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Law 5 - The Referee 4/1/2018

Steven watson of Aberdeen, United kingdom asks...

Referee blows HT whistle, as we are walking off the pitch the referee books our player for a foul made just before the whistle. The ref didnt give the foul or indicate an advantage at the time he just blew for half time. Is this allowed ...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 4/1/2018

Pete of Birmingham, United Kingdom asks...

If ball boys are not being used for retrieval of the ball, are they allowed to provide towels for players taking throw ins?...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 4/1/2018

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Thank you very much! Two other questions please.

Q3: What is restart, when the ball touches the ground and then enters the field of play in the wrong place?

In general Q4: What is decision? Player's throw position or the ball entry ...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/1/2018

Jordon of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Hi, I wanted to know if the 2nd last defender from team 'A' is off the field of player to avoid a tackle, is it offside if the attacker from team 'B' is closer to his goal line than him? And would this be the same outcome if the 2nd last defender fro...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 3/31/2018

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Hello,

I have questions about throw-in.

Q1: What is restart, when the ball never comes into play?

Q2: What is restart, when the ball touches the ground and then enters the field of play? Or is it allowed?

Thanks!...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/31/2018

Andrew McLagan of Scarborough, Western Australia Australia asks...

agreed to ref a pre-season fun game for some mates.

Their opposing team continually took their free kicks and set kicks by rolling the ball and booting it. I pulled them up for it at least a dozen times. They started to get upset with me cal...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 3/30/2018

Fidel Jaary of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand asks...

Hi There,

Team had been awarded a penalty, kicker stepped in to kick the ball from the penalty spot, i was AR1 standing on the penalty area, the keeper was moving side ways and suddenly before the kick was taken he took few steps forward, th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/29/2018

Luiz of Florida of Southwest, Florida USA asks...

Player A white on the bench started arguing with player B purple on the opponent bench. At certain point player A throws water at player B. Center referees sees player A action, stops the game and show player A a red card.
What should be the reas...

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High School 3/28/2018

Tim Cottongim of Juneau, AK United States asks...

It would appear from the casual observer that the NFHS stamp requirement on high school game balls is nothing more than a way to make money for the national high school association. Assuming we use a high quality FIFA/USSF approved ball, can you pro...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/26/2018

Eugene of San Jose, CA USA asks...

In the situation described, why do you feel that the goalkeeper must be cautioned? If, in the opinion of the referee, the challenge didn't interfere with the shot taken, then there's no DOGSO, is there? If this was a careless foul, shouldn't a PK wit...

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