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Law 11 - Offside 9/29/2018

Ralph of luton, beds england asks...

If a player is running back from an offside position, not interfering with the ball, and a shot comes in and the keeper saves it. The said player then turns (the player does not get on the way of the keeper or his sight of the shot) an shoots and sco...

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Mechanics 9/29/2018

Brian White of Palmer, MA USA asks...

I'm a relatively new ref (have about 65 games under my belt). U12 full field game, single referee, friendly temp, only a handful of fouls, no cards, very little chatter from parents, aside from sideline coaching from a Dad.

Home team with 1...

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High School 9/29/2018

Lionel Heinold of Ephrata, WA United States asks...

Match is tied after two overtime periods. Shots are to be taken from the mark. One entire team leaves the field, can they take shots?...

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Law 3 - The Players 9/29/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

In regards to an offensive opportunity on a corner kick or a dfk from, say, within 30 paces of the goal: if the offence is ready to go immediately, should they not be allowed to proceed?

A crafty defence coach will want to ask for a sub, to ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/27/2018

Dave of Pottsville, PA United States asks...

Goalkeeper has ten fingers on the ball when he/she receives the ball. Simultaneously, an attacking player collides with the keeper and dislodges the ball. Is there an offense here?...

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Law 3 - The Players 9/27/2018

Chuck of Phoenix, Arizona USA asks...

Another referee and I were debating the laws regarding substitutions. My understanding is that a substitution is allowed at any stoppage of play, with the permission of the referee. This includes corner kicks. The other ref believes that this does no...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 9/26/2018

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Goalie sprints to the nearby field to retrieve a ball that has been awarded to opposing team for a corner kick. The older bother, who has been pleading he get back to the box, meets him and pushes him to get back into the goal. Little brother turns a...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/26/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

At our 2018 refresher course, there was a FIFA clarification that for the purpose of offside, the 'last touched by a team-mate' would be timed to be at the start of the touch, rather than the end.

We no longer get free Law books, so I can't ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 9/26/2018

Mason Lewis of West Palm Beach, Florida USA asks...

Do any of the players wear their soccer socks over their knees or to their thighs?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/25/2018

Matt of Hubbard, Oregon USA asks...

So this happened to my son who is 15 YOA and a referee but I was there to observe the incident.

He is working a tournament as the Center for a U12 game. He is assigned to 'field #2' and believes he has arrived. Unknown to him at the time, ...

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