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DAVID KUMLIN of Lunenburg, MA United States asks...

More of a rant than a question - It was so very entertaining to watch the Netherlands and Japan play at the World Cup. For me, what made it more enjoyable than all the other games I have watched was the almost total lack of dissent by the players an...

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Mike Prasser of La Mesa, California United States asks...

Under the new laws for 2019/2020, Red 10 throws the ball in and the ball rebounds off of the referee and back to Red 10 who then plays the ball. We obviously have an issue, but what is the restart and for who?...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/25/2019

Joseph Frasca of Toronto , Ontario Canada asks...

Law 5 regarding advantage cannot be applied to law 11. This i have been taught and other refs here have confirmed my beliefs. Does fifa or any other league explicitly state that law 5 may not be applied to law 11?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/25/2019

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


do you automatically give a yellow card for elbow (or hand) strike to the head? It seems to me that the referee usually gives it. Is the difference when it hits another part of the body?

Thank you very much!...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 6/25/2019

Scott Cooper of Allen, TX US asks...

I'm watching world cup, and, not seeing the AR move to where the penalty area line intersects the goal line on a PK. I didn't find that changing in the briefs on 19/20 changes, but, it may not have been a complete change list. You can see an example...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/24/2019

D Reichert of Georgetown, Ontario Canada asks...

If there is a defensive foul in the box during a breakaway and the attacking team is clearly going to score and was not impeded by the foul, retaining full control of the ball and in clear position to score, should the ref stop the play 1-2 seconds b...

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Other 6/24/2019

gary of Nashua, NH usa asks...

Had a first time issue this weekend. Had a thorough pregame with ars. As Cr, told them to strictly monitor offsides and out of bounds. Also, instructed them to signal for a foul if they had a strong point of view. One of my Ars had a routine first ha...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/24/2019

Arham Hafeez of Sharjah, Sharjah United Arab Emirates asks...

Is it allowed for the player or striker to shoot the ball if the goalie has one of the hands on top of the ball and the rest is on the ground because my brother said that its not a goal?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/23/2019

lonnie hunter of saegertown, pa USA asks...

when 2 defenders challenge (with contact) from opposite sides, thereby sandwiching the attacker preventing him from continuing to play the this a foul, or something I dreamed up?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/22/2019

Kailyn of Winnipeg, Canada asks...

If there is a free kick against the forward in the penalty box, does the goalie get to take the kick anywhere in the box? Or does it have to be where the foul was?...

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