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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/28/2021

William Meldrum of Vienna, VA USA asks...

Immediately prior to Sweden's 3rd goal against the USWNT in game 1 of the 2021 Olympics, Sweden player 1 passed to Sweden player 2. She then ran off the field, around Sweden player 2 and the USWNT defender, and re-entered the field many yards closer ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/8/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb , Croatia asks...

Hello,
Are the referees advised not to play the advantage but to give the free-kick if the player who has been fouled seems to be injured and cannot get up? If the referees aren't advised as such, how would they deal with the following potential...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 3/20/2021

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

Hello,

my question is about 'yellow card' challenges. The Referee Assistance Programme says that the referee has to consider the CHANCE OF PLAYING THE BALL. What can I imagine under this term? What is needed for a player to have a chance t...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 1/20/2021

David Lovett of Royal Palm Beach, FL United States asks...

Ok so here we go. The new or shall I say latest handball rule. I have a simple question that I am sure does not have a simple answer. I am being told by fellow referees that the new rule states that you call the same foul differently based on whether...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/17/2020

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

As an AR, can I require spectators/coaches to stay 6ft away from the touchline? I always see them creep up as close as possible, and with COVID-19 I would like to "socially distance" them from me....

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Law 18 - Common Sense 10/21/2020

Tasha L Lanier of Lexington, NC United States asks...

So, if a player has asthma and is having an asthma attack and is in need of their inhaler are they permitted to run off the field in order to take an inhalation of the inhaler? What if the coach comes onto the field to drag that player off the field...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/21/2020

brett of hattiesburg, ms usa asks...

what about a player who is fouled but stays up, you may give advantage to, but then quickly passes to player in offside position and AR signals offside? Without having given the advantage signal yet, you would just go back and give the foul even with...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 2/4/2020

Dan Paolini of Eastampton, New Jersey United States asks...

I have seen people misinterpret this statement in the Outline Summary of Law Changes for Law 14 on page 151 (en):

The goalkeeper must not be touching the goalposts/crossbar/nets; they must not be moving.

as meaning that the goalkee...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 1/28/2020

Matt of Bristow, VA 20136 asks...

With reference to a defender bumping and attacker which causes the attacker to contact the ball with their hand/arm and the ball winds up being headed into the goal by a waiting teammate. The panel seems to be in favor of either calling the penalty ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/26/2019

Karl Robinson of coleraine, LONDONDERRY United Kingdom asks...

Quick question. I was reffing a game a few weeks ago, and the blue team were attacking in the red teams box, and the blue team ends up scoring a goal.

However, I only realised after the goal was socred and at the protest of the red coaches t...

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