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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/20/2014

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I am interested in something that Referee Jason Wright said...that you would call advantage if the foul occurred in a different part of the field. Why wouldn't you yell 'Advantage, play on!' inside the box?

If you don't, and there's an obvi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/19/2013

Bob of Jacksonville, Fl Duval asks...

U-15 youth game. Ball is kicked to the goalkeeper who rushes up and miskicks the ball. Ball travels up into the air, hits the ground, and the keeper picks it up. What is the call? Referees I have spoken to are pretty evenly split on illegal pass back...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/25/2013

Carl of phoenix, az us asks...

I was called for a foul in the penalty area, which of course resulted in a pk. Here was the.situation. I was defending in the penalty area. I was facing my goal as the.ball was.bouncing. I attemempted.to clear the ball to one side. As the ball was.b...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/23/2013

Russell of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

In Ref Jason's reply he has said that if a defender attempts to intercept a pass...however does not gain control and only deflects the ball to player in the offside position - then the offside stands.
I question this as I feel that if a player '...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/22/2013

Rosana Connell of Minneapolis, MN United States asks...

We are at a State tournament game. We are in the box, a player from opposite team drops to the ground. It is not clear what happened. Referee doesn't whistle. After a few seconds he sees girl on the ground. He calls her coach. They attend to her. Ref...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/16/2013

Gary of Boston, MA USA asks...

When does a player have to wait for a ref's whistle to continue play?

Throw-In?
Goal Kick?
Corner Kick?
In/Direct Kick?

Thanks!...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/16/2013

Ryan of Dallas, TX USA asks...

I have seen a couple youtube videos where a player tackles a pitch invader and recieves a red card. What is y'alls opinions on this? Red card warranted or no?

Here is one example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYnd6qbI9SA...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/14/2013

Ali of Vancouver , BC Canada asks...

Of course, controversy has stirred because of Nani's red card for a studs-up challenge on a Real Madrid player. One could argue that nani's red card was correct because Nani should have kept his studs down and he is accountable for not keeping them ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/13/2013

Jonathan of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire England asks...

Players 1A and 2A are attackers in the opponents penalty box. 1D and 2D are defenders, and 3D is a goal keeper.

1A is fouled hard in the box - an easy call for a penalty kick. However, the ball squirts out to 2A, who is about 10 yards fr...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 2/22/2013

Mike of Riverview, FL USA asks...

Hello, Mr. Referee. Somebody explained to me today that the whistle to end the half can not stop a scoring chance. His rationale was some babble about match fixing. Can you confirm whether or not this is true?...

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