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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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Mechanics 12/17/2020

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

In reviewing the LotG, I find the signals in Law 6 are coded for a left diagonal. Does this mean that the right diagonal is "phased out?" I don't know a referee who does that anymore (though I have heard stories), but I feel it could be an option, ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/17/2020

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

As an AR, can I require spectators/coaches to stay 6ft away from the touchline? I always see them creep up as close as possible, and with COVID-19 I would like to "socially distance" them from me....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/2/2020

JasonC of Lacrosse, WI USA asks...

Did you guys catch the Sounders-FC Dallas game yesterday? I can't find a clip of this incident, but there was a foul called on a challenge by Santos of Dallas. The challenge brought a caution as well. Just after this challenge, perhaps just before or...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/1/2020

John of Patras, Greece asks...

I am wondering if the following case is a penalty: The defender touches the ball deliberately (with his hand raised in the air) outside the box, but one of his legs is stretched and touches the inside area of the box. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/22/2020

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom asks...

I read the story of the MLS goalkeeper being sent off for a 2nd yellow card for encroachment on a penalty kick,having already received a yellow for time wasting. I have never heard of this happening before,so why wasn't Sam Johnstone o104277f WBA giv...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/9/2020

Richard Park of Hampton , Ga Usa asks...

Attaching player gets fouled outside the defending team penalty area, tries to play thru foul but never regained possession of ball and was then fouled again inside defending team penalty area. Referee never applied advantage on first foul and stoppe...

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High School 11/7/2020

Bruce Moore of SF Bay Area, California USA asks...

First great site.

I'm trying to get a better understanding of defenders reaching in front of attackers to get and or take the ball away. Any insight from your team is Greatly Appreciated !

I have a youtube video that does a bett...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/7/2020

Martin of San Diego, CA USA asks...

2020-2021 offside rule still explicitly stated "arms are not included in offside determinations" (paraphrased). Why then (handball rule changes notwithstanding) do EPL VARs continue to include arms in offside rulings?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/1/2020

Ian Thomas of Sarnia, Ontario Canada asks...

I recently watched a "Misplays of the Month" on Sportsnet, and one play caught my eye. I found the game later so I could reference it. Hartford Athletic vs Philadelphia Union II, score was tied 2-2, and a Hartford Athletic player, Danny Barrera redir...

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