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Question Number: 30228

Law 14 - Penalty kick 3/30/2016

RE: B Award Under 17

Mr G J Squire of Exeter, Devon UK asks...

A penalty has been awarded, the player steps up a take his shot in the correct manner.
The ball from the initial shot hits the base of the goal post without any goal keeper involvement and returns to the penalty taker who then shoots again and scores.

Is it a goal?

Answer provided by Referee MrRef

Hello Mr. Squire,

NO goal!

The defending team is awarded an INDFK out from the point of the 2nd touch by the PK kicker!

If the keeper had made ANY contact with the ball at all, as in tipping it to the corner of the post , if this was a free play PK, then the PK kicker could have participated. Another player from either team MUST make ball contact before a PK kicker can replay the ball. If this was an extended pk or KFTPM then no one except the keeper has any chance to play the ball.

from our pitch to your pitch in the spirit of fair play

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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

No this is not a goal. The kicker has played the ball for a second time without it touching another player. That is a technical double touch infringement and the restart is an IDFK from where the second touch took place.
Personally I dont like it as a Law yet that is the way it is. A player cannot play the ball twice at any restart without it being played / touched by another player. The reason I do not like it is that it is never intentional and a player would struggle to do it if he tried. I once had a player kick a corner kick and it rebounded from the front post back to the kicker who played it for a second time. It was a natural reaction to play the ball again. The opponents did not pick it up yet it was a double touch with an IDFK restart.

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Answer provided by Referee Jason Wright

As the kicker has touched the ball a second time before any other player has touched it, there's no goal and it is an IFK to the defending team from where the kicker touched it.
If, however, the keeper got a fingertip on it, then it's a good goal.

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