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Law 16 - Goal Kick 11/5/2013

Sue of Garner, Nc USA asks...

If a goalie passes the ball to their defender on a goal kick, and the defender plays or touches the ball before the ball crosses the 18 yard line, what call should the referee make? Should the other team get the ball or should the goal kick get a re...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 11/5/2013

Debi of Portland, OR USA asks...

Two questions:
1. During a PK shootout can a team change goal keepers?

2. If a player were awarded a free kick after a foul and the ball wasn't completely still when the player kicked it, what should the decision of the referee be?...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 11/4/2013

Brid Sarazin of NAPA, CA United States asks...

My 10 year old son plays Rec soccer. Yesterday, as goalie he caught the ball in his hands on the line. The referee called it a goal. Everyone including the coaches of both teams was surprised as it really was questionable, my son was so cl...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/3/2013

Paul Graham of San Ramon, CA USA asks...

Off-side question.

A player of the attacking team picks up the ball in midfield and dribbles toward goal, past the last line of defenders who are roughly midway between the center circle and the 18 yard box. She is joined before she breaks t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/3/2013

Tom of Northridge, US asks...

Goalie has ball in hands, then starts motion to punt,then drops ball from hands, defender cleanly redirects ball before ball touches ground or goalie's foot, without touching goalie. Has a foul been committed?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/2/2013

Chris of Vancouver, Canada asks...

As a goalkeeper was attempting to punt the ball an opposing player leapt and turned his back in an attempt to block the punt. There was no contact with the keeper. The ref let play continue. Later in the match a different player attempted to block th...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/2/2013

Zach of Elk grove , Ca USA asks...

I'm a newer referee although I also play comp. I was an AR and I called offside when the goalie punted the ball to his forward who was offside and the tying goal was scored.. The center ref talked with me and said it was not offside because the ball ...

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Other 11/2/2013

Andrew of Nottingham , Nottinghamshire Uk asks...

Does a player have to remain in the 18 yard box if the goalkeeper goes forward for a corner. If the keeper scores and no one is in the 18 yard box does the goal stand?...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 11/1/2013

Beth of Lakewood, USA asks...

I was yelled at by a ref for subbing after we scored a goal, without asking permission. I can't find it anywhere now that I'm looking but I thought you could sub after a goal without permission? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/31/2013

Anne of Roy, It USA asks...

If the ball is popped up high in the air and making its decent (almost vertically) and the keeper is looking up to catch it, can an opposing player allowed to ram into the goalie in an attempt to score? Or should there have been a penalty. (The call ...

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