FIFA evaluates changing the rules of penalties due to the style of Dibu Martínez

The FIFA and the International Board, the entity that defines the rules of soccer, are analyzing making modifications to the regulations at the time of executing a penalty to limit the actions of the goalkeepers from behavior shown by Emiliano “Dibu” Martínezgoalkeeper of the Argentine National Team, in the 2021 Copa América and, above all, in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The goalkeeper of the Selection He took all eyes in the definition by penalties with the famous “look what you eat, brother” of the semifinals of the Copa América before Colombia and in the World Cup this was strengthened in the quarterfinals against the Netherlands and later in the final against France.

At the defining junction, the albiceleste goalkeeper used all possible tricks to distract the kickersomething that he was able to achieve above all against the Gauls: Kingsley Coman’s shot stopped him and caused Aurélien Tchouaméni to throw it outside.

Although up to now what Martínez did is a valid resource and even used by many archers, his exposure generated repudiation by a football sector, classifying them as “antics” and being disrespectful.

The International Board took note of all this and, according to the English newspaper the sunTogether with FIFA, they analyze limiting this type of behavior on the edge of the regulation before penalties. The idea would be that the goalkeeper could not alter the times in the executions or interact in any way with the kickers.

This would go against the style of “Dibu” Martínez, who bets on the psychological duel in the definitions from the twelve steps. In addition, Andrew Redmayne, the “jumping” Australian, the Dutchman Andries Noppert from the Netherlands and the Spanish Kepa Arrizabalaga, who usually use a style similar to the Argentinean, were also under scrutiny.

What do FIFA and the International Board analyze about “Dibu Martínez?

Against the Netherlands

-He dropped the ball when he looked ready to give it to Steven Berghuis.

He kicked the ball aside and stared at Teun Koopmeiners.

-He kicked the ball that was on the penalty mark when Luuk de Jong came up to grab it.

against France

-Delayed the execution of Kingsley Coman, including a protest with the referee.

-He took the ball from the point when Aurelien Tchouameni was about to grab it, he distracted him by talking to him and then he threw the ball aside.

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