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5/24/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have a question about something referee McHugh said...that he would caution both players. I thought that if you didn't see the 'initial' foul (& no AR did) that you couldn't punish that person, however unfair that may seem.

Sometimes the ...

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5/24/2018

Dimitrios G. Panagiotidis of DES PLAINES, IL United States asks...

Not a question but more of a follow up to the excellent answers provided so far:

I am basing my decision to this FIFA explanation:

' ... A handball should not be awarded if a player is ruled to have handled the ball accidentally. Th...

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5/24/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

Thank you responders, the player receiving YC was the only one instigating (the other was being protected). That is why im surprised he followed up directly with the AL. The team was concerned with the point deductions in standing ie (2 points for do...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/23/2018

Dimitrios G. Panagiotidis of DES PLAINES, IL United States asks...

Attacking team crosses the ball into the goal area almost parallel to goal line, goalie attempts to handle the ball but only touches it lightly still enough to make a defender (who is standing behind him and in front of the right vertical goal post) ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/23/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

During a game, I gave a caution for UB (player was getting aggressive with another for an alleged push- I never saw it-was in good position). About 10 seconds later, despite the YC, player followed opponent and loudly yelled vulgarity at him from him...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/22/2018

iain mackenzie of Brisbane, qld Australia asks...

We recently played a game and the ball was bouncing around near our goal
The referee blew the whistle and gave a drop ball from which the opponents scored directly.
I asked at half time and referee said both players has high feet so it was e...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/22/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA USA asks...

Hi Panel - My 2 cents on sunglasses and my personal experience.
I am a primary care physician trained in Family Medicine, and a youth soccer referee. Exposure to sunlight increases the risk of a number of eye health problems, most notably catara...

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Law 3 - The Players 5/22/2018

Eugene of San Jose, CA US asks...

Law 3 says that if the goalkeeper exchanges positions with another player while the ball is in play, the referee should allow play to continue. How should handling be called if one of them handles the ball while the change is taking place? Is it at r...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 5/21/2018

steven of seattle, WA usa asks...

What is the protocol for an assistant referee coming off their line to stop a potential/ongoing confrontation between players? I was AR2 on a game this weekend and two players started to get into it in the quadrant down the touch line from me. CR had...

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High School 5/21/2018

bob of los angeles, ca usa asks...

I am aware that sunglasses are not a part of the uniform and are generally frowned upon wearing as a referee. People generally assume that a hat serves the same function as the glasses, to cut down on sun/glare and that sunglasses may impair vision (...

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