September 21, 2013

Match Situations - Fouls 3 / Teamwork

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. 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.


How do you assess this situation?

NO FOUL (Corner Kick)?
DEFENSIVE FOUL (Penalty Kick)?
OFFENSIVE FOUL (Free kick for defending team)?

You can also answer a poll placed at the right hand-side.

The video is taken from José Garcia-Aranda's vimeo account and has been embedded in this post. 
It is shown for educational and not for commercial purpose.

15 Comments:

  1. Clear penalty here, foul on Balotelli.

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  2. Emil Archambault21/9/13 19:11

    Agree with Chefren. Penalty for "holding an opponent". I'd also give a yellow for Unsporting behaviour (a tactical foul), but not a red, as the goalscoring opportunity is not "obvious", Balotelli having his back to the goal on a difficult ball to control.

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  3. For me offensive foul. The holding on Balotelli maybe the most severe infraction but Balotelli clearly pushes his opponent. And that infraction comes first.

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    1. Emil Archambault23/9/13 17:18

      It seems to me as both fouls occur at the same time: Balotelli extends his arm, and the defender immediately grabs it and tries to cause Balotelli to lose balance. Unless you consider simply extending one's arm as a foul (which is very rarely in itself whistled in a game), then the defender fouls Balotelli at the same time as Balotelli fouls the defender. Therefore, two courses of action can be taken: 1) Two simultaneous fouls, therefore no call; or 2) Punishing the most severe foul, in this case the defenders holding Balotelli, and pulling his shirt. As I said above, the defender's foul merits a caution for a 'tactical' foul, and in my view constitutes the most severe foul.

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  4. I completely agree with Edward. I presented my personal opinion at the original discussion at that time and support the statement that Balotelli's foul came first.

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  5. I also agree with Edward and Niclas, Balotelli made the first foul, so this one has to be punished.

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  6. Anonymous22/9/13 18:20

    Holding calls are always controversial situation. I would say penalty kick cause I see enough holding to be punished. Look what was called as penalty (La Liga, Almeria vs Levante) That is what for me is not enough. Moreover, the defender player was booked and as he had a 20 second previous yellow card for the same reason in the same corner kick, he was sent off.

    http://youtu.be/494mO3N6T20

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  7. Anonymous22/9/13 20:27

    Balotelli is clearly pulled but at the same time pushes and pulles his opponent for a long time. So I share the referee's call "no penalty" by a hundred percent.

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  8. UEFA U17 Group 8

    Spain, Norway, Moldova, Cyprus

    Referees: Andris Treimanis (LVA), Siarhei Tsynkevich (BLR), Vladimir Vnuk (SVK)

    Assistants: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA), Vitali Maliutsin (BLR), Tomas Vorel (SVK), Panikos Dimitriou (CYP)

    Fourth Official:

    UEFA Referee's Observers: Ichko Lozev (BUL), Marc Batta (FRA)

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  9. Anonymous23/9/13 08:29

    this idea with clips and commentary is excellent. VERY GOOD. MNE

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  10. Raul Orosco's man-management is just brilliant...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPjTaog_EWc

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    1. Oh dear. That's a pre-list referee.

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    2. This video is cleatly a joke. I can't believe. Which match is that?

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    3. Unfortunately, not a joke...
      http://pl.soccerway.com/matches/2013/09/18/bolivia/lfpb/sports-boys-warnes/club-deportivo-san-jose/1543800/?ICID=PL_MS_09

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  11. Balotelli pushes his opponent here and only falls, because he sees, that he can't do anything with the ball. This falling happens after his opponent took away his arm. To honour this with a penalty would not be in the sense of the lotg. Furthermore those duels are always decided in favor of the defending team ;-)

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