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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/2/2012

JML of Canonsburg, PA Washington asks...

2 best players on our team brought down physically by feet swiped during play. Intentional (other team celebrating). One player injured, perhaps for rest of season. Penalty called. Isn't intentional misconduct cause of automatic removal from game?...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 10/1/2012

Nick Broderick of Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada asks...

Thank you for your responses. I suspected that this was the case, given that there's no specific reason in Law to keep him off until a stoppage.

Unfortunately, the person who tried to convince me differently was an instructor who was observ...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 10/1/2012

casey of Roy, UT weber asks...

after the offensive team has scored a goal, and the opposing team has already kicked the ball off and the game has been in play for minimum of two minutes, the referee realizes that the offensive team that just scored had twelve people on the team th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/30/2012

Danny of Plano, Texas United States asks...

Blue attacker breaks free from defense and sprints down the field with the ball toward goal. About half-way down, the keeper begins to run out from goal toward the approaching attacker. Once they almost reach each other, the attacker, seeing the keep...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/30/2012

MT of Nashville, TN USA asks...

Attacking team: Is the ref 'obligated' to walk off the 10 yards and make a restart cerimonial if requested by the attacking team players ? Or is he allowed to simply look at the defenders, be satiisfied with their distance and say get on with it ? T...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/25/2012

jerry strabbing of troy, mi usa asks...

This situation took place in a tournament in Bloomfield Hills, Mi. And my local assignor asked me how would I have handled it, if I were in the middle.

Two attacking players and two defending players were involved in the play near the defend...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 9/25/2012

Ali of Vancouver, Canada asks...

On a drop ball, there are players from both teams who will contest for the ball after a stoppage of some sort.

We often see drop balls where one team will kick the ball back to the other team, as a gesture of sportsmanship. Just out of curi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/24/2012

Scott Fitch of San Mateo, CA USA asks...


Corner kick. Attacking team places two players just outside near post closer to corner kick taker. Two players positioned there wave arms in the air yelling 'a qui, a qui' as loudly as they can.

Is this allowable? Seems u...

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Other 9/24/2012

Samantha of Nanaimo, Bc Canada asks...

Are players allowed to ask the referee a question during play? Ie. Why the whistle was not blown when a ball was returned to the centre (half) line after a goal?

My daughter was singled out after the game and told by the ref she should ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/24/2012

rob deconinck of st petersburg, fl pinellas asks...

Handball. From 'Advice to Referees on the Laws of the Game.' 12.9..'Moving hands or arms instictively to protect the body when suddenly faced with a fast approaching ball does not constitute deliberate contact unless there is subsequent action to dir...

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