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Other 6/18/2019

John J. O'Hara of Berlin, NJ United States asks...

I'd appreciate your opinion of the job referees are doing in WWC. I thought that the Honduran referee from yesterday was especially good....

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Other 6/10/2019

Melvin H. of Colorado Springs, Colorado U. S. A. asks...

Im getting tired of players surrounding the referee and/or the AR on calls; I know that it might be impossible to have a similar situation to rugby officials when it comes to this.
In ice hockey theres a "referees crease", a 10-foot half circl...

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Other 6/10/2019

Melvin H. of Colorado Springs, Colorado U. S. A. asks...

Following up on the question, does familiarity with the players or teams help officials minimize abuse in matches? If a referee has done a number of games with a team or player(s) over a period of time, does that help the players and coaches know th...

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Other 6/6/2019

Larry Mittleman of Olney, Maryland United States asks...

A U15 player, apparently out of frustration breaks the corner flag pole across his knee and throws both sections off the field. No other player is within 30 yards and the player does not say anything while doing it.
Is this a caution or a send of...

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Other 6/2/2019

Matt Culberson of DECATUR, GA United States asks...

After seeing the Sissoko handball for a PK in the UCL final (not terribly sad about it, up the reds!) it's just another instance of an ambiguous, and overly punitive handball rule giving a team a goal in a huge stage. For a couple years I've had a ru...

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Other 5/31/2019

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

How common is verbal abuse to referees? Are leagues suspending players and coaches for more than one game for these red card offenses. I have dealt with it maybe 2 times in m 9 year career but on social media it seems like an epidemic....

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Other 5/13/2019

joshua of nunya bizniss, california usa asks...

How is it possible for Gary Lineker to have played a 20 year, 550+ game career and never receive a single booking of any sort? Recently saw this fact somewhere. How can a person play 20 years professionally and with the types of fouls referees are gi...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 5/13/2019

joshua of nunya bizniss, california usa asks...

question regarding AR flag signal mechanics when calling a penalty kick.

i know it isn't listed in the LOTG, but in my area we still tend to do the 'skirt' AR signal for a penalty kick rather than the official signal of wiggling the flag for...

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Other 5/13/2019

Mary Ramirez-de-Arellano of DAMASCUS, MD United States asks...

According to players and some coworkers I have trouble with foul recognition. Sometimes I catch the second foul, not the first one. Or I 'misinterpret' an event. I want to improve my confidence as a referee.

I have never played soccer ...

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Other 5/8/2019

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

Referee Mr McHugh said: 'I adopt zero tolerance in there by the attacking team.' I absolutely agree with this sentence. In my opinion, Zinchenko was not interested in the ball at all. I think that the defending team should be allowed to end these tim...

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