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Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
« on: June 05, 2006, 07:17:46 PM »
Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
Matt Scott
Tuesday June 6, 2006
The Guardian


World Cup referees have been ordered to send off players who "lunge" at opponents, a decree that is likely to set off a raging debate over exactly what the term entails.

The tournament's officials yesterday attended an open day in Frankfurt having been apprised of key topics in a circular sent out last week. That document, prepared by Fifa's head of refereeing José-Maria Garcia Aranda, referred to "proactive refereeing" aimed at ensuring "player safety [which] is paramount. . .we must protect the skilful players."

That will see referees issuing red cards for the sort of physical tackle that is ubiquitous in the English game. "Whether with one or two feet, players who lunge for the ball and make contact with an opponent must be dismissed for [serious foul play]," the circular states.

Though the wording, which suggests that mistiming a tackle will be considered a red-card offence, is likely to give John Terry sleepless nights, England's refereeing representative Graham Poll fully endorses the edict. "Protecting skilful players is the main thing," he said. "You want to see the best players playing the best football at the world's biggest sporting event. And referees have got to play their part in making sure they have the opportunity to do that."

As the England squad seek indicators of exactly what Fifa means by its diktat, they would be well advised to watch the first round of Group A matches on Friday involving Germany, Costa Rica, Poland and Ecuador. "It is key that we enforce them from match one or the credibility will be lost," said Aranda's missive.

Referees will be obliged to issue red cards for deliberate elbowing while any "reckless" use of the arm, regardless of intent, will earn a booking. Aranda referred to it as "a growing problem in the modern game [and] which must be dealt with very strongly this World Cup."

Mass confrontation is another issue and Fifa will attempt to eradicate players' attempts to overturn decisions by issuing cards. "The minimum caution count must be one [yellow] if the players are confronting the referee and two if they are confronting each other," the statement read. Time-wasting tactics such as belatedly handing the ball to another player at a throw-in, leaving the pitch slowly during a substitution or kicking the ball away at a free-kick will also draw cautions, while Aranda states that he expects "most" penalties to have to be retaken due to goalkeepers' encroachment.

The intention is that this World Cup will be a slicker affair than recent tournaments, particularly the much-derided officiating in Japan and Korea in 2002. To that end referees have sought intelligence on teams they are to handle, having been urged to familiarise themselves with video recordings of previous matches.

"What is important is not to prejudge players or teams, not to go in preconditioning your mind to 'this is a very physical team' or 'this is a very cynical team'," Poll said."But we must be prepared, for example, so that if a team that gets a free kick in the defensive third always hits a long ball, there is no good you loitering around the defensive third saying, 'Can we have it on that blade of grass, please'."

New orders

Serious foul play


Lunging
Red card.

Elbowing (intentional) Red card

Elbowing (reckless)
Yellow card

Shirt-pulling
Yellow card

Handball Foul. Yellow or red card according to circumstances

Simulation (certain, not probable)
Yellow card

Shirt removal
Yellow card

Time wasting

Taking free-kick from wrong place
Yellow card

Taking too long to go off after subbed
Yellow card

Kicking or carrying ball away from free-kick
Yellow card

Wrestling ball at free-kick or after goal scored
Yellow card

Delaying throw-in and handing to team-mate
Yellow card
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Re: Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 07:41:39 PM »
This is not good news for T&T with players like Clyde Gray&Avery John who makes allot of reckless challenges and the fact that Denis Lawrence makes allot of stupid fouls T&T could be in big trouble in the WC.

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Re: Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006, 08:21:09 PM »
The shirt removal rule is real mess. Imagine if Trinidad score the winner in the 88th minute and boy lose he mind with joy on the field you go give a card for that.Steups, of all the problems in the game FIFA chose to tackle the perrenial problem of players removing their shirts to celebrate a goal.

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Re: Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2006, 09:08:31 PM »
what is the over/under on how long Cyd go last on the pitch ?

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Re: Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2006, 03:08:30 AM »
The shirt removal rule is real mess. Imagine if Trinidad score the winner in the 88th minute and boy lose he mind with joy on the field you go give a card for that.Steups, of all the problems in the game FIFA chose to tackle the perrenial problem of players removing their shirts to celebrate a goal.

why is it that referees come down hard on someone who does somehting harmless like remove their shirt, yet if you dive or roll around as if you have been hit by Mike Tyson, it is totally acceptable.

Cheating is ok, but passion must be penalised. FIFA really are a bunch of f**kwits >:(

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Re: Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2006, 01:09:59 PM »
This is not good news for T&T with players like Clyde Gray&Avery John who makes allot of reckless challenges and the fact that Denis Lawrence makes allot of stupid fouls T&T could be in big trouble in the WC.

What position Clyde playing? :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Re: Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2006, 01:26:29 PM »
If Bahrain was playing (NOT.......BECAUSE WE BUSS THEIR ASS), the entire team will be either suspended or playing short for each game. :bringiton:


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Re: Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2006, 01:32:31 PM »
what is the over/under on how long Cyd go last on the pitch ?

Boy under dat rule Cyd Gray go be fighting for first red card with Dog and Sancho. Fadder put ah han. The only plus to  Silvio not being there because I still think that Spaan is de original blade man.8 - 10 times
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Re: Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2006, 03:44:19 PM »
i really doh agree with d whole shirt thing but wha yuh go do yes
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Re: Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2006, 04:09:22 PM »
well done
trini 2 - 0 england
we win cuza dey were down to 7 men and were disqualified

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Re: Players who 'lunge' will get straight red at World Cup
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2006, 04:15:28 PM »
this is why we have to win the game early if u know what i mean

 

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