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6/24/2018

Mike Flanigan of Monticello, Minnesota United States asks...

My daughter just played in a game in which the opposing team was literally pushing our goalie during a corner kick. I was under the impression that this was penality, unfortunately nothing was called & they scored. Just wondering if the ref blew the ...

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6/24/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

A play that almost happened in a recent game got me thinking 'what if?'

Picture a defender on the goal line out near the corner of the penalty area. He's inside the PA and no other players are near him. A wild shot by the attackers is clearl...

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Law 1- The Field 6/23/2018

paul of ocala, FL US asks...

What determines the location of a foul if it occurs at the edge of the penalty box. If a defender is inside the box but the ball and attacker are outside and the defender reaches across the line and pulls the attacker down, is that a PK? Reversing ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/22/2018

Cr of MOOLOOLAH, Queensland Australia asks...

Can a referee show a yellow at halftime for what he said were 3 things that happened during the 1st half but the last incident was 10mins prior to halftime and no words or dissent happened...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 6/22/2018

russell of Sydney, Dae i say it – Australia ! asks...

Nik of Moscow asks a good question of the Penalty for HB join the Denmark v Socceroo's match.

A lot of debate around the office water cooler the morning after on this one, and I was asked an opinion many times.

My response was, if t...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/21/2018

Nikita of Moskow, Russia asks...

Hello! I now have a question, who decides how much time will be added to the time? Chief referee or the fourth referee?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/21/2018

Nik of Moscow, Moscow Russia asks...

Hello!

Why the referee gave the penalty for the handball in the match Denmark - Australia today?

According to FIFA LOTG, the position of the hand does not necessarily mean that there is an infringement.
There wasn't any movemen...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/20/2018

Nate of Searcy, AR United States asks...

Scenario 1: Attacker advances with the ball at speed in a straight line towards the goal in the center of the field. A defender steps into his path to intercept, but the attacker touches the ball away before colliding with the defender. The defender ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/20/2018

Jorge A Diaz of SPRINGFIELD, VA United States asks...

In Colombia vs Japan, the defender was shown the red card after touching the ball with his hands and a PK was honored. My understanding is that in the new law a ref can give the pk and a YC but not a pk and red card?

Thanks...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/19/2018

mark dowson of middlesbrough, cleveland england asks...

if a player kicks the ball and it hits the referee and goes out of play who gets the throw in or if it goes behind the line is it a corner or goal kick? answers on a postcard marked wish you were here please lol...

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