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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/17/2018

Scott of Livermore, CA USA asks...

In the Argentina v. Iceland game Messi missed a PK and the CR had his back to the kick as he gave direction to the other players. I'm not certain, but based on his position and body language I doubt if he had blown his whistle. If that was the case, ...

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Mechanics 6/17/2018

Hassan Firaz of Male, Maldives asks...

yesterday's bright challenge cup match, AR up his flag for offside, for that attacking player stop running, at the same time defending players also stop. referee didn't blow his whistle. An other attacking player came and get the ball and he continu...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/16/2018

Nik of Moscow, Moscow Russia asks...

Hello!

My question is about penalties (law 14).

It says 'The defending goalkeeper must remain on the goal line <...>'
What does this exactly means?
Can he stand a little ahead of the goal line, just touching it with his heel...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 6/16/2018

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

We had a friendly debate among two senior referees today.

Tge play in question, an attacker,on a throw in, uses the defender. Throws ball into the back of an unaware defender, and tge player throwing in takes advantage of the ball bouncing.<...

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Other 6/16/2018

Elizabeth of Chesapeake Beach , Maryland Usa asks...

Why was Iceland the winner in the tie came with Argentina?...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/15/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

In the 6/15/18 World Cup Portugal v. Spain, why did the referee not let Diego Costa remain offside during a free kick (at about 53:41 on the clock)? I understand that if he participated in active play before offside reset, Portugal would get an INF...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/15/2018

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

Hello,

I have one video from match Portugal-Spain. It is free kick before Costa's second goal.

Video (2nd half, in time 10:10):

http://footballfullmatch.com/world-cup/portugal-vs-spain-15-06-2018/

Why did the refer...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/13/2018

jim of London, England asks...

If two players from the same team collide, what is the outcome, would the outcome be different if they both just slipped and hit each other or one purposely went in for a dangerous tackle? thank you...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/12/2018

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis , IN Usa asks...

I am sorry i just forgot to add the INDFK at the end. I know it would be an INDFK for the keeper in that situation. But even if the ref called indirect free kick for the keeper, could he still get a caution or sent off for kicking the player who kick...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/11/2018

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, IN Usa asks...

If a keeper has the ball in his hands and he is about to kick the ball, but right next is an opponent and he clearly interferes with the goalkeeper by kicking the ball and the keeper from the momentum of kicking the ball, kicks the opponent from the ...

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