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Question Number: 30457

Law 14 - Penalty kick 5/28/2016

RE: Pro Professional

Haji Hussain Jan of Muscat, Muscat Oman asks...

the above link, is it goal or a yellow card to attacker and retake penalty?

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Haji
No. Absolutely nothing wrong here. The kicker has legally feinted, he has not stopped his run up and the goal is good.
Here are videos of the type of illegal feint that is now a caution and an IDFK to the defending team. It is no longer a retake.
It had become a problem in South America where it is called a Paradinha. It is no longer legal and as you can see a world of difference between that and your PK example.

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Answer provided by Referee MrRef

Hello Haji,

your video has nothing to indicate any reason to find fault.
Note that retakes are no longer an option but a loss of possession if indeed the pk kicker has illegally feigned.

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

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