We see two possibilities here for the totally non-standard term “last defender.” 1.It could possibly have been the referee’s way of saying that the player who was cautioned had committed what used to be called a “professional foul,” usually committed as a last resort to stop a promising attack. 2.
This soccer rule states that the Referee, in his discretion, may decide to not stop play due to a foul if it would be an "advantage" to the fouled team to not stop play (i.e., The concept is that the team that was fouled should not be punished by having an attack stopped which might result in a goal and, conversely, that the team which committed the foul should not gain an advantage as a result of the foul).
The first change in the red card rule is that if an attacking player has a breakaway, the last man on defense will not receive a red card for fouling the opposing player unless it is violent or involves a handball in the penalty box. Previously, a referee would use their judgement to give a red card depending on how much the foul impacts the play.
14 April 2016. From the section. Players who commit a foul to deny a goalscoring opportunity will no longer automatically be sent off, football's rule-making body has confirmed. The previous ...
Association football. In association football, a professional foul involves a defending committing a foul in order to prevent the opponents from scoring, or to deny an obvious goal-scoring opportunity. The resulting free kick or penalty may offer the attacking team a lower chance of scoring than the original playing position, and the defending player therefore has an incentive to tactically commit the foul.
Regulation lengths are: Touch line: Minimum 90 meters (100 yards), maximum 120 meters (130 yards) Width (goal line): Minimum 45 m (50 yds), maximum 90 m (100 yds). At each end of the field is an eight-yard-wide goal centered along the goal line. Six yards from each goal post along the goal line and ...
A Run-Through of the Soccer Offside Rule. The offside rule in itself is fairly straightforward… A simple interpretation of it is that to remain onside an attacking player must: 1. Be in their own half of the field; or if they’re not. 2. Have the ball played to them while they are level with the second-last defender; or. 3.
The ‘Last Man Back’ Fallacy. Over the Weekend and over the season there have been numerous fouls that, taken purely on fact, have been the same but have resulted in differing punishments. I refer to the ‘last man’ foul, or denial of a ‘goal-scoring opportunity’ to quote FIFA’s rules. The punishments meted out in these circumstances have been the same a free-kick (or penalty) but there has been a perceived inconsistency as referees have given yellow and red-cards.