|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
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.