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Law 5 - The Referee 9/16/2018

Phil Prata of Burlington, Ontario Canada asks...

Thank you all for quick and comprehensive responses.

The actual calls made were: GOAL. The ref explained that an offside offence had been committed but as the offending player then stopped, the goalkeeper was free to play on (the ref said he...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/15/2018

steve of Oakland, CA usa asks...

What should an AR or center ref do if they need to choose between preventing a confrontation vs. following play?

Just finished a game a few hours ago as center, ball was back up by midfield and suddenly a forward and keeper got into a pushin...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/15/2018

Phil Prata of Burlington, ON Canada asks...

Player in offside position when through ball played, defenders appeal for offside, the striker receives the ball and linesman flag goes up, defenders again appeal for offside, the ref calls out 'OK thanks' nothing else. The striker stops as do the de...

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Other 9/15/2018

Michael gruden of Irvine, CA United States asks...

Can a coach ask a assistant ref a question? Also if the coach asks the ref a question can a center ref eject the coach? Thanks ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/14/2018

Tim Bedsole of Lithopolis, OH United States asks...

A ball is kicked on goal in the air. The keeper catches the ball firmly, has full control, and has taken two steps forward. Opposing player then runs directly into the keeper full speed and a collision occurs. The force of the impact is so strong tha...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/13/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Thank you for your thorough explanation of offside. It brings up a question though.

Suppose D2's slide tackle took him out over the touch line on an angle, rather than the goal line. For purposes of offside, I know he's considered, but is ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/13/2018

Paul of Gold Coast, Queensland Australia asks...

Hi
Can the referee make a decision regarding offside with out the assistant ref raising their flag...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/13/2018

Philip Keown of Belfast, UK asks...

Is this still an indirect free kick if the attacker(opposition player) is stood outside the penalty area as therefore they are not obstructing the goalkeeper from punting or releasing the ball from within their specified area. I have been told I'm no...

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High School 9/12/2018

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

I had a coach who thinks he knows the rules. Not uncommon, but it got to a point where he was downright obsessed with reminding us about a specific nuance of the rules.
Every set piece, mostly DFKs outside the PA, he would yell several times, 'I...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/11/2018

Dean Schaedler of Dublin, OH United States asks...

At what age do slide tackles become legal?...

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