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Law 5 - The Referee 9/20/2018

john of los angeles, CA usa asks...

Is it a problem to use colored whistles? The rest of my uniform is completely standard (black shoes, black hat if needed) but my collection of whistles are neon colors like orange, yellow, green, pink. I do this to be able to easily locate them in my...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/18/2018

Phil Prata of Burlington, Ontario Canada asks...

Thanks again for the quick and comprehensive answers.

Just to be clear - the ref was playing advantage i.e. he agreed that both offences occurred (the player touched the ball in an offside position but stopped when he saw the AR flag correct...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/18/2018

Jason lewis of Cardiff, Wales Wales asks...

If a player or person who is not allowed on the pitch comes on without the referee permission after a foul has been given to their team and then the person who comes on and tell the referee his or her view of the game to him and then they get involv...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/17/2018

Ben of Las Vegas , NV Us asks...

I am a 45 year old parent of two girls playing in high school. I played as a youth and have coached club teams etc. I also was the assistant coach to my daughters last year where we were one game from going to state and lost in PK's after 3 OT's. Thi...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/16/2018

Phil Prata of Burlington, Ontario Canada asks...

Thank you all for quick and comprehensive responses.

The actual calls made were: GOAL. The ref explained that an offside offence had been committed but as the offending player then stopped, the goalkeeper was free to play on (the ref said he...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/13/2018

Paul of Gold Coast, Queensland Australia asks...

Can the referee make a decision regarding offside with out the assistant ref raising their flag...

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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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