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Mechanics 10/24/2021

Shaun of Bromley, Kent England asks...

In the recent Arsenal v Aston Villa match the ref viewed the VAR monitor 55seconds after contact was made and awarded a penalty deep into injury time. The penalty was saved but the rebound was slotted home, the Villa manager questioned why the whistl...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 10/22/2021

Kevin Green of Skipton, England asks...

VAR ask the ref to check a penalty decision after the half or full time whistle and a penalty is awarded.
The penalty is saved, but the ball remains in play, is that the end of the half/game or can a goal still be scored?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/26/2021

Bob of HARROGATE, North Yorkshire England asks...

I understand that if a player (stupidly) whips his shirt off in celebration of a goal, he will be yellow carded, but if that goal is subsequently ruled out by VAR, does the yellow card still stand. I ask this , because as far as I can see Joshua King...

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Other 9/20/2021

Har Rymam of Athens, Non-US Greece asks...

Please checkout the following cases from the linked video:

Case #1: At 10:47 number 26 in yellow gets kicked in the face by player number 11 in white and black. Is it a red card?

Ref said foul and yellow, no var intervention

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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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