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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/21/2023

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


I would like to ask a question about accidental handball by the attacking team in DOGSO situations.

Assume that an attacker is 1-on-1 with the goalkeeper inside the penalty area but the ball accidentally hits the attacker...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/21/2023

Damianos of Athens, Attiki Greece asks...

I was under the impression that a deliberate handball was always a yellow card.

I checked the laws of the game though, and there is no mention for yellow card on handball unless the hand stops a promising attack.

Would a case l...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/20/2023

John Brown of Nashville, Tennessee United States asks...

I was refereeing a men's game and mostly letting them play. Play was sometimes physical but well controlled. Emotions were in check.

In the 69th minute two players chased down a loose ball at a high rate of speed. The Yellow player tack...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/19/2023

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Offside - what are we missing in this call.

In the recent Nottingham Forest v Newwe all know what that means).

With a new season of local park footy about to start down here, there ha...

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High School 3/17/2023

DAVID LAZOr of LEESBURG, VA United States asks...

In a high school soccer game my player scored a goal and in his celebration steps off the field, 1 or 3 yards off. The referee gives him a yellow card for not getting permission to leave the field. I have never heard of this rule. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/15/2023

Nicholas Broderick of Lewis Lake, Nova Scotia Canada asks...

A defending goalkeeper traps a slow, rolling shot on his/her goal *using only his/her chest* inside the penalty area - the ball does not touch his/her hands. No attacker is close enough to challenge, and, mistakenly believing the goalkeeper has taken...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 3/11/2023

Zluvka of Liberec, Northern Bohemia Czech Republic asks...

Are your 2017 answers still valid today? (I read somewhere that this does not apply to the goalkeeper's throw. The decisive moment is said to be before he releases the ball from his hand.) Thank you. ...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 3/11/2023

Ben of Merrimack, New Hampshire United States asks...

When throwing the ball into play from a throw in can your foot be on the line? I’m not sure if your foot can be on the line and it gets called or if your foot has to be completely onto the field....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/11/2023

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


What if it is a save by the goalkeeper instead of a rebound from the goal post?

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/10/2023

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


I have a question regarding the handball rule.

The rule states it is an offence if a player scores in the opponents’ goal:
- directly from their hand/arm, even if accidental, including by the goalkeeper
- immediat...

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