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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/5/2018

Jack of Lilburn, Georgia United States asks...

Last Saturday at my granddaughters, u14, Athena game, the opposing goalie was positioned at the corner of the goal area. The ball was knocked to her and rebounded off her foot to go off her to just outside the goal area, the goalie crosses the line ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/5/2018

Andre of Waterdown, Ontario Canada asks...

In regards to the deliberate handball + advantage = goal, what if the advantage is allowed but a goal is missed? Do you go back to the original infraction and award a penalty kick? I can see how this could get out of hand by players/coaching staff wh...

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Jon of NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom asks...

Penalty kick is taken and hits the cross bar, coming back to the taker who puts it into the goal. Is this a goal? ...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 2/4/2018

Mauricio of Redmond, WA United States asks...

Question regarding advantage.

Can or should advantage be applied if an infringement is committed during the restart? Example, black team has a throw in and during the throw the player jumps. The ball however goes to a white team player tha...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/2/2018

Greg Kall of HILLSBOROUGH, CA United States asks...

Hi everyone... thanks for your insights...
Agreed, the deflection off the flag is a corner case, but with all the pains taken with the addition of corner cases appended to Law 11 in the last IFAB version (offside player impeding, being fouled, e...

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High School 1/31/2018

Peter of Stockton, CA United States asks...


I encountered a situation the other day that was new to me and I want to make sure I made the correct call. Situation - Blue team was attacking, White team was defending. Blue has the ball in the white team's penalty area. Blue's defender...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/29/2018

Victor Blackburn of Beaufort, SC United States asks...

Scenario that happened recently in a Portuguese League Cup match that my colleagues and I have a disagreement on how it shouldve been handled. The match involved two of the top leagues in Portuguese professional football (just to give you an idea of ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/29/2018

Alex of fort collins, colorado USA asks...

This is a question on advantage. Team 1 has ball possession on Team 2's half of the field. A striker from team 1 takes a shot which is blocked by an intentional hand-ball from team 2's defense inside the box. (The goalie was no where close to blockin...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/28/2018

Paul Wuerslin of Charlotte, NC USA asks...

Player A1 is in an Offside Position when Player A2 attempts to play to ball through Opposition Player B1's legs. Player B1 attempts to block the ball, but only partially deflects the ball and the ball still makes its way to Player A1 who was in the ...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 1/23/2018

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

If a goal kick is taken and an opponent runs through the penalty area (prior to the ball leaving the penalty area) and either intercepts the kick outside the penalty area, or immediately challenges the kicking team for possession outside the penalty ...

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