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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 9/17/2017

Mashooq of suva, Fiji asks...

can a keeper be wearing a jersey without a number.
what if the ref has given him a yellow card in the match. what can be done in this situation aftr the match...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/17/2017

John Sendrey of Costa Mesa, California USA asks...

In the following video, the goalie is seen struggling to control a ball bouncing between the ground and his hands. (you may need to zoom in on HD video and play in slow motion to see details more clearly).

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High School 9/16/2017

Greg of Lakeville, Mn Ise asks...

State of Minnesota high school league rules.
If a shot is taken and was in air during horn then goes in after horn over goalies head a split second later. Goal or no goal. Define when exact stoppage is . A ball is in motion. Or does it have to cr...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/15/2017

Mike Essig of Fairfax, VA USA asks...

Free Kicks and Ceremonial Restarts:

While refereeing a U12 Girls competitive match, following a foul and the subsequent direct free kick, the defending team dropped about 8 yards and then asked for me to show them where 10 yards was. The at...

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Mechanics 9/14/2017

john of new orleans, la usa asks...

I understand your reasonings for why you think this is not a great practice. I adopted it after having a number of instances where the player has had it hit the upright, come down to the goal line, and be a question if it was a goal or not, both as a...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/14/2017

Mario viteri of Katy, Tx USA asks...

The forward was on a break away, only had the goalie to beat. The goalie came out of the penalty box and punched the ball away. He did not touch (foul) the attacker at all.The ref gave him a red card for negating a real scoring opportunity. Was a re...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 9/14/2017

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

I admit I'm a bit confused over the procedure for penalty kicks to decide a match.Toss the coin to see which teams starts.ok, so there are the first 5 kickers. Whilst I think the ref doesn't need to know which order they will take them, does he need ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/13/2017

Iain of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

On a direct free kick which player or players may ask for ten yards?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/13/2017

Saad of Karachi, Pakistan Pakistan asks...

When a defender uses his shoulder to stop the ball is that considered as a foul?...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/12/2017

Nelson of Lancaster, CA USA asks...

I happened across this YouTube video, and there's a beautiful 30-yard shot at about 3:55...

At the time of the shot, there's a white-team striker in offside position. I think it's interesting case to spur...

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