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Law 18 - Common Sense 2/7/2019

Tony of BAllston Soa, NY USA asks...

Can a player score a goal from a position where he is not standing on the field of play...

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High School 2/6/2019

Larry of Danville, CA US asks...

I believe high school is now consistent with IFAB when considering DOGSO in the penalty area. Referencing a recently revised section in the 2018/2019 NFHS Rules Book:

'Section 12.8.1 Situation D: Player A, while attempting to play the ball,...

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High School 2/4/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

Consider the following scenario:
Red team commits a cautionable offense while defending in their own 3rd outside the PA. Referee plays advantage, play continues and the ensuing shot is saved by the keeper. Play continues to the other end of the...

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High School 2/4/2019

B. Goktepe of Houston, Texas USA asks...

Can you award penalty kick to the attacking team and sent-off the offending player for DOGSO at the same time? or this is considered as double penalizing?

Please advise. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/4/2019

Robert Gunn of Scunthorpe, United Kingdom asks...

Whats the rules on shoulder barging?

We played a match the other week and the opposition centre half was a monster of a child, body of a 20 something. Great kid and fantastic with his feet but with him being a lot bigger than the others his ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/3/2019

Bob Smith of Rickmansworth, Herts UK asks...


Could you tell me which fouls are subject to the careless, reckless and excessive force criteria and which are simply did it happen or not?


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/31/2019

Peter of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

Glancing through the laws of the game I noticed under law 12 it says it is not a cautionable offence to leave the playing area when celebrating a goal but the player should return promptly ( or words to that effect). This makes me wonder about an in...

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Character, Attitude and Control 1/29/2019

Bob Smith of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire UK asks...


In a game this week there was an incident that created some debate on the pitch.

Two midfielders were challenging for the ball. One midfielder got ahead of the other and the second midfielder started to use his hand to pull on...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 1/28/2019

greg of houston, tx usa asks...

is calling fouls differently on the field vs. in the box (resulting in a PK) a legitimate practice or should a foul always be the same no matter where it occurs?

this weekend i was doing a game and on a near 50-50 ball, 1v1 with attacker and...

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Other 1/28/2019

Winston Mohammed of London, London UK asks...


Thanks again for the replies, wonderfully helpful.

Amazingly I still have people at our club debating this.

Can you just confirm, beyond all doubt, that it is absolutely feasible for two referees to come to different co...

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