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Mechanics 1/18/2023

AEK Fan Club Of NY of ASTORIA, NY USA asks...

Thank you for your replies. IMHO the white player clearly dived, he had no intention to play the ball, he turned his body, closed his eyes, and prayed to get kicked.
The initial call by the ref was no penalty, and while #21 white (the victim) ye...

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Mechanics 12/29/2022

Mühenned Elseyho of Onikisubat, Kahramanmara? Turkey asks...

When the referee announces a penalty kick, when is the yellow card shown and when is it not?...

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Mechanics 12/9/2022

Chris of Vancouver , Canada asks...

In the Brazil-Croatia game, the ball hit a Croatian player’s hand in the penalty area, the play continued. Perhaps the ref played advantage, perhaps he didn’t see. In the ensuing play, two shots were taken by Brazil. Both blocked by defenders. Played...

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Mechanics 10/12/2022

Donn Milton of Vienna, VA United States asks...

I had this situation a few years ago, and still don't know the best way to handle it:

This was a competitive U16 Division 2 boys match, the last match of the season with implications for promotion to Division 1. Team A is leading 2-1, with...

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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...

Hi,

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...

Hello,

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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