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Law 5 - The Referee 3/30/2024

Bob of Regina, Saskatchewan Canada asks...

Can a ref give a yellow card to a player for a misconduct committed before the match has started? If yes, does the caution carry over into the match?

Law 5.3 indicates that the referee has authority to take disciplinary action from enterin...

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Other 2/12/2024

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, England asks...

In the African Nations final why didn't the var team make the referee aware of a possible red card when KESSIE clearly elbowed the Nigerian player. It was hardly mentioned on TV nor mentioned on bbc Web pages today the day after the game. Many thanks...

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High School 12/26/2023


I recently took my annual re-certification test which included the following question:
Team A is awarded a corner kick. B1 goalkeeper is one yard off the goal line. B2, second to last defender is 3 yards off the goal line. A2 is on the goal line...

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Other 12/5/2023

Colin Davies of Brighton , Sussex England asks...

On Liability, sorry, Referee inspects the ground ! All good to go, match starts, during the game a goal mouth meelle occurs ! Players end up in the goal causing it to tilt. When it comes back down a player gets his leg under the stantchon and breaks ...

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Other 11/13/2023

Michael of Broomfield, Colorado United States asks...

I need to do an interview for my research paper, could you answer these questions.

How long do you think we have before officiating is only technology? Or do you think there will always be human interaction?

What is innovative ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 10/25/2023

Mateo of New York, NY US asks...

Thank you refs for the response. The circumstances were the scoring team had just registered its fifth goal to take a 5-0 lead and the goal was scored by the player least likely to score. Everyone was happy for him and ran off the field to celebrate...

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Other 9/25/2023

Robert T Durkee of Mentor, Ohio USA asks...

I'm watching the Eagles beating the Buccaneers. When the Eagles were only a yard or less from the end zone. they came out with a formation with all the players very close to each. Then, they ran a QB sneak. However, the QB was pushed from behind by ...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 9/5/2023

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Thanks to all of you for your clear answers.

Update on the photos... I posted my question at the field after viewing the sequence on the small camera screen.

Once at the computer screen, I could see the heel of the keeper's bac...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 9/4/2023

Mike of Lachine, QC Canada asks...

Attacking player on a breakaway dekes the keeper and is clear on goal, removes his shirt before kicking the ball into the open net. What is the sanction and restart?...

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Other 8/21/2023

Andrew Mate of Bloomington, Indiana United States asks...

How to overcome the mistakes that on the ground field?...

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