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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play
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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 5/10/2023

charles of grayson, ky usa asks...

Two scenarios for the same situation.
An offensive player shoots the ball on a high arc. The goalie looking up positions himself to deflect the ball. The goalie actually backs across the goal line. The goalie jumps to block the shot. The ball g...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 12/1/2022

Nick of LA, USA asks...

Did the ball go out of bounds in Japan vs Spain at the moment of the second goal?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 7/9/2022

Tony of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

If the goalie is holding the ball in one hand and touches the goal post to steady himself from going over the goal line is it a corner. His feet are always in field of play. Had this happen today and the ref called a corner....

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 12/11/2021

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

In a recent game, we had a corner kick. The kick was taken and delivered to the 18 yard line.

The defence pushed out and the pass to our striker 'appeared' to be offside, so the lone-official whistled it down while the goalie picked up the...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 8/20/2021

sal of Chicago, Illinois United States asks...

On reference to the last question about the ball hitting the ref and bouncing back to the same player or area. Here's a clip from this summer's Copa America mistake by one of the best referees in the world. the referee's rebound went back to another ...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 8/18/2021

brian casey of Romford, aurora soccer club canada asks...

If the ball hit's the ref and bounces back to the player that kicked the ball does the ref still stop play and award a drop ball??....

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 4/5/2020

Petr of Prague, Prague Czech Republic asks...


one situation, please.

Ball crosses goal line and touchline at the same time. (The ball is leaving the field at the point of the corner flag.)

What is the restart? (free throw or goal kick/corner kick?) Do the rules ...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 11/13/2019

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I was watching a women's match on the weekend.

Team White kicked the ball and it was heading forcefully to the sideline. Team Red's coach or substitute player stopped the ball on the line, thinking they'd do their thrower a favour. Problem ...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 10/19/2019

Brandon of RESTON, VA United States asks...

Today a team I coach played a game where the goal was part of a structure that was also used as an american football goal post. The soccer goal was regulation size, and the goal posts used for american football extended up maybe 10 feet from the top ...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 10/15/2019

J Sargeant of Maidstone Kent, Kent United Kingdom asks...

HI- When the ball hits the ref the rule has changed in that the ball is returned to the team that last touched the ball I would like to ask is the rule is the same if the ball hits the ref in the penalty box. I have been told that play should continu...

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