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Law 3 - The Players
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Law 3 - The Players 10/24/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

Sir, I just want to confirm that during a match if Penalty kick is warded can a other player take place the goalkeeper? and after penalty kick if score or denied can he a play as a normal player not a goalie? And it is essential to change his shirt w...

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Law 3 - The Players 10/23/2017

Arnie of Oak Park, California Ventura asks...

The other team has a penalty kick. I am allowed to switch goalies, correct? When can I switch back? ...

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Law 3 - The Players 10/23/2017

Coach Chris of Lebanon, Ohio USA asks...

During the match, after a kickoff following a goal, the AR raised the flag. The Referee approached and conferred. It was then determined, by count, one team had an extra player on the field.

There were no substitutions following the goal at ...

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Law 3 - The Players 10/7/2017

David of Valley Grande, Alabama USA asks...

Can the goalie leave the box, and play offense on the other side of the field (especially to help with a last minute score at the close of a game)?

Obviously this may be unwise. But is there a rule against this?


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Law 3 - The Players 9/28/2017

AJ of LONDON, GREATER LONDON United Kingdom asks...

Why must the game stop before a physio is allowed onto the pitch to treat an injury - what is the reasoning behind this?

In other sports, such as rugby, a physio can treat player when the game is active. Indeed, this would seem to be safer a...

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Law 3 - The Players 9/24/2017

Iftikhar of Sialkot, Punjab Pakistan asks...

During a match attacking team get penalty . Defending team replace the goal keeper with playing player to stop penalty. After the penalty that player again change his position from goal keeper to playing . Is it possible ...

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Law 3 - The Players 7/30/2017

mark rich of royalton , vermont usa asks...

Thank you for taking the time to answer my second ' note' to you. YA_ I really agree about the 'injured' player . Messi probably gets fouled and knocked down more then average --- 1st- he usually makes a real effort to stay on his fee...

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Law 3 - The Players 7/24/2017

mark rich of royalton, vermont usa asks...

I am sorry if I got your reply wrong. I complained about substituted players walk off the field slowly ( More slowly then you or I walk down the street! I believe you explained ' they maybe using up the clock' near the end of the game ...

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Law 3 - The Players 7/19/2017

Nikita of Moskow, Russia asks...

Does the goalkeeper have the right to take the ball in someone else's penalty area?...

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Law 3 - The Players 6/30/2017

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

I was recently an AR in a tough semifinal. Blue team is being dominated by green team in just about every aspect of the game. The coaches for the blue team kept challenging every other call that went against their team. Near the beginning of the seco...

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