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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/12/2023

Jim Shaw of Belfast, N Ireland asks...

10th minute of match, forward and defender tussle for ball in corner, defender comes away with ball and passes to teammate at edge of penalty/area. Forward shouts “REF URE A STUPID F C !. I stop play and issue a red card. I restart play were...

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Mechanics 11/12/2023

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


My question is about VAR review on violent conducts and serious foul plays.

As far as I know, VAR can advise a review for violent conducts and serious foul plays even after the game has stooped and restarted.


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The Technical Area 11/12/2023

GARY WILSON of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire United Kingdom asks...

Can a manager step outside his technical area to retrieve a ball that has gone out of play and give it to his own player to take a quick throw in that results in a goal being scored ...

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Mechanics 11/11/2023

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

Thanks! I still have an additional question.

Mr Dawson writes this: 'What is different in todays LOTG is that caution is of its own separate entity. That caution would not count towards a second caution should that player receive another o...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/9/2023

Jack Maddox of Rochdale , Greater Manchester UK asks...

In recent games Tottenham v Chelsea and Arsenal v Sevilla the same incident has occurred. Chelsea second goal the ball was played through for Sterling on the wing, Jackson was way offside in the centre. Sterling crossed the ball and Jackson scored.
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Law 5 - The Referee 11/9/2023

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


I have one more question please.

Can a player get a yellow or red card before the match starts? If so, when can this possibility first occur? And when does the possibility of receiving cards end?

Thank you very...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/8/2023

Tyler of Vancouver, BC Canada asks...

Hello, I hope your day is going well.

If a foul starts outside the penalty area and continues on into the penalty area, would it be a fk outside the penalty box or a pk? Is the decision from where the foul started? Or here it ended? What ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/8/2023

Fran Karmann of West Covina, CA US asks...

I had a discussion with an experienced coach the other day and was stumped how to answer him regarding the pass back rule.
The Law says: an IFK is awarded if the goalkeeper inside their penalty area touches the ball with the hands/arms, unless t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/8/2023

Roy Agyei of Burgess Hill, West Sussex Great Britain asks...

In 2016 Arsenal were playing Swansea in the English Premier League In the 70th minute Granit Xhaka was sent off for tripping an opponent somewhere near the half way line. It’s what is usually called a professional foul. Instead of the expected yellow...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 11/7/2023

Tom Pennington of Gainesville, VA US asks...

I seem to remember that the LOTG allowed for the exemption of Medical or Religious jewelry to be worn if determined not to be dangerous, but I can't seem to find that reference anymore in Law 4.

Is this something covered by IFAB/LOTG or is...

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