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Law 18 - Common Sense
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Law 18 - Common Sense 5/1/2018

Michael Kopp of Orange, NSW Australia asks...

My question is
A defender has passed the ball back deliberately to his keeper,the keeper goes to trap the ball with his feet,the ball hits his foot then rebounds and accidentally hits his hand which is out from his body,he then kicks the ball out...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/15/2018

Peter of Philadelphia, PA USA asks...

In a 1v1 situation where the goalkeeper goes low and makes the save, and a collision ensues immediately after, can the goalkeeper be penalized on the play and a penalty kick awarded? In this particular incident the Collision involved the shooters leg...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/4/2017

Chris Salmon of Dallas, Georgia USA asks...

Have there been any new rule changes or any rules in general, in regards to players retrieving a scored goal from the opposing teams net?

After a game today, I was walking with our coach when the AR from our game ran up to us and told the ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 10/4/2017

Constantine Domashnev of Pittsburgh, PA USA asks...

Assuming the ball strikes Gary Cahill's shoulder/arm, which area on his sleeve would be callable 'handling':

a) below of what appears to be the black band?
b) the black band?
c) slightly above the black band?


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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/30/2017

Russell of Sudney, Australia asks...

Player has to veer off the FOP as part of chasing down a ball that is rolling quickly and parallel to the sideline on the attacking right side of the field.

The veer off the FOP is due to a defender coming in from the left at a right angle ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/9/2017

Jack Smith of Manteca, CA US asks...

Debated question. When a player is ejected from the game, can they return to the field, at the end of the game, for post-game handshakes. Due to the ejection, is not the player ineligible to return to the field, for any game related item.


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Law 18 - Common Sense 6/13/2017

David DePriest of Franklin, TN USA asks...

Can a player on the pitch whistle at a teammate to communicate if his/her whistle sounds similar to the referee's whistle?...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 5/9/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

No question, just an extract of an article provided by the Referee Association where I referee
It expresses the use of 'Law 18 " Common sense' " in a smart way.
(note that it is sourced from - which is mentioned only ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/29/2017

Rand Skelton of Gilbert, AZ United States asks...

In today's game, a ball was kicked by opposing team and going out but hit a water bottle that was real close to the sideline before it completely crossed the line. One of our players picked it up for a throw in and the ref whistled the game stopped. ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/20/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Situation: near the end of the first half, the (no AR) referee notices the keeper 'likely' infringing on the 18 yard line, reaching the hands over the line to drop the ball for a punt. The ref is not close enough to be sure, so lets it go.


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