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Mechanics 9/11/2014

Thomas Nguyen of Garden Grove, CA United States asks...

Dear Mr. Ref,

I have 2 questions:

1. If the ball goes out of bound and is not being played while out of of bound by any players, is the assistant ref required to raise the flag straight up first and then to give the direction for th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/4/2014

Jay LaFountain of Coldwater, MI USA asks...

Great site - I've been taking in everything I can about refereeing. I haven't had my first match yet, but I'll be doing up to U14 as an AR and possibly U10 as a center.

In the case put forward in question 28623, the goalkeeper touched the b...

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Other 9/2/2014

ken of pembroke pines, fl usa asks...

When the game ends in a tie and the teams go to Penalty Kicks, if the player makes the penalty kick does this count as a goal scored for the player?...

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League Specific 9/1/2014

Don Treply of Stone Park, IL United States asks...

At a tournament we came across two situations:
1. Games are two 25-minute halves. The first half goes 30 minutes, and in the last couple of minutes a goal is scored. The second half goes 25 minutes. After the game the ref admits error--that is, t...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/19/2014

Mike Spivy of Vancouver, Washington USA asks...

Thanks for the great feedback. I do want to clarify one thing though as it relates to the offside law. In this instance Fernandez (#10 green) was in an offside position, but when Urruti (#37 green) received the ball the offside is 'reset' and as lo...

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Law 15 - Throw In 8/18/2014

Steve of Maidstone, Kent UK asks...

If a player steals ground at a throw in, what is the correct course of action for the ref? I've seen the ref blow before the throw and wave the player back, blow after the throw and order the throw to be taken further back and also to award a foul t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/18/2014

Zluva of České Budějovice, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Hello!

Can be this situation attempt to trip an opponent? (slow motion is in time 0:40) Please tell me, when is this offence possible and when not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WQOAq2hjdk

Thank you!...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 8/17/2014

Joe of NJ of Mount Holly, NJ USA asks...

In a game I witnessed today with Kicks From the Mark. The referee asked each coach to give him a list of his 5 shooters in order. Since when do you have to list the shooters in order? The one team asked to change their shooting order after 2 kicks...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/15/2014

David M of Southern, California USA asks...

My question involves the 2014 World Cup. I'm sure you have received many questions regarding certain plays in the various games. My question involves the collision between Higuain and Neuer in the 57th minute of the World Cup Final. I've spoken to...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/9/2014

alex of richmond hill, ontario canada asks...

As AR, an player nearby told me that she was exhausted and cannot breathe so she needs to leave the field. Judging that she can still walked around and talked with me normally, I think she only need some time to catch her breath so I told her to rema...

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