The games officiated by WSRO members are governed by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA.
Penal Fouls – Direct Free-Kick
|Non-Penal Fouls – Indirect Free-Kick
|Caution – Yellow Card
Send Off – Red Card
Denying a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity
Where a player denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity (DOGSO) by a deliberate handball offence the player is SENT OFF wherever the offence occurs. Where a player commits an offence against an opponent within their own penalty area which denies an opponent an obvious goal-scoring opportunity and the referee awards a penalty kick, the offending player is cautioned (Yellow Card) unless:
• The offence is holding, pulling or pushing or
• The offending player does not attempt to play the ball or there is no possibility for the player making the challenge to play the ball or
• The offence is one which is punishable by a red card wherever it occurs on the field of play (e.g. serious foul play, violent conduct etc.)
In the above circumstances the player is sent off (RED CARD).