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Football: DFB investigates: Will the complaining rule also apply to the Bundesliga?

Football: DFB investigates: Will the complaining rule also apply to the Bundesliga?
Football: DFB investigates: Will the complaining rule also apply to the Bundesliga?

At the European Championship games, there is significantly less discussion with the referee on the pitch than usual. This is also a model for the Bundesliga with its regular pack formations.

In the future, only the captains of the Bundesliga may be allowed to discuss things with the referees. The management of the top referees at the German Football Association will evaluate this new instruction from UEFA during the European Championship and will comment on it after the tournament.

“The question of whether and to what extent the UEFA directive should and will also apply to German professional football in the future is something we are discussing intensively with the DFL and those responsible at the DFB for match operations in the 3rd division and the DFB Cup,” the DFB said in response to a query from the German Press Agency.

“We are following the referees’ performances and achievements at the European Championships very closely and are thoroughly evaluating the findings from the entire tournament. This also includes the implementation of the instruction that only the captain of the team that wants to discuss a decision may speak to the referee,” said the referees’ sports management. There will be a statement on this after the end of the European Championships and the conclusion of the tournament evaluation.

Pack formation is prevented

UEFA is applying a new rule at the European Championships, according to which only the captains of both teams are allowed to complain to the referees about their decisions. Comments or reactions from other players can quickly result in yellow cards. Times when a group of players talk to the referee should be a thing of the past. If the captain is the goalkeeper, a representative should be appointed for him on the field for the referee dialogue. In the games so far, there have been noticeably fewer discussions on the pitch than usual.

Before the tournament began, UEFA referee chief Roberto Rosetti said: “These are top referees. They don’t change their minds, they don’t feel any pressure – why go?” He himself has never reversed a decision in his three decades as a referee.

Source: Stern

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