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Date
2007-07-19
Match
Chile u20-Argentina u20
 
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Result
0 - 3
Referee decisions
Yellow
7 - 2
Red
2 - 0
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
2.9
7.1
Members:
6
6.7
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
2.0
Control: Baffling
2.0
Calls: Baffling
2.0
Neutrality: Baffling
2.0
Style: Baffling
2.0
General assessment
Baffling 
Reports for this match (1)
1) report by Sheriff
2.0
Control: Didn´t control anything
3.0
Calls: 2nd red shouldn´t have been showed but at least 1 more chilean must have been sent-off (Vidal surely
6.0
Neutrality: Chile, harmed? Mmm...
4.0
Style: Inadequate for this game
3.8
General assessment
I think it´s not possible to silence that Chileans played in a very violent way. If Argentinians were "diving all over the place", Chileans were kicking or hitting every "light-blue
Wolfgang Stark matches
'14-08-26 BATE - Slovan Bratislava ( - )'14-04-03 Porto - Sevilla FC (1 - 0)'14-02-20 PAOK - Benfica (0 - 1)'13-12-10 Olympiakos - Anderlecht (3 - 1)'13-11-02 Argentina u17 - Cote d'Ivoire u17 (2 - 1)'13-10-23 Honduras u17 - Brazil u17 (0 - 3)'13-10-17 Uruguay u17 - New Zealand u17 (7 - 0)'13-09-18 AC Milan - Celtic (2 - 0)'13-08-21 Ludogorets Razgrad - Basel (2 - 4)'13-08-14 Italy - Argentina (1 - 2)'13-04-02 PSG - Barcelona (2 - 2)'13-03-22 Hungary - Romania (2 - 2)'13-02-21 Lyon - Tottenham Hotspur (1 - 1)'12-11-21 Dynamo Kyiv - PSG (0 - 2)'12-09-19 Manchester United - Galatasaray (1 - 0)'12-09-08 Denmark - Czech Republic (0 - 0)'12-08-22 Braga - Udinese (1 - 1)'12-06-18 Croatia - Spain (0 - 1)'12-06-12 Poland - Russia (1 - 1)'12-05-09 Atlético de Madrid - Athletic Bilbao (3 - 0)'12-03-29 Sporting - Metalist Kharkiv (2 - 1)'12-02-22 Manchester City - Porto (4 - 0)'11-11-23 AC Milan - Barcelona (2 - 3)'11-11-15 Portugal - Bosnia-Herzegovina (6 - 2)'11-11-02 Internazionale - Lille OSC (2 - 1)'11-10-07 Montenegro - England (2 - 2)'11-09-14 Ajax - Lyon (0 - 0)'11-08-17 Maccabi Haifa - Genk (2 - 1)'11-08-10 Hungary - Iceland (4 - 0)'11-07-27 Bayern Munich - Barcelona (0 - 2)'11-05-21 Duisburg - Schalke 04 (0 - 5)'11-04-27 Real Madrid - Barcelona (0 - 2)'11-04-14 PSV - Benfica (2 - 2)'11-02-22 Lyon - Real Madrid (1 - 1)'11-02-09 France - Brazil (1 - 0)'10-11-23 Spartak Moskva - Marseille (0 - 3)'10-11-13 Wolfsburg - Schalke 04 (2 - 2)'10-11-02 Bursaspor - Manchester United (0 - 3)'10-10-09 Israel - Croatia (1 - 2)'10-09-28 Partizan - Arsenal (1 - 3)'10-08-18 Braga - Sevilla FC (1 - 0)'10-06-26 Uruguay - Korea Republic (2 - 1)'10-06-23 Slovenia - England (0 - 1)'10-06-12 Argentina - Nigeria (1 - 0)'10-04-06 Barcelona - Arsenal (4 - 1)'10-03-16 Chelsea F.C. - Internazionale (0 - 1)'09-12-08 Marseille - Real Madrid (1 - 3)'09-11-04 Argentina u17 - Colombia u17 (2 - 3)'09-10-29 UAE u17 - Spain u17 (1 - 3)'09-10-26 Uruguay u17 - Korea Republic u17 (1 - 3)'09-10-10 Slovakia - Slovenia (0 - 2)'09-09-29 AZ - Standard (1 - 1)'09-09-16 Internazionale - Barcelona (0 - 0)'09-09-05 Scotland - Macedonia (2 - 0)'09-08-19 Lyon - Anderlecht (5 - 1)'09-04-28 Barcelona - Chelsea F.C. (0 - 0)'09-04-15 Arsenal - Villarreal (3 - 0)'09-04-01 Italy - Ireland (1 - 1)'09-03-11 Manchester United - Internazionale (2 - 0)'09-02-24 Lyon - Barcelona (1 - 1)'08-12-09 Marseille - Atlético de Madrid (0 - 0)'08-10-21 Juventus - Real Madrid (2 - 1)'08-10-11 Poland - Czech Republic (2 - 1)'08-10-02 Benfica - Napoli (2 - 0)'08-09-17 Manchester United - Villarreal (0 - 0)'08-08-13 Nigeria OT - USA OT (2 - 1)'08-08-07 Cote d'Ivoire OT - Argentina OT (1 - 2)'08-05-28 Russia - Serbia (1 - 0)'07-11-27 Dynamo Kyiv - AS Roma (1 - 4)'07-11-21 Sweden - Latvia (2 - 1)'07-11-06 Porto - Marseille (2 - 1)'07-10-16 Greece u21 - Italy u21 (2 - 2)'07-10-13 Croatia - Israel (1 - 0)'07-10-03 Benfica - Shakhtar (0 - 1)'07-09-08 Iceland - Spain (1 - 1)'07-08-28 Liverpool - Toulouse (4 - 0)• '07-07-19 Chile u20 - Argentina u20 (0 - 3)'07-07-08 Portugal u20 - Gambia u20 (1 - 2)'07-07-04 Costa Rica u20 - Japan u20 (0 - 1)'07-07-01 Spain u20 - Uruguay u20 (2 - 2)'07-06-12 Zambia u20 - Nigeria u20 (1 - 2)'07-03-24 Greece - Turkey (1 - 4)'07-03-06 Valencia - Internazionale (0 - 0)'06-11-22 Shakhtar - AS Roma (1 - 0)'06-11-01 Kobenhavn - Manchester United (1 - 0)'06-10-11 Poland - Portugal (2 - 1)'06-09-13 Lyon - Real Madrid (2 - 0)'06-08-16 England - Greece (4 - 0)'06-08-09 Liverpool - Maccabi Haifa (2 - 1)'06-06-07 Liechtenstein - Australia (1 - 3)'06-03-30 Rapid Bucuresti - Steaua (1 - 1)'06-03-09 Lille OSC - Sevilla FC (1 - 0)'06-02-22 Ajax - Internazionale (2 - 2)'05-11-01 Rosenborg - Real Madrid (0 - 2)'05-10-18 Sparta Prague - Arsenal (0 - 2)'05-10-12 France - Cyprus (4 - 0)'05-09-13 Chelsea F.C. - Anderlecht (1 - 0)'05-09-03 Iceland - Croatia (1 - 3)'05-08-23 Liverpool - CSKA Sofia (0 - 1)'05-04-14 Auxerre - CSKA Moskva (2 - 0)'05-03-26 England - Northern Ireland (4 - 0)'05-03-20 Villarreal - Steaua (2 - 0)'04-11-23 Sparta Prague - Fenerbahce SK (0 - 1)'04-11-03 Deportivo La Coruna - Liverpool (0 - 1)'04-10-13 Ukraine - Georgia (2 - 0)'04-09-15 Lyon - Manchester United (2 - 2)'04-08-25 Glasgow Rangers - CSKA Moskva (1 - 1)'04-03-31 Netherlands - France (0 - 0)'04-03-11 Celtic - Barcelona (1 - 0)'04-02-26 Parma - Gençlerbirliği (0 - 1)'03-12-10 AEK - Monaco (0 - 0)'03-11-25 Internazionale - Arsenal (1 - 5)'03-11-16 Italy - Romania (1 - 0)'03-09-16 Real Madrid - Marseille (4 - 2)'03-09-06 Ukraine - Northern Ireland (0 - 0)'03-08-27 Celtic - MTK (1 - 0)'03-06-11 England - Slovakia (2 - 1)'03-03-18 Basel - Juventus (2 - 1)'03-02-18 AS Roma - Valencia (0 - 1)'03-02-12 France - Czech Republic (0 - 2)
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Other Encounters

Baffling

FIFA WC 2007 U20 1/2 finals:
Chile u20 - Argentina u20, 0 - 3. National Soccer Stadium, Toronto, Canada, 2007-07-19

Baffled as we are, by the amount of U-whatever-age tournaments FIFA seems to come up with these days, and frankly, a bit short on staff at the moment as well, WorldReferee decided not to cover the U-20 tournament in Canada. There is however no way we can deny you a report of this particular Semi-Final match, which was equally baffling and resulted in the (temporary) detention of the full Chilean team, and a diplomatic row between Chile and Canada.

53 fouls
Wolfgang Stark, who in various articles is wrongly described as an 'inexperienced referee', didn't do a very good job to say the least. Argentina's players were constantly provoking the Chileans and were diving all over the place. The referee fell for it in quite a few cases and decided in Argentina's favour. Der Wolfgang called 53 fouls (30 of them against Chile), pulled nine yellow cards (7 of those against Chile) and 2 reds (both for Chile).

Spanish?
Stark was out of place. He likes to talk to the players and, having no command of Spanish, wasn't capable of it here. That makes him a strange choice. There were several other decent referees around that did have this faculty. The Bavarian referee knew of course that this was going to be a highly contested match between two arch rivals. His strategy was to clamp down on every little thing right from the start - the kind of tactics in fact his compatriot Markus Merk resorts to at times - which is always a mistake. Once you've pulled a card for one clumsy challenge, you can't keep it in your pocket for the next minor infraction. Stark dealt cards where a stern talking to would have sufficed.

Mercado
The Chileans got more and more infuriated as everything seemed to go Argentina's way. Against play the Argentines scored the first goal in the 11th minute. Three minutes later, Chile's Gary Medel was sent off after a clash with Argentine defender Gabriel Mercado. The Chilean defender kicked out at the ball, missed it, and just maybe grazed Mercado's knee in doing so. Mercado however reacted as if he'd been hit in the face. Stark ran up, sent Medel off and allowed Mercado to stay on the pitch without as much as a caution. Reduced to ten, the Chileans still managed to fight on but had to sustain another goal in the 66th minute.

El Condorito
In the 77th minute Stark saw fit to show Dagoberto Currimilla a second yellow and red. In response, an enraged Chilean supporter, dressed up as 'el Condorito' - the little eagle, mascot of the Chilean team - ran onto the pitch and tried to make for the referee. He was stopped by some Chilean players and handed over to the police. Somewhere around the same time the Argentines managed to squeeze another goal in, and a few minutes later, when the final whistle blew, the Chilean players themselves went after Stark. Or some of them did anyway, and were held back by their team mates. The referee and his linesmen were then escorted off the pitch by two policemen and stopped near the sideline to allow the crowd to pelt them with whatever they were holding. Plastic bottles mainly. Then they made a dash for the tunnel and another Wolfgang Stark match ended in chaos.

Brawl
After the match another incident took place around the Chilean team's bus. There are several versions of this story. Some say a few Chilean players wanted to shake hands with their fans but were held back by the police, some say a Chilean player attacked a security officer, some say things were thrown at the police from the Chilean bus. Probably all of these things happened, but it's not sure in what order. A brawl ensued anyway, fist were flying, blood was flowing, players were pepper-sprayed and stunned with Taser guns, hand-cuffed and detained. Chile lodged a formal complaint.

From our reporter: Jack Alzapua