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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/26/2018

Coach John of West Chester, PA USA asks...

Hello panel,

I really enjoy reading the Q&A on this site.

Coached a game Sunday and looking for opinions on (4) questions:

4 brief game clips here:

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 9/26/2018

Mason Lewis of West Palm Beach, Florida USA asks...

Do any of the players wear their soccer socks over their knees or to their thighs?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/25/2018

Matt of Hubbard, Oregon USA asks...

So this happened to my son who is 15 YOA and a referee but I was there to observe the incident.

He is working a tournament as the Center for a U12 game. He is assigned to 'field #2' and believes he has arrived. Unknown to him at the time, ...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/25/2018

Brian of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

Is there off-side from a GK punt or throw? Does it matter which half the GK's teammate is in?


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Law 11 - Offside 9/25/2018

Brian of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

Hi Gents,

Off-side questions.

1) Attacker in an off-side position runs back, tackles defender and comes away with the ball. Assuming the defender either had control or attempted to play the ball, is this offisde or not?


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/25/2018

Victor Blackburn of Beaufort, SC USA asks...

Another interesting topic that came up during a discussion and had mixed feelings among different referees.

'Pulling' is a continuous foul and is assessed at the most advantageous spot. Blue defender grabs a handful of White attacker's jer...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 9/24/2018

Carsten of Hoffman Estates, IL United States asks...

Law 15.The Throw-in debate.

Example: Player looking down the touchline for the throw-in and attempts to throw the ball in but, the ball never goes into the field of play.
Following the throw-in procedures.

Both feet on the g...

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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 9/24/2018

Tim Fullmer of Horseheads, New York United States asks...

During our game the opposing goalie came out of the penalty box with ball in hand. Rightfully the ref called a handball just outside the box. Little to our knowing there was just a few seconds left on the clock. As soon as our player kicked it toward...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/23/2018

Frederick Plenn of Seaville, NJ United States asks...

If the attacking team is awarded an indirect free kick in the penalty area but less than 10 yards from goal and the defense is lined up on the goal line. Since they are within 10 yards, is there any difference as to when they may attack the ball (1s...

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League Specific 9/23/2018

john sadler of Combe, Witney, Oxfordshire United Kingdom asks...

in a fa cup tie yesterday, the home team had used all its 3 subs allowed. their goalkeeper had a very nasty injury, after 20mins stoppage the player was taken away by ambulance. now down to 10 men the team said they were too upset to carry on with 20...

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