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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/18/2018

Bob gallagher of Brisbane, Queensland Australia asks...

When I was playing 30 years ago if you challenged an opponent in a tackle, you could only use your shoulder against his shoulder when competing for the ball. I have noticed over the last 20 years or so that players now use their arms to fend off tack...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/17/2018

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

One additional question to this situation please.

Can the referee call the offside immediately after the free kick? (f.e. the pass goes to another part of the penalty area than Costa is)

Or does the referee have to wait until he is...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 6/17/2018

Andy Duff of Perth, WA Australia asks...

One of the goalkeepers ( who looked to be an outfield player covering for a goalkeeper ) kept on taking goal kicks with a moving ball. ( Much as though the ball had been passed back to him and it had not gone out of play )
Looking at the laws th...

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Mechanics 6/17/2018

Hassan Firaz of Male, Maldives asks...

yesterday's bright challenge cup match, AR up his flag for offside, for that attacking player stop running, at the same time defending players also stop. referee didn't blow his whistle. An other attacking player came and get the ball and he continu...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/16/2018

Nik of Moscow, Moscow Russia asks...

Hello!

My question is about penalties (law 14).

It says 'The defending goalkeeper must remain on the goal line <...>'
What does this exactly means?
Can he stand a little ahead of the goal line, just touching it with his heel...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 6/16/2018

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

We had a friendly debate among two senior referees today.

Tge play in question, an attacker,on a throw in, uses the defender. Throws ball into the back of an unaware defender, and tge player throwing in takes advantage of the ball bouncing.<...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 6/13/2018

Hassan Firaz of Male, Maldives asks...

How many seconds a player can take for throwing? Some players take several times. What can referee do if he feels that's too much time? thank u
...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/12/2018

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis , IN Usa asks...

I am sorry i just forgot to add the INDFK at the end. I know it would be an INDFK for the keeper in that situation. But even if the ref called indirect free kick for the keeper, could he still get a caution or sent off for kicking the player who kick...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 6/11/2018

colin abel of georgetown, guyana asks...

what decision should be taken if an attacker loses his boot while shooting towards the goal which results in another player scoring a goal?? NB: both the boot and the ball went in the same direction however the boot did not hit the keeper....

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Mechanics 6/11/2018

Ollie Glixman of Sydney, New South Wales Australia asks...

The other week I was refereeing an all age mens div 3 game where the players were aged '18-35. The game was going smoothly as normal until one player threw an unsolicited assault like punch into the opposition's jaw. This caused both sides to crowd a...

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