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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 8/15/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

Soccer tournaments have started again and with them always come crazy situations! I saw both of these this weekend (no video this time as they were in games my kids were not involved in):

1. The tournament venue had multipurpose fields whic...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 8/15/2017

Tom Smith of Tura, QLD Australia asks...

Player on Red team is about to have a shot, another ball enters field and ref calls for a drop ball, A player from blue team is about to kick the ball back to their opposition. I have many questions
1. Can a player from attacking team contest the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/14/2017

Leon Jarvis of Canton, GA USA asks...

Let's say the interpretation is that the ball tap is not considered a clear movement of the ball, no-one moves forward to infringe the kick (no other pre-kick offence) and the second attacker kicks the ball directly into the goal. This would be a go...

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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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