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Law 5 - The Referee 8/18/2018

samuel of Seattle, WA usa asks...

I would like to ask a question regarding the use of hats/sunglasses. Why does it seem like IFAB/FIFA wants to intentionally make things as difficult as possible for referees?

Hats aren't that big of a deal but I know sometimes they are frown...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/6/2018

PeterBabbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

In a recent World Cup match ( I cant recall which one for the moment) a throw in was taken by the attacking side, another ball was about to come onto the field but an assistant stopped it. The attacker ran on and put the ball in the net. The goal was...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/3/2018

Larry of Danville, CA US asks...

While I agree with your answers concerning parents complaining about throw ins, I don't think it should be ignored. We loose so many refs because of complaining fans, I think it is required for us to stand up to the ill informed at these lower ages a...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/1/2018

John Stingelin of Naperville, IL United States asks...

Am I correct in observing that referees in the World Cup are signalling 'Advantage/Play On' with a single arm instead of the double arm up swoop I was taught?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/27/2018

Larry Lang of Sacramento, CA USA asks...

During formal matches, in any league, is it ever customary for a player take physical possession of a yellow card from the referee, retaining the card on his or her person for the duration of their on-pitch performance?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/21/2018

Nikita of Moskow, Russia asks...

Hello! I now have a question, who decides how much time will be added to the time? Chief referee or the fourth referee?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/19/2018

mark dowson of middlesbrough, cleveland england asks...

if a player kicks the ball and it hits the referee and goes out of play who gets the throw in or if it goes behind the line is it a corner or goal kick? answers on a postcard marked wish you were here please lol...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/19/2018

Mike Macey of Hong Kong, Kowloon China asks...

Did anyone notice that in the 84th minute in the Columbia v Japan game, what was the mistake ??


Answer, the ball hit the linesman and went back into play, but the game was stopped for throw, is that a correct decision, I understand, the...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/22/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA USA asks...

Hi Panel - My 2 cents on sunglasses and my personal experience.
I am a primary care physician trained in Family Medicine, and a youth soccer referee. Exposure to sunlight increases the risk of a number of eye health problems, most notably catara...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/15/2018

Dave of Maroochydore, Qld Australia asks...

1. Can a referee be substituted at half time, even if he is not injured? We had an incident last week where the person that refereed the first half decided at half time that he could no longer continue in the second half because he felt the match wa...

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