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Law 5 - The Referee 6/20/2024

Steve of Brighton, UK asks...

Hello! I have seen instances of players or staff being given yellow or red cards after the full-time whistle has been blown. Is there a rule on the start or finish of when a person is eligible to be given a card?

For example, can a player...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/19/2024

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


If a defending goalkeeper commits an accidental handball in his/her penalty area in the back pass of his/her teammate, would it be a play on or an indirect free kick offense? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/19/2024

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom asks...

Many thanks for the reply. I agree to some of your explanation & accept shoulder charges are part of the game but to me the WOBER incident & the one late in the game last night on a Czech player were blatent pushes & fouls which imo deserved yellow c...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/18/2024

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, UK asks...

Hello. In the France v Austria match yesterday WOBER the Austrian player, who was on a yellow card, blatently pushed Griezmann causing him a bad cut, why wasn't WOBER given a 2nd yellow, thereby then a red card?
I thought the, referee was poor o...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/16/2024

Tony of Whitehorse , Yukon Canada asks...

In the 77 min Croatia v Spain, the referee called a foul in the penalty area against Spain. How is that not DOGSO? Even after VAR....?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/15/2024

Steve Janz of Los Angeles, CA United States asks...

Hi - I have a question that relates to Law 3 and Law 12. In Law 3 it states that if a substitute comes on to the field of play and interferes with play, the restart is a DFK at the point of interference. However, what I am confused about is the state...

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Mechanics 6/15/2024

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


I have one more question, please.

VAR protocol says this:

'Delaying the flag/whistle for an offence is only permissible in a very clear attacking situation when a player is about to score a goal or has a clear...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/14/2024

Jude Cowan of Killaloe , Ontario Canada asks...

Can a goalie delay from picking up a ball until forced by an opposing player? Our keeper didn’t pick the ball up until a player came and challenged him, but the ref said it was unsportsmanlike and next time he will receive a yellow card. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/13/2024

Brian Casey of Newmarket, on Canada asks...

Is it possible to issue the same player two Red Cards in the same game??
The situation was as follows.
The player was issued a Red Card during the game. The same player when issued the Red Card verbally swears and threatens the Referee?? ...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 6/10/2024

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


I have one throw-in problem, please.

Law 15:

- An opponent who unfairly distracts or impedes the thrower (INCLUDING MOVING CLOSER THAN 2 M (2 YDS) TO THE PLACE WHERE THE THROW-IN IS TO BE TAKEN) is cautioned fo...

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