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The bureaucrats have taken over | TIME ONLINE

In the end Erin Cuthbert cried. The Scot was voted player of the game, but that was no use to her. She and her team were eliminated at their first World Cup participation ever after the preliminary round. "I'm so proud of the girls", she said in a tear-stained voice, "In football, there are incredible highlights, but also devastating low points."

Devastating, low point, that's just fine. The Out of the Schottinnen against Argentina was decided in fact by an intervention of the German video assistant Bastian Dankert, which reaches as new low point in at low points so, although so short history of the video proof will go. A video evidence, which evolves in this form to a mixture of laugh and real nuisance.

3: 2 it was until the 92nd minute between Scotland and Argentina. With this result, the women scorers would have pretty good chances to qualify as one of the four best group thirds for the second round, Argentina would have been out. But then the Argentinians received a penalty, Florencia Bonsegundo was ready. The compensation would have meant the end for Scotland. But the Scottish goalkeeper Lee Alexander, great jubilation, made it! All thought until Bastian turned on Dankert, who had looked very closely. Alexander had moved too early from the goal line. The North Korean referee Ri Hyang-ok had the penalty repeated, this time he was in it and Scotland out.

The Scottish women are thus the latest victim of the complete over-interpretation of a rule refinement, which should actually help the goalkeepers and goalkeepers. Recently, they no longer have to stand with the penalty in the penalty, but only with one foot on the line. This was a concession to the practice, to the natural movement of the Torfrauen and goalie, who never really adhered to the old rule, because it is only anatomy wonder possible to jump properly with two feet nailed on the line to the side.

However, this refinement has meant that the referees and their helpers in the video cellar look very carefully at the second foot. That is probably an instruction of Fifa, And that leads to absurd decisions. It was already the third of this kind at this World Cup. Six centimeters, for example, it was later measured, just a few days ago, the second foot of the Nigerian goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie had been in front of the line, just before the Frenchwoman Wendie Renard put her penalty on the post. Because of these six centimeters, the penalty was repeated, this time met Renard. The goalkeepers each received a yellow card.

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