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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 5/25/2022

Jeff Galatin of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire U.K. asks...

A direct free kick has been taken. Instead of kicking forward the ball is kicked back to his own goalkeeper. The goalie does not touch the ball and it goes into the goal of the kicker’s team. What decision should the ref make?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/22/2022

Charlie J Lee of Auburn, WA United States asks...

Attacking player kicked the ball near penalty box area and I blow whistle for foul instead of giving advantage but the ball went into defender's goal net.
Is this goal awarded even after foul signal?


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Law 11 - Offside 5/21/2022

Gary Pratt of Aberdeen, United Kingdom asks...

Watched a game yesterday where offside was given. Rule states free kick is given even if offence is inside your own half. You can't be offside inside your own half so please explain what the offence is that allows a free kick to be taken inside your ...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 5/20/2022

Nathan of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa asks...

What happens if the ball goes out for a goal kick but the goal keeper restarts the game incorrectly by kicking the ball from his hands outside his area?...

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Mechanics 5/18/2022

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


I'm sorry, but I still have one :-)

Advantage rule says: 'Advantage should not be applied in situations involving serious foul play, violent conduct or a second cautionable offence unless there is a CLEAR OPPORTUNITY TO S...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/16/2022

Petr of Prague, Prague Czech Republic asks...


I have one more bizarre question.

Which part of the body can play a free/goal/corner kick?

One colleague thinks it's allowed even by the head. The other says it's allowed to knee. Only the foot is clear to me....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/15/2022

Brian Friedman of Stone Ridge, VA United States asks...

Comment and a question. The straight red card on Rondon in the Everton vs. Brentford game was wholly deserved. Rondon left his feet and came into the tackle studs up. What's your opinion on Thiago's challenge on Mason Mount in the FA Cup final betwee...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/15/2022

engin ataman of olympia, wa usa asks...

awarded penalty kick for this. What do you think?
Thank you...

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Law 3 - The Players 5/15/2022

Peter Babbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

I realise this would come under a ‘local’ rule but would be grateful for your opinion. At the lower levels here we have the 10 minute ‘sin bin’. In a recent game a substitute entered the fop before the other had come off. Now this was a fairly junio...

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Law 1- The Field 5/11/2022

Anthony of New york, NY United States asks...

While in play our forward took a high arching shot from midfield the ball bounced at the top of the box and was going towards the goal. The goalie backed up as it was over his head into the goal reached up and hit ball as his hand was caught in the n...

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