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How the VAR will work. Check out it, it's an interesting setup. They're putting a lot of work into it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdwOL08NfxQ

Here are videos on how they'll be doing the VAR line & explanations on what incidents get looked at it takes into account the head/chest/shoulder and not just the feet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCOK7-kc_8o

https://football-technology.fifa.com/en/innovations/var-at-the-world-cup/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp431Y1Eqf0

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 11/29/2020

Stefanos of Athens, Greece asks...

In this case, the attacker's hand touches the ball as he makes the pass, then his teamate immediately shoots the ball, creating a goal chance. Then, the same player makes an assist and finally the team scores. The goal was cancelled by the referee an...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 11/22/2020

Ed Thomas of Winter Garden, FL United States asks...

I’d like to know your feedback on the Orlando vs New York City penalty shootout. Specifically, is VAR allowed to intervene when Orlando brings on their 6th sub (which in this case was the sub-keeper during the shootout)? And then for the actual red c...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/7/2020

Martin of San Diego, CA USA asks...

2020-2021 offside rule still explicitly stated "arms are not included in offside determinations" (paraphrased). Why then (handball rule changes notwithstanding) do EPL VARs continue to include arms in offside rulings?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 9/22/2020

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

I also have one specific situation from last weekend.

Video (in time 4:55):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzYRXkquHGc

Both teams entered the penalty area before the kick. But the "Red 25" benefited from this situati...

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Other 8/21/2020

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Hello,

I have one "VAR" question, please.

Team A scores a goal while another situation is reviewed by VAR technology.

Can the referee award a goal if the team A is also affected in the original situation?
Or do...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/8/2020

Cameron McGowan of Terrasse-Vaudreuil, Quebec Canada asks...

I'm watching Barcelona play Napoli and I am curious as to the reason for the penalty kick that was awarded to Barcelona when Koulibaly tried to clear the ball and struck Messi in the back of the leg. To me, that was not an intentional play on Kouliba...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/12/2020

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Thank you Mr McHugh, but its still not clear to me.

Scenarios:

Defenders hand makes his body unnaturally bigger (or is above his shoulder level).

S1: Ball hits his body (or leg, head etc.). Then the ball deflects and ...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/15/2020

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

Thank you for your replies to my recent question. If I may, Id like your views if I were to expand on it. So back to the Manchester Derby. Hypothetically, the ball is played through to Aguero, Cann raises his flag and Dean blows the whistle. De Gea s...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 3/10/2020

Rocky of Mumbai, Maharashtra India asks...

Thanks for the clarification but none of the answers are really convincing. Firstly, they contradict the Law which clearly uses the word - 'distinguish', and I suppose it refers to being different. And how can the referee be given the authority to al...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/10/2020

Peter Babbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

Not so much about a specific law but advice given to top level referees. An incident in the recent Manchester derby had me thinking. Sergio Aguero is played through on goal. Initially he looks offside to me . The assistant raises his flag and I belie...

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