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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/4/2009

Walt Heat of Gallatin, TN Sumner asks...

I was reading a magazine lately that presented a situation to readers and asked them to select the correct call. The situation was this:

Red has been called for offside in the Blue penalty area. The Red player kicks the ball to his goalie, h...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/4/2009

Tom of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

I will be reffing in a Spring league that has combined the U12 and U14 divison. I expect to see a wide range of sizes of kids (elementary school kids to younger high school kids) playing in the same game.

With that range of ages/sizes, I ex...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 3/3/2009

Joe Griego of Bishop, CA U.S.A. asks...

I watched an NFHS semi-final match today, and had a conversation with a fellow referee who was absolutely convinced that wearing 'hoop' socks was illegal in AYSO. NFHS rules have strict requirements about the color of uniforms, but as I also serve a...

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Other 3/3/2009

Kristi of Rockwall, TX USA asks...

I know this may sound dumb, but I have not played soccer before. I was basketball/volleyball girl. However I am coaching my 4 year old nieces YMCA soccer girls team beucase if I didn't, they would not have been able to play beucase they are short coa...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/3/2009

patrick baah of accra, Ghana Ghana asks...

i want to know whether a player has the right to question a referee on a presumed bad infringement. if yes, why are they shown the yellow card always....

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/2/2009

Scott Worthington of Hungtington Beach, CA USA asks...

As a referee, do you ever make a point of talking to a coach at halftime? That is, might you say, 'Tell your players to watch the pushing,' or 'Tell No. 7 to mind his language.'

In what circumstances -- if any -- would this be a good idea?...

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Law 2 - The Ball 2/26/2009

gaurav chakraborty of delhi, delhi india asks...

a original soccer ball is ligth or heavy?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/26/2009

gaurav chakraborty of delhi, delhi india asks...

can one player dribble the ball from as much players as he wants? is there any foul called 'boot off'?...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 2/26/2009

mark burford of Kiddderminster, Worcestershire England asks...

Are players allowed to wear ankle pads over their socks or like shin pads must they be worn under the socks?

If ankle pads worn over the socks do they have to be the same colour as the socks, they same way that under shorts must be?
Is i...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/25/2009

Tony of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

No need to publish or answer this but please ensure Ref Fleischer sees it.

I also agree that this new section is very very confusing. I know what the restarts should be from the laws on page 122. However when I read this proposed new ATR 20...

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