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High School 4/29/2018

mary ramirez-de-arellano of damascus, maryland USA asks...

What is the restart if the penalty kick rebounds off the goalkeeper into the penalty area and the penalty kick player then kicks the ball into the goal?...

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High School 3/28/2018

Tim Cottongim of Juneau, AK United States asks...

It would appear from the casual observer that the NFHS stamp requirement on high school game balls is nothing more than a way to make money for the national high school association. Assuming we use a high quality FIFA/USSF approved ball, can you pro...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 3/22/2018

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

So here's one I had not seen before. Here's the situation (and I'm sorry for the long explanation LOL):

Tournament with two groups of three teams each. The first day, the three teams in each group play each other in a round robin (two game...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/13/2018

Victor Blackburn of Beaufort, SC United States asks...

Well, now this gets more interesting. As I share your beliefs and responses as my own, weve also reached out to David Elleray who is the technical director at IFAB. In being described the same situation, he has stated and I quote, "The incident you d...

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High School 3/11/2018

Buddy of Houston, Texas USA asks...

Is it a cautionable offense if a player juggle the ball and then intentionally head back to goal keeper and he/she picks up ?...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/2/2018

Sarah of Miami Beach, Florida United States asks...

The other day my best friend who is the goalkeeper of her team had a game. From time to time her muscles shrink? I don't know if that's the term. The thing is that during the game she kept calling the referee and telling him that her muscle had shran...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/1/2018

Greg Kall of Hillsborough, California United States of America asks...

A question regarding Offside:
Why does the "gaining an advantage" element not take into account deflection from the corner flag?...

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High School 1/31/2018

Peter of Stockton, CA United States asks...


I encountered a situation the other day that was new to me and I want to make sure I made the correct call. Situation - Blue team was attacking, White team was defending. Blue has the ball in the white team's penalty area. Blue's defender...

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High School 1/27/2018

Trevor of Danville, Kentucky United States asks...

This follow up question deals strictly with my second question, as I believe you guys have all answered my first question.

So after talking to my friend again, I realize that hes talking about their compression shorts underneath their unifor...

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High School 1/22/2018

Trevor of Danville, Kentucky United States asks...

In regards to your responses to the first question I asked, let me clarify that this specific incident with the ref was at a regional tournament between two arch rivals: My high school (county school) and the city school in the same county. It wasn't...

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