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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/19/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Penalty / no pemalty.

In the recent PSG v Nantes match, near the end and in the lead up to the last PSG goal, in an attempt to clear the ball, a Nantes defender hit another Nantes team mate who has raised his arms (clearly in self preservati...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/18/2017

Devante Williams of kingston, jamaica asks...

can it be a indirect kick outside of the box for a high foot ?...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 11/18/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I'd like the panel's feedback on an idea I've come up with for ARs, to show that they are 'waiting to see' if they'll be flagging an offside or not.

I discussed it with a teenaged AR a few weeks ago, then I heard today that she'd passed it o...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/18/2017

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

So I have a question on a deliberate handball, if a player tries to stop the ball with his/her thigh or even chest but it rebounds back to his or her hand, is that consider a deliberate handball?
So, how do you consider a deliberate handball?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/17/2017

engin ataman of olympia, WA United States asks...

Here is a penalty situation that I have my question about

http://tr.beinsports.com/haber/iste-quaresmanin-kacirdigi-penalti

and a different (better) look at 33rd-34th second of this video here

http://tr.beinsports.com/habe...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 11/16/2017

Mason of Launceston, Tasmania Australia asks...

How far back from the touch line can a throw in be taken? No distance is listed in the book of laws. I have stopped them if they go further than 2 meters....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/16/2017

M Monce of Lebanon, CT USA asks...

Follow up to 32024: I had a similar case many years ago in which the keeper came over the back of an attacker while attempting to catch a shot. The contact was made before the keeper had the ball and knocked the attacker down from behind. I called...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/15/2017

Marika of Auckland, North Island New Zealand asks...

I am doing a Seminar for school and I have been researching for hours to find this answer. I was wondering if there was a difference between an illegal tackle and a foul?
Thanks...

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League Specific 11/15/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Although the referee can't order a team to comply, a ref can suggest an outcome as fair play, especially with younger players. You can usually find a player who agrees to comply (i.e. not contest the ball) & notify the other team. If someone violat...

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Mechanics 11/15/2017

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

I disagree slightly with your ability to punish something you did not see. There are various tools that a referee may use to ascertain what happened. It would not work every time and should not be used every time, but why not ask the offending play...

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