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Character, Attitude and Control 10/10/2018

gary of nashua, nh 03060 asks...

Had an instance in a coed adult game in which a defensive thin tall player charged a very burley player from behind (25 to 35 degrees) with his head leading. Offensive player fell forward but kept ball, seeing he was near goal, I allowed play to cont...

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High School 10/8/2018

K Turner of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

In our region we dont have an official high school timekeeper so we basically follow IFAB Laws with CR keeping time. Before accounting for any extra time (including an injury stop) the first half could have ended right at 40 minutes as a team was o...

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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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High School 9/29/2018

Lionel Heinold of Ephrata, WA United States asks...

Match is tied after two overtime periods. Shots are to be taken from the mark. One entire team leaves the field, can they take shots?...

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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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High School 9/22/2018

Billy Ofe of Bluefield, Virginia USA asks...

Should a soccer official step off 10 yards in order for the defense to set a wall? ...

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High School 9/18/2018

Mark Brodis of CASTLE ROCK, CO United States asks...

At a recent game there was no public visible clock, the refs kept time themselves (which is not uncommon at this level). It was near the end of regulation time, game was tied, the visiting team made a goal and as the team was celebrating the ref wav...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/17/2018

Ben of Las Vegas , NV Us asks...

I am a 45 year old parent of two girls playing in high school. I played as a youth and have coached club teams etc. I also was the assistant coach to my daughters last year where we were one game from going to state and lost in PK's after 3 OT's. Thi...

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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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Character, Attitude and Control 9/15/2018

steve of Oakland, CA usa asks...

What should an AR or center ref do if they need to choose between preventing a confrontation vs. following play?

Just finished a game a few hours ago as center, ball was back up by midfield and suddenly a forward and keeper got into a pushin...

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