The dancing goalkeeper from Australia will not be able to repeat his playoff show against Peru: they modified the regulations in penalties

Valera fails penalty in Peru vs Australia. Video: TNT Sports Chile

Australian goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne He put on a real show during the penalty shootout between the Oceanic team and Peru in Qatar with his dances to try to distract the rival kickers. However, that scene will be difficult to repeat: the International Football Association Board modified the regulations at the time of executions from the 12 steps in an attempt to limit certain behaviors of the goalkeepers before the shots. From July 1, the goalkeepers will have to have both feet on the goal line before the shot.

The same Monday that the match between Australians and Peruvians was played in Doha, the 136th General Assembly of the IFAB was also held in Qatar and the regulatory adjustment that will come into effect from next month was approved. It is worth clarifying, this measure will govern both in penalty shootouts to define a winning team as well as in the maximum penalties that are recorded in regulation time.

Until June 30, archers around the world will be able to keep only one foot on the goal line and one foot forward. In the semester that will include the celebration of the World Cup, there is once again an important variation in the regulations. The International Board further clarified that “You will not be penalized for having one foot behind the goal line at the time the throw is taken.”

Andrew Redmayne, Australian hero in the playoff against Peru (REUTERS / Mohammed Dabbous)

In the playoffs, Redmayne implemented a unique technique by dancing on the goal line before each shot: “It is a way that the rival does not know where I am going to throw myself and I also want them to get nervous, that the arch is smaller than it really is. It doesn’t always work for me, but this time it allowed me to save two shots”, he explained in 2019, when he used that same strategy and was the figure in the definition of the title that his team, Sydney FC, beat him 4-1 in the penalties to Perth Glory for the Australian Rules Football League final. This maneuver can no longer be used.

“With regard to the temporary modifications introduced due to the pandemic so that the highest level competitions had the option of increasing the number of substitutions allowed up to a maximum of five per team, the members decided that this option, including the limit to a maximum of three opportunities per team (not counting the break), it will be included in Rule 3 as of July 1”, mentioned the IFAB regarding the permanence of the regulation of modifications between soccer players that had been changed since the coronavirus pandemic was decreed. That is, this will remain fixed.

Meanwhile, also the number of substitutes will be increased from 12 to 15remembering that for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, each team will be able to have 26 players and all will be able to participate in each of the matches.

Andrew Redmayne’s unsportsmanlike attitude against Pedro Gallese in the Peru-Australia penalty shootout

During the last hours, another situation that had goalkeeper Redmayne as the protagonist also gained great notoriety: he stole the bottle of water from his Peruvian colleague Pedro Gallese and threw it outside the advertising posters to prevent his rival can visualize the role with his team’s pitchers. “Yes, that happened. I know how much it meant to my teammates, so it was kill or be killed. I seized my moment. If we had had notes in our bottle and someone from Peru saw them, he would have thrown it away too”, recognized.


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The dancing goalkeeper from Australia will not be able to repeat his playoff show against Peru: they modified the regulations in penalties