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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/26/2018

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


what do you think about first goal in today's Champions League final match? Could it be 'preventing the goalkeeper from releasing the ball'?

Thank you very much!...

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Mechanics 5/24/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have a question about something referee McHugh said...that he would caution both players. I thought that if you didn't see the 'initial' foul (& no AR did) that you couldn't punish that person, however unfair that may seem.

Sometimes the ...

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High School 5/21/2018

bob of los angeles, ca usa asks...

I am aware that sunglasses are not a part of the uniform and are generally frowned upon wearing as a referee. People generally assume that a hat serves the same function as the glasses, to cut down on sun/glare and that sunglasses may impair vision (...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/14/2018

James F of Pittsburgh, PA USA asks...

Midway through the first half of a fairly lopsided contest the white team up 4-0 gets whistled for offside just outside the blue teams penalty area. The ball continues to move into the penalty area and a collision occurs between the blue teams keeper...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 5/8/2018

david petri of omaha, ne usa asks...

player ready to throw in, but coach yells for another player to take it. Player holding ball lowers it to waist level and tosses it to player running to touch line, but still in field of play.
illegal throwin or not?...

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Mechanics 5/7/2018

Stewart of Livermore, CA USA asks...

My question is concerning the proper location of the CR during a PK. They always stand in the penalty area, off to the side and behind the ball. Since players can be anywhere along the 18, in fact they can be on the side of the PA as long as they are...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/7/2018

Alex Camacho of Temple City, CA US asks...

DFK is taken by Green outside 25 yard line. Ball is driven into the penalty area. Another green attacker takes shot at the goal and blocked by yellow goalie. Ball is very close to the goal line. A different green attacker approaches the ball in t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/28/2018

Gary Robinson of Pleasant Grove, UT USA asks...

Working a U14 girls game this morning, one player on the blue team walked behind the opposing goal keeper just as she was punting the ball and screamed at the top of her lungs. Later in the game, the same player walked behind an opponent and screame...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/22/2018

Anthony Newhouse of Brentwood, CA United States asks...

The goalkeeper, while catching the ball, goes completely out of the penalty area into the penalty arc area with the ball still in his/her hands. How should the referee restart play?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/20/2018

Jose Llopis of Vicksburg, MS USA asks...

The ball is kicked to the keeper by an opponent and the keeper receives it with his feet. The keeper then dribbles the ball out of the penalty box, kicks it back into the penalty box where he handles the ball prior to anybody else touching it. Is th...

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