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This is due to the advantage rule, From Laws of the Game - Law 5: The Referee - 3. Powers and Duties: The referee allows play to continue when an offence occurs and the non-offending team will benefit from the advantage and penalises the offence if the anticipated advantage does not ensue at that time or within a few seconds. The referee allowed to ...


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It's called "Vanishing foam". It is used by the referees to indicate the minimum distance the players must maintain from ball, in the event of a free kick, as well as the spot from where it is taken. Some technical details: The can contains water (~80%), butane gas (~17%), surfactant (~1%), and other ingredients including vegetable oil (~2%). The foam is ...


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When the ball is in play, the assistant referee will do their best to remain in line with whichever one of the second closest defending player to the goal line; the ball; or the halfway line is closest to the goal line (p.86 - FIFA 2014/15 Laws of The Game). They will generally side-step, only running facing the goal line when required to do so to keep up ...


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Different competitions have different suspension rules. However, in most major competitions, it is not the job of the referee to check for eligibility of the players in a team's lineup. That job is given to an official provided by the competition organizers. This official shall check that every player mentioned in the team list (including substitutes) is ...


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FIFA referees are expected to be able to speak English. So if the referee who doesn't speak the language of a team (many international referees speak multiple languages) he will be talking English to them. Also notice that players know key words in English (if already not the same in their own language) such as sorry, foul, offside, goal... Next thing ...


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The UEFA Champion's League uses goal-line technology. This is an automated system which detects the moment the ball has crossed the goal-line under the crossbar. It sends a signal to the referee via a wrist-mounted alarm unit to show a goal has been scored. This reduces the reliance on precise visual judgements from bad angles. The referee indicated that ...


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In answer to your first question, let's consider how it should be called. From Law 14 - The Penalty Kick, Section 1 - Procedure: The defending goalkeeper must remain on the goal line, facing the kicker, between the goalposts until the ball has been kicked. The players other than the kicker and goalkeeper must be: at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the penalty ...


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This rule was first issued to the Football League referees prior to the 1982-83 season. FIFA instructed its referees to send off for this kind of foul prior to the 1990 World Cup. IFAB(International Football Association Board) incroporated this law in 1997. The concept gained notoriety in association football after an infamous incident in the 1980 FA Cup ...


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The opposing team can ask to replay the match or the victory 3-0 by forfeit. e.g. match results assigned by forfeit: Celtic - Legia (6 ago 2014) 27 june 2002 Here from the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations Article 21 - Forfeit 3 A match may be declared forfeit if a player who is ineligible under the regulations of the competition concerned ...


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From page 72 of FIFA's 2013-2014 Laws of The Game: The referee may play advantage whenever an infringement or offence occurs. This would include offside, which in Law 11, is considered as an "offence". Traditionally (up until a few years ago), referees could only play advantage from fouls and misconduct (Law 12 offences) and infringements that occurred ...


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There is an offside rule in (ice) hockey, which essentially means a player cannot just hang out the attacking 1/3 of the rink and wait for the puck to be passed to him. There is also an offside rule in rugby which seems to differ a bit with respect to the two major disciplines of the sport (union and league). The difference between offside in football and ...


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I'd say something rarely mentioned about the sports themselves : scoring is low in football, but high in rugby and basket and many others sports. Thus, a small mistake can rarely change the complete outcome of a game in rugby or in basket : to make a team win, the referee generally has to be partial during the whole game ; but in football, a very tiny error ...


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Yes, if you attack the ball, and the blocker makes any contact with the ball, and it comes back to your side, then your hits are reset (otherwise a block to your side would be a guaranteed point for them every time) and you can once again take up to three hits to put the ball over the net. You'll notice that while your team is attacking, back row players ...


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Obviously, at the moment your teammate touches the ball, you are in an offside position (supposing all defenders are further from the goal, otherwise you wouldn’t be asking, I guess). But being in an offside position is not an offence in itself. To be penalised for offside, you’d need to be […] involved in active play by: interfering with play or ...


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The offence committed by Marco Verratti is mentioned under Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct, Section 3: Disciplinary Action. Cautions for unsporting behaviour There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour including if a player: ... uses a deliberate trick to pass the ball (including from a free ...


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There is no system of cards in Cricket. The instances you mentioned were funny ones. Shane Warne was shown a yellow card during the Tsunami welfare match between ICC World XI and Asia XI. Here, Shane Warne at the end of 49.5 overs of the first innings ran to the pavilion presuming the overs quota was completed. The Umpire Billy Bowden called him back and ...


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Generally teams make more substitutions in the second half, which means more stoppage time. Very rarely is a substitution made in the first half, while most teams use all 3 subs in the second half.


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No. Not all offences in the penalty box lead to a red card. Many offences within the penalty box lead to no further action than a penalty being given. The referee can also show a yellow card for offences within the penalty box. If the yellow card shown is the second one received by the player during the match, the player must be sent off. Red (sent off) or ...


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Laws of The Game; Law 11 - Offside; 1. Offside Position state that: A player is in an offside position if: ... any part of the head, body or feet is nearer to the opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent. It's obvious that Ronaldo was nearer to the goal line than the the second-last opponent (the guy in the red shirt: Mats ...


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The watch is the part of Goal Line Technology system, Under IFAB LAW 1 - THE FIELD OF PLAY, GOAL LINE TECHNOLOGY (GLT) The indication of whether a goal has been scored must be immediate and automatically confirmed within one second by the GLT system only to the match officials (via the referee’s watch, by vibration and visual signal). (my ...


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Referees and umpires get paid much differently depending on the sport. For the first example, let's take the most watched sport in the world: football (known to Americans as soccer). European soccer referees get paid, on average, about the equivalent of $120,000 a year (salary plus match fees). Of course, this depends on the quality of the referee, but it ...


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Generally penalties can be declined. Though you mostly don't want to decline them. Refusal of Penalties. Unless expressly prohibited, the penalty for any foul may be declined by the offended team, and play proceeds as though no foul had been committed. The yardage distance for any penalty may be declined, even though the penalty is accepted. (NFL rulebook ...


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To answer your question(s): The penalty is assessed if the ineligible player is more than 1 yard down field on a forward pass play unless he is blocking a player that initiated within the 1 yard buffer zone. If the defensive player breaks the contact with the ineligible player, the player must stop. He may not continue down field until the pass in ...


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The Laws have not been broken here. The player who made the challenge has committed no offence. The player without footwear has committed no offence as he had immediately tried to play the ball after losing his footwear. p. 69 of the 2015/16 FIFA Laws of the Game: If a player loses his footwear accidentally and immediately plays the ball and/or scores ...


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For reference, here is the downloadable NFL rulebook, and the particular section that applies to this is Rule 14, Section 1, Article 2, Item 4: Ball in Advance of Line to Gain: If the ball is in advance of the line to gain after the enforcement of a distance penalty for a foul by team A during a play of scrimmage, it is first-and-10 for Team A. So it is ...


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Yes. It happens. Here is a cool story about it: On 03/03/2013, during a game that was to be named as The last derby match in İnönü Stadium between Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe, score was 2-2 on minute 90+2. Olcay Şahan scored from a counter attack to make it 3-2 to the home side and referee ended the game without a kick-off. It caused lots of mocking by ...


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Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) is played in accordance with the Rugby League International Federation laws, modulo some minor changes outlined in official documents from the Australian Rugby League (ARL). The RLIF law regarding knock-on states, with emphasis added, that [i]f, after knocking-on accidentally, the player knocking-on regains or kicks ...


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I have checked whether something can be found on Wikipedia, since it is one of natural places to go for questions like this. I am posting this as a CW answer; so that it can be updated by other users, if needed: Primera Division In the article Football records in Spain the following is mentioned: Most red cards in a single match: 6, Espanyol (1) v. ...


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