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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/18/2019

Richard Jones of RICHMOND, TX US asks...

Why did they make the rule that the ball has to leave the penalty area on a free kick or the kick has to be retaken?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/17/2019

Mel of Stuttgart, Germany asks...

If the ball hits the body first or part of it (e.g. leg) and from there it hits the arm or hand (opened, not on body) is it considered handball then?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 3/16/2019

John Nagel of Wilmette, IL USA asks...

It looks to me like the there was an infringement on this PK during Chicago Fire/Seattle Sounders game today. The kicker touched the ball a second time after rebound off the crossbar. Am I missing something? See

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/16/2019

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


my question is about wasting time situations close to the corner flag. Can opponent leave the field and from there challenge for the ball?

Thank you very much!...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/16/2019

Eric Miller of Albany, NY USA asks...

After the goalkeeper makes a save inside the penalty box, he throws the ball to his teammate and the ball hits his teammate's hand inside the penalty box. Is this a direct kick (penalty) for the opposing team, or an Indirect kick for the opposing tea...

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League Specific 3/13/2019

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

Can a water break be used for game management purposes? I had a fairly chippy game and stopped the match for a player who had been 'kicked' in the nether regions. Neither myself nor my ARs saw a foul (as discussed post-match). Coach enters field p...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/13/2019

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Re, the upcoming changes to DHB:

It was mentioned in the thread that we should learn from rules in other sports. In ice hockey, when a player uses a high stick to touch the puck or a glove to pass the puck(except in the D-zone), there's a mo...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/13/2019

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

How did Jordan Pickford from Everton avoid a card for his now famous 'Rugby' tackle on Newcastle's Solomon Rondon ?

(apologies - the footage is 'back to front' but you at least get to see the incide...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/12/2019

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Another 'Deliberate Handling' call - my apologies for recycling a recent topic.

In the recent Roma v Empoli match, a VAR call chalked off a goal for DH by an Empoli player. Tough call it would appear.

Fast forward to the 6.57 mark o...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/11/2019

Jeff of Carmel, IN US asks...

U13 boys Championship game. I'm the center ref with about 10 minutes left in a tied game I made sure the coaches both knew that if the game ends in a tie there is no OT and only the 11 players on the field will be able to participate in the shoot ou...

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