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Law 5 - The Referee 5/15/2019

Andy Colbridge of Edinburgh, Midlothian Scotland asks...

How long is the referee in charge after the game, can a referee send off a player after the game , what is the cut off point ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/28/2019

Mark of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

I have a question regarding playing advantage and when its deemed to be over.

Yesterday I was watching a men's all age game when an attacker was fouled in the attacking half, just past the center circle, as they were passing the ball to a te...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/25/2019

Fidel Jaary of Auckland, New Zealand asks...


When starting a game a whistle is blown by the referee only once. At the end of the 1st half the referee blows the whistle 2 times. At the end of the game the referee blows the whistle 3 times.

In case of an Extra time, does the...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/24/2019

Jerry Sapp of Arlington, TN United States asks...

Today Barttlet vs Jackson wolves my daughter caught and Had control of the ball and then she got kicked in the head and released the ball and another player scored after she was injured that is not fair play can I file charges against the official ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/11/2019

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

I read today that a player ( I think it was Zouma) remonstrated with the referee after the match had finished. He was shown a yellow card and then a further one when he continued leading to a red. Is this the correct procedure? I would have though as...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/24/2019

Winston Mohammed of London, London UK asks...


I have a question relating to refereeing that I wonder if someone could offer their input, please?

It relates to fouls and misconduct.

My opinion is that whether a foul has taken place is a matter of opinion. For exa...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/25/2018

John (Iain) Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

Atting player takes a shot at goal and I'd deflected by the referee past the goalkeeper and enters the goal. What is the referees decision?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/6/2018

Ethan Banaszak of CAMERON PARK, CA USA asks...

During the match, if the ball strikes the referee then goes directly out of bounds without touching any other player, what would be the correct restart?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/1/2018

Mika Lehtonen of Helsinki, Finland asks...

This happened some 6 years ago...


Attacking team takes a throw-in. A few moments later second ball is thrown-in by the attacking (near midfield).

Is it a good g...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/25/2018

Matt of Hubbard, Oregon USA asks...

So this happened to my son who is 15 YOA and a referee but I was there to observe the incident.

He is working a tournament as the Center for a U12 game. He is assigned to 'field #2' and believes he has arrived. Unknown to him at the time, ...

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