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Question Number: 30218

Law 15 - Throw In 3/25/2016


Peter Grove of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom asks...

This question is a follow up to question 30213

If you believe, as I do, that the old FIFA Q&A's can be looked to for guidance (at least where their provisions have not been superseded by later law amendments) then you might like to consider that the 2006 Q&A had the following:

'Is a player allowed to take a throw-in kneeling or sitting down?

No. A throw-in is only permitted if the correct procedures in the Laws of the Game are followed.'

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Peter
Excellent point and one that I had forgot about. I agree that unless the Laws have been amended with specific changes since the Questions and Answers were superseded we can use them as part of our tacit knowledge / guidance of the game.

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Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

Hi Peter,
aptly appropriate as always from a master soccer historian !
The old Q&A gone but not forgotten!

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