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Question Number: 30666

Kicks From The Penalty mark 8/13/2016

RE: REC Adult

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Keepers moving off the line at Penalties should be booked.

So says the esteemed Uefa chief refereeing officer, Pierluigi Collina.

To quote him... 'Goalkeepers who move forward off their line when a penalty is taken must be given yellow cards and spot-kicks retaken even during a shootout.'

If this was in place for todays KFPM in the Brazil v Australia Olympic Quarter Final - the brazil an keeper would have bee sent off after the second penalty taken by the Australian's.

Of course, the yellow card scenario suggested by Collina is not in place, however, surely the CR and AR should have had a 'word' to the Brazilian keeper. One can only wonder what might have been if they did.
(one can also only wonder what might have been if the Aussies converted after the Mata miss / Williams save).

Speaking of penalties, keen on the panels thoughts regarding the penalty shout 2-3 minutes before the end of regulation time.

And yes, clearly, I am a disappointed Aussie Matilda's supporter.


Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Russell
The perennial problem of goalkeeper encroachment. Now IFAB has CHANGED Law 14 in that, so as PierLuigi Collina states, a goalkeeper is now cautioned for encroachment and a retake.
Now the Law only requires that the goalkeeper is cautioned on a retake not a scored penalty. So as all the Australian penalties were scored up until the last penalty there was no issue and no cautions. Now interestingly the one that was missed had the least amount of encroachment by the Brazilian goalkeeper.
As regards the penalty call I did not see the game and highlights are very limited. The only video I saw did not show any penalty claim which might suggest that it was questionable?

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