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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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Law 5 - The Referee 11/13/2017

Red Rufus of Atlanta, Georgia USA asks...

Small field co-ed Rec game, one center, no ARs. Team A is attacking and a player from team B dispossesses Team A player in the penalty area fairly and plays a long ball forward. I turned to follow the ball but it goes out of play for a team A throw. ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/7/2017

Matthew of Ogbomoso, Oyo Nigeria asks...

If a red player is on the ground after coliding with his team mate and blue is about to score please what should the ref blow here. is it fair play or should allow the blue player to score...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/6/2017

John of La, La Usa asks...

Should a center referee ever call his own offside or wave down an AR's offside call?

Like if a center happened to be up at the defenders line and saw a player is clearly offside but the AR misses it, or the center referee clearly sees that ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/5/2017

Terry Martin of Londonderry, londonderry asks...

when is the latest time a red card can be issued

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/1/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

R/Sir, during a match here in our region a teams leave the ground after the decision made by the referee that AR flagged for offside but referee didn't see it and goal was score as same happened here in this video...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/30/2017

Phil Routledge of Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom asks...

A player is tackled fairly but goes to ground clearly injured. The referee ignores the injured player, thus failing to ascertain the severity of the injury, allowing play to continue around the motionless player on the edge of the penalty area for up...

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