Three rules you probably didn’t know about the ‘beautiful sport’
Considered “the king’s sport” or “the people’s sport”, football has managed to become universal in almost all corners of the planet. According to figures from some specialized portals, This system can reach nearly 4 billion fans.
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Some records indicate that football as it is known today was born in the United Kingdom in the mid-nineteenth century. The rules were written in England and have since spread around the world. There are some theories that say it was created long ago.
In the same way, its standards have changed throughout a century and a half of existence, until, Technology captured the free development of the game and put itself on the agenda of the most controversial plays. Video Assistant Referee (VAR), for example, is one of the latest updates and has caused quite a controversy in international matches.
That is why we are showing you some strange rules that exist in sports and are completely unknown to the general public.
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What happens if a player refuses to leave the field?
During the course of the game, uncomfortable situations arise in which the player refuses to be replaced. In this case, the game will continue in its normal course and it will only be a matter of the clubs taking action against the footballer.
A similar case occurred four years ago, when Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalga refused to be substituted in the Carling Cup match between his team and Manchester City, Well, as it was said at the time, the goalkeeper wanted to be in the penalty shootout.
During the event, the center back did not stop the match and the normal course of the match continued. However, Arrizabalga received a fine of more than €200,000 for his actions.
“If the player to be substituted refuses to leave the field, the match will continue,” the FIFA Substitution Procedure Guidelines said.
During the FIFA 14 rule, which is clarified where it talks about kicks from the penalty mark, it specifies that a player may not perform a feint at the end of his shooting round, It is considered a Fair Play violation and will therefore receive a yellow card.
However, during his march towards the ball, the batter will be able to do feints and all kinds of feints.
“The use of feints while running towards the penalty mark to confuse opponents is part of football and is permitted. However, the use of feints when kicking the ball after a player has completed a run towards the penalty mark considered a breach of Rule 14 and an unsportsmanlike conduct, Therefore, the player must be reprimanded, ”the rule expresses.
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This is one of the rules that many football fans are not aware of. Although the goal against the opponent from the center kick is legitimate, the own goal from the same position is not valid, why?
Well, according to the FIFA Laws of the Game, A goal can only be valid if it is scored directly by a player of the attacking team Crosses the entire goal line before a throw-in, free kick, corner kick or game is over. Otherwise, a corner kick is awarded.
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