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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/25/2013

Bill Van Der Vlist of Humble, TX USA asks...

I am curious to know the official decision why the GK was sent off. Seemed a little harsh to me.

Link below:

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/22/2013

Keith Taylor of Cumbria, Please select ... United Kingdom asks...

England v Germany
England's goalkeeper misjudged coming out for the ball on the edge of the box.The mis judgement caused him to double handed push his own player in the back in an attempt to get at the ball. Should he not have been penalised or i...

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Law 15 - Throw In 11/18/2013

Tim of kernersville, nc usa asks...

When the ball passes entirely over the touchline, the ball is out of play and results in a throw-in. If even part of the ball is over/on the touchline, it is in play.

My question is, when there is a throw-in, is the opposite in effect? Doe...

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Other 11/13/2013

Warren of Sydney, Australia asks...

Hi Panel,

As you know, I really appreciate the great educational resource that your website is and all your efforts on the site.

I did however want to seek clarification for an answer to an old question (yep been reading through the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/10/2013

Richard Drury of SCARBOROUGH, United Kingdom asks...

A defender throws the ball into his own keeper, who picks it up. Is it indirect free kick against the keeper?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/9/2013

Steve roberts of Perth, Wa Australia asks...

Does the defenders have to be 10 yards away from where the offense has occurred or can the attacking team move the ball back to increase distance from free kick and wall?...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/8/2013

GenevaRed of Oxford, UK asks...

An attacking player is slow returning to his own half while the opposition mount an attack deep into the other half - the ball gets cleared by his team into the centre circle which is patrolled by 2 opposing defenders. The attacker runs from an offsi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/7/2013

Kirk of roanoke, va roanoke asks...

If a bottle is thrown to the player from a spectator or if a player is drinking the water during play. What actions should an official take? issue an caution to the player?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/5/2013

Elisabeth Clemence of Bradenton, Florida USA asks...

I love our soccer league and coach. However, I was very upset about last Sat.'s game. We have a new referee and he, no parent biased here, has shown complete bias to the losing team. Our team is 6-0. Undefeated. So, clearly, I am happy about wins, bu...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/5/2013

Jay Ramey of El Dorado Hills, CA USA asks...

I recently 'Centered' a highly competitive match. In all the years I have been ref, I have been fortunate to never have to experience a major injury on the field.

In my recent match, two defenders (two of the last three in the line of defen...

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