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Question Number: 24428

Kicks From The Penalty mark 12/16/2010

RE: competitive Under 19

OSMAN IMORO of Cape Coast, central region Ghana asks...

This question is a follow up to question 22228

if a referee cautions a player for feinting to kick the ball during a penalty kick, how does he restart play. thank you

Answer provided by Referee Gary Voshol

The restart is the same as for any other offense by the taker of the penalty kick. If the kick scored, then it's a retake. If the kick did not score, then it is an indirect free kick to the opponents.

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Answer provided by Referee Dennis Wickham

The referee will let the kick be completed. If a goal was scored directly from the kick, the kick must be retaken. Otherwise, play restarts with an indirect free kick for the defender at the spot of the infringement. The kicker would be cautioned in either event.

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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Osman
The laws state that if a goal is scored the penalty kick is retaken. If no goal is scored it is an indirect free kick to the defence from where the infringement took place probably close to the penalty mark .

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Answer provided by Referee Keith Contarino

I would just add that at lower levels of youth play, referees rarely, if ever, will issue a caution if a goal is not scored

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