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Serge of Boston, Ma Usa asks...

There’s an obvious foul on a player from the white team Ref misses it. Play continues. Black team goes on attack. White team commits a foul. In the ensuing freekick ball is crossed into the box and scrapes a white player’s arm. Ref gives a penalty s...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/10/2024

David Barclay of Manchester, Select United Kingdom asks...

Free kick awarded.
The Ref blows for the kick to be taken.
The player standing over the ball reaches down and moves the ball slightly forward with his hands and then takes the kick.
Isn't that technically handball?

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/4/2024

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Two questions coming:

First: A question for dealing with pacing off yardage on fields marked out for gridiron football: can't we simply point it out and say, "There's ten, right there?"

I tried that recently in a U-18 boys' matc...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/4/2024

Paul Hutton of Presron, England asks...

The goalkeeper receives a back pass and he miss controls the ball and it goes towards the goal. A forward who is now ahead of the keeper just 5 yards out, directly in front of the goal and is about to tap the ball into an empty net when the keeper ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/21/2024

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

If a referee signals advantage does a team have to accept it, or can they refuse the play the ball and ask for the free kick instead? This thought occurred to me during today's Sheffield / West Ham game. There was a foul just outside the penalty area...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/19/2024

Colin Davies of Bry, Sussex England asks...

A debate! Goalkeeper has the ball in his hands! The forward is 5 yards away, keeper kicks the ball forward jumps up with outstretched leg not impeding him , the ball hits the forward and goes into the goal, the forward was outside the penalty area wh...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 1/15/2024

of Vancouver, BC Canada asks...

Situation: Goalie picked up the ball, put it on the ground then pick it up again resulting in an indirect free kick for attacking team. Can the attacking team quick restart or is that not allowed according to rule books. (assuming referee allows the ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/2/2024

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Happy New Year to all the panel.

I just saw this clip on Facebook and wonder a few things:

1.) DOGSO all day... correct? Some silly folk on FB were saying the attacker deserved a red card for not shooting earlier. :)


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/2/2024

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Debmark asks...

Really just looking for some clarification here. The Newcastle player Joelinton pulls back a Liverpool player . Advantage is played and he isn’t cautioned . According to a newspaper the explanation is if advantage is played the player is cautioned wh...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/1/2024

Mühenned Elseyho of Onikisubat, Kahramanmaras Turkey asks...

Is the referee’s decision correct to award an indirect free kick inside the penalty area against the defender who made a dangerous play against his goalkeeper while trying to keep the ball away, as he was about to shoot his goalkeeper in the head?
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