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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 11/29/2020

Stefanos of Athens, Greece asks...

In this case, the attacker's hand touches the ball as he makes the pass, then his teamate immediately shoots the ball, creating a goal chance. Then, the same player makes an assist and finally the team scores. The goal was cancelled by the referee an...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/22/2020

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom asks...

I read the story of the MLS goalkeeper being sent off for a 2nd yellow card for encroachment on a penalty kick,having already received a yellow for time wasting. I have never heard of this happening before,so why wasn't Sam Johnstone o104277f WBA giv...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 11/13/2020

Brian Lutke of Whistler, BC Canada asks...

Very simply, during a penalty kick, can the goalkeeper move laterally along his goal line prior to the kick being taken (i.e. in an attempt to distract the penalty taker)?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/12/2020

Bob Romano of Falls Church , Virginia USA asks...

The goalie commits a serious foul play off the field on an opponent’s attack and goalkeeper red carded. What is the restart considering the foul happened off the field of play...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/5/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Grabbing and holding - as Divyesh of Downside (I grew up not too far from there) mentions happens a lot at set pieces.

And Ref MCHUGH mentioned that they are called as fouls elsewhere (i.e. in general play) on the pitch - and I think why t...

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High School 11/1/2020

Ronald A Reed of High Bridge, New Jersey United States asks...

NFHS recently changed the drop rule. When dropping the ball to the defending goalie in the penalty area, can he/she pick up the ball???...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/29/2020

Mike Dixon of St Albans, Uk asks...

A coach from the sideline is continually questioning your ability , what are your options. If you ask him to leave and he refuses can you abandon the match. Thx in advance ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 10/21/2020

Tasha L Lanier of Lexington, NC United States asks...

So, if a player has asthma and is having an asthma attack and is in need of their inhaler are they permitted to run off the field in order to take an inhalation of the inhaler? What if the coach comes onto the field to drag that player off the field...

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High School 10/14/2020

Chester of Stratford, CT USA asks...

An attacker sprinting with the ball in the penalty area was running toward the end line 15 yards to the left of the the goal (not toward the goal) to get beyond the oncoming defender running in from her right. About 10 yards from the end line the att...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/13/2020

Doug of Folsom, CA U.S. asks...

Hi folks - on this clip of an international women's game, a player pulls the hair of her opponent, perhaps in retaliation for a hip bump, or perhaps she is upset at being beaten for ball possession, but it sure looks like a deliberate violent offense...

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