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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/24/2017

Paul D Napier of Vacaville, CA United States asks...

Can a GK yell at a kicker (KICK IT TO THE RIGHT!) while taking a kick from the mark. Also the GK must be standing on the goal line before the kick is taken....

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Law 3 - The Players 7/24/2017

mark rich of royalton, vermont usa asks...

I am sorry if I got your reply wrong. I complained about substituted players walk off the field slowly ( More slowly then you or I walk down the street! I believe you explained ' they maybe using up the clock' near the end of the game ...

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Mechanics 7/10/2017

david of seattle, wa usa asks...

Thoughts on using a different style of whistle during different types of play?

I always use a typical whistle, Fox 40 or similar. But I was thinking of getting a few different types of whistles depending on situations

If i'm doing a...

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Other 7/9/2017

Mitch of Ottawa, Ontario Canada asks...

This is a question related to sportsmanship. I finished a U17 Boys match and the teams chose to come and shake mine and my assistants' hands. The procession went fine until the last player (the keeper) who stuck out his hand and then removed it when ...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 6/14/2017

Gerald Ebuka of Owerri, Imo Nigeria asks...

Some football players in school once argued with me that a whistle is blown when ever a goal is scored, i made it clear to them that a whistle is blown when a goal has been scored and the ball still appears to be in play. TRUE OR FALSE? ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/15/2017

James Douglas of Princeton, WV USA asks...

On a free kick in the attacking side of the field the defense retreats 10 yards. Before the kick is taken the defense moves in 2 steps. The offensive players do not move and are still 10 yards from the ball when the ball is kicked but they are in fro...

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High School 5/10/2017

JW of Carrollton, GA United States asks...

We were the visiting team in the state semi-finals last night. Our team was up 1-0 at the half. About 7 minutes after the half, one of the opposing team's players was given a red card for spitting at one of our players. Immediately, 2 student fans...

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High School 5/6/2017

Billy Will of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

The AR moved the corner flag during a free kick to make is easier for the player to kick the ball. Is this legal. I know during a corner kick the flag can not be moved. I don't know about a free kick and an AR bending the flag out of the way so the p...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/30/2017

Dave Bober of Waynesville, NC US asks...

Ordered a youth referee kit for a new ref...along with everything he received his yellow and red card and also a card with a '2' on it. What is its purpose? We are very curious....

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High School 4/26/2017

Mike Kirkmn of Kennewick, Washington USA asks...

While working a U-13 boys' match, a player committed a reckless foul for which i issued a caution, showed a yellow card. The player's teammates celebrated the card. I thought that this action by the team mates was a show of poor sportsmanship and c...

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