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Mechanics 4/25/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb , Croatia asks...

As far as I know, when an infringement happens prior to a goal, penalty kick or denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity, video assistant referee can only intervene if the infringement is in the attacking phase of play that lead to t...

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Mechanics 3/21/2021

Jeremy of Chicago , Il Usa asks...

What is the proper mechanic if an AR needs to call a penalty kick? I have heard various mechanics... pointing flag at foot skirt between legs run to corner flag. I think that you don’t want to have the AR signal a foul in the penalty area with the ty...

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Mechanics 3/13/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

First of all, thank you very much for your answers, and yes, I assumed that VAR system is in use. Even though the assistant referee raised his/her flag, can VAR and the match officials on the pitch contact with each other, discuss about the situation...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/6/2021


With VAR measuring in mm. Can a player be off-side from a corner when kick is taken wide on the corner quadrant and a player is stood on the goal line...

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Mechanics 3/4/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


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:

I ask bec...

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Mechanics 2/16/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

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If a foul is committed and a player booked is the booking rescinded if VAR call play back for an earlier incident?...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/4/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello again and thank you very much for your answers. Actually I was more about the APP (attacking phase of play) concept in VAR protocol but I guess, offside rule show some similarity to it. I think, interfering with the defender is the key point in...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/3/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

I have a question regarding regarding attacking phase of play in VAR procedure. Does a deliberate but a bad control of the ball by the defender reset attacking phase of play? Say, home team sends a long ball forward, one of the defenders ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/16/2020

Steve Debus of Crofton, MD USA asks...

Regarding the Brighton/Southampton match I have two questions about the PK call in the 77th minute.

First Law 12 clearly states that if a hold is started outside the PA but...

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