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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/18/2017

Paul Burch of New Hartford, Connecticut USA asks...

With the recent small sided game initiative for youth soccer, in particular the IFK for a header, where is the ball spotted if the header by the defending team is within the goal area or penalty area? The USYSA states 'or on goal area line if infrac...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/24/2017

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

A long hard ball is played from midfield towards the point where the PA intersects with the endline. The GK sprints out to intercept it but realizes that his momentum is going to carry him outside the PA. He touches the ball with his hands to keep ...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 5/19/2017

John Doyle of Portlaosie, Laois Ireland asks...

Hi, looking for a fact/rule based opinion please.

Our team this week competed in a cup semi final second leg. The result of the first leg was 2-2.
We were the home team. We therefore travelled away to play the second leg knowing the ot...

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Law 3 - The Players 4/27/2017

Ryan of Letterkenny, Donegal Ireland asks...

Obviously I know teams can only have one goalkeeper on the field at a time, but what exactly is the rule stopping them from having two ? Say a team is playing and all their players, keeper included are wearing the exact same kit and gloves. What's st...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/23/2016

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

The Spanish game video is a fine example for us to discuss and learn from.

I side with the officials, as there is a clear attempt by the defender to get his foot in the path of the pass.

If he had done the same with his hand or arm,...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/22/2016

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

A question around offside.

In the recent Copa Del Ray match between Barcelona-v-Hercules, the fifth goal (around the 4min mark of the clip provided below) has me interested in build my knowledge bank on what is ok and not with regards to bei...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/22/2016

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have an offside question. In the Barcelona vs Hercules game on 12/21, here is a link to the 5th goal:

It seems to me that Barcelona is in an offside position. However, it looks like Hercules made a ...

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Other 12/9/2016

Jacob of Malindi, Kenya asks...

Hi! This is good I understand now! Thankyou...

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Other 11/28/2016

Tarik of dhaka, dhaka bangladesh asks...

1.sir,how can be i understand which position suitable for me?how can give running pass give me some tips.i am stiker...

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Other 11/27/2016

Tarik of decca, decaa bangladesh asks...

i practice my self but i cannot apply in the field why occasionly why? i cannot get confidence why?


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