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Law 11 - Offside 7/29/2015

Rich of Wilmington, DE USA asks...

If on a set play. In this case a direct free kick from about 28 yards from goal. With a wall set on the 18. If the attacking team places players in an offside position, in this case at the corners of the 6 and a player in the wall jumps to play the...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 7/29/2015

steven of aus, nsw Australia asks...

if the away team gets the choice for the coin toss at start of normal time. Who gets it for start of extra time and penalties?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/28/2015

Robin of Ottawa, Ont Canada asks...

My friend and I have a disagreement that we are going to let you settle:
Our sons play on the same team. A couple of players on the team have an extreme fondness for the F-word as an adjective. "Great F-ing pass", "Nice F-ing shot"... Of course i...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/28/2015

Ian of NPR, FL US asks...

Can two players on the same team wear the same jersey number?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/27/2015

Rod of Bensville, Nsw Australia asks...

Ref gave penalty aganst goalkeeper who took ball at edge of box as striker was coming through, keeper was last man. Penalty was given against keeper for alledgedly elbowing, he was given a yellow card. Keeper had ball, was last man. Should it have b...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/26/2015

James Eccles of Barrow in Furness, Cumbria England asks...

Among a few questionable decisions given against our team in a game today one stood out in particular regarding the back pass rule. A player on our team passed the ball back to one of our defenders stood on the edge of our area. As he was under press...

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League Specific 7/25/2015

bob of bay area, ca usa asks...

If soccer was to adopt an instant replay review system, what would you guys think the best way to use it would be? My thoughts:

All reviews are by a central area by a third party official, either back at some headquarters or in a secret boot...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/15/2015

Mark of white plains, usa asks...

The goalkeeper punts the ball. After it leaves the penalty area, it rebounds off you and is going into the goalkeepers goal. In a desperate attempt to stop the ball from going into the goal, the goalkeeper dives and handles the ball but is unable to ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/13/2015

M Monce of Lebanon, CT USA asks...

Just some follow up info on the controversial US vs Germany PK. I was at the game and seated behind the US goal on the lower level and to the side that the attack occurred. In other words I had great view of the play; I was literally 20 yds away. ...

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Mechanics 7/13/2015

Patrick of Champlin, MN USA asks...

When reading through this question, it got me thinking. What is the proper mechanic when rescinding a card.
We have the example of immediately rescinding red to yellow care of Jorge Gonzalez (, but what ...

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