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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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Mechanics 3/6/2022

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

When VAR is in use, do you recommend the referees to delay the penalty call until the ball gets outside of the penalty area or the defending team takes control of the ball? I ask because I think such a scenario might happen:
Team A i...

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Mechanics 2/21/2022

Ono of RG, ISR ISR asks...

This question is about VAR.

Say VAR checks for a penalty after the ref gives a corner.
The check shows a handball offense, BUT it came after a clear offside.

What's the right decision here - a corner or offside?...

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Character, Attitude and Control 1/26/2022

Mark of Eugene, Oregon US asks...

I have a style of refereeing very different from almost everyone I see and work with. I talk a lot during the match. Like, any contentious challenge where I don't call a foul, I immediately call out why I'm not calling a foul. If a ball hits an arm a...

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Mechanics 1/4/2022

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


As far as I know, VAR cannot get involved unless there is a situation related to to a goal, penalty, direct red card or a mistaken identity. However, does the central referee have the freedom to consult the video assistant referee f...

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Mechanics 12/27/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello and merry Christmas,

I wish to ask about a possible scenario. Assume that VAR is in use. At some point of the game, a player of team A commits a foul against his/her opponent. Since the team B maintains possession and continues to p...

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Mechanics 12/15/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

I want to ask, what would happen if a head referee starts a VAR review for an incident which is not related to a goal, penalty, red card or a mistaken identity? For example, the head referee gave a free kick for the attacking team in a po...

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