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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/23/2018

Frederick Plenn of Seaville, NJ United States asks...

If the attacking team is awarded an indirect free kick in the penalty area but less than 10 yards from goal and the defense is lined up on the goal line. Since they are within 10 yards, is there any difference as to when they may attack the ball (1s...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/20/2018

john scar of adelaide, sa Australia asks...

When in the penalty box a defender crosses his arms in a X formation in front of his chest in a protective manner so as to soften the impact of the ball coming directly at his chest, penalty or no penalty? Please note the shot is directly on goals.
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/19/2018

Jamaal of Maple ridge , British Columbia Canada asks...

Just preface I am the goalie in this scenario. There was a bunch of players from both in the goalie box fighting for control of the ball. Im standing back a bit waiting to see the ball. I see the ball and dive for it getting and end up with the ball ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/19/2018

Alex Camacho of Temple City, CA US asks...

Scenario. Red player is fouled and receives a DFK. Blue player delays the restart. Red Coach yells 'Ref we should not need to ask for 10 yards'. Blue player puts his figure to his lips to 'quiet' Red Coach.

What would you do as a ref in...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/19/2018

Kevin McKinnon of Galt, CA United States asks...

when a ball is kicked by opposing team but comes short of the penalty area. Can the goalie kick the ball into the penalty area so he can pick it up? Is that legal?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/18/2018

Jason lewis of Cardiff, Wales Wales asks...

If a player or person who is not allowed on the pitch comes on without the referee permission after a foul has been given to their team and then the person who comes on and tell the referee his or her view of the game to him and then they get involv...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/17/2018

James of Bakersfield, CA United States asks...

I am trying to get a grasp on what makes a push a foul. I.E. how is 'careless' defined?

I've read the actual definition, but there seems to be a lot of room of interpretation there.

Bottom line, can a player push another player and ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/17/2018

joseph lennon of West Kilbride, North Ayrshire (GB-NAY) United Kingdom asks...

Forward jumps up to head the ball in six yard area, goalkeeper manages to get a hand to the ball deflecting it over the cross bar, after which both players collide - goalkeeper falls backwards into his goal player falls to the ground.
What should...

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Mechanics 9/16/2018

Steve Stanovcak of San Mateo, CA United States asks...

I was looking in Law 6 but was unable to find anything definitive. What is the best way to get the attention of the CR if you are an AR?
For any reason. My few guesses would be to raise your flag or motion the CR to come over to talk. If there w...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/16/2018

Phil Prata of Burlington, Ontario Canada asks...

Thank you all for quick and comprehensive responses.

The actual calls made were: GOAL. The ref explained that an offside offence had been committed but as the offending player then stopped, the goalkeeper was free to play on (the ref said he...

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