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Other 9/27/2018

Paul Denney of Benbrook, TX USA asks...

First time asker, so let me know if you need anymore information.

I coach 8-year old girls in a rec league. Two teams in the league are much more aggressive physically than the rest of the teams in the league. We played one of those teams...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/27/2018

Dave of Pottsville, PA United States asks...

Goalkeeper has ten fingers on the ball when he/she receives the ball. Simultaneously, an attacking player collides with the keeper and dislodges the ball. Is there an offense here?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/27/2018

Chuck of Phoenix, Arizona USA asks...

A player with the ball is running at full speed down the field. A defender from the other team steps up to stop them. The defender actually stops with 2 feet planted while the offensive player is making a pass. A split second after the ball is passed...

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Law 3 - The Players 9/27/2018

Chuck of Phoenix, Arizona USA asks...

Another referee and I were debating the laws regarding substitutions. My understanding is that a substitution is allowed at any stoppage of play, with the permission of the referee. This includes corner kicks. The other ref believes that this does no...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 9/26/2018

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Goalie sprints to the nearby field to retrieve a ball that has been awarded to opposing team for a corner kick. The older bother, who has been pleading he get back to the box, meets him and pushes him to get back into the goal. Little brother turns a...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/26/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

At our 2018 refresher course, there was a FIFA clarification that for the purpose of offside, the 'last touched by a team-mate' would be timed to be at the start of the touch, rather than the end.

We no longer get free Law books, so I can't ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/26/2018

Coach John of West Chester, PA USA asks...

Hello panel,

I really enjoy reading the Q&A on this site.

Coached a game Sunday and looking for opinions on (4) questions:

4 brief game clips here:

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Law 11 - Offside 9/25/2018

Brian of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

Is there off-side from a GK punt or throw? Does it matter which half the GK's teammate is in?


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Law 11 - Offside 9/25/2018

Brian of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

Hi Gents,

Off-side questions.

1) Attacker in an off-side position runs back, tackles defender and comes away with the ball. Assuming the defender either had control or attempted to play the ball, is this offisde or not?


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/25/2018

Victor Blackburn of Beaufort, SC USA asks...

Another interesting topic that came up during a discussion and had mixed feelings among different referees.

'Pulling' is a continuous foul and is assessed at the most advantageous spot. Blue defender grabs a handful of White attacker's jer...

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