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Law 5 - The Referee
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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

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...

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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Law 5 - The Referee 6/21/2021

Bob of HARROGATE, North Yorkshire England asks...

In the Euros, the match between Croatia and Czech republic, there was an incident in the penalty area, when Lovran unfortunatly clashed with an opposing player, the player went down and needed medical treatment. After which surely he should have gone...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/17/2021

Shaun Cosy of melbourn, Australia asks...

If referee stop the game for a 50/50 challenge or for an injury, how referee can re-start the game with a dropped ball, if it is not clear who touched the ball last?
(since the ball has to be dropped to the team who has possession of the ball)...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/2/2021

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I was centre official in a game last week (our first action in about SIX months, due to COVID) and my AR indicated an offside infraction.

Problem was, the play was in my corner and the flag wasn't in my field of vision. Yes, yes: my respo...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/28/2021

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


One rule question, please.

For which types of offenses can the advantage be applied? And when is it forbidden?

(Example: 'Can an advantage be considered if the throw-in is not taken correctly?')


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