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Question Number: 22534

Law 14 - Penalty kick 11/16/2009

RE: College

rishab kr of jalandhar, punjab India asks...

while a penalty kick is taken, if the penalty kick taker's teammate commits a foul by moving inside the penalty area before the kick is off, then will they be given another penalty kick?? If yes, is the team allowed to change the player who was taking the penalty earlier to another player in the in the next attempt??

Answer provided by Referee Dennis Wickham

On a penalty kick, if a member of the attacking team infringes law 14 by entering the penalty area before the kick (after the referee whistles), the referee allows the kick to proceed.

If a goal is scored directly from the kick, the kick is retaken.
If a goal is not scored, the defending team is awarded an indirect free kick from the spot of the infringement.

Whenever a kick is retaken, any other player on the team may take the kick.

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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Referee Wickham has provided the correct answer. Many teams object to a change of player on a penalty kick that needs to be retaken, which is allowed under the laws. I have seen teams as well object to the change of goalkeeper on a penalty but that can happen as well.

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Answer provided by Referee Steve Montanino

Once the referee blows the whistle to indicate that the penalty kick may be taken, the referee should allow the kick to proceed to completion. At that point he must note any player who has violated Law 14.

If he sees a teammate of the kicking team encroach and:

A goal is scored - then the team may take another kick, and as it is a new PK, any player on the field may take it.

A goal is not scored - the referee will stop play and call an indirect free kick foul to be placed at the location of the encroachment.

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