watch for the cooling break about seven minutes prior to blowing up the first time. And it all went downhill from there.

Interesting Umbro kit they’re sporting in the game as well.
A much more charitable take than I’ve seen elsewhere and sounds very plausible

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« Reply #7 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 16:25 »
The second paragraph of the article below makes interesting reading but I make no comment. I hasten to add the recently added final paragraph is not from me!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janny_Sikazwe
« Last Edit: Wed 12 Jan 2022 16:36 by Seagull »

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Re: Tunisia v Mali
« Reply #8 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 17:30 »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcIHGDhvEWc

Unless my eyes are deceiving me it looks like the 4O pushes/shoves a member of the Tunisian bench at 0:55

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« Reply #9 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 17:30 »
If I am not mistaken Mr. Sikazwe is one of Africa’s most experienced referees I believe he was at WC2018 and is a candidate for the upcoming WC. Edy and Mikael can correct me.

Indeed he is.

However, his career practically ended after this match.
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« Reply #10 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 17:49 »
Yh
If I am not mistaken Mr. Sikazwe is one of Africa’s most experienced referees I believe he was at WC2018 and is a candidate for the upcoming WC. Edy and Mikael can correct me.

Indeed he is.

However, his career practically ended after this match.
Agreed. Poor from him.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcIHGDhvEWc

Unless my eyes are deceiving me it looks like the 4O pushes/shoves a member of the Tunisian bench at 0:55

He does indeed. Naughty man.

Red card apparently was nowhere near a red, anyone seen it to be able to comment

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« Reply #11 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 18:12 »
Yh
If I am not mistaken Mr. Sikazwe is one of Africa’s most experienced referees I believe he was at WC2018 and is a candidate for the upcoming WC. Edy and Mikael can correct me.

Indeed he is.

However, his career practically ended after this match.
Agreed. Poor from him.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcIHGDhvEWc

Unless my eyes are deceiving me it looks like the 4O pushes/shoves a member of the Tunisian bench at 0:55


Red card apparently was nowhere near a red, anyone seen it to be able to comment

He catches the opponent on the shin with studs so red is definitely supportable, falls under the soft category though.

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« Reply #12 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 18:32 »
The ref has been suspended before over corruption allegations - no idea as to the outcome of those but as he was no longer suspended the assumption is he was cleared of them.

https://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/caf-suspend-zambian-referee-janny-sikazwe-over-corruption/yzejc79g7mp31mgglcdm89xlr
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« Reply #13 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 19:11 »
If I am not mistaken Mr. Sikazwe is one of Africa’s most experienced referees I believe he was at WC2018 and is a candidate for the upcoming WC. Edy and Mikael can correct me.

I watched it back and I really am not sure how this could have happened. I know it’s a huge error but I have to say I feel really bad for him. We’ve all made embarrassing mistakes but to have it happen on the biggest stage must be very hard to recover from. I wish him the very best but I would imagine this is the end of his tournament. Hopefully they look at the whole picture for WC selection.

Seeing the reaction I think I was very naďve in thinking that he could be selected for the WC after such an error. If it is a genuine mistake, which we have no reason to doubt at the moment and I think must assume is the case, I do feel very sorry for him, as it seems the mistake will end his career in most peoples opinion.
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« Reply #14 on: Wed 12 Jan 2022 19:23 »
One thing it does show for me is the immense pressure on FIFA level referees and exactly how fragile their career can be. 1 error, even if simple genuine human error, can end their career in a split second - that is a huge pressure to live under every single game.
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