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Law 5 - The Referee



Delineates the powers and duties of the referee and Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

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Law 5 - The Referee
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Law 5 - The Referee 7/2/2020

Referee of Aus, NSW Australia asks...

I cant find this in the new rule book. If a player is given permission to leave the field and then wants to re enter during play he can only do so on boundary lines but if ball is out of play then he can enter at anywhere ie goal line. Where is this ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/27/2020

Doug Crawford of Moraga, CA US asks...

Goalie down - play continues?
I remember the instructor in my ref class many years ago saying there always has to be a goalie, and play you cannot have a game if the goalie cannot play. I have not heard mention of this factor since then.
h...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/25/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

As with everyones's view on the similar question from Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark (his being a seemingly deliberate handling not given), I feel there is a deliberate tactic by PGMOL to let the VAR ref take the heat as opposed to the on field o...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/10/2020

Doug Crawford of Moraga, CA US asks...

Hello fellow referees - Many coaches and others talk about only allowing a single shot to be part of the advantage process, and not to allow two bites at the cherry.

If a player is fouled, and the ref tries to see if an advantage develops, t...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/7/2019

bruce of phoenix, az USA asks...

i had a situation this past weekend where two teams had played each other and one player broke his arm in the match, reportedly on purpose by an opponent (throwing him to the ground or something). the broken arm player was playing angry all match and...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/12/2019

Sean of Perth, Western Australia Australia asks...

In the Champions league Semi Final 1999 - Juventus v Man Utd. Dwight Yorke makes an attempt to round the goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi however gets brought down, however a fellow attacker Andy Cole is on hand to score the goal. Is the referee entitled ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/9/2019

Jerry of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

I have always been told to go back and give cautions for fouls you would have given cautions for but played advantage. Does this also include Unsporting Behavior fouls of the tactical/SPA variety even if the 'promising attack' wasn't completely neutr...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/9/2019

Devery A Harper of NAPLES, FL United States asks...

What a great resource this is! I really appreciate your answers. I am just starting my second year as a ref and I am constantly learning. It is situations like these that help me learn the fastest.
After the dust settled and I had time to think ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/4/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

I find advantage a difficult concept to master. Plenty of times in a recent match I found myself wondering if gaining advantage would be more beneficial to the team than calling the foul.
Example 1: attacker is fouled inside the PA. Ball goes t...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/20/2019

Grant Rae of Montrose, Angus United Kingdom asks...

The ref has blown for half time then the assistant calls him over for a penalty, should the penalty be taken?, as the half is over!...

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