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Mechanics 9/29/2022

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


I have a question regarding the VAR protocol.

For example, when team A is attacking, player A controlled the ball using his/her hands but the referee missed it. Then, player B stopped player A with a foul inside the penalty...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/26/2022

G. Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

This clip, of a keeper standing in his PA but reaching out of the box to catch a dangerous ball, generated a LOT of discussion on Facebook.

An attacker was charging forward for the ball and defenders...

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Mechanics 8/24/2022

Bob of Harrogate, England asks...

Did the Referee miss something?

At Old Trafford on Monday, 22 August, when Rashford scored, his celebration included picking up the corner flag at the stretford end, the ref. waited for VAR but after confirmation he did not give a yellow c...

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Mechanics 8/20/2022

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


In the following scenario, should VAR intervene?

Team A player takes a shot, the ball deflects from team B player and heads out of play. Another team B player tries to prevent the ball from going out of play for a corner ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/14/2022

Robert of Phoenix, AZ USA asks...

Tottenham - Chelsea today

4 questions from a Chelsea fan:

1. The Havertz tackle - thoughts? Taylor is on the other side of the challenge, looks like defender might have gotten a toe first before the contact.

2. Tott....

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Law 11 - Offside 7/30/2022

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


two short questions, please.

1) The referee gives the advantage due to the SPA foul, but advantage does not ensue. Referee returns to original foul. Is it yellow card foul? I think so :-)

2) Can the referee g...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/15/2022

Brian Friedman of Stone Ridge, VA United States asks...

Comment and a question. The straight red card on Rondon in the Everton vs. Brentford game was wholly deserved. Rondon left his feet and came into the tackle studs up. What's your opinion on Thiago's challenge on Mason Mount in the FA Cup final betwee...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/8/2022

Daniel of Toronto, ON Canada asks...

In the recent Toronto v Vancouver game, the shot was taken and the Vancouver GK saved the shot. He then lost the ball and it bounced in front of him allowing Jayden Nelson to shoot the ball directly into the GK hands and into the goal. It was inst...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/24/2022

Dom Maunder of saltash, england asks...

Why was Ronaldos goal against arsenal ruled offside when the lines var put on the screen showed he was actually onside? The arsenal players line was red and because united were in playing in blue, ronaldos line was blue. Did var get confused and thin...

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Mechanics 4/14/2022

Bob of HARROGATE, North Yorkshire England asks...

Another question on VAR
As a football fan aged 66 I am still unsure about VAR and if it really is 'helping'. I am a Liverpool fan and saw Manchester City v Liverpool last weekend, where VAR assisted Liverpool by ruling out City's 3rd goal, then ...

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