Week 15 Laws of the Game Quiz 2019-2020

Week 15 Laws of the Game Quiz 2019-2020 is a so-called “best of”. You’ll see questions from all the quizzes that were used during the first half of the 2019-2020 season.

10 thoughts on “Week 15 Laws of the Game Quiz 2019-2020

  1. Can I please get clarification on this question as I believe I answered it correctly based on what the law states. Mine was the first answer.

    (only 12% got this correct in the original quiz). A defender stops a promising attack. Before you start the disciplinary sanction procedure, the attacker takes the free kick quickly and creates a clear goal-scoring opportunity for his team-mate. What do you decide?
    0/1
    Allow play to continue and show the defender a yellow card at the next stoppage

    Allow play to continue and show the defender a red card at the next stoppage
    Allow play to continue and don’t show the defender a yellow card
    Stop play and show show the defender a yellow card
    Correct answer
    Allow play to continue and don’t show the defender a yellow card
    Feedback

    Laws of the Game 2019-2020 (page 107): Once the referee has decided to caution or send off a player, play must not be restarted until the sanction has been administered, unless the non-offending team takes a quick free kick, has a clear goal-scoring opportunity and the referee has not started the disciplinary sanction procedure. The sanction is administered at the next stoppage; if the offence was denying the opposing team an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, the player is cautioned.

    PS: Technically you can stop play here, but ideally you let them have that goal-scoring opportunity.

    Laws of the Game

  2. I disagree with your answer for question 5. The stated rationale from IFAB for this change is that “it is unfair that [a] ‘new’ attack must be stopped to issue the YC/RC.” The next sentence makes it very clear that the sanction can be given at the next stoppage. The final point about showing a yellow card for DOGSO is that since the quick free kick “restores” the obvious goal scoring opportunity which makes a YC appropriate instead of a RC. Please see the IFAB’s presentation on page 82 to read this rationale: https://static-3eb8.kxcdn.com/files/document-category/072019/RjehfBDIsukvVRx.pdf

    • Hi Erik,
      You mention the DOGSO, in this case it’s a promising attack. And I’ve been personally in touch with IFAB about the yellow card. Not showing the yellow card is completely in line with what their rationale is for showing a yellow instead of the red in the case you mention. Although it’s not written out, that is the spirit of the game they had in mind. What you see now: it’s changed that way for the 2021 LOTG and specifically mentioned as apparently their idea behind the rule wasn’t clearly written out yet.

      Jan

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