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Law 5 - The Referee 11/6/2017

John of La, La Usa asks...

Should a center referee ever call his own offside or wave down an AR's offside call?

Like if a center happened to be up at the defenders line and saw a player is clearly offside but the AR misses it, or the center referee clearly sees that ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/5/2017

Terry Martin of Londonderry, londonderry asks...

when is the latest time a red card can be issued

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/1/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

R/Sir, during a match here in our region a teams leave the ground after the decision made by the referee that AR flagged for offside but referee didn't see it and goal was score as same happened here in this video...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/30/2017

Phil Routledge of Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom asks...

A player is tackled fairly but goes to ground clearly injured. The referee ignores the injured player, thus failing to ascertain the severity of the injury, allowing play to continue around the motionless player on the edge of the penalty area for up...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/29/2017

matan of Tel Aviv, Israel asks...

Regarding selective enforcement of the rules by a referee:

could a justified complaint be raised against a referee who decides to enforce a rule which is rarely used, especially in a specific set of circumstances which are substantial to the...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/16/2017

Fred of Salt lake City, UT USA asks...

When it comes to stopping a team doing time-wasting tactics, what are your thoughts on the referee counting down out loud to the player before giving a caution?

When I am in the situation of a winning team trying to take a restart slowly, I ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/16/2017

Brian White of Palmer, MA USA asks...

Had a call this weekend that, while I believe I applied the laws correctly, still doesn't sit well from a 'fair play' standpoint.

Team A takes a hard shot right to Team B goalie's chest. He makes the save on his knees, and Team A retreats f...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/15/2017

Brendan Mullen of Westwood, MA USA asks...

The CR blew the whistle for full-time. Pointed to the Center of the field to indicate the end of the game. Players were walking off the field towards sideline.

Immediately before the ref blew final whistle the AR on one side of the field had...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/9/2017

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Blue player gets stepped on at the midfield line and goes down grabbing his ankle. Whistle is blown for a foul and a direct free kick is signaled. Blue players start walking over to fallen teammate. Just as everyone has put their guard down, a blue p...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/7/2017

David of Valley Grande, Alabama USA asks...

If the offense kicks the ball into the opponent's goal - but on the way to the goal the ball is touched by an opponent, (the defender's hand), is the goal scored, or is it considered a handball, and not a score?

In other words, can the defen...

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