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Germany 2006 Officiating: What's Wrong With The Referees?

World Cup 2006 Referees: What's Wrong?

The officiating has been really bad especially against african teams , this factor really affected africas effort at the tournament.

All the same GOODLUCK TO GHANA

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@ Akola,

That is the main gist.

Kodak pulled out of Canada 87 edition of the FIFA U-17 world cup because KODAK lost funds cos Nigeria won the 1985 Edition.

Can u remembered the politics played on Nigeria against USSR at Canada 87?

Football is about marketing and the Nigerian team is not a very good item to market back in em days.

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Jackal.

You are very wrong, thats not the story. I beg go and check your record well.

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@ Jackal thanks for your explanation

do you what?

i launch this on a didferent thread i never new Seun has emerged it with this.

i have being looking for it all this while.

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Fifa must have put pressure on them as I see them getting emotional.

Its all at the expense of players cos when they start getting those cards they lose it and even decide to go physical like Figo headkicked an opponent and Simao rossi bled a USA opp.

So sad it happens at glare of cameras.

I lame the ref for players bad tempers in pitch

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@ amodu,

The reason is simple.

African teams are not marketable.

Ronaldo wore a customised silver boots designed by Nike at France 98.

Why can't Africans get this kind of treatment?

A 20-yr old Rooney wears customised boots at the world cup and this is where the market strategy lies.

How many times have u seen the NIGERIAN team on Nike or Adidas' commercials on TV? NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I remembered the 1st time Nigeria won the U-17 world cup in China. Kodak(the major sponspor of that mundial) lost a considerable amount of money because Nigeria just went to sleep and did not market its team to the whole wide world and Kodak had to pull out as the major sponsors in the following edition in Canada 87.

Africa has to show more enthusiasm in the market to get acknowledged.

Nigeria approached NIKE some years back to get the kind of support Brazil got between 1996-1998 when NIKE sponsored over 64 friendly matches for Brazil.

NIKE gladly declined the offer and the reason was Nigeria sells the highest number of fake NIKE products in the whole wide world.

Can u beat that?

How can the same NIKE we have dragged in the mud give us any financial support?

Africa has to get some things right to win the world cup and we ain't there yet.

@ Nnekie,

Maradona's dives were just ploys to get Nigeria thrashed and he achieved that.

I can authoritatively tell u Maradona started the diving phenomenon that has now plagued world football.

He dives and as soon as the referee blows he gets up as strong as ever. He was a very clever football player.

I don't think any Nigerian player in the history of football has the stamina and fitness of Diego Maradona(challenge me if i am wrong)

He is the strongest football player i have ever seen.

I have never seen Maradona stretchered out of the pitch before in a football match.

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i saw only one centre referee from benin

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how african refrees where there in this tournament?

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we all now know that all this talk of impartiality is a secret lie. Some teams are just favored especially those who have won the world cup before.

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What happen to the Nigerian flying eagles against Argentina has happen to Ghana

Why are the refrees againsting the African countries for God sake this is getting out of hand

They are deprivingand cheating on us too much and we are deppressed but something should be done to stop this, because if nothing is done they will come down here in South Africa 2010 to lift the cup again.

So i will want to know your view on this { WHY THEY DOING THIS TO US AND THE POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS}

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the one of portugal and holland was war for war.

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Y didnt u allow wat da prophet say to happen Eh

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I caused it. You ungrateful humans haven't seen anything yet!

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FIFA should carry the blame.

It was FIFA that wanna clamp down on players who dive, Keepers who waste time romancing the ball, Dangerous tackles, Dissents and Professional fouls.

How can the Refs achieve this without flashing 'em cards?

Its impossible. Looking back at the Portugal V Holland match, all the cards given were deserved and it should have been more.

Figo should have been carded for his head-butt on the Dutch player.

I cannot believe the 6 second count deadline given to Goalkeepers for goal-kicks.

Anything after 6 seconds automatically attracts a yellow card.

Its absurd.

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Yea really bad.

A referee even gave 4 red cards in a game and gave one person 3 yellow cards.

Really bad

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What is your assessment of the Germany 2006 worldcup and the officiating.Well from my point of view its being the worst i've ever witnessed though i tend to believe its because of so many rules.Imagine 310 yellow cards and only God knows the no of red cards.Poor spoting of offsides,controversial goals and so on.

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For your information, FIFA's annuled Figo's yellow card. He's going to play against England. So much for your dearest referee.

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Ok lets start from here:

*The guy on figo. Straight red True/false

*Costinha, Yellow for handball plus his other yellow, rd. True/false

*Deco, yellow + yellow for fouls YOU saw = red True/false

should i go on?

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What does ivanov care? he had to do what he had to do.

i mean thats what Sepp and co. told them to do

So whats that one about giving him mtn?

Every player deserved what they got, i mean they seemed to even enjoy it.

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Have you been watching this world cup, at all? Did you watch yesterday's match between Portugal and Holland?

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The referees are immature and weird.

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yea i agree with you the officiating in this tournament has been bad but not only to African teams its been the same with alot of teams,

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