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Mechanics 10/5/2022

Steve of Altadena, us asks...

I think the panel missed an important aspect of the question. The VAR protocols allow for the review of the attacking phase of play ("APP") before a PK.

As the panel noted, the VAR really should have had play stopped sooner, but once VAR ...

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Mechanics 9/29/2022

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


I have a question regarding the VAR protocol.

For example, when team A is attacking, player A controlled the ball using his/her hands but the referee missed it. Then, player B stopped player A with a foul inside the penalty...

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Mechanics 9/25/2022

Jeremy of Portland, OR USA asks...

Is it bad practice to not allow a team to sub its own players when they are trying a fast restart? ...

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Mechanics 9/21/2022

Bob of Mesa, AZ USA asks...

When a player is cautioned and has to leave the field, is it required of the referee to give an explanation for the caution...

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Mechanics 8/24/2022

Bob of Harrogate, England asks...

Did the Referee miss something?

At Old Trafford on Monday, 22 August, when Rashford scored, his celebration included picking up the corner flag at the stretford end, the ref. waited for VAR but after confirmation he did not give a yellow c...

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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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