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The Laws Of The Game Say Denmark's Goal Against England Should NOT Have Stood

Nasir Jabbar

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The Laws Of The Game Say Denmark's Goal Against England Should NOT Have Stood

Denmark's goal against England should NOT have stood, according to the laws of the game.

The Danes opened the scoring in the semi-final clash thanks to a thunderous free-kick by Mikkel Damsgaard, who smashed home from 30-yards out.

But his goal should have been ruled out per the letter of the law.

Denmark formed their own wall and they slid over to England's defensive wall, blocking Jordan Pickford's view of Damsgaard's shot.

However, FIFA rules state: "Where three or more defending team players form a 'wall,' all attacking team players must remain at least 1 metre (1 yard) from the 'wall' until the ball is in play."

So, according to the law, Damsgaard's free-kick should have been scratched off as their players were not one yard away from England's wall.

Simon Kjaer put through his own net to cancel out his side's opener, with England and Denmark firing blank in the second-half to send the Euro 2020 match into extra-time.

Topics: Football News, Football, Euro 2020, England, Denmark

Nasir Jabbar
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