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11/20/2017

Jim Muirhead of Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire United Kingdom asks...

Can a junior player be sent of for punching a spectator whos giving him abuse...

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League Specific 11/19/2017

richard of Sheffield, england asks...

My daughter played a cup game today and were winning 3-2. After 70 mins a player got injured from the opposing team, we waited about 1 hour before the ref abandoned the game
As the injured player was still on the pitch waiting for ambulance due...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/19/2017

Hans of Alpharetta , GA USA asks...

2 attacking players are onside when pass is made out to the left attacker who then passes to the center attacker, with only the keeper to beat, who scores. Does the ball have to follow a specific path on the pass, i.e., level or back to attacker in...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/19/2017

Me of Los Angeles , Ca United States asks...

Indirect free kick after offside goes over the touch line without being touched by a second player. On the theory that the ball was never in play I retook the free kick. Good call or bad call?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/19/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Penalty / no pemalty.

In the recent PSG v Nantes match, near the end and in the lead up to the last PSG goal, in an attempt to clear the ball, a Nantes defender hit another Nantes team mate who has raised his arms (clearly in self preservati...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/18/2017

Devante Williams of kingston, jamaica asks...

can it be a indirect kick outside of the box for a high foot ?...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 11/18/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I'd like the panel's feedback on an idea I've come up with for ARs, to show that they are 'waiting to see' if they'll be flagging an offside or not.

I discussed it with a teenaged AR a few weeks ago, then I heard today that she'd passed it o...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/18/2017

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, Indiana United States asks...

So I have a question on a deliberate handball, if a player tries to stop the ball with his/her thigh or even chest but it rebounds back to his or her hand, is that consider a deliberate handball?
So, how do you consider a deliberate handball?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/17/2017

engin ataman of olympia, WA United States asks...

Here is a penalty situation that I have my question about

http://tr.beinsports.com/haber/iste-quaresmanin-kacirdigi-penalti

and a different (better) look at 33rd-34th second of this video here

http://tr.beinsports.com/habe...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 11/16/2017

Mason of Launceston, Tasmania Australia asks...

How far back from the touch line can a throw in be taken? No distance is listed in the book of laws. I have stopped them if they go further than 2 meters....

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