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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

JOHN MERNER of ottawa, asks...

The ball was intentionaly passed back to the keeper, the attacking player then made contact with the keeper such that a red card was warranted and the attacker was sent off...what is the correct restart...there would have been an in direct free kick ...

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Law 11 - Offside

jeff of silver spring, md us asks...

Dear MrRef..I saw this question and answer on another site and it got me thinking about the answer...Direct Question .Can you be offside on a direct kick? I played in a game recently and someone on my team got fouled outside the box for a direct kick...

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Law 11 - Offside

Marty Offineer of Amherst, OH USA asks...

Player A is without the ball but is in an offsides position. Player B, with ball, dribles past 2nd last defender and is approaching goalee. Player A, realizing he is an offsides position, moves himself behind ball and player B as Player B dribbles ...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play

terence bowler of leeds, leeds west yorkshire asks...

if a player shoots the ball is just about to cross the goalline and the ball bursts what is the outcome and what restart...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark

Barrett Meiselman of Modesto, CA USA asks...

I'm having trouble reconciling the responses to questions 3406 and 3413, both dealing with the outcome of kicks taken from the penalty mark to decide a match...In question 3406, the ball rebounded from the cross bar away from the goal line, then boun...

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Mechanics

Dan of , asks...

Indirect kick awarded, ref's arm is up. Ball is placed by ref, who backs away, and is momentarily distracted. First player runs at the ball from the side for a successful touch, and the second player sends the ball into the goal. Goal denied because ...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment

Steve Michaud of Clive, Iowa US asks...

First, I would like to compliment you on this wonderful website. I have been a CR for a little over a year and find the information you provide to be an extremely valuable resource. I visit your site almost daily and recommend it to parents, coache...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play

Dan Brown of Tottenham, England asks...

If the ball is about to cross the line for a goal and a fan runs onto the pitch and clears the ball then how does play continue?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

nazim of , maadi egypt asks...

how many seconds may the goalkeeper be holding the ball inside the goal box?...

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Mechanics

Jon of Finnsnes, Norway asks...

At a game a player had the ball on the line near the corner flag. A defender tried to kick the ball across the line. The attacker kicks the ball past the defender and runs past him. At the same moment the linesman, who is next to the players lifts hi...

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