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Law 5 - The Referee 3/15/2009

mike of small town, CT United States asks...

Hey all,

I am a referee in my late teens and have been certified for three years working many different levels of competition. I would like some advice on how to deal with these situations 'properly'.

1. Giving a player a red card. ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/7/2008

Robert Baldwin of Wichita, KS USA asks...

While I understand that a ref must have the morale fiber to make the call, I too don't understand why so many calls are not made in what only can be seen as 'it was in the box' so they don't make the call. I see this in higher age groups as well as i...

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League Specific 11/6/2008

Craig Benedict of Efland, NC USA asks...

Can a player throw the ball in with textured gloves?
These gloves seemed to be a remarkable advantage. They were not used for warmth but for better grip.
Rules seem to say with your hands, not hands and gloves.
It may be similar to how ...

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League Specific 10/17/2008

pete Phiambolis of Lansdale , PA USA asks...

In High school soccer, after the first round of penalty kicks to settle a game is done, the second round starts. What happens if it is tied after the second round and all field players have been used? Can you go to the bench players or do you stay wi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/16/2008

farrell lewis of west chicago, Illinois united states asks...

i was playing deffence and i was running at full speed and the attacker passed the ball, i couldn't stop so i ran into him but i used my sholder, he feel and it was a hard hit and the ref stoped and the player went of but he gave a kick for the other...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 9/23/2008

Kushal Dutta of Irvine, CA USA asks...

Ugly foul in midfield - #8 of blue team takes our #9 of red team, who gets up an dretaliates by roughly pushing blue #8. Other players run in and separate them. Referee comes running, sees that the red #9 is bleeding, red cards the blue #8 and awards...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/31/2008

Jake of sydney, australia asks...

A referee turns around to notice a fight with multiple players from each team, he only sees one player get punched. should he send off the player he saw, then speak to his AR about who else to dismiss? or should the referee first speak to his AR and ...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/22/2008

Jim Prunier of new providence, nj usa asks...

The site gave five scenarios pertinent to the recent EURO 2008 game where Italian defender Panucci was beyond the goal line after getting knocked down by his own goalie and the ball was passed to Dutch player van Nistlerooy was ...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 5/30/2008

Andrew Crews of shelby twp, Michigan United States asks...

Tonight I was AR at a U14 ayso game and neither me, the center or the referee administrator could figue this out.
Green was on a corner kick. When green was taking the corner their star player was off the field over the goal line. The kicker too...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/27/2008

Ben Citrin of Madison, Connecticut United States asks...


First, sorry about before. I realized that I had made the mistake, and I apologize. Now, here is my question. Team A has a very skilled player. Team B then puts tight coverage on him. Then, to start out one player fouls him. Then, a...

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