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Law 5 - The Referee 1/28/2018

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom asks...

Dear panel,3 questions if you don't mind. At the recent Liverpool cup tie v WBA 4 minutes were added on despite being v.a.r.situations which took a while,a few injuries & substitutions when should have been much longer-why wasnt it?
2-when refs c...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/22/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

While I don't live in Kentucky, I am a retired prosecutor & can say unequivocally that a citizen cannot 'charge' anyone with a criminal action. And only on TV can a citizen decide to 'press' or 'not press' criminal charges.

e.g. AYSO gives ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/16/2018

Alex Botero of fort collins, colorado USA asks...

I just completed my referee course this past Saturday, and I'm pretty excited to start reffing. I got a confirmation email saying that I will receive a packet shortly with an ID card and more (wasn't specific on what else). It also said that I don't ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/15/2018

Daniel of Bacau, Romania asks...

Please, tell me, where it is written, if it is, that when players from both teams commit offences one after other at a short interval of time when the ball is in play, the referee must punish the first offence.

Thank you,

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/1/2018

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

It's regarding sanctions and cards. For instance, if a player commits a red card offence leaving the field at half time, as the Red card is only a sign to others and the player could be out of public view it would seem a bit silly to show it say in t...

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Law 5 - The Referee 12/28/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

I guess we are being to technical if we say that there was a denial of a goal from the specific shot taken - and it's just circumstance that the follow up sequence of play resulted in a goal.

Technically, even with the follow up goal, a goal...

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Law 5 - The Referee 12/24/2017

Martin Gorrie of Glasgow, US Residents Only United Kingdom asks...

How long should an advantage be played?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 12/11/2017

alex of fort collins, colorado larimer asks...

I'm becoming a ref and starting to pick up my gear. I thought I didn't need a watch because I already have a tom-tom spark 3 for running, and since it has a timer, would be good enough for reffing. Is it good enough? What functions does my watch have...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/26/2017

russell of Sydney, VAR trial country – Australia asks...

Ref Dawson has indicated that he said to the player 'give it a go'.

I would have thought this advise is not something a referee should be doing.

If we are told that we cannot influence, or advise in a benign drop ball situation, the...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/15/2017

Donald Fraser of City, England asks...

Please advise the correct procedure when a referee cautions a player.


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