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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/11/2024

Iain Doleman of Las vegas, NV United States asks...

Attacking player is fouled outside PA, referee plays advantage, as ball goes to teammate inside PA who is fouled and loses possession.
What is the restart? ...

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High School 6/25/2024

David of Ellensburg , Washinton United states asks...

I was playing a game for my Local HS and I was in the box with the opponents attacker got fouled but was crowded by a bunch of opponents and the player had the ball trapped beetween his thighs kind of on the ground and the players would try to kick i...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/25/2024

Steve of Brighton, UK asks...

It's illegal for an opposition player to take the ball out of the goalkeeper's hands when he has full control over the ball What would happen if one of the goalkeeper's own players takes it out of his hands? For example if a defender and a goalkeeper...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/22/2024

S G of Craigieburn , victoria Australia asks...

If the goalie catches the ball at they then mean to drop the ball and kick or must they roll the ball and kick?

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/19/2024

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


If a defending goalkeeper commits an accidental handball in his/her penalty area in the back pass of his/her teammate, would it be a play on or an indirect free kick offense? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/15/2024

Steve Janz of Los Angeles, CA United States asks...

Hi - I have a question that relates to Law 3 and Law 12. In Law 3 it states that if a substitute comes on to the field of play and interferes with play, the restart is a DFK at the point of interference. However, what I am confused about is the state...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/14/2024

Jude Cowan of Killaloe , Ontario Canada asks...

Can a goalie delay from picking up a ball until forced by an opposing player? Our keeper didn’t pick the ball up until a player came and challenged him, but the ref said it was unsportsmanlike and next time he will receive a yellow card. ...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/30/2024

Ryan of Hazlet, NJ United States asks...

Can a player be called offsides when one of their own teammates scores from a free kick? The “offside” player did not touch the ball, but did impede vision and movement of the defenders.....

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 5/28/2024

Mike Hanson of Picton, Ontario Canada asks...

As an assistant referee, I know that I will be running on only one half of the touchline during the game. My question is am I still responsible for indicating ball out of bounds and whose throw in it is for the touchline that I am actually running on...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/22/2024

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


I have one offside situation, please.

Player A20 passes the ball. A10 in offside position is close to B5 at this moment. The ball flies through the air. A10 runs towards the goal. B5 heads the ball. A10 is three meters aw...

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