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Law 17 - The Corner Kick 7/21/2019

Kara of Ottawa, Ontario Canada asks...

[No Ref game]
The ball was going out, off of the opposing team, and my teammate defended the position to the ball, without touching it, until it went out of bounds. The opponent said he saw the ball touch my teammate's shirt before it went out. T...

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Other 7/21/2019

gary of Nashua, NH usa asks...

Should a ref continue the game if he has been assaulted in any way, provided he/she has sent the offending part off and is physically okay?...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/20/2019

Dave Mirren of Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia asks...

An attacker is standing in an offside position just beyond the halfway line.

A teammate plays a through ball, which the attacker chases, and touches near the opposing goalline.

Is the free kick awarded near halfway where the attacke...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/20/2019

Grant Rae of Montrose, Angus United Kingdom asks...

The ref has blown for half time then the assistant calls him over for a penalty, should the penalty be taken?, as the half is over!...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 7/17/2019

Shaun of Melbourn, Australia asks...

I was involved in a theory test and I had this multiple choice question:
A player takes a free kick from inside the goal line the ball hits the referee and enters the goal what decision should the referee make?
A order the free kick to be re...

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League Specific 7/17/2019

Andre of Toronto, Ontario Canada asks...

I am a convenor for a soccer league. I had a player make a racial comment to an Asian player on another team. He referred to him a couple of times as Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid which almost sparked a brawl. The player was eventually red carded f...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/17/2019

Joshy estrada of Hollister , California USA asks...

If a fan is talking smack to ref and he ends the game to try to fight the fan and all the players then he cases the fight what happens?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/16/2019

Joaquin Donis of Plantation, FL usa asks...

I have never seen this shot. The attacking team is given a shot about 20 steps from the goal. All the defending team, with the goalie, lines up as if they were goalie. The whole goal is defended by the whole team. What kind of shot or foul is this.
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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 7/16/2019

Emma of Troy, New York United States asks...

Can you wear sticky football gloves as a goalie...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/14/2019

Chris Y. of El Dorado Hills, CA US asks...

Offensive player A has received the ball and entered the penalty area. Player A is barely inside the box, near the 18, and near the goal line and is playing with their back to the goal. Player A is shielding the ball and is stagnant with 2 defender...

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