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Mechanics 1/18/2023

AEK Fan Club Of NY of ASTORIA, NY USA asks...

Thank you for your replies. IMHO the white player clearly dived, he had no intention to play the ball, he turned his body, closed his eyes, and prayed to get kicked.
The initial call by the ref was no penalty, and while #21 white (the victim) ye...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/20/2022

Marc Boman of Walpole, MA USA asks...

In added time at the end of the second half of the Argentina v. France World Cup championship game, there was an uncalled event that looked a lot like misconduct under Law 12’s prohibition against initiating “a deliberate trick by causing the ball to...

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Mechanics 12/9/2022

Chris of Vancouver , Canada asks...

In the Brazil-Croatia game, the ball hit a Croatian player’s hand in the penalty area, the play continued. Perhaps the ref played advantage, perhaps he didn’t see. In the ensuing play, two shots were taken by Brazil. Both blocked by defenders. Played...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/30/2022

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

The disallowed tying goal in the France-Tunisia game adds another wrinkle to the offside conversation.

Though VAR isn't concern for most of our reffing, I'd say it got it wrong here. Yes, Griezmann was clearly offside at the time of the k...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/26/2022

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


one maybe stupid DOGSO question, please.

Situation 1: The player runs towards the goal with the ball at his feet and is fouled from the front by the last defender. (At the moment of the foul, the defender is closer to the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/10/2022

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

In the Arsenal v Liverpool match there were two penalty issues, one given, one not, yet I didn't see VAR intervene in Either. In my opinion our so called best referee Michael Oliver got both wrong, any thoughts please? Thanks in advance. ...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 10/8/2022

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


one 'penalty kick' question, please.

Player A1 takes penalty kick. The ball hits the bar. It bounces back to the field and from the goalkeeper into the goal. Team-mate A2 offends.

Can I decide that THE BALL DID...

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Mechanics 10/5/2022

Steve of Altadena, us asks...

I think the panel missed an important aspect of the question. The VAR protocols allow for the review of the attacking phase of play ("APP") before a PK.

As the panel noted, the VAR really should have had play stopped sooner, but once VAR ...

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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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