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Euro 2024: Felix Zwayer referees Netherlands vs England

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Status: 10.07.2024 09:28 a.m.

Great honor for Felix Zwayer: The German referee is allowed to referee the European Championship semi-final between the Netherlands and England. There he will meet an old acquaintance with a tricky history.

For the 43-year-old, this is not only a dream come true, but also Dortmund has become his new happy place. For Zwayer, this is the third game in the Westfalenstadion that he has been allowed to referee at this European Championship. He was already the referee there for the matches between Italy and Albania (2:1) and Portugal and Turkey (3:0) – both times he made no serious mistakes. And UEFA has apparently also taken note of this.

Zwayer was also in action in the round of 16 and had no problems with the clear match between Romania and the Netherlands (0:3). Now it’s time to meet the “Elftal” again, who will fight for a ticket to the final against England in Dortmund on Wednesday (July 10, 2024).

Zwayer will again be assisted on the lines by Stefan Lupp and Marco Achmüller. The fourth official is Daniel Siebert, who was also the main referee at the European Championships. Bastian Dankert and Christian Dingert are scheduled to act as video referees, with Marco Fritz at their side.

Spicy encounter with Bellingham

In the semifinals, Zwayer will meet England’s Jude Bellingham again, who verbally attacked the referee, who was then a BVB player, after the top match against FC Bayern at the end of 2021. “You give the biggest game in Germany to a referee who has already postponed games,” Bellingham wondered at the time, causing great discussion in football Germany. Zwayer firmly rejected Bellingham’s accusations in 2021, but took a break of several weeks after the game due to massive hostility. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Zwayer played a role in the manipulation scandal surrounding Robert Hoyzer in 2004, and proceedings were dropped in November 2005 due to minor guilt in return for a fine. However, there were “not insignificant concerns,” said a spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office at the time. 20 years after the Hoyzer scandal, Zwayer has reached the peak of his career.

Historic honor for Zwayer

Zwayer is only the fourth German referee to be allowed to referee a semi-final or final at a major tournament. The first to receive this honour was Rudi Glöckner from Markranstadt. As a relatively inexperienced referee, he was allowed to referee the 1970 World Cup final between Brazil and Italy in front of 107,000 spectators in Mexico City. He was chosen by FIFA because the Italians did not accept a South American referee and the Brazilians did not accept an established European referee. The Mexican daily newspaper El Heraldo later judged: “The GDR referee officiated in the style of a top-class man.”

34 years later, Markus Merk from Kaiserslautern was allowed to referee the European Championship final between Greece and Portugal. The result was a sensational European Championship victory for the Greek national team coached by Otto Rehhagel. At the last European Championship in 2021, Felix Brych refereed the semi-final between eventual European champions Italy and Spain. As with all previous appearances by German referees in finals and semi-finals, he refereed the game almost flawlessly.

All finals and semi-finals officiated by German referees Match Result Referee World Cup final 1970 Brazil – Italy 4:1 Rudi Glöckner (GDR) European Championship semi-final 1972 Soviet Union – Hungary 1:0 Rudi Glöckner (GDR) European Championship semi-final 2000 Italy – Netherlands 3:1 i. E. Markus Merk European Championship final 2004 Portugal – Greece 0:1 Markus Merk European Championship semi-final 2021 Italy – Spain 4:2 i. E. Felix Brych

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European Football Championship: UEFA punishes seven national associations for racism at the European Championship

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The European Football Union (UEFA) has imposed fines on seven national associations following racist incidents at the European Championships in Germany. The association announced this in a statement. The associations affected are Albania, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia and Serbia, as their fans were noticed for racist behaviour at matches in the tournament in June and July. In some cases, UEFA also imposed a ban on the sale of tickets for the next away match in a UEFA competition.

According to the association, Croatia must pay 50,000 euros, Romania 40,000 and Serbia, Slovenia, Albania and Hungary 30,000 each. Austria was fined 20,000 euros.

The punishment against Austria relates to the match against Poland on June 21, as the Austrian news agency APA reported, citing the national association. According to the report, it was about a banner held up in the fan block with the inscription “Defend Europe” – the title of a campaign by the right-wing extremist Identitarian Movement. The banner cannot be attributed to the organized fan scene of the national team, the Austrian association announced after the match.

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The behaviour of Hungarian fans in the group match against the German national team on 19 June in Stuttgart was also investigated. UEFA did not provide any further details, particularly regarding the other penalised associations, in its statement.

The European Football Championship took place from June 14 to July 14 in ten German cities. The DFB team was eliminated from the competition in the quarter-finals against Spain – the eventual tournament winners.

The European Football Union (UEFA) has imposed fines on seven national associations following racist incidents at the European Championships in Germany. The association announced this in a statement. The associations affected are Albania, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia and Serbia, as their fans were noticed for racist behaviour at matches in the tournament in June and July. In some cases, UEFA also imposed a ban on the sale of tickets for the next away match in a UEFA competition.

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North Korea’s Threats Prompt Caution as South Korean Government Declines to Restrict Leaflet Scattering

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There is a possibility that North Korea will strike at the origins of leaflet scattering by domestic civic groups, but the government does not plan to request that the groups refrain from scattering leaflets.

A Ministry of Unification official met with reporters at the government complex in Seoul on the 25th and said about concerns about North Korea’s artillery attack, “In the past, North Korea has threatened to strike at the source of anti-North Korea leaflets, so I think the relevant groups are aware of that situation.”

When asked whether they would request self-restraint in scattering leaflets due to concerns about the possibility of artillery fire from North Korea, a Unification Ministry official responded, “This has already been reported and the groups themselves are probably well aware of it,” reaffirming their existing policy of not directly requesting self-restraint. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Meanwhile, Minister of National Defense Shin Won-sik said in an interview with Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun the previous day, “Vice Department Director of the Workers’ Party of Korea Kim Yo-jong signaled a change in response in her statement on the 16th criticizing the scattering of leaflets by a South Korean civilian group,” and “There is a possibility that they will shoot down South Korean balloons used to scatter leaflets or fire or shell the bases from which the balloons are flying, so we are closely monitoring the situation.”
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Belgian Grand Prix 2024: Lando Norris regrets McLaren’s team orders row overshadowed Oscar Piastri’s maiden win

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Lando Norris says he is not proud that McLaren’s team orders drama at the Hungarian Grand Prix has overshadowed team-mate Oscar Piastri’s maiden Formula 1 victory.

The 24-year-old was pitted ahead of race leader Piastri during the final pit stops at the Hungaroring, placing him at the front of the field and Australian Piastri in second place.

After several radio messages between himself and his engineer Will Joseph, Norris finally obeyed the request to move aside with two laps remaining so Piastri could claim the win.

While the one-two finish was a moment to celebrate for McLaren, Norris says the intra-team row was something he has “not felt too proud about”.

He added: “Could it have been handled slightly differently from both a team side and from a personal side? Yes, absolutely. We wouldn’t be having this conversation now in some ways.”

Norris, who started on pole position but was overtaken by Piastri on the opening lap, said if the same situation happens again, the right thing to do will be to let his team-mate “pass straight away”.

“It’s such a stupid thing that I didn’t because we’re free to race,” he added. “I could just let him pass and still try to race and overtake him.

“It sounds so simple now, but it’s not something that went through my head at the time.” READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Norris heads into this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix second in the drivers’ championship, but some critics felt his decision to give up a winning opportunity – even if it would have caused tension within the team – was something other top drivers would not have contemplated.

“Whether people on the outside think, and come up with their own stories, of what happened and what I would’ve done and wouldn’t have done – I don’t mind about that,” he said.

“The fact we had a one-two and that was barely a headline after the race – nothing was really spoken about it from that side – that’s the bit I felt worst about.

“But it’s the things that I could have done; the fact that I clouded over Oscar’s race win, his first race win in F1, is something I’ve not felt too proud about.”

Round 14 in Belgium is the final race before F1’s mid-season summer break.

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