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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/18/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello,

I wish to ask a question about pre-restart misconducts committed by the attacking team.

Say, player A10 is preparing to take a corner kick. Just after referee's whistle and just before the ball is in play, player A5 pushe...

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Other 8/31/2021

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

Do you think that IFAB should allow the referee to award a goal if it was illegally defended, i.e. the Suarez handball?

Other sports allow the officials to do this in similar situations.
American football allows referees to decide the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/19/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello,

Thank you very much for your answers. I am actually curious about why didn't the referee restart the play with a act with VAR after the corner kick has already been taken. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/17/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello again,

I wish to ask a follow up question.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGS4vJVmE8M
In this position, after Rooney was sent-off with the help of VAR, the corner-kick was retaken (as far as I understood from the body lang...

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Mechanics 8/13/2021

Steve D of Crofton , MD USA asks...

In today’s Brentford-Arsenal match it appeared to me that on Brentford’s second goal the attacker was “playing the keeper” and not the ball and even had locked his arms behind him to “pin” the keeper in the announcer’s language. Why was this not a fo...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/12/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello,

I wish to ask what would be the correct restart in such a scenario:

Red team is preparing to take a corner kick. Just before the corner kick is taken, red team player hits blue team player in blue team's penalty area but ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/2/2021

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Canada-USA women's semi-final in the Olympics. VAR awarded a PK for Canada, when Canada's Rose contacted Davidson, the U.S. defender from behind, then stretched through to poke the ball away.

I believe the ref was content to let play conti...

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Mechanics 7/9/2021

VAR fan of Bergen, Norway asks...

Thanks for you thoughtful answers!

Re Sweden:
I'm curious, given the disagreement seen afterwards, even between referees, why this was considered a "clear and obvious error". I'm guessing this kind of incident has been mentioned in th...

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Mechanics 7/8/2021

VAR fan of Bergen, Norway asks...

I have some questions relating to VAR and some decisions in the ongoing Euros.

1) The red card against Sweden seemed harsh. It may have been reckless (yellow), but any excessive force seemed to originate from the player from Ukraine runnin...

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Mechanics 6/28/2021

Steve Debus of Crofton , Maryland YSA asks...

I have a question about timing for VAR reviews. In France vs Switzerland today, the CR did not call a foul for Switzerland at the edge of the French PA and France counterattacked. At the end of that counterattack, Switzerland started to break out and...

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