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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/8/2010

Harry Sommerfeld of Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada asks...

This scenario actually occurred in an adult level game.
A blue player attempting to play the high ball kicked a red player under the chin. This went undetected by the referee.
The assistant referee signaled foul and was mirrored by the secon...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/11/2010

Roy Gomes of Toronto, Ontario Canada asks...

The goalie touches the ball with his hands
(does not grab it) inside the area then
carries it with is feet outside the area
changes his mind and brings it back inside
the area, again with his feet, then picks it up with his hand. Is ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/10/2010

Lyndsie of Lorain, Ohio US asks...

A player shoots the ball and the goalkeeper deflects it in the other direction. Another player from the same team as the shooter goes in for a rebounded shot and slides in and gets the ball. The defender falls to the ground and the attacker shoots as...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 1/9/2010

Mark Palmer of San Francisco, CA USA asks...

A player takes a penalty kick from the penalty spot. The keeper blocks the shot forward 10 feet and to the left of the goal. The play who took the kick beats all others to the ball, touches it once with the left foot, then shoos it into the back of ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/8/2010

D. Reed of E-town, Pa USA asks...

In a recent very competetive tournament we were 5 minutes into the game and our goalie bent over and scooped up the ball. A half a second after she scooped it a striker from the other team slide tackled into her. She went under the scooped ball str...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/3/2010

russ r of manchester, ct usa asks...

A defender strikes a referee in his own penalty area. What is the correct referee response? I believe that the player should be red carded and sent off the field for violent conduct. Is it also a PK due to the location of the foul?...

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Law 1- The Field 11/28/2009

Dave of Clarkston, WA USA asks...

The Placement of Goal Posts

A local club placed goal posts in concrete only about 5 feet away from a concrete block restroom. The goal net cannot fully extend behind the goal line.

Would it be safe for the club to try to pad the res...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/27/2009

Nikunj Patel of Canfield, OH United States asks...

I was playing in a match last week and was rather confused by a call a referee made. I believe he might have been taking out a personal grudge against the team when this happened, but I figured I would ask what the rule is before making any harsh op...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/25/2009

Joe Iano of Seattle, WA USA asks...

Two white attackers are advancing with the ball in the opponent's penalty area, about level with the top of the goal area. The ball is then played back to another white attacker near the top of the penalty area. At this time, blue defenders step up, ...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 9/30/2009

george of niles, ohio usa asks...

Can a goalee put stickum on his gloves to improve tackiness?...

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