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Question Number: 24209

League Specific 10/21/2010

RE: Recreational Adult

Vaqas Ahmed of Nelson, Lancashire England asks...

In 5-a-side football:

A player from Team A goes into his own area and kicks the ball out to a player on Team B.
This should be a penalty.

However, if the Team B player misses a chance to score, should a penalty be given since no advantage was obtained?

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Vaqas
In 5 a side soccer there are local rules to deal with the situation mentioned.
In general if advantage does not accrue immediately to a team that has been fouled against the referee brings play back and awards the original free kick or penalty.



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