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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/10/2019

Terri of oakton, va usa asks...

a player passes back to her defender, but defender was not able to trap the ball and ball travels to the goal keeper (directly behind).
Is this considered a deliberate pass back, if the goal keeper was not the original intended recipient?

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/10/2019

Jak Ward of Derby, United Kingdom asks...

Could you please let me have your views on the correct decision in this scenario?

The ball goes out of play for a goal-kick. The goalkeeper goes to retrieve the ball to begin to start play. An altercation ensues with an attacking player from...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 4/9/2019

John (Iain) Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

Can a goal be scored by team taking a DFK in one's own goal...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 4/8/2019

Jane of Chesapeake, VA USA asks...

We have a player who has long hair that falls forwards across his eyes. The child has no peripheral vision and sometimes no forward vision. We have asked the childs parent to safely secure the players hair back out of his eyes as we feel it is a safe...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 4/7/2019

peter of franklin square , new york usa asks...

Hi Refs,

In the everton v arsenal game on 4/7/19 In the 10th minute of the game when the everton player took a throw in which resulted in the only goal of the game the commentators during and at half time were harping about the players feet ...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/7/2019

Peter J Murray of Sturminster Newton, Dorset United Kingdom asks...

During Arsenal's game at Everton today Jagielka was standing in an offside position by the Arsenal's goal line. A long throw in was taken and Jagielka moved into the play to head the ball over his head and subsequently scored a goal. Why was offside ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/7/2019

Steven Watson of Aberdeen, Aberdeen United Kingdom asks...

Hi, the defending player plays a back pass to the goal keeper but the back pass is poor which means the keeper pushes the ball wide with his hand. I presumed this was a foul but the ref waved play on....

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Law 3 - The Players 4/5/2019

ej smith of lynnwood, Washington United States asks...

i saw in an EPL game that a player warming up behind the goal said something to an apposing player and got a yellow card for his actions. If he had recieved another yellow card on the sidelines resulting in a red card, woould that team have to play w...

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Mechanics 4/5/2019

Peter Silkowitz of Stamford, CT Fairfield asks...

Is there a good way to remember which way a team is going so when a ball goes out you can remember? Players aren't always in the right position.
I generally let play continue with physical contact unless there is a lowering of the shoulder or...

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Other 4/4/2019

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

How would a ref go about getting a spectator, player, or coach to leave, if they were reluctant to do so after being ejected?...

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