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Law 5 - The Referee 10/1/2017

Garner Felicien of Castries , Saint Lucia asks...

If a player is injured and on the ground can the referee show that player a yellow card ...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/27/2017

Zluvka of Liberec, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Where is the spot of the free kick, when it is offside offence without touching the ball? (In the sense of the last LOTG revision.) ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/27/2017

BRIAN flynn of oreland, PA United States asks...

I received a yellow card for obstructing a Quick the direct kick. A foul was called and I was standing several feet from the ball when the Offensive player made a Quick kick. I stuck by foot out to block the kick.

The referee said i needed ...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 9/24/2017

Riley of Plattsburgh, New York United States of America asks...

If I take a shot and the ball hits the bar twice is it a goal? In a game recently we lost 2-1 and I shot the ball and it hit the bar twice and was disallowed. I believed its a rule that if the ball hits the bar twice its a goal, Im just looking to ma...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/24/2017

Scott of San ramon, Ca Usa asks...

If a goal keeper throws the ball as a deliberate pass, can they touch the ball again either in the box or outside the box with their feet without the ball being touched by another player? I'm not talking about dropping the ball to their feet but thr...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/24/2017

Mike Perry of Shorewood, il us asks...

A player kicks a ball at the goal from an onside position and chases his own kick. The goalie tries to catch the ball but drops it in front of him. The player who first kicked the ball then kicks it in the net. Is it a goal or is the player offsid...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/24/2017

Peter of Stockton, Ca Usa asks...


This week end I was center referee at a competitive u12 game. I had two new to competitive ARs.

A situation developed within the penalty area where two players were challenging for the ball. There was no excessive force that I co...

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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...

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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