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Law 18 - Common Sense 3/11/2023

Zluvka of Liberec, Northern Bohemia Czech Republic asks...

Are your 2017 answers still valid today? (I read somewhere that this does not apply to the goalkeeper's throw. The decisive moment is said to be before he releases the ball from his hand.) Thank you. ...

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Other 2/28/2023

Brian Fleming of Bellevue, WA USA asks...

This video circulated on Facebook, and as you can see in the comments a spirited debate ensues... Curious to get your take...

On one hand, keeper making a reasonable play here IMO, no contact, attackers touch puts ball outside his own rea...

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Character, Attitude and Control 12/20/2022

Douglas wix of Liverpool, England asks...

Hi. Not really a follow up question, just a big thank you to the 2 referees replies & comments about the cup final referee & the Idiot Martinez. Thanks again...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/30/2022

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

Could you please explain why Greizmann's goal in the France / Tunisa game was ruled off side? From my perspective:

Greizmann was in an off side position when the ball was initially played in, but he played no part in the play. The ball is ...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/30/2022

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

The disallowed tying goal in the France-Tunisia game adds another wrinkle to the offside conversation.

Though VAR isn't concern for most of our reffing, I'd say it got it wrong here. Yes, Griezmann was clearly offside at the time of the k...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/30/2022

Marv of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

RE: France vs Tunisia World Cup 2022

In the final minute France scored a goal that was ruled offside. IMHO the Tunisian defender played the ball. Does deliberately playing the ball not negate the offside offence? Please give me your though...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/13/2022

Zachary Scherschligt of Minnetonka, MN United States asks...

I have a question about quick v. ceremonial free kicks. We had a situation where the whistle was blown for a handball and a free kick was awarded, a player from the defending team stood near the ball while two other defenders formed a wall about five...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/24/2021

Eunan McDaid of Donegal, Non-US/Other Ireland asks...

Hi, I was wondering if yous had any ideas on what would be an interesting dissertation topics in refereeing?

I am considering a few. including - referees using bodycams or should ex-players be referees.

Can you think of anythin...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 9/22/2021

Peter of Stockton, CA United States asks...

Just watched Manchester United Vs West Ham. Surely Bruno's goal should have stood. He was 4M away, the referee : In all other cases, the referee drops the ball for one player of the team that last touched the ball at the position where it last touche...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/22/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Oh, I am really sorry for the typo. I actually meant why didn't the referee restart the play with a dropped ball after Rooney has been sent off?

I know, penalty kick cannot be awarded in such a case since the ball was not in the play when ...

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