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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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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/15/2017

Russ of Manchester, CT USA asks...

A goalkeeper goes up for a ball in a group. Ball is grabbed with both hands and the goalkeeper falls on another player while taking it to the ground. Is this a foul by the keeper? If both players had a right to their space, it would seem the GK cou...

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League Specific 11/15/2017

Master Handley Barça Are The Best of Perth, Western Australia Australia asks...

You know how if a team forfeits a match its recorded as a 3-0 win? What happens if, theoretically, a team wins the first leg 5-0, and then get five red cards in the second leg, and the score in the second leg is currently 0-0. Will the match be recor...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/15/2017

Donald Fraser of City, England asks...

Please advise the correct procedure when a referee cautions a player.

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Law 3 - The Players 11/14/2017

Raymond of San Francisco, CA United States asks...

Hi gentlemen. I've been working as a referee for several months now, and I find your ongoing Q & A on the LOTG to be invaluable. Thank you very much for all the time you put into sharing your knowledge and years of experience.

This section o...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/13/2017

Kristine Marohl of East Wenatchee, WA USA asks...

I am seeing this more and more where play is stopped due to; an injured player down, or a player was struck in the head, or a keeper might be injured after a rough play. After blowing the whistle, the center ref checks on the player and then to rest...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/13/2017

Red Rufus of Atlanta, Georgia USA asks...

Small field co-ed Rec game, one center, no ARs. Team A is attacking and a player from team B dispossesses Team A player in the penalty area fairly and plays a long ball forward. I turned to follow the ball but it goes out of play for a team A throw. ...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/13/2017

Peter Szwec of Brookeville, MD USA asks...

Hi, so our team lost 1-0. The question I have is about an offside call that negated a goal. Here is what happened. Striker A shoots form the 10 o'clock position as the goalie comes out and partially blocks it. The ball rolls in past the goalie on it'...

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