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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/16/2018

Mario Barbafiera of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand asks...


Don't know if this has been asked, but the Penalty awarded after the VAR intervention between Croatia and France. My initial gut feeling was no penalty, and the fact the ref took so long to decide also makes me wonder. I have read convinc...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/15/2018

peter larvan of Savannah, GA US asks...

Do you think the poor performance of Mark Geiger at the WC, roundly criticized by many senior referees etc for losing control of games and dubious calls, will effect the international standing of USSF referees as a whole or will it just reflect upon ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/14/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

On the Croatia first goal in the game vs England: if I had seen that high foot near an opposition head in any of my games, I would have called it. Here, three defenders gave a meek wave of their hands to appeal for a foul but none was given.


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/14/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA US asks...

Restart of play after fouls and misconduct
I was reading the new LOTG 2018-2019 and noted some interesting changes (this year or recently):
Law 12, p109
'4. Restart of play after fouls and misconduct against:
an opponent " indirect...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/12/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Am puzzled by two similar Penalty are jostling that had only one picked up as an infringement.

The last play of the first half had seen Lovren of Croatia inside the PA grabbed and hindered by Maguire as the ball came into the PA from a left ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/10/2018

Brian Lutke of Whistler, BC Canada asks...

Please clarify whether it's a foul:
Player 1 has possession and Player 2 slide-tackles hitting ball first but also hits Player 1 (foot-to-foot, or foot-to-leg) after hitting ball. All players on defending team saying 'but he got the ball first'.....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/9/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

A few questions from the quarter finals games.

I used my camera to record some replays but they didn't always turn out well. I'll give links where the quality was acceptable.

The first (which didn't record well was from the England-...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/8/2018

Iordan of Adelaide, South Australia Australia asks...

Dear Asktheref,

I refereed a game on the weekend and an incident came up which I'm not sure I dealt with 100% correctly.

In second half stoppage time the game was 2-2. The away team had two goals disallowed for offside earlier in t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/6/2018

Clive Donald of Doncaster, South Yorkshire England asks...


During a football match at the wkend, I awarded a penelty for handball. Its been bothering me as Law 12 is vague around handballs. The attacking team had the ball out on the wings and crosses it into the box. Its a poor cross and defender...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/3/2018

John Lubeck of Livermore, CA US asks...

Thanks very much for the answers!

I think as you note, this was not denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity, it was denying an obvious goal as the attacker had long passed the GK by. So I would contend (in my humble and basically wort...

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