Discussion in 'World Cup 2010 South Africa' started by strung out, Jun 3, 2010.
Maybe he'll fall down the stairs getting off the plane
Well, that answers that "what if?"
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.
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
I have plans to go watch them play against Brazil. I shall be cheering on NK.
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 ?
In goal though, presumably...
I've always supported the Koreans, Japanese etc.
Some of their games have been the most excting I've watched in World Cups
i nope they do the shock of the tourament against Brazil, Portgual and Ivory Coast
thats why the World Cup is great
Didn't realise they had to select 3 GK's. Just thought that was the obvious safe option to choose.
Has this bloke ever played in goal - there will be much lulz to be had if the other two get injured early on and he finds himself in Brazil's firing line
Btw is this still current - the Supreme Leader decreeing that only NK's winning matches can be shown?
Nope, very specifically in the rules, though I still haven't found a definitive reason why they're so explicit about it.
A draw against one perhaps, but a shock against all three? The World Cup isn't that great
Great ive had a little bet on them to concede the most goals in the tournament
North Korea have been tripped up by a shit rule that shouldn't exist.
I'm surprised one of the countries didn't know about this rule, does make me wonder how clear Fifa made it.
I dunno, but last I heard South Korea were saying they weren't going to give the North any footage at all.
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.
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.
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.
I presume the 23rd player is the third keeper - even with the three, you've still got 20 outfield players
All the time I should think, give he's the one who is allowed to used his hands in the penalty area.
Havent you just answered your own question?
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.
Good on NK, I will be supporting them if SA and England get knocked out !!
What good on NK that they have not read the rules?
Is this explained in the rules?
No I mean good on them for qualifying!!
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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