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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 4/14/2024

Andy Xu of Windsor, CO United States asks...

Do you have to end a game immediately after the time is up?...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 2/28/2024

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

One additional question please.

The goalkeeper has the ball in his hands, the ball accidentally falls out, touches his leg and falls to the ground (or the ball bounces back into the air). Or the ball falls straight to the ground without to...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/19/2024

Sal of Chicago, IL United States asks...

A player upset at an opponent screams at the referee “if he touches me again, I’m going to f..k him up. Yellow card or red card for violent conduct?...

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Other 2/12/2024

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, England asks...

In the African Nations final why didn't the var team make the referee aware of a possible red card when KESSIE clearly elbowed the Nigerian player. It was hardly mentioned on TV nor mentioned on bbc Web pages today the day after the game. Many thanks...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 1/12/2024

Engin Goktepe of Houston, TX United States asks...

After participating in a dropped ball, can a goal keeper dribble the ball inside his own penalty area and take in his hands?...

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Mechanics 1/11/2024

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


Player A11 receives a pass in an offside position but the offside offence is missed on the pitch. Player A11 crosses the ball, player B2 deliberately handles the ball, which is also missed on the pitch, and the ball goes out for a c...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/30/2023

Malcolm Johnstone of Leyland, Lancs United Kingdom asks...

In the Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United match, today, one of the home players passed a ball directly back to his keeper. The keeper tried to clear the ball , but miss kicked it, pretty much straight up into the air. Under pressure from an oppos...

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Mechanics 12/30/2023

Mark of London , Uk asks...

A player punches the ball out and the Ref doesn’t see it so gives a goal kick.

VAR tells the Ref he’s reviewing the handball.VAR says the defending players hand was in a natural position (for the record the players hand reaches out to sla...

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Other 12/30/2023

David St Martin of TAUNTON, MA United States asks...

if my niece's teammate kick the ball and it bounced off of my niece's foot is she considered the goal scorer ...

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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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