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High School 3/20/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I am glad that I don't have to ref under the rules for U.S. high school soccer. I have real trouble with a deliberate handling call for a player who covers their privates or their face just as a hard blast is directed their way from a short distance....

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High School 3/19/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA 23456 asks...

The high school season just started, and in one game there were three 'controversial' plays that resulted in PKs or goals (or at least controversial among the parents I was surrounded by). It was a very tough and physical game with a large amount of...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/19/2017

Dane of Lincoln, California Usa asks...

Do cal north rules differ much from fifa rules,

My main question is about 'law 5' which is the 'advantage' rule or guideline.

The referee- allowing play to continue when the team against which an offence has been committed will bene...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/19/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Keeper brain fade ends in red, however, is there a careless IFK foul by the attacker.

No question the keeper should see red for his actions, however, is there a case to say the attacker's actions " whether deliberate or not " were a hinderan...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/25/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have a related question. Suppose the GK picks up the ball about 3 feet from the goal line & just off to one side of the goal area.

Where do the defenders stand for the IFK?

Since the goal area extends 5.5 meters past the goal p...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/25/2017

Shaji of Shuwaikh, Kuwait Kuwait asks...

Hello sir/Madam
Referees can show Yellow card and Red card to Coach or officials? Or only players and substitutes?...

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High School 12/20/2016

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

With the change in offside law by IFAB, have NFHS and NCAA changed their codes yet? If not is there any chance they might?

I am asking about where the IFK is taken if offside is the call....

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Law 11 - Offside 12/20/2016

Fred of Biloxi, Mississippi USA asks...

Some colleagues and I have been arguing about Law 11. Here is the scenario: Player A1, in an onside position, has a hard ground pass directed to him by a teammate. A1 simply misses the ball and it remains rolling on the ground, with pace, to Team Bs ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/27/2016

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

Two questions regarding PIADM:

1) Players from opposing teams both attempt to head a ball at waist height and their heads make contact with each other. The contact was not severe enough to warrant a stoppage of play for a potential injury, ...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/4/2016

Daniel hague of Manchester, England asks...

Canyou not be called offside if you recieve the ball from your own goalkeer if he throws the ball? ...

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