18-yard box comes up short
A Brazilian cup tie between Uniao and Atletico Goianiense was delayed in unusual circumstances when officials were forced to redraw the penalty box after players noted the 18-yard line at one end of the ground was around 2.5 metres short.
Uniao groundsmen used green paint to cover the erroneous line and paint a proper one just few minutes before the game began.
However, seconds after kick-off the game was halted as players complained they were confused by the old and new lines, according to Brazil’s globoesporte.com.
Thursday night’s game was delayed for a couple of minutes while groundsmen at the fourth division club took the field again with brushes to touch up the proper dimensions.
Atletico won 1-0 to progress to the second round where they will play Santa Cruz.