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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/20/2018

Ken of aberdeen, Scotland asks...

Is it still against the rules for a goalkeeper to scratch a line with his boot halfway between the posts so he knows he is in the middle when his back is to the goal?
I noticed the new chelsea keeper has done it for both games.
I was booked f...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/20/2018

Sal of CHICAGO, IL USA asks...

In the game Chelsea vs Arsenal on Chelsea's last break away at minute 15:54 in the video, the attacker clearly in an offside position (about 5 yards) purposely lets the ball go between his legs so his team mate who was coming from behind and not in a...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 8/19/2018

Andrew of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...


I understand each team is responsible for selecting from the eligible players the order in which they will take the kicks from the penalty mark. Would you please advise at what point can the order ...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 8/19/2018

Simon of Bradford, England asks...

In a penalty shoot out what happens I the goal keeper saves the ball on to the post and the ball comes back on to the goalkeeper then goes into the goal...

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Law 5 - The Referee 8/18/2018

samuel of Seattle, WA usa asks...

I would like to ask a question regarding the use of hats/sunglasses. Why does it seem like IFAB/FIFA wants to intentionally make things as difficult as possible for referees?

Hats aren't that big of a deal but I know sometimes they are frown...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/18/2018

samuel of Seattle, WA usa asks...

what was the reasoning for IFAB changing the offside call rule from basically putting the flag up at the second t last defender line to now being where the ball is played, even if that attacker touches it 30 yards downfield?

was it just to ...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 8/17/2018

Sam of El Dorado Hills, CA USA asks...

While I agree that the ball must leave the penalty area to be in play, the real question for me is must the ball be in play for a goal kick to be 'complete'? LOTG do not make such a distinction. In this scenario, the ball HAS left the penalty area ...

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Mechanics 8/16/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

If I put the whistle to my mouth (for instance, because someone took a quick dive)-am I obliged to blow it?...

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Other 8/14/2018

Hugh Miller of 45 Masonhill Road, Ayr, Scotland asks...

How many 'home' grounds can a Premier League Club use in one season ?...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 8/13/2018

Fathi of Ternate, North maluku Indonesia asks...

If the throw-in ball touchs opponent's goal keeper hand and then enter the goal, will it counts a goal..?...

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