Fouls and Injuries

Fouls and Injuries

Misconduct

Unlike the penalty shootout, ADG forms part of the official match, so warnings and cautions are carried forward into ADG.

The Laws of the Game regarding what constitutes a warning or cautionable offence apply during ADG.

With the exception of denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, as specified in Law 36, laws regarding what constitutes a sending-off offence also apply.

Let’s examine some implications with the 2006 World Cup final as a hypothetical example.

Defender

Careless Foul by Defender

During the first contest the French defender Sagnol makes a careless tackle on the Italian attacker Del Piero. Despite Del Piero having a clear path towards goal, as per Law 36, Sagnol is not cautioned or sent off. As per Law 22, Del Piero receives a penalty kick.

Second Yellow Card for Defender

During the first contest Sagnol fouls Del Piero. The foul is reckless enough to warrant a yellow card. It’s Sagnol’s second yellow, so he’s sent off. As per Law 22, Del Piero receives a penalty kick. As per Law 12, Del Piero now competes one-on-one against Barthez.

Red Card for Defender

During the first contest Del Piero strikes a powerful shot towards goal. Sagnol commits a handball offence to deny an obvious goal scoring opportunity. As per Law 36, Sagnol is sent off.

Injured Defender

During the first contest Sagnol tackles Del Piero and forces the ball out of play. As per Law 18, the contest is over. However, Sagnol has sustained an injury and is assisted from the field. If ADG reaches sudden death, then as per Law 33, the French can replace Sagnol with their additional substitute.

Goalkeeper

Red Card for Goalkeeper

During the fifth contest the French goalkeeper Barthez fouls the Italian attacker Pirlo. The foul is deemed to have been committed with excessive force and Barthez is sent off.

As per the Laws of the Game the French can remove an outfield player and bring on a substitute goalkeeper. For example, the French could remove the current defender Gallas, and replace him with a substitute goalkeeper.

However, if the French had already used their additional substitute, then as per Law 27, they would have to make an on-field player their goalkeeper. The current defender, Gallas, would again be a likely candidate.

Injured Goalkeeper

During the fifth contest the French goalkeeper Barthez is injured and has to leave the field. As per Law 33, the French can use their additional substitute to bring on a substitute goalkeeper.

However, if the French had already used their additional substitute, then as per Law 27, they would have to make an on-field player their goalkeeper.

Attacker

Red Card for Attacker

During the first contest the attacker Del Piero loses the ball and then fouls the defender Sagnol. The foul is deemed to be committed with excessive force and Del Piero is sent off.

If ADG enters sudden death, then as per Law 9, Italy will forfeit the first sudden death contest because they will be unable to field their designated attacker.

Injured Attacker

During the first contest Sagnol fouls Del Piero with a careless challenge. As per Law 22, the attacking team receives a penalty kick.

Del Piero is injured and is assisted from the field. As per Law 33, the Italians can replace Del Piero with their additional substitute. The substitute will then take the penalty kick.

Denying an Obvious Goal-Scoring Opportunity (DOGSO) Sanction

Careless foul

None

Reckess foul

Yellow Card

Holding, pulling or pushing, or no attempt to play the ball
or challenge for the ball

Yellow Card

Excessive force foul

Red Card

Handball

Red Card

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