Soccer

UEFA's Collina wants keepers to stay on line for penalties

  • Spain's Sergio Ramos kicks the ball before missing a penalty kick during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between Croatia and Spain at the Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux, France, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Spain's Sergio Ramos kicks the ball before missing a penalty kick during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between Croatia and Spain at the Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux, France, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Spain's Sergio Ramos misses a penalty kick during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between Croatia and Spain at the Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux, France, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Spain's Sergio Ramos misses a penalty kick during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between Croatia and Spain at the Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux, France, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic reacts next to Ivan Rakitic after stoping a penalty kick from Spain's Sergio Ramos during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between Croatia and Spain at the Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux, France, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic reacts next to Ivan Rakitic after stoping a penalty kick from Spain's Sergio Ramos during the Euro 2016 Group D soccer match between Croatia and Spain at the Nouveau Stade in Bordeaux, France, Tuesday, June 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)  (The Associated Press)

UEFA's head of referees says goalkeepers who leave their line and save a penalty should get a yellow card and the kick ordered to be retaken.

Pierluigi Collina says a strict interpretation of the rules was stressed to European Championship referees at Friday's debriefing before the knockout rounds where penalty shootouts are a factor.

Collina says "it was a mistake, unfortunately it happens" that Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was allowed to advance far from his line to save a penalty kick by Sergio Ramos of Spain.

Subasic's save kept the score 1-1 and Croatia went on to win 2-1 and top their group.

Collina says, if the situation is repeated, the penalty "will be retaken and the laws of the game say the goalkeeper will be cautioned."