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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/6/2019

J R WILLIAMS of Barry, United Kingdom asks...

If the ref sees an accidental hand ball in the build up to a goal, but let's the goal stand, would VAR still then overrule it?

If VAR would overrule, doesn't this mean all accidental handballs should be given, as they could all, in theory, l...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/5/2019

jeff of carmel, indiana usa asks...

Keeper blocks a shot and has the ball in his hands. He then sets the ball down like he is going to kick it but then picks it back up, foul? I though that as long as the keeper does not play the ball he is allowed to pick it back up....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/5/2019

Derek of Cary, IL United States asks...

Was Atkinson right to change his yellow to a red card for Son's tackle? I didn't see what looked like excessive force, but the tackle from behind was dangerous and reckless at the very least.

I'm guessing Martin was using the definition of ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/4/2019

Sal of CHICAGO, IL USA asks...

Adult men's game, White team player dribbles past two Red defenders and takes a strong shot on goal from just outside the penalty area semi-circle, defender from Red team standing on the PK mark, sees the ball coming toward his chest fast and hard an...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/1/2019

Devery A Harper of NAPLES, FL United States asks...

Penalty kick or no penalty kick?

I'd like to present a couple of scenarios to get your opinions.

Situation 1:
U16 girls final (local tournament). Blue team is down a goal with 5 minutes to go. I was AR in this game. A shot cam...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/28/2019

Roy Agyei of Burgess Hill , West Sussex United Kingdom asks...

When a player is defending at a corner, and does not face the ball once it has been played and blocks the opposing player by pushing with both hands in his chest, is it a foul and is the punishment a penalty awarded against the offending defender?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/27/2019

Matthew Venables of Ballasalla, United Kingdom asks...

Can a keeper save the ball with his hands, while not catching the ball to waste time and then pick the ball up ?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/26/2019

Matthew Alexander Smith of Watford, Hertfordshire United Kingdom asks...

Hi. I was recently watching a game where a player was taken out in the opposition's penalty box by a sliding challenge which failed to make contact with the ball. Upon review, it wasn't given as a foul. What could be the reason why the referee might ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/26/2019

sal of chicago, IL USA asks...

So there's a shot on goal by attacker, the shot is deflected by a defender to the left vertical line of the penalty area, the goal keeper gets to it and does his best to grab the ball and maintain possession before the ball leaves the penalty area, b...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/25/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

Ref Joe asked about the circumstances leading to my decision:

Keeper saved the ball near the goal line. He is holding the ball in his hands and walks out to the top of the PA, then drops the ball. He hovers over the ball as a nearby attack...

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