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Question Number: 29808

Law 14 - Penalty kick 10/12/2015

RE: competitive High School

Dean Astumian of Orono, ME USA asks...

This question is a follow up to question 29803

What happens if the kicker hesitates AND and attacking player encroaches before the kick is taken, and the kick goes through to completion without a whistle, but the referee observe BOTH infractions.

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Dean
It depends on the outcome of the kick. If the penalty kick is scored the kick is retaken. If the penalty kick is missed the restart is a goal kick if it goes wide or if saved and caught by the goalkeeper play continues. If the ball rebounds back into play or rebounds off the goalkeeper and goes wide the restart is an indirect free kick from where the infraction took place.
In other words the attacking team cannot benefit from the infractions.

In a FIFA / USSF game the kick is retaken if the kick is scored and an IDFK if not scored. The referee may chose to ignore the offences if not scored and the attacking team does not benefit or he can also play advantage if the GK gains clear possession of the ball.

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Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

Hi Dean,
As long as the PK was signalled to begin, the attackers are the only ones who act improperly, if the PK scores it is retaken, if it misses, it is an INDFK out from the point of the encroachment as it is more advantageous than the PK spot.

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