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Character, Attitude and Control 7/13/2009

Danelle Muresan of Dubuque, IA USA asks...

I am a female referee and I am trying to advance my referee career. I have just joined NISOA and I am doing increasingly challenging games all the time. I don't usually have problems officiating high school or the men's adult league in my city, how...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 7/7/2009

Dave of Clarkston, Washington USA asks...

Checking Players' Equipment, Passes, and Roster

Please share your technique in efficiently checking players' equipment, passes, and roster.

I typically have players first line up and face me while I inspect their equipment and check...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 7/2/2009

Mohammed of Riffa, Bahrain Bahrain asks...

If there was a penalty kick in the match. The player shot the ball and it hit the post and come back to the same player (kicker), and he scorred. Is it goal or what?

your immediate response will be appreciated...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/2/2009

Al of Strathroy, ON CANADA asks...

Refereed a game several nights ago where a defender deliberately hacked down an attacker by kicking out his legs (using excessive force). The attacker was running in alone on goal. I posed this question to a number of officials, including a Nationa...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/2/2009

Jim Garrett of Rochester, MN USA asks...

Refresh my memory.

If the Keeper catches a ball and carries it to the top of the box to punt it away, at what point (foot touching the line, toes over the line, or foot entirely beyond the line) does this become a handball outside of the b...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/27/2009

Kyle Kenney of Kingston, Canada asks...

Hey guys,

today I was doing a U13 competative game. I sent off a goalie (who was in his box at the time) for abusive/threatening language towards an opposing player. I restarted the game with a IDFK from where the goalie was. Should it have...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/25/2009

darren of Columbus, Ohio U.S.A. asks...

A player in an offside position should not
be punished before playing or touching the ball, if in the opinion of the referee,
a teammate coming from an onside position has the opportunity to play the ball.

Is this right?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/20/2009

Victor of Lodi, Ca USA asks...

Im a new ref and I was working my second game in the center, in a girls U14 game. During the second half of a fairly clean game, a player on the white team received a pass, put two touches on the ball and passed it along. As I watched the ball move ...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/18/2009

Harman of petaluma , CA united states asks...

my question is so if a goal is scored and there is a player of the team that socored the goal is offside but the player didn't interfere with the play is it a goal?

one more question! when is a penalty kick, ifk, corner kick, direct free kic...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/17/2009

Reza Taheri of San Jose, Ca United States asks...

A question regarding the deliberate pass to goalkeeper. At a recent game, one of my midfielders sent a pass back to my sweeper. The pass was hard and wide of the sweeper, but was clearly meant for her. The sweeper chased the ball, then decided to let...

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