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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/24/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

Thank you responders, the player receiving YC was the only one instigating (the other was being protected). That is why im surprised he followed up directly with the AL. The team was concerned with the point deductions in standing ie (2 points for do...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/23/2018

Dimitrios G. Panagiotidis of DES PLAINES, IL United States asks...

Attacking team crosses the ball into the goal area almost parallel to goal line, goalie attempts to handle the ball but only touches it lightly still enough to make a defender (who is standing behind him and in front of the right vertical goal post) ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/23/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

During a game, I gave a caution for UB (player was getting aggressive with another for an alleged push- I never saw it-was in good position). About 10 seconds later, despite the YC, player followed opponent and loudly yelled vulgarity at him from him...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/22/2018

iain mackenzie of Brisbane, qld Australia asks...

We recently played a game and the ball was bouncing around near our goal
The referee blew the whistle and gave a drop ball from which the opponents scored directly.
I asked at half time and referee said both players has high feet so it was e...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/22/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA USA asks...

Hi Panel - My 2 cents on sunglasses and my personal experience.
I am a primary care physician trained in Family Medicine, and a youth soccer referee. Exposure to sunlight increases the risk of a number of eye health problems, most notably catara...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 5/21/2018

steven of seattle, WA usa asks...

What is the protocol for an assistant referee coming off their line to stop a potential/ongoing confrontation between players? I was AR2 on a game this weekend and two players started to get into it in the quadrant down the touch line from me. CR had...

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High School 5/21/2018

bob of los angeles, ca usa asks...

I am aware that sunglasses are not a part of the uniform and are generally frowned upon wearing as a referee. People generally assume that a hat serves the same function as the glasses, to cut down on sun/glare and that sunglasses may impair vision (...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/21/2018

Eric Baughman of Mansfield, Connecticut United States asks...

Offside question - attacker with speed takes a shot which is rebounded. His momentum carries him off the field over the goal line. Goalie and a defender are standing on the goal line. The ball is shot again (while attacker is still off field) and reb...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/20/2018

mary ramirez-de-arellano of damascus, maryland USA asks...

In the book 'Preventive Officiating by Randy Vogt' I just read the following:

'Even though players cannot be offside from a goal kick, offside could possibly be called if a teammate receives the ball directly from the goalkeeper's dis...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 5/19/2018

Francis of ESSEX, United Kingdom asks...

I was the defender, an opponent was picked offside by the Assistant Referee(5 yards offside). On seeing the offside flag raised in front of me,(being close to the line), I left the ball for my left back to take the spot kick and walked away.
The ...

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