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Mechanics 9/16/2018

steve of Oakland, CA usa asks...

Thank you all for your input. As an additional question for when it comes to preventing escalation, can you ever use a red card as a threat to get players to stop?

I remember seeing a video once where a referee was getting dissent and he cal...

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Mechanics 9/16/2018

Steve Stanovcak of San Mateo, CA United States asks...

I was looking in Law 6 but was unable to find anything definitive. What is the best way to get the attention of the CR if you are an AR?
For any reason. My few guesses would be to raise your flag or motion the CR to come over to talk. If there w...

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Mechanics 9/4/2018

Glenn of Boston, MA USA asks...

Silly topic, but can you talk about the use of whistle blowing techniques?

It's commonly practiced to blow the whistle longer and harder for a harder foul, and to do a simple tweet for a common foul. But I frequently blow the whistle for a ...

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Mechanics 9/1/2018

Fidel Jaary of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

Hi Sir,

What do referees say to players going at each other at the time of taking a corner kick, i see defenders and stickers pushing and shoving each other.

i normally blow my whistle and address the situation by talking to both de...

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Mechanics 8/21/2018

john of houston, texas usa asks...

A referee I worked with some years ago did a wrong mechanic where if a free kick was taken '20 yards out, he would send the AR to the end line to watch ball over the goal line and CR would take offside line to watch for offside and fouls.

I ...

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Mechanics 8/16/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

If I put the whistle to my mouth (for instance, because someone took a quick dive)-am I obliged to blow it?...

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Mechanics 8/12/2018

jeffrey of Portland, Oregon usa asks...

I have some trouble with persistent infringement cautions. Calling it on one player committing fouls or repeated fouls against a skilled player is usually fine, but I will give a short list of my issues and hopefully you can help me with it and help ...

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Mechanics 8/2/2018

bob of los angeles, ca usa asks...

I appreciate your input and I will work on my future calls of this manner. I usually do call advantage pretty early if a foul happens and a player keeps possession, so I will delay that call a bit, as well as the running on the field thing.


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Mechanics 7/9/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

In the England-Sweden game, in the 66th minute, there was a Swedish pass down their left sideline. An English player steps in to shield the ball over the end line but the Swedish player blatantly pushes the defender from behind.

It looks li...

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Mechanics 7/9/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks about FIFA fines.

This link will provide some insight on the topic.

As for Referee Mark Gieger and his performance...

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