Case Study: Form and Fitness
In a FIFA Women’s World Cup Round of 16 match, referee Stephanie Frappart (FRA) demonstrates why fitness and athletic form are of vital importance to referees
Case Study: Locked and Loaded
A tackle involving Ashley Barnes of Burnely and Namanja Matic of Chelsea is reviewed and analyzed in the context of Law 12.
Case Study: Raise Your Hand
A clear case of violent conduct by Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is analyzed for possibilities to avoid similar situations at lower levels of the game.
Case Study: Reckless or Excessive Force?
A late challenge from the France v Nigeria Round of 16 match is analyzed.
Case Study: Dowd Issues 2 Cautions in 10 Seconds
Referee Phil Dowd issues two cautions within the space of a few seconds to a Newcastle forward. Could the situation have been avoided?
Case Study: PK Sees Proper Mechanics from Ref Team
Select Group Referee Mike Dean and his crew demonstrate flawless mechanics during a difficult penalty decision.
Case Study: A Tactical Foul Is Always A Tactical Foul
Howard Webb demonstrates that a tactical foul – even one committed in the third minute – should always be cautioned.
Case Study: Angle Before Distance
Martin Atkinson demonstrates the “angle before distance” principle for ensuring he can see the space between players.
Case Study: Two Reds, Please
Two send off scenarios along with two different approaches to reaching the decision are examined.
Case Study: Referee Pedersen And The Six Second Rule
Referee Christiana Pedersen’s decision to penalize the Canadian GK for violating the “six-second rule” causes a media furor