Time wasting, Football

If a football team is winning the game, or is happy with a draw, it often tries to play for time towards the end of the match. A favourite ploy is to take time out of the game by holding with the ball at the corner flag. Similarly, very often goalkeepers take a long time over a goal kick. This time wasting can only be prevented by penalizing it.

Suggested new rule: Obvious time wasting will be penalized with a free kick from anywhere on the 18-yard line of the penalty area of the time wasting team.

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