October 7, 2013

Match Situations - Fouls 4

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.

The following clip shows a controversy having occurred during the last UEFA Europa League season in the duel between Solna and Napoli refereed by Ovidiu Alin Hategan.

video censored.

On the basis of the assessment that it was a clear foul committed by the defending player, what disciplinary sanction is appropiate?
YELLOW CARD for Stopping a promising attack (SPA) or
RED CARD for Denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity (DOGSO)?

Have your say and give your arguments in form of comments or just answer the poll!

The video clip is posted for educational purpose only.


  1. Anonymous7/10/13 11:38

    Yellow because of the distance

  2. Anonymous7/10/13 11:39

    Yellow card.

  3. The distance to goal and the direction of the ball make it a yellow

  4. Anonymous7/10/13 15:35

    YC for SPA it is too far from the goal and the position is not central


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