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Mechanics 11/7/2021

Mark of eugene, or usa asks...

Had a situation this weekend where a coach on the sideline was doing a lot of whistling to get his players' attention. Other coach complained that the whistling was distracting players thinking it was my whistle. Talked to the coach and for the most ...

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Mechanics 10/24/2021

Shaun of Bromley, Kent England asks...

In the recent Arsenal v Aston Villa match the ref viewed the VAR monitor 55seconds after contact was made and awarded a penalty deep into injury time. The penalty was saved but the rebound was slotted home, the Villa manager questioned why the whistl...

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Mechanics 10/14/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

I wish to ask a question about a possible scenario. For example, the ball goes out of the pitch near the corner flag and at first, the central referee points out for a corner kick and the attacking team quickly takes the corner kick. Howe...

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Mechanics 10/2/2021

Tony Carroll of Trowbridge, Wiltshire United Kingdom asks...

In todays game Bournemouth v Sheff Utd a Bournemouth player was fouled in the penalty area and a penalty awarded.
He was injured and received onfield treatment.
I thought the new law was that they had to leave the field until play restarted...

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Mechanics 10/1/2021

Brian Mooney of Mesa, AZ United States asks...

On a last play penalty shot (extended play, ref called a handball and awarded a PK because it was in the box at the very end of the game). Do all other players have to clear the field?
I see that it noted it is good to have players clear the ...

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Mechanics 9/30/2021

ray JOSEPH sharman of broughton astley, leicestershire United Kingdom asks...

after the referee plays advantage can a player refuse the advantage and ask for a free kick or deliberately kick it to the opposition so he does not have the advantage...

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Mechanics 9/29/2021

Trent Futrell of Knoxville, TN USA asks...

U14 Middle School Girls soccer game

Two incidents I want to ask about.

First, blue team gets a DFK on red half of the field. Most of the red team heads back to protect their goal. However one red player is lurking off to the s...

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Mechanics 9/25/2021

Jeremy of houston, tx usa asks...

Situation from today, curious if I handled it right. Attacker passes ball, Defender is running past Attacker to chase ball and does a tiny little push on his back as he runs past which causes Attacker A to yell out "what the f" but I call advantage<...

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Mechanics 8/13/2021

Steve D of Crofton , MD USA asks...

In today’s Brentford-Arsenal match it appeared to me that on Brentford’s second goal the attacker was “playing the keeper” and not the ball and even had locked his arms behind him to “pin” the keeper in the announcer’s language. Why was this not a fo...

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Mechanics 7/21/2021

DALE RIO of East Brookfield, MA United States asks...

Why did the change of the AR flag being held up on a offsides violation not instantly to later in the play?
Dale Rio...

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