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Question Number: 33574

Kicks From The Penalty mark 8/14/2019

RE: Professional

Hussain Anwer of Muscat, Select state Oman asks...

After scoring the first penalty kick (penalty shootout) the player recieves red card. Now how the team opponeny captain equalise? (First team has 1 goal and 10 players)

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Hussail
I would believe that the best way is for the opponents to remove from the team whom it believes is the weakest kicker or the player that clearly indicates they they do not want to take a kick. It probably would be the last player to take a kick, where it get to the stage late on the KFTPM where every player must take a kick.
As Referee Wright points out in recent times the reduce to equate only happened before the kicks. It now happens at any time during KFTPM where there is a red card .

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Answer provided by Referee Jason Wright

Hi Hussain,

In this case the opposing team will also need to remove one player to ensure that both teams have the same number of kickers. In previous years, this was not required.

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