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League Specific 5/25/2019

Jorge Moreno of Thornton , Co United states asks...

I had a match today and this guy kicked me and I got a red card for retailation. I only pushed the player and I got suspended for 2 games. Is that right because I feel like it shouldve only been 1 game....

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Law 11 - Offside 5/25/2019

John of LOUISVILLE, CO USA asks...

In today's Spanish Cope del Rey final Lionel Messi scored Barcelona's only goal as Barca lost to Valencia 2-1.
Messi's goal appeared to be offside, but you be the judge. Here is how it happened:
Corner kick for Barca, its kicked and a Barca p...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/24/2019

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Regarding kicked restarts: I'm sure we've all seen the kicker (especially at IDFKs and kick-offs) who puts his foot on top of the ball and rolls the ball back and forth until he sees his chance to release it. Even worse, the player who rocks the ball...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/23/2019

Shaun of Melbourne, Australia asks...

During a match a player or substitute player use offensive, insulting or abusive language towards the referee.
Based on the following circumstances, how the referee should handle the situation:
1) The ball is in play and the abusive player...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 5/22/2019

Jerod Sutton of Beavercreek, Ohio USA asks...

On a throw-in, when has the ball entered the field of play? I understand the ball must have been released by the thrower, but is it in play when it first touches the touchline, or the imaginary line going up from the touchline, or does the entire bal...

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Mechanics 5/22/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

If a direct RC is rescinded after VAR review, what is the proper procedure to communicate this? For example, if the referee sent off a player for a studs up tackle, but VAR review shows that there were no studs showing but was a reckless tackle, how...

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High School 5/22/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

While the keeper is in possession of the ball, an opponent violently/with excessive force charges the keeper. The opponent was disqualified.

Would this be considered VC or SFP? I put in my report that it was VC because the opponent could n...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/22/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

The goalkeeper cannot be interfered with while they possess the ball with their hands or in the process of returning the ball back into play. How much do you allow an opponent to be close to the keeper or, more importantly, jump in front while the k...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/22/2019

Shaun of Melbourne, Australia asks...

During a match between team A and B, a player of team A, which also can speak a second language (in which no other players can understand it) use offensive, insulting or abusive language towards player of team B. No reaction from player of team B as...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/21/2019

Mitch Dubensky of Washington DC, Washington DC USA asks...

A free kick is awarded. Referee arm signal is unintelligible as it was neither for a direct or indirect kick. The 16 year old player looks at the referee and can't figure it out. He asks him 'can I shoot it.' The referee did not vocalize whether ...

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