In a football game, things run optimally when you can act aggressively yourself and put the opposing team under pressure. But things don’t always go optimally and so you come under pressure yourself and sometimes have to help yourself with unfair actions so that a goal can be prevented. This brings you to the concept of fouls in football.
What is a foul in football?
The foul is a term that is known in some team sports and especially in football it is a constant companion. It describes an illegal action in which an opponent is stopped in a way thatis incompatible with the rules of the game. Therefore, the referee must intervene and whistle the game or the game move, whereby an additional penalty may or must be given.
Types of fouls in football:
Because there are different types of fouls in football. If you hit an opponent but wanted to play the ball, the whistle is blown and there is a free-kick for the team of the fouled player. A foul does not have to be carried out with the legs, it is also given if you hold the teammate by the arms and hold back so that he cannot continue his assault. And then of course there are the gradations of fouls.
If a player takes a teammate down but wanted to play the ball, the free kick will probably do the trick. However, if an opponent is brutally fouled, so that there is also a risk of injury or even an injury is a fact, then there is at least a yellow card as a warning, but maybe even a red card to exclude the offender.
Some actions do not require discussion. This includes any kick against the opponent’s body, as in martial arts, including unsportsmanlike conduct such as elbow checks behind the referee’s back and all other actions that serve to gain an advantage outside of the sport – or simply his in the wrong way live out emotions.
Foul and penalties
Actions behind the fouled are also severely punished, i.e., fouls that are carried out from behind because they cannot be seen by the victim and therefore no countermeasures or evasive action are possible. The risk of injury is particularly high with such actions and therefore you have to expect a red card if you carry out such an action.
The penalty with yellow and red card – also of course with the yellow-red card as a combination – is a catalog of protection to guarantee fair play. Fouls are carried out anyway, but they would be more frequent and more brutal if there was not a risk of expulsion. You can also see this from the fact that if the referee is not very consistent, a game becomes hectic and 40 fouls are quite possible – despite the risk of cards. In some games, there are up to nine yellow cards and that says everything about the course of the game anyway.
The revenge foul as a return coach
In some of these cases, it is not enough for the fouled that the “offender” has received the yellow card and fouls him in a similar manner on one of the next moves. One then speaks of the revenge foul because the originally fouled player reciprocates in the same way, practically living out his “revenge”. It can happen that he gets a yellow card himself, but that doesn’t matter to him because he only acts emotionally. It may even be that he has no control over his feelings and fouls so badly that he is expelled from the game with a red card.