at 2014-06-17 21:05:06

Overall summary.

The main discussion points will be the referees early management style, did this work for him or against him? the first yellow card was not produced until the 44th minute?

The Referee clearly adopted a different approach in the 2nd half and his stronger approach (yellow cards) clearly has a positive effect on this game . Should this have been adopted earlier in the game?

Also the teamwork which I mentioned at half time (corner kick 26th minute)  will also be discussed.

The No 6 of Brazil should have received a yellow card for his simulation in the Mexico penalty area in 87th minute, the referee appeared to have a good view, but no yellow card was produced?

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93:00at 2014-06-17 20:53:59

The referee blows his whistle to indicate full time, what an end to end game, particularly as the game opened up in the 2nd half, a great spectacle for a 0 – 0 draw

91:36at 2014-06-17 20:50:08

Free kick to Mexico, referee well placed to award, good pace and movement into added time

90:00at 2014-06-17 20:48:45

3 minutes added time good save by Cesar, referee well up with play

89;30at 2014-06-17 20:48:07

Mexico shot just over the bar and no save good view by the referee to detect no save by the Brazil goal keeper

88:05at 2014-06-17 20:47:16

No9 of Mexico on No 6 of Brazil no penalty and correct, look at the referees good position and management of the no penalty award

at 2014-06-17 20:46:07

Foul high challenge by No 8 of Mexico on Willian No 19 Reckless?

86;45at 2014-06-17 20:45:17

Free kick to Mexico, Referee ensures that it is taken from the correct position.

84:30 at 2014-06-17 20:44:33

brazil free kick foul on No 17 Brazil. Great save from the free kick by Ochoa gk of Mexico by No 3 of Brazil, has to be the save of the tournament so far

82:55at 2014-06-17 20:41:34

Subs 10 Mexico off on , No 9 on

Brazil – 11 off and 19 on

at 2014-06-17 20:39:51

No 3 of Brazil reckless on 14 Mexico.  Free kick just outside Brazils penalty area. Here comes the vanishing spray , what an aid to the referee and the game overall. Just brilliant, will it be used in the Premier League next season? should it be?

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at 2014-06-17 20:35:53

Free kick to Mexico, careless by 4 Brazil, referee well placed to judge

75:38at 2014-06-17 20:34:46

Sub 6 off 8 on Mexico

75:10at 2014-06-17 20:34:10

21 Brazil not flagged offside by far side AR, correct

74:32at 2014-06-17 20:32:52

Great sprint by Referee to cover Mexico break in play

73:30at 2014-06-17 20:32:07

Sub 19 off 14 on Mexico

72::40at 2014-06-17 20:31:35

No free kick to Brazil? just outside the penalty area on Neymar

at 2014-06-17 20:30:40

Assistant far side is crabbing well in his movement along the touchline

70:30at 2014-06-17 20:29:05

Referee blows his whistle for a Brazil free kick – offside

at 2014-06-17 20:28:11

What a difference in the discipline in the 2nd half  has he reflected on his first half performance?

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67:35at 2014-06-17 20:25:38

Sub 21 Brazil on 9 off

65:40at 2014-06-17 20:24:44

18 Mexico late on 3 Brazil, free kick awarded. Referee moves away very quickly, should he stay with players on the ground following the challenge?

63:55at 2014-06-17 20:22:49

No 9 Brazil Offside, good technique from the far side AR looking focussed.

61:00at 2014-06-17 20:21:35

23 Mexico reckless on Neymar yellow card.  Just outside Mexico Penalty Area.

Here comes a set piece free kick and the use of the vanishing spray. I love it. It is a terrific aid. Look at the players standing still in the defensive wall. Also, it is reducing lost time at set piece free kicks. It would be good to find out what English Referee Howard Webb thinks? What are your thoughts? contact us on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at


60;57at 2014-06-17 20:19:34

Was the ball out of play? replays appear to suggest it was? What was the ARs position?

58;20at 2014-06-17 20:18:30

Aguilar Mexico 22 yellow card reckless challenge on Brazil player in front of Technical Area. Scolari Brazil Manager unhappy showing his displeasure at the reckless challenge by Mexico 22

56:41at 2014-06-17 20:16:03

Great shot by Mexico player, just over the bar no save by Cesar, referee adopting a better view for these incidents

55:50at 2014-06-17 20:14:29

Good save by Cesar from deflected shot by Di Santos

54;10at 2014-06-17 20:13:09

No corner kick correctly awarded to Mexico, no save by J Cesar, referee seems to have adopted a better view here

52:15at 2014-06-17 20:11:41

No free kick was awarded in front of Technical Area, referee using hand gesture to say no free kick?

49:33at 2014-06-17 20:09:52

Referee missed foul on Mexico captain, was this caused by his viewing position?

46:00at 2014-06-17 20:06:23

Late and reckless challenge by 3 Brazil on 4 Mexico my feeling is that this should have seen a yellow card for 3 Brazil

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at 2014-06-17 20:03:22

Sub for Brazil 16 off 20 on. Cunryt Cakir from Turkey gets the 2nd half underway, what will his management and disciplinary approach been in this half?

at 2014-06-17 19:54:11

First half summary:

The Match Officials will now be reflecting on the 1st half what has gone well and more importantly what they need to address in the 2nd half there will also be a discussion around team tactics, game tempo, players and the match plan for the remainder of the game. Plenty of fluid will also be taken in preparation for the demands that the 2nd half will bring.

The main discussion will be about the referees early management approach did he delay too long in producing the first yellow card in the 44th minute? also the teamwork in the 26th minute when a corner kick should have been awarded to Mexico, this is crucial and teamwork fell down here, one of the officials should have detected the save made by Julio Cesar.

Please keep your thoughts coming in there has been plenty of debate tonight.

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45:00at 2014-06-17 19:48:05

1 minute added time

at 2014-06-17 19:47:45


AR far side flags for free kick to Mexico and the referee shows a yellow card to 16 Brazil reckless tackle on 22 Mexico, Ist yellow card of the game, should of this happened earlier in the game?

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at 2014-06-17 19:44:17

18 Mexico late on 2 Brazil  again just the award of a free kick to Brazil and no further action

40:49at 2014-06-17 19:42:50

23 Mexico just shot wide, no save this time from Julio Cesar!!

38:05at 2014-06-17 19:40:21

Neymar looking to near side Assistant for possible infringement? nothing awarded though?

33:56at 2014-06-17 19:38:02

2 Brazil late on No7 Mexico again free kick managed by the referee with no card being produced?

33:48at 2014-06-17 19:36:35

Corner kick to Brazil, given by nearside Assistant and another corner to Mexico seconds later

at 2014-06-17 19:34:02

The referee is taking his time and trying to let the game breathe, players starting to respond to this game plan tactic by the referee

at 2014-06-17 19:31:25

The game has settled down now after the fast and furious start with a number of careless challenges early on the referee is remaining calm and focussed let us see how this game unfolds

at 2014-06-17 19:29:15

Reflecting back to the missed corner kick which should have been awarded to Mexico please contact us with your thoughts who should have detected this save by the Brazil goal keeper? Referee or Assistant? Teamwork?

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25:11at 2014-06-17 19:27:01

Great save by Mexico goal keeper from Neymar header

23.35at 2014-06-17 19:26:13

Corner kick should have been awarded to Mexico, Assistant far side has not detected the Brazil Goal Keepers save. Referee not aware either, teamwork here?

22:22at 2014-06-17 19:24:32

No penalty to Mexico correct decision, good view from the referee

21:05at 2014-06-17 19:22:47

No 9 Brazil offside correct decision

18:22at 2014-06-17 19:20:03

Offside 16 Brazil correct decision

15:35at 2014-06-17 19:18:36

2  Mexico late on 10 Brazil, referee moves in quickly, managing by again speaking to players

15:35at 2014-06-17 19:17:24

Luiz 4 careless challenge on Mexico Player, good sharp whistle tone from referee

at 2014-06-17 19:14:22

Opening 12 minutes have been fast and furious for the referee in terms of free kicks awarded , how much longer before a card is produced?

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10:20at 2014-06-17 19:12:27

No 9 Brazil Offside, correct decision from nearside Assistant, good flag technique

08:57at 2014-06-17 19:11:33

Good signal technique for throw in nearside Assistant, good focus

06.20at 2014-06-17 19:08:22

Careless challenge on Brazil 10 free kick awarded

03.57at 2014-06-17 19:05:55

No 7 of Mexico careless challenge on Brazil 17, Referee awards free kick

at 2014-06-17 19:04:50

Referee has quickly moved in quickly for these early free kicks, plenty of talking to players

01.58at 2014-06-17 19:03:20

Free Kick to Mexico

1at 2014-06-17 19:02:47

First and second free kick to Brazil careless challenge by 23 of Mexico referee quickly moves in

1at 2014-06-17 19:00:56

The game gets under way

AM at 2014-06-17 18:42:39

Good Evening and welcome to The Estadio Castelao Stadium which is situated in the north east of Brazil for the 3rd match of Group A between Brazil and Mexico. The Stadium has a capacity of 64,846 and will be hosting 6 games.

Tonight’s Referee is Cuneyt Cakir fromTurkey, supported by his Turkish Assistant Referees Bahattin Duran and Tarik Ongun. They must be delighted to have been appointed to this important and crucial game with both Brazil and Mexico winning their respective first games in Group A.

We wish them all the best, including 4th official Svein Moen from Norway and the Reserve Assistant Referee Kim Haglund also from Norway.