Same with the other ball sports, there are also fouls committed in football games. But unlike in other sports, the type of foul committed during football games are classified only into two categories depending on the nature of committed foul. Fouls can occur anywhere in the course of the game. When a foul is committed away from the penalty area, a free kick will be given to the offensive team. On the other hand if the offensive player was fouled within the penalty area, a penalty kick will be given to the offensive team.
The referee will raise a card when a foul was committed. Again the color of the card to be raised will depend on the offense committed. But there are only two colors of card the referee is carrying during the game; the yellow card and the red card.
· Yellow card – raised by the referee for basic fouls committed. This is also serves as a warning to the player who commits the foul. If two yellow cards were raised to the same player, it will result to
· Red Card – if a player receives a red card, it means expulsion from the game. Most of the time, before the player receives card, it should given first a warning (through yellow card). But there are also cases where a player directly receives a red card for severe offenses like serious fouls resulting to injury, spitting, violent actions, using hands to prevent opponent from having a goal, using fro feign language and insults.
Punishments for Committed Offenses
There are different punishments for fouls committed. They are as follow.
· Free Kick – this is the punishment for fouls committed away from a penalty area and not serious offense. The opponents must be 10 yards away from the player taking a free kick. If the rule was not followed the free kick will be retaken. There are two types of free kicks.
Direct free kick is awarded for fouls that has the obvious intent to harm the offensive player. In direct free kick, the fouled team allows to take a straight shot at the opponent’s goal. ข่าวบอล
Indirect free kick is given for fouls that obstruct the opponent or fouls that are dangerous. Straight shot on opponent’s goal is not possible, so any shot must come from the second foul that touch the ball after the kick.
· Penalty Kick – awarded to player who was fouled on the penalty or goal area. The selected member of the team will take the shot from the penalty spot, one on one against the goal keeper. The goal keeper must not move until the shot was taken by the opposing player.
· Throw-in – when the ball crosses over the touch line, it is called a throw-in. In throw-in, the ball is thrown back to the field using both hands. Any team cannot score directly from a throw-in.
· Goal Kick – if the ball crosses over the goal line and last touch by a player, a goal kick will be awarded to the opposing team. Once awarded, the ball is kicked wherever in the goal area as long as it cross the penalty area.