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Law 11 - Offside 9/26/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

At our 2018 refresher course, there was a FIFA clarification that for the purpose of offside, the 'last touched by a team-mate' would be timed to be at the start of the touch, rather than the end.

We no longer get free Law books, so I can't ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/26/2018

Coach John of West Chester, PA USA asks...

Hello panel,

I really enjoy reading the Q&A on this site.

Coached a game Sunday and looking for opinions on (4) questions:

4 brief game clips here:

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Law 11 - Offside 9/25/2018

Brian of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

Is there off-side from a GK punt or throw? Does it matter which half the GK's teammate is in?


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Law 11 - Offside 9/25/2018

Brian of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

Hi Gents,

Off-side questions.

1) Attacker in an off-side position runs back, tackles defender and comes away with the ball. Assuming the defender either had control or attempted to play the ball, is this offisde or not?


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/25/2018

Victor Blackburn of Beaufort, SC USA asks...

Another interesting topic that came up during a discussion and had mixed feelings among different referees.

'Pulling' is a continuous foul and is assessed at the most advantageous spot. Blue defender grabs a handful of White attacker's jer...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 9/24/2018

Carsten of Hoffman Estates, IL United States asks...

Law 15.The Throw-in debate.

Example: Player looking down the touchline for the throw-in and attempts to throw the ball in but, the ball never goes into the field of play.
Following the throw-in procedures.

Both feet on the g...

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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 9/24/2018

Tim Fullmer of Horseheads, New York United States asks...

During our game the opposing goalie came out of the penalty box with ball in hand. Rightfully the ref called a handball just outside the box. Little to our knowing there was just a few seconds left on the clock. As soon as our player kicked it toward...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/23/2018

Frederick Plenn of Seaville, NJ United States asks...

If the attacking team is awarded an indirect free kick in the penalty area but less than 10 yards from goal and the defense is lined up on the goal line. Since they are within 10 yards, is there any difference as to when they may attack the ball (1s...

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High School 9/22/2018

Billy Ofe of Bluefield, Virginia USA asks...

Should a soccer official step off 10 yards in order for the defense to set a wall? ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 9/22/2018

Paul Graham of Carlisle , Cumbria United Kingdom asks...

Nail Extensions, should they be permitted in football without any controlling criteria. I have read the answers to a recent question on this from Male referees. However, I don't believe they are experienced to make a correct judgment as they've never...

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