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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/25/2024

Danny S of Dallas, Texas USA asks...

Greetings, Ask The Ref. I'm prompted to write in based on the incident that just occurred early in the 2nd half of the Canada-Peru match. In the 55th minute, a Peru player took a touch on a quarter turn, then swung thru a ball that an onrushing Canad...

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Mechanics 6/23/2024

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


When team A is attacking, player A10 gets fouled by a player of team B. The ball rolls to player A7 and A7 tries to pass the defender just in front of him but the defender steals the ball, starts a counter attack and team B scores a...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/16/2024

Tony of Whitehorse , Yukon Canada asks...

In the 77 min Croatia v Spain, the referee called a foul in the penalty area against Spain. How is that not DOGSO? Even after VAR....?...

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Mechanics 6/15/2024

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


I have one more question, please.

VAR protocol says this:

'Delaying the flag/whistle for an offence is only permissible in a very clear attacking situation when a player is about to score a goal or has a clear...

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Mechanics 4/24/2024

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


In the following case, how shall the play restart?

Attacking player is being tackled by a defender in the penalty area, the ball goes out for a throw in but after the ball goes out, the referee blows his/her whistle for a...

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Mechanics 2/24/2024

Serge of Boston, Ma Usa asks...

There’s an obvious foul on a player from the white team Ref misses it. Play continues. Black team goes on attack. White team commits a foul. In the ensuing freekick ball is crossed into the box and scrapes a white player’s arm. Ref gives a penalty s...

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Mechanics 2/21/2024

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


I would like to ask a question about APP concept of VAR.

Does any unimpeded touch by the defender reset the APP? For instance, team A attacks, the referee misses and offside by team A, one of the players of team A crosse...

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Other 2/12/2024

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, England asks...

In the African Nations final why didn't the var team make the referee aware of a possible red card when KESSIE clearly elbowed the Nigerian player. It was hardly mentioned on TV nor mentioned on bbc Web pages today the day after the game. Many thanks...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/10/2024

DEMETRIOS PROTOPAPAS of Limassol, Limassol Cyprus asks...

Hello there,my name is Demetris from limassol CYPRUS.I am a little confused regarding the referee decision to give a penalty after VAR intervention. Match reference AEK v Apollon for the Cyprus league played on Sunday Feb10, video reference https:/...

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Mechanics 1/27/2024

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


Am I correct with the following scenario?

Team A attacks but in the beginning of the attack, there is an infringement committed by team A and the referee misses it. During the attack, one of the players of team B delibera...

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