Basically, I was in a 8 vs 8 football game the other day and the striker was getting ready to line up for a shot.
However, the CDM managed to run from the back right side of the striker and nick/kick the ball away from the striker (by sticking a leg from the side and without slide tackling) in the last second before they were able to shoot. Instead the striker then kicked the CDMs back calf.
The CDM was able to continue to run for the ball for half a second but since they got kicked in the calf quite hard, they fell to the ground (it was a small knock).
The CDM claimed it was the defending teams foul since they got to the ball first, cleanly and without fouling or touching the ST.
The ST claimed that it was actually the attacking teams foul because they had possession of the ball and the defender came from behind and obstructed the shot.
Both points were valid and we couldn't agree, so the defending team decided to give the ball back to the attacking teams goalie and restart the play from the back.
So I was wondering, who should get the foul in this instance... the CDM or the ST? Or are both points valid?