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Mechanics 2/6/2021

Jason C. of Lacrosse, WI USA asks...

An attacking player plays a long through-ball to a teammate and is fouled in the process. I hold the whistle to see if the pass comes off. The keeper on the opposing team comes out of his area and plays the ball with a hand at a moment when it become...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/4/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello again and thank you very much for your answers. Actually I was more about the APP (attacking phase of play) concept in VAR protocol but I guess, offside rule show some similarity to it. I think, interfering with the defender is the key point in...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/3/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

I have a question regarding regarding attacking phase of play in VAR procedure. Does a deliberate but a bad control of the ball by the defender reset attacking phase of play? Say, home team sends a long ball forward, one of the defenders ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/29/2021

Richard Lundie of London, Uk asks...

Hi there,

I’m having a debate with people online, about the Tottenham Liverpool game on weds.

There was a controversial moment where the goalkeeper Allison looked to have handled the ball outside of his area when the Son was cle...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 1/27/2021

Martin Wheatley of Manchester, County (optional) United Kingdom asks...

Multi ball play. A goalkeeper runs towards his own corner flag to intercept a ball played down the line. He gets there before the forward and hits the ball up field and up into the stand. Meanwhile a follow up attacker immediately picks up a multi ba...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/26/2021

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Ok - I'll be the one to ask.

Offside or not in the Man City v Aston villa EPL match?

Have heard a lot of debate on this one.

I listened to the match on radio and after the incident happened the commentator kept coming...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/25/2021

Peter Banbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

That thorny question of the ball striking an attacker leading to a goal or goal scoring opportunity. Is this only if it leads directly there? Maybe an extreme case but the ball hits an attacker several yards outside the box on his arm. Unlikely a fre...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/24/2021

Tony of WHITEHORSE, Yukon Canada asks...

During FA Cup MUFC v LFC, Rashford scored a goal in 2nd half. When the ball was played thru a LFC defender knicked the ball while trying to stop the thru ball. Would this touch have negated the offside.... if Rashford was in an offside position? ...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/23/2021

John of Athens, Greece asks... at 1:47 a goal scored but a player in offside position attempted to play the ball without touching it . The goal was awarded.It is offside or good goal ?

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Law 11 - Offside 1/21/2021

Lenard Wynne of Johannesburg, South Africa asks...

A defender is behind the goal line and out of the field of play and not involved in active play, an attacker who is now between the goal keeper and the second last defender receives the ball and scores, is the goal disallowed due to offside?...

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