FIFA is considering introducing a new rule to prevent goalkeepers from distracting penalty takers after Emiliano Martinezâs notorious antic during the World Cup final.
Argentina won their third World Cup in December after a thrilling final went to a penalty shootout which they won thanks to goalkeeper, Martinez. The Aston Villa man has always taken an abrasive style to play and has done throughout his entire career.
So seeing him get into the face of the French players and try to intimidate them was no great surprise.
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It is hard to argue with his methods when it works but many were upset at his antics deeming them unsportsmanlike.
In order to stop this kind of future behaviour, FIFA is considering introducing a new rule at their IFAB meeting this week, according to Marca.
FIFA is considering an âanti-Emiliano Martinezâ rule change to prevent goalkeepers from distracting penalty takers. Martinezâs controversial behavior at the World Cup final prompted the potential rule change,which will be reviewed at the upcoming International FA Board AGM. #FIFA pic.twitter.com/QVQQu36YMS
â FootballNews (@footballnews_np) March 2, 2023
đ¨đ¨| FIFA are considering a new âEmiliano Martinez ruleâ, which will prevent the goalkeeper from distracting or talking to a penalty shooter. @marca #rmalive
â Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) March 1, 2023