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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/13/2021

Mark K of Rocklin, CA US asks...

two questions

1-how important are CR mechanics in these free kicks? The reason I say this is that I was at this game(you know you're reading too much AsktheRef when this happens...)

I agree with you that, indeed, the goal counte...

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Mechanics 5/10/2021

Doug Crawford of Folsom, CA U.S. asks...

Hi there fellow refs - When should coach misconduct stop the game?
As an AR yesterday I raised my flag for coach comments - the CR and I later agreed that I should NOT have kept the flag raised after play restarted.
The referee had stopped...

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Mechanics 4/25/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb , Croatia asks...

As far as I know, when an infringement happens prior to a goal, penalty kick or denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity, video assistant referee can only intervene if the infringement is in the attacking phase of play that lead to t...

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Mechanics 4/6/2021

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

I don't feel like my question was answered I seems like it was lost in the background information. I'll post it here again:

If a mass walk-off occurs (reducing a team's players to below 7) and the referee either "stops play" or "suspends ...

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Mechanics 3/29/2021

Doug of Folsom , CA USA asks...

Hello all- I am looking for advice on the ability of an exercise tracker to semi-accurately measure the distance I move as a referee, including all of the continuous walking and running, as well as the frequent stop and start activity. I was thinkin...

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Mechanics 3/21/2021

Jeremy of Chicago , Il Usa asks...

What is the proper mechanic if an AR needs to call a penalty kick? I have heard various mechanics... pointing flag at foot skirt between legs run to corner flag. I think that you don’t want to have the AR signal a foul in the penalty area with the ty...

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Mechanics 3/17/2021

Ken of Dallas, TX USA asks...

In higher level matches I do, for free kicks I where the attacker asks for 10, after setting the wall I pretend that I’m laying down a line of vanishing spray making a “tschhhhh” sound while fake holding a can. Usually it gets either “wut was that” o...

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Mechanics 3/13/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

First of all, thank you very much for your answers, and yes, I assumed that VAR system is in use. Even though the assistant referee raised his/her flag, can VAR and the match officials on the pitch contact with each other, discuss about the situation...

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Mechanics 3/8/2021

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

Not a question but more of a statement on the necessity for consistent, proactive officiating. I am in no way faulting the center referee for his actions because I likely would have done the exact same thing. However, having seen this, I think I le...

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Mechanics 3/4/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


Do you think that video assistant referee was correct to intervene for the handball offense which happened between minutes 6:07-7:15 of the video?
Here is the video link:

I ask bec...

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