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Jason of Lacrosse, WI USA asks...

Did you guys catch the Fiorentina-Napoli Coppa game this week? There was an incident where a defender committed a tactical foul, which was his second caution of the game. The ref seemingly made a huge blunder (for this level) stopping a 3v1 to issue ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/9/2022

Solomon Omowele of Johannesburg , Gauteng South Africa asks...

Are all fouls on the penalty box a penalty?...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 1/2/2022

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

One additional question, please.

Advice To Referees says:

The ball is in play on a throw-in when the ball:
1) touches the plane of the touchline and
2) leaves the thrower’s hands.

In our case, point 1) is no...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 1/2/2022

Michael Ponting of Corby, England asks...

Have the throw in rules changed , the reason for the question is a throw in should be taken at the point the ball left the field of play however in a game today a throw was taken 25 yards from where it should be taken , the ref blew for the three bei...

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Mechanics 12/27/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello and merry Christmas,

I wish to ask about a possible scenario. Assume that VAR is in use. At some point of the game, a player of team A commits a foul against his/her opponent. Since the team B maintains possession and continues to p...

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High School 12/20/2021

Mark of Eugene, Oregon USA asks...

Player A committed a reckless foul on Player B. Before I had the chance to whistle for the foul, Player B intentionally kicked Player A's legs in retaliation for the foul, to which I gave Player B a RC for VC. I gave him the RC immediately first beca...

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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 14 - The Penalty kick 12/9/2021

Alexander Maxwell of London, — United Kingdom asks...

If he was trying to play mind games with the player taking the penalty, would it be legal for a goalkeeper to stand a feet or two behind the goaline when a penalty was being taken, or would the referee insist that he was on the pitch?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/28/2021

Maughan Nicholson of Hexham, Northumberland England asks...

Watching two professional matches in recent months, the defender has been penalised by award of a penalty for high kicking in the penalty area.
My view is dangerous play = indirect free kick.
Please can I have the explanation?...

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Law 17 - The Corner Kick 11/15/2021

Gary Robinson of Draper, UT USA asks...

I had a situation in my last game of the fall season that I'm still mulling over and questioning. I was the center and awarded the Blue team a corner kick. Blue #1 grabbed the ball and set it near the corner flag for the kick. I was focusing mostly ...

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