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Law 13 - Free Kicks

Bruce Pocock of sacramento, CA sacramento asks...

Indirect vs. direct kicks in the penalty box..If an offensive player is fouled in the opponents' penalty box under what circumstances can an in-direct kick be awarded?..I thought ALL fouls in the box would result in a PK...The referee stated after th...

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Law 7 - Match Duration

Bruce Pocock of sacramento, CA sacramento asks...

Question:.An offensive player on a break away is fouled just outside the opponents penalty box. The referee calls for a direct kick, and as the player is about to kick the ball the referee blows his whistle and ends the first half of the game. ..Don'...

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Law 5 - The Referee

Paul of st Marys, MD USA asks...

I just found this article on the Net.My question concerns the indrect kick.. doesn't a deflection(unintentional or not) constitutes "a second touch?"....And why replay the game, do you replay all games where the refs blunder? Your views are apprecia...

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Law 11 - Offside

Stephen Mullane of stirling, Scotland Scotland asks...

With one minute to go in a cuptie(2-1 down) a free kick is awarded to an attacking team in their opponents half .The referee allows a player to play the ball forward from a stationary position ,A team member starts his run after the ball has been kic...

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Law 17 - Corner Kick 11/16/2003

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We had a game where our team took a corner kick. The ref. placed the ball and our kid kicked and scored a goal. Ref blew whistle for a goal and all the kids were back on center line when opposing coach walks on field and tells ref that there was a ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/15/2003

Doug of El Cajon, CA USA asks...

First off, great site Refs! This is my first year as a Ref (parent volunteer), and as my daughter's season is running to it's end, I can see why not many of us continue to certification. Today was a complete joke, and I will take responsibility for...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 11/14/2003

Andrew of , United States asks...

Is a goal kick in soccer a indirect or direct kick?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/13/2003

thomas ayala of champaign, il usa asks...

I would like to know if there are percentile breakdowns for the USSF fitness test 12 minute run. For example, if you run 2700 meters, what percentile does that place you in? (for 7s and up)....

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/23/2003

Tim Belofsky of Purcellville, VA United States asks...

When if ever will this become a new rule; if the opposing player on a free kick does not respect ten yards, then the ball shall be moved ten yards from its original spot? I believe this rule was used in the EPL last year. If this rule becomes integ...

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League Specific 10/21/2003

Matthew Allen of Manchester, England asks...

In the english game if you get 5 yellow cards in the league then you get a suspension. Does this rule applie to LDV cup matches. For example if say David Eyres was on 4 bookings and got booked in a league game on a saturday and the cup match was on T...

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