Felix Brych matches

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Date
2014-06-14
Match
Uruguay-Costa Rica
 
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Result
1 - 3
Referee decisions
Yellow
3 - 0
Red
1 - 0
Penalty
1 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
7.6
7.6
Members:
6.8
7.7
 
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7.3
Control: Control by the whistle, late cautions and a correct Red.
7.0
Calls: Soft pen, a lot of fouls called, but on the whole consistent.
8.0
Style: Best part of his performance. Good communicator, nice way of dealing with players - definitely different from Stark.
7.7
Fitness: No issues.
7.8
Positioning: Okay. Good communication with assitant refs
7.6
General assessment
Positive: Good manner, controlled the match well and a solid performance. Courage for the first straight Red. Negative: A bit too whistle-happy, could have given a yellow or two to Costa Rica in first half and a soft pen in my opinion. 
Reports for this match (5)
1) report by daanbeckers
7.0
Control: Had some problems in 'taming' the Uruguayan and Costa Rican players.
6.5
Calls: Penalty is right. Tackle with two legs straight is yellow at the very least. Missed another red for Uruguay.
6.5
Style: Seemed way to uninterested here and there.
7.5
Fitness: Normal
8.5
Positioning: Very well.
7.2
General assessment
Felix Brych matches
'17-08-15 Sporting - Steaua (0 - 0)'17-06-03 Juventus - Real Madrid (1 - 4)'17-04-13 Anderlecht - Manchester United (1 - 1)'17-03-25 Belgium - Greece (1 - 1)'17-02-22 Porto - Juventus (0 - 2)'16-11-23 Arsenal - PSG (2 - 2)'16-11-02 Kobenhavn - Leicester City (0 - 0)'16-10-06 Italy - Spain (1 - 1)'16-09-28 Napoli - Benfica (4 - 2)'16-08-17 Villarreal - Monaco (1 - 2)'16-06-30 Poland - Portugal (1 - 1)'16-06-22 Sweden - Belgium (0 - 1)'16-06-16 England - Wales (2 - 1)'16-04-05 Barcelona - Atlético de Madrid (2 - 1)'16-03-09 Chelsea F.C. - PSG (1 - 2)'15-11-25 Juventus - Manchester City (1 - 0)'15-11-13 Bosnia-Herzegovina - Ireland (1 - 1)'15-11-04 Lyon - Zenit (0 - 2)'15-10-13 Italy - Norway (2 - 1)'15-09-16 Dynamo Kyiv - Porto (2 - 2)'15-09-04 Hungary - Romania (0 - 0)'15-08-19 Celtic - Malmö (3 - 2)'15-06-12 Wales - Belgium (1 - 0)'15-05-07 Sevilla FC - Fiorentina (3 - 0)'15-04-22 Real Madrid - Atlético de Madrid (1 - 0)'15-03-31 Italy - England (1 - 1)'15-03-28 Netherlands - Turkey (1 - 1)'15-02-24 Manchester City - Barcelona (1 - 2)'14-11-25 CSKA Moskva - AS Roma (1 - 1)'14-11-15 San Marino - Estonia (0 - 0)'14-11-05 Athletic Bilbao - Porto (0 - 2)'14-10-14 Denmark - Portugal (0 - 1)'14-10-01 Atlético de Madrid - Juventus (1 - 0)'14-08-19 Steaua - Ludogorets Razgrad (1 - 0)'14-06-22 Belgium - Russia (1 - 0)• '14-06-14 Uruguay - Costa Rica (1 - 3)'14-05-14 Sevilla FC - Benfica (0 - 0)'14-04-01 Barcelona - Atlético de Madrid (1 - 1)'14-03-18 Chelsea F.C. - Galatasaray (2 - 0)'13-12-10 Kobenhavn - Real Madrid (0 - 2)'13-11-20 New Zealand - Mexico (2 - 4)'13-10-22 AC Milan - Barcelona (1 - 1)'13-10-11 Armenia - Bulgaria (2 - 1)'13-09-17 Olympiakos - PSG (1 - 4)'13-09-06 Serbia - Croatia (1 - 1)'13-08-28 Maribor - Plzen (0 - 1)'13-08-14 England - Scotland (3 - 2)'13-07-24 Bayern Munich - Barcelona (2 - 0)'13-06-22 Japan - Mexico (1 - 2)'13-06-05 Denmark - Georgia (2 - 1)'13-02-13 Real Madrid - Manchester United (1 - 1)'12-12-05 Celtic - Spartak Moskva (2 - 1)'12-11-14 Turkey - Denmark (1 - 1)'12-11-07 Braga - Manchester United (1 - 3)'12-10-16 Spain - France (1 - 1)'12-10-03 Zenit - AC Milan (2 - 3)'12-08-29 Fenerbahce SK - Spartak Moskva (1 - 1)'12-08-04 Brazil OT - Honduras OT (3 - 2)'12-07-29 Senegal OT - Uruguay OT (2 - 0)'12-06-05 Sweden - Serbia (2 - 1)'12-05-26 Denmark - Brazil (1 - 3)'12-04-18 Chelsea F.C. - Barcelona (1 - 0)'12-03-27 APOEL - Real Madrid (0 - 3)'12-03-14 Chelsea F.C. - Napoli (4 - 1)'12-02-29 England - Netherlands (2 - 3)'12-02-16 Trabzonspor - PSV (1 - 2)'11-11-23 Zenit - APOEL (0 - 0)'11-11-11 Turkey - Croatia (0 - 3)'11-10-18 Otelul - Manchester United (0 - 2)'11-09-13 Porto - Shakhtar (2 - 1)'11-09-06 Russia - Ireland (0 - 0)'11-08-24 Benfica - Twente (3 - 1)'11-08-10 Italy - Spain (2 - 1)'11-08-05 Dortmund - Hamburger SV (3 - 1)'11-07-26 Barcelona - Internacional (2 - 2)'11-04-05 Real Madrid - Tottenham Hotspur (4 - 0)'11-03-25 Slovenia - Italy (0 - 1)'11-02-23 Marseille - Manchester United (0 - 0)'11-02-09 Netherlands - Austria (3 - 1)'10-12-08 Shakhtar - Braga (2 - 0)'10-11-02 Valencia - Glasgow Rangers (3 - 0)'10-09-28 Ajax - AC Milan (1 - 1)'10-09-07 Bosnia-Herzegovina - France (0 - 2)'10-08-25 Kobenhavn - Rosenborg (1 - 0)'10-05-30 Mexico - Gambia (5 - 1)'10-04-22 South Africa - Korea DPR (0 - 0)'10-03-30 Lyon - Bordeaux (3 - 1)'10-03-11 Benfica - Marseille (1 - 1)'10-02-24 CSKA Moskva - Sevilla FC (1 - 1)'09-11-24 Rubin Kazan - Dynamo Kyiv (0 - 0)'09-11-14 Ireland - France (0 - 1)'09-11-03 AC Milan - Real Madrid (1 - 1)'09-10-21 Porto - APOEL (2 - 1)'09-09-29 Fiorentina - Liverpool (2 - 0)'09-08-19 Panathinaikos - Atlético de Madrid (2 - 3)'09-08-12 Belarus - Croatia (1 - 3)'09-07-29 Sporting - Twente (0 - 0)'09-04-09 Shakhtar - Marseille (2 - 0)'09-02-26 CSKA Moskva - Aston Villa (2 - 0)'08-11-27 Club Brugge - Saint-Etienne (1 - 1)'08-10-23 Udinese - Tottenham Hotspur (2 - 0)'08-10-01 Liverpool - PSV (3 - 1)'08-09-10 Kazakhstan - Ukraine (1 - 3)'08-07-26 Braga - Sivasspor (3 - 0)'08-06-01 Netherlands - Wales (2 - 0)'08-02-21 Panathinaikos - Glasgow Rangers (1 - 1)'08-02-06 England - Switzerland (2 - 1)'07-10-17 Luxembourg - Romania (0 - 2)'07-08-30 Vojvodina - Atlético de Madrid (1 - 2)'07-07-25 Elfsborg - Linfield (1 - 0)'07-06-06 Croatia u19 - Italy u19 (3 - 1)'07-06-01 Italy u19 - Sweden u19 (5 - 2)
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The second surprise in the tournament

FIFA WC 2014 group stage:
Uruguay - Costa Rica, 1 - 3. Castelão, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2014-06-14

Costa Rica beat Uruguay 3-1 in an astonishing way. The Celeste had nothing to add after going down in the second half and lost twice - the match and Maxi Pereira after a foul in frustration in stoppage time. The German ref Felix Brych had no other option as to send him off with a straight Red (the first one of this WC). His approach was suitable to this match, but he gave another soft penalty and all refs I have seen so far were almost afraid to caution before halftime.

Brych compared to Geiger
I watched two matches live yesterday and find it interesting to crossexamine the lines of both officials in comparison. Mark Geiger ignored quite a lot of the nickly little bits and had an "Get on with the game" idea for what to whistle. Felix Brych had a very narrow scope, penalised a lot of little fouls and hence had a match rhythm that was very scattered by these breaks. I think he wanted to be on the safe side and therefore gave relatively little space for the game to develop. The match was disputed rather than played, so I understood why he did this but this contributed to a rather low level of play in the first half.

Afraid to show cards?
Having said that he was very whistle-happy in game management, he was more than generous in terms of discipline control in the first half. Costa Rica tackled a few times in a borderline manner and Brych only warned verbally. After 24 minutes, there was a reckless challenge with both legs where I felt a yellow card would have been the better option. The yellows in the second half were correct (two for tactical fouls by Uruguay, the third was borderline to red). For this last offence Brych was far too casual: He walked over, nodded slightly and showed his card without a further word. The Red was well deserved and well spotted.

Other calls
The penalty was in line with his line to whistle for little things, but dear me how many could you give in a match like this for holding, tearing the jersey apart and jumping on top of opponents during corners, freekicks and even throw-ins? This looked soft to me and unbalanced if we consider what happend five minutes later at the other end of the pitch. No pen given against Lugano, hmm. Not the best choice I believe. Nevertheless, of course there was a holding in the box and I myself have given penalties like this without being really happy everafter because after a pen like this everyone wants one for every short contact in the box. The 2-1 may have been offside by an inch - the German TV said the pictures were inconclusive so we give Brych and his team the benefit of the doubt. Offside detection was good on the whole as was cooperation in the refereeing team.

Brych's manner
This is probably his greatest virtue after years of grave looking and never smiling officials like Stark, Fandel and Merk. He is less German in his outer manner as he is rather communicative, almost friendly and approachable. This showed in this match and I think that this was the best point of his performance. He managed the match well in my mind, but it was not as hard as it could have been.

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