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Law 3 - The Players
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Law 3 - The Players 9/3/2022

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


one situation, please.

The referee is informed of the substitution. After that the game is stopped. Opponent takes quick free kick. Can the referee ignore the substitution for now? Or won't allow to play?


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Law 3 - The Players 9/2/2022

Eric Frankowski of Longmont, CO United States asks...

A goalie commits a flafoul just outside his penalty area and is ejected from the game. His replacement enters the game but a field player fails to exit the pitch, leaving the team playing with 11 players.

The opposing team takes the free k...

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Law 3 - The Players 7/6/2022

steve of Altadena, California asks...

The answers regarding the restart with a goal scored with an extra player appear to look to the general concepts in the Laws, rather than the specific guidance in Law 3, part 9 on when a goal is scored. Law 3 provides that if a goal is scored with an...

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Law 3 - The Players 5/15/2022

Peter Babbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

I realise this would come under a ‘local’ rule but would be grateful for your opinion. At the lower levels here we have the 10 minute ‘sin bin’. In a recent game a substitute entered the fop before the other had come off. Now this was a fairly junio...

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Law 3 - The Players 4/15/2022

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I was reffing at a high school (not U.S. high school) tournament recently. One team had no subs, whereas the other had many and were winning comfortably.

After the game, both the losing coaches and a parent respectfully asked why I was all...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/28/2022

Bob Datz of WEST BROOKFIELD, MA United States asks...

I thought I saw this in IFAB laws but then couldn't find it. A red card before the match does the offender's tream play shorrt. I thought not but just don't find it.

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Law 3 - The Players 3/11/2022

Kyle Robinson of Gilbert, AZ USA asks...

During an injury assessment (when coach from injured player's team enters field to check on player) the other team gathers near the touch line to converse with their coach.

If players leave the field w/o permission from ref, they should be...

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Law 3 - The Players 2/27/2022

Joe of Taipei, Taiwan asks...

Teams are level at FT and ET. Both teams have exhausted their substitutions. After the final whistle, the teams go into the penalty shootout. The other team gets one of their field players to switch with their GK (assuming he is an s...

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Law 3 - The Players 2/7/2022

Christopher Rhodes of Camberley, Surrey United Kingdom asks...

was watching a relegation match where team A needed a draw to avoid relegation.
In 85th Minute at 0-0 team A were attacking and the referee was running a diagonal line across the pitch. The attack breaks down and the referee stops running and st...

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Law 3 - The Players 12/28/2021

vince lally of Manchester, United Kingdom asks...

A team turns up with 10 men so you start the game ,the 10 man team are winning 3-0 there manager comes to you and says 1 of his players has to leave ,so they are down to 9 players 15 mins into 2nd half another 1 has to leave ,leaving them with 8 play...

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