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Law 5 - The Referee 9/12/2019

Sean of Perth, Western Australia Australia asks...

In the Champions league Semi Final 1999 - Juventus v Man Utd. Dwight Yorke makes an attempt to round the goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi however gets brought down, however a fellow attacker Andy Cole is on hand to score the goal. Is the referee entitled ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/9/2019

Jerry of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

I have always been told to go back and give cautions for fouls you would have given cautions for but played advantage. Does this also include Unsporting Behavior fouls of the tactical/SPA variety even if the 'promising attack' wasn't completely neutr...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/9/2019

Devery A Harper of NAPLES, FL United States asks...

What a great resource this is! I really appreciate your answers. I am just starting my second year as a ref and I am constantly learning. It is situations like these that help me learn the fastest.
After the dust settled and I had time to think ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/4/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

I find advantage a difficult concept to master. Plenty of times in a recent match I found myself wondering if gaining advantage would be more beneficial to the team than calling the foul.
Example 1: attacker is fouled inside the PA. Ball goes t...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/20/2019

Grant Rae of Montrose, Angus United Kingdom asks...

The ref has blown for half time then the assistant calls him over for a penalty, should the penalty be taken?, as the half is over!...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/17/2019

Joshy estrada of Hollister , California USA asks...

If a fan is talking smack to ref and he ends the game to try to fight the fan and all the players then he cases the fight what happens?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/21/2019

Gary of Nashua, Nh Usa asks...

It was ussf I believe ... in regards to the statement ... I was confused because it gave me the impression you could not card players sideline after the game ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/20/2019

gary of Nashua, NH US asks...

I am hearing conflicting advice or procedure about post game discipline. I was under the influence that you can show cards(both yellow or red after the game)-this would include until the ref has left the field. I just read an endorsed statement that ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/13/2019

John Morrison of Middleboro, MA United States asks...

What is the penalty if the offensive player chooses to take a quick free kick before the ref blows the whistle?


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Law 5 - The Referee 6/3/2019

Edmond Jiang of Chicago, IL USA asks...

If the attacker is fouled but he still controls the ball and next play can seriously make immediate threat to the other team, sure I would give an advantage. But the question or confusion came to me, when the ball is away from the goal, and the attac...

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