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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/3/2018

Dan Thurmond of Reynoldsburg, Ohio USA asks...

if ball is in play and a goal keeper in his own goal area violently kicks a teammate what should the referee do...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/2/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Happy New Year & a belated Happy Holidays!

I've ref'd younger ages for AYSO for about 10 years (I don't think that I'll ever be center reffing older ages, as my speed & endurance declines with age-:)) All during that time, I've never had to...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 1/2/2018

Dave Rahilly of Borehamwood , England asks...

Why do professional referees take 10'steps to position the wall. 10 steps is not 10 yds. A 39 inch step is not a normal gait. To anyone viewing on tv can see that generally the pitch cutting is done in 6 yard widths i.e.: 3 in penalty area. The 3rd ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/1/2018

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

It's regarding sanctions and cards. For instance, if a player commits a red card offence leaving the field at half time, as the Red card is only a sign to others and the player could be out of public view it would seem a bit silly to show it say in t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/1/2018

Douglas MacIntyre of Rockville , Maryland USA asks...

If player A commits a cautionable foul on an opponent, but the referee plays advantage, and then during the advantage, player A commits a 2nd cautionable offense, can the referee give 2 cautions followed by a red card?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/29/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Corner or DFK

Regarding my earlier post - I hope this link works for you.

The challenge in question is shown immediately after the City goal in the highlights link below.


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Law 5 - The Referee 12/28/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

I guess we are being to technical if we say that there was a denial of a goal from the specific shot taken - and it's just circumstance that the follow up sequence of play resulted in a goal.

Technically, even with the follow up goal, a goal...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/28/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

I question the award of a corner in the Newcastle v Manchester City EPL match.

Newcastle were awarded a corner following one of their rare attacks on goal.

A fantastic bit of football from both teams starting with the beautifully cr...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 12/27/2017

Zluvka of Liberec, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


Law 8 (The Start and Restart of Play) says: All players, except the player taking the kick-off, must be in their own half of the field of play.

Q1: Is halfway line part of the own half?
Q2: Must the player's entire body be i...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/25/2017

Alex Bomphray of Edinburgh, Scotland asks...

If a player lifts up his shirt to reveal a message and the front of the shirt is covering his face but the shirt is not taken off, should the player be booked?...

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