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Question Number: 26891

Law 14 - Penalty kick 10/7/2012

RE: Under 18

Ajay nirpal of Aurangabad, Maharashtra India asks...

Can the player who went out of the game take the penalty

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Ajay
Not sure what you mean by this. If a player has left the field of play for treatment at a penalty kick he cannot return until after the penalty kick is taken. Once play has restarted with the taking of the kick the player may return to the field of play.

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Answer provided by Referee Michelle Maloney

If the player has been sent off - shown the red card, he cannot return in the game - any part of it.

If the player was substituted, he is no longer a player and may not return, unless the league has unlimited substitution rules. If there are unlimited substitution rules, the penalty kick is a stoppage and substitutions are allowed at stoppages, although sometimes the limited substitution rules might not allow a substitution in this context.

If the player left the field with permission to have an injury or uniform malfunction attended to, he cannot return until play has restarted, so in that case he could not take the penalty kick.

If the player left the field with permission before the penalty kick was awarded, he could be allowed back on during the stoppage, and in that case he could take the penalty kick.

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