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Mechanics 9/21/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Recently I saw a Barcelona game where Messi got a yellow card, apparently because he asked the referee to give someone else a yellow card. The announcer said it was mandatory under the new laws.

I looked all over, but couldn't find it menti...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/20/2017

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Hello,
my questions are about quick free kick. Player passes to his teammate (he is f.e. 5 yards away). Defender is obviously less than 10 yards away from the spot of the kick.

Three specific questions:

1) Can this defender acti...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/17/2017

Robert Theisen of Gilbertsville, PA United States asks...

I had a semi professional goalie provide instruction to my center midfielder and goalkeeper on establishing a wall for direct free kicks. His instruction was basically for the center midfielder to step to the ball and start marching off a reasonable ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/11/2017

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Hello,
I have one video from match Marseille-Rennes (in time 2:00). It is about foul in the penalty box.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg8ar6N3YOU&list=PLIN0y6TbDGWyjhV4fHPjQi-UHRVLvDMFY&index=9

The referee punished this situa...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/10/2017

Nick of Lewis Lake, Nova Scotia Canada asks...

For your consideration:

https://twitter.com/AcadiaAthletics/status/906961895630016513

Did we get this right? I was only the senior assistant (camera side, not in view), but I flagged for it just as the referee stopped play. For me, ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/10/2017

Trent Futrell of Knoxville, TN USA asks...

In watching a game the other day, the keeper held the ball and walked out of the box. Referee blew the whistle and said it would be an indirect kick for the opposing team at the place where the keeper was holding the ball outside the box. Was this ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/6/2017

Luke Morton of coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom asks...

2 questions. 1st can a ref give a pen for intent? Our goalkeeper came out to meet player and ball realised he wasn't getting there so pulled out and no contact was made but player went down. Ref said himself there was no contact.

2nd is we ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/1/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

Hm ... what do we think of this one? Looks like a pushoff by the offensive player? (No call on field - goal stands)

I think if there were no arm involvement it might be different, but then the player probably wouldn't have gotten away so c...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/30/2017

Russell of Sudney, Australia asks...

Player has to veer off the FOP as part of chasing down a ball that is rolling quickly and parallel to the sideline on the attacking right side of the field.

The veer off the FOP is due to a defender coming in from the left at a right angle ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/23/2017

Bennett McElwee of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

If the keeper in his penalty area has the ball deliberately kicked to him by a teammate, is it legal for him to stop and control the ball with his feet and then pick it up?

How about from a throw-in?

I feel the wording of the laws i...

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