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Question Number: 31255

Law 18 - Common Sense 2/13/2017

RE: Under 15

shamil of kannur, kerala india asks...

can because of the foul whistle after the goal whistle by the refree goal be denied in soccer

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Shamil
The meaning of your question is very uncertain to me. Do you mean that a goal was awarded and the referee signals for a goal with a whistle can the referee then change his mind by disallowing the goal for a foul.
The answer to that is YES. The referee can change any decision provided play has not restarted or that the game has ended with the team having left the field of play.
So just because the referee signals for a goal he is not restricted to changing his mind in disallowing it.

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Answer provided by Referee Gary Voshol

Like my colleague, I struggle to understand your question. Although your English is far better than my Malayalam or Hindi would be.

Perhaps you are asking if the whistle for the foul happened after the ball entered the goal, does the goal count? The answer is No. If the referee believes a foul happened before the goal, the goal cannot stand. Even if the ref doesn't get the chance to blow the whistle before the ball is in the net.

Ref McHugh also points out that the referee can change his mind if presented with other facts, as long as the decision is made before the next restart.

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Answer provided by Referee Jason Wright

Hi Shamil,
If something occurs after a goal is scored - such as a fight - then the goal is not disallowed because of this. A goal can only be disallowed because of a foul before the goal is scored.

Sometimes the referee may signal for the goal, then the Assistant Referee tells him that there was a foul (or offside) first. As Ref McHugh states, the referee can change his mind in most situations.

It doesn't matter if the whistle for the foul went before or after the goal - what matters is that the foul was before the goal.

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Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

looks like the translator application is misfiring lol
No goal can be awarded if a whistle sounds BEFORE the ball had completely crossed the goal line under the crossbar between the posts.
The restart would be for why the whistle occurred!
If there was a goal and the whistle sounded for the foul after the ball was in the net, then the restart would be a kick off provided the foul was NOT against the team who scored! If there was any misconduct associated with the foul then the appropriate card colour would be shown for what the action demanded.
If the foul was against the team who scored of course no goal and a free kick out based on the type of foul.

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