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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/18/2023

Mühenned Elseyho of Onikisubat, Kahramanmaras Turkey asks...

Is it enough for the defender's foot to reach the ball before the opponent? Does this protect him from his next mistakes? Will a direct free kick be awarded to the yellow player in this shot, and why?

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/17/2023

Steve Wheeler of Collier Row, United Kingdom asks...

A goalkeeper kicking from his hands in open play. He releases the ball just inside box and makes contact with the ball kicking it outside the box. Is this one motion and classed as handball outside the box?...

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Law 3 - The Players 11/15/2023

Hussaini Abubakar of Kankara Local Government , Katsina State Nigeria asks...

Can a subbed player play penalty in the laws of foot ball ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/13/2023

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

Thanks, but I still see a contradiction there. (for example, in Mr. Dawson's text)

Don't take it personally, Mr. Dawson! It's not your fault :-)

Mr. Dawson quotes IFAB Q&As states: '...The offending player cannot be cautioned, o...

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Other 11/13/2023

Michael of Broomfield, Colorado United States asks...

I need to do an interview for my research paper, could you answer these questions.

How long do you think we have before officiating is only technology? Or do you think there will always be human interaction?

What is innovative ...

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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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