Frank de Bleeckere matches

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Frank posing for still
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Date
2010-06-23
Match
USA-Algeria
 
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Result
1 - 0
Referee decisions
Yellow
2 - 4
Red
0 - 1
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
6.7
7.5
Members:
6.2
7.3
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
8.0
Control: Very good, he was the boss but not officious
7.0
Calls: A few iffy calls, but I think they got the offside goal right, and the red for Yahia
8.0
Neutrality: Fine
8.0
Style: Fit, in good positions, trying to be low key
7.8
General assessment
 
Reports for this match (26)
1) report by maia
7.0
Control:
6.0
Calls:
7.0
Neutrality:
6.0
Style:
6.5
General assessment
Frank de Bleeckere matches
'11-11-23 Arsenal - Dortmund (2 - 1)'11-11-12 England - Spain (1 - 0)'11-10-19 Shakhtar - Zenit (2 - 2)'11-10-11 Slovenia - Serbia (1 - 0)'11-09-27 Napoli - Villarreal (2 - 0)'11-09-02 Bulgaria - England (0 - 3)'11-08-24 Rubin Kazan - Lyon (1 - 1)'11-05-03 Barcelona - Real Madrid (1 - 1)'11-03-09 Tottenham Hotspur - AC Milan (0 - 0)'10-11-23 Partizan - Shakhtar (0 - 3)'10-11-02 Hapoel Tel Aviv - Schalke 04 (0 - 0)'10-09-28 Chelsea F.C. - Marseille (2 - 0)'10-09-07 Russia - Slovakia (0 - 1)'10-08-17 Young Boys - Tottenham Hotspur (3 - 2)'10-06-29 Paraguay - Japan (0 - 0)• '10-06-23 USA - Algeria (1 - 0)'10-06-17 Argentina - Korea Republic (4 - 1)'10-04-28 Barcelona - Internazionale (1 - 0)'10-03-30 Bayern Munich - Manchester United (2 - 1)'10-03-09 Arsenal - Porto (5 - 0)'09-11-25 APOEL - Atlético de Madrid (1 - 1)'09-11-04 Lyon - Liverpool (1 - 1)'09-10-21 Real Madrid - AC Milan (2 - 3)'09-10-16 Ghana u20 - Brazil u20 (0 - 0)'09-10-03 Australia u20 - Brazil u20 (1 - 3)'09-09-28 Nigeria u20 - Spain u20 (0 - 2)'09-09-24 Egypt u20 - Trinidad and Tobago u20 (4 - 1)'09-09-05 Switzerland - Greece (2 - 0)'09-08-28 Barcelona - Shakhtar (1 - 0)'09-08-12 Russia - Argentina (2 - 3)'09-05-07 Hamburger SV - Werder Bremen (2 - 3)'09-04-16 Dynamo Kyiv - PSG (3 - 0)'09-03-28 Portugal - Sweden (0 - 0)'09-03-10 Liverpool - Real Madrid (4 - 0)'08-11-26 Bordeaux - Chelsea F.C. (1 - 1)'08-10-21 Manchester United - Celtic (3 - 0)'08-10-11 Romania - France (2 - 2)'08-09-17 Juventus - Zenit (1 - 0)'08-08-27 Atlético de Madrid - Schalke 04 (4 - 0)'08-06-26 Russia - Spain (0 - 3)'08-06-18 Russia - Sweden (2 - 0)'08-06-12 Croatia - Germany (2 - 1)'08-05-01 Fiorentina - Glasgow Rangers (0 - 0)'08-04-01 AS Roma - Manchester United (0 - 2)'08-02-19 Liverpool - Internazionale (2 - 0)'07-11-28 Valencia - Schalke 04 (0 - 0)'07-11-17 Macedonia - Croatia (2 - 0)'07-11-07 Sporting - AS Roma (2 - 2)'07-10-17 Switzerland - USA (0 - 1)'07-10-03 Lazio - Real Madrid (2 - 2)'07-09-08 Sweden - Denmark (0 - 0)'07-08-29 Arsenal - Sparta Prague (3 - 0)'07-05-02 AC Milan - Manchester United (3 - 0)'07-04-04 Chelsea F.C. - Valencia (1 - 1)'07-03-28 Italy - Scotland (2 - 0)'07-02-20 Real Madrid - Bayern Munich (3 - 2)'06-11-22 Internazionale - Sporting (1 - 0)'06-10-18 Chelsea F.C. - Barcelona (1 - 0)'06-09-26 Benfica - Manchester United (0 - 1)'06-09-06 Northern Ireland - Spain (3 - 2)'06-08-09 Shakhtar - Legia Warszawa (1 - 0)'06-06-30 Italy - Ukraine (3 - 0)'06-06-25 England - Ecuador (1 - 0)'06-06-18 Japan - Croatia (0 - 0)'06-06-10 Argentina - Cote d'Ivoire (2 - 1)'06-03-09 Udinese - Levski Sofia (0 - 0)'06-02-21 Bayern Munich - AC Milan (1 - 1)'05-11-23 Real Madrid - Lyon (1 - 1)'05-11-16 Turkey - Switzerland (4 - 2)'05-11-02 Benfica - Villarreal (0 - 1)'05-10-18 Panathinaikos - Barcelona (0 - 0)'05-10-08 Denmark - Greece (1 - 0)'05-10-02 Mexico u17 - Brazil u17 (3 - 0)'05-09-29 Turkey u17 - Brazil u17 (3 - 4)'05-09-23 Qatar u17 - Brazil u17 (0 - 6)'05-09-20 Cote d'Ivoire u17 - Korea DPR u17 (0 - 3)'05-09-16 Peru u17 - Ghana u17 (1 - 1)'05-09-03 Sweden - Bulgaria (3 - 0)'05-08-09 Anorthosis - Glasgow Rangers (1 - 2)'05-06-08 Korea DPR - Japan (0 - 2)'05-04-05 Liverpool - Juventus (2 - 1)'05-02-23 Werder Bremen - Lyon (0 - 3)'04-11-24 AC Milan - Shakhtar (4 - 0)'04-11-17 Armenia - Romania (1 - 1)'04-10-09 Slovenia - Italy (1 - 0)'04-09-28 Manchester United - Fenerbahce SK (6 - 2)'04-09-15 Deportivo La Coruna - Olympiakos (0 - 0)'04-08-10 Dynamo Kyiv - Trabzonspor (1 - 2)'04-03-11 Villarreal - AS Roma (2 - 0)'04-02-26 Brøndby - Barcelona (0 - 1)'03-12-15 Spain u20 - Colombia u20 (1 - 0)'03-12-09 Ireland u20 - Colombia u20 (2 - 3)'03-12-04 Argentina u20 - Mali u20 (3 - 1)'03-12-01 Panama u20 - UAE u20 (1 - 2)'03-11-05 Internazionale - Lokomotiv Moskva (1 - 1)'03-10-21 Deportivo La Coruna - Monaco (1 - 0)'03-09-06 Macedonia - England (1 - 2)'03-08-27 Slavia - Celta de Vigo (2 - 0)'03-06-11 Greece - Ukraine (1 - 0)'03-04-30 Germany - Serbia and Montenegro (1 - 0)'03-04-10 Celtic - Boavista FC (1 - 1)'03-03-12 Dortmund - Lokomotiv Moskva (3 - 0)'03-02-26 Valencia - AS Roma (0 - 3)'02-12-11 Barcelona - Newcastle United (3 - 1)'02-10-30 Internazionale - Rosenborg (3 - 0)'02-10-02 Auxerre - Arsenal (0 - 1)'02-09-07 Latvia - Sweden (0 - 0)'02-08-28 Newcastle United - Zeljeznicar (4 - 0)'02-02-21 Lyon - Liberec (1 - 1)'01-12-06 Leeds United - Grasshopper (2 - 2)'01-10-17 Bayern Munich - Spartak Moskva (5 - 1)'01-10-06 Moldova - Turkey (0 - 3)'01-09-25 Fenerbahce SK - Lyon (0 - 1)'01-07-25 Torpedo Kutaisi - Kobenhavn (1 - 1)'01-03-24 Cyprus - Ireland (0 - 4)'00-10-26 Boavista FC - AS Roma (0 - 1)'00-09-12 Drnovice - 1860 Munchen (0 - 0)'00-08-02 Kaunas - Glasgow Rangers (0 - 0)1999-11-04 Juventus - Levski Sofia (1 - 1)1999-09-16 Celtic - Hapoel Tel Aviv (2 - 0)
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A proper referee

FIFA WC 2010 group stage:
USA - Algeria, 1 - 0. Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa, 2010-06-23

After Koman Coulibaly's poor performance in USA v Slovenia, FIFA appointed one of their top men to this match by way of appeasement. And while Frank de Bleeckere and his team did not get everything right, they made a positive contribution to the match by allowing end-to-end attacking and flowing football.

General
This performance was a bit at odds with others in this tournament in that Frank de Bleeckere will not give a penalty for the most trivial of shirt pulls, he will not give a free kick after a perfectly good tackle just because there was some contact with the man. This is the way that football should be refereed: it's a man's game - stop being soft, get up and get on with it.

Offside goal?
The USA will tell you that Clint Dempsey had a perfectly good first half goal incorrectly ruled out for offside. I will tell you that it was a truly brilliant call by Peter Hermans the assistant referee: any part of the body ahead of the second last defender counts as offside. On close examination of the footage Dempsey is leaning, in my view, just ahead of the defender and so was offside. However, it is so hard to tell, and so whether you agree with this decision or not, I do not believe there are any grounds for criticism of it.

Other decisions
Aside from that, de Bleeckere had very good foul detection and was quick to penalise excessive contact but was entirely willing to allow physical play. He used adavantage well a number of times. He awarded one throw in incorrectly to the USA and one goal kick incorrectly to Algeria, while his booking of Beasley for handball was a touch harsh. Yahia can have no complaints about receiving a second yellow card for dissent, and being deservedly sent off. It is good to see a referee being strong enough to book a player for dissent, as his reaction to a perfectly correct decison was unwarranted and ugly.

(Frank on this match
This was a fast paced match with some really good playing. Frank saw his assistant Hermans wave for off-side and canceled an American goal. He didn't know if his Assistant was right, but no one complained so the ref knew they had been right. (unlike a lot of American supporters who sent us angry e-mails). During the break Frank and his team got texted by friends at home who had seen the replays of the off-side situation, some congratulatory, others pitying them for their mistake. (A few months later Frank sees a computer simulation which proves Hermans was right).
The second half was even more difficult and faster still. After the match the Belgians realize they have never been this tired)

From our reporter: padre