Hand game in the Bundesliga: Better read the manual before

Behind the many outraged football fans, the talk about the imperfection of the referees and the rulebook, is a fun League weekend. There were a lot of hand play

Hand game in the Bundesliga: Better read the manual before

Behind the many outraged football fans, the talk about the imperfection of the referees and the rulebook, is a fun League weekend. There were a lot of hand play decisions that was encouraged by some of the parties Involved in the feeling of the famous rule 12 was a Farce. He had "many, many, many questions," is wroth with the Dortmund coach, Lucien Favre.

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sporting Director Michael Zorc has complained about "a lot of partially decisive for the game scenes, which were taken against us," which was "in sum, comprehensible". Commentators of various media agreed. Karl-Heinz Riedle, world champion of 1990, joked at "Sky 90": "You need a manual, if you go to the stadium."

It is a remarkable ignorance that is behind these debates. Because the two most controversial decisions – the cancelled goal from Raphael Guerreiro's goal and the penalty, Schalke 04 after a hand game of the Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba awarded – were not to be got just right. They were, therefore, correct, because the control Board (Ifab) had done before the season exactly what now all of the hysterical: clarity.

no one understand more of how the rule is functioning, call coaches, players, officials, experts and commentators a long time, because there is so many room for Interpretation and gray areas of the hand game. Before the season this game in the size of the rooms, in order to ensure, at least in some scenes for clarity. "An Offence has been committed, if a player gains possession of the ball after the Ball bounces to the Hand/the Arm, and he hits then into the opponent's goal" has been decided by the rule Keeper in the summer.

The video referee Deniz Aytekin nothing else was left, therefore, to cancel the river gate, after he had found a TV image with the contact between the upper arm of the player and the Ball. Instead of the acknowledge, the Dortmund, the Situation with completely different scenes in connection. You are right to be angry, that the hand of Jerome Boateng in the championship the decisive match against Bayern, was overlooked. But this case was quite different. Who is being so vague with the rules, that magnifies the Problem, instead of contributing to a solution.

Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 06:20

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