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Foul play

The foul play examples below demonstrate the process through which match officials reached a decision on the appropriate sanction (play on, penalty kick, yellow card or red card). The purpose of the resource is to support match officials, players, coaches and judicial personnel with some case studies which have been agreed by leading referees, assistant referees, medical personnel, TMOs and citing & judicial personnel.

The initial examples all relate to the High Tackle Sanction Framework and the recommended steps for those using the resource are:

  • Observe the video
  • Reinforce the process for an initial decision
  • Initial decision
  • Any mitigating factors
  • Final decision
1
No Foul Play
Play On
2
High Tackle
Penalty
3
High Tackle
Yellow Card
4
High Tackle
Yellow Card
5
High Tackle
Red Card
6
High Tackle
Red Card
7
High Tackle
Red Card
8
High Tackle
Red Card
9
High Tackle
Red Card
10
High Tackle
Red Card
11
High Tackle
Red Card