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Why is a penalty not given if a goal comes right after the foul?

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 ...
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What happens if a suspended player is used in match and the referee didn't notice

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 ...
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In the Benfica vs Man Utd match, why did the referee point to his watch after the goal?

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 ...
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What happens if a suspended player is used in match and the referee didn't notice

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 ...
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Why was Japan's second goal in the WC 2022 Japan-Spain match deemed to be valid?

According to Law 9.1 of The Laws of the Game (emphasis mine): The ball is out of play when: it has wholly passed over the goal line or touchline on the ground or in the air From the angle shown in ...
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Passing back, am I offside?

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 ...
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Why did Verratti get a card for this back pass?

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 ...
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Was Cristiano Ronaldo's 100th Champions League goal offside or not?

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 ...
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In the Benfica vs Man Utd match, why did the referee point to his watch after the goal?

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 ...
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Can a football match end with a goal?

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+...
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Rugby league: does a knock-on require an immediate stoppage of play?

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 ...
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Are there any sports other than American football that have a coach's challenge?

As of 2014, Major League Baseball adopted its current replay system, in which each manager can challenge a call one time per game, and gets a second one if the first call that they challenged is ...
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Offside on purpose

This is nothing more than a poor tactic. Neither of these players can really do anything of significance until the ball has been deliberately played (other than a deliberate save) by an opponent or ...
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Does NFL have substitute referees?

The 2016 NFL Rulebook states in Rule 15: Officials and Instant Replay: Section 1 - Officials Article 1. Game Officials The game shall be played under the supervision of seven officials: the Referee, ...
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What do football (soccer) referees do during halftime?

There is nothing in the Laws of the Game on this. Specific competition rules and refereeing policies may dictate restrictions on the refereeing team. Obviously, at all levels of the game, nothing ...
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Is it offside if a striker receives the ball behind all defenders and goalkeeper of the opponent?

You are correct in your reading of the laws. The offside line is at the second-to-last defender without regard to whether one of them is a goalkeeper or not. The player circled red is also where the ...
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Why is a penalty not given if a goal comes right after the foul?

I shall leave details of the specific clauses that are relevant, and why this situation falls under their jurisdiction. Instead I shall address why you would want to design the rules like this: If ...
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When is the ball out in football?

I can't watch the video either, but yes, the full diameter counts and not where the ball touches the ground. Simply said, if you look straight down on the ball and it still touches the line it is in: ...
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Where should the play restart from an offside?

The answer has now changed, see the 2022/23 revisions to the Laws of the Game. Law 11.4, Offside - Offences and Sanctions now states: If an offside offence occurs, the referee awards an indirect free ...
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What are the roles of the various officials in badminton?

The referee handles general tournament organization, extraordinary situations on court, and also supervises the other technical officials. Tournament organization includes, among many others, basic ...
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How do I become a Badminton umpire?

Before becoming an international umpire, you must first acquire the highest national qualification. In large countries, in order to become a national umpire, you must first acquire the highest ...
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What do the referees write during the matches?

As mentioned, referees will record goals, substitutions and cautions and send-offs in their books throughout the match. Referees will also keep track of injuries, number switches between players (e.g. ...
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Number of whistles by referees defined in the rules or is it just a guideline?

In the Law 5: The Referee section of IFAB Laws of the Game there is no mention of the number of whistles by referee. In Body Language, Communication and Whistle subsection of the appendix section ...
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How much protection do NHL referees wear?

Referees and linesman are not obligated to wear any padding besides their helmet [1]. However, as you have noticed, often times officials either get hit by players, the puck, or they fall and hit the ...
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Does the change to the grounding law apply to stumping?

Law 30.1.2 reads as follows (emphasis added): 30.1.2 However, a batsman shall not be considered to be out of his/her ground if, in running or diving towards his/her ground and beyond, and having ...
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What or who decides whether extra time is given in football?

Extra time is played, when at the end of the match for which there must be a winner (ie a knockout, final or cup match), both teams have the same number of goals1. Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of ...
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Are there any sports other than American football that have a coach's challenge?

The National Hockey League also has a coach's challenge, as of the 2015-2016 season (official announcement). Coaches have a single challenge, which can be used to review a scoring play. If the ...
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Has this line judge made an obvious mistake?

Badminton line judges only judge their line. If the shuttle comes anywhere near their line, they either signal In, Out, or Unsighted, but only relative to their line. The umpire will look at both ...
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