2015 Asian Cup

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Infield Infidel

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PedroSpecialK

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I don't know if anyone else is watching, but Mehrdad Pooladi just got given a bogus second yellow v. Iraq. The referee is Ben Williams - who was assigned despite being the same referee over whom Carlos Queiroz was fined in the first game of the tourney.
 
Iran up 1-0 going into halftime.
 
edit: here it is
 
http://gfycat.com/GlamorousMinorDorking
 
Iraq equalizes. god damn.
 

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If he touches the keeper, it´s a yellow. (Keepers are be protected in such actions, so players don´t go for the ball when it´s obvious they have no chance.) I cannot see, if he touches the goalie, to be honest. And even if he just rubs his foot on him, i would think a yellow is justified. IF that happens (again: cannot see it), that´s dumb and just to provoke the opposition, what happens here, too. The keeper should also receive a yellow card for the push (yes, just one hand, etc., but that´s a yellow).
 
Perfect example what you can show youngsters: Pressure the keeper, but don´t touch him! Run to the ball, if he has the ball, he has him and you stay away. Ofc you pressure him in hope that he drops it and you can score an easy goal, but you don´t go into the keeper with your foot.
 
Edit: what looks more ridiculous is ofc that the keeper touches the guys chest with one hand and he drops like he is hit on the chin and lies face first while covering his eyes in heavy pain. Classic.
 

PedroSpecialK

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I have no argument against a booking there if it's his first incident of the game.

Pooladi's first yellow was for closing down an Iraqi winger and making zero contact (fittingly, the opposing player cut as if taking a turn and theatrically spun to the ground). That was also Pooladi's first infraction.

Those two incidents together don't lead to a red - 99% of the time.

Edit: it's also worth pointing out that Williams game the second yellow then walked away, then had to storm back with the red because he'd forgotten about giving the first yellow.

That's AFC in a nutshell
 

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PedroSpecialK said:
Edit: it's also worth pointing out that Williams game the second yellow then walked away, then had to storm back with the red because he'd forgotten about giving the first yellow.

That's AFC in a nutshell
For clueless fans, it probably brings eventful matches..for people who played sometime in their lifes, this is annoying..and funny, to a degree :q:
 
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