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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/14/2017

Jordon Spiteri of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

If 2 opponents fight in penalty area and the ball is outside the box. Is it a penalty?...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/13/2017

Steve McDonald of Edinburgh, Scotland asks...

Can a player be given offside if the ball is played laterally or square then knocked forward by an opponent? ...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/10/2017

Tony of Warner Robins, Georgia United States asks...

On a goal kick If a goal keeper kicks the ball all the way up the field to a striker and nobody touches it but the striker would that striker who is in an offside position still be able to score? The reason I ask is I was watching a Professional B...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/8/2017

Steve Quinn of Perth, Western Australia Australia asks...

All the recent discussion about dangerous play made me check the wording in the updated Laws of the Game. Here it says in Law 12 that:

'Playing in a dangerous manner is any action that, while trying to play the
ball, threatens injury to...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/2/2017

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

Watching the Man U v Sampdoria friendly. Blind passes the ball back and De Gea who has to stop it with his hand from going in the net. Indirect free-kick awarded to Sampdoria. Now he stopped the ball practically on the goal-line but the ifk was taken...

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Other 7/30/2017

Spencer Staden of Sydney, nsw Australia asks...

Recently one of my players was tackled from behind and went to the ground injured. Both linesman flagged for play to be stopped but the ref played on. The ball shifted from one end of the pitch to another and despite calls for play to stop and for p...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/30/2017

John Raffo of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

The ruling on the following:
A goalkeeper oversteps the penalty box when kicking the ball, (Not a placed goal kick, obviously)and he has the ball in his hands.
What is the ruling? as I have seen a range of decisions from Referees, ranging fro...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2017

Mike Rose of Silver spring, Md Usa asks...

A player on defense uses his hands to keep a shot from going in the goal. The ref delays calling the handball and a offensive player slams the deflected ball into the net. After this happens the AR tells the ref that the goal scorer was offside. My q...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/18/2017

gary bishop of manchester, uk asks...

If player 1 is in an offside position. Then his team mate breaks forward from an onside position and travels forward with player 1, leaving the defenders behind them.
The team mate then passes the ball diagonally backwards to Player 1 who only ha...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/10/2017

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

In a game I was working as a single official, the ball is rolling on its way out of bounds with no players near the ball. A parent gets up from his seat and picks up the ball as it is about to touch the line (well before ball is off the pitch). I ins...

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