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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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Law 5 - The Referee 4/5/2021

Derek of Cary, Illinois United States asks...

In the Valencia-Cadiz match, the entire Valencia team walked off the field because of an alleged racial slur thrown at one of their players. To my knowledge the referee did not sanction the player who spoke it. Several minutes later Valencia return...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/28/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

One of my friends and I had an argument related to advantage play. We assumed that one the players of team A was fouled by an opponent. Immediately after, another team A player took the possession of the ball and therefore the the referee...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/4/2021

Russell of Sydeny, Australia asks...

The things you hear with no crowds.

Firstly, Happy New Year all - hope you are safe and well where ever you are.

Just watching the Chelsea v Man City replay and could hear what I thought was the incorrect use of wording from Ref...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/31/2020

Jeff of Richmond, VA USA asks...

Can a soccer goalkeeper place a water bottle in the goal?...

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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.

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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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