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League Specific 1/14/2019

calum anderson of ardrossan, ayrshire scotland asks...


My sons team were involved in a league match at the weekend. The goalkeeper from the team winning 2-1 (and had been winning most of the game) was injured by an opposing player (head knock)and the referee abandoned the game while under pr...

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Law 17 - The Corner Kick 1/13/2019

Danny of Lawrence , Kansas USA asks...

A player kicked a corner kick and mistakenly hit the flag, or the ball hit the flag. The flag felt into the field.
What is the call in this case?

Thank you,...

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Character, Attitude and Control 1/13/2019

Tyrone of New York city , New york United States asks...

What would the restart of play be for a referee changing his decision after talking to AR. Say the referee awards the attacking team a penalty for challenge in the box but the AR had a better view and told the referee that it was a clean challenge. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/13/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Penalty or no penalty?

Keen to hear the panels thoughts on this one.

The televised camera angle and CR angle are very different. Slow motion repl...

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The Technical Area 1/12/2019

Michael of Concord, CA United States asks...

How many coaches can be on the sidelines with their team? Is there a maximum? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/12/2019

jim of billericay, Essex Uk asks...

A defender and attacker are standing on the half way line ,the ball is played up to them
The attacker receives the ball and the defender makes a clumsy challenge in a genuine attempt to win the ball resulting in a foul
he is the last man but...

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Mechanics 1/12/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

I recognise that in my early years (and still occasionally now), I was of the same thinking as David of London on these points (and others) - why have a rule if you do not imposed them.

These days, I am more in line with the panel - in both ...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 1/12/2019

David Moran of London middlesex, Middlesex United Kingdom asks...

Many thanks for your well-thought out replies to my peeves. I know it's so difficult being a referee. If I was a ref I'd probably send off half the players, which is why I think I'll stay on the couch. I do take issue with the throw ins, however, if ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 1/10/2019

Carlos Rivas of Tampa, FL United States asks...

I might have to get a splint for my thumb I injured playing basketball. Can I play in a soccer match with the splint on?...

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Mechanics 1/10/2019

David Moran of London, Please select United Kingdom asks...

By the letter of the law,
1 ALL penalties should be retaken for encroachment without exception
2 At least 33% of all throw ins are foul and should be retaken.
3 Players are seldom booked for failing to retreat 10 yards at a free kick. In ...

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