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Mechanics 3/4/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello,

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: https://youtu.be/fr_9IfWlV4A?t=367

I ask bec...

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Mechanics 2/16/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello,
I have another question which is also related to APP (attacking phase of play) in VAR protocol. Does a one-touch back pass by defending team's player start a new attacking phase of play even if the back pass is intercepted by one of the o...

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Mechanics 2/7/2021

Mark Deaville of Stoke on trent, Staffordshire asks...

If a foul is committed and a player booked is the booking rescinded if VAR call play back for an earlier incident?...

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Mechanics 2/6/2021

Jason C. of Lacrosse, WI USA asks...

An attacking player plays a long through-ball to a teammate and is fouled in the process. I hold the whistle to see if the pass comes off. The keeper on the opposing team comes out of his area and plays the ball with a hand at a moment when it become...

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Mechanics 12/17/2020

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

In reviewing the LotG, I find the signals in Law 6 are coded for a left diagonal. Does this mean that the right diagonal is "phased out?" I don't know a referee who does that anymore (though I have heard stories), but I feel it could be an option, ...

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Mechanics 7/4/2020

Fidel Jaary of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand asks...

Hi There,

Does the referee need to keep his hand raised when an offside happens, and the ball played and touched by another player, i had seen some referees do raise their hands to indicate an offside and then drop it.

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Mechanics 3/10/2020

Sal of CHICAGO, IL USA asks...

The following situation fluctuates between a yellow card and a stern talk or a red card depending on which ref you ask, therefore I'm curious about how you guys would handle the following situation: Two players one RED, one YELLOW get into a melee wh...

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Mechanics 2/16/2020

Steve Debus of Crofton , MD USA asks...

As a follow-up, I understand the AR making the call was disciplined, but the rest of the crew should also have been able to overcome the clearly wrong offside call. How did the CR, other AR, 4th official and VAR not ask the question of how you can ...

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Mechanics 2/13/2020

donald of washington dc, md usa asks...

would you say it's a common practice for referees to have a foul that occurs on the very edge inside the penalty box and place it on the line to not give the team a penalty kick? i'm talking one that's maybe a small trip or bump but occurs just barel...

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Mechanics 1/28/2020

jeremy of boston, ma usa asks...

Is it unprofessional to be talking all game about why you are/aren't calling fouls? A few years back I went from being relatively silent during games to now probably talking more than any referee I know, constantly and loudly saying why I am or am no...

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