Questions and answers

7. During the taking of a penalty kick outside normal time or to determine the winner of a match, what action shall the referee take if the ball bursts or defl ates before striking the goalposts, the crossbar or goalkeeper, but without crossing the goal line or touch line?

The penalty kick shall be retaken with a new ball.

8. The referee signals for a penalty kick to be taken. A member of the attacking team then strikes an opponent with excessive force. The referee notices the incident. What action shall he take?
The referee shall wait for the penalty kick to be taken. If a goal is scored, he shall order the penalty kick to be retaken and then send off the offending player for violent conduct. If no goal is scored, he shall stop play and restart it with an indirect free kick from the place where the offence was committed* and shall send off the offending player for violent conduct.

9. A player taking a penalty kick passes the ball back to a team-mate who kicks the ball at goal. What action shall the referee take?
The referee shall stop play and restart play with an indirect free kick to the defending team from the penalty mark.

10. A player taking a penalty kick plays the ball forward to set up a teammate. Is this permitted?
Yes, provided that the correct penalty kick procedure laid down in the Laws of the Game is respected.

11. A defender standing in his own penalty area strikes an opponent with excessive force while the ball is in play in his opponent’s penalty area. What action shall the referee take?
Play shall be stopped, the defender shall be sent off for violent conduct and a penalty kick shall be awarded against the offending player’s team.

12. A match is extended to allow a penalty kick to be taken. May the goalkeeper be substituted before the penalty kick is taken?
Yes. He may be substituted by another outfi eld player or by any eligible substitute; if he is replaced by an eligible substitute, the substitution
procedure shall be followed.
 
 
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