2015 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship Qualifiers

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2015 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship Qualifiers

Joined: July 4th, 2011, 6:46 am

April 15th, 2015, 5:36 pm #1

As some of you may have heard, England qualified to this tournament in unusual manner last week, replaying and re-scoring a 90+6' minute penalty from their first match against Norway immediately after the third matchday of the mini-tournament, along with the final 3 minutes that followed.
This is the first time that UEFA have ever made such a decision, after the German referee of the match was sent home from Northern Ireland due to not allowing a retake in the original for encroachment as the rules required. They have stated their confidence that the precedent will not be required for any of their higher-profile games due to the high quality of referees, which is just tempting fate to the extreme...

Fortunately for Norway, conceding led to the match ending 2-2, which was still good enough to send them through as best runners-up for the tournament in Israel.

Interesting side-note, the top 4 teams of the main tournament this July will qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which FIFA have recently announced will be hosted by Papua New Guinea.
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April 15th, 2015, 6:30 pm #2

mattsanger92 wrote:
They have stated their confidence that the precedent will not be required for any of their higher-profile games due to the high quality of referees, which is just tempting fate to the extreme...
Hilarious.  In my view it shouldn't make a difference whether a referee's error was technical (wrong application) or judgmental (wrong outcome).
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April 16th, 2015, 7:34 am #3

I look forward to the following 'You are the UEFA official' scenario playing out next week at the Camp Nou:
After a brilliant performance away from home, PSG are 2-0 up and have Ibrahimovic standing over an injury-time penalty that would put them through and Barcelona out. He scores, but the referee notices an encroachment and gives a free-kick to Barca, who see out the game to win on away goals, PSG are eliminated at the quarter-finals for the 3rd season in a row. In the tunnel, Zlatan proceeds to politely bemoan the state of UEFA's referees and suggests that Europe do not deserve PSG in their continent. What happens next?
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April 16th, 2015, 2:13 pm #4

The most implausible part about that is PSG keeping a clean sheet in the Nou Camp. Have you seen David Luiz?
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April 16th, 2015, 4:44 pm #5

In a late change to the PSG line-up, Zoumana Camara starts in place of David Luiz, who has reportedly been held up by roadblocks on his way to the stadium:
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April 22nd, 2015, 1:37 pm #6

mattsanger92 wrote:
After a brilliant performance away from home, PSG are 2-0 up and have Ibrahimovic standing over an injury-time penalty that would put them through and Barcelona out. He scores, but the referee notices an encroachment and gives a free-kick to Barca, who see out the game to win on away goals, PSG are eliminated at the quarter-finals for the 3rd season in a row. In the tunnel, Zlatan proceeds to politely bemoan the state of UEFA's referees and suggests that Europe do not deserve PSG in their continent. What happens next?
My prediction was a little off... at least I got the 2-0 right...
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April 22nd, 2015, 3:01 pm #7

My David Luiz prediction was mostly accurate. He is quite good as a kamikaze defender, when you need someone to throw himself in the way. But sometimes, you need a defender to just stay with the attacker...
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