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Law 5 - The Referee 7/1/2018

John Stingelin of Naperville, IL United States asks...

Am I correct in observing that referees in the World Cup are signalling 'Advantage/Play On' with a single arm instead of the double arm up swoop I was taught?...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/25/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

Is a player who stepped out of bounds liable as a second to last defender?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/25/2018

Murphy of SB, USA asks...

Hi am a referee and a player, and I saw a goalie dribble a ball from out of the box and bring it in to the box, then pick it up. It was not a pass from a teammate, and the ref did not call anything. I am sure that was a legal play, but I just would l...

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Mechanics 6/25/2018

Garyd of nashua, nh usa asks...

I award a free kick 28 yards from goal (direct scoring distance)-opposite my AR, what is the best position for me the CR?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/24/2018

Mike Flanigan of Monticello, Minnesota United States asks...

My daughter just played in a game in which the opposing team was literally pushing our goalie during a corner kick. I was under the impression that this was penality, unfortunately nothing was called & they scored. Just wondering if the ref blew the ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/24/2018

Stuart Lisk of Carnation, WA USA asks...

I had called an indirect free kick in the box for goalie picking up ball, dropping it, then picking it up again. The ball was at top of the 18 (so about 16/17 yards away from goal) The attacking team asked for 10. I counted it off. My indirect signal...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 6/24/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I sometimes am bothered for a few days by a call I made (or didn't make) in a game, even if it had no bearing on the outcome.

As much as possible, I like to get things right - so if I mess up and can't fix it immediately, I vow to learn fro...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/21/2018

Nikita of Moskow, Russia asks...

Hello! I now have a question, who decides how much time will be added to the time? Chief referee or the fourth referee?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/21/2018

Nik of Moscow, Moscow Russia asks...

Hello!

Why the referee gave the penalty for the handball in the match Denmark - Australia today?

According to FIFA LOTG, the position of the hand does not necessarily mean that there is an infringement.
There wasn't any movemen...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/20/2018

Jorge A Diaz of SPRINGFIELD, VA United States asks...

In Colombia vs Japan, the defender was shown the red card after touching the ball with his hands and a PK was honored. My understanding is that in the new law a ref can give the pk and a YC but not a pk and red card?

Thanks...

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