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High School 2/9/2018

Brian Hernandez of CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas United States asks...

This is an end of game question. There is a few seconds on the clock. The ball was kicked out of bounds. The team throws the ball inbounds. A player shoots the ball. While the ball is in the air the time expired. The referee blew the whistle. The bal...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/8/2018

Mike of Liverpool, United Kingdom asks...

Its ridiculous that we have a rule that is so subjective! It needs to be changed either way so that it is clear for everyone. ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/7/2018

Zac Kalinko of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Do you need correct;

1) Field markings
2) Corner flags
3) Halfway flags
4) Correct sized goalposts
5) Goal nets
6) Technical areas

Thank you!...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/7/2018

Mike Lott of Liverpool, England asks...

Since asking the question I have found the following which seems to be showing a number of video examples of what should and shouldn't be calssed as offside.

The first example shown here: https://...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 2/4/2018

Mauricio of Redmond, WA United States asks...

Question regarding advantage.

Can or should advantage be applied if an infringement is committed during the restart? Example, black team has a throw in and during the throw the player jumps. The ball however goes to a white team player tha...

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High School 1/31/2018

Peter of Stockton, CA United States asks...


I encountered a situation the other day that was new to me and I want to make sure I made the correct call. Situation - Blue team was attacking, White team was defending. Blue has the ball in the white team's penalty area. Blue's defender...

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Other 1/30/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'm somewhat worried about VAR & think that on the whole, referees do an excellent job. Having at least 4 pairs of eyes usually get the calls right.

What is gained by VAR could be outweighed by frequent delays...the same thing that spoils A...

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Other 1/30/2018

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Well said Joe and Richard.

The leagues think they need to entertain and couldn't do so without the stars. So so wrong.
Let's be entertained by the players footballing skills - not their acting abilities.

I don't favour the idea ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/29/2018

Victor Blackburn of Beaufort, SC United States asks...

Scenario that happened recently in a Portuguese League Cup match that my colleagues and I have a disagreement on how it shouldve been handled. The match involved two of the top leagues in Portuguese professional football (just to give you an idea of ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/29/2018

Alex of fort collins, colorado USA asks...

This is a question on advantage. Team 1 has ball possession on Team 2's half of the field. A striker from team 1 takes a shot which is blocked by an intentional hand-ball from team 2's defense inside the box. (The goalie was no where close to blockin...

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