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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/28/2017

RE: Competitive Under 19

Alejandro F of Mishiwaka, IN USA asks...

I have a question about a particular play. For example both an attacker and defender are looking to win the ball but both raise their feet high as in a dangerous manner and they both hit or kick each other at the same time, is it a foul from both pla...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/28/2017

RE: REC Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Have just been watching tonight WC qualifier between Australia and UAE (2:0 to the Socceroo's), and at one point in the second period, a second ball made its way onto the pitch follow the throw-in and made me think of something that I have never seen...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/28/2017

RE: Competitive College

Daniel of Austin, Texas USA asks...

During play, a ball from an adjacent game rolls onto the field. The ball is far from active play, so the referee correctly lets play continue. The ball rests on the field for a few seconds.

The black team begins to break down the field, arou...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/28/2017

RE: Competitive Under 13

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

I wanted to follow up on the second part of this question. I was able to locate the tournament rules online, and the only statement regarding uniform numbers is the following:

'Players must wear numbers visible on the back of their uniforms...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/28/2017

RE: Competitive Under 13

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

Defender (blue) and attacker (white) collision with no contact on the ball. Foul? Reckless? There was no call on the field.

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/28/2017

RE: Rec Under 18

Alex F of Speedway, IN Usa asks...

I had a question about a certain type of situation. If player A from team A and player B from team B both tackle each other with their studs showing in the air at the same time while competing to win a ball at an excessive force, how would you call t...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 3/27/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Daniel of London, UK asks...

I came late into refereeing and am now into my fifties and have been officiating for about six years.

I recently was AR for a ladies game. blues were defending and cleared the ball. Reds played a long ball back from inside their own half as...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/27/2017

RE: Youth-Adult, Rec and competitive

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

In Joe McHugh's second video example: could the taunting forward not be cautioned for such unsporting conduct?

It seemed the referee was unaware of the problem, though the AR could have alerted him....

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Law 3 - The Players 3/27/2017

RE: AYSO Rec. League(championship game) Under 11

Terry Camerrer of Ewa Beach, Hawaii USA asks...

I realize AYSO bends the rules of soccer to a great extent, but I am going to ask this question to see if it is a new rule or just one somebody thought up on the spur of the moment.
The setting is a 10U boys game. The goalie of one side made a s...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 3/27/2017

RE: Rec. Under 11

Terry of Ewa Beach, Hawaii USA asks...

Is it legal for a player taking the kickoff to back heel the ball into play?

If not legal, what is the restart. Take the kick again?...

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