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Moe of Newcastle, Calif USA asks...

Happy New Year to the panel,..Question is in regards to usage of video in the professional leagues such as EPL. Rooney got three games suspension after the review by FA for his maturing pain. My question is in the game between Spurs and Man U the vid...

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Law 5 - The Referee

Grant of Perth, scotland asks...

If the ref gets in the road of a goal bound efort and its obviously going in, what happens?...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring

Marc of , KS asks...

Hi, Last season I was AR in a few U10 games and several times the goalie would be standing behind the goal line (so pretty much in the actual goal) a offensive player would than shoot the ball. The ball rolled toward the goal slowly and the goalie pi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/31/2004

young referee of San Antonio, Tx asks...

I was recently certified as a class 08 referee, and at the entry level clinic I was given a question about how to deal with a situation about striking your own teammate. I was unsure of the answer so I asked a few different senior referees. I was giv...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/29/2004

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Suppose the play is dead. Also, a player from one team decides to give a player from the other team the finger. The player who receives this gesture decides to 'get even' and assault the player who gave him the finger. The referee does not see the pl...

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League Specific 12/26/2004

jaci halen of redmond, wa usa asks...

We are trying to find exact rules including numbers and subsection for serious foul play resulting in a red card send off. This would be for a U14 boys premier game. Our player is appealing the decision of the 1 game suspension. Any help you can o...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/27/2004

Scott Patterson of Jefferson City, MO USA asks...

My nephew and I have a difference of opinion on how a goalkeeper can move with the ball while "in possession" of the ball in the box. Are there rules limiting how far the keeper can move before he must released the ball from possession? Within 6 seco...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/26/2004

Scott Medling of , USA asks...

re: Offside - law says no offside offense if player receives ball directly from a throw in. But what if a player in an offside position who does NOT receive the ball directly is nonetheless involved in active play by interfering with an opponent try...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 11/26/2004

James Smith of Glenrothes, Fife Scotland asks...

during the refs whistle for the end of the game the atacking player with the ball hits a shot and it goes in is it a goal or fulltime?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/21/2004

jorge of grass valley, ca usa asks...

Law 13:.The goalie punts the ball as he is past the 18 yard that a hand ball with a FK awarded to other team or IFK?...

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