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Question Number: 29043

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/10/2014

RE: N/A Other

Peter Grove of Middlesbrough , North Yorkshire England asks...

This question is a follow up to question 29038

Ref McHugh is right. In fact this kind of circumvention (or trickery) was specifically outlawed by FIFA Circular 488,issued July 24, 1992.

Here is a quote from an article originally published in the USSF publication "Fair Play" in relation to circular 488:

'Trickery is any contrived scheme or unnatural way of playing the ball in an attempt to circumvent the requirements of Law 12 when passing the ball to the goalkeeper. Examples of trickery include a player who deliberately flicks the ball with the foot up to the head, so as to head the ball to the goalkeeper, or a player who kneels down and deliberately pushes the ball to the goalkeeper with the knee or head.'

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Peter
Many thanks for your contribution which is always helpful. You have a wealth of knowledge on the Laws and its history.

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