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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/18/2017

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

How would you deal with the following? A shot on goal and you decide a defender right in front of the goal handled the ball. However had there been no handling the ball would have simply struck the defender and not entered the goal. If the defender h...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/18/2017

Dean of macomb, mi USA asks...

An attacking player, In offside position,receives the ball from a teammates pass after it bounces off the of a defender who reaches out with his leg. Is this player guilty of an offside offense?
The defender who reaches out with his le...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/17/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

FWIW, I watched the video (available in the U.S.). The referee had a good look at what happened. I had to watch it at 1/4 speed to see the shirt pull. The MC player, who appeared not to have a shot, as there were numerous defenders between him & t...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 12/16/2017

Nikhil of Kansas City, KS United States asks...


A goalkeeper gains possession of the ball from an attacker, injures him/herself in the process, and goes down inside the penalty area with the ball in hand. Referee stops play because the GK has possession and no potential attack can ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/16/2017

Aaron of Houston, TX USA asks... At 2:46, there is a blatant pull on the jersey. Yet there referee does not signal advantage and does not seem like they would call this even out side the penalty box. Should a penalty kick be called?

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Law 11 - Offside 12/14/2017

Tom Schaller of River Forest, IL USA asks...

Thank you for your answers. I recall the play as the PIOP being at least 5 yards away at the time the defender tries to clear the ball. So in my opinion play should have continued.

I would say until a few years ago the defender had to have c...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/14/2017

anon of altadena, ca us asks...

The questioner did not say who was called OS. But he did say that the teammate who initially took the PK was in front of him at the time of the follow up shot. It is possible that it was that teammate who was called OS for blocking the vision of th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/13/2017

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, Indiana United States asks...

I had a question, its a scenario question. If a forward shoots the ball into the goal and as the ball is going the keeper throws his soccer cleat to stop the ball from going in and it stops it, what is the correct call or restart? Is it a pk or an in...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/13/2017

Alan of Lincoln, England United Kingdom asks...

Goalkeeper is holding the ball, if his feet are outside the box but ball is held inside the box is it handball. Likewise, his feet are inside but ball is outside is this handball. ...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 12/13/2017

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

I just had a new referee tell me that the trick corner kick, where one player gives the ball a slight kick and another player then comes in and dribbles it away, is no longer legal. The new ref said he was told by his instructor that this is a form o...

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