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Law 11 - Offside 5/10/2010

Steve Ash of West Des Moines, IA usa asks...

This is probably only hypothetical:
Offensive player(OP)goes on a solo run with the ball and has only the opposing GK in front of him. OP makes a Ronaldo-like move, or momentarily loses control, so the ball is now behind him. Is OP...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 5/10/2010

Mike Martinez of Broomfield, CO USA asks...

Recent state cup quater finals game, U13 Girls, Premier level.

Coach was running late, girls know what to do for warm-up, so not a big deal until 40 minutes prior to game time, the center referee decides he does not like the color of our awa...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 5/10/2010

Randy Sheaffer of Lititz, PA USA asks...

Tied at 2 our U11 girls seemingly scored a gamewinning goal late in the game. No whistle was blown, but as they were celebrating, the ref waved the goal off saying that 'time had expired less than half a second before the goal.' We handled it OK, but...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/26/2010

Erik of Arlington, TX USA asks...

After getting caught out of position, attempted to break up a counter attack by grabbing a hold of a player's jersey. He still was able to get a toe on the ball and deflect it to a teammate who continued the attack 3 to 1 defender. Naturally, the r...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 4/26/2010

Tim Weare of hurst green, England asks...

The game is at 3 all, a corner is given and taken, a player kicks the ball over the goalkeepers head but the ref blows the whistle before it hits the back of the net Is this OK ?
(Ps we were all very well behaved if a little disappointed)...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/5/2010

Erik of Arlington, TX USA asks...

I have been reading the laws of the game FIFA version and have a question over persistant infringement. I was wondering how many fouls I can commit, though the laws say there is 'no specific number of infringement which constitutes 'persistance''. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/3/2010

Peter of South Pasadena, CA USA asks...

A player who is lying on the ground kicks the ball. What is the restart?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/27/2010

Mike of Chino Hills, CA USA asks...

I was just watching the Arsenal vs Stoke City game. Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross was red carded for a foul that broke the leg of Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey. It was reported as a 'horrific tackle' by Shawcross. I'm an Arsenal fan, but to me it looked mo...

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scott of blackpool, lancs UK asks...

Last weekend the opposing team had a direct free kick and placed a player in an 'offside' position... behind the defensive wall near to the goalkeeper... Although he did not stand directly in front of the goalkeeper or block his view or movement(dire...

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Mechanics 11/15/2009

Steve Goldberg of Cupertino, Ca USA asks...

Hi and thanks for your great web site!

I have a general question regarding signaling by the center referee.

I've been ref'ing for a couple of years now and am getting very comfortable with the hand signals used in the game.

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