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Doggcow
06-18-2010, 10:02 AM
Well?

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 10:04 AM
I had to vote the officiating because if the officials pull their head out, that retard dance goes back to their Vermont sized country and we don't have to listen to the media love for them anymore.

jhns
06-18-2010, 10:05 AM
I think the most pathetic part was that they were playing soccer.

Tombstone RJ
06-18-2010, 10:05 AM
So what does this mean for the US soccer team? They have one point, right?

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 10:06 AM
So what does this mean for the US soccer team? They have one point, right?

Two because of the tie with England.

broncofan2438
06-18-2010, 10:07 AM
The refs were ****ing terrible. FIFA should look at that and give us the goal. ****ing retards

crush17
06-18-2010, 10:09 AM
The WORST officiating I've ever seen. Hands down.

Doggcow
06-18-2010, 10:10 AM
The refs were ****ing terrible. FIFA should look at that and give us the goal. ****ing retards

Does FIFA ever do stuff like that? Or are they like the MLB?

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 10:11 AM
Does FIFA ever do stuff like that? Or are they like the MLB?

If they didn't take away the France goal winning over Ireland, they won't interfere with anything.

Folks would make the excuse that Slovenia was playing for the tie at that point and if in different positions, would've reacted differently.

Baba Booey
06-18-2010, 10:16 AM
I'm fuming. Worst part is they won't even tell us what the call was.

Stupid savage from Mali.

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 10:20 AM
I'm fuming. Worst part is they won't even tell us what the call was.

Stupid savage from Mali.

We deserve an a lot explanations.

ludo21
06-18-2010, 10:25 AM
Ya not telling the players the call just tells you how bad it was and a mistake it was. Horrible!

US deserved the 3 points with that 2nd half performance. They got robbed and it is too bad. A win vs. Algeria and we will still go through most likely but still a disgrace.

bfoflcommish
06-18-2010, 10:35 AM
Ya not telling the players the call just tells you how bad it was and a mistake it was. Horrible!

US deserved the 3 points with that 2nd half performance. They got robbed and it is too bad. A win vs. Algeria and we will still go through most likely but still a disgrace.


I dont know about that, If England wins today, both england and slovenia could play for the tie (1 point) and with our 1 goal preformance against england goal differential may not favor us if england scores 2 + today

FantomForce
06-18-2010, 10:37 AM
I doubt that the goal will be given back. But in '98 Chile vs. France, France was awarded a PK for a hand ball on the Chilean defender inside the box. France won one to zero. The ref was thrown out for the rest of the tournament, this would at least do some justice

The Joker
06-18-2010, 10:38 AM
I dont know about that, If England wins today, both england and slovenia could play for the tie (1 point) and with our 1 goal preformance against england goal differential may not favor us if england scores 2 + today

You beat Algeria by two goals and you 100% qualify for the next round, there's absolutely no way you can't finish at least 2nd in the group if you do that.

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 10:44 AM
I doubt that the goal will be given back. But in '98 Chile vs. France, France was awarded a PK for a hand ball on the Chilean defender inside the box. France won one to zero. The ref was thrown out for the rest of the tournament, this would at least do some justice

I really want my curiousity satisfied and solid explanations for all the whistles as it wasn't just one fluke play. There was 3 of em that stopped play inside the 6 yard box.

A win by the US changes the whole group scenario. It deserves to be explained.

gyldenlove
06-18-2010, 10:59 AM
Does FIFA ever do stuff like that? Or are they like the MLB?

When a game is played the result stands unless it is proven that cheating was involved, if it proven that the ref was on the take or that either team attempted to bribe the ref the result will be overturned, but short of that nothing will happen to the result. The ref has mostly like reffed his last game at the world cup though.

bfoflcommish
06-18-2010, 11:02 AM
You beat Algeria by two goals and you 100% qualify for the next round, there's absolutely no way you can't finish at least 2nd in the group if you do that.

as long as slov and england b teams dont play to a 3-3 tie or something you are right, but that slov vs eng game scares me when/if england wins today.

BlaK-Argentina
06-18-2010, 11:09 AM
I missed the game, what was the call and why was it so bad??

The Joker
06-18-2010, 11:11 AM
as long as slov and england b teams dont play to a 3-3 tie or something you are right, but that slov vs eng game scares me when/if england wins today.

Even if that happens a 2 goal win against Algeria sends you through because you'd beat Slovenia on goal difference.

A one goal win would probably be enough... unless you win 1-0 and England-Slovenia have that high scoring draw. With England's style of play that's very unlikely to happen.

mizzoutigers
06-18-2010, 11:11 AM
who cares about soccer

The Joker
06-18-2010, 11:13 AM
I missed the game, what was the call and why was it so bad??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO7S9g557CE

That's the goal.

Absolutely no justifiable reason for that to be given, referee saw something that flat out wasn't close to happening.

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 11:15 AM
I missed the game, what was the call and why was it so bad??

In the 84th minute, when US had come back from 2-0 to tie it up, Donovan sent in a free kick but they called a phantom foul on the US right as the ball is being kicked. An American knocked the ball in but it was disallowed and in the replays, it shows Slovenians hugging, holding, and grabbing Americans everywhere. Nobody can find the foul but it disallowed the winning goal.

EDIT: One upped by the video, I lose.

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 11:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO7S9g557CE

That's the goal.

Absolutely no justifiable reason for that to be given, referee saw something that flat out wasn't close to happening.

A-ha! Video, even better.

And the biggest problem I had wasn't a bad call but there was 3 of them. Did anyone actually see a hand contact on the Findley play? The commentators were saying even if there was, it was incidental but I didn't see the contact anyways. That ruined a possible goal and makes Findley suspended next game.

There was another similar one as well that I don't remember but was equally questionable right at the goal.

BlaK-Argentina
06-18-2010, 11:19 AM
In the 86th minute, when US had come back from 2-0 to tie it up, Donovan sent in a free kick but they called a phantom foul on the US right as the ball is being kicked. An American knocked the ball in but it was disallowed and in the replays, it shows Slovenians hugging, holding, and grabbing Americans everywhere. Nobody can find the foul but it disallowed the winning goal.

Well that sucks. I'm pulling for you guys to make it to the next round.

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 11:22 AM
Well that sucks. I'm pulling for you guys to make it to the next round.

Americans need all the support they can get so it's appreciated :thumbsup:

We'd say the same to you but if Argentina keeps playing the way they did, holy crap they can coast for a while and still win.

US may not be very good but anything can happen as long as they move on.

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 11:29 AM
When a game is played the result stands unless it is proven that cheating was involved, if it proven that the ref was on the take or that either team attempted to bribe the ref the result will be overturned, but short of that nothing will happen to the result. The ref has mostly like reffed his last game at the world cup though.

Oddly enough, if the ref is done at the world cup, it'll be his first and last.

They mentioned on ESPN that it was his first world cup game. They said one of the local African announcers made the comment "We may be hosting the tournament but we have third class referees"

Noone agreed with his call. It'll be interesting to see if he defends it

BlaK-Argentina
06-18-2010, 11:34 AM
Americans need all the support they can get so it's appreciated :thumbsup:

We'd say the same to you but if Argentina keeps playing the way they did, holy crap they can coast for a while and still win.

US may not be very good but anything can happen as long as they move on.

Sure thing man! Unlike most people, who decide to just hate the US because it's the US... I actually spent time in your country and all the people I've met (or most of them) have been great. Can't wait to get back there as soon as I can.

I'm pulling for the US all the way if Argentina or Italy (I'm part Italian) can't make it.

Argentina is looking reaaally good. Best team so far IMO but I'm not going to get too excited just yet. Have to wait and see how they do against better competition. Definitely looks like a different team now though. Very nice!

crush17
06-18-2010, 11:42 AM
There were 2 fouls on that play. Neither one could be called against the US.

The Slov. players were holding at least 2 of our players. Just a TERRIBLE call that took away points from us.

I'm disgusted.

gyldenlove
06-18-2010, 11:49 AM
Oddly enough, if the ref is done at the world cup, it'll be his first and last.

They mentioned on ESPN that it was his first world cup game. They said one of the local African announcers made the comment "We may be hosting the tournament but we have third class referees"

Noone agreed with his call. It'll be interesting to see if he defends it

I never understood why they keep inviting these dimwits to the world cup, get some refs from the English, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish leagues who are used to reffing top games in front of 50k fans.

I have seen so many world cup games get ruined by refs who have never even been a stadium that big before, let alone reffed a game with that kind of pace.

DenverBrit
06-18-2010, 11:51 AM
It was a terrible call, but unfortunately there's no going back.

Teams have been eliminated from the WC in sudden death when those bad or non calls are made.

There's still a chance for the US to get through.

enjolras
06-18-2010, 12:20 PM
as long as slov and england b teams dont play to a 3-3 tie or something you are right, but that slov vs eng game scares me when/if england wins today.

I believe that the tie-breaker is goal differential. IE: The number of goals scored - the number of goals given up. So a 3-3 tie is the same 0-0 is the same as 10-10 really. They all result in the same goal differential. Although the next tie-breaker is total number of goals scored.

The U.S. really needs two things to happen:

1. We need a close game between England/Algeria.
2. The U.S. needs to hammer Algeria by at least two, preferably 3 goals.

In that case the U.S. is in good shape. We have 4 points. If The problemThe problem England/Slovenia tie we likely win on goal differential. If there is a clear winner in that match either Slovenia or England has 4 points and the U.S. definitely has the tie breaker.

All eyes are on the match that starts in 10 minutes. If England goes on to win by 3 goals or something, then we'll need some help as we'll have trouble covering the tie-breaker with England.

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 12:28 PM
I believe that the tie-breaker is goal differential. IE: The number of goals scored - the number of goals given up. So a 3-3 tie is the same 0-0 is the same as 10-10 really. They all result in the same goal differential. Although the next tie-breaker is total number of goals scored.

The U.S. really needs two things to happen:

1. We need a close game between England/Algeria.
2. The U.S. needs to hammer Algeria by at least two, preferably 3 goals.

In that case the U.S. is in good shape. We have 4 points. If The problemThe problem England/Slovenia tie we likely win on goal differential. If there is a clear winner in that match either Slovenia or England has 4 points and the U.S. definitely has the tie breaker.

All eyes are on the match that starts in 10 minutes. If England goes on to win by 3 goals or something, then we'll need some help as we'll have trouble covering the tie-breaker with England.

As far as I'm tracking, the issue with total goals scored comes into play if England wins here and ties Slevania. Then with a bunch of goals scored, it would be England and Slovenia going forth. As long as there's a winner in the England Slovenia game OR if we beat Algeria by 2 or more, we'd be good with a win.

listopencil
06-18-2010, 12:38 PM
I think the most pathetic part was that they were playing soccer.

^

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 12:39 PM
I never understood why they keep inviting these dimwits to the world cup, get some refs from the English, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish leagues who are used to reffing top games in front of 50k fans.

I have seen so many world cup games get ruined by refs who have never even been a stadium that big before, let alone reffed a game with that kind of pace.

Apparently the guy has done and graded out well at the other events in Africa but just this was his first ever world cup event.

GSRelyea
06-18-2010, 12:40 PM
My buddy just told me that the phantom foul on the late goal was on Edu. Have not heard anything official and it makes no sense that a foul was called there. Both Altidore and Bradley were held on the play and the guy covering Edu was sliding behind him.

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 12:42 PM
My buddy just told me that the phantom foul on the late goal was on Edu. Have not heard anything official and it makes no sense that a foul was called there. Both Altidore and Bradley were held on the play and the guy covering Edu was sliding behind him.

I tried to go back and look before the play as that was what I kinda suspected myself. For as tied up as everyone was, Edu came through there remarkably open. The issue there is there was so much fouling happening, how do you pick one guy unless it was something blatantly obvious?

Also, apparently some actual production companies involved with soccer (they were talking about it on ESPN, don't know all the details) reviewed the play numerous times and saw nothing to substantiate it. Hopefully we'll hear something from FIFA to explain it.

bfoflcommish
06-18-2010, 01:12 PM
http://i47.tinypic.com/2rf829y.jpg

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 01:18 PM
Picture

Half of those are even penalties in American football. That's amazing. Awesome picture.

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 01:21 PM
My buddy just told me that the phantom foul on the late goal was on Edu. Have not heard anything official and it makes no sense that a foul was called there. Both Altidore and Bradley were held on the play and the guy covering Edu was sliding behind him.

They just showed a top angle that showed before the play and Edu was a couple feet from a player for a solid second or two before the play. No way he did anything wrong unless it was WAYYYY before the play.

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 01:22 PM
I love that it's getting so much publicity and noone is arguing it's the right call.

elsid13
06-18-2010, 01:35 PM
We got screwed. But at the same time, we should never been in that situation in the first place. The back-line has been horrible and they need to change things up!

Inkana7
06-18-2010, 02:22 PM
Okay, with that draw, is all we have to do to advance is beat Algeria?

Dagmar
06-18-2010, 02:23 PM
Okay, with that draw, is all we have to do to advance is beat Algeria?

Yes.

bfoflcommish
06-18-2010, 02:23 PM
Okay, with that draw, is all we have to do to advance is beat Algeria?

yes. because if we win we will be at 5, most england can get is 5, but thats with a win over slov who would then be stuck at 4

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 02:24 PM
And since it was a tie, we could potentially get through on a tie if Slovenia beats England... which is very possible, I think. Maybe even with a tie over there.

They just covered it on ESPN. If England ties Slovenia but doesn't score 2 more than the US, we make it through.

bfoflcommish
06-18-2010, 02:25 PM
i am still sitting here in shock at the draw, england should have smoked them

That One Guy
06-18-2010, 02:29 PM
i am still sitting here in shock at the draw, england should have smoked them

In name only. I called in the first 10 mins that I was unimpressed with England and it never turned.

They were talking about Rooney needing to turn it on the whole game but he seemed barely capable of even handling the ball.

bfoflcommish
06-18-2010, 02:48 PM
so it sounds like the ref is calling the foul he seen on Bocanegra (the only american not being fouled as you seen in the other picture I posted).

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2010/06/18/PH2010061803439.jpg

Dagmar
06-18-2010, 02:51 PM
Lets get in the WC thread!

Dean
06-18-2010, 06:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO7S9g557CE

That's the goal.

Absolutely no justifiable reason for that to be given, referee saw something that flat out wasn't close to happening.

FIBA has blocked the youtube video. . . strangest thing!:cuss:

epicSocialism4tw
06-18-2010, 11:02 PM
so it sounds like the ref is calling the foul he seen on Bocanegra (the only american not being fouled as you seen in the other picture I posted).

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2010/06/18/PH2010061803439.jpg

That guy literally has Bocanegra in a headlock. You cant see his left arm in that angle, but you can very clearly see it in others.

In no other sport can one blown call mean 4 years of hard work down the drain. That's the kind of impact that this call potentially can have.

SleepingTiger
06-18-2010, 11:12 PM
I'm fuming. Worst part is they won't even tell us what the call was.

Stupid savage from Mali.

the offical call was offsides

Kid A
06-18-2010, 11:33 PM
I didn't see what league the Mali ref normally works in. If he isn't working in the EPL, Bundesliga, La Liga, Seria 1...WTF is he doing in the World Cup? Those are the 4 top notch leagues in Europe which have to add up to a lot of legitimate/well-experienced refs. Why they would go outside that group of leagues for refs (which watch the top players year round) is beyond me. It would be like pulling umps from the AA minor leagues during the world series just to have diversity.

elsid13
06-19-2010, 05:26 AM
I didn't see what league the Mali ref normally works in. If he isn't working in the EPL, Bundesliga, La Liga, Seria 1...WTF is he doing in the World Cup? Those are the 4 top notch leagues in Europe which have to add up to a lot of legitimate/well-experienced refs. Why they would go outside that group of leagues for refs (which watch the top players year round) is beyond me. It would be like pulling umps from the AA minor leagues during the world series just to have diversity.

It is about diversity, and not qualifications. FIFA always seems to attempt make a European political correct social statement vs just playing soccer. Don't you remember the farce that went on with the USA/Iran match?

That One Guy
06-19-2010, 07:39 AM
the offical call was offsides

I'm pretty sure they said the official records said it was a foul on Edu. I know they said it was something on Edu, for sure. There's no way he was offsides as he was still moving through the pack until he popped out just in time to hit the ball.

That One Guy
06-19-2010, 07:48 AM
By the way, they just mentioned on ESPN that the ref wont have an expedited review and they'll review him as usual at the end of the tournament. However, I think the bad publicity is enough to force them to do something behind the scenes even if they're denying it. Imagine if he gets another game later in the tournament and makes equally questionable calls. FIFA would get lit up. Here's a Sportingnews article and apparently the original report came from Yahoo so I believe they'll investigate him.

The referee is monitored during every World Cup match by an on-site assessor, according to Yahoo! Sports, but a deeper review of Coulibaly's performance will take place as soon as possible. The hurry suggests FIFA is taking American complaints about Coulibaly seriously and is likely to end his World Cup prematurely, a FIFA source close to senior figures on the refereeing panel told the website.
"If he is found to have made a serious mistake, especially one that affected the outcome, then he would be highly unlikely to play any further part in the tournament," the source told Yahoo! Sports. "FIFA is determined to keep refereeing standards high and does not want high-profile mistakes."

http://www.sportingnews.com/soccer/article/2010-06-18/report-us-slovenia-ref-coulibalys-world-cup-might-be-finished

That One Guy
06-19-2010, 07:55 AM
Here's the closest I have seen for justification for that call. Also from SportingNews


Referee Koman Coulibaly of Mali saw one of several fouls. Unluckily for the U.S., he saw the only one committed by an American, defender Carlos Bocanegra.
Bocanegra had his arms around Slovenia substitute Nejc Pecnik and was preventing him from jumping for the ball.
Coulibaly was ideally placed to see the foul he called. He was 10 yards away from Edu as the striker hit the ball home, but the Bocanegra-Pecnik grappling took place just one yard away, in the referee's direct line of sight.

http://www.sportingnews.com/soccer/article/2010-06-18/analysis-coulibalys-call-on-bocanegra-disallows-us-goal

rmsanger
06-19-2010, 08:13 AM
Where's the Josh McDaniels traded away who option???

epicSocialism4tw
06-19-2010, 12:44 PM
Here's the closest I have seen for justification for that call. Also from SportingNews


Referee Koman Coulibaly of Mali saw one of several fouls. Unluckily for the U.S., he saw the only one committed by an American, defender Carlos Bocanegra.
Bocanegra had his arms around Slovenia substitute Nejc Pecnik and was preventing him from jumping for the ball.
Coulibaly was ideally placed to see the foul he called. He was 10 yards away from Edu as the striker hit the ball home, but the Bocanegra-Pecnik grappling took place just one yard away, in the referee's direct line of sight.

http://www.sportingnews.com/soccer/article/2010-06-18/analysis-coulibalys-call-on-bocanegra-disallows-us-goal

I guess Bocanegra was doing an awful lot while being placed in a sleeper hold.

extralife
06-19-2010, 03:01 PM
I'm fuming. Worst part is they won't even tell us what the call was.

Stupid savage from Mali.

Ah, the fine tradition of soccer being used as a cover for racism.

That One Guy
06-19-2010, 03:20 PM
Ah, the fine tradition of soccer being used as a cover for racism.

Free speech sucks, doesn't it?

Maybe today was "spot the racist comment" day and I didn't know about it. You win. TJ will deliver your cookie at a later moment.

Quit worrying about other people and find something to do with your day.

extralife
06-19-2010, 03:38 PM
let us review this conversation

"nice idiotic racist comment"

"LOL GJ U FOUND A HORRIBLE COMMENT L@@K SUM PPL HAEV LIVES SO GRATS ON NOT BEING RACIST LOL"

I think I'll take my side. Congratulations on functional literacy, though. It's not all bad on your side.

Lets hope TJ delivers a ban when he ships my cookie, sweetheart.

DenverBrit
06-19-2010, 03:41 PM
That guy literally has Bocanegra in a headlock. You cant see his left arm in that angle, but you can very clearly see it in others.

In no other sport can one blown call mean 4 years of hard work down the drain. That's the kind of impact that this call potentially can have.

Why the WC hasn't introduced a 'challenge' system whenever a goal is in dispute, is almost as big a mystery as the disallowed goal itself. ???

That One Guy
06-19-2010, 03:53 PM
Why the WC hasn't introduced a 'challenge' system whenever a goal is in dispute, is almost as big a mystery as the disallowed goal itself. ???

I kind of agree with not having a review system. Soccer is all about continuous play and, really, there's too many variables. If the ref sees something, he calls it and if he doesn't, you got lucky. All things balance out in the end so one day will be the US' day.

epicSocialism4tw
06-19-2010, 06:53 PM
Why the WC hasn't introduced a 'challenge' system whenever a goal is in dispute, is almost as big a mystery as the disallowed goal itself. ???

There's a big mystery as to why FIFA has not changed with the times. Personally, I think that they like the current system because it leaves open the possibility of control within the matches. What upsets me is that people around the world have just let it happen. I dont think that every nation has the same spirit that Americans do about justice...that justice should pervade every aspect of civil living. Some people are so duped that they think that injustice is just part of the game and should be accepted.

I dont advocate a review system, but there are things that could be done. FIFA could change the officiating system. You add another field judge, and you put another extra ref on spot kick duty...he moves from end to end and positions himself to watch grabbing. The main thing is accountability. Someone needs to address the grievances of nations. FIFA should be promoting justice instead of injustice.

DenverBrit
06-19-2010, 07:16 PM
I kind of agree with not having a review system. Soccer is all about continuous play and, really, there's too many variables. If the ref sees something, he calls it and if he doesn't, you got lucky. All things balance out in the end so one day will be the US' day.

Although soccer is about flow, there is room to allow a review of a disputed goal when a team's tournament life is at stake.

But I don't see it coming. There has been some talk, I believe, of putting additional linesmen behind the goals. That would at least be a reasonable compromise.
But as we all know, FIFA doesn't advocate change easily......too many countries involved to get a consensus.

I've been too used to US Football adjusting on an annual basis. ;)

DenverBrit
06-19-2010, 07:18 PM
There's a big mystery as to why FIFA has not changed with the times. Personally, I think that they like the current system because it leaves open the possibility of control within the matches. What upsets me is that people around the world have just let it happen. I dont think that every nation has the same spirit that Americans do about justice...that justice should pervade every aspect of civil living. Some people are so duped that they think that injustice is just part of the game and should be accepted.

I dont advocate a review system, but there are things that could be done. FIFA could change the officiating system. You add another field judge, and you put another extra ref on spot kick duty...he moves from end to end and positions himself to watch grabbing. The main thing is accountability. Someone needs to address the grievances of nations. FIFA should be promoting justice instead of injustice.

This would also be a good alternative to reviews/challenges.

That One Guy
06-19-2010, 07:37 PM
But they have to realize that adding more refs and looking for scenarios (contact inside the 18yd box) will lead to more penalties and more scoring. Kinda like in football where if they wanted to, they COULD find a holding penalty on every single play. I envision that in soccer as well. Soccer minds of the world undoubtedly don't want the game to become a PK showdown every game. It would if they looked for penalties.

I think much of what is missed is missed on purpose. With a ref in the middle and one on each side, just about everything should be visible. It's changing the mentality of the refs that would change the game, not bringing more on.

That One Guy
06-19-2010, 08:21 PM
Looks like what was expected has come to fruition. If nothing more than a moral victory, so be it.

The referee who disallowed a potential game-winning goal for the U.S. against Slovenia was given a poor rating following an expedited review of his performance Saturday, according to a FIFA source.
FIFA’s referee committee reviewed the video of Team USA’s 2-2 draw with Slovenia in which Mali referee Koman Coulibaly denied Maurice Edu’s 85th-minute strike. Coulibaly appeared to rule that an American attacker had impeded a Slovenian defender, even though video replays showed no definitive infringement.
The Associated Press reported Saturday that FIFA will comment Monday on the referee performance in the U.S. match.
The committee evaluated Coulibaly’s performance on a series of factors, including his condition, positioning and decision-making, said the source, who is close to senior figures on the committee.

While the official’s fitness and movement were solid, FIFA referee chiefs were concerned about several of Coulibaly’s decisions and the way he appeared to lose control of a highly physical contest.
The assignments for the final round of group matches have yet to be assigned, but given Coulibaly’s rating, there is virtually no chance he will get to referee any more matches in the tournament. However, he could still be used as a fourth official.

http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/news/source-u-s-slovenia-ref-gets-poor-rating--fbintl_ro-referee061910.html

Orange4Life
06-19-2010, 08:51 PM
All I know is that this official is damn lucky that the USA is not a soccer crazed country. If he would made this kind of call against some countries he would spend a lifetime hiding in some kind of FIFA Ref protection program.

strafen
06-19-2010, 08:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO7S9g557CE

That's the goal.

Absolutely no justifiable reason for that to be given, referee saw something that flat out wasn't close to happening.Imagine if that had happened in Colombia :wiggle: