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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2017

Kenneth of San Diego, CA US asks...

Who has a 'right' to the ball after a goal is scored. It is my understanding that since the game will be restarted by the defending team that got scored on, it is their ball.

However, most of the time one team will retrieve the ball uncontes...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2017

Mike Rose of Silver spring, Md Usa asks...

A player on defense uses his hands to keep a shot from going in the goal. The ref delays calling the handball and a offensive player slams the deflected ball into the net. After this happens the AR tells the ref that the goal scorer was offside. My q...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/18/2017

gary bishop of manchester, uk asks...

If player 1 is in an offside position. Then his team mate breaks forward from an onside position and travels forward with player 1, leaving the defenders behind them.
The team mate then passes the ball diagonally backwards to Player 1 who only ha...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/10/2017

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

In a game I was working as a single official, the ball is rolling on its way out of bounds with no players near the ball. A parent gets up from his seat and picks up the ball as it is about to touch the line (well before ball is off the pitch). I ins...

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Mechanics 7/10/2017

david of seattle, wa usa asks...

Thoughts on using a different style of whistle during different types of play?

I always use a typical whistle, Fox 40 or similar. But I was thinking of getting a few different types of whistles depending on situations

If i'm doing a...

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Other 7/9/2017

Mitch of Ottawa, Ontario Canada asks...

This is a question related to sportsmanship. I finished a U17 Boys match and the teams chose to come and shake mine and my assistants' hands. The procession went fine until the last player (the keeper) who stuck out his hand and then removed it when ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/2/2017

Diane of Wollongong, NSW Australia asks...

Was there ever a rule against a player playing the ball whilst on the ground?...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/29/2017

J of Denver, CO USA asks...

This question is a follow up to question 26204:

Player A receives ball onside, dribbles forward past defenders, and shoots; Keeper B saves by ball deflection; Player A receives ball past second to last defender; and kicks ball into goal.

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Law 11 - Offside 6/22/2017

richard hawkins of seaford, new york usa asks...

1. is it possible to be offsides on a goal kick?
2. is it possible to be offsides on a goalie punt?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/21/2017

Jeff Braun of Strathroy, Ontario Canada asks...

If a penalty kick rebounds of the crossbar or post and the kicker takes another kick or in any way touches the ball, Is it offside?...

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