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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/14/2006

Aubrey Waddell of Maryville, TN USA asks...

The goalkeeper makes a routine save within the penalty area and proceeds to throw the ball to a teammate while the keeper is still in the penalty area. He starts to throw the ball, but during his throwing motion, the ball slips off his hand and, inst...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 11/27/2006

Joe Lance of San Diego, CA USA asks...

In a tournament match this weekend a defender--not the keeper--blocked a shot using her hands. The CR immediately whisteled, awarded a red card, and awarded a PK. There was rumbling among the fans and coaches that "since the ball was going into the n...

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Mechanics 11/26/2006

george of dubai, dubai UAE asks...

how many whistles does the refree blow to indicate the end of the match?...

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Law 15 - Throw In 10/31/2006

bob jones of brockport, NY US asks...

is a throw-in a direct or indirect? In other words, can the thrower throw the ball directly into the goal or must it touch another player?...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/31/2006

Steve Salis of Vero Beach, Florida USA asks...

I need advice on how to handle this one.

My son was playing in U-13 Comp. game last weekend in a neighboring town. The 2 teams are the best in the league and the game was one of the most intense and well played games I have ever seen in Y...

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League Specific 8/18/2006

scott of st. john, ind usa asks...

May a horn musical instrument be blown to support a team when a goal is scored....

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Dan of Cincinnati, Ohio USA asks...

Once a penalty kick is awarded, it is my understanding that a substitution is not allowed. The keeper, with the permission of the referee, can switch with another player, but neither team may substitute players. Please let me know if this is correc...

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League Specific 6/28/2006

Steve of Penrith, NSW Australia asks...

This may seem like a pedantic question but something really bugs me. I have been watching the world cup, and one of the most interesting camera angles is from the camera attached to the corner of the net, facing out to the goalposts.


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/25/2006

Quang Tran of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Can the Goalkeeper pick the ball up directly from a throw in from his team mate??...

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K Coaldrake of Johnston, IA Polk asks...

This weekend I observed a game in a local competitive tournament where a player was sent off the field "without" a red card after multiple fouls, followed by a full tackle of another player.

The center made it clear he was being asked to ...

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