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Law 3 - Number of Players

Domenic Damiano of Laval, Quebec Canada asks...

The referee awards our team a penalty kick. Before the kick is taken, the opposing team decides to make one of their players go in goal for the penalty kick. So the goalie, gives him his gloves (only his gloves) and steps off the field while the ki...

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Law 18 - Common Sense

Glenn Anderson of , Canada asks...

Team A's bench is 15-20 yards from the center line and, in this particular half is on Team B's side of half. A Team A player, a bit out of gas, comes to the sideline and takes on some water from a bottle tossed from the bench. The play is at the ot...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

soccerdad of Arlington, VA USA asks...

We often see plays where forwards try to jab at the ball when it is under the keeper's hands but not fully in his or her possession, i.e., not being held by both hands in the air or against the torso. When can a forward fairly go for the ball and wh...

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Law 3 - Number of Players

Alan of , Ontario Canada asks...

The keeper is a distinguished player with a uniform different from the rest of the team..Q: At half time, why must the ref. be informed of a keeper change when you don't have to inform him about the other players?...

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Law 5 - The Referee

Dude of , nc USA asks...

Well I was wondering if a referee could pick a team to go for and then give them calls and not call calls on them when they commit them....

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Law 16 - Goal Kick

ANDREW of SKELMERSDALE, LANCS asks...

gOAL KEEPER TAKES A GOAL KICK BUT BEFORE THE BALL LEAVES.THE AREA ONE OF HIS DEFENDERS CLEARS THE BALL TO STOP AN.OPPOSING PLAYER GEETING TO THE BALL...WHAT IS THE DECISION?.AND SUPPOSE THE ATTACKING PLAYER GOT TO IT FIRST WHAT WOULD.THE DECISION BE?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Peter Chapman of Adelaide, SA Australia asks...

A referee drops their extra whistle from their pocket and a red player picks it up. Then when a yellow player is about to make a one on one shot with the goalkeeper the red plays then blows the whistle which stops the game and does not allow the blue...

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Law 11 - Offside

Bob Greenhalgh of Mississauga, ON Canada asks...

My son (14) was the only ref. Red was attacking and one red player carried the ball past the second last blue defender. There was a second red player to the side of the ball carrier, keeping pace with him as he advanced with the ball...The red ball...

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Law 15 - Throw In

jim briggs of prince george, B.C. canada asks...

A qick thinking forward taking a quick legal throw-in deliberately threw the ball at the rear of a retreating defender ,recovered the rebound and continued play.He was called for" trickery " by the ref who restarted with an indirect free kick to t...

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Damon Ruta of new windsor, NY USA asks...

Dear Ref. At a recent tournament in West Chester PA, a player was attacking the goal with the ball he took a shot and the keeper made the save and covered up to protect the ball. The Attacking player kept up his attack and kicked the keeper who was n...

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