Josh, an adult pro referee, asks:
Red defender handles the ball on the goal line to stop a goal. Immediately after, blue attacker scores from the rebound. The goal stands but is the defender red carded as well? Thanks
Answer (see also “Apology” posted on July 5)
Yes. The 2016/2017 Laws of the Game states in Law 12: “Where a player denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by a deliberate handball offence the player is sent off wherever the offence occurs. ” This declaration remains true even if the attempt is unsuccessful (either directly or as the result of applying advantage).