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http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jun/03/north-korea-world-cup-goalkeeper-gamble :facepalm:

North Korea have been told by Fifa that Kim Myong-won will only be able to play as a goalkeeper in the World Cup and not in his usual role as a striker.

The North Korean coach, Kim Jong-hun decided to name only two regular goalkeepers in his squad with Kim, who plays for Amrokgang, as the back-up.

It was seen as an attempt to boost the nation's attacking options as they prepare to face Brazil, Ivory Coast and Portugal in Group G.

However, the move has backfired spectacularly after Fifa confirmed that Kim will only be allowed to play as a goalkeeper, not as an outfield player. Unless there is an injury, no changes will be permitted to their final squad.

In a statement, world football's governing body said: "The squad lists that the teams had provided to Fifa by 1 June 2010 are final and can no longer be changed. On the final lists must be no more than 23 players, three of whom shall be goalkeepers.

"The only exception is in the case of a serious injury of a player in the list of 23, who could be replaced up until 24 hours before the first match of the team in the competition.

"The three players listed as goalkeepers can only play as goalkeepers during the World Cup and cannot play outfield. This will be communicated to the teams in the team arrival meetings and will be enforced on match days."

The statement added: "Kim Myong-won will not be allowed to play as an outfield player if he has been put on the list as a goalkeeper."
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
The only exception is in the case of a serious injury of a player in the list of 23, who could be replaced up until 24 hours before the first match of the team in the competition.

Maybe he'll fall down the stairs getting off the plane :hmm:
 

Silva

This went well.
The question here is if the player has any history of playing in both goal and field positions, except in last resort situations. If he has, this ruling is backwards, if he doesn't, it's a cheeky little move that was shot down according to regulations.

However, I think it should be up to each team to decide how many goalkeepers they want to bring. The risk is all theirs.
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
I read somewhere today, that there are 2 international goalies (possibly the paraguyan one who took penalties in free kicks) and maybe a columbian one who scored more goals than Emil Heskey has so far in his international career :confused:
 
I read somewhere today, that there are 2 international goalies (possibly the paraguyan one who took penalties in free kicks) and maybe a columbian one who scored more goals than Emil Heskey has so far in his international career :confused:
jose chilavert and rene higuita! they played more games though so not really fair...
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
jose chilavert and rene higuita! they played more games though so not really fair...
that's the two, ta

they were goalies though, so goal scoring opportunities are more limited , maybe if heskey went in goal, he might score more ?
 

Lord Camomile

Lemonade socialist
Didn't realise they had to select 3 GK's. Just thought that was the obvious safe option to choose.
Nope, very specifically in the rules, though I still haven't found a definitive reason why they're so explicit about it.

i nope they do the shock of the tourament against Brazil, Portgual and Ivory Coast
thats why the World Cup is great
A draw against one perhaps, but a shock against all three? The World Cup isn't that great ;)
 

1927

Funnier than he thinks he is.
This^

North Korea have been tripped up by a shit rule that shouldn't exist.
I think that a team should be allowed to name whatever team it wants. If they only take 2 keepers and they get an injury just dont let them make any call ups to the squad as they took the risk and it didnt pay off.

What would happen if say England had an injury crisis and wanted to put Rob Green up front, do you really think FIFA would object?
 

Onket

Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]
I think that a team should be allowed to name whatever team it wants. If they only take 2 keepers and they get an injury just dont let them make any call ups to the squad as they took the risk and it didnt pay off.

What would happen if say England had an injury crisis and wanted to put Rob Green up front, do you really think FIFA would object?
Exactly. It's a ridiculous rule.
 

Teaboy

It definitely looks brighter over there..
I think that a team should be allowed to name whatever team it wants. If they only take 2 keepers and they get an injury just dont let them make any call ups to the squad as they took the risk and it didnt pay off.

What would happen if say England had an injury crisis and wanted to put Rob Green up front, do you really think FIFA would object?
I think, and I could be wrong on this, but originally world cup squads were limited to 22, which meant taking 3 goalies was a bit of a luxery. Problem was that whenever injury struck the teams would appeal to FIFA to get a new keeper flown out.

So in order to stop all this FIFA agreed to increase the squad size by 1 to allow for the extra keeper, but they didnt want teams taking the piss so they insisted on it only being a keeper.

To be honest I don't know why anyone has a problem with the rule, it's quite clear. 20 outfield players is plenty enough.
 

where to

Well-Known Member
since when in the history of football has there been any differentiation between a goalie and an outfield player, other than what they are allowed to do in the box when they are on the pitch.

total joke of a rule.
 

London_Calling

Pleasant and unpatronising
I presume the 23rd player is the third keeper - even with the three, you've still got 20 outfield players

since when in the history of football has there been any differentiation between a goalie and an outfield player, other than what they are allowed to do in the box when they are on the pitch.

total joke of a rule.
All the time I should think, give he's the one who is allowed to used his hands in the penalty area.
 
since when in the history of football has there been any differentiation between a goalie and an outfield player, other than what they are allowed to do in the box when they are on the pitch.

total joke of a rule.
Havent you just answered your own question?
 

aylee

In exile in Haringay
Since the rules provide that a goalkeeper and outfield player can change places provided that the ref is notified, why don't they just name him as 'keeper and another keeper as an outfield player, and then swap them in the first minute of the game?

To see FIFA's silly rules so easily circumvented would provide even more LOLs in my opinion. :)
 

Onket

Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]
I think, and I could be wrong on this, but originally world cup squads were limited to 22, which meant taking 3 goalies was a bit of a luxery. Problem was that whenever injury struck the teams would appeal to FIFA to get a new keeper flown out.

So in order to stop all this FIFA agreed to increase the squad size by 1 to allow for the extra keeper, but they didnt want teams taking the piss so they insisted on it only being a keeper.
Is this explained in the rules?
 

Teaboy

It definitely looks brighter over there..
Is this explained in the rules?
Dunno.

In my experience of rules / laws the explanations are not included and you have to ask the relevant persons for clarification.

I suspect that they would have explained it fully when they changed the rule, NK have been affiliated to FIFA for a long time as far as I know.

I knew the rule, NK either hadnt bothered to understand the rules or tried to pull a fast one. Either way it's quite funny.
 
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