~~ Such a DANGEROUS precedent to set by UEFA…. Listen, I’m not arguing the fact that this was a horrific mistake made by German Referee Marija Kurtes, but isn’t that what we’ve ALWAYS been taught? Human error by the center referee, two linesmen and the 4th official ‘could’ affect the game in some manner.
I’m obviously not a lwayer, but I wonder what ramifications this will have going forward legally… Imagine the upcoming Euros.. World Cup Qualifying… The World Cup itself? Can you imagine if a scenario involving a referee’s decision leading to an appeal that potentially led to a replay?
I promise you that every single football federation in the world is going to take this example to their legal counsel to try and find out exactly where the line in the sand is drawn now.
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has taken the decision that the England-Norway UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship match on 4 April has to be replayed from the minute the penalty kick was awarded to England.
Consequently, the remainder of the game will be played today at 21.45 (22.45CET) at Seaview stadium, Belfast.
‘The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has ordered the match to be replayed.
‘The replay of the match should be carried out as follows:
‘The match will be replayed from the minute the penalty kick was awarded to the Football Association at the European Women’s Under-19 Championship 2015 match between England vs Norway played on April 4, 2015, and extended according to the discretion of the referee.
‘The penalty kick shall be retaken by the Football Association.
‘According to the Laws of the Game (Law 14), a team-mate of the player taking the kick infringes the Laws of the Game:
- the referee allows the kick to be taken
- if the ball enters the goal, the kick is retaken
- if the ball does not enter the goal, the referee stops play and the match is restarted with an indirect free kick to the defending team from the place where the infringement occurred
‘As the ball entered the goal, the kick should have been re-taken. Thus the CDEB ordered that the remaining time of the match should be replayed in accordance with article 6 (e) and 7 (2) of the disciplinary regulations.
‘The match is scheduled to take place at the Seaview Stadium in Belfast on Thursday at 9:45pm local time with another referee.
‘Teams must field the same players which were on the pitch at that moment. Any of these players can take the penalty kick.’