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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/19/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

Sir, A a Goal Can Score Direct from a Kick off?

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Other 10/19/2017

Isaac of Melbourne, VIC Australia asks...

Hi,
I have been playing soccer/football in Australia for a few years now and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon and would like to start refereeing. I would like to know if there is anyone that is a level 4 or 3 referee in Victoria that is act...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 10/17/2017

Mandee Seeley of Sisters, Oregon United States asks...

I work for the local parks and rec. We go by us youth soccer rules but I can't find an answer to this.

We have a 5th grader with a hard cast in Sisters, Oregon. She wants to play but we're getting different answers about whether it's allowed...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/17/2017

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Goalie gains possession in the penalty area with his feet from long kick by the opponent. Without ever having handled the ball, goalie chooses to dribble the ball outside the penalty area with the intent of passing to a his teammate. As the opponent ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/16/2017

Fred of Salt lake City, UT USA asks...

When it comes to stopping a team doing time-wasting tactics, what are your thoughts on the referee counting down out loud to the player before giving a caution?

When I am in the situation of a winning team trying to take a restart slowly, I ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 10/16/2017

Ann Helton of El Cajon, Ca USA asks...

Hi,
My daughter played against a team this past weekend where one of their players was wearing a knee brace. My daughter as center defender cleared a ball and the girl with the brace hit my daughter in the knee with the brace. No sleeve pres...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/16/2017

Brian White of Palmer, MA USA asks...

Had a call this weekend that, while I believe I applied the laws correctly, still doesn't sit well from a 'fair play' standpoint.

Team A takes a hard shot right to Team B goalie's chest. He makes the save on his knees, and Team A retreats f...

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Other 10/16/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Did CR Martin Atkinson's game suffer from it ?

Hmmm. Tough question that.

Sure, there was a wee bit of debate about a non call penalty (it was hardly a 'Key Match Incident') - whereas, pulling up that TI was clearly a KMI.
Imagi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/15/2017

Nikhil M of Overland Park, KS United States asks...

Hello,

I recently refereed a U-19 competitive girls match with lots of complaining and dissent throughout the game. At one point, a player on Team 'A' verbally dissented while running past me close to the center circle. Team 'B' had possess...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/15/2017

Brendan Mullen of Westwood, MA USA asks...

The CR blew the whistle for full-time. Pointed to the Center of the field to indicate the end of the game. Players were walking off the field towards sideline.

Immediately before the ref blew final whistle the AR on one side of the field had...

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