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8/19/2017

Gerald of Owerri, Imo Nigeria asks...

Can an advantage be played for a deliberate handball? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/17/2017

Luke Morton of coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom asks...

he's the link to the footage of jeff's red card. it's unlisted on youtube so only people with this link can see it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA0aNviPhFA

Hopefully you can see the footage here ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/17/2017

Luke Morton of coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom asks...

So awarding a penalty and sending the player off would be incorrect? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/16/2017

Geoffrey Watson of Tai Po, NT Hong Kong asks...

In a previous answer you said 'A penalty kick can not be awarded since the ball is not in play.'

In a recent controversial call an attacker was challenged by the goalkeeper near to the bye-line. Just before the GK reached him the attacker h...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 8/15/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

Soccer tournaments have started again and with them always come crazy situations! I saw both of these this weekend (no video this time as they were in games my kids were not involved in):

1. The tournament venue had multipurpose fields whic...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/15/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australis asks...

The question from Jordan of Sydney does not specify which PA (not sure if done so deliberately), and so some panel responses are confusing.

Ref Dawson said 'If the two players are from the same team a penalty...' " but surely not if the fig...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/14/2017

engin ataman of olympia, Washington USA asks...

hello, i follow your website and check it out every now and then. I have a question about a certain soccer situation

https://twitter.com/SariTribunCom_/status/896816493178040320?s=08

referee's decision was yellow here. Debate is... ...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/14/2017

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

With the change in the Laws about offside, how is the AR supposed to identify the spot of the offense if it happens in the team's own half?

With the recent change, does this mean that we cannot stop play when it is obvious that an offside at...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/14/2017

Leon Jarvis of Canton, GA USA asks...

Let's say the interpretation is that the ball tap is not considered a clear movement of the ball, no-one moves forward to infringe the kick (no other pre-kick offence) and the second attacker kicks the ball directly into the goal. This would be a go...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/14/2017

Jordon Spiteri of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

If 2 opponents fight in penalty area and the ball is outside the box. Is it a penalty?...

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