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Mechanics 8/13/2021

Steve D of Crofton , MD USA asks...

In today’s Brentford-Arsenal match it appeared to me that on Brentford’s second goal the attacker was “playing the keeper” and not the ball and even had locked his arms behind him to “pin” the keeper in the announcer’s language. Why was this not a fo...

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Mechanics 7/21/2021

DALE RIO of East Brookfield, MA United States asks...

Why did the change of the AR flag being held up on a offsides violation not instantly to later in the play?
Dale Rio...

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Mechanics 7/20/2021

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada asks...

Hello again.

I found some useful clips while watching the Euro final. With the TV in PVR mode, I could rewind, then shoot the clips on my phone, then them on my website. (I hope they will play via here.)

The first three regard o...

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Mechanics 7/9/2021

VAR fan of Bergen, Norway asks...

Thanks for you thoughtful answers!

Re Sweden:
I'm curious, given the disagreement seen afterwards, even between referees, why this was considered a "clear and obvious error". I'm guessing this kind of incident has been mentioned in th...

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Mechanics 7/8/2021

VAR fan of Bergen, Norway asks...

I have some questions relating to VAR and some decisions in the ongoing Euros.

1) The red card against Sweden seemed harsh. It may have been reckless (yellow), but any excessive force seemed to originate from the player from Ukraine runnin...

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Mechanics 6/28/2021

Steve Debus of Crofton , Maryland YSA asks...

I have a question about timing for VAR reviews. In France vs Switzerland today, the CR did not call a foul for Switzerland at the edge of the French PA and France counterattacked. At the end of that counterattack, Switzerland started to break out and...

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Mechanics 5/23/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb , Croatia asks...

Thank you very much for your answers.

Dear Mr. Dawson,
I am sorry that my question was not very clear. I actually assumed that the foul by blue team is not a violent conduct but rather a late tackle or any other infringement which des...

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Mechanics 5/22/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

This is going to be a very extra-ordinary scenario but I still wish to ask. Assume that when blue team is attacking, a foul by blue team is missed by the referee. The attack went on and a penalty for blue team is also missed by the refere...

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Mechanics 5/19/2021

Steve Hawkins of Altadena, California USA asks...

Clarification on #34224. The VAR is not looking for when the ball leaves the foot. A law change driven by VAR specifies in Law 11 that "The first point of contact of the 'play' or 'touch' should be used." As I understand it, this Law change was drive...

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Mechanics 5/18/2021

Jonathan Wichmann of Copenhagen , Denmark asks...

I’m a but puzzled about a thing re VAR. When a call is made for offside all the tech analysis seems to be about the line, the defender and the attacker on the receiving end when the pass is made. However, there does not seem to be any discussion abou...

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