FIFA WOMEN`S WORLD CUP SEMI FINAL – JAPAN V ENGLAND

FIFA WOMEN`S WORLD CUP SEMI FINAL – JAPAN V ENGLAND

Commentary By: Andy Martin

FINAL SCORE: 2 - 1



AM at 2015-07-02 02:09:47

Full time summary –

Anna-Marie Keighley from New Zealand has again proved her justification in her appointment to this semi final. She has been big and brave in her award of the 2 penalty kicks, both correct and as I have discussed with you at half time. She has managed the event with her management and foul recognition which has meant that she has missed little and added to just 2 yellow cards one for each team this shows her handling and management of this game. We mentioned at half time about not enough added time but this is an area that she will learn from. We have seen good communication skills and for me she displayed a performance that is right up there with our own PGMOL Select Group Match Officials.

Both ASSISTANTS whilst adopting a low key performance came in with a key flag each. For SARAH WALKER FROM NEW ZEALAND a good flag for handball against England 2nd half and for ALLYSON FLYNN being in the right place at the right time on the goal line to correctly signal that the Japan goal was over the goal line in the 90+2 minutes concentration right to very the end.

Thanks to Bik M path for your tweets I like your final tweet Ref has pulse for this one!

And on that note it is a good morning from me and take care during the week. Don’t forget…..

SO NOW WE KNOW THAT THE WOMEN`S FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL IS BETWEEN JAPAN AND USA ON MONDAY 6TH JULY 205 WITH A 00.00 KICK OFF. GUY BEALE WITH BE TAKING YOU THROUGH THIS FINAL OF WHAT HAS BEEN A MAGNIFICENT TOURNAMENT.

Regards

 

Andy Martin

 


AM at 2015-07-02 01:54:39

SO NOW WE KNOW THATTHE WOMEN`S FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL IS BETWEEN JAPAN AND USA ON MONDAY 6TH JULY 205 WITH A 00.00 KICK OFF. GUY BEALE WITH BE TAKING YOU THROUGH THIS FINAL OF WHAT HAS BEEN A MAGNIFICENT TOURNAMENT


AM at 2015-07-02 01:52:24

Full Time2-1

 


AM at 2015-07-02 01:52:12

As Anna-Marie Keighley from New Zealand blows her whistle and brings down the curtain on this game, what a horrible way for England to go out of this tournament. They have been magnificent and just a shame to go out in this way after such a magnificent performance.


AM at 2015-07-02 01:49:51

GOAL!Japan score from a breakaway, from an own goal from Bassett and a great flag from Allyson Flynn from Australia who confirms that the ball has clearly crossed the goal line for a goal. Heartbreak for England at the end of the game

 


AM at 2015-07-02 01:47:43

3 Minutes of added time. That is better and correct and maybe the 4th Official has assisted here in the correct amount of added time.


AM at 2015-07-02 01:46:21

Again close proximity achieved by A-M K to the award of the free kick. No penalty kick awarded to England and this is correct. Our commentator has again mentioned the award of 2 dubious penalties? why? what are your thoughts?

 

Let us know what you think by contacting us on either on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com

 

 


AM at 2015-07-02 01:43:23

England sub 4 off and 10 on


AM at 2015-07-02 01:42:49

4 minutes remain, extra time? I think it could well be!


AM at 2015-07-02 01:41:59

A – M K has so far shown good foul recognition, good movement and acceleration. Good communication with a positive body language and also with the correct award of 2 penalty kicks.


AM at 2015-07-02 01:40:02

England sub coming up


AM at 2015-07-02 01:39:03

Good signal from SW for handball against 2 of England. This is good support from an AR


AM at 2015-07-02 01:37:49

Good non flag from Sarah Walker for Offside. Despite what our commentator thought!!


AM at 2015-07-02 01:35:50

What are your thoughts on the game so far? how do you think our referees is dong?

 

 

Let us know what you think by contacting us on either on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com

 


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AM at 2015-07-02 01:31:41

England sub 12 off and 2 on


AM at 2015-07-02 01:31:08

Hacketts BLOG covered Rugby League Referees setting high standards and I quote from this article which you must have a read..

“In football we need to get the members of the International Football Association Board to agree to an experiment.

Given the very positive result from the introduction of goal line technology then please, IFAB, look at the use of a fifth official and television technology.

You rugby league referees, I wish you continued success. And thank you for making a positive contribution to my weekend’s entertainment.”

Also appointment rewards for up and coming Officials.

Keith Hackett was referee in the class of FIFA 1985 and also John Cameron of New Zealand at the same time


AM at 2015-07-02 01:28:31

There is also information on The Youdan Trophy which You Are The Ref is proud to be hosting in July.

https://twitter.com/YoudanTrophy

Take a look, a must!


AM at 2015-07-02 01:26:39

Japan sub 11 off and 16 on – in a previous japan move and breakaway, A-M K was seen to show a good acceleration and movement to keep up with play


AM at 2015-07-02 01:24:51

Japan sub coming up


AM at 2015-07-02 01:23:46

Sarah Walker from NZ has a very good signal technique, keep an eye on this area of her flag work


AM at 2015-07-02 01:22:18

How close was that from the corner kick for England, 3 clear efforts against the Champions who look under pressure


AM at 2015-07-02 01:20:14

England are now pressing Japan, with A-M K from New Zealand is showing good movement and recognition of foul play


AM at 2015-07-02 01:17:55

Duggan hits the bar with a cracking shot


AM at 2015-07-02 01:16:01

England sub 19 off 23 on


AM at 2015-07-02 01:12:59

Rafferty 3 comes in with a challenge from behind not worthy of a second yellow but she needs to be careful as she is on a yellow card so as not to give the referee the opportunity to send her off.


AM at 2015-07-02 01:10:24

again foul to England awarded from a close proximity to play by A-M K. With a clear directional hand / arm movement.


AM at 2015-07-02 01:08:34

From the corner kick a good view and position is taken up by A – M K


AM at 2015-07-02 01:07:01

Again spot on with the free kick award. The commentator has just given us the view that whilst the push occurred just outside the England penalty area, it continued into the penalty area. Fully justifying its award.

 

 

Let us know what you think by contacting us on either on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com


AM at 2015-07-02 01:01:59

2nd half underway..


AM at 2015-07-02 00:57:42

Half Time Summary –

We have just viewed both penalty incidents in real time and in slow motion, whilst the Japan penalty occurred just outside the England penalty area in real time and without the benefit of slow motion. A penalty kick was one which deserved to be awarded. The England penalty was a brave and correct decision backed by video replay. Not an easy decision to detect but A-M K`s angle and close view added to her credibility in the award. Again good foul recognition, good movement and brave on the 2 big key decisions. Whilst commentators have mentioned that Sarah Walker could have assisted A-MK on the penalty kick in real time a difficult and tight one to go against a referee, who is so positive in her award.

Just one area for AM-K to consider was no added time played, when you consider a yellow card shown and 2 penalty kicks.

A very interesting 2nd half awaits us.

 

 


AM at 2015-07-02 00:46:37

Half time summary – A tale of 2 penalty kicks and my summary is to follow:


AM at 2015-07-02 00:45:52

Half Time1-1

 


AM at 2015-07-02 00:45:21

Corner to Japan as England equalise at a key moment. Grappling in the penalty well detected by our referee and prevented by her management skills and use of the whistle


AM at 2015-07-02 00:43:30

GOAL!1-1 AND GAME ON

 


AM at 2015-07-02 00:43:04

Foul on England Player (a trip) not shirt pull and a penalty kick is awarded. A-M K is again in a great position to award and judge, no messing here, if it is a foul on the field of play and it happens in the penalty area then it is a penalty kick. We want consistency and this is what we are getting from AM-K from NZ.

 


AM at 2015-07-02 00:39:13

Hackett’s daily blog is a must

The latest includes:

 

Hacketts BLOG covered Rugby League Referees setting high standards and I quote from this article which you must have a read..

“In football we need to get the members of the International Football Association Board to agree to an experiment.

Given the very positive result from the introduction of goal line technology then please, IFAB, look at the use of a fifth official and television technology.

You rugby league referees, I wish you continued success. And thank you for making a positive contribution to my weekend’s entertainment.”

 


AM at 2015-07-02 00:35:47

GOAL!Penalty is scored by JAPAN

 


AM at 2015-07-02 00:35:18

Penalty to Japan and a Yellow Cardto Rafferty 3 – A-M K is taking her time in the management by speaking to England G/K to ensure that she in on her goal line and then monitoring for player encroachment, prior to taking the penalty kick.


AM at 2015-07-02 00:32:46

The Technical Areas are showing a very responsible behaviour attribute so far. This is an area in England where we can expect a clampdown at the start of next season, following a number of meetings with PGMOL Management, Referees, Assistants and Assessors. As they attempt to improve Technical Area Standards.


AM at 2015-07-02 00:29:20

SW is maintaining a correct position in line with the 2nd England defender.


AM at 2015-07-02 00:27:48

Good hand / arm signal from A-M K for a throw in to England basic you may think but a key component in a referees positive body language


AM at 2015-07-02 00:25:29

Sarah Walker from NZ indicates a goal kick to England. She was in the optimum position on the goal line to judge correctly


AM at 2015-07-02 00:23:28

Offside from Sarah Walker from NZ who is showing very good movement along the touchline. Keep an eye on this area of her Assistant Refereeing performance.


AM at 2015-07-02 00:22:00

Again good position taken up by A-M K. to judge correctly no free kick to Japan – did you notice her close proximity to play, which adds credibility


AM at 2015-07-02 00:19:58

As a referee think about your:

STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS to your refereeing career. I am sure that Ken Wallace the RDO from New Zealand would have discussed these areas with Anna – Marie Keighley on many occasions and this support would have been a major part in her refereeing career and where she is today.


AM at 2015-07-02 00:17:27

The referee has so far judged her foul recognition very well, keep an eye on her reading of play and movement around the field of play


AM at 2015-07-02 00:15:31

Corner kick to Japan, which the referee has awarded from her viewing position. Replays not clear whether it was a ck / gk. The referee has to give what they view from their position


AM at 2015-07-02 00:13:42

Good blast of the whistle from A-M K in her award to Japan, also she displays a good, calm body language in her award.


AM at 2015-07-02 00:12:32

If we look at 10 minute refereeing then Anna Marie Keighley from New Zealand will be very pleased with the opening 10 minutes.


AM at 2015-07-02 00:11:02

Japan appealing for a throw in but AF has a good view looking down the touchline and decides that the whole of the ball has not crossed out of play and over the touchline for a throw in


AM at 2015-07-02 00:08:37

Good close proximity to play from A-M K. in her award of a free to Japan.

A-M.K has awarded a free kick correctly to England just as AF has made her movement along the touchline. If AF had just held her gaze a second longer then she would have had a view to support the referee.


AM at 2015-07-02 00:05:54

Referee – Anna- Marie Keighley from NZ is showing good early composure and calmness in her early decision making process.


AM at 2015-07-02 00:04:33

Good early, correct and positive signal for Offside from Sarah Walker from NZ


AM at 2015-07-02 00:03:15

First free kick awarded to Japan. Sarah Walker from New Zealand is on the Technical area touchline and  Allyson Flynn from Australia is on the far touchline


AM at 2015-07-02 00:01:41

Kick off.. and first touch for Taylor goes just wide.


AM at 2015-07-02 00:00:41

We are all ready for the kick off and let us view the match officials referee / assistant / 4th Official performance this morning!


AM at 2015-07-01 23:58:36

As the match officials lead out the teams, looking so proud, we view the national anthems for both teams. Good to see the England Women singing God save the Queen with such passion and pride, this does make such a change.


AM at 2015-07-01 23:56:12

 

Sarah Walker – Assistant Referee from New Zealand

To kick off Referee Week, FIFA Women’s Assistant Referee Sarah Walker shares the story of her journey towards the highest level of the game.

If you are interested and viewing this BLOG from New Zealand and you are interested in taking up refereeing – contact your local federation via the NZF Federations.

In England then contact your local Referees Association in the County where you referee.

How Ken Wallace Anna-Marie Keighleys RDO from New Zealand must be so proud to see her referee this semi final with Sarah Walker also from New Zealand on the line.  

 

 


AM at 2015-07-01 23:48:14

Women’s World Cup 2015: Anna-Marie Keighley will officiate the semifinal Japan – England

Anna-Marie Keighley from New Zealand  is the referee selected by FIFA to oversee the semifinal between Japan and England at the Women’s World Cup 2015.

2 July 2015, 00:00  (Edmonton) Japan – England Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (NZL) Assistant Referee 1: Sarah Walker (NZL) Assistant Referee 2: Allyson Flynn (AUS) Fourth Official: Stéphanie Frappart (FRA)

 

Allyson FLYNN

  • RoleAssistant Referee
  • CountryAustralia
  • Date of Birth17/03/1982
  • Height172
  • Mother tongueEnglish
  • International since2006
  • First internationalAustralia – China PR 25/11/2005
  • HobbiesOutdoor activites, traveling, reading
  • Fondest memoryFIFA WWC Play-off game USA vs ITA

 

 

The history-making FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign of New Zealand match officials Anna-Marie Keighley and Sarah Walker gathered pace on Tuesday with the pair named to lead the semi-final between Japan and England later this week.

After becoming the first New Zealand women’s officials to control a knockout match at a FIFA Women’s World Cup by officiating the Canada and Switzerland playoff in front of more than 50,000 fans in Vancouver, referee Keighley (Auckland Football) and assistant referee Walker (WaiBOP Football) were named on Tuesday for the last four match-up along with Australian assistant referee Allyson Flynn and French fourth official Stephanie Frappart.

New Zealand Football CEO Andy Martin paid tribute to the duo’s achievement at the pinnacle event for women’s football.

“Anna-Marie and Sarah have had a brilliant tournament and on behalf of the football community in New Zealand I congratulate them on their appointment for the semi-final,” Martin said.

“Their achievement on the world stage shows New Zealanders can achieve great things in the global game and it highlights the excellent work going on in the game in general in this country and specifically in the development of top level match officials.”


AM at 2015-07-01 23:45:49

Please stay in touch and let me know any comment, view or opinion on tonight`s game or any other current topic @

 

 

Let us know what you think by contacting us on either on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com


AM at 2015-07-01 23:44:04

Tonight`s Referee Anna-Marie Keighley from New Zealand has been a FIFA referee since 2010. The 32 year old Sports Teacher is a very fit and confident lady. This is her third game in the tournament already, having got off to a good start in Norway’s 4 – 0 win over Thailand. Also England v Mexico which we covered on REF CAM.

 

With USA already winning through to the final after defeating Germany 2-0, it promises to be a terrific end to what has been an excellent tournament.

Here’s Keighley’s team, including officials from Australia and France:

1st July 2015 – FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-final

Japan v England Referee: Anna-Marie Keighley (NZL) Assistant Referee 1: Sarah Walker (NZL) Assistant Referee 2: Allyson Flynn (AUS) Fourth Official: Stephanie Frappart (FRA) Fifth Official: Manuela Nicolosi (FRA)


AM at 2015-07-01 23:40:03

Tonight`s line ups are as follows:

Japan Women

  • 18 Kaihori
  • 19 Ariyoshi
  • 03 Iwashimizu
  • 04 Kumagai
  • 05 Sameshima
  • 09 Kawasumi
  • 06 Sakaguchi
  • 13 Utsugi
  • 08 Miyama
  • 11 Ohno
  • 17 Ogimi

Substitutes

  • 01 Fukumoto
  • 02 Kinga
  • 10 Sawa
  • 12 Kamionobe
  • 14 Tanaka
  • 15 Sugasawa
  • 16 Iwabuchi
  • 20 Kawamura
  • 21 Yamane
  • 22 Nagasato
  • 23 Kitahara

England Women

  • 01 Bardsley
  • 12 Bronze
  • 05 Houghton
  • 06 Bassett
  • 03 Rafferty
  • 11 Moore
  • 04 Williams
  • 16 Chapman
  • 08 Scott
  • 19 Taylor
  • 18 Duggan

Substitutes

  • 02 Scott
  • 07 Nobbs
  • 09 Aluko
  • 10 Carney
  • 13 Chamberlain
  • 14 Greenwood
  • 15 Stoney
  • 17 Potter
  • 20 Sanderson
  • 21 Telford
  • 22 Kirby
  • 23 White

Just one change for England from their last game sees Duggan 18 replacing Carney  10 up front


AM at 2015-07-01 23:38:06

Good evening and a very warm welcome to this live REF CAM game between Japan and England for a place in the FIFA Women`s World Cup Final against USA on Monday 6th July 2015 kick off 00.00. This game is being played at The Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

We wish England all the very best and it is a tremendous achievement to reach this stage of the competition. Let us hope that they can go one step further all the way to the final.


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