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Law 3 - The Players
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Law 3 - The Players 2/10/2024

Bibiana Armenta of San Antonio, TX United States asks...

After overtime is finished and still tied, can the forward player take the position of the Goalkeeper during the penalty shootout?...

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Law 3 - The Players 12/15/2023

Peter Byrne of Sale, Cheshire England asks...

As a retired football referee I often get in discussions on the laws of football.
Recently, I was asked - if a player deliberately runs off the field of play to pass an opponent after kicking and keeping the ball in play, what is the correct de...

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Law 3 - The Players 12/13/2023

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

Recently I was center referee at a tournament. During one of the plays near the end of the game, the blue team goalkeeper dove for the ball that was headed into her net. She stopped the ball but had no control over it. The ball was stopped next to he...

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Law 3 - The Players 12/12/2023

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

I understand that Rule 3 was changed to say that when a goal is scored with an extra player on the field then the goal can be allowed to stand if the extra player did not interfere with play. My question is, how do we know which is the extra player? ...

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Law 3 - The Players 11/15/2023

Hussaini Abubakar of Kankara Local Government , Katsina State Nigeria asks...

Can a subbed player play penalty in the laws of foot ball ...

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Law 3 - The Players 8/27/2023

Bob of Cincinnati , Ohio Usa asks...

Hand ball in the box by the defense result in a penalty kick but can that team substitute their goalie with a position player before the kick...

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Law 3 - The Players 8/18/2023

Tyler of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada asks...

How does the replacement of a sent off player work? Is the player allowed to be replaced? If it’s the goalie, is the team expected not to have a goalie if they’re sent off? Just getting into the level of red and yellow cards, sorry if this is a stupi...

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Law 3 - The Players 7/8/2023

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


Let's say a substitute of team A entered the pitch, the referees couldn't realize until team A won a free kick in a promising point. Assume that the extra player didn't involve in the play. At this point, does the referee have the righ...

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Law 3 - The Players 6/12/2023

Greg S of SLO, CA USA asks...

Red B16 team attacking in defender Blue’s penalty area. Red takes a shot on goal and it goes off a Blue player and over the goal line for a corner kick. The ball rolls quite some distance with Red #5 chasing it and, this being a city park, ends up un...

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Law 3 - The Players 12/20/2022

Marc Boman of Walpole, MA USA asks...

According to “post-game analysis has revealed that Messi's second goal, scored in the 108th minute, shouldn't have actually stood ...

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