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Law 5 - The Referee
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Law 5 - The Referee 7/13/2022

Tom Williams of N/A, Prince Edward Island Canada asks...

Hi there, I have played soccer for years and watch plenty of soccer including the premier league every weekend, and I really want to know because I have never seen it, can you play an advantage in the penalty box? I feel like it’s a no but I would li...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/21/2022

Garikai Kondanani of Harare , Harare Zimbabwe asks...

A player is injured during a match. When assessing the player the doctor informs the referee of the risk of serious injury if the player continues playing. Can the referee prohibit the player from continuing.

The player makes a careless ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/22/2022

Charlie J Lee of Auburn, WA United States asks...

Attacking player kicked the ball near penalty box area and I blow whistle for foul instead of giving advantage but the ball went into defender's goal net.
Is this goal awarded even after foul signal?
Thanks,

Charlie...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/16/2022

Malcolm Colledge of BLAYDON-ON-TYNE, United Kingdom asks...

if a player gets fouled and needs on pitch treatment and the player who does the foul gets a card shown ,does the injured player have to go to sidelines to wait refs permission to return to the field?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/14/2022

Jason of Lacrosse, WI USA asks...

Did you guys catch the Fiorentina-Napoli Coppa game this week? There was an incident where a defender committed a tactical foul, which was his second caution of the game. The ref seemingly made a huge blunder (for this level) stopping a 3v1 to issue ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/7/2021

Brayden Swain Karmann of Fontana, CA US asks...

I showed a coach a red card after the match who used foul language (F-Bombs)at me after the match when he was signing the match report.
I was told I should not show the cards after the match, only during the match.
When in the Laws of the G...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/27/2021

Mourad Tighiouart of Los Angeles, CA United States asks...

sorry about that, the tag I put probably triggered a flag, try this

https://vimeo.com/616515177

I think I overheard now the commentators mentioning prior altercations of Fornals (#8 West Ham) with the referee...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/15/2021

Larry of DANVILLE, CA US asks...

Law 5 states the referee “punishes the more serious offense, in terms of sanction, restart, physical severity and impact, when more than one offense occurs at the same time”. This makes since when two players are both fouling each other and you decid...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/9/2021

Peter Babbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

A couple of questions arising from the England v Denmark game if I may. Firstly, the Danish players were standing almost on the toes of the defensive wall when they scored. Obviously the best scenario is for the ref to shift them before the kick is t...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/29/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello,
Can a referee warn a player who has already been booked in the match? I think there is no rule that prevents it but in any case, would it be acceptable for a referee to warn an already-booked player? ...

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