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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 11/17/2004

Peter of Morgantown, WV US asks...

As the game nears completion with only seconds left, and the attacking team takes a shot, what is the rule, if any, that helps the ref determine whether or not to allow the goal? Does the ball have to fully cross the goal line before time expires (s...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 11/15/2004

Bill of , IL USA asks...

On a penalty kick, I stand level with the ball along the side of the penalty area (outside the line). Twice in the past couple years I have been told by experienced refs to move back to the "18". I re-read law 14 and it says that all other players ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Jay Fearrington of Simsbury, CT USA asks...

I'm seeing on the field what I consider to be unfair arm locking when both the defender and offensive player are "shielding" the other from the ball. These young players are being taught in the clinics our club sponsors to do this as a matter of cou...

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Law 5 - The Referee

Tim Bowden of Biloela, Qld Australia asks...

I was refing a match and only had one assistant referee, so i stayed back at the other end of the field in line with the last defender watching offside, was this a good or bad decision to make?...

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Law 5 - The Referee

Anthony of Brisbane, QLD Australia asks...

If a referee drinks alcohol before the game and during half time are any of the decisions he makes on the field such as send offs and cards officaially reportable to the league?...

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dff of , asks...

Will we use up all the water?...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play

Greg of Hicksville, New York United States of America asks...

I am a coach for a U-14 soccer team. The score of our last game was tied 1-1 and my player had a 1 on 1 with the defender. He beat the defender and took a shot on goal. The ball was in the air and very near the goalkeeper when the referee blew the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

tony of vine grove, ky usa asks...

A goalkeeper receives the ball, outside the penalty area, from either a striker or one of his fullbacks from a header. Can the goalkeeper dribble the ball back into the penalty area and then pick it up with his hands?...

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Matty of London, England asks...

hello, me again!..I was wondering how much on average does an English Premiership Referee gets paid on average per game?..Also did anyone see the Portsmouth vs Birmingham game on Monday when mike taylor(the goali) got sent off, was this a justified r...

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Tom Jackson of San Jose, CA USQ asks...

I was reading Law 14 and it seems to indicate in 3(c) and 4(b) that a player who encroaches into the penalty area should be cautioned. In the professional games where I've seen the encroachment, I don't recall ever seeing a player get a yellow card f...

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