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Law 3 - Number of Players

Barrie Windsor Black of , asks...

Whats the lowest number of players a team is allowed so that a match can be completed (7 or 8).Many thanks...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Herbert of Boston, MA USA asks...

We know that keepers are often in vulnerable position due to leading with their head or hands. What rule of thumb do you use (epecially at the young ages) to let the play carry on or stop when you see the keeper take a hard shot by the ball to the he...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Bruce Martin of Tulsa, OK USA asks...

While recently watching club play at a tournament in Missouri, my son's team was given a yellow card for dissent. To issue the card, the center ref stopped play while my son's team was driving to the top of the opposing 18yd box and please note no co...

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Character, Attitude and Control

James of Birmingham, AL U.S.A. asks...

I am very shocked that Frisk resigned. I felt he was one of the best referees in the world...As I referee even recreational and young select tournaments I have noticed more and more abuse of the referees. How can center referees guarantee the safet...

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Character, Attitude and Control

phil wearmouth of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Can someone tell me why, whenever a foul is committed the team earning the free-kick are encouraged to take it quickly and keep the game moving, except when it's in an attacking position and the culprits (defending team) are allowed to form a defensi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Steve of Southampton, England asks...

Should a player be sent off for throwing a ball at someone if it hits them in the back of the head?..I had this in a match today. The goalkeeper threw the ball like a throw in into the back of an opponents head. unfortunatly the guy turned round and ...

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Character, Attitude and Control

Brendan of KL, Malaysia asks...

When a teammate verbally abuse another teammate for not properly positioning himself, does the other person have the right to retaliate/ argue on his point? ..thx...

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Law 15 - Throw In

luke of dallas, TX TX asks...

on a trow in, in wich direction does the line referee point his flag? does he point it at the goal keeper of the team that will get the trow in or does he point in in the direction that team that gets the throw in is going?...

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League Specific

Kelvin Pauole of Florence, SC USA asks...

I understand that two yellow cards recieved by a single player equals a red card and that the player is removed from the game. Does this also mean that the player cannot play the next game and/or next two games? I'm unable to find high school socce...

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League Specific

Brad of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii USA asks...

Red, #5, Scores a goal against Yellow in a hotly contested game. He celebrates by yelling, waving his hands, and running through the Penalty Area across the goal mouth...He continues his run from the Penalty area to his side of the pitch for the fol...

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