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Law 11 - Offside 6/6/2016

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

Your referenced video shows a player in an offside position who runs a long distance to get the ball, and the AR waits to make certain that the player is going to touch it before raising the flag. I thought the AR did the right thing, as that ball m...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/6/2016

mark bell of wishaw, North Lanarkshire United Kingdom asks...

Striker going in on goal with keeper coming out to block striker gets shot away and ball goes wide. After he gets shot away he and keeper run into each other both due to momentum. What decision should be awarded?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/6/2016

Sava of Halifax, Canada asks...


I was playing the game on weekend and I got the yellow card because of raising the voice on my teammate. After the opponent team scored the goal I asked my goalkeeper (I did not shout however) with the raised voice 'Why did you stay on l...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 6/1/2016

nicolas dolt of oregon, ohio united states asks...

for the 2016 rules can a goalie score with a drop kick?...

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Law 17 - Corner Kick 6/1/2016

David Kysela of Rocky River, Ohio United States asks...

Throw in. Player legally throws the ball (feet down, behind head) two scenarios:

1. ball never hits the side line (stays OB during the process of hitting and rolling out) and thus does not go into play. Re throw or other team throw?

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Mechanics 5/31/2016

John of Berkeley, CA USA asks...

Any advice for a referee who doesn't speak any Spanish in an area where many games are predominantly with Latino players? I assume they could figure out I don't speak the language and take advantage, but other than learning to speak it (which I'd lov...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 5/24/2016

Matt Noah of Fargo, ND USA asks...

A referee awarded our team a corner kick. While setting up for the corner kick, the referee blew his whistle for halftime and were not allowed to take our corner kick? Is this the correct call and can you point to a section of the rules which cover...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/24/2016

Thomas Schaller of Chicago, IL USA asks...

Had 2 penalty shout over the weekend in a very heated game.
First one ball came over the top behind the defense. Attacker outran defender, goalie comes out of the 6 yard box, ball bounces once pretty high, attacker and goalie rise, attacker gets...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 5/23/2016

Ron Leaf of Minneapolis, MN USA asks...

If the referee did not see the deflection off the attacker's foot and whistled for a violation when the goalkeeper handled the ball, how should the assistant referee communicate to the referee that a deflection occurred (assuming that headsets are no...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/22/2016

Sean of Davenport, FL USA asks...

My question is about the offsides rule.

I had the ball moving towards the opposing team's goal. I was well behind all the defenders. As I got to just inside the 18 I passed the ball backwards to my teammate who was also closer to the goal ...

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