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Law 7 - Match Duration

Max of Branchville, NJ USA asks...

I have a question. If i am on a break away and it is me against the goalie and i am about 10 yards over the middle yard line. And the game clock starts beeping and it is over can he stop the clock while I am on a breakaway?? I was arguing but he didn...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring

cn of , asks...

Can the referee score a goal in football (soccer)? Say for instance that the goalkeeper kicks the ball to the referee in open play, if the referee for some reason hits the ball into the goal, would the goal be allowed?...

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Law 11 - Offside

Craig of Sutherlin, Va USA asks...

Can offsides be called on a goal kick?...

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Law 3 - Number of Players

rebecka of brooklyn heights, Oh USA asks...

I was watching an england qualifer in england and david beckhams shoe fell off while the game was going on. The ball came to him so he quickly played a 1 touch ball with the foot without the shoe. The ref stopped the game and gave him a card for not ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 12/13/2004

Steven Lord of Provo, Utah USA asks...

When a direct freekick is given on the edge of the penalty area and the referee gives the attacking player the go ahead to take the kick. Is the ref required to give the defending teams goalkeeper notice before the kick is taken, by stepping away fr...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 12/13/2004

Philip Booth of Chippenham, England asks...

Does a player need to ask the referee when he wants to take a quick direct free kick...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 12/10/2004

corey of orange park, FL united states asks...

How many plyers are allowed to be subsituted in a world cup game?...

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Layla of columbus, ohio usa asks...

How many rules are there in soccer?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play

John of Richmond, Canada asks...

What action does the referee take, if ball ends up still on the crossbar?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks

John Cardillo of Steamboat Springs, Colorado us asks...

This is reference to restart on a direct foul call--if the referee holds up game to place ball and holds up play to reposition himself--should the whistle be used to restart?...

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