Referees explain criteria for signaling hand

Velasco Carballo, president of the arbitrators, and Clos Gomez qThey wanted to explain again the criteria for signaling a hand, one of the aspects that generates the most controversy in the parties. “The arbitrators are correct in the vast majority of actions, they know the criteria and they are consistent. If they are not correct, it is not a lack of judgment, but simply mistakes, ”said Velasco Carballo.

So far in the league there have been 73 hand actions and the referees hit 93% of them. The field player was right on 53 occasions and on another 15 it was the VAR that helped to achieve the success. There are only five errors in the hands in 250 games and two hands have been left at shoulder height and three unnatural hands to sanction.

Clos Gomez explained the criteria for pointing or not hand. “When it goes to the ground and promotes balance, it is not hand. When the hand is close or close, it is not penalized. If the player plays the ball and hits him in the hand, it is not a hand. It is not sanctioned when the position is natural, “said Clos Gómez, who insisted that there were” 13 actions and 13 successes by not signaling a penalty. “

On the other hand, the sanctionable ones are “any accidental hand immediately prior to goal, deliberate / intentional hands (those that the player makes a movement towards the ball); hands at shoulder height and hands in an unnatural position (those that occupy a greater space and avoid a shot or goal) ”, he explained Clos Gomez.

They are not hand

When it goes to the ground and promotes balance

When the hand is close or close

If the player plays the ball and hits him on the hand

When the position is natural

Are hand

Any accidental hand immediately prior to goal

Deliberate / intentional hands (those where the player makes a move towards the ball)

Hands at shoulder height

Hands in an unnatural position (those that occupy a greater space and avoid a shot or goal) “