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Law 5 - The Referee 6/19/2018

Mike Macey of Hong Kong, Kowloon China asks...

Did anyone notice that in the 84th minute in the Columbia v Japan game, what was the mistake ??


Answer, the ball hit the linesman and went back into play, but the game was stopped for throw, is that a correct decision, I understand, the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/19/2018

Gareth Parker of Thetford, Norfolk GB asks...

In what circumstances would a handball result in a red card?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/18/2018

Nik of Moscow, Moscow Russia asks...

Law 14 says:

'if both the goalkeeper and kicker commit an offence at the same time:
˘if the kick is missed or saved, the kick is retaken and both players cautioned
˘if the kick is scored, the goal is disallowed, the kicker is cautio...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/18/2018

Scott of North Andover, Ma US asks...

During play, there was a scramble in front of the net my team was defending. A player from the opposing team took a shot and it deflected off the chest of one of the defenders changing the direction of the show and elevating it. The ball went over th...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 6/18/2018

Mr Richard Kap Kaplowitz of Frederick, MD United States asks...

On a referee forum someone posted that in the Portugal-Spain game 1 player for Portugal stayed on the field during the goal celebration so that Spain could not take a kickoff.

Where in the LOTG is a requirement that all of a team save one pr...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/18/2018

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

Last question to this situation please.

I'll get it a bit over. Imagine that Costa stands a meter in front of the goalie.

Doesn't Costa gain an unjustified advantage for his team? (Costa disturbs the goalkeeper and prevents him from...

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Mechanics 6/18/2018

mary ramirez-de-arellano of damascus, maryland USA asks...

As an AR what do I do when the coach next to me is yammering on and on that offside calls should be made when he is either in no position to make the judgement and/or the player in an offside position has not yet even gotten involved in play? This ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/18/2018

mary ramirez-de-arellano of damascus, maryland USA asks...

A 14 year old boy went down on the ground (seated) with the ball between his legs. He stayed down and kept the ball between his legs protectively. Opponents around him were tried to get to the ball but did not kick the player. This went on for ab...

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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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