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It all depends on what happens to the other player, if he/she goes to ground as a result of your late challenge the opposing team may be awarded a free kick or penalty kick if the challenge was inside the box, however if your late tackle does not affect the oppositons possession of the ball the referee may call play on where the opposition tries to play advantage, however if they lose the ball quickly the referee can call the ball back to where you made the late challenge and award a free kick or penalty kick. If you bring an opponent down with a late challenge from behind you are likely to be issued with a yellow or red card depending on the severity of the incident. The best thing to do is to ensure you make a good tackle and win the ball cleanly.

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