32

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 ...


29

I found it! When the batting team requires only 1 run to win and batsman scores run(s) on No ball it does not count towards batsman's runs. So in the given case the batsman will remain on 98 and batting side will win the match. Real Case: In the 3rd match between Sri Lanka and India in Sri Lanka Triangular Series, 2010 (between Sri Lanka, India and New ...


27

There is no limit to the number of red cards that a referee can give, though the game would be stopped as soon as there are less than 7 players of a team remaining legally on the pitch. As of Law 3 in the FIFA Law Book, there cannot be less than 7 players of a team, on the field during play. In effect, a maximum of 4 on-field players of the same team can be ...


23

Being a football player since very young (I'm from Argentina :) ) I just could explain my point of view. When you have a casual game without offside, ball movement in the field is very weird: there is not much strategy filling spaces in the middle, and it is very common to just put the ball as far as you can in the opponent field. This makes the game more ...


21

I agree with the accepted answer but there is something else pertinent to point out. In Rugby, the ref has a very simple and commonly used option when a player backchats or abuses him for giving a penalty, which is to march the position of the penalty 10 metres closer to the defenders tryline. This provides a meaningful bonus in territory, or assistance in ...


21

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 ...


20

I think it has to do with the traditions. I believe originally rugby was played by the higher class, with a certain upbringing. I have a colleague who works as a part time rugby ref and he's puzzled as to why the ref doesn't send off half of the players in a football game. I, on the other hand, am often puzzled as to how the refs command so much respect in ...


18

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 ...


17

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 ...


16

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 ...


15

I think that rule 7.08e is the key here: (e) He fails to reach the next base before a fielder tags him or the base, after he has been forced to advance by reason of the batter becoming a runner. However, if a following runner is put out on a force play, the force is removed and the runner must be tagged to be put out. The force is removed as soon ...


14

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 ...


14

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 ...


13

Offside contributes significantly to the dynamism of the game. The rule of offside was part of soccer rules even before they were written. Even at the begginning of the game it turned out that strikers that infest near the goal and forcing the defenders to stay near them are sterilizers the game out of movement and diversity. Moreover, in my opinion, the ...


13

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 ...


13

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 ...


12

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 ...


12

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 ...


11

There is no maximum number of overs allowed to be bowled in a Test match. The extent of play is determined by time. On the last day, the provisions for the "last hour" apply. At least 15 overs need to be bowled after the last hour has started. If a team is short of victory when the time is up and the 15 overs have been bowled, the match is a draw.


11

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 ...


11

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 ...


11

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 ...


10

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 ...


10

In the said case, the batting side wins by 1 wicket. The last stumping will not count as the match is completed and the ball is dead as soon as the wide is bowled. I do not know of any match that has ended in this wide-stumping scenario. But in this India vs Sri Lanka game, India needed 1 run to win with the batsman needing 1 run to complete his century. ...


10

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.


10

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 ...


10

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 ...


9

The offside rule in football ( How is offside determined in Soccer?) is the source of a large amount of goal-related controvesy, and is argued by some to diminish the entertainment value of the game. These are bold statement to make, especially without any references. I could easily reply with "who?" regarding your second statement (about offside rule ...


9

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 ...


9

The Laws of Cricket say in Law 5: In a match of more than one day’s duration, the captain of the fielding side may demand a new ball after the prescribed number of overs has been bowled with the old one. The Governing Body for cricket in the country concerned shall decide the number of overs applicable in that country, which shall not be less than 75 ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible