Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Case of disputed penalty resolved
by Paul Kennedy, June 17th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Rejecting Egypt's complaint, FIFA cleared up the matter of the awarding of Brazil's winning penalty in its 4-3 win over Egypt on Monday in Bloemfontein, saying that referee Howard Webb awarded the penalty after consulting with his assistant referee, not the fourth referee and that the refereeing team did not consult video to make the decision.

The confusion arose when Webb did not at first award a penalty kick after Ahmed Al Muhamadi had stopped a shot by Lucio on his goal line with his arm.

Egypt's assistant coach, Gharib Chawki, insisted the penalty was only awarded after Webb consulted with Matthew Breeze and Breeze had seen the incident on his monitor.

FIFA, which forbids the use of video to determine refereeing decisions, said it had conducted an investigation and found no use of video evidence: "The decision in question was achieved through teamwork between the match referee and his Assistant Referee Number 1, Mike Mullarkey, who confirmed the offense to the referee from his clear viewing angle."

Webb red carded Al Muhamadi for faking having been struck in the face by the ball and awarded a penalty kick Kaka converted in the 90th minute.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Real Monarchs ink deal on new stadium site    
A week after a deal for stadium at the Utah State Fairgrounds fell apart, Real Salt ...
Crew Stadium gets a name 16 years later    
MLS's oldest soccer-specific stadium finally has a name of its own. Columbus Crew SC has partnered ...
MLS Trade Central: Philly adds pair of youngsters    
The Philadelphia Union agreed to terms with Saint Louis University defender Raymond Lee and 18-year-old midfielder ...
What They're Saying: Zach Scott    
"The only thing we've talked about is if our families are alright. If you've got family ...
Lots at stake as MLS labor talks continue    
The deadline for a resolution of the talks between representatives of MLS and the MLS Players ...
Video Pick: Hand of God attempt fails for Yang Xu     
Shandong Luneng's Yang Xu impressively emulated Diego Maradona's infamous 1986 goal but the sharp-eyed ref in ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger    
"At the moment we are nowhere near to winning the Premier League, and nowhere near close ...
U.S. U-23 women sweep at La Manga     
The U.S. U-23 women's national team won all three of its games at the Six Nations ...
What They're Saying: Bakary Soumare    
"As a player, there's nothing more fun than playing in front of a packed crowd, knowing ...
MLS Trade Central: Sporting KC gets De Jong    
Sporting Kansas City signed Canadian international Marcel de Jong after successful trial at left back at ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives