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Law 11 - Offside 10/27/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Foul recognition

Can the panel please let me know what I am missing in regards to the disallowed Spurs in the recent UCL match.

At the 2.42 mark of the highlights clip link provided, a corner is taken by Spurs.
Ball is eventuall...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/26/2018

John (Iain) Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

If a goalkeeper has a finger on the ball on the ground, is this deemed to be possession?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/26/2018

Ref of Syd, Nsw Aus asks...

Indirect FK awarded to attacking team inside opponents penalty box. It is taken and handled by defender on the goalline stops it going in. But its IDK so restart DF penalty and just YC? Correct?...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 10/26/2018

Rob of Jacksonville, Fl USA asks...

I have heard two different interpretations on a correct/incorrect throw in. When the ball is released, both feet must be on the ground; however, once the ball leaves the hands, can the thrower lift a foot? I believe it was on this website (a few year...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 10/24/2018

Garth Turner of Belfast, United Kingdom asks...

Im sorry folks I think you are getting a bit mixed up with the field of play boundaries. Once a foot has passed the sideline it is classed as on the FOP even if the players heels are still touching the sideline. As law 15 states, your feet must be be...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 10/22/2018

Garth Turner of Belfast, Northern Ireland asks...

I question your interpretation, to me this is the correct interpretation.
As a referee, I have always been told that the lines on a field are part of the area of which they "contain". However, this seems to be in conflict with the law regarding t...

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High School 10/22/2018

Ron of Milwaukee, WI USA asks...

Scenario: Opposing players' feet/legs tangled resulting in the defender going down and the ball hitting his foot resulting in an own goal. It appears on film that both players were playing fairly and the entanglement was unintentional. Neither player...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/22/2018

Jeffrey of Morristown, TN United States asks...

Can you guys settle a discussion? Someone posed this question in a FB group, and there are a lot of different opinions on how to handle it. I'd love to hear from the experts on this:

Attacking player has space around him at the top of the pe...

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Other 10/20/2018

steve of oakland, CA usa asks...

What should you do if you don't trust your assistant referees competency?

I did a game today that was a youth league game, only U-14, but it was still a competitive match and not only competitive but the highest level competitive league at t...

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Mechanics 10/16/2018

steve of oakland, CA usa asks...

How would you suggest handling a game solo mainly with regards to offsides? Last weekend I had to do a few games alone on nearly full size fields (110x70), and even though they were youth (u17 and u13) doing these games solo was still a lot of runnin...

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