Hector Baldassi matches

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Date
2010-06-25
Match
Switzerland-Honduras
 
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Result
0 - 0
Referee decisions
Yellow
1 - 4
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
8.5
7.9
Members:
7.5
7.5
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
9.9
Control: Easy game, but it is the 3rd time he has been perfect so he deserves a 10
8.0
Calls: Assistant let him down with 3 wrong offsides, otherwise faultless
9.0
Neutrality: Great
9.9
Style: As close to perfect as possible
9.3
General assessment
 
Reports for this match (16)
1) report by scorpdoggy
6.0
Control:
6.0
Calls:
6.0
Neutrality:
6.0
Style:
6.0
General assessment
Hector Baldassi matches
'11-11-11 Uruguay - Chile (4 - 0)'11-05-11 Peñarol - Universidad Católica (2 - 0)'11-04-13 Colo-Colo - Deportivo Tachira (2 - 1)'11-04-07 Gremio - Junior Barranquilla (2 - 0)'11-03-23 Godoy Cruz - Independiente (1 - 1)'11-03-02 Santos FC - Cerro Porteno (1 - 1)'10-11-16 River Plate - Boca Juniors (1 - 0)'10-08-11 Guadalajara - Internacional (1 - 2)'10-07-28 Internacional - Sao Paulo (1 - 0)'10-06-29 Spain - Portugal (1 - 0)• '10-06-25 Switzerland - Honduras (0 - 0)'10-06-19 Netherlands - Japan (1 - 0)'10-06-13 Serbia - Ghana (0 - 1)'10-05-18 Libertad - Guadalajara (2 - 0)'10-04-29 Cruzeiro - Nacional (UR) (3 - 1)'10-04-14 Racing Montevideo - Corinthians (0 - 2)'10-03-25 Boca Juniors - River Plate (2 - 0)'10-02-02 Libertad - Deportivo Tachira (3 - 1)'09-11-11 Cerro Porteno - Fluminense (0 - 1)'09-11-04 Chile - Paraguay (2 - 1)'09-10-05 Spain u20 - Italy u20 (1 - 3)'09-09-30 Hungary u20 - South Africa u20 (4 - 0)'09-09-26 Cameroon u20 - Korea Republic u20 (2 - 0)'09-09-09 Bolivia - Ecuador (1 - 3)'09-05-14 Cruzeiro - Universidad de Chile (1 - 0)'09-04-29 Everton (Chile) - Guadalajara (1 - 1)'09-04-22 Sport Recife - Colo-Colo (2 - 1)'09-04-01 Chile - Uruguay (0 - 0)'09-03-05 América de Cali - Sao Paulo (1 - 3)'09-02-26 San Luis FC - Libertad (0 - 1)'08-10-19 River Plate - Boca Juniors (0 - 1)'08-10-14 Bolivia - Uruguay (2 - 2)'08-09-09 Paraguay - Venezuela (2 - 0)'08-08-16 Italy OT - Belgium OT (2 - 3)'08-08-13 Netherlands OT - Japan OT (1 - 0)'08-08-10 Belgium OT - China OT (2 - 0)'08-07-02 Fluminense - LDU Quito (3 - 1)'08-06-18 Ecuador - Colombia (0 - 0)'08-05-15 América - Santos FC (2 - 0)'08-05-07 Sao Paulo - Nacional (UR) (2 - 0)'08-04-30 San Lorenzo - River Plate (2 - 1)'08-04-10 Audax Italiano - Sao Paulo (1 - 0)'08-03-19 Libertad - Fluminense (1 - 2)'07-11-21 Brazil - Uruguay (2 - 1)'07-11-14 River Plate - Arsenal de Sarandí (0 - 0)'07-10-17 Paraguay - Uruguay (1 - 0)'07-10-07 River Plate - Boca Juniors (2 - 0)'07-10-04 Colo-Colo - Millonarios (1 - 1)'07-09-26 DC United - Guadalajara (2 - 1)'07-08-08 Lanús - Estudiantes (2 - 0)'07-05-09 Flamengo - Defensor Sporting (2 - 0)'07-05-02 Boca Juniors - Vélez Sarsfield (3 - 0)'07-04-04 Sao Paulo - Necaxa (3 - 0)'07-03-21 Libertad - El Nacional (1 - 0)'07-03-01 Santos FC - Defensor Sporting (1 - 0)'07-02-15 Cerro Porteno - Gremio (0 - 1)'06-12-13 Colo-Colo - Pachuca (1 - 2)'06-10-19 Nacional (UR) - Atletico Paranaense (1 - 2)'06-10-04 Alajuelense LD - Colo-Colo (0 - 4)'06-09-05 Libertad - Nacional (UR) (1 - 2)'06-07-27 Libertad - Internacional (0 - 0)'06-03-23 Libertad - El Nacional (4 - 1)'06-03-16 Maracaibo - Nacional (UR) (2 - 3)'06-02-22 Corinthians - Universidad Católica (2 - 2)'06-02-08 Nacional (UR) - Pumas UNAM (2 - 0)'05-10-18 Fluminense - Universidad Católica (2 - 1)'05-10-12 Brazil - Venezuela (3 - 0)'05-10-05 Atlético Nacional - América (1 - 4)'05-09-03 Bolivia - Ecuador (1 - 2)'05-06-15 Tigres - Sao Paulo (2 - 1)'05-06-07 Peru - Uruguay (0 - 0)'05-04-20 Danubio - Santos FC (1 - 2)'05-03-30 Uruguay - Brazil (1 - 1)'05-03-10 América de Cali - Atletico Paranaense (3 - 1)'05-03-02 Cerro Porteno - Palmeiras (1 - 1)'05-02-09 Cienciano - Guadalajara (1 - 5)'04-11-17 Peru - Chile (2 - 1)'04-09-05 Brazil - Bolivia (3 - 1)'04-09-05 Brazil - Bolivia (3 - 1)'04-08-10 Arsenal de Sarandí - Banfield (1 - 1)'04-06-18 Paraguay - Uruguay (1 - 3)'04-06-17 River Plate - Boca Juniors (2 - 1)'04-06-11 Brazil - Costa Rica (4 - 1)'04-06-06 Peru - Bolivia (2 - 2)'04-06-02 Ecuador - Colombia (2 - 1)'04-05-13 Cruzeiro - Deportivo Cali (2 - 1)'04-04-07 Sao Paulo - Alianza Lima (3 - 1)'04-03-04 LDU Quito - Sao Paulo (3 - 0)'04-02-05 Jorge Wilstermann - Santos FC (2 - 3)'03-10-09 Boca Juniors - Colón (2 - 1)'03-09-06 Peru - Paraguay (4 - 1)'03-08-28 Levski Sofia - Atyrau (2 - 0)'03-08-12 Colón - Vélez Sarsfield (3 - 1)'03-05-07 Santos FC - Nacional (UR) (2 - 2)'03-04-10 Pumas UNAM - Peñarol (3 - 1)'03-03-13 Gremio - Bolívar (1 - 0)'03-01-28 Brazil u20 - Uruguay u20 (2 - 1)'03-01-23 Colombia u20 - Paraguay u20 (1 - 1)'03-01-19 Paraguay u20 - Uruguay u20 (2 - 1)'03-01-09 Brazil u20 - Uruguay u20 (2 - 0)'03-01-04 Brazil u20 - Peru u20 (3 - 0)'02-09-04 Racing Club - River Plate (1 - 0)'02-02-19 Cerro Porteno - Cobreloa (3 - 0)'02-02-14 Flamengo - Universidad Católica (1 - 3)'01-11-14 Peru - Bolivia (1 - 1)'01-09-13 Palmeiras - Universidad de Chile (4 - 0)'01-07-28 Gremio - Universidad de Chile (2 - 0)'01-04-05 Vasco da Gama - Peñarol (2 - 1)'01-03-09 Brazil u17 - Paraguay u17 (2 - 2)'01-03-03 Brazil u17 - Colombia u17 (4 - 0)'00-09-21 Colo-Colo - Cerro Porteno (2 - 1)'00-07-25 Venezuela - Chile (0 - 2)'00-03-15 Nacional (UR) - Atletico Paranaense (1 - 3)'00-02-15 Palmeiras - The Strongest (4 - 0)
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Other Encounters

A brilliant referee

FIFA WC 2010 group stage:
Switzerland - Honduras, 0 - 0. Mbombela, Nelspruit, South Africa, 2010-06-25

Baldassi has taken charge of three matches so far, and he has been truly outstanding in all of them. In fairness, this match was not the most difficult he will ever referee, but we have seen officials make a mess of less challenging games in this World Cup.

Decision making
His foul recognition seems to be about the best in the business. Very rarely does he give a free kick and leave everyone wondering what it was for, and in this match I think he got pretty much every free kick and yellow card spot on. He is not easily conned by diving, and is reluctant to penalise a foul when the player goes down too easily or too theatrically.

Style
For followers of the Premier League, Mark Halsey is the closest referee I can think of to Baldassi in terms of style. He appears incredibly calm and relaxed, showing no signs of being intimidated by the atmosphere or pressure of the World Cup. His signalling and carding is low key and he has a great rapport with the players without tolerating any dissent. If every referee in this tournament were as good as Baldassi there would be no problems.

Concerns
My only minor concern is that Baldassi doesn't appear to have great fitness, and is a little bit distant from the action at times. Although he has obviously passed the rigorous FIFA tests, and any perceived lack of fitness may simply be due to an unorthodox running style. The assistant on the near side got three fairly easy offside calls wrong, but they were the first offside mistakes from the Argentine crew in this WC.

Problem
Despite clearly being the best referee here, I fear that we will not see too much more of Baldassi. It is not usual for FIFA to appoint a referee whose home team is still involved after the round of 16. And, even if Argentina were knocked out, because Elizondo did the last final, politics would probably dictate that he could not do this final. Still, what a superb performance he has put in so far. The outstanding referee of the World Cup.

From our reporter: padre