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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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Mechanics 4/27/2022

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

I am seeking clarification regarding sanctions to the manager/coach. Should the first time you go over to warn him that he is over stepping the mark be a verbal warning or a yellow card?So assuming you issue a yellow card must the next sanction be a ...

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Mechanics 4/23/2022

Dom Maunder of Saltash, Cornwall United Kingdom asks...

Why is the arsenal manager, arteta, allowed to spend the whole game outside of the technical area without being challenged by the referee?...

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Mechanics 4/18/2022

Ryan of Phoenix, AZ USA asks...

What is the best way to announce to players about a potential persistent offenses caution for repeated fouls on a single targeted player? Should you make a loud announcement that you want no more fouls in a short period on that player so everyone is...

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Mechanics 4/14/2022

Bob of HARROGATE, North Yorkshire England asks...

Another question on VAR
As a football fan aged 66 I am still unsure about VAR and if it really is 'helping'. I am a Liverpool fan and saw Manchester City v Liverpool last weekend, where VAR assisted Liverpool by ruling out City's 3rd goal, then ...

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Mechanics 4/4/2022

Scott of Mesa, Arizona Usa asks...

When I give a caution, I make sure to call out the players number, have them at least look at me while I issue it . However I have noticed professional referees sometimes will just point a yellow card at the player without even looking at them. To me...

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Mechanics 3/6/2022

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

When VAR is in use, do you recommend the referees to delay the penalty call until the ball gets outside of the penalty area or the defending team takes control of the ball? I ask because I think such a scenario might happen:
Team A i...

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Mechanics 2/21/2022

Ono of RG, ISR ISR asks...

This question is about VAR.

Say VAR checks for a penalty after the ref gives a corner.
The check shows a handball offense, BUT it came after a clear offside.

What's the right decision here - a corner or offside?...

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Mechanics 1/4/2022

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


As far as I know, VAR cannot get involved unless there is a situation related to to a goal, penalty, direct red card or a mistaken identity. However, does the central referee have the freedom to consult the video assistant referee f...

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Mechanics 12/27/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello and merry Christmas,

I wish to ask about a possible scenario. Assume that VAR is in use. At some point of the game, a player of team A commits a foul against his/her opponent. Since the team B maintains possession and continues to p...

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