Martin Hansson matches

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Date
2009-11-18
Match
France-Ireland
 
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Result
1 - 1
Referee decisions
Yellow
3 - 3
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
4.7
6.5
Members:
4.8
6.5
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
6.0
Control:
6.0
Calls:
6.0
Neutrality:
6.0
Style:
6.0
General assessment
 
Reports for this match (22)
1) report by Tom
3.0
Control:
1.0
Calls:
3.0
Neutrality:
3.0
Style:
2.5
General assessment
He had a wrong decision. Thereby he has disadvantaged one team. Bad luck. Please FIFA dont send him to WWC 2010!!
Martin Hansson matches
'14-11-12 Norway - Estonia (0 - 1)'14-07-31 Dinamo Minsk - CFR Cluj (1 - 0)'13-11-28 Liberec - Freiburg (1 - 2)'13-11-07 AZ - Shakhtyor Karagandy (1 - 0)'13-10-03 Trabzonspor - Lazio (3 - 3)'13-08-29 VfB Stuttgart - Rijeka (2 - 2)'13-07-23 Maccabi Tel Aviv - Györ (2 - 1)'12-12-06 Partizan - Rubin Kazan (1 - 1)'12-11-22 Atlético de Madrid - Hapoel Tel Aviv (1 - 0)'12-10-25 Newcastle United - Club Brugge (1 - 0)'12-10-16 Albania - Slovenia (1 - 0)'12-10-11 Brazil - Iraq (6 - 0)'12-09-20 Leverkusen - Metalist Kharkiv (0 - 0)'12-08-30 Videoton FC - Trabzonspor (0 - 0)'12-08-01 Admira Wacker - Sparta Prague (0 - 2)'11-10-20 Wisla Krakow - Fulham (1 - 0)'11-09-29 Rubin Kazan - PAOK (2 - 2)'11-08-25 Rapid Bucuresti - Slask Wroclaw (1 - 1)'11-03-10 PSV - Glasgow Rangers (0 - 0)'11-02-24 Ajax - Anderlecht (2 - 0)'10-12-08 Bayern Munich - Basel (3 - 0)'10-11-03 Partizan - Braga (0 - 1)'10-10-12 Greece - Israel (2 - 1)'10-09-28 Spartak Moskva - Zilina (3 - 0)'10-08-24 Sheriff - Basel (0 - 3)'10-02-17 Porto - Arsenal (2 - 1)'09-12-08 Besiktas - CSKA Moskva (1 - 2)• '09-11-18 France - Ireland (1 - 1)'09-10-20 AZ - Arsenal (1 - 1)'09-10-14 Turkey - Armenia (2 - 0)'09-09-30 Real Madrid - Marseille (3 - 0)'09-06-28 USA - Brazil (2 - 3)'09-06-18 Egypt - Italy (1 - 0)'09-04-16 Udinese - Werder Bremen (3 - 3)'09-03-28 Northern Ireland - Poland (3 - 2)'09-03-10 Bayern Munich - Sporting (7 - 1)'08-12-18 Olympiakos - Hertha BSC (4 - 0)'08-11-04 Liverpool - Atlético de Madrid (1 - 1)'08-09-06 Israel - Switzerland (2 - 2)'08-08-13 Spartak Moskva - Dynamo Kyiv (1 - 4)'08-03-26 Austria - Netherlands (3 - 4)'08-03-13 Werder Bremen - Glasgow Rangers (1 - 0)'07-12-12 AS Roma - Manchester United (1 - 1)'07-11-17 Netherlands - Luxembourg (1 - 0)'07-11-06 Celtic - Benfica (1 - 0)'07-10-13 Ireland - Germany (0 - 0)'07-10-02 VfB Stuttgart - Barcelona (0 - 2)'07-09-12 England - Russia (3 - 0)'07-08-14 Glasgow Rangers - Crvena Zvezda (1 - 0)'07-07-22 Austria u20 - Chile u20 (0 - 1)'07-07-07 Uruguay u20 - Zambia u20 (0 - 2)'07-07-03 USA u20 - Poland u20 (6 - 1)'07-06-30 Austria u20 - USA u20 (2 - 1)'07-06-30 Argentina u20 - Czech Republic u20 (0 - 0)'07-06-11 Spain u20 - Brazil u20 (4 - 2)'07-06-02 Belgium - Portugal (1 - 2)'07-02-21 Internazionale - Valencia (2 - 2)'06-11-23 Leverkusen - Tottenham Hotspur (0 - 1)'06-10-31 PSV - Galatasaray (2 - 0)'06-09-27 Spartak Moskva - Sporting (1 - 1)'06-09-02 Italy - Lithuania (1 - 1)'06-08-23 Mlada Boleslav - Galatasaray (1 - 1)'06-06-04 Netherlands u21 - Ukraine u21 (3 - 0)'06-05-29 Netherlands u21 - Italy u21 (1 - 0)'06-05-25 Portugal u21 - Serbia and Montenegro u21 (0 - 2)'06-02-16 Thun - Hamburger SV (1 - 0)'05-12-01 Crvena Zvezda - AS Roma (3 - 1)'05-10-12 Wales - Azerbaijan (2 - 0)'05-09-27 Juventus - Rapid Wien (3 - 0)'05-09-07 Czech Republic - Armenia (4 - 1)'05-06-04 Belarus - Slovenia (1 - 1)'05-02-16 Partizan - Dnipro (2 - 2)'04-12-02 Beveren - Benfica (0 - 3)'04-09-16 Ventspils - Amica Wronki (1 - 1)'04-08-26 Austria Wien - Illychivets (3 - 0)'04-05-27 Norway - Wales (0 - 0)'03-11-19 Czech Republic u21 - Switzerland u21 (1 - 2)'03-10-16 Teplice - Kaiserslautern (1 - 0)'03-08-27 Argentina u17 - Spain u17 (2 - 3)'03-08-24 Brazil u17 - USA u17 (3 - 0)'03-08-19 Nigeria u17 - Argentina u17 (0 - 1)'03-08-13 Mexico u17 - Colombia u17 (0 - 0)'02-11-14 Grasshopper - PAOK (1 - 1)'02-09-17 Bordeaux - Matador Puchov (6 - 0)'02-08-29 Gorica - Rapid Bucuresti (1 - 3)'01-08-01 Sheriff - Anderlecht (1 - 2)
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Other Encounters

Thierry

FIFA WC 2010 QUALIFIERS - EUROPE play-offs:
France - Ireland, 1 - 1. Stade de France, Paris, France, 2009-11-18

None of us at Worldreferee saw the match... well in fact our reporter Padre did but came in too late to claim this report. You can read his report below. The rest of us here just saw the replays of the Henry hands ball. We received a couple of hundred e-mails from angry Irishmen (and perhaps women). Some more sad than angry, some very rude, others filled with conspiracy theories.

Henry
The much we like conspiracy theories, we don't really believe in most of them. Sure, FIFA probably rather has France competing than Ireland in the World Cup, but how do you organize a goal like this?
Henry touched tha ball twice with his hands, clear for all to see and Gallas kicked it in. Clear for all but Hansson, who couldn't see it from where he stood and his assistant, who should have seen it. From what we hear from people who were in the stadium, the hands ball wasn't replayed on the screen. So the assistant couldn't sneak a look at it. That may have been a deliberate move by the French. But I don't believe Hansson deliberately ignored it.
But what about the 4th official? Why not listen to the very loud protests? If players like the Irish react like this maybe the referee should consult his 4th man, should ask his assistant again what happened, and even ask Henry. Henry later said that he told Hansson it was ahands ball, but that was after the match.
So imagine Martin Hansson now. He will get a lot of hate mail (no we don't disclose his address) he will probably not go to South Africa and a whole nation hates him (actualy we did get some mail from Ireland showing mercy).

don't forget to read padre's report below















will they ever learn?
(this is PADRE's report)

lost the plot
Whoever appointed Martin Hansson to this match must have surely lost the plot. They must have forgotten just what a big match this was, and the significance of the result. Why else would they let such a distinctly average official with little experience of top games control this game? Yes, the current crop do not match up to their colleagues of 4 years ago (Collina, Poll, Merk, Fandel, Frojdfeldt, Frisk, Medina Cantalejo), but men like Frank de Bleeckere and Manuel Mejuto were available, and both would have been much better choices.

Handball
Of course Henry has not covered himself in glory, and you can blame him for cheating if you want. However, the purpose of the referee is to detect infringements of the laws and to punish offences appropriately, and so Martin Hansson must accept full responsibility for this disgracefully unfair goal. He was in a very poor position for the whole incident, and it is hardly surprising that he did not see it. A referee at this level should be able to read the game well enough to get to a position from where he can see any key incidents, and in this regard abysmal would be a generous description of Hansson's performance.

Assistance?
If Hansson's view was blocked, the assistant referee's surely was not. Why did he not see the handball, and if he did why was the goal still allowed?

Good performance until then
I was quite surprised by how well Hansson performed for most of the match, in particular not being fooled by Anelka's dive in an attempt to win a penalty. I was almost willing to accept I was wrong, and that actually he did merit this appointment. But then, true to form, he made a serious mistake.

Strange
It is interesting to compare Martin Hansson and Claus Bo Larsen. While UEFA often entrust Larsen with high profile matches between big clubs, the biggest game they have given Hansson in 8 years on the list is a UEFA cup 1/4 final. Larsen rarely makes a mistake, is consistent, calm and assured. Hansson seems to make dodgy decisions with alarming frequency, look back at the previous match reports to see. And yet which of the two is on the list for the World Cup, and which took charge of the Confederations Cup final this year? FIFA must have seen something in Hansson that neither I, nor UEFA apparently, have.

From our reporter: Dave Eisenhower