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Taken off for treatment.

Taken off for Treatment

Taken off for Treatment

A defender goes down injured, and you order him off the pitch for treatment. But two minutes later the star striker who he was man-marking scores. You suddenly realise that you’d forgotten to wave the defender back on. The defender’s team are really angry, demanding the goal is disallowed (that you cancel the goal on the scoresheet).
What do you do?

You are the ref

Read the statements below and decide which is best. In this case, is it a goal or not?.
Allow the goal

Well done! This is the right answer.

You cannot disallow the goal. You’ll have to put up with all the criticism because you’ve made a serious mistake in not allowing the player back on. Fortunately this shouldn’t happen in the professional game because of the combination of the fourth official and the communication system. 

Keith Hackett: The rule about having to leave the field after receiving treatment is one that I would love to see changed. A few seasons ago, Thierry Henry was injured from a challenge which resulted in a penalty. Having received treatment, he was then forced to leave the field of play – meaning Henry, Arsenal’s penalty taker, couldn’t take the kick. What a nonsense.

Disallow the goal

Sorry. This is not the right answer.

You cannot disallow the goal. You’ll have to put up with all the criticism because you’ve made a serious mistake in not allowing the player back on. Fortunately this shouldn’t happen in the professional game because of the combination of the fourth official and the communication system.

Keith Hackett: The rule about having to leave the field after receiving treatment is one that I would love to see changed. A few seasons ago, Thierry Henry was injured from a challenge which resulted in a penalty. Having received treatment, he was then forced to leave the field of play – meaning Henry, Arsenal’s penalty taker, couldn’t take the kick. What a nonsense.

 

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josegsalass's picture
josegsalass
13/11/2019
VE
581
points

Unfortunately, a referee's mistake can cause damage to a team, they are humans, so that should be normal.


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josegsalass
13/11/2019 00:59
Venezuela
Liverpool
581

Unfortunately, a referee's mistake can cause damage to a team, they are humans, so that should be normal.

danimv4
13/08/2019
ES
52
points

Goal.


danimv4
13/08/2019 19:09
Spain
Liverpool
52

Goal.

Firas's picture
Firas
06/08/2019
IQ
25
points

Good


Firas's picture
Firas
06/08/2019 09:33
Iraq
Manchester United
25

Good

Firas's picture
Firas
06/08/2019
IQ
25
points

Good question


Firas's picture
Firas
06/08/2019 09:08
Iraq
Manchester United
25

Good question

Cityzen's picture
Cityzen
26/09/2018
GB
24
points

amazing


Cityzen's picture
Cityzen
26/09/2018 07:25
United Kingdom
Manchester City
24

amazing

fserrano121's picture
fserrano121
13/01/2018
CO
19
points

Excellent answer.


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fserrano121
13/01/2018 04:07
Colombia
Chelsea
19

Excellent answer.

mgsein
10/12/2017
MM
41
points

I got my answer right.


mgsein
10/12/2017 13:31
Myanmar
Manchester United
41

I got my answer right.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/07/2016
GH
4752
points

That's so right


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/07/2016 11:24
Ghana
Manchester United
4752

That's so right

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/07/2016
GH
4752
points

That's so right


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/07/2016 11:15
Ghana
Manchester United
4752

That's so right

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016
PS
3705
points

That is correct.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016 04:03
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

That is correct.

nikosonris
16/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Quite often we witness the situation when close to the end of the match a player of the winning side fall onto the pitch pretending to be injured and stretch the game. A few seconds later he is fit as a fiddle and gets no punishment. I would love to see it changed.


nikosonris
16/11/2015 13:30
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Quite often we witness the situation when close to the end of the match a player of the winning side fall onto the pitch pretending to be injured and stretch the game. A few seconds later he is fit as a fiddle and gets no punishment. I would love to see it changed.

raulito's picture
raulito
14/07/2014
PE
0
points

yes,I got my answer right


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raulito
14/07/2014 20:26
Peru
Chelsea
0

yes,I got my answer right

zoranik
27/05/2014
0
points

It's not a nonsense Keith. This rule doesn't alowe teams who are in lead and deffending (player can just lay down) to stretch the game and make it boring till the end...


zoranik
27/05/2014 15:27


0

It's not a nonsense Keith. This rule doesn't alowe teams who are in lead and deffending (player can just lay down) to stretch the game and make it boring till the end...

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