FIFA faults referee on Argentina’s goal against Nigeria

Date: 16-06-2010 9:25 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Argentina missed several gilt-edged chances on their way to a 1-0 win against Nigeria on Saturday.
However, according to FIFA, the one attack that did finish with the net bulging should have been disallowed by referee Wolfgang Stark. Ole reports that a FIFA post-match analysis ruled that there was a foul in the build-up to Gabriel Heinze's stunning header, and that Stark should never have allowed the goal.

The FIFA’s referees committee released its findings on Tuesday, as a guide for future judgements in this year's tournament. And among other rulings, it made it clear to referees that they must watch for infractions at corners and free-kicks - specifically attacking players blocking markers, as happened on Saturday.

As Juan Sebastian Veron's cross floated over Walter, Samuel enveloped Chinedu Obasi and stopped him from moving, thereby giving Heinze all the space he needed to propel the ball home. Stark should have, therefore, penalised Samuel for obstruction and awarded a free-kick to the Super Eagles - a judgement that could have changed the course of the whole game for Argentina.

Although, the ruling comes too late for Nigeria, it has interesting implications for the rest of the tournament; a sign that FIFA will not tolerate the pushing, shoving and holding that was common on both sides at dead-ball situations, and that in future such offences will be punished with either disallowed goals or penalties in the case of the defence committing an infraction.


Posted: at 16-06-2010 09:25 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
- Mba5 at 16-06-2010 09:49 PM (10 years ago)
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too late!!!!!
Posted: at 16-06-2010 09:49 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- orland at 16-06-2010 09:56 PM (10 years ago)
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Its gone buv we can stil qualify
Posted: at 16-06-2010 09:56 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ugbest19 at 16-06-2010 10:23 PM (10 years ago)
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ABEGi
Posted: at 16-06-2010 10:23 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ndjoe at 16-06-2010 10:25 PM (10 years ago)
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ok we hear
Posted: at 16-06-2010 10:25 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ceejay58 at 16-06-2010 10:45 PM (10 years ago)
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3 late... abeg move 4ward.
Posted: at 16-06-2010 10:45 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- cyril4christ at 16-06-2010 11:41 PM (10 years ago)
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medicine after death........
Posted: at 16-06-2010 11:41 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- muy422 at 17-06-2010 12:16 AM (10 years ago)
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we can still make it...
Posted: at 17-06-2010 12:16 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- kenyawest at 17-06-2010 04:17 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: cyril4christ on 16-06-2010 11:41 PM
medicine after death........
Cheesy Cheesy
Posted: at 17-06-2010 04:17 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kenyawest at 17-06-2010 04:28 AM (10 years ago)
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demand a rematch.
Posted: at 17-06-2010 04:28 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- shaoyang at 17-06-2010 04:46 AM (10 years ago)
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hhhmmm...wats the need now when all 3points hav been awarded to them, this news sef
Posted: at 17-06-2010 04:46 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Lilvani2 at 17-06-2010 06:52 AM (10 years ago)
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unfortunate
Posted: at 17-06-2010 06:52 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- slimromeo at 17-06-2010 07:19 AM (10 years ago)
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it's too late to turn back now.
Posted: at 17-06-2010 07:19 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- kenyawest at 17-06-2010 08:33 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: slimromeo on 17-06-2010 07:19 AM
it's too late to turn back now.
continue to protest.
Posted: at 17-06-2010 08:33 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chukwunwike2000 at 17-06-2010 09:04 AM (10 years ago)
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the eagles must strike again
Posted: at 17-06-2010 09:04 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- chukwunwike2000 at 17-06-2010 09:10 AM (10 years ago)
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the eagles must strike again
Posted: at 17-06-2010 09:10 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- orochimaru at 17-06-2010 09:40 AM (10 years ago)
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Spilled milk!
Posted: at 17-06-2010 09:40 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- nousername at 17-06-2010 09:59 AM (10 years ago)
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it doesnt make any difference now, does it?
Posted: at 17-06-2010 09:59 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- esyangel4all at 17-06-2010 10:09 AM (10 years ago)
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They can still make it
Posted: at 17-06-2010 10:09 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- frenzeecool_08 at 17-06-2010 10:24 AM (10 years ago)
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Therefore the match ended 0-0

Group B standings now
South korea        3     +2
Argentina            1       0
Nigeria                1       0
Greece                0      -2


It's official.

Watch out
Posted: at 17-06-2010 10:24 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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