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Law 7 - Match Duration 9/14/2015

Ronda of Aliquippa, pa usa asks...

If the ball is in the air when the clock runs out of time, when is its considered a goal?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/14/2015

Nick of Boston, MA United States asks...

If a goalie is red carded and the result of the red card offense is a penalty kick, is the team allowed to substitute a goalie for a field player before the kick is taken, or do they have to wait until the next appropriate stoppage in play?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/12/2015

Xiao Hwa of Yangon, Yangon Myanmar asks...

A team mate kicks the ball intentionally back towards goal keeper, just to distract from danger. The keeper first receives the ball with his feet. As the danger comes nearer, the keeper has to pick the ball up with his hands. Will this be subject to ...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/12/2015

Mr.taylor of Manchester, Lancashire England asks...

If 2 players are attacking, one onside who received ball, the other not onside, the onside attacker then shoots, it's saved by goalie and knocked in by the other attacker, is he offside?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/11/2015

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'm confused about something that Referee Dawson said. Suppose the GK threw the bottle & it knocked the ball, which was headed into the goal, away from the goal.

Wouldn't the GK still be guilty of DOGSO, get a red card, & the opposition giv...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/11/2015

Jason of Wylie, TX USA asks...

What Referee Wickham says about playing the ball after the contact is what I have heard from other referees, but is contradictory to the answers I got in question 29653. Just wondering if this is just a 'in the opinion of the referee' call. If there ...

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League Specific 9/11/2015

Dave Jones of JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA United States asks...

A question came up during our chapter meeting about which I'm hoping we get some insight.

Our chapter officials games in Pennsylvania. We use either the 'double dual' or 'dual system of officiating.

When using the double dual sys...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/11/2015

Steve Percival of Market Harborough, Leicestershire England asks...

So the opposition have a corner. One defender on the post picks up the goalkeepers bottle to have a sip. Corner comes in, header past the keeper on target, said defender swings at the ball with the bottle and ball goes up in the air, to which the goa...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/10/2015

Alex of Evansville, Wisconsin United States asks...

I'm a bit confused when watching girls soccer games at the youth level. Some referees say that they are allowed to protect their chests by putting up their arms as long as it stays next to themselves however other referees don't. I think that they sh...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 9/8/2015

Dave of Brighton, Sussex England asks...

Does a child definitely have to wear shin pads to play in a competitive match? If yes, does this extend to training matches?...

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