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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/25/2018

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, IN United States asks...

Question 1: So I had a question on deliberate handling, if a player is trying to trap the ball with his or her thigh or even foot and he or she has his or her hands wide open and the ball deflects off her thigh or foot to one of his or her arms, is i...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/25/2018

Murphy of SB, USA asks...

Hi I recently refereed a youth all star tournament and think I might have missed an offsides that I had not thought about or asked about and here I am trying to make a decision of whether it was offsides or not. I think it was offsides, but the calls...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/25/2018

Murphy of SB, USA asks...

Hi am a referee and a player, and I saw a goalie dribble a ball from out of the box and bring it in to the box, then pick it up. It was not a pass from a teammate, and the ref did not call anything. I am sure that was a legal play, but I just would l...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/24/2018

Mike Flanigan of Monticello, Minnesota United States asks...

My daughter just played in a game in which the opposing team was literally pushing our goalie during a corner kick. I was under the impression that this was penality, unfortunately nothing was called & they scored. Just wondering if the ref blew the ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/24/2018

Stuart Lisk of Carnation, WA USA asks...

I had called an indirect free kick in the box for goalie picking up ball, dropping it, then picking it up again. The ball was at top of the 18 (so about 16/17 yards away from goal) The attacking team asked for 10. I counted it off. My indirect signal...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 6/24/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I sometimes am bothered for a few days by a call I made (or didn't make) in a game, even if it had no bearing on the outcome.

As much as possible, I like to get things right - so if I mess up and can't fix it immediately, I vow to learn fro...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/24/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

A play that almost happened in a recent game got me thinking 'what if?'

Picture a defender on the goal line out near the corner of the penalty area. He's inside the PA and no other players are near him. A wild shot by the attackers is clearl...

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Law 1- The Field 6/23/2018

paul of ocala, FL US asks...

What determines the location of a foul if it occurs at the edge of the penalty box. If a defender is inside the box but the ball and attacker are outside and the defender reaches across the line and pulls the attacker down, is that a PK? Reversing ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/22/2018

Cr of MOOLOOLAH, Queensland Australia asks...

Can a referee show a yellow at halftime for what he said were 3 things that happened during the 1st half but the last incident was 10mins prior to halftime and no words or dissent happened...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 6/22/2018

russell of Sydney, Dae i say it – Australia ! asks...

Nik of Moscow asks a good question of the Penalty for HB join the Denmark v Socceroo's match.

A lot of debate around the office water cooler the morning after on this one, and I was asked an opinion many times.

My response was, if t...

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