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Law 5 - The Referee 9/13/2018

Paul of Gold Coast, Queensland Australia asks...

Hi
Can the referee make a decision regarding offside with out the assistant ref raising their flag...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/13/2018

Philip Keown of Belfast, UK asks...

Is this still an indirect free kick if the attacker(opposition player) is stood outside the penalty area as therefore they are not obstructing the goalkeeper from punting or releasing the ball from within their specified area. I have been told I'm no...

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High School 9/12/2018

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

I had a coach who thinks he knows the rules. Not uncommon, but it got to a point where he was downright obsessed with reminding us about a specific nuance of the rules.
Every set piece, mostly DFKs outside the PA, he would yell several times, 'I...

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Other 9/12/2018

Jeff of Carmel, indiana USA asks...

I started refereeing this year and would like to get the IFAB Laws of the Game in book form. I see plenty of places to download a PDF but when I google for the simple book to purchase I don't see it. I just want something in my bag so I can check c...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/11/2018

Dean Schaedler of Dublin, OH United States asks...

At what age do slide tackles become legal?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 9/11/2018

ANTONIO ORTIZ of SACRAMENTO, CA US asks...

On a penalty kick (kick off the mark), can an opponent be on the side of the area as long as he does not pass the ball, and what is the restartif he is in front of ball when kick is made....

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High School 9/11/2018

Derek Maple of Cary, IL USA asks...

High School Varsity game using NFHS rules.

Attacker A10 runs to the goal line just outside the goal area to collect a long ball. He chips the ball up toward the 6 yard line as he stumbles over the goal line. Defender D2 attempts a slide ta...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/10/2018

Coach Ron of Hagerstown, MD USA asks...

U15-Girls
Keeper possession
When they were younger, we taught our girls that if the keeper only has a finger pinning the ball when on the ground (ala Lucy holding a football to be kicked by Charlie Brown) that we can't kick it.
In interes...

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Law 3 - The Players 9/10/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Our grassroots season has just ended here in Sydney, and I had a situation like this in a Grand Final.

Team Blue asked for a substitution on one of their throw In's that happened to be in front of their bench.

Blue 5 leaves the FOP,...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/10/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Foul Recognition

Can you pleas talk us through why the officials marked off the England goal deep into added time in the UNL.

http://www.yoursoccerdose.com/2018/09/08/england-vs-spain-highlights/

A commentator suggest the o...

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