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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

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Regarding question/answer 4296 and the "high kick" situation. I think it is important to note that endagering an opponent or oneself is partly defined by the skill, age and possibly gender variables of a game. Really, after relative player safety, th...

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Erez Liron of Haifa, Israel asks...

Hello.I have a question about penalty kicks:.A team mate of a player taking a penalty kick enters the penalty area before the ball is in play. When the penalty kick is taken, the goal keeper touch the ball, but not catch it. Then the player who kicke...

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Law 15 - Throw In

chris chaffey of hitchin, england asks...

I sometimes have to play in goal and have a few queries. If a throw-in is thrown to the keeper, can he pick it up? Can a goalkeeper take throw-ins (although its not likely)? Also if the keeper get the ball to his feet outside the box, is he allowe...

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Jared of Sacramento, CA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA asks...

Do u give a yellow card before a red 1?...

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Law 5 - The Referee

Arun Lyng of Wilton, CT USA asks...

I am the manager/coach of the team and we recently had a game in which an attacking player - in offsides - receives a ball from one of her team mates and then goes on to score a goal. When the ball was passed it either brushed the defender was slight...

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Marc Watson of Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK asks...

I was assistant referee in a game about 4 weeks ago..At half-time, one of the league members came up to me and said "Sorry Marc, I'm going to have to ask you to change your flag.".I was puzzled about this and asked why! .He seems to think that "Red a...

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League Specific

Teresa of Prescott Valley, AZ USA asks...

Under ASYO or YSL rules and regulations, can I hold a 12-year-old (date of birth: 02/28/90)down on the U12 team if U14 and U16 teams are being combined due to insufficient amount of players registered? He is small for his age, 4'10", 70-pounds and i...

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Law 18 - Common Sense

george of Jackson, georgia butts asks...

If a shot is made by a striker and is in the air when the whistle blows but goes into the goal does it count? I know in basketball if a shot is made at the buzzer it does. The referees on the feild gave it to us and then took it back because they s...

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Richard C. Pikesley of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom asks...

The question of handball?.Often players will call 'thats not handball it was ball to hand'!.Can you please tell me the difference between this so called 'ball to hand' handball?.As far as I'm concerned a handball is a handball unless it is purely acc...

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Bernard Loyer of pincourt, QC asks...

Are parents allowed to be sitting right beside the teams bench, because in my last game there was a problem when two girls made contact and one girl fell down and hurt herself. The contact was legal: shoulder to shoulder. This incident happened in f...

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