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Law 2 - The Ball
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Law 2 - The Ball 12/23/2010

Al Dugan of Belmar , NJ USA asks...

Did the referees who allowed that goal to stand when the attackers happened to pick up a ball from a team warming up and threw that back into play actually think about the question before answering?

There is NO WAY you should allow that to h...

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Law 2 - The Ball 12/18/2010

Victor Vandenburg of Acampo, California USA asks...

During a recent BU16 game the defense cleared the ball over the touch line, over the park fence and over a road for a throw in. Instead of waiting for the retrieved ball, the offensive grabbed a ball from a non-competing team that was warming up for...

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Law 2 - The Ball 6/27/2010

Mike of Norton, MA USA asks...

In a state championship semi-final game earlier this morning, a team scored directly from the opening kickoff. When the keeper retrieved the ball from the goal, he discovered it was a size 5 and not the prescribed size 4. He mentioned this to the r...

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Law 2 - The Ball 2/27/2010

Steve Hayward of Hemel Hempstead, UK asks...

Can a player clean the ball with equipment handed to him? Or can a ball boy or off pitch person clean a ball to aid the grip at a throw in?...

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Law 2 - The Ball 9/12/2009

paul hogg of newcastle upon tyne, uk asks...

During a recent game the oppostion had two spare balls either side of their goal. When the goal went out of play their goalkeeper retreived one of these balls and played the ball quickly out. Is there not a rule where spare replacement balls can be s...

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Law 2 - The Ball 9/9/2009

Bill of Bohemia, NY USA asks...

We recently had a game where the color of the ball matched our opponents uniform. I asked the referee to have them change their jersey's and he replied no!...

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Law 2 - The Ball 4/19/2009

Alexander Dyomin of Kursk, Russia asks...

Dear Sirs,
I have a question regarding the Law 2.
The Law adverts to the matter of what to do when "the ball bursts or becomes defective"
But when the ball becomes defective? How a ball can become defective except when it bursts? When th...

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Law 2 - The Ball 2/26/2009

gaurav chakraborty of delhi, delhi india asks...

a original soccer ball is ligth or heavy?...

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Law 2 - The Ball 9/7/2008

Shrenil of Long Sault, Canada asks...

I'm doing a project about the psi in soccer balls, and I was wondering if a ball at 3 psi would go farther than a ball at 15 psi...

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Law 2 - The Ball 8/27/2008

Melissa of Bothell, Washington USA asks...

Just as the attacker takes the shot on goal, the ball bursts and rolls to a stop just in front of him. He then kicks the ball into the net. Whats the call?...

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