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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/9/2016

George Lippert of Pittsburgh, Pa USA asks...

Two questions about fouls in the penalty area:

1. Blue attacker enters the penalty area and is fouled as he passes ball to team mate. Team mate shots wide of the goal. Do we give a penalty for the initial foul or do we consider this an advan...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/9/2016

Mark McCullough of New Albany, Ohio United States asks...

My son participated in a tournament this past weekend where a referee did something I or anyone else there had ever seen. 10 min into the match the coach made a comment regarding an unsafe play and the referee (without any warning to the coach) imme...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/3/2016

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'm curious about something Referee McHugh said (that some teams would prefer not having the goal, but having the other team play a person down).

Suppose there's a foul in the box & the referee plays advantage as the ball now dribbles toward...

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Law 1- The Field 5/3/2016

Abigail of watertown, wisconson u.s.a asks...

if you hit the crossbar what will happen/...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/3/2016

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Team A is on the attack and has two players who are clearly offside. Team B defenders are retreating but in line waiting to intercept a pass and trying not to cover the offside players. When the ball is passed, one defender raises his foot as the bal...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 5/3/2016

Kevin Bradburn of Fairfax, VA USA asks...

During the game I informed the AR a girl was wearing a nose ring (exposed stud). He said he would look into it at halftime. After half the girl play with a band aid on it. I asked if she took it out he said yes. After the game I asked again he said y...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/2/2016

David of Franklin, Tennessee USA asks...

During a U11 girl's recreational match, the keeper gains control of the ball and attempts to kick it out of her penalty area. The ball flies upwards off her foot with backspin and fails to exit the penalty area completely when a defending teammate t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/27/2016

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...


My U19 boys team was playing a game that had just started, about 3 or 4 minutes into the game. My player committed a foul for a harsh tackle (to me the tackle was appropriate for the age level). The referee gave my player a yellow. Side n...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 4/27/2016

Clint of Erie, PA USA asks...

The ref awarded a direct kick after a foul. When she was setting the wall the team taking the kick moved the ball forward. The defending team pointed it out and she asked her AR who confirmed the ball was moved. She moved the ball back about 2yds,...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/27/2016

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Reffing a women's rec game. Attacker is stood still, shielding the ball against a defender who is blocking her best path to the goal. Players are a good yard apart.

Attacker leaves the ball and takes an extra step to firmly shoulder the def...

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