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Law 1- The Field 9/16/2012

Clive peters of London, England asks...

I would like to correct the Referee on a previous answer he has given.
On the line (the 18 yard line) is NOT in the goal area.
The Rules if Football state,
Two lines are drawn at right angles to the goal line, 5.5 m (6 yds) from the insid...

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Law 15 - Throw In 9/16/2012

Akash of Port Louis, Mauritius asks...

After a Throw- in taken correctly enters the field of play and leaves at a touch line without touching another player. What decision should the referee or assistant referee take?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/16/2012

Helen of Basel, BS Switzerland asks...

If a ball goes into the goal off a defender's hand, should the referee give a penalty kick or let the goal stand because of the advantage rule?


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/16/2012

Scott of Vancouver, BC Canada asks...


I was recently watching Seattle at Portland. During the game in the 69th minute a cross was deflected by a defender and was about to roll out for a corner kick.

Another defender sprints after the ball as the teammates goalkeeper...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/16/2012

Bob of Philadelphia , Pa USA asks...

Two players running side by side. The defender puts foot in front to get the ball touches the ball. They get tangled up. It's right inside the box. One ref blows the whistle and calls a pk. Then the middle ref comes running in and red cards the defen...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 9/16/2012

Miguel Gabaldon of Santa Fe, New Mexico USA asks...

Is a half supposed to end while a team is preparing to take a free kick?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/15/2012

Bill Dailey of Feasterville, PA USA asks...

I have to disagree a bit with Mr. Dawson's use of 'intent' here. The LOTG mention nothing of intent....'touches the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a team-mate'. There are just 2 things for the official to consider...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/15/2012

Scott of Danville, CA USA asks...

Offside Rule Clarification

I have a question about the 'interfering with and opponent' definition for Law 11 as there seems to be quite varied opinions on the application
As stated in the interpretation of the law

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/15/2012

David Shorten of Ipswich, UK asks...

An attacker is blocked just outside of his opponents Penalty Area and both players fall to the ground. You signal for a Free Kick.
The attacker quickly gets up and takes a quick free kick deliberately knocking the ball against the defender who is...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 9/14/2012

andrew froggatt of lincolnshire, wainfleet england asks...

is it better too give the away team the call from the toss of the coin if your the home teams permanent referee ?...

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