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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Christopher of Vancouver, BC Canada asks...

Is it an in-direct kick if someone says "I got it" instead of saying "It's mine"?...

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Eric Stein of cornwall, NY USA asks...

What are the ref signs for major leage baseball?...

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Andy Wall of , asks...

What is the actual rule on the Offside from now as it was changed twice within a week?..Also, From a penalty kick may a palyer touch the ball to the side for his team mate to run in and score?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Kev of , asks...

I was wondering if the ball hits the oppoents hand when travelling at pace, should this be a penalty?...

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malcolm saunders of kent, england asks...

should a referee always wear his badge when refereeing...

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REFEREE RICHARD of , asks...

What is the correct way for the AR to signal when the Goal Keeper has stepped off the line prior to the ball being kicked during the course of a penalty kick?..I have heard many different versions from having the AR stepping off the field to the AR ...

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Pat Foley of , asks...

Next week I am scheduled to referee my first under 16s game. I have refereed up to and including under 14s games with no problem. The two teams involved in this game have the worst disciplinary record in the league both teams have had matches abandon...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play

amie poole of tipton, united kingdom asks...

can a player just shoot from a centre kick. i thought somebody had to pass the ball forward, but today in my game somebody just shot without nobody else passing the ball forward to them....

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aisling of galway, ireland asks...

who won the last ireland v brasil soccer match...

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Law 11 - Offside

Jamie of Durham, England asks...

If a player is through on goal and rounds the keeper with no other defenders anywhere near him and that player passes the ball backwards to another player in an offside position, what, if anything, is given?...

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