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Mechanics 8/20/2022

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


In the following scenario, should VAR intervene?

Team A player takes a shot, the ball deflects from team B player and heads out of play. Another team B player tries to prevent the ball from going out of play for a corner ...

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Mechanics 8/15/2022

jeremy of portland, or usa asks...

What is your guys threshold for calling a penalty if the player stays on their feet and get a shot/cross in the box? I know that you should truly only play advantage on a potential PK if a shot on goal happens almost immediately. Had a defender hip c...

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Mechanics 8/12/2022

Trent Futrell of Knoxville, Tennessee United States asks...

Corner kick, play is stopped. Attacking team is getting ready. Attacking team is leaning into the defending keeper jockeying for position. I let play go. Should I have told attacking team to not touch keeper and then let the corner kick continue?...

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Mechanics 8/1/2022

MATTHEW J PLODINEC of BRISTOW, VA United States asks...

A defender heads into a challange on his feet against an opponent in possession of the ball near midfield as the opponent is heading directly away from me (CR). The defender attempts a tackle and the attacker goes down, but from my angle, I don't se...

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Mechanics 5/18/2022

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


I'm sorry, but I still have one :-)

Advantage rule says: 'Advantage should not be applied in situations involving serious foul play, violent conduct or a second cautionable offence unless there is a CLEAR OPPORTUNITY TO S...

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Mechanics 4/27/2022

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

I am seeking clarification regarding sanctions to the manager/coach. Should the first time you go over to warn him that he is over stepping the mark be a verbal warning or a yellow card?So assuming you issue a yellow card must the next sanction be a ...

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Mechanics 4/23/2022

Dom Maunder of Saltash, Cornwall United Kingdom asks...

Why is the arsenal manager, arteta, allowed to spend the whole game outside of the technical area without being challenged by the referee?...

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Mechanics 4/18/2022

Ryan of Phoenix, AZ USA asks...

What is the best way to announce to players about a potential persistent offenses caution for repeated fouls on a single targeted player? Should you make a loud announcement that you want no more fouls in a short period on that player so everyone is...

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Mechanics 4/14/2022

Bob of HARROGATE, North Yorkshire England asks...

Another question on VAR
As a football fan aged 66 I am still unsure about VAR and if it really is 'helping'. I am a Liverpool fan and saw Manchester City v Liverpool last weekend, where VAR assisted Liverpool by ruling out City's 3rd goal, then ...

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Mechanics 4/4/2022

Scott of Mesa, Arizona Usa asks...

When I give a caution, I make sure to call out the players number, have them at least look at me while I issue it . However I have noticed professional referees sometimes will just point a yellow card at the player without even looking at them. To me...

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