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High School 4/5/2024

Amy L Clabaugh of Clear Lake, Iowa USA asks...

More context I maybe should have added - the comment to his teammate occurred while he was coming off the field and not heard by spectators or even the other teams players.
The teammate he was talking to had just been reinstated for a red card ...

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High School 4/4/2024

Amy Clabaugh of Clear Lake, Iowa USA asks...

During first half of game, player A (captain of team) yells at his teammate to "SHUT THE #$&@ UP" as his teammate was being unsportsmanlike. Player A captain immediately is given red card.
No warning at all. Is this normal or a rule in high sch...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/23/2024

Michelle Newkirk of RAYMORE, MISSOURI USA asks...

is there a penalty in soccer for accident or on purpose kick in ankle that child had to be carried off field & could not play again after?...

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High School 3/17/2024

George Robert Checinski of Coon Rapids, MN United States asks...

In one of my high school games:
When a ball appeared to have crossed the goal line between the posts of team A. I allowed play to continue because no call was made by the assistant referee that team B scored a goal.

On a breakaway goi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/16/2024

Jason of Madison, WI USA asks...

82:15 mark of the Brentford-Burnley game (9:14 on this video - This has to be a foul on the keeper right? Is letting the keeper do this only something that is allowed at the very top level? For my part, I take the...

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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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High School 12/26/2023


I recently took my annual re-certification test which included the following question:
Team A is awarded a corner kick. B1 goalkeeper is one yard off the goal line. B2, second to last defender is 3 yards off the goal line. A2 is on the goal line...

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Law 3 - The Players 12/13/2023

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

Recently I was center referee at a tournament. During one of the plays near the end of the game, the blue team goalkeeper dove for the ball that was headed into her net. She stopped the ball but had no control over it. The ball was stopped next to he...

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Law 3 - The Players 12/12/2023

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

I understand that Rule 3 was changed to say that when a goal is scored with an extra player on the field then the goal can be allowed to stand if the extra player did not interfere with play. My question is, how do we know which is the extra player? ...

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Law 1- The Field 12/3/2023

Jose of Miami, Florida United States asks...

I have doubts regarding the relationship between a player's foot/feet and lines on the field. Allow me to present three cases as they relate to trow-ins, offsides, and PKs. On TIs, I am told that, even if any part of the player's foot/feet is touchin...

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