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Law 15 - The Throw In 11/16/2017

Mason of Launceston, Tasmania Australia asks...

How far back from the touch line can a throw in be taken? No distance is listed in the book of laws. I have stopped them if they go further than 2 meters....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/16/2017

M Monce of Lebanon, CT USA asks...

Follow up to 32024: I had a similar case many years ago in which the keeper came over the back of an attacker while attempting to catch a shot. The contact was made before the keeper had the ball and knocked the attacker down from behind. I called...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/15/2017

Marika of Auckland, North Island New Zealand asks...

I am doing a Seminar for school and I have been researching for hours to find this answer. I was wondering if there was a difference between an illegal tackle and a foul?
Thanks...

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League Specific 11/15/2017

Master Handley Barça Are The Best of Perth, Western Australia Australia asks...

You know how if a team forfeits a match its recorded as a 3-0 win? What happens if, theoretically, a team wins the first leg 5-0, and then get five red cards in the second leg, and the score in the second leg is currently 0-0. Will the match be recor...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/15/2017

Donald Fraser of City, England asks...

Please advise the correct procedure when a referee cautions a player.

Thanks...

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Law 3 - The Players 11/14/2017

Raymond of San Francisco, CA United States asks...

Hi gentlemen. I've been working as a referee for several months now, and I find your ongoing Q & A on the LOTG to be invaluable. Thank you very much for all the time you put into sharing your knowledge and years of experience.

This section o...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/13/2017

Kristine Marohl of East Wenatchee, WA USA asks...

I am seeing this more and more where play is stopped due to; an injured player down, or a player was struck in the head, or a keeper might be injured after a rough play. After blowing the whistle, the center ref checks on the player and then to rest...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/13/2017

Red Rufus of Atlanta, Georgia USA asks...

Small field co-ed Rec game, one center, no ARs. Team A is attacking and a player from team B dispossesses Team A player in the penalty area fairly and plays a long ball forward. I turned to follow the ball but it goes out of play for a team A throw. ...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/13/2017

Peter Szwec of Brookeville, MD USA asks...

Hi, so our team lost 1-0. The question I have is about an offside call that negated a goal. Here is what happened. Striker A shoots form the 10 o'clock position as the goalie comes out and partially blocks it. The ball rolls in past the goalie on it'...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/12/2017

Christina M of Pleasant Hill, CA United States asks...

My daughter took a knee after blocking a shot and having the wind knocked out of her. She is down on the ground trying to breathe, center referee blows the whistle to stop play and starts moving toward her to see if she is ok. A few moments after th...

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