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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 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/9/2022

Solomon Omowele of Johannesburg , Gauteng South Africa asks...

Are all fouls on the penalty box a penalty?...

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Mechanics 1/4/2022

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


As far as I know, VAR cannot get involved unless there is a situation related to to a goal, penalty, direct red card or a mistaken identity. However, does the central referee have the freedom to consult the video assistant referee f...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 1/2/2022

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

One additional question, please.

Advice To Referees says:

The ball is in play on a throw-in when the ball:
1) touches the plane of the touchline and
2) leaves the thrower’s hands.

In our case, point 1) is no...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 1/2/2022

Michael Ponting of Corby, England asks...

Have the throw in rules changed , the reason for the question is a throw in should be taken at the point the ball left the field of play however in a game today a throw was taken 25 yards from where it should be taken , the ref blew for the three bei...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 12/31/2021

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


one 'throw-in procedure' question, please.

Ball leaves player's hands and enters the field. Shortly afterwards, the player completes the movement and raises his foot into the air. Is it illegal?


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High School 12/29/2021

John Herbert of Huntersville, North Carolina US asks...

Free kick taken into the box, our player beats the goalie to the ball, he is in the air, goalie does not get off the ground, but jumps into our player, never touches the ball, the ball is headed into the goal. The ref called foul on the attacking pla...

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Law 3 - The Players 12/28/2021

vince lally of Manchester, United Kingdom asks...

A team turns up with 10 men so you start the game ,the 10 man team are winning 3-0 there manager comes to you and says 1 of his players has to leave ,so they are down to 9 players 15 mins into 2nd half another 1 has to leave ,leaving them with 8 play...

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Mechanics 12/27/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello and merry Christmas,

I wish to ask about a possible scenario. Assume that VAR is in use. At some point of the game, a player of team A commits a foul against his/her opponent. Since the team B maintains possession and continues to p...

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High School 12/20/2021

Mark of Eugene, Oregon USA asks...

Player A committed a reckless foul on Player B. Before I had the chance to whistle for the foul, Player B intentionally kicked Player A's legs in retaliation for the foul, to which I gave Player B a RC for VC. I gave him the RC immediately first beca...

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