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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 3/24/2018

Andrew of Wilmington, North Carolina Usa asks...


I was center ref during a rec game today. During play, the AR raised his flag. I stopped the game thinking it was offside. He notified me one of the players who had just substituted into the game didn't have shin guards on. Two questions...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/22/2018

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

On this play, the player in blue is clearly ruled in offside position by the AR (on the other side, not in video) who raised his flag immediately, and the player in blue gets a clear touch on the ball. The ball does go out of bounds to white, and th...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/14/2018

AEK Fan Club of NY of New York, New York USA asks...

To answer your question about the AR's initial reaction, the word is that he told the referee 'it is offside, but how can you call it under these circumstances (meaning venue, timing etc)

The same referee allowed the other offside goal, in t...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/13/2018

Matt Lawrence of Dallas, TX United States asks...

Well I guess if yall are in agreeance that the defense cant ask for the 10 yards then I guess thats the case now. It just seems simpler to pace it off in a goal scoring opportunity instead of throwing cards around. Also as a former golf caddie, I bel...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/12/2018

Matt Lawrence of Dallas, TX United States asks...

Regarding wall placement in a goal scoring opportunity... if the rules state that the wall must be 10 yards away, and the estimation of the referee is more like 12 yards, why is the defense not entitled to ask for a pace off if the offense is allowed...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/11/2018

George of Heraklion, Greece asks...

Today there was a difficult decision to be made in a game for the first place in Greek championship game. I would like to hear a professional answer was it a goal or not;thanks a lot.
It's a short video of the gam...

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High School 3/11/2018

Buddy of Houston, Texas USA asks...

Is it a cautionable offense if a player juggle the ball and then intentionally head back to goal keeper and he/she picks up ?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 3/11/2018

Richard Bowering of london, United Kingdom asks...

A penalty is awarded but the penalty spot is worn down (approximately 4 inches deep ), muddy and wet. Can the ball be placed behind the spot for the penalty kick to be taken ?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 3/5/2018

George Savage of Miami, Florida USA asks...

On a play, the head referee blew his whistle when he thought there was a clear offsides by the offense. After he blew his whistle, the defense and keeper stopped play and the offensive player kicked the ball into the goal. The head referee converse...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/5/2018

Rupert Handley of Perth, Western Australia Australia asks...

Lets just say that, for whatever reason, you take a dive in your own penalty box. Would it be a penalty or an indirect freekick?...

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