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High School 3/17/2023

DAVID LAZOr of LEESBURG, VA United States asks...

In a high school soccer game my player scored a goal and in his celebration steps off the field, 1 or 3 yards off. The referee gives him a yellow card for not getting permission to leave the field. I have never heard of this rule. ...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 3/8/2023

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


I'm suprisingly here again. Tuesday inspired me. We all know what I'm going to write about :-)

VAR handbook says this about penalty kicks:

Encroachment can only be reviewed if:

• an attacker who enc...

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High School 3/3/2023

Steve of Brighton , UK asks...

I’ve noticed that often, after the regulation 90 minutes and required injury time have all been played, if a goal kick has been awarded, the ref will wait for the keeper to take the goal kick before blowing for full time.

Is there any sor...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/26/2023

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


one question probably more about the spirit of the game, please. :-)

Sentence from the rules:'Direct and indirect free kicks and penalty kicks can only be awarded for offences committed when the ball is in play.'

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Law 15 - The Throw In 2/23/2023

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Throw-in question.

A current question about field lines reminded me to bring up an anomaly that is hard to explain. Make that impossible, at least to me.

From FIFA, regarding throw-ins: "At the moment of delivering the ball, th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/19/2023

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

Saturday Feb 2 game Everton / Leeds in about the 86 minute the Leeds defender makes a play at the ball and the ball hits his foot and goes directly to the Keeper. The Keeper collects the ball using his hands. The referee did not call this as an offen...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/18/2023

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

Thanks! One more thing please.

Part of the rule 1: 'Lines to be not more
than 12 cm (5 ins) wide.'

Part 2: 'A defending player who leaves the field of play without the referee’s permission shall be considered to be on the g...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 2/14/2023

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Can a DB be used when a wrong call has been made, to possession to the wrongly-accused team?

Recently we had a first-time AR in the AR-2 position. She was doing a reasonably good job, but on one offside call, she put up the flag even thoug...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/12/2023

James of London , England asks...

If a free kick is awarded and the defence won't go back 10 yards , can the referee bring the ball ,10 yards forward so the wall then moves back another 10 yards ...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/11/2023

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


one more situation, please.

The player returns to the field after treatment. When does the offside rule apply to him? Can it be off the field already? Perhaps immediately after permission to return?


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