FIFA Women's World Cup 2019

Marty

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These penalties for handballs are driving me insane.

But this one is, by the letter of the new law, clear enough. Yellow card seemed very harsh though.
 

fluffybunnyuk

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I wonder how many games results will be altered cos of VAR next season. half of them?
Is it going to be the season that we pretend in future didnt happen, and we step out of the shower for the start of the 20/21 season with VAR PTSD masquerading as amnesia.
 

DEFchenkOE

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Can someone explain to me why its a penalty and a yellow card when the ball gets booted at your hand from a few yards away? I really don't get it. What are players supposed to with their arms exactly?
 

Marty

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Yellow card is very unnecessary imo
Yeah even accepting that it's a clear pen, which it was, what can the Japanese player actually do to stop it from happening? Just as weird as the card for goalies who step an inch off the line for penalties.
 

SteveH

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I wonder how many games results will be altered cos of VAR next season. half of them?
Is it going to be the season that we pretend in future didnt happen, and we step out of the shower for the start of the 20/21 season with VAR PTSD masquerading as amnesia.
It's hard to genie back in the bottle! VAR is.
 

Marty

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Can someone explain to me why its a penalty and a yellow card when the ball gets booted at your hand from a few yards away? I really don't get it. What are players supposed to with their arms exactly?
Blocking a goalbound shot with your arm, intentional or not and from whatever distance, has been an offence for as long as I can remember. This one only might feel controversial because of all the other far less clear ones we've seen given recently.
 

SteveH

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Yeah even accepting that it's a clear pen, which it was, what can the Japanese player actually do to stop it from happening? Just as weird as the card for goalies who step an inch off the line for penalties.
The goalie/penalty thing needs some work!
 

Marty

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It's required by the laws since the shot was on goal.
Yet another example where VAR exposes the law to be total shit.

Hopefully we'll be thanking this process one day for fixing those rules that are so obviously not right but that we've never seen the consequence of before VAR.
 

fluffybunnyuk

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i recall it being hand to ball, not ball to upper arm... How times change. I just hope the spurs defenders shave off that arm hair just to be a bit safer under 4k VAR...
 

Nerine

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Can someone explain to me why its a penalty and a yellow card when the ball gets booted at your hand from a few yards away? I really don't get it. What are players supposed to with their arms exactly?
We’ve seen the pinpoint accuracy that some of these players have been able to place the ball with nowadays. It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest If this becomes a thing in the new VAR era.
 

DEFchenkOE

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Everyone on here would be livid if Spurs didn't get a PK for this.
I understand the new rules but they're shit imo. The players arm is down by her side and the distance between the player shooting and the defender was so small, literally impossible to get ur arm out of the way.
 

cwy21

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I understand the new rules but they're shit imo. The players arm is down by her side and the distance between the player shooting and the defender was so small, literally impossible to get ur arm out of the way.
But her arm wasn't at her side....
 

coyspurs18

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Yea it is, look at her right arm, that's more away from her body than her left. Is her arm supposed to be glued to her waist?
I understand your point but the defender is making her body "bigger" by extending her arms. Whether her right arm is farther away is inconsequential.
 
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