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Law 11 - Offside 7/7/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA US asks...

I was AR today and our CR told us that a week ago there was a new rule change:
If a player is in an offside position (PIOP), the ball is played by a teammate, but then the ball deflects off a defender (or in any way touches the defender), then of...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/6/2018

Clive Donald of Doncaster, South Yorkshire England asks...


During a football match at the wkend, I awarded a penelty for handball. Its been bothering me as Law 12 is vague around handballs. The attacking team had the ball out on the wings and crosses it into the box. Its a poor cross and defender...

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Other 7/5/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

In relation to Douglas of Liverpool and his point of keepers moving off the line during a penalty kick " gutless referring if you ask me.

Nobody wants to see freeze frame ruling, 'gotcha' referring or blade of grass decisions in these instan...

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Other 7/4/2018

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

This is not a question, but I need to rant here because I feel this is the best place for it to get noticed.

The comments that Moroccan and Columbian players and coaches have made against Referee Mark Gieger have been completely baseless and...

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Law 3 - The Players 7/4/2018

Andrew Sikora of London, UK asks...

I have seen substitutes in the World Cup coming onto the field to celebrate with their team when they score.
Is it not against the rules for a substitute to enter the field of play without permission of a match official?
Punishable with a Yel...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/3/2018

Larry of Danville, CA US asks...

While I agree with your answers concerning parents complaining about throw ins, I don't think it should be ignored. We loose so many refs because of complaining fans, I think it is required for us to stand up to the ill informed at these lower ages a...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/3/2018

John Lubeck of Livermore, CA US asks...

Thanks very much for the answers!

I think as you note, this was not denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity, it was denying an obvious goal as the attacker had long passed the GK by. So I would contend (in my humble and basically wort...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 7/2/2018

Yo Mama of Ridgefield, WA United States asks...


On the first day of fall season I reffed a Girls U-14 in the evening. The visiting team was from another town with which we have had difficulty on the infrequent occasions that we play them.

The visiting fans voiced objec...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 7/2/2018

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom asks...

Thanks for informative reply. I guess I will never agree with your answers. I feel the Danish defender took the player out & in fact what would have been a goal could have ended up Denmark beating Croatia-pity there isnt a penalty goal award!
Re ...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 7/2/2018

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom asks...

Hello. I appreciate your comments,especially the evening match. All saves were BLATANTLY UNLAWFUL but guess you will always support the referee! Also why wasnt the Danish defender sent off for stopping the Croatian player tap the ball in, he should b...

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