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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/10/2018

JJ WALSH of DUBLIN 16 , ireland asks...

If a player requests 10 yards and takes free kick before whistle. What is decision and restart...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/10/2018

Jim Laydon of Iron Mountain, MI USA asks...

An attacker is in an offside position just over the half way line. A long pass is sent. The attacker runs toward the ball and gains possession at the top of the 18. Should the flag and reset be near the halfway line where the attacker started runn...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/9/2018


What will be the decision of the referee if a defending player gives a strong and aerial back pass to his goal keeper. The goal keeper could not control it whilst it was in the air and the ball was entering the goal. The keeper saved the ball by the ...

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High School 3/8/2018

Pedro Gomes of Waterbury , Connecticut USA asks...

What is the correct call if a defender holding his or her shin guards in his or her hand sees that the ball is about to cross the goal line and makes a clearance and the ball does not break the goal line? What is the call and punishment for the playe...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/8/2018

nick rupp of greenville, nc usa asks...

Team A fouls a player from Team B and Team A's player proceeds to fall to the ground. Team B's player maintains possession of the ball at midfield and the referee with both hands points in the direction of the goal that Team B is attacking 'play the ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/7/2018

Alex Camacho of Temple City, CA USA asks...

In a soccer match I was the CR. A green attacking player is dribbling onto goal in the penalty area. There are other red defenders racing to try and cut off the attacker. The red defender who was beat, is now behind the green attacker attempts to ...

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Other 3/7/2018

Tony of Whitehorse, YT Canada asks...

2 questions:

What is the latest updates to the Futsal LOTG? 2014/15 is all I can find.

Can a goal be scored directly from a kick off? I believe yes but am having difficulty finding the newest LOTG version....

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Law 11 - Offside 3/7/2018

Alex Camacho of Temple City, CA USA asks...

I was watching a youth game and there was a goal called back from an assistant referee. Looking at the play, I could only surmise that the AR called offside on the play. After the game I asked the ref team about the play and the AR said the green/y...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/6/2018

ENGIN of olympia, WA usa asks...

as far as i know, stepping on an opponents foot is a yellow card. here the striped player touches the ball first but then steps on the opponents foot. foul or not? yellow or not?


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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 3/5/2018

George Savage of Miami, Florida USA asks...

On a play, the head referee blew his whistle when he thought there was a clear offsides by the offense. After he blew his whistle, the defense and keeper stopped play and the offensive player kicked the ball into the goal. The head referee converse...

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