Soccer Handball – Rules of the game By plugeldadmin Posted on September 28, 2017 4 min read 31 0 4 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Plunge into Soccer and get all the most recent football news, betting tips, and advancements for all the real associations around the globe. Read inside and out articles on all significant Premier League occasions and from other nations. Since there has been a lot of discussion about a possible **handball of Ramos in the Dortmund – Real Madrid** game, i think it helps to add some facts to the discussion. A *misconception* which is often repeated by some commentators and even referees is, that it is a handball if a player *enlarges the size of his body by using his hands*. This is not necessarily the case. The rule which is applied in such a case is that it has to be **deliberately**. To prove what is a deliberate act and what is not makes it sometimes difficult to decide. What referees use to prove whether it is deliberate or not is the distinction between *natural* and *unnatural* movements. * Typical examples for a natural movement: A player falling down on his hands/arms and a ball touching him afterwards. * Typical example for an unnatural (deliberate) movement: Jerome [Boateng](https://i.imgur.com/RF5zhvh.jpg) The case of sergio Ramos yesterday is hard to decide. [Sergio Ramos](https://streamable.com/5ymjt) What the referee and many spectators used to decide that it wasn’t a handball was that the distance between Ramos and the deflecting Navas was too short, so Ramos didn’t have the time to move his hands away. I would still decide differently (based on slowmotion video though!) Ramos moves his hand in a deliberate (unnatural) act towards the ball *before* Navas deflected it. He saw where the ball was going and moved his foot/leg and his arm/hands deliberately towards it. For anyone interested in the rules (page 98): [laws of the game 2017](http://resources.fifa.com/mm/document/footballdevelopment/refereeing/02/90/11/67/lawsofthegame2017-2018-en_neutral.pdf) **Opinion:** This is really hard case and i would prefer to have a rule for the penalty area, that deliberation doesn’t count, neither for defenders nor for attackers in this special area. Simply keep your hands away from the ball in the penalty area. Yes, I’m looking at you maradona. Every day soccer news from best leagues in the planet. Additionally highlighting match tips, betting, and bookmaker advancements. Transfer news and rundown of finished transfer.