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Law 11 - Offside 9/21/2023

Tyler of Vancouver, BC Canada asks...

Can an attacker be offside if both the kicker and the receiver are already past the second to last defender. For example, if the defenders are on the other end of the field and an attacker is standing by the penalty box. If an attacker with the ball ...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 9/21/2023

Larry of Danville, California United States asks...

At the taking of a goal kick the GK sets the ball inside the PA. The ball is stationary and the GK takes a soft touch kicking it completely out of the PA then kicks it a second time. No attacker attempts to advance on either touch. By Law this is an...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/12/2023

Tyler of Vancouver, Bc Canada asks...

Hello! At what point is the goal keeper out of their penalty box? If the ball is just outside of the box, can they keep their feet in the box and pick it up? What if it’s on the line? How about if they’re already holding it? Is it where the goalkeepe...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/9/2023

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

A question from today's u-18 boys match.

An attacking player found himself slightly off the field by the opposing goal post. Rather than come immediately back onto the playing field, he ran behind the goal netting first, then back into pla...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 9/5/2023

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Thanks to all of you for your clear answers.

Update on the photos... I posted my question at the field after viewing the sequence on the small camera screen.

Once at the computer screen, I could see the heel of the keeper's bac...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 9/4/2023

Mike of Lachine, QC Canada asks...

Attacking player on a breakaway dekes the keeper and is clear on goal, removes his shirt before kicking the ball into the open net. What is the sanction and restart?...

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Mechanics 9/2/2023

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


Assume that in the last moments of a game, player A9 is fouled by player B3 when one on one with the keeper. However, the central referee thought it was not a foul and therefore the game went on. After a while, the ball went out of pla...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/30/2023

Jonathan Walston of Raleigh, North Carolina United States asks...

If a defender clears the ball from the defensive zone and it travels up the field, but deflects off an unsuspecting teammate about 10 yards ahead and then goes backwards to an attacking player in an offsides position, it is considered offsides? My o...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/26/2023

Colin Davies of Brighton , Sussex England asks...

Defender passes back to the keeper he has to dive to stop it going into the goal using his/her hand.What decision? Is this a goal scoring situation, thanks....

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 8/25/2023

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Hi, I was watching a 55+ game today and when a PK was taken, I used my camera (in motor drive) to capture the sequence.

The keeper made a nice save but on replay, his left foot was clearly standing a stride forward of the line before the b...

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