The WHERE participated 18 times in the 51 games played in the recently completed Eurocup with 100 percent accuracy and the referees were correct in 93.5 percent of the decisions made on the field, reported this Wednesday the UEFA in a digital meeting in which EFE participated, in which it considered “correct” the maximum sentence granted to English Raheem Sterling in the semifinal England-Denmark.
The chief referee of the UEFA, the Italian Roberto Rosetti, assured that “he never received so many congratulations” for the performance of the referees in the Eurocup and that of those responsible for the VAR, with a special thank you dedicated to the Spaniard Carlos Velasco, who coordinated the work in Nyon “in all 51 games.”
The just finished Eurocup, won by Italy in the Final against England, recorded fewer fouls compared to the France 2016 edition (-176), more minutes of effective play (2 minutes and 21 seconds more), fewer yellow cards (-31), but more red cards (6 times 3 in France 2016) and more penalties (17 for France’s 12).
Six of these maximum penalties were awarded after review WHERE, a technology not yet used in the French edition, won by Portugal.
The WHERE, which this year worked from the headquarters of the UEFA in Nyon, he controlled a total of 276 situations, about five per game, with one correction every 2.83 games.
There were 18 corrections in 51 games, ten direct and eight after review in the field, and all of them “did not create debate,” said Rosetti, who stressed that you can “accept errors in the field, but not from the field. WHERE“.
The WHERE it took him an average of one hundred seconds to make his decisions, adding controls in the field, controls in Nyon and other communications, and only corrected one decision starting in the quarterfinals.
Rosettes transparently analyzed the decision that generated the most controversy in the tournament, the penalty awarded by the Dutch Danny Makkelie a Raheem Sterling in the extension of the semifinal that qualified England against Denmark. In his opinion, WHERE He did well not to intervene, because the contact exists and the penalty is correct.
“It was not a scandal, it is something to talk about. We have no secrets. easy he saw number 5 (Dane Joakim Maelhe) not hit the ball, he saw clear contact between the legs. We can debate, but that’s what he saw. We can talk about the entity of the contact. We want the referees to be in the center and the VAR has to be very careful, “he said.
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