Women’s World Cup 2019: Penalty punishment changed after outcry

first_imgThe rule has drawn much criticism, though, with England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley among those to speak out against it, and the Premier League confirmed VAR will not be used to check for such an offense by goalkeepers next term.And while the IFAB stands by the new rule, the body approved FIFA’s request to stop an automatic yellow card being issued to goalkeepers should they break the rule during a penalty shootout.”The IFAB board of directors today approved a request from FIFA for a temporary dispensation relating to Kicks from the Penalty Mark (KFPM) in Law 10 – Determining the Outcome of a Match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019,” a statement read.”The IFAB fully supports goalkeepers being penalized for not conforming with the Laws of the Game and gaining an unfair advantage.”However, for any KFPM during the knockout stages of the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in France, a temporary dispensation has been given to FIFA from the requirement to caution a goalkeeper who is penalized for an offense which results in a kick being retaken.”Absolutely gutted. So proud to be part of this squad. What a journey and dream come true to play at a World Cup. Thank you Scotland for the support. We’ll come back stronger pic.twitter.com/KgcDBOjqnW— Caroline Weir (@itscarolineweir) June 21, 2019Pierluigi Collina, chairman of FIFA’s refereeing committee, meanwhile, feels the implementation of the new rule has been correct. Who will win Women’s World Cup 2019? Updated odds entering round of 16 Women’s World Cup 2019: USA ‘motivated and hungry’ for Spain matchup, coach Jill Ellis says It has caused controversy, with the use of VAR meaning goalkeepers have been penalized, and then booked, for moving a matter of inches only moments before spot-kicks have been taken.Scotland’s Lee Alexander was the latest and highest-profile culprit, with her slight encroachment costing Shelley Kerr’s team a place in the knockout rounds Wednesday when Argentina fought back to 3-3 draw. Related News “We discussed this matter with players and coaches and eventually decided to help goalkeepers by allowing them to have only one foot on the goal line instead of two,” Collina said.”Since that change, their job is definitely easier than before, and it is also easier for them to respect the current law than the previous version. Then, if a law exists, referees must enforce it.”For factual decisions, the number of centimeters doesn’t matter. If a ball is over the goal line by few centimeters, a goal must be still awarded. And if a foul is committed within the penalty area by few centimeters, a penalty kick must be given.”center_img Women’s World Cup 2019: The first knockout-round matchups by the numbers Women’s World Cup goalkeepers will not be booked if they move off their line during a penalty shootout, the International Football Association Board has confirmed.The new ruling, which sees a penalty retaken if a goalkeeper does not keep two feet on the goal line, has been tested during the tournament in France. Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every matchlast_img read more

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