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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/11/2021

Mark of West Pymble, New South Wales Australia asks...


Today in my son's senior game, the opposition deliberately passed the ball back to their goalkeeper but misdirected it causing the keeper to have to use his hands to prevent the ball from going into the goal. The referee awarded an ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/18/2021

Tony Fong of Norton, MA United States asks...

Hi. I was asked to take a girls travel team for my town. We are working on building a wall. It's been 8 years since I coached so things are a bit foggy and may have changed. Back in the day, I was taught to have the girls in the wall cross their arms...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/12/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


I have never encountered such an incident but I just thought about such a scenario: Team A is attacking but the player receives the ball in an offside position. The assistant referee sees the offside but delays his/her flag since th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/7/2021

Engin Ataman of OLYMPIA, WA United States asks...

Hello, at 1 minute 40 seconds into the video there is a contact that got no action from referees. Do you think it was the right decision here?
Thank you for your ...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 1/27/2021

Martin Wheatley of Manchester, County (optional) United Kingdom asks...

Multi ball play. A goalkeeper runs towards his own corner flag to intercept a ball played down the line. He gets there before the forward and hits the ball up field and up into the stand. Meanwhile a follow up attacker immediately picks up a multi ba...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 1/20/2021

David Lovett of Royal Palm Beach, FL United States asks...

Ok so here we go. The new or shall I say latest handball rule. I have a simple question that I am sure does not have a simple answer. I am being told by fellow referees that the new rule states that you call the same foul differently based on whether...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/19/2021

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

There was an instance at the weekend where half a players body was in the area and half not. So a penalty was given. So I’m a little confused here. On that basis say a player like Peter Crouch was leaning right forward for a header but was fouled wit...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/4/2021

Russell of Sydeny, Australia asks...

The things you hear with no crowds.

Firstly, Happy New Year all - hope you are safe and well where ever you are.

Just watching the Chelsea v Man City replay and could hear what I thought was the incorrect use of wording from Ref...

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Mechanics 12/17/2020

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

In reviewing the LotG, I find the signals in Law 6 are coded for a left diagonal. Does this mean that the right diagonal is "phased out?" I don't know a referee who does that anymore (though I have heard stories), but I feel it could be an option, ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/17/2020

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

As an AR, can I require spectators/coaches to stay 6ft away from the touchline? I always see them creep up as close as possible, and with COVID-19 I would like to "socially distance" them from me....

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