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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/17/2020

AEK Fan Club of NY of NY, NY USA asks...

BTW, the referee was the VAR assistant in the UEFA champions league final, where a similar case, as #1 was awarded a penalty to Liverpool, against Tottenham. So two different decisions, for two similar cases.


There was a 3rd...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/17/2020

AEK Fan Club of NY of New York, New York USA asks...

Was this a handball (by defender in black and white) and therefore a penalty?


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Mechanics 2/16/2020

Steve Debus of Crofton , MD USA asks...

As a follow-up, I understand the AR making the call was disciplined, but the rest of the crew should also have been able to overcome the clearly wrong offside call. How did the CR, other AR, 4th official and VAR not ask the question of how you can ...

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High School 2/15/2020

Larry of Danville, CA US asks...

I was center for a JV girls high school game when the white team subbed 5 players. After five players left (off both sides of the field) and five players entered I restarted the game. Unfortunately, six players actually left, and apparently after abo...

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Mechanics 2/13/2020

donald of washington dc, md usa asks...

would you say it's a common practice for referees to have a foul that occurs on the very edge inside the penalty box and place it on the line to not give the team a penalty kick? i'm talking one that's maybe a small trip or bump but occurs just barel...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/10/2020

Doug Crawford of Moraga, CA US asks...

Hello fellow referees - Many coaches and others talk about only allowing a single shot to be part of the advantage process, and not to allow two bites at the cherry.

If a player is fouled, and the ref tries to see if an advantage develops, t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/10/2020

Kelly of Richmond, Bc Canada asks...

Our player cleared the ball from our 6yard box, the ball strikes our players hand about 5 yards away. There was no time to react or move. Our players arm was beside the body slightly (1-2inches) from the side of their body. A very "Natural" position...

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High School 2/8/2020

Greg Kall of Hilllsborough, CA USA asks...

Attacker A1 dribbles the ball past midfield and is fouled by a defender, but is given Advantage and immediately plays the ball to attacker A2 in an offsite position. Should the foul recognized, positioned at the point of the infraction with DFK resta...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/7/2020

Dinas of Jonkoping, Sverige asks...

Thank you for your answers.

To add, VAR was present, but the referee was never called to review it....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/7/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

I have a real issue with Ref Groves reply.

He seems to have taken Ref Dawson's signature line - 'His match, his decision, his reputation' !!!

All jokes aside, I only watched up until the incident - and before reading the panels repl...

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