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Law 1- The Field 3/25/2018

taha of muscat, oman asks...

If goal poles crashed down and striker shoot the ball in said the area used to be the goal is the ball counted as a goalball ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/25/2018

PLYSL of Tampa, Fl Usa asks...

A striker on breakaway has beaten all defenders and enters opponents box with control of the ball. Keeper (last man) comes out to smother the attack. Keeper dives in to attempt the save as striker gets the shot off just before keeper makes contact wi...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/24/2018

Jim of HILLSBOROUGH, NJ US asks...

At what point does the AR raise the Flag for Offside. Example there is a shot on a DFK from about 25-30 yds out. 2 offenders are in offside positions at time of kick. Offender A is at about the 6-7 yds out from goal. Offender B about 10-12 yds ou...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 3/24/2018

Andrew of Wilmington, North Carolina Usa asks...

Hi,

I was center ref during a rec game today. During play, the AR raised his flag. I stopped the game thinking it was offside. He notified me one of the players who had just substituted into the game didn't have shin guards on. Two questions...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/24/2018

Lawrence of Croydon, England asks...

The goalkeeper has the ball in his hand. The striker is standing in front of him, and the keeper kicks the striker. The ref awards a red card to the keeper and awards an indirect free kick in the box. Should this of been a penalty?...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 3/22/2018

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

So here's one I had not seen before. Here's the situation (and I'm sorry for the long explanation LOL):

Tournament with two groups of three teams each. The first day, the three teams in each group play each other in a round robin (two game...

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Other 3/22/2018

Joe of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

Hang on referes Michelle and Keith before you ridicule the suggestion of kicking tees. Before platic tees, rugby players would mound some earth on which to place the ball. Certainly it could be argued this was unnecessary and gave an advantage etc?(t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/20/2018

Dave Bermingham of Herndon, Virginia United States asks...

Just for fun I will repeat to you the same question posed in the BBC headline to the following link, 'Have you ever seen a more blatant dive than this?'
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43472827

Just shows how important it is to have go...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/20/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Thank you for all your comments. It may have been the event that referee McHugh mentioned. It's been awhile & I had thought that the defender did not use his foot to stop the ball & had slid off the pitch.

In the video, I would certainly b...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/19/2018

Mike of Lakewood, Wa USA asks...

When a goal keeper after saving a shot and is drop kicking the ball actually doesn't make contact with the ball until he is a couple of feet outside the 18 yard box and in the penalty circle. What is the correct referees call?...

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