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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct



Explains the various kinds of offences that result in a direct or indirect free kick and specifies the offences for which a player should be cautioned (yellow card) or sent off (red card).

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/26/2020

Laurence Hill of Christchurch , New Zealand asks...

After a free kick was awarded the fouled player threw a punch and the opposition player reacted by grabbing the player who threw the punch by the shirt near but not on his throat. Should this result in a red card to both players or just the player wh...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/22/2020

Demetris of Limassol, Cyprus asks...

Hello there,I like to know your opinion if it was a faul or not on the goalkeeper at 1.20 (Anorthosis v Apollon 1-3 for the Cyprus league dated Sep20) .The goalkeeper seems to hold or touch the ball momentarily with one hand before(or at the same tim...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/20/2020

John of Nicosia, Cyprus asks...

Hello,

I would like to ask you, when the keeper holds the ball and a player goes and touches the ball with his hands. Is this a penalty or not?

Similar situations to this, are when goalkeeper saves a penalty and his teammates ar...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/19/2020

Tom of Chester, Nj United states asks...

Based on 2019-20 changes lotg..
"When the GK clearly kicks or tries to kick the ball into play, this shows no intention to handle the ball so, if the ‘clearance’ attempt is unsuccessful, the goalkeeper can then handle the ball without committing...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/29/2020

Andy Keen of Hull, East Yorkshire Wngland asks...

A forward player whistles as a defender is about to go for the ball, causing several players to stop believing it to be the referee’s whistle. The forward then nips in to score. Should the goal stand or should a free kick be given and the player caut...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/25/2020

Kano of Linkoping, Sweden asks...

This is a follow-up to question #33974. Let's call that Incident 1.

Before Incident 1. The referee warns he will start distributing cards if the general aggressive atmosphere in the game continues. Mainly coming from the losing team (Team...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/23/2020

Stephen Beckett of Lisburn, Armagh Northern Ireland asks...

Can a goalkeeper punch a back pass from his own player...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/12/2020

Kano of Linkoping, Sweden asks...

Hi!

In the last minutes of a heated a futsal game, Team A is 2/0 ahead of Team B. Team B are frustrated.


Player from Team A smartly and cleanly steals the ball from player from Team B (almost shoulder to shoulder).

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/8/2020

Cameron McGowan of Terrasse-Vaudreuil, Quebec Canada asks...

I'm watching Barcelona play Napoli and I am curious as to the reason for the penalty kick that was awarded to Barcelona when Koulibaly tried to clear the ball and struck Messi in the back of the leg. To me, that was not an intentional play on Kouliba...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/8/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

oh, the irony!

Back in mid July post on this site - in regard to the latest HB ruling - I wrote ...

'A defender, in a wall within the PA, jumps and moves their arms (clearly deliberately) inside the silhouette of there body whe...

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