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Law 18 - Common Sense
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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/2/2024

Mike of La Mesa, California United States asks...

I have scoured the internet for a video, but was unable to find one. During the Euro match between Spain(4) and Georgia(1), at 78:45 the Spanish goal keeper ran out and collected the ball with both hands, his momentum took him outside the PA and to p...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/28/2024

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

After watching the Liverpool / West Ham game I am very confused and hope that you can help me understand. In the final minutes the keeper releases the ball Gakpo runs on the ball and then the referee stops play. Before play was stopped the keeper was...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/27/2024

Gene of Glendale, CA United States asks...

A goal kick was called for after the opposing team kicked the ball out of bounds. The ref tossed the ball to our goalie, and it bounced off the goalie into her own goal. A parent of the opposing team started shouting that it was an own goal. No one a...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/22/2024

tony martin of Canterbury, England asks...

In children's match a defender raised both arms in defence of a head high ball and the ball struck her handsin the penalty area. Should I have awarded a penalty ?...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 2/28/2024

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

One additional question please.

The goalkeeper has the ball in his hands, the ball accidentally falls out, touches his leg and falls to the ground (or the ball bounces back into the air). Or the ball falls straight to the ground without to...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/6/2023

Maurice Johnson of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom asks...

A goalkeeper was booked during the match.10 minutes from end ,rushed out of her area to attempt to head ball away but hit her raised arm(out of area,maybe 5 yards)the ball went over her and opposition scored.Shouid the referee have still given her a ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 10/25/2023

Mateo of New York, NY US asks...

Thank you refs for the response. The circumstances were the scoring team had just registered its fifth goal to take a 5-0 lead and the goal was scored by the player least likely to score. Everyone was happy for him and ran off the field to celebrate...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 10/12/2023

Mike Schroedeer of Wake Village, TX USA asks...

If a player strikes a team-mate while attempting a bicycle kick are they guilty of dangerous play, kicking, or nothing since the offense is not against an opponent?

12.1 says it is an offence to kick or attempt to kick an opponent while t...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 3/11/2023

Zluvka of Liberec, Northern Bohemia Czech Republic asks...

Are your 2017 answers still valid today? (I read somewhere that this does not apply to the goalkeeper's throw. The decisive moment is said to be before he releases the ball from his hand.) Thank you. ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/13/2022

Zachary Scherschligt of Minnetonka, MN United States asks...

I have a question about quick v. ceremonial free kicks. We had a situation where the whistle was blown for a handball and a free kick was awarded, a player from the defending team stood near the ball while two other defenders formed a wall about five...

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