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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/19/2017

Paul logue of Leicester, Leicestershire England asks...

Question: following Matics booking it got me thinking - if a team are deliberately time wasting over a free kick and there are, say three players over the ball, does the referee book all three?...

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Other 12/18/2017

Aaron of Houston, TX USA asks...

Out of personal preference and your vast experience as soccer referees, what rules in the Laws of the Game (not HS/college) would you like to be added/changed/removed?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 12/18/2017

Muhammad Rizwan Khan of Abbottabad, KPK Pakistan asks...

Sir, As all we know that during a goal kick no player of attacking or defending team cant take the ball in penalty area. But during a offside or foul kick in penalty area is it the right spot to take the free kick inside the penalty area and can a de...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/18/2017

Paul Young of Evensville, tn usa asks...

does a player need to be completely inside the penalty box to be awarded a penalty kick...

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Other 12/18/2017

Claes of Melbourne, Victoria Australia asks...


FUTSAL, Law 15.

In our local comp there are 2 schools of thought regarding Kick-In fouls. One way is: as long as any part of the planted foot touching the line during the kick-in, it is legal. The second way is to call it a fou...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/18/2017

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

How would you deal with the following? A shot on goal and you decide a defender right in front of the goal handled the ball. However had there been no handling the ball would have simply struck the defender and not entered the goal. If the defender h...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/18/2017

Dean of macomb, mi USA asks...

An attacking player, In offside position,receives the ball from a teammates pass after it bounces off the of a defender who reaches out with his leg. Is this player guilty of an offside offense?
The defender who reaches out with his le...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/17/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

FWIW, I watched the video (available in the U.S.). The referee had a good look at what happened. I had to watch it at 1/4 speed to see the shirt pull. The MC player, who appeared not to have a shot, as there were numerous defenders between him & t...

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High School 12/17/2017

Abby Stapleton of Charlotte, NC USA asks...

Why don't they make goalkeeper gloves with the sticky material of football gloves/is it allowed?...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/17/2017

Eugene of San Jose, CALIFORNIA United States asks...

If a defender is temporarily off the field of play behind the goal line, and the play goes the other way, resetting the offside, does the player have an implicit permission to re-enter?

How should the AR line up in this case? Would he have t...

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