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Mechanics 10/20/2019

J.martins of Oyo, Oyo Nigeria asks...

The striker receives ball outside 18 yard box of his opponent and he was off,then the AR raised and drop the flag twice,after droping the flag a goal was awarded .my questions are(1)is the AR surpose to keep the flag raised or drop it? (2)the goal aw...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/20/2019

Rob of Port Coquitlam, BC Canada asks...

'deliberate kick to the goalkeeper'

In a recent game, the attacking player tried to make a forward pass in the air, the defending player tried to intercept the pass (a knee high pass which was deflected by the defender's foot).

The ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/20/2019

Chris of Salmiya, Kuwait Kuwait asks...

In a match between team red and team blue, during the match team blue player accidentally was elbowed in the face by a player from the red team.
The player immediately holding his face fell to the ground, and the referee continued the match for a...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/19/2019

Gary Robinson of Pleasant Grove, UT United States asks...

During a match where I was an AR, a player in an offside position was played a through ball about 20-25 yards in front of him. He started to move towards the ball but pulled up 12-15 yards short when he realized he would likely be flagged for offsid...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 10/18/2019

John Lubeck of Livermore, California United States asks...

I have recently retired and one of my retirement goals was to start to ref again. I was previously a grade 9 and this year am a grade 8 starting in the competitive spring season. In the fall season, I have started centering due to necessity and tak...

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Other 10/17/2019

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Ref McHugh says: 'If the explanation was not acceptable I would request not to work with the CR ever again. A referee would soon run out of assistants based on this approach.'

I have seen very close to the referee described by the original p...

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Mechanics 10/16/2019

Peter Monks of San Francisco, CA USA asks...

The following scenario was posed to me this past weekend, and I'm still mulling it over. The experienced referee who posed it to me said that this had indeed happened to them; albeit just once in their decades of refereeing.


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Law 11 - Offside 10/16/2019

Ron Woodruff of Milford, Ohio United States asks...

Offside with a defensive play question:

Attacker (A1) in an offside position.
Attacker (A2) and Defender (D1) both attempt to play a 50/50 ball. A2 kicks it a split second before D1 kicks it. (A 'bang bang' play)
The last touch is of...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 10/15/2019

J Sargeant of Maidstone Kent, Kent United Kingdom asks...

HI- When the ball hits the ref the rule has changed in that the ball is returned to the team that last touched the ball I would like to ask is the rule is the same if the ball hits the ref in the penalty box. I have been told that play should continu...

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Mechanics 10/15/2019

Eugene of San Jose, CA USA asks...

Is it a good idea for the referee to warn a player during a play that he'll be offside if he goes for the ball?...

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