Unsporting behavior (commonly known as 'cheating')

Unsporting behavior (commonly known as 'cheating')

Post by Bob » Mon, 05 Jul 2010 14:56:43


It appears that some folks here are confused about FIFA's Laws of the Game.
So, for a reminder: tactical fouls (i.e. *deliberate* fouls perpetrated to
gain an advantage) are considered to be 'unsporting behavior' and warrant
greater sanctions than incidental fouls. Note that 1) deception is not
necessary to make the foul unsporting except n the case of 'simulation' and
2) all deliberate fouls are covered.

Cautions for unsporting behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player is cautioned for unsporting
behaviour e.g. if a player:
? commits in a reckless manner one of the six offences that incur a direct
free kick
? commits a foul for the tactical purpose of interfering with or breaking up
a promising attack
? holds an opponent for the tactical purpose of pulling the opponent away
from the ball or preventing the opponent from getting to the ball
? handles the ball to prevent an opponent gaining possession or developing
an attack (other than the goalkeeper within his own penalty area)
? handles the ball in an attempt to score a goal (irrespective of whether or
not the attempt is successful).
? attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have
been fouled (simulation)
? changes places with the goalkeeper during play or without the referees
permission
? acts in a manner which shows a lack of respect for the game
? plays the ball when he is walking off the field of play after being
granted permission to leave the field of play
? verbally distracts an opponent during play or at a restart
? makes unauthorised marks on the field of play

 
 
 

Unsporting behavior (commonly known as 'cheating')

Post by Evan Kirshenbau » Tue, 06 Jul 2010 01:43:00

Quote:

> It appears that some folks here are confused about FIFA's Laws of
> the Game.  So, for a reminder: tactical fouls (i.e. *deliberate*
> fouls perpetrated to gain an advantage) are considered to be
> 'unsporting behavior' and warrant greater sanctions than incidental
> fouls. Note that 1) deception is not necessary to make the foul
> unsporting except n the case of 'simulation' and 2) all deliberate
> fouls are covered.

I hadn't thought of it that way.  You're right.  Blocking a shot by
handling the ball would be covered as USB under "tactical" if it
hadn't been called out as a straight red.

Again, though, your Laws are out of date.  There are now two other
"deception" cases:

    - uses a deliberate trick while the ball is in play to pass the
      ball to his own goalkeeper with his head, chest, knee etc. in
      order to circumvent the Law, irrespective of whether the
      goalkeeper touches the ball with his hands or not.  The offence
      is committed by the player in attempting to circumvent both the
      letter and the spirit of Law 12 and play is restarted with an
      indirect free kick.

    - uses a deliberate trick to pass the ball to his own goalkeeper
      to circumvent the Law while he is taking a free kick (after the
      player is cautioned, the free kick must be retaken).

That last restart doesn't make sense to me.  My understanding of the
"deliberate trick" is something like using your foot to flip the ball
to your head for the pass back, and it wouldn't be possible to do that
on a free kick (1) before the ball is in play and (2) without the one
putting it in play being the next player to touch the ball.  So it
should be an IFK to the other team.  Is there some other sort of
"deliberate trick" one could use on a free kick?

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Unsporting behavior (commonly known as 'cheating')

Post by Bob » Tue, 06 Jul 2010 23:53:55

Quote:


>> It appears that some folks here are confused about FIFA's Laws of
>> the Game.  So, for a reminder: tactical fouls (i.e. *deliberate*
>> fouls perpetrated to gain an advantage) are considered to be
>> 'unsporting behavior' and warrant greater sanctions than incidental
>> fouls. Note that 1) deception is not necessary to make the foul
>> unsporting except n the case of 'simulation' and 2) all deliberate
>> fouls are covered.

> I hadn't thought of it that way.  You're right.  Blocking a shot by
> handling the ball would be covered as USB under "tactical" if it
> hadn't been called out as a straight red.

Right, handling the ball to deny a goal scoring opportunity is a sending off
offense so it comes first, but all tactical/deliberate fouls are USBs unless
intent isn't clear or the infraction is very minor.

Quote:

> Again, though, your Laws are out of date.

Thanks again for the reminder. I downloaded the new ones yesterday.

There are now two other

Quote:
> "deception" cases:

>     - uses a deliberate trick while the ball is in play to pass the
>       ball to his own goalkeeper with his head, chest, knee etc. in
>       order to circumvent the Law, irrespective of whether the
>       goalkeeper touches the ball with his hands or not.  The offence
>       is committed by the player in attempting to circumvent both the
>       letter and the spirit of Law 12 and play is restarted with an
>       indirect free kick.

>     - uses a deliberate trick to pass the ball to his own goalkeeper
>       to circumvent the Law while he is taking a free kick (after the
>       player is cautioned, the free kick must be retaken).

> That last restart doesn't make sense to me.  My understanding of the
> "deliberate trick" is something like using your foot to flip the ball
> to your head for the pass back, and it wouldn't be possible to do that
> on a free kick (1) before the ball is in play and (2) without the one
> putting it in play being the next player to touch the ball.  So it
> should be an IFK to the other team.  Is there some other sort of
> "deliberate trick" one could use on a free kick?

I don't see it either.

 
 
 

Unsporting behavior (commonly known as 'cheating')

Post by MH » Wed, 07 Jul 2010 02:02:12

Quote:



>>> It appears that some folks here are confused about FIFA's Laws of
>>> the Game.  So, for a reminder: tactical fouls (i.e. *deliberate*
>>> fouls perpetrated to gain an advantage) are considered to be
>>> 'unsporting behavior' and warrant greater sanctions than incidental
>>> fouls. Note that 1) deception is not necessary to make the foul
>>> unsporting except n the case of 'simulation' and 2) all deliberate
>>> fouls are covered.
>> I hadn't thought of it that way.  You're right.  Blocking a shot by
>> handling the ball would be covered as USB under "tactical" if it
>> hadn't been called out as a straight red.

> Right, handling the ball to deny a goal scoring opportunity is a sending off
> offense so it comes first, but all tactical/deliberate fouls are USBs unless
> intent isn't clear or the infraction is very minor.

>> Again, though, your Laws are out of date.

> Thanks again for the reminder. I downloaded the new ones yesterday.

> There are now two other
>> "deception" cases:

>>     - uses a deliberate trick while the ball is in play to pass the
>>       ball to his own goalkeeper with his head, chest, knee etc. in
>>       order to circumvent the Law, irrespective of whether the
>>       goalkeeper touches the ball with his hands or not.  The offence
>>       is committed by the player in attempting to circumvent both the
>>       letter and the spirit of Law 12 and play is restarted with an
>>       indirect free kick.

>>     - uses a deliberate trick to pass the ball to his own goalkeeper
>>       to circumvent the Law while he is taking a free kick (after the
>>       player is cautioned, the free kick must be retaken).

>> That last restart doesn't make sense to me.  My understanding of the
>> "deliberate trick" is something like using your foot to flip the ball
>> to your head for the pass back, and it wouldn't be possible to do that
>> on a free kick (1) before the ball is in play and (2) without the one
>> putting it in play being the next player to touch the ball.  So it
>> should be an IFK to the other team.  Is there some other sort of
>> "deliberate trick" one could use on a free kick?

Deliberately kicking the ball at a team-mates back so that it rebounds
"accidentally" to the Gk ?

Flicking the ball up to a team-mate to head back to the GK ?

I imagine something along those lines is what is meant.

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> I don't see it either.