August 4, 2013

Match Situations - Fouls 1

This post is a part of the section in this blog called "Match Situations" that concentrates on specific match situations related to parts of the Laws of the Game, version 2013/14. Your participation is crucial to make this blog's element give some value for referees and football enthusiasts in general.

You can have your say by giving your assessment on these situations in form of a comment underneath the respective posts. These comments should include a precise assessment and an additional explanation that strengthens your view if needed. Directly quoting from the current version of the Laws of the Game can be useful.


What action should the referee take as a consequence of his foul? Please reveal your proposed type of free-kick and, if - in your opinion - needed, the subsequent disciplinary sanction in form of a comment. Please classify this misconduct based on the Laws of the Game and give a detailed reason for your choice.

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  1. Free kick, direct red card, it's a serious foul play.

    1. Anonymous4/8/13 13:12

      Yep, straight red card!

  2. Anonymous4/8/13 16:44

    Serious foul play using excessive force = red..

  3. Emil Archambault5/8/13 22:13

    I would classify this as "kicking an opponent" using "excessive force". The Paraguay player makes little, if any attempt to play the ball. The tackle, studs first, is done with considerable speed, and the player puts all his weight on it. It clearly endangers the safety of his opponent and could break an ankle.

    Therefore, straight red card and direct free kick.

    Compare to this tackle by Ribéry:

    1. It still hurts when you just see Ribery's tackle..

  4. "The player has far exceeded the necessary use of force and is in danger of injuring his opponent." This player must be sent off.

  5. Anonymous6/8/13 01:23
    according to the new rule is offside or not ?

  6. In my opinion, it is. First when the forward tries to reach the ball with a header, he challenges an opponent for the ball, being only 1 metre away, even though there is no physical interference. UEFA states physical interference is needed to classify it as offside actually... Is it for you obstructing the line of vision?
    But even after this situation, another forward gains advantage by getting the ball from a rebound of the goalkeeper having been offside and now challenging two opponents for the ball with physical interference (1:07).

  7. Anonymous6/8/13 09:59

    Thank you for your answer for the second situation im totally agree with you but for the first situation i think the player in a offside position is more than 1.5 meter from the goalkeeper and there is not any physical interference. If you see goalkeeper movement you will understand that his line of vision it is not obstructing by the player. And no offside

  8. You are right, it's more than the required 1,5 metres. On the other hand we must keep in mind the difficulty caused by the very high pace and confusing character of this scene for the AR2.


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