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Law 3 - The Players

Regulations about the players taking part in a match. This includes the number of players and substitutes, the substitution procedure, sanctions related to these matters and what should be the outcome if there are extra players or persons on the field of play.

Law 3 - The Players
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Law 3 - The Players 6/9/2019

Keith of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada asks...

on this scenario what if the extra player that came on already had a yellow card this giving him a second yellow card and being shown a red card how would the team be penalized for the red card and would the team be at a disadvantage for the red card...

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Law 3 - The Players 4/29/2019

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro , CA Sacratomato asks...

Pink team shows up with only 9 players. Two go down with injuries. Early in the second half, defender fouls attacker in the penalty area. Defender is shown his second yellow of the match followed by a red card. Pink is down 3-0 and is now down to 6 p...

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Law 3 - The Players 4/11/2019

Scott Cooper of Allen, TX USA asks...

Hi, I had called for a pk after defender handled the ball inside the penalty area. The keeper and one of the defenders on the field start switching gear so the defender could take the PK as a GK, effectively creating a substitution. My thinking at ...

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Law 3 - The Players 4/11/2019

Jamie Marler of Birmingham, Midlands United Kingdom asks...

Can a manager or coach be shown yellow or red cards when in the technical area?

I know a manager or coach can be 'sent off' if the referee feels he has done something wrong, but surely a yellow card would never be shown?...

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Law 3 - The Players 4/5/2019

ej smith of lynnwood, Washington United States asks...

i saw in an EPL game that a player warming up behind the goal said something to an apposing player and got a yellow card for his actions. If he had recieved another yellow card on the sidelines resulting in a red card, woould that team have to play w...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/21/2019

Steve Quinn of Perth, WA Australia asks...

In your answer to Jeremy Brogan, a couple of you said the restart to an extra person on the field of play when a goal is scored was a goal kick or IFK. Surely that has now been changed to a DFK from wherever the extra player was?...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/20/2019

Irishkeeper of Old Toongabbie, NSW Australia asks...

If a team has less than seven players because the others have been sent to the temporary dismissal area does the referee abandon the game as one side has less than seven players on the FOP? ...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/18/2019

jeremy brogan of Cincinnati, OH United States asks...

Our goalie was given a red card. The coach pulled out center back to play keeper and then subbed a new center . This left is with still 11 players. The opposing team then kicked a ball out of play. On our next possesion one of our players, not the...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/11/2019

jake of las vegas, nv usa asks...

What is the best way to utilize captains in a game? Obviously they do the coin toss, and some referees will give the 'you are in charge of your players, I only want to talk to you' spiel but I rarely see that actually enforced. I have personally only...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/11/2019

Jeff of Carmel, IN US asks...

U13 boys Championship game. I'm the center ref with about 10 minutes left in a tied game I made sure the coaches both knew that if the game ends in a tie there is no OT and only the 11 players on the field will be able to participate in the shoot ou...

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