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Law 15 - The Throw In 1/12/2019

David Moran of London middlesex, Middlesex United Kingdom asks...

Getting myself in a muddle here with the throw ins. As the average foot is about 8 inches and the touchline is 2 inches. What does 'on the touchline mean'. To me it now suggests your heels could be on the touchline and the rest of your feet on the fi...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 1/12/2019

David Moran of London middlesex, Middlesex United Kingdom asks...

Many thanks for your well-thought out replies to my peeves. I know it's so difficult being a referee. If I was a ref I'd probably send off half the players, which is why I think I'll stay on the couch. I do take issue with the throw ins, however, if ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 1/10/2019

Carlos Rivas of Tampa, FL United States asks...

I might have to get a splint for my thumb I injured playing basketball. Can I play in a soccer match with the splint on?...

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Mechanics 1/10/2019

David Moran of London, Please select United Kingdom asks...

By the letter of the law,
1 ALL penalties should be retaken for encroachment without exception
2 At least 33% of all throw ins are foul and should be retaken.
3 Players are seldom booked for failing to retreat 10 yards at a free kick. In ...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/4/2019

Dimitris of Athens, Greece asks... Happy New year..A tricky call here , offside or not? Go at 0:35...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/28/2018

Randall Longhouse of ORLANDO, FL United States asks...

With respect to handling, in order to be an offense the action must be deliberate. However, when an attacker is to benefit from a ball to hand and be off to goal, the spirit of the game, and some players, coaches, and referees seem to prefer a broad...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/17/2018

greg of madison, wi usa asks...

what is the best way to approach giving a caution for PI when it's one particular player getting fouled repeatedly?

should you tell the team captains that the next foul against the player will be a caution? announce it out loud so the playe...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 12/16/2018

John of Altanta, Georgia USA asks...

Law 13 states that if the offensive team commits an offense (and not one of the three more serious offenses) and a goal is scored, the penalty kick is retaken.

However, if both the offensive team and the defensive team commit an offense (aga...

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Character, Attitude and Control 12/12/2018

Ismael of Fallbroom, California U.S. asks...

Can I give a player a yellow card if the keep telling me what to mark and what I marked wrong?...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/11/2018

Mark Fuchs of Land O Lakes, FLORIDA USA asks...

If a player makes a pass to his teammate that is in an offside position, but a defender tries to intercept the pass before it reaches the receiving teammate, but the defender completely misses the ball, (makes no contact with the ball at all), but is...

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