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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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High School 1/21/2018

Trevor of Danville, Kentucky United States asks...

I have two long, drawn out, and debatable questions. Am EXTREMELY curious for answers. Here we go:

1.) After arguing with my friend (who plays soccer), my girlfriend (who used to play soccer), and a lawyer (who knows soccer rules and legal i...

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Law 3 - The Players 1/21/2018

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, Indiana United States asks...

In the laws of the game, law 3 the players; it states that if a player changes places with the goalkeeper without the referees permission, it says to allow play to continue, but caution the players after the ball is next out of play. Then there is an...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 1/19/2018

Chrissy of New Durham , NH USA asks...

My son wears hearing aids on a regular basis. Hes been playing both rec and competitive soccer with them for four years and hasnt had any issues with a ref not allowing him to play until we traveled down to Florida to compete. The ref gave his coac...

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High School 1/11/2018

Rogelio of Richmond, Ca Contra Costa asks...

Goalkeeper has the ball in her hands and bounces it in the ground and slips of her hand and the ball bounces and picks it back this considered a indirect free kick or just keep it playing?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 1/7/2018

Conor Devery of Royal Palm Beach, Florida USA asks...

I just finished watching FA Cup game Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest. I have a question concerning the penalty kick that Nottingham Forest took late in the 2nd half.

Kieran Dowell slipped while kicking the penalty kick. He kicked the ball with...

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Other 1/6/2018

Jeff Banks of Captain Cook, USA asks...

Is there a difference between referring girls v boys? Even though the same laws are applied, I have heard that there are differences in referee techniques in maintaining control of the match. ...

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