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Other 11/6/2016

Daniel Wybo of London, Ontario Canada asks...

Can you please go over the new Law changes for 2016 2017 with examples ...

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Other 11/6/2016

Philip Sowton of Exeter, Devon United Kingdom asks...

Just a thank you to the referees who answered my question - very much appreciated....

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Other 11/1/2016

Tim M-W of London, UK asks...

Once again thanks for all the refs who answered my follow up - much appreciated....

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Law 11 - Offside 10/31/2016

Tim M-W of London, UK asks...

Thank you to all the refs who took the time to respond so quickly and consistently! I would like to ask further clarification on some of the interpretation.

Rule 11 in the IFAB Laws of the Game 2016/17 states
'A player in an offside p...

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League Specific 10/27/2016

anon of altadena, ca us asks...

The panel asks if the new OS law applies to all of AYSO: Of course it does!! AYSO is part of USSF and plays by (and publishes) the LOTG as modified by IFAB on an annual basis. AYSO conducted web casts on the modifications from this year, and all A...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/19/2016

Stewart of Livermore, CA USA asks...

I understand the new rule change that the restart location for offside is where the player becomes involved in play, instead of where he was when the ball was played by a teammate. I routinely tell my AR's to be slow with the offside call to make su...

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Other 10/6/2016

Steve Johnson of Blue Hill, ME United States asks...

It is not a question, but a piece of heartfelt thanks to Referees Joe Manjone and Joe McHugh for their concise and accurate response to my question. I have shared those responses with my peers, who, like me, appreciate the interest and time these tw...

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High School 10/3/2016

Paul Hofmann of Atlanta, GA USA asks...

The questioner noticed that in Club games/Fifa rules throw-ins that do NOT come in to play are retaken,(because the ball never came into play) For High School games, when attempted throw-ins fail to come in to play the throw-in is then awarded to th...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/2/2016

Haji Hussain Jan of Muscat, Muscat Oman asks...

A referee is far from offence and a foul occured near penalty line, referee signaled for a DFK but attacking team not satisfied, ref asks AR and he says DFK. Someone calls ref outside and shows him the offense in slow motion in his tablet then refere...

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League Specific 10/2/2016

Jack of Manteca, ca USA asks...

There continues to be multiple states of confusion over the new Build-Out lines, for U9-U10 play in recreational games. This confusion is causing coaches & referees to be frustrated. I even saw that one state association showed the build-out line a...

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