Video Instruction – Challenge in the Attacking Third
The importance of understanding the different types of fouls that occur is essential in college soccer. The officiating team needs to be able to discern between incidents that are fouls and those that include misconduct.
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NISOA Official Decision
NISOA Decision: Foul.
ANALYSIS OF GAME SITUATIONS - Factors to consider
Fouls: careless, reckless, using excessive force / violent conduct
Does the player show a lack of attention or consideration to the opponent?
This is a simple foul which is a careless challenge and the opponent shows some consideration to the opponent in the nature of the challenge.
Does the player act without caution toward the opponent?
Here the opponent is only trying to stop the attacker from possessing the ball and challenges her.
Does the player act in a way that completely ignores the danger to her opponent?
No, the defenders challenge on the opponent is only careless and does not present danger to the opponent.
Does the player act in a way that completely ignores the consequences to her opponent?
An example of ignoring the consequences to the opponent would have been if the defender kicked or tripped the opponent in a reckless manner or with excessive force.
Does the player use brutality against the opponent?
This charge uses the hip and is not a challenge with malice or brutality.
Does the player attack the opponent from the front, the side, or behind?
This is a challenge from the side.
With which part of his body has the player made contact with the opponent?
As you can see in the video clip, the challenge is made with the hip to the opponent’s hip.
Has the challenge been committed in a fair manner or a careless manner?
The challenge is done in a careless manner.
We can gather a final answer from the above considerations and conclude that this is a careless foul which results in a direct free kick.