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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/14/2012

Carlos J. of Arlington, VA USA asks...

If there is a corner kick, the goalie goes up for the ball trying to catch it and the opposing player jumps into the goalkeeper and makes no contact with the ball but takes out the keeper in the air is this a foul? FYI the goalie was able to make con...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/14/2012

Matt Maxwell of Danville, Ca USA asks...

First of all, I realize that fouls in one age group/level of play are trifiling in another age/level of play.

I am looking for advice on how to better recognize fouls. I compiled a list of the most common infringements I witness as a CR. By...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/12/2012

Tom of Stony brook, Ny Usa asks...

During a direct kick while ref is moving wall back, player quick kicks and scores. Is this a goal as defending team was being directed to back up when kick was taken?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/12/2012

Rick Berard of Pasadena, ca USA asks...

When the goalie is going down to the ground to control a ball but is not yet in possession, what protection does he have from an opponent who is challenging to prevent the goalie from gaining possession?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/12/2012

Joe of Springfield, Ny USA asks...

Is it a foul if a player gets in the way of an opposing player trying to get to a teammate that has the ball? ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/4/2012

Brad Ashton of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

Player A is attacking into the penalty area and is tackled from behind sending Player A to the ground. The Referee blows the whistle and points to the mark indicating a pentalty kick. As the players are setting up for the pentalty kick, the AR moti...

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Other 9/4/2012

Mike of Weaverville, USA asks...

Do you have info for me on stats, such as determining an assist? At what point should the scorekeeper award or not award an assist?
RE (1): Would an assist still be valid after a deflection but still received by the same intended player?
RE (...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/3/2012

Harris of Someplace, Somewhere Canada asks...

As an AR in a U18 Boys game, I dealt with a particular offside decision scenario.

The ball is kicked forward by a player to his teammate who is in an offside position (just a step off) fulfilling all the conditions but active play. I continu...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/2/2012

Mark Doughty of westbury, Wiltshire UK asks...

Hi. Every weekend, in almost every game, we see free kicks being awarded to teams for 'fouls on the GK'.
In many cases, these are awarded for an attacker challenging for a ball which is in the air, above head-height (i.e. the attacker is attempt...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 9/2/2012

C Velazquez of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

A goal kick leaves the penalty area but then also goes out to touch without touching a single player from either team.

Do you award a throw-in to the other team or is the kick retaken?...

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