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Question: Can the referee end a game whenever he wants to?
Answer: Yes- if he has a good reason like a lightning storm or other things that may make it dangerous to continue the game.
Q. What is a red and what is a yellow card? What are their differences?
Answer: A red card means that you must leave the field for the rest of the game and, in tournaments, get suspended for future matches. Your team can't put in another player to replace the ejected player. The team is down a man for the rest of the game. A yellow card is a warning for a bad foul. A second yellow card equals a red card.
Q. What happens if a fan interferes in the game?
Answer. The referee will most likely send the fan away from the field with a reprimand. That fan will be escorted out of the stadium and will not be allowed to return for the rest of the game.
Q. What is the World Cup? How often does it occur?
Answer: The World Cup is considered in the soccer community as one of the biggest tournaments. This tournament consists of teams from different countries. Each country will select a group of players that were born or are legal citizens within the country. These selected nations will compete for the World Cup trophy. However, the World Cup is only played every four years.
Q. What is the most serious violation of the rules?
Answer: Serious violations include- mouthing the referee (threats, nasty words, etc.), and seriously injuring an opponent (fights, dirty tackles from behind, etc.). All of these violations will result in a yellow card, and possibly an ejection from the game.
Q. Why are there so many players if there are only 11 players per team playing?
Answer: Each team may need substitutes for injured or fatigue players. In addition, it is always good to carry more than ones fair share of players as a team might transfer, or trade, one player to another team.