Mark Geiger matches

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Date
2011-08-20
Match
Brazil u20-Portugal u20
 
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Result
3 - 2
Referee decisions
Yellow
2 - 6
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
5.3
7.1
Members:
5.6
6.8
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
6.0
Control: Algunas peleas entre jugadores, pero nada determinante
6.0
Calls: Errores esperables para un árbitro tan joven, pudo haber sido peor
7.0
Neutrality: un poco hacia Brasil, pero no lo encuentro determinante
6.0
Style: va a mejorar...
6.3
General assessment
Tenganlo en cuenta para 2018.... Please noticed it was his first final, also his first international tournament and was not ready, blame FIFA but don´t blame him.... 
Reports for this match (9)
1) report by jbfpack
5.0
Control: Very little control especially in the second half and extra times.
6.0
Calls:
6.0
Neutrality:
5.0
Style:
5.5
General assessment
I still don't understand how O'Leary didn't get this match...because he's from the OFC? but does that really matter when it comes down to the quality of refereeing? Or was it his ARs, who didn't have any game influencing wrong decisions? Some very puzzling appointments on FIFA's part towards the end of this tournament. Otherwise, this was a very entertaining and fun tournament to watch.
Mark Geiger matches
'18-10-24 Suwon Samsung Bluewings - Kashima Antlers (3 - 3)'18-07-03 Colombia - England (1 - 1)'18-06-27 Korea Republic - Germany (2 - 0)'18-06-20 Portugal - Morocco (1 - 0)'18-02-21 Deportivo Saprissa - América (1 - 5)'17-11-11 New Zealand - Peru (0 - 0)'17-09-05 Costa Rica - Mexico (1 - 1)'17-06-24 New Zealand - Portugal (0 - 4)'17-06-19 Australia - Germany (2 - 3)'17-04-18 Tigres - Pachuca (1 - 1)'17-02-22 Tigres - Pumas UNAM (1 - 1)'16-09-06 Mexico - Honduras (0 - 0)'16-06-08 Brazil - Haiti (7 - 1)'15-11-17 El Salvador - Panama (0 - 0)'15-07-22 Panama - Mexico (1 - 2)'15-07-15 Mexico - Trinidad and Tobago (4 - 4)'15-03-29 Honduras - French Guiana (3 - 0)'15-02-25 Deportivo Saprissa - América (0 - 3)'14-10-21 América - Comunicaciones CSD (2 - 0)'14-06-30 France - Nigeria (2 - 0)'14-06-18 Spain - Chile (0 - 2)'14-06-14 Colombia - Greece (3 - 0)'14-04-01 Alajuelense LD - Toluca (0 - 1)'13-12-18 Al Ahly - Monterrey CF (1 - 5)'13-10-15 Jamaica - Honduras (2 - 2)'13-09-10 Honduras - Panama (2 - 2)'13-07-20 Panama - Cuba (6 - 1)'13-07-14 Martinique - Mexico (1 - 3)'13-06-11 Mexico - Costa Rica (0 - 0)'13-02-06 Mexico - Jamaica (0 - 0)'12-11-14 Brazil - Colombia (1 - 1)'12-10-12 El Salvador - Costa Rica (0 - 1)'12-08-04 Japan OT - Egypt OT (3 - 0)'12-07-26 Spain OT - Japan OT (0 - 1)'12-06-12 Panama - Cuba (1 - 0)'12-04-11 Costa Rica - Honduras (1 - 1)'12-03-15 Pumas UNAM - Isidro Metapan (8 - 0)'11-10-26 Panama OT - Costa Rica OT (2 - 1)'11-09-06 Guyana - Bermuda (2 - 1)'11-08-23 Comunicaciones CSD - Herediano (2 - 0)• '11-08-20 Brazil u20 - Portugal u20 (3 - 2)'11-08-10 Spain u20 - Korea Republic u20 (0 - 0)'11-08-05 Uruguay u20 - Cameroon u20 (0 - 1)'11-08-01 Brazil u20 - Austria u20 (3 - 0)'11-06-07 Ecuador - Greece (1 - 1)'11-04-10 Costa Rica u20 - Mexico u20 (1 - 3)'11-04-05 Mexico u20 - Canada u20 (3 - 0)'11-03-28 Cuba u20 - Mexico u20 (0 - 3)'11-03-01 Real Salt Lake - Columbus Crew (4 - 1)'10-10-20 Toluca - F.A.S CD (5 - 0)'10-09-29 Santos Laguna - Joe Public FC (5 - 1)'10-08-04 Marathon - Tauro FC (1 - 2)'10-05-22 Turkey - Czech Republic (2 - 1)'10-05-16 Mexico - Chile (1 - 0)'10-03-24 Mexico - Iceland (0 - 0)'09-09-16 W Connection - Pumas UNAM (2 - 2)'09-09-05 Honduras - Trinidad and Tobago (4 - 1)'09-07-28 Pachuca - Deportivo Jalapa (3 - 0)'09-06-23 Chicago Fire - Chivas USA (1 - 0)'09-04-08 Atlante FC - Santos Laguna (3 - 1)'08-10-08 Olimpia CD - Atlante FC (1 - 1)'08-09-23 Puerto Rico Islanders - Santos Laguna (3 - 1)
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Other Encounters

Podía ser y esperaba mucho menos

FIFA WC 2011 U20 final:
Brazil u20 - Portugal u20, 3 - 2. El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia, 2011-08-20

Después de una extraña política para designar árbitros durante esta Copa, en la cual los favoritos quedaron fuera, ya sea por desempeño o por ser europeos (Cakir, Clattenburg) o por extrañas decisiones de la Fifa que nunca entenderé (O´Leary, Vad), la baraja de candidatos a este final quedó notablemente reducida y parecía muy pobre, Kim, Haimoudi o Geiger, ninguno llenaba mis expectativas, pero creo que la Fifa tomó la mejor decisión, un joven árbitro en su primer torneo que sin brillar y sin ser un top, manejó razonablemente su primer encuentro definitorio, un gran paso en su carrera, no se si para 2014, pero para el 2018 ya es un muy buen salto.

El chip? hasta cuando Blatter?
Como a los 15 minutos del primer tiempo de un partido que comenzó muy tranquilo tuvimos la primera polémica, un balón que después de verlo varias veces estoy seguro que no entró, pero al principio quedaron muchas dudas. Igualmente dejo una reflexión para todos, si la pelota entra, cómo esperamos que lo vean los árbitros? una jugada tan milimétrica? Acaso creemos que son superhéroes y tienen super visión a lo superman?

El resto
Geiger tuvo algunos problemas para controlar a los jugadores, permitió en algunos pasajes algunos enfrentamientos que no sancionó con la respectiva tarjeta, pero al final esto no influyó en el resultado del encuentro. Sus tarjetas fueron en su mayoría razonables, solo me quedan dudas en una que sacó por simulación. Su criterio mejoró con respecto a lo que vimos en la primera fase. Con respecto a su neutralidad, si en ciertos momentos favoreció un poco a Brasil, pero no fue tanto como muchos miembros estan diciendo en el foro, igualmente, de haberlo hecho, no creo que fuese intencionalmente, por lo cual lo excluyo de cualquier responsabilidad, pues no fue fácil para él y menos en su primer torneo internacional teniendo tan poca experiencia

Partido y agradecimientos
Este fue un partido raro, empezó muy bien, con dos goles en los primeros minutos, pero después tuvimos baches que sólo pudieron desequilibrar las individualidades, el pobre invicto de Mika quedó por los suelos, aunque contra Brasil es difícil o casi imposible poder sobrevivir. Parabéns ao Campeao por su quinto título y a Portugal por su buen torneo. Felicidades a Colombia por estar a la altura del torneo y demostrar que cuando los colombianos queremos algo somos un pueblo aguerrido que lo consigue. Por último un agradecimiento a nustros reporters Rigodon, Maia, Nacho, Cagatay y Croref, quienes se interesaron en nustro proyecto de reportar todos los partidos y junto a Niclas y este servidor lo conseguimos.

Traslation
Here is my attempt of translation, you have noticed I don´t speak English well, but I thnik this can help a bit to understand me...

Could have been and expected much less
After a strange designation policy for the referee during the WC, in which the favorite referees for the final were blocked, because of their performance or because of being Europeans (Cakir, Clattenburg) or because of FIFA's decisions that I will never understand (O´Leary, Vad), the final referee was poor and noone was under my expectations for leading this final, but I believe FIFA made a good choice, a young referee in his first FIFA tournament, who did a reasonable job in his previous match without being a top referee. He did manage the match in a reasonable way, and it is a big step on his road to a WC, I don´t know about 2014, but for 2018 is a very good and big step.

The chip? When Blatter?
Like in the 15th minute of the first half of a very easy game, we had the first polemic decision, a kick that did not go in, I'm quite sure after seeing it more than once. But at the beginning it was a bit confusing. The fact to think is the following: If that ball comes in, who do we ask the referees to see it? A millimeter? Do we expect the referees to have "supervision" like superman?

The rest
Geiger had some problems to control the players, he allowed during the game some little fights between players with out showing cards, but at the end this did not interfere in the result and did not turn into a big fight. His cards were most reasonable, I only have my doubts in one he showed for a possible simulation. His criterion to give fouls was better than in his previews matches. A word for his neutrality, yes, he favored Brazil a little, but it was not that big as some members of this forum are saying (yes each one has his vision and I respect it), but still if he did it I don´t think he had that intention, that's why I did not gave him the grade I would have given some Kassai's, Rizzoli´s or Cakir´s. Because he had almost no experience internationally and it is not easy for someone like him.

Match and Thanks
This was a weird match, it started very good, with two goals in the fist minutes, but than it had downs that only special players could solve. No one can beat an inspirited Brazil. So congratulations to the champions and to Portugal for their good tournament. Congratulations to Colombia for being at the high of a big tournament and showing the world that when all Colombia work together for something, we can be one country. And lastly I want to thank our reporters Rigodon, Maia, Nacho, Cagatay and Croref, who were interested in helping us with this project of reporting all the matches of this tournament together with Niclas and me we did it.

From our reporter: Carlos