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Law 5 - The Referee 5/6/2018

Matt Swanson of Hubbard, Oregon USA asks...

I'm a coach, parent and referee...but for this question my observation comes as a parent. My son (15 yoa) plays in a high school aged competitive spring league. In a particular game the fouls and misconduct were especially unchecked by the referee ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/29/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have a question about the match between Real Madrid vs. Leganes. I don't have the complete video, but roughly at 44:43 into the game, Mayoral, for Madrid, scores their 2nd goal. It can be seen in the highlights at 1:25 here:

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/28/2018

Darren House of Gloucester, NSW Australia asks...

In my most recent amateur game one of my teammates was booked for arguing with the referee. When we returned for the second half the referee told our manager that the player in question could not return because he would not last long ie would be sent...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/17/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

VAR penalty after 1st half finishes.

The below links shows a VAR decision where a penalty is taken after the first half had been completed (you can clearly hear the whistle to end the half following a passage of play).

In the passag...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/16/2018

Mark Fischer of Armonk, NY USA asks...

A new referee was being mentored by a more experienced referee (both teens), with the new referee as center ref and the more experienced ref as an AR. The new referee blew her whistle to signal the end of the game but not loudly enough, so play conti...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/1/2018

Steven watson of Aberdeen, United kingdom asks...

Referee blows HT whistle, as we are walking off the pitch the referee books our player for a foul made just before the whistle. The ref didnt give the foul or indicate an advantage at the time he just blew for half time. Is this allowed ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/16/2018

Har Rymam of Athens, Attica Greece asks...


First of all thank you for the time to answer my question.
Please don't misunderstand me, the events were shameful, and a disgrace for Greek football.

I would like to reiterate, the question I originally asked.
Please ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/15/2018

Har Rymam of Athens, Attica Greece asks...

I do not understand why you were surprized with the comment the AR allegedly made.
The specific stadium is one of the most difficult to referee. Diego Maradona said after he played there with Napoli, that he had never seen anything...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/15/2018

AEK Fan Club of NY of New York, New York USA asks...

First of all thank you to all for answering my question.

This is simply a followup on the answer given by mr. Peter Grove.
The last scene on the pitch was with the referee and his hand raised, disallowing the goal.

Following tha...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/28/2018

Dave Bermingham of Herndon, Virginia United States asks...

Lots of VAR controversy in the FA Cup Tottenham v Rochedale match.
Two questions: I'm having a problem seeing that the Referee and VAR Ref are being consistent in two of the early decisions. At 0...

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