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professional foul

n
(Soccer) football a deliberate foul committed as a last-ditch tactic to prevent an opponent from scoring
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He found prominence with plays such as Arcadia, Professional Foul, The Real Thing.
The Hoops leapfrogged Killie into fourth spot but Hamill believes the dismissal of Italian Pascali was the major turning point of the game after his professional foul on Scepovic just outside the box in 35 minutes.
In an attempt to silence critics, the former FC Barcelona boss tried to justify his skipper's decision by describing it as a mere "professional foul" that went wrong.
LOUIS VAN GAAL leapt to the defence of Wayne Rooney after seeing his captain sent off for an ugly professional foul during his side's 2-1 victory over West Ham.
"I call that a professional foul. Maybe you don't want to hear it but in professional football you make professional fouls."
The double punishment for a professional foul - awarding a penalty and sending off the offender - has come under scrutiny after red cards to Martin Demichelis and Wojciech Szczesny dented English hopes in S the Champions League.
Goodall committed a professional foul in the box and although Craig Reid's spot kick was saved, Hylton made sure of the points with his second, much to the delight of Scott.
There is a world of difference between digging your team out of trouble with a 'professional foul' and cheating by, say, diving.
Cefni skipper Grahame Austin was sent off late in the game for a professional foul.
It looked plain sailing for The Knitters when Chukki Eribenne penalty and Andy Gooding gave the visitors a cosy interval lead but Neil Cartwright's red card for a professional foul midway through the second period was a turning point.
Stephen Roberts was sent off for Rovers for a professional foul before Jason Scotland's 84th-minute penalty made it three and Febian Brandy completed the scoring in injury-time.
Nelson was dismissed during the second half of Thursday's 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium for a professional foul on Swans striker Leon Knight.

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