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Law 15 - The Throw In 3/11/2023

Ben of Merrimack, New Hampshire United States asks...

When throwing the ball into play from a throw in can your foot be on the line? I’m not sure if your foot can be on the line and it gets called or if your foot has to be completely onto the field....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/11/2023

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


What if it is a save by the goalkeeper instead of a rebound from the goal post?

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Law 11 - Offside 3/7/2023

LD Maya of San Mateo, CA USA asks...

Is a Player who took a throw-in, and not entered the field, counted for offside position? (please use LotG, FIFA or federation/league guidelines)

1. Throw-in is taken by Red2, on their own half, towards the Blue goal.

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/28/2023

Brian Fleming of Bellevue, WA USA asks...

Wow, yellow card on me!

Here's the link:

This video circulated on Facebook, and as you can see in the comments a spirited debate ensues... Curious to get your take...

On one hand, kee...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/4/2023

Tyler of _, British Columbia Canada asks...

Is there a rule against an attacker following the goalie when they have possession of the ball making it hard for them to pass to a team mate? Thanks. ...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/27/2023

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

Thank you gentlemen. I will allow myself to conclude. This topic came to my mind when I watched Mbappe on the counter attack. Let's say the player runs at a speed of 30 km/h.

And now a bit of physics, which is taught here in elementary sch...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/16/2023

Damien of Athens, Greece asks...

This is a two part question regarding the handball rule. Yesterday the following situtation occured, .

White team was awarded a penalty since the defender kicked him.

My question though has to d...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/15/2023

Graham Dewey of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom asks...

My striker is in a offside position just in front of the two defenders.
The play is in our goal area, my defender clears the ball forward about 10yds inside our half , my strikers runs back towards our goal on our half of the pitch picks up the...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/8/2022

Tyler of Pitt Meadows, BC Canada asks...

What is an offside line? What does it do?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/5/2022

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

Firstly, thanks for all that you do. It is really great to have a way of confirming one's thoughts.

Richarlson's foul / penalty, was that really a foul?

To me, Richarlson came from behind the defender and so the defender was not...

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