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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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Law 5 - The Referee 6/21/2021

Bob of HARROGATE, North Yorkshire England asks...

In the Euros, the match between Croatia and Czech republic, there was an incident in the penalty area, when Lovran unfortunatly clashed with an opposing player, the player went down and needed medical treatment. After which surely he should have gone...

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Mechanics 5/19/2021

Steve Hawkins of Altadena, California USA asks...

Clarification on #34224. The VAR is not looking for when the ball leaves the foot. A law change driven by VAR specifies in Law 11 that "The first point of contact of the 'play' or 'touch' should be used." As I understand it, this Law change was drive...

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Mechanics 5/18/2021

Jonathan Wichmann of Copenhagen , Denmark asks...

I’m a but puzzled about a thing re VAR. When a call is made for offside all the tech analysis seems to be about the line, the defender and the attacker on the receiving end when the pass is made. However, there does not seem to be any discussion abou...

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Mechanics 4/25/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb , Croatia asks...

As far as I know, when an infringement happens prior to a goal, penalty kick or denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity, video assistant referee can only intervene if the infringement is in the attacking phase of play that lead to t...

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Mechanics 3/21/2021

Jeremy of Chicago , Il Usa asks...

What is the proper mechanic if an AR needs to call a penalty kick? I have heard various mechanics... pointing flag at foot skirt between legs run to corner flag. I think that you don’t want to have the AR signal a foul in the penalty area with the ty...

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Mechanics 3/13/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

First of all, thank you very much for your answers, and yes, I assumed that VAR system is in use. Even though the assistant referee raised his/her flag, can VAR and the match officials on the pitch contact with each other, discuss about the situation...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/6/2021


With VAR measuring in mm. Can a player be off-side from a corner when kick is taken wide on the corner quadrant and a player is stood on the goal line...

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Mechanics 3/4/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


Do you think that video assistant referee was correct to intervene for the handball offense which happened between minutes 6:07-7:15 of the video?
Here is the video link:

I ask bec...

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Mechanics 2/16/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

I have another question which is also related to APP (attacking phase of play) in VAR protocol. Does a one-touch back pass by defending team's player start a new attacking phase of play even if the back pass is intercepted by one of the o...

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