The VAR who reviewed the penalty awarded to PSG towards Newcastle for a controversial handball has been stood down from his sport on Wednesday, Sky Sports activities Information understands.
Tomasz Kwiatkowski requested referee Szymon Marciniak to go to the display screen after the overview which regarded into a possible handball by Tino Livramento – the referee didn’t give the penalty on-field, however reversed the choice after wanting on the incident on the display screen.
Kwiatkowski was as a result of be the VAR in Wednesday’s Champions League sport between Actual Sociedad and Salzburg however has now been changed.
Newcastle seemed to be heading for a well-known 1-0 win on the Parc des Princes till the penalty was awarded towards Tino Livramento, permitting Kylian Mbappe to degree within the eighth and last minute of added time.
Talking on Soccer Particular, former Spurs supervisor Tim Sherwood labelled the choice “disgusting” whereas Newcastle boss Eddie Howe stated referee Marciniak ought to have been stronger to ignore Kwiatkowski’s recommendation.
Considered one of many world’s finest referees, Szymon Marciniak took cost of final yr’s World Cup last between Argentina and France.
The Polish referee was additionally the person within the center for June’s Champions League last between Manchester Metropolis and Inter Milan.
Howe stated in a tv interview the referee had been positioned beneath “excessive” stress by the PSG gamers, and later labelled a call which price his aspect two valuable factors “poor” in his post-match press convention.
Had Newcastle gained within the French capital they might have had their Champions League future in their very own fingers, however now should beat AC Milan of their last group sport and hope Dortmund get at the very least some extent towards PSG to progress to the knockout phases.
What’s the handball legislation?
IFAB, who set out the legal guidelines of world soccer, have laid out pointers on what does and would not represent a handball offence – although leagues even have their very own particular person interpretations, which you’ll learn beneath.
Extra usually, for the needs of figuring out handball offences, the higher boundary of the arm is in keeping with the underside of the armpit. Not each contact of a participant’s hand/arm with the ball is an offence.
Are UEFA’s guidelines totally different from particular person leagues?
Each league, competitors and governing physique has its personal pointers on how one can interpret the legal guidelines of the sport and forward of the 2023/24 season, UEFA moved to attempt to restrict the giving of handball offences with reference to deflections, in addition to the punishment for yellow and purple playing cards proven for handball.
UEFA’s pointers say “no handball offence ought to be referred to as on a participant if the ball is beforehand deflected from his personal physique, and, specifically, when the ball doesn’t go in the direction of the purpose.” Nonetheless, this was solely a suggestion from the UEFA Soccer Board, which incorporates coaches and former gamers like England boss Gareth Southgate, former England defender Rio Ferdinand and ex-Wales star Gareth Bale, and was by no means formally ratified.
The rules additionally say “not each handball ought to routinely result in a warning after each shot at purpose, as anticipated by the present pointers.”
It’s an offence if a participant:
- intentionally touches the ball with their hand/arm, for instance transferring the hand/arm in the direction of the ball
- touches the ball with their hand/arm when it has made their physique unnaturally larger. A participant is taken into account to have made their physique unnaturally larger when the place of their hand/arm just isn’t a consequence of, or justifiable by, the participant’s physique motion for that particular scenario. By having their hand/arm in such a place, the participant takes a threat of their hand/arm being hit by the ball and being penalised
- scores within the opponents’ purpose: Instantly from their hand/arm, even when unintended, together with by the goalkeeper or instantly after the ball has touched their hand/arm, even when unintended
But extra handball frustration?
Handball has been a difficulty from a Premier League perspective for a very long time – simply look again to the Covid-hit 2020/21 season when issues turned so dangerous that the interpretation of the foundations was modified mid-season, after which rewritten for the next marketing campaign.
However that didn’t clear up the issue. The penalty Jack Grealish conceded in final season’s FA Cup last was equally contentious, however maybe probably the most putting of all was the one awarded to Luton towards Wolves within the Premier League earlier this marketing campaign, with Joao Gomes penalised when the ball deflected off his leg and onto his raised arm.
Wolves supervisor Gary O’Neil stated that was “by no means, ever” a penalty whereas former Premier League referee and VAR official Mike Dean agreed it was a harsh resolution – regardless of the ‘unnatural’ place of Gomes’ arm.
“I do not know why that is not been overturned by VAR,” Dean stated on Soccer Saturday on the time.
Evaluation: Surprising name denies Newcastle
Sky Sports activities’ Adam Bate:
Paris Saint-Germain scored with their thirtieth shot of the sport and various these have been clear alternatives so Newcastle might effectively have been punished sooner than they have been. However it was the way of the equaliser, a present from the officers, that may so grate.
Mbappe didn’t breach the Newcastle again line with a little bit of brilliance. He was handed the ball and in a position to convert from the penalty spot not due to a Newcastle error both. Only a desperately merciless penalty name that required a VAR overview to make it occur.
The choice to award a spot-kick for the ball putting Livramento’s arm after bouncing there by way of his chest would have been inexplicable regardless – there was nothing unnatural about his physique form. It’s referred to as operating. However it was even stranger given earlier occasions.