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Law 5 - The Referee 5/1/2017

Chuck of Phoenix, Az Usa asks...

Strange decision by the ref in my adult game today. With my team ahead 3-2 in the closing minutes of the game, a shot was taken by the opposing team. Not a particularly well taken shot. It was off target and rolling slowly. Our goal keeper came off h...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/1/2017

Gregory Fischer of Canoga park, Ca United States asks...

Can a referee add more time after the final whistle to a match had been blown?

We recently had a key match against a rival that ended in a 0-0 draw. Moments after the final whistle was blown, the opposing coach ran onto the field complaining...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/30/2017

John George of Belmopan, Belize asks...

Can a game be played over due to unfair officiating?

my first division team lost the game due to some totally bad calls by the referee even the fourth official said that some of the calls he made were really bad so before the end of the gam...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/30/2017

Saul F. of Goshen, IN USA asks...

I need advice on whistles. First of all, I had two games on a Sunday as center. The thing is that after going home I had a ringing noise in both of my ears and maybe it was from the whistle. What can I do so I don't get back that ringing noise anymor...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/30/2017

Dave Bober of Waynesville, NC US asks...

Ordered a youth referee kit for a new ref...along with everything he received his yellow and red card and also a card with a '2' on it. What is its purpose? We are very curious....

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/7/2017

kaissi of Wildomar, Ca USA asks...

Goalkeeper challenges an attacker, he collect the ball but goes down in pain(broke his leg)he release the ball, attacker gains the ball and about to score, WHAT DO YOU DO AS A REFEREE? stop the game or NOT?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/2/2017

IAN DOIG of dunfermline, fife scotland asks...

how long can the referee stop a player from coming back onto the pitch after treatment....

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/31/2017

Fidel Jaary of Mt Roskill, Auckland, Auckland New Zealand asks...

At the time of the toss, what do referees say to both captains.

If you could help me answer this question i would be grateful.



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Law 5 - The Referee 3/29/2017

Rohan Ramgarib of Barrackpore, Trinidad & Tobago asks...

A Referee made a Wrong decision and called off side when a Player scored a goal. it is clearly seen on the reply that the player was on side. can the off side be revoked by the officials even if the game is completed or does the referee decision is ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/21/2017

Steve of Stockton, CA USA asks...

I have been a referee mentor in NorCal for several years, and no, there is no difference in the way NorCal and FIFA interpret and apply advantage. That being said, at U11, you are likely to have players who are still not used to playing through fouls...

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