That was a terrible night for the young lads. The referee was an absolute disgrace. Poor young lad must be distraught…
I wonder were the players and goalkeepers, especially, addressed on this before the shoot-out. I think I read somewhere that there is a new FIFA/UEFA directive to clamp down on goalkeepers moving off their line before penalty kicks being taken.
The yellow card rule was brought in last year.
And there’s been plenty of penos with movement from the goalie since then and not once did I ever see the keeper get booked
I agree, thats why I said earlier that technically the ref was right, but the problem lies in the fact that more times than not refs dont call for a retake, but once he did he had no choice but to give the card
But I think I heard that there is a new push from FIFA to introduce this rigorously.
The Netherlands knocked England out last night in the semi-final - again in a penalty shoot-out.
And the Netherlands win the final, on penalties. X