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Law 5 - The Referee 3/29/2017

Rohan Ramgarib of Barrackpore, Trinidad & Tobago asks...

A Referee made a Wrong decision and called off side when a Player scored a goal. it is clearly seen on the reply that the player was on side. can the off side be revoked by the officials even if the game is completed or does the referee decision is ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/21/2017

Steve of Stockton, CA USA asks...

I have been a referee mentor in NorCal for several years, and no, there is no difference in the way NorCal and FIFA interpret and apply advantage. That being said, at U11, you are likely to have players who are still not used to playing through fouls...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/19/2017

Dane of Lincoln, California Usa asks...

Do cal north rules differ much from fifa rules,

My main question is about 'law 5' which is the 'advantage' rule or guideline.

The referee- allowing play to continue when the team against which an offence has been committed will bene...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/19/2017

Rick Hartley of Leeds , West Yorkshire United Kingdom asks...

Can a referee swear at a player ? When a player asks for his reason for a decision?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/14/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

While I hope none of us have to encounter the following, if we did, Id like to ensure I know the right process to follow.

The LOTG state:

Referee can send a player off from pre-match pitch inspection onwards

Referee can...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/25/2017

Wyatt Redmond of Chattaroy, WA United States asks...

If a ref acknowledges a foul has happened but refused to call it due to it being the dying seconds of the game. ( 6' 200lb man tackled a 5'5 120lb female ) Are you legally allowed to file a complaint due to the referee breaching his contract of calli...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/16/2017

Mark Redmond of Guildford, Surrey United Kingdom asks...

If a yellow card is given to a player for a offence on the pitch, does a referee have to restart the game with a whistle. Therefore not allowing the game to restart with a 'quick free kick'? ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/10/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Indeed the panel did have the restart correct and my comprehension was off track, and that is why I consider this site a valuable tool.

I totally 'get' the situations Ref Grove mentions, e.g. an offence off the other side of the field (so no...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/9/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

For what it's worth, AYSO allows a referee to eject a parent. The normal procedure is to first get the coach to control the parent. It usually starts with a parent standing near one end of the field yelling instructions, which is not permitted. If...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/9/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Not sure just how many years Ref Dawson had at the time of the match he mentions, but I know that I am only to start my sixth year shortly, and (thankfully) have not experienced a situation like the one that he (and Ref McHugh similarly) have.

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