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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/15/2024

Steve Janz of Los Angeles, CA United States asks...

Hi - I have a question that relates to Law 3 and Law 12. In Law 3 it states that if a substitute comes on to the field of play and interferes with play, the restart is a DFK at the point of interference. However, what I am confused about is the state...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/14/2024

Jude Cowan of Killaloe , Ontario Canada asks...

Can a goalie delay from picking up a ball until forced by an opposing player? Our keeper didn’t pick the ball up until a player came and challenged him, but the ref said it was unsportsmanlike and next time he will receive a yellow card. ...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/30/2024

Ryan of Hazlet, NJ United States asks...

Can a player be called offsides when one of their own teammates scores from a free kick? The “offside” player did not touch the ball, but did impede vision and movement of the defenders.....

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 5/28/2024

Mike Hanson of Picton, Ontario Canada asks...

As an assistant referee, I know that I will be running on only one half of the touchline during the game. My question is am I still responsible for indicating ball out of bounds and whose throw in it is for the touchline that I am actually running on...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/22/2024

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


I have one offside situation, please.

Player A20 passes the ball. A10 in offside position is close to B5 at this moment. The ball flies through the air. A10 runs towards the goal. B5 heads the ball. A10 is three meters aw...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/7/2024

Keith McDonnell of VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA Canada asks...

Question re: Rules for Defending Fast Players.
Our team has a very fast striker who is generally able to outpace most defenders. When the opposition plays a high line on defense he can often chip the ball past the line (or via a through ball), s...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/5/2024


Good day gentlemen in the house. My question goes like this. If three (3) attackers are in an onside possition and one of them received the ball from a team mate, and the three attackers passes the ball to each other till a goal is scored, till the g...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/1/2024

Mühenned Elseyho of Onikisubat, Kahramanmaras Turkey asks...

Hi , how are you

Can you help me about this case? Can you explain all things about it

Thank you very much...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/21/2024

Fred of Chesterfield , MI United States asks...

I have called indirect free kicks a couple times when a goalie handles a pass with there hands inside the box. I know a deflection does not count and that it has to be an intentional or at least deliberate act by the defender for it to be a problem....

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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 4/14/2024

Andy Xu of Windsor, CO United States asks...

Do you have to end a game immediately after the time is up?...

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