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The Technical Area 7/3/2009

Neguse Tekeste of Asmar, Eritrea asks...


The LOTG states clearly that the coach and other officials are occupants of the technical area and must behave in a responsible manner. A player of his team made a foul and the referee awarded a FK to the opposing team and...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/2/2009

Richard Robertson of Wilmington, De USA asks...

Thank you for the reply and nice comments.

1. The issue about the play being at the same time, I didn't understand that logic either. I can only assume that they felt that since play had not stopped it was the same play, which it isn't not ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/2/2009

Jim Garrett of Rochester, MN USA asks...

Refresh my memory.

If the Keeper catches a ball and carries it to the top of the box to punt it away, at what point (foot touching the line, toes over the line, or foot entirely beyond the line) does this become a handball outside of the b...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/8/2009

R Neal of Roseville, CO USA asks...

Everyone on the sidelines has a different interpretation of when a player is offsides, especially when it is called on their team or not called on the other team, what is the rule?...

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Jorge of Goleta, California U.S.A asks...

Two players from team B have a breakaway.
Player 1 has the ball and player 2 is in front him. The keeper from team A goes after the player with the ball, player 1 kicks the ball the keeper tries to block but only slows down the ball which is roll...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/7/2009

Kaysi Wheeler of Fairfield, CA Solano asks...

what are the five questions that you need to ask yourself to determine an offside infracttion that occurred?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/7/2009

Steve Salis of Vero Beach, FL USA asks...

FL has also gone to the DDS of control for all HS Varsity games. The reasoning is 3 whistles controls the game better than 1. I have found that if we have 3 competent referees on the field, it doesn't matter if 2 have flags or all 3 have whistles. We...

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League Specific 5/6/2009

Melvin H. of Colorado Springs, Colorado U.S.A. asks...

I am curious about what seems to happen more and more before matches--sadly--and that is the minute of silence.
I remember years ago that teams would line up in their positions, then the referee would blow his whistle for a minute of silence, ...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 5/3/2009

Mike Janeck of Portsmouth, RI USA asks...

In the middle of the second half, I decided to substitute our goalie. I sent the replacement goalie to the half line, with another player playing forward. At the next opportunity, a throw in, I called for substitutions and the lineman held the flag...

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League Specific 5/3/2009

Anastasios of Athens, Attica Greece asks...

I have a question about the red card. If a player is being sent off in tha final of a game,is he allowed to reenter tha field after tha game has ended? Does he get a medal or be allowed to be part of the cup ceremony whatsoever?
Thank ...

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