Goalkeeper aggression addressed by FIFA Medical Committee

FIFA's Medical Committee is recommending to FIFA's Referees’ Committee to take action against overly aggressive goalkeepers, reports David Owen of Inside World Football.

Owen reports that Medical Committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe describes it as a “strong” letter to Referees Committee, which is chaired Pierluigi Collina, and that it recommends referees apply the current rules to goalkeepers as they do to field players.

Soccer America columnist Paul Gardner has written extensively on the issue:

J'accuse!! Why is soccer ignoring the problem of goalkeeper violence?

From goalkeepers, from referees ... the sound of a scandalous silence

Violent Goalkeeping: Players at risk as soccer ignores its own rules

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