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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play

Elizabeth of cb, NE us asks...

I am newly certified. How do you tell who gets kick off at the end of each quater.??...

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Law 5 - The Referee

Rajen of Gauteng, South Africa asks...

A revised fixture was sent out 24hrs earlier informing the two participating teams that their match is brought forward by 1hour! One team and match officials arrive @ the revised kick-off, the opposition don't! A walk-over is granted by the Referee ...

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Dina immelsbach of , sc asks...

Can you send me the full rule book of soccer in E-mail??????.If not can you tell me where to get it???????...

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Law 5 - The Referee

Claire of , asks...

If when I get to the field it starts thundering and lightning and I determine it unsafe to play and cancel the game, do I still get paid?...

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Jim Laflin of , asks...

Is there a site somewhere to outline more than the basic assistant's signals indicated in the LOAF?...Example - Penalty etc..Thanks, Jim...

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Law 11 - Offside

Adrian Hill of Santa Barbara, Ca USA asks...

Hi!,.. I was just wondering if the last defenders were past midfield.and I was the last one from the goalie, would I be offsides?.. Please answer me by next weekend if you can.. Thank you!!!!!!!.. ...

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League Specific

kristin of oregen, oregen bever asks...

ha how do you play soccer I need a web site that I can go to. sead me a E-Mail...

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League Specific

s g of London, England asks...

Dear Sir/madam,..The question concerns the "away goals rule" and is a question of summantics rather than a substantive refereeing decision. I do hope that you are still able to resolve the matter...During course of the Man Utd v Blackburn worthington...

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League Specific

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In your opinion, was laurent roberts deflection of the line in the goal, in the recent fa cup mathch Wolves vs newcastle...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/21/2002

Amanda Lacombe of Edmonton, Alberta Canada asks...

My son is a keeper. I am wondering if it is illegal to use stick-um (a spray on his keeper gloves)on his gloves. THe stick-um would help him to get a better grip on the balls. This would perhaps help him stop the balls that just seem to roll or sl...

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