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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/24/2017

Jef Reiner of Captain Cook, Hawaii USA asks...

As a beginning referee I would like clarification on fouls and misconduct. Law 12 explains misconduct very well, but I want to make sure that my understanding is correct. Fouls are awarded DFK or IFK and are only awarded a yellow or red card, if the ...

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Mechanics 5/17/2017

Gary of nashua, NH usa asks...

If a coach that you have asked to leave refuses to do so, is the only option to abandon the match? I once regretted not ejecting a coach for verbal mistreatment, fearing he wouldn't leave and continue to mock me in front of young players.I did howeve...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/16/2017

Dan of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

An opposition player shoots towards goal. The goalkeeper parries the ball which lands at his feet. To keep the ball under control, the goalkeeper stops it from moving with his foot before picking it up. Is this legal or would it be an indirect free k...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/13/2017

Emily of Groton, Massachusetts United states asks...

Someone on my team took a shot and the goalie saved it, but then she dropped it. I took the ball and the ref called it offsides. However, I believe it was onsides. What is your opinion?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/1/2017

James Raleigh of HILLSDALE, NEW JERSEY United States asks...

In a Boys U17 game in NJ, two players got into a scuffle and shoves were exchanged. Referee cautioned both players with a Yellow Card. A player on the bench said something to the referee which resulted in a Yellow Card to the substitute. The substitu...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/1/2017

Russ Goertzen of Windsor, On Canada asks...

A player issued a yellow card for a foul committed on the field. He is then substituted off. He is off the field and his named substitute has entered the field of play. Play has not yet been restarted. The player coming off then received a second yel...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/1/2017

Chuck of Phoenix, Az Usa asks...

Strange decision by the ref in my adult game today. With my team ahead 3-2 in the closing minutes of the game, a shot was taken by the opposing team. Not a particularly well taken shot. It was off target and rolling slowly. Our goal keeper came off h...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/1/2017

Gregory Fischer of Canoga park, Ca United States asks...

Can a referee add more time after the final whistle to a match had been blown?

We recently had a key match against a rival that ended in a 0-0 draw. Moments after the final whistle was blown, the opposing coach ran onto the field complaining...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/25/2017

Keeper of Sydney, Nsw Australia asks...

I saw an offside rule with the wording 'you can't be offside from a throw.'
I know you can't be offside from a throw in but the wording doesn't include the 'in'.
Would that be a mistake or could it imply that you can't be offside if a goalke...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/20/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Situation: near the end of the first half, the (no AR) referee notices the keeper 'likely' infringing on the 18 yard line, reaching the hands over the line to drop the ball for a punt. The ref is not close enough to be sure, so lets it go.


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