1. blf says

    I don’t get it. What did the goalkeeper actually do to cause the kicker / ball to originally miss — striking the overhead bar — to be worth celebrating? The kicker fecked it up all on his own (but a fortuitous bounce and absent goalkeeper meant he scored anyways). The goalkeeper had seemingly nothing to do with the original apparent-miss, other than being an obstacle. Why was he celebrating?

    (Yes, I neither play nor like the so-called “game”, considering it 90(?) minutes of running around and faking injuries before attempting to miss the goalkeeper during the shootout.)

  2. WhiteHatLurker says

    I notice the kicker didn’t go after the returned ball either. If it’s live off the crossbar, why not pursue it?

  3. says

    As a goalkeeper, it is rather obvious that it is a penalty shootout from the fact that there are only two players on the pitch as well as the fact that the AR is up near the goal and not along the touch line.. Actually, the text in this video states as much…it says it was 20-19 going into that shot, which is a ridiculous score. Penalty shootouts are best of 5 and then sudden death after that. This would mean they were tied every round from the 5th on to whatever round this was. (It could have been well beyond 20 rounds depending on how many shots were missed.) Anyway, the reaction would suggest that he believed his team won the shootout and, thus, the match. As for it being a live ball, it’s also clear that he was not thinking of it that way. Being a penalty shootout, only the goalkeeper is allowed to handle the ball after the shot is taken. He, therefore, thought it was going to eventually be a dead ball.

  4. says

    “He, therefore, thought it was going to eventually be a dead ball.” --Leo Buzalsky.

    And that, my friends, is how Donald Trump became president of the United States of America.


    Jeff Hess
    Have Coffee Will Write

  5. Mano Singham says


    Thanks for answering a question that I had been meaning to ask, and that was whether if the ball strikes the goal posts and falls back into the field of play, whether the kicker could take another shot at it. Your post suggests that that is not allowed.

  6. Holms says

    Because that’s only possible in a normal penalty, taken during normal game time. A penalty shootout at the end of the match does not permit playing on from e.g. a crossbar hit, as the ball is not live.

  7. jockmcdock says

    #9, Holms.

    Not quite. Even in normal time, the penalty taker is not allowed to touch the ball if it has not been touched by another player after (s)he has struck the ball. If the player has taken the penalty and it, say, comes off the post, the same player may not strike the ball a second time unless it has been touched by another player.


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