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Law 5 - The Referee 10/6/2018

Ethan Banaszak of CAMERON PARK, CA USA asks...

During the match, if the ball strikes the referee then goes directly out of bounds without touching any other player, what would be the correct restart?...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/6/2018

Ryan D Drake of Klamath Falls, Oregon (OR) United States asks...

My question regards the ball going out of bounds and playing until you hear the whistle. These two situations both happened in a game recently.

First, I had a player cautioned for continuing to try to win the ball after it had gone over the...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 9/30/2018

Melwyn of MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA India asks...

During normal time, the attacking team has been awarded a penalty kick as the defender pulled down the attacker in the penalty area during his run towards the goal. Whilst the penalty kick is been taken, can the defending team swap their regular keep...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/29/2018

Ralph of luton, beds england asks...

If a player is running back from an offside position, not interfering with the ball, and a shot comes in and the keeper saves it. The said player then turns (the player does not get on the way of the keeper or his sight of the shot) an shoots and sco...

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Mechanics 9/29/2018

Brian White of Palmer, MA USA asks...

I'm a relatively new ref (have about 65 games under my belt). U12 full field game, single referee, friendly temp, only a handful of fouls, no cards, very little chatter from parents, aside from sideline coaching from a Dad.

Home team with 1...

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Law 3 - The Players 9/29/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

In regards to an offensive opportunity on a corner kick or a dfk from, say, within 30 paces of the goal: if the offence is ready to go immediately, should they not be allowed to proceed?

A crafty defence coach will want to ask for a sub, to ...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 9/24/2018

Carsten of Hoffman Estates, IL United States asks...

Law 15.The Throw-in debate.

Example: Player looking down the touchline for the throw-in and attempts to throw the ball in but, the ball never goes into the field of play.
Following the throw-in procedures.

Both feet on the g...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/20/2018

john of los angeles, CA usa asks...

Is it a problem to use colored whistles? The rest of my uniform is completely standard (black shoes, black hat if needed) but my collection of whistles are neon colors like orange, yellow, green, pink. I do this to be able to easily locate them in my...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/18/2018

Tye of Brooklyn, CT United States asks...

What would happen if a goalkeeper has the ball in their hands and dives and acts like an attacker has knocked into them. The situation would be like a goalkeeper waiting for an attacker to press before picking the ball up and when the attacker gets c...

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Mechanics 9/16/2018

steve of Oakland, CA usa asks...

As a final question for preventing confrontations, when will IFAB/FIFA finally do away with allowing the players of a scoring team who is trailing to run into the goal to get the ball to bring it back to midfield to prevent the defending team from de...

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