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  • Ralf S Ralf S Dec 7, 2011 09:43 Flag

    Cheating In Football


    Just had a look at the rules and found the following reasons for a ref to award a penalty, if committed in the penalty area.

    1 kicks or attempts to kick an opponent;
    2 trips an opponent, i.e., throwing or attempting to throw him by the use of the legs or by stooping in front of or behind him;
    3 jumps at an opponent;
    4 charges an opponent in a violent or dangerous manner;
    5 charges an opponent from behind unless the latter is obstructing;
    6 strikes or attempts to strike an opponent or spits at him;
    7 holds an opponent;
    8 pushes an opponent;
    9 handles the ball, i.e., carries, strikes or propels the ball with his hand or arm; (this does not apply to the goalkeeper within his own penalty-area);

    Looking at the replays, it seems to me that Webb can reasonably award the penalty for # 8, it does not say he has to push him hard or cause him to fall.