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Denmark vs Belgium

Reffing4Life

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Level 7 Referee
I know this isn’t a huge talking point but do you think that was a foul on Courtois in the box by the Danish player?

I understand why play is stopped because it’s the keeper but IMHO, there is absolutely no foul committed on Courtois and yet Belgium are awarded a DFK even though Denmark had possession when play was stopped.

What do you think?
 

Kes

I'll Decide ...
Level 5 Referee
I thought the same in real time but the slow mo replay showed Courtois clearly being caught on the upper leg by the Dane's knee... 😉
 

Reffing4Life

Active Member
Level 7 Referee
I thought it was a foul tbh, keeper punched it then was caught knee on knee
I thought the same in real time but the slow mo replay showed Courtois clearly being caught on the upper leg by the Dane's knee... 😉
I know what you mean and they are always given but in my opinion, the Danish player is stopping and then Courtois follows through straight into him. In no way am I claiming Courtois fouled the other player but I also don’t think Courtios was fouled either. I know they’re always given though as it’s the keeper.
 

socal lurker

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Unless I'm remembering the wrong play, The keeper was also the one able to play the ball, and the attacker arrived late.
 

Reffing4Life

Active Member
Level 7 Referee
Unless I'm remembering the wrong play, The keeper was also the one able to play the ball, and the attacker arrived late.
Yes I agree. However, in my opinion, the player does make contact with Courtois. Courtois makes contact with the player.
 
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