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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/11/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Handball " not handball?

Have only seen highlights of the Watford v Brighton EPL match, however, it would seem that there was no review of the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/10/2019

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Regarding handball or no: ' if the hand/arm is close to the body and does not make the body unnaturally bigger '

Surely, if the player has time to move the arm out of the way, they are obliged to. For example, a lobbed ball from 10 or 20 pac...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/10/2019

Peter of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

Im a bit unsure about an incident in todays Man City match but its quite possibly just a misconception. I was under the impression that a player was offside if any part of his body that he can score with is in front of the second last defender. Well ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/8/2019

almarosa moreno of monrovia, ca usa asks...

1. Not considering the special case of a penalty, can you give 3 times that a free kick is taken from the a spot other than where the offense occurred?

2. Assitant referee should normally be positioned on the offside line ( second to last de...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/7/2019

Peter Babbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

Im seeking clarification regarding the new revision about scoring when the ball strikes the arm and it being disallowed. If I have read the article in a newspaper correctly it says the goal will be disallowed if the ball strikes the hand or arm even ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/6/2019

Tony of Minneapolis, MN USA asks...

I want to start cautioning a lot more for FRD (failure to respect distance) but I'm concerned it will dilute the meaning of cautions I give out.It happens frequently on free kicks where players will stand close in front of a ball and they don't get p...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/6/2019

Sal of CHICAGO, IL USA asks...

two questions, unlikely scenarios:
1) Blue team takes a shot on goal, Red keeper is hanging from the crossbar and stops the ball from going into goal with his arm. Is this considered DOGSO and what would be the punishment and restart?


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Kicks From The Penalty mark 8/5/2019

Scott of San Jose, CA US asks...

Watched a game this weekend that went to kicks from the mark. Unbelievably it ended up 12 to 13, but I have a few questions.
1.) After all ten field players shot there was confusion if the goal keepers had to shoot. After the refs talked it over ...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 8/4/2019

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Thanks! But one IFAB sentence confuses me more and more:-)

This sentence:'Players who DELIBERATELY REMAIN INSIDE or enter the penalty area before the kick is taken should not gain an unfair advantage, even if the KICK IS TAKEN QUICKLY.'

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 8/3/2019

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

One additional question to IFAB goal kick clarification please.

Situation: Player deliberately enters (or remains inside) penalty area before the ball is in play. When the ball is in play he challenges for this ball. Is the goal kick retaken...

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