Referees

When Are Yellow Cards Wiped Out In The Champions League This Year?

In 2020, UEFA hastily amended its men’s Champions League yellow-card accumulation rules after deciding to play the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds as single legs upon returning from a Covid-19 hiatus. This begs the question: When are yellow cards wiped out in the Champions League for the 2020-21 season?

Linesman Got Haaland To Autograph Yellow And Red Cards For An Autism Charity

BUCHAREST - Romanian assistant referee Octavian Sovre's decision to ask Borussia Dormund striker Erling Haaland to autograph his yellow and red cards raised some eyebrows but the charity that is set to benefit from a cash boost is not complaining.

"The red and yellow-signed cards which my kindergarten classmate Octavian donated to our SOS Autism Bihor center will be used for a noble cause," Simona Zlibut, who oversees a therapy center set up by parents, told Reuters.

Zlibut's own 21-year-old daughter is autistic and she says the center depends on donations.

Watch: Alajuelense Players Appear To Talk Ref Into Giving Brad Guzan Red Card

The Concacaf Champions League kicked off Tuesday night and it didn’t take long to remember why Concacaf can very much be used as a verb or adjective to describe weird shit happening. While the call was the right one in the end, it appeared the referee may have been swayed to give the Brad Guzan red card because of the protests from players on the other team.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Fury Over Disallowed Goal Was Warranted, Says UEFA

BELGRADE - A Cristiano Ronaldo goal not given in a dramatic World Cup qualifier between Serbia and Portugal would have stood if the two football associations had agreed before the game to use goal-line technology, UEFA said on Monday.

Portugal captain Ronaldo was left fuming and got booked for dissent after his stoppage-time effort in Saturday's Group A 2-2 draw at Serbia was cleared by Stefan Mitrović after the ball had crossed the line as shown by television replays.

Cristiano Ronaldo Livid After Lack Of VAR Denies Him Last-Minute Winner

BELGRADE — Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic became his country's all-time top scorer on 39 goals from 63 international appearances after he netted in a 2-2 home draw with Portugal in a thrilling 2022 World Cup Group A qualifier on Saturday.

The Serbians fought back from two goals down to earn a share of the spoils as Fulham striker Mitrovic pulled one back in the 46th minute and Filip Kostic levelled after a Diogo Jota double had given Portugal a 2-0 lead in the first half.

Stéphanie Frappart Makes History Again As First Woman To Officiate Men’s World Cup Qualifier

Add yet another first to Stéphanie Frappart’s impressive resumé. The French referee became the first woman to officiate a men’s World Cup qualifier, taking charge of the Netherlands’ 2-0 win over Latvia on Saturday.

Forget VAR, It's Time To Rethink The Way Football Arbitrates Aerial Challenges

Much of the discussion surrounding soccer refereeing this season has focused on the use of the Video Assistant Referee. The VAR controversy is dangerous to the modern game, but there is another issue — a serious player safety concern — that is being carelessly overlooked because of the VAR commotion. 

In Direct Response To No One Knowing What They’re Doing, IFAB Changes Handball Rule (Again)

MANCHESTER, England — Football's rulemaker IFAB has changed the laws of the game so that accidental handballs leading to a teammate scoring will no longer be penalized.

It was previously the case that a handball would be given if the ball touched a player's or a teammate's hand or arm immediately before a goal was scored or a goalscoring opportunity was created.

¡Iba Adentro! Árbitro Se Disfraza De Defensa Del Toluca Y Evita Gol Cantado Del Cruz Azul

Después de un inicio horripilante, el Cruz Azul ahora vuela y sumó su quinta victoria consecutiva en el Clausura 2021. La Máquina se encumbró al segundo puesto de la tabla, luego de un apretado triunfo por 3-2 sobre el Toluca, en un duelo marcado por una curiosa intervención del árbitro Óscar Macías.

Cruz Azul empezó como avión y a los 27 minutos ya vencía 2-0, con anotaciones del uruguayo Jonathan Rodríguez y Roberto Alvarado. 

Happy 24th Anniversary To The Soccer Brawl So Brutal It was Given Its Own Name

The 1996-97 season marked the 125th year of football at Chesterfield's historic Saltergate Recreation Ground, but never in its history had the stands been witness to the type of events that took place on the afternoon of February 22, 1997.

A week earlier, Chesterfield had defeated Premier League club Nottingham Forest at Saltergate to advance to the FA Cup quarterfinals for the first time in club history, and the Spireites looked to continue that good form as they pushed for promotion.

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