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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 6/11/2018

colin abel of georgetown, guyana asks...

what decision should be taken if an attacker loses his boot while shooting towards the goal which results in another player scoring a goal?? NB: both the boot and the ball went in the same direction however the boot did not hit the keeper....

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Mechanics 6/11/2018

Ollie Glixman of Sydney, New South Wales Australia asks...

The other week I was refereeing an all age mens div 3 game where the players were aged '18-35. The game was going smoothly as normal until one player threw an unsolicited assault like punch into the opposition's jaw. This caused both sides to crowd a...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/10/2018

Adam Barbary of Creswick, Vic Australia asks...

In a recent State championship a striker took a shot on goal only to have a defender, not the keeper,use two hands, in the goal square, in a deliberate attempt to push the ball over the net. Whilst contact was made the lift was not sufficient and the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/10/2018

Nilesh Lal of Suva, Fiji Fiji asks...

Is it true that goalkeepers are protected in the 6 yard box? The play unfolded as follows. A cross was made into the goal area by the attacking team by player A. Player B of the attacking team went in to head in the ball, the goalkeeper came out to c...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 6/10/2018

Dennis Patterson of Louisville, OHIO United States asks...

Our championship game ended with a tie. We do pks to decide winner. Apparently our goalie moved before the ball was in play. There was an AR who raised the flag
Then put it down. The goalies changed. Our player was ready, the ball was set. Then t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/9/2018

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

If an attacker dribbles right past a defender, and fouls the attacker just outside the penalty box in the left side and there is another defender on the other side of the corner flag where the AR is at. So it's two defenders in their third defending ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/8/2018

William Giannattasio of Lancaster, MA US asks...

At this age, if a player feels the need to protect their chest by crossing their arms, would that still be considered a hand ball or would that be a discretionary call from the referee?

Thanks in advance!...

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Law 1- The Field 6/8/2018

Frank of Idaho Falls, Idaho USA asks...

We have 3 coaches on the roster, all are present at all games. We were told at a game that only ONE coach can be instructing players on the field, per the FIFA rules. We've read through them and can't find any mention of this... is this a rule? Or in...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/7/2018

Jason lewis of Cardiff, Wales Wales asks...

If a attacking player is standing in an offside position but the ball comes off a defender is he in a offside or can he play it...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 6/7/2018

John of Palo Alto, California United States asks...

What is the rule on a referee reversing his decision. The scenario was as follows:

One team plays the ball into the attacking box where 2 players from their team were waiting. As one is shooting, the referee blows his whistle for offsides. T...

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